tenuous sailours -- ten u.s. sailors detained in iran have been released [ ♪ ] hello, welcome to al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. i'm elizabeth puranam. also ahead - turkey's government says it detained one person in connection with tuesday's blasts of istanbul, as it carries out raids across the country. a bomb blast outside a polo vaccination center kills 14 people in pakistan. and china town comes to tinsel
town as china's richest man buys a hollywood film studio ten u.s. navy sailors custody by iran scr just been released. iran detained them on tuesday after two small vessels entered waters near farsi island. sailors were travelling from kuwait bahrain. the two vessels strayed off course due to mechanical problems and the whole thing was close to being resolved. let's get reaction to this from the u.s. we are joined on the phone by rorl rorld. rosalind jordan. >> what is the clifford pennington saying. >> at 3:43:00a.m. here on the
east coast of the united states, the 10 u.s. sailors were released by the iranians to the custody of the u.s. navy, they were on a vessel, and later the u.s. navy transported them to land. we don't know if they were taken back to kuwait, the origin of the trip on tuesday. they were sailing in a pair of riverine patrol boats, similar to what you are seeing on television. these are basically military speed boats kitted with firearms, intelligence and rescue equipment. they were sailing from kuwait to center of excellence of brain aging, where apparently one of the riverine experienced mechanical problems and ended up farsi island where which is where the military took them?
. all 10 were fined. they were not harmed. in light of everything else that was happening in the region, especially with the efforts to make certain that iran does not try to proceed with a suspected nuclear weapons programme, is did raise concern in washington. >> thank you verp. that's our correspond rosalind jordan joining us liver from washington. for more on this. let's go to a political analyst and journalist joining us live. how serious an incident was this, do you think. by all accounts it was resolved quickly and smoothly. >> it was a serious incident. if it happened two years ago, it was impossible for us to see the sailors to be released. now that rain has adopted a
dialogue and cooperation policy with the united states, especially after the nuclear deal, it just came as natural. as mentioned, these are sensitive times. when it comes to iran's nuclear programme we know the deal will be implemented. the iranian armed forces. the iagc commanders do not want to take risks. the stakes are high. it was natural for us to see the sailors released and returned to their ships. before they were released. we heard that they were snooping around, that the sailors were
interrogated. we saw a resolution swiftly. was the rhetoric, was it more for the domestic iranian audience then? >> that's another right question. not everyone is happy with the nuclear deal. let alone having normalized ties with washington. including the iagc, the hardliners at the parliament and the hardline politicians in this country. they have their own reasons, because they believe america cannot be trusted. they are pushing ahead to limited sanctions. they have every reason to doubt the sincerity of the officials in washington. they are saying to the government that this deal is not going to go through smoothly or
the fact that americans are not serious, and they are now trying to make the point. they are under immense pressure from the leadership and the government. if, as i said it was under different circumstances, make no mistake. these people will not be relieved soon, as was the case with the british sailors. >> political analyst and journalist joim us from train -- joining us from tehran, thank you for your time. thank you. >> let's move on to other new, and turkey said it detained one person in connection with a suicide blast in "the system." mansour al-turki's interior minister -- turkey's interior minister said that a short time back. all the journalists killed were
tourists. several raids have been carried out across turkey since tuesday. turkey is exerting a lot of effort to fight terrorism and terrorists. during the recent attack, and a week before this attack, we have stopped 220 persons being affiliated to i.s.i.l., and after the - that recent attack, and within the information that we have gathered through investigations, we managed to stop one of the suspects yesterday, last night for more on this, let's go to our correspondent andrew simmonds, live in istanbul,
turkey's interior ministry given a lot of information on turkey's effort in its fight against terrorism. what else did he have to say. >> well, he was really sketching out what a colossal job security and intelligence agencies had on their hand. he mentioned a lot of figures after referring to the arrest of one of the suspects on tuesday nights. that's all he had to say. he said the rest had to be secret, because it was an ongoing investigation. amongst the figures he moved on to allude to after that sound byte there, he said that there were more than 3,300 i.s.i.l. suspects detained since the war on this organization really began. and he said out of that, 850 of these people have been charged and are in gaol. now, he said that the vast
majority of those numbers are foreigners, and he said the countries they come from are not cooperating, they have to have more cooperation. this was clearly a criticism of those pointing a finger at turkey, not doing enough to confront i.s.i.l. they are stepping up the pressure on the organization now. and that means a fight back from i.s.i.l., and the latest, the third attack in 12 months here in the heart of the lucrative tourist industry for turkey, the ancient square behind me, where such an awful thing happened. but it could have been so much worse had it been the summer. we can see beyond the cordons, a vast square, all cleaned up. if it had been filled with people, you would have talked about hundreds of death. >> a lot of information and
develops - we have heard a lot about the suicide bomber, there's three russians arrested, and the latest is that one person detained in connection with the attack. what more can you tell us about that. >> there's a bit more information now on the suicide bomber himself, and why he'd been identified so quickly. it was because he had, according to the turkish authorities crossing the syrian border illegally, and then it appears the date - it relates to the date he was fingerprinted in istanbul. he was not on any terror list, according to the authorities, and his name was nabil fadli, widely distributed by security forces and, in actual fact, he was identified quickly and he's
27, not 28, born september 1978, a saudi origin, syrian citizens. as far as the 59 arrests and swoops on 22 addresses in five provinces in southern and eastern turkey goes, there's no indication as to whether or not there's anything of substance, but there's the detention of three russian nationals confirmed by the russian consulate in antalya, where it's a city in the south with a lot of russian tourism and there are russian residents there, no indications as to whether that has direct connection to the bombing here, but they are suspected as being members of i.s.i.s. >> that's our correspondent. live in istanbul. >> a bomb blast in south-west
pakistan killed 14 people close to a polio vaccination center. the attack, it appears, targeted security forces who were on their way to guard the center. health workers were preparing for a door to door drive. vaccine health workers in the past have been targeted. let's go to retired ambassador and cole ultimatist. good to have you with us on al jazeera. who could be behind such an attack? >> well i believe i heard from someone, i'm not sure how confirmed it is, that the taliban claimed responsibility for it, and from this i would infer that the attack was not on the polio vaccine saying to stop
it. it has been their taurght. >> and the police happens to be the first line of defense of the security forces. it's aimed at the security forces where the police have given quite a big sacrifice, i believe. more than 12 people of police, and two or three other security. the attack was on them not to stop, because i believe the vaccination has been stopped for a while. 3-4 hours. but it will be carried on in karachi, and all over pakistan it will go on. it has not been stopped. the fair was, and the attack against the polio vaccination, but it transpired as if it was a
target against security. >> on security forces. but we have the - we have seen attacks against polio workers in pakistan over the years why is it that they are a target, even if they weren't a target in today's incident. if you recall, back to the doctor's attempt to conduct such a thing, so now the militant, particularly in the tribal area, in all the remote areas, the many terms afraid, in regard to vaccination, attempts will be made and they wanted to stop.
i think with osama bin laden's going, if you see it under gradual decrease, and now it is, i believe, in full swing in the tribal area. i have not heard a case like this in the area, where the polo impressions are coming more, i believe, from these three areas. i don't know how many have reported but i don't think it was that much a problem as far as polio is concerned. but fatah have the problem. they do not have a problem to stop the people. they are going and doing the job. >> retired ambassador and columnist joining us from islamabad. coming up.... >> we had to take them out. >> in a final state of union
address, the u.s. president calls on politicians to confront i.s.i.l. without insulting the muslim world. and al jazeera gains access to members of a self-proclaimed death squad in el salvador. l salvador. when you're on hold, your business is on hold. that's why comcast business doesn't leave you there. when you call, a small business expert will answer you in about 30 seconds. no annoying hold music. just a real person, real fast.
>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. good to have you with us, i'm elizabeth puranam in dough hoe. these are the stop stories. 10 u.s. navy sailors have been released by iran. they detained the sailors after their two small vessels
similar - after their two small vessels entered iranian waters near farsi island. the u.s. officials say they were travelling from kuwait to center of excellence of brain aging. turkey's interior minister says he'll koch rate with germany over a blast to istanbul. he made the comments, all the 10 killed were german tourists a bomb blast in south-west pakistan killed 14 people close to a polio investigation center. security forces were targeted. and were on the way to guard the facility rests have been made in pakistan following an attack on an air base in india. members of the group, linked to al qaeda are being questioned and the officers shut.
pakistan wants to send investigators to the court where 13 were killed. coordinated attacks killed seven. two gunmen who barricaded themselves inside a government guest house were killed in a shoot-out. an accomplice blew themselves up near the consulate. >> the south korean military fired warning shots after spotting an unknown north korean object close to its border. south korea urged china from the latest nuclear test. faust receiver with more from seoul. >> reporter: on the day jacob paquette made an annual address to her people. shots fired over the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea.
forces detected an unidentified vehicle heading from north korea to south korea, understood to be a drone, an unmanned vehicle. south korea broadcast warning measures, and fired shots arod the demarcation line that separates within the zone. it's understood to have turned around and headed back into north korean territory. president park geun-hye in her speech used a third of it to address the issue, reacting to the nuclear test, saying it was a fundamentally different security situation here in north-east asia than it was before that test had been carried out, and it was required that the international community undertook a response. heion a lot of spotlight on the role of china, saying they needed to back up its words in recent months or years, saying
not to carry on with the programme or test. with a in the u.s. security council. they expected to bring up the role, it ensure tougher sanctions. u.s. president obama attempted to paints an optimistic vision of the future during the final state of union address, and sought to defend the economy. and fight terrorism without discriminating against muslims. >> president of the united states. >> reporter: u.s. president obama hope that will be a member of the his political party, so he spent much of his speech detailing what he sees as accomplishments. a higher minimum wage, he was highly critical without naming them, of the republican presidential candidate. like donald trump, suggesting a ban on muslims.
entering the u.s. >> when politicians insult muslims, whether abroad or fellow citizens, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names it doesn't make us safer. that's not telling it like it is. it's wrong in the republican response they echoed a call or tolerance, promising curbs on immigrants. >> we cannot allow immigrants to come here illegally. in this age of terrorism, we must not let in refugees, whose intentions cannot be determined. >> this was the night about the next election. two sides laid out with separate visions. the president renewed his call, saying the lack of it is one of the few regrets of his presidency.
that doesn't seem to change the dynamic of many. >> it's too late for the president to lecture to us. we get along fine. the compromise in his version of that is all his way. >> god bless the united states of america. >> reporter: at the same time the president made it clear he may not give another speech, but has another year and plans to make changes, with or without congress's help now, al jazeera gained access to a self-proclaimed death squad in a dangerous country in the world. dozens of people in el salvador are murdered by gang warfare every day. death squad commanders say they are killing gang members. from the capital, adam raney reports. >> this is what justice comes to in el salvador. self-proclaimed members of a
death squad told us why they are killing gang members. >> we have seen the government try different solutions. the fact is that the government is complicit with the gangs, and we feel we have no other choice than to do what we have to do. we are here to eradicate the groups. we are hear because went to be here. we believe in a better el salvador, we have to hunt them down. >> they told us they received intelligence from members of the armed forces. we told the defence minister. claims. >> i can assure you there are no members of the armed forces involved with death squads. >> el salvador accustomed to violence seems to grow more violent every day, dozens are shot and killed. witnesses claim this massacre was the work of a death squad.
and that victims were taken on january 2nd, by hooded men claiming to be police. a suspected gang member was a minor. >> we heard reports of another murder. this man shot in broad daylight. more than 30 people killed 165 in the first week. 2016. this country is the murder capital of the world. >> another day, another body. the death tom mounts, and people carry on. at the scene, police as usual assumed the victim, this time a street vendor, was a member of the gang, victims humanized. politicians on the left and right denied they were death squads. one member said there was no need to cry over dead criminals. >> a truth between gangs and authorities between 2012 and
'13, cut them in half. now people believe the only way to make the country safer is more killing it's very difficult for someone like this to do a 9-5 job. they are not going to change the mentality. the only way was to eliminate him. >> a dark message from a killer falling deeper into violence the first group of cubans of thousands stranded in costa rica are on their way so el salvador. central american countries agreed to a deal. many were struck at nicaragua, and sought preferential asylum rights in u.s. for cubans may end one of china's richest men is laying a leading role in hollywood.
real stade tyke can spend spent $3.5 billion to by a film studio. rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: legendary entertainment produced films that were hits in china, like "godzilla", and "pacific rim", china is passing america as the billingst biggest movie making place on earth. >> i think it's a good acquisition for them. they are complimentary. it fills needs for both. >> this is a blank in a larger strategy to be a world class company. >> wanda is building a large film and tv complex. and bought major movie theatre chains in the u.s. and australia. china's richest person has close
ties to the government. critics say it's unlikely that the mon ser and robot flicks would be used to advance an agenda. >> he is forward in saying - he talked to film-makers, it's not going it affect the product. >> films in the pipeline include a remake of king kong. >> it reflects not only the company's global ambition, but the chinese desire to exercise power in entertainment and culture. >> the goal is to take a dominance role in media. controlling 70% of the film market by 2020 drinking one or more sugar-sweetened drinks every day may be bad for your health. u.s. scientists tracked 1,000
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