tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera September 22, 2017 11:00am-11:34am AST
hello again i'm peter w. watching al jazeera live from my headquarters here in doha also coming up bangladesh's prime minister calls for safe zones inside me and martha thousands of her hinge of muslims. hurrican maria picks up strength again as it barrels through the caribbean heading for the bahamas. and we're inside sudan where the u.n. fears violence could jeopardize elections next year. for the first time ever a leader in north korea has issued a statement to the world tensions are high with pyongyang now considering another hydrogen bomb test this time in the pacific ocean kim jong un reacted to donald trump's u.n. speech in which he threatened to attack north korea kim said he spoke unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors a frightened dog barks louder mr kim went on to call trump a rogue and
a gangster who was fond of playing with fire the north korean leader also called trump a doto odds who's hard of hearing him went on to say he will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us doto with fire kim jong un statement was later read out on north korean state t.v. is some of it. after taking office trump has rendered the world restless three threats and blackmail against all countries he's unfit to hold the progressive of supreme command of a country and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fonda playing with fire rather than a politician his remarks which describe the us option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me rather than frightening or stopping me that the path i chose is correct and that is the one i have to follow to the last now that trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of war in history that he would destroy the d.p. r. k. we will consider with seriousness exercising the highest level of hardline
countermeasure in history action is the best option in treating the dotard who hard of hearing is uttering only what he wants to say late on thursday the us and us more sanctions against pyongyang this was the response of north korea's foreign minister. who i think it could be a hydrogen bomb test on the ground of an unprecedented scale in the pacific and well china to announce sanctions against north korea beijing has been one of pyongyang's biggest backers adrian brown is standing by for us in beijing first to kathy novak in the south korean capital seoul these added sanctions this time cathy from the united states not the united nations and the language what kind of impact will that have on south korea. well south korea as you would welcome these sanctions it has long said that the way to deal with north korea is through sanctions and pressure president moon was speaking at the united nations saying that the unanimous support of the latest round of u.n.
sanctions demonstrated that the world is speaking with one voice when it comes to north korea and he above all does not want to resort to military options he wants to do deliver a message to north korea that repeated provocations will not be tolerated but he says that it must be through peaceful means that the situation will be resolved we heard a little bit more of the south korean response from the unification ministry spokesman today as well for kind of praise on the progress toward north korea should immediately stop reckless provocations that show a hostile attitude towards other countries and leads itself to isolation and destruction it should use dialogue to peacefully resolve its issues as far as the south korean government is consistency and has this now gone beyond any possible dialogue. well president moon has said recently that dialogue under the current circumstances is impossible he's in the past referred to
a red line and nominated as that red line the point at which north korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile and put a nuclear warhead on top of that now there's a debate over whether they have completely reached that stage north korea certainly says it has so now south korea is not necessarily talking about red lines but also not talking about dialogue at the moment i think in an ideal situation president moon's ultimate goal would be to go back to talks to go back to the negotiating table but at the moment as these tensions keep on ratcheting up it seems that south korea agrees with the rest of the world at least that for now dialogue is not an option and it must be through further pressure and this pressure and sanctions that north korea gets the message that the world will not tolerate those repeated missile launches a nuclear tests peter cathy thank you well here's a different matter get us a james bays on the new sanctions as in and spoil the u.s.
against north korea days after he threatened to destroy north korea militarily now a fresh attempt by president trump economic destruction for them announcing a new executive order just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals company's financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with north korea he was flown by the leaders of the two countries most at risk from north korea the prime minister of japan and the president of south korea not present the nation which will probably be most affected by the new sanctions but it appears there was some coordination before this move was taken china. their central bank has told their other banks it's
a massive banking system to immediately stop doing business with north korea in his speech to the general assembly china's foreign minister wang ye made no mention of that and again stressed dialogue was the only way to solve the crisis so to one. we are the d.p. r. k. not to continue in this dangerous direction we call upon the u.s. to honor its former commitment and we call upon all parties to play a constructive role in easing tensions there is still hope for peace and we must not give up negotiation is the only way out which deserves every effort. in a special security council session on nuclear weapons the us secretary of state rex tillerson cited south africa kazakstan and ukraine as examples of countries that have thrived after giving up the bomb parts in its official statements north korea often quotes another example libya gave up its nuclear and chemical weapons program
in two thousand and three eight years later its leader colonel gadhafi was toppled with the help of the u.s. and its allies james zira at the united nations interim barone joining us from beijing adrian we've had u.n. sanctions now we've got more u.s. sanctions at the end of the line i guess is turning off the oil pipelines from china to north korea which would cripple the economy how close are we to that. i think we've still got a way to go i think china hopes that these sanctions are going to be incremental but possibly it is building up to what you suggest now it was interesting as the chinese foreign minister mentioned in his speech that there should be nuclear weapons not in north korea or in south korea and as james pointed out he made no reference to the fact that the bank of china has told its banks to no longer deal with north korea that is quite curious that we left it to president trump to make
that confirmation if it's true then i think it amounts to a significant tightening of the economic news around north korea because of course ninety percent of north korea's trade is with china i think what has possibly also happened during the past few weeks is that behind the scenes u.s. officials have speaking figuratively had china in a bit of a of a headlock they said look unless you rein in these chinese trading companies and financial institutions who have been facilitating and enabling trade with north korean companies individuals that have connections to the north's nuclear and missile programs then we will target one of your big banks we will blacklist one of your banks they won't be able to operate in the u.s. financial system and remember four of the world's biggest banks are here in china and that of course is something that china's leaders would want to avoid also in
june we got an indication i think of the way things were heading when the u.s. treasury blacklisted a medium sized chinese bank called the bank of dun dong which has about one hundred branches in the northern part of china and it said it had evidence of this bank was facilitating transactions with very dodgy companies in north korea that it believed were suspected of dealing with individuals linked to the north's nuclear and missile program also in june china blacklisted a chinese shipping company so slowly. china appears to be doing what the united states wants but i think it's becoming you know abundantly clear that china cannot resolve this crisis by itself but it's simply running out of you know seriously good options also we've had today a war of words not just between you know p.r. nyang and washington but also between p.r. nyang and beijing there was
a dispatch carried by the official north korean news agency on friday which launched a a withering withering attack on the china daily which is the biggest newspaper here in china and also saying that china was very much in the armpit of the united states now the prose was not so much purple as as crimson but within that sort of garbled rhetoric there was an unmistakable message and it's this you know china and north korea are no longer as close as they once were adrian thank you. well japan says it backs the u.s. in putting more pressure on north korea. to have not korea's remarks and behavior provocative to regional and international security and they're absolutely unacceptable we strongly support the u.s. decision on additional measures to put a new level of pressure on north korea. the other big story for you today bangladesh prime minister sheikh hasina has made
a plea to the u.n. to help the ranger refugees return home to me and here's what she told the un general assembly. for me and mom must unconditionally stop the violence on the practice of ethnic cleansing in the rakhine state immediately and forever secondly secretary general of the united nations should immediately send a fact finding mission to me and my third all civilians irrespective of religion and ethnicity must be protected in me and ma for that saves earns could be created inside me and under a un supervision for ensure sustainable return of all forcibly displaced in bangladesh to their homes in me and ma nicholas joins us live from cox's bazaar in bangladesh on the border with me and nicholas is there a lack of aid for so many refugees.
well bangladesh is overwhelmed with the sheer number of people coming in it's coordinating the lead in trying to bring relief to coming in there are only a dozen organization trying to help out the bangladeshis in this operation but you know there's eight hundred thousand rangers that are here and it's just overwhelming and as one of the head of m.s.f. here puts it he says that he's seeing people who are on the costs of dying of dehydration we're talking about adults here saying that there is a looming humanitarian catastrophe unfolding here in the county that we went to we saw people drinking water from puddles there's a lack of. drinking water there's a lack of lanterns and there's just a lack of food there's not enough food to go around there are some countries that have brought in aid countries like south africa turkey even qatar who have shipped
in several tons of aid into the country but there's just so many people here who are in need of relief and most of them are young women and children i met one of them in the. camp. asking for money from strangers is no easy task when you have never done it before it's especially difficult when you are a child just a week ago was playing in the fields near her home in myanmar is right kind state unaware of the dangers to come but then masked men set her house on fire killing her parents she traveled alone to bangladesh here a former neighbor took her under a care. i miss my mother had such hugs i miss her cooking i miss the way my parents made me feel she is not alone according to the agency save the children
a thousand ringgit children have either been separated from their parents or orphaned and what the un describes as textbook ethnic cleansing by mean more security forces. for decades now mean mars government refuses to allow running of children in state run schools. they're denied access to government run medical facilities they live in poor conditions segregated from others and their recent experience appears to have brought the ring get closer they look after each other with. my concern is that she doesn't end up being exploited by sex trafficking people trying to use her she's smart and she's now part of my family. there are brief moments of fun but for the most part running a children have to act like adults they work build homes and search for food. this is the hardest part of the day for. and all the others here she is going to
have to compete with adults other children to try to get a small bag of rice and lend and that will be their meal for the day. in the chaos she fails to get a ration she returns to her tent empty handed and alone. this is the start of a new life as a ten year old refugee in a foreign land. is the reality of the necklace something along the lines of there were tens of thousands of muslim rangers anyway who crossed the border even before this crisis kicked off and they've found their way to what you know basically is a poverty stricken country anyhow so that's why maybe sheikh hasina is trying to signal these people have got to go back they may not go back to the safe zones that she's talking about but go back they must. that's right you know bangladesh is a small country the size of wales except it has a population of one hundred sixty million people and most people here live on less
than two dollars a day it has its own problems it has its own struggle to try to feed its own people yes the economy is booming at seven percent g.d.p. and this is the factory of the world where both clothes are made but that engineer that those businesses are not here by the border with mean mark many of the bangladeshis here need help themselves and in the past prime minister sheikh hasina has told the u.n. that they need the bangladeshis need help first before they can go on to help the rangers and this has been a contest contentious issue but with the tremendous number of people coming in to the country the government of bangladesh is asking the united nations to intervene the relationship between more and bangladesh is at its lowest point people here in bangladesh don't appreciate the fact that are being described as
terrorists for the bangladeshis these belong to me and they should be going back home and you know this is the feeling that i've had when discussing with rangers here despite their fours they say that they want to go back to their country to their homeland back in march peter nicholas thanks very much. to the caribbean and the aftermath of the quake to mexico when we come back. through tranquil. and it's a nice. hello and welcome to intern. national weather forecast now as we look at weather conditions across europe we've got this area of low pressure across central eastern areas high pressure trying to push all these weather fronts by concern the
air coming in from the russians will draw air and cool air meanwhile we've got fronts trying to push in from the northwest and those will be held up by that building high pressure so it's looking a bit cause definitely looking autumnal now as we head through mender of friday some big storms that likely to be occurring across northeastern parts of spain across portugal where there's good lisbon there twenty four degrees moldova seen plenty of showers there those continue as we head on through into the weekend west the weather across the mediterranean region where we're looking at highs of twenty six degrees in athens now heading into north africa it's fine it's a little bit cooler there in car a very pleasant thirty two degrees a mix them for central parts of africa we have some big scale convective systems these big storm clusters moving across through this central strip would like to see further storms developing nigerians see some fairly heavy rain at times well sort of circulation across parts of west africa they're giving some heavy rain bamako mali may pick up the old showers across southern portions of africa the weather is
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welcome back here without us here a reminder of our top stories for the first time a north korean leader has released a statement to the world kim jong il has called u.s. president donald trump a barking dog after he threatened to destroy north korea pyongyang is now considering a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific. bangladesh's prime minister sheikh hasina has made a plea to the u.n. to help iraq injure refugees return home to me and she called on the international community to take action to stop ethnic cleansing in me and mass rakhine state. as the ranger refugee crisis continues just across the border in bangladesh there are growing concerns about anti muslim attacks within me and mass borders scott hyla reports now from mandalay. in just a few hours last week so meanly lost the equivalent of three years of profits that his shop the livelihood for his family of seven a mob roam through the muslim section of twang in central myanmar attacking shops
and homes they stole his stock of mobile phones and smashed his signs and displays . i'm worried and scared because rumors spread very quickly through propaganda on the kind situation and the attacks could happen again they say are muslim communities the same as the attackers in the kind state we have totally different so mint is not and neither is anyone here but what they do share with their hands is religion there are muslims as are most were hinge on. just across from his shop . and his family were in their house that night as the mob attacked he heard a thumping noise they were hacking his shutters with an axe he was terrified several people were arrested after the attacks witnesses said some of them had a list of muslim homes and businesses as they went on their rampage a few hours north here in the city of mandalay is the heartland from an ultra nationalist buddhist group linked to deadly anti muslim riots back in two thousand
and fourteen three years on there still tension. those attacks in myanmar's a second largest city killed two houses shops and cars were burned hundreds of riot police were called out it's thought that the violence was sparked by an allegation posted online this mandalay mosque serves a community of nearly two thousand people its leader tense we admits he doesn't know much about the region jump if they're in the country illegally or not but he worries about misinformation spreading online. they had. information on social media people post truthful things and false things on facebook so it's difficult to know what's the truth but if any muslim gets into trouble we fear for them and we're concerned when it. was one of the leading monks from the pro-democracy saffron revolution in two thousand and seven a moderate buddhist voice in mandalay. i'm concerned about the situation in real time for what i read in the news there i'm an extremist there but i'm concerned
that the government will act with extreme ways and that will lead to more religious conflict he went on to say there needs to be more communication between moderates and as long as the extremist voices control the conversation interfaith tension and violence could continue to spread outside of her kind it's got to al-jazeera mandalay. hurrican area is picking up strength again as it makes its way across the caribbean the storm is now heading towards the turks and takeoffs on the bahamas as a category three system people in puerto rico and i are recovering after being lashed by maria and is there. the mare of four to rico's capital says the san juan he knows is gone and as we left the city it's not hard to see why entire neighborhoods ringgold with the floodwaters even as residents patiently wait in traffic jams to head into the city to buy provisions or make contact with loved ones many roads here remain flooded. the nearby louise of the damage is extensive
really hard we came from everywhere oscar ramiro says been through powerful hurricanes before but says maria it was terrifying he took shelter with his family but his home was wrecked and rebuilding isn't something many here can afford. i don't know what the world will say is that they're going to hit me with a little help whatever so they give us some help will rebuild we've got a we go we were going all the place to go in last been eunice on puerto rico's coast many have lost everything local resident peterson dollars is one of a few volunteers offering comfort water and transport to safer locations you know i didn't lose anything with just you know water you know got i got one in my house and stuff like that and i my friends got a military truck and came and picked me up when it would just start here you know how about no life has been left untouched by hurricane maria the sheer scale of the damage is almost too much to process and this community is normally a short drive from san juan but right now it feels completely cut off and here's
something else to bear in mind there is no power across the entire island no mobile phone coverage so people can't talk to each other and government help the residents here are being told they simply going to have to wait it's a wait that worries many desperately in need of help they said that we're not going to the government they went for it until. they communicate with their families and the every then they present. their way into everything going back to. puerto rico remains in a state of crisis. almost no is that recovery will be painstakingly slow and you get a crowd is there a lost been eunice puerto rico. the death toll from the earthquake in mexico has now risen to two hundred seventy three the president believes there still could be people alive in ten buildings that collapsed in tuesday's quake rescue crews are working around the clock to reach an adult trapped under the rubble of a school in mexico city a total of twenty five children and adults died when the buildings came down the
u.n. is the latest organization to oppose an independence referendum in iraq's kurdish region it says the vote planned for monday could destabilize the entire area kurdish leaders have ignored demands to stop the vote hundreds turned out for pro independence rally in bill iraq central government has dismissed the poll as illegal kurdish delegation is expected to visit baghdad on saturday to discuss possible alternatives the kenyan president says the court ruling that an old his election victory last month was a coup who are kenyatta says the supreme court is still in democracy from the people caught blames the electoral commission for cancelling the results you vote will now take place on october the twenty sixth. the un is worried that an election planned for next year in south sudan could lead to more violence in the region is calling for the twenty fifteen peace process to be revived before the vote is held him morgan reports now from south sudan's a kobo region up to the northeast she's lost her children and fled her village with
her grandchildren now new wealth as she doesn't hold much hope of getting to bury them she says government soldiers attacked her village forcing her to leave. i used to live in new i but got displaced by the army when they came to our area and attempt to village have killed so many people including my children and the father. is one of thousands of civilians who have been displaced in the past few months of the conflict south sudan has been at war for much of its time since it gained independence in twenty eleven fighting between government and opposition rebels in the past few months has forced many south sudanese from their homes several have ended up here in a couple one of the last few areas controlled by opposition rebels led by the former vice president riek machar but there are problems here too including shortages of food and medicine many rely on fishing but the conflict has made it hard for them to access parts of the river. if there are areas where the government
soldiers and i get close to them i stay hidden and drew away so they don't see me if they see me then it's a problem for me a problem made worse by the large number of people who have fled to this region at least twenty five thousand people have lost their homes since april because of fighting between government and opposition forces some of those displaced have crossed the border into if you add into the refugee crisis described as the fastest growing in the world a quarter of the country's twelve million population is now displaced and the u.n. says seven point six million are in need of aid but delivering that aid has challenges we do have insoles what we call localized from him so actually the from is not widespread but actually has been it has affected actually particular areas of the country of course being one of the american arses is one of the main issue that we face also not only not about overall in the country as fighting in
displacement continues and despite warnings from the international community and the u.n. south sudan's government has announced it plans to hold a presidential election next year as part of the twenty fifteen peace deal it's fine with the opposition we are implementing that remain as it came where waiting for me i got and they are you and the u.n. security council to tell us what do we do for them yes. what i would say we are going for elections but for many thousand need to have been displaced. the presidential election is the last thing on their minds he will morgan al-jazeera coble south sudan. we should all be with you headlines from al-jazeera for the first time in history a north korean leader has released a statement to the world kim jong un has called the u.s. president donald trump a barking dog after he threatened to destroy a north korea i'm now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when
he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue whatever trouble of expected he will face results beyond his expectation i will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged us dirty todd with fire north korea's foreign minister says his country is considering a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific this follows new sanctions imposed by the us president donald trump on top of those imposed by the u.n. the e.u. and china also stepping up measures against pyongyang over its nuclear program. bangladesh's prime minister sheikh hasina has made a plea to the u.n. to help the ranger refugees return home to me and man she called on the international community to take action to stop ethnic cleansing and mass rakhine state she wants safe zones set up inside the country which the u.n. would police she also wants the u.n. secretary general to send a fact finding mission to me in my own. hurrican maria has been upgraded to a category three storm as it makes its way towards the turks and caicos islands and
the bahamas and of course flooding and power outages in the dominican republic and the u.s. virgin islands. on thursday puerto rico bore the brunt of maria people returning to find extensive damage to their homes and houses the northeastern part of the island was the hardest hit parts of the u.s. territory are expected to have no power for months. the death toll from mexico's earthquake has risen to two hundred seventy three the president believes there could still be people alive in ten buildings that collapsed in tuesday's earthquake rescue crews are working around the clock to reach an adult trapped under the rubble of a school in mexico city of twenty five children and adults died when the buildings came down. the kenyan president uhuru kenyatta says a court ruling that an old his election victory last month was a coup so says the supreme court has stolen democracy from the people the court blames the electoral commission for cancelling the results and you vote for october
the twenty sixth those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the street all season. germany is electing a new parliament poll suggests angela merkel is poised to win a fourth term as chancellor of europe's largest economy with crises in the e.u. and president trump in the white house some call merkel the leader of the free world but the voters here agree watch al-jazeera as germany decides. what's really happening to the rest there's been an international course of condemnation of the violence being carried out against them but the government of myanmar insists the crisis is now improving al-jazeera has been on the story today we're live on you tube and we'll be taking your questions for al jazeera journalist about all the latest developments here's our viewers here.