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news as it breaks the u.s. cut the funding has cemented the feeling here that the u.s. is part of the problem and it's picked the. detailed coverage when our children negotiations are ongoing to secure the release of the girls and hundreds of others . from around the world three decades on chileans are still thinking about abuses but this time those committed by the church. and iranian passenger plane crashes with all sixty six people on board reportedly killed. and i'm jane doesn't this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up two palestinians found dead after israeli shelling that followed an explosion along the
gaza border that injured four of its soldiers. in the city if you can so until we hear the facts everything else is just blow. russia dismisses the u.s. indictment accusing it of interfering with america's twenty sixteen presidential election plus. every politician who is taking donations on the out are a shame on you i students from the florida school with seventeen people were killed last shot at the u.s. congress for the lack of gun control legislation. first breaking news at least sixty six people are feared dead after a plane crash in iran the passenger aircraft disappeared from radar after leaving the capital tehran it was traveling to yes in the southwest. emergency services
have been deployed to the mountain this is for han province is bring in david lemons he's an aviation safety specialist former pilot and consulting editor for flight global magazine he joins us now via skype from london very good to have you with us david lee i mean if you look at what has happened the little details coming to us what do you make of it. well the weather in the mountains where the air crash was pretty bad and. it looks as if when the aircraft was carrying out its initial descent or. toward its destination it was in the wrong position and it hit mountains that looks like what and i mean what do you mean wrong positions that this could be pilot error this could be bad communications yes well. i mean it could be basically it's a failure of navigation it's an airplane hitting mounted in clouds
and there was also they would have had to send it through is rather like the ship it's in rocks nobody intends to hit rocks in that if you're wrong position even if you know the rocks so there you think you're far away from the but actually your close you get them so we're talking about navigation error here and are you surprised considering what we know about the and lines and the way it operates in iran the communications there. aircraft is a modern aircraft the aircraft tight has been around for well it was initially a minute fraction but 1980's but this is a more recent version of it it operates all over the world it's a very good airplane side it's manufactured. a combination of italian and french design and manufacture so it's
a very well tested airplane the. iran out some on the. domestic airline of iran well it flies a lot in iran is a very mountainous country it tries a lot in difficult terrain so it is more exposed to risk just by virtue of the kind of country that iran is but let's talk a little bit about the rescue operation and the challenges obviously it being in the mountainous region means that all in itself be incredibly hard what needs to be done to make sure that the search happens as quickly as possible as well that they have located the wreckage as i understand it at the moment it has been difficult and. i think everybody has been confirmed death but confirmed dead so there is there are no. there's no rescue no need to rescue recovery of bodies yes or no risk you know what the. the authorities in iran have to do
is to find the black boxes the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder which. will probably work and despite this rush result quite. quite unimportant. and from that which look whether what i said earlier about it looks like an obligation or whether that was in the course or with there's something more complex about it like a thought on thought which destructive pilots and led to it david lee haven't thank you for talking to us and sharing your experience with us two palestinians have been found dead in the aftermath of shelling by israeli forces on gaza followed an explosion that injured four israeli soldiers along the border israel launched a series of ground in air strikes on a number of sites in the southern gaza strip is military blames hamas for
saturday's explosion several palestinians were injured in the israeli raids but the future today's incident on the gaza strip border was severe we respond appropriately i send my wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is expected to address the munich security conference shortly we'll cross to that as soon as it gets underway but first let's bring in bernard smith in west jerusalem ben at this seems to be contradicting reports about the two palestinians and how they died what more do you know about this incident. well we know a little bit more these reilley say the two palestinians young men were trying to cross the border from the garza side is impossible for them to say what they were trying to do but from the garza side they were simply near the border it's worth pointing out that neither of these men it seems were members of any of the fighting groups that are active in garza we know this because if any of these
fighting groups members are killed in exchanges with the israelis or by the israelis and these groups will claim them as members or nobody's claim these two young men as members so to all intents and purposes they were civilians and they were near the border and they happened to be near the border at a time when the area was very tense because of this bomb explosion that had gone off further down on the border fence that had injured these israeli soldiers jane and bernard to any idea what's going to happen next penniman netanyahu little earlier on saying that we will respond appropriately but how dangerous is the situation right now. well look we know that we've already hearing reports on israeli media today that hamas via egyptian mediators as let it be known to the israelis that they are not looking for an
escalation and israel says it's not looking for an escalation and this has been the case for quite some time now certainly for the last few months there's been more tension on the border following donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel they have been protests on the border because of that and the have been some rockets fired from the garza side and the have been israeli strikes from the israeli side on targets within garza but nothing has escalated beyond this sort of low level of contact between the two sides and this certainly by the israelis is the most significant number of strikes they've certainly launched in recent times and while both sides the problem is that while both sides say they're not looking for an escalation are not looking for a fight what is it that it can accidentally escalate if a rocket from the gaza side kills israelis or if israelis kill palestinians in gaza
they're not could force an accidental escalation and that is why it remains tense but both sides say they're not looking for a fight israel i should say now says that it will treat differently palestinians on the on the garza side who approach the border front fence in future demonstrations the israelis say that this explosive device will write on the fence have been planted on the fence on the palestinian flag have been planted on top of it and when the israeli soldiers approach to lift the flag the removal of the flag or the lifting of like detonated the explosion so the israelis now say anybody goes near that border the word is they'll be treated differently jane why don't we looking for. yes yahoo making an address any time soon thanks for that and it russia has dismissed us allegations that thirteen of its nationals ran a secret operation to sway the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald
trump's favor the russian foreign minister's denial was immediately challenge by u.s. national security advisor h.r. mcmaster children after trump tweeted that mcmaster have forgotten to say the election results were not changed by the russians rather than jordan has more. the munich security conference often focuses on weapons of mass destruction regional war and the threat from rogue nations and groups but at this year's meeting the conflict is between russia and the us which is now and died thirteen russian citizens for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen presidential race the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov called the indictments irrelevant they said. so until we hear the facts everything else is just blather the indictment says otherwise the defendants allegedly were promoting donald trump's candidacy and undermining that of his democratic rival hillary clinton.
one example an anti trump protest march in new york shortly after his election allegedly organized by the defendants and not by ordinary americans the allegation is that the russians were using the anti trump protest to cover their tracks in supporting him the special counsel robert muller has indicted thirteen russian citizens and three companies for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen elections according to the unsealed indictment the accused allegedly conspired from two thousand and fourteen until now to interfere with the u.s. political and electoral processes including the two thousand and sixteen election the special counsel alleges that the group posed as americans and controlled social media accounts focusing on divisive social and political issues one important point the indictment does not allege that anyone in the donald trump campaign colluded actively with the russians the u.s.
national security advisor h r mcmaster told conference delegates the rumors of russian interference are now fact the united states will expose and act against those who use cyberspace social media and other means to advance campaigns of the. formation subversion and espionage the former russian ambassador to the united states long accused of using his post to interfere in u.s. affairs told delegates the indictments are nothing more than fear mongering. and moans at the. simplest fent is being used for political reasons inside the united states roslyn jordan al-jazeera washington's hillary mann leverett is a former u.s. state department a national security council official she says the indictment shows concern about a resurgence of russia's cold war tactics. there's nothing new about russian or
american interference in each other's domestic politics or in the domestic politics of a range of other countries this is something you know going to actually one nine hundred fifty s. when many prominent americans were fired from their jobs and blacklisted for suspected ties to commie to the communist soviet union so there's nothing really new about it i think the new dynamic now here is an american political elite concern about resurgent russia particularly russia's power under president putin to exercise its influence whether we see it in the middle east in syria in other places the china and perhaps here in the united states when the united states is arguably at a very weak point where many people in the united states would consider this is right now a very divided and open and vulnerable to russian influence so i think the concern is very much about the resurgence of russian power and how the united states can come to terms with that.
it's not such a crack on you if somehow china is trying to clear the air. condemned to a life of poverty the push to lift the minimum wage in mexico. hello there the showers are beginning to pep up for some of us in the southeastern parts of asia there's plenty of sunshine with us at the moment and just a few showers around but as we head through the next few days we see more and more of those downpours begin to develop so quite a few of them during the day on monday and then as we head into tuesday plenty more of them this time working their way across the northwestern parts of borneo kuching looks particularly wet we'll see some more showers make their way across the philippines as well towards the west also want to showers here but k.l.
should get away with a draw a day a bit further towards the south of the some of us in australia it certainly hasn't been dry look at this huge area of cloud here within that is all storm kelvin hit the coast just south of broome but this is what it did to broome loss of heavy rain there it did give us a fair amount of flooding and broome has now had its second wettest february month record so lots of what weather there in plenty more rain still to come and actually that stretches down across many parts of western australia there during the day on monday doesn't look like it'll hit us in perth though here twenty four degrees will be our maximum temperature and plenty of sunshine meanwhile towards the southeast no major problems for us weather wise a couple of showers perhaps along the coast watch out for gaeta that's heading towards new zealand. looking at binyamin netanyahu at the munich security conference we are expecting
him to make some comments about the incidents that have happened against israeli soldiers and the palestinians in gaza city. it's filled with impressive monuments. richly endowed museums. beautiful air good pictures. and due to this conference. over the past four decades mr chairman. newcomers become synonymous with security. that's important because as i said last night without security nothing is really possible not freedom not prosperity. not the peace we cherish and crave. but for the jewish people. to and from as things occurred in the city in one thousand nine hundred eighty two eleven of our limb pick up fleets were massacred
at the munich airport. and many ways this act of savagery heralded the rise of international terrorism and we've all been battling it ever since and eighty years ago. another event took place here. with far ranging consequences a disastrous agreement was signed here that set the world on a course towards history's most a riff in war two decades after world war one two decades after a war that claimed sixteen million lives the leaders who met in munich chose to appease hitler's regime rather than confront it those leaders were noble men they thought they were fulfilling their highest responsibility to keep the
peace. but the price of their action would soon become apparent. the concessions to hitler only emboldened the nazi regime and facilitated its conquest of europe rather than choosing a path that might have prevented war for at the very least limited its scope and its scale those well intentioned leaders made a wider war inevitable and far more costly. some time after the war rules world as churchill i would you call this war. and he answered immediately without hesitation the unnecessary war. he said there was never a war more easy to stop. in the wake of the munich agreement sixty million people would die in world war two and looting a third of my own people six million jews murdered in the holocaust by the nazis
and their collaborators we will never forget them. and we will never allow the rewriting of the historical truth known as god long as. you know them and i met zillions of other new spin we will not forget we will not forgive we will always fight for the truth. today we gather two and a half years after another agreement was signed. in another city in the heart of europe there are two noble women and women i minded leaders. hoping to avoid war. signed an agreement with a regime that brutalized its own brutalizes its own people and terrorize its neighbors let me be clear. iran is not nazi germany
there are many differences between the two. well for one one advocates advocated a master race the other advocates a master faith jews in iran are not sent to the gas chambers although religious and ethnic minorities are denied basic freedoms and there are obviously many other differences but there are also some striking similarities. iran openly declares its intention to annihilate israel with its six million jews it makes absolutely no bones about it iran seems to dominate our region the middle east. and seeks to dominate the world through aggression and terror its developing ballistic missiles to reach deep into europe and to the united states as well and reconsider said that iran must choose between being a country or a cause well the regime in iran has chosen to be
a cause the commander of the revolutionary guard ali jeffrey said we're on the path to the rule of islam worldwide. that means right here to. this is in my judgment the greatest threat to our world not just to israel not just to our arab neighbors not just to muslims far and wide but to us as well because once armed with nuclear weapons iran's aggression will be unchecked and it will encompass the entire world look at what they're doing down before they have nuclear weapons and madge and what they'll do later if god forbid they'll have them just as was true eighty years ago an agreement. that was seen as appeasement has only embolden the regime and brought war closer.
the nuclear agreement with iran has brought the continent has begun the countdown to a new range in nuclear arsenal in little little more than a decade and the sanction relief that the do provided has not moderated iran it's not made the more moderate internally and it's not made the more moderate extremely in fact it's unleashed a dangerous iranian tiger in a region and beyond. through its proxies shiite militias in iraq the hutus and yemen has bomb in lebanon on hamas in gaza iran is developing huge swathes of the middle east now there has been one positive consequence of iran's growing aggression in the region it's brought arabs and israelis closer together as never before and in a paradoxical way this may pave the way for broader peace and ultimately also for
a palestinian israeli peace this could happen but it will not happen if you want aggression continues to grow. and nowhere iran's belligerent ambitions clear then in syria there iran hopes to complete a contiguous empire linking tehran to tartu says the caspian to the mediterranean for some time i've been warning about this development i've made clear in word and deed that israel has red lines it will enforce israel will continue to prevent iran from the stop wishing a permanent military presence in syria israel will continue to act to prevent iran from establishing another terror base from which to threaten israel but iran continues to try to cross those red lines last week. it's
brazenness reached new heights literally new heights it sent a drone into israeli territory violating israel's sovereignty and threatening our security we destroyed that drone and the control center that operated from syria and when our planes were fired upon israel destroyed syrian anti-aircraft batteries israel will not allow iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. we will act without hesitation to defend ourselves and we will act if necessary not just against iran's proxies that are attacking us but against iran itself. whether today you will hear from mr zarif. is the smooth talking mouthpiece of iran's regime i give mr zarif credit. he lies with eloquence.
last year at this conference zarif said quote an extreme extremism is driven by lack of open respect well of that's true what is the reunion regime the night its people open respect by german journalist and activists zarif said it was your erroneous to label iran radical if that's true what do you call a regime that hunts gays and that's really israeli promise and benjamin netanyahu talking at the munich security conference as expected he targeted iran saying it is the greatest writer our world uncompetitive nazi germany when it comes to jews he said they want to annihilate israel they're developing ballistic missiles that can hit europe and even the united states is that the one positive development from iran is that it support arabs and israelis closer together might even pave the way
for arab israeli peace. let's bring in hashem a bar he joins us live from munich to tell us more about what he's been saying what you think is it and its intentions were from this speech. very strong words indeed jane from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu particularly that moment when he said that if iran continues its violations we will retaliate not against iranian proxies in syria but against iran and that is really a significant development that could further lead to more. and he described the iranian foreign minister as the man who lies with eloquence and saying that the iranians are trying to expand a land to call the door from to hand all the way to autotools trying to building a permanent military bases inside syria and saying that the syria these ready government is going to do all it can to prevent the iranians from expanding in
in in syria is quite is quite interesting when he started his speech to reminding the international community you made a mistake in one nine hundred thirty eight when you signed the deal with the with the nazis this time you made another mistake he was referring to a thousand two thousand and fifty of the iranian deals saying that this is something that should not be repeated because it paves the way for the iran to continue as its aggressions but i have to say that this is not what many european leaders were expecting to hear the general sentiment among many international leaders is that the two thousand and fifteen deal is something that needs to stay it's crucial for stability. worldwide the french the british the italians say that they would like to appalled the two thousand and fifteen deal the iranians themselves said compliance with the deal will depend on whether the
americans will maintain it or work. against the backdrop of the growing ask a nation in the region the words we heard yesterday from general mcmaster about the international community coming together putting more pressure on the iranian government what we've heard now just from prime minister netanyahu i think we should also expect some exchange of barbs later in half an hour from now when iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif will take to the podium he's definitely going to hit back at what we heard now from the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu our imagined. thank you let's bring in measured as wary is associate professor of contemporary history of the middle east at cata university right say iran obsession with iran israel as hashem was saying really hard hitting words i mean what is he setting up for iran as you know in a minute and you know whole he is may be the only prime minister of israel in the last fifteen years who was obsessed. and basically
a very weak he is meeting a statement on iran and i think in the last you know in the last term for the prime minister he was always hated around and tried to show that iran is the real threat to the region and to the world i think probably feels it can with donald trump support absolutely and more important i think the context today when he tried to compare it with happen to the jews in that is a very strong statement he used to try to put iran in a context that there are similar to what these did and they are they want to wipe israel of the kind of you know terminology used by iran as hard to deny i mean in two thousand and five when i did it judge in a speech in university of tehran said so khomeini so they could remember when he said israel should be wiped of the muppets it was obvious the iranian the other have such a statement but this is part of the political rhetoric of iran he is using this
political rhetoric. even the critic of the foreign minister of iran last year he also wrote this and try to you know link this with his his his argument about iran should be limited and his focus on the nuclear deal that's something important because the story also interesting heidi brought in that these ballistic missiles could hit europe and the u.s. so if you want a raise and this is a little advising his mobilizing he's aim is to mobilize europe behind this and he brought the issue of the. two thousand and fifteen. nuclear deal by saying look this is a real threat so you should be you should you should acknowledge that this is you are assigning with putin regime was does there's not a speck of human right this is you know try all describe iran in very tough using tough words i think he is seeing the deal as a threat to the israelis because he's looking at that as a way to iran who denies the right to iran to have
a nuclear capability with iran actually against this i think with the trump discourse about you know the deed and this is the world i think you find it. an important minute to invest in and took up with allies on and the irony obviously coming from a man whose government does what it does to the palestinians but what he said was that interesting enough this event with iran could lead to better relations with its arab is. one of and even the palestinians what you mean by that i think i think the problem between. you know is not iran is the credibility of it and you know i think he's bringing iran as a justification of the all of this failure of the so-called peace process between palestinians and israelis and the failure of it is actually written your whole himself he was not honest and politically to give the event even the minimum of their rights as a human being and west bank and gaza and keep it as a under
a blockade which is the worst place in the world today so i think he's trying to to to link all of this with iran with i think it's not realistic to be honest politically. he may or may not say something about the developments in gaza where does this leave him do you think the developments there the attack on the israelis and the i think i think. try to invest in foreign policy to scale from his challenges he's facing i think he's facing real domestic the most issues including the corrupted legal issue being corrupted i think he's trying to scare and try to to. rely on foreign policy goal to justify that he is still the israeli leader who can lead. in a crucial time i think is that will not help him as we saw last week there's a serious allegation i think this will not leave him. in a situation where he can continue in this kind of slogan i should say thank you
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