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president back on his threat of imminent missile strikes of the alleged chemical attack on duma saying they could come soon will not soon atoll. this is assad's forces take full control of duma after the last rebels leave. a low i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming our international chemical weapons experts confirm that a russian former spy and his dog always and with a nerve agent u.s. senate has asked mike on pay a whether he would stand up to trump at his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state. and africa's fust plan to tunde waste into energy comes online in
ethiopia. u.s. president donald trump says he will be meeting advisors soon to decide on action against syria in response to saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack in duma a day off the warning russia to get ready trump tweeted that he had never said when an attack on syria would take place adding it could be very soon or not soon atoll u.s. allies are considering their positions the british prime minister trees a maze held an emergency cabinet meeting to decide whether to join us that strikes johnson angela merkel says germany supports efforts to show the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable but will not take part in military action and then french president emanuel says france needs more information before deciding whether to strike but he has no doubts about the syrian government's guilt.
we have proof that last week chemical weapons were used at least chlorine and that they were used by bashar al assad's regime we have to remove the means of using chemical weapons from the regime so that would be the target of a possible strike when we decide i want to be a verified all the information. we have correspondence monitoring events in washington london and paris let's start with our white house correspondent kimberly get all right so kimberly what is the latest coming from that now. well certainly very different terms of tone and tenor from the u.s. president than we saw twenty four hours ago we saw threats of social media now we have had a social media sort of tampering down and that has been followed up by statements from the president just the last hour coming from the cabinet room as he invited reporters in and he's meeting with governors and members of congress he said that there would be a decision on syria very soon take
a listen. we're looking very very closely at the whole situation. we'll see what happens if you what happens in. the world puts us in a position like you. said this morning. we have just absolutely decimated isis but we have to. be made through. so what we're seeing here is a bit of a tampering down of rhetoric from the president you remember that he was threatening russia with missiles calling bashar assad a gas killing animals just twenty four hours ago social media on thursday he's following up on the statements you heard just there are essentially saying that syria may be attacked more maybe not at all no why do you think this is happening well i've got a bit of a sense of why that has to do with some experts who have been weighing in very heavily in the president's ear in the last twenty four hours we know that the
general dunford the chair of the joint chiefs of staff was here at the white house along with the secretary of defense general james mattis who have been saying continually that the united states still wants to assess evidence before any decisions are made or recommendations are made to the president the general speaking on capitol hill at a budget hearing here in washington just in the last few hours saying that while the strategy has always been for the united states and syria is to defeat eisel that is the primary goal the united states is not want to get into a civil war at the same time saying some things are inexcusable in extract lee referring to the fact that the united states did strike in april of two thousand and seventeen following the attack in concha who couldn't as a result of the nerve agent gas attack that was used there and of course the suspected chemical attack that has taken place again looking for evidence not ruling out the possibility possibility of military action but at the same time mariam wanting to take a bit of a pause to wait for that evidence as we know there are those inspectors preparing
to deploy ok thanks very much for now kimberly how it at the white house when the organization for the bar bishan of chemical weapons as it has a team on the way to damascus to start investigating the duma attack on saturday meanwhile president bashar assad's government has already moved military resources away from possible target sites for missile strikes so in the honda reports from beirut. syria's military is preparing for possible airstrikes by the united states and its allies it has been hiding aircraft. potential targets including the ministry of defense an army headquarters in damascus western nations are promising a response following the suspected chemical weapons attack in the city of syria. to punish. government but many in the opposition believe nothing will change. they already emptied all the military airports before an attack this shows that all
sides are conspiring against the syrian people and here we are hearing about a possible u.s. strike we don't believe anything the last time they hit nothing happened even gave the regime advance notice to remove the planes if they hit again it will be limited . it's been several days since u.s. president donald trump promised a swift response for what he called an atrocious attack last year his administration carried out a one off strike against syria over the use of chemical weapons now the possibilities involve something more forceful but the presence of iranian and russian troops complicates the choice of targets there is a real risk of direct confrontation with the russian military negotiations on the issue of continuing between. the russian federation i've seen all levels military political government although. i.
have a conclusion that russia and america falling themselves in the real deadlock they're facing a dangerous period. begin. the so-called de confliction hotline that the u.s. and russian militaries use in syria to prevent a direct clash is being used the kremlin however is not saying what is being discussed. we understand that turkey and nato member is acting as a communication channel between the western alliance and russia there are behind the scenes efforts to try to deescalate what is being described as a dangerous crisis a crisis that can lead to a confrontation between the united states and russia as well as a showdown between iran and israel. just days after syria russia and iran accused israel of attacking an airbase in the syrian province of homs iran's top advisor to the supreme leader ali akbar will a.f.p. travel to damascus to threatened to expel what he said were occupying u.s.
troops in northeast syria saying the area east of the euphrates will be liberated iran lost seven of its military personnel in monday's strike not only did it promise a response its leadership promised to stand by syria if it attacked and would be a limited strike it will be against. military installations airfields and all of those. things that can be repaired fairly quickly i think the american leadership will insist and the european partners or others will insist that deterrence has to be reestablished. that means that the syrian regime has to pay a price for. that price is unlikely to lead to the collapse of the syrian government which is further consolidating its control after its victory in the damascus suburb of eastern huta france has said if a decision is taken to launch
a strike the government's chemical capabilities will be targeted and not russian and iranian assets the situation is unpredictable but one thing seems clear significant u.s. led military intervention to tip the balance of the conflict in favor of the opposition is not on the table sen al jazeera beirut while russia's foreign ministry is saying that moscow will not escalate the situation and suggest the u.s. should face consequences for its behavior. there is a sheep washington continues. wars explosive war mongering my statements that was that a fort worth of the dangerous escalation. they're not only against drugs because they see that russia is protecting some regime and that it has. to bear a responsibility for his crimes we call all their responsible members of the
international community to seriously consider the consequences of such accusations of the such threats and the planned actions our position is are totally foreign to them and we are not to seek an escalation what's over the last hour and a half the british cabinet has been meeting to discuss action over syria any of barker joins us now from downing street and sunny how close is prime minister to reason made to giving the go ahead for britain to take part in any military action . we're also going to find out the meeting as you said it's been going on for about an hour and a half now this is an emergency cabinet meeting that was convened very quickly indeed big given donald trump's latest tweet that seems to step slightly further back from the conflict precipice they he might be a little bit off to resume a right now when it comes to committing militarily to backing u.s. airstrikes against syria she has hinted that she would be willing to support the
u.s. should it go ahead in targeting the assad regime she has said that there is a moral imperative to respond she believes that the intelligence is strong linking the assad regime to the chemical weapons attack in duma over the weekend and what exactly the british are all thought do next we really need to have more clarification on that going forward there has been some suggestion and at least one british newspaper the british submarines may already have been ordered within striking distance of syria although we can't independently verify that we know that she's spoken to emanuel my crawl of the phone and with donald trump what she will need to do now together with her government is calibrate to the british response which undoubtedly will be much more muted than donald trump's tweeting over the weekend in which she seemed to unilaterally declare war against the syrian regime and threaten russia about something the british governments are undoubtedly going
to be a little bit more hesitant about committing to i think very much on the latest from downing street is that cabinet meeting continues let's get more now on france's view of all of this when sasha. and paris so present a man american says he has proof the syrian government was behind chemical attack and in that he disclosed any of this evidence. no all we know is that the french president he was speaking in a television interview here a bit earlier and he said that france has proof that the syrian regime of bashar al assad was behind this chemical attack in duma he said that france has proof the chlorine was used now where that proof comes from or what it is what the details are he really didn't give any more on that he didn't give any car if occasion what he did say though was of francis busy trying to formulate its response and thinking about this very carefully indeed speaking to international partners but he didn't
want to see an escalation of the situation in the region but imagine michael did say that if regimes are going to flout international law and international rights they must know that they can't get away with it macron is saying that he is formulating a response to this alleged chemical attack what is its stake for the french president now. well i think what's at stake for him at all mark here in france is quite simply his credibility you know ronald michael came to power last may he's never really had a very clear policy on syria he spent the most of the first few months of his presidency talking about the fact that bashar al assad should really be part of a diplomatic solution for syria but he's been quite quiet on that in recent times he's also said repeatedly that if chemical weapons were used in syria then that would be a red line crossed for france and france would retaliate but so far we haven't seen france aren't really is credibility is at stake now there's no doubt that if france
did want to act militarily it has the capacity to go it alone if you like but imagine michael's unlikely to do that his style is more multilateral approach he is likely to support the u.s. president donald trump and analysts say that there's something for mark or to gain from that because if he does support trump then he might hope the trumpet might give him some leverage with trump when he goes to visit him in washington later this month over all of the regional issues including the iran nuclear deal france of course is a big supporter of that deal donald trump wants to rip it up or it won't thanks very much for now natasha in paris. well syria's government has full control of the team after the last rebel fighters left the town syrian government flags were waved in the streets of the former rival enclave but under a deal between russia and the on group jaish al islam russian military police have been deployed to the town rather than government forces thousands of rebels and
their families have been bused to northern syria as part of the agreement. it's time for a quick break now still to come a man once tapped as a few change chinese president becomes the latest casualty of credit president she's corruption crackdown and my name is new that brazilian politicians if we name themselves in support of that child we. were looking at some rather lively downpours across central parts of china at the moment very heavy rain in place here some areas looking at thirty celsius for home called over the next couple days the writing will actually slide further south was eventually pushing through that southeastern corner but expect to see some heavy downpours all the way up towards shanghai over the next couple of days twenty celsius the top temperature in shanghai i mean wall if you live the showers to.
bangladesh recently little clutch of storms here they've been rumbling away sixty three millimeters of rain in twenty four hours for the south still a fair amount of rain to southern india more so into sri lanka flooding rights for some and fly could with the risk of landslides here whether never really too far away as we go on through the next few days the showers on the right will clear away from bangladesh east apostle nepal for this but to see some rather wet weather but for much of india is strong his warm sunny knows what was it has been we are still getting up to around thirty nine celsius in the cloud continues to the south a little bit of what weather in place there for sri lanka colombo thirty one degrees celsius may want to draw across the red and potentially as to what charles of one of two showers around the gulf of aden so a little bit of wet weather it west than human.
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whether to launch attacks against syria after tweeting that they could take place soon or not soon a tall. french president says france has proof that assad's forces used chemical weapons in do my last week but he still needs more information before deciding whether to join any new u.s. action. and the syrian government has reasserted control of the duma after the departure of the last rebel fighters russian military police have been deployed to the town under a deal with the on the jaish al islam. the senate foreign relations committee is holding a confirmation hearing for president donald trump's nominee to become the next secretary of state might be the head of the cia who will replace outgoing secretary of state rex tillerson if confirmed by the senate. on wednesday said he'd been interviewed by special counsel robert muller and is leading the investigation into possible russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election in jordan is watching developments on capitol hill and so rose mike is known for his
whole cash stance but he's been cautious so far on a key foreign policy challenge for the trungpa ministration north korea. maicon peo has also been pushing back against the characterization that one is a policy of he says that as a former soldier he's very reluctant to use military action as the first way to resolve a global crisis he did indicate a similar us stance when he talked about the ongoing situation with north korea and its nuclear weapons program here's some of what he said during testimony earlier today. we have a responsibility to achieve a condition where kim jong il is an able to threaten the united states of america with a nuclear weapon i understand that or do you feel so are you saying now you don't favor regime change senator i have never advocated for regime change i have all along and says what a question you're not you don't then you know i might actually do that i'm not
advocating for regime change yes and i think you appreciate that when you get that clear let me go on to that senator just just to be clear my role as a diplomat is to make sure that we never get to a place where we have to confront the difficult situation in korea that this country has been headed for now for a couple of decades. korea pompei is also known as the reason for his opposition to the iran nuclear deal any indication as to how he would advise president trump on what to do about that. well under some rather vigorous questioning pompei o. said that he favors trying to revise the deal but if after the state department and elsa's its departments and else is that it can not be fixed as it is currently constituted he said that he would then advise the president to consult with the u.s. as allies on trying to come up with a better deal in order to contain iran to ambitions to have a nuclear weapons program of its own but he did refuse to say whether he would
endorse any action that could happen in the next four weeks or so to just scrap the iran nuclear deal altogether if that were to happen and the u.s. were to back away there certainly would be political blowback from the u.s. says european allies all right thank you very much enjoyed monitoring that hearing from might compare on capitol hill want to use some of the stories now at least fourteen people have been killed in an attack carried out by the taliban in afghanistan gunmen stormed the district government compound in the southeastern province of gaza. the local governor seven policemen and five intelligence officers are among the victims the district is now under the control of afghan security forces israel is saying it's fired at how mass positions in gaza killing one have mass fighter and even one of the person injured the strikes were in retaliation for a bomb attack on a military vehicle on wednesday which did not cause any casualties as you want palestinians have been killed by israeli forces since protests began at the border
fence two weeks ago. the global chemical weapons watchdog has concluded that a highly pir type of novacek nerve agent was used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter in england last month person is blaming russia for the attack on sergei scriptural and is dorothy in salisbury but moscow is denying any involvement investigators from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons say the toxic chemical was of high purity but they do not know where it came from or assign blame for the attack person has asked for a u.n. security council meeting next week to discuss the findings of the p c w report or it should guthrie is a british chemical weapons expert he says all of the evidence points to russia that very invention of high purity is very important it's very difficult to make a highly toxic chemical to this high level of purity without a lot of effort normally don't worry about saba impurities because they don't get
in the way of the need to toss that you're using the chemical for which is to poison something so you only reduce the impurities if you try to make it difficult for people to point the finger back at you. a former senior official in china who was once a contender for a leadership position as pleaded guilty to charges of corruption soon as one of the most prominent figures to be charged in president changing pangs anti corruption crackdown on china correspondent adrian brown reports from beijing. like his trial the political downfall of syndrome time was swift state television showed a remorseful son confessing his guilt just a year ago he was talked of as a future chinese leader on thursday the former politburo member pleaded guilty to a range of bribery charges amounting to more than twenty seven million dollars he told the court he'd seriously violated the law but it received a fair trial. i deserve the punishment i am guilty
i'll accept whatever sentence i receive. soon was dismissed from public office and expelled from the communist party in september that was just a month before the party congress where president xi jinping was reappointed leader for a second term without indicating a successor soon had been party chief of chongqing one of china's fastest growing cities replacing an even more flamboyant figure bocce ly also once tipped as a future chinese leader songs demise comes as president xi jinping intensifies his anticorruption campaign since it began more than five years ago more than a million party officials have been disciplined but certain is one of the most senior figures to have so far been brought down analysts say she's campaign is really about eliminating political rivals since soon had also been accused of
plotting against the leadership a conspiracy said to involve the country's former security chief joe young carrying who was jailed for life three years ago now soon is facing a lengthy imprisonment adrian brown al jazeera beijing. civil society groups in myanmar welcomed a commitment by facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg to tackle hate speech on the site more than seven hundred thousand rangar refugees have been forced to flee myanmar for bunny dash following a military crackdown last august facebook has been accused of being a source of the propaganda and most social welfare minister when i is on a three day trip to bangladesh to show range refugees at their repatriation is a priority onto the set is a senior member of the myanmar government's delegation he told al-jazeera they are encouraging rango to return to me on. this has always been. in the press in the media have a glancing in these words. if you know the fact that we're here the fact that we're
willing to accept them back to where they had lived before then i think it's a very solid demonstration there's no added clinton if there were any and clinton would not have you know accepted them so we are ready i just want to make sure that the message is very clear that really have no hesitation we are doing our best to make sure the environment is conducive for the saver to we have committed ourselves to the three international criteria as you know safe bolland free and dignified for we are doing our best to ensure that they come back not only in terms of the hard stuff of buildings etc but also to make sure that they have a decent living livelihood the decision means of work we're doing our best to
shore and to be. visit has enabled us to give the our fried what the conditions are in so i think most of them when we ask if they are willing to come back the majority said yes. it was a very productive meeting africa's first plant that converts waste to energy is about to end in ethiopia it's a project that aims to bring electricity to thirty percent of ethiopian homes built next to a massive landfill site in the capital where people sift through mountains of garbage trying to make a living stephanie decker has more from. this is only waste dumping site it is on an extraordinary scale we're being told it's been here for around fifty years it also goes around thirty meters underground it is untreated it is not dealt with it keeps growing now waste is of course not just an if you open
problem it's not just an african problem it is a global problem now there is an exciting new project underway here it is africa's very first waste to energy plant currently we have the waste to energy plant and i discovered this what you see is the tipping hole. will receive the waste so basically what the facility this one receives one thousand four hundred tons a day this is equal to almost eighty percent of our waste what currently goes to the land the fields and polluting the environment once this facility you start operating an incinerator in this waste we kind of will to produce one hundred eighty five hour electricity which is because light taps are city percent of i decide my household we're told that the plug will be fully operational in a couple of months from now and once it gets underway it's going to make a massive difference to the capital's waste management now this is technology that's already being used on every single other continent and this is why authorities here are keen to showcase it as
a success story as africa's for us and of course it remains just a small step in dealing with the vast quantities of waste that we as humans produce within sixty left wing politicians in brazil have renamed themselves in support of that imprisoned leader to silver the politicians all members of his work as possible now be referred to as new when addressed in parliament but they haven't gone as far as legally changing the names was jailed earlier this month a corruption of money laundering. and elephants interests have been splashing out in thailand as they are in the new year the annual water festival all songkran has started and one of the most famous aspects of the salad ration is throwing water elephants are painted from head to toe in bright colors for the annual water fight it's based on a traditional belief that water washes away bad luck and bless those people for the year ahead it also looks like a lot of fun that. well as lots on everything we're covering right here
al-jazeera dot com is where you need to go. top story this hour u.s. president donald trump says he'll make a decision on a strike in syria very soon but will not set a time frame for military action just a day ago trouble in russia to get ready for a missile attack america's allies away not their support the french president emanuel mark owen says he doesn't doubt the syrian military was behind saturday suspected gas attack in duma prime minister treason may held an emergency meeting while in germany has ruled out providing military support. you know we're looking very very closely the whole situation. will see what happens folks you see what happens in. the world puts us in
a position like you. said this morning we've got a great job with isis we have just absolutely decimated isis but we have to make some bird decisions sure they'll be made through he said or russia's foreign ministry is accusing the united states of escalating the situation in syria but says moscow won't take the bait there is a sheik washington continues to force explosive warmongering statements that are is that a fort worth of the dangerous escalation. they're not only against drugs because they see that russia is protecting the regime and that it has. to bear the responsibility for his crimes our position is are totally forged we are not to seek an escalation who in all the developments international chemical weapons inspectors are on their way to syria and will start investigating the demurrer attack on saturday syrian government flags were waved in the streets as its troops
fully took over the former rebel stronghold thousands of rebels and their families have been passed to northern syria as part of the evacuation agreement and president trying to speak for the new u.s. secretary of state was confronted by antiwar protest as a confirmation hearing in washington. told senate says he'll seek a peaceful solution to the north korean standoff if confirmed will replace rex tillerson it was fired last month after repeatedly clashing with donald trump well as the headlines much more news coming up in twenty five minutes time i'll see them rebel education is next.