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these are not the actions of a man. they are crimes of a monster instead. the u.s. question in france launching air strikes saying syria has used chemical weapons and needs to be held accountable. this was not about interfering in a civil war and it was not about regime change on the street claims. to al-jazeera life or my headquarters in doha with me in the purana also ahead. to his country is. the syrian government releases video of president bush said to be on his way to work. and supporters of the syrian regime take to the streets of damascus waving flags and cheering
their government. it is eleven g.m.t. and we are continuing our coverage of the most significant attack yet by the u.k. and france against syrian president bashar asad washington and its closest allies launched over one hundred missiles and targeted strikes and degrading and destroying the government's chemical weapons it is the first coordinated western retaliation against the regime after last weekend's suspected chemical attack which killed at least forty people well british prime minister treason may and some of the strikes were not aimed at regime change threatening more attacks if continues to use chemical weapons or saturday's military action has put western powers in conflict with close allies russia and iran that as demanding an urgent u.n.
security council meeting to discuss what he called aggressive actions off the u.s. and. allies and iran as one of regional consequences well let's take a look at where the missiles dropped the first target was a scientific research center in the greater damascus area the pentagon says it was used for the production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology two more sites were targeted west of homes both chemical weapons storage facilities that's according to the pentagon one of them was also a military command center where the russian defense ministry says syrian forces shot down dozens of missiles launched by the u.s. and its allies. syrian forces repelled some attacks seventy one cruise missiles were intercepted syrian forces were activated russia has fully restored the system of air defenses over syria continues to improve it over the past six months we are few supplies syria with zeenat is three hundred massaro
taking into account what has happened i consider necessary to reconsider this is not an aspect to syria but also in respect to other states we think that the strike was not in response to the alleged chemical attack but it is against the armed forces of syria the strike was inflicted on the day when damascus should start a special mission of investigation into the incident and allegedly chemical weapons we use the i want to call your attention that none of the objects of the production of chemical weapons exist in syria that was established by the organization for of chemical weapons this fact of american aggression testifies that there is no interest of the usa to have an objective investigation but an aspiration to thwart the process of peaceful settlement and destabilize the situation. and our russia correspondent for the chalice is joining us live from the capital now the defense ministry spokesperson there very much maintaining what russia has been saying over the past week. what are washes options in terms of how to respond to this.
well i from listening to what was being said in russia today lines that are coming out of the kremlin the statement released by the president vladimir putin and things that was said by ambassadors except for and the minister of defense i'm not sure that they are looking to do that much for the moment. vladimir putin has talked in a harsh language about the attack itself that's exactly as you would expect he has said it is essentially the united states doing the same thing that it did a year ago when it attacks attacked the show rights based using allegations of a chemical weapons attack to justify lashing out against the syrian government and its assets in syria and the but beyond that he goes on to say they're calling for
a u.n. security council resolution or u.n. security council meeting to be convened to condemn the attack the. russian ambassador to the united states only says that there will be consequences for this so i think generally what we're looking at here is a russian leadership that perhaps is assessing what's happened over the last few hours and is not that bothered by it you have to say it's both but i think it is it's seen the extent of the u.s. u.k. and french strikes and seen that they are limited to three. facilities connected so that the allies say with russia's chemical weapons program but syria's chemical weapons weapons program but beyond that i think there's the thinking well this could have been a lot worse they could have hit russian assets they could have had more syrian assets they could have had iranian assets and they haven't done that so this i think russia's thinking at the moment is the except of all cost of what it's doing
thank you very much for that that is roy challenge joining us live from moscow and well british prime minister changed. says there was no alternative way to stop the acid government from using chemical weapons last night british french and american armed forces conducted coordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use this was not about interfering in a civil war and it was not about regime change as i discussed with president trump and president back wrong it was a limited targeted and effective strike with clear boundaries that expressly sought to avoid escalation and did everything possible to prevent civilian casualties we would have preferred an alternative path but on this occasion there is none we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized. i you can
correspondent bottom if and it's this joining us live from london for more on the british prime minister tweens and me saying that they had no alternative but to add to barb stressing vonna being what she said was the very limited nature of their participation in these strikes. yes as you heard in that clip the british government emphasizing that this was not an attempt to intervene in syria's civil war i think everyone in london in political circles realizes that that ship sailed a long time ago even if intervention was desirable that that point has long passed and that it was not aimed at regime change. i think you have to remember the context of british public opinion i would say is more haunted by what is seen as the bark of iraq than any other country and so that sets the bar quite high and
puts a prime minister after all who doesn't have a parliamentary majority somewhat on the defensive and also of course you'll remember very well the uncomfortable situation of twenty thirteen when her predecessor david cameron loss of vote over british military action in parliament against the syrian government at that point of view she's quite constrained and she has to sell what britain has done in quite specific terms to a british public that she fears may well be skeptical about where this action will lead because it's one thing of course to say that action is limited but once you've taken it you don't always control the circumstances that follow and there are questions what if the british government believes that the syrian government has used chemical weapons in a week's time or two weeks time does britain use military action again and all of
the. spawn of the while we still wait for that investigation from the chemical weapons watchdog the p c w which is one of of course many reasons why we had the opposition labor leader jeremy kaufman saying that this was something that should have gone to parliament that should have had parliamentary approval. yes jeremy corbyn his words are that this act was legally questionable and i think there are voices across the british political spectrum not only on the left but some voices a minority of voices within the governing conservative party who will be queasy about the fact that there were o.p.c. w. operatives on the ground trying to work out what happened in duma the government's response is that this was operationally necessary i think perhaps what they say in public but there is also a political decision for britain to to be walking lockstep with its american and
french allies at this point in time and the government if we take its surance is at face value and we have to they seem to be very sure of their own intelligence very confident of their own intelligence that the assad regime did use chemical weapons last week on a b thank you very much for that for now that's gonna be philips live in london. now while russia says some seventy one. throughout syria syrian state media has released their own video and numbers but government videos are said to show syrian air defense missiles fired to counter the attack the regime claims it shot down thirteen and incoming missiles over damascus more than one hundred missiles were fired at syria. we stress that this kind of aggression will not stop our army our alliance will
continue targeting terrorist groups across the country this will strengthen us and we will continue to defend our sovereignty and our homeland and people's security. will syrians gathered on the streets of damascus condemned the strikes. we did not sleep at night we went to the street to support the army and the air force shot down the missiles we are strong and they've been attacking and conspiring against syria for eight years but syria is strong and you know. we were watching and we have footage we can say we feel afraid but we was sure that we were going to shoot them down. with syrian president bashar says the strikes have hardened has resolved to fight what he called terrorism in his country earlier in the day syrian state television showed pictures of him walking into his office in damascus spoke to the leader of iran on saturday president hassan rouhani said will continue to stand by syria but let's go there now and we're joined by
a. professor of political science at the university of very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so we have of course heard from the iranians who are not at all happy about these strikes and but won't they respond and will they do so militarily do you think. i doubt very much if there would be any military reaction any military response from iranian from the iranian side. of course the iranian supreme leader will not holman he has been very defiant today because today is a great first the. of the prophecy of the prophet muhammad peace be upon him and. islamic countries are countries and
dignitaries. who went to visit him and this to the iranians to free me that he was ready to fly and he called the united to state the president as well as the friends president as criminals as well as the british prime minister and if anything judging from the iranian supreme leader the iranian are very angry at the same time they are very very very much defiant and as i said there won't be any any likelihood of any iranian military response defined but they're not likely to react to that as we've been reporting president hassan rouhani has said that he is going to stand by the syrian president nevertheless do you think that given this is the biggest action we've seen by the u.s. in syria and the seven years of war what are to make the iranians rethink in any
way their involvement and syria especially given that there is opposition to involvement in syria and iran itself as we saw and protests over the last year. increasingly more and more even indians have been critical of iranian islamic regime support for. their vision for example last week there was some demonstration by people in this one province of farmers against the song water and they were chanting that forget syria and do something for us and such slogans that have been going on among. the war protesting against the government but i don't think there would be any change rather i think we would see more support from damascus
from their wrong so public sentiment that they had will not put any pressure on the iranian government and the iranian regime you're saying because ultimately the decisions are made by the revolutionary guard i take it. yes you could you could you could say that iran's policy towards. policy towards syria is not very much conductivity by the iranian parliament nor for that matter their border on you go and when it's actually directed by the supreme leader and the revolutionary guard. just as a thank you as always for your time we do appreciate it that is subject joining us live from thank you. still ahead own volition the red carpet trolls out for natives of the americas and provide that sound i'm not invited to and remembering the
mother of the nation south africans pay their respects as well the medical center mandela is laid to rest. hello yet another very active spring weather sister frontal system is moving through the korean peninsula develop across the sea of japan and show itself in japan what to be honest it is doing at the moment this is the picture as it shows itself on sunday rain falling heavily through honshu on its way through tokyo twenty six at the start of the little colder the rain goes through and the talkback still allows some potential for snow maybe even into north korea there to be obviated study obviously attention pyongyang said he wouldn't allow it so you've got to get brief snow showers in there are lost anyway it quietens down by monday everything's back to where it should be in spring seventeen degrees of thereabouts
bit of a shot for turkey certainly cool down but the sun is back out you can see active rain has moved a bit further south in china now we've had significant amounts on the southeast corner and for sunday on monday it's going to be sudden shot of possibly including hong kong where we get significant rain showers possibly hail that has been damaging hail in the last day or so as well south of this is a quiet spell for the south china sea and the main that is southeast asia but for malaysia particular parts of borneo running back towards us on the top of sumatra the shells be around daily typically fifty or sixty millimeters each. as we embrace new technologies rarely do we stop to ask what is the price of this progress what happened was people started getting sick but there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the. investigation reveals how even the smallest.
we think ok we're ways to china but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe death by design on al-jazeera. it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera this is our coverage of the western military strikes and syria and a reminder of the top points the u.s. . carried out attacks to degrade syria's suspected chemical weapons program the pentagon says the first target was a scientific research center and the great in damascus area more took place west of homs in what the pentagon says chemical weapons storage facilities syrian state
media is reporting the military as a defense systems shut down thirteen missiles in the area south of damascus syrian officials also say the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from russia meanwhile russia's ambassador to the u.s. has warned that the actions will have consequences but here's a look at what we know so far a response had been promised predicted a no deliberate or fellow americans. a short time ago i ordered the united states armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of syrian dictator bashar al assad donald trump has argued be us how to take action to protect its national interests at the stall the assad regime youth of chemical weapons the purpose of our actions tonight
is to establish a strong deterrent against the production spread and use of chemical weapons establishing this deterrent is a vital national security interest of the united states and heed this message for president assad's russian and the remaining allies what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men women and children the nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep no nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states brutal tyrants and murderous dictators. it's just over a year since the signing gas attack in syria provoked an american military response this was a joint operation the french and the british joining the americans tonight france the united kingdom and the united states took decisive action to strake the syrian
chemical weapons infrastructure. clearly the assad regime did not get the message last year u.s. defense secretary says he was convinced of syrian involvement in the suspected chemical attack just hours before the operation was given the go ahead but i am confident the sherry in regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people. in this last last week yes absolutely confident of it and we have the intelligence level of confidence that we needed to conduct the attack. but as donald trump addressed the country there were some questioning if you do legal power towards the attack here in the united states our constitution says without any equivocation it's up to congress not the president not the executive branch to declare a war to say when we're going to go to war the president then executes that decision the russians had warned of consequences if the u.s.
launched this attack because of its close ties to the syrian government the air strikes may be over this new middle east crisis isn't alan fischer al-jazeera washington. now u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has been calling for calm he said all member states to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the syrian people. well let's take a look now at the key players involved in saturday's strikes the u.s. and its allies france and the u.k. launched a targeted strikes on chemical and military facilities of syrian president bashar al asad the three countries are part of the u.s. led military coalition against syria and iraq. ally russia has warned of consequences though france says moscow was warned of these strikes and another back of the serbian government has strongly condemned the strikes the country's supreme leader ayatollah khomeini is accusing the u.s.
of waging war against syria and its people. but we are expecting updates from the pentagon and the white house later on saturday at thirteen g.m.t. the pentagon chief spokesperson and the director of the joint staff will hold a briefing and then at eight hundred thirty g.m.t. we'll hear from the white house we are also expecting to hear from the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov soon. as they want to other news from the summit of the americas that is the biggest gathering of heads of state in the western hemisphere has started in peru its main famous how to beat corruption a big issue in latin america after a bribery scandal involving many countries but the event has gotten off to a rocky start as john home and reports from lima. it's really time for those who came but the no shows to the summit of the americas amount to no cuban president raul castro hasn't made the trip it would have been his final regional event with
leaving power before him donald trump the first u.s. president not to attend the durian president left after a hostage crisis some of the shine off the inauguration. we the heads of state of the human spirit come together today to adopt concrete reason to strengthen democratic governance and combat corruption. u.s. secretary of commerce wilbur ross has come he reiterated. did his bosses surprise announcement that the u.s. could reenter the trans-pacific partnership an eleven country trade pact it left just over a year ago but under conditions it is person interim is a free trader but free trade has to be fair it has to be reciprocal it has to be real. it's can president talk has his own problems with the us but likes the idea. that we have
a product there it is an open door if the us rethinks this and takes advantage of the window of opportunity to be part of the t p p. trade is on the agenda for many presidents several made appearances at the parallel business summit but there are other pressing issues the official theme of the summit is anti corruption but the issue of venezuela will also be high on the agenda the country has severe financial humanitarian and political problems which have led to many people fleeing and after meeting with venezuelan opposition members vice president pence announced that the us would donate sixty million dollars to those refugees and push for more sanctions against the country. in a sign of regional disapproval host country peru had already withdrawn an invitation for venezuelan president nicolas maduro. but after the other high profile cancellations punishment carried the same way john homan.
leader. ecuador's president has confirmed that the death of two journalists and their driver who were kidnapped last month they were taken by a faction of colombia's former fox journalists while on assignment for the quito based and camo stay on use paper on the border between ecuador and colombia and they were taken on the twenty sixth of march. egypt's army says eight of its soldiers and fourteen fighters from an armed group have been killed in fighting in central sinai egypt has been fighting in northern sinai for several years the government has extended a state of emergency in the vision for the next three months it was first imposed last year following the bombings of two christian churches. to south africa now with a funeral of anti apartheid activists when a monday is being held in her hometown of software to south africa's new president . and american civil rights activist jesse jackson were among those all knowing the woman known to many as the mother of the nation she died nearly two weeks ago in
johannesburg at the age of eighty one after a long illness. now it is an uneasy time for firms that depend on trade between china and the united states both countries are threatening tower sort of wide range of goods raising the prospects of a trade war and that could prove costly for a major trading hubs like shanghai where china correspondent adrian brown reports. it's freezing inside this storage room it has to be the boxes contain prime u.s. beef fresh from the nebraska prairies a seventeen ton shipment recently arrived at this shanghai meat importer that was before the escalation in trade tensions between china and the united states and the threat of new tariffs on u.s. beef the firm's boss initially feared the worst being left with a lot of expensive meat on which he'd make little or no profit. when we heard there
might be a twenty five percent tariff we thought oh no he can't do business anymore. his concerns have subsided but he still faces another problem uncertainty. when we can only make plans when trade relations between china and the united states are stable that's why we're not totally sure how often and how much we should buy so far we've bought seventeen tons and sold two tons and if it really does come to a trade war it's going to be several more weeks before the new tariff on beef is applied and more young says he feels uneasy he will continue to import u.s. beef because he says they'll always be demand for what he regards as a quality product he just won't import so much of it instead he'll buy more from australia new zealand and canada young says that after president xi jinping speech on tuesday he's less worried about a trade war happening now she promised to deepen economic reform and to improve the
business environment for foreign investors the appetite for the big. in china is being driven by the country's growing middle class consumption has risen more than ten percent in the past five years so when china lifted a thirteen year ban on u.s. imports a year ago it was welcome news here for many chinese consumers though u.s. beef remains an honest luxury to follow the american beef really doesn't have that much to do its chinese people how many chinese people eat american beef not even ten percent for you to the point that if they wanted american beef certainly becomes much more expensive i probably will go for something else after all we also have good beef in china and from other countries the american people is not irreplaceable not words the u.s. beef industry wants to hear amid declining beef consumption at home it's relying on
global demand a demand that is increasingly being led by china adrian brown al jazeera shanghai. now again on the front end of the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. u.k. and france have carried out their first quarter nato strikes against the syrian government or multiple targets associated with syria suspected chemical weapons program bombed the pentagon says a scientific research center in the greater damascus area was hit and turns more took place of homs and what the pentagon says were chemical weapons storage facilities or russia is calling for an urgent u.n. security council meeting its ambassador to the u.s. has warned of consequences to saturday's strikes well bush promised a treason may has defended the strike saying there was no other way to stop the government from using chemical weapons. last night british french and american
armed forces conducted coordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deter the use this was not about interfering in a civil war and it was not about regime change as i discussed with president trump and president back wrong it was a limited targeted and effective strike with clear boundaries that expressly sought to avoid escalation and did everything possible to prevent civilian casualties we would have preferred an alternative path but on this occasion there is none we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized meanwhile so when president bush says the strikes have hardened his resolve to crack down on those he called terrorists yet that. we stress that this kind of aggression will not stop our army our alliance will continue targeting
terrorist groups across the country this will strengthen us and we will continue to defend our sovereignty and our homeland and people security. egypt's army says eight of its soldiers and fourteen fighters have been killed in central sinai egypt has been battling eisel and northern sinai for several years the government has extended a state of emergency in the region for the next three months right those are the headlines on al-jazeera but do stay with us and side story is coming up next thank you for watching. burning the israeli flag palestinians protest again along the guys that.