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accomplished president travels to magic after the us britain and france hit syria's government with more than one hundred missiles. this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the u.n. security council votes against a draft russian resolution that would have condemned the allied action. meanwhile the u.s. military says the strikes will set syria's chemical weapons program back years and in our other top story. tens of thousands of south africans but when the medic is irrelevant dead or farewell at a state funeral in some way to.
the u.n. security council has voted against a resolution to condemn the overnight military strikes by the u.s. u.k. and france against the syrian government is the most significant attack against president bashar al assad and the first coordinated retaliation for last saturday's suspected chemical attack on duma washington and its closest allies launched more than one hundred missiles targeting a scientific research facility in damascus and two chemical weapons storage facilities near homes one was also a military command center syria says it shot down thirteen incoming missiles over damascus on its ally russia says syrian forces intercepted seventy one cruise missiles throughout the country u.s. president donald trump has praised the strikes as perfectly executed calling it mission accomplished article hain has latest from the pentagon. i used three words
to describe this operation for sysfs overwhelming and effective that the at the pentagon claims of success as they roll out his lights to show it with that they say is total destruction of three chemical weapon sites in syria a research facility a bunker and a storage area in all one hundred five missiles and bombs fired from the us british and french ships submarines and aircraft the pentagon says russia didn't try to fire back and they claim all of syria's attempts to shoot them down failed we've attacked the heart of syrian chemical weapons program i'm not saying they're not going to be able to reconstitute their case and that's not saying that it's going to continue but this is dealt them a very serious blow so that i think that's that's the core of what i'm saying u.s. president donald trump was quick to claim victory on twitter writing mission accomplished a spokesperson here at the pentagon tried to clarify that rather broad statement saying this particular mission was successful or accomplished they admit though they didn't destroy all of syria's suspected chemical weapons russia and syria have
denied that chemical weapons were used investigators from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons arrived in syria hours after the strikes the u.s. says it didn't need to wait for their findings they had evidence enough but they provided none of it to the public line a lot of this has to do with intelligence and and i'm very happy to show evidence if i can that we were very confident that the decisions we made the u.s. is not saying this is over they say that depends entirely on what the assad government decides to do next particle hane al-jazeera at the pentagon. it's a rather different picture on syrian state t.v. which has been showing pictures of damascus residents dancing on the streets and chanting in support of president bashar assad so no one has more from beirut. so liberations in the streets of the syrian capital and a message of defiance. the strikes didn't come as a surprise for days the u.s.
and its allies were discussing their options that allowed the government to evacuate military installations and potential targets. at the end the operation lasted for less than an hour it was limited to destroying what the pentagon said was syria's chemical weapons infrastructure in the words of the u.s. defense secretary james mattis one are shocked the strike was executed with that. doesn't. particularly or not with the russians and very difficult position and push them to retaliate so i think everybody i mean i said it before everybody seems to have been relieved and some seems to be happy because that's like was not as bad as it was a few days ago. the western alliance said the strikes were about deterring the use of chemical weapons but the syrian opposition leader. wants an end on all attacks
against civilians by the syrian government on twitter he said maybe the regime will not use chemical weapons again but it will not hesitate to use weapons this was never about regime change nor was it about reducing the syrian government's military strength and it's not just about punishing the government for the alleged use of toxic materials. the main issue is iran's presence in syria so this sort of crisis has to be seen in this political context this time they didn't target iran because they want to avoid escalation but the issue about their presence has not gone away especially for israel. israel been has. targeting iranian assets in syria for some time now iran said seven of its revolutionary guards were killed in the latest suspected strike on the t four air base it's promising retaliation the risk of confrontation between the u.s. and russian military may have now receded but the possibility of
a showdown between israel and iran is still on the table the iranian backed lebanese group hezbollah which is fighting alongside the syrian government says there is a new phase following the attack on the t. for air base israel it says is now in a state of direct confrontation with iran. iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali how many denounced the leaders of the u.s. u.k. and france as criminals following saturday's strikes and said they won't achieve any gains there were fears of a wider conflict if russian iranian and hezbollah forces were targeted approach syrian government alliance is declaring victory but this is not the end of the crisis for bashar al assad arriving for work on saturday it appears he wanted it to look like business as usual. beirut. nations security council has rejected russia's draft resolution condemning the missile attacks as a violation of international law moscow called emergency council meeting to demand
the u.s. and its allies cease their aggression against syria why canada is live at the united nations for us was there any chance that this ripostes. well lauren it was defeated rather heavily only three countries they didn't that was russia bolivia and china eight countries voted across the rest so again and the rest abstained so certainly a heavy defeat for that resolution remembering to that in the past week there have been five such security council meetings not a single resolution has passed during this time well in the course of this session very strong words from the u.k. ambassador in support of these military strikes quoting international legal justification for the action and from the united states threat off possibly further action i spoke to the president this morning and he said if the syrian regime
uses this poisonous gas again the united states is a lot and loaded when our president draws a red line our president enforces the red line while russia expressed outrage at the fact that these strikes took place even as a mission from the international chemicals watchdog arrived in damascus to ascertain whether or not a chemical attack did in fact take place this is what the russian ambassador to see the news going to give. the united states supported by power lies launched airstrikes against military and civilian targets in the syrian arab republic without a mandate from the united nations security council and in violation of u.n. norms and principles of international law and aggression against a sovereign state was carried out. in an act of cynical to staying with a group of western countries decided to take military action without waiting for the results of the investigation russia condemns the attack against syria in the
strongest possible terms of those though it would. well even in the logjam there are some who continue to clutch at diplomatic straws francaise it intends to introduce yet another resolution in the security council addressing the dismantling of any chemical weapons program in syria as well as attempting to forge a ceasefire and what it calls a durable political solution mike hanna thank you very much indeed. our senior political analyst joins us now is some more on nearly twenty four hours on that perhaps from these strikes where are we now with that with the with the possibility of as michael mentioned the possibility of getting towards a peaceful solution we had make or the last few minutes saying he's talked to techies added one wants to have a second for to an inclusive political solution for syria does this and do any of these strikes bring us close to that you think i don't think so but generally
speaking the situation in syria lends itself to an eventual political solution because the situation on the ground in syria is a such that the country is divided among three or four regions and the lines are been drawn in the sand if you will between the turks the americans and the assad regime with pockets of the opposition the south so i don't think there is much else to do militarily within the country in syria aside from maybe more bombings of adlib where a lot of syrian refugees settled the last few years so there is no option but to go through some sort of a diplomatic path way in order to see what to do about the future of syria now the attack. in the early hours of this morning was in every possible way defined to be around and for the upholding of the ban of the
use of nuclear weapons chemical weapons nothing else really but on the longer term we could see that the russians and the americans will come around to the table and try to do something in geneva so do you do you see it as anything beyond that not a test of russia to see how russia might respond what if anyone wrong if anything what we've seen already what we've heard from the arena officials and from the russians. is that they are doubling down behind bashar assad because if there is anything that resembles as you need. a conference according to the geneva one and geneva two it is that we have to move in a post assad syria but at this point in time to herat and most court that link down behind assad putin the president of russia is already saying that perhaps they will be supplying the assad regime with advanced surface to air missiles as s. three hundred and the iranian regime is saying that the equation has not changed on
the ground or whatever the dubai missiles will not change the alliance and the influence that iran has is its exercise and just to go back to your point about it being about chemical weapons and forcing that ban in do you think that now that the particular strike has been made to have these in strikes in the past against assad's chemical weapons facilities overseas was a bigger one where do you see this leaving a son terms of his likelihood to use chemical weapons again. to be honest with you of course i mean that's a short answer i don't know but i think also the international community notably the united states the cannes france have put us in a position as if the chemical weapons are the issues in syria they might be the issue for the united states in terms of its you know so if imposed guardian of the international order and the upholding of international treaties but for the syrian people it is not about chemical weapons for the syrian people it's about now that
the assad regime has been hit because of the the use of chemical weapons the alleged use of chemical weapons it will continue now to use conventional force against the syrian people because that's all remember that the absolute majority more than ninety nine percent of the casualties in syria the over half a million dead in syria we're not the victims of chemical weapons they were the victims of oppression repression and conventional force thank you very much. much more to come on program including life after i saw iraq's political parties begin campaigning for upcoming elections as rebuilding efforts continue. and will tell you how u.s. trade tariffs on china could impact on its new critic beef industry.
it rained a lot over the last week in spain particularly more recently in the northeast this is the result of the overtopping of the banks the river in the northeast of space and is more cloud commerce in the same direction still feeding much moisture into that area now elsewhere in europe with pressure has been nice and warm and despite the minor care that has run through in the fact we've got fronts and system is still relatively warm we're talking about the low to middle twenty's in most places warming up in moscow seventeen and that mass a cloud over spain is dissipated by the time we get to sunday is circulating a bit further eastward dissipate altogether in fact most of europe is now experiencing warmish weather but a nuisance cat and rain is no longer of tickers threat to anybody but it will bring some rain to western parts of austria and i think through italy as well at the
moment though it is still circulating in the western med is still giving rain to algeria and it still will be during sunday that northerly breeze is done as strong as it was listed in the seventeen hours he has twenty two ahead of it as a lot spins out of the way obviously tensions are rising the sun will come out a long way ahead of that it's really quite warm once again egypt were approaching the forty mark and that's cooler than a couple of days ago. he ruled for nearly half a century a controversial political figure in the cold in the middle east and one who was never far from crisis at home or abroad and. in a two part series al-jazeera world tells the story of king hussein of jordan. episode one so vital on al-jazeera.
amount of top stories. united nations security council has voted against a resolution proposed by russia condemning the american british and french missile strikes against the syrian government. washington and its closest allies and watched more than one hundred missiles yes president trump has praised the strikes as perfectly executed syria's ambassador to the u.n. accuse the u.s. u.k. and france and undermining the work of weapons inspectors on the ground. to the three of us i say your lawyers spoilers on hypocrites you're trying to see
failure in the actions of this organization to not pursue your interests you have tried to undermine the efforts of the investigative bodies. in the u.k. and france questions are being asked about the legality of launching the strikes before consulting parliament barnaby phillips has more from central london. into the dark from that base in cyprus british tornadoes headed into the night sky with storm shadow missiles which they would fire at a military facility just outside home is the objective according to the prime minister very specific in scope this is not about intervening in the civil war it is not about regime change. it is about a limited targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized her french jets were
also on their way and the french government described the attack on syria in similar language. it is it is limited to precise objectives the destruction of the chemical capacity of the syrian regime in order to prevent it from carrying out more chemical attacks and pursuing a strategy of terror against the population this action is proportionate and targeted. on the streets of paris some support for the a time due to force it to stop i think that the strike that was announced is a good thing i think that is our western societies duty to advocate a certain example to me says. it's dangerous to face up to russia we don't know how relations can be with britain. back in london it's possible that british public opinion hoarded as it is seen here as the disastrous invasion of iraq maybe more skeptical the main opposition leader characteristically cautious about the use of force parliament should be consulted parliament should be allowed to take
a view on this but instead the strikes were launched last night parliament is in session on monday she could have come to parliament on monday to discuss the whole situation instead of strikes she claims there is a legal basis for it i've asked her in a letter i've just sent to this morning to publish in full the legal basis and justification for it well later in the day the government did publish a summary of the legal advice which it took before launching the attack it justified it on the basis that the suffering in duma had been extreme and that the use of british forces had been proportionate that's the argument to reason may will make when she appears before members of parliament on monday but already critics are saying that that parliamentary debate should have taken place before not after the attack was launched to be phillip's al jazeera westminster in central london. meanwhile in the u.s. antiwar protesters have marched outside the white house in response to those
airstrikes in syria protesters chanted hands off syria and call for peace not rule they say they want the world to know not everybody in the united states acts military solutions the funeral of anti-apartheid activist when a medic in salem mandela has been held in south africa thousands of people gathered in her hometown of so letter to pay tribute to 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 conference or reports from the funeral. we might begin there london this casket is brought into their land a stadium where rapturous applause the. the tens of thousands of south africans came to be how could by the best way they know through song and dance. numbers of different political parties sat side by side with dominating collars of
cleaning yellow for the african national congress was part of and read for economic freedom fighters whose ideology she said the president cyril ramaphosa described is a b.s. revolutionary still lives on in that nation that's called have. as it strives each day to fulfill its destiny as a united peaceful and prosperous and just society. to many south africans just most only a freedom fighter doing apartheid she also stood with the poor afterwards most people will relate to. even after apartheid ended she wanted to fight for their rights she often said that south africa may have a great. many execs to know what it really mean to have economic and social freedom people have talked of her desire to see that distribution of life and passion for young people and how frustrated she was about the wealth disparity
between the minority white and elite black south africans on one hand and majority to pour on the other we also have to go back and decide for ourselves what natural justice means as a country so i think that people feel aggrieved that african majority in this country many of them feel incredibly still and in rwanda by the idea that people who had. traumatized that. dispossessed them live among us. we mandela was also embroiled in controversy she's been accused of human rights abuses during apartheid but she had been the dish of the a.n.c. it was criticized all vilifying and abandoning half to apartheid some of them by police but i mean it's even got started on you know turn it around that's the person that killed her could be done you know turn our that's our president there were ready to humiliate her in front of the world after all was said and done we
mandela's potential slowly made its way through so with the township she calls home to a memorial cemetery where she was buried. people say she never wavered from fighting for a better life for black south africans and for that they see she's a hero cathy zoi al-jazeera johannesburg exactly four years since two hundred seventy six school girls were kidnapped from their school in northeast nigeria by the armed group boko haram parents of the missing she brought girls around the anniversary by marching to their school and renewing calls for their release fifty seven girls escaped in the immediate aftermath of the attack and four years on one hundred twelve are still being held under is president who do hari says talks with boko haram to free the rest of the girls suffering from setbacks because of internal divisions within the armed groups. little parties in iraq has started campaigning for upcoming elections in the seven thousand candidates will compete for three hundred twenty nine seats in next month's vote but they faced tough
challenges in the aftermath of the three year war to defeat are still married under reports. since there are the military announced the defeat of iceland december two thousand and seventeen many it out there have been displaced people of return to their homes in most parts of the country life is slowly returning to something up foreseen the market. but the struggle to unite a country for generations divided along sectarian lines is far from over could the elections on may twelfth help some say mortal toll was up again what i thought. there was campaigning won't change anything they have the same faces they just change that posters and banners and much nepotism is involved. there's a colored field of convenience with five major shia analysts two sunni two kurdish and some smaller parties and independents current prime minister hi they're all about the end he's produced as a new deal maliki had separate lists within the ruling da opposed to hide the the
leader of the but that organization is allied with the iranian backed shia militias known as the popular mobilization falls is. the powerful shiite cleric. with a strong support base among that's poor has allied with communists prime minister these popular with many of the country's sunni minority who thank him for risking them from life and i saw but sectarian feel is still run deep in iraq and really just loyalties have traditionally been heavily exploited by parties during elections and some view his government has cropped so i want to what. it does not matter if not as long as this corrupt government is ruling from the green zone to blend snatched from the iraqi people and it's brought the owners. in the same able tunnel must mufon kurdish region political loyalties are changing after the cottage regional governments failed to find them before independence last year new parties
are seeking to challenge the traditional ruling ones the p u k and k d p. and of course regional players will be watching events criminals some politicians are warning me because i'm told he will to meddle in the pool and exploit mistrust between shia and sunni poultice mohammed to al-jazeera. riot police in france have clashed with protesters for a sixth successive day over the clearing of squatters from the abandoned site of a proposed airport demonstrators threw fireworks at police who were using water cannon plans for the airport close to the city of now in western france were abandoned in january after years of protests many activists have opted to stay in makeshift camps. chinese consumers are being courage to boycott american products and services in response to u.s. president donald trump's threat to impose tariffs on chinese goods this may have
a huge impact on u.s. products like beef which rely heavily on middle class consumers from china china correspondent asian brown reports from shanghai. 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 and. when we heard there might be a twenty five percent tariff we thought oh no we 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 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 beef 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 on of fordable 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 new police are completely if the imported 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 beef 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 and a good monday catch up any time long events in syria and of course the rest of the news on our website address that is our desire dot com.
tech and i look at the top stories in our nations security council has voted against a resolution proposed by russia condemning the american british and french missile strikes against the syrian government it was defeated eight votes to three with four abstentions syria and russia used the debate to criticize the strikes strongly . when you're going to get. the united states supported by power lies launched airstrikes against military and civilian targets in the syrian arab republic without a mandate from the united nations security council and in violation of u.n. norms and principles of international law and aggression against a sovereign state was carried out. in an act of cynical to staying with a group of western countries decided to take military action without waiting for the results of the investigation russia condemns the attack against syria in the strongest possible terms. yes president donald trump has praised the strikes as
perfectly executed the u.s. and its allies north one hundred missiles targeting a scientific research facility in damascus and to chemical weapons storage facilities near homes is the first coordinated retaliation for last saturday's suspected chemical attack on duma i spoke to the president this morning and he said if the syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again the united states is lott and loaded when our president draws a red line our president enforces the red line there now is have been criticized for authorizing the strikes before the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons produced its report inspectors from the o.p.c. w. have now arrived in syria's capital damascus security permitting well nigh trowed try to go to the suburb of doomer where the suspected chemical weapons attack took place last saturday in other news the funeral of anti-apartheid activist winnie
medic is a lemon deller has been held in south africa thousands of people gathered in her hometown so where to go to pay tribute to the woman known to many as the mother of the nation she died nearly two weeks ago at the age of eighty one after a long illness there's a headlines coming next the listening post and the story of a media ministry in pakistan more news for you after that thanks for watching.