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if the syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again the united states is locked and loaded. threats of future military action as the un security council rejects a russian resolution to condemn allied missile strikes in syria. trump says the mission was a success that pushed the assad regime's chemical weapons program back by years. and there are more of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up syria dominates the summit of the americas empire room with the u.s. vice president defending the military action plus. in manchester where scientists are using the one the material news graphene to help find a solution to the world's malls across the.
u.s. says it's locked and loaded for another military strike if the syrian government uses chemical weapons again now that warning follows the most significant western allied attack against president bashar al assad's government in the seven war the u.s. u.k. and france last more than one hundred missiles and sites they say were connected to syria's chemical weapons program that was in retaliation for last specks of chemical attack on the town of duma the smoke was still rising from those sites as the reactions came in from leaders across the region he expressed support for the strikes the syrian government and iran called them criminal russia drafted a un security council resolution to condemn what it called the aggression that was voted down mike hanna has more from the united nations. this is the first time the
council has met on syria this week a series of meetings that have served only to illustrate the massive divide on the issue the secretary general's repeated calls for unity ignored they are all members to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsening the suffering of the syrian people the meeting was called by russia and its close ally in the council but libya and outrage was expressed at the strikes took place even as international experts arrived in damascus to investigate whether or not a chemical attack actually took place or brings up in a gruesome news limited's the organizers of the aggression didn't even wait for the elementary establishment of facts by an international organization which is authorized to do that they supposedly determine everything for themselves and you turman who was guilty u.k. ambassador argued the strikes were justified in terms of international law and in
the representative from france was adamant that in the absence of diplomatic agreement the strikes were the only form of sanction against syria that remained and the us ambassador threatened 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. like every resolution on syria introduced in the past week this one failed only russia bolivia and china voting in favor this well short of the nine votes that would have necessitated a veto from one of the permanent members despite a hopelessly split security council france says it will introduce yet another resolution this one addressing the dismantling of a chemical weapons program in syria also aimed at forging a cease fire and
a durable political solution for those seeking some straw to clutch in this diplomatic breakdown away from the implacable confrontation informal session members of the council continue to informally even affectionately engage mike hanna al-jazeera united nations. contrary to claims by russia and syria the u.s. and says all of its missiles hit the intended targets the strikes came ahead of a visit by chemical weapons experts who are now in syria to investigate the alleged attack in duma bicycle has the latest from the pentagon argues three words to describe this operation precise overwhelming and effective at the pentagon claims of success as they roll out slides to show what 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 u.s.
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 the syrian chemical weapons program i'm not saying they're not going to be able to reconstitute their theory then it's not saying that it's going to continue but this is dealt them a very serious blow so that i think it'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 spy. person 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 have evidence enough but they've provided none of it to the public one
a lot of this has to do with intelligence and and i'm very happy to show evidence if i can but we were very confident about the decisions we made the u.s. is not saying this is over they say that depends entirely on what the government decides to do next particle hane al-jazeera at the pentagon and meanwhile some u.s. adam says are accusing donald trump of overstepping his authority with the strike on syria alan fisher has the details from washington. the question of legality still hangs over donald trump's decision to launch an assault in syria certainly when james mattis who is the defense secretary was giving evidence of capitol hill and thursday he was asked several times under what authorization and the president possibly plan an attack on syria under the u.s. constitution it is for congress to declare war and they were suggesting that the president needed to seek their authorization audience matters when he gave his news
conference at the pentagon late on friday night here in the u.s. he said that the president was acting under article two of the constitution which gives him the right to take action to protect america's national interest well a number of senators will be asking the question on monday exactly what authorization did he think he was acting under and certainly we know a number of pressure groups also raise the question of legality with one seeing how can you talk about president assad breaking international law and then trying to force him to follow international law by essentially breaking international law this is a question that is going to continue here in washington d.c. in the days and the weeks to come syrian government forces say they have retaken. the announcement follows the departure of the last rebel fighters from duma the russian defense ministry says twenty one thousand people including rebels and their family members have been evacuated government forces launched an offensive in
february backed by russia and the eight summit of the americas has come to an end of the agenda at this year's meeting was supposed to focus on tackling corruption but the u.s. led strikes in syria dominated the discussions on home and has more from name. the photo as planned but then the u.s. led missile strike on syria overshadowed the agenda at the summit of the americas i call upon every nation in this hemisphere freedom. to support this military action taken by the united states and our allies and to support it publicly several countries hinted that they did justin trudeau went further canada stands with our friends in this necessary response and we condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons and last week's attack in eastern goat. the humanitarian and political problems in venezuela also took center stage more than
a dozen countries signed the statement calling full among other things free and fair elections. the endo hinted also of course where we'll win this one we will continue to be generous with the venezuelan people there are brothers but will be implacable with the oppressive regime and sort of. want us to see did the venezuelan president nicolas maduro himself was uninvited to the summit he was defended in his absence by the foreign minister unlike cuba who traded blows with parents. no. it's not at all democratic to attack venezuela and mention president maduro when he's been excluded and isn't here to respond i did ject the insulting references to cuba and venezuela the castro regime is systematically cept the wealth of a great nation and stolen the lives of people. it's a far cry from the last summit when barack obama's handshake with castro symbolized
storing relations or relative regional harmony that's been replaced by division and high profile absences including the us president donald trump some of questioned if the event itself is still relevant as evidence to the contrary post peru pointed to a written commitment from countries to fight corruption that was a summit sufficient theme and the rule of the one that's in america's been shaken by region wide bribery scandal. but the document has no influence with measures and the summit ended with little evidence it's done much to clean up that reputation john home in. lima. the first rangar family to be repatriated from bangladesh has arrived in min miles right kind say a family of five were given identification documents but haven't been granted system ship as despite the u.n. warnings that the community still faces discrimination and persecution and men mom
more than seven hundred thousand range of muslims have fled to neighboring bangladesh following emerge a crackdown last year attackers disguised as united nations peacekeepers have decimated two car bombs at french and u.n. bases in mali and in timbuktu on saturday one peacekeeper was killed and at least ten french soldiers were wounded and no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. still ahead head on al-jazeera u.s. led strikes on syria set social media alight parte hello have reaction from around the world. and how an influx of syrian refugees is helping to boost jordan's economy and what force. through trying to a rave you can. i do not. and if any should be gone. hello rain has been and will be falling on lofty dozen nations through
iran and up towards the caspian sea the good curl of cloud here that's a fair old indication obviously in the next twenty four hours starting so see if you showers in iran probably the north of iraq towards afghanistan more concentrated rain is try for the sas twenty nine in kuwait city the bit warmer in baghdad slightly less what was supposed to ward's mediterranean coast was with a northerly breeze with actually pretty pleasant in the sunshine and should stay that way until the end of monday but the showers are developing a bit further assassin iraq by this time this cloud showing up in the arabian gulf and we have seen pretty good blowing sand and showers down this part of the world the last couple of days sunday looks fine but among the of course the cloud coming back again the potential for more thunderstorms and a bit of dust in the air were rather more in the bit is there for eastern saudi maybe u.a.e. qatar and bahrain to the south through the tropics we have done to what should be a drying picture mr want two big showers in south africa moving through quizzing
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stories. for another military strike if the syrian government uses chemical weapons and the most significant western allies attack against president bashar assad's government. are warning of future action. draft resolution condemning the u.s. led strikes on syria was voted down. his vice president. is at the summit of the americas to support the strikes on syria. and last week suspected chemical attack on. the reaction to the strikes among syrian. supporters of the government of call them positions says they don't go far enough.
ahead reports on turkey's southern border with syria. this is what's left of the birds a scientific research center targeted by missiles from the u.s. britain and france the site near the syrian capital damascus was among three alleged chemical weapons facilities hit during the joint operation the u.s. hopes the assad government got the message that its actions will not go unpunished . but the syrian state media was that of defiance in the face of what they called tripartite aggression. we did not sleep at night honestly we went to the streets to support the army and the air force struck down the missiles. thirty years war has divided opinion in the middle east people came out in solidarity with the assad government and their support for iran and hezbollah or there is high and the u.s. sentiment to the relief of the syrian government and its allies the operation was
limited instead. of a much discussed sustained attack the syrian government thanked its russian partners for the warning about the much anticipated strikes after days of tough rhetoric between u.s. and russia the syrian government had already evacuated military installations and cleared potential targets and allies of bashar al assad have been unequivocal in their support. the last night strike that happened at dawn against syria is a crime i clearly announced that the us president the french president and the british prime minister are criminals and have committed a crime those on the receiving end of the syrian government's attacks and bombs welcome the military action that we support the american strike because we support everything the targets the syrian regime we know that this bombardment will not lead to the fall of the regime targets this criminal regime we are supporting i think this is picked a chemical attack on duma last week predictably support the allies of the assad government and those who oppose it when russia denies the attack ever took place
turkey says assad's actions must have consequences their own gender just didn't follow the up it was unthinkable to leave all the attacks the regime has conducted an ant said that is why we welcome this operation because we can't tolerate what has happened in the perpetrator has to pay for it and the regime has to understand that this inhumane and lawless attack will not stay on. the syrian opposition backed the turkish president's call for an end to all kinds of attacks against civilians the u.s. britain and france that assad wasn't targeted the government forces and assets remain intact the intention this it was to force the assad government to stop using chemical weapons but according to a syrian opposition member the message that they seem to have received is that the assad government and its allies can continue their killings just not using chemical weapons. other syria. and hell take the reaction to the
strikes on social media. when the serious strikes were announced much of the world started discussing it on twitter using the spanish english and french spellings of syria to debate whether the u.s. u.k. and france have made the right decision and looking at the online conversation in arabic one hashtags stood out on saturday america strikes this tweet from mohammed the leash is one of the most popular posts using the hash tag and he says the west message to kill as you wish when you wish and where you wish and how you wish but without chemical weapons and while these pictures of planes and missiles are for many in the west the signature images of this military strike syrian media spent much of saturday showing pictures like these of syrian missile defense systems appearing to intercept some of the air strikes in syria and russia both say many of the missiles were stopped but the pentagon says this is completely false and that syrian forces fired missiles after the u.s. coalition strikes were complete so all of this is part of the information war in
overdrive since the apparent chemical attack one week ago president assad is very much involved here tweeting out a video of him showing up to work after the u.s. coalition strikes in what appears to be just a normal day of work while syrian state media also showed footage of people across the country celebrating what they consider to be the government's triumph over western aggression but some citizen journalists say that these pictures are fake fake news the video the president for example shows a shadow directly below a tree indicating it was taken mid day and not after the strikes as the post claims there's criticism of the u.s. u.k. and france as well thousands of british twitter users have used the hash tag not in my name theresa may and over in france the minister for armed forces florence parly tweeted out this video showing the control room for one of the missile launches. but as you can see all of the top reactions to her tweet have been people skeptical asking for evidence that syria actually used the chemical weapon on its people and
while no civilians were killed in the strikes development economist mohammad told us this military action did little to help syrian civilians unfortunately this is cheap political posturing on the part of the countries that are conducting the strikes if they actually cared about civilians they would support if you do programs that would let in more refugees on their territory the u.s. has taken eleven refugee this year from syria the u.k. and france have a terrible track record with that as well so of course it's unfortunate that this is just put on messaging and it comes at the expense of of syrian civilians and so the information war continues to be fought on traditional and social media well and seven hundred fifty thousand syrians have sought refuge in neighboring jordan which has been a huge strain on the country's resources and economy but also a new joint initiative is aiming to reduce the impact by training refugees to join the local force that's a good name reports from sahab. or strip mohammed jamal of the life he built
in syria his job as a factory supervisor has allowed him to create a new one in jordan and restore his dignity. at that hour for a year and the beginning i could not provide the basic necessities of life for my center and my wife thank god now i'm having a decent life. jamaal is one of thirty syrians who created from refugee camps working at el san about the diaper manufacturer has been hiring syrians for five years and they now make up fifteen percent of its workforce when we started this process it was video views view those modems if it positively to the all in all environment what's happening at al sanibel and other factories in jordan could mark a new approach to how the international community assists refugees three quarters of a million syrian refugees are registered in jordan which is put
a strain on the country struggling with high unemployment and cost of living the hope is by providing work for refugees they will contribute to not drain the economy this will make let's say a wing to win situation this will form large up our chances for jordanian because some of. some of the employers would come from outside to start having their new projects the government has made it easier and cheaper for syrian refugees to get work permits and streamline the process for companies looking to export to the european market the un refugee agency u.n.h.c.r. has established eleven recruiting centers now more than ninety five thousand syrian refugees mostly men are working in factories farms construction sites and stores. abdulhadi says by working his way up to factory manager he's now in
a position to provide opportunity. is really good for me i'm happy because i hated my reward at el sent about having syrian refugees as part of the workforce has had another effect the owner says it's brought a unity and an understanding that everyone whether a syrian refugee or a jordanian is first and foremost a human being natasha going. to have jordan and she have to exact of of the walls biggest advertising agency w p p has stepped down. resignation comes as he's being investigated for personal misconduct and misuse of company funds denies any wrongdoing as empty trails as head of the company for more than three decades. they were in china are being encouraged to boycott american products and services in response to u.s. threats to impose what tariffs on chinese goods imports of american beef which
depend heavily on middle class consumers could be hard hit our china question and brown has more 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 the 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 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'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 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 honor for double luxury to pull up 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 it 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 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. the film world is paying tribute to the oscar winning director mueller's foreman who's dies at the age of eighty six tech born for make a list part of the one nine hundred sixty s. move wave of directors that criticize the communist regime in czechoslovakia but it
was in hollywood that for one made his name and one hundred seventy five he picked up his first direct oscar directing oscar for one flew over the cuckoo's nest nine years later he repeated that success with it on the day us. forces scarcity is potentially one of the biggest problems facing humanity in the coming decades the un estimates in thirty years a quarter of the world's population will lack access to clean water some countries already dealing with severe shortages but scientists impress and say they may have come up with a solution and the latest in our first series lawrence lee went to manchester to find out how it works. it may only be one and something invisible to the eye but the graphene layer wrapped inside these cheap can help provide clean water to the planet. the mesh around its tiny holes act as a filter bacteria and other nasty bits in the dirty water are trapped in the graphene layer and drinking water comes through the other side i did get blocked by
the christian you know and just pure water can come you so effectively to see it. turn graphene into a shield like this and run salt water through it the salt molecule stick and h two o. passes through graphene can desalinate sea water as well we recently sold it stephanie possible to remove i own. which was a very important step but now we need to reproduce stalls results on a very large scale this is probably going to take at least five years i think. in many ways it appears to be the breakthrough the world's been waiting for cities like cape town face potentially catastrophic water shortages deserted vacations through climate change water borne diseases the problems are so well known yet solutions remain elusive that's partly because desalination and other filtration process is a currently slow and expensive once the graphene solution is scaled up to industrial levels it may hold the prospects of revolutionizing the availability of clean water
they're going to this one for example have a big role to play they can reduce the cost of water distribution water treatment a lot. and it can really help the companies governments to provide water for cheaper to do. citizens it won't be enough but it can play a big role. as ever though much of the potential success of graphene will be wrapped up in politics people living in gaza for example rely on desalinated water and lay their hopes on israel and the united nations for solutions technological advances and political will the same thing people really have queries from people in cities like cape town wondering how quickly they can get hold of their own personal water filtration system so there's no doubting the urgency of the me but it is as good an example as you can find of the way in which technology is now on the point of being able to overcome some of the planet's most difficult public health problems. in manchester a a.
zero these are our top stories the u.s. says it's locked and loaded for another military strike if the syrian government uses chemical weapons again that warning follows the most significant western allied attack against president bashar al assad's government in the seventy year war or warning of future action came during a united nations security council meeting on saturday a russian drafted resolution condemning the u.s. led strike on syria was voted down by the member countries. syrian government forces say they have retaken east and now that announcement follows the departure of the last rebel fighters from the duma the russian defense ministry says twenty one thousand people including rebels and their family members have been evacuated government forces launched an offensive in eastern groups in february backed by russia syria has dominated discussions on the second and final day of the summit of
the americas in peru u.s. vice president mike pence called on a decision to support the u.s. led strikes he said he's confident government forces use chlorine gas in last week's suspected chemical attack on. the first family to be repatriated from bangladesh has arrived in state the family of five was given identification documents but not sets and ship the un warms the community still faces discrimination and persecution and mineral more than seven hundred thousand range of muslims fled to rape in bangladesh following a military crackdown last year. attackers disguised as united nations peacekeepers have decimated two car bombs at french and u.n. bases in mali the attack happened in timbuktu on saturday on peacekeeper was killed and at least ten french soldiers were wounded no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. a journalist in nigeria previously involved in negotiations with
boko haram says only a few of the chibok school girls being held by the armed groups are still alive and government says it has no way of backing up the reporter's claim and insisted goshi asians are ongoing exactly four years ago boko haram kidnapped two hundred seventy six girls from their schools and book activists held a vigil to mark the anniversary and called for the release of the girls still in captivity those are your headlines up front this next. week for you.