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well it says his to screw the rest of us or not. at eighteen going to big or became junior champion of europe at nineteen he was the youngest athlete for the french delegation at the london olympics in a sport where you normally reach the peak of your performance in your early thirties his career seemed to begin well. i don't know maybe that. julie. said to me they do want. you know a certain. parties on priscilla's system to the more traditional on the open your they mean all dogs are very good next from the midtown times revenues but all called the hospital put up through this. door.
to get us on the docket. which it isn't your. or just some to. civil degree mcvickar year i found it i found some of the. fitted are fun to do you do this we were. showing plenty of eyes at the poplar. then in two thousand and twelve six months before the london olympic games clinton injured himself the issue of doping came up for the first time markets were met for mccain sure that is a possible. and elma environmentally for. our commitment to anything and for some top schwab to normal physical stars here see up our duty or touch us column is also yell at it in. city leg going to. put us in a place the lawman during the fun of it said that it was still in pain when
a trailer looks. well go not a trophy and was originally prescribed by doctors to stimulate the secretion of sex hormones athletes use it for its anabolic effects to help increase muscular mass. quentin b. goal was also taking testosterone proponent injections. meth and die alone orally. and stanozolol the steroid taken by ben johnson in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight for two years quentin was able to avoid testing positive. jump assisted in europe small dispense it in any way for the apollo once problem it was corporate shot well when it comes. to all the. issues you know. when there are. more don't commit said you know why it were in
hindsight he incriminates his relationship with his trainer yes i mean don't phone affair or. sufis. the book. it is earned you tapper faerber point this was on then will not all kind morning drew we appreciate more papa bear it is resolved of this at all because. if we can all see the real. issue when he would get up his conservative. side on second well his former coach denies any involvement quentin admits he made a mistake and wants to move on he hopes to rediscover his best form in two thousand and seventeen. i'm sure there's a me. in there for you and all. of us. for it so there are thousands of requests for it all to preserve our family top.
every year worldwide three thousand death leaves are suspended by their federations . on a global level the fight against doping began fairly recently in one nine hundred ninety nine the world anti-doping agency wada was created water defines doping in legal terms. you have bad you see a map and don't close. your forum and simply request or would you also want to pose for what is just part. in two thousand and five one hundred ninety one states signed unesco's international convention against doping in sport and began to harmonize their legislations but the world anti-doping agency still has no operational role it is the responsibility of the sports federations to find
cheaters and therein lies the main problem. organise two thousand and fifteen beijing hosts the fifteenth world athletics championships organized by the i w n the international association of athletics federations since the two thousand and eight olympic games china has excelled at all in izing sporting events for nine days almost one thousand nine hundred athletes from two hundred make countries more watched by six billion television viewers. and that the i.w.a. organizes the event and sells television rights to broadcasters oddly though they are also responsible for enforcing anti doping regulations it's a system which makes the federations both judge and jury haven't any.
potential. through just a political stunt that general lawsuit bob will just watch and of course the question as you are pulled is old was that fail for the charger sauciness that you . applied to. or was abby behind the finishing line doping inspectors and members of the international federation await the athletes selected for testing. and they stop the process so we are secure in knowing that they don't see you cannot miss any of the athletes that have been selected with their record for that so many cases after they busted across the. in this secure zone five hundred samples are taken no camera can enter when an athlete is present. and see that. i've. essentially
they said that you needed to. have been there yet and there was this is now you. see this and so. on and so when they see. these. cases. i think you know why is it. really so is the possibility to hide something we did. not need. an example of this was a trick most famously pulled off by boxer mike tyson who confessed to having deceived testers by using a fake penis filled with clean urine. an independent laboratory analyzes the samples there are thirty five in the world that are accredited by the
world anti-doping agency each athlete must provide two bottles sample a for analysis and sample b. for a second test if required the anonymous samples are separated into several chub and tested for four hundred different chemicals every year the world anti-doping agency publishes the list of prohibited substances and methods the athletes take great care to avoid the banned substances. all are supposed to do with was it it was a guy who are known as a. what do you want to see the effect statistic more than i would predict who will prevent more put a. also who can get into school or simply improve be able. to go to this issue. that.
testing during competition is above all about protecting the reputation and credibility of the athletics event in question these urine tests are supplemented by other checks elite athletes are subjected to testing several times a year either at home or at a hotel tests that the federations normally do not allow to be filmed. runs to the top infantry officer she's my college sure how do you sum up this time it's a blood test. images one of. me. feel . when it's time. to. have. blood testing allows levels of other substances undetectible in your in to be assessed. the equipment a protocol all the same for all athletes in all countries all blood data is kept on
record by the idle a f. for comparison purposes to help identify any suspicious variations this is what is known as a biological passport. i . am the first obviously seen moving or taking a pyramid. more or less for. we do wallace is if. of it of a movie where the mask of saga sold in. kenya normal novelette is more stubble a cube of the year lost. girls were pleased to be open eyes open. this is the value of various work your typical titles will. disappear. in beijing four hundred fifty thousand euros to spend on the drive to unmask don't lose but only two kenyan athletes testing positive samples can be reanalyzed for
a period of up to ten years. so i started to do the sort of to show. the case that that was fairly does attitude and that is the future of me. because for so all these all what i when they said the opposite had to be democrats was through the desert let polyfill fish other for. these retroactive tests can shatter the podiums years after competitions since the london games russians our reporter was stripped of her gold medal in the three thousand meter steeplechase. the u.s. relay team lost their four silver medals and turned out to keane returned her gold medal for the one thousand five hundred meters vireo is left us better than me and i last sees me is one boy's them as what their sexual needs the pleasure morning in
but i. don't mean to infer that being your medina yes of the boys to their the drugs no he'll sign do is meet levy stace nozzles the hail major usage going on here but. nowadays any athlete is seen as capable of don't bring. them up on. the same cincinnatus. he got interested in my letters from when i make up he would. kill me dog. chose to stay here myself.
this is not my. place is going to spy on me. my powers on a. form of killing for his team. which i want. you same bocelli. i spoke at a sit com joy leave my face. in the entire history of the one hundred meters i fled tix blue ribbon sprint event only ten men and run the distance in this the nine point eight seconds using bones is
the only one to have never been accused of doping. was. it what it what it was the jamaican is the first sprinter to have been proved one hundred metres world record three times some of these records were achieved during a period when no blood testing was carried out on jamaican athletes. yes you do. you know it was national to do. it by give it back program to test sure you didn't just want to have it is that lead to tony and the law. because the day are bad you don't. tend to get the full immersion. if the law says that led to. that lead. on that it isn't. hard for me in the demo not to.
sit in on something they don't do bad at the molecular better looking for it promise a better life beat up is possible. in theory every country needs a national anti-doping agency able to independently organize the testing of its athletes however in many countries due to the interference of national sporting federations of the state the agencies do not carry out anti doping tests thus in two thousand and twelve there were no urine tests in jamaica during the six month period that preceded the london olympics where using bolt made off with three gold medals. they didn't go. because they know that there's more.
stuff up all the way. they say look they're so young for a saturday and they've got the. i don't know yet. you saying balls great american rival justin gatlin has been suspended twice after testing positive for amphetamines and testosterone he returned at the age of thirty two even stronger and faster than he was when he tested positive for his performances judy raised eyebrows. i am and. there are seven million lights in this school. each one they still are. the ones to be seen. to be heard that demonstrably. it is sky we. witness
the human children playing. on. and monday put it on. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the work. uncovering fold the forensic analysis by the f.b.i. more than twenty years ago reports being written without my knowledge or authorization equipments dirty testimony is being given that's way beyond people's expertise the state has announced its intention to attempt to retry john after trees crimes for which he's already served thirty two years their evidence was the only physical
evidence that put really manning in that car the system with. an al-jazeera. for the free world cup two thousand and eight season is nearly upon us and for the second time in four years but even a person is hosting want all the planets biggest sporting events can russia overcome the security fears and put on a great football policy for the world follow all the action on and off the pitch here on al-jazeera. i'm sam is a dam in dar with a look at the headlines here now and to syria now the u.s. president has met singapore's prime minister head of his historic summit with north korea's leader delegates are working on the final details of the meeting on tuesday it's the first ever get together by sitting leaders of both countries. our diplomatic editor james bays has more from singapore. the main focus seems to be on
that building just behind me there that's the ritz carlton hotel and that's where there is a meeting on the way between senior u.s. officials and senior north korean officials and i think what they're trying to do is work through at this stage some of the language that could be in a joint statement at the end of the meeting that is taking place here on tuesday the german chancellor says the e.u. will respond in kind to us to the u.s. tariffs on european steel an alum in the i'm going to merkel says she's disappointed the u.s. president withdrew from the g. seven summit communiqué white house advisers accuse calibers prime minister of engaging in bad faith diplomacy. saudi arabia kuwait and the united arab emirates have pledged two and a half billion dollars in financial aid to jordan it follows
a twenty three million dollars pledge from the e.u. the e.u. foreign policy chief said brussels would continue investing in an ally jordan seen a wave of protests against plans to raise taxes new evacuations have been ordered in guatemala a week after a volcanic eruption killed at least one hundred ten people before you go volcanoes spewing out more ash and lava emergency teams have been forced to abandon their search for survivors. one of the faces of hong kong's independence movement has been jailed for six years twenty six year old edward long was charged with rising and assaulting a police officer in two thousand and sixteen about one hundred thirty police people rather mostly police were injured in the protests against what activists saw as mainland chinese encroachment on. more than six hundred migrants a stark color a rescue ship waiting for either malta or italy to take them in italy's threaten to
close its ports to rescue ships of malta doesn't except for people. you saying bonds is the only one to have never been accused of doping. the jamaican is the first sprinter to have improved the one hundred metres world record three times some of these recalls were achieved during a period when no blood testing was carried out on jamaican athletes using bowls great american rival justin gatlin has been suspended twice after testing positive for amphetamines and testosterone he returned at the age of thirty two even stronger and faster than he was when he tested positive for his performances judy raised eyebrows scientists suspect that doping main deede have long term effects. if you want to be yeah and they're back to do it only one more seriously. and.
then is key as well i saw. the whole bit to defamation effective law connected to mood if he sued if they put it up oh. yes compare moments of the crypt. considering your analogies performance this present is this remind you this path is life tragedy i wrote that your job is to go out there and give. give the news to the world but have a bias opinion so i think you don't do a good job of being the reporters can meet later and to discuss more about it and all of that. despite four years of suspension justin gatlin signed another contract with nike the world's largest sports equipment manufacturer is sending out mixed messages. as for not they don't weigh with any not that there was a common
a key part of compromise with a nigga but to get us back up. about there on the on the opposite they want in bed they got. the. second month in there was chemistry in there from the first. job a runner up at the end of this was i let us go home audio and young just in the in my filming with a bill that was going the opposite they were going to show us in the box with an all for nike is told only they are they never want to make. them believe you need most is the sheeple who frequent romel and mirthless snort who couldn't be the core of the explorer respect that spoke to the office for
tsunamis there's a good definition record of what will seek a new self monument need up on the critical spot in the form of b. and d. but not your story to read and they're almost full. version if indeed the revolution can be sure. to stop cheating many athletes are demanding more severe penalties. and almost. has been on the sides of clear taking. things open my eyes saying it's about the last thing. in london it's a cause and so. on they can from the olympics in spain and i think this year seen the stakes up late
in two thousand companies have tim said move. isn't this just so fear the fear of this book speak to me welcome to couldn't comment on the athletes and i'm stuck on an i'm so who beat him won't see meat on a lot of his meat can his son he says needs to say oh mommy says eat. this is to plough its image this is me fuck and those fish have a complaint in laos and south with him east. he's been at them i don't dislike late and to get up top and but in a babysitting sense to get oktava flu have to be stuff that i missed and. then i know the small dog being no wallace they leaked beyond the recent.
months even mistrust. they stayed in on their plates and. it seemed as mystifying style to folk to them the stuff that we say took if any skin done of it this is to a mouse if he'd answer going to. pios it but it is one of the few journalists specializing in dumping since two thousand and six he's been conducting a study on cheating in spain china and kenya in two thousand and fifteen he brought the lies and corruption at the highest level of the i w f to light. this is a comment. that inventors read about as. they gather in their. blue
to get a fresh start or season for me and track and spit. the massive doping has worked to try to take away alan breck reasons and most these are the results of blood tests for five thousand athletes taken between two thousand and one and two thousand and twelve amongst them eight hundred a suspected of doping for example this value of this blood sample should not exceed one hundred forty three sometimes we find samples valuing one hundred forty five one hundred fifty five or even one hundred fifty six. point at lorton versions of a get off talking kind of person i mean a lot interesting a bit of the talking to are yet to happen too often a tradition was a consultant runs into an unknown annoyances. doping going on when we're talking way toward. the federation the us knew that many of their athletes with doping notably the long distance and medium distance runners but they allowed this to happen even worse the directors of the i.w.a. f allowed athletes who tested positive to compete in exchange for money according
to the newspapers le monde on l'express mean diac the president of the i.w.a. up until two thousand and fifteen admitted to french prosecutors to having him pencilled one point five million euros the money would have been used to fund the election of the senegalese president in two thousand and twelve his son diac former marketing consultant supposedly targeted athletes such as the russian marathon runner. from whom he allegedly demanded four hundred fifty thousand euros so that she can still compete racketeering money was moved to a company in singapore black tydings when investigated by interpol he denied all involvement gabriel delay the head doctor of the federation is suspected of having received nearly two hundred thousand euros for having concealed the doping but see this is obviously just. stopped at a boat to push the united top of a culvert lawton's and get it for blunt and i stuck to it as i said comforting golfing at the forefront in the fight against doping one internets and argue about
it see or touch these after bad and i cannot escape in total not out don't go if now to just good stand out is obama supporter we're talking to americans and he comes i'm. disgusted by these practices athletes decided to take matters into their own hands here i don't we cannot trust you anymore you damage our sport we have to. this is what we have to see. you put money. i want to run against clean athletes not munster's. taggerty. passion. some athletes went even further us to part of russia's eight hundred metres champion in two thousand and eleven along with her husband vitali unveiled to the
world how russia creates its champions for five years yulia rub shoulders with the world's best athletes the tally is an advisor to the director of the russian anti-doping agency this is him at the side of the sports minister in two thousand and nine. in two thousand and fourteen the couple decided to reveal the systematic doping of russian athletes doping organized by the country's medical and sporting bodies and covered up by the state their revelations caused a scandal. it's tearing apart and diving in atlantic city sides russia facing danica caribbean also there at the start of the civilities it will take i'm going to get the ball to do but it could be persistent from the one of the just below us was just that s.p.l. isn't a little small deal to do push the ball shook it passes that it gets your. people. forced to react to the i.w.a. after suspended four thousand russian athletes it was the biggest collective punishment in the history of sport. vladimir
putin was forced to reassure the world your program will produce just what your folks do in their blood in your us here when you. see every species somewhere i couldn't shoot a picture and were prepared to have him only start the each mission not only me and you took. two months later two directors of the anti-doping agency died under suspicious circumstances. vyacheslav seem to have a new key to come out of their deaths took place just as they were preparing to make public disclosures according to the sunday times considered traitors of their homeland the whistleblower couple exiled themselves to berlin. resistance. to what mr right now so mr. dusting is known as clerk of service years. the
story began the day that usually a med surg a pro to gun off the head of the athletics federations medical department prescribe to a doping program. to go after cleaning claridge. that presented the doctor doesn't excuse it cutting but if it spots near enough to get there it's warning. to find out um you've all booked murder me a lot of us to. this point in time in that you just. need to stage a whole new. class that's just what them the covert. how do. you not go there bill stuart you know. that the storm new governor your own go ideals don't say when the word of what it's must see that zone go just ones that he bore you will eat up with. two of the gold medal winners of the london olympic games if you athletes tested positive it was because the anti doping agency in
moscow were themselves corrupt. and that resignation a. bit about us the business law as it moved it is just an instant don't invite us year after machine you must get them to go to help the goal of only because. i guess it's about a book with a mobile distillery on your door when you go and you boys at the process as they also which the. studio manya but dumb to be over the blanket was of an account on the b. cinema proper it didn't use a mascot that name a problem but so i guess that's just because popcorn that what it has a place where disallowing them are probably it ends up with i guess most probably no names could hit it away. did you do while competing yulia met retired her future husband on their second date she broached the issue of doping.
it's. i. just. don't ask a valuable thing of my own you know but i. could get this because it's the podium up in the tube. in the sun to get almost of silkies condition from which to sit for some. severe measures to richard and that's what he has recorded over so there's no new profit loss to the shop or put already off because i was i took a statue with me state to the sunni dr billy. on their way up us what they all if i watched. the man who said nothing was we are just love scene of one of the two directors the died under suspicious circumstances.
but what were the russian athletes doing to escape jackson brought. us. that we said come on the signal on your. dog. is not genuine design use could mean their wisdom was damned. but i said to better get a sentiment is plentiful is that one you know the detection methods are always changing and the dates how long. some substances can be detected always getting shorter but again usually the directors of the labs at the first ones to receive this information so that they in the country like pressure the they have to share this information because the main goal is not to catch their peers the main goal is to help people in gold medals.
the russian anti doping agency disputes the accusations. vitali he has refused to cooperate with us on this matter. and for us it's a pity if you want to fight against doping in sport you should not only give these bold statements publicly it's not enough just to you know appear in the screen and say everyone is corrupted facts and presumptions that what we need to have in order to establish an underdog in the world is. the evidence was collected by high level . as if you have a as a tradition yesterday in your for rita. and you just have an off duty guy and tyson and video and audio from the top. you going to not need to have one in. my toes and sort of. you know in. your view
you know it's a day in is so good to see does he. get up and on those of times to the economic hot. beleaguer. just dropping in opposition i started to up tired. or media ciena there's money on it and was dusty's us and sustain imminent us problem there's always this response to minister to was invited to. use it that's all it was his form of good luck almost didn't begin until she took the equivalent. of the vision image from were up about the let me die you see but i couldn't conceive in my books if the minimum for the month i was just not that. good he should be most of the fishies that makes it alls. lives it does these assaults but you people who are. known to punish on the school can't get a look past me get we're not going to the ones that don't get the media.
following vitaly union's revelations want to began investigating russian. meanwhile julia hopes to rediscover her best film. because i didn't want to get i guess that you know also get the most you got though this is me of a child that. i saw just as nice to you on each when you've been my sister you have a new wife still. stays a yeah you just it's nice that all of that but the thing is what sports. do you think that they take yes. with an interest in them because if. you want.
to take part in international competition she first needs to find a host country to accept into their team. because the blessing it was to buy is a cocoon fixed and then you just get that was it from my store. and yet to the caucuses that are stepping up to the head you have to get your question. which country would be dead if i russia and adopt yulia. russia however does not have the monopoly on doping every year worldwide three thousand athletes test positive for doping among the sports in which cheating has been found to be the most prevalent in recent years our bodybuilding athletics baseball american football weightlifting boxing wrestling cycling ice hockey rugby swimming and basketball power and insurance sports are not the only concerns. only on their vote is
a specific make book if you did. so that it. would board put it in his pool and it's all of it is. more all now but will fill the movies with it in he said that he needs me all produce rather than the six it all but. much of skittishness of all don't do it thank you said look they stood it in. this book if they look at you. as a sport that relies on technique football would seem to be above doping scandals and yet it has been tainted by much rigging and corruption. during the two thousand and fourteen world cup in brazil seven hundred thirty six players were tested as shown in this free for promotional video. once again the tests are financed and carried out by the federation that organizes the event do
you think that those of the like in other words or what is your opinion one difficult informal modest move to run just move cool of you know grand in silence also a little luck scored a goal was. no footballer tested positive in rio a satisfactory result of a free for. all. of the last. case we had was during nine hundred ninety four what the united states. there is a very clear commitment to make the fifa competitions the big three. despite this show of toughness to the leaders of world football really provide the necessary means to catch cheats in one thousand nine hundred eighty fever had all the samples destroyed after the world cup thus avoiding any subsequent unmasking of drug cheats in two thousand and six no blood samples were taken in two thousand and
fourteen millibar a tree that tested the samples was in ozone over twelve hours away from rio after twelve hours tiny doses of a no longer detectable in urine samples so is the myth of clean football to be believed retired player write a world champion in one thousand nine hundred four is skeptical. so. as to be. really my article doing vital to those. sports working to control the strain strain of the of he used to look at as a future boy as he would inject when things are bad and there's a. badgley of them with my i was there with my shorty there was that they may perceive him as massive amounts of muscle. and being. ripped out of some fees.
if we win tonight and it's that specter. of the. world of whatever was a bit of both when was heavy. with me. sugar obvious which first i want to be know. was only a move toward the minimum is more. yeah well we've history got it or or since you're closer to. it watch the video of it you know what in my arm i see my eyes fickling to my eyes my eyes up without the ha ha ha ha ha. i mean because it was part of that i think an issue part. i want to get. i pop you're going gun. law. ah i just finished
a book by doc at night by the tour de force still cannot now frog. this part and sweet. little budget i'd stick in except for the boat call really had the explaining. the keep a saw so maybe you'll do ok still could nationalise mortality do it but do you plan to do that then mash shots if you could meet because it will be going to your quilt did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance yes he just wouldn't give as bookkeepers good seem to depend on be go with him go on a human what's on your ball i don't get it again even when you want to see it all out much but to start trucking. i used. to aid you nicky minaj accountability more sophisticated the official welcome to geneva for the special one the independent commission press conference that we've found to cover up speed film destruction of samples in the courtroom payments of money in order to conceal
the doping test so it's worse than we thought. our league is influenced by their football fans who don't think about doping really had that lead explaining when real madrid it's love worth five hundred million euros expresses a position on something like the world anti-doping agency has to take notice you'll be able to. al-jazeera continues its investigation into the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase . you possibilities trailers journalists and medical facilities thank god that i don't already declared a state of emergency several weeks ago gripping documentaries to discover a wealth of award winning programming from around the globe i'll debate discussion on one side of the split screen dignitaries mingling on the other carnage see the
world from a different perspective only on al-jazeera. hello briefly a fluff of plateaus show in pakistan and then disappear i'm really talking about iran westwards rather clear skies now and that has reason to get some pretty high temperatures but the breeze is picked up too and i think the leads to a drop in temperature want to places it's all relative but forty one in baghdad and twenty one in beirut there's still a few showers dr rand in turkey. but just a few in the southern girl cases so not a huge amount of change the next day or so maybe is still a feeling of slightly less hot weather but that's not necessarily reflected further south a hot shot has been blowing down the gulf the forecast entire horrific such lead drop from a couple degrees on the last three but it's still forty five cases much cooler in
dubai and abu dhabi down below the forty mark but things don't change in the next day or so despite the breeze still blowing it's a half a mile and we've got the cloud from the southwest monsoon showing itself on the coast of oman now and trying to really influence the weather in salalah which she will do in the next few days or suspect the whole of south africa should be enjoying beautiful open blue skies that's mostly true but you're not on the eastern cape the something of a secular nation which may well bring on morning low clouds and persistent fog. territorial. and ethnic divisions. the daily reality piecing some of france's underprivileged communities. come to come from suburban residents. ok.
i did but i did see. you stan the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. poles apart politically but center stage in singapore final preparations underway before tuesday's summit between donald trump and. i wish i'll carry this is live from doha also coming up the fallout however
continues from trump school last summer at the weekend's seven they've isolated from the rest of the west as the disputes force and. a quarter of a million people in yemen are in extreme danger says the united nations as saudi led forces appear to take the port city of her day. at a baghdad warehouse store in ballot boxes and voting machines catches fire fanning more controversy about iraq's disputed election. and less than twenty four hours the u.s. president. will meet the north korean leader in a historic summit most people thought would not or could not ever happen donald trump and kim jong un have met singapore's prime minister lisa you know ahead of tuesday's talks trumps a meeting was just hours ago delegations from the u.s. and north korea are now working out a final details of the summit the first ever by sitting leaders of both countries
let's bring in diplomatic editor james who is in singapore for this historic summit so a few hours some some meetings have already happened bigger meetings to come all these details still being worked out where things stand right now james. well proprietary meetings are what have been taking place in the last few hours two hours in the morning and they've actually sat down again senior officials from both the north korean and the u.s. side in a hotel near where i am i think they're working out what they might be able to say in some sort of statement or declaration at the summit on shoes day president trump has been meeting the prime minister of singapore with him was and secretary of state mike pompei oh he's released a very brief statement we've had substantial in detail meetings to date the president is well prepared for tomorrow's engagement with chairman kim the u.s. position manes remains clear and unchanged that a statement from the u.s.
secretary of state ahead of this important summit clearly we're already it's an important moment the first time since the korean war almost seventy years ago that the leader of north korea and the u.s. are in the same city. a moment of history the leader of north korea first and then the u.s. president several hours later arriving in the same city this on off summit is now effectively on the way the face to face meeting aimed at diverting a nuclear crisis taking place on choose day kim jong un borrowed a plane from china to bring him here he's probably the least well traveled leader on earth in charge of his isolated nation for six years he had met no other foreign leader until this year. he came to singapore with his own body guard unit and brought his own armored limousine on
a cargo plane again supplied by china remarkably it's only nine months since president trump told the u.n. general assembly he was prepared to annihilate pyongyang diplomacy did finally kick in with north korea sending a delegation to south korea's winter olympics in february. a historic summit at the demilitarized zone between the two koreas was followed by a secret trip by then cia director mike pompei oh the first of two visits he made to pyongyang they paved the way for this summit in singapore trump briefly canceled this summit last month and he's repeatedly threatened to walk away if he doesn't believe the negotiations are serious a tough line but at the same time trump has been sending mixed messages to kim before he flew to singapore he was asked what he wanted to achieve at this historic summit but i had a minimum i do believe at least we'll have many each other we will have. seen each
other hopefully we will have like each other and will start their process i would say that would be the minimal no demand then for the north korean leader to commit to completely give up his nuclear capability but experts say that kim is also well aware that trump is unpredictable and that he's coming from another summit the g seven where he fell out with his closest allies a meeting where the optics are positive meaning try and get a handshake with kim jong un and it agreeing to some kind of nuclear the need nuclear deal would go a long way to mescaline for president from as much as it would for the. north korean state committee so in in all likelihood i think the north koreans are. upbeat but they are careful with the same time. as kim had a brief courtesy meeting with singapore's prime minister news emerged that he was planning to leave the city just five hours after his meeting with trump that
suggests there will not be lengthy substantiative talks but we shouldn't discount the idea that the north korean side may perhaps of those proposed timings as a negotiation tactic. eighteen hours to go until this historic meeting the first ever between a sitting u.s. president and a leader of north korea let's discuss all of this further with my guest alexander neal from the international institute of strategic studies you heard the statement i read a moment ago from secretary of state pompei or he said the u.s. position is clear this is this term technical term among you disarmament experts explain what that is see if it yes it's quite a mouthful it's complete verifiable irreversible denuclearize ation and that's the bottom line for the united states that's what the state department's been saying that's what the white house has been saying although perhaps trump has had to be educated in the vagaries of just the fine details. what c.v.
it actually means but i think the bottom line really is both sides they want a peace deal i think that's the lowest common denominator they've got this far and there's so much political capital invested in this that to not walk away with with something along those lines would be quite catastrophic at this point they've set the bar pretty low for this first meeting if you listen to what president trump has said he just wants to get on and meet the man and see if he can do business with him but in terms of denuclearization you just been talking about how far apart are they really i think they really are quite far apart on that because kim jong un he's basically put is regina legitimacy at stake and that's linked to a nuclear deterrent there's those also the very public spat with bolton about the whole issue of you know whether or not they were going to go for the libya option
or not and that and that would have been a personal affront to kim because what they're talking about is potentially his ultimate demise that was the libya solution so what they're going to be looking at i think is starting off with some cosmetic approaches some choreography and then they're going to perhaps move in an incremental way towards or perhaps find some middle ground see very light perhaps or start working on aspects of c. of it the bits that actually fits the mold for the united states and then perhaps move on beyond that at a later stage but i think as you've as you've rightly said this is a handshake opportunity there's been a lot of choreography and tricks associated with that i can see a scenario where we'll have president trump declaring how his story kitties when he when he meets in less than twenty four a time when they were going to start this great process do you have a fear that it could be
a process that is going nowhere. there in the end if if it breaks down down the line what are the other options well there is always the possibility of a trump walk out there's a possibility of a kim walk out but unfortunately the options should all of those fall apart are actually pretty stark pretty dire. the the koreans the north koreans would like to see the chinese the u.s. garrison on singapore they want to off the korean peninsula so to the chinese but that that's off the cards that's something that was stated very clearly at the shangri-la dialogue ten days ago when secretary for defense jim mattis said very specifically that that matter is something between the south koreans and the united states this whole question of trying camera rapprochement is not not part of that equation at all.