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terry sills will be allowed to play out and will produce so yemen from the united states' perspective is a significant issue but not a vital national concern and so arms sales are from that perspective a good thing and will continue but the whole thing is more of a small angle in a big picture which is about millions of yemenis who have been evicted of their own villages entire neighborhoods destroyed thousands of people killed a day situation which has been described by the u.n. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and you're talking about a political impasse in the country do you have any hope for a future reconsideration between the warring factions in yemen. well it's difficult unfortunately to answer this questions because at the moment both sides the government is think they are very strong to continue fight. and i think
as. martin griffith yesterday mentioned that it's impossible to go into a politic a new goshi ation before him and eliminating stockholm agreement which is unfortunately not implemented until this moment. their problem is they emanate inside their countries they are facing death from both sides we do not have to ignore the. landmine. hundreds of people and another crime committed also by the forty's which is. child soldiering according to whom are riots and other organizations other who morass of nies ations. there are also of course the. the. bombardment is doing
a very very bad it has only by the way impact on the is on the yemenis and the civilians exactly if i may just step in a particularly comes of the strikes the force is talking about twenty four thousand strikes last since the start of the conflict in two thousand and fifteen creating unprecedented damage to different areas across yemen peter you've issued a report a cypriot but a few weeks ago about the same as in the gulf region where saudi arabia the u.a.e. and other countries are some of the world biggest arms importers if that if the trend continues isn't this something which is likely to further just create instability in the whole region. i think the trend right now is that as humane mentioned saudi arabia the u.a.e. also qatar and even kuwait i too are and will remain major arms we ship units and i think that raises some real questions about what these arms are supposed to
do in the region are they going to contribute to further war such as we've seen in yemen or maybe a bit further away and in in libya too can they contribute to third attentions which you shouldn't forget that iran has a very different position it doesn't import so much it has a different way of fighting its warts how do these weapons really contribute to stability in the region or they do or do to do the opposite what are the risks involved and here it's important that the exporting states whether they are the u.s. from the u.k. but also russia china how they actually embedded arms exports into sound foreign and security popal policies and how they explain what they are ok on to do . in the region glenn you spoke. previously about how geo political
considerations pay you spot in the decision making process how it comes to yemen it was crucial for the american policy in the past because of the presence of al-qaeda in the pensive and now when you talk to many enemies they would tell you look despite the fact that our country is being destroyed we're facing a tragedy people are being killed no one seems to care because simply we don't have oil and gas like neighboring countries had we have those reserves you bear the world would come all together and solve this crisis this is an indication of the world has lost its moral compass when it comes to oil i think rice is. well i don't know if it's lost its moral compass i don't think there was a moral compass to begin with. unfortunately not a cynic but server of of of behavior there's a larger issue than anything that we've been talking about we've been touching upon a little bit and that is independent prior to the arms sales crises that come from the arms sales or from the military decisions based on political decisions for at
least fifteen years the u.s. intelligence community and i think all knowledgeable observers have been. astoundingly alarmed in trying to warn about the fact that yemen had a dysfunctional state is an artificial state is a society that was on the brink of. literal collapse there's not enough water for the population to survive on services forget about trash removal or something like this what that one thinks about in the west when one talks about services vital services for survival have been beyond the ability of the dysfunctional state so even prior to saudi arabia and iran and now using the country for a proxy war the country was on the brink of mass starvation and collapse that underlays all of these problems and the war just makes all that even worse
a grim reminder indeed of the situation in yemen a whole along the yemenis how to go before this comes to an and glen kong piece of as a man how much you may thank you very much indeed for your contribution to the program . thank you too for washer you can see the program again at a time by visiting our website call for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot called for us last a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter. a.j. as i saw it from a hush about the whole team here by phone. their dreams have turned out to be disappointing to americans. defending one called me to say he'd leave egypt i'd advise him to come three young north africans tell the story of how europe is not alone they hoped it would be.
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the thirty al-jazeera foot. in a region full of contradictory agendas and deepening decides. with an arms race in the swing. where is the gulf headed with the radian influence on the rise saudi fluids on the decline. and the casualty crisis. the gulf from crisis to decline of strategic influence this april twenty seventh and twenty eighth in doubt. shelling of maybe as capital calles at least five people as a french group a stop at the border with tunisia carrying weapons and diplomatic passports.
play watching al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha i'm fully back to people also on the program and in asia as president looks for another time in the elections that have painted him against a for my general yet. donald chon veto is a move by congress and u.s. support for the saudi u.a.e. led war in yemen and the french president lays out an ambitious plan to rebuild snorter dam cathedral in paris after it was devastated by fire. shelling in libya's capital has killed at least five people as fighters loyal to warlord tidy for have talked push on with their offensive to take over the city forces that backed the u.n. recognize government in tripoli accuse have tar so-called libyan national army of firing rockets into residential areas but have tossed forces say they have nothing to do with the shelling meanwhile an incident on one of libya's borders is raising
more questions about the involvement of foreign countries in the conflict it happened on sunday when a group of people carrying weapons and french diplomatic passports attempted to cross from libya into neighboring tunisia while tenacious defense ministers said in a statement on the group of thirteen french nationals tried on sunday to cross the land border under diplomatic cover with four wheel drive vehicles through the border crossing. now the french embassy in tunisia says that the group were members of the team that provides security protection to the french ambassador for libya well let's speak to even him for a hat about this he is an associate professor of conflict resolution at the doha institute thank you so much for being with us a brain what do you make of these so-called french diplomats trying to cross the border into tunisia after having been in libya it's no secret of course that
foreign countries including france and italy have been providing support to the warring sides in. libya to what extent though would france be involved right now well actually this incident shows that. the french role could be actually more. into this crisis has a much larger role than what's generally believed about the russian's role in the current crisis and actually the french explanation to this i think they made things worse to say the. gods that they're providing protection for the other and we know the french ambassador is not really he's normally it isn't it's into these is intonated right reasons so what are we exactly the they are doing in libya why. in tunisia the so there should be in tunisia another in libya so we know that france hasn't really hidden that it supports highly for have tar but what do we
know as for us far is the extent of the support what are they providing him with is it military equipment is it advice or what do we know about the extent of the thanks yeah well that's the question again as you said that france is known to support. but the question is that you know the extent of the support are we talking about on the diplomatic support because that's very clear for everyone in the security council and in the position positions that they have given on this. but now we're also talking about direct involvement of security advisors or consultants which actually this when you have armed. guards you know that. in in libya this indicates a direct involvement that involve means in the running of the operations if we're talking about this and of course there has been also not a secret but also
a discussion in france within the policymakers is about providing kind of have to with advanced military technology and in order to end the operations of a trouble he and i think the only thing that's preventing this now all of go in public and france and i think because also the u.s. has there is some concerns about. about providing advanced military knology to after because they're not sure where you know whether in this kind of military weapons could end up being but a brain for had it's not just france still i mean italians backing the u.n. recognize government in tripoli so are the types and cuts on the other side you have france and egypt supporting honey for have to how much is this outside interference worsening the current crisis in the in my view i think since two thousand and forty and when what's called the dignity or petition
the have to operation was launched in two thousand and fourteen in order to take over. tripoli and the rest of the country under the slogan of what's called in the islamists in libya libya at that moment became about the ground for regional. regional powers whether it's on the side you have you always saudi arabia. and egypt of course as a key supporter with it on the other side the national accord government. you have . italy as well so it is a battleground for you know this kind of influence after the moment we should not forget that just before he launched this recent operation there was a meeting with king so months so many observers have linked this visit to the current operations and the promises in order to end the national government in
tripoli. the capital by thank you so much for your insight. from the doha institute thank you for joining us on august air now indonesians have voted in the elections to choose a president and members of parliament we don't know is fighting a challenge from former army general. andrew thomas has a report
from jackpot. on a south jakarta basketball court people took part in the world's biggest one day acts of national democracy almost two hundred million people were eligible to vote for candidates of five different levels of government from national president to regional legislative representative collectively people could cost close to a billion separate votes. very happy to be here i urge everyone to come because they represent in the. last week. i'm very proud of this because i have fought for
a good leader. for president people were choosing between the incumbent. known by many. and his challenger. campaigned on his economic record particularly his government's investment in infrastructure despite choosing a conservative muslim cleric as his running mate djoko is seen as more liberal than his opponents proposed targeted more religious voters and those concerned about the pace of economic change he argued for more
religious oversight of society and a slowdown of deindustrialization. to preserve manual a manufacturing job presenting essentially a job on one hand that things are going well and that we need to keep pursuing this particular path and it will deliver more and more benefits. that a very different vision that you know sort of at the age of kind of collapse economically and otherwise and it's only through his leadership that he can save the country pre-election opinion polls suggested djoko would dodos message had slightly more support and nationwide there are more than eight hundred thousand
polling places like this one to the one hundred ninety million voters are spread out mobile three hundred voting in any one place they register first here and take a seat wait to be called before going to those boxes to use a nail. choice here voting was calm and well organized but elsewhere ballot papers were late and voting delayed so even after the votes are counted and one candidate claims victory it's possible the other side will say the process wasn't fair andrew thomas al-jazeera jakarta and live not to another of our reporters in jakarta wayne hayes away in the polls have closed has the process been smooth so far. yes well the polls have closed and here in the capital the vote counting at the individual polling stations has also come to a close remembering there are many polling stations right around the country some
eight hundred thousand in the capital it seems that the process was fairly smooth there was some delays in opening some of the polling stations which meant a lot longer waits than usual for some people waiting to cast their ballot but it seems most people were able to vote in areas like this further afield though in more remote parts of indonesia that wasn't the case in pop for example popular province to the east of here there were some major problems with the delivery all. of the equipment needed to run the polling station we're talking about the boxes to put the ballot papers in the ballot papers themselves and also the ink used to stain voters fingers to prove that they have cast a vote well that equipment didn't even turn up so in seven hundred forty four polling stations in pop were the election didn't even happen and in some areas they are going to stop that process on thursday in some other areas of popular province
and a nearby province as well the nearby chain of violence there were similar problems similar problems and in some cases the voting is still ongoing so certainly some problems around the country here in the capital it seems to have been fairly smooth so when can we expect results that. well as a say the vote counting at the individual stations is the first phase so that it's come to an end in areas like this then it will be up to so-called quick count organizations media companies the political parties themselves other independent monitoring organizations will deliver quick count results and they do it very quickly indeed and indeed one of the more reliable media companies.