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if it's via a very high altitude debris can fall into areas very far from the point at which it is short what does it reveal about iran's missile capabilities well it shows that they have a capability to shoot down aircraft which is something that. one would expect them to her. if the only significant thing here of course is that the aircraft was in stealth mode and so they must have some very sophisticated capability to actually detect its radar track because vision stealth mode its radar signature is very low and to be able to intercept with a missile which then requires a different radar system which is sensitive to stealth aircraft and we're just getting some information on a letter that iran's ambassador to the united nations has written about this claiming that the aircraft well it was in stealth mode as you say and that it had engaged in a clear spying operation what what was the purpose of
a drone like this well it is an aircraft that is primarily there for surveillance purposes these drones can be ah but in this particular case it wasn't it was collecting data and it is possible for it to collect data by remaining outside rein in space to do so you can look across the territory to a very does significant distance but certainly almost certainly to collect data against the iranians in light of the tensions that are existing in the middle east at the moment thank you very much russian analysis thank you. well saudi arabia says it's shot down a drone launched by yemen's hoose the rebels who said they were targeting just an airport in southern saudi arabia riyadh has confirmed that its edge offense is intercepted the drone strike it comes a day off the who's the rocket desalination plant also in his on will the u.s.
senate has rebuked president trump over his support for saudi crown prince mohammed bin someone in the war in yemen is voted to block the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to saudi arabia and its allies backers of the resolutions that they wanted to send a bipartisan message to riyadh that washington is not happy about human rights abuses the bipartisan vote covers military military sales valued at a total of more than $8000000000.00 trump bypassed congress to approve the sale in may as he declared iran to be a fundamental threat to the stability of the middle east. these are the main 3 countries supplying arms to saudi arabia the united states tops the list supplying 11 and a half $1000000000.00 of weapons the u.k. is 2nd with $2700000000.00 and france comes in 3rd with $733000000.00 of sales to the kingdom where judges in britain ruled that the government broke the law by allowing weapons sales to saudi arabia activists argue that was
a clear risk that weapons 5 in the war in yemen violated human rights the british government was now evaluate how and where its weapons exports to saudi are used we've barker reports from london. british weapons sales to saudi arabia currently engaged in a war in yemen for the verdict of one of britain's highest courts. the case was brought by the campaign against arms trade it says the government license arms sales to saudi despite a risk the weapons could be used to kill civilians. in this terrible war it's time to. end the policies which have allowed to continue for so long the ruling doesn't mean the u.k. has to stop selling weapons to saudi but it does mean the government will need to scrutinize what british may weapons they use for the government says it will challenge the ruling and free issuing any new arms export licenses to saudi while
it considers the decision who disagree with the judgment and will seek permission to appeal alongside this we are carefully considering the implications of the judgment for decision making while we do this we will not grant any new licenses for export to saudi arabia and its coalition partners which might be used in the conflict in yemen son yemen october 26th seen in the aftermath of an airstrike on a community hall the building was packed with civilians attending a funeral when the airstrike happened $140.00 people died the saudi arabian led coalition later admitted it launched the attack claiming wrong information. since the start of the yemen conflict in 2015 the u.k. slice and $6000000000.00 in arms sales to saudi including fighter jets and precision guided missiles exports the core beliefs of course indiscriminate deaths . saudi arabia says the deployment of british may weapons in yemen is legitimate
and that only iran stands to benefit from ending british weapons exports to saudi. public scrutiny of british arms exports to saudi has been growing in recent years governments on them. mounting pressure to prioritize yemen spiraling humanitarian crisis with the u.k. also has lucrative weapons deals to protect british defense company b. a east systems makes 15 percent of its annual profits from sales to saudi $13000000000.00 deal to sell $48.00 euros fighter typhoon jets to the country is pending. the ruling also has implications on other countries that sell weapons to saudi including for arms it boosted it sales to the kingdom by 30 percent and 2018 . the death toll in yemen is nearing 100000 people it is time say campaigners for britain to stem the flow of weapons and put people before profits.
i'm joined in the studio now by clive baldwin he is a senior legal advisor human rights watch at thank you for coming in to speak to us so could you give us more context on this court ruling because the decision does not mean saudi arms export licenses are mediately suspended doesn't the government side is going to issue no new licenses so they'll be no new arms into they sort out what they're doing the court cases the ruling which is quite unprecedented the court found that the british government's way of deciding decisions on arms sales of arms licenses was unlawful they did said that because the government said it was not a pro or not willing to consider saudi arabia's record of violating the laws of armed conflict international humanitarian law the court is talking they must consider that record and so now the british government has to evaluate how and where its weapons exports to saudi are you said what is the next stage in this process. the
next stage is that the british government has to decide is it going to appear this ruling to the supreme court which it probably will it probably will because so much pressure on it from the arms companies and others to do so without will take for months what we would say and the other organizations that intervened is the evidence of violations of. international humanitarian law by saudi arabia it's so strong we've been documenting this for years that they government should stop the arms sales now and instead put the pressure on its allies saudi arabia to clean up its not and stop these targeting of civilians and other attacks on civilians interestingly we've also had some developments in the united states today regarding this with a senate vote but of course we have seen president trump consistently circumvent any measures taken by congress as they attempt to block or to slow down u.s. arms sales to saudi arabia and of course when you look at the the value in the extent of that it's the u.s. arms sales that have a far bigger impact you know the british arms you just showed of the 2nd and you
know the arms relationship between the u.k. and saudi arabia is giant it goes back 30 years or more so this ruling today is extremely significant the immediate impact of this ruling will be another year putin countries because the basis for it is european law so france has to comply with the same law the law says they should not be selling arms approving arms sales if there's a clear risk bozo's would be used for serious violations of the law of armed conflict how significant a precedence then does this set could we see this ruling replicated in other european countries we should do i mean quite a lot of other european countries have already stopped arm service or suspended them but suddenly countries like france which sets you should reconsider their decision now and today and as we said the evidence is overwhelming of this clear risk so some states would respond complicity in future violations thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on this with us clive baldwin senior legal adviser with human rights watch. in the news hour live from london there is much more to
tell you about spikes a campaign a bar stance and former remain a jeremy hunt the last 2 standing in the u.k. leadership race. taki sentences more than 100 people to life in prison one of the biggest trials of the failed 2016. and an upset for the world number one peter has the action as the top tennis players for the wimbledon. police in georgia have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters trying to storm the parliament anger fled in the capital after a visit and speech by a russian member of parliament sergey gravel of is in the country as part of an assembly of all the docs christian legislators demonstrators took to the streets after he addressed fellow delegates from the georgian parliamentary speaker
a seat going to be see haven't had any diplomatic ties since a short war in 2008 which still georgia lose control of 2 breakaway regions and robin forestay walker joins us now from tbilisi in some dramatic pitches way saying there all of the many protests as ferrous at the russian presence at the georgian parliament is the situation people still out in the streets what are you seeing there. yes the situation is ongoing we've got these kind of it's of. which the police have been for dozens of. smoke grenades. into the crowds. of rubber bullets i've personally seen 2 people injured. either having repeats a moment. or having been it's in the face one city been given a face but that's the bullet seem to be. fruits. by colleague of
mine who had been. hit directly by. the smoke grenades. which could cause quite a bit of damage at close range and i've seen the police firing directly into the crowds grow. up because there's an ambulance coming through now so we've had number of casualties. and it all seems to have been about this issue with the visiting members of parliament for russian members of parliament who ended up having a session in the parliament as part of an international assembly known as. the assembly also docs deputies or parliamentary assembly of. the doxy and that seems to have stood up a lot of passions a lot of tension and frustration has been growing in georgia in recent years about the attitude that many feel that government has which is that they are not taking
a strong enough stance against russia many georgians. would like them to do more to recover the territories that internationally recognised as to which in which you carney. by russian forces that's. and. so tonight's results being the outcome this evening has been rather unexpected. but . many many georgians take the idea of having russian deputy in their parliament sitting in the parliament speaking as unacceptable. and so this has been the outcome and it is ongoing so although there's been gas. and successive rounds of it. people are still out of the parliament here tonight and at the moment at least not showing any sign of going anywhere right and only saying that the catalyst for this unless the the president and the russian and peace and i gather.
as you say in the protest as thousands on the also have on the deadlines how is that government that likely to respond to this. question it's difficult to answer at this stage we did hear that the interior ministry. minister was here early and i can't confirm that i'm aware of the fact that. i just spoke a short while ago to leaders of the opposition party the united national movement now they. they would they they they they want things like you know snap elections. that would be one of the significant amounts they will support the resignation of the speaker of parliament for allowing his chair to be occupied. by this russian deputy. they were also her sources say that they were the ones who had initially troitsky to to enter parliament's to storm through
the barricades now the leader of this political party i spoke to earlier appeared to confirm they saw that he was suffering from the effects of of tear gas but what you're seeing is political opposition parties potentially seeking to take advantage of the situation but there are also an awful lot of georgians who don't necessarily affiliate themselves with this party who feel very very strongly about this so it's you know it's a could it's a complex picture but certainly this is the 1st time in his own been in georgia which is 5 years in which we've seen this kind of violence that political unrest on the streets where the police have resorted to tear gas and it's not clear what effect that's going to have with it's going to make people more angry because certainly those scenes of injured civilians. leading a bloody this isn't going to look good in and certainly hasn't the crowds the way they've run away from the tear gas but then they they've come back once that see
against. well thank you very much for all the latest on what is happening there in tbilisi oregon farseer walker reporting on protests on protests taking place there outside the parliament here in the k. the contest to replace to resume as prime minister has been whittled down to the 2 final contenders 2 rounds of voting by conservative m.p.'s on thursday eliminated 2 more candidates that means front runner and pro bracks at m.p. boris johnson will face off against foreign secretary jeremy hunt members of the conservative party will now decide between hunt and johnson with the winner announced on july 22nd i spoke to his saying special advisor to former home secretary amber rod and staff a to david cameron and to reason may he says ours johnson may find the members vote more challenging. you know he's won by a country ma in the m.p.'s and now its members he's very popular with the members so it's in the according to the polls and other kind of anecdotal evidence but i
also think that sometimes boris his worst enemy is force himself so in the next 4 weeks is going to be with him 12 or 13 public hustings where he will be forensically challenge he thought ideas will be tested who have to answer questions rather than maybe give soundbites so i think this is the time where. things could start to unravel perhaps i still think he will win but maybe you know this is a time it's all still to play for. still ahead kim jong un welcomes paying to north korea is the 1st trip by a chinese president in 14 years. while the reception center in uganda that struggling to cope with the new arrivals as hundreds of thousands of people favor homes in the democratic republic of congo because of interaction with fighting. and then australia's david warner sets a cricket world cup landmark page as all of that action.
hello temperatures in eastern europe particularly around the 30 mark and we set of thunderstorms day off today but we are not going to temps back a little bit by a cold front indicating slightly colder as camy in again from the atlantic and that's how it's positioned during thursday the temperatures behind high teens low twenty's typically and ahead of it will billings up to 28 you'll see that change take place during friday 23 years and max and this mass of green here contains showers some which will be of hail many of which will be sundry and they've been wandering around in other parts of europe and in particular in turkey recently the tail end of it in switzerland in the northeast has been could well produce or pretty big downpours i suspect not to tell you jane for audiences to overnight this
tends to clear up the sun is out and such still looks quite promising was rising temperatures they've maintained that drop in berlin was also come down $24.00 vienna likely will have dropped as well the green around here for the czech republic for austria and germany could well be again the big thunderstorms there are fewer to the southeast starting the training it looks fairly dry and hot in places too mrs city 7 but surprisingly algiers despite a breeze as the interior remains at 26 for about 22. they wanted 43000000000 pounds worth of weaponry that was 6000000000 pounds in commission. there is no hope of any more because there's always a small people for really really good business. in essence we
welcome back just a quick look at the top stories this hour now president trump says iran's shooting down of a u.s. military drone was a very big mistake pentagon released this video and said the drone was in international airspace but iran says the drone violated its airspace the revolutionary guard just put out its own video showing a missile that was launched to take out to try. and judges here in britain have ruled that the government broke the law by allying weapon sales to saudi arabia this as the u.s. senate voted to block the sale of weapons to saudi arabia and other arab allies over concerns the weapons are contributing to the deaths of yemeni civilians. saudi arabia and cuba have been added to a list of countries that have failed to meet minimum u.s. anti trafficking standards according to an annual report from the u.s. state department also in jordan has more the u.s. government is calling on other countries to more vigorously enforce their anti
trafficking laws the secretary of state michael pollan peo said this isn't just an expectation but there will be consequences if other countries don't do more to address the problem last year president represented to certain types of assistance to 22 countries that were ranked 4 tear 3 in our 2018 to proport. that action and the message that was where that is very clear if you don't stand up to traffic america will stand up to you a notable shift on the was this. taking you to washington where house speaker nancy pelosi is speaking off to a briefing at the white house in terms of was it officially sanctioned or was it a rogue attack whatever it is it was a ring and how we go forward from here has to be strategic and smart as and in close alliance with our allies we have
a common interest in the region we know that the high tension wires are out there and we must do everything we can not to escalate the situation but also to make sure that our. our personnel in the region are safe and you're putting words. military action is. one thing that i can say that is just talking generally but in terms of. what i can say about the media because it was a classified meeting in terms of what we were told but on every occasion that we are engaged with the ministration in terms of our national security we make it very clear that in order to get engaged in any of any military activities we must have a new authorization of use of military force a u m f that that it's clear in our
caucus i think you can month some republicans but i certainly do not speak for them but also with our democratic colleagues and of the united states senate personally convince them it's always existed and this was in a way. yes. you can sort of responsible. well they had said that they will do that the briefing we had this morning. as for the time that i was there they had increased the number of people who were in the meeting to be briefed and therefore they decreased the level of information that they gave us at one point they then clear the room but by then i had we had our own gun safety and then i had to be at so i don't know what they gave after i left but it was well into the well into the briefing so what will they give to a broader. i think i don't know how much more than is in the public domain but
nonetheless we want to be current and we want the confirmation of it and that is that. our members of congress have to make decisions are fully briefed on what the prospects are and what the possibilities are and what the choices are you. know i don't see anything that insane yes then it's you know we've just made our state. so it's really going to talk about the escalation or you're getting your action and now no i don't know what the array of options that the department of defense has given to the president he knows but he didn't share that with us. and i hope that's right but i hope that's right and that's what we try to look the
serious things to remember we must and this is a dangerous situation we're dealing with a country that is a bad actor in the region we have no illusions about iran in terms of their listicle this all transfers about who they support in the region and the rest so we have an untrustworthy at the seri the high kenshin wires are up in the region for a lot of different reasons some by that are on the region some multilateral some religious whatever it is the high tension ones are. 3rd we must act in a way that does not that that does deescalate and does not escalate the tensions and the situation there and again i come like that's where i began that phrase we must be fully engaged with our allies and speak up as we go from what i'm hopeful that that you're right about life as i have become will said about what the
president's response might be but i have no idea they may have had their own conversations and that would be measured by what measure will sit but it is the white house will result. i cannot really predict what actions the white house will take they did consult with us today inform us we have to share our thoughts with the administration and the president said have more meetings life if i don't know what the sequence of that he'd be thank him thank you if it. we've just been hearing from u.s. house speak of their top democrat leader in washington nancy pelosi speaking off to a briefing at the white house following the shooting down of a u.s. drone by the iranians she was really urging caution in the way the u.s.
proceeds in the gulf after what has taken place she said that she was convinced that the drone that the downing of the drone occurred in international airspace of course is a key disagreement between the u.s. and the iranians at this point with the iranians saying that the drone was in its territory and that they fetched deborah from their territorial waters but essentially the concern there from nancy pelosi is that even if president trump does not intend to start a war that there could be some sort of miscalculation that could lead to conflict so she spoke about. she spoke about there being caution and careful consideration of the next steps and that the u.s. should be in should be in close coordination with its allies. now 2 other stories that we're following closely a court in turkey has sentenced more than 100 people to life in prison in one of
the biggest trials over the failed 2016 coup former air force commander. who was among those convicted of violating the constitution and attempting to assassinate the president government says about 250 people were killed when a faction of the military tried to take control of the country since then the turkish authorities have arrested tens of thousands of people it blames u.s. based business meant for to local land for the plot. hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in the democratic republic of congo because of interests neck fighting militia from the hema and lendu tribes and terry province are fighting over farmland as well as natural riches such as gold and oil around 4000 people have crossed into uganda this month alone how in the tacit reports now from the reception center where aid agencies are struggling to cope with the new arrivals. after days of running the tablet family
arrived in uganda they said it village in the democratic republic of congo was burnt down and attackers with machetes had to do some of the neighbors the survivors walked for days trying to reach lake albert which forms the border with uganda but crossing one of africa's largest lakes was frightening. we spent the night at the sure hoping to cross in the morning when we set off with our boat to be got lost and then did up in hostile territory people started shooting at us we ran away and eventually found our way here. another danger is ebola the virus has killed at least 1400 congolese since the latest outbreak began last august. ugandan health workers are on high alert to stop its spread every person is screened so far there have been no cases of the virus reported invests in. the refugees are then brought to this reception center with a given temporary shelter and food paid for by the ugandan government the u.n.
and international donors many families have an accent and they they say they are tired desperate hungry when they line up they present the food before they've been given by aid agencies the names on the list then proceed to the table over here way they get a basic meal of the mayor's meal was cooked or hot water is called here the golly the last name and it also given beings as well it's enough to keep them going for a few hours until the next meal this will likely be in the evening. benighted nations says more than $300000.00 people have been displaced by into ethnic violence in northeastern areas up at the r.c. since the beginning of this month most of the to be fleeing into ethnic conflict between him and linda groups the fighting is about access to farmland as well as gold oil and gas resources. already this month aid workers say nearly 4000 a few genes have arrived in uganda something that we realize that we are now seeing
like in me where having a lot of children below. 18 so we know you have to understand what is happening so our protection i judged protection for lives trying to dig out and understand what was the problem and what is the problem in. uganda has more than a 1000000 other refugees from neighboring countries such as south sudan in your rivals from the d r c and others following in the footsteps or stretch already limited resources al-jazeera uganda. police in malawi fired tear gas at protesters a sow's demonstration in major cities of the last month's disputed election demonstrators demanded that the electoral commission chief stands down sanctions fail to deal with more than $140.00 election related complaints president military canary secured a 2nd 5 year term in the vote both opposition it is a challenging the results in court and irregularities. chinese president xi jinping
says he hopes north korea can halt successful talks with the u.s. over the denuclearization of the korean peninsula she was speaking jaring his 1st ever visit to the reclusive nation just days before he meets his u.s. counterpart on the trunk and made a better trade dispute adrian brough reports now from beijing this is a visit it's been a long time coming but it was only confirmed on monday the welcoming ceremony for president xi jinping and 1st lady. came with military honors and seamless pageantry chinese state media said. was awash with exuberance. a reception that possibly exceeded anything she could even expect in his own country the last time a chinese head of state was here was 14 years ago a reflection of a relationship that in recent years has often been strained mainly about north
korea's nuclear bomb a missile development. so i think this is about repairing the relationship between pyongyang in beijing which has been very rocky ever since jimmy can think of north korea. in the 1st place i think it's about that in the shorter term about. north korea and china getting on the same page about denuclearization negotiations with the u.s. which have installed president she said the international community wants those negotiations to succeed and china is willing to help you during the past 15 months he's met kim 4 times in china but this was their 1st encounter since kim met u.s. president donald trump in hanoi 4 months ago which ended without any agreement on north korean nuclear disarmament officially president xi is in pyongyang because it's 70 years since china and north korea established diplomatic relations with the visits also happening just.