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this is d.w. news live from berlin and at the munich security conference a scathing condemnation of iran from israel's prime minister. mr zarif. do you recognize there's. been a minute on yahoo confronts the iranian foreign minister over a drone is were all shot down and israeli airspace iran's foreign minister hit back calling the speech a quote cartoonish circus also coming up. our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayers then it's time for victim to be the change that we need
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to feel bad for it turns to anger and survivors of wednesday's high school massacre attended gun control rally close to where the attack took place. and on the run from nazis in modern day europe the first german entry at this year's berlin film festival transfers the plot of a famous novel to the french city of marsay we have a sneak preview for you of christian pencil's new film transit. and. welcome to the program i'm mary in evanston it's good to have you with us. tensions in the middle east have taken center stage at the munich security conference with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu describing regional rival iran as the world's greatest threat in
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a speech to the conference natanya who warned that his country would act against tehran if needed he also accused the iranian foreign minister of quote lying with eloquence to drive home his point and tania who held up a piece of what he said was an iranian drone shot down in israeli air space iran also denies that it committed america of aggression against israel last week that it sent a drone into our airspace to threaten our people. well. here's a piece of that iranian drone or what's left of it after we shot it donald i brought it here so you can see it for yourself mr zarif. do you recognize this. you should it's george you can take back with you a message to the tyrants of terror and. do not trust israel's
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resolve. that was the israeli prime minister benyamin netanyahu addressing the munich security conference earlier speaking just a few hours after natanya who iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif dismissed the accusations leveled against his government. you were. the audience for a call to any secret sit it's. just this morning this does not even this. a dignity of a response. well our chief political correspondent melinda crane is in unit covering the conference for us and she joins us now for more so melinda iran's foreign minister didn't respond directly to netanyahu the israeli prime minister but his speech did include a great deal of criticism against israel and other countries tell us more about
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these two competing philosophies that the two leaders presented today in munich. it wasn't only these two leaders in fact it was a whole range of spokespeople both from the region and also including the former american secretary of state john kerry a russian spokesman and the u.n. official responsible for trying to negotiate peace in syria a whole range of voices and essentially two camps to be detected those who believe that a political and diplomatic solution to the conflicts in the region is not only possible but absolutely necessary and those who say no the great risks coming from a country for example like iran cannot be contained and in fact we need a military response so looking more closely at those two camps we essentially have
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israel on the one hand saying the agreement with iran to try to contain its nuclear capacity is not going to stop it from becoming a nuclear power mr netanyahu said in ten years it will be in nuclear power and it will devour the entire middle east he got some very serious pushback following those remarks for example from john kerry who said essentially there is no military alternative if we torpedo the iran agreement we will hear renewed pressure to bomb iran and that will solve nothing interesting lee enough he got some say. uprising support our support from a surprising quarter namely from a russian official on the panel the head of information and communication for russia mr pushkov who said he absolutely agrees with kerry the iran agreement must stay in place as a means of containing iran and both of them essentially saying that it's bad diplomacy on the part of the trumpet ministration to undermine that agreement
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because it only makes compromises with iran on other issues like support for extremism more difficult so essentially a very indeed a widening gulf as that discussion was entitled between those who say containment is possible and necessary even iran proposing a new security architecture to build cooperation amongst all of the regional powers and those who say that's not feasible and it's not going to work. today is the final day of the conference what is the overall feeling and what has been achieved at this year's meeting. the meeting was entitled the overall title of the conference is to the brink and back with a question mark at the end and we just heard the chairman of the conference saying at the closing he had hoped that by the end he could delete that question in other words we're coming back from the brink but he doesn't feel that's the case and in fact the hot spots that were named and discussed here range from north korea
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enormous concern about nuclear proliferation proliferation not only there but because of rising tensions also between the u.s. and russia for example on the use of intermediate range nuclear weapons and whether agreements on nuclear disarmament can hold so that's one whole constellation the nuclear issue then we have still continuing questions about ukraine and tensions there and then of course the middle east so on a number of issues the sense that indeed the world is at the brink at. it's not at all clear how we come back all right melinda crane chief political correspondent reporting from the munich security conference many thanks indeed. well israel has carried out air strikes against targets in the palestinian controlled gaza strip the army said it targeted eighteen sites that were used by militant groups
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health officials in gaza that at least two palestinian teenagers were killed during the israeli attacks the operation comes a day after an explosion near the israeli gaza border that injured four israeli soldiers. emergency crews in iran are trying to locate the crash site of a plane that went down with sixty six people on board reports say poor visibility is hampering access to the mountainous area the aircraft is believed to have crashed near the town of semi roam the flight departed from the capital tehran and was bound for the southern city of yes at the airport their relatives are waiting for news about the fate of their loved ones most of iran's aircraft are more than forty years old because of sanctions imposed on the country. now u.s. president donald trump has slammed the f.b.i. over last week's florida high school shooting that left seventeen people dead in a tweet the president said the bureau missed signals sent by the shooter because
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agents were too focused on their investigation into russian interference in the u.s. election on meanwhile students survivors and teachers from the school where the attack happened have been attending vigils and a rally calling for tougher gun control. just days ago these students were running in fear from the florida high school the latest scientific mass shooting in the united states but at the rally they express their anger at the predictable political response to the massacre. i had no thoughts and prayers. the house tags all of that we need to make actual sheets there's only so many words that can be said before things move on before the press gets tired of seeing us on the news before people just change the channel. they're calling for tighter controls on the sale of semiautomatic weapons such as the fifteen the rifle used in the attack many of the
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students said they thought of the country had reached a tipping point. and seeing everybody here and as awful as all this is the fact that we are here right now shows that this is nothing like anything we've ever seen before. but at a gun show being held nearby there was some very familiar scenes dozens of assault style rifles were on display organizers resisted pressure to cancel the event in light of the shooting while visitors said the guns themselves were not to blame for the tragedy. back at the rally one of the speakers took aim at president although trump she criticized him for focusing on mental health issues rather than the easy access to dangerous weapons she also attacked him and others for taking donations from powerful gun lobby groups. but we need to pay attention to the fact that this isn't just a mental health issue he was. such
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as it was taking donations from the other a shame on you. it was a powerful message that resonated with the crowd and these young americans will now be hoping it makes it all the way to washington. now the berlin film festival turns its attention today to the plight of refugees in the shape of this year's first german entry transit is based on a novel by german writer and his acres about exile during the second world war in a bid to show how little has changed in the last seventy five years director christian petzold transferred the novels plot to modern day marsay. director christian petzold is almost a fixture at the balland film festival has a film in the competition for the fourth time this has based his movie on his
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favorite on a seeker's transit. would be. the nazis in march say he goes into hiding. hoping to catch a ship to mexico before the city falls to the approaching fascist. he falls in love with marie also on the run neither of them are welcome here merely tolerated a masterful to spy on his helmet when you're fleeing you're not always on the run but also doing a lot of waiting on us. i think our characters look very tired and exhausted to top . petzold set the story in modern day france in this manner on a seeker's world war two novel becomes a drama for our time. we here in germany covered asylum laws based on the fact that we had refugees the one nine hundred forty s. . i was interested to see if we could stand the judgment of people who couldn't
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escape and whether we did right by them. also said the right to asylum is today being curtailed something he completely disagrees with. it's a political statement that could play well here at the ballot in film festival perhaps also with the jury when it comes time to award the bears. time for some sports news and at the winter olympics and kyung chunk austria's marcel here sure has won a second gold medal confirming his status as one of the best downhill skiers in history they're sure put on a master class performance in the men's giant slalom this after earlier picking up gold in the men's combined competition here share one by more than a second over two runs a huge margin in this event norway's henry kristofferson finished second the gold rush could continue for here sure in south korea he's set to compete in the slalom
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on thursday. well meanwhile in freestyle skiing a twenty two year old high flying norwegian has taken gold ois stein broughton dazzled on his very first run and his score of ninety five point zero held up through all three rounds of the final broughton edged out american nick kept for his last run launched him from the back of the pack up to second place. and a quick reminder the d.w. bundesliga show follows after the news with all of the goals from the weekend so far could run away leaders byron munich get the better of struggling both borg despite of missed penalty find out in just a few minutes. a quick reminder now of our top story tensions in the middle east and meantime the focus of the munich security conference israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu warned iran not to test israel iranian foreign minister zarif accused israel of using aggression as
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