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this is d w news live from berlin and calls for deescalation after tensions between israel and iran israel launches extensive air strikes on iranian targets in syria with reports many killed the attacks come on the heels of the u.s. decision to abandon the iran nuclear deal we'll go live to the region plus pushing for greater european unity in troubled times france's president emanuel mccauley is honored with the prestigious charlemagne prize for promoting a new vision for europe he again pleaded for a more ambitious european budget to be saying that the time for strengthening europe is now. and u.s. president donald trump welcomes home three american captives were released from
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pyongyang the president said that he was optimistic about north korea ahead of a planned stomach's. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program a day after president trump pulled the u.s. out of the iran nuclear accord tensions are rising on the front line that separates israel from syria pictures coming in from syrian state television purportedly show is really rockets over damascus the israeli military says that it carried out strikes in response to a barrage of rockets fired at its outposts in the golan heights which it blames on a leader iranian forces in syria it is the second day of strikes between the two sides and some of the most serious military action of this kind in verse and here. well let's get more now on these developments we're joined by jonathan corn
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recessed a spokesperson for the israeli defense forces in the golan heights and welcome to you jonathan we thank you so much for joining us we've heard that that you know for israel's part you are saying that the the rockets which were fired into the golan heights that they were fired by an iranian brigade what evidence do you have for that. thank you for having me a good day it's very clear we have a very good in confidence picture of the iranian deployment in that syria we have been following their movement for quite a long time and we have seen what the iranians have been trying to do over the last month and that has been to attack israel almost at all costs they have been trying to do this for the last month we have been able to defend and change our posture accordingly it was very clear what the iranians were doing we saw the movie about will launch or. positioning itself and when we spoke to the fire it was very clear
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with the iranians were doing they were attacking israel from the syrian soil something that we see naturally as a very dangerous severe activity against israel so at what point in your operation are you right now because we know that your defense minister said a short while ago that nearly all of the iranian infrastructure in syria was hit and that he hopes that the chapter was closed are israeli forces standing down right now. it is ready forces continue to defend the state of israel that is army general and that includes also. keeping a good eye on anything that happened and even has the potential to threaten israel so from a military perspective we're looking at the iranian deployment in syria still remains and it will be they will be under close scrutiny to see what they will try to do in the future we hope that the message was clear enough that once they attacked us once the iranians attacked israel and fire pocketful twenty rockets towards israel we retaliated and the purpose of our retaliation was to carry
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a clear message to the iranian regime and to the commander of the quds force customs to the money who very brazenly attacked israel and the message is that israel or the i.d.f. seek to defend itself and we do not think that's going to situation but we will not hesitate in defending ourselves against the whole firm intentions of the iranian regime and as we have said before and made clear we are not going to tolerate a host of the summer deployment of the reunion military infrastructure inside syria the last sentence for me they are one thousand six hundred kilometers away from iraq so the question that needs to be asked is what are you reunion troops doing so far from home and so close to israel so i want to ask you then because you know i hear the sense of urgency in your voice that you said that you sent a message that you're monitoring the situation but ultimately what is the israeli military prepared to do to eliminate the iranian military presence in syria so close to your country which we know that the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is
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now making a top priority how far could this go. well i think it's been made very clear by our national leadership and it has been cleared by the chief of staff very clearly as well that we will continue to the front office of the state of israel are civilians against this very significant grip that is building close to our border which is based on the iranian capabilities but they're deploying how far will we go we will go as far as necessary in order to ensure the safety and the sovereignty of the state of israel and its citizens and we hope iran will reign in its terrorist on the exploding all over to redeem the quds force and understand the message that it is not within the renewed interest syrian interest all the regional interest for them to deploy inside syria or to try to attack israel they want to thank you very much jonathan convict us a spokesperson for the israeli defense forces in the golan heights we appreciate
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you speaking with us here at e.w. and sharing if you. now french president emmanuel mccall has been honored with the precisions charlemagne prize it's awarded to individuals for their special efforts to promote european unity the french president proceed to the award at a lavish ceremony and often in western germany german chancellor angela merkel was in attendance and then with a speech praising beijing for reform here. in his address mccall warned against the rise of nationalism in europe let's listen. going to the temptation in difficult times is yes you need to be nationalistic to know is ourselves everything and to think that on a national level it's even easier to musta challenges the man to five minutes of around a day. because on the european level it is still nascent and fragile but we have
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heard the alarms ring with bricks and on the loose but we are also going to hear it in the italian elections and in the hungary and behold and everywhere in europe was to me the french president speaking a short while ago and we have a correspondent back radar joining us now from aachen where the ceremony took place so what were the other key points back that the french president had to make because it was quite encompassing the speech. the french president did it delivered for clear messages he said that the europeans should or shouldn't meet they have to act after quickly and they have to they should not be afraid of anything europe is capable. to muster the challenges he said about europe needs solidarity with them and certainly with the world a little longer but we were sure you felt motive letter of business that should stand up also the united states to this approach of nationalism and to the return
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of national nationalism and you also mentioned to hold that the congress to raise afraid that these countries could turn to nationalism again because it has to be prevented and that was an appeal to the german chancellor merkel gave a speech a couple of things that we have to do together we have to retreat and america also promised to come up with the proposals until the summit that you suffered in june and from that point one of them. oh it was a good. way to go for you to prevent connection with john in europe that brought the prophecy and today the cold triage to deliver the message of good intent is the beacon of the coding to the prize committee in. which the water supplies and for her part the german chancellor angela merkel she paid tribute
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a bit to mccall didn't she. yes she of course is that within the year he's in office now are you as you moved a lot he's doing a lot he's going in the right way and she promised to follow him and it's called she said germany and france to get a job in the neighborhood a new start for. your syria new foundation for her and she's also going to hold on of the family i believe the government is going to be really sure that they're going to come up with sheberghan a lot of common proposals this runs the french president to have to wait a long time into the government of germany was formed but now she says it's time to act and church together because she didn't give any concrete measures but there was a sense of urgency and it's a sense of unity. after a garret with the latest from often where as we mentioned the french president emmanuel micron has received the charlemagne prize today thank you back to.
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when alex got a quick check of some other stories that have been making news around the world one hundred thirty people have been killed after a dam burst in western kenya near the city of not cool witnesses said that most people were asleep when the accident occurred after a severe drought weeks of torrential rains in kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left over a hundred people dead. just former authoritarian ruler amongst us here mohamed is said to be sworn in as prime minister after his shot selection of three in ninety two. opposition leader will become the world's oldest head of government. when ends more than six decades of control by the ruling coalition the defeated incumbent. has accepted defeat. and u.s. president donald trump's nominee to head the cia has vowed that the agent seen would never revert to harsh interrogation methods under her leadership she didn't face to face tough questioning during her senate confirmation hearing because of
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her role running a covert detention site where waterboarding was used or addressed to senior republican senator john mccain has urged his colleagues to reject. three americans held prisoner by doors korea are back in the united states after a whirlwind diplomatic mission by washington they flew home with secretary of state might pompei o who traveled to pyongyang ahead of the upcoming summit between the two countries' leaders president donald trump who went to the airport to personally welcome the man sounded a note of optimism saying that the captives release was a positive sign. it was nearly three in the morning but the u.s. president and the first lady were on hand to greet the freed captives. this is a big step forward in the rapidly warming relations between the two longtime adversaries it's also a major p.r. coup for trump and a sign of pyongyang goodwill this just two months after the two sides seemed on the
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brink of war to trump says he still wants kim to give up his nuclear bombs proudest achievement well being this is a part of it but he will be what we believe nuclear is that entire potential and this is what people have been waiting for for a long time nobody thought we could be on this track in terms of speed so i'm very honored to have helped the three folks these three folks are kim tony kim and kim phuc song all are americans who were imprisoned in north korea for between one and two years for quote anti-state activities. secretary of state marc pompei o made a thirteen hour visit to the hermit kingdom to arrange the planned summit between trump and kim jong on its. in the process pump a also secured the men's release the country's new turia us for its harsh labor camps. are over and you know we were
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treated in many different ways. for me i had to do a lot of labor. but when i got sick i was also treated rather than the usual do you know. from a north korean labor camp tour reception with the u.s. president it's all happened in less than a day for these three men trump seems sure it's a sign that kim is ready to reconcile with a north korean leader is every bit as unpredictable as his american counterpart it's unclear if today show peacemaking will lead to actual peace. and just a quick reminder now the top stories that we have been following for you here israel says that it has attacked targets used by iranian forces inside of syria in response to rocket strikes on the golan heights the confrontation follows the u.s. decision to quit the iranian nuclear deal russia and france are calling for a deescalation of tension between israel and iran and french president emmanuel
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mccall has been awarded the charlemagne prize for his efforts to forge greater european unity called on the europeans to reject nationalism and division and in her speech introducing the prong german chancellor angela merkel said that europe could no longer rely on the u.s. for protection. coming up in just a few minutes u.s. retail giant wal-mart is paying sixteen billion dollars for indian online retailer slip cart and the world's biggest ever e-commerce deal wal-mart wants to amazon out of the potentially vast indian market monica jones is going to have all that in more an archivist this update as we mentioned coming up in just a few minutes you're watching news i'm sarah kelly in. thank you so much for company for your company i hope you have a great day. my
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