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made for martin's. the but. this is deja vu news coming to you live from berlin donald trump card short a highly touted summit with kim jong good. for this particular visit we decided that we heard to walk. we'll see what our. trump says he refused to ease sanctions on north korea in exchange for the country's spot denuclearization was the meeting then called waste of time. also coming up current response to his former lawyers and damaging testimony michael
cohen accuses trump of committing crimes before and during his presidency trump says cohen is lying. class farkas on extends an offer to ease the crisis reports say there will hand over the pilot of an indian war being shot down over the disputed northern territory i've been speaking to baka songs and basil to germany who joined me in the studio. helen of a warm welcome to news i'm on the touchy. a dramatic turn of events in hanoi u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un have ended their highly anticipated summit in the vietnamese capital hanoi with no agreement the talks were aimed at ending north korea's nuclear and missile programs in exchange for
a lifting of sanctions just a short while ago president donald trump had this to say about the outcome of the summit. in the interim we couldn't do that. they were willing to do new coal or portion of the areas that we wanted but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for the so we continue to work and we'll see what we had to walk away from that particular suggestion we had to walk away from. that are currently existence remains are there in place and you know i was watching and saw a lot of you folks over the weeks or so no we've given up we haven't given up anything and frankly i think we'll end up being very good friends with chairman kim and with north korea and i think they have tremendous potential i've been telling everybody they have tremendous potential unbelievable potential but we'll see but
it was about sanctions i mean they wanted sanctions lifted but they weren't willing to do an area that we wanted they were willing to give a serious but not the ones we wanted to. take blows have been at the summits covering it for us alexander let me start with you you were at the press conference where donald trump was speaking a summit with no agreement just how much of a setback is this for donald trump and his north korea policy. i would say it is a major setback for the u.s. president and he starts korea policy in the trumpet's came here to hanoi but the clear expectation that a deal can be reached although the u.s. intelligence community warned him that north korea is unlikely to give it give up its nuclear weapons but the president was hoping that his personal rapport with the north korean dictator kim joke on can help bridge the gaps in negotiations and
that it didn't happen and now trump had to leave empty handed handed and for him the turn of events here in the high noise amounted to a diplomatic failure and bustin turning to you north korea has also gone empty handed from this summit a lot at stake for the country once described as the most isolated and the collusive in the world what does that lack of an agreement mean for north korea. well north korea obviously wanted to develop economically that's what chairman kim said in the past he says now we're ready and we want to develop the country economically and of course that can't happen if the sanctions stay in place and if you look across the border to south korea they're going to be they're going to be similarly or they're going to be disappointed for sure i was just recently there and i spoke to a lot of people and all the people i spoke to there literally were so optimistic and so hopeful that something tangible something something something positive would
come out of this summit something that would help south korea push their relation with north korea to the next level i mean they have huge dreams in south korea they want to build railway lines that connect south korea with north korea and eventually with china and with russia and obviously none of those dreams are ever going to get off the ground if the sanctions stay in place so they're going to be bitterly disappointed they would have definitely hoped for they would have a hope for a huge breakthrough but they would hope for small incremental steps that prove that both parties the u.s. and north korea they're both both serious about this process may be reopening at least for a time of joint economic zone in case song between north and south korea in return for maybe weapons inspectors to enter the country something like that something that would show them ok we're heading in the right direction but this the events that happened here in hanoi think that they're going to be bitterly disappointed and rita i don't alexander where do we go from here just ten months ago we had this
historic meeting between came and and a south korean president a more what and what do you think trump say amo talks between the u.s. and came jim hall and then more summits likely in the future. well trump said that he didn't commit to have another summit with kim jong un but he also stressed that the u.s. is willing to continue the negotiations to continue the talks and so they're clearly pointing to the fact that they are not willing to get back to the fire and fury rhetoric that we saw last year or before the negotiations. began however it will be very important what kim jong il is going to do when he gets back home if he is going to keep his promise a promise he gave president strum that north korea is going to refrain for from any
nuclear or missile tests in the future or are we going to see any provocations that's something that will be very important for the future relations between north korea and the u.s. of course and must then turning to you as you said i mean the disappointment is very bitter on the korean peninsula and one does a lack of an agreement mean for the wider region. well i think that other countries of course in the region they're not going to be happy about this either take japan for example they are worried by by north korea's nuclear nuclear weapons and nuclear program say they want that to stop so they would have definitely hoped for the next step in these negotiations and and you don't even have to go that far look just around where we are here in vietnam they're not directly affected by this of course but they would have as a host of this summit they would have hoped for
a positive outcome to to this summit as well if you look around the city here there's huge posters everywhere with white doves and saying noise city of peace they of course they would have wanted they would have wanted some some peace accord or something to come out of this summit that would have been been connected forever with the name annoying with the name vietnam and they were already saying we would like to host the next summit as well and we're really interested in that now we don't even know if there's ever going to be a next summer every day dr boston southeast asia correspondent and alexander phenomena correspondent from washington one of the few in hanoi thank you very much for your reporting. and now for some analysis on the just concluded summit i'm joined in the studio by a muslim from berlin's free university a welcome one is that we heard what our correspondents there had to say huge disappointment on the korean side and obviously perhaps some disappointment also on the american side what is your take on this summit was it
a waste of time no not at all i mean at this point of time it's difficult to say but i would term it this way it's a half success is only half success because they didn't reach an agreement they didn't sign substantial agreements but it's still a success because those two leaders of those two countries that have been in a hostile relationship for the last seventy years have met for the second time now and they have talked about the main major issues and even after the summit the rhetoric remained positive so i think it's a half a success in that would is a donor feel when you can sign an agreement usually when leaders of this caliber but the top leaders need for a summit of this guy and with much anticipation. that all the work is done the leaders come in and just sign the dotted paper the work is already done by their delegations you know that's what you usually would expect but even at the first summit i was thinking maybe it won't be that successful as that actually turned out
to to be but because it's north korea we're talking about here and we have donald trump on the other side so donald trump is always and will be always a very large element of uncertainty so this is not a usual summit and seeing it in this light i would say i'm cautious here but i would say this is not a failure but a half a success and we will see that in the future so what do you think went wrong i think it's difficult to say of course but i think it was donald trump who. demanded too much in the last moment so soon. could see from from the north korean perspective we gave him an inch and he wanted wanted to go the mile and i mean you have to be clear about north korea they don't they cannot given all at once even a complete road map that's too much for north korea because the atomic bombs the nuclear weapons is all they have and if they declare that in the first place they
have nothing to negotiate with so to be realistic you cannot demand that but trying to make one of the under list of expectations from both sides donald trump expecting north korea to give the only bargaining chip it has its nuclear program and for the united states to lift all the sanctions is what north korea wanted and that's the only kind of weapon that the western world has on north korea if this was really the case that both demanded these unrealistic games then of course there was very unwise but i cannot imagine north korea because they have they have to be very small because they have not much to bargain with so i don't think that they demanded we give you only the younger one facility and you give us all the sanctions i don't believe so i think it's rather it's both sides always but it's this time i think just one of the big deals the great deal that was the problem so then very you see this going given that this summit had to be abandoned without any
agreement what does the future look like in terms of actually coming together and finding a more substantial treaty i think that's what i said earlier i think it's still a half a success and they now know what much better what the sides are expecting from each other so i suppose they will have more meetings on the working level which is also very important some commentators said there was not a much not sufficient preparation for this summit so this will be continuing and i'm sure also north korea will play mediating role but one important point here is i think the european union and also germany can play a very important role now since we have the situation here trying to harness most different buttons for university thank you very much for the analysis. while the trump came summits took place in hanoi in washington transform a lawyer michael cohen made blistering allegations about his former boss to
lawmakers he called president trump a racist a con man and a cheat among other things now trump is currently facing investigations that of russia allegedly helped get him elected president he says go instead to me was shameful he lied a lot but it was very interesting because he did lie about one thing he said no collusion with the russian hoax and i said i wonder why he didn't just lie about that too like he did about everything else and he lied about so many different things and i was actually impressed that he didn't say well i think there was collusion for this reason that he didn't say that he said no collusion. and i was. you know a little impressed by that frankly because if we could have gone all out he only won about ninety five percent of sort of one hundred percent but the fact is there is no collusion and i call it the which aren't they should never happen to another president this is so bad for our country so bad. you look at this whole hoax that's a go at the russian we're trying to now add the word hoax it's
a very very bad thing for a country but. i was impressed with the fact that he when you know because the most important question up there was one on collusion and he said he saw a local lucian so we'll see what happens but it was pretty shameful i think. now pheasant comments follow to go instead to many from vietnam during the summit we offered the dummy's washington correspondent stefan c. once how damaging the testimony could be to trump spends it and see. depends on who you ask if you again right and left off the political divide if you ask democrats and the left or the progressive and the so-called resistance to donald trump how damaging this testimony was they say it was that is basically the beginning of the impeachment process for donald trump couldn't get any worse for donald trump and mr cohen is a very very important building block in making the case about or against donald
trump and how bad he is for the country for the united states for the world and as a president if you ask republicans and his supporters of course not only in the comedy but in the senate or. in the house as well as in the country don't forget thirty percent. of americans are his core base so they are supporting the president and they will support the president beyond what mr cohen now said they will wipe this away and say it doesn't really matter mr cowen himself is a bad character and a crook that's why he will go to present prison after all and the president can go do no bad but also the country remains along those fault lines political fallout it's divided. that was the. reporting from washington if you've just joined us you're watching the news coming to you live from berlin coming up ahead the sun offers to return an indian pilot shot down over disputed kashmir and retention still running high between the nuclear armed neighbors i'll be asking
pakistan's ambassador about that and more in just a few minutes. but first let me bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the world thousands of supporters of the embattled venezuelan president nicolas maduro have taken to the streets of the capital caracas they were protesting against france of foreign military intervention in the crisis ridden nation opposition efforts to bring in humanitarian aid have been courted by a government security forces. british lawmakers have approved measures that could result in a delay to briggs's beyond the march twenty ninth deadline m.p.'s voted to approve prime minister terry's amazing new plan for leaving the e.u. which includes an option for parliament to vote on extending the current deadline which would give me more time to try and renegotiate an agreement with e.u.
leaders. now pakistan says it's willing to free a captured indian pilot if it helps deescalate tensions with india over the disputed territory of kashmir and this statement comes a day after pakistan shared footage purporting to show the pilot who was shot down by pakistan's war planes india says it also shot down a pakistani plane on wednesday and both countries created fire overnight the u.s. and the e.u. are urging both sides to exercise restraint. joining me now in the studio is george salinas pakistan's ambassador to germany welcome unless the city let me first begin with reports coming out from pakistan's foreign ministry that pakistan is prepared to release the captured indian palate become our commander of bin and then who is in pakistani custody if it helps to ease escalate tensions can you confirm this release yes there's been
a statement of the foreign minister today this morning in the formalist has clearly said the star. can consider the release of the pilot the new pilot in custody that we have provided it helps and does it give seclusion and opens the way to peace so what does that mean it helps in deescalation what is pakistan looking for specifically in britain for. releasing the pilot. who look is calling for the exclusion of you all know what deescalation means now because this whole crisis has sprung up because of the good aggression we all know what happened you know like the bin laden planes which the secular people. making such constructs on pakistan. they were looted. they tried to bomb of course those who wanted to exploit the indian claims you know.
they did claim something we all know what they claim but in actual fact all that happened was that some trees on sort of sort of like uprooted was basically the bombing happened in a forest and just perform and stand in a craft for present on the face of the blocking his face and they had to leave so in the in this position is that this was a preemptive non military strike targeting specifically what they call a terrorist camp run by the mohammad and that's the group that claimed the sponsibility for the attack which took place a few weeks ago in indian administered kashmir if pakistan says there are no such camps and they only only hit kind of forests and there was no casualties and there were no information infrastructure damage why did pakistan feel the need to fire back and retaliate first of all this is not what i'm saying your national
media reporter was basically saw what has happened. since you know and all the international al-jazeera reporter also said that there was a gesture bahama seminary madrassa there and which was potentially recruiting jihad these i don't think that the department for civil war was that a problem the problem is this whole concept of a preemptive strike basically what it was was in a christian you know and it's was in total contravention of international law in between pakistan and india since nine hundred seventy one so we're talking about five decades here this has not taken place although as you know in the past as well they have been ok sions for the tension level has risen so this is the first time in fifty years that india committed this aggression and nationally there would have been a response to this aggression and the response is there for the world to see the two indian a craft have been downed we have a pilot in the custer in pakistan's custody you know one of the cry. after filing
the puck some side krefeld on the indian side so what we have shown here is that we have to capability we have the will we have the right to defend ourselves and we were maybe even in the terms of aircraft of these figures disputed pakistan claims they downed two aircraft india says one aircraft is missing and the other was an f. sixteen which belonged to pakistan but be that as it me tensions of a high everyone is calling for deescalation pakistan is offering dialogue now the question many in india ask is why do we have a dialogue with that one level pakistan in public office a dialogue but in private they are offering a safe haven to terrorists like the mohammad. you know these are and in a position which we believe are the substance i mean they come to. show everybody knows the keys of completion judge if you know the indian spires serving the naval
officer you know what they have been doing in pakistan in baluchistan other parts of pakistan pakistan has been facing terrorism to a much greater degree that india has you know the number of deaths that we have faced in the last ten years you have to talk about seventy thousand people so what does that mean that we should just go and attack india because you know you cannot just accuse somebody and then sort of you know we have austin our prime ministers in very clear on that we said they should provide actionable evidence if they do that we can investigate them at india says it's provided a lot of evidence in other previous attacks mr place in india the indian parliament was attacked in two thousand and one the one by attacks in two thousand and eight the u.-t. attacks in two thousand and sixteen are let let let me clarify that because the first of all the only intelligence of the deuce here that they have provided on this has now been provided you know just yesterday as you know why didn't it happen in the first place you know before this started you know because they started that aggression without even sort of going to substantiating any of their position. in
the past as well you know if you said they have what it does is having people what it does is to them we have much bigger evidence you know when we have this spy in custody you know again when they say that the sort of you know shut down or parsing of sixteen words that you know is what they're of you say you provide evidence for that you substantiate that they would but this is just sort of you know based on their belief you know and sometimes you know you are not right to know what you're like in terms of believe believe as you know have mr moody even believed there thousands of years ago indian scientists able to grasp that and they were never given the human from the cause where you have to. sort of like so obviously both sides have their own kind of version of events and of course back a subtle it's a believes india a fun status ahead status and the other citizen sides have the thing. invested joyously which is a pleasure to have you with us and sharing your pakistani perspective on of
a few of the last what i can see on that is that perhaps some wants peace we want to co-exist with india show peace full and big and dignified and for dr bill talk to all initiatives and how i think india would say the same thank you very much for coming in thank you again. now that despite his son's a message over celine beav also reached out to india's ambassador to germany and b do hope that she will be joining us in the studio in one bulletins. moving on to that story and we're going to. i think that and johnny let me just recap what we just heard we had the pakistani ambassador who's just left and we are hoping to get the best as i just mentioned now moving on wednesday it was an international bad day intended to raise awareness about the way climate change is adversely affecting the species there what twenty five thousand
people in the best left in the world but some research is fair they could become extinct by the end of the century that's why the birth of a new put a bet even in captivity is such a big event. she still hiding in her den with her mother tanya but this infrared camera gives you a bit of an idea of the new female polar bear cub born at berlin's tear park zoo back on december first she still one named but not for long preparations are being made to introduce her to the public sometime in mid march and there's good reason for all the plans fanfare the species is in big trouble first of all mankind is encroaching more and more on its turf such as with gas exploration but most importantly the polar bears natural habitat of ice is disappearing at an alarming rate a new study says polar ice caps have melted faster in the last twenty years than in the last ten thousand the more ice melts the more difficult it is for polar bears
to live in their habitat and the more difficult it is for them to hunt for their main staple diet seals they have to capture at least one c.e.o. every five to ten days that's just the breakeven and if they don't do that they're going to lose weight and if they lose weight then there are other things that come in play with their health their ability to reproduce and so forth. the us polar bear recovery plan said in january twenty seventeen that without action to address climate change the primary cause of diminishing sea ice it is unlikely that polar bears can be saved however other organizations do think that some polar bears will survive either way these are somber forecasts and all the more reason to rejoice when a new member enters the polar bear ranks. i'm on with the team up thanks for your company of watching the w.
enter the conflict zone confronting the powerful. new security conference here in munich isn't just about the big names of the moment faces it's also about the special advisor our guest this week friend roche a former national security advisor to president obama after two years of chop house while fuz obama's lead. this is holding up complex.
cultural magazine. arts twenty one. g.w. . the annual security conference here in munich isn't just about the big names and well known faces it's also about the special advisers who crossed global policies and what the secret caught up my guest this week is one of the these ben rhodes and former national security advisor to president obama after two years of the presidency how well is obama's legacy holding up.