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this is the w.'s come into line from berlin donald trump cut short a much hyped summit with kim jong il and. for this particular visit we decided that we had to walk and we'll see what happens trump says he refused to ease sanctions on north korea in exchange for the country's partial denuclearization also meeting than a waste of time also coming up trumps response to his former lawyers blistering testimony michael cohen accused our prop of committing crimes before and during his
presidency trump says cool and is lying. to us pakistan extends an offer to ease the crisis trying once again wrong contacts following that pakistan would lose the pilot of an indian war plane shot down over the disputed border territory really hear more from pakistan's ambassador to germany. kind of a warm welcome to you i'm. u.s. president dollar trump and north korean leader kim jong un have ended their highly anticipated summit in vietnam with no agreement the talks were aimed at agreeing on concrete measures for peace on the korean peninsula and build on positive sentiments expressed at their first historic summit the donald trump says the talks
broke down after he refused to lift all sanctions against pyongyang. that was no lunch and no signing ceremony instead president trump's motorcade headed away from the summit venue after talks broke off prematurely. the hanoi meeting was the second he's had with kim jong un after a summit in singapore last year critics called that one big on style and low on substance so this time donald trump was under pressure to deliver results a clear timetable from pyongyang for dismantling its nuclear program for example from the outset he made it clear that he wasn't going to be rushed. very very much to giving their. readers not that important to be. found in perhaps the most public commitment to international demands yet a comment from north korea's kim jong un when asked whether he was ready to do new
clear ice. you know filled with your generosity and if i'm not really that that won't be here right. there. that they will be the best answer you've ever but with p.r. nyang pressing its own demands president trump was left to explain why the talks fell apart basically they wanted the sanctions were. in their entirety and we couldn't do that. they were willing to do you know go lord portion of the areas that we wanted but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that so we continue to work at will say but we had to walk away from that particular suggestion we had to walk away from. it was a dispiriting end to a much more wanted meeting with the sanctions issue still far from resolved it appears the road to disarming north korea will be a long one. joining me now from hanoi is our washington correspondent alexander
phenomena and the southeast asia correspondent boston both 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 is north korea policy trumpets came here to hanoi with a 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 can help a rich gaps in the goshi asians 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
amounts 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 now 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 same sions 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 maybe a 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 if 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 ah more talks between the u.s. and came jim are they more summits likely in the future. while 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. gauche asians to continue their 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 presidents trump 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 is 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. 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 do this summit as well if you look around the city here there is huge posters everywhere with white doves and saying noise city of peace there 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 summit ever. ride boston haunting a 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 shyness was there from abundance feet university a welcome one is that we had with 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 huff success it's only haas excess 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 second seventy years have met for the second time now and they have talked about the main major issues and even off. the sum of the rhetoric remained positive so i think it's a half a success in the wood is a dollar a failure 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 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 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. you 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 by 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 they demanded we give you only the young guns 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 from 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 a 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 a situation here one hundred most different buttons for university thank you very much for the analysis. now while donald trump was busy at the summit in hanoi back in washington trump's former lawyer was giving damning evidence about him to a congressional committee michael cohen who worked for trump for ten years he said during that time trump repeatedly committed crimes before and during his term as president and said he was like a mafia don couldn't is facing
a three year sentence for lying to congress in two thousand and seventeen as well as other charges but insists he's not lying now i've acknowledged i have made my own mistakes and i have owned up to them publicly and under oath. but silence and complicity in the face of the daily destruction of our basic norms and civility to one another will not be one of them given my experience working for mr trump i fear that if he loses the election in two thousand and twenty that there will never be a peaceful transition of power and this is why i agreed to appear before you today . now trump responded to cleanse our negations before leaving hanoi he called cohen's testimony shameful he lied a lot but it was very interesting because he didn't 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 or that he didn't say that he said no collusion and i was . you know a little impressed by their frankly couldn't freakery going all out. says he saw all the president from was in hand eye for the summit he was following cohen's testimony from there and we asked our washington correspondent stephan simmons's how damaging the testimony could be for the tran presidency. depends on who you ask if you again right and left off the political divide if you asked democrats and the left or the progressives 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 a prison after all and the president can don't do no bad adults so the country remains along those fault lines political fallout it's divided. that was a stefan see correspondent in washington let me now bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the world thousands of supporters of the invited venezuelan president nicolas maduro have taken to the streets of the capital
caracas they were protesting against threats of foreign military intervention in the crisis ridden nation opposition efforts to bring in humanitarian aid have been thwarted by government security forces. british lawmakers have approved measures that could result in a delay to briggs' it beyond the march twenty ninth deadline m.p.'s voted to approve prime minister to resign may's new plan for leaving the e.u. it includes an option for parliament to vote on extending the current deadline which would give me more time to try and they renegotiate an agreement with. pakistan says it will release a captured indian pilot in a bid to ease the crisis of the disputed territory of kashmir speaking in parliament pakistan's prime minister imran khan called the move a peace gesture and said the pilot when commander bin and then of the indian air force would be freed tomorrow watch the first his plane was shot down during air
combat between the two countries on wednesday weeks of escalating tensions over kashmir have feud fears of an all out war between the two nuclear armed neighbors. so does the pilot's release mean pakistan is serious about easing tensions i put that question to pakistan's ambassador to germany johor celine who joined me in the studio earlier. well i mean do whole world is calling for deescalation we all know what the escalation means now because this whole crisis has sprung up because of the indian aggression we all know what happened you know like the. indian planes which they said they were. making a surgical strike on pakistan but they were looted. space they tried to bomb of course there was no need to ask but they need 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 city sort of like uprooted was basically the bombing happened in a forest and just perform and stand in a craft for president on the space 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 bin jassim hammad and that's the group that claimed responsibility for the attack which took place a few weeks ago in india at instead 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 in for infrastructure damage why did pakistan feel the need to fire back and retaliate first of all this is not what i'm saying the national media reporter was basically saw what has happened. since you know and all the
international support al-jazeera reporter also said that there was a gesture of mohammad seminary madrassa there and which was potentially recruiting jihad these i don't think that the department thinking first of all why was it 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 between pakistan and india since one thousand nine hundred eighty 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 sides are very careful 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 will maybe even in the terms of aircrafts of these figures disputed pakistan claims they downs 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 are they hi everyone is calling for deescalation pakistan is offering a dialogue now the question many in india ask is why do we have a dialogue going at once 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 substations i mean they come to accuse asians as well so everybody knows the case of collusion judge if you know the indian spires serving the naval officer you know what they have been doing in pakistan and in baluchistan other parts of pakistan pakistan has been facing terrorism to
a much greater degree that india has you know the number of tests that we have phased 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 are we have asked in our premises in very clear on that we said they should provide actionable evidence if they do that we will investigate them at india says it's provided a lot of evidence in other previous attacks which took place in india the indian fall in what was attacked in two thousand and one the woman by attacks in two thousand and eight the u.t. attacks in two thousand and sixteen are let me clarify that 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 forwarded disease haven't people what it does
is to them we had much with evidence you know when we had this spy in custody you know again when they say that we sort of you know shot down a passing of sixteen ways and you know because what obviously you provide evidence for that we substantiate that but what this say is just sort of you know based on their belief you know and sometimes you know you'd like to know what they're like in terms of believe believe as you know prime minister moody you believe there are thousands of years ago indian scientists able to grasp that and they were never going to have a new interim because what you have believed that he had all these sides had to think. and that's their just really which is a pleasure to have you with us. well turning now to more to sports which i generally i'm a demand but i don't want to introduce you to susan africa's number one woman in racing she's battling men in the sports they call their own last year she became the first woman to win
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