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this is g.w. news live from berlin and president donald trump says the u.s. is locked and loaded after major oil facilities in saudi arabia are damaged by drone strikes could the rebels in yemen claim responsibility but the u.s. says iran is to blame for the attacks. also coming up britain's prime minister are arriving on the continent to discuss his country's exit from the european union but less than 7 weeks to go to break is a day in the u.k. has yet to reveal any concrete proposals to what is of course johnson's game plan.
and to p.b. or not to b.b. israel prepares to go to the polls again in an unprecedented repeat election. i'm sorry kelly walking to the program president donald trump says that the united states could respond militarily to 2 drone attacks on saudi arabia's oil facilities in a tweet trump said that the u.s. was quote locked and loaded the rebels based in yemen have claimed responsibility but washington blames are wrong for the attacks. these oil tanks are exhibit a as the world tries to assess who was responsible for attacks on saudi facilities they show almost identical impact points which u.s. officials say indicate a high degree of sophistication in the attack hooty rebels in saudi arabia's
neighbor yemen initially seem to take responsibility they've been fighting the saudis and their proxy forces for years in yemen civil war. but some analysts doubt whether the rebels could have launched drones or missiles that could hit the saudi tanks yemen is also to the south of the saudi refineries the impact site suggests an attack from the northwest or the north the direction of iraq and the hooty is strong backers iran. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei oh said the u.s. would make sure that iran is held accountable for its aggression and his boss president donald trump took to twitter to threaten those responsible there is reason to believe that we know the culprit we are locked and loaded depending on verification but are waiting to hear from the kingdom but iran deflected the blame . we reject these types of statements and projections. the islamic republic of
iran has clearly declared that it supports the people of yemen and their rights but to accuse the islamic republic of iran with these attacks and defensive measures is in line with the united states maximum falsehood policy they've adopted after their own failures. oil prices spiked as traders start to take account of saudi arabia's seeming inability to defend its crucial oil infrastructure and governments including germany's have condemned the attack. but it's unclear what the long term picture looks like everything depends on what the us and other players do next to call or aggravate the situation in one of the world's most volatile regions. let's get more on this we are joined here in the studio by tobin shots he is an expert on defense from the german council on foreign relations welcome to the program. we have the united states saying that these satellite images they show clearly they show definitively that the attacks come from the direction of iran or iraq rather
than from yemen how likely do you assess this claim that it does have a little bit the litany of that indeed this came from a sophisticated state actor so i mean the original frantic seems to be quite clear if you compound us with a large image with open source material for example who were members who can clearly see that the direction of the attack was robin north almost when it's so not really human. i think the scale is more indicative of pacific and sophisticated active than the precision since then you who think you'll agree with the americans on this. principle i would why do you think that the who the rebels them claimed responsibility here because i mean there has been a claim of responsibility if indeed i mean it gives the act as some kind of plausible deniability both for the for your own primarily as an alleged sponsor all of you who have the rebels so you can essentially perpetrated the attack and then
let someone else take risk responsibility risk which gives you politico leverage and if plausible deniability which is important i guess politically we have the united states saying that they're locked and loaded what do you make of that lets on. might be dangerous and donald trump but but on the other hand on the trump has repeatedly made such remarks on the run. for example of the ball to take on a couple of weeks back so. it's a dangerous situation i guess but the rising oil prices indicate for protest and if that would really be a conflict happening that would where do you live devastating blow to the world economy and we also have the german foreign minister heikal masi was also really not dismissive of how serious the situation is condemning the attacks earlier today
calling for a does the escalation just walk us through the seriousness of the situation indeed that we are facing right now so i mean economically saudi arabia. makes up about 10 percent of the world crude oil supplies their false off their capability or capacities so we're now. short 5 percent of the former oil supplier which the oil prices thrives best of printed percent and the markets open and now it's a bald 10 percent well that is let's say more disruptive than catastrophic right novel but obviously any escalation would drive that. and would be really dangerous i don't think and obviously militarily because then you might phase in an escalating conflict on a wider scale than just in saudi arabia that sort of through through these attacks with that assessment of the situation we want to thank you very much top it juts
expert on defense from the german council on foreign relations we want to show you . the leaders of turkey russia and iran are meeting in uncle red today for talks centering on the last islamist and rebel stronghold in syria it live turkish president much of type aired one fears a syrian offensive there will send tens of thousands of new refugees toward his country in response he wants to set up what he is calling a safe zone for refugees inside of syria he's also threatening to open the floodgates as he put it and allow refugees to start coming again to europe. turkish troops by warning shots and tear gas at the border with syria. they're trying to prevent syrian protesters from storming across the frontier. the demonstrators are demanding protection from an offensive by the syrian government on the last rebel stronghold of it live. this is a warning that if nothing is done to help us then we are coming to turkey and
europe a lump of. this is added once fear that the destruction and the death in a clip will send tens of thousands more syrian refugees towards his country joining the nearly $4000000.00 who've already fled the carnage. he say says will have to mattick consequences not just for turkey but for europe too. the couple that are struggling we will be forced to open the gates. to the outer world building and we will be forced to open the gates you know this if you're going to provide support then provide support if you're not sorry. everyone sees this area in northern syria as one solution to any new refugee crisis. turkish and american troops are already patrolling here ahead of the establishment of what's being called a safe zone for the resettlement of up to 1000000 syrian refugees but everyone says the international community and europe in particular are not offering enough
support for the plan. also accuses the e.u. of failing to honor its commitments in a landmark 2016 refugee with turkey. the e.u. offered ankara 6000000000 euros to stop the flow of migrants into europe in 2015 but added one says he's received barely half of the money europe says it's willing to have a discussion with added one but greece which takes in most of the new arrivals says he must 1st change his tone. the migration issue is a european matter it is not a bilateral issue and mr erdogan must understand that he cannot threaten greece and europe in an attempt to secure more resources to handle the refugee issue your lover could be abroad be. but with more migrants reaching greek sure because 2019 minutes any other time in the last 3 years athens also knows the dissolution needs to be found. let's bring in kirsten helberg now she is an author and
a syria analyst she was a correspondent there for 7 years welcome to the program and thank you for joining us we have the syrian government forces really pushing hard in the lab we have with the backing of support from russia essentially how has that affected the situation at the turkish border well there are 500000 syrians being stranded at this border some of them still living up in the open you know under trees with some plastic protectors so it's a very dire conditions for them obviously and we have seen them taking their hatred or their you know frustration to the border gates with the protests that we have just seen they are demanding that you either protect us and clip or we want to go to turkey and migrate further on to europe that's that he meant the people inside it they feel betrayed especially by president who has put up 12 posts inside it live but he cannot even protect its his own to protect his own observation post
obviously and he cannot stop the russian air raids and he cannot stop obviously the sunni regime from advance in the big question is you know where do these people now go is there anywhere within syria for them to go realistically actually not i mean them have already been displaced from different areas that have been retaken by the syrian regime so it's not an option for them to stay there to wait for president assad to take this area you have other took us protectorates north of aleppo you have. but these are small pockets that cannot cannot really locate that number of people so this is one of the other wants to create this zone east of the new photos and this is very important because it's a curtis controlled area and this will change obviously the demographic off the region i mean to reset the 1000000 arab syrians that are now inside turkey what really creates a lot of social rifts and it will make any kind of social reconciliation there are
difficult and you know just in terms of sheer numbers we're talking about 3500000 syrians who have already fled to neighboring turkey our correspondent leon is actually based in turkey she was just speaking with people on the streets how they were assessing the situation and the presence of refugees there and have a listen to what she have to say and then get your team in. turkey can't host more refugees from syria we've reached our limit. all our young turkish people are dying while fighting in syria but what do young syrians doing they just sit around here and smoke shisha is this fair and right. we have to take care of the refugees they're muslims like us it's our responsibility they've lost their homes their savings and on are we have to help. to do that in turkey unemployment is a big problem a lot of young people unemployed even university graduates can't find jobs we should take care of our own citizens 1st then we can look after the others so you are upset that i now see signs in arabic everywhere i think we've started to lose
our national identity there he said so some mixed responses there about what you do here among some is you know a sense of fear especially a sense of fear that more refugees might be coming and what that will do to the society how it will impact what do you make about you know the potential for addressing some of those fears i think the scenario that we're going to see inside if that is the following i think that vladimir putin the russian president will have come up with kind of a compromise saying that ok president assad this you. the president really needs to take control of 2 important highways inside at liberty is the m 5 highway connecting with the capitol the mussels and the m 4 highway connecting a little in the north the coastal region with latakia there so this is very important for bashar assad he will not stop his. his. his offensive until he reaches the school and this will push the people further north we quit maybe foresee a kind of safe zone or from the perspective of the syrians there would be an open
air prison to name it very strongly to host all these people because this region north of these 2 high was not that important for president assad nobody wants to take these people and neither europe nor turkey nor anybody else the fate of the 10s of thousands of fighters being there as well so this would not be a stable situation and it would be a humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not take up its responsibility at least for this small pocket that probably most of the inhabitants of it would end up in some major implications in terms of what is happening on the ground right now in syria person author in syria analyst putting it into context for us thank you pleasure. let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world indonesian police say that they have arrested 185 people suspected of starting forest fires that are spreading a they cannot just haze over southeast asia the haze has triggered diplomatic
tension with the country's neighbors using fire to clear forest for palm oil and pulp and paper plantations takes place every year in indonesia. 2 days of heavy rains caused chaos on a tourist island in the gulf of thailand rough seas and strong currents led to the suspension of ferry crossings on the island of coach on what authorities say the water levels are now society to rental monsoon rains have killed 33 people across thailand from the end of august. celebrations to. the national day of fun for us turned violent when supporters of opposition parties protested against what they say is a corrupt government they urge president one orlando one does to step down a month after a political scandal in which he denied taking cash from drug gangs to secure his 2013 election. with less than 7 weeks to go before britain is supposed to leave the european union prime minister boris johnson has said that he's feeling cautious
about the prospects of doing a deal with the e.u. johnson is in luxembourg where he is the kneading with european commission's president john paul junker johnson had said earlier that he thought progress was being made on a deal but younger is known to be skeptical and brussels has played down talk of a breakthrough. let's bring in correspondent barbara faisal who is standing by for us in luxembourg and barbara that meeting has now wrapped up so where do things stand now. things stand more or less where they stood before the meeting it seems here because 1st johnson emerged from this meeting and this lunch was shown. and not saying a word being heckled by and bricks of protesters are asleep british people living here in brixton luxemburg who do not want sit and do not want to lose that you citizenship so he sort of drove away in his car and only said that it was a friendly meeting and one would continue to hold talks continue to try and
negotiate officially a statement said that no breakthrough had been made because obviously there was nothing concrete yet from the british side on the table so if the head and the high expectations before this meeting they are now disappointed and yet barbara 5 we are still barreling toward that brags that deadline at this point what is the e.u. demanding from boris johnson. the e.u. is demanding just that that the british side really put something concrete on the table frankly junk also in his statement reiterated that britain is the party leaving and britain is the party now having to come up with a proposal it again sort of making clear that so far there hasn't been anything but declarations from the british side political declarations maybe for consumption at home for the u.k.
electorate but obviously not something that could lead to sort of putting pen to paper and having a treaty which is something that really needs to be spelled out in detail we know where the lending zone is that is a northern ireland only solution for the backstop however there is no detail yet and there is just nothing concrete that would indicate any real progress barbara is alive in luxembourg thank you barbara. now israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as approved a new settlement in the occupied west bank the move comes 2 days ahead of a closely fought election as he seeks to boost turnout among his conservative base is mean opponent benny gantz has also been out trying to mobilize his supporters to w.'s tanya kramer reports. for the 2nd time in a year newly it runs this family owned cafe will be casting his ballot he hopes
that benyamin netanyahu will from the next coalition government be be as everyone calls to prime minister some time stops by for coffee and pastry at this neighborhood cafe like many other likud supporters says if he sees no i'll turn a tip to the long serving leader. live in a demolition the man has experienced and this is extremely important it's very important for people here to have someone to run the state as he does it a state like israel with so many challenges and having good relations with world leaders all around the world. following the last election in april in the tanya who failed to put a coalition together some analysts describe the elections as a fight for his political life not least because of corruption allegations these elections are not about any policy issue at all these elections are shakespear are there to be be or not to be that it will continue to happen even though there are 3
a criminal rustication is hanging over is heard he has proven inability to overcome any obstacle before and he'll be able to do that again now. his main rival they need guns headed the center of i.q. and white party emerged as a real threat to netanyahu in the previous election touring the country like here in southern israel guns who served as military chief under netanyahu wants to sway voters with his security record and a different common. to ship. this appeals to would. she would like to see a less self-centered prime minister and a more centrist less religious coalition government and you know. the bend i am voting for benny gantz and his entire team and the party itself because they are politically in the center with all they all have clean hands. they care about the general public who met a cause. and some make
a couple. pollsters predict a tight race netanyahu is fighting for every vote and he's not shying away from making election promises his pledge to annex settlements in the jordan valley in the occupied west bank if reelected has triggered heavy criticism abroad taunted as election spin in israel it remains to be seen whether it's ways more voters of the smaller right wing parties to the likud most people are very cynical about these promises including the right wing who are in favor of i mix asian they're saying well you've been trying to use of a 13 year old when you got it until now and you're telling us a week before the elections suddenly there is a historical opportunity to do this at the cafe all eyes are on election day everybody here knows that there's a real power struggle with begin over a coalition building by the day after. it's the 2nd time in here that israelis
are going to the polls this tuesday traditionally security and economic issues are top priority for voters but these elections are seen as a kind of their friend i'm on the long standing premise of of benyamin netanyahu and whether he will be able to form a coalition. the pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong have defied a police van and taken police ban excuse me and taken to the streets again riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse the crowds of protesters sent it into violence when some hard core activists tried to attack the city's main government complex meanwhile hong kong ors in germany they're calling on people to support the movement they're collecting protesters stories and sharing them with people here in berlin w.'s hunks one levy went to listen and. we were retreating. but i looked back again and i saw the officers are ready willing hit their patents on him. his head was covered in blood it was
a tit guess they cost their tension it into diarrhea. these are not their own stories nor is this hong kong living in berlin these hong kong as a sharing was purchased as from 8000 kilometers away i have experienced in 1st person the call themselves storyteller as their aim to share the more personal side of the demonstrations. oh yeah the international media have been reporting on the protests a lot. but they don't cover the individual stories behind the masks of the protesters . or you know that it only to hide but these tales draws closer to home home home home our car that's why we want to share them with foreigners. 20 to 4100 by. the stories least based on news articles into these and popular posts on forums organizers say it is impossible to do fact checking for all the stories that many
of their relatives have shared very similar experiences no one will live by i get all worried every time i see the clashes happening instead of just watching the clips holeman crying i think it's better to come out and do whatever we can approach. you. after listening to the stories so many all the and say they are moved by the protests to scurry each. it's a terrible story for their kids to be caught up in something so wrong. with so much violence but i think it's important. that everybody's participating when you live in europe and the european press u.s. kind of stuff you often forget about the rest of the world so it's i'm always interested to hear about what happens to other parts of the world with purchase just in hong kong vowing to continue their fight for democracy these experts say
they will also keep standing sitting in solidarity with bear hometown. let's head to the bundesliga now soccer where early season results have been a breath of fresh air for fans who have lamented the same teams usually dominated the top of the table one of the new faces to appear in the top 4 after a thrilling weekend of action is freiburg after beating beating hoffenheim many are now paying attention of luck. freiburg christian made for changes to his starting line up for the clash with hoffenheim and it soon paid off christianity made it one meal in the 11th minute. the defender drilling it into the corner of the net sebastian rudy tried to respond for hoffenheim but keeper alexander displayed some sharp reflexes meanwhile his team stayed on the attack and played with more urgency
yannick doubling fribourg lead late in the 1st half was and neil's peterson added another in the 59th minute his 2nd goal of the season rounding out the 3 male score line and. it was mentality mentality conviction and work work work. it was a nice performance i'm very happy. his team celebrated fribourg best ever start to a campaign hoffenheim meanwhile have only managed to win one game this season. now let's get a look at the bundesliga standings after match day leipzig stay on top after their draw with byron to fall to 4th dortmund in freiburg move up to 2nd and 3rd respectively farther down oxburgh get out of the relegation zone and minds jumped to the playoff spot after grabbing their 1st points of the season. coming up next on t.v.
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