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this is d.w. news life for president trump says the u.s. is locked and loaded as he himself ministering retaliation for a drone strike damage on a major oil facilities in saudi arabia washington blames iran despite rebels in yemen saying they carried out the attacks so who should we believe also on the program more tension of the future of syria's last rebel stronghold turkey's president says he fears a new wave of refugees from italy repeats his threat to throw open the doors to europe he's holding talks with the leaders of russia and iraq.
britain's prime minister through dessalines prexy talks in luxembourg e.u. accuses britain of providing no concrete toll teletext to the controversial irish border boxer. i'm phil gale welcome to the program u.s. president donald trump says his country could respond militarily to 2 drone attacks on major saudi arabian oil facilities tweeting that the u.s. is locked and loaded who the rebels based in yemen have claimed responsibility for the attacks but washington blames iraq. 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 and the attack houthi rebels in saudi arabia's neighbor yemen anisha lee 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 are missiles that could hit the saudi tanks yemen is also to the south of the saudi refineries the impact site suggest an attack from the north or northwest the direction of iraq and the who these strong backers iran secretary of state mike pomp a.o. said the u.s. would make sure a quote iran is held accountable for its aggression and his boss president donald trump took to twitter to threaten those responsible he tweeted there is reason to believe that we know the culprit we are locked in loaded depending on verification but are waiting to hear from the kingdom but iran deflected blame in going to have
we reject reese types of statements and projections the islamic republic of iran his clearly declared that it supports the people of yemen and their rights but to accuse the islamic republic of iran with these a tanks and defensive measures is in line with the united states maximum false who'd policy they've adopted off to their own failures there's oil prices spiked this 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 u.s. and other players do next to com or aggravate the situation in one of the world's most volatile regions now let's take a closer look at this with allie fatality jata senior analyst with the washington based brookings institution's branch in doha welcome to d.w.
so despite the who the rebels say they launched this attack the size of coalition says it was carried out with a rainy and drones and that they would launch from yemen so where are they likely to have come from well it's a very difficult question to respond to at the moment there are several investigations going on and although the who thiis have said that they have been responsible there are you know some doubts because whoever was behind those attacks on the ledge on the world's largest. you know processing plants of crude oil has done that with a lot of sophistication and so this was a massive attack. so there are questions raised whether the who things have such knowledge we have also now a different accounts provided by. by someone who is from the iraqi intelligence and he said that those attacks came from iranian allied. shia militias from inside iraq . and so we have different accounts was gone and up and as for now we don't know
for sure what is going on so if we don't know who's behind it. how we speculate on what the reasons might be well when it comes to this iraqi variety of the story according to the senior iraqi intelligence man who was quoted by middle east i he said that this was as i read this was a retaliation of israeli attacks on. me which is the popular mobile mobilization from the shia militia supported by iran in iraq that occurred at the hands of the israelis in august and this attack by the israelis on those iraqi militias in august was funded by the saudis so this is. so this is you know this is a kind of retaliation against south. arabia so this is could be one possibility another possibility could be that you know somehow iran could be behind that and being part and parcel of the strategy of the iranians over the past few months to
going to create instability in the region against the backdrop of this have even severe oil embargo against iran and iran saying that if we are not able to export oil no one other is able to do that but then again you know we have to very careful because we don't know really what is going on because for the iranians is also very risky to take such a huge operation so it is also not very plausible so the president will he's clear that it's iran even though he's produced no evidence how as he's tweet about being locked and loaded been received in the region well i think you know everyone is very much concerned but as i said even the u.s. administration has not come to a conclusion of who has to be on who has been behind those attacks so i think we have to we have still some room and we can see what's you know who several investigations would find out but what is sure is that you know not the interesting
aspect or dimension of the stories around co and iran because bits to sell 5 percent of its share those that come to the exactly iran co is the saudi oil company that is the largest in the world and because of mohamed bin saw the crown prince's strategy of diversifying the saudi economy they have been proposing to sell 5 percent 5 percent of iran co and so this is a huge blow to iran co's bid to. sell those you know shares because it's going to reduce their price because of geopolitical volatility it's frustrating if a little confusing but i think you've status through it it nicely alex purcell in the jet from the brookings institute thank you thank you. the turkish president visited type one has met with his russian and ukrainian counterparts in ankara for a summit on the syrian regime's
a push on the final rebel. live let me put it on has on rouhani support syrian president bashar al assad's offensive which has gained momentum over recent weeks and is concerned that the fighting will cause a renewed influx of refugees into turkey the turkish army has observation posts in it late to enforce a buffer zone agreed last year but syrian forces continue to advance with the help of russian asteroids. so let's get more on this from g.w. comes from the julia han a stumble welcome you here what does president want from these talks. well the turkish president will probably seek assurances particularly from russia's president putin when it comes to the situation in syria's it live province the last rebel held stronghold mr add on is very concerned that the own slowed in egypt could cause another refugee crisis 3 to 4000000 people are currently trucked inside
it province and turkish officials warn that hundreds of thousands of them have already moved closer very close to the turkish border in fact they are hungry they are injured they are desperate they live in desperate conditions and all this is happening because of the continued attacks by the syrian army backed by russian airpower on targets and it lives they say they are targeting terrorists but reportedly hospital civilian spots have been targeted as well in recent months and this is all despite a series of cease fires and despite a key agreement between to express an add on end of bloody me a putting on a buffer zone in a deliberate reached a year ago so this is happening and there seems little turkey can do about it in fact a turkey has seen it live as some kind of protectorate in the past but now it's left with a little leverage to change the situation on the ground politically or militarily
so president add one is now focusing attention on the humanitarian crisis that his his message is clear and i'm sure he will tell this to president putin as well turkey already hosts 3600000 refugees and more it cannot take in more people. to open the floodgates. he has. how serious. this time. well egypt's troubles could well turn into europe's trouble soon i mean it's not completely unrealistic that to hundreds of thousands of 1000000 refugees it could push across the turkish border at some point so the threat has of course a very credible aspect to it but why does mr abdul and use this aggressive language when talking to the europeans this is of course also because he has come under
increasing pressure domestically here in turkey and the refugee resentment is growing it has been growing over the past 8 years why turkey has been welcoming millions of refugees as guests one now many as guests one day now many turkish people actually want the refugees to leave we've been talking to people here in istanbul let's listen what they have to say. came in. turkey can't host more refugees from syria we've reached our limit. our young turkish people are dying while fighting in syria but what are 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. them to keep 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 very set. here leon are we likely to say any agreement between these 3 leaders achieving peace in italy. well ahead of the actual summit the 3 leaders said they are working on the lasting political solution for syria that's of course a very general statement and observers awaiting for more specific solutions so it remains to be seen expectations are actually not that high because the 3 leaders are on opposing sides in this conflict so apart from commitments of course it remains to be seen what this will mean for the situation on the ground in egypt in syria yulia han in istanbul thank you i'm sure some of the other stories making news around the world to see if candles has been let out
a ceremony in central warsaw to all or more than 22000 published officers who were executed by the soviet red army in 1940 they were imprisoned after the soviet union invaded poland in 139 of the polish army was still fighting hitler's troops for decades the soviets blamed the nazis for the moscow. police in indonesia say they have arrested $185.00 people suspected of starting the forest fires spreading a thick noxious haze of a southeast asia and which triggered diplomatic tensions with indonesia's neighbors as they used every year to clear forests for palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in the country. resit talks held today in luxembourg between british prime minister boris johnson and e.u. commission president have ended without any breakthrough mr johnson was heckled as he left that state to planned news conference with the muslim brothers prime minister the u.k.
and the you have given differing assessments of the meeting britain is sounding cautiously optimistic on the european commission saying the u.k. had still not come up with viable alternatives to the contentious irish border stop there is now less than 7 weeks until britain is due to leave the e.u. . so given the lack of new proposals on the lack of progress what sort of game is the british prime minister playing at a w correspondent barbara vale has this is evident from the eczema. expectations on the e.u. side had not been high to begin with but boris johnson managed to frustrate even the cautiously optimistic participants the british prime minister came through the talks was empty and he offered new details on how to solve the problem of the irish backstop if this is his idea off diplomacy with the e.u. he has a rude awakening coming or are these meetings just theater nothing but a sham in order to hide his real strategy and that is heading for a hard breath sit without a deal the e.u.
will continue to play along and go on offering talks but as long as the negotiators cannot be sure what boris johnson and game is all this rather looks like a waste of time. and luxemburg this is d.w. coming up next business africa with. world news at the top of the hour of the. earth a home for saving global india's tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world ideas to protect the climate and boost green energy solutions. to get beaten by a new series of global 3000 on d w and online. i know nothing. well i guess sometimes i am but i felt nothing when that happened peter jennings things.