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this is g w news live from berlin tonight saudi arabia joins the united states accusing iran of sponsoring airstrikes on saudi oil fields this attack. was leveled against the kingdom of soda so the out of school also did a video it was an assault to the international community saudi arabia is calling for an international response as a key question remains unanswered where did those drones in this come from also coming up political deadlock in israel after another inconclusive election but
prime minister benjamin netanyahu is determined to stay in power. in the coming days we will convene negotiations to assemble a strong zionist government. will he succeed or will he be forced to give way to his main rival. of the blue and white alike. i'm burned off it's good to have you with us in an international act of show intel today saudi arabia displayed evidence that it says proves that the weekend's attacks on its oil facilities were quote deniable sponsored by iran backing up its claims with satellite images and weapons debris saudi arabia said that the attacks showed a distinct growth in a radiant aggression now that came as u.s. secretary of state mike pump aoe arrived in riyadh and that followed washington's
earlier announcement by the u.s. president that it is imposing new sanctions on iran. remnants of drones and a cruise missile the saudi defense ministry claims they were among the weapons used in last weekend's strikes on 2 of its oil facilities maps drawn up to show that the attack most likely came from a northerly direction saudi military spokesman colonel turki al maliki said the a so was sponsored by iran and did not originate in yemen in the south the home of the rebels who earlier claimed responsibility. but the colonel didn't explicitly accuse tehran of launching the attack and admitted they didn't know where the weapons were fired from. but we are working to know exactly the launch point. 30 over who over lunch they always be or the cruise missile will take that talent
ability for attacking the saudi of a structure and the so it's really a you know iran has renewed its denial of involvement in the tank. well it's it was completely clear and these claims and accusations office to be completely seriously and decisively rejects it. saudi arabia's ally washington is saying off the record it's convinced of iran's involvement but president trump is avoiding direct accusations and being cautious when it comes to questions of u.s. military involvement we haven't learned much that we didn't know but there is there is a certain. i guarantee factor we're really at a void now where we know very much what happened you know there's plenty of time to do some desperately things it's very easy to start. and we'll see what happens. u.s. secretary of state might pump aoe has arrived in saudi arabia he's called the strikes
on saudi arabia's oil infrastructure an act of war meeting with the crown prince he said washington wants to build a coalition of european and arab partners to deter and confront threats. are trying to make sense you're out of the show when till in the threats that are being issued i'm joined at the big table now by moroccan transfield she's an international consultant for the yemen polling center that yemen's 1st and only independent research center it's good to have you on the show so what do you make of what we saw all today particularly coming from saudi arabia. well it's it's definitely an impressive show that the saudis are going to hear. it's difficult to evaluate exactly what this evidence needs. given the current context where all defense parties to this conflict are interested to
portrayed this attack in their favor but what can you see this than the rebels they've claimed responsibility and we know that they're backed by iran so when they claim responsibility for an attack like this. does that automatically imply that iran is partly responsible. i would say that if any of the proxies of iran whether it's the whole fees or the hashed or any other proxy is responsible for such an attack then of course iraq iran also holds certain responsibility as they are the ones providing the technology right and they are probably also involved in providing intelligence as i doubt that especially the who fees would not have the kind of intelligence and and this detail know how to perform such an attack and you were talking earlier just because they're the
rebels claim responsibility doesn't mean that they're responsible yes of course because the truth is in this moment are interested in protecting themselves of course to be able to do such an attack. and it would be the 1st time that the who things have claimed an attack that was then doubted by other actors they're doing this is a p.r. stunt it could be a p.r. stunt right it certainly could be what about the un international in investigation that we're talking about right now how widely is it that that is going to happen and we do you do you see it happening. i think it is necessary for such an independent investigation to happen as. saudi arabia has all the asli involved in the conflict and has for years been trying to present evidence to the international community of iran's involvement and such attack is. but.
i think it is unlikely for a saudi arabia and iran to guarantee that such an investigation is indeed independent and so the outcomes within the question of that's a very good point today the rebels issued new threats saying that there were other salty arabian sites on their radar for possible attacks and also oil companies in the united arab emirates as well do you think that the the rebels who followed through on those threats. we'll have to see certainly. is are interested in again showing they are capable of doing such threats they are at the moment consolidating their control of northern yemen and really showing that they are there to stay and threatening the. key actors in the conflict in yemen is really part of this consolidation of power in northern yemen. i don't think
that they will pull through on attacks on on the u.a.e. i believe that the u.s. is trying to deescalate the situation towards iran and and given the influence that iran has on the whole with the. i doubt iran would push the with ease and that actually it's definitely a complicated calculus when you're talking about the power dynamics in this region right you transfield with the yemen pollings and you coming in helping us understand this tonight thank you. and here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world at least 9 people have been wounded in an attack on a government building in eastern afghanistan militants detonated explosives before government into the building in the provincial capital. afghanistan is on high alert as the presidential election approaches there has been so far a new claim of responsibility so have shaved their heads in public. the protest
against the country's new justice minister and that minister facing allegations that his daughter received unfair and favorable treatment at a university the speaker of the korean parliament joined opposition deputies today in their protest at least 11 people have died in severe flooding in cambodia as coastal regions flood waters submerged entire villages and forced the evacuation of nearly 10000 families officials expect water levels to rise further in the western african nation of liberia is in mourning after a fire in a school near the capital monrovia and fire left at least 26 children and 2 teachers dead firefighters say that faulty 'd electric wiring may have been to blame but that a full investigation will now be carried out. morning in liberia. dozens of children and the teacher a killed by
a fire. fire service officials suspect the accident was caused by a faulty electric cable the children were sleeping inside the qur'anic boarding school eyewitnesses trying to help. when we passed by the fact dual we heard the children crying hanging on the window saying we're dying in here we have dying in here he must rescue us rescue us. we got the cool around 1 am and we tried to go there but the fire had taken everything we tried pulling them out but we couldn't. liberia's president george waya arrived to pay his respects. we want to let the families know that we are with them and all government sympathizes with them. the liberian authorities are all too familiar with deadly fire as they are often caused by malfunctioning generates is but rarely are they this tragic. well israel's bitterman netanyahu is future as that country's
longest serving prime minister it is hanging in the balance tonight with almost all the votes counted after yesterday's election his right wing likud party is neck and neck with the blue white alliance of centrist begun netanyahu has been unable to form a coalition government since the country's last inconclusive election back in april . if he was disappointed on election night binyamin netanyahu certainly wasn't showing it's far from conceding defeat he failed to remain at the helm. in the coming days we will convene negotiations to assemble a strong zionist government and to prevent a dangerous anti zionist government. his plans may well be faulted by opposition leader benny gantz he stopped short of declaring victory but his tone was one of victory for his blue and white party. if he had thought so tell mr cording to the initial results netanyahu did not succeed
in his mission. thank god we on the other hand prove that our idea called blue and white a project we established just over 6 months ago is a huge success and here to stay. and this man cos himself as king maker i think don't leave him and his secular right wing party use rail bits a new we vital in any governing coalition. we have just one option. of broadly liberal unity government. formed of years israel beit hanoun. could. blue and white. thanks but netanyahu isn't keen. look step show you there are only 2 options either a government that iran or a dangerous government that's based on arab parties. it was but it was built and
jury in these times more than ever especially in front of the major political and security challenges that we face there must not be a government based on. his party's. voters to fight predictions of fatigue and turned out in larger numbers than the last poll in april many say it's time for netanyahu to go on you know you can show us netanyahu has probably run his cause. this time has passed about as well though. i saw netanyahu is like a phoenix when we think he's finished he rises up again but i really hope the government will change. i think he was a good leader but i think it's about time to end the chapter on. netanyahu is political survival is on a knife edge a political wisit this election may turn out to be the one that broke the spell are
sports news now in football 2 of germany's champions league zines got their european campaigns underway on wednesday night with mixed results byron started the group stage with a win as they beat serbian side red star belgrade 3 nil robert of adelphi scored byron's 2nd taking his goal tally for the season to 9 elsewhere it was a tough night for laver who is in they fell to a 21 defeat at home to look at more t.v. moscow that leaves the german side with a mountain to climb already our let's take a look now with some of the other results on a thrilling night of european football french champions p.s.g. secured a huge 30 win over real madrid greek side and the bianco came back from a 2 no down to draw with last season's runners up tottenham and chester city produced a clinical display to be chucked for donetsk 3 no and a politico madrid all back to draw 22 with your bid.