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they are risen at present it's now at four and among the injured is a diplomat's wife. the wife of the military attache. she's now in hospital although her condition is not critical it was to exactly what happened according to eyewitnesses they saw a man on the motorcycle following the diplomatic car going to object after which the car exploded this explosion did happen less than a mile from the prime minister manmohan singh's residence police say they are currently looking for a man believed to be on that motorcycle now in terms of a diplomatic a statement prime minister israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu did come out rather quickly at a meeting of lawmakers saying that he believes that iran was behind both attacks on the israeli embassy this is why georgian authorities are holding back until the investigation reveals more details some indian terror experts expressed skepticism on the involvement of terror that it will be difficult to carry out such an attack without the involvement of local people and the region and also said that iran had
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nothing to do with it to put it in context iran has also been blaming israel for a series of killings and killings of scientists and officials related to the controversial nuclear program the accusations from fuel to the flame to an already rising international tension iran is currently facing harsher sanctions over its nuclear program the sanctions coming from the u.s. and its allies as well. and these are all time and time again that if the sanctions against iran don't work be a ruling to bring it up to a military level and of course it is on the backdrop of this international conflict international tension that such incidents such as today's car bomb attacks will be scrutinized and the implications analyzed. russia says a cease fire is needed in syria before joining our view on the peacekeeping mission could be deployed in the country that idea of the mission was put forward by the arab league at the recent meeting in cairo but damascus rejected that plan after
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arab states also supported the syrian opposition and hold all diplomatic ties with the country's government. from the syrian capital. lots of prize only the fischel damascus has got furious over the initiative pushed forward by the arab league to send international peacekeeping force to syria calling this initiative act and flagrant interference in the country's internal affairs president bashar al assad blames. the eleven month long bloody volatile crisis here in syria on the arab western conspiracy in support of the armed terror groups of great and here in the country and syria is the best of the to cairo where the ministers of the twenty two countries of the arab league will meet in test side has come out actually with a very strong statement saying that this initiative by the arab league mirrors hysterics over the countries of this alliance of the healer to
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secure the u.n. security council's interference in the countries in syria's internal affairs have to china and russia vetoed the resolution many of those we've managed to speak to here in damascus also fear that this initiative make pave the way to foreign military intervention is something they are really afraid of and they're very much opposed to moscow has been very quick to react following the meeting with the foreign minister of the united arab emirates russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has sat that russia needs more information more details on this plan to consider how successful how effective it could be. first in order to deploy a peacekeeping mission we need the agreement of the host secondly you should first be peace which the peacekeeping mission will then help sustain things are not that optimistic here in syria right now with violence escalating recently the terrorist
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number one the head of al qaida has the fact that he backed backs up problems in syria urging all the muslims of turkey jordan lebanon and other countries in the region to get united to help the syrian opposition fight against assad. the u.n. general assembly has been meeting to discuss a non-binding resolution on syria and the draft document the one vetoed at the u.n. security council by russia and china so we could all seasons the situation in a has more from new york. this meeting has definitely lasted the entire day we've been hearing speeches from dozens of countries that started early in the morning this comes only a week after a double veto from russia and china blocked an arab and western backed resolution on syria at the security council so what we saw today and are still continuing we'll be seeing in the days to come is an attempt from the saudi arabia and qatar
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to go to another body of the united nations and attempt to find some kind of decision there even though the general assembly does consist of over one hundred ninety members we have to keep in mind that it's not nearly as powerful as the security council because whatever decision comes out of the general assembly is by no means binding it's only seen as a recommendation by the rest of the international community the point of this really is to send a symbolic message to the syrian government more so than russia and china because we've been hearing all of these countries make speeches to d.c. is saying that the syrian government is committing atrocities so really this is another opportunity for those who do support regime change on the ground to send out criticism towards the syrian government the text of this suppose address aleutian that the general assembly will be voting on voted on has not even been circulated yet from what we're hearing on the ground even though that's what we've been expecting a vote to take place all day today but the key here is that it's so we're hearing
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about it's going to be pretty much the same document that russia and china vetoed and russia's and china's problem with the text was that it seemed biased to the countries saying that it only named to the syrian government as the main cause of the conflicts going on on the ground in syria but not the armed groups and that's something that continues to be a major sticking point the recognition of two sides to this conflict by the international community. neil clark a u.k. based journalist and contributor to the guardian newspaper says instead of diplomatic wrangles will power should no. signs in the syrian conflict to lay down . and we've got peace in syria over the last eleven months that the government has said they would make concessions the government you know got to talks with the opposition has been picked on by irresponsible western powers and its allies i think we would have had a peaceful solution to this months ago had the opposition not been egged on by the west they are being encouraged to take a very hard line the west has been denouncing the government violence but it hasn't
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been denouncing the violence by the opposition and until it does does that then we don't have any peace in syria so you know that is actually the western powers in the arab league who responsibility now to say to the opposition forces look you have to stop the violence the government stops the violence everybody stops the violence and then we can have copper talks but that can't go on while the opposition of the day point in violence we got yesterday the announcement they need our support to the uprising that's been terrorist atrocities in syria over the last few days. and so the violence has to stop but it has to stop and the opposition mockers from. the struggling here is and has received another blow with us ratings agency made it slashing the ratings of nine e.u. countries and runs them outside of the biggest economies including britain france austria and struggling spain portugal and isa may the said after the decision of
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greece's parliament to approve new drastic cuts was welcomed warmly by brussels paving the way for athens to get advice a one hundred seventy billing bailout if the ministers are meeting wednesday to discuss their decision on releasing the funds the greek parliamentary vote came amid mass protests and rising against new austerity cuts across the country his jacob greece is in athens with more. the greek government is under attack from all sides now you've got the. international monetary fund really increasing the pressure so the cuts haven't gone far enough and they have been. implemented correctly also what we saw taking place last night we have the demonstrators now really amassing in very large numbers up to one hundred thousand people in attendance and they are growing in anger throughout the course of that evening in the end we saw clashes taking place with police and that resulted in a certain amount of petrol bombs being thrown at police by some anarchists in the
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crowds also police are telling a thing by firing tear gas into the crowd there resulting in total and dozens of injuries we also saw dozens of buildings of flame all this of course taking place in central athens now there is a lot of discontent as well within harlem and we saw that take place last night a number of m.p.'s forty three from the ruling coalition made up of socialists and conservatives they rebelled against this latest measure of austerity cuts now what we're talking about here really is fifteen thousand job cuts in the public sector also that's going to be accompanied by slashing by twenty percent of the minimum wage and cuts to pensions three those who are being affected or those who are probably most exposed by these crisis conditions have to bear in mind this is something that greece is really where the for some time it's
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a situation they are all too familiar with for about five years now they've been in such crisis conditions and had measures for a number of years impose them by international bodies and there hasn't been that many positive financial indicators since we seem g.d.p. slumping in two thousand and eleven so the main message coming from the demonstration taking place yes they and the protesters at what price are they expected to pay for these bailouts. and these are shift of investment strategies can pretty europe pacific capital dillies that's years old and reasonable financial policies of both euro crisis and greek politicians ordinary people in the country now. you know if the greek people are protesting it shouldn't be up there staring it should be the praful you see of the greek government that maybe austerity necessary i also don't think the greeks can repay their restructured debt i still think that there's too much debt on the greek economy and they're going to have to
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have a bigger air cut to make it possible but you know what should really be so alarming is the extent to which greece is broke because they were just this broke a couple years ago but no one cared and they can keep borrowing money that's the same situation that we have in america we're just as broke except that we keep borrowing because people haven't figured it out yet but once the bubble burst once don't want to lend us any more money and then we're in the same most circumstances and of course pain and losses ties so please don't talk to have your say on how the greek crisis may influence the future of the euro and say they're asking do you hold to head her the eurozone and sir it's all a fifty percent of you saying the euro is dooms to failure to six percent believe that greece may spark a train reaction over to fulls nine percent of that greek us tyreese who measures the soul of the problem and to spartacus and to holding out her of the journey will save the crippled euro zone so go to our web page the cost of violence and also
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online see the south. stripping down to shake things up find out the naked truth about their message. behind the sea crayon says groups topless stocks takes on a visits to russia. and let's go back to our top story the u.n. general assembly has been meeting to discuss a known binding resolution on syria and some on this one joined live by that trinny u.n. correspondent in waves from new york mr williams thank you very much indeed for your time so the general assembly has met to discuss almost the same a resolution as the one which was vetoed by russia and china about a week ago why don't well because it was vetoed and because the arab countries in
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the western countries want to show that they're doing something. if they were serious then they were oppressed for a special general assembly and emergency special general assembly meeting under the uniting for peace resolution and this you might remember in a field rich with irony was the form that the u.s. and britain used to fight the korean war in the face of a soviet veto in the early fifteen it's a sion since then it was resurrected by the palestinians to bypass the american veto in the security council and that i presume is why it is not being invoked now because i use the phrase a non-binding resolution the resolution that established the state of israel and partitioned it was a general assembly resolution so if that was not binding then where do we go from there i learned that you know what we have is some powers say that resolutions they like are binding a resolution they don't like a non-binding. the qatari president of the general assembly could have followed
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earlier precedent and said that there was sufficient support for the special that an emergency special session but he hasn't done so and i'm sure that's because of western pressure he don't want to establish a precedent they consider these resolutions binding because that would be upsetting next time the u.s.b. there was a palestinian resolution so let's move pretty straight forward also are the terms of the u.s. taking action anyway did nor in the un as happened in iraq and former yugoslavia. well i think that the u.s. is i think the u.s. doesn't want to take action teams to realize the payroll that nobody else wants them to take action. to talk about is the coalition of the willing you know and my sort of looking at the start to g.m. the area i would say look look to turkey and the arab league together as possibly people who would be able to act without the obloquy that attack were touched or nato and western intervention. also russia also russia and china have been
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criticized by the u.s. and other countries for that song and the saying the resolution on syria well if your view of such criticism. well actually some extent i think it's justified because it does look as though marco has been be friending be indefensible that the behavior of the at that regime is unconscionable you don't have to be pro western to think that the arab league is behind it and mean the sort of high state diplomatic game of course the expression of the horror from the americans and others are completely hypocritical and they be towed another way unanimous resolution only weeks ago about palestinians and point of impeccable international law but it is i think moscow is playing a risky game here because if if assad falls then must go loses all influence in the area and that they lose the chance to influence the game with china they have been
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much more temporizing china i think vetoed it because russia did it though the chinese don't usually do solo vetoes unless one or two better invoke somewhere that they mostly just. abstain expressed reservations and try to get what they can out of it but the veto for a very very mild resolution was a little bit surprising and i'm not sure that it will in the long term it's probably hardened assets to the extent that he's attacking homes and other places even more severely but it hasn't put rosser in a good light in the international community outside the west. you know. this is not the purpose of moscow to look good in washington especially when washington doesn't think what must it doesn't care what moscow or beijing thinks when they cast a veto so get there if there are legitimate concerns and i think a more constructive again engagement on the part from moscow to ensure that there are any action there is a strongly controlled u.n.
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action does not escalate into a sort of pro western regime change and more to the point of course is that this is a frontline state with this royal and so a lot of the arab gals might. to go but they don't want they don't want to leave a gap that israel will walk into and some of the people calling for intervention in america are incredible they could nick zionist supporters which is very odd i see and apart from western and arab states the syrian opposition now enjoys backing from all kinds and there's some irony as the u.s. and the terror group appear to be on the same site with us make washington ease up on backing the rebels well if they come out of it i mean the same thing happened in libya but one of the problems is the longer this situation goes on then the more act like there's a sunni fundamentalists and others will be involved and. this is. this
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is going to this is very dangerous for syria in a syria has many attractions as a country it's been stable it does have a sort of sort of welfare state it has fairly high standards of education and human development a low poor economy and poor and civil in civil liberties but it would be terrible if a country with such an ancient history of it that were to be split apart because in a civil war people look over their shoulders so the sunnis will look over the allow it will look over there as the christians and the cats will look over there as and join in with their own people because that way lies safety when the central government and civil society breaks down and the longer this situation goes on we'll see more of the almost lebanese style of splintering which would be tragic i mean the lebanese debacle has still unrolling after forty years. we would it would be terrible if syria were to go the same way. right ian williams
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that trent u.n. correspondent for only new york thank you very much indeed for sharing your views with us. thank you. right now on our see our interview with investigative journalist also winstanley focusing on the turbulent situation end and around serious do stay with us. only. today i'm drawn by a so when stanley an investigative journalist rajan on the middle east whose latest
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piece delves into the discrepancies amongst the casualty figures in the syrian crisis a certain thanks for speaking to r.t. now one of the most quoted sources for those casualty figures is the syrian observatory for human rights but you've recently found out information that suggests it can't necessarily always be trusted why is that i think first of all we have to establish who really is this the syrian observatory for human rights. in our investigation we didn't really uncover any particular reason to doubt the genuine observatories figures. but there is another group led by this man with a very as figures a slightly higher than the original observatories groups the syrian observatory for human rights led by rami outdoor and makes a point to be they say you know they're independent they're right and that they record all deaths whether they're soldiers syrian soldiers loyal to the regime
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or the defectors or their protesters where as. and now as i read scoop printed as well but their figures for the number of. military dead are much much lower. there seems to be you know a certain agenda there and behind it all seems to me basically. although both sides deny differences in in military intervention essentially in political differences there is different trends in the syrian opposition mainly between the people who support outside intervention and the protestors who don't so you've got groups like the syrian national council which are now openly in favor of a no fly zone which to me seems ridiculous because you know there isn't any even claimed that i know of. the syrian regime for all its many crimes there's no claims that it's bombed people so no fly zone just seems a political pretext to invade to me. and the original syrian observatory for
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human rights group is against that that there was split and they said we don't support a no fly zone they said that to me and so on so forth so these these two sides these two groups they both seemed to although they denied direct links to different factions of the opposition they seemed their position seems to line up how willing has the foreign media would you say been in its consumption of the figures published by the zawi group a lot of the mainstream news channels were taken in by as ari and he's appeared on the b.b.c. and he's appeared on zero english and c.n.n. and probably others. as a spokesperson for the observatory although he rarely have direct rounds group says he was never a spokes person for them his kind of narrative which has become increasingly shrill working it plays into the narrative of we need to do something we meaning you know
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the west or the british government or the american government or whatever we need to intervene we need to do something it plays into that kind of narrative i mean for example periods last month on. australian t.v. and he used the word genocide which of what's happening now i mean. the seems to me exaggerated for all the crimes of the bashar assad regime he's he's kind of seems to be inflating it which to me is is damaging to the opposition and that's what people who i've spoken to who are part of the opposition or sympathetic to the opposition that's why they're kind of they don't like this kind of approach because the crimes of the regime of bad enough without kind of. using words like genocide and how damaging could a foreign intervention be in syria any outside military and intervention in syria would be. very much for worse
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curt's to a regional conflagration. and it could even increase support for the regime within the country we saw we see what happened in the case of iran when there was opposition. from within the there is rhetoric from the outside of threats of either bombing from israel or the u.s. all this talk and immediate threats allows the regimes to then say oh well look you have to support us because otherwise you're going to you know you're going to get bombed and oh well these opposition people they're not genuine opposition they're just agents and so on and so forth so. i think and outside intervention. in terms of whether it's just a so-called no fly zone or any kind of military intervention would very much make things worse. the arab league solution to the syrian crisis is for president as sad
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to see power to his deputy is that fair i think that's a way of keeping the regime in place and changing the figurehead seems to been very much the g.c.c. plan in yemen for example where they wanted. to step down. as i said to keep everything apart and there were parents who vice president was and the regime essentially staying the same there's a look what's going on in the region is there's very much a cancer revolution to the wave revolution swept the region the whole arab world since. they were successful in opposing. benelli. there's a very powerful counter revolution which is led by saudi arabia backed by the americans. and also by in more indirect way by israel. the aim of this cancer revolution is by all means to keep regimes in power and if
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necessary shedding the heads and see you see that happening in egypt where the military rulers were able to preserve themselves by dispenser and i think these same powers would they are open to that happening in syria keeping the same then we care about democracy perceval just want more that whatever is best for their interests and if if there would be a more manageable. regime which then had a different figurehead they certainly go for that. thank you thanks. welcome to the future of science technology innovation all the news developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
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five fifty. five. welcome back this is on c.n.n. these are the headlines. rises as tel aviv accuses iran of being behind the times targeting israeli and this is in georgia in india four people were injured in a car bomb blast in new delhi while and police said device was discovered before it went all. russia has announced it regrets the arab league winding down its observers work in syria and stresses a proposed peacekeeping mission can be deployed only why is the government and opposition forces agree to a cease fire. on brussels as relieved as the greek parliament process and your
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story sybil demanded by the met to secure another one hundred said to them bailout despite serious public opposition rising but their relief is likely to be short lived as the euro crisis continues with racy ages images downgrading nine easy to stay it's up next also he spoke live with al gore know and today the focus on the report on human rights abuses around the world issued by the russian foreign ministry. in. oh yeah the welcome to spotlight brilliant to the show on our team album in our very in today my guest in the studio is constrained to go with. the russian foreign ministry first ever.


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