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syria formally agrees to russia's proposal to hand over its chemical weapons to the u.n. potentially pushing washington back from its threats to launch military strikes the u.n. security council is set to convene the c evening in new york. sources suggest to watch either rebels in syria are planning to launch a chemical attack on israel designed to look like it was carried out government. and in other news the. immigration party is set to join the new coalition government to form a member. killed dozens and
a crusade against multiculturalism we look at europe's shift to the right. now from a studio in moscow where it's just turned nine pm this is r.t. with international news and comment now we have some breaking news to start with and the russian president has given his first public reaction to r.t. on events surrounding syria and its agreement to hand over chemical weapons stockpiles to you and we also got to how the idea came about and this is what he had to say. it is well known that syria possesses a chemical weapons arsenal which they have always considered
a counter to the nuclear weapons possessed by israel but russia's position is clear on this we are against proliferation of both chemical and nuclear arms in syria this is particularly important and we discussed this issue with president obama at the g twenty summit and this question was also frequently discussed by other politicians and experts about putting these chemical weapons under international control we've agreed to step up our efforts and ask the u.s. secretary of state to work with the russian foreign minister and move this forward on september the ninth we heard john kerry statement he said it's an important issue which needs to be dealt with and we agree that syria's foreign minister is in russia right now and sergey lavrov talked to him and the syrian side reacted positively to that proposal we now hold there a syrian colleagues will make an important decision and put their chemical arms under control agreeing to have them destroyed enjoying the chemical weapons nonproliferation treaty all of this could become an important step to resolving the
syrian crisis but it can only work if the u.s. and its allies agree not to use force against syria it's very difficult to force any country to disarm unilaterally one of knows it can fall under the threat of military action will work together with our syrian and u.s. partners and we hope this will be a great step towards a peaceful solution to the crisis. president putin there giving his view on the situation with syria and its chemical weapons speaking to r.t. just within the last hour and he said he discussed the issue with president obama at the g twenty summit and thinks it could be a great step forward towards a peaceful solution to the conflict the russian president stressed however that it's also crucial that the u.s. and its allies agree not to use force against syria because nations can't be expected to disarm while under threat. of attack well this statement comes shortly after russia's foreign minister said that moscow will reject
a draft resolution on syria put forward by france the secular role of insists that the mention of chapter seven of the u.n. charter which implies the use of force is unacceptable let's get more now from artie's tesser a sillier who's joining us live now from london to tell us more about this resolution put forward by the french. well that's just a little bit this resolution came about just on the back of that russian proposal for syria to hand over its chemical stockpile for international control and destruction so it was met with a lot of interest from the a western leaders however also with a lot of skepticism and david cameron had told m.p.'s here that he had spoken to brock obama and that he said that this should be the proposal should be taken seriously but also that this resolution that they're about to table is to ensure that the russian proposal is not a ruse to use a david cameron's words or a delaying tactic he also urged the united states to treat the proposal with
skepticism now the foreign minister of france and said that they want to table would be based on chapter seven a contentious point that sticking point among members of the security council now this does allow a range of measures against syria from economic measures to arms embargo to also military action if necessary and this is something that russia has been strongly against vladimir putin has just said that also simply lover of saying that this is unacceptable but why is this the case we've seen this in the past russia syria right now has not been described yet as a threat to international peace and security which is the title of the chapter seven the u.n. resolution on russia has refused to allow this description to enter any risk even the ones allowed un observers to syria and if we look back in history when was this a resolution that used it was use last in libya in two thousand and eleven but before that it was also the u.n. bases for u.n.
action in libya nine hundred fifty to fifty three korean war the backing of coalition forces in iraq and kuwait in one nine hundred ninety one and also some u.n. security council resolutions against iraq before the two thousand and three u.s. led invasion so this has really been a sticking point among members really have seen from past meetings that they have failed to reach and agree. under this particular chapter which allows a military action that the u.s. u.k. and france are determined to stick to this chapter based on the failed agreements recently including the statements of leaders it is quite difficult to see how they're going to move forward with another resolution based on chapter seven which really is the sticking point well let's see what happens later tonight in new york where the u.n. is stupid convene and discuss all of this in the meantime thank you very much live from london. well syria has formally agreed to hand over its chemical weapons stockpiles to the u.n.
this development is put the american president in a tough spot as he prepares to address the nation barack obama's military plans are being stalled but the white house still wants to keep the pressure on assad and that means he's unlikely to be able to deliver the same call to arms as his predecessors. my fellow americans i want to talk to you about brutal massacre of iraq. forces against selected targets of military importance to diffuse a powder keg at the heart of europe to help bring peace to get the food through my god bless our country. and all who defend her. so what was an offhand remark by u.s. secretary of state john kerry has now turned into an option to resolve the syrian chemical weapons situation without an american attack russia jumped on the proposal first and was able to get damascus on board with the international community also beginning to get behind the idea france wants a resolution at the u.n. which will just be discussing with the organization is chief backing the idea the
u.s. senate will now take a little more time before it votes on whether to go to war. this may be a face saving moment for the obama administration because its arguments for a military action against syria have been falling apart both in the international community and in the u.s. congress congress jumped on this russian proposal because they're being bombarded every day by their constituents who demand that they vote no to strikes against syria within hours after syria confirmed its willingness to get rid of chemical weapons the senate delayed the vote on strikes that was scheduled for later this week the president knowing that the house of representatives would most likely vote no on attacking syria was very vague about the prospects of the vote he said this i don't anticipate that you you would see a succession of votes this week or. any time. you know in the immediate future and so i think there will be time during the course of the
debates here in the united states for the international community the russians and the syrians to work with us to see is there a way to resolve this the obama administration's rhetoric has been confusing and has raised lots of questions that is as it was building the case for strikes the u.s. wanted the support of the you when but would refuse to take classified evidence that washington supposedly has against the syrian leader to the u.n. security council also to u.s. lawmakers secretary of state john kerry would make arguments like if congress does not support strikes in syria u.s. ally saudi arabia and carter according to john kerry would certainly fund the more extremist elements of the syrian opposition of course many asked what kind of an argument is that why are they even your allies if you admit that they're willing to fund terrorists we're almost used to this one day president obama says he has made his final decision on strikes the next day he says he has not made his final decision at a time when he has confused virtually everybody in the international community and
among the american people and nobody knows where he's standing right now the president is still expected to try and sell the. it's against syria to the american people in his tuesday night address going to turn their will over the past few days we've been showing you public opinion polls from the us which indicate that more than half of those who took part in them do not support a military strike in syria and that sentiment is reflected in obama's sliding approval ratings too well right now forty four percent of americans are happy with the job that their leader is doing while nearly half are not now this means that his current ratings match the lows hit two years ago that's almost a reversal from how things work back in june and you can see more people now approved of his efforts back then on top of that though his foreign policy rating is there will be worse it's at forty percent and has experienced a steady slide since the start of the year where journalist and broadcaster neil clark says a bomb is stuck trying to cater to a small group of politicians who want war but also to others who don't. u.s.
position is very incoherent isn't it because we're having different things said it in different times of the day yesterday we had john kerry saying that if syria gave up its chemical weapons that could stop the war and then syria so they would do that and then there was a sort of backtracking saying it was a rhetorical argument now we're hearing from president obama that it would make a difference and that plans could be put on the whole of course the washington elite is very divided that's why there is this incoherence because you've got on one hand the more cautious elements in washington of the two are really worried about the consequences of attacking syria and on the other hand you've got these fanatical crazed neo con hawks who are desperate at all costs whatever the cost even of risking world war three to provoke war with syria so a bomber you know one one minute he's sort of siding with the hawks the other minute he's siding with a more cautious voices and that and i think the incoherence stems from the fact that the elites are divided in washington as to what to do next really has been a slow global awakening as to the neocon agenda people have woken up after war
after war after war people across the world are finally saying no no more war and the elites in washington thought this problem they would love to bring about regime change in damascus they really want that the only thing that could have been that about is war but the public are seventy eighty percent against war so they've got this big problem now the elites across the western world really. spoke to a former u.s. diplomat who's held a variety of roles throughout his career thomas pickering served as an ambassador to the united nations russia and israel among other countries and he told us that this proposal to rid syria of chemical arms is a great opportunity for barack obama. the president faces the quandary that contributing to ongoing fighting is in itself not an answer to the long term problem of syria that's why i believe it's very important to look at the present situation as challenging as it is and as difficult as it is there's perhaps another opportunity or at least an opening to see whether you can push toward the political
settlement that i think both russia and the united states have given lip service to . online right now dot com reporting that many experts have expressed doubt over the veracity of images and videos said to show victims of that alleged chemical attack in syria the full story for you right now on the web site also. plenty more happening in and around syria and we've got all the updates on the web site of the moment scroll through syria timeline for everything you need to know it's there for you at all to cope. with america blaming the syrian regime for chemical attacks the u.s. national security adviser susan rice expressed concern that israel could also be at risk the use of chemical weapons also directly threatens our closest ally in the region israel where people once again have readied gas masks she's one the chemicals could easily fall into the hands of terrorists and r.t.
has received information for a number of sources that rebels active in syria are planning to launch a chemical attack on israel it would be used as a provocation against the syrian government. has more now from tel aviv. i've spoken to both these ready foreign ministry as well as the army spokes persons units and i was asking them for they reaction to the reports we have that there is an imminent threat being planned by syrian rebels originating in territory in syria that is controlled by the syrian government against israel now the reaction was to quote one of the spokespeople for off aged the other response was simply a refusal to comment as of yet no reaction in the israeli press it's difficult to say whether or not we expect such a reaction because very often this country is reluctant to comment publicly and certainly the officials don't want to go on record giving any kind of statements of what is happening inside syria but the information we are getting and this is from sources that are close to what is happening on the ground in syria is that as i say
this attack would originate in a sad hole controlled territory but it will be carried out by the rebels the result of this is that the blame will be firmly put on the shoulders of the assad regime now at the same time and the important point to make is that there has been a report that has just been released by the leading israeli counted terrorist think tank and this report does talk about the possibility of unconventional weapons forming into the hands of terrorist groups inside syria israelis are concerned that chemical stockpiles will for into quote the wrong hands and the need for israelis this really is the hands of hezbollah and although israeli officials have not in the pos kahnawake called at this it's widely understood that israel has carried out at least four strikes inside syria at weapon delivery supplies to the militants and to the hizbullah organization of course israel would rather prefer a side stay in power there's no love lost between the two countries but it's almost
like that old saying back to the devil you know who the devil you don't know from the israeli side i want to also bring you attention to the information we're receiving from a belgian researcher who was recently released after having being held. to buy syrian rebels inside that country and he was held by them for five months and he has saved that he denies that the syrian president was responsible for this notorious and gas attack that took place on a village near damascus in which more than a thousand civilians when they took the gas today. dominica and i have a moral duty to say that it's not the bash al assad government that you sorry nor any of the gas in the damascus suburb of ghouta we're certain of that after a conversation we overheard even though it cost me to say so because i've supported the free syrian army passionately and it's fair fight for democracy so now that's called a national says it has this information because he overheard a conversation between his captors in which they said as much and that is that they
were responsible for this attack but of course we'll stay on top of the situation waiting to see if there's any kind of news radio official reaction to these reports of a potential whipple strike against this country. of these paullus live there will israel's government strongly supports the possibility of a u.s. led military strike against damascus however amir he's a senior correspondent and columnist for israel's how it's newspaper he believes it would be in his nation's interest to keep president assad in place. if one had to choose. seems that israel would prefer the assad regime even though we can do perhaps without the ties wheezy iran and hezbollah to stay in place because the assad regime has a governmental result and it wants to remain in power and it has to take care of
a state the other groups don't have to be concerned with such matters and this is the same system that we saw in lebanon where hezbollah became more establishment tarion and in gaza where hamas once took over started to behave like a government and became more restrained so for israel if one had to put on the scales it would prefer not very happily people preferred the assad regime. the way joins europe's lurch to the right the country's governing coalition is said to include an anti immigration policy which extremist mass murder and as brave it was once a member old we've got more on that for you and other stories after the break.
this continues here naughty a populist anti immigration party who once boasted mass murder and as bravely as a member looks set to play a key role in norway's new parliament the right wing progress party is likely to be invited to form an alliance with the conservatives there's a couple of explains why norway is joining a steady trend across europe. two years ago norway suffered the worst massacre since world war two a brutal assault unleashed against a summer camp for young people claiming seventy seven lives the perpetrator was extreme rightist anders breivik who claimed to have political motivation for his atrocities at his trial he said he wanted to punish the ruling labor party for its liberal immigration policies and to start
a so-called conservative revolution he was a member of the progress party in his youth before he lost faith in it and in democracy and adopted the radical and a muslim views that underpinned his act of terror the anti immigration progress party saw support crumble in the aftermath of the attack but as norwegians headed to the polls monday for the first parliamentary election since the tragedy the tables appear to have turned and the progress party is poised to enter government for the first time the party has since softened its radical image and tried to distance itself from braving its campaign for tougher immigration and asylum policies. grants from outside the e.u. in the face of economic uncertainty and voters in some european countries have rallied behind a far right nationalist ideas a few of the parties that have emerged have grown more popular others much less so or not at all well since the financial crisis several e.u. countries including major european economies have seen a substantial rise of populist radical right electoral support let's take
a closer look now in one of the biggest economies france after years of electoral decline marine le pen led the country's national front to its best ever results in the election of two thousand and twelve now some have claimed that you know phobia is still one of the country's party's trademarks although she has tried to soften the party's image since the more radical program of the one nine hundred ninety s. moving on to austria the freedom party of austria has focused on anti immigration anti islam and euro skeptic issues has even called for a withdrawal from the euro zone and moving on to the true finns in finland they may share populist rhetoric with other nordic parties its supporters to are opposed to the e.u. and to glow globalism now the party leader hundreds sieved the highest number of personal votes for any candidate in the party has one thousand percent of the seats in parliament well the movement for a better hungry entered parliament for the first time three years ago now the group
describes itself as a radically patriotic christian party but it's described in a local pressed as neo fascist and in the far right national alliance brings together a coalition of conservatives ethno nationalists and economic liberals with fourteen seats in the legislature it's the country's fourth largest political party now at the same time some of the countries which do have notable far right parties there is a fairly even split between those that have seen an increase in support and those which haven't and as you can see right here support for right wing movements has gone down now in some ways the growth the right wing. parties has been cyclical in europe some tend to gain power during economic downturns in favor and periods of growth but with economic stagnation continuing on the continent it remains to be seen what will happen to these political groups who see r t moscow live it did who's an aide to marine le pen the head of france's national front policy explained what he believes policies like his stand for. we're shifting to
a new system where it's not a question of right and left anymore and actually we're not. sure we want to deal more seriously with massive immigration and we're not in time we want to deal against. radicalization. the eyes of the people by explaining more and probably in a better way what we were actually fighting for our days the polls indicate that we would be leading in the elections the next european parliament elections before the europe relations we will have local elections as will we will probably make very good. numbers and figures. from other news in brief on our world update this is reported footage from a protest in turkey where one man has died at a camp along with forty others was part of a sit in protest over the deaths of activists during riots in june when to say he
died from a head injury caused by a weapon while police report he fell from a building turkey's brutal crackdown on anti-government protests left four dead during the summer. in iran nearly fifty were killed in a fatal collision just outside the capital two buses hit each other and burst into flames the accident is being blamed on a burst tire which forced one of the vehicles into on coming traffic according to unicef over twenty eight thousand iranians die every year in road traffic accidents . but also in a world of eight this hour in india four men have been convicted for the fatal gang rape of a medical student back in december in our face the death penalty of brutally assaulting a twenty three year old woman on a bus she later died of her injuries crowds outside the court demanded they be hanged a few months ago tough new measures were introduced after the crime spot mass unrest . well online dot com got a whole host of stories lined up for your viewing pleasure and this one has
a lot of viewers clicking on it at the the moment. prying eyes and is of the n.s.a. and the victims of their own tactics germany said the helicopter was spying mission over the u.s. consulate in. more details and that online. such a bomb apathy the u.s. agriculture department inspection program allows contaminated meat and chunks of feces to slip into the food chain the full story on that right now on our website. is on it's just one hundred fifty days before the olympic flame is lit for the first ever winter olympics held in russia as excitement grows the milestone will be celebrated in many cities across the country so with the clock ticking a growing army of volunteers are doing their best to add the final touches to the venues before the curtain rises in february sochi twenty fourteen has the biggest price tag in elliptic history and the black sea resort is the warmest venue ever to host the winter games with temperatures in the city expected to be ten degrees
celsius at the time of the event. brings up to date for the moment but with a new team with more for in just over half an hour in the meantime after the break we had to virginia in the us where tangier island could be on its way to join. fans of the shocked your football club and kind of conduct kazakhstan believe that a certain special ritual help them achieve victory against the world famous scottish team celtic this ritual was sacrificing a sheep at the stadium as someone who lived in kazakhstan for two years i know there's a real meat eating culture with deeply rooted traditions in livestock racing this
is unusual. completely bizarre for the culture of course defenders of animal rights who don't seem to realize that the sheep would be turned into people of the next few days anyways demanded that you a full officials punish the shock to a club for the actions of individual fans this is the same logic as if someone wearing a sexy tim kirby t. shirt went around robbing liquor stores i am not responsible for the actions of people like this program and it's not like i'd ever advocate robbing liquor stores and i doubt the shocked your management secretly arranged for fans to slaughter the sheep at the stadium when the slaughter of animals is acceptable to you or not well that's one thing but we don't need to regulate the morality of individuals in other countries via soccer especially if that regulation means punishing the football clubs who aren't responsible for the actions of individuals but that's just my opinion.