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this is r.t. tonight iran's new president appeals for a world without nuclear weapons and calls on israel to declare its alleged weapons of mass destruction. of course in russia's northwest several participants move greenpeace protest for two months while others longer to wait to discover their fate after storming an oil drilling platform in the arctic last week also. greek police tear gas an angry mob tried to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party as the ideological rift in the debt ridden country.
even from moscow if you just joined us in this is our top story this hour a high level conference a worldwide nuclear disarmament that's the proposal from iran's new president at the u.n. his son rouhani also took a chance to call on israel to join the nonproliferation treaty important got the latest from you. the iranian leader said that israel is the only non party to the n.p.t. in the middle east and encouraged israel to join the pact to ensure that the region remains a nuclear weapons free zone he said no nation should possess nuclear weapons and there are no right hands for these wrong weapons the iranian leader went on to say that any use of nuclear weapons is a violation of the un charter and a crime against humanity he said there only guarantee is total elimination now rouhani was speaking about nuclear weapons he said that this is he also called i'm sorry he also called for a conference
a high level conference to be taking place on nuclear disarmament within. every five years of. the new iranian leader that has come to new york to engage with the international community really seizing every opportunity he can to try to show that iran is being transparent is trying to be a key player and apparent willingness to resolve international concerns about its own nuclear program will be put to the test in the coming hours foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the united nations security council and germany will meet with iran's top diplomat divides raef on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly now the meeting is aimed at paving the way for the first round of substantial negotiations on the nuclear issue surrounding iran the iranian leader said that it is iran is ready to offer unprecedented transparency of its nuclear facilities and may allow the international atomic energy agency to possibly assess
iran's possible military dimensions to prove that the nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes is not aimed at building a mom but of course there is a reason that iran is trying so fiercely to engage the international community it is suffering now under crippling sanctions that have been piled on the country year after year from the international community because the interaction between he was not happy with the way iran was dealing with this nuclear program said the country wasn't being transparent enough so at this point iran is trying to engage the u.s. and its western counterparts in hopes that these these international sanctions that the iranian citizens have been suffering under for so many years are eventually lifted. in new york city there will continue to bring you the latest from the u.n. general assembly in new york goals we hope to bring you live russia's foreign minister is going to be the next sixty minutes or so slightly delayed by the looks of it but we totally across britain she would put. a quarter in russia's poor.
sorry did over a dozen participants in most weeks greenpeace protest in custody. going to november of this. an oil platform against drilling in russia's waters six other companies were locked up for another three days now to until the court decides what to do with them next a probe on piracy charges is continuing but prosecutors say the two month because of the ruling should be sure greenpeace called for to explore the russian court and legal details now from our teaser we're going to. last week in the protest against oil drilling or any sort of drilling in the arctic they have a scaled all rig a russian oil rig in the northern sea russian authorities are saying that they have done so ignoring the numerous warnings from. various several officials particularly not to enter the northern sea route and not to steal the rate but the activists from. the from greenpeace have done so anyways and if they had to be
apprehended with the russian border patrol who actually have extracted them first from the well the rig and then have the victim them from their vessel their action took place on the eve of the arctic conference which was dedicated to the problem of but initial development in the arctic as well as a way to keep the environment safe one of the participants of the conference was russian president putin who has said that it is clear that greenpeace activists have indeed broken international law but they are facing charges of piracy and russian president said that it is impossible to call them pirates still a lot of people are seeing that as a good sign that perhaps their sentences will not be as harsh as they could be. isn't so the sentence for piracy in russia does bear rather have to be a jail sentence. really good reporting for us the. fascist rallies turned violent
in athens after a few protesters tried to storm the headquarters of the golden dawn party be angry spot where the murder of a left wing. last week by a sympathizer of the neo nazi party reports say they're in fact about at least three hundred similar fascist attacks since twenty eleven but numbers rising that pans out on the news wall here that's where these events have been taking place allegedly greek police are now requesting permission to check the phone records of two senior golden dawn members following months of speculation within parliament about whether or not the party should be banned i did lucy catherine offspring following the rising tension. fury on the streets of athens clashes erupted following a protest against the murder of pablo's physis the anti-fascist rapper was stabbed to death last week by an alleged supporter of the far right golden dawn party allegations the group firmly denies. or kill a p.c. as a young man was known may not have been the first to die at the hands of greek neo
nazi groups but he was the first non migrant golden dawn has also been said to be targeting anarchists and communists renewing political tensions between the extreme left right and the greek government they have acquired a fear of big races they have collaborated with the nazis maybe. they have blood on their hands this is why we say go with this government with the golden dome the group is trying to keep a low profile in the wake of the killing and wouldn't speak to us on camera this man however was keen to talk george says he's one of the group's oldest members and he blames journalists for giving golden dawn a bad rep is the only party that helps pensioners poor people and desperate greeks who are suffering in the crisis we're not extremists and we aren't against anyone yet georgia's also wanted to make sure i noticed people in the neighborhood he claimed this man was an egyptian immigrant who lived on handouts at the expense of
greeks like himself as for the nazi symbolism the fascist salutes that the group has been known for all a misunderstanding he says it's once wrong with this there's nothing wrong with a salute it's just a way of saying hello i did myself it's a greeting that still terrifies this greek resident he believes that golden dawn was to blame for his recent assault but he also points to another factor behind the growing divisions and the violence is going to be a crisis i didn't used to be afraid but agrees has changed everyone is suffering financially and some are looking to blame others immigrants. an easy target despite the public shows of anger against it golden dawn it is greece's third largest party and at least until now its fastest growing political force it gained ground against the backdrop of unrest linked to the economic crisis and a country burdened by debt soaring unemployment and deep cuts to social spending oh it's the. new life changes totally like ours has in the past few years and when you
lose your job and can't provide for your family you grab whatever helping hand you can get and golden dawn has helped as we'll fight to the end. spiros a shop owner who's had to shut down one of his stores because of the recession blames the influx of immigrants for straining scarce resources and he says golden dawn keeps order in his neighborhood when the government fails. we don't want to use violence but when golden dawn kicks out immigrants who are squatting illegally . and forces peace and order of course to support them as a government does nothing. the financial crisis has done more than simply cripple greece's economy it's changing society too when asked to describe how local say that the writing is on the wall in this neighborhood it literally is in the red it says out what foreigners signed golden dawn in the black fashion. it's evidence of a growing ideological divide and with the greek economy still in trouble that
divide is unlikely to heal anytime soon lucie county r.t. athens. believes her fellow greeks are being pushed toward supporting the golden dawn by the nation's drastic economic situation. we should learn to look at the ideology of ideology but the problem is the actions citizens don't have and voted for golden dome because they are fired and they are just hopeless and wanted some people out of the system to do to make the political system realize that the corruption must go and people have need they need to find a job this thirty measures were very strict and the pressure was. on bearable for greek citizens but we worked really hard over the something that we had to deal with young people living in greece to find jobs and that we have to help the south to to hold on to its big and try to find
a different at the end that we bring europe together and not divide societies and counties we've got you to keep across what's happening in greece by getting the latest news analysis on the web site out. now some is barely over but southern russia is already excited about the winter we've sorted for snow in the pics already ahead we report from the bright white of the slopes of the window. this immediately though so we leave the. other she pushes through the other your party there's a bill. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics. are today.
but it is now safe to say something special awaits the world sports fans in just over four months time. say reports from the black sea resort. i think the national olympic committee has given the thumbs up as well as the doing head towards the olympics the winter games as well as the paralympic winter games which will be held here in sochi common next year two thousand and fourteen the seventh of february because nathan committee has said that he's never seen anything like this such outstanding work in terms of the infrastructure as well as the venues as all the russian delegations there were very happy with the infrastructure saying that this is going to benefit the natives as well as all the tourists will be coming out here to enjoy sochi there has been a very controversial law banning propaganda towards minors that l g b t a law now a lot of people have voiced concerns about that the i.o.c. has said that there is no concern coming from their side over that law because it does not violate their charter now are you on i did speak to mr von kluck you know
regarding sochi and its uniqueness as a host city has been for me or for trees. or together you try very very hard. or more to the point where. there's still a few more touches to make it to make sure that this city looks to the best of its ability and there's no doubt that everyone here in sochi is working very hard to make sure that come up every the seventh it'll all be kick up and that everybody will have the best winter games yet but don't take my word for it let's take a look at what so she looks like so far was standing right now at one of the was supposed to be the longest bops late in the world we're talking of all three slopes that are put together in order to give you the false was the longest rolling for those bobsled as it's also called psyche which also means sledge in russia some of the venues are completed and the rest away to the finishing touches the sage of the
all components can be seen in both the architecture and the technology used to make these games the best yet and it's easy to see how the. russian resort city can be turned into the alpine of the far east so of course the cable cars are also working making sure they transferred from the bottom of the mountain cluster to the top of the hills where all the sporting events are all of them including things like snowboarding it included things like skiing will be going up here now my is like getting a little bit clustered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to be almost a rock minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september through thought that once we get to one of the mountain clusters here this is what we would find a winter wonderland obviously mother nature telling us that the clock is ticking and she's ready for all those that spectators as well as those sports men and women
both paralympics as well as the olympics ready here to take part in those games. but i must say with one of them this very much on course to one that seems that it's not the miss world beauty pageant being bumped off to bali because of security threats at the original venue in indonesia but as we report online might not help much because radical islamists there are targeting the bikini clad parade in the event into a nightmare maybe for the rich and beautiful it's a serious story we've got more of that online may be tough for those supermodels but one of their counterparts in russia very different kind of fashion shoot it's really she said she felt bored sort of should do she robbed a bank or a gun point and check out the video events the.
the backing for western governments that says they lose support in syria with thousands more fighters recently broke with moderate ideas not to join the jihad his camp and despite western government spending more than a billion dollars to prop up the insurgency that's still not enough according to one opposition figure. there's no any. measurement that we have to explain to people going to be more nicks and. other people who are having. some issue here. that we really don't we also want. people who expect. to be international community. for the extremism we and these are just. trying to. do with. you know but we are not able we don't have enough forces there are only going around.
in more tonight's top stories a series of bombs ripped through busy markets in baghdad it's left at least twenty three people dead dozens more injured deadliest attack was in the capital's northern outskirts with three explosions took the lives of more than fifteen people in mainly sunni districts surged across iraq in the past few months reaching its highest level since two thousand and eight. protests in sudan of a fourth day as thousands turned out of the capital khartoum to demonstrate over a cut in fuel subsidies protest has been tires and held stones at passing cars while police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas yet rest has killed at least twenty people and wounded scores of others sudan's economy has been struggling since all producing south sudan gave a dependency twenty eleven. ukraine's eyeing a joint deal with american energy giants in attempts to obtain cheaper gas and ease its dependence on russia but the supposed benefits of the proposal leaving some of
that as it is a lecture cesky reports next so then no celestial see the crane that some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their language but he also made his embassy employees sing a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piatt said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring an easy passage for american oil and gas giants into its market exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how and money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent. mr pie is certainly knew what strings to cool as the energy issue has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has long been unhappy with
the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first talk of the country using its shale gas reserves came up may breathe a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would the country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormously administration of ukraine's western ivanna from course krege and said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil leaving the company would simply rob them. under current conditions our region will not receive anything from these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to be
a lot to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue has been turned into a major political power play ball it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it'll be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like cooking a hand which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that has actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until then a question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. reporting from kiev ukraine
meantime present in a code which is actively lobbying for a free trade zone between ukraine and the e.u. claiming it would boost europe's markets by seven percent but based geopolitical risk she would have told us he believes ukraine is going to lose more than it will gain from the partnership. but european union itself is in the throes of a deep deep deep recession it's by no means out of the woods on that front countries like spain portugal. italy. greece of course and other countries are in a deep recession the e.u. has very little to offer ukraine except more unemployment it's kind of a if you will a shock therapy mach two that would come with the member with the trade agreement conditions as they stand now and i think this is an extremely. foolish thing for ukraine to be doing right now i think they should perhaps moscow has made some blunders in playing too much hardball with ukraine that that i can't
judge but ukraine's future is not with the european union the they have illusions if they think i.m.f. loans are going to bail them out of any economic troubles and the western investors are going to come in there and just cherry pick what they want and leave ukraine the poorer for it with higher unemployment now as you know if you watched us about twenty four hours ago the russian soyuz rocket successfully carried three new crew members the international space station as well as the usual scientific duties they also have a unique mission to complete if you missed that great launch i was there to catch it. two russian cosmonauts by the names are all accounts of he's the commander and so are going to be along with american astronauts michael hopkins now carter who's been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before resigned skin hawkins this is their very first time but this is a mission with a difference i see and also if i can become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space it's all part of the olympic relay that's going
to see the torch travel around russia head of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course our thoughts will be alight twenty taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be arranged during the opening ceremony of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh so we are seconds away i think mission thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station and. you know you know i am. really remarkable.
the first time in history that a mountain bike route is going to take what is known as the director and the current crew we were going into the national campaign when she's entering its fifth year now and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good work of the ira sachs is set to continue for some time yet. well all went well thankfully now keeping a promise news briefing from the russian foreign ministry in new york will cross to the city has become a break into a programs if it happens within the next thirty minutes or so then if you like it or not but it is a report is taking us through those next thirty minutes describing tonight how it is in london could be any more the day than an average worker in the city he's got the math after the break.
i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people who are just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get it that canada is above us but how important is knowing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that no one geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game of where's damascus which challenges people to find serious capital on a blank map he said that whether americans can find here on a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know
so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh darn it that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is on the map is the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser a man in the u.k.
has been tasered by police after he allegedly burst into a barclays bank branch with a makeshift flame thrower and threaten to burn the bank down to the ground after they have refused him an overdraft i don't see the problem with this after all it worked for wall street and that the so-called credit crunch was effectively wall street being denied an overdraft and what did they do in response they sent former goldman sachs c.e.o. hank paulson to congress with a flame thrower and threatening to burn the place down in the us they extended wall street trillions in new untraceable credit and last week ben bernanke you promised to extend their over jeff by eighty five billion for a month so what's wrong with a little bit of trickle down flame throwing stacy. i don't see the problem here why was this tape don't tase me bro yes.