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the day u.s. cobra helicopters fired on a crowd of civilians reportedly killing one hundred women and children as part of the u.n. peacekeeping mission. hundreds demonstrated against the deployment of a u.s. defense system inside. the state's largest military base in afghanistan is hit by a suicide explosion the taliban claimed responsibility it was in retaliation for an offensive leaflet distributed by. government forces with russian support. in the city of.
the way for its liberation it follows the terror group's long siege there earlier this week. twenty four hour news live from moscow this is r t international my names you know good to have your company we begin with breaking news this hour hundreds of protesters have gathered in an eastern province of cite korea where a u.s. missile defense system is being deployed. was was
. well with more on those scenes on the reason behind it i'm joined by jacqueline jackson hi there a lot of people clearly furious at the missile defense plan. yeah it's reported that there are around four hundred demonstrators there who were protesting the deployment of four additional rocket launchers of the u.s. missile defense system and they clash with the police now the protesters protesters reportedly tried to break into the administrative building of the u.s. base but were unsuccessful local media has reported that dozens of residents and several police officers in fact have been injured in those classes clashes and they've been taken to a nearby hospital a number of arrests have also been made at the demonstrations around eight thousand policemen were sent to the area in the south of the country near the future site of the rocket launchers some three hundred kilometers southeast of the capital now
america's deployment of hardware includes aircraft carrier carrier strike group anti-missile ships as well as fighter jets and helicopters now the protests follow an announcement by the south korean defense ministry to add the rocket launchers designed to protect south korea from the threat of north korea but south korean citizens have long objected to their installment not wanting america to increase their military presence in the country fearing the move could move to only further escalate the crisis and likely make them a primary target should decide to attack and they are of course not alone in their disapproval of deployment in south korea china and russia have strenuously opposed installment using the move as undermining their security interests and this past sunday north korea tested in the underground hydrogen bomb prompting the speed up of the thought program which the u.s. will consider a win as they have long wanted more control in south korea but the move itself is
clearly leaving few others happy. it we should maybe just point out while we're speaking jacki the pictures that we're showing there it's forty am in the morning there in. region where the launches were being moved in the morning early hours of the morning it was believed that that's when the those launches of the thawed missile system would be moved hence the the early. starter late into the evening for those people are jackie from washington thank you very much ok well we discuss the controversy surrounding the missile shield with former u.s. diplomat jim jack chris this is what he had to say let's remember as soon after he was inaugurated as the current president. was very skeptical about the deployment of. his god to restore order environmental reviews supposedly that review has tentatively been completed it at the minimal level of risk but i think he's put under a lot of pressure from washington and i think these demonstrations are largely directed
against him moon ran out a more moderate platform these are his constituents so to speak who are looking for somebody to jump off of this this treadmill heading toward a very bad end it seems because there's simply no military scenario that anybody has come up with that doesn't result in an awful lot of south koreans dying and i think it's quite understandable some of these people are saying we've got to do something else ginger interest while other regional players like russia china offered their solution to the standoff over north korea on an emergency un security council meeting earlier in the week moscow and beijing proposed what's being called a double freeze and nish that now under the plan north korea would stop its nuclear and ballistic missile tests in return the u.s. inside korea would halt their joint military exercises however the u.s. the smiths the proposal as insulting. the russian president also said that sanctions on munting pressure will not solve the north korea crisis feels as if
it's being backed into a corner lot of near putin made the comments after speaking with saif korea's leader at the eastern economic forum taking place in the russian city of louisville stockton hawkins is there. it's foremost primarily a place for business and trade interests to find common ground but as you say there's only been one thing really hanging over the four and one key thing on the agenda and that's been the korean crisis the crisis on the korean peninsula and president putin of south korea half an hour concluded the talks they've done a joint press conference where putin again as russia's position has been over the last weeks and months that diplomacy negotiation was the only way long term to solve this crisis take a listen it's obvious that the korean peninsula problem can't just be solved using sanctions and pressure it's impossible let's not be driven by emotion and push
north korea into a corner. now it's evident that there are some differences between the south korean and the russian position here the south korean government of course do favor a strengthening of u.n. sanctions against north korea particularly targeting the oil sector something that will very much appreciate as an escalation in this crisis the russians of course have favored diplomacy negotiation long term and that still seems to be the case aside from that it's very much business as usual here for quite literally there's delegations here from over fifty countries several thousand people in attendance here hoping to sign trade and business deals last year that equaled about thirty two billion dollars so very much significance in the asia pacific region. u.s. tour attention to afghanistan now where a suicide bomber has blown himself up in front of by graham base america's main military site in the country the attack which was claimed by the taliban is said to have been in retaliation for the u.s.
military's distribution of the leaflets offensive to muslims with the full story here some your account. well a suicide bomber detonated explosives at baghran air base in afghanistan u.s. military forces have confirmed a small number of casualties but the exact number remains unknown at the moment the attack is believed to be a response to a highly offensive leaflet distributed by u.s. forces in the province on tuesday that depicted part of the taliban flag along with a passage from the koran on a dog this is an animal that's considered on clean in islam the bombing occurred only hours after a senior u.s. commander in afghanistan apologized for the leaflets the taliban responded saying it showed america's hatred for islam and that it proves the war in the country is a war between islam and belief according to news reports but this isn't the first time controversy struct struck the area in february two thousand and twelve u.s.
soldiers mistakenly burned korans at the same background base alongside damaged books and texts from the airfields library where the incident prompted widespread protests and resulted in several deaths but we have to think that while fundamentalism is mostly to blame for this incident it seems like us imperialism plays a strong role in providing these terrorists with a motive to perpetrate these attacks one can only wonder if trump's new policy on afghanistan will further exacerbate the situation similar. to the war activist david swanson believes the american military. doesn't tend to show much respect for the locals. i doubt very much that most members of the occupation from the united states and its allies really care that's not what they've been trained to do not what they've been educated to do they've been put into a situation where they see afghan people as threatening their lives and
they don't want to a haven't been educated to think there's anything to learn from afghan culture so they are there to you know do their job stay alive and get the heck out and let somebody else come in and continue it for generations but you know clearly they have no comprehension and no interest in getting any comprehension of the three they're occupying. it's another big story of the week syrian government forces backed by russia have recaptured a large fortified area held by a slow mix state in the city of terrorism where.
well after retaking the positions syrian troops find a network of tunnels containing weapons medical supplies and food it's also emerged that the area was mainly defended by terrorist from central asian nations russia on choose their russian warship targeted the militants there helping the syrian army stormed the fortress. well they latest operation is part of a larger campaign to totally force eisel fighters art of dirt or which has largely been occupied by the terror group for the past three years during that period it's become one of the largest pockets of extremist forces in syria.
you're. like oh you are god. and ocean is running high here because these are pictures of two government army has renewed night after the siege on the city was finally lifted one trapped inside for all the time thirty six months. has more now on the liberation campaign. the people of duress or won't have to pray for these to appear in the skies anymore for three years air drops with their only lifeline and they prayed for what was really just a handful of syrian soldiers to never let the city fall completely to islamic state while i salute used any means absolutely anything to take their resort it's all over now but nearly nine months ago a sea of eisel all around the city and beyond how the country and black as you can
see on this map since that point it's only been shrinking two thousand and seventeen so far a nightmare for islamic state and syria i'll break down the milestones for you number one palmira. the city with more than three thousand years of history had really been caught in a tug of war before march when the syrian army with russian air support took full control number two the city of rock the one known as the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate. no more capital in iraq looks like the terrorist commanders ran from there and thanks to the efforts of the kurdish units and other u.s.
led coalition fighters the hottest in the city are fully surrounded number three breaking the siege of the errors or. this was one last chance all the remaining war might be had to offer off it went to deir ez-zor according to russian army intelligence crossing islamic state in this area is the next step time to check up on the map now that's progress three black traces left the rooms of the self-proclaimed caliphate international affairs commentator jonathan steele sais i still still poses a very real threat because foreign fighters are trying to return to their home countries. the war is long way from being over i mean the isis fighters particularly one so far and gradually if they've not been captured filter back to
their home countries and of course they may start doing terrorist activities in places like britain where we've had three days of summer in barcelona know in berlin or in france the threat is still very much alive the ice is losing territory in syria it's not losing all its manpower while another syria related story has also been making headlines this wednesday a new u.n. report was accused the assad government of using chemical weapons against civilians claiming it was responsible for the attack in libya province back in april we look at that later in the program. moving on two men have been arrested in a suburb of paris on suspicion of plotting a terror attack the news comes just hours after it was revealed that spanish american authorities detained six people with alleged ice a link charla dubin ski has been following events. two men have been arrested and
will be charged with terrorism offenses the men were arrested in an apartment in the south suburb of paris school view zhou if now what we understand is that a maintenance worker or plumber had been in the apartment fixing a problem then had to looted the authorities two suspicious materials in that apartment now when the police raided that apartment they found materials that could be used to make explosives and bombs such as gas canisters and wires now. the situation becomes even trickier when we understand that one of the men arrested apparently has admitted during his questioning in custody that he had been selling bullet proof vests to another man who is a suspect in a murder case here in france and he is also under suspicion of planning terror activities against churches here in france that's the latest on the situation here in france meanwhile spanish forces have arrested six people who are alleged to have
links with eisel or islamic state we understand that one of those arrests took place in a city which is in the spanish territory next to morocco and the other arrests took place in morocco all of those six suspects five are moroccans and one is said to be a spaniard and what we understand is those individuals were arrested today suspected of being involved with. islamic state and we understand from police sources that the suspects had been holding nightly meetings including holding terror training sessions in which they were simulating assassinations that's come from police sources but we have also heard from the police that no apparent links between this alleged terrorist cell in the city of millia and the terrorist cell that carried out those attacks just a few weeks ago in barcelona and income on the mainland of spain.
staying in europe with september's federal election fast approaching germany's chancellor angela merkel is traveling around the country drumming up support and in spite of her general popularity she's received a hostile response in some areas lets the cross live to peter all over for the details of all. we've heard reports of. pain so far haven't we could be changing and also pretty fortunate that the chancellor was wearing a red jacket today tell us more. yes we'll get to the jacket in just a moment it hasn't been the most well exciting of campaigns to put it mildly the elections on september the twenty fourth and you would hardly think that we were just a few weeks away when you you speak to people on the streets here however. campaign visits to areas with strong right wing support have certainly provided some moments of well that excitement we've been lacking here she is in brandenburg.
blues and whistles for the german chancellor there she had said that she would specifically be going to areas that had strong support for parties like alternative for germany the anti immigration party that set themselves up as particularly being . called party she said she's going to go out and see these people and she has done and well has received a torrent of abuse when she's gone there she didn't however on wednesday night receive the same type of well harassment as you saw in choose day in heidelberg when alongside the whistles and boos to tomatoes were thrown at angela merkel as she took the stage there thankfully a bright red blazer worn by the german chancellor at the height of the stains that it apparently hit her it because she was making her way to the stage or unfortunately one of the moderators but she was hit and splattered with the fruits
offering her a handkerchief and interesting eight of jury the rally she was asked a question what do you think's your biggest strength and she said without making reference to the tomatoes that she was calm under pressure but we had had hopes we did have hopes that this was going to be a hard fought campaign between angela merkel and former european parliament president martin schulz of the social democratic polity but it hasn't panned out that way as it stands at the moment angle of merkel around fifteen percent ahead depending on who you speak. two with only just weeks to go and it not looking like the social democrats are going to catch europe any time soon you have a strange things can happen in the last few weeks count them before election campaign we will be closely following developments especially our europe bureau chief peter all of our from berlin thanks peter. now a report out today from the u.n. accuses the syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians had also
blames it for a certain gas attack back in april in a province peter or paul asleep at more on the report this is what she filed. the united nations syria commission has issued a report in which it found that there was a chemical attack that was carried out back in april in live and that those responsible were government forces using sarin gas against the civilian population they based their contributions first and foremost on interviews with eyewitnesses victims and medical workers they also used videos and photographs but what is important is that the investigators themselves did not travel to the scene of the attack and not at the investigators of a previous report that was conducted by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the o.p.c. w and the findings of the o.p.c. w. report also used by the u.n. commission as of this time around but what is also important here is that the
o.p.c. w. reported not assign blame it really was investigating whether or not this attack took place so what this means is that the question of who is to blame who is responsible is still open now the united nations reported not only focus on this alleged chemical strike it also looked at the question of civilian casualties due to the coalition air strikes in syria and what is not clear is why they mixed these two topics together particularly because the coalition civilian deaths constitute an important part of the report and they are based on solid evidence not least because that evidence is coming from the coalition forces themselves they have a detailed look at civil cases that are confirmed by the coalition forces and you have the coalition as meting to killing more than six hundred civilians although activists say that that number goes into the thousands now
a huge chunk of those you report is devoted to this question of civilian deaths caused by the coalition forces and only what's at the end of the report. is the main ssion about this chemical attack and yet despite this on twitter the united nations has called those a report into the use of chemical weapons in han shy couldn't and not of reports into civilian casualties that were caused by the coalition forces in syria what us report there was a number of issues arguably the majority of the report the main emphasis of the report is on the what it suggests are unnecessary or excessive civilian casualties caused by primarily u.s.'s strikes around iraq for example and even in the province earlier this year talks about a specific strike on a mosque which it found which it says actually happened and caused unnecessary civilian casualties almost. an extra item it talks about the concept can attack it
mentions that oh it blames the syrian air force for that but when we look at media coverage of this in the west it's almost certainly will fit into what we've seen is a consistent pattern over the entire span of the syria war and indeed other conflicts. in her latest memoirs an indignant hillary clinton explores what went wrong in her roller coaster presidential campaign and ahead of the book's release next week it's emerged she has some harsh words for both bernie sanders her democratic opponent in the run up to the campaign and donald trump killed my pen looked into this story for us. well the anticipation around the book has only increased now that a section of the book is available to the public and it looks like according to hillary clinton's new memoir it wasn't the hacked e-mails it wasn't the scandals throughout her campaign that caused her to lose the election but rather it was
bernie sanders and the sections of the memoir that are now available she says that bernie sanders had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character she went on to say that president obama had urged her to quote grit my teeth and layoff bernie as much as i could i felt like i was in a straitjacket now furthermore she goes on to say that bernie sanders caused a last lasting damage to her campaign and that she was unable to unify a progressive now it's not only bernie sanders who has lashed out at in these sections of the book that are now available to them and. she also talks not surprisingly against the commander in chief donald trump she talks about how it was stressful to interact with him and how she wasn't sure what approach to use when debating donald trump she said do you stay calm and keep smiling and carry on as if you weren't repeatedly invading your space or you do you turn look him in the eye
and say loudly and clearly back up you creep according to the memoir hillary clinton is doubting whether her strategy for dealing with donald trump was correct now it's important to keep in mind that this memoir that is about to be released is actually five hundred twelve pages long and only a small section of it is available to the public but it's already creating a stir many people that are supporters of donald trump as well as many people that are supporters of bernie sanders are taking offense we've already seen donald trump read tweeting a meme mocking hillary clinton's new memoir the meme that donald trump breach tweeted shows a picture of the cover of her book that says what happened then corrected to say. i happens donald trump seems to mock hillary clinton's belief that her loss was due to something wrong with her campaign rather than donald trump's own strengths and brilliance as a political candidate now simon and schuster one of the top publishing companies in the united states is set to release this memoir on the twelfth of september and
already there is huge amounts of anticipation and outcry a huge hubbub of anticipation many people surprised that hillary clinton seems to be blaming everyone but herself for the defeat in november. thing in the u.s. authorities are searching of vacated russian consulate building in sun francisco info coming to us from rush's foreign ministry's facebook page also post the video of men at the building ripping up the flooring the statement the don't know who the people are exactly but even looked a bit further into the story. searches and the building up of former russian general consulates in san francisco continue and they are reportedly conducted by identify two men who are vandalizing the place while the building is still owned by russia however it is no longer operating as a consulate now the russian foreign ministry has posted videos obv these searches
and the russian diplomatic properties are both in san francisco and washington and the ministry sad that the video it published is avid an illegal actions of the us a for it is and it also sas that the so called examination of the russian diplomatic property constitutes as a violation of the international law and the ministry called it an invasion now the latest ministry suppost on its facebook page says that the us security services conduct unknown works on the territory of the consulates now they have damaged expensive property and they do work without permission it was also notice that the us representatives behave like it as some sort of a raid attack this is the latest development after initials began last week on saturday when the russian diplomatic staff was given some thirty
six hours warning to leave the premises for these searches to be conducted the russian president vladimir putin called to these searches on lawful suggesting to go to court over this he also added that russia still reserves the right to send out more u.s. diplomats working here and russia up to one hundred fifty five diplomats now this latest route between the two countries has been happening and the past few months russia says that it was not started by moscow but the u.s. administration both sides continued to say that they want to establish good relations. but given the latest and precedented circumstances it is unclear whether it is still possible. a warship from russia's black sea fleet has made its first ponselle into the crimea bridge on the current strait know the bridge is still on the.