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middle of the room sit. room. donald trump shows little faith in new u.n. sanctions against north korea and warns of tough first steps should the country fail to abandon its nuclear ambitions a big deal those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately the world after . the road to rocka a new r t documentary tells the stories of those fine t'ing to drive islamic state from one of its last syrian strongholds. and the head of the world anti doping agency confirms ninety five of ninety six russian athletes from nine different sports have been cleared of any wrongdoing.
here watching r t international live from moscow studio with me and david welcome to the program donald trump seems unimpressed by the latest u.n. security council sanctions against north korea he hinted more action will still need to be taken to the rail pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. we think it's just another very small step. not a big deal rex and i were just discussing. not big i don't know but has any impact but certainly it was nice to get a fifteen to nothing vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen well it's certainly disturbing to hear these words from donald trump in the aftermath of a vote at the u.n. security council that was widely perceived as a victory for diplomacy the words that we heard from u.s.
leaders on the floor of the security council were rather diplomatic and favorable to peace and cooperation at this point we're hearing u.s. leaders again talking harsh talking about the possibility of sanctions against russia and against china if they don't comply with the new u.n. resolution if china doesn't follow the sanctions we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the u.s. and international dollar system and that's quite meaningful so now we have these words from trump downplaying the u.n. resolution and many people whose hopes had really been raised for peace and diplomacy being victorious well those hopes are starting to dampen now they're starting to be some some fear that perhaps once again we are in the danger of a global conflict or some kind of war breaking out in the crisis in the korean peninsula could be once again intensifying despite what was seen as a step forward for diplomacy and international cooperation this is just another dip on the roller coaster in saying this seems that every week it with the war record
goes up very high than than maybe this in conciliatory talk some cooperation some diplomacy and then more threats of military force and it's really hard to know what to make of this yes we do have a positive that is the original u.s. draft was watered down considerably it was acceptable to the russians or the chinese but then we have this fire breathing talk coming from getting we don't know what the next step is going to be the real question is. going to be when do we actually get to a diplomatic track that allows both sides to step down and to my mind that's got to be something like the double three s proposal that china has put forward the russians agree with but is absolutely unacceptable to washington it seems. it's little surprise that pyongyang isn't exactly happy about the new sanctions either despite the fact they're nowhere near as harsh as the u.s. invasion he wanted north korea's ambassador to russia says it's wrong to believe the sanctions will change anything. we've been on the u.s.
sanctions for ten years it was the u.s. that instigated the u.n. security council to come up with more resolutions on sanctions against north korea so we used to living in such conditions and we still managed to achieve everything we wanted if washington things will bend under these new measures and change your position it's delusional author and filmmaker john pilger believes the u.s. is acting like a bully the problem is not north korea the problem is not russia of the problem is not china of the problem is the united states the problem for the rest of the world actually now is the containment of the united states sanctions are relevant in the sense to this whole debate what is needed is a peace treaty with north korea between the united states and north korea and the government in seoul but where it's all heading is the most worrying thing of
all. to syria now where islamic states grip over the country is rapidly collapsing with no major city any longer under the full control of the terror group one of the main fronts is dare's or where the syrian army is now close to pushing eisel out of the city locals have already started to return there after a three year siege was broken with the help of russian air power however some pockets of eisel resistance remain in certain districts. they told us first don't forget you're in syria he forgets all about it second he says you have to go to bed early t.v.'s banned radios banned cell phones a bad woman can go outside dressed so that the only thing which can be seen is her
eyes. in the sun. we saw them breaking into houses and they approached our house they were banging on our doors banging and banging first i didn't open it for them but they smashed it down it got inside and smashed up all the things in the house. i spend seven days in the jail and then i was taken to the chief of the court sentenced me to sixty lashes but they made me stand against the wall as a teacher. for the old in the city my next year and i was driving along the main road when a bomb went off and a fragment of the bomb hit my nephew and he died yesterday we didn't have enough time to save him some people called an ambulance but he couldn't be saying that he
died even before he got to the field hospital. lamentation the most sought him when we were living on the blockade we had no cucumbers tomatoes apples or potatoes i have all that now thank god we get groceries and food boxes from the red cross we are very grateful to them i'm very happy that the blockade has been lifted. along with civilians the syrian army but it was trapped inside areas during the siege it held undefined as several blocks of the city including a minute share poet we managed to talk to the bassist chief commander. so. a siege was also imposed on the airport this siege was quite severe since i still terrorists attacked the airport another military points daily we had an operations room and everyone knew his duty to tanks had their role the soldier had his role the leaders were side by side with the soldiers we fought to the death
none of our soldiers ran away and we defeated eisel their bodies were in the ground even before the siege was broken we received munitions by air drop because all the roadways were under eisel control and using those munitions we fought eisel and won they weren't able to break any of our lines hundreds of them were killed all their attacks against the airport failed even when using car bombs and suicide attacks we faced them down bravely. well our documentary team has been to the very heart of the battle to rid syria of islamic state a creature leveled to the scene of fierce clashes to film those fighting to banish the terror group from the country. graco is now is surrounded by u.s. backed syrian democratic forces consisting mainly of kurdish militia clashes are
ongoing as the terrorists are still in control of several blocks of the city we spoke to the director of the documentary about what the team experienced. when we went to make this film we had no idea what we're going to come across we had literally no idea we started to build our story. three points are on the road to rock and the first point was the medical point the second point was the women's point and the foreign volunteers point. was. the one quality that you know it's all of them is the very altruistic they're very idealistic anybody wanted to criticize them they would say well they're coming like foreign militias to fight a war that's not theirs but it says they mean they think it's their war i says acting community every country and it's like people are paying attention for one
day two days and acting as if everything would be normal. yeah that's not what we were talked several times snipers usually so the main problems around iraq are snipers and mines and the drones the little drones that isis sons with a little grenades so they drop the grenade and groups boards and so there is actually one that attacked us while we were not have been on a permission yet we were about to go to operation. the grenade exploded in midair so it dropped from it didn't calculate the height so if it fell lower it would be done. the most shocking story was one that happened when it got to be
morning and when everything got to be peaceful and all of a sudden someone showed up with a huge sword. and started beating random things isis just executed this through a few minutes or maybe an hour ago. these three kids all of a sudden maybe two minutes later we heard screaming and you just started running into a guy says space just started running there without a rifle just with with the sword i think they're going to strike from the americans because they probably saw them on satellite so they were isis. you know as one of the medics that we were filming. we were the only generation that will never see we want to go back to the days when we were young. and it's true. for more firsthand accounts from one of the key battlegrounds in syria you can watch the full documentary on l.t. international next monday. and breaking new this hour the president of the world
anti doping agency's confirmed that ninety five of ninety six russian athletes from nine different sports have been cleared of any wrongdoing the revelation was first emerged on a tuesday in a letter published in the us media but now it has been confirmed by the head of a partridge is across the story this letter was from an internal wada report want to be in the world anti-doping agency and that is that should be said that going by insufficient evidence that's the key phrase here that ninety five ninety six russian athletes that have been implicated across a million different sports have now been cleared so as we know this is something that's been hanging around for wasn't the macao report they gave evidence of apparently their obligations of state sponsored doping and everything then has carried on from there but we have had some early questionings all of them a car report the i.o.c. actually the international olympic committee they do also raise questions about the mccarren report the key point that they had used is how to demonstrate that came up
time and time again based on those allegations so that the have been rumblings that some of these allegations that some of the athletes implicated we're talking about a lot of athletes i mean if we look at how the. affected the paralympics all the russian team couldn't go to the paralympics they were effectively banned and also one hundred eighteen russian and it's from the rio games also didn't go so if we look at all those parties the blanket bans how it affected those who were guilty and of course those who are innocent as well have been affected over the past couple of years it's now down to how the process continues going to find these athletes of effect given the all clear by wada so now it's a case of all the international sporting federations coming together saying that's rubbish start this let's put our cases forward and get the rest of the athletes cleared it's all comes in the wake of three russians is launching a court case against water over there bans sociology professor alice cashmore u.k.'s aston university says the agency will have a hard time defending itself why that is the word i did doping agency will want to
start for this the very last thing they want is to have to go to court to defend its. defend its decisions i mean. you mongoose lee big decisions there was only there because he really wants to get rid of this he wants to try to bury this and make it go away no it really depends on just. prepared they are to dig in their heels they presumably have two years of lawyers behind them and ride to the bitter end and it will be a case where mclaren is forced to disclose his evidence and that will be very interesting. the president of the european commission has delivered his state of the union address in strasburg he started by thanking only twenty seven of the twenty eight members of the e.u. despite the fact the u.k. will continue to be part of the blog for another one and a half years and for britain instead of thanks he had a warning. much stimulation of
a march the twenty ninth two thousand nine hundred the united kingdom will leave the e.u. but it will be a sad and tragic moment it felt like. we will always regret this and you will regret it quite suit at the end of the address everyone got up and applauded except for a group of british army planes among them the hard core breaks a tear for raj but it wasn't just a new command as that gave a frosty welcome to. the old east the european union is not europe and europe is not the european union drunk or unique or wants to force the european union to become a single state yet we know that the euro is not a success story we have extraordinary levels of debts unemployment and social instability. the commission chief apparently didn't take this verbal attack on his vision of year two well as the us skeptic m.e.p. harangued him. got up from his seat and left the room is this just
nor middle of the room. welcome back to the program with the german general election now less than two weeks away western media have been busy trying to track down russian hackers who as they stream should have already started meddling in the european powerhouses vote in a washington post article one security expert is quoted as saying that it just doesn't feel right that the russians haven't struck yet the report the reason may be that germany's nailed the art of cyber security it also states that no evidence of any
attempted meddling has actually been detected ati's jacqueline very good takes a closer look at the story. if you haven't been in a coma for the past year you've likely heard a thing or two about alleged russian interference and america's recent presidential election the cia has concluded russian hackers intervened in the u.s. election with the purpose of helping donald trump when packing and leaking that the administration says the russians carried out connect the dots russia did it and while those claims were never backed up by any solid evidence just a lot of speculation and hearty assurances that hasn't stopped the world from pointing the finger at moscow and also predicting that the big bad kremlin would do the same again in europe the russian hacker scene is huge german security agencies and cyber experts are alarmed own evidence points to russia that's why we cannot rule it out why we are preparing for a similar efforts to influence germany's election many warned that the upcoming german elections would be
a prime target for those pesky russian hackers so security was bumped up and investigations were launched but even a year long search by german intelligence for potential russian interference failed to uncover any evidence of kremlin backed meddling or not though that hasn't stopped anyone from seeing russia as democracies enemy number one a recent article by the washington post examines what sinister implications there could be behind the fact that we have yet to see moscow's hand trying to steer berlin's vote it's just not an election anymore without russian hackers with one think tank director saying the silence worries him quote it doesn't feel right the article edges that the lack of evidence doesn't necessarily mean moscow is innocent perhaps they just haven't been successful or moscow is simply biding its time and it goes on to say that russia's attack me only be seen after the election speculating that russian linked networks may try to manipulate the vote count so remain alert the washington post even quotes a german security association that works closely with germ intelligence agencies who came up empty when looking for sophisticated attacks coming from russia we did
not find any evidence that there are more sophisticated attacks coming from russia in the pre-election period. but that lack is credited to germany's resilience and stringent new legislation against the spreading a fake news legislation that doesn't come into effect until october but you know whatever the article also concedes that perhaps moscow decided to leave berlin alone because they're close trade partners something that putin himself has said in the past. is that we did not interfere in the u.s. elections so why would we created the problems here we have good relations with germany it's our largest trade and economic partner in europe but he is russian after all statements really only become fact when western powers make them so the clear message for russia is you're damned if you do hack and you're damned if you don't. meanwhile according to a poll three of the smaller parties vying for third place in the upcoming election have shot up in support over the last week the free democratic party now has
a nine percent share while dealing also known as the left party has over ten percent with alternative for germany a fraction ahead we spoke to an m.p. from the linker alexander noir for his thoughts on german foreign policy. the tension with russia began to escalate at the end of two thousand and thirteen early two thousand and fourteen with my dad the coup of february two thousand and fourteen that it was crimea joining russia and at the same time the war in syria with the presence of both western and russian troops germany also has a military presence in syria with recon aircraft a tanker and a frigate and that contradicts international law because the syrian government didn't give permission we are also present in ukraine the west is playing referee at the cost of the ukrainian people warning that russia must be penalized but the west e.u. and nato member states like germany the u.k.
and the usa are deeply involved in this conflict just as much as the warring factions. i mean you know since two thousand and eight we've been seeing the end of the unit polar world order where the west can enforce its own agenda we're switching now to a multi-polar world order and it is difficult to accept to coordinate foreign and security policy with other powers like china russia or the brics countries and respect their interests in the last twenty five years we got used to doing what we want and not caring about international law and now we are in the situation where this does not work anymore it didn't work in ukraine and georgia in two thousand and eight in syria the west did not succeed with violently changing assad's regime on the contrary we are most likely the losers there. it's just so and twenty sixteen no washington university study revealed that most
refugees coming to europe originated from countries that were bombed the second group is economic refugees when the west destroys other economies which are not competitive so we then demand free trade and say we want to sell our goods there and if the economy turns to ruins we don't care about it because these are the states in africa in asia in latin america and we shouldn't be surprised when people pack their bags and want to come to germany because they want to normal life it's understandable it's. english football association has won the national teams players and stuff about using public wife by during next year's world cup in russia and that they might be happy to discover squat sequence . takes up the story. basco is getting ready for the world cup in twenty eight saying the city authorities are working hard reading through the
tourist friendliness textbooks but something they've already done a good job with is why far. anyone who's going to wait for a bus at this stop can use why find. millions of people use moscow's underground metro system every day. why five networks that have been out there for ages at let's say cafes restaurants why fi is almost everywhere in moscow nowadays what if the russians did it on purpose like they put up wife i everywhere around moscow for all the world cup guests to use a twenty four seven all in a big to hack into their gadgets apparently that's what the folks at england's
football association are thinking they're really worried about their coaches staff players and everyone else around the world i assume because they even sent a letter to feed their strong advice is once you're in russia stay away from public wi-fi be it inside hotels or restaurants otherwise brace yourself for some real cyber trouble we'll see if a increases cyber security of a hacking concern. so who would take advantage of that kind of snooping. my wife eyes on so let me read into the british media. the f.a.a. is concerned that sensitive information such as injuries squad selection and tactical differences could be exposed were not. twenty four to the winter olympics the biggest sporting event in russia's modern history visitors to russia can expect
to be hacked. they used a new smartphone to browse for information about the sochi olympics almost immediately we were hacked that was two years before the western world started blaming everything on the washington hacking menace so next year what a great idea big bosses go on our guys know what it takes to win elections abroad why not win or help when the football world cup now. round for the new. social media facebook twitter and of course our web site but i'll be back at the top of the alice so don't go away. but you should. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected.
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