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in the story is the shape of the week britain spain terror attack this year sees thirty people injured in a boat. on the ground the second man is now under arrest. the top diplomats of russia and the west meet on the sidelines of the un general assembly and the first face to face since a recent diplomatic spat erupted between moscow and washington. the only gang finds a ballistic missile over japan after the international community hits north korea with the sanctions.
and the french president's proposed labor reforms trigger bottom protests and nationwide strikes have been described as a declaration of war against workers' rights. not for moscow this is the weekly on r.t. international with me rosana lockwood. a second man has been arrested in the u.k. in connection with friday's terror attack on the london underground which left thirty people injured an improvised explosive device went off inside a cheap train at eight twenty in the morning local time the blast schools panic and a stampede with a young child among the injured islamic state claims it was behind the attack reporting from west london his an associate you can. get another terrorism related incident in the u.k. a twenty seventeen pandemic of terror with this now the fifth and every attack
demands more security measures and public vigilance crowded garri. following the van attack on westminster bridge they put up a concrete barriers to prevent a similar salt earlier this month london's metropolitan police came up with another measure to stop the vehicles targeting large crowds steal spikes road maps to be rolled out a big events but just days after the announcement london was hit by different kind of attack the weapon this time was concealed in a simple plastic bag and bucket and left on the tube during rush hour cordoned off behind me is the area where the fifth terror related incident to shake the u.k. in recent months took place early friday morning in a train topped with commuters were a homemade device partially detonated commuters described the scene as a stampede with people running for their lives just what is lost in memory of the baby in the car with the mom and a man was shot in grand run so we all piled off the train and just ran for our lives we were literally running for our lives and i saw for
a second i'm about to jump over what old boy like. to transition with a beautiful bump and go into steve's shop at the top of another terror attack has slipped by the authorities but the location this time has left many shocked and questioning where they go from here is to me flying that anybody. can do anything like that we're not taking this that way like let's take. this kind of scare. as authorities investigate this latest incident to see what should and could have been done the attackers seem to be one step ahead creating a new one nerving an unpredictable norm and a party london earlier on sunday the u.k. reduced its national threat level from critical to severe that means an attack is now not four to be imminent although it is still highly likely we spoke to journalist and political commentator martin summers he said the official level doesn't always reflect the seriousness of the threat in the past they have been
manipulated in this country and elsewhere by political means so for example in the run up to the iraq war in two thousand and three there was a big security alert at heathrow which many people believe was polls of the war mongering of the governments of the of the day and of course in the u.s. this constant shifting of the level of terror threats is used as a part of the political theater surrounding this whole war on terror and everything that goes with these one presumes from the if they've reduced the terror threat than they've they've got reason to do that but of course we don't necessarily always trust what the government tells about these things the capitals mayor in the past have been living with the pret of terrorism is just something londoners have to accept.
you won't succeed if you want to fight us will be covered by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean creased number all. across london. the attempts to make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together . and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of offices. that us will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days no reason to be a long. road but. if we need to take. that
as we'll see an increased number of visible police officers. in the top news this hour russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson have met in new york on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly it is the first meeting between the country's top two diplomats since the u.s. closed russian diplomatic properties in san francisco new york and washington earlier this month it has been confirmed that syria was discussed at the meeting well the pentagon official michael maloof. thinks russia and the us share common problems which means there's a need for continuing discussion. this is part of the plan to continue discussions because of the whole there are. security issues that both countries share in terms
of syria afghanistan iraq i think that the united states is not going to cut off discussions just because of the diplomatic flap there is coordination already through the pentagon and with the ministry of defense in russia they do have a hotline and they do talk and they know this is never been severed if russia feels that they were bombing isis positions. it means that it indicates that. perhaps the intelligence is not keeping up particularly on the u.s. side and that there needs to be a better coordination between the two sides on who and what the targets really really are because it is important. at least twelve civilians have been killed by u.s. led coalition air strike in daryn's all province according to syrian media we contacted the u.s.
central command to clap occasion it says the strikes targeted on still infrastructure. on the sixteenth of september coalition military forces conducted one strike. that engaged in a systemic tickle unit and destroyed an isis watercraft the u.s. led air strike in question reportedly targeted. one of the isis is remaining strongholds in syria located about forty kilometers to the south of. the strike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve civilians most of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition they say that they have no information regarding civilian casualties but that they're investigating was they usually do in these. hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a. tactic to surround themselves with. isis. make sure make
a point. which. is their human shield and. shield. u.s. led coalition jets. if there are civilians around them but. that isn't the case three weeks ago. they expect to dig up as many as five thousand. hours of the rubble out of. syria but we heard from the director of the. told us the u.s. led coalition doesn't seem to have changed its approach to despite incidents in which it has killed. since the start of the operations in mosul time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to hit an isis
or a target and then suddenly there is a huge massacre taking place and this is really hurting and reflecting negatively on the united states' efforts to you know establish its own project sort of the old regime protected regime in the eastern part of syria. it's been another week of standoff over north korea on monday the u.n. security council passed a resolution on new sanctions after pyongyang's nuclear tests earlier this month although the harsh original draft prepared by the u.s. was renegotiated in order to seal that vote washington had wanted a full on oil and natural gas embargo against north korea but the final resolution imposed only a cap on the country's exports the original draft also demanded a travel ban and an asset freeze against the north korean leader but that didn't make it into the final draft either and the u.s. president was not impressed by the compromises at the u.n. . 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 what 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 at this point we're hearing u.s. leaders again talking harshly about more sanctions sanctions against russia sanctions against china if china doesn't follow these 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 in the aftermath of a resolution being passed unanimously at the u.n. security council and what many saw as a victory for diplomacy the words that we heard from u.s. leaders on the floor of the security council were rather diplomatic we are not looking for war the north korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return
if it agrees to stop its nuclear program it can reclaim its future if it proves it can live in peace the world will live in peace with. the latest sanctions imposed by the u.n. security council a result of the he miss u.s. attempts to isolate and suffocate own country. place in violation of us over and that's why we totally reject and condemn these sanctions many people whose hopes had really been raised for peace and diplomacy being victorious while those hopes are starting to dampen the are 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 this is just another dip on the roller coaster and saying that every week it with the war where it goes up very high than that maybe this one conciliatory talk some. operations of diplomacy and then more
threats of military force 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 after washington called for new sanctions north korea carried out a missile test on friday according to the south korean military the projectile reached announced today of seven hundred seventy kilometers and traveled almost find times than distance before falling into the ocean and just like the test carried out a few weeks ago the missile flew over japan triggering an alert on hokkaido island however not everyone in japan felt threatened by the launch. but to be frank i don't feel like japan is their target their target is the u.s. that's why the missiles are just passing over japan and i don't think north korea will drop missiles directly on us. saying. it's a missile is trops than good because we won't have to go to school a leaf and go home we were joking around never taking it seriously south korea
reacted to friday's missile test with a military drill near the border with north and although the south korean president threatened pyongyang with quote destruction beyond recovery he ruled out stationing nuclear weapons former u.s. congressman ron paul told us washington should let the korean leaders resolve the crisis themselves. why couldn't we encourage and get behind saying look south korea we encourage you to talk to north korea and see if you're going to sit down maybe united states and china could both be observers or something and to get it moved on but not for us to constantly stir up trouble by having our military confrontation about building up and having these war games what are these war games where are they practicing you know is so unnecessary and and confrontational and it doesn't mean that if we didn't have war games that we would give up something on our defense our side has to worry about the bush doctrine which tries to you know make
it our official policy that you need to have preventive war well preemptive preventive war is aggression and that i don't lie. and the french president's neighbor reform plans which do this month was voiced on choose day with nationwide strikes on hundreds of ronnie's protests in paris turned violent with projectiles and flares being thrown. here your. opponents all of the labor reforms say they favor employee
is over work is called translation for unfair dismissal and reduce the power of unions. reports from paris. one of the big these papers here in france and i know my son's christening over by of these are the biggest street protests to take place in prague and the since he was elected president earlier this year in. people there are very unhappy about the labor law that he wants to implement he wants to shake up the job market and make it easier to hire and fire personnel he thinks will tackle is openly unemployment rate here in front. of the rates in the u.k. and germany the trade unions dead set against the changes and they have come out in full force hitting the streets eleven thousand in paris today in order to say no to my new macro and plan for changes to the law now this is being seen as a bit of
a litmus test because i know my own seat spent a lot of the summer trying to placate some of the smaller trade unions here nevertheless today's demonstrations have been organized by the largest trade union and we've been speaking to people what the french railway network to traffic controllers even people who watch as comedians in cars from all that was we've spoken to say that they believe that this represents the likes of the employers in france i know that the employees take a listen to what they had to say. they said what is this lowers anti social because it's reliable for workers that the body of the world a way of this law doesn't provide workers with rights to work doesn't give privileges in both the public in the private sector as we defend the interests of workers what conditions retirement should lead to additional draft or thanks eighty
million workers the majority of french workers will significantly limit their rights to make it easier to find people when it's not justified that. it's about to low which is harmful for us this would leave us without any more guarantees of monument one major bit about last week when he referred to all the people that have . a lot. allowed it remains and then it will be absolutely determined to do that i will not yield in any way not to slack because you're not cynics not to extremists. who are gathered here today to protest against macron and his policies which undermine the very existence of the workers from the spheres this movement is necessary because the response of the french people who are protecting their rights .
the president was used to take signs as well and he was all about that later on the dissolution that only it will be what it is to be sure that it at all possible of city but he's only thinking about it for me to put him on this will lead him to it made it clear he's also feel that even though he couldn't exclude it it will be with you know if. i'm old i'm going to face the protests here at home and probably the president who is determined to push these those three he says he has a strong mandate in order to implement them he has jetted off to the french caribbean in order to deal with the fallout you have a hurricane that set the protest am we being billed as a showdown between the pro-business president who's come to power to shake on the job market demands the trade union movement he has the last opportunity to
discover the plan for this low or it was through a problem and over the next week. just a few months in some across his presidency his approval ratings have already nosedived dr paul smith an expert in french politics at the u.k.'s nottingham university says it's unclear if my. be able to push through his reforms it's the same as we've seen over the last ten years the trade union movement towards part of it in for old slugs to mobilize people and this is. these these changes or they call but i think what we need to what we need to look at very carefully is just how many people really want this test is being seen as a what today is being seen as is a test of the strength of position i'd also the strength of one of the trade unions which the main trade union that that called the action it really remains to be seen whether over the months to come whether this government on like it's pretty this is
able not only to talk the talk but to to walk the walk and that's to say to deliver the reforms it wants to deliver. as islamic states up as a string of major defeat many of the fighters family members are ending up in refugee camps their future is highly uncertain r.t. has been the first to talk to some of the widows of foreign extremists in one iraqi camp where hundreds are being housed the location and their identities is not disclosed for their safety i didn't know i was watching a boy you know yesterday does visit. people like you guys still manage. to get. here. was. the legal status of the wives of i still find this is not yet clear in europe last year almost six hundred people were
put on trial for terrorism with more than three hundred fifty prosecuted for times to extremism we talked to a couple of political commentators about whether the wives of i saw fighters who followed their husbands into conflict zones should be treated as extremists. well i think the most important thing we have to do is avoid these people coming back to our countries these people have joined a terrorist organization and they wish to join the state that isn't the united kingdom isn't america is what we're talking about wives and children of isis fighters who have gone out to syria to iraq to kurdistan and have been found themselves inadvertently getting in broiled as part of as much a victim as anyone else has been part of these atrocities let's be clear what the argument that is making is that you are an adult have chosen to join a terrorist organization just because you're married you should have no
responsibility for that whatsoever of what mr savage but you are in a terrorist organization so i want to not have you make your own piece of this attack they signed on for lying beside me so let's be clear on my position and let's be clear what i look at you actually look a little like your name for yourself as a showing for the majority of iraq just take the air piece out and keep talking the position of the majority of british people in my view is that they do not want terrorists back in the united kingdom they do not want the wives of terrorist back in the united kingdom but there may want the children who are entirely innocent to return to the united kingdom and with that in mind. these women many of them will be innocent people the children the innocent people they didn't sign up to a terrorist organization it's not like joining a club where you sign up to get a membership form they followed their husbands into a war zone people who have not committed any wrongdoing who are no risk to the state the answer is to integrate them we have the national security apparatus in place to be able to tackle these issues right now. we can now share with you the
story of two children who've been reunited with their relatives here in russia after being rescued from territory which was under control in iraq here in r.t. we launched a campaign called bring them home to help the authorities train. the orphans relatives adland and had the job were found in mosul it's believed the youngsters immediate families were killed in fighting there too traumatized to tell their own stories but it is thought that the boy was rescued from a basement where he hid with his mother two brothers and sister are teammates atlanta and her deeds are in a bank that over an age when they arrived two weeks ago. it was that way. to get what.
i thought out the door. to my. specialty. i'm using night to get far more money nice to get bought by my. chaplin viewer was at the airport for us when the youngsters arrived. both children were clearly traumatized clinging to the adults there finally bringing them little usually kept touching her leg and at one point she lifted up her feet leg and you can see bandages and scars from when she was injured during her time in mosul now we learned a little bit more of young of long story was probably around nine years old he told those that he was with apparently that he was in the basement for a long period of time in mosul surrounded by other kids in terrible conditions and that it was constantly hearing the sounds of bombs falling. or. father died separately on was in a basement with his mother two brothers and his sister he was the only one who
survived that he's probably these two are just a few among many many children for no apparent list and alone far far away from home. that's been the weekly and that's it for me for now kevin oh no we live from here almost studio in around thirty minutes time with all the latest headlines stay with us. but whole existence to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to express an injury. or something wanted. to go right for
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a terrorist attack happens all these people. i was there screaming and i says that someone needs to do something against them someone needs to do something against them and for me was like yeah why don't we do something against them because it's our problem islamic state claims it was behind the man just a terror attack on our top story group from from bangladesh. they killed the priest by cutting his throat on the russian airliner in the sinai desert during two hundred twenty four ice is acting meaning every country and it's like people are paying attention for one day two days. acting as if everything can or will. you know that's not it's just not right. ten years of military experience that will stream to the professional snipers. are .
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a lot of it didn't help my life build up a blog or it. goes all. right one point i found germany at a train station and it said something like this guy joined. by p.t. ok i have to go with that when i'm back home and i try to apply and it worked out the only one i told was my girlfriend she was like you there you go to syria or you stay with me but. if you leave you leave me too and i said yeah ok i have to do this why. i think sometimes in life you have to. figure out what your purpose is. a very comfortable lives for a long time and enjoy that but. for me there always was just it was the
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when i tried to leave police was showing up at my house and they told me ok fighting with. ok but be prepared we will not help you in any kind of way and i was like ok i can do that no problem but something's changed in the last few months i know four guys in germany being sent to prison. for killing isis guys dash a few days after i arrived in syria my mom told me all police looking after you so awesome friends in the police and they were saying to me you're in terrorist this know. the whole world is watching terrorists. and there are a few people who actually come here and fight and the thought of punishing people when they go back home it makes me really actually know there's no chance i'm going back to germany right now and probably not even in the next five to ten years. and
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it's. a. question should request a meeting with moscow on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly in the last few hours of the syrian. officials running out of diplomatic options now over the korean peninsula tension even going so far as to say the north would be destroyed if conflict breaks out. to maybe claim saturday's u.s. airstrikes and did result killed at least twelve civilians but american central command claims it targeted isis to kill some.
of the morning meeting. the september very good morning from me welcome to this latest live update from when i was kevin know in first that washington has asked for a diplomatic meeting with moscow in the last few hours on the sidelines of the un general assembly our new york correspondent khaled mopin has more on what sergei lavrov and rex tillerson discussed during the what turned out to be forty five minute conversation. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson held a meeting on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly now the meeting was initiated by the american side the issues discussed specifically were syria and ukraine in syria there are accusations being leveled by the united states that u.s. backed rebel forces were directly attacked by russia now russia says that these rebel forces were not attacked that rather it was only ice still forces that were
attacked but the area in question the issue is the city of darryl's or it's important to know that this is taking place as there have been breakthroughs in the negotiations and russia iran and turkey have actually reached a breakthrough a document has been released and deescalation zones are actually being a stablished in the country in the north western regions of syria in the it live province and elsewhere we're actually starting to see breakthroughs in deescalation zones in the country be a stablished as a result of the negotiations that are taking place in kazakstan between the three parties now it's also important to note that another issue that was discussed was the issue of ukraine and the lab rob and rex tillerson discussed implementing the minsk agreement for peace and deescalation of tensions in ukraine there's been ongoing fighting in ukraine in the east in the donbass region and the u.s. secretary of state and the russian foreign minister did discuss the possibility of implementing the agreement and making sure there were no tension now all eyes are
on the united nations general assembly as it continues we're just getting this report about a meeting which took place on the sidelines between the united states and russian officials. well we can make some educated guesses about what was talked about investigated. time this morning so what would you think washington requested this meets the. i think they're probably preparing they're looking for some kind of an agreement or something like that head of donald trump's address to the u.n. general assembly on tuesday they'd probably like to have something positive to say and end we'll see what we'll see what results. who we think very much. will have been told about what to do. in the will to think about what was on the agenda. it's always hard to tell one of the problems is that
the u.s. policy has been inconsistent unfortunately it's almost exactly one year ago on september seventeenth two thousand and sixteen that the u.s. secretary of state john kerry came to an agreement with the russians to basically cooperate with the russian air force and the u.s. air coalition and then the u.s. military attacked the syrian forces killing eighty two syrian soldiers so you had a major contradiction there just last week we had dickie haley at the u.n. saying that assad must go while other forces in the u.s. are saying that that's not the policy so there's been an inconsistency and it's apparent that there's different forces competing to determine what the u.s. policy is going to be yeah an inconsistency as well but ukraine we must go and kevin for peds separate draw for resolutions on the way u.n. peacekeepers should be
a moscow says they should be one place. kiev saying another again that's going to be another bone of contention isn't it. absolutely. and what about north korea. well there again i mean we had the we had we've had a lot of fiery language fire and fury coming from president trump and then we had their proposal of sanctions on any country that had any dealings and traded oil with north korea that was that was fortunately moderated at the at the u.n. . understand that russia and china both insisted that that resolution be changed and that and it was affectively but if we have the u.s. basically negotiating on you know on honest terms with russia and china and the rest of the u.n. security council that's
a good thing unfortunately we've got the situation where the u.s. sometimes says one thing and does something else yeah the other interesting thing is this this this meeting few hours ago the first will between to listen to love row since the u.s. closed several russian diplomatic properties may be a sign because it was the u.s. that called this meeting of. maybe i'm getting a bit better again don't know if you think. well you know i mean i think we're grasping at straws there unfortunately the this the russian consulate in in san francisco was the oldest consulate in the united states the russians actually have relations with california going back to eight hundred fifty two this was no minor incident it was a violation of the vienna convention and it is a major breach of international diplomatic regulations and and so i think we're
kind of grasping at straws here the question is what's going to be the policy in the in the struggle within the white house what is going to be the policy are they going to follow international law are they going to negotiate in good faith or or not interesting to see what. is going to say when he addresses the u.n. general assembly tomorrow what will be his first as well lots to watch for then rick sterling investigative journalist thanks for. following on what we're talking about this syrian media at least twelve civilians were killed by u.s. led coalition air strike and there was a whole province we can take to the u.s. central command for clarification about what did or didn't go on that it says the strikes targeted icily infrastructure. has been covering the same both syria and iraq looks next to the similarities in u.s. led coalition military tactics in those countries the u.s. led air strike in question reportedly targeted. one of the isis is remaining
strongholds in syria today about forty kilometers to the south of data zot the strike apparently according to these various sources killed at least twelve civilians most of them women and children we've reached out to the u.s. led coalition they say that they have no information regarding civilian casualties but that they're investigating was they you. on the sixteenth of september coolish . had one strike. it's. a craft it's happened hundreds and hundreds of times. it is a. tactic to surround themselves with civilians isis. make sure make a point to fight in buildings which are occupied by civilians this is their human shield that. shield they often invading the u.s.
led coalition jets will avoid hitting isis if there are civilians around them but as we've seen in mosul that isn't the case three weeks ago rescuers in mosul told me that they expect to dig up as many as five thousand. hours of the rubble out of. collapsed buildings in the city of mosul. woman and children. despite numerous incidents of civilians being killed and the u.s. led coalition doesn't seem to change his approach to. since the start of the operations in mosul time and again i think we lost count on the many times when the united states wanted to an isis or a target and then suddenly there's a huge massacre taking place and this is really hurting. the negatively on the united states' efforts to. establish its own project sort of the old regime
protected regime in the eastern part of syria. so syria big headlines north korea of course big top of the headlines as well still washington knows him to that is pretty much exhausted every diplomatic post ability regarding the situation on the korean peninsula is that going to go a correspondent jacqueline voters love to be in the studio sounds more and more doesn't it if you're listening to america diplomacy is kind of done and dusted and misreading you know very much so i mean if you listen to the rhetoric that's coming out of the trumpet ministration it really does sound like the military option is sort of becoming the front runner runner and america's about ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley has already said that she feels that the united nations security council has really already exhausted all of its options when it comes to north korea and she's already ready to hand over the crisis to the u.s. to secretary of defense that is and she added that in that case north korea would in fact be destroyed and those sort of comments are coming from a diplomat no less. i said yesterday i'm perfectly happy kicking this over to
general mattis because he has plenty of military options if the united states has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way north korea will be destroyed and we all know that and none of us want that none of us want war so there we have haley herself saying she's happy to hand over the crisis and matt is not long ago described what that would sort of look like briefly and very trump ask words saying that the response would be overwhelming and effective and so that's something else we can listen to what he said a few weeks ago. any threat to the united states or territories including. or allies will be met with a massive military response the response both objective and overwhelming we are not looking to have a total annihilation of a country namely north korea but as i said we have many options to do show.
so we have that and of course many will remember everything that we've been hearing from trump the fire and fury and whatnot just a lot of very aggressive rhetoric and trump has repeatedly also said that reasoning with pyongyang just isn't a viable option diplomacy really isn't trump strong see it we saw him tweeting on sunday calling the north korean leader rocket man which is a comment that of course will a likely be ignored by the north korean leader and while it's worth noting that some in the trumpet ministration are still saying that a diplomatic solution is possible the focus really seems to have shifted from that on to the idea of a sort of looming military option it does seem to be some disparity there's no but it's rescheduling you some of these words coming out of a top ranking politicians in america the people in charge with the finger on the button that could get really serious can it all right jacki thanks for now this gets more focus on at the co-founder of the national campaign to end the korean war spoke to us and thinks that north korea is ready for
a diplomatic solution indeed but that's not something that washington the sofa presented to pyongyang as jackie was saying that it will not negotiate the nuclear weapons unless the u.s. ends its hostile parlak policies toward the d.p. r. k. so consequently you've got two sides in a tug of war and that we're left with very little option other than considering fire and fury and in reality that shows not only a lack of creativity but arguably violates our international law as well the idea that in a tug of war you have to let go of one end of the rope you have to have the courage to do that and then use creative aspects of conflict resolution to get the job done . for a good morning for me kevin owen still to come this monday the fate of an afghan asylum seeker who britain's trying and failing to keep despite him facing threats
of being beheaded by the taliban of. the international community continues lee emphasize about once the iraq war united iraq as a slogan maybe an approach will for the politicians but the reality on the ground in iraq is not one the record was united and to be as kurds are not the ones to be blamed for what is happening in the rest of iraq under the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through. in case you're new to the game this is how it works the economy is built around
corporations corporations run washington washington media the media the. voters elect the businessman to run this country business because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before . in afghanistan seeker who face taliban death threats is back in britain after the u.k. government lost a lengthy court case over his plea for safety twenty two year old sam in big sur fled kabul two years ago but was forcibly flown back to his home country last week now someone was threatened by the taliban because of his contacts with the afghan government and american military and left in twenty fifteen and was then detained this july after britain's home office dismissed his asylum claim it was on he was then put on a plane to turkey last month made
a lot of headlines but the pilot refused to take off remembered story after seeing him weeping and being in big distress he delayed the planned deportation by two weeks therefore someone was finally flown from the u.k. to turkey last tuesday and then on to kabul to await his fate in a hotel room he arrived back in the u.k. again on sunday when his case is reviewed. i've been in contact with him. from his room in kabul where he was told that he couldn't leave. i think he's said that he's scared he's anxious he's worried about things going outside and he thinks he for that he was a real danger despite being in a relatively secure area he was very very scared it will be and he was hoping for this moment for him to return back to the u.k. have him to return back to safety to be with his friends and be with his a foster family simon was in detention for a number of months before this removal attempts so he was subjected to dispense in
which. is an inhumane thing for many many people for a number of months before they then attempt to return him back to afghanistan somewhere where he is. the proportion of detained asylum seekers being returned or voluntarily leaving the u.k. after the tension rose from forty four to forty eight percent in june in the year to june some of big serves lawyers says that that's done to a shift in home office policy. is an extreme example of this he was subjected to removal attempts where the pilot refused to fly him as a result of that the seem to be destructive and therefore remove him with two and a half hours notice not allowing him a chance they could bite speak twenty one or more importantly allow us to make a legal case for his return this is something which is happening more and more as a result of a change of the home office policy recently i mean there are many people in detention centers who are moved without any notice who are also suffering this is
well i'm forty enough don't have the opportunity of having a lawyer or having so many people advocating for them so i'm happy that we're three seven but i feel sad that there are many more who we haven't been able to say. as far as britons can see afghanistan is now officially safe for people to return despite a resurgent taliban threat in several regions but some a big plight is far from unique as another guy. who's saying kill them he worked in afghanistan for the british army as an interpreter was blinded in one eye he fled in twenty fourteen after getting death threats he sought asylum in britain in twenty sixteen but faces deportation to military analysts and blames prime minister trees of may for making asylum more difficult. i mean they could be obviously the case for human rights and this is also linked to the e.u. and the european union because the u.k. wants to leave they want to pull out of the human rights commission as well that links the european union the u.k.
government it's a trend because the current prime minister recently when she was over secretary she was extremely strict and set about this whole process of limiting in immigration into areas they have targeted our student visas and asylum is there loads of deportations without due course of justice or evidence so we're just seeing basically the rule of law being tightened to the extent where the u.k. government or ignoring human rights in some countries where specially they are responsible in the case of afghanistan for the problems there because of course the afghan war has been going on for sixteen years and the british do not want to admit defeat or failure there so they are saying it's a successful war and the afghans can continue to live there there's no need for them to have asylum here which is quite laughable because the taliban are stronger than they've ever been the afghan government only control forty percent of the country so that means afghanistan is more dangerous than it's ever been in sixteen
years there be more civilians killed this year in afghanistan than entire sixteen years of nato being there. joint military drills between russia and belarus are well underway the snare is about the limit ating trust military units apparently the first drills were about countering direct threats to repelling militants. ok. to. live.
for ok it's a big show of might but some western officials have expressed concern over the exercises they see it as a threat to european security and they have reports. we are now in northwest russia and it's on with a name that perhaps sounds nightmarish for or for in the telling of. will be heading off from here to the office to solve in seventeen military drills that taking place just a hundred kilometers away the joint exercises between russia and by the route and that winter their fifth day and well haven't turned into invasion of europe so far as i can tell that's contrary to some media expectations perhaps the drills very sitting huge media attention long before they even started moskos trojan horse
a cover for skull died during games aimed against the west just to name a few of the headlines worse than the fishes have been a little more reserved in that but just a little bit they're about to do an exercise in below rouche russia. it's going to tail up to one hundred thousand russian troops moving into into that country the great concern is they're not going to leave and that's you know that's not paranoia that's active concern among among the country the data from the russian that's the russian ministry of defense suggest that's a total of only thirteen thousand troops are going to participate and that's from both sides and the majority of them are from boundaries by the way but in the eyes of washington and some european capitals the numbers could be ten or even twenty times higher something must go says it finds quote astonishing we were surprised by german defense minister or some off on down lie and statements including the number one hundred thousand plucked from thin air referring to russian soldiers
participating in the twenty seven thousand exercises and the supposed to danger that they pose to europe anyway we'll be taking that ourselves pretty much soon tanks artillery fire fighter jets they'll be all of it late in the day and perhaps putting the jewels in the spotlight even more putin is expected to attend the drills as well. so stay tuned for more indeed the drills attracted negative media attention or even before they get underway some outlets seem described it was a secret plan to invade nato countries this is what locals were allowed to the russian border think about a so-called russian invasion. i don't know i think this is nothing will happen i know that the american sort of seriously of course everything will be all keep these russian drills are actually an answer to need to drill in the baltics knelt guard no no everything's fine here there's no negative information latvian representatives are invited to russian drills so all the
dangers are being exaggerated journalist will clark told it is not russia and belarus that have acted aggressively of late. we've got a real double standard here russia and belarus are allies they are carrying out these exercises they're very transparent there are international observers there and russia and belarus of both got very good reasons to be to be carrying out these military exercises the nato critics are being very hypocritical we're living in an orwellian kind of propaganda framework at the moment where the countries who have done the attacking of other countries the countries that have posed a threat to world peace are pretending to be the countries under threat and but in actual fact it's russia which is acting here defensively with good cause because we've seen what nato has done in the destruction they've caused around the world. next the european union's top court has ruled in favor of the tally in farmer who was growing genetically modified corn against his country's laws now in
a statement the court said that no member state can ban g.m. products unless there's evidence that they pose a risk to human health member states may not adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed unless it is evident that there is a serious risk to health or the environment. george you're for it or not is the farmer in question i think that's probably a may in one thousand nine hundred eight he was authorized by the european court to use pacific seeds that reportedly had no adverse effects on human health on the environment but nearly ten years later he was then prosecuted by the italian government who argued that the crops could pose a risk here are some of the fears over g.m. crops they range from anything from minor food allergies to much more serious cases like infertility maybe miscarriage birth defects even cancer well we discussed this with a number of experts this is what they thought about the risks. if not these
crops are forbidden because we still do not understand what the consequences are so far there has been no proper and in-depth research for this reason we do not know in five years ten years twenty years what can happen surely this ruling creates a president that makes it urgent and necessary to conduct research and experiments the choice to use g.m. seeds or not should not be dictated by economic political or social parameters but must be dictated only and exclusively by technical choices and scientific analysis there is a very strong conflict of jurisdiction the which cannot be solved because there is no upper or toilet above the european union the european union lol will prevail on the italian law from now on so with this certainly allow the every genetically modify farm to farm what we speak a lot about genetically modified organisms well because it is
a very true and the topic because people are interested in this but there are many conflict of jurisdiction between between the euro and italy i don't see as a positive thing this infringement of italian laws by the european union a twenty seven moscow time leaving you with some pictures of all of the main stories of the morning that unexpectedly called meeting a few hours ago in new york between russia's foreign minister lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state fishnet was to talk about syria and ukraine but of course with north korea so much in the headlines could that have been on the agenda too well with the u.s. president's first big u.n. general assembly coming up tomorrow begs the question more r.t. dot com and more from me kevin o. in a bit later good morning. small
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political system is nearing collapse and it could make way for an independent kurdistan something its people have wanted for decades but with neighbors weary of the emergence of a new nation. by the conflict that signaled the end of the middle east as we know it's or is it the beginning of a brighter future. barzani prime minister of kurdistan regional government all for iraq welcome to our show it's really good to have you with us now primus or i have heard reports from they had of the kurdish news network t.v. saying that the independence referendum will be delayed under pressure from me don and the united states is this true until this very moment there is no decision or the to the process of referendum not to be conducted in kurdistan region in the high committee over a friend that has been set up to preside over this process. they have to make a decision and the decision is that it will be held on twenty fifth so prime
minister the visit of brett mcgurk hasn't changed anything in terms of the referendum dates. in fact the position of the united states that has been declared before and through the visit of. basically to. declare their position that the timing though there might not be ideal suitable and this is emphasis on the position that they have declared previously. position we have also said clearly that the timing for such a referendum is ideal. have differences of position and discussions have been conducted around that. so the kurds vote yes said you will not declare independence right away why. should it be. we have come to the decision of having such a referendum in fact the reason for that amounts to the expectations that we have
had from the new iraq and years of struggle and atrocities and that has been and the calamities that have been injured by the people of kurdistan and particularly in two thousand and three when we were convinced that there is a new beginning for iraq it's a new democratic and federal iraq that we will be living on an equal basis but unfortunately for thirteen years after the constitution that was voted on by the majority of the iraqi people unfortunately it has become irrelevant and it has been violated time and time again and therefore the expectations that we've had from new iraq it has not been met and there has been a lot of disappointment and loss of hope by the people of kurdistan in the present circumstances in the political climate in iraq and the sufferings continue therefore this is the reason that we have we had. decided to go to the people in
order for them to decide their future with the future of iraq. so the war against isis appears to be drawing to a close iraq will soon have a chance to start political and economic reconstruction and hold parliamentary elections where kurds will have the chance to have their say on the future of the united iraq one that made a more peaceful option than holding an independence referendum now. in fact when we talk about the referendum on the twenty fifth it doesn't mean the following day that we will be declaring independence and basically the whole idea of holding such a referendum is to express their will and the desire of the people in the nation as a whole and it will be a mandate for the political leadership in order to further discussion and dialogue in order to further this idea with baghdad as far as the issue of our war against i so we have been successful in fighting and we will continue to cooperate
with the security elements in iraq and the coalition in order to fight whatever they may be and we have been extremely successful in the level of cooperation that we've had with the iraqi regular army. and. talking about the future elections and the prospect of changes. unfortunately this would not enable us to bring about any changes and when we been told by the international community via the postponement of the referendum. there hasn't been a presentation over a strong alternative that would convince us to proceed with the political process in iraq we have been told that the referendum should respond without any alternative that can replace the status quo that we have already. president must said that they kurdish partnership failed one of the
reasons for the independence drive so how do you plan to build up those failed relations with that if there were. a process that would enable us to have a serious discussion with baghdad and try to correct some. of the past and in a better position. that has been. does not exist or never existed in reality since two thousand and five when the constitution was passed we have been facing major difficulties any examples that we can. this partnership with the constitution as an example i can tell you recently when. that have been legalized in the iraqi parliament. provided to them.
to have the infighting. everything was provided for them at a time when the peshmerga forces in the same trenches as. they have. they have offered the same sacrifices that was never ready to provide any kind of. any encouragement for that matter for the. example that we have. you have. providing funds and assistance. projects. that has been directed to. this is again an. example. and there are many other examples that can be identified. and then we would be able to have some much more serious negotiation with baghdad and to form
a solid base on how to proceed to have to work and cooperates together so what will be your course of action once bob dobbs refuses to accept the vote result because they're already said that the referendum will be unconstitutional. well they have already started to baghdad has already started to reject the outcome whatever they may be. and the iraqi parliament have already voted on that but i can see it clearly this will not have any impact on the process no i am sure the referendum will take place the question was what will be your course of action what are you planning to do once they refused to accept the referendum. our expectation is not to take in as the situation further on the basis of the results of the referendum. our aim is to push for a serious engagement with baghdad to have a serious talks for them to be forthcoming and for us to be forthcoming in order to
have. much more solid serious debates on the future prospects of. president barzani he said that the iraqi kurds are prepared to draw their own borders refuses to accept the independence vote are you wanted to go as far as military confrontation with baghdad to keep those borders and of course mainly we're talking about kirkuk here. that referendum will not define the boundaries of a crystal region only this can be achieved through serious dialogue with baghdad in fact we increased our region in the people of kurdistan and the kurds in particular do not want to impose our will on the populations and other ethnicities if this is in this region such as. christians and other components in various areas of the borders. they they are living within this. through their own
wishes of their own design or with how they want to vote and whether to be part of this research of region or not this is entirely democratic process for them to decide and defining the will be left to discussions and a dialogue with iraq. so you partially answered my question but precisely i want to know about care cook what if people of care to remain under iraqi governance and the rest of iraqi kurdistan votes to separate what will happen because we're kind of seeing the same thing with the exit of scotland right now. in fact with regard to again it's an issue that is. for the population and we are not imposing any solutions. the special status of the composition of the communities of arabs and turkomans
christians the kurds of course is something which has to be taken to serious consideration in the kurdistan administration the region can enjoy. regional administration. and the specialists of tatars of the communities in the components should be get in get it didn't secure. planning to impose one sided your unilateral solution to that of it is entirely left to the people of special status and special arrangements has to be made. in future. i understand that you're not going to impose your will on anyone but they kurdish pressed america has played a huge role in driving isis out of muscle are you maybe going to take advantage of the war right now and take more territory from the jihadi and try to include it in
an independent kurdistan. in fact we do not wish and desire to have to impose a kind of a defacto. under the present circumstances but there is a there are certain realities that needs to be taken into consideration. prior to the fall of two thousand and fourteen we had the. protection and participation to protect. the prime minister of iraq with unfortunately that was a negative in responding to what such a proposal and it happened what had happened in mosul fell and immediately i. after the request of then the prime minister we had provided security and peshmerga forces to its immediate environs in order to protect this region not to fall under the. attack of i saw also had we not sent to those regions perhaps the fate
of the would have been far worse than what had happened in mosul. the presence of peshmerga how we intended to protect the territories plus all the components of the wood region. we need to talk to baghdad in order to define the boundaries. of kurdistan region and not to impose anything we feel that this can only be concluded through a common and standing and serious engagement with but the. way i take a break right now and when we're back we'll continue talking to. the prime minister of iraq in kurdistan regional government discussing they were percussions iraqi kurdistan independence might bring stay with us.
our back with not your bond barzani to you prime minister of the kurdistan regional government of iraq discussing the nation's upcoming and attendance referendum prime minister now with oil prices remaining low are you afraid that independent kurdistan with an oil dependent economy will not have money to survive or will not have enough money. indeed the situation of kurdistan region over
the past three years. and the crisis can be attributed to the fall of the oil prices yes indeed the oil prices has affected but at the same we also have to remember since beginning of two thousand and fourteen. had cut the budget of kurdistan for three years we have been facing difficulties because of lack of budget coming from baghdad and secondly facing eleven hundred kilometers of . dangerous terrorist organization in the name of. the great deal of pressure and with the. capturing of many areas by this also resulted in points. this also added to the difficulties and strains that we had. certain indications in improving the
economy and. development and. to introduce reforms. generated the revenue but also to divest our economy. during that kurdistan's independence could scare foreign investors away. well in fact as i mentioned earlier. after the referendum that has been carried out it doesn't mean that we will be declaring independence but what we would like to do is to enter a serious dialogue with baghdad and to try drink up all the pending issues that we can resolve through dialogue and serious engagement in baghdad and in addition to that we have proven that we are a factor of stability in the region for the last couple of decades and we will continue we certainly try to continue to go in that direction to be
a factor of stability in this region for one occurrence god there are defacto autonomy from baghdad in the ninety's after the gulf war they immediately turned against each other for a lasting cares now president barzani said he is stepping down once kurdistan goes independent and that there will be a presidential vote in november is there a risk of violent and stability and depends on kurdistan. but keep it no indeed what had happened as an internal conflict it was a sad chapter in our history but it's a chapter that has been closed and i don't believe the circumstances of alien could allow. internal conflict to erupt again as far as the position of president barzani on numerous occasions he have underlined very clearly that he would not stand for reelection or to present his candidacy for a presidential election he will respect that and he will respect the. laws of
kurdistan region and that is a position that he has expressed explicitly. the premise or one of the reasons why i ses marched into iraq in the first place is political and sick terror and divisions within the country have you thought about it how can you be sure that kurdish independence will not trigger an deeper divide that would actually plunge the region into worse catalysts. the contribution of kurdish leaders since two thousand and three. presidents. had contributed a great deal to rebuilding iraq with the promise that it will be a new iraq for all of us but unfortunately this has the right direction and.
we have been waiting for implementation of constitution but it's have been violated and has been. at the end of the day after twelve years. after all what we have done to rebuild iraq. the question where do we stand and. difficulties that we are facing on the basis with the fact that this is. what we have. contributed whether we cannot improve. what has been said in terms of . stability of unity which the international community continuously emphasize about iraq or united iraq. as a slogan may be that. of the politicians but in reality on the ground. united and. kurds are not the ones to be blamed for what is happening in the rest
of iraq and the direct. trying to do when we talk about an independent entity of kurdistan it is not to complicate the situation and further to the problems that are existing in this country. and in the. factory stability. doings and instability is that exist in the region it is not doing. the kurdish people it is not. present massoud barzani said that the spirit of colonial era border in the middle east like they psych speak or agreement is over and their region needs a new formula that will include independent kurdistan what other new things do you hope this formula to include do you think that iraq and syria will survive in their current form. when the issue of independence.
has been. brought about and even discussed we solian purely talk about what we have iraqi kurdistan and the christan region within iraq and the issue of beyond the boundaries of christe of region it is not something that we would like to interfere however we would like to see the issue of the kurdish people in syria to be resolved at a democratically and peacefully both that's our responsibility is primarily and solidly for. a region of iraq will. during a telephone conversation was your secretary of state rex tillerson. your present person barson a ask for guarantees and alternatives or kurdistan's future in exchange for holding back their referendum as far as i understand no such guarantees were given what exactly could they be right and will you proceed without them. is the
important question that has been all along the international community the united states is that when one has been mentioned that if the referendum can not take place or it cannot be delayed all the right time is not right our question to counter question is you know if referendum is such a bad thing then what would be the alternative i mean the timing is not right then can you define what would be the right time for us and so far we don't have a response to these questions. the current turkish government in conflict with the kurdish forces at home as well as the kurdish quasi states in syria but you have good relations with the turkish government certainly they iraqi kurdistan independence will embolden those forces do you feel your relations with turkey will suffer as a result. the issue of referendum we
believe internationally has been exaggerated in has been taken out of proportion it should be seen as it is for what it is and for what purpose it serves again i want to emphasize the day after the referendum is being conducted doesn't mean that we will be in a position to declare independence and indeed we do enjoy a good relation with turkey both politically socially and economically and definitely we do not want to spoil that and we value those relations with turkey and we do not want this process that we have invited upon should be. a reason. undermining our relation with turkey and we hope that there would be more understanding and more communication and we are ready to communicate further on this issue. and the standing internationally that the referendum i'm a pro se the day after will not mean declaring dependency and should not be exaggerated. premise or i want to sum up your vision of what this referendum could
and tail in a future hypothetically speaking can an independent iraqi kurdistan ever grow to include the syrians were job on afrin and morph into a greater kurdish nation. we don't have such an agenda or vision that we want to enlarge our boundaries beyond what we have already yet our boundaries are defined and will be defined within iraqi kurdistan and that's. i want to finish this interview with a question about russian kurdish relations earlier this year you signed a one billion dollar oil contract at the st petersburg a national economic forum which has given russia's oil giant access to the kurdish vast oil reserves for the next twenty years do you see that as russian support for kurdistan's independence or says just business with iran like any other international companies who have invested in the oil sector in kurdistan with the left has also been welcomed by the same token that the international companies are
active they are equally and will be active as an investment and it should not be seen as official position russia through direct support over india and this is purely as a trait and a business an economical dimension. for talking with barzani the prime minister of the kurdistan regional government discussing the upcoming iraqi kurdistan zenda pendants referendum and the regional consequences it may have that's it for this edition of the. next time.
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