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britain accuses russia of breaching the convention on chemical weapons have been emergency meeting of the un security council while russia protests it's being considered guilty until proven innocent. as the u.k.'s prime ministers expelled twenty three russian diplomats from britain in retaliation for the kremlin's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former russian intelligence agent and his daughter that's despite police having declared no suspects to speak there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of mr and his daughter under the vienna convention the united kingdom will now expel twenty three russian diplomats who have been identified as declared intelligence officers and human rights advocates call on the u.s.
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congress to reject donald trump's new pick for cia director of a revolver into the agency's torture program over the years. very good morning there just to midnight here in moscow this early thursday morning you're watching our two international with me kevin the escalating diplomatic crisis of the surrogates crippled poising is reaching new heights this morning just a few hours ago the u.k. accused russia of breaching the international chemical weapons convention it's off to london called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council over the russian double agents poisoning in britain. mr president for more of this we can conclude that russia is in serious breach of the chemical weapons convention through its failure to declare the novi short program this fact
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alone means you should discount any arguments you hear about the possibility of other countries having inherited this technology. maupin's in new york who followed the meeting i guess is a guess is still ongoing isn't it color but think what other accusations have we heard. of well at after we heard the words from the u.k. ambassador who had called this emergency meeting of the fifteen member body that leads the united nations we then heard from the u.s. ambassador nikki haley now in her remarks she emphasized the special relationship between the united states and the united kingdom and from there she went on to fit the allegations against russia in with the broader narrative she talked about syria she talked about north korea she talked about previous security council meetings and it was rather heated words we heard not just from the u.k. ambassador but then from nikki haley representing the united states this is what she said. a growing concern and all of this dangerous and destabilizing
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activity is russia. russia failed to ensure syria destroyed its chemical weapons program russia killed the joint investigative mechanism when it found the side liable for chemical attacks russia used its veto to shield assad five times last year. it has also provided cover for syria in the hague at the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. now in response to the heated words from the united states and the united kingdom we heard from the russian ambassador and he responded on a number of levels one of his points that he made was he pointed out that russia has actually given up its chemical weapons and that the o.p.c. w. has confirmed that russia no longer possesses chemical weapons from there he invoked the memory of when call in powell representing united states and dressed
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that very body the u.n. security council holding the vials of powder that he said were chemical weapons from iraq he reminded the council and pointed out that at this point now we have the united kingdom coming was simply a letter and that that there seems to be a history of rather unsubstantiated allegations against different countries regarding chemical weapons and weapons of mass destruction from the united states and the u.k. this is the russian representative responding to the words from the u.s. and the u.k. perceivable salute him and we are living in a very special time in front of our eyes incredible things are happening the process of replacing the presumption of innocence with the presumption of guilt has taken place this criminal principle is being transferred into international relations but if you and behave as an experienced chemist has talk about crimes committed by russia we've known for years that for you in order to determine the guilty party no investigation is needed today the best kind of proof is suspicion
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and it is no longer necessary to show to the consul why to use with an unknown new aren't substance any form of it's enough to send a letter displaying an agreed use attitude towards a sovereign state. but it need to be used. now from there the russian ambassador went on to call for a thorough investigation of the incident and determine exactly who is to blame of what happened and he called for this to be done through the existing international mechanisms to find out who is absolutely responsible and to reassure the security council that russia was more than happy to cooperate with this proper investigation to determine who is responsible for the attack however it was very clear that he did not approve of the heated words and allegations from the u.k. and the united states before the council and that russia just like other countries wants to get to the bottom of what exactly happened in salisbury which is. playing
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to the update from appreciated so listen across to dun koblick human rights labor lawyer get his thoughts on what some of the last couple of especially from the u.n. security council. see so and a day off to all the heated exchanges about u.n. security council meeting it looks as we just wrapped up only two states among the fifteen supported the accusations against russia it seems the majority therefore have big reservations about it what do you think. well i have to agree with russia's position that we have to prove presume innocence here until. we know for sure through an investigation. who was responsible for killing scriptable who. had been a double agent he was a spy and that being a spy for the u.k. he ended up in the u.k.
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on a spy swap by the way that in russia has never killed anyone it is given up in a spy swap and it makes sense because no one would ever swap with them again in any case i think we we need to investigate first six and then make charges later based on that investigation the u.k. is accusing russia of breaching the international chemical weapons convention that's a serious allegations what repercussions could that possibly be over that well again i mean you know there could be serious sanctions against russia imposed based on that and again what i'm afraid is that all this fitri all in all these accusations that are just being piled on against russia make me fear that there is some military confrontation that's possibly coming and that's what i'm most afraid of and i think that's what the world should be most afraid of at this point going
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back to the twists and turns this investigation russia's envoy the security council meeting his point was. britain should take this to the hague the professional chemical body that could properly look at this question widely brought to the u.n. security council why what is the answer why hasn't britain taken it to the hague. well i think you know that's a good question because the hague does have. the capability to investigate this incident whereas the u.n. security council really does not nor do they even have the authority to do so it does beg the question why the u.k. really wants to skip over. the hague and in a potential vest a geisha in the by the way under the you know international chemical weapons convention russia would have a right to participate in any investigation again i think the u.k. is not interested in his lawyer his lawyer basically was russia was given twenty
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four hours to confess to a crime and we don't speak the language of ultimatums it did seem extremely rushed on the part i mean albeit of course treason is going to have a lot of political pressure on it here but it it did look extremely rushed in it well yes inexact especially given the stakes you know in india lng with a nuclear power like russia to give that type of all the made them seems imprudent by the way craig murry i was reading who you used to be the u.k. ambassador beck a stand is very. has a lot of questions about what may is doing and a lot of questions about who might have been responsible for this and is urging caution and i think that that makes a lot of sense here i think we need to take a step back and slow this process down. thoughts turn kovalchuk human and labor rights lawyer early have the prime minister treason may announce that britain will
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expel twenty three russian diplomats and suspend all showed you a bilateral meetings with russia now he said this is the latest from london. well the british prime minister has said that russia is culpable of attempted murder and among the measures that the u.k. is now taking is the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats they are suspending high level contacts between the two countries the russian foreign minister's visit to the u.k. has been cancelled and no british officials including members of the world family will be present at the world cup in russia taking place this summer may has said that russia's response to the deadline that was given by midnight last night was a distain given the gravity of that on rubbled mr speaker it was right to offer russia the opportunity to provide an explanation but their response has demonstrated complete disdain for the gravity of these events. they have provided
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no credible explanation that they could suggest they don't control within her agent no explanation as to how this agent came to be used in the united kingdom no explanation as to why russia has an undeclared chemical weapons program in contravention of international law. the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn had to ask the british prime minister whether or not any official requests were sent to russia whether any evidence was provided to russia or any facts and that the response was a bit unsubstantial as the prime minister taken the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention to make a formal request for evidence from the russian government how has she responded to the russian government's request for a sample of the agent used in the souls return to run its own terms as my resolution trace analysis been run on
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a sample of the nerve agent and has that revealed any evidence as to the location or which production. all the identity of its perpetrators we gave the russian government the opportunity of the through the day march that my right on the front from the secretary delivered to the russian ambassador here in london earlier this week to do just that they have not done so there is a consensus across the butt benches of this house. i am only sorry that the consensus does not go as far as the right honorable gentleman. could have taken the opportunity as the u.k. government has done to condemn the culprits of the serious. russian embassy here in london has said that the steps taken by the british government are unjustified unacceptable and shortsighted also saying that they did deterioration of ties between russia nato and the u.k.
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lies on the british government and that ultimatums don't work with russia everything but if. you accept we are suited to a ph d. we believe that the you know i do keep the full big international and none of them under this obligations to be here. to keep giving the weapons they have to present their requests to the organization and we're happy to consider this within a few days this is the international law and of course we're not ready to. to talk you know we will be ultimately the actions taken by the british government became really a crescendo of over a week of the spy saga on raveling where we saw what could have been a potential local incident unravel into
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a huge international diplomatic standoff. the whole can show in the studio let's discuss russia's reaction to britain's punitive measures. i think it will be too long before the result of official response with exact matches from moscow of course from the u.k. government side as we heard there from prime minister to reason may it appears to be an open and shut case there is no other. possibilities other than the hand of the kremlin being called will in this attempted murder case the russian foreign ministry as they initially said a few days back have no knowledge of this they've denied a woman in this tragic incident they've made it clear that they view this as an act of provocation and that measures will be quick to be taken let's take a listen to what they had to say earlier thread of completing its investigation using established international formats and instruments including those in the framework of the a.p.c. w. which we were expecting the british government chose confrontation with russia is obvious the biog thing for unilateral and nontransparent methods of investigating
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this incident the british authorities have once again tried to unleash an indiscriminate and the russian campaign what they're referring to there was a statement by a foreign minister sergei lavrov as well who called on the u.k. to launch a joint investigation into this incident to provide any details to russia so they could have a joint investigation here through the o.p.c. w that international organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons he said that no such request officially had been received by the russian side from the u.k. counterparts this is what he had to say just earlier today. we haven't received any official request from london based on its own obligations in accordance with the chemical weapons convention we've told britain we're ready to respond if they file the request instead of filing the official request the u.k. continues to pull political stunts for britain this is special and they are pushing has to be comprehended by the international community as universal proof without
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presenting concrete facts they will pay for a blatant attempt to dilute the international community its import to burn. and just how quickly events have moved this incident happened on the fourth of march in just under ten days later we're seeing the biggest the between russia and the u.k. thirty years twenty three diplomats expelled is the worst point in three decades for u.k. russia relations as we said earlier there's no official comment as to what exact measures will be taken but this statement from the foreign ministry they have made clear that countermeasures will be coming soon whether that's the day tomorrow we don't know but certainly this isn't the last we're going to hear of fear at some of the start of what is a very serious diplomatic incident. down within a studio a bit earlier well let's for a minute now take a look back at how this is all developed in the first place on sunday march for a couple of found slumped on a bench in salzburg reporters arrived at the scene for what was thought to be a local incident but soon after
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a global media frenzy on rivals exposure to an unknown substance to enter comparisons to the two thousand and six death valley xander live in yonkers march sixth the u.k.'s counterterrorism police take control of the investigation the u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson has this to say while it would be wrong to prejudge the investigation i can reassure the house that should evidence emerged that implies state responsibility then emerged his government will respond appropriately robustly russia says it has no information and offers to help in any way it can downing street remains cautious in finger pointing it being too early to explain what actually unraveled but that approach will soon make a swift exit british prime minister to resume a is expected to provide clarity the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for
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the act against. the script. this highly likely comes with a pre-determined conclusion and the deadline set for russia to explain itself is wednesday. why oh here's the u.k. police were of course getting many questions regarding how it. was actually administered i can't comment on that if this is hard we're not declaring a person of interest or i suspect that this in a court of law this would at least mean it's time outs in the world of political game play apparently it means very little. in other news now this morning the u.s. president has opted for a major shake up on capitol hill the new face of american diplomacy will be the incumbent cia director mike pompei oh with whom donald trump says he has a good chemistry. very good relationship whatever. whatever was. rice said was. well.
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so he's no set to take the reins of the state department with tom perez position being filled at the cia by his deputy gina house bill she is a veteran intelligence agent who controversially played a role in the organization's torture program he goes down off next takes a closer look at the appointments and the implications hawks nesting in washington my ponytail the new diplomat in chief of the iron fist to lead america's state department he's had the president under his spell for a while already the to see eye to eye on normal stover thing the issue that sunk to listen diplomatic career trump and pompei all share common spite towards iran and north korea both of them like to call torture enhanced interrogation and they are fans of the n.s.a.'s warrantless bulk data collection where they stand on whistleblowers is one of the few things that trump and don't pay or don't quite agree on well they have to differ on something. it's time to call out wiki leaks
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for what it really is a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like russia . i can't think of a thing that has put america in a better position as a result of this deal we're a year out from the agreement and every has single action the iranians have taken has been bolder and starker than the ones they took before the agreement. a very real danger. by hardly ever escape a day at the white house with a. president asked me about north korea and how it is that the united states is responding to that threat it's very much at the top of his mind they are ever closer to having the capacity to hold america risk with a nuclear weapon this is the man elevated to america's top diplomat and descending with him is his former deputy gina has spoken will be the first woman to lead the cia with her bosses impending departure she worked undercover and in secret for
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years she clearly likes being out of the spotlight and it could be for a good reason she was one of the torchy chieftains at the cia in two thousand to asp all round the operations of an agency black site in thailand where two terrorist suspects were tortured one of them was nearly killed during these so-called interrogation agents slammed his head against the wall water boarded him deprived of sleep and kept him in a coffin like box and it was a hospital reportedly who later gave the order to destroy the tapes which recorded the torment along with other evidence given trump's pledge to keep the guantanamo bay operational and he's advocating of waterboarding everything falls into place it seems now the state department and the cia will have plenty in common you know in hansing not just interrogation techniques but a diplomatic routine to yes we said both nominees will now have to go through
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senate confirmation hearings before taking office however rights groups have already called on congress to reject both nominations human rights watch says that given their track record. both likely to endorse abusive practices as they put it i spoke to john kiriakou he was one of the first officers to expose the agency's use of torture and he would later serve jail time following the revelations he made he told me appointing gina spill as head of the cia isn't one of trump's finest decisions. this is one of the worst moves i've ever heard of at the cia when i sort of acquitted believe it because you know has bush should be in the dock at the hague not in the director's office at the cia dina has all i has blood all over her hands she's the godmother of the cia's torture program the president is certainly a fan of torture he's come right out and said so and the only thing that stopping them from returning to this torture regime is one piece of paper called the mccain
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feinstein amendment it was an amendment to the national fence authorization act that specifically banned it riveted exactly the kinds of techniques that you know has full was overseen by compile take over the current secretary of state rex tillerson at the end of this month reports that donald trump had been considering sacking his current top diplomat had been circulating for months due to the numerous often public disagreements over government policy to us and removal was announced in the end on twitter by the president than the abrupt move got others on the social network sharing similar stories of rejection and even then to come up with a new word. now
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you. have a news run today that's like the mood
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a bit before i say goodbye the save think she's a star of russian will figure skating she stunned crowds at the winter games when she broke world record and won two silver medals we're talking of getting made vet of us she joined me earlier in the studio to talk about her sporting achievements and the recent games in south korea and she brought across the two silver medals as well as great. i started to training for a limping games i think in. ten years old because i understood it as figure skating is my away is my work and i really want to compete and limpid games and this is my main goal for my life and most of. our work just yes sleep work sleep work sometimes eating and leave work. touch with. him he said would you like to wear wool
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as you can see this thing weighs in up salute after my long program i started to cry verse first time when. my son begin to cry so. it's just we're just amazing inside and given the expect from myself. i can cry off to perform with us. so much support to focus on my goal. it isn't easy to keep working when you hear every time rush. on the t.v. olympique rochelle in pick again and again and sometimes. i didn't. see me i didn't voice. my phone. guys from other countries. we haven't so much chances to
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meet and. just enjoying this more when we're trying to communicate with each other because it we will it have this chance later so it was for me. the most biggest the biggest support because i feel we're in now the contras just feeling kind to. the head in. our flag and i was so sorry to hear it but i just. it's close interim money of olympic games and maybe i will have only one chance and i hold a second chance and. you know you will learn. let's show our viewers what you do.
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with. the ear. to ear to. the cheek. to ear i really think with i did everything one thing with power or big games and. i just know what everybody i know now i sing who just walks into life stream of olympic games there and knew who i am and which country i'm representing the. day prances and she and me and just looking to a child and we're realists the wood how many tears how many blood how many so it we. just giving to. war for wait.
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for our life and them sometimes it isn't easy and do into the and we just know say it and it was really so much work to go to our goal. the most important. is to keep walking and just show why wardak just show why ole so and. to couric my hells and just continuing to work because i love figure skating this is my life yeah i can see it to have get him admitted to the real stuff for russians such a nice young lady as well and so determined to get on that avoid those silver medals they did with. all the developments regarding the script crisis. call most news updates so far with me kevin i would agree but with more in just
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about thirty minutes time for most. i don't. want to do with. the new miss on my no. no no. that had four of them but let's run through to ten of them they can use with the. oh. yes.


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