british scientists admits they are unable to identify the source of the nerve agent used to poison a former double agent and his daughter in the u.k. this after weeks of the u.k. and its allies the square root squarely blaming russia we have a lot verify for so you source but we prefer you to the scientific information to the government. the international chemical weapons watchdog the a p c w is expected to shed more light on the case as it meets in the hague. an american photojournalist who was once held by al qaeda in syria says he was betrayed by the f.b.i. he claims the intelligence service used him to track the terrorists and didn't try to help them. and manchester united legend and european champion peter
schmeichel picks off his new show on r.t. he travels to one of the city's hosting the world cup matches in russia this summer . a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me mickey aaron good to have you with us this hour now countries around the world are looking to the international chemical weapons watchdog today for our answers in this group power poisoning case the o.p.c. w. is set to meet later in the day to discuss the attack on the former spy and his daughter in southern england a month ago ahead of the meeting the chief of a british military laboratory may have partly debunks the u.k. score assertion that moscow was to blame he said they couldn't tell where the nerve agent used was produced. we have not verified the press
a source but we provided the scientific information to the government but you have not been able to establish at porton down that this was made in russia as i said it's our job to provide aid you know the scientific evidence that identifies for the particular and their region is but it's not our job to see we are actually was manufactured so typically you're not able to say where it is from we haven't yet been able to do that but when i look at the the evidence from the people from important they were absolutely categorical and i asked the guy myself i said are you sure and he said there's no doubt the u.k. defense was third laboratory however maintains that the substance used is not a chalk a military grade nerve agents the british government swiftly moved to defend its position by claiming that its accusations against russia were main valid despite this latest revelation is that it's working from a larger intelligence picture and that russia has
a wreck ordered state sponsored assassinations and views its former intelligence officers as targets but it also says there's no other explanation that it deems plausible but with scientists unable to verify the source it's possible london may have jumped the gun as more and explains. scotland yard said it first they need. these was a professional assassination attempt whoever did it made sure to leave as few traces as possible and it was a geisha of this complexity and size will understandably take some time and we ask for the public's continued support and patience the media didn't need much time pundits for when the whole boring you know investigation part but that's the media no surprise they need their ratings politicians they only needed a week it's highly likely that russia was responsible between the poles russia
culpable culpable culpable for the attempted murder is k. is culpable our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and we could overwhelm you likely that it was his decision what's remarkable is the detectives silent technical experts silent no details at all russia is asking for some any information in fact a sample of the nerve agent perhaps so far nothing instead downing street gets down to the punishment with its allies keeping the whole innocent until proven otherwise likely is good is guilty. we are with dos that russia is responsible there is no plausible alternative explanation needed to one hundred diplomats expelled by britain myths allies and russia diplomatic relations hate rock bottom and then we get the chemical expertise from britain's own
laboratory we cannot verify the precise source you have not been able to establish at porton down that this was made in russia as i said it's our job to provide eight you know the scientific evidence that identifies what the particular and their feet. is you'd think that would at least slightly embarrassed those shouting loudest about russia's guilt now really it comes down to one particular job certain scientists now porton down say their job is to work out what the substance was never stablished that it is not a chaka matter is by definition of the translation of the name which means newcomer part of a program in a soviet union in the late seventy's and eighty's the movie trucks dozens and dozens of different nerve agents have been synthesised not just by russia the head of porton down refused to clarify whether he's only
a boy had its own stockpile for the snow we have anything like that would never have come from mars or you know leave the four walls of our facilities we deal with a number of very toxic substances as part of the work that we do we've got the highest levels of security and controls the nuvi chalk formulas have been available in public books for nearly a decade now and pretty much any specialist with solid knowledge of organic chemistry can create it you're going to jewel's if it's really a novacek we're dealing with it's not a real problem to synthesize that kind of nerve agent all the necessary components easily available on the open market this it says does not require sophisticated procedures any specialist an organic chemistry would be able to make it. the fact that the experts can't determine the russians did it doesn't mean that u.k.
authorities will change their mantra it is our assessment that russia was responsible for this brazen and reckless act and there is no other plausible explanation remarkable how quickly things escalated and all. that faith based highly likely assessment. well some on social media are now accusing the u.k.'s foreign secretary of playing a plain dangerous lies pointing to his interviews in the media and say he should resign or be sacked over the false information that has spread. russia has always strenuously denied its involvement in the poisoning despite frequent accusations against the state and even the president and the russian presidential spokesman to me to periscope says that boris johnson will have to apologize for his inflammatory statements against russia the case foreign ministers have been plain invited putin have to look at noise of the colleagues and he will
have to apologise to russia somehow this is a classic russian strategy of trying to conceal the evil of truth in a haystack. and the station. will have to apologize to russia somehow this threat from russia is one respects no borders challenging the values we share as europeans will have to apologize to russia russia is a clear present danger we have got to be fully organized to meet that danger but i have to apologize. abject humiliation of the british government the prime minister and in particular boris johnson the foreign secretary in fact for him i believe this is a resigning mark because he didn't just join in the chorus of blame russia who lived on national television on the broadcast of the b.b.c. . i have spoken to the. porton down the very
guy who made the day on behalf of wharton down and he said the guide told him that it was russia that did it that it could only have been russia that did this was what's known a mistake it was a lie. russian is looking for answers to at least twenty questions regarding the script powell investigation joining the meeting at the i.p.c. w. which has just got underway they cover issues such as the sharing of information by the british side and other members as president putin is hoping for some definitive answers from the meeting but get away with it amazes me how fast this anti russia hysteria has come about we're calling it o.p.c. w. meeting to get the facts straight on this whole situation which we have proposed at least twenty questions for their consideration we hope a final conclusion will be reached there as to war happened in sos pre but of
course we're interested in a comprehensive investigation chemical experts james told us it says that many states know about this type of weapon and are able to manufacture them it would be natural to pin the blame on on russia russia has has indeed made these part of their weapons stockpiles we're talking about a development that probably took place more than thirty years ago. with the fall of the soviet union. the word has gotten out to many states as to how to make these many states know about this to the point where we're just chemists talk together our know about these types of things and not i don't work for a state system and i learned this just by talking with chemists from overseas i'm not russian term receiver so there are chemists that know this type of thing that have nothing to do with russia president putin's comments on this compound
poisoning case came during a meeting with the turkish jet type the one in ankara the meeting between russia turkey and iran is due to get underway later on wednesday in the patrol is that for us. first of all on tuesday we listened to vladimir putin and dawn here in ankara and i'll tell you what they sounded like they totally know what they're doing together in syria as if all the conflict obstacles on the ground are easy to overcome cease fire violations ankara's all of ranch offensive in the north of syria and the kurdish resistance to what the message is that everything can be sorted every general powers even if they're backing opposing sides genuinely work together if words are followed by specific actions on wednesday as you were saying the president of turkey and russia will be joined by his son will money the leader
of iran and the three guarantors of the peace process in syria will come together again they do that once every few months to have a look back at what's been done and also to think of the next steps in soon we will hear what the trio will have to say about that a party that's not been working with the trio but still remains in syria is no surprises here the u.s. but lately the americans have been sending mixed signals about their future role in the war torn country and their presence in syria become another syria like very soon very soon very soon we're coming out of saudi arabia. is very interested in our decision and i said well general you want to say maybe you can have to pay when you're in syria fight isis and that is our mission and the mission isn't over and we're going to complete that mission coming back to what we expect from the trio
what we will most likely hear is the leaders of russia turkey and iran praising each other for the commitment but we as journalists will definitely be looking forward to hearing something about the future role of america in syria they might say something about that they might not soon will find out well michael maloof a former pentagon official about the contradicting messages coming from washington . the u.s. was never invited into syria in the first place we just walked in and occupied areas controlled by the kurds who were at that time against the assad government so how long the u.s. can sustain that and under what authority the congress never has approved it and it's costing us billions of dollars so i think at some point there's got to be oversight by congress on on the expenditures by the u.s. in syria and what what the policy is i think what all of this shows is a is a lack of any policy formulation strategic vision and and and game if
you will of what what the u.s. intention is in maintaining troops in syria and i think that the trump administration needs to come clean with that so far it has not. while many cities in syria lie in ruins after years of fighting i still some that are trying to make the best of it artie's rep the video agency crew traveled to aleppo where they filmed a local park or to go through their paces. study and then in our team was established nearly four years ago the crisis and brutal war in the country and it trained under difficult circumstances. were both facing
many problems due to a lack of facilities like the inventory training and what not any injury means we have to stop for two or three months. or a few professional parker trainers we're using you tube and other facilities on the internet to contribute to the movement and its experience. coming up after the break i'll tell you why an american journalist says he was betrayed by the f.b.i. in styria they chained. it's. such. a leap.
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come back three people have been wounded in a shooting at the headquarters of u. chub in southern california police say the female suspect identified as no same killed herself at the scene she was reportedly in on the rights activist who claimed she was being censored on you tube meanwhile have father says he won't police about his daughter's possible intentions the shooter reportedly knew at least one of the victims. an american photojournalist says he feels betrayed by the f.b.i.
after he spent seven months held by terrorists in syria manchuria says al qaeda also took his credit cards and use them to purchase various items including computer to as he claims the f.b.i. trying to these transactions and use the information to infiltrate the terrorist organization manchuria was trying to cross the syrian border into turkey when he was captured by al nusra at that time affiliated with al qaeda he spent months in different rebel held prisons in aleppo in twenty thirteen he managed to escape becoming the first westerner to do so he's now written a book about his ordeal called the dawn prayer describing the night of his captivity. when we caught up with the head of the book's launch later this month. hierarch in syria eighteen days before my abduction during the time i was photographing the war from the free syrian army side i was the air force
intelligence and come out which were two of the most dangerous parts of aleppo at the time and on new year's eve after i got the photographs i went there for i was on my way out forty five minutes from the turkish border when i was abducted by the on the front ok i'm in syria i didn't want anybody coming to rescue me there was no way you can land seals in the areas that i was in one prison yes it was out in the country every other one was in a lot so there's just no way to fly black coats low enough we were not going to get shot down so i didn't want anybody coming to get me but i did want them doing the best that they could to keep me safe and none of that was done did not really matter if i was with them or not or whatever because i was just going to die anyway so i think every hostage i was how they were going to end their feet pretty much meant nothing to the f.b.i. their policy is we don't talk to the bad guys we don't pay for stages so let's make the best situation for ourselves and exploited james told me he's basically he's
a coward he ignored me ignored my e-mails he ignored my message on facebook and he did his best to sweep all this under the rug and he did a good job because now he's gone and it's just coming out now. it's just eleven weeks to go until the twenty eighteen world cup kicks off in russia and legendary danish goalkeeper with united stop it this michael is one of our guides for the tournament and he's checking out the host cities down first on the list is and listening all corralled which is about four hundred kilometers east of moscow area . it's. all come to nice to know that at stake a brand new arena that will see some serious action when brayfield plays argentina
just one of those six games being played in this magnificent arena and i can promise you it won't be and snow it will be on cross of course for what exists will be all about i'm peter schmeichel and i'm about to find out. the first thing you need to know about nice and all go on is that it was still the goalkeeper as it used to be called about thirty years ago most people sleep off limits to foreigners and the reason for that was just to guess how factory. during the second world war all the factory was forced to produce military equipment and because of that they got completely flattened by german bombs. to look at just how hard you have to polish. mazing enough it took only one hundred
days for the local community to completely rebuild the front and it was then for that without the running of the city became a restricted zone i'm just going to go. free until the house because. this is now a multi-billion dollar over oil from the round twenty thousand people work here that used to be a long haul not to do five times longer but then these fellows are right. i think it's everyone's lunch you know and now i'm on my own. the factories mind i'm completely on my own. i could actually you know make my own coffee and no one would know that.
i just came from the factory where they produce the cars and i'm driving a good sale next slice absolute denies that you know i'm a big boy i like to be too holy something needed in the big mall and i know they've got exactly what i'm looking for. it's a raising herself and say i'll fold this it raises money from icy conditions like this so it is still easily picked up all over the place and it's also set up the first real job of us than any other professionals either. but i'm guessing that. this child is a fun ride but it's so difficult. i need a figure because a big
a chalk up big or whatever. put in easy a joy. so let's see what this is. a good and i thought no two. i think it's much easier to be a gold people than a rally driver. if i was to have it plays in a valid scene. this would be my job my place hold still cool drive it. was really good fun. i really enjoyed that and how can you not a what i also like to do is to do a little bit of the culture and want to find was this museum exhibits twelve thousand pieces of russian historical and amongst them this one and i really like this this is the kind in speech he was credited for being one of the pie in the as
abstract. so nothing abstract about this i'm going to take moves right back to the russian roots we all know this you know this is cold oklahoma it's everywhere and russia got to see me before and then she probably seen it with this it's so common that even fee for. using it on their official motioned us and now i'm going to have a go at painting one of these and this is a hoax i'm a fellow would you teach me how to paint.
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a long time because we're talking about the dollar back that is the world reserve currency countries are tired of funding the america's wars because there are there's got to be traded in dollars including oil to buy oil got to buy dollars first that means america gets a commission to use that money to wage wars all over the world. i'm after a time say we're going underground with tourism a fighting for political life i mean the coldest of cold war u.k. rhetoric on air strikes on syria and on the eve of elections that could see its alexis all quit silly it's early leaving the european union coming up on the show venezuela held this british gas supplies are threatened by storm and money probably
not for u.k. foreign secretary bars johnson killed off ken livingstone's fuel deal but what about sanctions against the country with the biggest no doyle reserves in the world venezuela's foreign minister jorge are you about human rights opposed election and trumped threat of war and then they historic we the u.k. commenting on exiting the news you'll williams about the end of the united kingdom as we know it too late for tomorrow's oscars fifteen years to the day catherine guns expose u.k. u.s. corruption of the u.n. to excuse tony blair's iraq war catherine gunn told us about whistle blowing and being played by keira knightley in the upcoming film official secrets all of the more coming up in today's going underground at first it may not be teresa mayes final prime minister's questions as britain's minority government leader but it was certainly she asking questions of germy corbin's position oh mort has implications for the breakup of the united kingdom this week he said he wants a customs
a range but i mean we could negotiate on the trade deals well that's the government's position so what if he wanted to let down the country or agree with the government the leader of your of the largest socialist movement jeremy call been referenced a leaked letter from foreign secretary boris johnson just as the leader of the s.n.p. in westminster did the formal circuitries lete lantos on the irish border shows he can get to grips with one of the most fundamental issues of breaks in the foreign secretary compared crossing the irish border to doing between camden and westminster. frankly you could not make the stuff up this is a u.k. government that has appeared to put at jeopardy the good friday agreement. the prime minister thank you even though probably want to thank you who is making to get like you can't don't have thanks to resume only prime minister.