theo. in the stories that showed that we've just gone the first of a summit between putin and north korea's kim jong. il relations and look to remove nuclear capabilities from the korean peninsula. russian national grid boots and jailed in the u.s. for failing to register as a foreign agent but a lawyer says he's a victim of the current political climate in washington. but none of. his activities in the us were illegal. in and of themselves but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria and saudi arabia comes under fire from the un and human rights organizations for a mass execution with concerns that the charges against the thirty seven mostly
shia men were trumped up. sunday lunchtime here of moscow life for russia around the world to you were you watching this is an international with me kevin owen thanks for taking the time to be with us weekly news review of the week and the big stories we brought you of the last seven days starting with this that from a nuclear free north korea to bilateral relations let me approach and kim jong un met for the first time on thursday russia's far eastern city of leave all stock hosted the summit and after more than two hours of face to face talks the leaders expressed a willingness to further develop relations and tackle the situation on the korean peninsula. and that's just we just had a fairly full right one two one conversation we managed to talk about the history of our bilateral relations and about the present day and the prospects of developing those relations but of course we also talked about the situation on the
korean peninsula and exchanged views on what needs to be done to improve the situation. in the audience mr president we have just had to authority exchange of opinions face to face on all natural matters of mutual importance and i thank you for the great times we heard. even though no actual agreements were signed it seems the leaders had a productive time the two exchange sold as a symbol of the need to respect between nations and wrapped up the talks with a lavished in a north korean state media already saying kim's ready for more talks this time in pyongyang if it trying it was following the vladivostok summit for us.
literally minutes after the north korean supreme leader got inside his limo we were given the opportunity to come closer to his armored train. so unfortunately i won't be able to show you or see for myself any of the extraordinary facilities inside that tray that was used by cam john jones father i was trying to look through the window but obviously no chances and the security guards are watching. carefully to make sure that we don't touch it i've already been told off by the inside there are high tech communication facilities several conference room as well as luxury living quarters in the middle of the train
there's a special room for him john moons wife and white next to it two separate cards for body guards there are two restaurants one is for the supreme leader himself and the second one is for the entire delegation there's even a special section for the leaders limo and they're the one that we saw on the station square that the massive armored vehicles can actually fit into one of those .
well it turns out that in a sense john is counting on vladimir putin as a kind of a middleman in delivering his messages to the rest of the world leadership by the way mr putin's next destination is beijing there you have it but it looks like chairman kim is hoping that his message will get all the way to washington through russia as well it's a. german king also be directly to tell the us about his position and about the questions he has in connection with the situation on the korean peninsula we also found out that the russian leader is confident that pyongyang essential. desire is international security guarantees guarantees for sovereignty and when it comes to dealing korea's ation according to mr putin the only way forward is through these
kind of guarantees i would like to remind you that for years russia's peace road map was about mutual concessions from both sides of north korea on the one hand and south korea and allies on the other and china is backing this plan to well the russian president believes that for years every step forward made by washington was followed by two steps backwards. but what needs to be called for this building measures to be taken which could have been taken back in two thousand and five when the u.s. and north korea came to an agreement however later on for some reason the american partners thought this was no it's enough that they needed to add something to this agreement that's when north korea with drew from the treaty if you're making a step forward in two steps back you will never succeed. after what we heard on thursday it is definitely fair to say that there is a lot of potential in camp putin summit and by the way the president of south
korea said that this summit in vladivostok should act as a springboard for further top ranked diplomacy between washington and pyongyang so chairman kim has been enjoying contacts with the most powerful politicians on this planet his two historic summits with the american president donald trump were followed by one with a lot of our putin and it looks like mr cameron knows what he's doing when he splaying his geo political game an expert on north korea we spoke to says the summits part of the key mediation role moscow complain on the korean peninsula. or . it looks like now he tried to see someone else to help korea out in between recent by a letter or a meeting between north korea and the us he was so sure that he can't leave the
meeting between our u.s. and north korea but now he is in a sick somehow a four foot inside out here essentially achieved through election and or so now he can have a spot lies from the international community by playing the role for the korea over the korean peninsula as a peacemaker so it would be. for today's summit currently now south korea having air exercises rivero u.s. and south korea cannot be free from u.s. pressure because of a in a sense for south korea it could be a good to have. if russia can play the right role as a mediator because for south korea itself it could be a little bit tricky to work in between new u.s. and north korea. this is a big story the week russian national reboot sentenced to eighteen months in prison
in the united states after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to registered foreign agent thirty year olds also to try to influence the national rifle association and other conservative groups in the u.s. several american political figures who are suspected to be involved in the case to the court room are you spoke of birds the effect this is all had on a family. my parents discovered my arrest on the morning news they're washed in their rural hollows in a savior and i love them dearly but i harm them morally and financially they're suffering from all of that i destroyed my own life as well i came to the united states not under any orders but with hope and now nothing remains but penitence. i have reasons to issues that the main goal of the circumstances she had to put in
was to break her will and force her to really acknowledge something she might not have done. trying to save face but we grabbed her seized her we put her behind bars but there is nothing they can charge or wish that you and to avoid looking with the killers they sentenced her to eighteen months there just to show she is guilty of something . her father speaking exclusively to us said that he and the rest of the family had been expecting a very different outcome. we weren't prepared for such
a rough and unjust court decision maria is a russian citizen and given all these investigations she's been caught up in it all even though the mother investigation had nothing to do with her nevertheless the u.s. has found a culprit over the past few months she didn't have any complaints about the condition of her confinement unlike before. he was badly treated but discriminated against all of them were in solitary confinement we will be allowed to two hours a night with oaxaca maria a lawyer as we will expect a different outcome when the fan verdict but it's hard to say how life will be for mary and now the most important thing for us is that she returns home taking into account. you we also spoke to wreck to put in his lawyer about the case of the dangerous president he believes it could set. i think it's impossible to separate from from the politics and i think that there
is a an underlying crime that you pled guilty to which you can make out under u.s. law but i think the notion of this would have been investigated or an arrest would have been made for a typical foreign national who wasn't russian and wasn't in the car environment where in the us i think it's almost impossible to to believe that southern politics has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the case and it's one of those things where if the elements of the crime are there they were selectively enforced in the sense and so i think it's hard to argue. the charges unregistered agent it's not foreign it's not secret agent it's not an intelligence agent it literally is just doing something for someone else as being their agent not of maria maria's activities in the us were illegal in and of themselves so there's no classified information
there's no political sensitive kind of information given she was not paid by by the russian federation she's in her shoes supported by americans while she was here financially but she got caught up in this and she rushes hysteria. i would fear that other countries will start applying the same standards and saying that any american who went abroad to another country and was involved in civil society organizations and social and met people and networks that's really all we're talking about doing are talking about anything more serious than that and reported back on those activities some in the u.s. so i think it's very dangerous because if other countries adopt the same as you begin to get a tit for tat situation with countries grabbing civilians of other countries as leverage or for other reasons that i think it's a bad idea. but ahead here very soon more the news that made headlines from us this
last week human rights groups last saudi arabia off the execution of dozens of prisoners convicted of terror a violent crimes what was the back story just one of the headlines we're reporting on how to break. american politics. and the notion that somebody's playing games at the margins of the election. even influenced the outcome is frankly frankly absurd if we were to compare russia with the other states the united states has been fall or. in influencing the domestic politics of other countries. than russia.
join me every first week on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see if there. is one fifteen in the afternoon here in moscow for a good afternoon for me kevin i had more of our news now this came in last evening in fact one woman's been killed three people wounded including a rabbi in a shooting at a synagogue near san diego in california police have detained a nineteen year old man in connection with the incident which took place during a service to mark the jewish holiday of passover the suspect reportedly posted
ninety semitic message online before the attack authorities are investigating whether or not the incident was indeed a hate crime this is soul comes exactly six months since the most devastating attack on the jewish community in recent american history when eleven were killed in that atrocity in pittsburgh the synagogue where it took place has responded to the latest incident saying the violence must. and human rights lawyer daniel coverlet believes it's a dangerous time to be a member of a minority group in america right now. from pittsburgh i'm in pittsburgh now i was here when this synagogue was attacked here in pittsburgh. this looks like a very similar incident and it's very clear that these people were attacked because they were jewish and so i believe this is a racism in general which includes you know my semitism. has a very large presence in america i think you know it's something america has
struggled with for you know a long time and it's a very dangerous time in this country to be in any racial minority any now that's just a bad i mean you see a world that's very much on fire at the moment in which racial and religious and ethnic tensions are high. international human rights groups have condemned a series of executions in saudi arabia this week thirty seven men reportedly mostly from the muslim share minority were killed on terror and violence related charges one body was even strung up in public after his execution he writes what states these killings market alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty in the country it also described the punishment as grotesque and expressed concern that those punished might not ever of received a fair trial a senior correspondent were gusty of reports. few things so as much fear into the hearts of your own people as mass executions the men were executed
for adopting terrorists and extremists thinking and performing terrorists else to corrupt and destabilize security allegedly among their crimes was this respect towards authority some of them can you believe that like the king protested against him so serious with their crimes that one of those executed was also crucified yes crucified in two thousand and nineteen his body strung up for all to see for all to fear. today's must execution is a chilling demonstration of the saudi arabia authorities callous disregard for human life it is also yet another gruesome indication of how the death penalty is being used as a political tool to crush dissent from within the country's shia minority in fact almost half of those killed were executed after taking part in pro-democracy
protests see the arab spring didn't skirt saudi arabia the shia minority rose up they wanted change better fairer life the king obviously thought they wanted too much. one of those executed by the way was sixteen years old at the time of his arrest attending a protest apparently he was still a kid now he's an example you wouldn't believe how creative the saudis are when it comes to killing prisoners in fact the current king began his reign by staging
a massive execution forty seven people back headed short for crimes that included disobey and saudi rulers biggest blood show since the nine hundred eighty s. who said fictions and common peaked in two thousand and twelve and five people were strung up paralysis reportedly is also in a judge's arsenal seriously they can sentence a person to be paralyzed as punishment roots back to a four thousand year old law or that someone wrote on a stone pillow to throw a tooth. and literally in this case an eye for an eye saudis took that stone very seriously in two thousand and five a court in saudi arabia ordered a migrants i gagged out as punishment for getting into a fight and putin also a favorite especially for theft chopping off people's arms and feet stealing
and of course stoning reserved for crimes like being too friendly with the opposite sex what can you say you want to cherry on top saudi arabia's on the un human rights council what a world. defended his actions are they will not hesitate to punish anyone threatening the security and stability of the kingdom but the spokesperson for the gulf institute for democracy and human rights claims the saudi justice system often fabricates judges. it's not the first time which so very be you that if you know t. took clannish prisoners of conscience who hold dared to spoke out about the human rights violations in the country we've not just dared there i think and five of the of the executive people who where really charged by terrorists then tried to we don't trust so do you i really enjoyed your system we don't trust how did it how
did they get through it you handled the magic especially against the producers hold on to the streets to demand rights and freedoms and who spoke out about what was happening in the country. as most of the gulf kingdoms saudi arabia uses its edition the system to fabricate the charges against their dissidents especially against the activists who spoke out. of their social media outlets or rules participated in demonstrations. there is a taboo in the gulf kingdom especially in saudi arabia no one is a low just speak about what's happening in the country us or other so the big stories of the week with me kevin no info so watching us here next incidentally but before i go some news is for you this weekend and also if you are a loyal viewer of his chilton or colleague and the host of artie financial show
boom busters passed away suddenly just three days before his fifty ninth birthday but dynamism and his passion for business greatly enrich the program he bought you for they did so well in the ratings most popular show one of the more america before he joined the r.t. family was commissioner of the u.s. commodity futures trading commission he also worked on multiple local federal and presidential campaigns by its friends and colleagues have described him as a strong and dignified man and may say he treated everyone with respect and with a smile crucially t.v. host and political commentator steve malzberg remembers the lively banter the shit . i think that i might have been on the last show that he did which was several weeks ago and you know we had we had our usual fun on the air he always like to make it. some kind of little joke in the introduction or at the end or or inject a little humor into it and it was just such
a pleasure to talk to him all the time and i had that's that's what i'm going to miss most of all this is is chatting with him and and you know him being a part of my daily routine of my life and and he being allowed to be in some way a part of his and i'm sure boom bust will go on i know that that's what bart would want. to. be neat and politically false and that needs to come. from. but ideally to normandy for him to pass the house. feeding political guidance
to the process and so basically what i'm waiting for he's an author of politically false ideas and stemming from the moment he says. for good only if you don't sort the book. you sit for the faults of the smooth. so president. obama took you. to build a movie before you accept your then he says in. the security. oh i. will.
million dollars and the worst relationship to nuclear power has had in decades that's what it used to produce a report confirming that the american president after all is not a waiting russian top but it didn't save that the russians did not try to pull the strings if the deed was there. if not the legal down a moral right. to discuss that i'm now joined by michael brown and professor matter of international affairs at the university of pittsburgh professor britton it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time those a pleasure to be with well it's been almost a week since the miller report was made public so i'm sure you've had the pleasure of plowing through these truly historic document is there anything in it that surprised you know we've been pretty new. directions on this to most of us to gauge. was taking what everyone was looking forward to
and to survey was his conclusions in dimensions or threw off and all that all i think we can examine the three perspectives one a legal perspective you know did the president commit any crimes or offenses congress might interpret as impeachable true there's a political impact looking forward to next year's presidential election third is what effect in mind on relations between washington and moscow well i would actually stick to the third one and offer one more line of inquiry reaches. what exactly russians did or did not do because while the democrats and the republicans are still arguing over the legal definition of obstruction they are absolutely unanimous that the russian interference did occur
and they were of the report in fact deeds that the russian government interference in the two thousand and sixteen election in a quote sweeping and systematic fashion is that the impression that you drew from it sweeping and systematic. sort of disagree with. with a judgment the conclusion reached by. mr amala if one sort or looks at the evidence as presented first of all very little if anything to what's already been known and pub and published. second there is almost no concrete evidence to suggest that it was the russian government itself much was the sort of from a. design that was implementing a comprehensive strategy designed to determine the outcome of the presidential election that evidences some from. most of it is this
or based upon the assumption that any russian. citizen of consequence awol some ohio is close to mr putin bugged out is not substantiated but was presented in the report well i would also take issue with sweeping we know that the miller probe indicted thirteen russian nationals on conspiracy charges that's in relation to social media campaign and twelve on hacking and dumping charges can twenty five people realistically even try to sweep the election in a country of three hundred twenty seven million can be really do it in the quote systematic way though i don't cause if we're looking at is or to in practical terms in the hypothetical way and setting aside for a moment the question.