in the headlines this morning syria says claims it carried out a recent chemical weapons attack yet another fabrication this coming after a leaked document appears to contradict the global chemical weapons watchdog probe into last year's assault on the city of duma to. a developing story potentially today everything from wiki leaks founder julian assange has time when the door an embassy in london is set to be handed to u.s. prosecutors today we can prove down there watching this if it happens there's a need to seek to bring the items include electronic equipment legal papers and even medical records so because if it kicks off. most of the whistleblowers talking of which despite police pressure a u.s. journalist to protect his source he's already had his own office raided for
publishing a confidential police report we've got a story. he started to cry in my door open. to try to break the law the immediately. next 3 hours searching my house. there good morning on air monday the 20th of may where we are watching this around the world thanks for choosing out international with me kevin 0 in 1st person in this news update we start in syria where the government is denying rebel reports that chemical weapons were used in the recent attack in the taqiyya province damascus has branded the report says media fabrication and says it will not stop the fighting terrorism now at the same time worth bearing in mind that leaked document we talked about at the weekend that cast doubt on the global. macall
weapons watch dogs report on a chemical attack in the city of duma last year but then on the basis of that report the u.s. u.k. and france launched more than $100.00 missiles against what they say were syrian chemical weapons facilities it goes down off reports. we saw petrified children. we listened to the righteous indignation very terrible regime we read a scrupulous investigation into what happened by the un chemical weapons watchdog the o.p.c. w. report was meant to pose an indisputable and to speculations over what happened in duma in syria in spring 2018 except that it really. last week a group of activists published an expert's findings which were apparently sent to the o p c w but for one reason or another were not included in the report the 16
newly revealed pages challenges the bag bone of the official conclusions. after passing through the ceiling in impacting the floor at lower speed the cylinder continued in altered trajectory until reaching the position in which it was found. observations of the scene of the 2 locations suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders were money placed at those $2.00 locations rather than being delivered from aircraft the engineering teams account is well structured it includes pictures from the site of the incident blueprints and images of the test cases studied to deliver their verdict it's unlikely the project tile fell from above which would in that case mean one thing the assad controlled air
force had nothing to do with it and while the sky was dominated by the government of the ground at that time was in control of the insurgents so the question is now who else could have placed the cylinder on that bed now the revelation. had the o.p.c. w. concerned except not the substance of it but the fact that someone in their ranks when grow and exposed something they tried to bury as deep and far away from the public eye as possible now we talked to peter robinson who was among those activists who published the assessment the bottom line in this is that the documents have been passed to us which clearly shows that there aren't being an investigation carried out from within you don't be an investigation which is not found its worry alternately into the fire who. best the. p.c. w.
and how it has been operating because it is the case that this organization has been subjected to political pressure and that has led to. their investigations and that is an incredibly serious matter. but this in generating analysis is not the 1st blow to the official version of what happened in duma now this video purported to show the harrowing aftermath of the chemical attack resonated across the airwaves and was hyped by many channels horrific images of syrian children grandchildren suffocating in their homes the editor emergency shelter many with foam in their mouths disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack chemical attack carried out by the acid regime except later people in the video said they had no recollection of a chemical attack some people barged into the hospital hosed people with water instigated panic and vanished even a producer with the b.b.c.
a broadcaster that gave major airtime to the clip said he believed the hospital video was staged. after almost 6 months of investigations i can prove without a doubt that the duma hospital scene was staged no fatalities occurred in the hospital. in 20 teen the allowed us to voices on the world stage were quick to deliver their verdict and punishment these are not the actions of a man. they are crimes of a monster instead the nations of britain france and the united states of america have martial their righteous power against barbarism and brutality. but with this new information it's not that obvious anymore and although it's speak
the interest of the politically engaged classes there's a deafening silence from the great and good the entire body of evidence for that particular attack is questionable the o.p.c. w. would. or is designed to lay blame on this particular party or that particular party obviously they are going to be abused by elements on the ground because they know that with russian syrian air. planes in the air and there they have nowhere to go or they would desperately need some help by american planes where british planes so they could fabricate everything or anything and the interesting part is that the united states and and its allies weren't even wait for the investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would use to me to go and bomb movie changed we don't know
it really depends if you ask me the purpose of the interests of the. people but it is really a high possibility i really doubt it the keeper learned this from later today everything from wiki leaks founder julian assange is 7 years and it would or an embassy in london is set to be handed over to u.s. prosecutors later items including electronic equipment legal papers and even medical records door and government agree to turn over any documents or materials used during that time to both the british and u.s. authorities as going out with the coming hours with then he was arrested last month of course we brought these exclusive pictures. after his asylum status was revoked following the arrest was sentenced to 15 weeks in prison for skipping bail back in 20 killings found is also facing the possibility of extradition to america as well as another headache for washington accuses the whistleblower of conspiring to hack a government computer that's a charge that could land him 5 years in jail there hawkins takes
a closer look at how his son just souring relationship could all have played right into the hands of the you. they used to be enemies but became beer fairfax in just one year ecuador and the united states from kicking out military personnel and even a u.s. ambassador to new partnership and funding how can this be at least part of the art judean assad's you see the whistleblower was granted asylum at the ecuadorian embassy in london under former president rafael career but the new president doesn't share that love for leaks. patients of ecuador has its limits we are a tolerant and calm people but not stupid we've revoked the asylum this spoiled brat and got rid of a thorn in our side. and now a new era of friendship between ecuador and the us has been an else there's no more you being. the new iraq. between us and good or new
chapter new benefits help with social development and education with natural disaster response and the environment with no costs attached all on the u.s. tab so how did this amazing turnaround happen it all began back in 2017 with a visit from trump's then adviser when mr moment for met with president of ecuador to discuss the china development fund the president rose with most of the money for his desire to remove from acquittals embassy it's unclear if those talks on assad's came to any conclusion but later that year they could all kicked off a whole raft of other negotiations including an i.m.f. bailout then in march last year ecuador cut the whistle blower's internet access citing his posting of messages which interfered with other states or risk that could always relationship with other countries thankfully assad has messages didn't jeopardize relations with the united states and a few months later u.s. vice president mike pence arrived in quito to discuss
a jackpot of funding that was heading ecuador's way today i'm pleased to announce that the. support that effort to root out corruption nearly one of their $1000000.00 to support your efforts. to end corruption in shrink and civil society in ecuador and that was only the start of the cash but ecuador finally had a $4000000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. approved and later military tries with the us work restored a correlation isn't causation but a patent does seem to present the kind of good you know move flown lucy united states approves of your conclusion is that it's a little traded it's entirely understand here's the. this line here is it seems that way it seems there can be a fine line between love and hate maybe that line was drawn and could all in embassy in london. store an expert
a freelance journalist in the us is coming under increased police pressure to disclose the identity of a whistleblower source in fact his house an office raided earlier this month in connection to the publishing of a confidential police report 1st off he spoke to us about the incident. the police came to my house we did not know are the started to pry my door open they used a swell hammer to try to break the lock i got up and i asked them if they had a warrant and they said yes and i opened the door and let them in the media and cuffed me it spent the next 3 hours searching my house and taking over 55 different items from my home they discovered that i had an office so they got a 2nd search warrants and took me to my office and did the 2nd search warrant there and at that time and since then i have not revealed my source nor will i so a bit more about this internal report it was leaked to brian come odeon it relates
to a police investigation into the death of a san francisco state appointed lawyer last february the journalist sold details then of the report to 3 television stations further other media outlets were also able to obtain the document they call independently now authorities confiscated a number of items from the journalist including notebooks and computers and the california law journals can't be forced to disclose their confidential sources or to surrender published materials crucially the search on brian commodious house has been criticized than by press freedom organizations which say it's simply a violation of the law and the rights of an industry professionals police though maintain the right was lawful and warranted is brought in comedy again. right now i cannot do my work because of the equipment to be taken from him but he took everything from my home they took my tablet they took my cell phones they took my computers normally when there is an investigation you don't receive your
property back until the investigation is over that could literally be years from now i have not been arrested i have not been accused and i have not been charged with any crime we discussed the implications of this case with another journalist and lizza. it's not good it's it's very dense very dangerous it's very disturbing in this case it seems to be this is the protections don't seem to be working that have been some dark periods in u.s. history in which journalists came under serious repression but i think this is certainly one of the worst cases in recent decades journalists and also anyone concerned with free speech to protest the police action in this case to be as strongly as they can. we have to see what the outcome is but it certainly is possible that the atmosphere is growing is as is darkening that freedoms are contracting america is
a very bad state these days you know to come this morning cleaning up more on the corruption scandal that kicks off this weekend said the shock waves through auster and beyond just one of the stories we've got lined up here when we come back this monday morning. thank. you. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race in this spirit dramatic development the only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. one else seemed wrong. we all just don't.
get to shape out to stay active. and engaged equals betrayal. when something find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. again we'll do so live from moscow with me kevin know when you're watching out international good morning so next with fears about being over foreign meddling in those upcoming european elections starts on the 23rd there might be some news to put your mind at rest it seems belgium state security services there was no evidence of a large scale russian influence campaign ahead of the polls as according to
a belgian daily newspaper he takes that story. when you hear russia being mentioned in the same sentence as an election where does your mind all to magically go russian actors continue to try to disrupt metal infiltrate the u.s. political debate of the elections themselves russia is interfering they're continuing to interfere russia has been mentioned as the likely source of this interference in terms of russians and other nation states absolutely are attempting to manipulate us yeah i thought so but how much attention has really been paying ahead of this week's european parliamentary elections those bells have been deafening with suggestions that russia is trying to muscle its way in and influence the vote yet the wood on the street in belgium is that the so-called russian trolls actually haven't lifted a finger never say never but currently there appears to be no russian shows active
in the electoral campaign i mean with just days to go you'd think that they'd be all over this ok belgium is a small country but it's also a strategic one it's at the heart of europe and the european union as well as home to nato headquarters so how about the rest of the well according to one expert there's also no evidence that russia has been meddling elsewhere. it stretching the russian internet. that was a dream moment for russia to question our constitutional state which in of european states to is pretty quiet in the room so european elections what's interesting is that it seems that whenever there's a major showcase of democracy in the western world even takes place fingers are already pointing towards possible russian interference take breaks it according to some there is absolutely no chance that british citizens in their right mind wanted to leave the e.u.
and those that voted to break that some 17400000 people were swayed by you guessed it. russian this information yet according to the then foreign secretary the evidence to support meddling amounted to. the. evidence that the ninety's he notices. and what about germany in the lead up to the 2017 elections tongues well why king that it was a right for the picking and russia would be front and center there were no major attacks before and during the german bundestag elections we couldn't find any major keys at all so when it emerged that they wasn't a bright face to be found out either the real mystery developed into why not. interesting enough there is no doubt that this is the most important narrative. especially united states the force in the west. are spreading throughout the new
concern in the world of russia seems like they are conspiracy. theory as a just a way to. change and to change the issues of the next plane send to make others make young voters away needs any kind of will just make hooters a patient to other questions rather than to priorities economic are used any social or you are so i think that nowadays i have never been a strategy. so called rushed interference not the only threat the could possibly face before the elections either german chancellor angela merkel has expressed concern over the rise of populism which she says will use any possible means to gain power including corruption and bribes. we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of this values who want to destroy the europe our values we have to
stand up to this decisively what fails under this is that minorities are not protected sent basic human rights are called into question and that corruption place rule in politics we need to conjure all of this in a decisive manner and that is what we will do. statement refers to the latest scandal in austria where the vice chancellor has resigned after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal video emerged showing a heinz christian structure offering lucrative public contracts to a woman pretending to be the niece of a russian oligarch in exchange for political support he says sees the victims of an illegal hit job. he's alive. and he says. yes it was stupid yes it was responsible yes it was a mistake but at the same time it was
a victim of a targeted political attack that he used illegal means so after talks with the chancellor sebastian court i made the decision to resign from the post of vice chancellor. actions cause public outrage for thousands of people protesting outside the parliament building a van or on saturday they called for a new government in the wake of the scandal quick to react to austrian chancellor sebastian coe so called for snap elections we spoke to a member of parliament for the alternative to germany party think scandals no like this kind of thing are often used for political purposes. this is typical for our not on us political system in germany you're known as the very so so many coincidences know him ready on this subject they recalled tape of mr struck most of what doses no nearly true years old and what a coincidence by chaunce one o one the week before the european elections this tape popped up its
openness and that is it's a choice and action. western mass media who are very keen on discretization political conan's. that to all the other dream and party leaders all the other part parties in the parliament apart from they've had some kind of prefabricated arms forced to to criticize a situation which is so obvious of it he says joint action in order to undermine their success or. control to european projects in the upcoming elections next week . and that's the way things look here so far this morning keep an eye on what might happen a southern ecuadorian embassy our cameras what's on there in case there is some action and we see some information some of the sounds of stuff being handed over to the forty's either which way will be crossing for you check it out see dot com as well for the latest as it happens 24 seventh's i'm kevin a great day. person
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