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i don't want that i. mean yes i knew she needed that community yeah. he could feel that he had a chickened out when i say he made the move on to follow the money you know enough to build. ron's top diplomat makes a surprise appearance at the g. 7 summit in france says donald trump persists with his hardline approach to tehran . and in the news that shaped the week right improvement calls for a symmetrical response to a u.s. missile that following the collapse of the i.m.f. arms control treaty. was our correspondent takes to the skies with a russian aerobatics team ahead of. a valuable thing.
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but quite a bit. about. the way. moscow recapping the week's top stories with our weekly program this is r t international we start at the g. 7 summit in france where the iranian foreign minister made an unexpected visit on sunday. met with the french president and later tweeted the road ahead is difficult but one worth trying. was in the studio earlier with all the developments. well it was a certainly a surprise and judging by what trump had to say not
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a very welcome when asked what he thought about the arena and foreign minister coming over all of a sudden he would plug coldly no comment and start of surprise the united states stands by its approach by its strategy regarding iran and that is maximum pressure on getting iran to submit and do what the united states wants to sign the deal it. wants nevertheless the europeans and that since the united states pulled out of the nuclear deal last year the europeans have been doing everything they can to try to salvage what they could to try to keep iran to abide by its nuclear commitments the sort of prevented from from getting anywhere near a nuclear weapon and this latest step is just another part of that. is it no member of the g 7 wants iran to develop a nuclear bomb or the g. 7 people who want stability and peace in the region and therefore do not want to take actions that could affect it in this context we discussed our various
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initiatives she has taken initiatives towards iran i have taken several initiatives and we have reported on them the g. 7 is an informal club there is no formal mandate given within the g 7. regarding all those initiatives trouble has come out and said outright that the french and the japanese can talk to whoever they want ron to anyone else but they don't speak for the united states he said that the united states stands by its position stands by its approach because this is no longer about an iranian nuclear deal this is no longer only about nuclear reactors and the pursuit of nuclear weapons this is now also about iran's ballistic missile program which the united states wants doubt this is also about iran's role in regional conflicts the united states one wants a raw. to pull out of them completely trump is offering the iranians a baggage that by all appearances they would accept and now we're than where
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the united states is strangling the iranian economy applying military pressure on them the europeans are trying to save what they cabin the iranians swear that they won't bend we have been getting reaction from tehran and europe about what the potential results or repercussions could be. by the beginning i thought like most journalists that it was an all or p.r. stunt public relations effort of mr micawber to make his summit a success but the fact that. the foreign affairs minister of iran is there is in doubt it's a few meters away from the trouble is is astonishing is astounding and it seems there is more to it the fact germany and france have discussed with the iranians over the last few days and are discussing now with the on of those in beats it was
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the french they came to the ukrainians that convinced them to stay in the deal and essentially what that did it actually prolonged the period that iran fully of lies by the deal and that was very good for the americans i mean it will definitely have an impact iran is plain a major role in the discussions in the g. 7 and donald trump actually made it yesterday that major decisions will be coming in the next few days so i think it is important nevertheless i think it's very very early to talk about an actual agreement between iran and the united states. protests were held throughout the weekend in southwest france against the g. 7 summit in the resort of b.r. it's now hundreds of social and finally change activists took to the streets nearby by on sunday they could be seen carrying upside down and wrapped up the portraits of a manual the demonstrators are demanding that the g 7 take urgent action to tackle
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poverty inequality and environmental concerns at least 9000 demonstrators turned out on saturday the 1st official day of the summit. the international aid group oxfam is also accused the g 7 nations of failing to address inequality in a new report it says that in the u.s. the poorest 50 percent of the population own one percent of the country's wealth and the numbers are similar in germany and britain is job one for spoke to oxfam's head of government relations about his charity's findings. why do you think the g. 7 don't work properly what are the main problems more widespread as well. so we think one of the kind of major barriers is how wealth is distributed between people across the world and in g 7 countries so that the 7 biggest economies in the g 7 hold nearly half the world's wealth and actually if g 7 leaders implemented
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a new tax a new wealth tax where they to tax the top one percent of richest people in g 7 countries an additional not point 5 percent on their wealth then it could raise $200000000000.00 pounds a year now that's a huge sum of money that's enough to educate the $262000000.00 children across the world who are currently not in school and also you to have enough money left over to put money into health care and to fund. enough health care to save the lives of 2000000 people. the russian president has ordered the military to prepare a symmetrical response to the united states testing of a previously banned missile last weekend but a report in stressed of though that moscow will not be drawn into a new arms race with washington following the collapse of the i.m.f. arms control treaty. i ordered the ministry of defense the ministry of foreign affairs and other cool offices to underlies the threat level created by the activities of the united states to undertake comprehensive measures to prepare
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a symmetrical response besides russia is still open to an equal and constructive dialogue with the united states to recover trust and to reinforce international security the pentagon's test of a modified tomahawk cruise missile came just 2 weeks after the us decided to kill off the longstanding intermediate range nuclear forces agreement the projectile test would have violated that accord which band of the production of certain land based short and mid range missiles. america's development of new weapons appears to be part of a broader attempt to counter a rising china just this month the us defense chief said he wants to see missiles deployed in the asia pacific region drawing the ire of both beijing and moscow with a look at the growing tensions here. that was quick only last month this ground law inched smoking toy was illegal.
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it's already wiping out makeshift targets off the coast of california just like that and the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is now part of history so soon be ready to see those in different parts of the world the pentagon boss was even quick to say they want to start with the asia pacific but russia is already worried about a different part of the world to eastern europe right near the russian borders as you can see american officials have said they're launching systems in romania and poland are different from the m.k. 41 used in california well the russian government's not buying it i mean you can see it too but the american still believes rejected this plane into the ground based m.k. fools who will know inching system was allegedly unable to launch tomahawk cruise missiles now the fact of the violation is evident it is impossible to disputed they
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themselves spoke about it and of course the question arises how can we now understand what will be located in remaining poland with the missile defense systems or missile strike systems sufficiently long range so why was the i have treaty signed by the u.s. and russian leaders more than 30 years ago so crucial to make sure that europe where nowadays america's nato allies and russia actually share a border doesn't turn into a vulnerable danger zone dotted with launch pads one following the test in california the u.n. security council convened this week the russian representative threw a question in european diplomats are you actually ready to find yourself in between 2 rivaling cruise missile arsenals. are you going to avoid responsibility for what is happening to future generations forgive you for this. russia's present actions are in line with a pattern of aggression that represents a clear threat to international peace and security of the russian federation
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because the sole responsibility for the reason demise of the media was it would have been diminished do you not understand that by your responses to the americans you are returning to historical situation when missiles will target european cities from different sites well so far most european states have a grade with the us line d.c. kept blaming russia for violating the i n f deal and that was exactly how they explained their own pull out there's nothing that russia can say osho to change the fact that russia has already tested the 979 cruise missile to ranges beyond 500 kilometers in violation of their treaty moscow's message has remained the same all claims that they were breaking the rules are a lawyer and on friday vladimir putin had a real go at the us government for what's seen in russia as completely twisting the reality in favor of uncle sam's ambitions to the worst of it is pretty instead of
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fixing and an extent to situation and returning back to compliance with the treaty the americans of all castrated a propaganda campaign alleging violations by russia as is now clear this was just a smokescreen to hide washington's own breaches of the treaty and its intention to leave it but this will leave 0 doubt about america's real intentions have incorporated the existing limits is now free to deploy previously forbidden missiles anywhere in the world as i said earlier though in the 1st place washington's thinking over a bold chess move in the asia pacific not that brush is far from that area either but it's clear want countries on the mind of strategists and the scene in the 1st place people in the trump administration yell that. they need to push back on beijing and the hard way they feel that they're running out of time feeling that china is getting stronger and they need to act to provoke china
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into some kind of military conflict all the things that involve china right now is really just a bigger is just a piece of the bigger picture of political tensions between us and china whether it's a trade war whether it's taiwan whether it's hong kong protests. russia's biggest air show will be kicking off on tuesday ahead of max 2019 donald quarter took to the skies within or about expire. the outskirts of moscow the russian team is preparing for it be international aviation and space so while this is a major air show that's going to take place to be end of august and there's going
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to be there tech and pilots from countries all over the globe no doubt the pilots are going to be showing off their bets duds but this is a bad and we were lucky enough to get invited onto a plane to join one of those pilots so i hope you're not afraid of heights. but now you have a very good thing but they get right up there right. down . there yeah they know that. but that. but.
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after we returned in one piece our pilot constantine told us all about the international aviation and space so long. i have been training for more than 10 years and have been in the pilot for 4 years the air show include the mock featuring aerobatics performances and the standard maneuvers championships rolls and loops etc the international tournament features competitors from many european countries and known european countries including the us the year show was not a contest the contest happens at the championship with the aerobatics and other events so when the air show each group shows its skills and this big taters decide for themselves what they like of course we will show what we do best and what's new . lebanon has voiced its outrage over 2 suspected israeli drones which
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crashed in a residential area of beirut on sunday the minister saad hariri described it as an attack on the country's sovereignty and a threat to regional security this video allegedly shows the damage caused by the drugs which were laden with explosives one hit the media office of the iran backed militant group hezbollah israel has not confirmed or denied the incident really saying does not comment on foreign reports by hezbollah leader promised in minute response saying the era of israel bombing lebanon while it remains at peace has ended. and this happened shortly after the warplanes bombed targets near the syrian capital late on saturday prime minister netanyahu said the raids were aimed at preventing any romney and drone strike. but. if someone rises to kill you rise up and kill them. in a complicated operation by all security forces we determine the iran's quds force
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dispatched a special units of shiite militants into syria to kill israelis in the golan heights with explosive drones with great determination and imperfect israeli army operational and intelligence fashion we preempted them and thwarted this attack which we asked political analysts for their views on the israeli operation and how it could affect the reach benjamin netanyahu has been generally cautious and has he. he has learned from past experience mostly by he's pretty certain that it is not useful for a prime minister put being incompetent to launch a campaign immediately on the eve of an election because usually depravity resented and the public is going to punish if it is true that israel did violate iranian airspace then there is probably a very good reason for it because iran is a global supporter of terror iran is
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a country that has denied the existence of very existence of the state of israel i think israel has every right to defend itself israel has mentioned that in the past and israel will protect its citizens whatever that means when it comes to the iranian threat if it's in a really iranian nuclear threat iranian terror threat israel will work to stop that threat and make sure that it cannot be successful. clashes erupted again in hong kong on sunday as the city's protest campaign continues. some activists were seen throwing bricks and other projectiles while taking cover under their umbrella as police responded with tear gas the authorities in hong kong appeared to be taking a hardline approach as they march at the demonstrators in huge numbers this comes after the semi-autonomous chinese territory was rocked by violence on saturday night which resulted in 29 arrests people in the city are protesting what they see
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