in the stories that shaped the way karen r.t. tensions escalate with the u.s. sending troops to saudi arabia and imposing new sanctions on iran over terrans alleged attack on an oil facility. also to come more chaos in hong kong where anti beijing protesters clashed with police who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas and deadlock in israel after a 2nd election fails to give any side in the kilties a former government by prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival now vying to lead any coalition. thousands of children as young as 5 being held without charge in cramped attention centers in nigeria the rights watch says the arrests
were made as part of an anti terror crackdown. need to scribe severely overcrowded cells with 250 or 300 detainees packed into that once 10 meters by 10 meters. hello good afternoon you watch the weekly here on r.t. international the iranian president says he wants gulf nations to work together to provide security in the region comes after his country standoff with the u.s. intensified this week washington accused iran of being behind a train attack on an oil refinery in saudi arabia and made this pledge of support to riyadh. the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the
kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rain in involvement. however the drone a missile attacks were claimed by heathy rebels in yemen on friday saudi forces launched several air strikes near the port city of had a saudi coalition spokesperson said the goal of that was to prevent the rebels from launching remote controlled assaults on shipping in the red sea yet the societies and the u.s. still blame iran's heavy attack on the oil facility but i guess there is more still . that is being decided that iran did it and that started opinion will find it will the result of an investigation that's a decision guilty secretary do you gather any new evidence that shows who is behind the attacks and do you think it is a slam dunk case to bring to the u.n. next week. i think it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous
consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single mom. trub is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran but these are the higher sanctions ever imposed on a country we've never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bree and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen but the target was launched from the moon and was unquestionably
sponsored by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capability but if it was them who can talk about the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have. information that leads us to the source these kind of components were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with iranian components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation did the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budgets on earth but of america's best clients the countries livid with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00
a year should protect you from a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the u.s. has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because there are alleged iranian components in the daily brief does that mean that the us is responsible for horrific massacre in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not a arabia has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it
has got to be america. and. i an entire country reduced to misery and pain untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. beijing protesters in hong kong have occupied a shopping center there the semi autonomous chinese cities in the grip of a 16 consecutive weekend of demonstrations and unrest the protesters have been waving american flags and also stamping on chinese ones those have been the scenes today in one chinese flag was thrown into
a rubbish container that was then pushed into a pond on saturday police in the city used to gas rubber bullets rioters threw molotov cocktails and started fires on the streets. i mean while on tuesday leading name the hong kong protest movement appeal to u.s. lawmakers in congress joshua one wants them to pass a bill that would see greater u.s. support for hong kong. hong kong special status under american law the bans on the city being treated as a separate customs area beijing should not have it both ways reading all the
economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom that is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just a bought some throws of hong kong civil society. well one is a prominent student activist who organizes protests against the chinese government in support of hong kong's independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the pro-democracy party mrs stowe he's already served several jail terms 2 for his activities it was done of explains now why one's plan for u.s. supervision over hong kong could actually backfire. they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy.
well for those of you having difficulty making out the essence of this boilerplate script it's that human rights and democracy act and it's meant to shill be doing that the us is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in hong kong's affairs will have consequences this month we must pass a by cameron bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own comms special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's autonomy would not so much be infringed but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's
special status badge. and some believe that a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered in a way this leverage is. the 'd biggest economy in the world without a state and city police just ordered what was is going to hold a great deal but it's not just the whole poorly there are thousands of dollars they still believe it would likewise be affected of course it's a political war because. it calls only or percent of charlus the problem
he was saying about hail of the deal years ago in me a call to all moral as far as equality is also. all but low is always sent but on the other hand of course we law i would wish the one country to see so as to help with the internationalization the religion 'd with the. whole american legislators say the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters were not but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overlooked the collateral damage. these really president is intervening to break the deadlock over for me a new government he's meeting prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival benny gantz baith are vying to head a coalition after snap elections failed to return
a majority. according to the election commission we have received $33.00 seats and netanyahu did not shoot the bloc that he had hoped to achieve citizens of israel wanted a unity government even after previous elections and they want it now i was talking about it almost for the whole year i intend to create a why unity government with me is the leader. i was surprised and disappointed by the fact that as of now benny gantz still refuses my call to meet the president called for unity and without a meeting between the 2 major party leaders a unity government cannot be fought while israel does face the prospect of a 3rd round of elections if in less than a year if an agreement between the blocks isn't reached down to center left blue and white aligns $133.00 seats while yet know who center right party is just behind them and then a bloc of arab parties known as joint list came in 3rd gaining 5 more seats than in
the previous election well this bloc poses a major threat to netanyahu his party as it could enter into a coalition with dance's alliance arab voter turnout was higher at around was hired around 59 percent and it's thought that was heard in part by netanyahu inflammatory remarks about arab districts and their potential for voter fraud so let's get the views now proven bercow he's an arab affairs commentator for the israel today newspaper and you're very welcome mr bercow thanks for coming on what do you think will happen next do you think a coalition will be formed. you know in jewish tradition prophecy has been finished at the times of the bible and from that time no prophet appears on the stage of nations and the longer but i can put it in a very cautious way that the spirit that you are passing over is some kind of
a non-league. didn't 2 main forces in these then i mean blue white one the one's hand and the likud party on the other one actually though no. serious difference is politically and ideology ideology or interview between the 2 oz blocks but as for illegal party they have the vision the experience they are crystallized very well in the village who still is block on the other hand the other broke guns blog of course kiddies direction by 3 video experience military generals but they they do not appeal as those who lead in the clear ideology accept the fact that generally we know that the 3 of the generals carry a right wing orientation except full of peed that nobody needs
a lick and seriously defined him except for being a very brilliant journalist this is the only advantage she's carries with him mr lapidus bought the 3 journals his put in front of the. one girl known attorney out of as you know a lot of people. within d.c. idea that it is not enough to say what's not it's time for those who want to leave the country to say openly what is their ideology leaps we understand the deep 3 generals lead the same ideology as they the right one almost about to walk out our line they got here on set that have. this is a good question i must tell you that i would point out on one thing 1st of all the those. sip iritis in the.
in the hour but really incitement want the arab citizens of israel to separate to the lead themselves not come to vote so these huge amount of electors from the ob citizens of israel shows very clearly that those citizens identify fully with the institutions of the country they did not lay to themselves alter of the depressives of democratic election and that's xplain they are huge participants 2nd is the fact that libya bonnie who created actually the whole calles is sitting aside but he is the one to put i don't know whether you would use the way the you know in english blame he is the one who crystallized the arab citizen by you trying to raise the rate of participants in order to be reduced in
the parties as parties in the knesset so that's why they are least. yeah is not crystallized in one meeting idea except for objecting to strike a vote but whatever happens you don't believe that israeli policies we see today certainly 3 eyes and netanyahu wouldn't particularly change regardless of the coalition that might come to power. yes i believe that in german of all the public has said this is where it public wants unification between the 2 main blocs they want unification and the numbers speaks for us as for the. party you know it is sensitive to say that any of the 2 blocs mainly the good begun sprog the red white block can adopt because they object to anything called zionism is
a very well and they support to dish only the palestinian. there is still going to gratian it's hard to be allied with such a bloc despite the fact that a lot of them do suppose. the public but. the present is something blue and white can count on only in one case where command on the way black or white to the president of his or mr. they come a command on guns but further than this they can all be adopted this part of illegitimate government because they are gypsy everything we do ok are blocked with trying to blackmail to go government so it's very hard to predict. coming back to your 1st question absolutely very hard to predict what i'm going to head off i'm not going to put a because if we had another election would you expect the results to be any different. you know if we take seriously.
the numbers that has been achieved in these elections is really. flex the real of the israeli citizens so i believe that you know as i show you said if somebody tried. to knock his head to the cement wall and from the 2nd attempt there is all to say i believe that these immediately if you try the 3rd try to do the same we have to try to get to a solution in these complicated situation in these elections put aside democracy and the expenses that come out as a result of elections it's very very demagoging the economy and we should prevent of doing so ok mr burke we're going to leave it there but it's a really nice to tell you that was written arab affairs commentator israel today
thank you. thank you for watching we'll be back with more stories and company. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to. have to go right to be cross that's what before 3 of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how. things should be. tensions between the masses and clauses have existed ever since modern states came into being but often serve as a driver political change with russian civil society growing larger and louder
against the excesses of the government leaks what does the future of the political system look like. about the weekly now an ongoing crackdown on terrorists in nigeria has seen thousands of children being detained that's according to a new report by human rights watch we spoke to one of the researches behind the publication. since 2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko
haram its most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court they never had the opportunity to see a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in orrible conditions they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know pile one next to the other they described it like the razor blades packed many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some thought that they would die in detention were children as young as 5 were reportedly held in overcrowded military detention facilities on little or no evidence they spent months some even is that without charge with reports to sexual physical and mental abuse and as we heard extreme overcrowding the children had been accused of involvement with the armed terrorist group boko haram where the radical islamist
organization is based in northeastern nigeria carries out suicide bombings as well as to soldiers that arrived west africa in 2015 book a had pledged allegiance to islamic state and then many of the imprisoned children were rounded up by nigerian authorities during military operations against the terrorists. they are for me if i was a member of booker and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning to evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from our village was a girl friend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some leaders got pregnant in the cell and delivered while i was there. you nigerian authorities have released
over 2000 children from detention since 2013 nearly all of them had been held without charge jo becker again says though that the government should make more of an effort to release the children still being held nobody knows the current number of children who may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian child protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and reintegrating into their communities in response the nigerian military denies the allegations that were made against it in the report saying the children are kept in secure areas and are adequately cared
for we did ask to the nigerian ministry of justice to comment on this story although we're so far we haven't heard back from the. large scale military drills were conducted this week in various locations across central asia culminating in russia troops from 8 different countries took part in clearing china and the long time series india and pakistan the primary goal history elop cooperation fighting terror groups like islamic state. perhaps the. key. for her. or.
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