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americans do the same we are apparently better than blue. sea people you've never heard of love redacted tonight my president of the world bank so kate was really pretty seriously send us an e-mail. because it was. syrian soldiers rejoice break islamic states three year long siege of terrorists defense ministers. liberation of the area will drive the final nail in the coffin of ice in syria. also while the us calls for the toughest possible sanctions against north korea president putin. will never give up its nuclear program under such terms in north koreans would rather eat grass than give up on then you could
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a program. in germany spark rage they had volleys women to go jogging purse following a brutal rape case. around the clock across the world this is r.t. international from the team myself you know neal welcome to the program we begin to breaking news this hour the syrian army has broken islamic states three year long siege of dairies or in eastern syria. right now i was. here you can see the moment the troops cut off. long been waiting for the defense ministry ses the no imminent liberation of the city is
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a major blow to the terror group in the country has been providing support with. i. play. more now on the latest developments in syria. this is of course the long awaited news on the and of the dare as sore blockade we were waiting for the confirmation and first we got it from damascus we saw
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a tweet from the syrian president he congratulated his soldiers of course a very important day for the syrian army and for the whole of syria and just about an hour and a half ago we got the news from the russian defense ministry there saying that it happened and this was the point when we started to realize how dramatic this military operation was as the syrian army was making some rapid advancement towards the war. to regroup somehow and then came the caliber cruise missile launches bother washing army that were launched from the frag admiral in the mediterranean they destroyed a number of things that were crucial for islamic state their hideouts their underground tunnels artillery units and military besides this i can tell you that when according to the russian military the syrian troops were advancing in order for this not to happen in order for the blockade to remain islamic state sent
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dozens of car bomb vehicles towards them and these were also wiped out in the russian strikes so really this is the drama and thus of course you can see the celebrations that are happening when the syrian troops that were coming from damascus and the ones that remain trapped in their resort were reuniting. these are the soldiers the people with weapons celebrating. but you do realize after three years of blockade how much of a relief this is for the locals the civilians that have been trapped in there is
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thought in terms of the bigger picture to how significant then is this development over two years ago if terrorists are kicked out of the dealers or province completely that is the beginning of an and of i saw in syria for many reasons is syria's biggest city in that part of the country if the terrorists are not there anymore then the remaining jihad is that are in iraq which used to be the de facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to retreat at present units of the syrian army are expanding on the breakthrough and are engaged in street fighting to liberate the areas held by terrorists the crushing defeat of ice in the dairies all region and liberation of the city will be a major strategic defeat of the terrorists in syria.
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i'm seeing some sort of what you see in new. york now that you have it was. the russian president tell us first sanctions against north korea over its nuclear program are useless love him or putin also believes that further military escalation on the korean peninsula could lead to quote a global catastrophe he was speaking to media of the brics summit in china as artie's a partridge reports. it was a very comprehensive post summit conference by president putin but of course one of
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those key points was about north korea and north korea he took her with countries like libya and iraq where regime change had been opposed upon them and he believes that the north korean people are looking at that particular example and fear that threat of regime change being imposed upon them and he thinks that is the reason why that they're hanging on and they don't want to give up then you care tests she still processional everyone remembers what happens with iraq and saddam hussein he stopped the production of weapons of mass destruction regardless under the pretext of searching for those weapons saddam himself was destroyed along side his family members. if you're in the committee the first was notified and they remember that in north korea do you think that just because of sanctions north korea will forget its policy of creating weapons of mass destruction russia condemns those north korean actions we think they are a provocation then you could hear should because all the koreans as i told one of
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my colleagues yesterday would rather eat grass than give up on their nuclear program unless they feel safe to be president putin was pointing out that the u.s. response towards north korea has been sanctions are good as seems likely as well with yet more sanctions but president putin was a pains to point out that he feels that this is a dead end approach he doesn't back the new clear eyes ation all of the potential in fact he and president xi of china i mean very much against it saying that he was unacceptable but he believes that north korea will carry on regardless they want the militarization they want the need to rise ation of the financial and therefore they'll carry on regardless of sanctions so president putin think that's therefore it's a waste of time he also finds a illogical whereby russia and north korea have been put on the same sanctions list before and therefore didn't work and now the u.s. is saying that they want russia's help in trying to impose sanctions upon p.r. young. comedian nuclear power it's absurd to put rusher in the same sanctions list alongside north korea and then ask us to help impose sanctions against. korea from
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the sanctions regime has hit a wall it is not effective but it is also to do with the humanitarian side of things no matter what we do to north korea north korea's actions will not change that millions of people will suffer president putin reiterated his policy and that of president g. is well in that they believe the only way forward is through diplomacy and gets around the negotiating table once again. or as the crisis on the korean peninsula escalates the u.s. envoy to the united nations said north korea is quote begging for war on sunday pyongyang conducted its largest ever nuclear test the north so now it's been detonated a hydrogen bomb the impact of which triggered an earthquake in the region prompted the u.n. security council to hold urgent talks they appear to make little progress though with the u.s. seeming to be of a loss on how to approach this situation. and nothing is enough i think enough is
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enough the stakes could not be higher the urgency is now time is short of action is required are countries patience is not unlimited the policy of strategic patience is over or is never something the united states wants the united states does not think conflict only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy all of our counterparts need to impose to sanctions we will defend our allies and our territory the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies meanwhile russia and china offer their solution to the hostilities. but it isn't it is to lose to him and you know comprehensive settlement to the nuclear and other issues plaguing the korean peninsula cumbia arrived so only through political and diplomatic channels we reiterate our readiness to help this process through the implementation of the initiative proposed by russia and china. china and russia have proposed an
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initiative for the denuclearization of the korean peninsula it is practical and feasible and aimed at easing the tensions and preventing further escalation. so russia and china proposed what's being called a double freeze initiative it calls for north korea to stop its nuclear and ballistic missile testing and in return the u.s. and south korea must halt their joint drills taking place near north korea's territory however the u.s. this missed out idea the idea that some have suggested a so-called freeze for free is insulting. when a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an i.c.b.m. pointed at you you do not take steps to lower your guard no one would do that we certainly won't america is said to continue deploying troops and weapons on the
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korean peninsula a top u.s. army official ses it's to address the self destructive actions of north korea aircraft carrier strike group alongside specially equipped ships capable of intercepting missiles are there that's topped off with a selection of planes and helicopters the military hardware will also be used in joint operations with the south korean navy. i'm happy to say that's richard black virginia state senator joins us live know on the program to shed some light into a lot of issues in fact first of all sir what do you make of washington's decision to sending more weapons to south korea. well i am concerned about the situation in korea. the the north koreans have rapidly escalated their their rhetoric and their actions by firing new nuclear
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capable missile exploding the hydrogen bomb. firing a missile across the japanese airspace and i honestly believe that the united states would much prefer to ramp down the tensions and the diplomatic. you know conflict going on i understand what president putin says about the distrust based on iraq and libya the united states obviously took advantage of russia when it came to libya and we launched a very unprovoked destructive invasion there. but i do worry that the actions of north korea are so provocative and so rapid fire that they may lose control that the president of the united states to some extent may
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lose control of his ability to manage the situation if there's a sufficient level of fear raised in the united states so i really hope that china particularly and also russia can act to to dampen this whole thing down i'm not i'm not opposed to the. agreement that was. mentioned the. us backing off on the military action or sizes if we had some very firm and clear guarantees from north korea but. the idea that somehow we are. that because of iraq and libya and so forth that north korea's threatened north korea has an ace in the hole because they have massive artillery that is right up against seoul korea which is the capital of
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korea south korea it has twenty five thousand inhabitants the clinton administration estimated that a conflict could result in the death of one million south koreans that's a very big ace in the hole for north korea and one that i think really effectively prevent the united states from taking aggressive action there just something you alluded to there the russian president said doesn't military conflict on the korean peninsula could lead to a global catastrophe your thoughts on that. well i do agree with this because we we're looking i think we're looking at a nuclear confrontation between the united states and and north korea at this point and it north korea doesn't have to have more weapons all they have to
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do is to be able to to hit seoul korea with a single nuclear weapon and it's very disastrous and any time you start dealing with nuclear weapons there is the risk that things escalate out of control and the next thing you have the great nuclear powers exchanging fires and of course all of humanity is at risk from this so i think we need to approach it with some caution with valid in mind what you've just said of course why do you think washington is opposed to that the sony and double freeze and the should have especially when it seems to have few peaceful alternatives i'm not sure you know if it made require additional exploration i think it would require an absolutely ironclad
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guarantee from north korea if it couldn't just be a generalized bang because this is this is a long standing military exercise designed to protect south korea and i i think the united states would be very reluctant to give that up unless we had some extreme way firm guarantee from from north korea. on to the topic now of the rock over diplomatic at property between moscow and washington this is another issue where we're closely looking at london where putin has suggested russia could take the u.s. to court over these issues surrounding the closure of diplomatic properties in a number of cities in the u.s. what sort of come to you think this can all help well i think it was very unfortunate the way that the state department dealt with the closure of the
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missions now they certainly have the right to close russian missions if they want to but under the vienna convention the properties of another state the diplomatic properties are supposed to be respected they're not supposed to be entered by the foreign state and certainly not supposed to be searched as these were now the united states is not a signatory to the vienna convention but it really embodies customary international law so that is a law that binds the united states even though the french in itself does not so i i think we we we may have violated the law in what we did and even if we didn't it was simply a stick in the eye to russia it's another one of these provocations i would say i
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do not believe that president trump. authorized or or directed this you you've got these deep state actors from the bush administration in the obama administration who have this desire to ask away tensions with russia there is absolutely no justification for the tensions with russia there are creation of the deep state and of nato. nato really can't exist without tensions with russia and so they have to constantly be inspiring these but there was no excuse for what was done with the missions the russian missions we were it was acceptable to close them but it was not acceptable to enter and to conduct searches there and the subject of the syrian
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army's breaking of the siege of dairies or is another of the day's big stories how significant senator is this is a turning point in what's happening now that long in bottled area three years it's been like not today aging towards full liberation. well you brought a smile to my face with this topic. the relief of vieira was or was a spectacular strategic victory by syria and its allies it is one of the greatest theater campaigns of the war and it spells the beginning of the end for isis. the syrian forces have been in a monumental. campaign to free eastern syria of isis they've swept through enormous desert areas in each case they have out
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fought and they have outmaneuvered the isis forces and they have finally broken through as you know. i will tell you two years ago i suspected that the year i was or would eventually fall to isis it was totally isolated and through the the magnificent heroism of the general. is already knowing. he he warded off at least two hundred maybe three hundred four hundred attacks by isis it was one of the most heroic defenses of an outpost in all history it may go down in the united nations actually record certain magnificent acts of heroism and this may have been one of those but it puts syria in
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a posture where they they were in a race against against the u.s. backed coalition. the coalition was trying to seize rocka the for syria could seized heroes or syria has won that battle and. it speaks well for the future of reuniting syria and re-establishing the entire borders of syria i would hope including the go on heights i would hope that we could eventually have talks that would resolve the occupied golan heights and return those to syria so that the nation can be reconstituted well that's what the people of syria want syria something you've kept at the forefront of course over the years as well you have been speaking about it just to get your thoughts senator briefly on the bigger aspect of this high what is
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the fate of vital in syria affect the dynamic of the of the entire conflict would the n.b.a. inside or perhaps would would new terror groups emerge. well what what it is done up until now the west and its allies the turks the qataris in the saudi arabian have been able to keep public attention focused on isis meanwhile they have protected and armed and coordinated with al qaida which is the group that brought down the twin towers and attacked the pentagon on nine eleven i think it's going to be very awkward as isis fades. to now confront the fact that the united states great britain and france are clearly supplying and supporting al qaida in the is lip pocket and i think it's it's
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very awkward already you can see there was a headline in the washington times newspaper where they said that president assad has won the war. you know he has prevailed you're seeing diplomats in different countries recognize that the war against syria is lost that the the duly elected government of syria run by president bashar al assad has won the war i don't mean to say that there are there there could be two years of fighting ahead but the war has been won for all practical purposes diplomatically and politically we appreciate your time this hour very much the state senator of virginia dick black thank you. thank you very much. to other stories were across this hour police in the german city of leipzig have
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been facing harsh criticism after they advise women not to go running alone it's in response to a female jogger being raped in a local park peter oliver has more been a lot of criticism of the the police force in leipzig for these comments not least of which coming from the mayor because of young the marriage leipzig there he slammed his own police force it follows on from the rape of a woman in a park on friday now the woman who said to be in her fifty's was punched and kicked so hard in the face that she required emergency surgery when she was found police then said in response that women shouldn't go out alone to job that they should jog in pairs and then followed that on with a quote when you run past someone look around to make sure that you are not about to be attacked well that prompted stern criticism from all across the media from
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people online in particular they said from the mayor of leipzig who said that women should be safe to be able to to run alone or however they want to run in the city's parks and around the city there he also followed on with this. the state's answer to suitable incident and two previous similar incidents must be to put more police on the streets and in parks i have been calling for these for years. of issued a description of the man they're looking for in connection with out rape he said to be aged between twenty five and thirty five have dark hair and a short dark beard when it comes to the criticism of the police force this isn't the first time german officials have come in for this sort of critique it came back in early twenty sixteen when the the mayor of cologne was savaged by the media after she said that women should remain an arm's length away from strange men when they're in public that was following the sex attacks that took place years eve
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celebrations in the city of cologne there so it seems that the leipzig police the latest to come in for criticism after what many have seen as a very insensitive way and inadequate way to deal with this investigation into what seems to have been a particularly brutal attack a sexual attack on a woman in a park there are minor breaking news this hour the syrian army has broken islamic state three year long siege of duras or in syria we'll look more into battened half an hour's time here on our key international. it's. bustling the dubrovnik in venice are all fixed travel destinations so it must be nice to live there or is it. crowds of tourists disrupt the city's economic and social life in general to live for us on the celestial get out of the loop it was such
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