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tv   The Stream 2018 Ep 142  Al Jazeera  September 5, 2018 5:32pm-6:01pm +03

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the. united nations envoy to yemen when he was in somalia fine. was the place that will take many. of the most. critically injured civilians. out of thousands of people who. need medical help. people must cross but yesterday they like the mission actually it's not it's. not. only a small you in flight to take only. gets to geneva that's why the delegates has refused. because they say that this was not what we have agreed people shall be adding up in half of what the people are destroyed and the situation
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requires mutual agreement if we really are arabs and we really are patriotic we have to compromise and concede to each other and god willing we will all succeed and the country will have a space for us all no one wants anything but peace for the holiday we call on all the parties in those disagreeing to unite under one banner in order to relieve the people from the division they've reached and relieve them from suffering and also to end the siege and the recent deterioration of the currency also to put the country's interest above their own personal interests and showing their differences . well correspondent andrew simmons is following events live from. under this who think that a case in is not yet left yemen and we got any further word on that. we don't have any further word nor do we have any remarks from the united nations to pass on to use the united nations who is sponsoring these talks martin griffis the
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special envoy who has worked tirelessly to get the two sides together whether this as described by the interview you played out there whether this is more serious than i'll hold up something that can be resolved quite quickly is unclear it is possible of course that the may be posturing to some degree in twenty sixteen there was a similar store process with refusal to attend geneva it is unclear at this stage exactly how this will play out but as you heard in that interview that telephone interview the dumond from the who it is to transport critically ill people to amman was made it seems the u.n. may be casting light on this later from geneva possibly in a press conference later on wednesday but you have now the main government delegation is apparently present there are fourteen members in this
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delegation the foreign minister for this internationally recognized government is saying that these will be confidence building talks there will be firstly a series of meetings bilateral meetings to try to gain some traction should everything starts shadowed on thursday following on from that there will be talks about the political the security and the military situation and above all else perhaps the humanitarian situation situation which is so desperate absolutely and it's getting more desperate all the time isn't it was saying yemenis in the south increasingly upset over the ongoing war and the effect it's having on the economy. most certainly there is anger on the streets mostly peaceful demonstrations although calls for civil debate ians civil disobedience have been made roads have been blocked on tuesday we're
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expecting more demonstrations on wednesday three days in a row demonstrations of people who are absolutely desperate there may be a political aspect to some of this but people are crying out for assistance take one example civil servants who haven't been paid for two years some of them are now beggars on the streets there is a critical situation with the cost of food i would just add is going to cost more than than some people can afford you heard the views of those on the streets from people expressing some optimism on the talks some a feeling that there was no hope well the has to be some level of light some hope amongst all this desperation that we spoke perhaps to some of the injured some of those who are who have been subject to the bombing and the fighting there would be complete despair but basically what we have here now is
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a tense situation in terms of a real need for so many people actually see some progress among the politicians. anderson in spain as the face and situation in yemen from thanks very much sanjay. now it lead in syria has become somewhat of a refuge for rebel fighters and their families forced to leave other parts of the country those that didn't want to remain in the areas of the government we took them came to live that's the last significant territory under opposition control and a government offensive means there'll be no place left for rebel fighters and their families to go stephanie decker reports from the turkey syria border. this northwestern corner of syria represents the last hopes of the rebel opposition government forces have steadily recaptured region after region under so-called reconciliation deals the fighters they didn't want to live under government control here with their families a little ahmed was a fighter in the southern province of that are the most recent area taken back by
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government troops he shows us video of when he was involved in the war and like so many others who chose to leave he doesn't trust the government. i see the reconciliation is a big mistake because the regime will start arresting us all through wall and put us in prisons we've already heard of a few people being killed by the regime. came to live in homs the area was besieged by government forces for almost three years and he's now joined one of the local armed groups and. we left because of the heavy bombing and the siege we were starving i didn't agree with the reconciliation the regime says they will take it live let them say what they want we have dug trenches and tunnels god willing we are ready. the various rebel groups are preparing for the expected government offensive in it there is a complicated mix of armed groups on the ground here each with different allegiances and they will often turn their guns on each other but most say they
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will fight together against the expected offensive it is home to almost a million internally displaced syrians in those tents that you see crammed together behind me that's province and that's just a small snapshot of a. it is a major problem and the united nations is warned of a humanitarian catastrophe if there is an all out military offensive on it libyan turkey's borders remain closed many opposition supporters don't want to admit that this offensive may mean but who some speaks frankly he came to the problems from southern damascus he too was an opposition fighter there goes. if the regime takes over it that means we have lost the whole revolution everything it's like if we took damascus the whole of syria would fall to us it loop is our damascus if they take it it's over and many predict that is only a matter of time. we're just getting some breaking news into us from the
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u.k. we're hearing brought british prosecutors saying they have sufficient evidence to charge two russian nationals with conspiracy to murder and junior school this was a few months ago when the former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by another chuck agents in the city of salzburg in the u.k. british prosecutors now saying that they have sufficient evidence to charge two russian nationals so to russians who are not in the u.k. currently but they have sufficient evidence to put out an arrest warrant for those two people or the former russian spy and his daughter were both hospitalized after being severely poisoned in solsbury they both did survive though she was released from hospital but her father is still in hospital his situation
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critical i think we can i think we can now go straight over to our correspondent in london there is a very significant development in this case. yes but i think i think to some degree we'd expected something like this to happen it was it was a few weeks ago that the police here announced that they had identified two people who they've said they thought had come in from russia and were traveling on russian passports and they were putting a case together against them then so in that sense it's not much of a surprise put names to them as i think about the settlers on the petroff ruslan borish of no idea who they are but they say in terms of the way that the u.k. legal system works that they think there would be sufficient evidence to mount a criminal case against them and get it passed through the crown prosecution service and into a court of law and so based on that the police are identifying or signaling
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that they're pretty convinced that these are their prime suspects for the attempted murder of a scriptural and by extension the death of another woman and the severe injury of her boyfriend who found another vial of navi chalk in a skit nearby and only yesterday the o.p.c. w which the overarching body that looks a chemical weapons said that it was the same batch of novacek the week that they did for both people and so it's a very serious case clearly against this that these people it's another diplomatic crisis between the u.k. and russia what the police are saying at the moment is that they won't make any attempt to extradite these people partly because they know there's absolutely no chance of it working but if these people went to a european country that they might actually get extradite in the european arrest warrants so it's now they did the prime suspects for the attack on the script all's
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and the diplomatic crisis with russia getting worse trees and made the u.k. prime minister is going to brief politicians in parliament on this of the prime of his questions in about an hour or so perhaps it watching that announcement closely i mean one wonders what does happen next as you say it's hardly expected that russia is going to cooperate hair is i mean is consistently denied any involvement in this attack. and i do think the thing to bear in mind without taking a russian position on this is that the british side has said repeatedly that it must have been and it was the russians who are responsible for this novacek attack . despite the fact that they o.p.c. w. has identified both of the attacks as coming from the same batch of not a chop neither the o.p.c. w nor the british government has provided any evidence to prove beyond any doubt at all that the north shot was print was produced by the russians and that continues
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to allow the russians to say it is it is in grossly unfair of the british side to make that jump and that link between between novacek and the russian side in that it means that the russians can continue to deny it and as they've suggested in the past they put out on their own media that it was the british authorities as a cover for blaming the russians and clearly past evidence if you think back to the living in cote case who was poisoned the two people who identify the by blood by the british side is having done that were then went back to russia and the feted one of them became a member of the duma the russian parliament and so based on other british side knows that there's no point trying to get these people extradited because the russians simply won't do it and just one last point there has been a saying pictures have. made. an interview and interview after she was released from hospital do we know anything about the health or what do we know about the health of her father. well they're both out and they're both seem seems to be
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recovering. and i'm just extrapolating this so don't say this is as fact but what what what what we do know is that it appeared to be the case of the attack on them was done by by pushing by smearing novacek on a door handle. and it seems to be the dose of novacek that they got what clearly we know because they're alive wasn't sufficiently strong to kill them what happened with the other couple was that they were what was a drug that's in the other alcoholic and they found they were looking through a skip and they found a vial of novacek in the skip and it looked like a perf human so he gave it to her and they took it home and she sprayed on itself as if it was a purview and so should the woman then he gave herself an extremely strong dose of novacek which was effectively self administered and then she died as a result so that's the reason why she died in this crippled. ok lawrence many thanks for joining us there without breaking news that we got from the u.k.
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news that police have released a european arrest warrant for two russian nationals over the attempted poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter yulia and say. ok let's return now to one of our other top stories the worsening situation in syria as a province in fears that a major military offensive may soon be launched there. joins us live from antakya in tech a staffing is this offensive against this last rebel stronghold apparent imminent. it seems so and it really does depend on the diplomatic negotiations behind the scenes we've just had the russian ambassador to turkey say that the meeting scheduled for friday september the seventh in fact drawn between russia iran and turkey will really be key to solving the syrian conflict at the same time saying that that cannot be done without dealing with it so we know turkey is doing
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everything in its power to try and limit any military offensive because it is so concerned about the humanitarian situation so it is trying to speak to rebel groups on the ground particularly one. which is associate the former minister front believed to be you know with al qaeda called terrorists what they are they will disband or not well at the moment the message from them is that that's not going to happen so it's very complicated what is clear laura is that the syrian government has made it absolutely clear they will take back in the province what kind of a form that is going to take whether fully militarily or some point of political agreements remains to be seen. seventy three million people many of them have already been displaced from other parts of syria in what efforts being made to all being made to protect them. always spoke to the president of turkey's red crescent came out of it to be yesterday directly and
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he was very clear they are preparing they're putting in extra tents also sort of first aid preparing the hospitals treat our centers for any civilians injured but making it clear that they want to deal and try and protect these people they do not want a mass influx of i.d.p.'s to come to turkey so that is one of their main concerns and also particularly was highlighting the concern that because you have so many different rebel groups on the ground there's not a clear front line many of these rebel groups are within the cities within the densely populated civilian area civilian population and this is why there is such concern that a full on military offensive will have mass civilian casualties and also because it's surrounded by government forces that many of these people are simply do not want to go to they're terrified of any sort of repercussion.


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