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i'm max foster. >> and i'm becky anderson. the immediate reaction has been chaotic, especially in the economic sector. world markets have fallen sharply after the decision, and the british pound dropped to historic lows. >> the political turmoil has been swift and severe as well. british prime minister david cameron bowing out. he's set to be replaced at 10 downing street by october, he reckons, but there's no telling who will take up that mantle just yet. >> that's right. meanwhile, foreign ministers from the six founding eu member states are set to meet in berlin in just under an hour's time. the international diplomatic editor nic robertson is standing by in london. >> but we're going to start actually with atika who's in berlin because all eyes on mainland europe now, right, atika, because they've got to find some sort of solution to get through this? >> reporter: absolutely. it's all about the reaction here on the continent. and what we have today is
foreign minister walter stein mire. he's meeting with, as becky noted, the founding members of the eu, the foreign ministers there. that would be germany, france, belgium, italy. this is really the core group of the eu. and their number one priority today is how to make sure this does not happen again, that no other eu member is even thinking or taking steps toward leaving the union. and so that really means two things. one, they're going to be discussing how the uk will leave the eu as swiftly and as painlessly as possible. and the other is how to reform the eu from within, how to make it a more flexible union so that if one member doesn't want what others do, can they negotiate some sort of a better deal, more flexibility? those are the two issues they'll begin discussing today, but it really is the first step in a very long process of trying to figure out how to move things forward and to make sure that
doesn't happen. >> and there are clearly fears about the european project and its future at this point. i wonder whether you're hearing what i am hearing, which is that because of that, it may be that britain can actually squeeze a better deal out of the eu going forward, an associated partner country is the sort of thing i'm hearing. what are you hearing? >> reporter: we're not hearing that yet from 10 downing street. clearly the aspiration whether it's the remain camp or the leave camp is for something that is going to benefit britain. so whichever way they can achieve that, and what you're suggesting sounds on track with that. whichever way they can achieve it is going to be better for britain. what they don't want to do, what they won't want to negotiate is something that makes it look as if the leave camp got it all
wrong. they won't want to be setting themselves up for political failure right out of the gate. so if they can do better than countries like norway, not a member of the eu but does have trade relations with the european union at the expense of allowing people -- europeans into the country, then that would be the preferred status going forward. you know, there's been a concern in britain that perhaps somehow britain would be punished, not so much to punish britain but as a message to other european nations that they shouldn't try to break out of the european union. so if britain can negotiate some favorable transition and a speedy transition, it's certainly better for britain in the long run, and it's certainly better to get it out of this sort of roiling financial up and down that it's going through at the moment. and that is expected to even out in the not too distant future before that negotiate of the exit is finally done. but anything that can smooth
that transition and maintain britain's place as a leading nation in the world is going to be one that's favored by whomever it is that actually manages that exit from britain. >> the question is what's good for britain, is it good for capitals like berlin, atika, because we've seen on the leave side, boris johnson talking about a gradual transition. but actually, that isn't in the interest, is it, of those capitals there? they want a quick transition, get this over and done with? >> reporter: exactly. they want it as quickly and painlessly as possible. this is because really the hardest economic impact isn't going to be on the eu. it's going to be on the uk. germany in particular feels that it won't be as affected. yes, there's a little bit of financial turmoil at the beginning, but really the uk, for example, is germany's third trading partner. the u.s. and france are much more important. so what they're saying is basically, you know, let's deal with this as soon as possible. that way, we can limit the
damage, and we can begin the process of reforming the eu from within without the uk. >> atia, thank you. it's going to be very business across europe over the next years, right? >> absolutely. >> it's not going to be months. gloeshl investors also looking. >> we saw u.s. stocks loss more than an estimated $800 billion in value. the dow jones industrials down more than 600 points. >> uk stocks finished down more than 3% in the end. they had been much lower. other european indises, though, saw heavier losses. >> the british pound fell to a 30-year low against the u.s. dollar. at one point it was worth $1.33. >> it did bounce back up as you can see. take a closer look at how the asian markets did. they saw a pretty panicked sell off because they got the news as it was coming out. what's ahead of trading in terms of monday is what lots of people are now looking for. malaka is in hong kong for us. what are you expecting on monday
because we're going to get the first taste of the market reaction over the developments of the weekend over there in asia. >> reporter: that's right, and it looks like we could be in for a few more days of volatility because as you mentioned, it was a day of chaos for the markets in asia because they were the only markets that were open and trading when the results were coming out. there was a lot of nervousness in the market, and there was some serious losses across the board. we saw massive fluctuations in currency, not just the pound, which tanked. we saw the yen rise to a two and a half year high versus the dollar because the yen has traditionally been a safe haven, and that's where a lot of people have been parking their money over the last couple of weeks. so overall, we did see a lot of chaos and a lot of volatility in the markets, which could continue on monday and over the next couple of days. but believe it or not, a lot of people we've been speaking to here in asia, a lot of market watchers and traders and investors are saying, you know,
it may not look like this. but actually asia is in a fairly good position to weather the storm. and the reason they're saying that really is when you look at trade between asia and between the uk alone, it isn't very much. exports from across asia to just the uk account for less than 1% of regional gdp, and that's quite a small number. of course, some countries do a little bit more trade, countries like hong kong and vietnam. and we'll see how the brexit affects them. it will depend on what happens to demand from within the uk, which might be related to just how much lower the pound goes. but i want to take you back to what atika was saying just now. the real fear is what if other countries in europe follow suit? what if other countries want to break away? when demand within europe gets affected, that's when asia is really going to be worried. but for now, it does look like
overall, asia might be able to whether the storm better than what the situation right now is telling us given so much market uncertainty. max. >> thank you very much indeed. i mean it's a frightening situation, and the markets hate uncertainty, don't they? >> their nemesis. >> trying to stabilize over the weekend. >> no one knows exactly how the brexit is going to play out. outgoing prime minister david cameron says his successor will trigle what's known as article 50 of the lisbon treaty. >> it gives the other countries two years to come up with an exit deal. the uk will not take part in those talks, crucially. >> if there's no agreement after two years, eu countries can vote to go over time or not. if there is no unanimous decision, the uk is out of the eu and no deal at all. >> angie public, you've got a glimpse of him there, a little
teaser there. lecture and politics at kings college london. he's here to give us an insight into what lies ahead. >> and angela merkel yesterday said this, and i quote, there is no point beating about the bush today. it's a watershed for europe. it is a watershed for european integration. we know it was a pivotal moment for the uk, but i think the biggest story here is what happens next so far as europe and its project is concerned. >> certainly there will be concern amongst those countries that, for the time being, intend to continue being members of the european union as to whether this is a contamination that might spread. at the moment, i wouldn't get overexcited about it. certainly certain groups and certain countries have used the brexit decision in the uk to, as a basis for demanding their own referendums. they're relatively fringe groups. as we know a fringe group can become less of a fringe group over time and these movements
can expand. we're not quite there yet. it's not an immediate prospect. in a country such as germany, they don't even have referendums in germ anyway. they're not allowed to. it's not quite the same political environment in all of those countries. clearly they want to be seen to respond to this, but exactly how they should respond to it isn't entirely clear. >> what's changed, though, in terms of the core of the european union? we had the system, didn't we, we we are uk, france, germany at the top table, making the key decisions. and you'd have the american influence coming through the uk, also the scandinavian coming through the uk. that's now changed to france, joseph franco, german headed organization. so that's fundamentally different. >> i suppose one thing about britain although it was clearly one of the three big powers, one of the three big economies in there, it was never fully signed up to everything as we know. there was various opt out, most importantly of all, the euro.
we were never in the eurozone and we're never going to be in theeurozone. we joined later. we didn't join until 1973. >> it became more of a global organization. >> it was already getting pretty important, which was run of the reasons we joined. no question, it is a blow to the eu's importance that the uk is called out. on the other hand, there may be some up sides to it because often the uk was seen as dragging its feet over certain issues. some people might argue it's right to drag its feet. >> if you had listened to the remain campaign and david cameron very much one of the leading lights of that is he's now of course decided to resign as a result of this vote. but if you listen to them, the uk was headed for total financial meltdown and economic stagnation for the rest of time, it seemed, if it were to pull out of the eu. is it? >> well, i think it's important to distinguish between these
immediate fluk yewations. what goes down can come up again several times in the course of the same day. that's happening. obviously nobody wants that. certainly people profit from it, no doubt. but it's the longer term tendencies that are harder to predict. what kind of investments, decisions, will the big multinational corporations make? there will surely be some gains for the uk. there will be some investor who's are more attracted. the other question is what are we going to lose zm a lot of that hinges around what kind of deal we get? at the moment, we really don't know. >> it's not a story that's going away, is it? >> not at all. >> andrew, thank you. >> it will keep up busy for the next couple of years. >> keep us in work. >> the world reacting apart from us to the uk's brexit vote. >> what the u.s. leaders say about future ties with britain is coming up.
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american politicians from both major parties expressed respect for the choice of british voters. >> u.s. barack obama had expected britain to remain in the eu. he came over and campaigned pretty much on behalf of david cameron. on friday, he gave ashurngss that the special relations between the u.s. and the uk is still solid. >> i do think that yesterday's vote speaks to the ongoing changing and challenges that are raised by globalization. but while the uk's relationship with the eu will change, one thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations. that will endure. the eu will remain one of our indispensable partners. our nato alliance will remain a cornerstone of global security. >> the nato secretary general also spoke on britain's exit vote, saying the uk will remain an integral part of the
alliance. >> i know that in united kingdom's position in nato will remain unchanged. the uk will remain a strong and committed nato ally, and it will continue to play its leading role in our alliance. >> the uk's decision to leave the european union has been compared to the rise of donald trump in the u.s. since both highlight dissatisfaction with the political establishment. hillary clinton's campaign is rejecting the comparison, saying in part that trump is more concerned with himself than his fellow americans. but the presumptive republican presidential nominee surprisingly or not, disagrees. >> i really do see a parallel between what's happening in the united states and what's happening here. people want to take their country back. they want to have independence in a sense. and you see it with europe, all over europe. you're going to have more than
just, in my opinion, more than just what happened last night. you're going to have, i think, many other cases where they want to take their borders back. so i think you're going to have this happen more and more. i really believe that, and i think it's happening in the united states. it's happening by the fact that i've done so well in the polls. >> there you go. he's speaking in scotland, of course, where the first minister said a scottish referendum is likely. a scottish cabinet meeting in the next hour to discuss this issue. phil black has the latest from ed inburg. >> democratically unacceptable. that was how it was described, that scotland could be pulled out of the european union after the people of scotland had voted to overwhelmingly in favor of staying with the european union. 62% of scottish people voted in favor of that.
the first minister said it was clearly the democratically expressed aspiration to stay part of the common market, and she was prepared to do everything possible to make sure that happened, including calling another independence referendum. it was only back in september 2014 that the scottish people voted through a referendum on the issue of independence. that vote decided that scotland should stay with the united kingdom. now the first minister says there has been material and significant change in scotland's circumstances. through her political party's recent election manifesto, she said under those circumstances, a second referendum would be reasonable. more than that, she now says that her government is already preparing legislation within the two-year time scale that the united kingdom has to disengage itself from the european union. >> i can therefore confirm today that in order to protect that
position, we will begin to prepare the legislation that would be required to enable a new independence referendum to take place if and when parliament so decides. to conclude, this is not a situation that i wanted scotland or the uk to be in today. my responsibility in a climate of uncertainty is to seek to lead us forward with purpose. >> she said the scottish people had clearly voted for their company to be modern, outward looking and inclusive, and she felt it was inconceivable for the british government to stand in the way of another independence referendum in the scottish parliament decided to proceed. phil black, cnn, eden burg. >> well, like scotland, northern ireland is ready to stay in the european union while britain as a whole voted to lead. >> that's right. the party which shares power in the belfast government says britain can no longer claim to
represent the citizens of northern ireland. leader jerry adams spoke to cnn. this is what he said. >> my issue is the north of ireland is going to be dragged out of the eu on a decision made by people on another island. we did have a referendum here because we're still part of the british, but the people here voted to stay within the european union, and the british prime minister, whoever it is that succeeds mr. cameron, has no mandate whatsoever to be representing the people in this part of the island of ireland. >> and he's using that, isn't he, to call for reunification of ireland. so another impact of this. it's unbelievable. >> well, it may take a while for the uk to mend after this vote, and that is because almost half of those voting on thursday were in favor of remaining in the european union.
here is a look at the journey of what led to what's known as brexit, and how the uk might heal its internal divide. >> reporter: so after 43 long years, the restlessness has found a voice. britain has turned its back on europe. a seismicization, but a vote that could hardly been more divisive. the remain campaign in blue took scotland, northern ireland, and london. but the rest of the country went red and voted to leave. a map, then, of stark division. we call it the united kingdom, but after this, how united is it? britons are split. those who see themselves as british, those who see themselves as europeans. britain joined the european union in 1973 when there were just eight other members. the conservative prime minister edward heath signed the document. within two years, the new labor government was asking voters to think again. should britain be in or out?
throughout the 43 years, the relationship's been intermittently fractious. britain gained economically but quarrelled over money and subsidies, not least over the kofn serve tore ship of margaret thatcher. in 1992, britain stayed in the club but declined to join the common currency, the euro. >> it is time for the british people to have their say. it is time for us to settle this question about britain and europe. >> reporter: cameron's evident motive was to quell the eurosceptic voices within his own party and make the case against the far right independence party. >> i will be advocating vote leave or whether the team is called. >> reporter: superficially the referendum was a story of ambition. a political heavy weight the political boris johnson coming out for the campaign. the cartoonists revelled in it.
steaming down the line, boris at the controls of the brexit express, an anxious cameron roped to the rails. >> i believe that this thursday could be our country's independence day. >> reporter: as a media story, the focus was the glad torial battle between conservative politicians, but the truth is brexiteers tapped into something, a genuine anxiety about immigration. this in the middle of the greatest refugee crisis in europe since 1945. the campaign was sometimes bitter, sometimes nasty. it stirred social divisions between classes, between town and country, between old and young, between generations of the same family. back in 1975 when british voters last put an x to a ballot, there was a resounding yes in favor of membership. 67% for.
33% against. what a profound shift now. 48.1% for staying in. 51.9% for leaving. no one quite knew it until the question was asked. britain has quietly become utterly polarized over europe. this referendum has made it abundantly, transparently, divisively clear. nick glass, cnn, london. well, a new reality in europe starting to take shape in the wake of this brexit decision. >> we'll be discussing what's next for britain and the union it's walking away from. i sleep extremely hot.
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welcome back to our special coverage of britain's decision to leave the eu. it feels like a dream almost when you wake up the next day. >> i'm becky anderson. the people have britain have made their choice, and it will take years, perhaps decades, for us to know where and how the dust will settle on all of this. but the early reaction has been turbulent to say the least. >> the world markets really did go into a downward spiral, at least initially, and many economists will say the brexit will only continue to bring problems. >> plus the chaos has already claimed a victim in the political sector. 10 downing street expected to have a new tenant by october now that prime minister david cameron has announced his resignation. >> people are wondering what this means for the uk as well as europe. andr andrew blik is back with us. >> that's right. and there are those suggesting that david cameron's legacy could be not just the breakup of
the european union as people suggest, a contagion effect as a result of the uk pulling out, but a breakup of this union here in the united kingdom. is that a possibility, do you think? >> well, for some time, constitutional nerds such as myself used to float this kind of nightmare scenario in which one or more parts of the uk votes to leave, such as northern ireland and scotland, while england, being the largest group, votes -- one parts to vote while england, being the largest, votes to leave. which means basically those other parts of the uk are outvoted because of the sheer size of england. meaning those parts get taken out against their will. now this has actually happened. this isn't a nightmare scenario any longer. it's the reality. northern ireland and scotland both votesed to stay in the eu. england voted to leave. wales voted to leave. so the majority of the in the uk voted to leave. so what hpe to those two parts -- >> you said you're nerdy about this crucial stuff. >> quite.
i mean the answer is this. in the belfast agreement, parts of the peace process agreed in 1998 for northern ireland, there's a provision that northern ireland can leave the uk if a majority in northern ireland vote. so there can be a referendum, and they can go. and we've seen with psychologsc already in 2014, not that long ago, already had a vote on independence. so there's an established principle now really that a bit of uk, if it votes to go, can go, just as a bit of the eu, if it votes to go, can go. >> what about the divisiveness of this now? apart from that, because we've got this picture where london, northern ireland, and scotland all voted to remain, and everyone else wanted to leave. >> yeah. >> but that's a confusing picture, isn't it, because they didn't vote to remain for the same reasons. >> no, quite. we don't know what anyone's personal reason is, so it's a very complicated position. obviously northern ireland not
only is northern ireland divided from the bits of the uk that wanted to leave the eu. it's also internally divided. there's an incredibly complex position going back many decades and centuries. scotland is a different position because some of the people that wanted to stay in the eu don't want to be in the uk anyway. that's more complicated. london, well, there's not a london independence movement yet, but who knows? so they've all got different reasons and it does underline how divisive this episode has been. >> andrew, pleasure. thank you. >> thank you. >> what a key figure. he has campaigned for two decades for britain to leave the eu. nigel farage. >> he's the leader of the uk independence party and is being criticized for inciting fears over immigration. >> the vet to leaote to leave i political success for him. he had a fantastic day yesterday.
our senior national correspondent nima elbagir spoke to him in the middle of it. >> i've been doing this for 25 years. i mean i was in danger, i think, in the 1990s of becoming the patron saint of lost causes. i was written off as being a lunatic, and politically support for this was absolutely tiny. so when we got to 10:00 last night and the polls closing, i almost dared not to hope that what i dreamt of and worked for for 25 years could happen. but it did. >> reporter: could you believe it when you heard it? >> not really. i'm not sure i can now to be honest with you. and i say that not because of my journey, but it's such a big seismic political event. it hasn't just affected the united kingdom. it's affected the rest of the european union too. >> reporter: for those out there who have been concerned that the anti-immigration rhetoric has at times been cover for less savory sentiment, there have been phrases like indigenous workers. >> i never used that phrase at all. >> reporter: you have not. but the leave campaign has become a very broad tent. >> well, both sides are a very
broad tent. we set uk apart. my party is a non-racist, none sectarian party. we've been very successful at being that, and all we've argued for is an australian style point system. all we're arguing for is normality. >> reporter: you've seen the market respond quite drastically already. you've heard concerns from around the world pouring in for what this means for all the ways in which britain is central, not least the war on central. the foreign secretary saying he doesn't want to overexaggerate it but he believes britain is pal pably less safe. >> think about two things. firstly, those calish no cough rifles that we used in paris to murder about 130 people came from berlin through into the netherlands, through into belgium, through into france without any checks or any stops of any kind at all. and, two, of the eight people that committed that atrocity in paris have come back into europe through the greek islands posing as refugees.
>> we really don't have passport free travel in this country, so they wouldn't have had that freedom of movement. >> actually, we do. we're not -- >> reporter: i always have to -- >> we have to show a passport, but it's still completely free movement. i think that even the shin gun zone is finished. i think national borders are going to start going up. i think the population across the rest of europe is beginning to demand it. i would also make this point to mr. hammond. the way we deal with this things like this, with information sharing and things like this is we act as friends. we have the closest information sharing with the usa, but we don't need to become the 51st state to do that. i genuinely don't think obama understands what the european union is. for goodness sake, we are the closest allies in the world. >> reporter: you have independence. what happens now to you and -- >> well, the first thing that happens i lead the biggest british delegation in the european parliament so we're going to watch these negotiations like a hawk to make
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after the uk voted to leave the eu, the u.s. president spoke with the british prime minister on the phone. barack obama told david cameron that the special relationship between the u.s. and the uk remains a key part of foreign policy. mr. cameron had campaigned heavily to remain in the eu, and now he's stepping down and wants a new leader in place by october. >> i think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. i will do everything i can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. but i do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. >> let's take a look at who could replace david cameron then as the leader of the conservative party who will automatically become prime minister. first candidate is 48-year-old michael gove. he's always been seen as a close ally of david cameron but decided to campaign against him for britain to leave the eu.
one of the favorites before the referendum was teresa may. the 59-year-old is the current home secretary. may supported the remain campaign but said the uk should look at further reform on the freedom of movement. finally, the bookies' current favorite, boris johnson, the 52-year-old is the former mayor of london. currently serves as a british member of parliament and surprised come by coming out as the leader of the leave campaign. let's discuss with a historian and a journalist. presumably, your next book will focus on the fact that brexit is his legacy. it's inevitable, isn't it? >> yes, he will forever be remembered as the prime minister who lost the referendum on europe. he did win two other referendums, of course, one on scotland, but this will be what he will be remembered for. and i don't think he will like that particularly. >> is it fair, i mean, the local
media are describing him -- the headline you often see, the lucky prime minister who finally ran out of luck. put that into context for us. >> he has had a lot of luck. if we compare the records of all his predecessors as torre leader. he he's one of the longest serving in the last century, but in a way you do make your own luck in prime minister. you don't get to that position and hold on to it for as long as he has, six years, without some degree of political ingenuity. i think when the dust has settled on this campaign, he will be remembered for other things other than europe. and i think it's important to put that in context. >> gay marriage was one of the key elements of his leadership do you think? >> well, gay marriage is certainly something which was counterintuitive to what many in his party's grassroots wanted, but i think probably will be the record he and jointly with
george osborn on the economy and what was then called plan a, which was basically reviving the economy from the severe recession. >> he was seen as the front-runner to take over from david cameron. he's clearly out of the picture now because he was such a front man on the remain campaign. am i right in saying that? >> i mean his chances are very slim. he's damaged by association, so closely bound in with cameron's operation. he was right there with him, fighting for britain to remain, and he had a very damaging budget politically for him where he expended a lot of capital. >> the reason he was also on the -- theresa may was also on the remain side. certainly it's boris johnson's job to take, isn't it? >> i agree with that. it's boris johnson's to lose. but i wouldn't rule out someone like theresa may, who could be the non-boris candidate, the anyone but boris candidate. >> she would be more cohesive within the party? >> she does. and remember she's the longest
serving home secretary now for a very long time. she has managed to hold on to that brief without too many skirmishes, unscathed. and politically she's pretty shrewd. she didn't play a particularly prominent role in the remain campaign. she was supportive of the prime minister, but she does have allies across the party. what she hasn't got is a really big group of cheerleaders to move her on. >> and just describe this issue that the party has with boris johnson because he's a massively divisive figure, isn't he? but inevitably, they feel as though he's got the authority now to -- i mean certainly to have the ticket. >> well, we talked to david cameron's great gamble which he lost ultimately. but boris' gamble was he was equivocating right to the end. we do know he was in discussions with cameron right up to the moment where he stepped out in front of the crowds and said he was for brexit. and he, a bit like theresa may, does haven't a huge band of cheerleaders in parliament.
he will have to work very hard to muster up a strong level of support within parliament. >> just quickly, the new prime minister will be in situation in situ by the conference? can it happen before? >> it could, but i think it will be by the conference. i think there will be announcement by then. >> okay. peter snowden, thank you very much indeed. much more on the fallout from the referendum. first we're going to check some other news stories for you. we'll be right back after a short break. lecithin. l-e-s (buzzer sound) your word is milk. m-i-l-k milk wins. ingredients you can spell. now you can't spell nutriam i right?t nut, i mean whose to say it's pronounced nu-triton, anyway? my mixes contain delicious nuts, specially blended for your optimal nut-rition. that's right, i just changed a word in the english dictionary, forever. planters. nutrition starts with nut.
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i'm natalie allen live in atlanta. we're back to london in just a moment. first other stories we're following here at cnn. one is pope francis visiting armenia. he attended a wreath laying at the armenian genocide memorial. he has said the mass killing of armenians under ottoman rule back in world war i was a genocide, and this trip is likely to draw the ire of turkey. turkey rejects calling the killings genocide and maintains there were losses on both sides. some 20 countries do recognize the event as genocide, including france, canada, russia, and italy. the u.s., uk, and israel,
however, do not. turkey and armenia also differ on the number of people killed. armenia says some 1.5 million died. turkey says it was about 300,000. brazil's only accredited lab to test for illegal drugs among the olympic athletes says it hopes to get its license back after it was revoked in time for the summer olympics in six weeks. the brazilian doping control lab was suspended friday. our nick paton walsh tells us why. he's in rio. >> reporter: to be clear, we don't know the precise reason why wada have suspended this key laboratory in brazil. the brazil doping control laboratory where 6,000 samples will be processed or should have been processed during the games. but they are clear this isn't a series of misdemeanors because when these facilities are inspected, they can for small issues and incurring points,
result in a suspension. that wasn't the situation here, i'm told. this was one issue that was serious enough that merited the suspension. now, a spokesman for wada when pressed whether or not this could be clarified before the games said it is possible it won't be, that this facility will not be used, and they'll have to go to contingency planning, potentially within the world cup using facilities in europe or maybe using facilities in north america. that will call into question the speed of their functionality. can they process samples fast enough to satisfy the appetite for clean slates here, join the medals process at the games. what really was the issue? they spent millions on clean, new, state of the art equipment in that facility that we saw ourselves just a matter of days ago now. so maybe there is another issue there. we simply don't know what that is. we may never know what that is before the games actually start, and we do know the laboratory have issued a very clear statement saying they believe their work is in the pursuit of excellence, and that they think the next inspection will actually enable them to have a clean slate and carry out the tests for the games.
one confusing discrepancy, wada clear they told the laboratory about the suspension two days ago. actually the land said they only heard about it late on friday. so a lot of questions to be answered here. still, the laboratory convinced they have a clean slate. wada convinced those issues serious they can't fulfill the vital role. this adds another problem to the myriad of issues that the olympics are facing. it goes straight to the heart to the sensitive part of the games. russia already under great scrutiny here. many of its athletes won't be able to compete. many will have to go through increased testing to be able to make it to the games fields here. kenya perhaps too under similar scrutiny. now the one facility who was supposed to sweep through all of that and be a shining beacon of clarity here is in severe trouble if not simply out of commission for the games themselves. yet another problem and a very serious one on the list of issues here for rio 2016.
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