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we heard from made from nato that they are adopting all those measures in order to make sure that there can not possibly be any civilian casualties and then we had on december eighteenth of this a disturbing investigation published by the new york times which showed that there were dozens at least civilian casualties so it makes sense to us and it seems to be a pretty obvious thing that they have this matter investigated in an impartial. and it's a political but also humanitarian case if there are people who became victims of those strikes maybe injured people or their relatives were killed then they should be given some assistance without waiting for a prolonged period of ongoing investigations like the investigation by the human rights council or i.c.c. international criminal court which should deal with a whole range of possible. crimes transgressions which took place in libya in
the course of the military campaign but i don't see anything. in this after all nato is a partner of the united nations after all nato has been acting on the basis of a security council mandate so the security council we believe should play an active role also in having this matter clarified but also i think if you put too much emphasis on this issue you will forget that the security council is working quite harmoniously on a range of issues pertaining to the post conflict situation in libya the u.n. mission is there supported by the security council the security council is working on the the resolution which was adopted by at russia's initiative on a looking into the dangers which are there in terms of spreading weapons out of libya which were left on that in the course of of the conflict. helping the libyans to rebuild their political and economic structures. so
a lot of harmonious work is going on in the in the security council of the united nations on libya even though we continue to have some ideological and political difficult is as to whether it is a looser nine hundred seventy three was a properly implemented bus you touched on it just i wanted to pick up the. aussie rules of post conflict libya how are they being made secure how is the u.n. stopping any of those weapons maybe ending up in syria. there may be ending up in various places the best thing i can report of this point is that we're told that the most dangerous of those weapons in terms of terrorist use the so-called manpads man carried anti-aircraft weapons have so far not been detected outside of libya so we hope that this concerted effort of the international community together with the libyan authorities can be successful in the containing the danger of spread of weapons from out of that country something
else i'd like to ask you said libyan militants known to operate in syria what does that say about the nature of the syrian unrest that we've seen so far and why indeed does it appear that the u.n. members seem to be holding back from denouncing that what's happening there two weeks ago the russian delegation introduced a draft the security council resolution to the council trying to encourage the political process encourage the league of arab states money during mission which is being deployed now in syria but. we have basing our proposal proposal our new draft resolution on the presidential statement which was adopted by consensus in by the security council on august street which called on everybody to stay a while since it is and which stated that the only solution to the syrian crisis could be found through a syrian led all inclusive political process had all the members of the security council had all the influential members of the international community been guided
by the principles of that presidential statement i believe the conflict would have been over in the months ago but what we see is that there are some who are trying to stir up trouble and as things would usually happen when there is a crisis here you go source of extremist terrorist elements who show up for instance several days ago there was a horrible terrorist attack in damascus and the day before that the minister of defense of lebanon said that they detected some al qaeda group. moving into syria from from lebanon so i wouldn't be surprised that you know some terrorist elements from libya or other places have found their way to get to syria in order to not to stir up trouble and to try to fan some kind of s. nato or religious conflict there this is what you know terrorists are all about that about to start in conflict and we believe that they're all of the
international community in a crisis situations like where we find in syria should be of do to help the people of that country to find a peaceful political solution to the crisis that has been the line of the russian federation all along and that has been our guiding principle in the security council as well so with everything you've just said in mind how much more leeway would you like to see the syrian government given to sort out this from within. well we don't give any leeway to anybody we believe that the syrian government should be extremely prudent and should refrain from excessive use of force we believe that there has been there been some extremely troubling reports coming out of syria about excessive use of force by those or it is we urge the syrian government to cooperate to face fully with the when it ordering mission of the arab league but also telling that the everybody must put pressure on. the destructive
elements of the of the opposition or various destructive elements which may have found their way into syria that there are a while and acts are not going to be condoned by the international community and this is a this is a key to finding a peaceful way out of the situation there and this is one of the discussions we're having. we talk with all colleagues in the security council about all draft resolution i'm talking about the armed groups out into the problems within syria is it difficult for the u.n. members to put sanctions on to syria because of the previous broken promises about known implemented reforms tonight scaled back at all. well you cannot really talk about broken promises because some reforms were announced. some of them we are pretty far reaching like changing the constitution and getting rid of the political monopoly of one party but of course to expect that those groups reforms can be
implemented in a situation when the the crisis is sort of teetering on the brink of civil war even under normal circumstances in any country forms of such magnitude on all these if we implement but i mean the point i'm trying to make is that the sooner the crisis the military clashes stop in a better position the international community will be to demand that the syrian authorities move along the reform track as quickly as possible towards forming the constitution doors conducting democratic open elections but all that in a situation when there is an armed conflict being encouraged from various quarters when we see weapons being moved. illegally into syria all that of course becomes a set radical conversation like to broaden this out next and focus in about what might be ahead in two thousand and twelve more generally in the region islamist parties have made inroads in the countries these governments were overthrown in
twenty eleven what additional risks does it bring to the middle east and north africa or indeed what action do you think that will require from the u.n. into twenty two let me say that i believe that the greatest. danger in terms of this debilitation in the next year if i make my if i may make that prediction might come from the very disturbing growing confrontation between the west and iran this is a very dangerous scenario russia has been working very hard in order to prevent the scenario from playing out but we do believe that the peaceful solution can still get the upper hand that we do believe that iran can start talks. with the international atomic energy agency on those unanswered questions about their alleged former military activity in the in the military programs in the nuclear field with do believe that there is still a possibility on the basis of these and russians russian initiatives to restart the
talks between iran and the group of the six of which russia is a member so i think that the the great focus of those who don't want to to see a very dramatic escalation of tensions and conflict in that whole area would be to make sure the. peaceful track the negotiating track in relations with with iran prevails into solvent well to be clear the u.s. senate israel most notably the people that are worried about iran are any of their fears justified in your view. well there are concerns which riseth in the shia concerns about the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon and that's why we have been working so hard in the format of the six and in the security council that's why a whale voted on not for sanctions resolution resolutions on the security council target the iranian nuclear and missile programs
a but we also do not accept the proposition that the best way to prevent the war is to stop the war and certainly any military moves against iran on this at this point or if that in any in any kind of scenario i could possibly imagine would have a dramatic consequences which would in no way improve the security of the region which will in no way improve in the long term the security of israel and which could really have very tragic of consequences batali chuckin russia's ambassador to the u.n. sees no greetings to wish you all the best for twenty twelve and thank you for being on out all the best all the best to you thank you. the closer he has been to doug you stop birthplace to the most ambitious football
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the headlines on our t.v. president obama has signed a bill which imposes new sanctions on iran. despite tehran's threats to shut off supply routes of tension between the two countries continues to write. the syrian regime's crackdown on demonstrators continues unabated forcing arab league observers. to rein in the violence and the monitors are overseeing the implementation of a peace plan that president assad has agreed to. the world in two thousand and twelve. and moscow hundreds gathered on the red square a large scale extravaganza the historic sky. news bulletin
in full with me in about fifteen minutes time for the let's do it in the world of civil union no time for new year's hangovers in the english premier league is exactly right six straight days of. looking for the derby game in a little while i'll tell you why in a moment. happy new year to everybody this is sports today plenty ahead over the next ten minutes or so including the stories that. opportunity knocks anything but the feet from manchester city away to sunderland later today will ensure the sky blue start the new year so leaders of the english premier league. first blood twenty ten champions spain open their hopman cup campaign with victory over history yet
despite the hosts taking the opening rubber in her. on top of the world we look back at one of the most thrilling sport events of twenty eleven the love rachelle leg of the cliff diving world champ champs. amazing pictures but let's get the ball rolling with football busy times in the english premier league at present today is day three of six straight days of action with sunday's first much nandi wrapped up everything claiming the first win of twenty twelve in the league goal from victory on a chip be making all difference away to west brom everett's nakama both the baggies on into tenth place in the table. ten minutes time manchester city kick off their quest to start the new year all alone at the top of the table a draw or better away to sunderland will achieve just for birth to learn chinese men. did not see any playing time in his side's win over west brom there and indeed he may not be seeing any more at all in agreement with british media
saying the twenty six will move back to russia during the january transfer window who are being on this side believed to be seeking the russian international signature. play for the toughie since december tenth the luck of first team football a concern especially as it could affect his chances of lining up for his country at next summer's european championship. the midfielder was sold to everton by moscow just over two years ago for thirteen million dollars everton reportedly want nine million dollars for any. the new year may have just begun but the first big tournament of the tennis season is already well underway a strictly on spain the teams who battled it out on sunday in the hope cup the country tournament and perth your me guy getting the hosts off to winning start in the group b. match up the czech born also was taking on the. debits and hoping perceiving six three or spine your opponent stormed back in the second taking the by the same
scoreline but led by a big home support turned the much around to the side also six three for the victory. after that though fernando verdasco levelled modish for team spain defeating former world number one lleyton hewitt six three three six seven five that would mean a decisive doubles rubber under turned into the most competitive clash of the day is truly taking the first set before spain's storm back in the second the third a war of attrition before the spaniard aged nine not quite extraordinary finish there. let's talk n.b.a. basketball now where perennial underachievers to new york knicks have ended twenty eleven on a high note seeing off the sacramento kings in called for then fashion on the road to persevere starting a statement to continue finishing the quarter a full fifteen points ahead leaving thirty five twenty three being scoring charts for the knicks with twenty three including this two pointer. and not made it fifty
six forty two new york in the second period boosted reduced the deficit to thirteen by the end of the third but the final twelve minutes where the belong to them and then blew out of nine more points than their california rivals one hundred fourteen ninety two the final score new york to ins two losses for the year. two due. to ice hockey russia took their foot off the pedal on sunday in their final group stage of the under twenty world championships the red machine know how to read a book their playoff berth earlier in the week but for three overtime loss sweden finished second in group a it had all been going swimmingly encounter for the russians leaving three zero to be open. to the swedes did not give all by the end of the third before. meets the victory make the czech republic and choose state in the cards to. them on account of the all black team to world cup glory has been
united in his country's new year's almost list graham henry led new zealand to their first world cup title in twenty four years last october the narrow eight seven win over france in the final treatment a sixty five year old former school teacher cannot call him self sir remember he's the latest in a handful of former players and coaches to receive new zealand's highest honor the all blacks captain rich mccall was also approached by prime minister john key but he turned the night. stating he was too young at thirty to receive such an auckland henry though he was delighted with his owner. of warner's writers we feel very humble about it and as i say it's a reflection on people of your time. and i appreciate where it's come from and. respect for them. but i wouldn't be asked to be called.
funny let's head back and time for a look at one of the most exhilarating events of twenty eleven the lot rachele leg of the cliff diving world championships englishman gary hunt well he may have won the tournament but as robert for dani explains those two jumps all deserve a pop in the back. anticipations. daring. freedom. three steps pulled by resurfacing didn't know until this world dealing with any high diver strikes for the sport of sleep during the proving there is nothing impossible there are only things perceived to be deadly playing dice from the dizzy heights of forward twenty seven meters. almost three seconds of freefall entering the water it is beautiful most a hundred to one of those. this is one of the moves dangerous sports on the planet
is just a slight mistake may result in broken loose and much worse. and even talk we've done worse confess they have to fight their nerves before every single high dive. yes it's beer but it's not panic it's good when you're scared it would be far more dangerous if we weren't scared and before any high dive i realize how risky it is but you should be positive it is. scary. but that's part of the enjoyment. there is a danger factor but we train. for many many years to become divers. professional. high quality and so the risk of danger is minimal this is the french serial flaw to share a police were the british taking height and weather conditions come together to
challenge elite cleaved divers as a target for a diving comes within just a few hours of the high tide while a stiff atlantic breeze of up to eighty kilometers parole makes the scene the platform one of the toughest sports there will. cleaved during serious have to all four with a win like this it's a bit hard to stand there on the platform and water they've been more important you'll have to keep your balance before the high dive. these guys proved they've go it takes until he says dangerous weather conditions and below their true self but all the pressure and risks these dear devils take they off as they were at the get india and east to them priceless you turn to the surface and take a deep breath. and it is such a big relief you eve built up so much emotions before the dawn.
finally when you when you hit the water everything's ok you know so i really. it's a long describable feeling. you're with the feeling you get doing high dogs can hardly be compared to anything it's a competition it gives you an amazing drive especially when all the best gift divers come together and you manage to beat them home because. it's extreme. it's been competitive since the year two thousand and each passing season it takes yet more skill in complicated high dives to win we want that perfect aircraft we want that perfect position then the perfect autumn just because it brings in these new elements doesn't mean that the judge has to give all points for this we want perfection we're looking for perfection and we judge according to how they died the biggest ever crowd of seventy thousand spectators witnessed twelve men demonstrate their stunning abilities in the latest flick of the world cleat during serious.
cliff diving is an up and coming sport there are a lot of different locations all over the globe which can host high diving competitions i'm a classic platform diaper and my sport never attracted as many spectators as cliff diving never so the french like. but the rules and spills continue in italy next month stay tuned for more in the build up to that. robert. r t. strawberry stuff and all the sports i'll see you in just under two hours time with much more though he's here in a few moments time with all the names. well . technology innovation all the latest developments around
president obama imposed. sanctions on iran over its nuclear program despite threats to shot. supply route in the gulf. the syrian regime's crackdown on demonstrators. to rein in. the world brings in two thousand and twelve with fireworks and celebrations. filled with civil war. all of us here at r.t. wishing you a very happy new year. live in moscow u.s.
president barack obama welcomed in the new year by signing into law a tough new set of sanctions for iran anyone doing business with tehran central bank will face punishment thanks to the new measures that directly targeting the financial sector the move comes at a time of heightened tension iran's nuclear program. has already threatened off a key oil export response adding to the sit. is iran's plan to test fire a long range missiles during navy drills in the gulf that led to u.s. warships being swiftly dispatched to the area of research at the school of oriental and african studies in london she. says that america is playing a dangerous game. iran said that if an oil embargo is imposed against iran and rein in livelihood is economy is too.