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the world by crisis and it doesn't matter who gets hurt who is good who gets left by the wayside as long as a special interest is served so long as it's always under the shadow of crisis they will act but it's only when it has to do with acting in behalf of the people of this nation it seems like the people always take a back seat. dozens of jailed activists in bahrain who took part in anti-government protests have had their sentences reduced but the opposition isn't keeping up with the pressure repeating its demands for the immediate release of all political prisoners artie's alexy i spoke to some of the activists about what lies behind the unrest. well when it came to supporting calls for democracy in the middle east or north african states while denouncing government sponsored violence leaders of the west were vocally critical from our graphic has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave out of a very clear message for president which is it is time for him to go but when
scenes of violent clashes between riot police and reform complain risking from bahrain the definition of democracy shifted and rhetoric softened. in the summer of the us state department came up with a statement expressing its concerns over the human rights situation and alleged torture in bahrain this was only several months after washington had restarted weapons sales to this gulf state dissenters in bahrain have been directing anger at their government for months now stop arming the killers is a message they are more often sending out to the west somehow the in bahrain blood is worthless and the libyan blood is more important it's just book critical stand so here you see four from travels to europe to direct attention to what he believes to be brutal repression in his country he and others like him have managed to alert human rights organizations but that's as far as it goes they go. clinton made
a statement about bahrain about the. situation in bahrain and this. one protester was killed you know and show you that there is no impact on the ground we are a victim and behind because we live in a country they condemn the violence committed by the bahraini government against the peaceful protests that and beheading but that is still continuing for decades bahrain has been one of washington's closest allies in the gulf its naval base houses the u.s. fifth fleet and six thousand troops in a seemingly irreversible decision made decades ago despite a growing anti-american mood among some of bahrain's neighbors. anything happens in the bush era or any of the other players that there are allegations of a nuclear weapon being built we are very close to all of those sites and we have to make the right decision in preventing any kind of catastrophe coming here we are all are not capable of doing that and that's why we turn to our friends and allies
and officials firmly deny that washington plays a decisive role in preventing any revolution happening in bahrain but even the bahraini government's information minister suggests the us main fact be playing a double game. i think the iranian opposition is a key ally of the us leader of the opposition and the terrorist members of the opposition have close ties with foreign embassies in bahrain we can leak some of the old many documents proving that if this is true then washington sitting comfortably it can quickly switch sides but for now the opposition in bahrain is left to wonder as to why calls to support democracy from some are less worthy of attention than others like see russia ski r.t. reporting from the kingdom of bahrain. let's take a look at some more news brief for you this hour. gunfire during anti-government protests in near the central iraqi city of ramadi has left two people wounded bodyguards for the iraqi deputy prime minister fired the shots several reports say
he was hit in the face with a bottle as he gave a speech during the rally there have been more than a week of demonstrations which have seen sunni muslims protest against what they consider as second class treatment from the shia led government. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon has urged india's authorities to take action to protect women after a twenty three year old student died after being gang raped the victim's body was cremated in new delhi the attack sparked days of riots with protesters demanding harsher penalties for acts of violence against women six suspects are currently being held over the assault they could face the death penalty if convicted. in a landslide in central colombia has trapped at least twenty people on a highway near the city of. new eva excuse me according to officials seven cars are buried under mud and rocks the rescue operation is underway with over three hundred
emergency workers at the scene and six people saved so far. and the fighting between the syrian army and opposition forces intensified in damascus on sunday rebels claim they fired shells at the presidential palace meanwhile russia says that the refusal of syria's key opposition coalition to talk with the government only paves the way for further bloodshed and a meeting in moscow both foreign minister sergey lavrov and international peace envoy lakhdar brahimi says that dialogue is the only way to resolve the conflict lavrov also reiterated that although russia condemns the methods used by the syrian army in the war it will take no part of the regime change here is his response to the leader of syria's key rebel group who demanded moscow apologize for what he described as support for president assad. and i understand that mr had tb is probably not very experienced in politics if he's looking to be
a serious politician it is in his interest to hear our position from us and not from the media that sometimes distorts information so i'll repeat we're ready to talk to or opposition forces but we start from the premise that they should not only think about their own ambitions but also the fate of the syrian people and if they think there's russia could play a role in the country's tragedy they should meet our representatives with their conditions or shall notice staying with syria now as our reporters who are on the ground throughout the year we call the events that shaped the country in two thousand and twelve. it became fairly apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next type of
a pro-democracy movement and a revolution or civil war was not what was happening in syria when you see some politicians there and the media circus is just. cracking down on people who think what about the other guy on top of the politics and diplomacy there are facts that are simply too important to ignore. i remember i was a training session of the syrian football team and the coach was very angry with how his players were practicing he was shouting he was swearing from time to time and then i moved my head like he is just like this and i saw two helicopters flying at very low altitude and firing we were at each other. and close to us there was a group or rich syrians playing cards and smoke and living life as usual and just before that as me and my colleagues were live in the local t.v. station there was an almost lost a few blocks away most likely terror attack most likely people have been killed and
what struck you was the coexistence of those two. realities. of death and the will to live the most interesting interaction for me with assad happened before and after the interview obviously and that's often the case. i asked him if he's afraid. he said no. he said no i'm not afraid that's i'm the one with the you believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong is intuitional i think series becoming the next iraq it's a country that is totally disempower. problem for them. and murder don't surprise or shock anybody and like in the case of iraq all this harm was done to syria with the substantial help of the outsiders under the guise of good democratic intentions . and we may as well say
with his subject on the way russia's role in solving syria and how to stop him or splinters appearing between moscow and washington russia's foreign minister talks exclusively to our to you after the short break. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters on ten centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the clients computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet orthopedic of really bizarre from the nineteen fifties these frames for initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up more therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was off was able to receive arms
and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life piecing together patients shattered bones and in many cases their shattered lives with the main goal when professing result of design his first brain using bicycle parts sixty years later season vention is increasingly being used to help people what eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same six thing somebody is alive both literally and figuratively about a third of patients admitted to be was out of center now days seeking surgery for cosmetic. most of them are men and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them sas it usually comes down to man's pride. the first patient to turn to us with a leg length i mean a quest to meet his fifteen centimeters to want to surgery because panos tool than
him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and even the will out there pretty expensive in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states. financial considerations were one of the reasons that brought this washington state native to western siberia yet his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the auditors in america advertises one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty eight and so one eight centimeters would probably right the average user just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal like your guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation
most this matter a russian girl who found he's a regional hype quite endearing yet he still would want to have had the surgery adding seven more centimeters to the self-confidence she took told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. so now or should i call you so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations. of roles russia's foreign minister thank you very much for being with r.t. today my pleasure but a year ending with a visit to india russia has been clear in its support for india's aspirations to
become a permanent member of u.n. security council how do you think the much criticized you and security council will benefit from india's participation. first of all i would say that criticism is not always warranted the latest wave of criticism was related to the fact that the security council allegedly cannot act on syria. by these by the desire to see some action on the part of the security council the critics want to plus the resolution under chapter seven which provides for the use of sanctions on the use of force eventually and russia and china are convinced hundred percent that this would be a disaster and that this would be the beginning of a very slippery slope and will bring us to the libyans in the area which we cannot afford anymore and the region cannot afford the security council was once expended only in the category of not permanent members and no. after
several decades of the council functioning in the unchanged composition there is a very strong movement towards expanding its membership to better reflect the. pluralism of the of the world community and we are strongly in favor of this we are convinced that the developing countries and the first of all the new economic and financial leaders in the third world countries like india brazil for example that they must be represented in the security council and we would be in favor of making them new permanent members provided of course the decision is taken to create new permanent seats like yours said russia is permanently blocking attempts of some of your own security council members to pass a resolution for that would allow an in
a foreign intervention into syria but do you think a military action could still play take place going around the un like it happened in case of iraq. well not only in case of iraq but also in case of the former yugoslavia yes it is it is possible and you just cited one example there are some others but i also feel that those who would like to interfere in the syrian crisis they don't want to do this without some kind of legitimacy or at least would some kind of an action in the united nations which could be used to justify this as being legitimate some people would like very much to internationalize this situation and to expand the violence beyond the syrian border or set them said being made to specially in cases when the refugees have to flee syria because of the disproportionate actions by the government forces.
but on the other side the deposition the armed groups of that position which are several which are not united on this single come on the whole series of acceptable methods absolutely contrary to international humanitarian law. they can cause to just. the staging terrorist attacks and that is very disheartening that our western call digs in the security council start that they refuse. condemning terrorist attacks in syria saying that yes there is ms bed but you must take into account the overall context of what is going on in syria and why people that resort to terrorist attacks it's absolutely unacceptable and this logic we will might lead us if we follow this logic might
lead us to a very dangerous situation not only in the middle east but in other parts of the world if. patmos and the west would begin to. qualify terrorist as. bad terrorist and acceptable terrorists one more reason that arises time to time that could actually ok the foreign intervention in syria is possession of chemical weapons do you believe that syria will use chemical weapons or is this another pretext for invasion i don't believe syria would use chemical weapons it would be political. suicide for the government if it does and it is also accept that by. everybody including western colleagues the europeans and americans that the biggest threat. in this situation is. the probability that the rebels might take hold of
chemical weapons and therefore when while recognizing these are no western friends say but still the responsibilities with the syrian government even if the rebels they called it it's a very strange logic because at the same time there was a very people encourage rebels not to negotiate with the government but to continue fighting and giving them arms money and moral and political support so it's a very controversial position. in general the logic of those who say no negotiations with us it is really very controversial and very dangerous because. well they're not justifying what the government is doing they have been making a lot of mistakes have been using force disproportionately the security forces clearly war and are prepared to face the public.
protests and the protests in the cities and in the villages they have been threatening you know to come in to foreign aggression not to keep law and order a civilized manner but their position is provoking the government as i said resorting to terrorist attacks taking hostages and also introducing into this conflict the stick there in their mansion which is very dangerous it is already reverberating in the muslim world. and be an ethnic and confessional sic their income position of syria is so complex that if. the chaos is established there it was very great all over the region but coming back to the
present situation if people who say no negotiations with us that if they believe that. he's departure in whatever form is number one priority then they must understand that for this geopolitical goal of theirs they would have to pay the price but the price in the lives of the serious of the syrian civilians nato the claimant of patrick miss out on turkish syrian border is that part of solution and why they really targeted that we recognize the right for turkey to think about its own security and their right to use for this purpose the international arrangements which turkey has in that particular case nato membership . and we accepted this as a given. on the other hand the more military to be or
you accumulate in one place. the more risk you have that this had to or one day would be used. as for the. purpose of this deployment yes i read here that some experts believe that if it is intended to prevent any. syrian crossfire. ben that could be positioned to be different and as it is in the business to be positioned some people say it is quiet. useful to put the raid that american the raid there which is part of the american missile defense system that building codes in the threat from iran. if this is the case then it is even more risky i would say because this multiple purpose deployment. could create additional.
temptations let's talk about iran rather than syria well that's what that's what some people say. the configuration as it is being presented in the media it. really looks like it could be used against their own you know syria is not the only issue between america and russia first think obama did when he got reelected is that he signed the so-called magnitsky law that would sanction russian citizens and some russian officials what does it tell you about the mistake if they were actually u.s. relations with putting obama at the helm but i don't think this was the first thing about one hundred years was really like that this was inevitable with. the senators some of the guardian and some other censored use this idea. it was clearly. to create catch twenty two for the administration because
that ministration was moving the removal of jacksonville nick amendment with the support of quite a number of people on the hill. and this was absolutely obvious that the ricans want it because it was russia accession to w. but keeping jackson very it would mean depriving the american companies of the benefits of. membership of the russian federation so they had to do this. anyway and then the republicans i think decided to have this trick and to hinge the jackson very. removal on magnitsky act which was at that moment i think most of it. done against president obama. because as for the russian citizens who have been
included on that list and they haven't seen that it's still. not published. if they want to prevent russian citizens they don't like the united states they can do it without their guardians without any show well remember the off record conversation that obama and mediator had and obama promised to be more flexible right after elections but from what you're saying how how how much flexible can he really be or allow himself to be with this republican opposition in congress well i think that's the peculiarities of the american system and in a congressman can freeze consideration of. very important issues just because the beef from his particular state is not being admitted to one country in the other for the senate the reasons and. the issues of global importance could be just frozen because of the. interest of
one single state in the united states. the interest having nothing to do with the substance of the issue in question. so sometimes these issues of huge importance like the you know israeli palestinian conflict and the need to settle it being kept hostages for years and years. because of the peculiarity of the american electoral cycles we would prefer. to approach international issues on the basis of the their merit and on the basis of the crying need to do something to get a result looking back at your domestic politicking interests. russia's foreign minister thank you very much for this interview thank you.
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