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lethal decision the u.s. is set to provide military aid to the syrian rebels now has high confidence of the small scale use of chemical weapons. and the top of his government stepping up the pressure on protesters with another crackdown on a rally in crowds and. the prime minister issues his final ultimatum. and as iranians go to the polls to choose their new leader we look at the man spending his last days in office review the legacy of president.
with worldwide news live from moscow with me research thank you for joining us today. washington has given the green light for the arming of the syrian rebels to prop up the opposition and plan for a limited no fly zone over syria that's also being drawn up and it comes off to the u.s. administration concluded that assad's forces had used chemical weapons on a small scale details now from our correspondent we're in a port. this is quite a game changer being announced by the obama administration what we know is that the u.s. has decided that it will provide military support to syrian rebels but u.s. officials would not specify what that support will involve the national security council that the pfizer ben rhodes says that the new assistance to the syrian rebels will be different from the non-lethal communications type of quitman that the u.s. has given before and this of course leads many to believe that the united states will now be arming the syrian opposition now these decisions are being made after
the u.s. intelligence community has independently concluded that the syrian government has used chemical weapons including the nerve agent gas sarin on a small scale against the opposition however washington so far has failed to disclose what specific evidence they have what has led them to make these conclusions and this announcement but this is counter to what a chief u.n. investigator said just two months ago during our investigation for crimes against humanity and war crimes. we collect its weakness to money. the made to appear that some chemical weapons were used in particular. in. what appear on. to our investigation that was used
by openings by the ribbons and we have no known indication as to who the government. government has used chemical weapons but i was of you to the. first the first indication we got. to the use of never opening the united states decision now to provide more military support to the syrian opposition comes ahead of a peace conference that's supposed to take place geneva at the end of this month or be they have one next month that conference was organized by the united states and russia and it was aiming to get both sides from syria to come together at the table and talk about how there could be a transitional government forms and ultimately and the ongoing violence that's been taking place in syria according to the united nations ninety three thousand people
have been killed since this civil war began more than two years ago we should note that many experts have indicated that and believe it argued that adding more arms to such a heavily violent conflict that's ongoing in syria would actually fuel an arms race it would make the circumstance there the environment there so much more dangerous spots as we see from the get out since made by the obama administration that washington plans to aid syrian rebels militarily and they won't give specifics but it looks as though that the united states will be arming the syrian opposition. and we're already getting reaction from moscow the head of the state duma foreign affairs committee claims the evidence of the use of chemical weapons by outside forces is being fabricated alexei pushkov says president obama are simply making the same mistakes as his predecessor george w.
bush now author and historian gerald hall and he believes that washington's allegations will simply only serve to escalate the conflict and it seems to me this is a very dangerous an ominous moment particularly since sunni clerics of just met in cairo egypt in a call for a holy war against the regime in damascus and instead of trying to calm things down it seems to me the obama administration is about the throw gasoline on the flames keep in mind also the just a few weeks ago the turkish authorities now that some of the rebels housed in turkey had syrian weapons that's weapons in their possession keep in mind as well that it's difficult to say if these weapons were used if they were used who used them for example what was the chain of custody that allows the obama administration to conclude that it was damascus and not the rebels how did those samples get from the battlefield to washington how do we know that so i'm really gate soldier in the
syrian military use these weapons precisely to invite intervention by washington there's so many questions i look forward to seeing the evidence although i don't think that the administration will be able to provide it. and here it are to you we always love it when you get involved with stories here today on the website we're asking what you think of president obama's decision to end up arming the syrian rebels let's see what you're saying from our dot com and bring up the numbers for this hour. while the numbers keep on changing every single hour sixty one percent now saying more than a half is just simple warmongering down now losing a point to twenty nine percent saying well this is perhaps to help fight his off of the recent defeats in a few very suppose a bad string of victories for the rebels as well down to a very small seven percent while it took obama far too long his decision has come far too late and just a very small handful of of us saying well perhaps this is the right move by america
if indeed the use of chemical weapons is can would love to know what you think our global online poll still in effect would gauge in your polls what's next with america saying it will the rebels in syria well while the u.s. is still to decide just how far it might go with syria its allies are preparing themselves for a possible flood of refugees and germany could end up bearing the brunt giving shelter to some ten thousand who have already fled syria says germany already fears the radical threat potentially posed by the return of hundreds of europeans who've gone to fight assad or he's proud of all of the reports. these protesters behind be in pearl in a campaigning for better rights for refugees here in germany and the number of refugees in the country could be set to rise by around ten thousand now that's the number of people escaping violence in syria that's expected to come here to germany when it comes to the international response to the own going crisis in the
embattled middle eastern country germany has certainly be more reserved and its criticism and some of its european partners particularly the likes of france and the united kingdom both of those have called for sending arms and perhaps even military personnel to aid the rebels fighting against the tree of the syrian government that germany has and they have kept their involvement purely diplomatic however there are those in germany that fear that the actions of countries like france and like the u.k. could see germany drawn into the conflict further by the back door. on germany's not in the same position as france and great britain who would like to stay away from this conflict but there are some attempts to drag the country in as far as i know there are right now thirty six fighters in other words terrorists from the free syrian army who are getting treatment in german military hospitals only to be crushed and sent on their way back to syria to terrorize the civilian population.
the authorities in berlin say that they know that people have left from germany to go and fight in syria and they also confirm that many of these are fighting with radical islamic groups against the assad government forces there is now a worry that these people could return home and pose a potential terrorist threat on the streets of germany i think it's a double threat the first threat is of course for syria and for syrian civilians as well as for the syrian army that recruits from europe holding european passports are traveling there are fighting and of course they are learning there are terrorists fighting skills. when they're out there and the danger that those people will come back to europe one day sooner or later and practice their skills in germany in britain in france and we know from all the countries now these terrorists are traveling to syria and they will come back so this might become a really big challenge and a big danger for also for the security in europe but with no end in sight to the
violence ongoing in syria it seems very likely that ten thousand won't be the final number of refugees fleeing the violence that find their way here to germany and we could see that rice in the future. well it's been another night of violence in the turkish capital ankara with police brutally dispersing crowds are rallying against the government of this well prime minister out of the one issued a final warning to protesters demanding an end to the occupation of tech seems gezi park any stamboul ultimately the flashpoint and symbol of two weeks' worth of unrest we're going to go is in turkey following these ongoing turbulent times. we've seen the protests the pros has broken out by police yet again with the use of tear gas and rubber bullets all of this happened just in the early hours of friday almost at the same time when five of the series we see whether presented as from
the protesters gezi park of course all of this comes as prime minister has initially said that his patience has run out and that everybody who is not complying with the rules of the turkish government will be dispersed and the gezi park will be freed all over he did then meets with their presented of the protest movement in the limberlost information that we have learned is that there seems to have been some progress made but not no word yet exactly on what type of progress we're talking about here so again we're kind of holding our breaths here in turkey in the capital as well of course and in istanbul and seeing exactly how things develop from here and author and of course we will keep you updated. on the european parliament has blasted turkey for its quote disproportionate use of force against the protesters now that just made a prime minister out of the one furious he says he will not recognize the use
resolution against his own country. from the republican people's party shas been struggling to confront the ruling bloc in the turkish parliament as using creasing we worried over the escalating violence and out of a possible which. with concern we are trying to protect the peaceful protesters who are being exposed along with along with foreign journalists alone with everyone else students lol here is we are all exposed to the same vine and so i'm i'm in life witness to it that's why. we are very close here and not only about the heavy crackdown may well know the prime minister's worst but also that which. may follow everything else in the long run i am really observing here a culture of. this is this is at the end of the day this is and nation insults by the government. well whoever is wasn't in the way and it being in
the way that they the government want to it's. a stock that's calling them immoral . and on this. at the end of today for the trees. and all together with. trees already cut down there are about forty seven trees in that park and we still haven't heard the magical words to bring down the tension in the country which would be we're not going to cut down your trees and we're not going to do that which. is good to have you with us here in oxford today plenty more stories ahead if you are in this program including that of father leaks from the man who blew the
whistle on america's sweeping so violent program edward snowden tells a hong kong newspaper the n.s.a. has been hacking hundreds of targets in china yet a new twist in the cyber standoff between beijing and washington which. speed assuming the role of the victim. when the president does it depends it's not illegal these are the words of richard nixon barack obama appears to be saying the same defending mass appeal would conduct surveillance of citizens all over the world defenders of prism involved with some form and claim these programs protect lives but who is looking after protecting our rights.
polling stations as she filed this report. was iran's supreme leader is among the first protests today the country chooses its next president i hope you have a go to see how tall a company has just cast his ballot and of course no one knows who he voted for you can see many journalists are here who've been foreign reporters many have come to iran to cover the event and most of them are reporting on the show that when the supreme leader has cost over the country's out of politics and today's events speculates and that's why it's so offering a choice today's vote will unlikely to bring a new radical change to the country all together there are six candidates in today's race but of course no one can say at this point who's likely to wean opinion polls predict iran off but as it sat there were these leaflets we found distributed on the streets of tehran the future president of iran should believe in god be able to protect the country from its enemies have high moral standards and
have a good plan to improve the country's economic situation here's our report on where the mother is as legacy leaves the islamic republic akbar has been in real estate business for years in iran when we ask him to summarize the legacy of president ahmadinejad he talks about veto. power if you compare that right side increased by a hundred percent since last year we have no hope for the future of the economy is bad and it's getting worse one of the president's promises after taking office in two thousand and five was to make iran's vast oil revenues felt at the dining table of every single family was he leaves behind is a country hit by the worst financial crisis in the years but the raw some who say it's not what it is just who's to blame for the downturn under sanctions were tough recently and it's hard to keep afloat but the president you know the people i'm sure that iran is able to resist international pressure. the iranian economy has
been hit hard by a string of ever tough. sanctions imposed excessively by the e.u. the u.n. and the u.s. over accuse ations the countries trying to develop nuclear weapon something which was never approved as a lot of ahmadinejad has been able to stand up to the whole world over iran's nuclear program and the country is better off for it and other battle the departure in libya will be remembered for is his rhetoric about israel and iran six resident relations reached the point when even war seemed very possible and while ahmadinejad has not exactly been friendly towards israel the way facts have been juggled about him has done more damage to his reputation than his own words years ago a statement was mistakenly streamlet it to him which was inequity translated as israel must be wiped off the face of the map and actual words were that israel must vanish from the arena of time and didn't even belong to one ishant anyway the more
objective is to make up with the new judge a villain he stands for universal rights where every country would have an equal say but some powers want nothing but dominance and they focused on blocking the name of our president one of this year's presidential candidates doesn't agree say during the two thousand and nine elections campaign and criticized his advisors and they were off the race that's not the best and most honest way to get to power but . the deadly protests that raged across the country after the elections are also thought to have undermined our image the result many people were frightened of other let me not talk about my job at all. even those who don't totally support a when you say there is little he can actually do here according to our constitution the supreme leader has much more powers in this country almost every step the president takes should be supervised and blessed by the ayatollah so despite all the controversies surrounding president ahmadinejad it looks. like iran
will continue to be a force in the region and therefore will remain the fool in the side of the u.s. and its allies mahmoud ahmadinejad's eighty year presidency provokes mixed feelings a very controversial litter he was equally. in iran has been going to be president of both cold defender and political today if iraq is hopeless but his legacy will cost a shadow over the next president some time. break nationality tehran iran. well but of course. give you a taste of what what we're posting for this hour right now for example. france is in a state of chaos. on the ground as well this is a strike by air traffic controllers and railway workers paralyzed the country moving many people. to use their luggage for pillows details and pictures on our
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but for now the hunt for the man behind the massive u.s. intelligence leak edward snowden that full swing the f.b.i. pledging to take all necessary steps to find him and prosecute him meanwhile the. has been making some more revelations reportedly telling a hong kong newspaper that washington's routinely been hacking into chinese computer networks now he claims that the u.s. had been hitting hundreds of targets in hong kong mainland china since two thousand and nine. businesses government officials. and even hacking the accounts of chinese citizens and the revelations come off the washington was recently pointing the finger towards beijing blaming it for a series of cyber attacks u.s. officials have been unrelenting about what they see as the threat of chinese hackers well some leading american industrialists are calling for a serious response so demanding that beijing faces consequences for its actions
those demands are echoed by u.s. lawmakers who say cyber attacks from the chinese government simply put will not be tolerated and president obama touched on the issue noting that china must follow international norms regarding cyber security threats and a marjorie cohen a professor at the thomas jefferson school of law and she believes that snowden's revelations about china and his fight against this possible extradition will only attention to the ongoing relationship between the u.s. and china snowden could provide valuable information to china about american hacking into chinese communications it puts the chinese government in i guess an awkward position but in powerful position as well it puts the united states in a very awkward position and it's the american leaders are scrambling right now to decide how to deal with this how to deal with the chinese authorities there will
be tremendous pressure on the chinese government by the american authorities to extradite him time will tell what they decide to do and snowden's revelations were no big surprise to another man at the forefront of the battle for transparency the one and only wiki leaks founder julian assange and he credited the n.s.a. leaker for putting together a concrete proof that the internet is penetrated in every single aspect is a sneak peek of his exclusive interview to watch. where where most of the sudden revelations but in a thousand pieces from one court case here from a whistle blow there from a leaked document here it was thousand different revelations looking closely at like budgets and so on putting all this together. and so so those people deeply involved it's not surprising we. pretend about this but. what is surprising is to see such clear direct proof in simple documents.
in court orders secret court orders by states for massive deception and the various different forms of mass interception from when they're from. the high tech companies from fiber optic lines from the rise in another carries the united states these are rolled into mish together now into one system integration into one system . is surprising. you can watch other full interview with julian assange that's a bit later here on our t.v. at level thirty g.m.t. . but for now the environmentalists the sounding the alarm offer a shooter explosion rocked a chemical plant in louisiana killing one person and injuring around seventy at the deadly blasts at the complex a blaze residents of the surrounding area are they being told to stay indoors and keep their windows closed and the plan to produces highly flammable fuel for the
petrochemical industry and the reason for the explosion is currently under investigation it comes just two months after a similar incident at a fertilizer plant in texas killed fifteen and raised dozens of buildings to the ground according to reports the most recent inspection there took place about a quarter of a century ago and the management well they were fined for safety violations a publisher of the trends journal gerald celente he says government agencies are just too weak to enforce the regulations already in place you know are no regulations they're only words that are never in force it's a revolving door between industry and the legislature legislature and the legislature back to industry so what you have is a tangle of agencies both state and federal without any teeth and without any will to enforce the regulations that should be enforced because
it's the same people that represent the industry that are running the government are walled up a time here on r t two men two women shot dead inside a business center of this in the u.s. city of st louis a c.c.t.v. camera caught the gunman opening fire after an argument with his colleagues before vend turning the gun on himself he appeared to be the owner of one of the businesses it's believed the victims were his employees three people detained now by police. to chile where thousands of students angry at education costs of clash with police in the capital and there you see the tear gas and water cannons and students flooded the streets for a peaceful march still wearing uniforms before then turned violent about forty of them arrested there all opposing the fact they have to pay seventy five percent of the cost of their own educations. and right now rescue operations in effect in the
philippines after a ferry with fifty seven people sank one person reported dead so far so five say the vessel was overbalance with two buses and a truck on board the coast guard vessels and are scanning the area searching for thirty seven people still missing. i piddle about on cross talk just a moment. you know when i was in school they would tell us stories about that other goofy economic system in the eastern bloc and about why it was doomed to fail they tell us how terrified communist bureaucrats would work very hard to give the illusion of officials when their bosses were in town essentially out of fear they would try to
convince the state that everything was just fine they pronounce a fresh coat of paint on some stuff bump up their numbers in the books and get employees to put a smile on for the cameras so they wouldn't lose their jobs yeah this our teachers told us was a sign of true doomed economics rolling the clock forward twenty or thirty years the bosses of the current global economic system are in town and many locations around the upcoming g eight summit in northern ireland are doing their best to hide their economic downturn from the media according to our t.v. news the government of northern ireland has spent two million pounds dealing with derelict buildings some of these buildings have simply been knocked out but some have been spruced up like butcher shops with images of meat stuck over the windows to hide their barren interiors or the now famous local office supply store which contains no office supplies at all but it sure does look nice and i guess that's what counts spending two million pounds to hype economic downturn from the g eight and other eyes whether than spending it actually you know improving the local economy.