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nato we're funds is not going to take part of the military campaign against syria as a u.s. nuclear aircraft carrier has a serious direction meanwhile. revelations that a british company was granted a license fix or potential no gas agents in syria that the government here they think tough questions about how that was allowed to happen. also this hour a thousand days in confinement house arrest time spent in a london prison and now living in the ecuadorian embassy is the price we can leaks founder julian assange has paid and he's been so full transparency. and radiation at japan's fukushima nuclear plant has spikes to lethal levels still to be enough to kill him just four hours of exposure.
international news live from moscow this isn't she with me here national policy thanks for joining us. nato has once again said it's not going to take part in possible military action against this sewer and government adding that if allies individually opt for intervention they will need to win why had public support five meanwhile america's navy is continuing to step up its presence in the region ahead of the congressional vote on its comes as president obama called for strikes against assad government leaving the war door open even those no eventual approval from lawmakers and nuclear power carries now in the red sea to support the consumer if ordered that's accompanied by five smaller washrooms armed with tomahawk cruise
missiles the same kerry group took part in the u.s. military operation in afghanistan there are currently five u.s. destroyers loaded with missiles in the mediterranean along with an amphibious assault ship and a letter to the u.n. see where has asked the world body to prevent american aggression is maria finnell has been finding out how the escalation of the situation is affecting syrians. tomorrow next week next month series wondering if only when america's missiles will strike and what the aftermath will be but for many people here it doesn't pay to linger on what tomorrow will bring because the resolve ready award today. the how it went on the money we are like we've been at war for two years with bombs falling in our hands just a few kilometers from here cruise missiles or apples what is the difference in the us i could get the shot every day every hour every minute tween der bombardment
we have bombs and terror attacks shelling it's not very hard to face america after dealing with a jihadi us for so long you know michelle will lead not his real name has a nice apartment in an upmarket area of damascus but a year ago he moved into the hotel his running for safety reasons after family member was kidnapped by what he says were members of an al qaeda linked group we don't feel safe of course not because of. of. the stripe we've got just at the last not they are throwing these things against a sea of civilians and that's very bad and have had a looser is considered to be one of the most successful and aggressive opposition forces promote in fundamental islam and proclaiming the end of the assad regime they have believed to hold several districts around damascus where they engage in almost daily battles with government troops both the u.n. and the u.s.
and others consider it a terrorist organization a treaty by saying that america should side because we are fighting terrorism america doesn't agree i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets but that's just another entry on a long list of daily concerns which already includes terror attacks that pains and kill. those living in residential areas of damascus say several days ago they started receiving letters like this one advising them to clear their basements in preparation. for now no one i spoke to who like the would follow the advice syrians may vote with their feet when the bombs start to fall and for now good plenty of other things to worry about. grief reported from damascus in syria. and from off color or she's worried if an optional twitter has been attempting to find out how other countries in the region would respond to a u.s.
strike on syria. would be in the. online. is being revealed that were fish farms a pervious sale of chemicals to syria which can be used to make the sarin nerve agent that was the substance allegedly used during last month's attack near damascus which is central to washington's case of military action licenses to sell the chemicals were granted to a u.k. company although they were never actually delivered. investigates. business secretary vince cable certainly going to be facing some tough questions over these revelations that the british government has granted export licenses to as yet as yet unnamed british company now this was for substances to be sent to syria and it was due to so-called chilled use substances and that was potassium fluoride and
sodium fluoride and both these agents can be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas or those export licenses granted by the department for business innovation and skills it's reported in january the seventeenth and eighteenth and that license valid for six months in two thousand and twelve when the civil war in syria was already raging but huge concern anyway again about the suspected chemical weapon stockpiles a map of some of the suspected sites there of course huge concern about what the syrian government could potentially be doing with those chemical weapons but of course also that some of those sites could fall into the wrong hands if the situation gets ever more complex but it's thought here today there are going to be questions tabled in parliament really runs through and scrutinize exactly how these licenses for chemical agents that could be used in the types of weapons that
the syrian government are being accused of using on their own people who granted. and we've just got the reaction from the national makers of the day international tension over syria let's now get a little fun. thomas now live from central moscow so sean now how being any new statements from the russian side ben well certainly president vladimir putin spoke today and it seems that russia is proactively trying to get involved in coming up with a global solution on the problem of syria in fact putin agrees to send to lawmakers to the united states to meet with congress to discuss the situation on the ground in syria and saying that only through open dialogue and communication between these two countries where there has been pretty much a stalemate at the u.n. security council they can come up with a solution that is agreeable to both the united states and to russia and of course to syria as well now this comes after sergey lavrov addressed students at moscow
state university of foreign relations today being the first day of class and he started off with some broad general statements about the western position on the middle east saying that the policies are inconsistent and that there are double standards that exist but specifically speaking to the idea of the united states having evidence saying that it was the assad regime that used chemical weapons inside syria he said that it just does not pan out in fact he said there's no concrete evidence no locations were given no names were given no specifics of any kind and this into his own words about what he had to say. which he rose and expense we believe we've seen these papers there is no evidence it's just accusations if you have read any super secret data well you need to remove the secrecy because we're talking about war and peace. now the big news also is that lavrov talked about the situation in march back in aleppo where russia believed
that it was the syrian rebels that used chemical weapons a point into evidence that russian. experts had looked at saying that the ordinance that were used were not manufactured by any professional company the gas that was used was also not done on a professional grade suggesting that it was the rebels that used chemical weapons at that point in time then russia wanted a u.n. investigation but it seemed to what he says his western partners on the u.n. security council didn't seem interested in investigating back then in march but now . reiterated russia's position and strongly is against intervention and putin now saying that perhaps as congress goes through a debate in the next coming weeks and the vote goes to congress russian lawmakers will be a part of that conversation as well. thomas is live from central moscow thank you very much indeed for that shot a leopard shade and carin lake felt as
a journalist and also specializing in american interventions has recently returned from syria and she joins us now live from berlin karyn lake felt very much indeed for joining us here at south sea nature doesn't want any military action but individual members of course might receive. is it possible that they can draw other members. other member states into the syrian conflict. well as we know the nature of states are closely connected with each other so if one states for example turkey will. decide to intervene and to act at the side of possible. u.s. military strike of course they will draw for example germany and the never learns into the fighting because both of these states along with as well as the united
states have patriot missiles rockets systems based in the border area with syria and they will definitely will be involved also germany for example is providing nato with. crafts for intelligence and of course they will be involved as well and we know that there is a mediterranean. mission of the nato to gether with united with united nations in the eastern mediterranean head of the. coast of lebanon and i'm quite sure they will be involved in this strikes as well so it's not easy and i think it's not possible actually for one nato state or to nato states to get involved in an airstrike against syria without drawing the others into it russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov said that the u.s.
keeping its chemical weapons evidence secret is inappropriate why is washington not releasing their findings to the world looking for international support there. well the only explanation i have is that they are not sure about the material they received they received it from intelligence officers mainly from israel and probably from intelligence officers on the ground inside syria and they either don't want to reveal these sources which are actually. acting inside syria or this is maybe one reason but on the other side i think they are not really sure about the material they received and that's why they don't really use it to the public if they would be sure about it they would release it to the public and we see there's a lot of u.s. naval power in the mediterranean right now doesn't mean obama will consult congress and then go to war regardless of what they say maybe it's
just a threat. you know to bring all these carriers and all these ships and . boats into the eastern mediterranean of course that is a threat which they are building up. ahead of. building up towards damascus and towards syria and of course towards iran as well they are threatening lebanon just as well. we have to wait and see what actually will happen when obama was asked whether he will go to war against syria even if he does not get the ok from the congress he didn't answer this question so we have to say wait and see what he will do right journalist karyn lakefield sank you very much indeed for speaking to us thank you. thank you and they were saying you need to
know about what's going on and a round series on our website goes on to dot com for our live updates on the chemical weapons crisis. and also coming up for you lace a new program released so within hours of exposure the latest inspections show radiation levels of the devastated for nuclear plant in japan are eighteen times higher than just over a week ago and also to count. one thousand days and counting that's how long we kill expounded change on a song i spend on to house arrest in london and in the ecuadorian embassy all the details on to admire a short break. but all over my language of what i will only react to situations i have read the
reports of the legal pollution and no i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to save their lives or carry out a call is on the dog you know gone a. little bit joe no more weasel words. when you made a direct question are you prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a bad. freedom of speech and little doubt the freedom to question. it will be. sunny it's technology innovation all the lives developments from around russia we've gone through huge earth covered.
if you're watching live from moscow welcome by house arrest a short spell in a london jail and trapped in the u.k.'s ecuadorian embassy that's where we can be expounded julian assange has spent the past one thousand days is hoping to avoid extradition to sweden where he's wanted on sex crime allegations and if he leaves the embassy and steps food on british soil hell most likely be arrested immediately and there also fears that assad could face espionage charges in the uighurs because his side revealed so much downing information about how the country operates we can expose costs and kristinn hrafnsson told us the outcome of the recent high profile whistleblower trial and a word about us on just pate. it is quite obvious if you read through the transcript of the trial against chelsea manning and see what kind of arguments were
raised there and how often we can use was mentioned in the trial that there is a very strong possibility that the next target is to innocence and it might also already be an indictment against him and all the others in our organization we see as well the escalating war against to those who commit the act of journalism and this is escalating from month to month the argument is this that bradley manning was the first whistle blower and he was history who has been. prosecuted and found guilty on the basis of us journalists will come next it could possibly be we can leaks and to all the media organizations it's a real possibility and we know about the ongoing investigation in the us into we can leave which has been now going on for three years and probably cost. quite
a sum of money because it has been substantiated as one of the biggest criminal investigation in la times in the u.s. so it is a very worrying situation. if you missed something on air you can always get the full picture oh no website and he is someone will tell you right now getting high but for now and you have polls as u.k. has become the antics with sobering statistics alcohol and drug consumption among brits get the full picture on our website. and these people are seeing red in a celebration of the color of their head you can watch the downswing displayed for agency page. t.v. . radiation on japan's devastated fukushima nuclear plant is eighteen times higher than just over a week ago is believed to be enough to kill anyone exposed in just four days new
equipment to detect to be dangerous radiation levels around tongues which is still toxic the plans operate at tepco has come under a wave of criticism for its handling of the cleanup at the facility damaged by the powerful earthquake and tsunami back in march twenty seventh last month authorities admitted a muscle amount of radioactive water may have leaks into the ocean and there are also claims up to three hundred tons of contaminated water is seeping into the pacific from fukushima every day japan's prime minister has promised the government would age tepco monitoring the build up of huge amounts of rage or actually has. melted fuel from the dumbest realises independent nuclear consultant sean bernie believes the situation on the facility is far from being under control. technically them selves didn't have the chair probably no one has it for the project so again with a very complex three reactor meltdown and spent fuel in the pools they probably don't
have enough workers on site their workers in depth to get a game since they're not being told about the themselves or probably not knowing about it. and then going forward this is a problem is only going to get worse there is already way we get it into absolute certainty the amount on site you keep saying is there's three times as much caesium very dangerous radioactive get into your three times as much as was released by the chernobyl accident he's sitting in the trenches in the tank so it's a sure sign. an improvised bomb has exploded in egypt's capital injuring two people according to the state news agency no one has claimed responsibility for that time but the country has been grabbed by under arrest says the ouster of is a mess president morsi in july and it's been announced that will stand trial for inciting violence and the murder of protesters back in december along with other
members of the muslim brotherhood the country government has set up a panel to revive egypt's constitution with the brotherhood refusing to participate independent journalist and political analyst here on min believes only concessions from both sides in the conflict can resolve the political crisis that. violence can only breed violence i see the only way out as consolation as you know marginalize ation and isolation of the muslim brotherhood can only lead to more protests and more violence so i think only negotiations and that is the only way out of the political crisis right now. we see you know hundreds of . thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters islamists not just muslim brotherhood but other islamist groups and they cannot be left out of the political
process this can only lead to a deadlock an impasse really but i believe that there have to be concessions on both sides the muslim brotherhood if it wants to survive this crisis has to make concessions and join negotiations otherwise they will be left out in the cold and the government as well must reach out otherwise they would be making the very same mistake that morsi made when he isolated the liberal opposition. it's maybe one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world but the infamous ass chewed over the french could be doing the country's tourism trade home so much so that these die it can only times drives been launched to get locals to smile and encourage travelers to spend more. going to go up are. smiling faces the belie a troubled economy with the number of job seekers rising to three point one eight
million in july from the twenty seventh month in a row and a budget deficit the government can barely rein in france has been walking on eggshells since europe's economic crisis hit but there is a small respite visiting the street dangers of more modern paris is the last for any tourist in the city francis clenches title of world's top destination it's one of twelve with eighty three million visitors and thirty three million in paris alone but the numbers may not be enough as the reality is not always up to a car with a dream. of a city like known as much for its beauty as its unfriendliness at the extreme end of it a few years ago dozens of japanese tourists were reported to have been struck with the so-called paris syndrome they were so madly affected by rude encounters that they had to be repatriated back to japan and the state of shock. very says beautiful it's wonderful but the present siren and they have to change this because
they rely on revenue from to emerge from other people that they're rude but i haven't had any reading counters myself i'm shocked at the behavior of some people who are supposed to be tourism professionals i won't get into details but really i'm shocked at the attitude they've given me. with tourism making up more than seven percent of the french gross domestic product tourist officials in the country's capital decided to attempt the naysayers claim is impossible giving those who work in the service industry to be more wasn't. a good thing was launched this summer in paris called do you speak truest guide for. drivers and shopkeepers on how to behave towards their city's guests giving them country by country advice on what is expected from them. it is important for everyone involved in parents' economy to treat those who are better regardless of their nationality in order to make them want to come back and to spend move. and
that's precisely where france lags behind the competition despite being the number one destination the un world tourism organization found out that visitors to the u.s. spend twice as much as those who travel to france and that's despite fewer people making the journey to the states that the loss of revenue is proving twice as costly as europe continues to struggle with a debt crisis that seriously endangering the french economy this paris taxi driver insists though that while the dream you speak tourist is a good idea creating positive experience is not a one way street. first of all for us taxi drivers that are passengers who are very excuse me for saying so annoying. something they may simply have to accept in the smile they want to hold onto one of its economic basis i mean this move losing hands but it's important to remember the good manners cost nothing as france
is learning bad manners maybe very pricey indeed. tester sylvia r.t.e. paris. and up next the fish are not as they were you guys they jam debate in the latest edition of interview show so hand. many gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the. homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal
a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see that exported stoli is produced and bowed in latvia by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smirnoff which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself we did support the american worker people off the panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even hinting against
homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion. of. economic sounds in the final. day of the deal sang night and the rest of your life it's a neat. it will be a really long. lead
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