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just chill. out and. play any shot down off the coast of syria killing fifteen russian defense ministry says israeli fighter jets are to blame for drawing the far of syrian air defenses directly at the. beautiful gritty jets deliberately created the dangerous situation by the warships and located in that area. israel confirm strikes on syrian territory but insists syria iran and the armed group hezbollah responsible for the downing of the jet. israeli army of the russian president extend condolences to the families of the plane's crew some of the remains along with personal belongings
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have been located in the mediterranean sea where the aisle twenty and. thanks for joining us this is r.t. and. israel is to blame for the downing of a russian military plane off the coast of syria according to russia's defense ministry claims israeli air force used. twenty as cover from syrian air defenses missiles from which hit the russian plane fifteen crew members died as a result four israeli fighter jets have been targeting syrian facilities in latakia province the town. so now suppose it would be up on the seventeenth of september at around ten pm for israeli fighter jets launched guided bombs on syrian military facilities near the city old for the taqiyya the bombing occurred in the immediate vicinity of where the russian aisle twenty was coming into land the israeli jets
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deliberately created a dangerous situation the israeli pilots used the russian plane as cover against the syrian air defense systems as a result the russian aisle twenty was brought down by a syrian air defense missile there's no way the israeli pilots could not have seen that russian plane. israeli military confirms its jets targeted syrian facilities but blamed the planes downing on the syrian government itself along with iran and hezbollah which israel views as a terrorist group we've asked damascus to comment on the israeli allegations we'll bring you their response as we get it meanwhile in a phone conversation with benjamin netanyahu vladimir putin stressed israeli operations are taking place in violation of syria's sovereignty is our middle east correspondent pulis lier. the russian president vladimir putin has spoken with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and during that phone conversation netanyahu expressed his great he blamed the downing of the russian aircraft on syria and he also stressed the importance and i'm quoting of continued security
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cooperation between the sides to prevent a repeat of what happened on monday night now natalia who didn't repeat his political position that he's had for years and that is that israel will be determined to stop iran's military build up inside syria and the transfer of weapons to hezbollah there so certainly netanyahu not suggesting that israel's going to stop its military strikes in syria moving forward he did however say that israel was prepared to share all details for a fire investigation to be conducted with the russian side he went so far as to suggest that the israeli commander of the air force flying to russia to provide full details for such an investigation this is a severe test in terms of what is often presented as a strategic relationship and a close relationship between netanyahu and putin now the israeli defense forces has also issued a statement in which it says it mourns the deaths of the fifteen russian servicemen
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it did acknowledge that it carried out bombings against targets inside syria on monday night but also stressed just like the israeli prime minister that it was not responsible. these are expresses sorrow for the death of the air crew members of the russian plane that was down tonight butin syrian anti-aircraft fire israel holds the assad regime whose military showdown the russians blame fool are responsible for this incident the israeli army has conducted an initial inquiry of the incident and they point out and i'm quoting here that the syrian anti-aircraft fire was indiscriminate extensive and inaccurate they also say that the syrian army norns to its missiles when the israeli air force aircraft was a really back in israeli space and they also say that the russian plane was hit and when it was hit it was not within the area of the israeli operation at the same time they also say that they notified their russian counterparts about these strikes using existing communication mechanisms now this seems to contradict
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information that emerged earlier after a phone conversation between the russian defense minister. and his israeli counterpart of a door lieberman and after that conversation we heard the russians saying that israel gave less than a minute's notice that it was going to conduct these strikes through the working hotline that is used to portray such information the russian defense minister also said that there was no way that the pilots could not have seen the russian claims bearing in mind that it was coming into land from an altitude of some five kilometers all of this followed before israeli jets that pounded against various or insights on monday night seven people were injured at a power station during that attack there was also a french frigate that was flying from the mediterranean sea the result was fifteen russian servicemen killed just as the plane was coming to land at the russian air force base of humain near the syrian city of latakia all of that happening around
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ten o'clock local time monday evening. the downed russian plane was twenty the patrol aircraft known by nato as the coot has a top speed of six hundred seventy five kilometers per hour and a wing span of around thirty seven meters we now interest your ability their twenty's in service is the soviet union. marking the outline of a plane with candles that's how residents of the russian city of sevastopol paid tribute to the fifteen creme members of the downed aircraft people gathered at the walls of a sevastopol air base prayers and a minute's silence will help putin said the downing of the plane was due to a tragic chain of events. when people are dying especially in such circumstances it's always a tragedy it's a tragedy for all of us for the country and for the relatives of our killed comrades and i extend my condolences to the relatives of those killed in this
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situation is different from the one when a turkish jet shot down a plane back then turkey intentionally shot down the aircraft but now it looks like a chain of accidental events our position on this incident was presented in the ministry of defense statements which was fully coordinated with me about our response first we will do everything we can to provide even more security for the russian military in syria and these will be steps that everyone will notice. graph which is an old big aircraft it's a propeller aircraft so that provided the radar homing device of the air defense would could be could be basically reoriented to that larger traffic. to that larger. target which is very likely it was intentionally done by the by the israelis. the russian president has said that moscow willing hands his
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military security in syria and the measure is all going to be felt and exactly what you wouldn't disappoint to in town you would interpret those was how would you expect russia to respond how do you think they should respond. well i think there are reports that the s. three hundred air defense the more cysts sophisticated air defense. are going to be are definitely going to be. sent to syria and installed and perhaps manned by by russians themselves i think that's predictable they. they basically need to stay the course i think and they need to keep up the the the way that they have approached the terrorist controlled zones is creating civilian evacuation kora doors and they've gone they've offered reconciliation to the syrian
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militants and they have gone a little by little step by step that's been successful in aleppo and good to end there on the other places and i think that's probably what the syrians are going to do now. of course syria has the perfect right to have support from iran and the iranians have played a supportive role the role of iran has been exaggerated by israel and other countries all along but they have they've been helpful they've got special forces there they've got technical advisors and syria has the right to keep those people there it's not for israel to dictate to other countries who they can have on their own territory and now we've got the case where israel as admitted to launching two hundred attacks over the last eighteen months against syria this needs to be called out ended now instead the united nations and so i hope. syria with its allies. well stay the course and keep moving forward and as i said the diplomat
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here is really russia and syria and its forces in contrast with that just one final comment here we saw a big contrast with that today at the united nations security council where the new united states special representative for syria james jeffrey basically threatened that there will be no peace in syria as long as it raining in forces or advisors are within syria so here they're threatening. to prolong and protests and continue the war on syria so that's a that's a clear but that kind of threat is a clear violation of the international the united nations charter itself pre-show you are into taishan events thanks for joining us rick rick's stillings my guest investigative journalist. last night's incident was not the first time israel has
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been in action against syria we discussed the previous cases with the david shooting. the reason why russia pointing the finger at the israelis is because of those past hostile actions so that israeli forces often took aim at syrian targets so if we go back rewind to the tenth of february twenty eight hundred that's where an israeli f. sixteen fighter jet crashed after being hit by syrian air defenses during an offensive in syria the two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern israel and it's believed that that was the first time that israel lost one of its jets during the syrian conflict following that incident a phone call did take place between president putin and prime minister netanyahu now i'll explain a couple more incidents on the ninth of april russian syria accused israel of carrying out strikes against the four airbase which is near palmira in central syria just one month on if we go forward there was
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a face to face meeting between continents and yahoo on the eighth of may in front of eighteen and a little hard came out after that meeting and said that russia was likely to limit actions in syria israeli actions in syria two days after that meeting another incident happened and we can't forget the syrian reaction considering that these airstrikes have taken place without a u.n. london. this aggressive conduct by design is. nothing but an increase in tensions in the region what we do know is that the syrian government invited russia to help during the syrian civil war back in twenty fifteen and russia has almost turned a blind eye to these israeli air strikes have been taking place they've been feeling that they've been acting its diplomats in a very complex region mediating between the various players israel being one of them so if we look at the bigger picture and at this latest incident which took part place at ten pm local time on the seventeenth of september the russian
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ministry of the certain defense is saying that the israeli jets hid behind the russian plane which led to it being set on fire that's a bold accusation from russia and maybe it's because of these continuous air strikes that the that have been going on despite the fact that israel and russia have been allies they have been claiming to be friends of russia and and that's a contradiction in itself from the russian perspective at all it's almost like a betrayal for them so there's no doubt the tensions between the two nations have grown. so highly a former member of the pakistan force gave us his reaction to the incident. but what as a former air crew as a form of i can analyze and give you my personal opinion i could be wrong but i believe that you see in this particular case there is a possibility that russia is right back to this big. shadow of the twenty was used as
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a cover by the for attacking israeli f. sixteen fighter aircraft because please remember that in february for the first time an israeli f. sixteen was shot down by a similar missile and this time there is a chance that they may not be building to take the risk of you know facing the fire coming from the syrian side and then they have taken cover off the aircraft now you see i've flown in that area and i normally vell that there are there are a radar contacts of illiberal the israelis must be monitoring it and there are israeli controllers who speak the russian language they could have formed this particular aircraft but the one in which game only a minute short of it was far too late that means that the die had been cast and these sixteen aircrew and the ill fated twenty had already been sacrificed
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to save those four f. sixteen s i mean this is my personal opinion who has given permission to the israelis to come and bomb them over there the united nations is there mossad is supposed to be one of the top more intelligence agencies in the world by going to church information with russia or more importantly with the united nations which can pick action over there if they are going to dig in action and they also claim that they have done it two hundred times earlier than i think such an accident was venting to happen and i'm sorry for the time being prime of ac it seems israel is to be blamed. a foreign ministry has summoned these really ambassador of the incident these are active they cannot sustain tank come out of our capital just how relations between russia and israel are now likely to play out. well what we expect as a first response is to limit is really capability inside syrian and probably lebanese
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airspace the israelis are not going to be given free hand anymore we think it would be the natural response because there will be there there must have been a lot of pressure on russia from syrian. leadership from the syrian government saying look these people are raining free you can't stop them you don't upgrade our systems our systems are too old and you don't participate in this now russia has been a victim of these additional egan's itself so it can be. you know a step forward in this and can draw a line and say ok no more is really. intervention otherwise we will take action and we will always who want against russian servicemen being targeted and now it happened we're not going to allow this anymore so this is the first response that we expect. is really missile strikes came just hours after the russian and turkish presidents agreed to create a buffer zone in syria's province in order to protect civilians the goal is to
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separate the syrian government forces from the militants in the country's last major rebel stronghold of reports. we saw men. dominated headlines last stronghold of jihad it's al qaida rebels and the syrian army was poised determined to win them would have been messy would have drawn the entire world is following our meeting the statement that we're going to make after the talks may bring hope to the region the president of russia and turkey spent almost five hours closer to the way working out a deal that wouldn't plunge into bloody chaos a deal to avert a military operation a peace deal. we have decided to create a demilitarized zone along the battle line by the fifteenth of october it will be between fifteen and twenty kilometers wide we will move radicalize militants out of
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the senate including all missouri. really together with russia we will make maximum effort to get rid of all radical groups from this territory turkey and russia will both patrol this territory to ensure compliance. the gist of it is getting radical islamists al-qaeda in syria for one away from the front lines withdrawing heavy weapons artillery tanks to make sure the fingers don't spark anymore escalations opening up the routes allowing travel through contested territories for civilians and russian turkish troops would oversee it all patrol this demilitarized zone but there are concerns the initials abortions to the future of a main concern is that the militants pose a threat to lepper province the city of aleppo and to military compounds in syria
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tartus and may mean the problem is the hardest who are bent on spoiling any peace effort they have everything to lose if it falls it will mark the end of the syrian war their final defeat assad knows it wouldn't be easy or clean it seems to be for this deal it looks like the military operation has been shelved for now probably draws the best military and diplomatic solution to the the decision is very important indeed be worth was looking for a military confrontation really. not the fight there is more causality of there is normal interoperation there is not expected clashes between the government forces then the radical groups in the long probably does the militarized zone will be the way where the radical groups will leave the area not only the people about
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all for. the turkish president wasn't exaggerating when he said the world's eyes were on this meeting stakes are so high here for the gulf states for the west especially they spent untold billions arming and financing the syrian rebels only to lose. we consider any assault and lead to be a reckless escalation of the conflicts if assad russia and iran continue down the path their own the consequences will be dire the world will hold them responsible how much of that was genuine concern for civilians and how much is bitterness over losing you decide for yourself it's occurring that we have the discussions that are ongoing discussions we are one and president putin. is far as you watch what's taking place on the ground as you start to see the potential of this and i think i think. the discussions that are having we're just down a path of
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a potential where you're going to get something that was kinetic if they were actually engaged in a level of dialogue nevertheless the united states pentagon seem cheered by this latest deal a bloody battle has been averted and geodes to being marginalized but perhaps most importantly is the precedent for compromise and that's happened red china has retaliated to the latest u.s. trade tariffs story more after the break. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you long for the rich eight point six
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percent market saw thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need remember of one one business shows you can't afford to miss the one and only. in the age of trump winning is all that matters the phrase by any means necessary has truly been weaponized now politics has little to do with policy front and center a perceived cultural grievances and resentments just ask redcap. china's
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announced tariffs on u.s. goods with sixty billion dollars in response the president sums latest measures against beijing. then don't move on look for a response to the action taken by the us side china has to take necessary countermeasures to defend its own legitimate rights and interests and save guard the global order or free trade today i directed the united states trade representative to proceed with placing additional tariffs on roughly two hundred billion dollars of imports from china the terrorists will take effect on september twenty fourth twenty eighteen and be set as level of ten percent until the end of the year when generally the first the terrorists will rise twenty five percent. the top of ministration other imposed two rounds of tariffs on chinese imports this year first aluminum and steel were targeted then in the summer charges were raised on thirty four billion dollars worth of other chinese goods. in the streets of beijing the chinese government's retaliation was met with approval for hurting your
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street being used to stop the u.s. through imposing through the world on reasonable policies but we're trying our but not to start a trade war with each other therefore this policy is necessary yeah which of course and this has a significant the fact that china china's countermeasures show that were not afraid and we will strike back would you like to i think trump imposing tariffs on chinese goods is absolutely wrong or at least breaks the rules. it was chang professor of political science at the city university of hong kong told us the spot could damage both countries. and protect that is that you said he also didn't break on the bank of station scheduled to be held next week we have unfortunately the so-called straight wall to come on the dispute which into two countries can be seen off to suit all due to share in the economy and in the science and technology fields in
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the coming trend the thirty year old be off the air but his fields will tend to be long drawn out all the old steel parts of the key being on sale for a wall which will be very damaging the whole country. five people have been killed and twenty injured in the collision between two buses and rush is their own as region one of the vehicles was stationary at the side of a highway when the other slammed into it at high speed and she's the helicopter was sent in with a paramedic crew as you can see they had to lift the injured passengers out of the windows according to russian media reports the driver of the speeding vehicle for the sleep at the whale investigation is on going. to wrap things up for this news hour thomas will bring it to date in half an hour.
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