the british prime minister visited the city of salisbury on the first anniversary of the poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter alleges blunden is withholding the full truth of what happened twelve months ago. an offshoot of the al qaeda terror group stages a deadly surprise attack in syria as the u.s. offers a million dollar reward for information on the time of the lot and sun. also in syria heavy fighting resumed as u.s.
back to kurdish forces closing in on islamic states last stronghold that's just plus. i'd like to see as a broader coalition as we can put together a replacement to replace the whole corrupt regime. the u.s. national security adviser considers an international coalition to help in venezuela's opposition leader into power and invokes a sentry's old doctrine to justify ousting the country's president. a warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q and moscow thanks for joining us. british prime minister tourism a has visited the city of cells very a year after the poisoning of former russian double agent sergei skinner paul and his daughter you will the u.k. is failing to provide any answers even to the simplest of questions regarding the case artie's playboy reports. well the reason mays commemorated the
anniversary of the attack against the script while she's visited souls' berry and earlier she put out a statement saying that she commended the work of all those that took part in the decontamination efforts after everything took place in the investigations and also she praised the resilience of the residents of souls who have had to ensure a pretty eventful year i've been talking to some of the people here and many of them say they're still processing what happened take a lesson. be true. ciccio. just. go to. these two three four i mean you really get it. kind of made people see so. i put my bike cram there the everyday life what's
a mobile supporter with me so i just went straight back in for i so i wouldn't pick anything up any more. or less than i'm true to contamination is complete so. i don't think me saying well one year ago you'd be hard pressed to find many people outside the u.k. that knew much about the town of souls very or perhaps the height of the spier of the famous cathedral here but the attack against the script files that took place have put this place on the map and the international scandal that ensued has really ensured that sols barry has stayed rather famous it was here it was actually on a park bench on this green that on the fourth of march last year so gay and his daughter yulia scrip are were discovered slumped unconscious they were taken to hospital and pretty soon afterwards it became clear that this wasn't an ordinary medical incision that they were dealing with the script had been poisoned with military grade nerve agent
a substance known as nova chalk that had been. juiced in the soviet union and pretty soon after that the prime minister to resign may pinned the finger of blame squarely on moscow and there were diplomatic expulsions and a war of words ensued over what really had taken place here london says the kremlin dispatched a hit squad to come here russian military agents arrived in seoul very they say shortly before the poisoning took place they were armed with a toxic nerve agent and this is something that moscow denies that and continues to press for information and access to the investigation saying that actually two russian nationals are involved here and we know nothing about what's happened to them take a listen to the russian foreign ministry spokesperson if people in the west in the u.k. and washington and brussels think russia will just let the slide they are mistaken sergey script files nice victoria's secret powell has also been talking at
a press conference in moscow and she says that she still can't get a hold of her relatives and she's been denied any information about how they're doing or their whereabouts take a listen. with the british embassy have been telling me since day one that it cannot help me that i have to call the russian embassy in the u.k. under pressure from the media did agree to let me make of this implication but i was refused her visa twice on for more reasons and they even didn't return my passport to me personally they sent it fire me i'm going to even stay here the border of britain so diplomatic relations between london and moscow are still pretty much at rock bottom and this candle is the cause of much of the animosity between london and moscow with the decontamination head declared complete one year on the town of souls barry is at least attempting to turn over
a new leaf. and this to say explains how the year and the scandal that put souls bre on the map unfolded. the script all saga was the story of twenty teen it had all the workings of a detective bestseller curious enough to grip the media for months on end state sponsored attempted murder poisoned with a nerve agent russian state involvement and probably aided this. makes these ingredients well russian villainy a toxic nerve agent with a decidedly russian name that used to be developed in the soviet era and by a handful of other countries too but you can ignore that for the purposes of a good story and the spy story writes itself right accusations assumptions leaks a hungry search for any juicy details unraveling for viewers to marvel at on t.v. screens and newspaper front pages the world over here is former double agents are
you screwballs daughter yulia making an appearance shortly after being discharged from hospital i should just post after twenty days in a coma i woke up to the news that we may have been poisoned i still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that both of us were attacked in such a way the accused made an appearance to investigators said their officers from russia's g.r.u. military foreign intel service whose travels around sold very had been meticulously traced by every news organization known to man but the men themselves claim to be well most professionals who wanted to see a famous spy are. going to proceed but across the world is there. any of us aboard. the biggest piece of work but a whole year has gone by and where is sergei scrip all himself he was discharged from hospital not too long after his daughter and was understood to be alive and
well where is he. living now what is he up to and doesn't he have anything at all to say to weigh in on this massive story that he's at the center of to some wanting to know more in the cases tend to mount to information warfare for good journalism or even simple curiosity as many as one hundred thirty eight separate narratives were attributed to outlets like this channel in the aftermath of the poisoning in a new report dubbed weaponize the news sputnik and an array of competing and often contradictory narratives about the event and its off to mass from explanatory accounts of events on the fourth of march to speculation on the motivations governing the responses of western governments among them the ukase non-disclosure of information seen as suspicious having accused russia of trying to kill a man on its soil and asking it to prove itself innocent before any proper investigation had even began could have at least merited some cooperation with
moscow russia offered to help over and over again but that fell on deaf ears the u.k. rushing to blame russia without establishing facts here's the british prime minister just a week after the poisoning while the investigation lasted months the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against . the script and motive apart from it had to be russia motives behind the poisoning are yet to be adequately clarified who benefited from script surviving who would have benefited if he had died and why also if it was russia what was the point of it all anyway if you have those questions to best keep them to yourself doubting the official narrative as one of you so don't reporting from london and especially with r.t. . syrian army forces suffered heavy losses this why. in the north of the country
eight hundred soldiers were killed during a surprise attack. a syrian offshoot of al qaida the ambush and number of casualties were confirmed arabic by the army and with washington recently putting up a million dollar reward for information on a some a bit of sun it looks like the war on terror has been given fresh impetus as explains. war on terror. begins with. but it does not in there the war on terror is almost a tradition now a part of the american way of life no end in sight either so traumatic it was nine eleven that it set america off on a seemingly endless crusade there's an old poster out west as i recall that said wanted dead or alive and it does seem endless no matter how many battles they win
how many islamist sex they destroy how many bin ladens they kill as always someone else we deliver devastating blows to the car the leaders that attacked us on nine eleven. deliver justice to osama bin laden we have won against isis we've beaten them and we've beaten him badly now it's the sama bin laden's son hamza bin laden and washington is afraid that he's becoming a new terror i caught. bin ladin is the son of the deceased a.q. leader some of the blood and is emerging as a leader in the a.q. franchise how has been has released audio and video messages on the internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the united states and its western allies eased thirty or so recently praised by the leader of al qaida blacklisted by the un married allegedly to the daughter of
a nine eleven plane hijacker favored by his late father sama as his successor he's calling for attacks on the u.s. to avenge the killing of his father same crazy ideology what's unclear his whereabouts the u.s. seems to believe you could be anywhere in south central asia it all. leads to one conclusion apparently al qaeda is coming back showing signs of confidence will threaten ocurred and the threat from radical islamic terrorism a continuing threat posed by al qaeda there are according to various estimates more than thirty thousand active fighters across a number of countries loyal to al qaida ironically the u.s. stands accused of arming them unintentionally in syria with weapons intended for moderate groups being seized by islamists in yemen c.n.n.
reported with the saudis and their coalition partners handing american made weapons to oil qaeda linked fighters history it seems repeats itself in the nine hundred eighty s. during the soviet war in afghanistan the u.s. funded and armed the mujahideen including asama bin laden. they called them freedom fighters the mujahideen the islamists when they were fighting the u.s.s.r. but it didn't take long for those freedom fighters to morph into terrorists and the taliban into al qaida and they just won't go away no matter how many times they beat them it seems they just keep rising from the dead. back in the bottle if the us does not want to put it back in the bottle the us funnel funnel. thousands of tons of weapons into syria to arm forces that it knew very well were.
allied with. and allied with the muslim brotherhood and so when it suits the u.s. purposes it will work with al-qaeda and other terrorists and when they become a problem either after september the eleventh or after they morphed into its. state in syria and iraq then of course it will it will attack them with more attention being paid to al qaeda recently opposition forces are besieging the last pocket of i saw resistance in syria the town of by groups u.s. backed forces are unleashing heavy shelling on i saw militants they claim the offensive could be over within five days before the fighting resumed over the weekend civilians as well as the wives and children of the militants were allowed safe passage from the town and r.t. arabic crew at the site has been talking to those who left.
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leave this year. and initially. i didn't want to. see the couple come to that have been thus. the little dog they cannot possibly know not a bit of the you know how he was the. douglas. on sunday a spokesman for the opposition forces said he expected the battle to be over soon though donald trump has already proclaim victory over the self-styled caliphate on more than one occasion. we have one good study says now we've won some time probably next week we will have one hundred percent of the caliphate as usual president trump is playing fast and loose with the truth and he's is defeated
as a force controlling actual territory it has its origins as a terrorist group training suicide bombers having small so actions and we've seen that continue in iraq for example where there were some horrible bombings of civilians so the danger is that they go back to what they were originally doing and care of these kinds of terrorist attacks which are very difficult to stop still to come but a mere putin signs in the creek which will see russia officially quit a key cold war nuclear arms treaty with us the possible effects of this move right after the short break. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the hope the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit in
the home field where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective from time used to surprising people and i saw why not if you think. i'm going to talk about football not the or else you can think i was going to do. by the way ways of that slide here. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sport business i'm show business i'll see you then.
welcome back to the program lead america wouldn't officially suspended russia's participation and the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty which is a key cold war era nuclear agreement for more on this we're now joined live in the studio by it is. what does the this move by putin mean jacqueline hi well the treaty which has been banning land made a land base sorry missiles with ranges up to five thousand five hundred kilometers since nine hundred eighty eight is falling apart and the u.s. and russia are destroying it step by step now we've just seen another formal move by vladimir putin but everyone realized that the green and it was basically the beginning of the end of it when donald trump started bashing the treaty back and it
and then the u.s. government came up with an ultimatum demanding russia to stop violating the rules and russia then said that it was in violating anything and then this tit for tat began and everyone realized the agreement was doomed so as the only problem for the treaty russia's alleged violations the americans are trying to make it seem this is the number one reason why the first said goodbye to the cream and but in fact there's something important originally it was signed between washington and moscow the us and u.s.s.r. thirty years ago and other countries weren't obliged to do anything under this treaty and in his latest remarks donald trump isn't even hiding aren't involved in the agreement. decades ago the united states entered into a treaty with russia in which we agreed to limit and reduce our missile capability. well we followed the agreement and the rules to the letter.
russia repeatedly violated its terms we really have no choice. perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement and adding china and others or perhaps we can't in which case we will outspend and out innovate all others by far russia has kept saying that they are not breaking the rules at some point the even international experts experts from the us in fact to examine the specific weapon system that was a concern for the americans but this invitation was ignored now when it comes to specific military moves deployment and development moves that may happen as a result of this the russian president has made it clear that russia won't act of firsts they will only do this in response to other hostile activities by america
and their nato allies now this is a statement that we heard from vladimir putin a couple of weeks ago. american poems should have been on this to not use for fichte accusations against russia's justify the unilateral withdrawal from the treaty threats and russia will be forced to deploy weapons that can be used not only against the territories that threaten us directly but also against the vision making senses that are behind the missile systems which threaten us. well so this signature by a lot of our putin this specific degree that came out isn't a surprise what is more important now is to watch out for specific moves that will be done by the militaries of both countries the moves that will be taken are to go thank you for bringing us that report. but as well as self proclaimed interim president one quiet zero has pledged to return to the country on monday he left as well in late february in defiance of
a travel ban imposed by the country's supreme court since then he's been touring latin america to race support u.s. national security advisor john bolton has warned against any attempts to prevent quite us return on twitter he said there would be a quote significant response from washington should his safety be threatened. and in a recent interview bolton urge the international community to round on that as well as elected leader. i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replacement to replace the whole corrupt regime look in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase munroe dr in this this is a country in our hemisphere it's been the objective of american presidents going back to ronald reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere the monro doctrine just mentioned by bolton was formulated by president james monroe in the nineteenth century its purpose was to stop any european interference interference in the affairs of nations in the
americas but many interpret the doctrine as a justification for america's own interventions in the region russia's chief diplomat has been blunt about his issues with it. with all kirk since the creation of the united nations in one thousand nine hundred five international law has been regulated under the auspices of this universal legitimate organization the syrian practices backyards is insulting well according to the russian foreign minister the use of the doctrine is insulting to the regional powers to the countries in latin america and you said that this whole thing should also be concerning to other nations because right now the united states have an ambition change the venezuelan government to oust mma doro but they have already teased that they have a similar ambition for other countries in the region like cuba or nicaragua now the russian foreign minister also talks about john bolton's statements regarding russia's aid now john bolton in a recent tweet called my duro
a liar for saying that russia basically supplied the venezuelan nation with humanitarian aid sergey lavrov pointed out that russia did supply seven and a half tons of medicine through international organizations to sort all of that is easily tracked and monitored an associate professor at george mason university career cabrera hill from monroe doctrine has no place in the modern world. they're about a lady in the fundamental. foundations of democracy and that without consulting the guy and by the international community what they are talking about here is american for the americans going back to the mongo talking trade and no interference from any other stand on the blocks that they create this is very problematic because they can really. because of the fact that we're going to see there are no other option and military intervention and today we're talking about
a multi-polar world i don't really know what would i mean what would that mean even if america can be only for americans when you're talking about a world that's more globalized when other countries also have interests in the americas economic interests very important economic interests. that's your news update for now but don't forget you can always find us on your favorite social media platforms like facebook and twitter for up to the minute reports. failure in one noise what are the lessons to be learned also in venezuela and how breaks it up today and much much more on this edition of crossfire.
seems wrong. but. just don't call. any new world yet to shape out just days after. and in detroit because the trail is to look for common ground. i mention are times are we going underground one year to the day of an alleged russian chemical attack in britain targeting m i six is so gay script coming up on the show former chief of staff to colin powell colonel larry wilkerson on donald
trump at war from venezuela to iran to korea and alleged russian state sponsored murder with former k.g.b. operative an espionage historian examiner of us really have told us of all coming up in today's going underground but first the prime minister of nature's closest ally in the middle east israel is said to be indicted for corruption and bribery it was of course binyamin netanyahu oversaw last year's u.k. armed killing at the twenty eighteen gaza border protests not that it stopped to resume inviting the man israeli police wanted done for fraud to downing street prime minister netanyahu come back to the town in st mary seem to have the opportunity to talk to the. range of issues multiple passionate very good relations that we listened to which he spent some time talking about the issue of regional security and stability instability really still important of course to israel but to the rest of this is it's become netanyahu is now not only facing indictment he stands accused of possible crimes against humanity because a u.n.
independent commission has ruled his u.k. armed soldiers used live ammunition to fire on six thousand protesters without justification the commission has found a recent move grounds to believe that these straightly security forces committed serious way relations of human rights i mean to nationals from. but israel stands not only accused of crimes against humanity it is a nuclear armed state supported by britain and the usa while the israeli embassy in london has never found anyone who could. come on this program to put their side of the story our auti america calling caleb maupin infamously austin obama administration official about israeli w m d so an e-mail has recently come to light an exchange between jeffrey leads and former secretary of state colin powell in which he had knowledge is that israel has as he says two hundred nuclear weapons and the nuclear nonproliferation treaty has not been signed by israel. under u.s.
law the united states should cut off support to israel because it's a nuclear power that has not signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty according to colin powell correct us well joining me now are encrypted link from falls church virginia is someone who is colin powell's chief of staff and sam adams who would win a lottery wilkinson retired colonel thanks for coming on the show i just going to watch because we play the sound bite there would you recognize that israel has nuclear weapons because obviously there is a continued denial of that fact from the u.s. government now of course they do.