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this is. iran u.s. president tells the united nations that is one of the greatest security threats facing peace. no responsible government should subsidise. blunt. trauma blaming iran directly for the recent attack on saudi arabia's oil fields and he said that tough economic sanctions on tehran will be tight also coming up to the
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point over by the supreme court in a blow to british prime minister boris johnson all. agreeing that this move to suspend parliament was unlawful johnson valuing the ruling it will not get in the way of bricks. that. there are a lot of people. prostrate there are a lot of people in banks evil to stop this country coming on to. ask what options are left. as prime minister and coming up to w. investigates the growing presence of islamist militants in refugee camps we'll talk to an armed fighter he hopes of a license to kill those who do not follow his group's strict rules. are burnt off it's good to have. with us we begin tonight at the united nations
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u.s. president donald trump just addressed the general assembly at the u.n. amid rising tensions between his country and iran trunk today blamed tehran once were for the recent attack on the saudi arabian oil plant and he accused the iranian leadership of stoking unrest across the middle east trouble also took aim at iran's nuclear program and mourned that economic sanctions would remain in place until tehran changed what he called its quote a menacing behaviorial a natural gas and here is part of what the u.s. president told the u.n. general assembly not only is iran the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism . but iran's leaders are fueling the tragic wars in birth syria and yemen. at the same time the regime is squandering the nation's wealth and future in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. we
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must never allow this to happen. or there was the u.s. president donald trump world leaders have been conducting informal diplomacy on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly just a short while ago the german chancellor angela merkel spoke with donald trump to address those tensions with iran in for more on that tonight we have team coverage joining me here in the studio is our political correspondent thomas sparrow and in new york alexandra fun naaman alexander let me start with you iran of course a very big issue today germany's chancellor angela merkel met 1st double trump and then iran's president rouhani behind closed doors this happened just moments ago is there a diplomatic initiative in the works here. well i think that the german government is certainly trying to seize an opportunity here they apparently
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believe that there is a chance for diplomacy and they certainly understand that we are at the crossroads right now and that the conflict with iran can ask collates very quickly we need to remember that after the attacks on the crucial oil facilities on saudi territory the you asked threatened to retaliate but so far president trump has shown restraint and sit down for i think the europeans are trying to get involved to get a gauge to talk to the parties to both countries because they know that this is a crucial moment right now in terms of the german chancellor angela merkel she spoke with the media after her meetings today and well it was rather weird wasn't well i'm not sure i would describe it as we had brant it was very short very concise we can clearly say that it was they didn't have many details we can also stress that but i'm going to call did specifically mention that she wanted the 2
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leaders the u.s. leader the iranian leader to meet in the same table but she also said it was unrealistic to think that sanctions would be lifted on iran before that conversation could happen but i would agree entirely with what alexandra saying from new york that from the german perspective the goal is to try and make sure that there is a diplomatic solution that there is a possibility of diplomatic talks by the way germany does not want to do it on its own it has it has never been interested in mediating on its own germany believes in in a sort of multinational leadership and as such it is probably trying to do that with with france but from the germans don but it is clear that the goal there and the goal of those conversations is to try to make sure that there is in some way or another a possible diplomatic solution here trying to have a. wind of unity or a multilateral basis. alexander european leaders they have condemned trump's hardline approach to iran almost in unison now however they are with the u.s.
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in blaming iran for those attacks on saudi arabia's oil facilities more than a week ago is that going to impact trump's iran policy do you think. well it could i think that this is a part of the european strategy here 1st of all to tell the run that they are not going to tolerate such attacks in the future and then to signal to the e.u. as a government that they are willing to support the u.s. stand on that but that at the same time they insisted that must be a diplomatic solution to the problem and we can assume that donald trump is maybe at this time willing to listen to the europeans because he is in the middle of the reelection campaign he promised his voters no to start a new war in the middle east but instead 2 and americas' and less war and he is reluctant so far to agree to
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a military strike against iran instead he is trying to rally the international community to call upon all nations here and to join the e.u. asked in pressing iran to stop its activities in the region and to go back to the negotiating table and i was honored tom as you mentioned this just a few moments ago that the french president emmanuel micron you know he is pushing with europeans with words from the german chancellor for example he's pushing for a meeting between donald trump and the iranian president rouhani healthy as a bull is that right now. well it's it doesn't seem fairly likely that it's going to happen here president trump has set ask about a microloan stool that the u.s. doesn't need to immediately or that the iranians know where to go if there are a seeking to get back to the negotiating table but he also sad that even if he
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doesn't prefer to meet the iranian president he wouldn't rule anything out but at the moment as i said it doesn't seem that such a meeting is possible he had new york right to correspond alexander phenomena at the united nations in new york and here with me our political correspondent almost there to both of you thank you. all right want to turn our attention now to the u.k. and the u.k.'s supreme court today in the historic judgment the court ruled that prime minister boris johnson's move to suspend parliament was on lawful all 11 supreme court judges agreed that the so-called program geishas of parliament kept warmakers from doing their job. judges filed into the courtroom to deliver their highly anticipated ruling their verdict unanimous a stunning rebuke to the prime minister the court is bound to conclude that. the
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decision to advise a magistrate to peru parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification the effect on the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme no justification for taking action with such an extreme effect has been put before the court. so the court said the government suspension order was no and void and that parliament should resume business immediately. common speaker john bercow confirmed m.p.'s would sit again starting wednesday. news of the ruling reached prime minister johnson in new york where he's been attending the u.n. climate summit so obviously this is a budget that we expect to respect the judicial process to happen so i strongly
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disagree with what the justices have and i don't think. it's right but we will go ahead. while the ruling doesn't affect bragg's it directly it does mean parliament won't have to wait until mid october to have its say in the process. the decision like drags it has divided the public but these protesters welcome to the judge's decision. great day for democracy a great victory for british democracy it's good to see the courts reaffirming the rights of the electorate sisters and eyes through its elected representatives what the government's doing on bret's of a night like opposition leader jeremy corben who's been struggling with labor's own drugs and divisions at the party's annual conference called on johnson to step down for a job i has been found to misled the country this unless it driving this it should never really thought.
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the prime minister's next move may be anyone's guess but he'll return to london to face growing pressure over his brags that strategy and his leadership. that's right today when the high court spoke in the u.k. the talk about that we pulled in our bright side analysts were making her a legal analyst and hide all things from the u.k. all it's worth watching she's here with me to talk about the ramifications of this especially for rex and 1st of all is how unprecedented is today's. it's pretty unprecedented and that is because we've got to remember the u.k. has an on written constitution so it's not like the u.s. will germany where if there is an issue with politics it can be referred to to the courts and it can be ruled on that doesn't only happen but the u.k. does still have checks and balances and that is fortis happened here because the court has decided that what has what the prime minister boris johnson has done
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did with paroch in parliament which means suspending parliament was unlawful because parliament which is suffering in the u.k. could not do its job which is to hold the executive the government boris johnson to account it had been shot down so it is unprecedented and who knows where it might lead in the future but certainly the justices felt that this was the only thing that they can do in fact to form a justice who only a retired a few months ago described what boris johnson had done as constitutional vandalism and this was a way of getting power back to parliament in other words restoring the sovereignty of parliament a parliament that has to deal with the prime minister now boris johnson it sounds like he's accepting the court's ruling today but he's doing it reluctantly yes of course it's reluctant i mean this is certainly not what the government wanted not what boris johnson wanted or even needed and what the court ruled there's nothing
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he can do he come to peel against it so he has to accept it but he's made it very clear that he does not agree with this ruling so you know the situation is very difficult for him because he's been told that what he's done which he said was completely legal and fine is not fine and let's not forget that effectively what he has done is misled the queen ok that the court didn't say it in those words but that is effectively what he has done and that is a fairy. big issue for any prime minister particularly the prime minister of the conservative party the conservative party accused now of misleading the queen i mean that's that's quite an indictment and what does it mean for breaks it because the court implied sympathy for those who say that this is spent in the parliament was done to get ag parliament's criticism of the brits in strategy yeah and that was always what the government had said that that wasn't what they were doing this
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was purely about bringing in you know as new bills for the government for the conservative policy but obviously that is not what the court decided so now with brett said i mean if this shouldn't this ruling doesn't actually isn't that she have bound bricks it but really in reality it is because it's high as boris johnson's hands he's already been told by m.p.'s in a vote that if he cannot secure a brecht sit still with the e.u. by the 31st of october that it has to offer an extension now there are still ways that many m.p.'s believe he could get out of that but he's it's a difficult situation for him he needs a deal whether that will give him what he wants will remain to be seen but that's what he needs to make sure that it happens this court case certainly does not strengthen his position in the eyes of the european union that is for sure i was forced when he was always there all of us we appreciate your insights thank you are
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the take a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world spain's supreme court has approved the government's plans to remove the remains of former dictator francisco franco from a state most ileum the issue has divided opinion in spain the socialist government should now be able to reburying franco in a family plot and then rededicate is currently gravesite to the victims of the spanish civil war. german prosecutors have charged 3 current and former volkswagen bosses a with market manipulation relating to the car giant's diesel gate scandal the 3 are accused of deliberately informing investors too late about the scandals risks a powerful earthquake has struck in eastern pakistan take a look at these pictures that killed at least 19 people and injured hundreds more the 5.2 magnitude tremor hit near the city of near port in pakistan administered
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kashmir the full extent of the damage is not yet clear. criminal gangs and militants are increasing their grip on the row hinge of camps in bangladesh now they include members of a group called the congress engine salvation army or arson the group that's me and maher blamed for a series of attacks on police stations 2 years ago now those attacks triggered a government crackdown on revenge is in the in mars rock kind state some 750000 revenge is fled across the border to bangladesh you probably remember that at sema v.w. reporters has gone to investigate what impact that the militants are having in the camps where those refugees well into. the night time in bangladesh strange accounts young men patrol the streets on the lookout for criminal gangs we've had tens of murder adoption and rape.
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we're defying the curfew on our way to meet a woman whose husband was shot dead by. you know. my husband used to fight for their own hinges he had no open ear for everyone's problems and wanted to stop the lawlessness in the camps that's why some people felt insulted. to protect the woman's identity we cannot say who he was but one thing is clear he angered a powerful group operating in the camps will unite them out in a my husband was shot after evening prayers those who killed him are members of the our country hinges salvation army. but before we can ask any further questions about the militant group affix a tells us it's time to leave. the wrecking guides us along the back
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alley ways to make sure we aren't being followed. once we reach our car he disappears. we want to meet a member of the militants but our guides was so afraid all it took weeks for contact arrange an opportunity in a secluded spot outside of the count's we can't verify if the man really is who he claims to be but his story checks out with other accounts he doesn't want to space filmed he's too scared his commander might find out he gave us an interview. some people came to our village and asked whether we want to govern ourselves they told us you don't have any rights in your own country we're here to help you take control of your land if you agree come and join us that's how they convinced us they also gave us arms training after that so i joined the group. that was in
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2017 shortly after he joined the conflict between arson the me and my army escalated forcing hundreds of. thousands of rahane to flee to bangladesh among them austin surgeons like they smile today trying to impose strict rules in the camp tell them that is incredibly. trans informants for me on maher in the camps they are killed. women also threatened. if we see a woman dressed incorrectly and if we see her we can hit her. in the capital dhaka we confront the foreign minister with the stories we've heard it was like it was a little bit like there is no us in bangladesh there we've been in miami. if there is any became up up and we'll send that you know we're going to milan.
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the militant tells us that after some 20500 fighters live in the camps a figure we can't verify and we want to know why he agreed to talk to us. if we cause trouble and kill people here the government of bangladesh will also start killing us that's why i disagree with us his actions here i want to fight in myanmar like. faced with the might of the me and my army across the river this isn't a fight they are likely to win the stage is set for a refugee crisis that isn't going away soon. you know it's a sobering story you don't usually only conrad it's one of the investigative reporters that you saw in that report. let's talk about this militant group the our congress or me or our set. of course they're in the camp i mean where was listening
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to your story they were in rakhine state they became refugees it's foolish to even expect militants to suddenly cross the border and no longer be militants so i mean these people are villages right now the majority of militants that are part of asa were recruited from the villages that led by a small college of ex-pat hinges from saudi arabia the leadership part of the leadership we don't know what percentage received training by the pakistani taliban that's what a spokesman actually confirmed to us so that seems to be true but of course these 3 to 4000 militants they're not just going to go away if they're active in the camps there possibly still recruiting in the camps but what they are doing is crossing into me and ma $2.00 to $300.00 ranges at a time is what this this man told us are receiving training in myanmar because on the other side of the border that is where you've got for a steep hill that recruitment idol training ground so they're preparing for the
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fight or for smaller scale battles that may or may not come in the future and the bangladesh government the foreign minister even told you there are no islam is militia a militant in the camps here i mean how can he make a statement how can even be sure of that it seems ludicrous it does but you have to remember that this is incredibly diplomatically incredibly sensitive bangladesh once they're here just to return to me and money if you tell you if you officially admit to them being several 100 let alone several 1000 militants in the count me in months even less likely to undertake these people back but it doesn't really want to take back anyway i mean we've heard reports that mean mas raised the entire range of villages that they've built what the u.n. is turning into a cancer may also call concentration camps i think so if they come out and admit to these militants being active maybe even recruiting in the camps then scuttles their plans of sending people. me and mine the times when you remember about that is do
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the ranger minorities in bangladesh do they want to go back to being more they'd love to go back eventually i mean they want to return to rakhine but not under these conditions that it's no kind of guarantee that they will be safe in fact the u.n. just came out a couple of days ago saying that there's still a danger of genocide for the for the remains of that a still in and me and last about healing times they say to go back any time soon which is not only conrad is always known we appreciate your insights and your reporting thank you massive fires are affecting many parts of the world right now including in asia indonesia is facing its worst fires in nearly 5 years in some monster a province that he's from the blaze left residents in some areas waking up to blood red skies there you see them right there and this creates a stunning sunrise you may think but all of this means that danger is just around the corner scientists say the colder signals the pollutants in the air fires are
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also raging in borneo here's a look now at the battle to control the flames through one man's eye. guarding the fires frontline a police officer by trade toha spends much of indonesia's dry season battling blazes in his home province of kalimantan fighting fires isn't strictly in his job description says he's driven by a higher purpose but about bungalow it's what i call my souls calling was a popular any information on the forest fire. i will rush to the scene straight away with my group of fire assault team the i'm really beginning. it's been a routine that happens here in mentoring village. every dry season there will be fire in the model but the exhibit about that. teller coordinates a tame move mainly volunteers on how best to hide his down of the earning areas
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he's well respected among his peers but bought into it too it's a sense of he's loyal to friends he's a good parent and we could always find him at any fire that has broken out there but about edible you know. fires and nothing new in indonesia they happen every year which officials say is largely due to slash and burn farming practices but this year the blazes are particularly bad with an el nino weather pattern exacerbating the annual dry spell toha says he and his team will continue battling the blazes for as long as it takes. this is g w news and these are our top stories u.s. president donald trump has addressed the u.n. general assembly and has blamed iran once again for the recent attacks on a saudi oil plant trump pledged to keep same sions against iran in place and less tehran changes what he calls its quote menacing behavior. until america
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has met separately with both truong and iranian president hassan rouhani on the sidelines of the un general assembly the leaders address the tensions between washington and tehran who said she rejected iran's request to lift sanctions in exchange for direct talks between iran and the west. is prime minister boris johnson has renewed his calls for early elections amid or after the u.k. supreme court ruled his suspension of parliament was unlawful the court's decision means that lawmakers can reassemble quote as soon as possible which could deal a blow to johnson's plans for taking britain out of the e.u. . supreme court has approved plans to remove the remains of dictator francisco franco from a state most aliya the ruling should allow the current socialist government to rededicate the current gravesite as a memorial to victims of the spanish civil war. this is d w news from berlin you can always find the latest headlines d.w.
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