begging nuclear north korea claims washington is seeking all out conflict just days after. striking the us mainland. in the stories that shaped the week suicide at the hague the former bosnian croat general swallows a vial of poison after his twenty year sentence. the french president calls for military action against human traffickers in libya but critics of the move say he has no right to intervene in the country which has not yet recovered from the destruction inflicted by the nato led intervention of twenty eleven.
a summary of the big stories are reported right here this is r.t. international. also today's top stories as well that's where we're starting north korea says the u.s. is begging for nuclear war the statement comes just days after pyongyang launched a new missile that experts say demonstrates significant technological progress washington strongly condemned the test and issued a stern threat to the north leadership. the dictator of north korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war not farther from it if war comes make no mistake the north korean regime will be utterly destroyed little rocket man rocket fuel for the american. he is a sick puppy. the north korean crisis centers a new stage with a ballistic missile test as it's widely believed that pyongyang is now capable of hitting the u.s. mainland according to both north and south korea the missile reached an altitude of
forward a half thousand kilometers before landing in the sea of japan that's more than ten times higher than the orbit of the international space station following the tests south korea then carried out its own missile launch. it took place close to the border with the north russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov however says seoul's drills could provoke. when you believe. we are not accepting north korea's claims that they possess nuclear weapons we are supporting all the un security council resolutions and abiding by all sanctions against pyongyang however the u.s. military drills near north korea hint a deliberate provocation of kim yong moon so on the one hand we are condemning pyongyang's nuclear gamble but on the other we condemning the provocative behavior of our american colleagues to try goes out the valdai discussion club in seoul this
week he's been looking at the various ways countries have been trying to solve the crisis on the peninsula. what has been donald trump's approach to sorting out the north korea crisis in a nutshell all options remain on the table second option not a preferred option they will be met with fire and fury do not underestimate us and do not try this the distance from here to the border with north korea is only about forty kilometers and once you end up in seoul which is well in the firing range of kim's artillery you can't help looking at that rhetoric from a different perspective especially if there is what you'd call a totally different approach. there's absolutely no alternative to dialogue but in order to start a dialogue everyone has to stop take a deep breath and a step back from the red line which will my style so russia's been saying hey we've
got a plan step one north korea should completely halt its missile and nuclear tests for the u.s. that means and ends to almost nonstop war games with seoul moscow calls it a double freeze step two might be very tough direct talks between washington and pyongyang on rules of peaceful coexistence and finally they should lead to step three establishing a security framework for the entire region with every player involved what do you think about the russian road map i think that the proposal is really realistic flexible i hope you and your cage in the olympics or two parties concerned between could you could be too nelson so. come up with the most risk behavior and do you think it's enough in this case of course not enough in the day should be some new initiative to. donald trump keep
saying that all options are on the table north korean knew that the military option the job. always under the table. by putting the military option and on the table. it's not like we change you know screen behavior as the advisor to the south korean president what do you tell them about the drills no you know i personally in the favor engagement dialogue and negotiation with north korea and some people in the government may have different ideas that brings us to why the russian road map may never actually work. because i think most korean politicians believe the trills must be pursued tried to fence now we're not canceling us korean exercises we just want to postpone for the olympics. others openly reject moscow's plan like the neighbors in tokyo who simply can't imagine security without the
drills with their allies so for now south koreans have no other choice but to welcome us raptors in co for the vigilance ace war games. anyway for those who live in seoul or who are here to talk about keeping the peace in korea there's something to bear in mind be it for war games or real strikes that would put millions of lives at risk the decision to send let's say warplanes to the korean skies may depend on one single man miles and miles away on the other side of the pacific the regional co-founder of lawyers for peace demilitarization says the current situation with north korea is on the edge of a full on conflict. at a time in which there is this standoff and this misunderstanding and lack of communication creates a very volatile situation it may be seem somehow as intimidating but these have
never worked the proposal that anyone who cares about peace in the region is putting forth right now is that these military options are not realistic and you need to sit down at the table and when they do those exercises something could be mistaken as invasion something could be mistaken as live attacks and such and so we put the millions and millions of people in the sole area in south korea in japan and other places at risk this seems like folly and foolishness when we have such a volatile situation. a former bosnian croat general who fought in the bosnian war in the early one nine hundred ninety s. committed suicide during a un court session of the hague on wednesday his trial was part of the yugoslav war crimes tribunals after losing his appeal he produced a bottle of poison and drank from it in front of the judge a warning for you might find the following images upsetting people. here.
still. don't. think they should be. looking. for over who. has taken poison. former bosnian croat military commander slobodan prayag was convicted of war crimes and given twenty years for his role in the conflict in the former yugoslavia before the war he was a theater and film director. the yugoslav was the bloodiest conflicts in european history since the second world war tensions between a complex mix of nationalities forming the state of yugoslavia erupted into a bit civil war originate yugoslavia included six republics with different
nationalities and religious groups. the communist revolutionary and statesman tito who established the federal republic of yugoslavia managed to suppress nationalism to his death in the one nine hundred eighty s. relations among the republics quickly deteriorated with each of them seeking their own independence is soon turned ugly on all sides the nine hundred ninety five genocide in tripper needs a is one of the bloodiest pages in yugoslav history the massacre of more than eight thousand muslim both the acts perpetrated by units of the bosnian serb army resulted in their commander ratko manage being jailed for life by the un special court in november twenty seventh. but atrocities happened on all sides in one thousand nine hundred three sixty nine serbian civilians were killed by bosnia and herzegovina army forces in the scale on a massacre with an orthodox church in a cemetery burned to the ground. over all despite much evidence of war crimes
conducted similar taney asleep by different forces the cia eventually declared said militants were responsible for ninety percent of all crimes including genocide. tonight they took those into action against yugoslavia it is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed and nato is now intervening in a war in a sovereign country. and eventually nato air campaign conducted a number of operations to undermine the military coup. realty of the bosnian serb army. to this day the un special court is still investigating war crime cases from the conflict. a total of one hundred sixty one people have been indicted for war crimes in the former yugoslavia since the tribunal began atrocities are french and were committed by all sides party to the conflict but longer sentences have been given to serbians and montenegrins counting up the total time of those detailed
terms serbian authorities suggest nearly one of a half thousand years were given to its nationals that's in contrast to three hundred for croats and just fifty years for the other former yugoslavian republics however the un court has never investigated nato involvement in the war including the use of depleted uranium munitions some of the cases have been so lengthy that several defendants have died while on trial of the hague we spoke to the editor in chief of the duran dot com who says the set up of the tribunals flawed from the very start and major criticism of the tribunals is that it is not being impartial it was set up in the in the one nine hundred ninety s. in mainly at the instigation of the western powers out at a time when the western powers were criticizing serbia and its government and the people of the serbian people of bosnia for the war in bosnia now that is a problematic steps because when the same people instigate the
setting up of the tribunals after they have already identified who they think is responsible for a war it becomes very difficult to expect that tribunals to act impartially. huge crowds rallied in tel aviv on saturday calling on the israeli prime minister to resign over corruption allegations. the so-called council thing was triggered by a controversial drop which would prevent police from publishing their findings on to criminal investigations into benyamin netanyahu and estimated twenty five thousand people attended the protest you can see right now many held up signs saying shame and crime minister netanyahu for his part repeatedly denied any
wrongdoing but protesters say they intend to keep up the pressure until he's forced from office. years my life i think the time has come for a change of government the government is corrupt we're sick of the corruption. we have a corrupt government that needs to be brought down as quickly as possible the prime minister and all of his crown is along with him. to defend democracy and the rule of law to build a more equal and just society for everyone here's what it traces back to the israeli prime minister is under investigation in two separate corruption cases and one he's accused of receiving bribes from wealthy businessmen and in the other he's suspected of reaching a deal with a newspaper in order to secure favorable coverage. coming up after the break r.t. america has been sidelined from the u.s. congress we've got reaction to that from the head of the international federation of journalists that plenty more when the weekly returns in about ninety seconds from now.
there is no center in the united states' political discourse it's all center right ever since the clinton people came into power the center right has become the right and there is no peace party that exists in my country and i don't see any evidence of it except this third party that is so criticized the green party. and what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. let you go on to be for us this is what before three in the morning can't be good.
i'm interested always in the water. america had its press accreditation and the us congress revoked wednesday we received the following letter informing us of the decision it says that the body the took the decision you're not to mislead cited to withdraw credentials was just a wake up call since the network was forced to register as a foreign agent in america of the time the state department said that it would not affect the channels freedom to operate in the united states when the united states it tells someone to register under a foreign agent requirement we don't see impacts or affects the ability of them to. report. news and information we just have to register it's as simple
as that the president of the international federation of journalists told us that the erosion of press freedom in the us is deeply alarming it's a form of insidious censorship or because you can see the media is free to operate but do it when you withdraw the. us effectively you cut. the media from sources of information that which is it which has a name censorship in our ethical rules we have a very famous say facts are secret comments are free so. the creation is supposed to give you access to the effect and from the facts to a journalist can comment on their own and they are free to do it this is simply freedom of expression and press freedom international for the reason of journalists reacted several times in the past to one r.t. and other media or. we cannot accept that the media enjoy in the least are
used in kind of we do need to call a war between the united and nourish a journalist or a journalist there are not agents. french president emanuel mccrone has table the new plan to combat human trafficking in libya he says it will involve concrete police and military actions but his plans been widely criticized especially as the north african country is still in ruins following the nato led intervention in twenty eleven well i guess you have to accept the story. slavery and human trafficking of violent offenses sadly common now in libya but no need to fear president macron is here he has the solution for libya's problem send in the troops to tunisia to zone we are proposing police military action we are not waging war but this is a country in a political transition political transition he calls it does sound better than
savage civil war more politically correct nevertheless a number of african and e.u. states are ready to help fight this war or rather not really a war says macron but a military operation still round two for france in libya. today were intervening in libya we are intervening in order to enable the libyan people to choose their own destiny it must not be deprived of its rights by violence and terror the fact that slavery is so rampant in libya is because the country's army and political order were obliterated under nato bombardment six years ago since then libya has been stuck in a brutal and bloody political transition as president calls it or absolute chaos and anarchy as anyone out sward call it as long as it is
a failed state the problem will come back as a failed state because the regime of at our feet up was not a mice regime nobody says that was destroyed by the french and the british together in two thousand and eleven so of course michael can do something now put it full reoccur. well you can see the problem of modern day slavery is most severe in africa here are the numbers that followed by the asian pacific region and then central asia and then europe well france itself has become a key hub for human trafficking certainly according to the u.s. state department. it's published its report a list france is both a destination and also a transit hub for men women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking we spoke to the vice president of the libyan presidential council to ask him about the crown's military plans but we. can't be happy but no. we cannot accept anything to be done with our representative libyan
libyans who would be the ones who do this. with the help of the lord to put the money. well that i way to help them. do the right investment on that country for you know libya is not the country for you know a democratic libya is a country or we as a libyan have already impressed on africa and we want to see anybody local they were going to vote but they're going to put it in and put up this immunity to stay with their loved ones with their families and continuing to position himself as an international mediator the french president also met with the prime minister the semi autonomous iraqi kurdistan region on saturday they discussed the recent kurdish independence referendum and the importance of national dialogue in iraq despite that though they had a few issues understanding each other. yeah
. it is a myth you. see it would have put us to the. scrutiny should function. excuse with dead people stupid human streets that have put it into. from it's a perfectly understands english but i think it would be strange to have to hear the prison speaking in english only for the press conference to put them pretty sure perris could organize a tense nation for the prime minister. keep on
farsi. keep the front seat of it among. the people who killed a. family for sunni killed. but i've also known francis it won't be missed song because he'll. play the. thirty two nations who will battle it out for the fifa world cup in russia next summer discovered their opponents on friday as the draw was made for the group stages in moscow here's how the groups look kicking it all off on june the fifteenth will be russia and saudi arabia of the capitals newly refurbished stadium great group meanwhile sees the most anticipated tie the round that puts rivals
portugal and spain against each other. r.t. stan collymore former england footballer and self caught up with some of the stars of the game who were in attendance at the draw at the state palace. which two or three teams the feel of the favorites to win the tournament of course . german team of the spanish beamed to. the brazilian team but i think it is time for messi to do something new even more because it is the last the last chance for him. if not you're a boy who's winning the world called. i would put it for for my i think point of view like i said france england may be getting not the favorite because you have to choose someone give you i think spain using
a great moment have to because brazil is playing really well we know germany will be there again germany is general they are always there they believe they are not winning the cup they are in the second place between that if semifinals they are always fighting russia is expecting more than half a million visiting fans to come and support their countries next summer close to three million people applied for tickets when the first batch went on general sale had all the draw. and we look forward to saying if you come across the way can you find out thanks for choosing us this sunday i'll be back to you to get it off announcing a. list on his getting international recognition with the help of israel at least in the world of zoos and nimble fiddlesticks mission to do it look like a million pieces in my complicity is something going on the sunday i'll maybe. yeah
old john no doubt a tough job with a ship the only palestinians who gets the most help from his jerusalem counterparts i don't think there's some of those who in the world under the oak vision they're not going to get it. and no one is off at that age to have to display any of the most of the jihad i'm going to compete in the doesn't seem to do more commitments also some piss off. a plate for many clubs over the years so i know the game and so i got. the ball isn't only about what happens on the pitch for the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the super money kill the narrowness and spending to twenty million one player. it's an experience like nothing else not to because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful guy my great
welcome to worlds apart seventy years ago this week the united nations voted to recognize the palestine partition plan paving the way for a jewish state alongside an arab state over the following day kids casual proposition along side turned into a geo politically fraught proposition at the wisdom of which these really leadership now openly contests will the time ever com for along side to mean decoys existence of the two states as it was initially in this edged well to discuss that i'm now joined by ida to muslim and arab member of the knesset these really parliament it's great to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you now miss to muslim on these really authorities have put up a number of celebrations this week to mark the seventieth anniversary of that fateful the un vote but that resolution wasn't just about they stablish meant of
israel it was actually the endorsement of an idea over of the two states living side by side did that figure into festivities at all that it is not about only easing mail it is about israel and its neighbor yeah actually. you got a sense of that. division. speaks about two states the whole objective messy of their existence sofa it was conditioned by a lot of the states a lot of my and a good at it is not happening this is not the situation well it's interesting as you just pointed out the creation of israel. it was very tightly linked chidi palestinian statehood at least as far as the international law is concerned but i sometimes get an impression these really politicians a very consciously trying to sever adot link in the international collective memory they actually want the international community to
treat those issues as separate and non-related is that an accurate impression well mainly the. general public don't want to deal with the question of the palestinian state but in my opinion this connection between the two issues cannot be avoided because first of all the two people are suffering from the continuous of patients of the palestinian territories there is no possibility to dream for a good life for the palestinian people and for that is that jewish people without thinking about solving this continuous conflict and ending the occupation and establishing a palestinian state so what are we talking about here as we don't pull the palestinian issue and the continuance of the patient in the forefront of missing the point now israel likes to market itself as the only democracy in the middle
east and i heard you say before that a more accurate description would be the jewish democracy a democracy or a country where you have to be a jew to fully exercise your democratic rights what exactly do you mean by that well first of all the definition of the israeli state is jewish and democratic in my opinion follow that up citizens of as it is a jewish state for the jewish. citizens they will kinetics this is how it goes it splits but in my opinion even that situation has deteriorated in the last. three years this country is led by a government to change the whole this initiative of the state it's not like i agreed in the past that it is the full democracy but it's even less and less as through the years and the last three years there were.