and a day of political or people in our media the prime minister of cool for elections is rejected by the opposition he also says the military must have bade him off these sites the armed forces chief saying he was part of an attempted coup. also just focus is generally. dog. to ruin it for me this is my. disability. clashes erupted as thousands of protesters as one of supporters of prime minister called on face drop in the capital yet. and not the new say shot to meon for
travel through europe the job and charts that says covert frank seem possible could be in use within months but the european commission says it's not a done deal. and essential vaccines for political influence critics of this route for 70 countries code for jobs in exchange for diplomatic support. hello and welcome this is out international as always thanks for joining us your company this hour. well let's start with the developing story opposition in armenia house rejected an offer from the prime minister for snap elections a standoff between opponents and supporters often called the capital you are a fan of police were deployed in large numbers the escalations in response to passion and sacking the chief of the eye. armed forces general staff saying he was
part of an attempted military coup and there are serious tensions could only further spiral. thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. thank you thank you thank you thank you i must have opposing rallies were seen close to one another in central europe on official crowd numbers are yet to be confirmed but they are estimated to be in the thousands. or you can hear that drivers have been honking cough warns as crowd chanted slogans some have been driving with photos of the prime minister smeared in fake log stock calls opponents of nicole pashtun have also been filmed standing on the balconies giving the thumbs down sign the opposition block streets and paralyze traffic chanting that they wanted the prime minister out protesters have also set up
a makeshift camp next to the parliament building in yarra fun and are reportedly being encouraged by opposition leaders to stay there until the m.p.'s vote for the resignation of the prime minister. or nearby there were rallies in support of prime minister hoshyar the day he actually took to facebook to tell supporters that he needs the prime minister and his son that met the crowds to assure that the situation was manageable and that he's ready to discuss any problems in the country . he also insisted that the army chief he dismissed remains quote his brother but he is demanding that the country's military at bay have after his sax the head of the armed forces saying he was part of an attempted. to all soldiers lotuses generals your job guard borders and the territorial integrity of army this is my order and no one can decide to do we're doing this really is
finished all actions. at the negotiating table with the opposition for consultations or no actions the prime minister and the government to me are no longer able to make adequate decisions in this fateful and critical situation for the armenian people given the current situation the own forces of the resumed nation of the prime minister and the government at the same time we call to refrain from using force against people whose children died defending their homeland and care about what i mean is general staff insists on the resignation of the prime minister and his government the military accuses nicole passion yarn of being unable to make sound decisions in times of crisis on top of that the military is unhappy about what they describe as numerous attempts to discredit the armed forces that statement goes on to claim the passion and inefficient management has brought our media to the verge of demise why local journalist yerevan was there for us as
the opposition prepared for a night of demonstrations right now where between you see in the parliament square right behind me you can hear the. buildings. national lesson leave parliament here right in the streets of the opposition this teaching the p.m.'s to make him. because you wish is to stand to 247 and also the they are preparing for that now i. ring of fire woods for him fire everything good for the ration for the night and not just the one night but to every day when the force is the opposition leaders there was also waiting for the president of the year to
make. some decisions. to the the head office of the president before he is also in the parliament street shows the main rule says that the lead actions will take place right. or political tensions in armenia escalated following the military conflict in the disputed nagorno-karabakh region and was last autumn which saw azerbaijan make significant gains forcing the armenians to cede large swathes of territory the opposition has been calling on the armenian prime minister to step down ever since accusing him of treason and mismanagement auntie's equal stand off who covered the bloody military conflict between armenia and azerbaijan for us joined under farm ahead with in-depth analysis on the political crisis this whole process that has been brewing for months because it all stems from mean years and well nagorno-karabakh defeats in last year's war the armenian government the promise their people that they would come out victorious out of this clash with
those there by john over the issue of this disputed region over the going to come about i spent a month there well as the war was breaking out all around me and basically from the very start and all throughout the war everything that we've heard everything that. a list of everything that the population the people there heard from the i mean inside it it was going to come out victorious yes we are falling back a little bit but that's a tactical retreat and we will regain our positions and don't worry we have it under control so when i was there by john and i mean it signed a peace deal which russia effectively brokered it came poor mean eons for ordinary people as an absolute shock because according to that deal they had to concede 2 thirds of the go in a car back to azerbaijan and that when it sparked that was the ignition that's when the protests started that's when people started to come out to the streets and when they started to call on world local trashing him to step down because they blame
this on the him and essentially passion and he tried to just push the blame on something else and at a certain point it was almost like he was trying to blame the military to blame the soldiers for not doing enough he obviously he retracted that he later he said that he did mean that but that's when the bad blood between him and the military started because i've been there soldiers they did all they could they just they were overpowered militarily they were overpowered they had no response they had no answer to the drone problem because the drones they were just obliterating their positions which were absolutely not ready for the you know their defense systems were not ready for that so that's when it started basically people heartbroken absolutely devastated because you go to karabakh it's not just some piece of mountainous which it is for you or for me we don't have that feeling it's for that for them it's a matter of honor a matter of national pride so that defeat and having to concede to. the
territories which are overwhelmingly populated by the ethnically armenian people that was absolutely devastating and through the course of all these months it seems . and while it is obvious now passion and hasn't the prime minister hasn't done enough to to do so back together the divisions in the armenian society just so back together to heal this woman this massive wall and looking at the pictures today it's clear it does have a fair amount of support doesn't it i mean the call for supporters to come on to the streets and they did how much support does he have exactly and why is that support there given what you've just said judging from what i see right now it very much reminds me as to what was happening there back in october in november when it was still hard when the moon was still bleeding from the last in the war basically i did see thousands of people turn out against nickel passion on
a given back then but again every single taxi driver that i would talk to back then he would tell me something along the lines well i don't know i don't know why people are so angry like a lot of people do support the prime minister after all remember he came into power as the man of the streets so to speak he was. there with a crowd he came as part of a revolution himself so really the streets and the public support is all that he has to legitimize him as as as the country's leader that's why he is kneejerk reaction to the statement by the military was to call on his supporters to gather in the in the city center because this is what legitimizes him and that's why the opposition is following the same route because they know if a lot of people come out and if it is obvious that there is so many people who want him to go that the that the moves in i mean that the mood in armenia has changed because of this war and people world fewer people now support him after the after
the defeat and that they blame that the pin the blame of the defeat on him passion and his saying that it's an attempted military coup but again we haven't seen any military in the streets the general chief of staff he signed a letter along with some 40 other top offer. says generals they have called on him to resign but again they called in everybody to refrain from violence so to me it looks like the last world really the last warning like literally the last warning into passion and it came as a complete surprise to passion and so he's trying to find this balance as to he doesn't want to be more hardcore than he needs to be and he's trying to and it is clear that he did not have a plan for this he's just he just reacting on the girl like something happens he reacts it well it's not like he had a he had a contingency plan for that at least it doesn't look like he had one to me or back here and there was another violent rally in the armenian capital when hundreds of
demonstrators broke into the government building they were strongly against the prime minister's decision to end fighting in a corner carabaos saying they won't give up their lands under the deal reached with azerbaijan baku holds areas of the disputed region taken during the conflict many armenians say they'll never forgive me for the loss. however the current unrest comes from a more recent disagreement to incite the armenian government over weapons disposal as explains there must always be someone to blame for losing a war what leader would blame himself right he wouldn't be a leader for much longer that was the dilemma hanging over prime minister posh and young then he made his move he blamed russian weapons for his country's military defeat in a go in a car in autumn he said russia's electronic warfare systems could not handle turkish drones used by azerbaijan's armed forces the prime minister's attack on russia's military industrial complex added that the russian made his candor
missiles either did not explode or quote exploded 10 percent it's not exactly clear what the pm meant by that only 10 percent of the missiles launched did missiles hit only 10 percent of their targets neither statement has any confirmed substance behind it since no evidence was provided to back paasschen younes claims what is known is that such unreliable weaponry would clearly never be accepted into russian military service or by those who buy moscow's weapons like the armenian military which pasha neon is now at odds with in fact russia's ministry of defense says none of their is candor missile systems were in any way involved in the nuke or in a car conflict giving russia's defense officials the impression that passion yon's been given in accurate information i mean she is there also be doing that. according to the objective unreliable information available to us no miso systems of this time were used during the conflict it's appears that armenian prime minister. was misled and used information. the deputy
chief of the general staff rejected the prime minister's claims about the unreliability of russian equipment calling his statement frivolous he then lost his post a chain reaction ensued with the military demanding paasschen younes resignation and then the chief of the general staff. himself was dismissed and all that brought us to today's standoff in front of the government buildings with the fate of the armenian state itself hanging in the balance well there's been international reaction over the past few hours with rush said the u.s. the e.u. i'm talking ovoid saying their opinions on the political crisis russia has made it clear that it views the situation in armenia as its own internal affair and hopes for its peaceful resolution we condemn the old military coups or coup attempts no matter where they take place across the world it is unacceptable for a military to call for the resignation of an elected government we are closely following ongoing developments in our mania and encourage all parties to exercise
calm and restraint and to escalate tensions peacefully without violence the european union is following developments in amenia very closely we ask oh activists for calm and avoid any rhetoric or actions that could lead to further escalation. well experts we have from agree that the only democratic way out of this crisis is to go elections should be up to the people that decide their form of government spent certainly the military will want to have their say they are upset you know that they lost the war. and they want to make sure that they have a stake in the outcome of the next election you know they really want to force men to a position where he asked to leave office and we'll just see how the prime minister is maneuver and handle such a delicate situation. i think that what he's doing he's doing very
deliberately it's a mission given to him by someone from the west we all believe that he came to power with one goal to draw russia away from the southern caucasus from armenia to make russia leave the region so that the turkish military can enter the southern caucasus so that nato can gain a foothold in the region this did not have the support of the military or the people essentially the whole of civil society demands that the prime minister step down i do not believe that he can survive this. because you can accept a new reality which is to have lost a lot of territory the. question was who to blame for that the military in the build up for many years of not harming the military probably. going to. physically move him. to intervene. in a normal sort of military coup they would. continue to
think. is the best for everybody including for 0 and just opposition has a very good chance of winning if they have certain. because we don't want. demonstrations perhaps. sort of elections is the best solution for everybody. meaning is coming off this break. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
small seemed wrong why don't we all just don't call. me. yet to shape out these days to come out ahead and engage me because the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. according to a new gallup poll over 60 percent of those asked are just satisfied with the 2 major parties the country is divided politically but the parties themselves are divided with it down to this the fact most voters do not belong to either party is it finally time to move on from this studio.
welcome back now a shot in the arm to the ears flagging trouble industry could be just months away i don't like to come in the form of a covert vaccination did still poss against the job and told so i think so. with respect to digital vaccination bass all member states agree that when he says a thing the technical preparations were done by the european commission as well as member states in january now when you temper man that's so that there is compatibility among different national passes when germany have decided that it will develop such a vaccination past the key data that has digital past mass contained have been defined by the european commission and member states. but miss markham may have jumped the gun with the european commission president yet to confirm anything solid or to shot a defense team has the story that seems significance of controversial but it does seem after what angle a local said that this could be the way forward for the e.u.
germany and france who originally said to be resistive to this idea but the fact that she's there giving it the green light well that is a game changer but while it seems that merkel was saying that this it being approved there was a bit of a different story coming out from the leaders in the official statement it wasn't so sure essentially saying that they won't be a common approach in this would be an issue with this it is this is what. to say on the vaccine certificates. indeed we discussed this topic as you know there are still a number of open question political question the 1st one is of course what these certificates will be used for but they're also scientific question the call for a vaccine certificate originally came from countries like greece and cyprus who have already greenlit their own plans to allow travelers from the u.k. and from israel to go there on holiday this year if they can show that they've been
and not kill a to but there's huge criticism of this idea especially given the massive problems there have been rolling up the qubit 900 vaccine here in the u. many feel that this would essentially create a 2 tier system it would be unfair of form of discrimination so really many people unhappy about apple dear that to give you a sense of what the situation is here in the u. around 80 percent of adults in countries have received the chap that's very far behind countries such as the u.k. a former e.u. member where around 27 percent of adults a perceived to chat now there have also been as i mentioned many major issues surrounding the supply of coke with 900 vaccines they have been distribution issues in lower ringback than expected deliveries and worse still some european leaders have been pretty sniffy about some of the vaccines particularly the astra zeneca
vaccine and so because of that and the questions being raised about the efficacy of this spec seen many in europe are now refusing point blank to have it it's been reported that 4 out in every 5 doses that we've delivered to the immune haven't been used yet and even illegal merkel said that she won't have the vaccine now admittedly she's 66 and the official advice in germany is that the astra zeneca vaccine should be given to those over the age. 65 but still this is signaling to many people that there is an issue with this vaccine now the e.u. leaders following their video conference on thursday also clenched quickly for vision of the koch 1000 facts in recognizing many they said just step back and accelerate this program to ensure that everybody had the chair but it is of course it has so far been slow this is what the joint statement from clearly just had to say we need to urgently accelerate the prize ocean production and distribution of
vax and as well as vaccination when russia says it's ready to step up and send doses of sputnik v. to the e.u. the vaccine was recently given a glowing report in the medical journal the lancet which ranked it as being one of the most effective vaccines against the virus the e.u. has said it would. be but of course that will be subject to regulatory approval. and finally over and as well as claimed leaders are exercising soft power through vaccine diplomacy with jobs carney worth their weight in gold amid chronic saw today as the country's apparently negotiated political favors from other nations in exchange for giving shots are his paullus lier. israelis say to share that stock effect scenes with other countries including with palestinian doctors a generous mean few might think about but. we are talking about symbolic numbers of
vaccines that were given to maris countries i took the decision in return for many things that we already received through many contacts in various areas that i will no detail here. but ports came trade off sought being made with countries which israel recently bolstered relations. sauce paula at its finest the often appears quite clear we will give you vaccines and in return you give us all diplomatic support if this is the chick embassy in tel aviv not so long ago paul promised to open a diplomatic office in jerusalem and in return the people of the czech republic
would receive thousands of coronavirus vaccinations from israel or somalia has moved its embassy to jerusalem 100 page the same hungary has also set up a trade mission in jerusalem many of those think it's simply wrong to trade medicine for political influence the reason being that any always doing it is to promote himself and to try and win the elections so in that sense of course the it's not done purely out of the right multi-verse he use us. diplomatic relationships to use us for anything he has to report to people in israel why he's doing it and to which countries he's doing it to you has to be transparent about it but there's nothing wrong with it we need to give to all of our citizens here in israel the vaccine. it's before we think about offering it to any other countries regardless of what they are doing for us the ideal thing would be that these
vaccines would get directly to these countries and not through israel and the original price to get to all the countries that need it and we shouldn't make any profit out of it i do agree it should help other countries and the 3rd as well to get vaccinated but. not to use it cynically just to gain politico gain our loyalty and our government's loyalist see should be to its citizens 1st and foremost like most of our population i think you should israel doesn't manufacture the vaccines itself and the idea was to stand thousands of left of the shots to other countries but a position leaders are criticizing the secret nature of these deals and cooling for mole jabs to be seen to the west bank and gaza over half the population has made it back stand by bush of course played this operation 1st before going over statements very far away from actually. no matter what is there and you know the diplomatic
aerobatics. are in can be a very yeah you are humanitarian gesture at me and very crying from red summer interns not far. more eloquent to go out and that you member hello you know in hell why aspect i think that sending the book seems far away he might be going to india. not nice for. our own negations who are neighbors nearby and are on their own were our responsibility both humanitarian and practical for reach to these vaccines. 5 or 6000000 of these stream humans leaving next week because the dead make knows no borders if you smoke for. israel's to do it just to buy it for almost there are no more fives or and then give it to some that you know very rulers all the community is only going to get there there are
israeli is moving in settlements in the west bank next to arab villages and towns only student of religious and guards so yes after israel palestinian should get the 1st and not dos regimes where there are cruel to me 10 yo and perhaps worked against be israeli interests inside the country miss and yahoo's main rival in governing partner defense minister binney guns has harshly criticized the arrangements saying they had been reached without any governmental deliberation the fact that netanyahu trades in vaccines of israeli citizens that were paid for from their tax money without any accountability shows that he thinks he is running a kingdom and not a state next month hundreds of thousands of medina vaccines are expected to arrive in israel once the country has finished inoculating its own population the surplus supplies might be used to help normalize relations with new countries who knows how
many more of these embassies might be springing up in jerusalem. tel aviv oh you've been watching our team thank you see you soon and have a great day. please please. ellie forward to talking to you all that technology should work for people. i robot must obey the orders given a human being to accept where such orders to conflict with the 1st law show your identification we should be very careful about artificial intelligence and the point all of you seem to crave trust our government here. playing on various shopping with artificial intelligence will summon the demon. the obama's protect its own existence and exist.
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