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[11:01:36] MAGGIE LAKE, HOST: Terror in Tunisia, the North African country makes its first arrest in the wake of last week's beach massacre.
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HABIB ESSIN, TUNISIAN PRIME MINISTER: I think he was mainly radicalized online.
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LAKE: Hello, you're watching CNN. I'm Maggie Lake in New York. Coming up, we're going to have some video from -- or exclusive interview
with Tunisia's prime minister. Becky Anderson just completed it. And also, we want to update you on the situation in Greece.
And sorry we are closed is the sign that a lot of people are looking at. Long lines in Greek banks as Greece and EU officials blame each other
for the worsening crisis.
I want to go over...
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JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER: After all my efforts, and the efforts made by the commission, I feel a little betrayed.
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LAKE: Let's bring in Richard Quest right now who has been tracking this situation in Greece. He is live in Athens for us.
I believe we have Richard -- anyway, yeah, Richard, great to see you.
So, we have after months, and some would say years, of negotiations to try to come to some sort of deal are now facing a situation where the banks
are closed in Greece, people are only able to take out a certain amount of money, talks have broken off with creditors. What is the mood where you
RICHARD QUEST, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: The mood is one of resigned resentment by the people I have spoken to. They always knew this
was a possibility, but it rather has come to fruition.
And now they can't immediately see any way out, because there's not talks planned. The European bailout program expires Tuesday night. They
go into default with the IMF tomorrow night. And there is a referendum on Friday.
And then you throw in this extremely bitter language -- remember, Tsipras described the IMF and the commission as having criminal
responsibility, who had responsible for financial asphyxiation.
And now Juncker says that he feels betrayed because of all the work they've done.
All that said, nobody should be any illusion. They will be trying to get this back on track somehow. Unfortunately, to me, it's just not
LAKE: That's the thing, when the rhetoric gets to this point it's very hard to see how you get this group around the table now. Though some
have been suggesting that maybe the referendum is the cover that they need. If the Greek people vote that they want to stay with the euro, that will
give everyone the possibility of a fresh start.
But you and I have been talking, Richard. When you have a country that is facing a banking crisis, it's not always clear that officials have
a handle on the situation. How high is the risk that events start to spiral out of control of authorities?
QUEST: Oh, it's very high. And once again, the answer lies with the ECB, the European Central Bank. It was their decision yesterday to
withdraw any more emergency funding that led to the bank closures.
Now, if -- if, if -- and I'm going to say it one more time, if there was some sort of deal, talks, arrangements in the offing, then the ECB may
turn on the taps again and offer more money. Then, you're back to the banks being open.
Without the ECB funding the Greek banking system, it's almost impossible to see how a deal moves forward.
There is one other thing that mustn't be ignored. The Greek referendum. What are they voting on? As of tomorrow night, there is no
bailout for them to vote on. So you have to frame the question about what they vote on Sunday. And then you have to remember -- let's say the Greek
people vote yes. The very government over there has been saying no.
So how can that government negotiate when they've been politicking and campaigning against the very thing they're now having to negotiate.
The reason I throw all this in, Maggie, is not to confuse, to obfuscate, or to make things more difficult to understand, it's so we can
appreciate this is a minefield of -- and now I can hear various demonstrations that are starting to build up. Lots of cheering and the
But it's complicated. It's difficult. And there's no easy way out.
[08:06:27] LAKE: That's right, Richard. And for all those uncertainties, the people who have money at stake, global investors, have
looked at the situation and the fact that Angela Merkel came out and said, for all the strong rhetoric, that talks are still possible and that Juncker
said they want Greece in still. And they have decided that it's not over yet and there may still be talks.
That's why you're seeing selling, but no panic.
Richard Quest in Athens, Greece for us as you will be throughout the day.
Right now I want to toss it over to Becky Anderson.
BECKY ANDERSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Thank you very much indeed.
And back to Greece of course, which is a developing story and an incredibly important one, not just for those in Greece, for everybody
around the world as we watch and wait to see what this European project is -- stands for these days and where it goes next. Maggie, thank you.
You join me here in the capital of Tunisia in Tunis. We moved here from Sousse today, the Mediterranean resort town, which was quite frankly
shocked and horrified by what happened there on Friday when 38 people were massacred on a beach, as many as 30 of those -- as many as 30 of those
potentially could have been British.
We have had a press conference today in Sousse. In attendance were interior ministers from European countries, including the British interior
minister. They say there has been progress in the investigation into exactly what happened on that beach.
I spoke earlier to the Tunisian prime minister Habib Essid who says the attack won't stop the country's democratic reforms.
You're going to hear from our correspondent live in Sousse on the investigation momentarily, but let's just listen to what the prime minister
told me today in an exclusive interview, giving some details of the investigation as well as his government's response to that massacre.
HABIB ESSID, PRIME MINISTER OF TUNISIA: I think he was mainly radicalized online, but it's -- when we look to his passport, he didn't
have any -- he has a passport since 2015. And then he didn't use his passport to travel. But you don't know. Sometimes, they can go abroad,
especially this circulation between Tunisia and Libya. It could be done through irregular ways.
ANDERSON: We do know that he was studying at a local university. And there have been reports that he was part of a militant cell at that
university. What can you tell us about that?
ESSID: We cannot establish at this moment, but there is some information that he belonged to some organization. And he was very, very
close to a mosque who has training at least at the intellectual way a terrorist.
ANDERSON: It's clear that there are young Tunisians slipping across the border into Libya getting trained and coming back here. It is clear
that our young Tunisians going to Iraq and Syria and coming home.
What sort of impact is the conflict in Libya and are the conflicts in Iraq and Syria having on Tunisia?
ESSID: The situation in Libya is very bad. And then time is running. And we should together work in order to stabilize the situation in Libya.
For us, we have 520 kilometers of borders with Libya. Everything could happen through this border. On the other side you don't have a
state, you have groups, you have -- so it's very important for us, the dangers comes from Libya. People are (inaudible) and people come back to
[11:10:32] ANDERSON: Critics will say that this is destined to revert back to authoritarianism, back to the era of Ben Ali, offering incentives
to people to basically inform on their neighbors. This smacks of a police state. What do you say of the -- to those critics.
ESSID: Things are completely different. What we did in Tunisia in -- to 2011, this is irreversible. We choose a way, and then this is the
All what we be doing, actually, and the actually be taking with respect to the law. This is very important, with respect to the
constitution. We won't take any decisions without respecting the institutions.
ANDERSON: It is clear that this economy relies heavily on tourism. Just how damaging has these attacks been to what is a crucial lifeline for
the Tunisian economy?
ESSID: It's very damaging. It damages -- it's a heavy damage, because it's actually is drowning. You know, more than one million people
live directly or indirectly from this sector. And we should do everything in order to save the situation.
ANDERSON: An exclusive interview with the Tunisian prime minister just an hour or so ago here in Tunis.
I'm Becky Anderson. We're going to take a very short break. But when we come back, new amateur video has just surfaced that shows moments
of sheer terror on that beach on Friday. We're going to get you more on that with the investigation. And my colleague Nick Paton Walsh in Sousse.
That, up next.
ANDERSON: Flowers on the beach in a makeshift memorial for the 38 people killed in cold blood at a resort in Tunisia.
This is the scene in Sousse today. Tourists who decided to continue their own holidays are offering condolences and prayers for the victims of
last week's massacre. Britain says as many as 30 victims may have been British. By far the most significant attack on Britain since the London
transit bombings of 2005.
Welcome back. You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson out of Tunis in Tunisia today.
For the very latest on the investigation, then, let's join Nick Paton Walsh who is live for you in Sousse with the very latest.
I know that we've learned more about that investigation, Nick. What do we know?
[08:15:21] NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, from your speaking to the prime minister we have more detail now
than we have had before about how this radicalization occurred.
Now obviously, a situation like this, a 24, 23 year old man who lived until very recently with his parents in a pretty far flung remote village
in Tunisian countryside. The question is how did he turn from the man who his relatives there, neighbors there described until 2011 as being police,
punctual, hard working. How did he turn into the blood-thirsty gunman who see in amateur video running around a beach gunning down people in their
Now, the prime minister told you that it seems in 2013 the radicalization occurred online. But there also appear to be suggestions as
well that in fact he has associates at university, part of perhaps a radical cell there, that may have assisted in the change.
In fact, you can see on his social media Facebook page where up until 2011, 2012 he is involved in Eminem, in rap, and then later from about
2013, 2014 becomes radicalized, posting Islamist postings.
Now we do know, too, that some people said to be in the network according to the interior ministry that assisted him have been arrested as
well. And the Tunisian government claiming these are their first arrests in this.
But Becky, there is still this broad outstanding question as to his affiliations, Saif Al Razgui's affiliations. Did he know ISIS before this
attack? Or did their statement of responsibility using a picture we authenticated of him as part of it, was that them being opportunistic? Or
are there other associations here as well.
The prime minister told you they are looking into the vehicle that dropped him off there, but we have to still ask while our investigators
believe there was nobody else on the beach involved in the attack, were there associates who helped him get the weapon, helped him come here?
And there is still this lingering question, really, of a lot of eyewitnesses who think they saw more than one gunman. I have to say in the
confusion here, a lot of people seem to talk about a man in red shorts. A lot of the hotel staff wore red shorts, too, so it is entirely possible in
the flurry of gunfire, as the security forces try and respond, in the chaos here -- the amateur video we've been showing does show how chaotic the
response to this was.
Of course, you're at a holiday resort, you don't expect a gunman to walk through shooting people down. That confusion could have a reason.
But answering these questions, as you know, so vital in trying to calm tourist tempers here, to make people feel that it's safe to come back here,
they need the answers, they need to feel that it wasn't an outstanding gunman who run away.
No evidence to support that at this stage.
But a Tunisian coast line here, I can see in all its beauty stretching along here, a very popular tourist resort now trying to struggle with what
the months ahead hold -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Nick, is it clear why the authorities haven't been able to even identify at this point the nationality of all those who died in this
We know that some 18 Britons have now been identified, but we've been told by British authorities for example that there could be as many as 30
Why is this identification taking so long?
WALSH: Well, I think in cases like this, and you know, we don't have intimate detail as to how the foreign office is going through the
implication process. It can't have been too hard for them to work out who was found dead on the beach, because of the hotel records easily were
available to them.
There have been suggestions that maybe they're not happy with the initial cooperation they got with the hotel authorities, but that does
clearly have changed now. We've seen British consulate personnel all over the hotel in the past two days.
The issue may be that you have to track down next of kin to inform them of their loss before you can be sure you finish your identification
process. That may be why the official number is 18, but it's expected to rise to 30.
It's that sense of certainty and the sense of tying up the loose ends of their presence here that complicates it.
Also, too, in the grim reality of what we're dealing with here, these are people in their bathing shorts out on the beach. They didn't
necessarily have identification on their person.
So, some complexities here, certainly. But the grimmer longer task that the British authorities face here is repatriation of perhaps 30
bodies that will occurring from the main morgue in the capital Tunis, perhaps also with the assistance of British royal air force -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Nick Paton Walsh on the story out of Sousse for you this hour.
You're watching Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. We are in Tunis for you tonight in the capital having just interviewed the prime
Reliving the horror in Kuwait -- we speak to some of the survivors of Friday's attack there and get a look inside the mosque that was bombed.
And next, less than 48 hours to go before a deadline to finalize a deal on Iran's nulear program, we're live in Tehran where our negotiations
are testing the trust between the U.S. and Iran.
[11:22:06] ANDERSON: You're with Connect the World live from Tunis in Tunisia this evening. Welcome back. I'm Becky Anderson.
Right, let's get you on to Iran. The deadline for a final nuclear deal with Tehran is just a day away. But at this point, I've got to tell
you, all sides are preparing to remain at the negotiating table past that timeframe.
Still, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it isn't -- it's too soon to tell if they will be able to seal the deal.
So, what are the key issues holding up this agreement? For more on that, CNN senior international correspondent Frederik Pleitgen joining us
live from Tehran.
And with a slightly different perspective, perhaps, than that which we hear so much of, which is from the western perspective -- Fred.
FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, certainly.
And, Becky, one of the big indications that perhaps these talks could take a little longer is the fact that the lead negotiator for the Iranians,
Jawad Zarif, the foreign minister, is actually not in Vienna right now. He's come back here to Tehran for a consultations with the supreme leader,
also with other senior leadership here in this country. And of course the Iranians have drawn out several issues that they say are red lines for
them, including access to military sites for international inspectors, research and development, but also the speed at which sanctions would be
But one word that you hear very often here in Tehran, when the talk is about nuclear negotiation, is the word trust, and the lack of trust between
the United States and Iran going back of course more than 36 years to when the U.S. embassy here in Iran was raided.
Let's have a look at why it's so difficult for these two sides to find common ground.
PLEITGEN: The combination lock still works, even 36 years after Iranian protesters raided the U.S. embassy in Tehran. This used to be the
secret area allegedly used by the CIA. And Iranians say some things found here back then still complicate relations with America today, even as many
here hope for a nuclear agreement and better relations with the west.
"Iran is a super power itself," he says. "We will not accept any pressure."
And this man adds, "we're looking for peace and a good deal, but not a deal at any price."
The lack of trust that has lingered since the embassy siege of 1979 remains strong even today as negotiators in Vienna tried to hammer out a
final agreement to reign in Tehran's nuclear program that would also lift crippling sanctions imposed on the country.
Iran has laid out its red lines. It will not allow inspections at its military facilities and wants all sanctions to be lifted the moment an
agreement is signed.
The west wants to make sure Iran will never build an atomic weapon. The U.S. does not trust Tehran either and wants a rigorous verification
America's distrust also dates back to the Islamic revolution. Its spiritual leader was Ayatollah Khomenei who passed away ten years later in
Iran just opened this gigantic shrine and mausoleum in his honor.
Of course, for many Iranians, this is a sacred place, a place to worship hence to remember. But for many, it's also a symbol of their
nation's dignity, especially standing up to the United States.
Most who come here are religious conservatives. And it's no surprise there's no love lost for the U.S.
"I do not trust Americans," this man says.
And his friend adds, "we don't trust Americans. We never trusted Americans and we never will trust Americans."
As Iran and the west try to reach a final nuclear deal, major differences remain and old animosities make it even harder to find common
[08:26:04] PLEITGEN: So, old animosities still linger very much, especially here on the Iranian side as well of course, Becky.
But one of the interesting things -- and I just spoke to a senior Iranian official who told me the interesting thing that's been happening is
that for the first time in a very long time, the two sides have been talking to each other, of course through the foreign ministers, for an
extended period of time and trying to find common ground. And he believes that that is something that perhaps could be built upon and could form, I
wouldn't say a new relationship, but at least somewhat of a better relationship.
If in fact, of course, these negotiations come to a positive conclusion, Becky.
ANDERSON: Yeah, and that's a big if at this point -- and when of course.
If they do slip, and the deadline of 31 of June (sic) is missed? What happens at that point? How long might these negotiations then go on, Fred,
is it clear?
PLEITGEN: Well, it's absolutely not clear. And it certainly is a very good question. The indications that we have been getting from the
U.S. side, also from the Iranian side as well is that they don't want to negotiate further than just a few days past that deadline.
If you recall, the agreement that was signed in Lausanne, a preliminary agreement, that went past the deadline by a few days.
Right now the indications are perhaps three or four days, but probably not much beyond that, if in fact an agreement can be reached.
But certainly, both sides are saying they're not bound to this deadline. The fact that the lead negotiator for the Iranians is in fact in
Tehran right now and not at the negotiating table in Vienna, of course, is something that seems to indicate there won't be a deal in the next 48
hours, of course when that actual deadline is supposed to happen, Becky.
ANDERSON: Thank you, Fred.
And spot my mistake there, viewers, you probably have. There's only 30 days in June. We're talking Tuesday, of course, June 30, the deadline
for these talks.
I'm just here to confuse you, aren't I?
The latest world news headlines are just ahead. Thank you, Fred.
Plus, for years Greeks have faced economic decline. Now with their nation on the brink of default, they are even more uncertain of their
financial future. A very, very big story. That's coming up after a short break. Do stay with us.
This is CNN out of Tunis in Tunisia for you this evening.
[11:31:00] ANDERSON: You're watching Connect the World live from the Tunisian capital of Tunis this evening. The top stories for you this hour.
Emergency measures are in place in Greece to stop the banking system there from collapsing. Tuesday is the deadline for a nearly 1.8 billion
debt repayment to the IMF. Now, if Greece misses that, the country will effectively be in default. That as the head of the European commission has
said he feels betrayed by how things have played out in the country.
Ministers from Britain, France and Germany are in Tunisia paying tribute to the 38 people massacred at a beach resort. The UK government
says as many as 30 victims may have been British. Tunisia has arrested suspected members of a terror network behind the attack.
The Prime Minister Habib Essid spoke with me exclusively today and said the massacre won'ts top Tunisia's democratic reforms.
Hospital officials in Taiwan say a 20 year old woman had died after being injured in Saturday's explosion at a water park. She suffered burns
to 90 percent of her body, nearly 500 people were injured when a flammable powder blew up during a party.
Egyptian state media say the country's attorney general Hisham Barakat was assassinated in a car bombing near his home. At least six people were
reported injured. State officials have been increasingly targeted by Islamic militants opposed to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Well, an Emirati woman has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering an American school teacher at a shopping mall in Abu
Dhabi. Officials have described the crime as a, quote, "personal act of terrorism."
ANDERSON: Sentenced to death: that is the verdict handed down by the UAE's supreme court on Monday to this 30-year-old Emirati woman Alaa al-
Hashemi. Dubbed the Reem Island Ghost, al-Hashemi was convicted for stabbing 47-year-old Ibolya Ryan, an American kindergarten teacher and
mother of three to death with a kitchen knife as she was shopping in Abu Dhabi back in December.
And for planting a homemade bomb outside an American doctor's house.
She was arrested just 48 hours after the killing in a dramatic nighttime raid on her family home.
Authorities later said she was radicalized on social media and acted alone, but her actions shocked the normally quiet Abu Dhabi, suggesting
even a safe haven like the UAE can experience the brutality of terror sadly prevalent elsewhere in the region.
ANDERSON: Clear signal being sent there from the UAE not tolerating terror at all. And another case of another person radicalized online.
I'm going to get you back to Greece now. And the people of Greece are bracing for the worst as years of economic struggles come to a head. The
nation has shut its banks and stock market as it faces defaulting on its bailout loans.
Our Isa Soares has more from the streets of Athens for you.
ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPNDENT: Among antique vases, porcelain statues and paintings of old, tourists bargain for a piece of the
It's a fleamarket full of history with tales to match it. Yanis has been selling his wares here for over 50 years and tells me he never thought
it would get to this.
"I have never seen a situation like this," he says, "not even back in the 1960s when the country had just come out of civil war. We used to have
work then. The Greek public doesn't want any more adventures. We are tired. We have suffered too much," he tells me.
Having encouraged his son to travel to the UAE for work, this father is fed up and clearly very emotional.
After five months of talks and negotiations, we're no closer to a deal. Are you frustrated? Are you angry? Or are you optimistic about
He tells me, "to be honest, I was very optimistic until this Friday that something good will happen. But now I am not. I want to believe that
even at the last minute we will have a deal"
Speaking to people here, there is a growing sense of anger as well as frustration with the EU, because the Greeks tells me the creditors have
been unable to understand what the economic plight is like, what life has been really like for the past five years.
Yuanis (ph) has never felt so much pressure, and with good reason, too.
He tells me, this is a family business. I provide for seven people. My children are all unemployed. The mood here is very bad. There is no
motivation left in us, only discord, misery, and no one feels safe.
Despite these feelings of desperation and frustration, Yuanis (ph) believes the government of Alexis Tsipras has played its hand well against
"I think the Greek government has handled the situation the right way so far," he says. "Because even if we say yes to the creditors' proposals,
it will be just as painful as going back to the drachma."
Regardless of the outcome of Sunday's upcoming referendum, both Yanis and Yuanis (ph) tell me they will return to their stores once more, perhaps
to face a different crisis, one where these old drachmas will be more than just a remnant of the past.
Isa Soares, CNN, Athens, Greece.
[11:36:35] ANDERSON: Well, there has been a huge amount of political discussion today about the crisis in Greece. But how do ordinary people
feel about what is happening in their country? You heard some of those feelings in Isa's piece.
Alexis Papahelas is the chief editor of Greece's Kathimerini Newspaper. And he joins us now from Athens.
Do you think -- feel that Greece still has time, sir?
ALEXIS PAPAHELAS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, KATHIMERINI: Yeah, I think -- I mean, it's a very tense situation here. I think people, you know, were in
denial up to last Saturday. Now with the banks closed, I think the moment of truth is coming. People are facing reality.
So, I think it's a very tense time. And I think it's a very unpredictable outcome.
ANDERSON: OK. Let's have a listen to some of the discussion that's been going on. It's been pretty heated, as we know. I mean, Greece right
on the brink of real disaster at the moment. The head of the European commission, who spoke earlier in the day, says he feels betrayed -- that
was his line, betrayed -- by how things have played out. And he stressed that people in Greece should go into next Sunday's referendum fully
informed about what is on the line.
Have a listen.
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JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER: After all my efforts and the efforts made by the commission and by other institutions involved in
the process, I feel a little betrayed, because not due consideration is being given to my personal efforts and the efforts of others.
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And he said this isn't a game of lies poker. He said everybody loses at this point. Listen, cash controls, a run on the banks, blink and you
would think we were back in the 1970s. This is 2015 and tourists being told to bring cash with them.
What kind of atmosphere will this summer's tourists find if they are traveling to Greece, sir?
PAPAHELAS: Well, it's actually, you know, Becky, it's interesting. There's a lot of (inaudible). I mean, there were some huge outside banks
and supermarkets are filled with people who are trying to get some, you know, basic food, you know, store it up.
But there's been no civil unrest so far. Things are going to get a bit tense I think around Wednesday or Thursday. A lot of the pensioners,
you know, they're really -- they're very (inaudible) and the people, you know, they haven't gotten their pensions. And supposedly some of the bank
runs are going to open up on Thursday just for them.
(inaudible) see how it's going to play out.
ANDERSON: Let's hear a little bit more -- or find out a little bit more about how Greeks, yourselves, are feeling about accepting the terms of
this bailout deal from the EuroZone. I know that you'll have seen this poll, sir. A recent polls suggesting the majority of the country is in
favor of a deal around 57 percent, in fact, that's compared to around 29 percent who are against it. Do the math, 14 percent remain undecided.
Listen, this is a young government. It had a mandate to protect Greece from really austere measures that Greeks simply didn't want. They
were voted in, they had a mandate. At this point, this government has batted -- has batted this decision back to the Greek people.
What are they going to decide on Sunday? What are the Greek people going to decide on Sunday? And what happens to Prime Minister Tsipras
going forward? Has this been an out and out disaster?
PAPAHELAS: Hasn't been turning out very well. I mean, the government was counting on the markets reacting violently to what's happened in
Greece, but it didn't really happen. And they're still waiting, you know, for another deal, which I don't think is going to come any time soon.
But at the same time, you know, the prime minister had a very clear mandate. People were very tired of austerity and they wanted a better
deal. At the same time, they want the country within the EuroZone.
Now, if the country votes no, then we get into a real sort of uncharted territory, because it's here that you know our European partners
are not ready to negotiate anymore. And the Greek exit will become a real possibility.
If it turns out to be a yes, then it's also going to be very tricky, because it's very hard to see how the same government is going to stay in
power when the people have voted against its recommendation.
The most likely scenario with a yes is an election -- a very quick election within three weeks or so and probably a new government, or a
national salvation coalition government.
ANDERSON: And meantime, to you mind what happens next?
PAPAHELAS: Becky, I wish I knew. I mean, it's really going to be a struggle, I think, you know within every Greek, you know. I think the
rational thing tells, you know, Greeks, you know, that we should stay in the euro. That's sort of the thing to do. It's safer, you know, it's an
anchor. But at the same time people are so, so angry with what has happened in the last five years.
And there's a lot of people who think that, you know, they have nothing to lose even if the country becomes an Argentina and goes
(inaudible). That's the scary thing in my own mind.
ANDERSON: Yeah, fascinating, sir, thank you very much indeed for joining us today, analysis there out of Athens for you.
Are you affected by the crisis in Greece? Well, drop us an email. You can follow the stories that the team is working on throughout the day,
of course, by going to our Facebook page, Facebook.com/CNNConnect. You can always tweet me. That's @BeckyCNN, @BeckyCNN. Always love to hear from
Live from -- not live from Abu Dhabi, we're live from Tunis tonight. This is Connect the World. Coming up, reliving the terror. We speak to
survivors of Friday's deadly bombing in Kuwait and get an exclusive look inside what is the shattered mosque after this.
ANDERSON: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson. A very warm welcome back to Tunis in Tunisia.
Officials in Kuwait say the man who blew himself up at a mosque on Friday had flown in from Saudi Arabia just hours earlier.
Officials had already identified the man who killed 27 people as a Saudi citizen.
Authorities in Bahrain say the bomber flew to Bahrain's international airport from Riyadh before boarding a flight to Kuwait City.
Well, it has been decades since something of this magnitude struck the Gulf State. And Kuwaitis are determined to come together and fight
CNN's Ian Lee speaks to some of the survivors and get us an exclusive look inside the mosque.
I've got to warn you viewers you may find some of the images in Ian's report are disturbing.
[11:45:45] IAN LEE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Carnage frozen in time. Pieces of lives lost. An ISIS suicide bomber terrorizing a
house of worship.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We did not do anything to instigate this. God, we were just praying for god's sake.
LEE: Video obtained by CNN shows the chaos seconds after the explosion that killed at least 27 and injured more than 200.
The perpetrator named as this man Fahad al-Gabbaa, a Saudi national. Despite multiple arrests, many feel uneasy.
UNIDENITIFIED MALE: How am I supposed to convince my son, my 13-year- old son, to come to Friday -- just come to the mosque next time. What guarantees to I have to give them?
LEE: Among the rubble of Imam Sadiq mosque, we find Ali al-Moqman (ph) praying. The ISIS bomber killed four of his close friends.
Police show me where the massive explosion ripped through the mosque.
Dr. Nael al-Hasem (ph) aided the victims, but only after searching for his sons.
UNIDENIFIED MALE: The only thing I was thinking about were my kids. And then I went back to look for them. And then just like they were just
coming -- doing the same thing, running to me. And they were coming to me and holding me. And I was looking at my son and he had blood coming from
his hand and his foot.
And I told him, are you OK, but he was in so shocked mood that he could not even talk.
LEE: The boys would be OK, but many others wouldn't be.
In Kuwait's main hospital, we find some of the youngest victims. Family members have yet to tell 9-year-old Ali his father was killed.
For now, they distract him with cartoons.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Structural engineer.
LEE: 14-year-old Mohammed al-Atar (ph) dreams of being an engineer.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And shockwave sent me flying. So I fell. And beside me was like a library, so I was distracted and it fell on me.
But then my father picked -- pulled me away from the carnage and he took me outside.
LEE: Mohammed (ph) lost a toe, but some of the damage you can't see.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But I feel incapable, because I can't work. I can't like do anything, just sit here, and I can't do anything. And I --
like I feel alone, because if a lot of family members come visit me, but because I can't hear very well so it's like I'm isolated alone.
LEE: There's a sense of unity in Kuwait, a rare commodity these days in the Middle East. Sunni and Shiite coming together in the face of
A local youth group delivers flowers to the victims. A heavy door saved Saleh al-Hasem's (ph) life while everyone around him was killed.
Are you angry or how do you feel now?
UNIDENIFIED MALE: No, no. I'm not angry. I'm happy. That's what's happened make the Kuwaitis together again, more. I see love. I see love
in the Kuwaiti eyes.
LEE: In the aftermath of the worst of humanity, the best shines through.
Ian Lee, CNN, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
ANDERSON: Live from Tunis this is Connect the World . Coming up, what was a place for holiday makers to relax and soak in the sun is now a
memorial site. We're going to get you some pictures from Sousse where the victims are being remembered here in Tunisia.
[11:51:05] ANDERSON: You're watching CNN and Connect the World with me Becky Anderson. Welcome back.
Now the three week manhunt for escaped killer David Sweat has finally ended. The two prisoners who escaped from a maximum security prison in New
York on the run since early June. One was shot and killed by police, the other is now being treated for gunshot wounds.
Sara Ganim reports.
DENNIS MCKENNA, ALBANY MEDICAL DIRECTOR: At this time, his condition is listed as critical.
SARA GANIM, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Convicted killer David Sweat is in custody and fighting for his life, suffering from two gunshot
wounds to his torso. Cheers from spectators as the escapee's ambulance arrives late Sunday at a hospital in Albany, New York.
WYLIE: His privileges will be extremely limited. He will be in basically 24/7 lockdown for the rest of his life.
GANIM: This exclusive photo obtained by CNN moments after his capture shows Sweat bloodied and in full camouflage guard. You can see in this
photo a wound to his chest.
MICHAEL DOYLE, RESIDENT, CONSTABLE, NEW YORK: I heard the shots, and I ran out with my phone. All of a sudden, the cops just swarmed like bees.
GANIM: Sweat was spotted Sunday afternoon by New York State Police Sergeant Jay Cook during a routine patrol, less than two miles from the
A. CUOMO: He was alone when this happened. I said, "Well, you go home tonight and tell your daughters that you're a hero."
GANIM: The fugitive was jogging along the road when Cook spotted him. That's when Sweat took off, nearly making it back into the woods before
Sergeant Cook opened fire.
JOSEPH D'AMICO, NEW YORK STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: The terrain is so dense, you can't see five feet in front of you. If Sweat made the tree
line, you know, he would have been gone.
GANIM: Investigators say Sweat and his now-deceased partner in crime, Richard Matt, used pepper to try to throw off police tracking dogs.
D'AMICO: We did have difficulty tracking, so you know, it was fairly effective in that respect.
GANIM: The dramatic capture coming 48 hours after Matt, armed with a shotgun, was killed in a shootout with police.
A. CUOMO: It was an extraordinary circumstance and the first escape in over 100 years, but one escape is one escape too many.
GANIM: Sara Ganim, CNN, New York.
ANDERSON: Well, thousands of people marched through South Korea's capital to celebrate gay pride on Sunday. It was one of several similar
events around the world, which followed what was a landmark decision on marriage equality in the United States.
But conservative groups protested the gathering. Homosexuality not illegal in South Korea, but it is rarely mentioned at a political level.
And there was also opposition to a gay pride rally in Istanbul. Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a parade there.
The march coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Arwa Damon has more.
ARWA DAMON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: No one expected it to be this way.
It's unclear why this year the riot police are pushing people back.
Riot police not just firing water cannons, but also rubber pellets, tear gas and pepper spray.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's not a crime. We are (inaudible) we are not a crime. Come on. Why are you doing this?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Silence. Shut up.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You cannot...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shut up. Shut up.
Go away. This is Turkish problem.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't (inaudible) I don't like.
DAMON: And that clearly is one of the key issues that the LGBT community and activists are still facing. They may have won a very
significant victory in the United States, but in so many other countries there is still such a battle ahead of them.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are at the stage of please don't kill us. You know, we don't discuss equal marriage or employment rights, or whatever,
you know, we are just demanding our basic human rights.
DAMON: Many believe this is a political reaction and not just about the LGBT community. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party did not fare as
well as expected in this month's parliamentary elections.
You know, this is still -- you know this shows how scared they are of different groups and people who have a different way of thinking. They
want to have a controlled society and they want things their way. And, you know, this is just absolutely despicable.
There's more tear gas in the air. LGBT organizers are saying that the governorship told them that they did not have permission to be holding this
march this year because it is the holy month of Ramadan.
But this is the first time that such an occurrence has taken place during gay pride in Turkey that has been celebrated for well over a decade.
Now the last few years have gone off without any sort of problems whatsoever. And everyone in the crowd here is absolutely shocked at the
way they're being treated.
This is a society that has grown used to the authority's heavy hand, but for the LGBT community and those who continue to celebrate gay pride in
the side streets, they say that this is only going to make them stronger.
Arwa Damon, CNN, Istanbul.
ANDERSON: We've been live for you from Tunis in Tunisia this evening. And before we leave you, I want to show you some pictures from Sousse, the
Mediterranean resort town, which was visited by horror on Friday.
People paying tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly massacre, at least 38 people were killed and dozens were wounded.
So far we know that nearly half of those who lost their lives were British holiday makers, some of the victims have still not been identified.
British Home Secretary Teresa May was also in Sousse earlier today honoring the victims. This is Tunisia's second deadly terrorist attack on
tourists just this year.
Well, I'm Becky Anderson. That was Connect the World. Thank you for watching from the team here. It's a very good evening.