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seem to give up its nuclear weapons program donald trump campaigned that this deal was in effect a giveaway to the iranians to continue its bad behavior the official said on friday to reporters that once the sanctions come into effect iran's ability to engage with the world economically will be limited to just bringing in humanitarian aid for the iranian people however the officials promise that those countries and those persons that do business with sanctioned iran iranian agents seize persons and shipping vessels could find themselves under sanctions if not facing prosecution here in the united states or grab a break here on al-jazeera when we come back walking a marathon every day we're following one of the families from honduras desperate to get into the united states.
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hello there we're going to see some more wet weather over parts of the middle east over the next few days the last system is moving away now and behind it has been dry we're now seeing the cloud begin to build to the southwest in parts of so already post of saudi arabia seeing some clout and a few outbreaks of rain and that's pushing its way northward on sunday we're going to see more of that what whether it will become more intense as it works its way northward say for some of us here including for parts of iraq it doesn't pretty wet there for sunday system that is also affecting us in saudi as i said we're already seeing it over posts here in the north and that soen sa today it actually intensifies as we head into sunday and pushes its way northward still giving some heavy fools as it does say the winds will being dragged out from the south behind it so for some of us here it will be quite dusty including force in riyadh where the top temperature of twenty seven is a good deal of cloud around the riyadh area and they'll be
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a fair amount of tat here in doha as well will be around thirty one degrees as we head down towards the southern parts of africa we've seen a good deal of useful rain here here it is on the satellite picture over the eastern part of south africa and also over parts of mozambique to trying to pull away now though and so not a great deal left to it as we head through saturday behind it cool still in devon at twenty one. that is a perfect formula for authoritarianism and here let me ask you straight up here is the two state solution the lights are on and there's no way up for terms.
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of the us secretary. being prepared against these involved in the killing of. the leaders have so far resisted international pressure to reveal who ordered his aides to compromise and are implicated of course disappeared after entering the saudi consulate in istanbul exactly a month ago israel's prime minister is also commenting on the case for the first time benjamin netanyahu called the murder horrendous he says it needs to be dealt with but emphasize the stability of saudi arabia is important for the stability of the middle east as a whole. also announced a return of all u.s.
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sanctions on iran these are the ones that were lifted under the twenty fifteen deal . also the u.s. and turkey announcing they have lifted rival sanctions that eight country had placed on top ministers over the imprisonment of the american past and brunson the party that was released in october and since returned to the u.s. and turkey's dollar bonds jumped following the news with more from ankara. there are actually two good news for turkey today one of them is lifting the sanctions over imposed over turkish ministers along with the us ministers of both sides by later lifted those sanctions plus turkey received a waiver on u.s. sanctions that are targeting iran which means that turkey is exempted from these sanctions as turkish petroleum is trading it with iran in terms of oil these are
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very good news and this was welcomed by the investors mostly and turkish media which has been suffering for the last three months is now performing its strongest level against the u.s. dollar gaining one point seven percent at least it today of course these are not the only topics that that we can count as a positive development between washington and ancora we have been seeing that these two countries have been exchanging information over jamaal. case in a very firmly diplomatic way plus we see that turkey and u.s. has has come to an agreement over. northeastern syria and turkey and u.s. have begun their joint patrols so this week is actually again for ankara in terms of bettering the relations with the united states sri lanka's ousted prime minister is told al-jazeera democracy in the country is under threat rania with promising or
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is refusing to quit even though he was fired last week by president mouth about a citizen that has been replaced with me in the rajapaksa a two time president who's accused of a power grab but it's worth more from colombo. for the past week run away from a single has refused to leave the prime minister's official residence here in the capital it's become a symbol of legitimacy he tells me after being fired by the president in what critics are calling a constitutional two day the thirty three london democracy in the last presidential election parliament religion we came forward on the basis that parliament is supreme that the president must act according to the because of parliament the nineteenth amendment to the constitution was drafted on that basis now what has happened is the president is trying to override the power of the parliament present my for a palace or a say in a swore in mahinda rajapakse as the new prime minister last friday. rajapaksa was
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president for two terms and scrapped term limits in twenty fourteen to try and stay in power but then lost the election he called a year later rajapaksa says he's got enough support in parliament to confirm his position but m.p.'s can't vote because presidents are saying or a suspended parliament why the delay you think in recalling palm and what they have in the number where the number because of parliament initially thought you think if you go all the normal you have the numbers here. with we hear a lot of talk about persuading m.p.'s to join rajapaksa side how might they be persuaded what are you what are you hearing about what's going on with our founding member the ministry ships and some money the speaker has warned of the risk of a bloodbath if this is allowed to continue do you share those views of the speaker that there can be an r.p.
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because people are getting the two granted by the rewarded parliament democracy we why we are quite a different set up and all of sudden we find even worth two thousand forty. defending a principle and the fact that the made during the war. in two thousand and fifteen to a poor democracy and if you lead them down their gloves to be i and a singer says it's that desire to uphold democracy that's brought him support from a wide a section of society than just his traditional support base when parliament is recalled prime minister wickramasinghe says he'll leave his official residence here at temple trees to go and vote until then he's staying put. colomba. dozens of palestinians have been injured during another weekly round of demonstrations at the border fence with israel they've been protesting every friday since march thirtieth and more than two hundred palestinians have been killed by israeli forces since them demonstrators have been calling for the right to return
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to their ancestral lands and an end to israel's twelve year blockade of the gaza strip perrie forces with more from that border area. well there was word on thursday here in gaza after the intervention of an egyptian delegation they met with the committee that runs these protests there was word that they were going to be scaled down in size and turn and if i just get out of the way i think we can see that that is pretty much come true this is a smaller in number protests than we've seen in recent weeks also as promised it seems there are no incendiary devices kites and balloons being lit and launched towards israel a very small number of tires being set on fire to try to provide screening and in response the israelis are using the prevailing winds which are coming from israel this friday and using a pretty large use of tear gas in terms of the proportion of people it is being used against so largely people are being kept back from the fence what's
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interesting are the politics which are underlying all of this the suggestion delegation which is still in town and has visited the process sites at a different site are up slightly north of here along the border that's part of a wider scale effort both to try to reconcile the palestinian factions fatah which dominates the palestinian authority in the occupied west bank hamas which controls gaza trying to broker some kind of longer term truce between the israelis and hamas there is talk of israel facilitating potentially fifteen million dollars a month of funding for non fighting staff members or people who work for hamas here in the gaza strip they're already facilitating the qatari fuel which is drastically changed the electricity supply in the strip as well and so after weeks where we've seen things get very close to a major military escalation on a number of occasions there is a different atmosphere this weekend here in gaza and we're seeing it not least in
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the scale of this protest. a bus heading to a coptic monastery in egypt has been fired at the incident happened near the town of minea at least seven people have been killed and many more injured the u.n. secretary general and has once again called for an end to the war in yemen that has led to a humanitarian disaster this is at the same time as the saudi led coalition launches new offensives an operation is underway to retake the port city of a beta which is under the control of the rebels the coalition sent thousands of troops to the area this week on friday also attacked sunnah international airport and an adjoining air base the u.s. and u.n. have called on both sides to stop the fighting and to begin talks there is increasing concern about tension between two key u.s. allies in northern syria that syria that is turkey and the kurdish syrian democratic forces american troops have now begun joint patrols with turkish
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soldiers in man bitch of a.s.d.f. is based nearby it's led by kurdish fighters who turkey considers terrorists the u.s. is hoping the joint operations will prevent military confrontations between turkish and kurdish fighters two thousand american troops are working alongside the s.d.f. in the fight against isis donald trump sending out yet another warning to the migrant caravan in mexico heading north towards the u.s. border the president says they are an invasion and anyone caught crossing the border illegally will be detained until the claim is heard in court salim is not a program for those living in poverty there are billions of people in the world living. at the poverty level the united states cannot possibly absorb them all asylum is a very special protection intended only for those fleeing government persecution based on race religion and other protected status meanwhile one of the many
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families in that migrant caravan has been telling our reporter john heilemann about the struggles they all encounter every step of the way with alexander starts his day's journey at three am he's not even awake he's system maria is and every step is a small tool it's not just legs a little used to walking a marathon every day she's developed to call. them on half whether it's because we're sleeping rough the winds get to her that's why she's sick this is a day in the life that the rain is a lie a family home durance travelling in a caravan trying to reach the u.s. today's route forty kilometers to the mix content of weeks they've left early to avoid the midday sun but dad alvin is struggling to rule can push a stroller in a dorm break he explains why. this is that if this is the leg it's bad it's this one with paul go it's been seven months early in his sophie's eight months pregnant but she didn't want to have her baby back code that bennett said out alone he would
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have suffered like the other children they're born into poverty off the four hour was she struggling then the family gets a break a ride from a passing truck it revives the flagging children it set some down before a migration checkpoint one of several in the south from its commercial without papers their only hope to get through is by sheer force of numbers they have to wait for the others at least erling compressed two hours late to the caravan catches up and passes to get the type tix worked. but as mid day approaches the rays civilize have other problems no food. no spare clothes a man pulls up out of nowhere and helps with the first two and then the third. become he said look this is what makes consent been divided over the caravan but today help is ever present this lady simply sweeps up the family and pays the bus
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tickets just in time at the end of their strength. you know what i'm going to give it to make you wonder what's going to happen to them i just had to help and i saw the baby they finally made it two weeks here they can rest but there's no shelter so that we just have these blankets for the children don't sleep on the pier pavement as the rain fools they try and work out their next move so everyone is just settling down now after what's been an exhausting day but they've still got about two thousand kilometers to get to the buddha and that they cover right that's going to take them at least a month and a half but first there's a lawyer a his family has to try and get through the noise john home and how does he had a weeks. now russia and china being blamed for blocking international efforts to create the world's largest marine reserve in antarctica and what l.c. is thought to be home to thousands of undiscovered species but the antarctic
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commission to conserve marine life couldn't agree on how to make it a no go zone for fishing mining and drilling and thomas reports and how about in australia. the proposal was to create another marine park in antarctica this time five times the size of germany an area of pristine ocean protected from fishing mining drilling almost all human activity. the weather l c is an icy wilderness and one of the world's last marine protection would have kept it that way but in hobart delegations from twenty four different countries with an interest in him talked again as well as the european union which led the pot proposal needed to reach consensus where exactly where the parks boundaries be would any fishing be allowed how reliable is the science supporting the need for complete protection how many decades with the protection lost for they couldn't agree after two weeks of talking behind closed doors the head of india's delegation revealed no consensus
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had been reached. and. the standing is not. unfortunately standing is not that much in twenty six the same delegates in the same building were able to reach agreement to create another marine park and talk to. that one covering the road was supposed to create momentum for more but an attempt to create one in east antarctica last year failed the failure on friday to create one in the world dealt. the sense of gloom for conservationists and of course extremely disappointed that this meeting was unable to reach consensus it's been a campaign that really engage people and people want to see and talk to give or take it and to see it failing at this meeting is of course very disappointing delegates meet in hobart every year there will be more chances to create marine parks in future for every year that passes means what is ultimately protected will
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be a little less. in the end i'm told it was a disagreement about the quality of the science behind the need for a new marine protected areas that led to the lack of consensus with two countries china and russia refusing to sign up now in the past both thank you countries have come around to proposals that in previous years played a post but only after those proposals have been signed off by the highest level of politics in our countries the presidents the hope if that in time the same can happen with this proposal andrew thomas al jazeera australia. this is al jazeera and these are your top stories the u.s. says sanctions are being prepared against the saudis involved in the killing of jamal khashoggi suddenly it is a so far resisted the international pressure to reveal who ordered the journalists murder because of course disappeared after entering the saudi consulate in istanbul
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it was exactly a month ago the mother israeli prime minister's commented on the khashoggi case for the first time what happened is the book consulate was horrendous and it should be. the same time i say. it's very important for the stability. of the region to that saudi arabia remain stable and i think that we must be found to achieve both. in other news protests have been called off these are the ones against the pakistan supreme court judges who acquitted a christian woman of blasphemy there have been two days of demonstrations over the verdict the woman was sentenced to death for insulting islam eight years ago the trumpet ministration has announced it's returning all of the u.s. sanctions on iran these are the ones which were lifted under the twenty fifteen
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nuclear deal. a bus heading to a coptic monastery in egypt and fire that happened near the town of minya least seven people killed and many more injured the u.n. secretary general antonio terrorists has again called for an end to the war in yemen that has led to a humanitarian disaster this is the saudi led coalition launched new offensives there an operation is underway to retake her dado which is currently under the control of the two rebels the coalition sent in thousands of troops to the area this week and in the early hours of friday it also attacked sun and to national airport and an adjoining airbase the u.s. and u.n. have both called on sides called on both sides to stop the fighting and begin talks . dozens of palestinians have been injured during another weekly round of demonstrations at the border fence with israel approaching protesting every friday since march thirtieth demonstrators have been calling for the right to return to their ancestral lands and an end to israel's twelve year blockade of the gaza strip those are your headlines coming up next a special edition of inside story with peter dubey from istanbul on the jamal
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khashoggi murder. exactly a month ago she came to istanbul he was killed in istanbul one month on turkey and saudi arabia are now at loggerheads i mean investigation into his death is going no place this is inside story.
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hello and welcome from turkey today inside story coming to you from istanbul exactly a month ago today. the saudi journalist walked into that building behind me to collect some paperwork he was just about to get remarried instead of getting a stamp on a form and walking out of the building to meet his fiance the teacher instead he was tortured and brutally killed there are three questions to which we have yet to receive. who ordered the killing who carried out the killing and on top of that where is the body of jamal khashoggi there are two other questions as well is there a broader issue here is there a broader malays across the region and a saudi arabia crossed a rubicon has it done something that it thought it could get away with which it may not get away with we'll get to our guests in just a moment first charles stratford sets up our discussion today. with the second four fifty seven am local time in istanbul. security camera footage shows
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him and his fiance hoodies entering the building of his recently acquired istanbul apartment hours later the couple arrive at the saudi consulate for her shows his appointment it's thirteen thirteen they stand at the barricades close by the shows he gives her his two mobile phones they have agreed that if he doesn't reappear they should call a turkish government official who is a trusted friend. in an interview with turkish t.v. had he just said that although they were both nervous about her shows his appointment he had told her the consulate staff had treated him well during a previous visit on september the twenty eighth to does this imply a trap had been sent to virtual gave the tick to. jamal a smiling when he came out of the consulate he was very happy with the welcome he received he said the consulate staff and come to introduce themselves and offered
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him something to drink he was told that the documents he wanted would be ready in a few days time a thirteen fourteen enters the consulate never to be seen again for a quarter hours later at seventeen thirty three can be seen anxiously waiting outside she had already made the call but it's too late turkish and saudi investigators now agree that her show by this time was already dead one of them let me up almost as i'm making these calls i'm thinking to myself am i too late is something happening could i prevent something from happening to me. according to friends jamal khashoggi didn't like being called a saudi dissident in an interview which he came to a canadian t.v. channel in june he explains why he fled to america i list because once you got no space i had was getting no work and began to feel the pressure so i just decided to
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leave before it used to do it and just a couple of months that i had a lift feelings of mind where many people i knew. from trouble soissons goodness that i did that otherwise they were pleased i would have been told at my home by no bun from trouble at least missed it and that's the thing i want in in my entire minute i am sixty years old and they want to enjoy life and they want to be thirty just be quoted make and thirty it seems shows he was killed in this building for trying to do exactly that speaking freely for the good of a country that he said he loved his murder by men some of whom are described as being either close to or even parts all saudis in the circle leadership shows just how dangerous that endeavor was tall strafford the inside story stumble.
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ok let's get going with our conversation here today on inside story let's introduce our three guests today in the. english language newspaper here in istanbul the toure she's an international strategist and see. the university that's just come to you first. will we ever see the body or what's left of it the body of jamal khashoggi well if we if we look at. what has been said by a turkish official washington post i'm afraid it's not likely that we're going to see mr g.'s body because one of the sources told the washington post that it was actually melted and so if that's the case or if the body has been dismembered and the spores in a in a way that we are not able to put it together you know i'm afraid it's going to be very unlikely that we're going to see the body of fortunately. but if it is
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otherwise i think that's an question that riyadh needs to answer at this point because the prosecutors have invested have dig into the incident and investigation has been. you know weighed concluded by the turkish prosecutors saying that the body was dismembered and disposed so we don't know where the body is at the moment if riyadh is not going to tell us i'm afraid it's a question that at least from the turkish perspective it is very hard to answer at this point so one month today he walked into that building the consensus is built over the last months saying that this probably goes all the way to the crown prince mohammed bin that's the consensus that's the assumption i'm using the words very very delicately here because new on everything in the story in your mind is the consensus right. well it seems that starting from two thousand and seventeen
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prince all money was interacted into the you know the top of the poverty of the saudi arabian government so he is you know kind of restructuring the national security. priorities for so it is unlikely that we saw somebody else so if this is kind of an operation it is ill. ill organized and ill executed it and hopefully that our nation's security agency as song old post apartment has you know bringing that from the darkness into our very. own knowledge but at the end of the day it doesn't necessarily have to be prince or somebody else we should be focusing on what type of a state can do this kind of thing bridging human rights bridging all the
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international law bridging the they re end of quote nation and still cold state it is absolutely impossible i mean we can i do call it as a cause a state or a state which no is official capacity or no rule of law at all. as some of the identified want to one of the key elements of this that internationally presidents and prime ministers diplomats have to carry on addressing and it's it's a function of the way that president the one for example is a phenomena of the well experienced politician who's going up against a saudi crown prince he's got a colossal lack of experience because he's never been a politician he's never been a successful businessman he's always just been a prince. well yeah there's a difference of experience
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a gap which doesn't work very well for saudi arabia obviously. but i think what sell was just said about the institutional capacity also plays its part here turkey is managing this crisis this international crisis wary well in a way that it's for visits from turning into a bilateral issue so it's not like pitching prince oman against the turkish president. perodua what turkey is actually doing very successfully in that i should mention is internationalizing the issue multilateral izing the issue and this corner saudi arabia and whoever is responsible that in the saudi system for this hideous murder of. i should. in a very bad position to say the least so how does mr erdogan keep calm internationalizing it he spent two weeks leaking information basically somebody to
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probe predominantly via the daily sabah newspaper these language version but it is something he needs to keep it going he's delivered those two very strong speeches he was very presidential he clearly signaled i will work with king solomon i cannot work with the crown prince but how does he keep it in the headlines well i think it's. you know his own character and ability to manage to process but own couple of debts it's also the ability an institutional kept us the old the foreign political mindset of turkey i mean. we've heard that we are running into a very different period of time so the. structure is absolutely changing and this is the same international system that we used to have let's say to the case sick-o. the great bells is. changing the international institutional kept us the is
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decaying unfortunately so in a very. hectic period of time and the very troubled some region like middle east cannot to live eight another problem all topple that you know mr hard ons. i think and i believe it's my own perception that he is trying to keep the balance is in the way that it won't be creating another turmoil or another disaster within the region ok another turmoil on the sauce within reach and that's interesting isn't it because so much of the death of one man feeds into the of the big issues in this region mike pompei of the u.s. secretary of state in the past twenty four hours talking fast about sanctions surely not going to happen this side of the u.s. midterm elections and nobody's giving us a timeframe for about. that is i think one of the one of the key results emerging from the very close and intent intimate relationship between crown prince
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miss prince mohammed bin salon and washington so that's one thing on the one side but i just want to elaborate with one with what silva said with regards to the regional turmoil and the implications behind that i mean this situation we are saying that mr though on it has been able to keep it at an international level but this is not an incident a simple criminal incident that happened in turkey this has this by it's nature it's an international issue so the fact that he's a columnist at washington post makes it an international issue the fact that he's a saudi citizen. and killed saudi citizen in saudi consulate makes and makes it an international issue this is you know it has a very small details that could affect turkey saudi arabia saudi arabia relations
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directly so mr are the one wants to move away from that this is not an issue. you know in a way that just has happened between turkey and saudi arabia this is a this is an incident has regional dimension. because i mean we know is saudi arabia's. unsaid agenda with regards to turkish influence in the region and also it has an international mission because this is a figure that was critical who was a critic who had to critical to riyadh and who was a dissident journalist and so it has an international dimension in the sense that there is more to say and values that are crashed by this incident so it's not a one dimensional issue and i mean it's very hard to see with regard to your question it's very hard to see a quick outcome with regards to washington. sanctions on mohamed been someone i mean i think the fact that he makes a lot of mistakes makes him
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a better figure for washington that washington can put its support behind. as far as mr erdogan is concerned he can carry on exerting pressure however he was clearly highly skilled at court he's dumb since a month ago since the events of one month ago but he can't go so far surely he fractures the relationship. with riyadh because then nothing happens. that is correct absolutely and turkey is definite there of that while trying to eliminate mom had been so mun that is why president is on this trying to keep king solomon close and keep the doors of dialogue open in that regard. because turkish decision makers and mr added on is pretty much everywhere of the fact that the regional turmoil that we have been going to. in the middle east
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requires an necessitates cooperation in man way or the other from. an area of party no one country is able to so say this syrian civil war no one party is available to dissolve the tensions in the gulf no one party is able to so what would come after the speeding up of the iranian sanctions regime by the united states and turkey and saudi arabia despite at all on many of the issues that concerns the region are two heavyweights in this region and any way any leverage that turkey or saudi arabia can provide to their agendas from the other would largely enhance their positions that is why this becomes a game of strategy and edging on the side also. a fiance to teach a just in the past twelve hours or so writing
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a very strong article one of the english language newspapers out of europe saying there must not be a cover up but this kind of plays to the general donald trump's son in law's reaction to it saying account of the precise quote but he basically said we need a truth we can work with and when he said that ten days two weeks ago people were outraged but everyone is moving to that position where they have a truce that they can work with. but it might not actually be the truth of what happened because they have to deal with the truth of what happened that's on imaginable and the consequences would have to be so much harder fortunately these says the as my professor of middle this says that international relations has a cold face right this is you know there realities in poland takes and also the truth sometimes it's called lights to each other. you know let's remember a little bit about the whole of this u.s.
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so the relationship because they're to countries exactly the opposite to each other the regimes are completely different the values are completely different democratic values doesn't ever existed in. how come this two countries come together and create a strategy gallons in the middle east. in one part united states have the poverty of the dollar and in one part saudi arabia have the poverty of the energy so this two poverty actually lead to no itself time to time in order to settle down the relationship either in the region or in the global scale. maybe we don't touch too much but we are very old the fact that china is very silent about this case for example i mean in the event that u.s. put some sanctions in the event to tell the agent comes from the area then the oil prices and this energy business will go into a true loyal and it's the next run the saudis would like to prove further maybe to
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price oil not in u.s. dollars but in the yuan because there is the market up or running and growing day by day only last year four months after the shanghai oil market has grown at least seven person or so in the global crude turnover this is a huge thing you know the it unfortunately. vagrants alert is not about the fact that everybody was playing the game on the moral grounds because there are interests and there are strategies and also the design says will create a final decision i guess by. what has just said because master of the english language and my dear aren't nor coming out of washington but we should all remember. when he wrote that there was no virtue like necessity and this
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is the burning oil behind all of this it's the smoke that is why. this workable truth rhetoric is out there with the consciousness of the people who are private or even watching this case revolting to the fact that we need the truth that we could work with. it is actually the name of the game in many capitals around the world nowadays and we are seeing signs of that actually with what is happening in denmark with iranian operatives being charged with trying to eliminate some iranian dissidents in denmark so it's just like saudis are doing that and iranians are doing that so the do not harm the agenda. the bigger political agenda ok you're talking about agenda you're talking about interests and strategies management is the strategy or the agenda for mr earth the one that he wants to
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reposition turkey to be the regional superpower i don't think this discourse about our go on utilizing this case to to reaffirm it's his regional influence is very it's very it's a very weak narrative i think because i was sad was approach to this case is basically just seeking the truth at this moment it is in a way we can see that you know this will shift. allen says but this is not because our daughter is using this case to reach to that point this is because riyadh has put itself in a position after spending billions of millions of dollars to for their for their image of repairing the region and globally the fact that they have a maturely and in a brutal way executed at dissident journalist so this is not about whether i do one will use this case to to make his position more concrete in the region but this is about the fact that saudi areas. influence which president on has also praised
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previously in for example in the case we're going to cut to the crisis with france our he said you know saudi arabia is the older brother in this region but this is a case where saudi arabia's role is diminishing. because iran's nisar braun's approach to this situation is simply seeking the answers that will shed light to dismiss this brutal murder so solve we being a little bit naive if we want to assume that no one is trying to get to the position of definitive truth and therefore questions of moral ambiguity have to be abandoned perhaps but he maybe he needs to get to another acceptable from now i mean turkey demonstrated a way that is possible in the international system which is you can do a moral polar sea and also made you a regional influence accordingly at the same time you know moral it's
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a national interest doesn't have to be called light every time right so this is the state traditions tradition of but time to time you know we got or turkey got problems to express what they're doing exactly but in this case i mean this is not about turkish position or turkey's searching a person ford it's roots this is about what what is going to be the u.s. foreign policy from now on in the middle east and if. the prince song on with all this you know absolutely unbelievably you know harsh and wilder position in fulsome making will going to be survived in the in the future i think. this is much more important for me i guess that change cannot become from the political it's that change should become ok on top bottom two up let's just boil
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that down you've got three very very powerful individuals here comes along donald trump you were talking about in the in the crown prince out of those three men those three people which one is the most politically dextrous here well definitely . if and mr dunn is the more able guy in running such a crisis though there are different capacities year when it. comes to political dexterity mr add on is definitely the one with the political acumen when it comes to pass the and influence i would say that mr trump has the most. and when it comes to the role of energy and regional back doors along with been sell month seems to be yearning for more influence but amongst those three i would say that the moment in selma as that is the least apt
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to deal with this crisis and it is showing off in the way that the crisis is unfolding right now and that seems to be an appropriate thought on which to end our discussion thank you all very much to our guest. political news that it's a. boy international strategist at casting from the. university and thank you so you two for your company over the last half hour if you want more on the debate of course you can find it on our facebook page talks on twitter it's at a.j. inside story or you can tweet me i will tweet you back i'm at peace it will be one everyone on the team here on this special inside story in istanbul thanks for watching thank you for your time all season by.
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al-jazeera. and. this is al jazeera. hello once again from doha everyone on. the news from al-jazeera. strangled to death and then dismembered his body has carried out similar operations
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before. also we'll look at how the u.s. president is trumpeting the return of sanctions against iran and the protests that cause major disruptions in pakistan are. off the charts. more than anyone else in gymnastics history. so turkey's drip feeding more details on the murder of jamal khashoggi a month after he walked into the saudi consulate in istanbul never to be seen again a senior officials told al-jazeera the journalist body was dismembered and dissolved in acid and that the saudi hit squad that carried out the killing has done similar operations before we're starting this news hour with alan fischer he is outside that embassy consulate i should say.
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it's hard to believe that it's exactly a month since jamal khashoggi walked in through that door behind me expecting to spend just a few minutes in what was a routine meeting to get papers that would allow him to marry but by this stage exactly a month ago not only had he been martyred but the cleanup operation was well underway we always knew the turkish government knew more than they were making public know senior figures are telling is that they think that the so-called hit team the fifteen people who arrived from saudi arabia just hours before jamal khashoggi appointment had done this before which explains the professional nature of the operation that they could kill someone so quickly and essentially dispose of his remains so that even four weeks on turkish investigators still phoned no trace of jamal khashoggi body that will be an important part of the ongoing investigation here in turkey. the case of jamal khashoggi is one of lies.
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surprise and videotape fourteen days after the writer disappeared and after days of requesting permission turkish investigators were finally allowed into the consulate with the insisted he'd been killed for the dili which this forensic expert says would help any potential cover up what will i learn. the main thing in incidents like this is to carry out the crime scene investigation within days or as soon as possible in this case it took two weeks for the forensic teams to enter the consulate and search the surrounding areas this is a big handicap they can link to losing evidence. the saudis had initially insisted left the building after attending a routine appointment but his fiancee was old sayed a crucial witness to contradict the lie the turks were clear it intelligence evidence allegedly including audio and video showed was dead and they revealed the images of the so-called hit team fifteen men who flew in from saudi arabia to kill
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the writer and crucially to clean up afterwards one allegedly brought aboard saw what he from here struck you should investigate as a built in case against the saudi nationals that they believe are responsible for the killing of khashoggi with the series of well timed leaks the built up international pressure forcing the saudis to change the story from i write denial to an acceptance should you wish kill where and when the courts allege the saudis claim there was a fight they got out of hand but the turks are contradicted that idea they see the writer was strangled as soon as he walked into the building his body dismembered the saudis can't or won't see what happened to the body infirm and it will be a silent witness to what exactly went on. they claim there was a fight when we find the body this will be alice out after the examination we will find the way he was caught it is so. chief prosecutor has this week spent to fill
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these in istanbul but there's frustration here at what seen as a genuine lack of cooperation but there are still crucial questions to be answered in this investigation which is jamal khashoggi body and who ultimately give the order to kill him i want to spring us up to date if you would with some of the other developments today including comments from israel's prime minister on this exactly both sides of him playing the game certainly turkey has got a lot of international support for its stance that we've got a number of countries talking about imposing sanctions and saudi arabia in fact just in the last few hours in norway the saudi ambassador was called in to the foreign ministry there and asked to explain the situation here but so do you really are also has a friend in the white house even though donald trump's initial position has changed somewhat and he has an unlikely supporter to so he has an unlikely supporter two in
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the shape of. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that he's been at the conference in bulgaria and he says that while the investigation and finding out who did it is important people should not lose sight of saudi arabia's position not just in the region in the world particularly as a bulwark against israel's big enemy iran what. is the book consulate was horrendous and it should be. it's very important for the stability of the world the region of the world that saudi arabia remains. a way must be found to achieve both. so a couple of things we need to bear in mind that the turks want to get permission to
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access the well in the garden of the consul general that said his residence not far from where i'm standing now they've already set the garden but they saw the well wanted to bring in a specialist search team the saudis said that unless their names were on the initial document allowing the search then the team wouldn't be allowed in the talks of renewed their request but so far the saudis have not given permission that leads to frustration on the side of the turks they say the saudis are saying they want to help with the investigation but their actions don't match their words there's also a decision to be made about an offer made by the chief sodhi prosecutor when he was here saying that the turks could go to saudi arabia and interview the people commonly being held in connection with jamal khashoggi death that the turks have got to decide whether or not to accept that one problem is they feel that if they do it might diminish their claims to have all eighteen extradited here to turkey to face justice no the saudis argue that as the incident happened or what is under
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international law tucker soil the consulate. soil the consulate then they have every right to not only investigate but to try those responsible the turks say that if there was a local so-called cooperate or disposed of the body then that makes it a crime here in turkey and gives them absolute right to push ahead with the extradition something that they're going to continue to do and might look for greater international support on the final decision on whether or not any investigators go from turkey to so do arabia won't be taken by the prosecutor here in istanbul that's to whom the initial request was made that decision will be taken at the highest levels of government in this. alan fischer with full details wrapped up from istanbul thank you allan. well the calls from around the world for justice wherever the trail may lead have grown larger with every detail that's emerged saudi arabia those still refusing to extradite any of the suspects diplomatic
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editor james bays looks now at the international options for an investigation. will there be justice for jamal khashoggi the turkish prosecutor wants saudi arabia to reveal the whereabouts of the body and hand over the eighteen suspects but the saudi foreign minister has made it clear there will be no extraditions from his country and so are there other legal options experts believe the u.n. could set up an international panel but the secretary general antonio could terrorists who would appoint its members and maria fernanda espinosa the president of the general assembly one of the un bodies that could mandate it a well aware this is a political minefield we will wait to see whether we get a formal request from a government such as the government of turkey but if we get something like that we'll evaluate it and then and then. make a decision based on the requests that we receive they think we are going to send a process sell this is now a matter that says in the hands of
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a request that we will receive the request could come from the body she heads the general assembly the she taking soundings of the wider membership of the general assembly for the conversations that she is having about this. caps we for her and the counterparts beyond the un inquiry there are a number of other legal options and precedence for my chad dictator his send our brain was eventually jailed for war crimes after first being prosecuted in belgium under what's known as universal jurisdiction the concept is controversial and the belgian law has since been repealed but international lawyers say as saudi arabia is a signatory to the un convention against torture it might face calls from other countries for extradition laws passed by congress and the u.s. also might be relevant the magnitsky act passed in twenty twelve after the murder of a russian lawyer working for the american businessman bill browder could be used against
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saudi arabia there's also the possibility of private prosecute. stephen rapp who served as president obama's pastor at large for war crimes issues says the saudi crown prince mohammed bin soma should watch his stand as early becomes to america and tries to go to silicon valley or anywhere or to enjoy the company of investors or others he'll find process servers. around the meeting so i don't he's not going to be able to do what he has done before so let me ask that question again will there be justice for jamal khashoggi it's not certain and there's a long road ahead but along that road saudi arabia and key figures in the country face fresh scrutiny bad publicity and reputational damage as well as the possibility of a prosecution james bays al-jazeera at the united nations. now a group of evangelical christians from the united states have made
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a rare visit to saudi arabia that met senior government minister and the crown prince mohammed bin solomon the kingdom very much trying to repair its international reputation in the wake of the murder of jamal khashoggi and some of the visiting group staunchly progress rail they describe themselves as zionists and several close to the u.s. president donald trump remember saudi arabia bans all religions except islam and doesn't officially recognize israel. or the faults not me who he is a senior fellow and professor at the american university of beirut he has more on saudi arabia's attempts to improve its image for the question. well this is it has nothing to do with his face of islam this is it is a political is it a group of essentially political operatives former congress former congresswoman and right wing extreme evangelists who are very close to the white house led by a. writer.


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