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the booty in the previous u.s. president of the wrong. stuff it. and joan rubin served as deputy assistant secretary of state under president obama he's now the president of washington strategy group and he describes mr pompei a speech is contradictory and an attack on the a bomb or ministration was shamefully part is in it was a historic and a real vision. was just a checklist of one off comments that was meandering and contradictory and very disappointing frankly for an american secretary of state to go to a foreign capital and to attack his predecessor an american president it's not something that we should be doing and it's certainly not something that is sitting secretary of state should do if you're really wants to represent the whole of the united states abroad prior to the speech i was hoping he would have an audience of three the american people the arab people leaders in the region but i really think
it was just an audience of one that was just president trump there were good soundbites there occasionally one or two that were good quotable moments for a tweet but really it didn't seem like he was speaking to any of the most important audience is the people directly affected by american policy in the middle east really of president trying to end in he might have been happy and i think that's you secretary pompei was speaking to but we've also been speaking to mohammad marandi he's a professor at the university of tehran and he says the impact of decades of u.s. interference in the middle east is still being felt. i think that most people across the globe know that the united states and saudi arabia they created the menace of wahhabi extremism in afghanistan in fact brzezinski before he died he admitted that they actually funded them before the soviet invasion in order to encourage the saudi the soviets invade afghanistan to create their vietnam for them
so and then we had nine eleven then after that the united states and the saudi regime among others they supported al-qaeda again in syria in libya in yemen the same al-qaeda that carried out nine eleven so the hypocrisy i think is quite open for everyone to see the invasion of iraq the destruction in iraq the according to the u.s. defense intelligence agency document two thousand and twelve the united states supported the extremist groups their allies in the region or their client regimes in the region supported extremists in syria general michael flynn interviewer on al-jazeera english admitted that the united states took a willful decision to support the extremists in syria so the united states is. more guilty than anyone for the calamities in this region the holocaust in yemen the sangar the hunger siege that for years has been going on. lots more to come on this al-jazeera news hour including nicolas maduro begins
a new six year term as president of venezuela as the economic crisis deepens. vigils in washington and in istanbul one hundred days after the death of jamal khashoggi. professional tennis players are among dozens being investigated in spain for match fixing piece it will have the details in sport. less than twenty four hours ago long delayed election results were announced in the democratic republic of congo the country's election commission surprised many by naming the opposition candidate felix just ok.d. as the winner official from the catholic church say those results don't match the tallies from their own observers as hiram a tosser reports from the capital kinshasa the results of lead to celebrations for some and protests for others. and announcement
a few expected one that could set the stage for the first democratic transfer of power since independence from belgium in one thousand nine hundred sixty feel it. is father lead congress opposition for more than thirty five years had a message of unity. i know how many of you find it hard to accept but i say with sincerity i pay homage to president joseph kabila president of the republic today we must no longer consider each other as adversities but rather as partners and democratic change in our country. thousands of his supporters poured onto the streets to celebrate their hold it will be a new beginning people are suffering this country there's no job in this country i was in south africa i'm going to come back i'm going to there's no job and country . people these people are going to study and after that there's nothing the results to get protesters in goma and congolese catholic chastely those are also questioning the result local authorities in concrete in the south west of the
country say at least two civilians and two police officers were killed during riots several police stations were torched. just a kid is rival martin five is rejecting the provisional results and alleges what he calls an electoral. act to sue you all those who learned of the truth of the ballot boxes especially to congress national bishops the past couple conference sankoh of the church of congo through your historical observations we ask you to reveal to the congolese people and to the whole world the name of the person who really was our people's choice. categorically the result published by the election commission president. this in the international community to the surprise victory is at odds with other towns. the catholic church of congo. and announced completely different results therefore i think while remaining calm and avoiding confrontation that we must have clarity on these results we. expected.
with a history of coups conflict and contested elections the d r c has been on edge during campaigning with allegations of widespread election irregularities including vote rigging and violence. anyone who denies. the internet has been cut off for weeks in an apparent attempt to stop speaking about the results rights police had been deployed the boat that was two years old finally see the exit of president joseph kabila after nearly eighteen years in power but there are questions about how much influence he will still have. the venezuelan president nicolas maduro has vowed to correct deep mistakes as he
put it as he was sworn in for a second six year term of the ceremony in the capital caracas president maduro accuse the u.s. of waging a world war against his country the u.s. is among thirteen countries in the americas that are said they won't recognize his presidency venezuela is battling skyrocketing inflation food or medicine shortages and is seeing an exodus of its people to neighboring countries and go live now to caracas our correspondent there. are not many international statesman and women at this inauguration then but thousands and thousands of venezuelans turning out reminding us how popular the bolivarian revolution still is for some. well most definitely there were hundreds of thousands of people surrounding the supreme court because that's where the swearing in ceremony took place it should have happened at the national assembly that's what the constitution says but
because the government says that the national assembly that's controlled by the opposition is in contempt it does not acknowledge it so the swearing in ceremony took place at the supreme court nicolas maduro there committed himself to fixing them mistakes and in a way finding a way out to the current situation in the country later on he went to one of the largest military bases here in venezuela there was an enormous a military parade there where nicole last mughal widow committed himself to strengthening the military in this country reminding off of this very strong civilian military alliance that has existed in this country since or chavis took off is this as you just said venezuela is becoming more and more isolated we have heard from the organization of american states not recognizing his government from the united states and the european union also questioning but the government is saying that
they're not isolated that there were over ninety seven representatives from countries from all around the world including china and russia and he vowed then to show that in the military did he make any mention about the desperate situation in the country that is pretty well known that has led at least three million people to flee to neighboring countries the hyperinflation the lack of food or medicine did he make any mention as to the situation in the country. well the government does not recognize the very second economic crisis what they're basically saying is that there is hyperinflation that is mostly caused by the economic war imposed on this country by the businessmen that raised the prices of food for example among other things that was the only thing we heard especially among his supporters who are committed in saying that there is no crisis and that the whole big that the government will go after the businessmen who continue to put
the prices of food of staple food especially. notice expected to go to the constituent assembly in the next few days to make a plan to present a plan of how to get this country's economy out of the current crisis of how to fight hyperinflation because when you go to different areas around cacace around the country you see how desperate the situation is for many who cannot make its ends meet who their salaries with a minimum wage they can barely cover basic a meal and that is what is forcing thousands and thousands of people out of this country to raise a burger correspondent in caracas thanks very much indeed and now we can speak to eric phones with his vice president of the council of the americas i'm a former white house special envoy for the americas he's joining us live from washington thank you for talking to this did you detect in the fact the president in his inauguration speech noted in the direction at least of past mistakes having
been made do you think that there will be a change in the way he approaches his second term in office. well the bottom line is that it is an interesting acknowledgement that things are not perfect that there have been mistakes and that things do need to change the question is is he capable or willing to actually take the steps that will be required for fundamental change to get done as well as economy back on track to get venezuela's democracy back on track and i think a lot of people in the international community anyway would say no the situation in venezuela right now is desperate you have approximately ten percent of the entire population over three million people from venezuela have left the country many are in colombia or brazil or some of the islands in the caribbean others have migrated elsewhere in latin america or some to yeah north america so this is an increasingly desperate situation absolutely but president maduro and those who support him place in place much of the blame for this chronic situation in his country on this war of
this war as he calls it being waged by the imperialist powers your country the united states and indeed the european countries as well how credible is that. it's not credible at all i mean of course he's looking to blame other people for his failings but the movement has destroyed venezuela they've corrupted and taken over the energy sector which is really the engine of growth in venezuela they've nationalized all of the private sector they've taken over the institutions of the state the supreme court the military the educational system and so there's no credibility at all to blame the international community for the failings of job but that he was said that it was interesting that he has acknowledged that there have been missed so i was going to just interject there and suggest well they have been roughed up to rough to us sanctions placed against venezuela that it getting something that he says is what is stymieing growth in his country.
but again he is missed intentionally misstating that there have been rounds of sanctions but they've been placed against individuals such as himself but also leaders of and as well who are credibly alleged to be corrupt or have been engaged in human rights abuses but that doesn't sanction the state and it certainly doesn't sanction the people of venezuela the sanctions the corrupt officials who have been the swellest so again he's using sanctions against himself and government officials to try to say well that's why the country is not doing well but clearly that's not the case right now venezuela now seems pretty isolated to seventy within the region doesn't it with any friends in cuba in bolivia and maybe in nicaragua where can nicaragua tend to now intensive friends intensive breaking this isolation that it seems to be the position it seems to be in now i think you're exactly right i mean it does have some international friends the ones you mention and also china and
russia in particular have supported them in their own government and will probably continue to do so but increasingly the countries of the region are turning against him and you say he's seen statements from latin american countries from canada from the united states from europe as well at the same time he's very clearly trying to show in some way that he does maintain the support of some countries globally because international legitimacy is very important to him and to the regime but i think the circumstances over the last days and months of proven the the fact that legitimacy of is going away eric found smith thank you very much indeed. lots more to come here on the edges here in news hour including the u.k.'s biggest carmaker announces its slashing thousands of jobs why they say rex it is partly to blame and the cattery champion shows no sign of slowing down the rally in perth peter will be here with action from stage four.
and over the clouds gathering once more across the southern part of the u.s. satellite picture shows the stream of cloud making its way towards the north and as it does so it will be pulling itself together so for some of us we're going to see some fairly heavy rain during the day on friday and only northern ages that hits the cold air will see that turn to snow that system of that edge its way eastwards and more and more snow developing all matter in the day on saturday and further south some rather heavy rain the northeast will be dry for now but certainly not warm minus thirteen they were and towards the west we're just waiting for the next big area of rain to make its way towards us for the central americas here plenty of fine dry weather to be found just a handful of showers perhaps particularly around parts of hispan yes but elsewhere
this should be plenty of drawing weather including force in havana the south america there's been some very severe weather hit particularly in the northern parts of argentina and this is the system responsible and it could still give us some rather nasty thunderstorms as we head through the next few days that systems just pushing its way a bit further south as we head into saturday so more of us in europe why a lot need to see that wet weather where is for power it should draw up a little bit further north there will also be a few showers for the eastern parts of brazil it should be dry there in santiago the temperature twenty seven. when a french soldier was murdered in a so-called terrorist attack. his mother retaliate is with love. speaking out against intolerance and alienation she travels the world with the resolve of a grieving mother who lost a son but adopted
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all right it's time for a lot of the top stories here in the hour jazeera news al the u.s. president has visited the country's southern border in a bid to drum up support for his proposed war with mexico the president's amounts for more than five billion dollars for the war has led to a partial government shutdown for almost three weeks now. the influential catholic church in the democratic republic of congo says the official presidential election result does not match the tally is the thousands of its observers the opposition candidate felix he was declared the provisional winner by the election commission. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has vowed to correct deep mistakes as he was sworn in for a second six year term the u.s. is among thirteen countries in the americas that have said they won't recognize his presidency.
mean a hundred days since the murder of jamal khashoggi the saudi journalist is being remembered at a bipartisan memorial event on capitol hill in washington among the speakers democratic leader of the house nancy pelosi who criticized the trumpet ministrations response to the killing. if we decide that commercial interest should override the statements that we make in the actions that we take then we must admit that we have lost all moral authority to talk about any atrocities anywhere any time we must carry a mission to defend the free press our strongest boer war against injustice. ok our correspondent in washington is mike hanna and mike it seems one hundred days on the the political class at least in washington are determined to make sure that
the issue of the murder of jamal khashoggi does not go away yes indeed one must remember that a few weeks ago the senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning the murder of jamal khashoggi and demanding accountability for his death well one hundred days on and here today lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered in the u.s. capitol to remember jamal khashoggi but not also the only that but also to remember other journalists around the world who have been killed or are being detained countries such as egypt china turkey saudi arabia are all mentioned by the speakers as places in which journalists are paying a price for revealing truth to the world also from various people criticism of president trump for his stance on the whole khashoggi murder we heard there the comment from nancy pelosi the speaker of the house about the moral failure of the said ministration but other speakers as well making very clear that attacks on the
media as have been carried out by the president emboldened dictators and bad people in other parts of the world so the memorial could to be not only in memory of the journalist but also in memory of all those journalists who are in detention or have been killed while carrying out their work now you mentioned the two resolutions that were passed by the senate just a few weeks ago and now the democrats are in charge of the house of representatives do it do you think that we'll see a more concerted effort to prevail upon the white house to get donald trump to do more to punish or at least criticize openly the role of mohammed bin sound man in the murder of jamal khashoggi. indeed yes well certainly the intention is there among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle what happened with that senate resolution was that the van republican controlled house simply never took it up so it never passed the house floor however what one could expect to see in coming days
or indeed weeks is a now the senate's a motion condemning that death then demand to get conned to billet which in a house that is now controlled by democrats would easily pass there once again placing added pressure on president trump to take some kind of action one must remember too that the senate and long ago invoked the global magnitsky act this is an act that that provides for accountability for human rights abuses around the globe the senate has already invoked that act it has effectively given the president a specified period of time to conduct an investigation and then to say what measures he's going to take in terms of sanction against those held accountable as yet the president though refusing to take on saudi arabia refusing to hold the crown prince of saudi arabia directly connected to the death despite the advice in the briefings from his own intelligence agency mike hanna live in washington
now air france will suspend its flights to saudi arabia from next month that's because of the routes poor economic performance direct flights between paris and riyadh will be taken over by saudi arabian airlines and the first of february. right let's return to our top story that of president trump and his war including the visit of course to the border area he's going down to texas to try to drum up support for his campaign to get this war funded we can speak to joe watkins his a republican political strategist and a former white house aide to george h.w. bush he's joining us via skype from philadelphia thanks for joining us and i'm just wondering how far this war this war border war that the president seems absolutely obsessed by how far that's become a symbol if you like of presidential authority and their resistance to building
this wall is a challenge directly to the white house well clearly you know this is become a symbol of presidential thore it's one of the bedrock themes of the campaign from two thousand and sixteen when presidential campaigns are really not in states he said repeatedly it is released it we're going to do the war and that mexico is going to pay for the war so certainly if nobody else is base expects him to build a wall on the southern border you know the states and doing your care to make sure that it gets so limited today was a visit to underscore his commitment to building a wall even if you know supported congress and politically do you think he's doing the right thing i mean if you were his advisor would you be advising that he sticks to his campaign pledges because this is something that he does take pride in that this is a president who delivers on every every promise that he makes is he right to do that in your opinion. well politically he's right to do that politically it's
candidates who run successfully for office especially for the presidency when really held to the standard of whether or not they made good on their campaign promises and clearly so far he's been able to make good on a number of the campaign promises he made including the tax reform being one of the key promises he made the walls another promise he made so if he's able to get funding for that all even if it's an emergency funding for the wall and they begin to construct a wall that he will have made good on what it is biggest campaign promise or yes it's a point to do so mentally is that a child so that it could backfire for him given the resistance being shown by the democrats in the house of representatives and the eight hundred thousand federal workers who are not getting paid not to mention the hundreds of thousands if not more of people who are dependent upon federal services then of course they are not receiving. well i wouldn't be surprised if the president took advantage of the
opportunity to declare a national emergency and he's already been given the green light to do that by senator lindsey graham who just took over as chairman of the judiciary committee by the way on the senate side but lindsey graham has suggested publicly that the president ought to bypass congress because he's not going to get the democrats to support money for funding for a wall and to declare a national emergency and to build a wall with those funds and the president is likely to do the bit what that does is it allows for the war to begin to be built and at the same time we did allows for congress to reopen government if that's off the table it allows congress to do support measures that would reopen the government so those eight hundred thousand federal workers who've been furloughed would have a chance to go back to work into it to be paid more importantly be patient work to do it because some are working right now to free yeah and as a sign of of what is to come your opinion
a battle between the democrat controlled house of representatives and the white house. not necessarily this is probably the last big contentious issue for the president it's a campaign promise that he wants to make good on once he makes good on his promise he probably will work with congress on infrastructure and some other things that democrats and republicans alike would like to see done so if he can get this get past this hurdle there's always for him to simply do not work with the demographics will tell us and the continued republican controlled senate going forward are i get what ken's talking to us live from philadelphia thank you very much. thanks. for saying with president trump his former lawyer michael cohen has agreed to testify publicly before congress next month about his time working for the president or the presidential candidates as he was his testimony could further damage the president's image and strengthen the investigation into russian interference in the
twenty sixteen election in december cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for lying to congress and his role in paying hush money whilst working for trump. turkey's foreign minister have a surly says gains made in northern syria by an armed group formerly linked to al qaida are to be reversed high at sharm has signed a cease fire with other rebel groups to take control of it live province. it it's a fact that terrorist organizations are operating in italy and we did not bring these terrorist organizations to the region it was the regime it deliberately opened up the color doors for them to get to these radical groups have been attacking moderate groups we are certainly taking all the necessary measures to stop them or more now from our correspondent in gaza and tap that's in turkey close to the syrian border mohammed a day. talking foreign minister manouchehr was shocked to say style first live by
hurting to have been a sham. against other opposition groups including some supported by turkey is meant to give the group more territory and influence something turkey would not allow he called the global terrorist organization and said on qatar will ensure that the gains that have made including taking complete control off in the provinces will be rust the foreign minister said they were in talks with russia to ensure that they act together to. carry out an offensive against the higher to tahir a sham which has gained so much territory in the past two weeks the group of which are toxin all positioned groups including the free syrian army which is allied to taki and eventually signed an agreement with the national liberation front another . turkish allied group something that gave it the complete comp troll off
that it leaves the province of course the foreign minister's comments come hop on the heels of a promise by the turkish president that an offensive on kurdish groups like the wide p.d. and the p.k. k. in the city of mum beach will happen very soon turkish officials are insisting that there are fans of on monday each to remove what they are calling terrorist elements like the y.p. d n p k k is not changed on the u.s. troop withdrawal from syria but will happen whether the us troops and leave or remain in the country thousands of workers in bangladesh's garment ten been protesting for days demanding higher wages a minimum monthly wage of almost one hundred dollars a set by the government last year that workers say factory owners and not implementing it at least one person has died and many others have been injured in the demonstrations as tanveer choudhry now reports from the capital dhaka.
relatively peaceful here and made progress i mean industrial zone where lots of garment factories are located now there were protests here in the morning from eight till noon most of the workers left after a discussion with the owners about their heavy presence of security you can see behind me not twenty kilometers from here there's been violent clashes and so about industrial zone this is the fifth consecutive day the garment workers have been demanding for higher wages at least one worker was killed on tuesday by police firing there's been also lots of injuries a journalist was bitten by the police while covering this garment andress a very sensitive area for bangladesh eighty percent of the export arning through the garment textile businesses now we spoke to. who is the president of the garment federation union and she told us to argue the war to go back to work and peacefully
result the unions are planning to sit with the government and business they called us for the next few days and try to resolve this peacefully till then we'll have to see how the garment workers abide by this it has been a rough five days for the garment sector in bangladesh the british common land rover has announced plans to cut four and a half thousand jobs and its u.k. plants the company's blaming fooling sales in china and concerns over bret's it the decision is part of a three billion dollar plan to reverse several months of financial losses me for reports. it is the country's biggest carmaker employing more than forty thousand workers in the u.k. the junk you aligned group is in trouble it's struggling to turn a profit reviving the luxury brands for which means cutting jobs for the half thousand are expected to. most are in management and marketing some production job
. the company's been hit by a perfect storm of problems sales in china one of j.q. allowed drovers biggest markets have slumped trade tensions with the u.s. have led to a fall in consumers making big purchases. the company's also been affected by a fall in global demand for diesel cars ninety percent of g q a landrover is production and the hope there are a big worry is over the u.k.'s competitiveness post breaks it the company says a bad a deal could cost it one and a half billion dollars a year the government's promising to help those who have lost their jobs it is a brilliant skilled workforce it's a real asset to this country and whatever the terms of the announcement we will do everything that we can to make sure that they can find jobs that make use of their they really valuable skills this isn't the first.