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with what they called force and firmness it's been a particularly tense month in the region with the u.s. deploying troops and warships to the gulf of zeros anderson's reports the 1st of 3 major gatherings of leaders one objective to find a way of reducing tension in the middle east it's difficult at a time when divisions within the region run deep made worse by the battle of rhetoric between the united states and iran the host for these talks saudi arabia has made its position clear. we emphasize the need to exert more efforts to combat the subversive activities of extremist terrorist groups they must be addressed with all strength and firmness. a reference there to damage to 4 vessels including 2 saudi oil tankers off the coast of the united arab emirates earlier this month and drone attacks on saudi oil installations 2 days later the saudis had
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accused iran of ordering the drone attack which was claimed by new things in yemen in the run up to these talks by foreign ministers from the organization of islamic cooperation john bolton the u.s. national security advisor visiting the us he said naval mines almost certainly from iran we used to attack shipping but he didn't refer to any evidence adding who else would you think is doing it somebody from nepal iran's foreign ministry dismissed bolton's remarks as a ludicrous claim and the supreme leader ayatollah ali how many reasserted we will not negotiate with america because negotiation has no benefit and carries harm. before the talking started in jeddah it emerged that katz as prime minister abdullah bin nasa bin khalifa lanny will attend g.c.c. and arab league sessions on thursday it will be cattles 1st high level contacts
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with saudi the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt since the fall states imposed an and land and sea blockade on the country nearly 2 years ago the full states had accused of supporting terrorism accusations vehemently denied by category leaders the united states wants to see an end to the blockade on cata i would hope that they could work out some of these things because they have essentially they being the saudis destroyed the gulf cooperation council it's a paper organization now it never was for middle ball but now it's almost nothing because of this bitter fight within the ranks of its own members this is not a way to assure security in the gulf and it's not a way to present iran with those solid front from as it were the other side of the ocean whether this could be a 1st step towards repro small is unclear but the immediate effect of cattle is
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involvement here could result in a broader debate over relations with iran andrew simmons. we're going to weather a tape here and then we'll take a look at some of the challenges that lie ahead for india's prime minister as he begins his 2nd term in office. after a nationwide strike sudan's protest leaders born of the last civil disobedience at all to try to force the military it torques civilian. hello again we're here across parts of china we have seen plenty of rain and that's going to continue mostly for the southern part of china here on friday notice the thunderstorms really building up particularly did the heating of the day the extensions over here towards northern vietnam actually also parts i'm in mar in
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bangladesh are going to be seeing some very heavy rain as well to the north though as we go from friday and into saturday more rain is coming into the forecast for for shanghai we do expect to see more clouds few there with a temperature of about $27.00 degrees as you make a way over here towards parts of india well primanti no rain is making its way towards the north and we are picking up the clouds here as it comes into parts of southern india as well as sri lanka so for carol a state though over the next few days we do expect to see heavy rainfall across that area some localized flooding could be a problem here as we go into the weekend as well but up here towards the north it is still quite warm temperatures into the low forty's when they purr at about $43.00 degrees there and then very quickly here across much of the gulf temperatures are on their way up here in doha $43.00 degrees is going to be the forecast high as we go towards friday but on saturday we do expect that to reach $45.00 degrees over here towards abu dhabi $38.00 and over towards muscat it is going to be a beautiful day with attempt to view of about 36 degrees. stories
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generate thousands of headlines with different angles from different perspectives julie out of sun just a long standoff with international borders is finally separate the spin from the facts the misinformation from the journalism protesters complain about the underreported of police violence the sensationalizing of the demonstrations with the listening post on al-jazeera.
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hello again this is al jazeera let's remind you of the main news this hour israel will hold a 2nd election this year after prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government but it's happened just 7 weeks after he claimed victory in all of that tree election netanyahu is insisting that the political situation will not interfere with the u.s. plan for palestine and israel he's just met senior white house adviser jared is touring the region trying to gain support for the initiative coarseness plan is likely to be on the agenda 3 summits in saudi arabia leaders from the gulf cooperation council and arab league gathering in mecca place on thursday. police in hungary a forced a criminal investigation after a tourist boat sank on the river danube it was carrying south korean tourists 7 people died but 7 others were rescuers these are live pictures of search teams looking for the 19 people who are still missing heavy rain and strong currents have been hampering rescue efforts al-jazeera shallot ballasts reports. it's
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a populist stritch of the danube river in the heart of border paste a tourist spots the move made was still carrying more than 30 south korean turrets and it was involved in a collision with a cruise ship receiving search for survivors the terrorists were wearing life jackets and water temperatures well below 15 degrees celsius police said after a month of heavy rain high water levels in a fast current complicated rescue if it's. one of the most we found some people with serious injuries in a critical condition there were some who got lightly injured and some needed to be resuscitated. police have now released video of the incident fairytale economically are total we can see on the footage that the small part the mermaid is silent north as is the biggest ship the viking when they reach the margaret bridge the mermaid turns in front of the viking for some reason and as the viking touches the mermaid
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it gets turned on its side and within about 7 seconds at 6. cruise line operator viking said it's the 2nd was involved in the incident around 9 pm local time the maids wreckage was found on the river buried near hungary's parliament building in the city's famous margaret bridge the surging river and pool with it hampered if it still bring it to the surface the mermaid was a 26 metre boat sightseeing that could hold 60 people. i sincerely apologize for having to share heartbreaking news from. the south korean to a agency who organized the trip to the passengers were mostly families who have been scheduled to return to solve this weekend. we will try to get to budapest as quickly as possible and coordinate with the hungary and authorities and our embassy to save lives. south korean president has seen foreign ministry officials to put
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a peace to help. jaw i urge you to make use of all diplomatic channels to work with the hungarian government so search and rescue operations take place as fast as possible and if there are not enough personnel or equipment i ask you to coordinate with neighboring countries are hungry to find ways of bringing more rescue experts and additional equipment. as police launched a criminal investigation the search for survivors was extended far down staring into serbia shallop ballasts al-jazeera. congolese forces say they've killed 23 rebels near beni in the region of kiva the fighting between government soldiers and the allied democratic forces happened whether stay night according to the army a military position was attacked and a firefight ensued and. final preparations are underway in the democratic republic of congo to receive the body of the formal opposition leader etienne tshisekedi he died 2 years ago in belgium at the age of $84.00 after a long illness political crisis in the d.l.c.
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led to the delay of his funeral because of fears that it would spark opposition protests crowds are expected to gather at the national stadium and can charge later on thursday or etienne tshisekedi was a prominent critic of the former leader who too sexy seiko and co-founded the union for democracy and social progress party in 1982 he became an opponent to laurent kabila who was assassinated in 2001 and his son joseph kabila who govern the country for 18 years almost 2 years after katy's death his son felix was sworn in as president although december's elections were marred by claims of fraud it was considered the 1st peaceful transfer of power in the d.l.c. in 60 years earlier we spoke to ben shephard a consulting fellow for the africa program at chatham house he says that etienne tshisekedi had a significant role in democratic republic of congo's politics. the return of the
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body of contrast that comes at a moment where the balance of power between his son felix just kitty and the coalition of the outgoing president joseph kabila is not yet clear a prime minister was nominated last week he is widely regarded as a something of a placeholder a compromise candidate and the allocation of key ministries i think will go a long way to showing us who holds the whip hand he was a monumental figure he he was a huge part of congress politics for 4 decades he was a leading figure in the fight for democracy and move to tune the in the eighty's i spent a long time in prison his legacy was some walked tarnished in the last 2 years but the fact that 5 african heads of state have trouble to contrast that to attend the ceremonies underlines quite how a monumental figure he was not just in congo but across the continent. protest leaders in sudan have declared the 2 day strike a success people across the nation stopped work on tuesday and wednesday protest groups are now threatening
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a campaign of civil disobedience to try to force the military council to hand power to a civilian administration imran khan reports from khartoum. what's a revolution without a little music that's the thinking of musician and shopkeeper. he took part in the strike by sitting in a shop as usual but refusing to sell any instruments he says he lost money but is willing to continue the strike if the call is made. clear this right is just the beginning of more escalations to come because the military is wasting time and will meet the demands of the revolution and only give us talk in just 2 years i expect if the military council does not give us a straight answer in the negotiations and show us good faith then you should expect more civil disobedience the posters outside his shop display his and many others opinions one says we don't want the spring we want the whole garden another says he
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comes to me a reference to the vice chairman of the transitional military council's threat to sack anyone who went on strike. into the early hours and there's a celebrated 3 out was fair at the city outside the military headquarters one of the senior leaders of the protest movement tells us the strike was a success but challenges lay ahead. after the high response to the strike would receive word the army wants to talk again and welcome such a move because we believe in dialogue and resolving things in a reasonable manner but the revolution will continue and who will keep escalating gradually right now the protesters are in a confident mood however the transitional military council are sticking to their guns and they say they won't hand over power until there's an elected government and they want to oversee that process that's not good enough for the protesters who
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say that they want a sovereign transitional government to oversee the election process m.r. carney i would say there are 2 in kenya a verdict has been delayed in the trial of 4 men who are accused of terrorism charges in a 2015 attack that killed 150 people if convicted the suspects could face life in prison gunmen ambushed the grosser university campus in northeast kenya and then there was a siege that lasted nearly 15 hours the attack was later claimed by the somali based al-shabaab. india's prime minister is being sworn into office to render modi was elected to a 2nd last week as his b j p party secured a sharply increased majority in the house of parliament sermon is taking place in the courtyard of the presidential residence notably absent is pakistan's prime minister imran khan who wasn't invited however he did congratulate his indian counterpart by phone on sunday. hundreds of supporters of
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a nationalist buddhist monk in may have ma are protesting in yangon on after a warrant was issued for his arrest on tuesday. with off to is known for inciting violence against the door hinge and other muslim minorities he was charged with sedition after criticising mammals government he faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted u.n. investigators say ami should be prosecuted for genocide against the hinge of. they were born in italy grew up there and speak the language but 2 boys who were told they would get nationality after being hijacked after saving rather a hijacked bus full of children are waiting for the government to keep its promise that case is fueling calls for italy's citizenship laws to be changed from a suburb in java. has been called a hero him and his classmate help save the lives of 51 students when their school bus was hijacked in march the eluded the police resulting in
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a dramatic rescue of their hijacked bus. the bus driver had threatened to burn all the children on board before setting fire to the vehicle he was protesting against migrant deaths in the mediterranean i then hid his phone from the hijacker and called his mum for help work 1st particularly rank everyone he knows has hailed him for his courage but despite being born in italy he's not an italian citizen that's because adam's parents moved to italy from morocco under italian law a child born to foreigners does not have the automatic right to citizenship and must wait until they're 18 years old to apply for it but after adam's actions on the bus it leaves government promise to grant him sort of than ship. i think of someone was born here it's fair that he has a telly in citizenship it's unfair if he hasn't in the beginning they told us they would give us citizenship but it's been 2 months now we still don't have any news.
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the government's decision to grant him and his french citizenship has sparked a debate many are asking should people risk their lives to get citizenship others are calling for immediate side of the ship for all children born in italy. liviu neary is an immigration lawyer and he wants the government to change what he calls an archaic system alone australasia at a meeting of a chimp and a monkey on the web the $900.00 copies the 911 law of course that's not compatible with today we need to integrate foreign citizens starting with minors children who arrived or were born here. elizabeth was 10 years old when she came to italy and couldn't apply for citizenship when she did apply years later the government changed the procedure from 2 to 4 years i can understand the like all my life for citizenship you know i have been living here for 18 years and that's going to be like 4 years more 2 years more of a legal procedure i am so tired seriously. the government believes the laws need to
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be even stricter about who can become an italian citizen. in italy there are 60000000 people and we certainly do not need more in italy there are specific citizenship rules if they legally remain for at least 10 years they can apply for citizenship if a child was born in italy at the age of 18 they can have citizenship. but many foreigners in italy don't agree with that sentiment rights activists believe the different residency requirements based on better the applicant is the defendant of an italian citizen an e.u. citizen or a non citizen creates room for discrimination it 2003 european citizenship by residence was proposed but amid rising then a 4th and nationalism that seems to have forgotten the fall of the garbage out of their role. it is good to have you with us hello adrian from going to hear a doha the headlines analysis here israel will hold
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a 2nd election this year after prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government it's happened just 7 weeks after he claimed victory and parliamentary elections are a force that has more from west to east well essentially it was the actions of his former defense minister and prior to that his initial political aide when he ran for the likud leadership and won his 1st election victory in the mid ninety's i think joe lieberman he is in charge of a right wing secular party that wanted to ensure that a bill which he saw as defending israel from becoming a religious state or at least in part doing that would go through unchanged. who couldn't square that with his else orthodox prospective partners in the coalition government and so his attempts is ongoing attempts to try to get a coalition failed at the last moment. well netanyahu is insisting that the
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political situation will not interfere with a u.s. plan for palestine and israel he just meant senior white house adviser jared krishna who is touring the region to gain support for the initiative. christians plan is likely to be on the agenda at 3 summits in saudi arabia leaders from the gulf cooperation council of the arab league a gathering in mecca later on thursday protest leaders in sudan have declared that 2 day strike a success people across the nation stopped work on tuesday and wednesday the protest groups are now threatening a campaign of civil disobedience india's prime minister is being sworn into office narendra modi was elected to a 2nd last week as his b j p party secured a shop to increase majority in the lower house the ceremony is taking place in the courtyard of the presidential residence police in hungary of launched a criminal investigation after a tourist boat sank on the danube 7 people are confirmed to have died a further 21 a missing the boat was carrying south korean tourists others the headlines the news
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continues here on al-jazeera after today's edition of the stream next. on june the full $989.00 a chinese state crackdown on pro-democracy protesters led to the tiananmen square massacre we'll be talking to those who were there and looking at what's changed in china since then join us on al-jazeera for coverage of tiananmen 30 years on. i am for me ok and i'm really good we are in the stream today are u.s. and wrong relations heading towards a minute she conflict escalating tensions are stocking fears of war as always we'd love to hear your thoughts so send your comments your questions to us via twitter or in our live you tube channel. jeffery story
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university of amsterdam and you are in the street. earlier this month for us in wrong relations took a sharp turn when the u.s. sent an aircraft carrier and resells to the region it was meant to counter a stew unspecified potential iranian attack on u.s. interests both nations have since engaged in back and forth rhetoric that some say is headed towards comes late u.s. national security advisor john bolton said on wednesday that an attack on the oil tankers they've united arab emirates this month was almost certainly carried out by our on iran's foreign ministry called bolton's claim ludicrous so here to talk about the us iran relationship is. a commentator and consultant editor with the independent also here on site is hillary mann leverett a political risk consultant and former official in the white house national security council and via skype from. a ph d. candidate at the university of toronto welcome to the stream everyone i want to
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start with our community they have so many things to say about this topic and the 1st one comes to be a twitter this is sudra q. says to prevent further escalation somebody should take away trump cell phone or filter his tweets before they're posted so hillary talked to us about how real this risk of conflict is are we one poorly worded tweet away from war well in fact what's interesting here is how how. in the sense positive and you can use that word in this context which we have been in contrast to particularly national security adviser john bolton's statements his official statements from the white house press podium have been the scariest most terrifying statements that we've had in a very long time since back in the bush administration when president bush labeled iran part of the axis of evil what's useful here is the president when he's unscripted actually search shows seems to show the possibility of a strategic instinct to deal with iran the islamic republic of iran as it is that's
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an important strategic impulse and for whatever problems we have with president trump we should encourage that. i want to show you guests this because i'm just wondering this some key dates between a poor and now west things have seemed to escalate and i want you to sort of look at each of the dates and say ok that was bad that was really no no that's just rhetoric so something here we've got a statement this is a statement from the president on the designation revolutionary guard corps as a foreign terrorist organization that's what it looks like and have a look at a timeline in the graphic here how bad is that. that's pretty about that was one of that was the script a moment that's one part of the policy that maximum pressure came in part of the official military government good or bad i don't want to exonerate the revolutionary guards and everything they're doing but they designated them as a terrorist organization that was a bad strategic move and i think it was pushed by the hawkish team that
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a vice president on foreign policy not by his instincts to go ahead and go show that there are. 0 to 10 is as bad 10 is really bad. or what was particularly odd about it was at the exact same time u.s. officials were sitting with talabani officials who had also been designated as terrorists in doha and other places to negotiate with them so one had the scripted moment was incredibly bad but what the administration is doing is they're talking to terrorists and they're making deals with them all over the place to tell you go very different perspective because you are sitting there in a wrong that day when you saw all of that move by the united states. how how did you catch that how how what we did. well definitely as other guys have mentioned our so that was a very wrong call. measure by the you know states and i also think that distance didn't come from. the b.
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team and especially barton who is known for his hardinge policies and who even president tran described as. having been for him in the u.s. had gone at least 4 wars across the world so yeah i think this is very hard and. the irony is that barton is himself a. major sponsor in advocate of. which is known as a very dangerous terrorist group. are they describe him as you really and dissidents but they are very terrorists nature so i'll say that i'm really being with 2nd one day i'm going to move on because we've got a famous italian hey let me give you this state here and pull the knife have a look and put a knife in what happened here so we've got iran to chaos us government a state sponsor of terrorism fest well as an iranian i love that because i mean 1st of all the u.s.
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has had. illegal military presence in many other countries and just take a look at them our military bases around iran like. iran is the only country in the region where the u.s. does not have a military press presence because iran has not allowed it and do we are the ones who have sponsored terrorism and terrorist groups like taliban and isis so. what are you really as an iranian approval to more dates where do these back to back some just want to find out how close are we to conflict may the 5th. national security adviser john bolton announces carrier deployment in the middle east and then the next state may the 24th trump announces 1500 additional troops the middle east how close are we to war right now. well back then when that was announced it was that was a very very dangerous week and by war i mean any kind of military conflict that
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could even come out of accidents a very volatile region i think since then it has the rhetoric from both sides has somewhat deescalated and we haven't heard news of new deployments or new plans for a military but that could change any day i think i'll take your contrarian view which i did when i was in the bush administration and didn't land me that well with mr bolton who is now back in the trump administration but when i heard about these deployments and the deployment of the u.s. b. 52 bomber i actually thought things might not be that bad that this was really just for show that there was something else here this was perhaps a show to pre-stage maybe some sort of talks or invitations or talks because it's normal for the u.s. in terms of the u.s. government to have an aircraft carrier in the in the gulf if we didn't have one that would be strange and that should worry people because that would be that's the normal scope of operations and it's a huge target for the iranians to hit if they wanted to do so in self defense the
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other piece to send $1500.00 troops it was leaked to the new york times that they were thinking about sending 100000 troops then it went down 210000 troops of the 1500 troops it's very important to understand that how of those are replacing people who are coming back so we're talking about 5 or $600.00 new troops that's really nothing in the scope of u.s. military deployment and the b. $52.00 doesn't need to be a day it can be louisiana and still bomb iran so all of that was really for show it's not a real military escalation but it certainly puts into into scope a much higher propensity for an accident and an accident a planned accident and when you talk about the accident of the planned accident i want to bring up. the name that has already been mentioned here several times in our community is also mentioning enough words that is john bolton national security adviser dr bharti is says bolton is a direct link to ongoing tensions he wants to keep the region in a fragile situation another person writes in saying get rid of bolton so i've heard
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your take on hillary gar when you look at the people that president tried to surround himself with do you think there's a disconnect there between what trump is saying out loud about iran and what his cabinet and his advisors are saying we should do i think part of it is john bolton has been laser focused on some kind of conflict talked about bombing iran he's talked about regime change there on on the record it's no secret to anybody he's there hawkish and when we heard that he joined president there were even reports behind the scenes that he's promised the president to not start a war with iran so as far as the side of president isolationists doesn't war another doesn't want another war with the middle east and his base does i'm on it i think bolton and trump are completely complete opposite sides but at the same time the president is also a strong man like he kind he likes the posture he likes all the fox news president john bolton in some way is helping him in putting the maximum pressure to then eventually get him to deal with a negotiation he wants i just don't think this strategy is the best that would get
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him to president's goal john bolton is what is the strategy is it poking the lie and what would you how would you just maximal gross you're basically as they call it stick and carrot this is just the surest stick strategy with no carrot as opposed to for example what the obama administration use use it but also carrots to to incentivize their audience for a reason to come to the table. more even more of a interesting strategy going to which it's hard to ascribe to president trump especially especially in washington where he otherwise appalled so many of us but the strategy i think is twofold one is to put us to the precipice of crisis where we really. could go off the cliff into a major war but that would allow trump to come out with the victory of the century the deal of the century as he likes to call it to have a deal with iran that's complying with the 2015 iran nuclear deal that's not doing anything to bother anybody that's not really a valuable deal for president trump so i think his 1st priority is to get this
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amazing deal because iran was portrayed as so terrible and brought us to the brink of conflict but then a 2nd choice which we should be really worried about if iran doesn't come to his table on his terms is i've heard administration official characterize it this this way he's willing to see look just like caracas to weaken iran weaken iranian power weaken it territorially politically that is very disturbing which is what has already started absolutely let me just go to. a statement and you come right off the back of this president made when he was in japan i'm a the 27th so you can kind of see what's going on in his mind and how he's looking at us the wrong relations how this. and i have to tell you one other country i really believe that iran would like to make a deal and i think that's very smart of them and i think that's a possibility to happen also look what happened since i terminated the or india look what has happened to iran iran when i 1st came into office was a terror they were fighting in many locations all over the middle east they would
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be behind every single major attack whether it was syria whether it was yemen whether it was individual smaller areas where there was taking away oil from people they were involved with everything now they're pulling back because they've got serious economic problems and i'm not looking that hurt iran at all i'm looking to have iran say no nuclear weapons we have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons no nuclear weapons for and i think will make a deal. that was a lot more than level we cut that down to tell me that is how president trump is looking at the last sanctions will pull back into place how have you seen in the last the respect opinion have on what's it been like. well the basis of his claims against iran although he has changed his rhetoric a little bit after. the president. is that iran is seeking nuclear weapons desist contrary to. international atomic agency.
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reports and spec sions beyond the normal protocol. so i mean i think the us administration knows very well that iran is not seeking nuclear iran has never been seeking nuclear weapons and we do not have any record of attacking any other countries but the thing is trump is using this as a once again another excuse to bring iran into table 2 legged hillary also mentioned to me he's on deal in make iran to surrender to his terence i think it's it is also has to do with. policy to kind of milk so do you. and make you give more money to the u.s. by creating an apparently
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a security dilemma. concerns. marrieds and so do you persuade some into buying more weapons. that point that you just mean about trump paving the way for him to make his own deal i want to bring in a comment we just got on you tube from sheltie who says i would get back to the negotiating table as soon as possible and we implement the death e.p.o. the iran nuclear deal if that even possible so that's just one person's perspective but hillary where are we right now because of course iran didn't pull out of the deal. you know exactly that the u.s. broke an agreement that was already negotiated so how do you then get back to the table is this about trump. negotiating his own deal that has his name on it i think absolutely and the rhetoric now is more positive out of japan and that's a really important piece of that to get more into he has gone cold on iran from the beginning from during the campaign as he was really trashing the deal he was also
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saying he could deal with iran and make his own great deal and i think that's important because it's not just about iran for trump or for those even around him it's about having china be subordinate to the united states for china have to have to come hot in hand to beg the united states for its energy imports every barrel of oil it now imports basically has to go through the white house the trump administration to see whether they approve it's about germany being able to have fruitful trade with iran it's not just about iran it's about forcing iran into a bilateral relationship where it's a board in it subject to u.s. pressure and u.s. superpower the weight of the u.s. superpower but it's about other countries too and that's where when japan comes in it's really important japan is a economically powerful country it's a politically powerful country it has not just a decades long i think this year is the 90th anniversary of iran relations but this prime minister 1st went to iran in 1003 with his father his father was the foreign
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minister then and his father was trying to be the peace envoy just to help solve the iran iraq war it was his dream it was his passion and ave prime minister obvious father was the rising star in japanese politics and was forced to resign now his son has that chance and we should we should really think hard about. i'm just looking at the guardian headline says donald trump welcomes japan's off a mediation with iran i'm skating up and you can see it much but of that it's not i'm just thinking about japan as a as a country relationship between iran and japan and how close is that is a relationship. oh well obviously ron does have relations were just and but we also have to remember that. japan would be a good because of good relations exist between the 2 countries the thing is iran
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has once showed a result lucre that it abides by its commitments with the international deals but the u.s. was throw from it and the european partners of the deal never did anything to stand up against the u.s. so there is no guarantee trump will not do the same thing if even if he gets his own deal he doesn't want a deal to be. obama's name but there is also because i mean look at trump's record of leading international treaties and as far as the u.s. and the white house in general does not change its course of action and there is no way that iran would accept any mediators. i just want us and it's important to know that japan is like switzerland and holds as the intersection for us benefits in iran but it's a western nation saw it will be seen as someone on the other side iran's
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a regional neighbors like iraq or something like qatar they seem more on their roster but japan is somebody who's outside who is not a western country it's a powerful country but it's not consider western on the u.s. side it's not really consider middle eastern on iran side it's like out of the way out of the 10 i think it would be an interesting neutral intermediary if. they can pour something as delicate as the key is going to be. to have facts on the ground that japan actually creates facts on the ground because it's absolutely right that you cannot trust president trump to sign a piece of paper because clearly he's showing that the president united states or the united states government signing on to anything. it's meaningless you have to have real you have to have real concrete action and so the 2 things that japan could help with are. trade having economic trade with iran helping iran especially at this time after the devastating floods with reconstruction to use
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that channel there the international court of justice has ordered the united states to allow humanitarian aid into iran and japan is perfectly positioned to do that and to really start the stream going of economic trade and to go the most important thing to me would be a prime minister a want to say to show the world that iran is not isolated that it doesn't have that trump card to play that iran you can't just portray iran as being so isolated and he has a good personal relationship with the president of course so those are one way towards a future that has deescalating tensions sentients that are not as high as they potentially are right now but i want to share the thoughts of another way this is you need up there she is a resident scholar and writer based here in d.c. and here's what she told the stream as we can see from president trump's visit to japan the united states now is trying to deescalate the conflict with iran and the administration is moving in the direction toward asking for negotiations and one
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way i think that these negotiations could happen is if the united states meets a major concession to the iranians such as lifting temporarily the sanctions on their oil exports this would allow president rouhani to actually come to the table through foreign minister zarif. novara how likely do you see that being. the lifting of sanctions as a way to then deescalate the situation well this is actually something president obama any signal today that there could be very indirectly that they could be the possibility of opening up negotiations if the u.s. lifted the same just because they're reimposition of sanctions are basically the main violation of the deal the end of the bargain that the u.s. was supposed to fulfill was to remove same shows which president trump brought back so it doesn't matter what didn't name of the deal is a what what's happening politically that actual economic impact on the ground are the sanctions so that would be
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a very important step in that what they want is what i actually see as the u.s. president coming by. a little bit of the iranian president so we can you can hear the spirit of compromise that's what i'm hearing haven't. how much. time will go to whomever they stop cruelty against our nation put aside the cruel sanctions stand up for their commitments and return to the negotiating table which they left themselves the road will not be closed for them the road is open the role of the. vote is open that sounds like will happen just and trump may take them up on it but trump also has a problem here in his domestic politics senator cotton pretty extreme senator from arkansas who has been as a possibility to be the defense secretary he's been passed over for that he was so concerned that could try to lift sanctions even temporarily that he has legislation now that he's drafted that would prevent him from lifting the sanctions so it's not
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this is a problem that trump inherited from prior administrations prior administrations including president obama who was not just a great guy in this scenario he helped president clinton before him to an ak sanctions into law that gives congress so much power that even a president whether it was president obama or president trump they don't have the maneuvering room to just lift sanctions if they wanted to senator clinton i think will see to that we got a common sense out of that i wanted to rx you on you tube one person said in answer to the question of what will it take to bring the u.s. and iran back to the negotiating table or to the negotiating table the 1st place they write iran would have to allow full access to all known iranian military nuclear facilities and this will not have been what's your take on that you thought it. well obviously i think that's impossible i mean no country would allow for inspection of their military bases and military facilities because that's about
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a country's security and national security in iran is not going to negotiate on. you know military abilities in the treaty. so i think that that's true that it's impossible to happen through this but if the u.s. is really willing to have a conversation with have a dialogue with iran they have to 1st accept the really in step that you know as a logical entity which is playing for the sake of it. i mean tries to see if guarded on national interests and they have to leave an international. internationally supported guarantee that if iran abides by its commitments they would truly. you know if the sanctions because this did not happen with the g. c.p.o. a with their u.s. pulled out of it or not in. i think the main concern is that. even if there is
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a mediator and even if harry lift the sanctions on iran's oil storage or humanitarian aid. what is what is the guarantee there dad this is not going to happen again or he says haitians are not in. you you raise an important question to tony and hillary and they are thank you so much for being on the show there's so much to talk about we talk about high level politics here we talk about other people which is much more important i think right if you want to know more about how you say our journalists are covering the u.s. around story michael has an excellent idea i mean the latest episode of the al-jazeera pod cast the take where i'm filling in. and as house you can find it on twitter at a.j. the take it's here on my screen and until next time i mean i will see you online we're looking for your thoughts.
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unbelievable a major defeat for israel's prime minister for the 1st time in the history of parliament votes to dissolve itself and calls for a new election. a very weak. one. the u.s. president says sanctions are forcing iran to the negotiating table. high level talks are set to begin in saudi arabia to discuss recent tensions including the u.s. and iran attacks on saudi vessels and the war in yemen. a search and rescue missions underway in the danube after a tourist boat sinks in the hungry killing at least 7 people. in sport the cricket world cup is up and running in england south africa taking on the hosts in london will be live at the oval stadium later this hour. welcome to the program for the 1st time in israel's history parliament has voted to
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dissolve itself and call a new election just 7 weeks after the last one but netanyahu won a highly contested race last month but he could not form a coalition government before a midnight deadline on wednesday israelis will now return to the polls on september 17th 2 weeks before netanyahu is pretty indictment hearing on a series of corruption charges meanwhile senior white house adviser jared cousteau is in israel and he's met netanyahu he's trying to drum up support for donald trump's highly anticipated middle east peace plan. we'll have more in a moment on the palestinian reaction with need to abraham who's in ramallah but 1st let's go straight to west jerusalem where howard force that's live for us on benjamin netanyahu is problem so harry why has been a menacing i have been unable to form this coalition. well essentially it's his old friend and increasingly rival lieberman the head of the israel better new party a right wing secularists who until last year was netanyahu his defense minister
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before he walked out of the government of rigging the differences largely of gaza policy he was holding firm to his insistence that a bill be passed that would restrict that would counterbalance in his view some of the concessions that have been made towards the ultra-orthodox parties in israeli politics he doesn't want he says israel to become a religious state and so that bill which would have seen more ultra-orthodox israelis drafted to national service he wanted to see through unchanged that was never going to fly with the ultra-orthodox parties also a vital constituent part of benjamin netanyahu pending coalition and he couldn't square that circle he simply couldn't persuade lieberman to drop those demands and now he's fully blaming of indoor lieberman for taking israel back to fresh elections while many of blaming netanyahu saying he's trying to protect himself.
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after a bruising final day trying to magical last minute coalition deal benjamin netanyahu is face said it all veiled she beamed out a. nig israeli parliament and netanyahu urging voted to dissolve itself and take israel into an unprecedented 2nd election in the same year it's now his best hope of cleaning on to power but he insisted voters shouldn't blame him the blame belongs to his former defense minister avigdor lieberman. global amount of it we will monitor. it is just unbelievable just unbelievable avigdor lieberman is now part of the left he is from the left blood you give him votes for the right and he doesn't give his boat to the right wing government this is what we see. lieberman needs a secular party opposed to what he calls attempts to make israel a religious state he was insisting on the passage unchanged of a bill that would increase the numbers of ultra-orthodox jews being drafted for national service the ultra-orthodox parties also
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a key part of any right wing coalition want the law softened the women held firm and the coalition was doomed. the could has failed in this task to form a coalition to form a government together with their turn to the altar orthodox they bear full responsibility for the fact that israel is now going back once again to an election . failure to form a coalition would usually put the question back in the hands of the israeli president he would then select a member of the knesset in all likelihood a different one and give that person a chance to form a government but these aren't normal times benjamin netanyahu is facing pending indictments in 3 separate corruption cases in order to give him the best chance of fighting that off only the top job will do last weekend tens of thousands took to the streets of tel aviv for a rally against netanyahu is apparent attempt to legislate immunity from prosecution and ensure the courts couldn't overturn such a law once passed with his 1st indictment hearing do not even if you win is the september election and manages to form
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a government and he hopes of ensuring immunity would be seriously dented it might make it harder for him but he's. very. strong. heikki political capabilities so it's not his last word for sure he will try to maneuver opposition leader benny gantz says the elections are all about netanyahu is bid to survive prosecution begrudged a 1000000000 but. really this is all happening for only 2 words only 2 words legal fortress there is no other reason here. gans was mocked for declaring victory early on election night in april but now it's clear netanyahu own celebrations were premature the fight he thought he'd won 7 weeks ago has months left to run and arab media are jarrad who's president trump senior adviser is in israel today what's he
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doing there and how will netanyahu is predicament that you've just explained complicate his mission. well it's certainly complicated he's here to try to coordinate with the israelis further ahead of the economic launch of the of the economic aspects of donald trump's peace plan which is due to take place on the 25th and 26th of june in bahrain and obviously the the message coming from them both is that they will continue to work together netanyahu very different from the kind of scatter gun fury that we saw in front of reporters last night was putting on a brave face telling in front of the cameras that being a little event on the previous night and. that was the they would try to to work through it was it was the message that was coming from him but in terms of the trump peace plan already the u.s. administration has says delayed the rollout of that plan to accommodate the last
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round of his radio elections if they do that again then that pushes it right into the autumn in terms of the political aspects of this plan if they release it anyway than israel is in the midst of political status while it tries to find a new government and if they do push it later in the event it runs really really very much into the full blown u.s. presidential election campaign so it really does put what was already a pretty dicey and and opposed plan certainly as far as the palestinians are concerned in further trouble by to have a force at there in west jerusalem harry thanks for that let's cross to ramallah where need to abraham is live for us dan needed so just talk us through wide jarrad didn't meet with palestinian officials. well palestinians there and have stopped engaging with the americans ever since the us president has decided he wanted to move their u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem democrats of also cut their aid to the
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palestinians and we've heard from many palestinian officials saying that not only do they did their american peace plan but they also are appalled opposing that the u.s. sold mediation in the palestinian israeli conflict with her palestinian officials who said that at the americans are becoming part of the problem and not part of the solution so the question is of course looking to sell his deal ahead of the bahrain conference so where do the palestinians stand on that conference. so 1st of all daryn palestinians have said that they wouldn't consulted in this workshop that is due to be held in beheading at all they said they would into going to be joining it because they believe that any solution to the palestinian israeli conflict should include a political aspect of course they talk about the end of occupation wanting to have is jerusalem as part of the future palestinian state so they said they weren't consulted and that they're not going to go the palestinian president mahmoud abbas
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has also met with a special envoy from the head in the king and he informed him that the palestinians were not going to join that workshop and to his response the envoy said that is only hosting the conference and not organizing it already i mean abraham there in ramallah need to thank you. iran's foreign minister has criticized the yet to be unveiled u.s. plan calling it shameful he made the comment so representatives of muslim countries and tear on on wednesday. sheen east jerusalem is not for sale doesn't belong to trump and he can't give it away to anyone it will never be owned by benjamin netanyahu and no one is allowed to buy or sell it on behalf of the great palestinian nation an iranian member of parliament says the u.s. has been using mediators to send messages to his government he says the americans have also asked to hold negotiations with iran contradicting their own actions the u.s. blames iran for sabotaging for oil tankers of the u.s. coast earlier this month terror on denies this as accuse americans of trying to
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start a war where u.s. president donald trump says sanctions against iran are working and could force terror on to the negotiating table. china is becoming very weak and they just read. a very weak if they had a red one to make it. same as robbie has more now from. p.c. is a senior m.p. and the chairman of the national security and foreign policy commission of iranian parliament he's the same man the tweeted 2 weeks ago that iran of the united states need a table somewhere in the region to sit down and discuss ways of deescalating the tension over ongoing u.s. economic sanctions against iran as well as the recent u.s. military buildup in the region he suggested countries like iraq and qatar that both enjoy a good relationship with the united states as well as iran since then japan and pakistan have also offered to mediate tensions between tehran and washington mr
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comments today seem to indicate what those 3rd parties might actually be discussing when they sit down to have talks here's some of what he said these 3rd party countries explicitly told america not to talk to iran from the position of war because a war with to one practically speaking won't have any winners these 3rd parties have told americans that the islamic republic of iran can handle wartime challenges very well so they cannot confront iran in this way now mr comments came a day after supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei in a speech from his residence in tehran speaking to students and academics said that iran's government all of the establishment speaks in one voice when it comes to talks with the united states going to months really because there is consensus among executive officials that negotiating with the united states is absolutely not advised not just negotiating with the current government the obama administration was not fundamentally diff.


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