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and i think we'd like to know if you got it well i'm not going to be so presumptuous as to thank you i got a good position actually but it seems derek decided that johnson was prepared to throw him under the bus in favor of his support for trump and the favorable trade deal with the usa as part of it the logic of this is there's none better than a country with which the u.k. might want to do a trade deal china say or brazil will have to think twice about expressing their opinions openly even in secret diplomatic cables for fear that they might get leagues and that in itself undermines government but apart from that if boris johnson becomes prime minister he'll be faced with the foreign office furious at his perceived role in bringing down one of their own johnson himself assuming he becomes prime minister will pick the next ambassador to washington the question is will it be a neutral diplomat or a political appointment rex it is taking yet more victims this time at the heart of
government lawrence lee al jazeera in london. to other news and president donald trump has issued another threat to iran over its nuclear program he tweeted iran has long been secretly enriching in total violation of the terrible $150000000000.00 deal made by john kerry and the obama administration remember that deal was to expire in a short number of years sanctions will soon be increased substantially as only earlier this week the terror on announced it would be exceeding the limits on your aim and richmond set out under the nuclear deal which the u.s. pulled out of last year same bus ravi has more from tehran. as the 2050 nuclear deal continues to fall apart the task of trying to save it now falls to france in meetings in tehran the french president's top diplomatic adviser walk the line between american economic pressure on iran and iranian diplomatic pressure on europe to ignore u.s. sanctions if they want to keep the nuclear deal alive but if emanuel baan had hoped
he could convince iran not to continue reducing cooperation with the joint comprehensive plan of action he likely left disappointed iran says the rollback will stop when sanctions do recall ya i guess it is really funny that the americans who broke the deal completely asking for an emergency meeting of the. day to complain about iran which using its commitments the us says iran has bad intentions well if enrichment is bad why do they enrich themselves the only country that has used nuclear weapons against innocent people is the united states the 2015 deal is essentially transactional iran curbs nuclear activity so it can sell oil and generate revenue that process stopped working when the us restarted sanctions and now it's playing out on the open seas earlier this week the british royal marines seized an iranian oil tanker off the coast of japan author to herat has called it an act of piracy that undercuts london's commitment to the nuclear deal and
a breach of the j.c. . and on wednesday u.s. officials once again put out a call for countries willing to form a military coalition to patrol shipping lanes off the coast of iran and yemen a move that could make things even worse the potential for things going on without . getting an agreement. is very difficult as well every nation. regardless. agreement went direct french president emanuel necron has said it is time again for dialogue american sanctions didn't bring iran backed. at the negotiating table as u.s. president donald trump might have liked in fact iran now says it will not stop producing cooperation with the j.c.b. away for anything short of a lifting of banking and o.-l. sanctions but the british this week seized an iranian oil tanker in international waters because america asked them to and the united states is now calling on other
militaries to help patrol middle eastern waters to protect shipping lanes from what they say is an iranian threat all things considered any hope france might have head of a negotiated solution to any of this might be overly optimistic zain basra the al-jazeera . iran though has defended itself against the u.s. accusations at an emergency meeting of the i.a.e.a. the international atomic energy agency in vienna trying to hold that for us. i think the most important thing to come out of this meeting at the i.a.e.a. in vienna is that iran is not at this moment anyway planning to take any further steps away from the new clear deal although each envoy for some arab our body did affirm that after another 60 days now if indeed the parties have still not come back into full compliance with their commitments to iran under the deal particularly the europeans of course and their commitment to protect iran's economy under the deal will then it will be prepared to launch
a 3rd phase of actions in response but pointing out that no firm response has yet been decided upon by iran misra by the told the ambassadors in the room that once again. is the enrichment that iran is undertaking is its right under the nonproliferation treaty is required for purely peaceful purposes and that iran has never tried to create or acquire weapons of mass destruction he made the point that simply repeating the baseless accusations against iran pointed of course at the united states does not magically authenticate them he said and he painted the u.s. as the ultimate aggressor both in the region and in the current state of the nuclear deal you know that the issue of and which meant is not put it on their number the version 2000 this is the right of every member to the nonproliferation treaty and this is iran's right and so large we are doing is in a very transparent manner is under the surveillance of the y.
a the inspectors and every single activities under monitoring they have nothing to hide it is questionable therefore what the united states will feel that it's achieved out of this meeting a meeting that he had called of course of all the board of governors of the i.a.e.a. looking presumably for some sort of international unity of purpose towards iran and finding instead in the room only division and no formal conclusion reached by this meeting the board simply saying that all the parties must come back into compliance the division very clear among the signatories themselves to the deal. just one more note on iran which we're getting reuters news agency reporting that 5 boats purportedly belonging to the iranian revolutionary guards asked a british oil tanker to stop in iranian waters this happened in the gulf on wednesday but then we're told the vessels withdrew that command after the british
warship gave them a verbal warning to back away that is coming from an unnamed u.s. defense official britain's ministry of defense not commenting at this point we're looking for more information on that will bring it to you when we get it is now a u.s. representatives oversight committee hearing is looking into the deteriorating conditions in detention centers at the southern border with mexico house democrats have toured some of the facilities and say the state of the migrants it is demoralizing. if we touch the younger says we need to be on the go he didn't think they ever had oh this is like you can answer people it was they were alive dehumanizing them only just the mere show we love them we are so we know someone here to help them grow up and down here. we are creating the generation of children now will never forget what we did to them this type of trauma can't go away in the new brutal.
kind of trauma to live on for decades and centuries in our country and no amount of the college herrmann we always want to call it and after no amount of talking going to make up for what we did to a whole generation either children are going to be 50000 to 18 year old girl remember exactly what you know i think america did. more on this story with john hendren in washington. the hearing was called kids in cages inhumane treatment at the border that was the name the democrats who control the u.s. house of representatives gave to the hearing so you knew it was likely to be emotional and it was democrats expressed outrage at the trumpet ministrations policy of family separation at the border of undocumented immigrants entering into the u.s. end of this separate detention of children in those facilities some republicans pushed back one texas congressman said he'd never seen a child in a cage you also had the former chief of the immigrations and customs enforcement
agency saying you should really shouldn't blame the trumpet ministration for this and you should blame this surge of immigrants from central america fleeing poverty and violence in those countries but perhaps most poignantly we heard from the mother of a 19 month old daughter who died after being held in one of those facilities in contracting a viral lung infection this is what yasmin war has had to say to congress the next day you know what i mean you know me you. it's like they tore out a piece of my heart like they tore out my saw i wanted to have a better life for her and a better future and work hard so she could keep growing like she was but now we can't do that because she's gone and i'm here today because i want to put an end to this and make sure we do not allow any more children to suffer and die in this way . everyone seems to agree there is a crisis what that crisis is depends on who you are republicans say it's this surge of immigrants coming to the u.s. southern border democrats say the crisis is those detention facilities themselves
several people have died there some with preexisting conditions after the arduous journey into the united states but with the trumpet ministration planning raids to deport undocumented immigrants in places like los angeles and texas very soon the crisis at the border is likely to continue in the news ahead the u.s. labor secretary defends his role in the case of multimillionaire jeffrey epstein's sex trafficking scandal and after more than 8 decades in production and i conduct car rolls off the production line for the last. how are the seasonal rains been much in the news but we expected that as flooding
always in some parts of china for the next month or so and this is a frontal system is bringing it as you see quite a long way science has covering hong kong running up through towards even catch shanghai then back into would signal severe it does mean the young sea at the moment is dry the darker green is the concentration of rain and for joe is maybe more liable to get it than hong kong but i wouldn't want to be that clever and here the next 2 days that's where the heavy rain is going to be that is where they will . we further flooding it comes over the water as well and so dies forgets the philippines here we're talking about daily showers building in the central southern philippines the north of borneo possibly sulawesi get this area does tend to get some pretty big showers but if you move to the west of that toward sumatra they are more scattered singapore and kuala lumpur may well get a share or 2 but it's definitely not a concentration in the monsoons trying to catch up with itself at least the forward edge of it but the infill rain that we would want to see is still rather more
limited there are some big totals around in bangladesh for example on the coast just to the southeast and up in the northeast of india however we're still deficient. whether sponsored by. traditional wrestling family has a village. it's a national male or female school board to. make money. the focus unifying. all that. wrestling with reality on al-jazeera.
these are all top stories this hour britain's ambassador in the u.s. has resigned days after a leak of u.k. diplomatic cables in which you describe the administration of donald trump as inept and says it was impossible for him to stay on after he was slammed by donald trump . says he will soon increase sanctions on iran substantially accusing it of secretly enriching uranium for years. denies this did it was breaching the limit on uranium enrichment outlined in the nuclear deal any of this week. in the future. algerian politicians have elected a new chairman of parliament his name is mentioned the man he is the 1st opposition party member to be put in the role he replaces a member from the national liberation front which is ruled out serious 962
pro-democracy protesters have been demanding an end to the old government which led to the resignation of longtime president abilities beautifully kept back in april you know you just are you were you told how worked this session takes place at a sensitive time for algeria you are presented today a new approach for dealing with the current crisis facing our country an approach based on the ability of algerians to work together to overcome the crisis france's military is admitted that anti-tank missiles found during a raid in libya did belong to the french army the us made javelin missiles were recovered from the base of warlord khalifa haftar on the outskirts of tripoli front says the missiles were intended for the protection of a french military unit deployed for counterterrorism operations in libya however documents found with the the ammunition suggest the weapons actually belonged to the u.a.e. at least 13 people been killed in air strikes in syria is it late province pictures show the aftermath of an attack on a hospital that killed 6 people according to the syrian civil defense the last
major rebel stronghold in syria which has been bombarded for months by government troops backed by russia. diplomats say 22 countries have signed a letter calling on china to hold its mass detention of ethnic week is in the region this is the 1st joint move on the issue at the human human rights council u.n. experts say at least a 1000000 a week is and other muslims are held in detention centers in the remote region china describes them as training centers however to stamp out extremism a national emergency has been declared in chad over an outbreak of measles other african countries are also struggling to contain what is a preventable disease this report from the killers hark. it is so much it hurts. the fever won't go down. and this baby's lungs are filled with. these are children on the brink of death because
they were not vaccinated against measles and we didn't know what it was we thought it was malaria it's only here that they told us she has measles you don't understand we are so scared of losing her they keep giving her injections but she isn't doing any better this preventable disease has become an epidemic spreading faster than it can be contained. doctors without borders have set up one crisis center after the other vaccinating children to stop them contracting measles. we're very worried because measles combined with malnutrition is a dangerous mix and there aren't enough international actors helping chad the ministry of health to tackle this growing outbreak an outbreak that isn't just affecting chad take a look at these numbers according to the u.n. there has been a global increase of cases of measles by 300 percent in the last year how many of
you here are worried about autism at the heart of the crisis is both fear and belief that the measles vaccine is dangerous by an increasing number of people in the west and the lack of access to vaccines in other parts of the world. you know jeremy more than 90 percent of children have not been vaccinated because they don't have access to health centers and so most children under 5 are infected with the measles virus. it is highly contagious for both children and adults and so despite us for its to fight this age old virus measles is thriving indeed during the lives of thousands here in chad and around the world. nicholas hawk al-jazeera. italy's deputy prime minister has denied receiving funding from russian investors after the release of a secret recording buzz feed news obtained what it says is a tape of a conversation that took place in moscow between close aides to salvini and 5 other
bad show in russia trying to funnel millions of dollars to the italian leader party led by me now it is the end of the road for the volkswagen beetle after 8 decades the last edition of the iconic car rolled off the production line at a factory in mexico with a confetti shower and chain of ameri out the factory will switch to building a new s.u.v. for the north american market plenty more of course on our web site al-jazeera dot com the latest on the increasing tensions over iran's nuclear program breaking news in video demand al-jazeera dot com. so let's take you through the headlines on al-jazeera britain's ambassador to the united states has resigned days after the leak of u.k. diplomatic cables in which he described the administration of donald trump as inept
kim derrick says it was impossible for him to stay on after he was slammed by donald trump troubles he says he will soon increase sanctions on iran substantially he's accusing it of secretly enriching uranium for years to iran denies this though it did announce it was breaching the limit on uranium enrichment outlined in the nuclear deal earlier this week. a guatemalan mother has told us politicians that her infant daughter died after receiving poor medical care while in the custody of american border patrol officials she recounted that story at a hearing of the u.s. congress think the next day you know what i mean when you call me you it's like they tore out a piece of my heart like they tore out my saw i wanted to have a better life for her and a better future and work hard so she could keep growing like she was but now we can't do that because she's gone i'm here today because i want to put an end to this and make sure we do not allow any more children to suffer and die in this way
the fallout from jeffrey epstein's sex trafficking case continues there's another u.s. cabinet secretary faces pressure to resign the labor secretary alexander a cancer is accused of giving a lenient plea deal to epstein when he was a state attorney after the billionaire solicited child prostitutes at least 13 people been killed in airstrikes in syria as it labor province pictures here showing the aftermath of an attack on a hospital that killed 6 people that is according to the syrian civil defense the last major rebel stronghold in syria government troops backed by russia have been bombarding the area for months and the u.s. state of louisiana is bracing for another round of severe weather after a massive storm hit the area where the state widespread flooding is making it difficult to get around the city of new orleans roadways and office buildings are filled with water forecasters say a tropical cyclone is forming in the gulf of mexico and it could become
a hurricane that hits the coast by the weekend all right you're up to date with your headlines here on al-jazeera inside story is coming up next. can georgia and russia result in a difference of the kremlin response to insults and protests with flight bans and threats against georgia relations haven't been this bad since their war 11 years ago or what's behind their latest excuse this is inside story.
hello and welcome to the program i'm the stasi attain georgia and russia have had a tense relationship for decades stretching back to the days of the soviet union they fought a war 11 years ago over 2 disputed georgian regions relations are bad again now an invitation for a russian politician to speak in georgia's parliament provoked riots in the capital tbilisi and regular protests have demanded the withdrawal of russian troops from the breakaway regions about and south ossetia president vladimir putin responded by banning russia's airlines from flying to georgia a popular holiday destination for russian tourists and russian m.p.'s demanded trade sanctions after a georgian t.v. host launched a foul mouth tirade aimed at person. sunsilk machineries you as for sanctions i would rather not do this as respect for the georgian people for the sake of restoring full taus for in russia in georgia or not it has anything the
great complicated i would actions andrew symonds has more outside parliament in tbilisi. it all started here june the 20th appearance by a russian member of parliament addressing the georgian paula months that caused uproar now the road to months with the resignation of. the interior minister the demonstrators have been here every evening since many were injured in what they say was heavy policing ordered by what they say is a pro russian interior minister and they said the government has to be less pro russian because georgians don't have what they deserve from the present paula but the demands there but look in the books of a saw a demand for proportional representation in parliament which is being granted at the bottom a tick on the release of prisoners that's said to be political prisoners taken during the demonstrations the red well busy that's the question mark over the interior minister these demonstrators say they're serious giving in despite.
softening the power softening in his insistence that the lower house of parliament in russia should not go ahead with sanctions against georgia they're already a planning flights here and that's affecting the tourist industry there's a lot of concern although many people believe that this is being over heights in some areas although there really is an underlying concern about russian actions against georgia. now diplomatic ties have been broken since the 5 day war in georgia 11 years ago georgian troops launched a military operation against separatist forces in the breakaway regions of south a set in a russian troops invaded to support the separatists hundreds on or science were killed when the war ended a russian built permanent military bases and what they call independent states georgia and its allies condemn what they call illegal military occupation over the
years trade and tourism gradually improved but russia opposes georgia's aspiration . ns to join nato and the european union. well now let's bring in our panel in paris we have 20 k. good he's a former deputy foreign minister of georgia who is in charge of relations with the european union and nato in london we have done it to less she is electra at the department of war studies at king's college in london and in moscow we have russian defense and military analyst pavel felgenhauer welcome to you all. tony k. i'd like to start with you because you're a supporter of these protests and they and we are expecting more today and i believe the georgian prosecutor general's office actually charged an m.p. who is a leader of the opposition party with inciting violence amid the unrest so how involved is the opposition party at the moment and with the demonstrations that we've been seeing and what are the demands of the demonstrators. so there was 3
tourists are mainly. unhappy with the with the reports of the georgian government visibly russia because in recent years we saw the. clearly the increase of russian influence in this country both in the society via the the attempts of abuse of hybrid warfare from the russian side and also on down the georgian government sold russia is spending a lot of money in promoting some pro russian an anti western groups in georgian politics in georgian society these groups are highly aggressive. anti western anti muslim by the way and time minority generally speaking. at the georgian government has been very passive in opposing russia's policies in this country so today and since the june twenty's all these people who are gathered and
they did not repeat the are not representing any political party in georgia this is the georgian society all together who is mobilized and who is rallying against these. let's say a piecing or not not very active policies of the georgian government to defend the interests of the country and it started as you mentioned in the beginning with the visit of of a russian delegation and they were invited by these governments and these delegations as part of the russian soft power because they were present and interpol. a mensa reassembly of orthodox nations and we know how the how russia is many if you lead in north of the it's a religion especially in the countries like georgia so the fact that georgian government tries to show that this is an attempt of one political party former party that it was in government in georgia this is simply not true so most of these
people are against also this many people is shown to accusing only. represents as it were one of the leaders of this party as being the the order of coup to attempt is simply ridiculous well done to you say that the government has behaved in a passive way i want to read you a statement now from the georgian president that she posted on facebook after that initial unrest that we saw on june 20th she she said russia is out enemy and occupier the 5th column it manages may be more dangerous than open aggression only russia benefits from a split in the country and society an internal confrontation and it's the most powerful weapon today now pavel in moscow we're hearing the president accuse moscow of being involved in triggering some of this unrest in order to sow division in georgia is there any truth in that. well the you should understand of course that the georgian president is the more worse a figurehead and she doesn't have any real power but of course you want to have
more power and more influence and that saw as a kind of more p.r. statement that russia has of course in this been seeking of pockets of support and once a pro russian government and believe that that's absolutely true. right now i'm apparently moscow is very much. in their anguish that there is something bad really happening in georgia this began some time ago but now they see the kind of a possible outline of a colored revolution or my done i can i can ukraine in 14 of 1 kind of pro russian government or at least partially pro russian being violent we replaced by a pro western one and that's of course very bad and russia is trying to put
pressure on the on the b.b.c. to afford to kind of prevent this happening while seeing as that's what you're thinking from moscow and i see it on the tele and is not being there in london i mean let me ask you because last year russian prime minister dmitri medvedev and he he had ambitions for a full scale dialogue between moscow and tbilisi and now we're seeing the threat of russian sanctions and insults being held both sides what's changed how much of this is about russia georgia tensions and how much of this is about domestic georgian politics. i think it's very hard to sort of separate or decide brigade the 2 because they too are very much interconnected and of course as was mentioned by the other speakers russia has a strong influence on affairs in georgia and as we know there is a very powerful. oligarchy orly garcon figure who is really behind a decision making and he has tried in the last years since he is people have been
in power to sort of solve their rhetoric against russia and try to sort of mend fences but at the same time there is a there is a trend in georgia towards closer rapprochement with a west with a european union and nato so to a certain extent of course there are issues of concern of a domestic nature related to the economic situation the corruption there heavy handedness of the police and above all the perception that he vanished really sort of overpowerful and his interior minister is sort of his representative in government so there is a great dissatisfaction which is damas state but is in a way related to russia and also to the fact that russia still has a very strong presence of an almost occupation if we want to call it of these 2 regions of south ossetia and abkhazia and there is a process really of an existing these regions to russia there were agreements
signed in 20142015 which to all intents and purposes really brought these regions almost into russia especially if we think about selfless asia and this occurred after georgia has signed an association agreement with the european union and there is a lot of concern of course about nato membership because this is constantly being rated rated in nato on it is a desire expressed by georgians and it is in the constitution so of course these store elements are together their domestic and the external. the presence of russia is important in that way and i think the right of the russian warrior above all if i if i have a moment if i may say is also that these demonstrations have a very strong sort of i'm sorry putin undertone and i think that from the perception of the kremlin it is not good to have a revolution sort of a change of government succeed which has as one of its main sort of inspirations
and slogans you know to insult the president of russia and i think that that is probably something which creates a lot of concern in moscow so mentally you're talking about all of this and sentiment and we certainly heard some of that on sunday and tonic i want to ask you about that georgian t.v. host who launched this tirade speaking in russian seemingly addressing russian president putin himself calling him a filthy invader insulting his mother and he said at one point putin flavor should get out of georgia how have georgians reacted and dimia of them share that view. they said there were a series of reactions 1st and foremost of people were to be honest quite shocked because even if 99 percent of drew just population dislike strongly put in because he's the responsible for the occupation of georgia for the invasion of this country etc etc for the for the embargo setter for many bad things for this country they were still quite surprised and many of them found that. the t.v.
presenters the raid as you said was a bit. interstate softly tasteless but then the reaction of the georgian government was even worse because immediately and it was a sunday evening they made statements. condemning not only the journalists that we can understand and that. busy calling the international community to condemn the journalist of the private television because of. outrageous remarks about the president of the occupying country so the p those people who 1st were surprised and disappointed or angry about the journalist became even more angry against the government because this is not the reaction of a government of a server in country and they manage the government i mean the government menage to . to attract are all these criticism towards the government and the next
day putin made extremely strange remarks about georgian history and style starting to lecture the whole georgian not only georgian but the international community about the history of georgia starting from the 18th century they are totally fake a version of the georgian history so all these. this incident is is just revealing what is very old russia trying to undermine the independence and the territorial integrity of georgia since georgia's independence at least i'm not going farther in the history but since 9091 georgia had. to separatist wars numerous times or for a c. nation of the presidents etc and all behind all this. all these things where was russia and russian secret services. busy russia's reaction after the members of georgia to the store georgia's independence and to to prevent this country from
getting closer or with with europe and with the worse and that was the choice of the georgian population again there what's happened last week is you're only one more months one. of these many years of position between russia and georgia i don't want to hear you say that putin then gave his own version of history but one of the things that he did do was push back on the duma when they wanted to impose sanctions against georgia so problem must go can you explain that to me what's the rationale for for going against parliament and saying no no let's not impose sanctions on mineral water and wine and remittances and let's rather continue pursuing and better relations with georgia after you've been insulted in that way. well putin said this journalist doesn't matter that he is just kind of a journalist but him say what he wishes and in general is trying to put a good policeman of course i mean parliament does not decide in moscow anything
about sanctions even weaker they can't it's only the president can impose sanctions are not so parliament had a vote to ask the government to propose to putin to impose sanctions and put in said no i won't do all that he is that even we go he in his power and de facto the russian duma is just a rubber stamp that. puts forward. that the kremlin tells it to. this yes it's sending a very pushing or sending a very powerful message to believe that the you should put the president busy georgian government should put their busy house in order that they should clamp down on the. demonstrators and on the opposition impose order and then the there will be no sanctions then the ban on travel on these direct their
travel between russia and georgia will be lifted and there are things going to be ok it's clear that moscow is very been upset for some years increasingly with the georgian policy of the georgian government of the georgian party of the georgian dream the kind of balance between the west and moscow to increase economic relations with gerard you know with russia at the same time with the european union and having military exercises with american troops this year landing in charge and having exercises with heavy equipment and moscow doesn't didn't like it i mean this is what's happening right now. preferred story of russia wants to see georgia solidly inside the russians are losing georgia allowing it to become a say ukraine
a senior. war for post for the worst is absolutely unacceptable for for moscow well i want to ask you a little more about this flight banned on the tele in london because it's not a small thing it sounds like a small thing cutting off flights but that's $1400000.00 russian tourists who traveled to georgia just last year and that's something like 10 percent of georgia's annual tourism revenue and they could lose $300000000.00 how much of an impact would that have on georgia and subsequently we've also seen this this campaign to try to get more people to come to georgia as tourists and that's been supported by a lot of western diplomats so following along with this theme of russia russia sorry georgia trying to cozy up with the west could that galvanize more support this flight ban could potentially actually bring the western georgia closer together. well i mean there is no doubt as you mentioned on the figures that you
gave you know accurately portray you know the relevance georgia that russian tourism has for georgia and also the say you know the trade of agricultural products wine and mineral water if there would be a band would be very serious so it has an impact on on the economy and george is trying to find ways around by trying to 0 to help her joya russians arrive in georgia because tourism is a very important source of income for many so it is going to hit the economy as they did when there were many other sort of trade embargoes in the past starting in 2006 so georgia has already faced these sort of pressures. i mean both sides both governments have to sort of walk this very tight rope of trying to keep good relations going but at the same time addressing this reality for the georgians to address their demands and their requests of the people in the
street which would seem not to want to go away and russia at the same time trying to do something not losing face but at the same time not going too far to the point of really weakening the georgian dream coalition and then paving the way for a government that is a lot more sort of anti russian and a lot more pro western i think georgia is already on a path of closer rapprochement with the west anyway and that i think is not going to change and to a certain extent moscow is trying to limit the damage because their presence it has in these 2 republics and its policies in georgia have really pushed the georgians a lot more into the western hands and that was a policy they really wanted to pursue already since i made or you 990 s. so i think that. is going to be a big a big challenging for the 2 leaders in the other 2 regimes in the 2 countries to
address this crisis. i mean to talk about being further into the hands of the west i think is not really they add a good way of describing this because most christians or most governments in georgia have generally supported close a rapprochement with the west but they have have done that in different approaches and this government has tried in a certain way to to not to antagonize moscow so that they could at least develop better economic ties and visa regimes but the past towards close the rapprochement with the west is there and this is shown not only in the economic side but also in the military field as was mentioned their military exercises their close cooperation very recently the secretary general of nato again reaffirmed that georgia will become a member of nato but of course this is also remains sort of in a limbo so russia war is that this process of membership and close
a 1000000 for approach more could happen and i think that is the real worry of the kremlin as was mentioned by by probably in moscow i want to bring to an occasion here because you were very involved with georgia's relationship with both the e.u. and with nato and some people do argue that conflict with russia gives georgia more opportunity for continued western patronage and it gives them more defense aid makes them more important for a relatively small country and it potentially strengthens their bid to join nato so it's in their interest conflict with russia is in georgia's interest. just come back we'll be to what was said i mainly agree with the both of speakers about the economic relations with russia and political relations with russia and the fact that severe putin said so so far he's not going to impose sanctions is that russia doesn't want to punish
a government which is the last a russian less critical government towards russia almost since the independence of georgia in the ninety's so if they . impose again sanctions or eat they adopt some aggressive measures it will punish of course these governments and that they that they don't want it now coming back to the to the to europe and to the west. in several years ago i was the person who negotiated the association association agreement and free trade agreement with the european union so after that into those and 14 the agreements in answering to force it should have really helped georgia to increase share in georgia's foreign trait what's happened in parallel was that russia in order to thank or to encourage the government the of georgian dream they also. lifted sanctions against georgia so we
saw the russia's share in georgia's foreign trade really growing faster then. european union share in georgia's foreign trade this is something that is politically very dangerous because okayed give some some you know some some some dynamics to the local economy but at the same time we know that the trade with russia is very much dependent on political circumstances and we have seen that in the past in the ninety's in the year 2000 when it entered you burb look it was imposed on georgia or book a don't agree cultural foodstuff. that was sent to russia was blocked all of for political reasons so georgian government should have been more. more prudent or precautious when they started these relations with the group of the chemical relations with russia and did not put all the energy to develop more economic ties with the with the european union of course it's bad to to have nor normal trade
with russia or the russian tourists nor one wants that in georgia the georgians are those who wanted to disassociate and georgians were the 1st after the war in 2008 to lift the visas for a russian citizens to come to and to visit georgia despite the war that despite the absence of diplomatic relations it was already 2011 that the russian citizens could come to georgia of adult business and that there was no reciprocation by the way because georgian citizens still need a very long and complicated procedures to get to visit russia so this attempts were positive and were made by the way by the former government at the beginning but georgia should be very very cautious about not making the country dependent on russia economically because we know that all this at the end is very political tony . and. and pavel felgenhauer thank you very much for joining us today and
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one tent refugees don't have the right to walk freely on the other hand gord's can move freely as far and as much as they want it's a new multi-national colonialism this is a v i'm not and over the democratic process these companies they just want the money europe's forbidden colony episode one on al-jazeera. i'm kemal santa maria with a look at the headlines here on al-jazeera 5 boats believed to belong to the iranian revolutionary guards asked a british oil tanker to stop in iranian waters in the gulf on wednesday however the vessels withdrew that command after the british warship gave them
a verbal warning to back away all this information coming from u.s. central command spokesperson captain bill urban now this is just after of course british gibralter officials and the u.k. royal marines seized an iranian oil tanker headed to syria last week iranian president hassan rouhani had warned britain would see the consequences of its actions meanwhile u.s. president on a trump says he will soon increase sanctions on iran substantially accusing it of secretly enriching uranium for years iran has defended itself against those accusations at an emergency meeting of the i.a.e.a. in vienna is trying to with more. i think the most important thing to come out of this meeting at the i.a.e.a. in vienna is that iran is not at this moment anyway planning to take any further steps away from the new clear deal although each envoy for some arab body did affirm that after another 60 days now if indeed the parties have still not come back into full compliance with their commitments to iran under the deal
particularly the europeans of course and their commitment to protect iran's economy under the deal will then it will be prepared to launch a 3rd phase of actions in response but pointing out that no firm response has yet been decided upon by iran was struck by the told the ambassadors in the room that once again. the enrichment that iran is undertaking is its right under the nonproliferation treaty is required for purely peaceful purposes and that iran has never tried to create or acquire weapons of mass destruction he made the point that simply repeating the baseless accusations against iran pointed of course at the united states does not magically authenticate them he said and he painted the u.s. as the ultimate aggressor both in the region and in the current state of the nuclear deal you know that the issue of and which meant has not put it on their number the version to this is the right of every member to the nonproliferation
treaty and this is iran's right and saw a lot we are doing is in a very transparent manner is under the surveillance of the y. a the inspectors are there really a singular activities and they're monitoring they have nothing to hide it is questionable therefore what the united states will feel that it's achieved out of this meeting a meeting that he had called of course of all the board of governors of the i.a.e.a. looking presumably for some sort of international unity of purpose towards iran and finding instead in the room only division and no formal conclusion reached by this meeting the board simply saying that all the parties must come back into compliance the division very clear among the signatories themselves to the deal. now britain's ambassador to the u.s. has resigned days after a leak of u.k. diplomatic cables in which he described the administration of donald trump as inept
as it was impossible for him to stay on after he was slammed by donald trump on twitter the u.s. house of representatives oversight committee hearing is looking into the deteriorating conditions in detention centers at the southern border with mexico guatemala and mother has told us politicians her infant daughter died after receiving poor medical care on the custody of american border patrol officials think the next day you know what i mean. it's like they tore out a piece of my heart like they tore up my saw i wanted to have a better life for her and a better future and work hard so she could keep growing like she was but now we can't do that because she's gone and i'm here today because i want to put an end to this and make sure we do not allow any more children to suffer and die in this way and the u.s. state of louisiana is bracing for another round of severe weather after a massive storm hit the area on wednesday widespread flooding is making it difficult to get around the city of new orleans forecasters say
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