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ulysses wrote in the war on al jazeera. iraq's parliament backs our government push to expel foreign troops after the us assassination of a rainy and general consensus on a money. by iran is abandoning all limits in your brain iyam enrichment effectively ending its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal. and i'm about this and this is all just here on live from doha also coming up 3 u.s. personnel are killed an aircraft are destroyed after al-shabaab fighters storm by kenyan army base plus. venezuela's opposition denounces what it's calling up parliamentary coups after
leader one fido is physically blocked from entering. by there and a bit of rain all for a bushfire rest my tennis but nowhere near enough to end the unprecedented disaster . while the fallout from the u.s. military's assassination of iran's 2nd most powerful man major general custom sort of money is rippling through the middle east in baghdad politicians have voted to expel all foreign troops from iraq a non-binding move is being backed by iraq's outgoing prime minister maki now after the vote there's been a 2nd night of rocket attacks inside the green zone and elsewhere in baghdad and iran says it will no longer abide by any limits to uranium enrichment under the 2015 new. clear deal with world powers germany france and the u.k.
are doing it to reconsider and lebanon the leader of iran backed hezbollah says all u.s. bases warships and soldiers are now targets indeed calls for revenge are growing louder especially among the hundreds of thousands of people mourning qassam saw him on it during his ongoing funeral procession in iran i will begin with al jazeera is osama bin jared in baghdad. and to us in iran in the iraqi parliament elected representatives came together for an extraordinary session the iraqi pm laid out his preferred option after the assassination of buttons in the money by american missiles well the larger the for what 1st ending the presence of foreign forces as an emergency measure and making arrangements for that secondly to go back to the draft decision that was put forward to the parliament before the current government took office. but all
kurdish representatives boycotted the session and most of the sunni m.p.'s were in there the emergency session of parliament is a reminder of the deep ethnic and sectarian divisions in iraq between sunnis shias and kurds at least one commander of the. group has said that if the parliament fails to pass a decisive resolution against the u.s. presence in iraq on sunday all future sessions will be worthless. a powerful cleric who heads one of the leading blocs in parliament criticized the decision as a weak one so they're called for the shutting down of the us embassy on so-called resistance groups inside and outside iraq to form urgency battalions similar sentiments were echoed by other shia majority political blocs. this is a real test for loyalty and patriotism we don't want to disappoint iraqis as their elected representatives if this council cannot protect sovereignty it's useless.
not everyone agrees with a quick pullout of polish and troops and these protesters carried out an end to the clash with pro iran supporters a similar sentiment runs through anti corruption protesters who forced out of the as the prime minister the iraqi pm says legal procedures will begin to fulfill the parliament non-binding resolution but he leads an interim government with limited powers who are. home and how it's a resolution not a law if it's really binding iraq will be exposed in front of vice all americans helped iraq there are a lot of problems for the economy as well. even if lawmakers could all come together and vote to end the u.s. presence in iraq immediately that process would take more than a few months to implement on the ground time with groups out for revenge do not want to give u.s. forces sullivan job it out of they are backed out ok let's go to washington john hendren has been monitoring the u.s. reaction to the iraqi parliament vote to expel foreign forces what has been the
reaction and what has donald trump been saying about all of this. well president trump has been very stern in his word and he did not speak to reporters when he left his mara lago resort in florida earlier today and just within the past hour when he arrived here at the white house he did not speak to reporters again but before leaving florida he did issue a threat a threat to iran that he would retaliate severely if they were to do anything to retaliate against the assassination of sula money he said in a tweet these media posts will serve as notification to the united states congress that should iran strike any u.s. person or target the united states will quickly and fully strike back and perhaps in a disproportionate manner will interesting leave that has shown a rift between the president and his opponents in congress the house foreign affairs committee responded to that tweet by saying this media post will serve as
a reminder that war powers reside within the congress under the united states constitution and that you should read the war powers act and that you are not a dictator that gives you an idea of how contentious this is here in the united states. a number of democrats feel that the president went too far president obama president george w. bush both had the opportunity to assassinate saloni and decided not to specifically because they were worried about launching a major retaliation the crew would lead to a hot war between the u.s. and iran president trump while at mar a lago was given many options and by a number of reports surprise the military in the pentagon by saying that he wanted to exercise the most extreme option and that was to assassinate so that has really led to a backlash here in the united states his administration has informed congress of what the reasons were but he did so in a purely classified format so that members of congress couldn't respond chuck
schumer the democratic head of the u.s. senate minority in the u.s. senate said that that was a disappointing response but he's not able to talk about it this is a very contentious issue john i want to ask you about some stories that we're beginning to see coming out of the u.s. at the moment there are suggestions that iranians are being detained as they're trying to enter into the u.s. are you seeing anything about that there. that's right there was a press release by a group called the council on arab sorry the council on american islamic relations they put out a press release saying that more than 60 people were detained in the state of washington in the northwest of the united states coming down from canada and that their passports were confiscated and they were asked about their political beliefs among other things and that sparked a response from the u.s. customs and border protection agency they said they do not discriminate people
against people by national orientation or any other way but they did ignore ledge that. they are engaging in an enhanced posture that means there are more intense interviews at these customs post and they acknowledge that the average wait time at that particular washington site was 2 hours and for some people it was 4 hours so we have some reports that people are being singled out for being iranian or iranian american the customs and border protection agency simply says that everybody is being questioned and that those procedures are taking an extra long time but they're certainly upsetting some people by so. let me take you to. iran i said begs reporting on the massive numbers of people who have been filling the streets for qassam solmonese funeral procession. a sea of mourners millions across the country came out onto the streets nothing like
this has been witness in iran since the funeral of the founder of the islamic republic at a loss how many 30 years ago the assassination of qassam so the money has united a country and its different political factions donald trump street threatening to targeted rein in cultural sites has encouraged even more defiance. but if we sacrifice our life for him if we sacrifice our blood for him he's still not enough and. yes you did you kill. them or their parents or it. gets ready to love. the money get ready for a big brother where khaleel. you on the streets of iran the event has reshaped the political dynamic. in november there were anti-government protests across the country but now the government and
political establishment here have unprecedented support images of generous of the money put up across the country and airport named after him even streets named in his honor everyone is being reminded of his contribution to iran and what's seen as his ultimate sacrifice. so the money's daughter has asked to bring in president hassan rouhani and the need to of lebanon's hizbullah. to avenge her father's death this as a nation has now resulted in iran announcing it has no limits to its nuclear activities including uranium enrichment its stockpiles and research and development the deal is now old but. iran says no one can dictate what kind of response it will give to america no need in my. it's adventure has painful repercussions for you mr trump don't fret in the iranian nation with your ignorance you put the lives of americans in this vast region at risk you better pack up and escape from the region. recently countries and the rest of the world wait nervously as the fear of a new conflict grows the killing of one man that is now threatening to reshape the
face of the middle east aside big al-jazeera that iran. while in lebanon has. warned that here us forces will pay the price or so the money's killing calder as in beirut. his images were put up across beirut's southern suburbs qassam so many is being mourned in hezbollah stronghold for the iranian backed group and it's mainly shia are supporters the late head of the elite could this force the revolutionary guards external wing was their commander the public face symbol and architect of the islamic republic's influence across the region was killed in a u.s. drone strike in baghdad on friday since then iran and its regional allies have been promising revenge i feel i'll be clear their response is to target their merican military presence in the region their american military bases their vessels every
american officer and soldier in our region and our countries on our soul. many was not only iran's concern but the entire so-called axis of resistance a term used to refer to groups in iraq syria lebanon haven't and the palestinian territories he said it was up to those groups to decide if and how they would retaliate but the hezbollah leader hinted lebanon will not necessarily be an arena . lebanon is not a front line of america's and iran's rivalry there is a us embassy in a few soldiers who trained on me by hezbollah has a presence in the region and i can take part in any retaliation outside the country . it now seems clear with. the retaliation may involve iranian military commanders made the same threat and iran's allies in iraq have already singled out u.s. bases as targets and the u.s. presence in the region is in a strong those words fair punishment for all or has repeatedly threatened
a regional war if iran is attacked by the united states iran will not stand alone is what he's promised it is an expected statement of support from an ally which has grown into a regional force photos are emerging of now stronger with still in many who the hezbollah leader called a brother he confirmed the late military commander was in lebanon before heading to baghdad via damascus while hezbollah doesn't hide its links with iran it is the strongest political player in lebanon it's careful to protect that power at a time of increasing pressure is the condition for success for retaliation out of there because of the economic situation because they cannot cannot sustain what sort of a. likeable to 2006. called so many assassination a turning point and a new phase the message here may be one of defiance but in reality the u.s.
maximum pressure campaign on iran and its allies seems to be already in a new phase. beirut or joshua landis is the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma city is joining us now on skype from the city of norman thank you very much for being with us just with regards to the killing of the iranian general do you think that the u.s. actually understood the consequences of that action. it seems quite clear that it did not taking revenge is one thing but actually this makes no sense for us foreign policy i mean if you go down the checklist it doesn't deter iran it provokes ron it pushes iraq into iran as arms it invites the expulsion of u.s. forces from iraq as we've saw iraqi parliament do this afternoon americans in iraq and lebanon are now targets and it shows the world that the us policy is not
constrained by international law what kind of his response do you think that iran is going to make in reaction to what has been going on. well we're going to have to wait and see obviously they're they're ratcheting up the pressure they're trying to figure out which targets are going to be appropriate we've seen iran. has to be very careful because clearly the trumpet ministration as its backup it can hurt you iran very easily a moron america is tremendously and powerful and iran has been very cagey it's moved from attacking shipping to oil now to hitting american soldiers but both. and iranian advisors to khomeini have said that they're going to go after american personnel military personnel they have clearly stated that civilians should not feel in danger but military personnel are clearly very worried and we're seeing the
results of that already because soldiers and the military in iraq u.s. military have said that they cannot carry out anti isis operations now or continue to train iraqis because they're just hunkering down in their bases i want to ask you about the emerging situation that we're going to see over the next couple of weeks and months in iraq particularly we've got a fragmented government we've now got essentially a fragmented military as well which appears as though the popular mobilization forces are also beginning to split apart in terms of loyalties what are the risks that we are going to see a significant political and potentially military up he will in iraq possibly also with the introduction of isolate into that mix well you're absolutely right this puts tremendous pressure on a state which is terribly corrupt extremely divided we already see the split in iraq between shiites the sunnis now. completely revivified because you know over
celebrations for killing him and those who are horrified by it it is going to ratchet up. foreign interference iraq between america and iran as they struggle over this and it's going to put tremendous pressure on a country that is notoriously weak that doesn't have a government right now it has a caretaker government and it could undo all of the efforts that the united states has made to to build a democratic or at least quasi democratic iraq what is going to be this to t.j. comporting is to the u.s. if it is forced to leave iraq along with other foreign troops as they are iraqi government. intends well you know this is what iran and silly money's strategy have been which is to drive the united states out of the northern middle east and that means lebanon syria iraq and
we've saw anyone jump in today and the state that revenge needs to be taken against america for this so. the united states' position in the entire northern middle east is extremely weak today it has very little leverage if it's driven out of iraq which looks likely now it's going to have very very little position in this entire region $500.00 people in syria but that will become untenable of course in the southern middle east the gulf states in parts of north africa is still very strong but but this far cry from what america would like to see and china and russia are going to exploit this as well they see america weakening in the persian gulf that's something that they welcome i want to ask you very briefly about the iranian announcement that it plans to remove the limits on enrichment a sense really it is taking yet another step back from the nuclear deal to what
extent does that actually play to what the white house has always wanted. you know the white house seems to be a little confused about what it wants pompei of course today jumped in and said. that this is all you know that this whole process is is due to a bomb as weakness and that his signing the agreement with iran if you know on the face that that doesn't make much sense because the agreement with iran stopped refinement of nuclear energy and nuclear capabilities and it had iran working on a diplomatic basis with both both countries and the united states it wasn't in this process of escalation now you know it's possible that iran's economy and its internal unity could collapse in the future and that's what the u.s.
administration is counting on on the other hand for the short term that looks very far away and the cracks that we saw in iran look like they have the least temporarily been united around this nationalist drum beating and escalation that has been driven by u.s. sanctions scuttling the iran deal and driving. a confrontation with iran which which it's even europe seems split over this joshua landis as always great to get your views on this thank you very much indeed pleasure. moving on to the rest of the day's news now a u.s. soldier and 2 american defense contractors have been killed by al shabaab fighters
who stormed a military base in kenya it happened in lamu county in a heavily secured sites known as camp simba the armed group released these pictures it says show the pre-dawn attack its fighters 4 of whom were killed managed to destroy several aircraft and military vehicles 2 u.s. defense department officials are among the injured from nairobi here's how to move on the many unanswered questions surrounding the attack. it was an audacious attack the military base is heavily fortified protective about the king and american troops but al shabaab still managed to break through there destroyed some military planes and infrastructure on the base is a very volatile is an area called born virus and over the years the kenyan defense force they've been going in now to the forest trying to flush out al shabaab fighters and they've been casualties on both sides on thursday a passenger bus was attacked along the road in the county area al-shabaab fighters
they shot at the bus and 3 people were killed just last week in somalia a truck bomb went off killing dozens of people in the capital mogadishu there are concerns that al-shabaab is gaining more and more prominence in this particular week and they've attacked king in the past they have attacked uganda and also somalia over the weekend as well a few days ago there was an air strike in somalia with the u.s. army. bomb some places in somalia trying to flush al shabaab out they say they killed some senior officials by no names or given so people on the ground are now asking how did al-shabaab manage to break through this base which is heavily fortified in alarm and questions are being asked on the ground what security measures does kenya have in place to make an attack like this doesn't happen again . turkey's president has announced that turkish soldiers are in the process of being deployed to libya to aid in the fight against warlord khalifa haftar it comes as libya's un back the government's declared 3 days of mourning for the victims of
saturday's air strike on a military academy in tripoli at least 30 students were killed. reports. funerals for the younger military students killed in an air strike in tripoli. and libya as you enter the government in no doubt ho to blame for the attack one of the country's backing warlords honey for have to wonder are. we pledged to take revenge on the united arab emirates that states have been conspiring against us since the beginning of the 17th of lucian in 2011 a spokesman for have to denied his forces were responsible saying the incident a would be investigated investigation is also required now from the un mission to send fact finding committee to the location of the bombing i general come on denies that any of the units talked at the site using
a totally fire or air force and this isn't part of a moral it's a customs and it doesn't reflect our military ethics medical workers who are unable to identify some of the students their bodies so badly burned or in pieces 18 year old a mad mad from the city of god huna survived the attack. we had just finished dinner and we went out to the courtyard as the attack happened i lost consciousness i woke up in the hospital. a meds a philistine you didn't died in this course you're not there to spent less than 2 months in training under the theme those who attacked us have a grudge against us because our army is based on professional values an affiliation to the homeland not to a dictator this military is a long. wine and its students from different cities and regions are not taken part in the battle for control of tripoli state officials say it was
a foreign war plane that carried out the attack and want the government to got the ball ties with those countries supporting khalifa haftar. have to his forces launched an offensive to seize tripoli in april half that has the support of egypt russia the united arab emirates and france and backed libyan government by turkey these families mourning gloved ones know the agony they're going through is likely to be repeated again and again as there is no end in sight to the fighting. there have been current chaotic scenes inside and outside venezuela's national assembly as dissident opposition politician luis posada has declared himself head of congress opposition leader why the door was expected to be reelected to the wall on sunday but he and other opposition members were blocked from entering the
building by police fido has accused nicolas maduro his ruling socialist party of offering politicians suitcases of cash to vote against his 2nd term in america and its embassy in yemen is in caracas and he says the may hand at the national assembly as strong venezuela into further political uncertainty. right now we are actually the nasional newspaper which is no longer printing it's only online and it's being used as a makeshift version of the national assembly inside are there more than $100.00 opposition deputies who have just voted for the law to have another term as the president of the national assembly and also to be the interim president of venezuela now how did this happen it happened because the the official session at the national assembly building which should have taken place early this morning turned into absolute mayhem and chaos as members of the opposition to the law
makers were not allowed in some were little by little drips and drabs while the pro-government that these were there and a handful of others who have turned on go i go one of them is luis right so he has now 6 turned against and has just been sworn in or was sworn in rather in a very very unofficial impromptu vote in which people just raised their hands nobody counted the votes nobody knew how many voted for him what this is to me that means that right now there are theoretically 2 presidents of the national assembly and so what is going to happen now is anybody's guess but it is clearly going to increase the tensions in this already chaotic country whether for gosse's of ward better weather will only offer a brief or aspired from the bush far as ravaging parts of australia jessica jessica washington's in batemans bay and this truly is southeastern coast. this was once a leafy beachside suburb fires ripped apart this community on the new south wales
south coast destroying most houses. hundreds of bush fires are burning across parts of the country worsened by severe drought and intense heat but after weeks of bad news finally the much needed arrival of cooler temperatures and even a bit of rain to quite call it's variance in the light twenty's and humidity is right she had some lying today thank goodness i don't think i've ever seen right for long so that's helped before situation and mentally it's still not out there what i want people to get complacent curzon making the most of this brief window of cooler conditions to bring more fires under control but across many parts of australia fires are burning at emergency levels and this brief spell of rain isn't enough to soften its for the heat inevitably returns thousands of fallen here
firefighters are in the field protecting communities around affected states weans are you know very very a lot less than a sly temperatures and these are great conditions to truong each time watching thousands of people are still without power with no indication of when it will return for those on the front lines astray leah's longest bushfire emergency is taking its toll this volunteer firefighter was defending the houses of others when his prized vintage bend was raised by flames he had spent 10 years collecting the pods to put it together. in a cool for a. really odd hours and here. it's gone. the same age is great and glorious 50 full. and in it we come from. persons. treasured possessions family homes but less to pull dozens of lives this push why
a season has already taken so much from so many astray and they still are likely to be weeks if devastation to come jessica washington al-jazeera. this is all just these are the top stories iraq's parliament has voted to expel all foreign troops from the country the bill backed by the outgoing prime minister marty is a non-binding that still needs the approval of the government it follows the assassination of senior iranian general hossam so the money in a u.s. airstrike in iraq iran has announced it will no longer adhere to its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal saying there will be no limits on its uranium enrichment capacity meanwhile calls for revenge are growing louder as hundreds of thousands of mourners gather in the capital tehran to welcome home qassam sort of moneys body on
lebanon hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah has almost a warning that u.s. forces will pay the price for soleimani killing u.s. president donald trump has once again warned against any retaliation to the killing john hendren has more. he said in a tweet these media posts will serve as notification to the united states congress that should iran strike any u.s. person or target the united states will quickly and fully strike back and perhaps in a disproportionate manner will interesting lee that has shown a rift between the president and his opponents in congress the house foreign affairs committee responded to that tweet by saying this media post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside within the congress under the united states constitution and that you should read the war powers act and that you are not
a dictator that gives you an idea of how contentious this is here in the united states at least 9 people have been killed and 20 injured by a syrian government airstrike in rebel held it live province but this is a residential neighborhoods in the city of gori how target has the schools and a mosque were hit a u.s. soldier in 2 american defense contracts has have been killed by al-shabaab fighters who stormed a military base in kenya they on group released these pictures which it says shows the pre-dawn attack in lamu county its fighters managed to destroy several aircraft and military vehicles and those are the headlines the news continues in our jazeera after inside story life into.
fears grow of a war following the us assassination of iran's top minutes with command european nations are criticised for weak responses to cost him so they met his death along with the collapse a nuclear deal has europe's iran policy pale but is it time for with things this is inside story. welcome to the program. europe appears caught in the middle the targeted killing of iran's most powerful judge.