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iran appears to be standing down. donald trump seeks to dial down tensions with iran and wants europe to take on a bigger role in the middle east. probably the worst thing i've seen at least on a military issue. but members of congress on both sides criticize the trumpet ministration for carrying out the attack that killed constance alumina. 31 on come on santa maria with the world news from al-jazeera there are the headlines calls for knowledge and ceasefire in libya stoking russia wants a piece by sunday. in art as
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a form of protest were in india with the anger against a new controversial citizenship law is getting. well over one u.s. president donald trump says iran appears to be standing down after a series of s. strikes on iraqi military bases hosting u.s. troops the strikes are in retaliation for the assassination of the top iranian come on the cost and so many also washington has now risen to the united nations reiterating it will act against her on again if necessary a white house correspondent kimberly how that begins our coverage from washington. with the u.s. and iran edging dangerously close to war president donald trump proclaimed that tehran appears to be standing down truck gave no indication that the united states intends to strike back hours after riding in missile attacks on 2 bases used by the
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u.s. military in iraq we suffered ok. all of our soldiers are safe. and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases it was a stark contrast to the president's threats of retaliation without hesitation that have dominated his twitter feed in recent days instead flanked by top advisors and generals trump made a surprising suggestion that members of nato to become much more involved in the middle east process it was an astonishing claim from a president who once called nato obsolete he also encouraged u.s. partners and allies to abandon the j c p a way an agreement put in place in 2050 and by world powers to live it iran's nuclear program we must all work together toward making a deal with the rain that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place however trouble didn't ounds new sanctions would be
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coming without giving specifics he also left open the possibility of diplomacy speaking directly to iran's leaders he insisted the united states desires for iran a great future one that you deserve one of prosperity at home in harmony with the nations of the world the united states is ready to embrace peace. with all who seek it but missing from the president's speech evidence that the u.s. killing of iranian general qassam solomonic was justified and necessary to prevent an imminent attack on americans it's evidence opposition democrats are demanding from the trumpet ministration also absent a clear strategy something the administration has promised to provide in closed door briefings on wednesday to members of congress including top republicans iran
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didn't just taken off ramp it took a u. turn because they know they have no capability to fight against america at least based on the presentation that was made. it does not meet what i consider to be an imminent threat but if president trump chooses to respond by sending even more soldiers to the middle east he breaks a major campaign promise to pull the united states out of what he once called it's for ever wars can really help at al-jazeera the white house more but there are limits on the in washington now and actually a few developments on capitol hill as well the war powers act which. is talking about can you take us through that. yeah the house speaker nancy pelosi has said that on thursday she will bring up a war powers resolution and call a vote on it in the house of representatives now what this is is it would limit the
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trumpet ministrations ability to take unilateral military action against iran. and many politicians particularly democrats were furious that trump took this call for this assassination of solar money without informing congress in advance and so what this resolution would do would would basically limit ability to do that without notifying congress 1st it is important to point out though that after this goes to the house of representatives which are expected to pass the house of representatives on thursday it will then need to be ratified by the senate the senate is dominated by republicans who very much support trumpet have rallied around him and so it seems unlikely that it would to get passed the senate nevertheless it's a very strong symbolic statement if nothing else from nancy pelosi trying to rein in trump's ability to take more military action with that also said wednesday the
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ministration officials briefed both chambers of congress on the intelligence that they said led to this strike against so little money that killed him they say that imminent threat that he posed many lawmakers came out of that closed door intelligence briefing saying they did not hear much evidence to that effect even some republicans that support trump were very critical of the administration's explanation behind closed doors of why they killed so the money listen to what this republican lawmaker mike lee had to say. i had hoped and expected to receive more information outlining the legal factual and moral justification for the attack that was left somewhat unsatisfied on that front which i would add was probably the worst briefing i've seen at least on a military issue in the 9 years i've served in the united states senate. when i found so distressing about that briefing was that one of the messages we received
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from the briefers was do not debate do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further miller military intervention against iran and that if you do you will be emboldening iran and then this lesson gabriel which the white house has written to the united nations what's in the he has actually letter that was written from the un us ambassador to the united nations this letter came out late on wednesday it said that the u.s. reserves its right to take more military action against iran should it be necessary it was a long letter but there are 2 quick things in there that really struck me number one is the justification that the u.n. ambassador the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. gave for the strike killing so the money was basically a series of threats by iran against the united states and she laid out several dating back to july of last year but nowhere in there did it point to any evidence
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of sort of money being an imminent threat to the u.s. as trump has said also the letter ins with the ambassador saying that the u.s. remains open to diplomacy with iran however when he ran top diplomat mohammad javad zarif applied for a visa to come to the u.s. on thursday to attend a u.n. security council meeting the u.s. rejected his visa so he will not be here for that thank you for all is up there. in washington. in an interview with al jazeera iran's ambassador to the united nations said teheran's next move will depend on the actions of the united states iran is not interested in war iran is not interested in a scale ation of tension in the region i mean increasing the tension in the region will not be in the interest of nobody so iran definitely would like to have to have peace stablish in the neighborhood and the 1st ingredient for peace in their in the
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region is that we move all of of the forces american forces from our reach. more from us now in teheran with the reaction that. president rouhani has had some strong words for the united states he said the united states should know if they commit another crime even if it is a threat that they would receive a decisive action from the armed forces also we've had. many speaking in the rare live broadcast you see there recorded and then put out on state t.v. but had to live broadcast to speaking to followers he said that yesterday's missile attack was a slap in the face for the united states but military action alone wasn't enough and that the u.s. presence in the region needed to end but we've also had a response to what do the nato secretary general secretary general who condemned
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iran's missile strikes against u.s. forces devolves raef the foreign minister said that those those attacks were an eagle and he said that the nato had done nothing in the region except for destruction and instability but also the foreign office spokesman has said that the nato had become a tool to justify u.s. u.s. crimes and terrorism so we're still having some very strong language come out from iran despite donald trump saying. that iran is standing down iran also released video footage showing them assembling the missiles and those missile strikes and again trying to appease public opinion here people have been out in the streets over the last few days asking for revenge over the assassination of qassam so the money and we go further afield as well john a hole in london for us telling us how donald trump used his speech to give nato powers a dressing down as well. remember donald trump has
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a fairly checkered history with nato once calling it obsolete now apparently supporting it but frequently railing against its members calling them to take on a greater share of the burden a greater share of the cost for their own defense and the collective coffers of nato now i think he will see nato alongside european powers as having disappointed the administration might compose the secretary of state said as much and failing to full throated lee support the actions last week against person solomonic. an opportunity i think in this address to give everyone a sort of dressing down here a bit of naming and shaming and in nato is case presumably as i said to take up some of the burden in iraq opening the door for the u.s. possibly to draw down its forces there something we know donald trump is keen to do and something of course that we also know that the iraqi parliament at least is keen for him to do robert hunter is a former united states ambassador to nato to athens and he is not expecting more in
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the military alliance. several countries have been involved anyway the british and the french are been engaged in syria and iran and a number of allies in iraq and we have to remember that after 911 the attacks on the united states 1718 years ago every single hour i sent troops so with the nato forces in afghanistan because people were worried america might worry about afghanistan and not be concerned about about nato in europe so i suspect given what mr stoltenberg said the nato secretary general and half a sentence today there will be an effort to get a bit more nato engagement in the middle east but frankly i don't expect to see it happen in the u.s. mr trump has ironclad positive statements about the united states loves nato the
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united states is firmly committed to nato which so far he's not been willing to do nato works to a great extent because virtually all the allies are on the same page they were during the cold war and even today with a couple of outliers turkey being the most important there are certain common ideas common his history common traditions none of that exists in the middle east you're never going to get all of those countries working together certainly not if you're not prepared to include israel as many of them are and certainly not if you don't find a way to depressurize relations with iran and again get iran and gauge. now in addition to all of this 3 rockets are reported to fall in inside baghdad's heavily fortified green zone caused a fire as well the area which houses iraqi government buildings and foreign missions no reports of it. to other news and talk in russia has called for
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a cease fire in libya and they wanted implemented by the sunday i don't think an shortly after a lot of me put in that region type of one to inaugurate a pipeline in istanbul support and set off. the leaders of turkey and russia use the opening of a major gas pipeline to highlight improve through elations between the 2 countries but destroyed turks stream project that offers an alternative route for russian gas to be delivered to europe via turkey was overshadowed by events elsewhere the s.s. a nation of an iranian military commander by the u.s. and a missile attack on u.s. bases by iran both strikes taking place in iraq have raised tensions in the region . no one is the strength to pay the further price is the right to put the whole region especially iraq into a new circle of fire for the sake of their own interests turkey will do all possible not to load the region to redraw in blood and tears flooding may put and
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sat by overcoming their differences turkey and russia are given a good example. solution we are living in a very difficult time in our region we are facing it it's a situation that can fuel tensions but russia and turkey are showing a very different example. but their body language at a meeting earlier in the day made it clear not all is good between the 2 leaders. behind the smiles and handshakes they are saying differences between the 2 nations that they are russia on opposing sides of the war so we are. pressing. both nations confronting face to face of. turkey has accused russian mercenaries of fighting alongside khalifa haftar who has launched an offensive on the libyan capital tripoli after a meeting in istanbul put an end to one urged all parties involved in the war in libya to commit to a cease fire starting on january the 12th so
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a peace process can take place but for the syrian city of it lip there was no such call hundreds of thousands of syrians have been displaced in the past 2 weeks alone after russian and syrian troops increase their operations in the last rebel held province while the turkish president has raised concerns about the influx of refugees he did not get a commitment from put in to stop the fighting there stop fasten al-jazeera istanbul . well update the headlines in just a moment and then warnings that the strain is pushed by a crisis is about to get it's even worse. hello again welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across the
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eastern med of course we're still watching that area of low pressure moving very slowly bring a lot of rain winds across much of the area the temperatures are also quite low across this area below average we're talking single digits here in jerusalem as well as damascus things will get a little bit better by the time we get to friday and the temperatures will start to ease their way back up also we're going to be watching the rain here across the gulf and on thursday rain should be pushing across parts of the lower gulf we're going to be seeing that push cross qatar over here towards the u.a.e. as well so far also for dubai expect to see those waves showers and they could be heavy at times here in doha a 3 day forecast looks like this we're going to be seeing those winds still a problem over the next few days but we're also going to be seeing the showers as well by the time we get toward saturday though most of that's out of the area and we're going to be seeing a high of only about 18 degrees overnight could be down to about 12 degrees here and then down across parts of southern africa it is going to be the rain that we can be watching over the next few days really not affecting cape town a little bit more over here towards the east as well as up here towards the north
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and for johannesburg it could be quite heavy at times we do expect to see the heavy rain again such make its way a little bit more towards the east but for madagascar it is going to be showers pertwee to the north with a temperature of $25.00. more than 10 years after the global financial crisis you've taken home more than $480000000.00 your company is now bankrupt our economy is in a state of crisis of a very. basic question is is there a 1000000 lost that is in the u.s. alone. is held responsible i will be fabulously wealthy and i will not pay any price for it thank the lord the man who still live on al-jazeera. we move. the world.
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headlines on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump says iran appears to be standing down but still promised he would impose further economic sanctions on tehran trouble speaking the wrong launched more than a dozen missiles and air bases in iraq which host u.s. forces 3 rockets meanwhile the fallen inside baghdad's heavily fortified green zone they caused a fire but no casualties. this is of course the area which houses government buildings and foreign missions. of the targeted killing of iran in general qassam so the money by u.s. forces will be debated in a u.n. security council session on thursday iran's foreign minister says he was scheduled to attend but the u.s. has not actually granted him a visa kristen salumi spoke to legal scholars ahead of the briefing. the united
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nations came to existence after world war 2 with the stated goal of eliminating armed conflict and the suffering it brings under its charter assassinations on foreign soil are prohibited with narrow exceptions for self-defense when it comes to the killing of iranian general salaam monny international law experts say the argument that he was planning an imminent attack put forth by the united states falls short that self-defense exception is very narrow it's really aimed for emergency situations not situations where other kinds of steps could be taken to prevent a conflict from escalating but this isn't the 1st u.s. administration to use such logic. a lock is a major blow to most active operational affiliate president obama in particular use the so-called war on terror to justify hundreds of drone strikes against individual
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suspected of association with al qaeda including an american born citizen anwar. the us circumvented its own prohibitions on assassinations by calling the attacks targeted killings aimed at non-state actors with few politicians willing to tie the president's hands on national security we suffered ok shelties some say tromp has now used the same vague legal justification on a government representative because the authorization for the use of military force provided no geographical or time limits on what could be done in the name of retaliation for the war on terror and we still live with it today here at the united nations member states will have the opportunity to debate the killing of general samani on thursday at a security council meeting which aims at upholding the u.n. charter but iran's foreign minister won't be allowed to take part as the united states has yet to issue him. legal experts say that too is a violation of
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a longstanding u.n. agreement and the spirit of international cooperation the charter was meant to promote christian salumi al-jazeera the united nations to other news and a u.s. aircraft surveillance company says it will shed detail in the flight path of a ukraine international airlines plane that crashed in iran on wednesday the boeing 737 went down shortly after takeoff in teheran killing all 176 passengers and crew this report from the book. the passengers and crew of flight p.s. 752 didn't stand a chance. minutes after takeoff the ukrainian international airlines flight from tehran to kiev went down in a city suburb. recovery teams pick through what's left of the plane of people's lives. most of the dead are rainy and more than 60 canadians were also killed many reportedly students returning from vacation the boeing 737800
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was less than 4 years old and had been recently serviced. video and social media shows a light hurtling to the ground and then a. iranian officials say there was no distress call it turns out muslims fortunately it didn't question the reason into area but the wreckage has scattered around the gardens of villas within a large radius nobody has survived. the arrivals board bears the grim news. this mother and father had been waiting for their son to arrive. my son is a senior flight attendant my daughter called at 615 this morning to say that in the u.s. they were reporting that a plane had crashed a ukrainian international airlines plane. ukraine's now canceled all flights over iran the country's embassy in tehran initially blamed engine failure for the crash
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to remove the statement doors useful widely approaching we made our decision to suspend all the activities of all ukrainian of the asian companies in iranian air space until the causes of this tragedy become clear. the crash comes amid heightened tensions across the region following a u.s. drone strike that killed top iranian general has a money in a sign of worsening ties iran's civil aviation authority says it will not give the black box flight recorder to u.s. plane make a boeing for analysis it's not clear which country iran will send the box to. the safety audit and it had no accidents whatsoever so there i really do there's a very very good airlines but i do believe it will be mechanical or possibly it might possibly be a terrorist act it's too hard to tell at this stage the crash is a major setback for boeing would struggle to regain trust after the grounding of its 737 max and craft following 2 fatal and crashes within 5 months. the boeing
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737 is one of the most popular aircraft in the sky with a good safety record investigators must now to turn in how and why so many lives ended here. al-jazeera many of those on board that flight had connecting trips to canada from where prime minister justin trudeau now says he expects his country to have a role in the investigation ukrainian airlines plane just landed in toronto from kiev according to the airline there are $138.00 passengers who weren't on that flight because they died in the crash this song or day comes in the wake of deeply concerning events in iraq canada condemns the missile attacks launched by iran last night. i am relieved as are all canadians that all personnel deployed in iraq
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are safe firefighters and residents in southeast australia are preparing for the return of dangerous weather conditions with origins of issued new warnings and evacuation notices urging people living in high risk areas to leave 27 people have been killed so far and thousands left homeless by the fire as more details from just a washington she's in sydney conditions are expected to worsen tomorrow which we friday here in australia already had some evacuations in the state of south of we know that it's likely to heat up along the east coast region. in the states of victoria and new south wales we've heard from the prime minister just a short while ago warning that even though it seems that things have been so terrible in these affected areas particularly in new south wales and victoria that things are likely to be worse in the days to come and the crisis is. easing creasing in the south and east and it will spike along the east coast
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tomorrow 1600 defense reservists are currently assigned to bush for operations around the country in the new south wales and. the focus is on restore power to black communities although this bushfire crisis has really gripped the nation and terrified many of the country it is unlikely that this push by season will be a turning point we have heard from the prime minister recently saying that his government has always made the connection between this season and climate change but of course that hasn't always been the case early on in this in this crisis the government was quick to distance this season from climate change we haven't heard from the government any change in policy any indication that it will move back from its dependence on fossil fuel. well the activists in india are using art to express their anger over the new citizenship law that sparked weeks of protests and
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although some of bollywood's top actors are taking out others are staying silent on jobs or explains why. artists musicians and poets have joined the protest in india against the government's new citizenship law which many say discriminates against muslims. under song celebrating india's cultural diversity has been remakes of video which includes violent protests. the song was spurned with some of india's top movie stars including shabana azmi. 3 decades ago she accused supporters of the congress party in power at the time of being responsible for the murder of a cultural activists her comments created a floor but says she was not persecuted by the government however she says it's different now and film stars are under severe pressure from the state to state
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a political. suggest that may be why all the leading actors in bollywood have been reluctant to comment on the new law instead of being so harshly we should the situation that is making it so impossible for them to speak that the situation is this that if you will speak out all manner of actions are taken against you job a doctor husband and a claim lyricist in india says there is no problem giving citizenship to persecuted hindus but limiting it worries him by. losing it while electing only 30. and that something is. entirely. out of. way than a few others have spoken up but many top bollywood stars have been criticised for staying silent. and yet protests have inspired dozens of our known
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artists. i refuse to be scared i refuse to die and i refuse injustice. street on songs dances and void treat performed by young people have played a big role in sustaining the movement and even though some celebrities and heavyweights have shied away from the controversy around it many say something that the start of my students is growing fast. hot it is said holds a mirror to society their resistance to arch to the new law by artists young and old is telling of the opposition to it. al-jazeera new delhi. the headlines on al-jazeera this hour u.s. president donald trump says iran appears to be standing down but still his promise
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to impose further sanctions on tehran president trump was speaking several hours after iran launched more than a dozen missiles and air bases in iraq which host u.s. forces that was in retaliation for the killing of iran's leading military figure causing so many. 3 rockets have also fallen inside baghdad's heavily fortified green zone they caused a fire but there were no casualties this is of course the area which houses government buildings and foreign missions in iraq. turkey and russia are calling for all warring parties in libya to reach a cease fire by sunday in a joint statement reject and vitamin vladimir putin called full stability in libya could lead to quote a normalizing of daily life and career is deploying troops to support the internationally recognized government in tripoli in its fight against warlord khalifa haftar on monday have to us forces reach the center of the strategic coastal city of sirte is forces have been trying to seize the capital tripoli since april. investigators are looking into the cause of the crash of
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a ukrainian passenger plane in iran which happened just moments after takeoff all $176.00 people on board were killed. firefighters and residents in south east australia are preparing for the return of dangerous weather conditions in victoria and new south wales with origins of issued new warnings and evacuation notices 27 people have died thousands left homeless by the bush fires that have burned through an area the size of south korea a 3 year drops linked to climate change has only exacerbated the crisis more news in half an hour here on al-jazeera witnesses next he's notorious for creating fake passports that full flower seeds be you. one of many makes the most a forgery if you reveal the secrets of the strike on al jazeera.
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