each time the time a season of programming exploring the time it comes this head of the day announces the. we need to start on the differences in the same cultures across the world so no matter what we add to the news in calendar for that matter. top diplomats are set to meet in vienna to try and salvage the around nuclear deal but the u.s. and iran won't hold direct talks. about mcleod this is out there and live from doha also coming up in the program benjamin netanyahu gets the mandate from israel's president to form a new government after the 4th alexion in 2 years throws up another political stalemate. a u.s.
police chief testifies against his own officer accused of killing george floyd and says he violated policy. disagreement that was the previous course for that situation. and north korea is the 1st country to drop out of the tokyo limpid games citing coronavirus concern. so that iran says negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal on the right path all the major players are gathered for talks in vienna but american and iranian officials are not planning to meet directly with iran signed the nuclear deal back in 2015 with the so-called p 5 plus one that's made up of france the u.k. china russia the united states and germany it was designed to limit tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sank. relief but it may 2018 then president
donald trump withdrew the u.s. and began re imposing sanctions on iran the following year iranian president hassan rouhani told the remaining signatories that iran would reduce its commitments every 60 days until they own a part of the deal fast forward to november 2020 when the global nuclear monitors the. reported that iran's enrich uranium stockpile had reached 12 times the levels permitted and just weeks later iranian nuclear scientists motion factors id was assassinated near terror on what iran has since limited access to its nuclear sites though it did reach a deal with the i.a.e.a. in february to allow quote necessary monitoring to continue we don't underestimate the scale of the challenges ahead these are early days we don't anticipate in early or immediate breakthrough as these discussions we fully expect
will be difficult but we do believe that these discussions with our partners and in turn are partners with iran is a healthy stepped step forward. our diplomatic editor james bays who joins us live from the united nations headquarters in new york james so this is expected to be something of a long process what are we anticipating. well there back in vienna which nearly 6 years ago was the place the nuclear deal was done but so much has changed since that as you've outlined in the timeline that's happened that is going to be very difficult to get these 2 sides together and it has proved difficult even since the start of the biden administration remember the basis of the iran nuclear deal was iran to limit its nuclear program so it was for civilian use so it couldn't build a nuclear bomb and that was verified by the i.a.e.a. and on the other side there were sanctions relief for iran but what's happened
since the trumpet ministration pulled out of the nuclear deal is there's been lots of new sanctions piled on by the united states some estimates say 1500 new designations and sanctions individual sanction items have been added and on the other side iran has stopped complying it's started enrich enriching more and more uranium but also used more sophisticated centrifuges so it has more enrich material and more know how about how to build a bomb and the problem we've had since the beginning of the year since the inauguration since generally the 20th is both sides have been unwilling to move 1st to give up something in return for talks so it's the europeans who i think now have been after some extensive diplomacy in recent weeks have come up with a somewhat creative solution which is what is known as proximity talks so you have a meeting taking place with iran with the p 4 plus $14.00 members of the u.n.
security council and germany and iran they're all in the same hotel in the center of vienna for their talks today a 5 star hotel called the grand hotel and the u.s. they're just opposite on the other side of the road in another 5 star hotel called the imperial hotel and we understand what's going to happen is the e.u. representative is going to keep. crossing the street and parsing our ideas from one side to the other i think we're going to get around the problem of who moves 1st by coming up with a pretty comprehensive list on both sides of what needs to be done in terms of the sanctions that the u.s. need to lift and in terms of the steps that iran needs to take to come back to compliance and we are idea will be rather than one side moving 1st agree to move in lockstep at the same time but it is complicated and there are all sorts of potential pitfalls the talk about a diplomatic back and forth james leave it there for the time being thanks very
much james bays there at the u.n. h.q. in new york let's hear now from a set back our correspondents in tehran they don't seem to be in any rush and that's because the supreme need to hear how many just 2 weeks ago say it better not in a rush that could lead to something more dangerous they're not hiring and that's because the iranians believe that their economy has seen through the worst of the sanctions that the economy is resistant to sanctions in fact the central bank here said that the economy grew by 2.2 percent in the last 9 months now saying that the iranian position still remains the same that they want all sanctions lifted before they take any actions and we've also heard that the iranians have ruled out any step by step process that the united states would remove some sanctions or release some iranian funds and then iran would take action iran has ruled that out however the government spokesman did speak this morning and he welcomed remarks by the u.s.
special envoy to iran robert malley who said that any sanctions in violation of that nuclear deal should be to get the rings to commit in. going out we find this position realistic in promising it could be the start of correcting the bad process that is taking diplomacy to a dating we welcome these comments. they also said that iran is neither optimistic or pessimistic about these talks so there's still a very long way to go and it seems like the reins are not in a rush and not in the mood to compromise well with the european perspective his rory chalons in the europeans have always wanted this deal to be pulled back from the brink carrying out through all the trump years they were still working with iran trying to find some way of keeping iran involves they so the european perspective has always been this is the best deal that there is so let's try and save it in some way to was ends they are going to be doing that in
today's talks that's basically going to be a kind of into me to reroll as shuttle diplomacy with the iranians and the europeans in one hotel having talks with each other and the united states diplomats in another hotel the europeans are going to be going between those 2 trying to get some kind of common ground they say they're going to be setting up working groups to try and establish what kind of sanctions the u.s. can lift in return for what kind of nuclear restrictions iran is willing to accept it's it's not going to be easy it's going to go on for several days they're going to be working through the kind of low hanging fruit 1st there is no rush according to the to the united states and the iranians but we do have this slightly looming not deadline but something coming down the road which is iranian presidential elections in june so they the diplomats are hoping that they can get
a framework of a deal in place before that that comes down the line. israel's president to resign as prime minister benjamin netanyahu to try to form a new government even though he believes no candidate has a real chance of finalizing a coalition riven rivlin has been holding consultations with political parties after the 4th inclusive inconclusive i should say election in 2 years he said that now whose likud party was in a slightly better position and he didn't have the power to rule netanyahu out while he's fighting corruption charges. political scene if a little analyst mum bashar says there are competing political ambitions in the negotiations. they have been playing musical chairs and in you know every time that one stops and usually the 2 when it's like the it's the to play it's it is the author of the possible someone is left standing and leaves the scene and netanyahu will always somehow grabs his chair the main chair so once again we are
in the process of a musical chair game in israel and the main reason for that the main reason for the 4 elections is benjamin netanyahu his insistence on maintaining his leadership in israel because he doesn't want to have political ambition he also has the personal ambition of protecting themselves from prosecution otherwise what we have today in israel is still potential coalitions and both of them are right wing or extreme right wing coalition both of them don't give a damn about what's happening next door in the occupied territories where some 4 and a half 1000000 palestinians fights many palestinians have been under occupation for the past over 5 decades so it's certainly that palestinian issue is not an issue in those correlation forming exercise in israel and the real issues are
more religious more personal. what. of certain politicians trying to gain power within the country and that's why we might see a 5th election coming because the national security of the country is not at stake it's the national ambition of political heads that is at stake. here is pleased chiefest testified that the officer accused of murdering george floyd broke rules on respect to what he called the sanctity of life he says they're each even acted in a way that was against police training by kneeling on floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes on the streets of minneapolis unofficial reports from the trial. for an important cultural moment when a police chief took the stand to testify against one of his former officers but
data out of don't do it said the alleged crime george floyd committed passing a fake $20.00 bill did not met at the initial response of guns drawn on the force used to restrain him was unnecessary once there was no longer any resistance and clearly when mr floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless to continue to apply. that level of force. to a person. preowned out handcuffed behind their back. that that is in no way shape or form is anything that. is by policy is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics our values the police chief also told the jury the officers on the scene that day in may last year i did obligation and the training to provide basic medical treatment to their
prisoner we have a duty of care and so when someone is in our custody. regardless if they're a suspect we have the obligation to make sure that we provide for their care this was a significant moment critics have often complained about the so-called blue wall police officers refusing to give evidence against one another this was a mighty big crack in the wall chief out and gone to the man who fired in the day after george floyd died an important witness for the prosecution earlier the court heard from the doctor who pronounced george floyd dead dr broadfoot lagan felt tried for 30 minutes to revive him to save his life he said he believed what happened at the scene could have been responsible was your leading theory then for the cause of floyd's cardiac arrest oxygen oxygen to. that was one of the more likely possibilities i thought that at the time based on the
information i had it was more likely than the other possibilities and doctors there are another name for death by oxygen deficiency. as fix is commonly understood. under cross-examination the doctor agreed that the use of drugs might also cause significant problems leading to this fix here it's expected the 7 will spend a lot of time considering expert medical testimony a part that may be key to the prosecution case alan fischer al-jazeera at the shore and trial in minneapolis. still ahead here on al-jazeera south korea prepares to hold local elections as a political scandal threatens the prospects of the liberal government. the u.s. president faces a tough sell on taxes as he tries to offset the cost of his massive infrastructure plan.
it's time for the perfect gentleman. sponsored plan qatar airways the stories the same as yesterday the rain is moving away from japan briefly to get a little bit cooler but the sun comes out and makes you feel better i think that's the story isn't about 90 degrees in tokyo same soccer but the sun is there to make you feel warm whereas it's disappeared from central and southern china this is another tranche of the spring rains showing itself it will become quite heavy as edges down towards the south coast including hong kong during that period thursday air quality in beijing because the stills of the air is probably going to go down to the base once more but it's warm sunshine still warmish across the korean peninsula or japan this is interesting to watch that low running up to the 2 secondly nolens as snow that funnels it might just come as far south as sapporo during friday or saturday look at that i think probably not but it's there and the
certainly snow of note in the foothills of the himalayan felt all the way from northern pakistan down towards nepal and that's had an influence further south the wind is certainly not from southern pakistan towards india that little brown line there is dust if you like in the force of an incoming breeze which should be good news it's windy on wednesday insisted indent in new delhi a call to improve for he goes back down again on friday. sponsored paul qatar airways. frank assessments the world is on the brink of a catastrophic model failure is that a fair assessment it would be a catastrophic barrier to twice valuable back saying informed opinions should we be buying bit coy ultimately it will be sovereigns and governments who are buying this that is the direction this is all headed in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on our era.
but again you're watching al-jazeera her mind iran top stories this hour and iran says it's confident it's on the right path reviving the 2015 nuclear deal ahead of high level talks in vienna terror on said progress can be made if washington is serious about negotiations have a merican in the reigning officials are not planning to meet directly. the u.s. police chief has testified against one of his former officers who's accused of murdering george floyd he told the jury in minneapolis that derek is sure even didn't follow department policy or training when he knelt on floyd's neck. israel's
president riven rivlin says that no candidate has a real chance of for me a government whose last prime minister benjamin netanyahu to try rivlin has been holding consultations with the political parties after an inconclusive election. the palestinian election board has officially approved $36.00 candidates to run in may's parliamentary elections its 1st such poll in 15 years the vote is said to be part of an effort by the 2 leading groups fattah and mass to boost international support for palestinian governance may be abraham as this. iraq or a number of palestinians are running in parliamentary elections scheduled for may some say it shows how eager people are for elections and all those argue it highlights his deep divide in palestinian politics members of fatah the ruling party in the occupied west bank are running on 3 different lists the official one and another backed by the ousted strongman. the 3rd is
a joint list how did by former fighter. and back by marwan but also a popular fetish leader serving multiple life sentences in prison in israel nurul it is a member of the list. and says it took courage to challenge the status quo we cannot continue to be part of a system that is failing itself and the people at the same time and now with the elections. on the horizon this is the right avenue for positive change how mass the party ruling the gaza strip has registered its list of the left parties and activists are running on more than their teeth different lists. this led just lots of council has been this functional so it's fair to have a split in 2007 now in february they both agreed to hold elections but some palestinians are concerned that the agreement is more about sharing the electoral
party that it is about reviving democracy active from 1906 until 2007 the parliament passed fewer than 100 pieces of legislation since then president mahmoud abbas has issued more than 300 laws by decree he concentrated the power of lawmaking and executive branches in his own hand law making process during the absence of the parliament was. clear this tight grip on power has limited political activism. now he thinks the elections are a chance to change that he's part of a youth group called jed encouraging palestinians to run not in the actual elections but virtual ones young palestinians have been disenfranchised from their power from their political system for the last 15 years if not more and now when elections were announced laws and the system was put into place to exclude them
again and so they're frustrated it's still not certain the elections will take place israel has said it want to allow them to be held in jerusalem and the palestinian authority says there can be no will actions without jerusalem. the occupied west bank. north korea has become the 1st country to withdraw from the tokyo lympics a country sports ministry says it wants to protect its athletes from coronavirus infections will be the 1st time north korea misses the summer olympics since 1908 when it because it's so during the cold war event is due to begin on july the 28th . friday islam is live for us in tokyo and 1st up but fatty what's been the reaction in tokyo to the nazi. well then you know in the morning local time and it was instantly a breaking news on most of the local media outlets as for the reactions 'd on the
public it was said that the surprising to many but some of the people i spoke to it wasn't shocking to them that old latest surveys and opinion polls show that for months 70 percent of the japanese people there with their counseling that when it makes almost want to get. out of the pandemic. 1000. 50000. and then again. on the companies not on the world will be visiting focus on many many fear and feeling that this would form. and please and the number of infection so some people understood. this move by most although it is not the best be described as the best the finance company can ship on but some people may feel about the civilian genuine decision. that is in the end. for the band to make spending enough money has not been and never reaction
when this news has been set and in some biting and shocking to the nominees government and now the concern is even increasing more about other countries. and maybe skied joined in the exciting also the pandemic if makes the actions here and so if you. would agree do you think regional tensions contributed to the decision. well some people are but. what do you think it is tension between most. in the last month. now and the short run is that messiah 'd and. just today there's have been his government announced extending its own 'd 'd unit that is going to make science an economic sanctions on north korea and they include them . 'd 'd on board and it's.
the embargo but the sentient being on and place since 2006 or was 14 years now and i've been extended when he had been 2 years as a show 'd moments on sunday missions like 70 citizens would not. but he is designed and nuclear. programs but. as i mentioned some people. questioning the reasons behind it he is. the old genuine on the bund to make this but i think that. talking. rising property prices in south korea putting house purchases beyond the reach of many young people is one of the major issues in local elections which are taking place this week the government has promised to take measures to calm the market but now a state owned companies are accused of fueling it instead with insider trading from
abroad reports from seoul. the acting mayor of seoul inspecting arrangements for holding this election safely during the pandemic the mayor's office is one of dozens of posts being contested across south korea but campaigning has been dominated by a real estate scandal it centers on the long running efforts by the liberal government to tackle escalating property prices which it promised to do when it was 1st elected but only how you see the run is to put it in the real estate market stoop to speak english and meet the difficult for people to become home owners. successive measures to dampen demand have had only limited success leading to a complete change in direction this spring with the government announcing an increase in the supply of affordable housing but officials from the government own career land and housing corporation or l h are being accused of using that information to buy up plots of land and advance
in sea hung city south of seoul this plot bought by a group of buyers has come under suspicion and the investigation is widening it remains to be seen just how far this scandal develops and how many more people will be implicated but there's no mistaking the growing public anger this was a measure meant to help people in an overheating property market but so far only looks like it's helped a group of on group us public officials to help themselves activists here as elsewhere are putting the blame squarely on the government. the people who should have upheld the highest standard of fairness the career lane and housing corporation workers took insider information and used it to the benefit it's unforgiving. to limit the damage the government has been quick to legislate against public officials speculating in the property market because they want to go but in
wa it's an obvious crime that trampled on ordinary people's dreams of affording their own home public anger is justified and calls for action are understandable. and that public anger is likely to be expressed at the ballot box in this election and maybe in next year's vote for president rob mcbride al jazeera sole the death toll from days of fighting in sudan's west africa region has risen to 50 another 150 people have been injured in battles between members of the arab origi guard and the metal it drives it began when unknown to armed men killed 2 people from the methadone saturday un peacekeepers withdrew from the area in december after a peace deal between the government into armed groups more than 1800 inmates have escaped from a prison in southern nigeria in what the president is describing as an act of terrorism or 30 say gunmen stormed the facility in even a state and used explosives machine guns to free the inmates police are blaming
a succession his group for the attack denies involvement. the u.s. treasury secretary is calling for a global minimum corporate tax rate and stop what she called a race to the bottom pedicle has this report now from washington d.c. . america has a well known infrastructure problem failing bridges potholed roads and is far behind much of the world in high speed rail the biden ministration wants to spend 2 trillion dollars to fix that along with other programs for cleaner drinking water high speed internet and affordable housing a popular move but the hard part paying for it a big part of president biden's proposal raising taxes on corporations but critics have been saying since he 1st mentioned it that will hurt the economy alas i need a column in age right now is a big whopping talking grease on all the productive stockton. our economy biden is pushing back. or. rather our. back yard.
idea that. we have. won. or break. for over. 3 years. according to one think tank just last year 55 of the nation's largest companies paid no federal income tax big names like nike and fed ex they can do that because of congressionally approved tax deductions for things like research and depreciation of assets this new proposal to try to undo one of the signature bills from the trump administration in 2016 the corporate tax rate in the u.s. was 35 percent but president donald trump's tax cut pushed that down to 21 percent now the biden ministration would like to raise it to 28 percent and his treasury secretary made clear she would like much of the world to follow suit we're working
with g. 20 nations to agree to a global minimum corporate tax rate they can stop the race to the bottom of. a tough sell at home and abroad but one the president will need to win if he wants to keep the promises he made in his campaign to build back better pedicle he al-jazeera washington. service is down to 0 these are the top stories and iran says it's confident it's on the right path to reviving the 2050 euclid bill ahead of high level talks in vienna tehran's of progress could be made if washington is serious about negotiations however american and iranian officials are not planning to meet directly we don't underestimate the scale of the challenges ahead these are early days we don't anticipate an early or immediate breakthrough.