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this is news coming to you live from berlin u.s. president trump threatened sanctions on iraq if u.s. troops are expelled over the killing of iran's top commander in tehran iran's leaders have presided over a funeral service for general customs full of many hundreds of thousands of the iranians have taken to the streets to mourn his death and demand with it. also coming up well certainly as deadly wildfires rachel the change in the weather bring some relief but authorities are warning the danger for more bushfires could
increase later this week. plus the stars come out for the golden globes as hollywood's best and brightest hits the red carpet we'll have the winners from one of tinsel town's biggest night. hello i'm terry martin welcome to the program u.s. president has vowed to impose severe sanctions on iraq if it expels u.s. troops that says blowback spy rolls over the u.s. drone strike that killed iran's top general in baghdad on friday meanwhile in tehran iran's leaders have helped funeral services for general custom solar money and others killed in the strike. weeping over the remains of every top military come on to. you know look the supreme leader
ayatollah ali alley himani visibly moved as he leads funeral prayers for his former close ally. hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered to pay their respects to general kasem salim money killed in a u.s. drone strike in iraq on friday. while balika. his assassination is considered a declaration of war by many iranians. speaking at her father's funeral the general's own daughter has promised reprisals part ever the higher than army quite that either of our families of american soldiers in western asia have witnessed america's humiliation and syria iraq levanon afghanistan yemen and palestine they will spend their days waiting for the death of their children. in the parliament there also being cries of death to america. all move rational the
subjection of the u.s. president is considered a military of terrorism. the only thing you want to know the disadvantage will have painful consequences for you. and the anger is spreading across borders in lebanon the ran back to hezbollah militia has threatened to hit american forces in the region meanwhile the iraqi parliament has voted to end the u.s. military presence in the country some 5000 u.s. troops are there officially to help defeat so-called islamic state. u.s. president donald trump has already warned baghdad that it could be hit by tough sanctions if it follows through with this threat but it's iran's promise of revenge that's focusing minds to iran has already announced it will no longer abide by the 2015 nuclear deal raising the stakes even further.
let's bring in tyson barker here he is a transatlantic analyst with the aspen institute here in berlin good to see you tyson so tell us is it any clearer now whether there's a coherent strategy behind the trunk administration's decision to kill some selling money i think everything that we're dealing with on the table is unclear right now both the decision to kill the money and the reaction to it what we have heard from reporting out of washington is that there were a range of options on the table in reaction to the attack on the u.s. embassy in baghdad and this was the most extreme and that was the one that was chosen to go with to the surprise of many in the national security community and the national security and intelligence apparatus in the u.s. government. now as the u.s. braces for retaliation from tehran and we're hearing that iran is planning some
form tell us we just don't want it don't know what it is president trump is now threatening to strike iranian cultural sites which some say would be a war crime how does this reflect on america's image abroad what we're already starting to feel the range of instruments that iran has at its disposal in the region 1st this vote he in the iraq he parliament the decision to withdraw from all of the conditions of the j.c.b. away and what's happening there exactly the nuclear agreement and what's happening within the n.t. . isis coalitions were already feeling the scramble that iran has at its disposal to kind of scramble the security situation in the region an acute attack specifically a security attack on a military installation that the u.s. has in the region or in the united states would would change the calculus an attack
a counterattack on a cultural institution would be a vial it would be a war crime and many have noted that also in the united states including in congress. iraq is also playing an element of his course the killings took place on iraqi soil iraq is now voted to expel all foreign troops including u.s. troops from its country the top administration says that if u.s. troops are expelled then the u.s. would retaliate with sanctions is this a further escalation we're seeing here. i mean clearly and the point is we're seeing a major shift in the relationship with the united states in iraq and the iran iraq relationship where it's tilting it's always been kind of push and pull between iran iraq and the united states in iraq where both are kind of the big players in iraq but we're talking more towards iran being more the let's say
that iraq is more of a client state of iran and if the united states basically pushed out including the military presence in iraq that really changes the game for the united states there tyson thank you very much tyson barker from the aspen institute here in berlin thank you. now to australia where the government has pledged the equivalent of over a 1000000000 euros to help communities ravaged by catastrophic bushfires but prime minister scott morrison warned the fires could continue burning for months to cull at least 24 people have died and thousands of lost their homes the following report contains some disturbing images. it's a warning no one ever wants to hear we cannot guarantee your safety at present if you are by evil to feed to feed yourself mentally. or physically or take yourself or your hives. gayeties recommended that you leave.
thousands of history of the ins have been forced to decide stay and defend their homes or leave and lose everything. my neighbor to defend one's property and i didn't study the back door i didn't. want the room swarmed so slowly. let's go. this is what many will return to over a 1000 homes have been destroyed in recent days. the animals of the silent victims burned in their paddocks and on the roadside. experts say over half a 1000000000 animals have been killed those that have survived a burned down to their skins. now the army reserve has been called up to help the relief efforts. this is the
largest single call out of the defense force reservists within to get with their full time defense forces to provide support which this country has never seen before the prime minister is fighting political fires after being criticised for his handling of the crisis. more scorching days are full cost the only thing that can stop the blazes is rain and no serious showers are expected for weeks now some of the other stories making headlines around the world today extremists stormed ability base used by u.s. anti terror forces in lamu county in kenya on sunday authorities say one american soldier and 2 contractors were killed in the incident along with 5 attackers it was the 1st assault by the al shabaab group on u.s. forces in kenya. in tripoli the 1st funerals have been held following saturday's
deadly air strike on the libyan military academy a strike killed at least 30 soldiers and wounded dozens more it is internationally recognized government has blamed the attack on forces loyal to rebel leader. police in india say dozens of people have been injured in clashes between rival student groups instant. nehru university in delhi is the latest in a wave of protests against a controversial new citizenship law critics claim the legislation discriminates against muslims. and the former movie mogul harvey weinstein goes on trial in new york this week on charges of rape and sexual assault the accusations against wife seen inspire the global me to move the disgraced producer denies the charges the trial is set to last around 6 weeks. in the italian alps a suspected drunk driver has plowed into
a group of german tourists killing 6 and injuring 11 others the incident occurred in the early hours of sunday in the village of lu tog near the austrian border the victims were all in their early twenty's and on a group skiing holiday. an impromptu shrine with the holiday makers lost their lives locals have been placing candles and messages here the tragic accident has shocked the town in the meantime finished craft i don't know what to say only i live just across the road here this kind of thing is a no no in the mind shouldn't have been that finished the scene. it was just off the one i am the german tourists had stepped out of a bus after a night out and were on their way back to the hotel. at that moment a cop plowed into the group at high speed the impact reportedly throwing some victims meters into the air. the 27 year old driver late attest that nearly 4 times
the legal limit for alcohol 11 others were injured in the accident some seriously they were rushed to nearby hospitals. and. you just don't have words after something like this. and that's the mood right now among the people in the villages. their hearts go out to the victims yeah. state prosecutors have now taken over the case the driver is facing charges of a homicide in italy a crime that's punishable with up to 18 years in jail now to los angeles and the 1st big red carpet event of the season with the golden globes awards ceremony the big prize winner was director says this is a film 970 which won best drama which in turn tino's film once upon a time in hollywood won best comedy and the leading lady renee zellweger star you
walking. won for best actress and best actor in film drugs. earlier we spoke to entertainment correspondent k.j. matthews in los angeles she gave us her take on the ceremony. everyone loves the golden globes you are correct it is the 1st major award show of the season it's really the only awards show where you can let your hair down they're passing out alcohol of this year they went vegan a lot of people are kind of iffy on that saying no bring back the meat but it's really the 1st time that you see hollywood honor both the excellence of television and excellence on the big screen so it's a big brouhaha on there were a lot of winners out there tonight but you know the theme of the night interestingly was very very political this is supposed to be the awards show where people let their hair down they have fun it's not as stuffy as the oscars which
happened in february and even though there were a lot of funny moments a lot of people use their acceptance speech to get pretty political on the motion picture category you had watching phoenix winning for joker and he took time with his acceptance speech to poke fun at hollywood and said you know he's been listening to a lot of the winners and i say remember to vote in november when we go to the election ballot box and basically what he's saying is that yes we do need to vote but we also need to change our own behavior in hollywood and then he took a jab at them and said like flying from los angeles to palm springs for a film festival and if you live here in california you know that plane ride is really just 45 minutes and he said we might not need to use a private plane to do that so he basically was saying i hear you i know we need to change but we need to start with ourselves. and that was entertainment correspondent k.j. matthews speaking to us earlier just a reminder the top story we're following for you here today iran's leader ayatollah
khomeini has been leading prayers at the funeral of general custom sold him in the eye and others killed by u.s. drone strikes project his assassination has increased tensions between tehran and washington with the red ribbon. watching t.v. news up next our documentary africa rising i'm terry moore thanks for watching. it's all happening with. more leaked news from africa the world your links to exceptional stories and discussions continue and love comes to diffuse the ticking program tonight from phone from sleazy town i would say deputed codes.