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market analysis is in business in twenty minutes. eleven am in the russian capital you're watching on t.v. with me arena joshie welcome to the program iranians hiring mexicans to assassinate the saudi ambassador in america the details of a complicated plot the u.s. government says it has uncovered officials in washington say to iranian agents try to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack allegations iran dismissed as a comedy show argues gannett should count as the latest from the u.s. capitol. the u.s. attorney general explicitly said that the u.s. will be holding the uranian government accountable for the plots to kill the ambassador of saudi arabia to the united states also the u.s. is accusing iran of conspiring to stage two bombings at these really embassy in washington and at the embassy of saudi arabia also in washington and here is how
the u.s. department of justice came up with those accusations the f.b.i. and the u.s. drug enforcement agency have arrested a new raney and born u.s. citizen his name monsoor are burps yar u.s. investigators say the man tried to plot the assassination of the saudi ambassador to the united states and for that according to the americans this iranian man turned to members of a mexican drug cartel who turned out to be undercover f.b.i. operatives the attorney general said the man comes fast in the plot and said he was directed by high ranking iranian officials iran's firmly denies the allegations saying it is a comedy show fabricated by america saudi arabia on the other hand the allegations seriously and thanked u.s. authorities for thwarting the alleged assassination attempt of their ambassador fear mongering against iran has been going on for many years now let me remind you
that the state department has listed iran as a state sponsor of terror it seems now warmongering has reached the tipping point basically the questions asked in the u.s. media now come down to this one will the u.s. retaliate or not as if everyone saw it coming and now here it is what they are not bringing up is possible motives behind accusations like that whether those accusations make any sense at all why would the government if you ran want to kill the saudi ambassador in washington would the rainiest actually do it taking into consideration the potential fallout i heard experts on american mainstream channels beating the drums of war saying things like we need to step up activities to undermine the government if you ran of course we need to step up cooperate. with saudi arabia and israel speaking of cooperation with saudi arabia the us has broken at the largest arms deal with saudi arabia in its history worth sixty billion dollars the u.s. would need to justify its enormous contribution to further militarization of the
week and as for iran's some experts believe that undermining the government of iran has been a long time coveted goal of the united states it's not clear how this incident will play out but it definitely makes the drums of war beat louder here in washington that is reporting there michael sure a former cia intelligence officer says there are a lot of holes in the allegations against this apparent iranian backed plot one of the biggest problems in the united states for before telling you what the terrorist threat is in our country is that the f.b.i. runs these sting operations and then claims great credit for breaking up a plot that wouldn't have existed except that they lured somebody into doing it my initial reaction is if the iranians wanted to kill a saudi ambassador why do it in the united states when it would cause a war between the united states and iran do it in thailand do it in cambodia do it in saudi arabia but why do it here i think what you need to keep in mind is that
the saudis want the iranians destroyed the israelis want the iranians destroyed the congress in the united states is owned by israel and so the congress wants iran destroyed and this is an opportunity for them to push for war and so i think we have to be very careful until we find out exactly who is behind the supply and the iranians are as much a threat to the united states as my shoes are to the united states but what we don't need is any kind of a conflict with the iranians because what that will do is bring the whole islamic world down on top of us. so i have for you the program here in the price of compromise the latest final hurdle for serbia and its campaign for a long desired e.u. membership but recognizing cost of a could be higher of them belgrave wants to jump. pushing through an a g deals and boosting cooperation with the aim of balancing out the economic and political dominance of the west russia's prime minister is on
a visit to china where an important agreement on the price of oil is already in place let's cross now to no response. force in china already what's been dominating the agenda of this landmark visit. well marina that's a visit all prime minister putin had more of an economic flavor rather than a political one he met with the local government officials including the chinese president and the prime minister and they all talked about the importance also increasing biological trade as well as developing other key areas of interest like aviation and technology now it's important to mention that this was prime minister putin's first visit since announcing his candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections and some say that it's a signal of a change in focus for russia for many years the west of course donated the country's political agenda and now it seems with china's economic progress most school may be looking nice both countries have supported each other throughout the
years on various issues and that also has similar political views and we saw that just recently when both countries vetoed the european draft of the u.n. security council resolution condemning syria and of course both countries are also members of the brig's group along with brazil india and south africa and the economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. has seriously undermined the dominance all of the global political agenda all of europe and the u.s. paving the way for emerging economies like russia and china not actually prime minister putin said that. the role of the brits were to become more important on the international scene but he wasn't here alone he was here with a huge delegation include the russian businessmen who are all here look and so make business deals with local companies and they did the total that they got here was seven a billion dollars worth of agreements including one to set up a mutual investment fund will also trade as i mentioned earlier was
a key issue prime minister vladimir putin said that they expect the trade turnover to reach at least seventy billion dollars this year with the overall goal being to hundred billion dollars by twenty twenty china is already russia's a number one trade partner so they want to make out even stronger and though of course prime minister putin said that two thousand and eleven is a special year for both countries and they're now working towards switching gears and making their relationship even stronger and developing their ties. ok maria thanks very much indeed for bringing us this update from china cossar of reporting there. and during his chinese visit russia's prime minister vladimir putin gave an interview to the state broadcaster outlining the priority for the two nations put in so that a polish or a technological breakthrough in aviation an aircraft building are some of the areas where you want to see the partners working together to read the full interview on
r.t. dot com. also on the line for you today american families are accused of brutality at the occupy boston protest to vietnam war veterans were injured by officers and a hundred people arrested. hamas officials have agreed a prisoner swap deal with israel that secures the release of over a thousand palestinians in exchange for jewish soldier gilad shalit has been held in captivity in gaza for five years and is often used by israel as justification of its blockade of the strip our policy reports on the deal palestinians are claiming as their success. i must finish the bureau chief pilot michel speaking from damascus and he called this a national achievement for the palestinian people he expressed regret that not more palestinian prisoners were being released as part of this deal not through office evening tuesday there has been an emergency cabinet meeting in jerusalem that has
now finished with the israeli government giving its nod to this prison a deal what we do understand is that some one thousand palestinian prisoners will be released for this one israeli soldier gilad shalit the details as we have them suggest that some three hundred and fifty prisoners will be released in the initial stage that will be taken to egypt this is a deal that was brokered by egypt and is happening on egypt and soil at that stage another one hundred and fifty prisoners will be released and then finally when he returns to israel the final number of prisoners will be released among them marwan barghouti now he is the leader of one of the factions of the fact that he has five life sentences on him and tel aviv in the posse there was no way that he would be included in this deal the fact that he is does point to the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu changing course and that is some of the analysis that he needs this deal so much more than does hamas in terms of changing the criteria of the deal and i'll give much of it was kidnapped back in june two thousand and six it
was across the border raid women issues from gaza took him across he has not been heard of since he was very little communication in fact it was anyone watching incidences when the israelis were actually be notified that he was still alive the latest information we have is that this deal will see gilad coming back to israel possibly as soon as the beginning of next month it has been quite some time that israelis and palestinians have not been holding any kind of direct negotiations it wasn't so long ago that the palestinians to care of a state is all did not accept this but at the request of the mideast quartet the two sides agreed to resume peace talks and those peace talks. you know at the end of next week in jordan so certainly there is now a lot more pressure on the israelis to recognize the palestinian statehood in light of this deal going forward one of the problems of for israel has been that it doesn't want to create an incentive for kidnappings and there is an element among
israeli society who feel that this deal is really too high a price to pay. the area porting there the jailing of ukraine's former prime minister has sparked outrage on the streets of kiev and a lot of criticism from russia the u.s. and the e.u. it was given a seven year sentence for abusing her powers while signing gas contracts with russia she also have to pay two hundred million dollars in damages to ukraine state gas company as he or she looks at the angry response. judgement day for ukrainian democracy this label of tuesday's events given by the opposition seems rather accurate when supporters of try to march the streets in defense of the former prime minister. before being dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests commentated in scenes rym innocent of the orange revolution with tens of thousands on the streets the tension only broken briefly by
the appearance of topless feminist activists the pressure was equally intense inside the court. specially after a judge gave the verdict rock to you are too much shango in washington who the good has ruled that yulia timoshenko is guilty under three six five part three of the criminal code of ukraine and sentences had to seven years imprisonment and denies her the right to hold positions in government for three years several years ago she was one of the most influential female politicians in the world this conviction top saw her spectacular fall from grace and not surely left outraged the open. the retiring regime or it's not it will stop me the trial showed that the constitution and justice had been trampled under throughout i urge you to begin the struggle it's a very difficult and important man and you have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up the prosecution claimed she abused power while signing gas
deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has been raising eyebrows in moscow which insisted those contracts were completely legitimate this particular case is highly politicized and b. s and so their position. certainly indicates that this has something to do with russia and we cannot accept that the legitimate acting contract which remains in force which was never legally challenged. could become the reason. for the good decision. which took place today europe also doubted jellicoe which is assurances that the case was not politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say key of now finds itself in a very difficult situation in ukraine is potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we do wants the
countries in europe seems to know to get closer to europe not just in terms of membership in terms of european values like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president. to come here on the twentieth of october will now be withdrawn not only could this verdict backfire against the local fish but could also benefit to machine code say x. spurts to those protesting her verdict she has become a martyr a symbol of freedom fighting and she won't hesitate to use this joint of arc image even if to do so she has to wait seven years. just hours off the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear whether you do too much and cause fate has been sealed as experts are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protests here i determined to stay here for at least another week in any case let's see russia see reporting from kiev in ukraine.
still have for us bulletins of winning battles not the war the fires of levy's governments around the remaining patch of gadhafi loyalists in his hometown but some question whether victory will equal peace. they use latest plans to extend its bailout fund have been darrelle by slovakia the tiny country voted against a new plan to rescue indebted european nations slovakia which was the last to vote didn't support the move to increase the amount of money available the reforms to the european financial stability facility have to be approved by all seventeen members of the eurozone if agreed the smaller government would have contributed about one percent of the four hundred forty billion earmarked for the funds but as financial advisor patrick e.x.'s it's a body as been working really hard to balance itself and budget in recent years as not eager to pay other countries debts. ultimately this is
a question of not just principle but actually rational economic well being of the ordinary working people of slovakia they have injured incredible cuts during the course of the last few years in order to keep the slovakian economy going and ultimately therefore we have this political leader richard silk of the freedom party who's saying enough is enough why should we have a situation where five million slovakian people are expected to pay seven billion euros in order to pay for greek people to have pensions three times larger than the old age pensions in slovakia and ultimately that doesn't make sense i mean slovakians are the lowest wage earners in the euro zone they're incredibly fiscally pragmatic they run their economy in a very sensible and intelligent way and ultimately they feel very very ardent green with great justification about paying for greece that is ultimately an economy
where the government lied about their figures in order to get into the euro in the first place. thirty has long been the looking to follow in the footsteps of nations like slovakia by joining the e.u. and i will move a step closer when the european commission puts forward serve you as a candidate for membership later on wednesday but one big compromise still lines that had recognizing cost of oil as a sovereign state are the sarah for three ports. starting a new life together and in doing so you're going to want to ensure you chasing your partner wisely so when you can trust to have your best interests at heart. we love each other and we love our country too we wouldn't give up on each other and we won't give up on our land is a ceremony in casa very little time when the church is divides once again the focus of international attention this couple so sure of their commitments. this is our territory that's not going to change. the fact marriage is very similar to the
partnership that serbia and. that's if membership the better software for richer for poorer in sickness and in health you're going to have to stand by your choice as many countries and they're learning the hard way but many marriages the reality is often far from picture perfect times the union can be filled with an easy compromises and the biggest hurdle in serbia's potential membership just how. the cost of a question if it came down to it and he can't say for serbia relied on the recognizing kosovo what were both ways response be then i think we have a long way to go and we will certainly do everything we can to avoid such a you know question to be put in front of so serbia cannot give up on its constitution and on its territory in serbia in the same time is not willing to give
up polity european integration so it solves really. you know unresolved so it is already done much too with its potential suitor fulfilling many of the quite serious set by the candidacy to be an option the rest of the final war crimes suspect wanted by the hague in connection with the yugoslav wars in the one nine hundred ninety s. that many said believe that the country. it's now firmly on the right track he says visits from the leaders have been seen as a positive sign that serbia might finally be about to cease an action because they could be the deal breaker now there's a much more reserved about the ease to intentions so we have got many many more hoops to jump over before we can get anywhere close to membership and as is often the case sometimes these unions bull nuisance of any particular love necessity gives up or need to integrations is you know jeopardy to become
isolated once again and we know how we feel when your eyes only when your eyes really did you cannot fight. politically or diplomatically for your legitimate national interest despite that is assertion that it will never recognize an independent kosovo in reality belgrade's e.u. aspirations are going to make it very difficult for the government to make any decisive action when it comes to close of surf see the great let's now take a look at some other stories from around the world a roadside bomb killed six police officers and a tribal elder in southern afghanistan they were all traveling with a truck in kandahar province when it hit the explosive device investigators believe the blast was remotely detonated and the tribal elder was the target militant activity in khandahar has increased since nato handed over security to local forces . u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says she's planning to leave politics next year
for a more private life she says she'll leave the state department after a brock obama's first term saying she will leaves he will be a lesson for a second while clinton has been in the political spotlight since nine hundred ninety three one she became america's first lady before being elected senator for new york in two thousand and one now says she has no desire to state in the public eye. despite continued resistance in several areas libyan interim government forces claim they have surrounded good obvious loyalists in the center of his hometown seared taking over the city will bring the national transitional council closer to declaring victory but as our g.'s day a bushel has been investigating some experts believe that won't be the end of the war. which was didn't t.v. do you think all libyan seems through this bombing of their country those who visited libya from the very different story. they tell when they were just
insulting so causing so they're asking they're wondering why they're bombing us nor idea what was happening some of the media cheerleading in from supporting nato and because he's bombing campaign could be open to ickes ations of conflicting interests or indeed should one's leading french newspaper le figaro belongs to surge does so make of the. france's main attack in libya. by. the guy who. media we have you know as need to continue to battle with transitional government forces to secure the last program duffy strongholds of see it and but he will leave some believe that's far from the end of events it's of course very easy maybe easy . rather easy to win a battle but not the war. so even with the fall of. maybe soon. doesn't mean there will be
a victory. if you watch way in which way play the rebel government it's supported by. people in libya save themselves in the civilians killed that's holding the population against nato and that's what the we're still called the clear victory despite many months of bombing. with the fighting not even over in libya washington and brussels and else sitting there so it's elsewhere pressing for a un resolution against syria similar to the one that detonated intervention in libya but how can the west damascus also former senator of the humanitarian catastrophe it's just caused. a division one vision serious crimes against humanity. but it's a liberation war. stands accused of turning a blind boy it's
a huge civilian casualties in libya but that's approach may come back to haunt the alliance as the people who've suffered the count the cost of their losses and grief the new bush or brussels. on the way to debate show crossed off but first we'll take a look what's happening in business with you. thanks very much and a very warm welcome to the business program the oil price has shown remarkable resign and resilience in the latest wave of financial turmoil unlike in two thousand and eight one current drop to thirty five dollars a barrel this time it's held around eighteen dollars take note from morgan stanley believes this shows how the world has changed as demand is no longer being mainly driven by the developed nations he says yes this is good for russia. the demand for oil is all coming from emerging markets over the last ten years over one hundred percent of the additional demand for oil is coming from emerging markets so the
thing that matters for russia given that the oil price is so important for russia is what is happening with growth in the emerging markets in general and in china in particular and at the moment we're constructive of the development of a soft landing scenario for china where they get inflation back under control and through the measures they're taking such as cutting income tax fiscal policy easing and letting the one appreciate in order to support domestic demand and imports which will support the rest of the world we see them continuing to grow very strongly. russia's second biggest still make a seven star is facing another problem with its u.s. plants severstal sold three still mails to the rank of group in march for one point two billion dollars including one hundred twenty five million dollars in cash and the rest in debt now it may get less than two percent of the cash but for a dispute with the bahraini coast plan to reduce the catch component of the deal to
one point nine million dollars has forced severstal to file a claim in the federal district court in new york both companies have not yet commented of the case. let's not have a look at the markets oil prices are heading down the sol that soft us love a lawmaker has voted against an overhaul of europe's bailout fund in the u.s. to some of what president obama's half a trillion dollar plan to create jobs and opec has cut its global oil demand growth forecast citing with economic outlook in the industrialized nations. and stock markets are mixed across asia hong kong in hong kong gains of chinese banks offsetting losses connected to weak results of us only giant all quiet and not for europe's bailout fund expansion japanese stalks are edging lower home to is down two percent and comer make a four and a half percent that's off to the firms halted production in thailand due to the flooding in the country. and in russia the my success late for a second day we're treating about point five percent in moscow the r.t.s.
a very warm welcome to you this is your news today protesters on the. streets they have to. leave the sentence a good chance to choose instead to get mubarak that the status of the human experiment is exceedingly well if. we pursue this in this rap music would it goes to the movies allegedly trying to make sense of global economy and it's all changed things and us financial templates each of the reasons clambering to maintain our confidence in markets and things you don't want to be easing trade imbalances recession cheapie nations close to collapse a new sub prime loans will close. to fail so we play banks again feel a little like think is the u.s. crash and seven and smash the ceiling to inflame just like ultimate in the buses in athens greece the i.m.f. in construction to come just programs increase the total economy.
on the back of watching r t here's a look at the top stories the u.s. charges to reyes with allegedly plotting to kill the saudi arabian ambassador to washington those are the major terror attack american officials say they are committed to holding iran accountable but their raw rejects the explanations calling them a joke. abbas and israel struck a long awaited prisoner swap deal that will see junior soldier gilad shalit freed in exchange for over a thousand palestinians has been held captive for five years. a seven year sentence for ukraine's former prime minister for alleged abuse of power linked to gas contracts with russia sparks public outrage harsh criticism from moscow.