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u.s. charges are to be iranians for allegedly plotting to kill the saudi arabian ambassador to washington that's part of a major terror that's hard to run calls at all but. i'm looking east the russian premier has met the chinese leader in beijing visit to boost the cooperation the financial and political prominence of the once. a mosque a success after capturing one jewish fulton for the release of more than one thousand palestinian prisoners i'll have more from tel aviv in just a few moments. and a seven year sentence for ukraine's a former prime minister for alleged abuse of power linked to gas contracts with russia paid its public outrage and harsh criticism from moscow to the u.s.
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and the. world wide news around the clock this is r.t. live from moscow with me rule restrictions 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 two iranian agents tried to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack but allegations that tehran dismissed as a comedy show. has the latest from washington. the u.s. attorney general explicitly said that the u.s. will be holding the uranium 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 of bombings at the israeli embassy in
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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. was drug enforcement agency have arrested a new raney and born u.s. citizen his name monsoor arps yar u.s. investigators say the man tries 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 here turney general said the man comes fast in the plot and said he was directed by high ranking iranian officials and firmly denies the allegations saying it is a comedy show fabricated by america fear mongering against iran has been going on for many years now what they are not bringing up is possible motives behind accusations like that whether those accusations make any sense at all why would the
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government of iran want to kill the saudi ambassador in washington would be rainy and 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 off a cliff it is to undermine the government of iran of course we need to step up cooperation with saudi arabia and israel as for iran's some experts believe that undermining the government if you ran has been a long time coveted goal of the united states is not clear how this incident will play out but it definitely makes the drums of war beat louder here in washington they're going to turn reporting right there what i mean michael shoe a former cia intelligence officer so 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 what the terrorist threat is in our country is that the f.b.i. runs the sting operations and then claims great credit for breaking up the playact
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that wouldn't have existed except it be lured somebody into doing it my initial reaction is if the iranians wanted to kill a saudi ambassador right do it in the united states would cause a war between the united states and iran it wouldn't thailand do it in cambodia do it in saudi arabia but i 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 to 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 here with r.t.
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still ahead for you here in the program no desire to be a hero tiny slovakia knocks out the e.u. has big plans to increase its bailout fund unwilling to dig into its own pockets of bailout heavily indebted countries. and the latest a final hurdle for serbia in its campaign for a longer e.u. membership recognizing because of zero could be higher than belgrade wants to just . come us officials have agreed on a prisoner swap deal with israel that secures the release of over one thousand palestinians in exchange for one jewish soldier gilad schalit interim held in captivity in gaza for five years as part of the reports of the other. at this stage we don't have the intricate details of who's on the list of prisoners and what the deal involves but it does seem to suggest that there has been not by much movement on both sides in terms of the deal over the last few years which is why many are saying it's the israelis who have given mary and certainly the israeli prime
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minister benjamin netanyahu has a lot to gain from such a deal he's facing instability both internally and internationally how much courtside is coming out in the winners of this deal so you have been celebrations throughout last night and they continue today to killie in the guy the refugee camp in gaza hamas is political bureau chief khaled mashal has called this a national victory for the palestinians and has encouraged the they're welcoming back all the palestinian prisoners expressing regret that not all palestinian prisoners are being freed so obviously gazans have been bearing the brunt of the siege that was imposed on them in the sun is going actually it was taken hostage some five years ago there has been heavy destruction on goods both coming in and. among the prisoners who are to be released to stand on the return to the gaza strip and i think it's worth mentioning that we don't yet know who these prisoners are legal have they may just released within the next fifty eight hours but it's worth
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remembering that at this moment there are none of the eight thousand prisoners who are currently being held in israeli jails among them only women and children some three hundred children many of the prisoners are also without having been tried now there are some prisoners who are currently undergoing a hunger strike they're protesting against the general conditions in the prisons we've been hearing from human activists who say that particularly the political prisoners they have basic rights like bathing that are being denied to them there are some one thousand and three interested any prisoners who will be released there will be released in various stages the rate is going to go we're hearing is that the first parts will be released possibly as soon as next week when we understand that could be taken to egypt egypt of course broke at this veil and the whole exchange will happen on egypt and soil. well he's put us in a right there it's good to have you with us today on the program now up pushing through energy deals and boosting cooperation with the aim of balancing al the economic and political dominance of the west russia's prime minister is on
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a visit to china for an important agreement on the price of oil is already in place across the river. that's. prime minister putin had more of an economic flavor rather than a political one he met with the local governments of specials including the chinese president and the prime minister and they also talk about the importance of increasing bilateral trade as well as developing other carriers of interests like aviation and technology that'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 it's a signal of a change in focus for russia for many years the west of course dominated the country's political agenda and now it seems with china's economic progress moscow may be looking east both countries have supported each other throughout the years on various issues and also have similar political views and we saw that just recently when both countries vetoed the european draft of the un security council
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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 of the global political agenda of europe and the us paid under way for a merchant economies like of russia and china naturally prime minister putin said that the role of the grapes were to become more important on the international scene. i think it's going to reforming existing institutions i mean global financial institutions such as the international monetary fund and world bank and you will agree that the countries in these organizations must be enhanced given a growing importance of a country's economy he wasn't here alone he was here with a huge delegation including russian businessmen who are all here look and say make business deals with local companies and they did that so all that they got here was
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seven a billion dollars worth of agreements including wants to set up a mutual investment fund while also trade as i mentioned earlier was a key issue. a promise or vladimir putin said they expect to trade turnover to reach at least seven hundred billion dollars this year with the overall goal being two hundred billion dollars by twenty twenty china is already russia's number one trade partners and they're now working towards switching gears and making their relationship even stronger and developing their ties. for the people of us now are here on our to join us live from the center for international security studies at the university of sydney good to see you thank you for joining us on the program so russia and china want to balance western influence but. who just a decade ago were not so friendly to each other work together so closely. well in the short term they certainly can and the main reason driving russia and china
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together is a continued influence and resilience of american power in asia now russia is focusing more and more so on asia and less and less so in europe it's still a very dominant america in the region and russia has no choice but to bandwagon with the chinese for a moment now in the longer term there are questions whether those two countries are really allies but in the short term america is driving them closer together ok so as you say america is ultimately driving russia towards asia as russia does more total and some more western dominance so certainly in the west and western europe how does such a friendship bode for the global political arena long considered america's backyard are they really up to the task and how do you think america will react to russia and china becoming ever so close. i think america will be wary of course but i think the americans have
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a lot of skepticism that the russians and the chinese can truly cooperate. for example putin has made quite a lot of speeches about really orientating the russian navy away from eastern europe areas towards the pacific area and putin has also spoken a lot more about what they call cooperation the chinese now everyone knows russia extremely wary of what the chinese are up to in asia russia would like to balance against the americans but they still don't want a dominant chinese navy so russia's playing is walking a very fine line at the moment the americans. and the americans will watch what's happening but they won't be overly concerned it's very interesting how you put out you say that russia is ultimately doing a bit of a high wire balancing act here not wanting too much american dominance in the west but also wanting to much chinese dominance in the east but in your opinion in china
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is there a limit to how far this sort of friendship can possibly go i mean ultimately russia and china they have a mutually beneficial agreement china needs the energy russia has got the energy work and it's spread from there. well the problem for relations between russia and china there are two main areas or two main issues in the long term that will drive the first russia it's a traditional great power in central asia and china is very explicitly stepping on russian toes for example in the last five years or so china has built pipelines from calixto and various other countries in central asia straight into china bypassing russia which has been the traditional middleman that's one area of contention the other area of contention is the siberian five this is a very extensive border russian held of russian controlled border but you've got around five million russians in area facing there on about one hundred million chinese who are rapidly moving upwards in treaties fairly porous border regions now
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putin has gone on record saying that you know longer term this is unacceptable to russians for teaching interests but right now this little muscle can do about it but certainly these areas fairly rich in resources team and water for example that the chinese are very interested in effectively and it's a more this area and this will be a source of wanton tension for. more time through discuss this further joining from the center for international security studies university of sydney thank you. but later in the chinese visit russia's prime minister vladimir putin gave an interview to the state broadcaster outlining the priority for the two nations. said that a push for technological breakthroughs in aviation and aircraft building some of the areas where he wants to see the parties working together you can read the full interview at party dot com. also online for you i merican police accused of
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brutality at the occupy boston protests to the vietnam war veterans were injured by police officers up to one hundred people also arrested. the. targets are now quarter past the hour here in moscow but the training of ukraine's former prime minister has sparked outrage on the streets of kiev and a flood of criticism from russia the u.s. and the e.u. yulia timoshenko was given a seven year sentence for abusing her powers when signing contracts with russia should also offer to pay two hundred million dollars in damages to ukraine state gas company the selection of a ski looks at the angry response. the situation is still pretty much tense because
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several hundred protesters supporters of the country's former prime minister stationed in their in their towns count here on this city's main street on the main street of kiev and i reckon they're planning to stay here for at least another week just spite that their leader has been jailed for seven years and there have been no indications so far that she would appeal against the verdict and that she could be released any time soon with a presidential pardon on any other possibility like that the supporters of the on the porch were also stationed here at the main street of key in front of the court building for three months they have removed their tent camps and now of course it is a lot quieter than in the past three months still of the simmering tensions on tuesday . the cranium capital of course there were thousands and thousands of people here the biggest protests we've seen so far in the last three months the international reaction has been furious. regardless of where you look which part of the world
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everyone have been very disappointed with the verdict the united states washington said that had to be released the european union expressed their concerns and indignation over the verdict a russia also reacted furiously to this decision saying that those gas deals which were signed back in two thousand and nine were completely legitimate they stress that once again and saying that the decision by the court and in fact neglected russia's concerns over the legitimacy of these all these gas deals in two thousand and nine and also the russian foreign ministry stated that the decision by the protest court is in fact has a has in fact and so i russian pretext so definitely the reaction has been furious from all over the world he of now finds itself in a very. very difficult situation and the experts are predicting some possible steps
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from the president to even possibly a presidential pardon to. ukraine's former prime minister we are certainly following all the developments it will bring the latest information as we get it. intellectual ski reporting right now the e.u. the latest plans to extend its bailout fund have been derailed by slovakia the tiny country voted against the new plan to rescue indebted european nations so the vacuum which was the last to vote didn't support the move to increase the amount of money available now although the rifts caused by the decision led to the ruling coalition collapsing the reforms to the european financial stability facility have to be approved by all seventeen members of the eurozone if agreed slovak government would have contributed about one percent of the four hundred forty billion in market for the fund but as a financial advisor patrick young says slovakia has been working really hard to balance its own budget in recent years and it's not even other countries debts. ultimately this is
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a question of not just principle but actually rational economic well being of the ordinary working people of slip back here they have been 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 saluki of the freedom party who say 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 angry with richest fixation 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
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place meantime serbia has long been looking to follow in the footsteps of nations like so by joining the e.u. and it will move a step closer on the european commission puts forward as a candidate for membership later on wednesday but one big compromise still days ahead that of recognizing cause of a as a sovereign state party as sarah further points. starting a new life together and in doing so you're going to want to ensure you've chosen your partner wisely so many 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 you know he is a ceremony in kosovo but it's time when the church is divides and once again the focus of international attention is couple so sure of their commitments. this is our territory that's not going to change. that marriage is very similar to the
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partnership that servian. that's the membership. the richer for poorer in sickness and in health you're going to have to stand by your choice as many you countries are learning the hard way in many marriages the reality is often far from picture perfect the times the union could be filled with uneasy compromises and the biggest hurdle in sirte is potentially membership just how. cost of a question if it came down to eat candidacy for serbia relied in the recognizing what were both ways response 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 of its territory in serbia in the same time is not willing to give up polity european integration so it sounds really. unresolved
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so he has already done much to woo 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. and many said believe that the country. firmly on the right track he says visits from the leaders have been seen as a positive sky therapy and might finally be about to cease in the action because they could be the deal breaker now there's a much more is needed to be eased to intentions so we have got many many more hoops to jump over before he can get anywhere close to a new membership and as is often the case sometimes these unions it will not start with any particular love. gives up or need to integrations is. produced to become isolated once again we know how we feel when your eyes only
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when your eyes only think you cannot fight. politically or diplomatically for your religion with national interest despite that is this that it will never recognize an independent kosovo 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 cause. i think belgrade. all right now it's time for the world update here are to some other headlines from around the globe this hour and a series of bomb attacks targeting iraqi forces have rocked baghdad killing twenty three injuring over sixty officials say there were at least three explosions with suicide bombers targeting local police stations the attacks came just days after iraq asked for more than five thousand u.s. military trainers to stay on the formal withdrawal date of december. a roadside bomb has killed six police officers under
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a tribal elder in southern afghanistan all traveling with a truck in kandahar province when it was hit and landed on an explosive device investigators believe the blast was remotely detonated the tribal elder was the target militant activity in kandahar has increased since nato handed over security so local forces. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says she is planning to leave politics next year for more quote private life she says there should be a state department after barack obama's first saying she believes he will be elected for a second one clinton has been in the political spotlight since one thousand nine hundred three when she became america's first lady before being elected as a senator from new york in two thousand you know so she has no desire to stay in the public eye. but i told her on her own r.t.o. we've got all the highlights about the euro two thousand and twelve championship so that will be in the sports bulletin for the. person.
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i'm sorry that's right time to delve into the world of business in russia and china are close to a deal it's been on the cards to many months to both sides haggling over the price talking to the chinese media prime minister putin explains how was solution to the impasse had been found. it was a russian and chinese companies will find immediately beneficial solution we are aware of the needs of china china is a world opportunities and reserves are very big in the mood to meet the demands of our chinese friends. in september the countries agreed on a new deal to supply almost seventy billion cubic meters of gas over thirty years where they still haven't managed to sign a final agreement as china says the price is too high. on the world price has shown remarkable resilience in the latest wave of financial turmoil unlike in two thousand and eight when current dropped to thirty five dollars
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a barrel this time it's held around eighty dollars a barrel jacob melt for morgan stanley believes this shows how the world has changed as demand is no longer being mainly driven by the developed nations he suggests this is good for russia. but the lawn for oil is all coming from the emerging world gets 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 the development of a soft landing scenario for china where they get inflation back under control and through the measures that are taking such as cutting income tax fiscal policy easing and letting the one appreciate in order to support domestically and in all this which will support the rest of the world we see them continuing to grow very strongly. that so look at those figures oil prices are advancing the sound
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speculation the proposals on her bank recapitalization will support economic growth and fuel consumption. on the european markets are aging higher just as rejection of the plan to expand the euro zone stressed you found late tuesday to prove c. is a profit center while the debts is gaining one point five percent. on the russian market so i could also try to trigger my six is painting two percent while the r.t.s. is getting more than three percent this hour let's have a look at some of the individual share moves in the miser's pools your receipts have says more than three percent but softer the girl's biggest aluminum produce the goods at one point four billion dollars loan from china to fund a smelter in siberia nickel is low with the russian daily value mr reports the mining may need government approval for its buyback program citing a letter from the russian anti trust regulator russia's grain and sugar producer as
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good value is down almost one percent on the news the country's government latex grain exports once they reach twenty four hundred metric tons will be here. that's all we have time for now for more stories and analysis check our website r.t. dot com slash business. the
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