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increased sanctions on tehran two iranians were charged over trying to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack something to iran dismissed as a comedy show with more details i'm not joined by. is in washington so america seems to be piling more pressure on iran. well bill the administration strongly believes in the case against this uranium born man who is accused of trying to plot the assassination of the saudi ambassador in washington the administration seems to be willing to take the accusations to the next level they're calling for the world to unite against iran we hear reports that the u.s. might raise the issue at the u.n. security council they're talking about the need to completely isolate iran in the international community and they are trying to get other countries on board on this one so a lot of tough words against the rank your drums all four are beating loud and clear in washington although the u.s. administration officials are not talking about a military action yet but they keep it very vague at the moment saying all options
are on the table whatever that means today we heard about a new round of sanctions that the u.s. is imposing on iran's goals include sanctions on an iranian airline which according to american investigation investigators flew members of an elite force linked to the alleged plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. vice president joe biden hinted that the u.s. actions could go beyond sanctions let me remind you that the state department has listed iran as a state sponsor of terror since one thousand nine hundred four and many experts say it's been washington's long time goal to undermine the government in iran after these fresh accusations in the u.s. mainstream media you constantly hear various experts say quite literally we need to undermine the ukrainian government and that's the state of mind here if you will but it could just it could be just a lot of tough talk hyped by the media and politicians because the idea of getting involved in some bold action against iran would be very unpopular among the majority of americans who are frankly tired of the u.s.
involvement in everlasting conflicts overseas going to what so washington claiming all the actual mooches behind this so-called assassination plot. that's a very interesting question the question about the motive that the iranians might have had when the legend allegedly plotting to kill the saudi ambassador in washington is very important thing context to the investigation but nevertheless you don't hear much questioning here neither among politicians nor among the media pundits most seem to be taking the accusations at face value in the meantime there are lots of doubts about why on earth would iran plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. and blow up the embassies of israel and saudi arabia in washington and those are the accusations brought up by the u.s. justice department how could you read possibly benefit from it many analysts doubt that you ran could actually would actually act to undermine itself that way you ran into her and denies all the allegations saying it's against the u.s. is playing possibly to divert attention from their domestic problems whatever the invisible underlying currents on the surface now is tension which is growing. he's
going to take on reporting live there from washington thanks very much indeed for that well for more on this joined by patricia de janeiro she's from the department of politics at new york university and she joins us now live here from new york know the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has spoken about what she calls a dangerous escalation in the rom support for terrorism calling for an international response will she get support from within. sherry has pretty comprehensive international's art i really worry about this all seems seems rather specialist's to me actually i mean why would iranians from all the way to the us try to kill the saudi ambassador when there are plenty of other opportunities they can take on very much closer to home to cause an arab iranian brassed this this is this is just i think there are
a lot of questions here that need to be at sir but why then is the us putting pressure on iran at the moment it's not just about the perceived nuclear threat is it. well they've been putting pressure on iran now for several a year and this is ministration seems to be much more intense about the pressure that they want to put on the iranian government it's coming you know large scale pressure from israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu mentioned that at the u.n. he also mentioned in this address to congress they're still open and no facts whatsoever that. we've been able to really get our hands on or see that iranians are absolutely building nuclear weapons and even if they are why are we letting this issue on the table by all means why are you not talking to them if you know if this had happened during the cold war which is something i was thinking about this morning there are two large scale diplomatic initiative going on very now not
a lot of threats and you know and international consequences. including the u.s. would like to see a regime change in iran along with many other countries and although the u.s. officials have actually today dismissed military action against iran in response to this latest allegation could you do you think military action still be alone to go why worry about military action because we tend to be using it way too much but you know the iranians themselves have shown us that they there is seems to change so i mean i think there are different different diplomatic opportunities to be used here and supporting efforts within the country and also just within the government we know that there's rests within the government we've seen them between. and you know the goal is so i think there are there are various areas diplomatic opportunities that we can go and move forward to here before we start talking about using force
again washington has issued a worldwide alert about possible and u.s. actions coming from tehran iran is actually. dismiss this is saying it's all comical but coop we actually see a more assertive reaction from to run in this because after all from their point of view this is highly provocative. it is highly provocative you know i think you're on a journey that it's not months now and that's really making and building relationships with not only its our neighbors but its neighbors. and i mean that's something that we in the west should be doing and we should be you know working on our relationships with iran as well you know the constant threats and forms of intimidation and you know medication of allowing iran to part of the international community is really leading to conflict and i think we need to. say
now that we stop. and all of these animosity i just want to briefly just very briefly ask you a lot of questioning and a lot of cynicism over these allegations what do the u.s. authorities have to do now to convince the world and people like you that these allegations are indeed true just very briefly well i think they need to store some documentation some average and i mean this is a pretty big claim and we've not been able to see any any anything to support these allegations other than a complaint in the f.b.i. office patricia thanks very much and thoughts patricia generic from the department politics at new york university. and we all skew at our website on what you think about the war to the iranian plot uncovered by the u.s. so far more than half of you believe it was nothing more than an american ploy to smear its enemy a little less than a quarter think the story is just the tip of the iceberg with more revelations to come and nine percent say it was orchestrated by tiran while the rest believe it's just a way for washington officials to boost their careers cast your vote at all at sea dot com. bonding exercise prime minister putin strengthen
russia's partnership with china during his high profile visit to the world's fastest growing economies came together to share common interests and commercial goals aimed at balancing the dominance of the west deals with seven billion u.s. dollars an energy trade and high tech industries have already been signed and more is yet to come. explains. the two davis is it was more of course had an economic flavor rather than a political one this was promised the curtains a first visit since announcing his candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections and some say it's a sign of a change in focus for us and that the government is now looking east for both russia and china of course members of the brics group along with brazil india and south africa and the growing economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. has seriously undermined their dominance of the global political stage paving the way for a margin economy is now prime minister putin said the us is currently using instead
of monopoly as the only global reserve currency and that's having a negative effect on their financial policy here because i never said the us was a parasite on the global economy but i do think it's feeding off the monopoly of the us dollar is a single global currency the problem is not only for the world economy but for america's economy as well because it leads to a violation of financial discipline. when it comes to the e.u. vladimir putin said that greece is a big problem but that it could be resolved if countries that weren't afraid to take action he said of russia and china should have a form of international financial systems and that the brics would play a bigger role on the world stage. i think it's time to talk about reforming existing institutions first of all i mean global financial institutions such as the international monetary fund and world bank and here we agree with the role of the brics countries in those organizations must be and given the growing importance of
our countries economies another important issue here was energy corp lattimer put an end his chinese counterpart said there are all issues and disagreements were resolved when it comes to russia supply of oil when it comes to gas negotiations are still ongoing but both incest out there and the final stage of energy consumption is expected to increase dramatically in china and russia. could cover that demand and in doing so for their strength and their strategic partnership still ahead this hour getting tough schools of occupy wall street protesters arrested in chicago washington d.c. and boston reports claim police got heavy handed with veterans. seven months of crackdowns on government demonstrations syria's president. huge show of support. in a few minutes from now. israel is agreed to exchange
over a thousand palestinian prisoners for one israeli soldier who was captured and held in gaza for over five years to deal with hamas as long been in the making however some high profile detainees will remain in israeli jails. reports now from tel aviv where the return of gilad shalit is being eagerly awaited. there are some one thousand and twenty seven prisoners who will be released that will be released in various stages the latest we're being we're hearing is that the first that will be released possibly as soon as next week when we understand that could be taken to egypt egypt of course brokered this deal and the whole exchange will happen on egypt's new soil actually it was taken captive back in june two thousand and six now at this stage we don't have the intricate details of who's on the list of prisoners and what the deal involves but so it does seem to suggest that there has been not that 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 many and certainly the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has
a lot to gain from such a deal he's facing immense political pressure both internally and internationally i must point side is coming up the winners of this deal certainly they have been celebrations throughout last night and they continue today particularly in the jabalya refugee camp in gaza so that is why you are hearing some voices in israel's in voices of concern that the capture of one soldier is going to be something that is encouraged on the palestinian side because the price for one soldier is particularly high at this moment there are more than eight thousand prisoners who are currently being held in israeli jails among them are many women and children some three hundred children many of the prisoners are also there without having been tried now they're all some prisoners who are currently undergoing a hunger strike they protesting against the general conditions in the prisons we've been hearing from activists who say that particularly the political prisoners they have basic rights like bathing that all being denied to them among the prisoners who ought to be released
a fair number will return to the gaza strip. was taken hostage some five years ago there have been heavy restrictions on goods both coming in and out of gaza. over a hundred people arrested on tuesday in boston as part of the occupy wall street movement dozens more were detained in chicago and washington d.c. the movement started as a sit in protest in front of the new york stock exchange in mid september has grown nation more like thousands all across america are demanding social justice attacking rife corporation greed some of new york's richest most influential people and so for him to be movements list hundreds of activists won't buy the homes of the city's a meet and circle million as march and social media consultant rob cool says the demonstrations could have far reaching consequences. what's happening here could be as big a deal as the space program when we first started the space program we were talking about launching a satellite into space
a rocket up there we didn't know that an explosion of technologies that everybody would use every day that would change our lives we didn't know that the satellites that would been sent up could be used for cellphones eventually they don't even exist what's happening here is is a phenomenon that's huge it's an explosion and all the right there are people like orrin hatch who are saying this is dangerous he's right but he doesn't have a clue how dangerous it is people are waking up there are so many there's a lot of anger about this people are furious that they're getting ripped off that the system is broken that it no longer represents the people that the congress represents corporations now this is a very common thing that whether they're democrats or republicans it doesn't matter who you vote for because they're going to take care of the corporations first not the people. and that was social media consultant rob cool on the phenomenon that's gripping the whole of the u.s.
. an international chorus of disapproval has hit ukraine over the verdict handed down to the former prime minister yulia timoshenko of ukrainian politics has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for abuse of power. with russia she's also been fined almost two hundred million dollars the exact deals allegedly lost ukraine the. appeal spot mass protests of supporters and crowds have been camping outside the court building. when the trial started. by the way if you've missed anything we've been covering on and you can head to our web site is online all the time. at the moment should you log on and look at how the case of a russian businessman accused of. trying to drive a rescue dozens of people from a building. next to the window. for more on that story.
says the deal to approve expanding the e.u. bailout fund has been reached the country's parliament voted against it which caused the collapse of the country's ruling coalition was the only member to say no to increasing the facility which already got the green light from sixteen of the seventeen members but it. believes the change of heart was forced onto the country . sixteen parliament stuff with career politicians have voted for it. if you put this bailout package to a referendum across europe the vast majority of countries would say no. said last night but of course no isn't good enough no is not acceptable in the modern european union if you say no as the irish did a couple of years ago. you are made to vote again until you get the right answer which gives you a true measure of what this project's really like. to bail it out and what is
the point actually of bailing these countries or one of the bailouts all these bailouts helping the people. out what they're actually doing is they giving money to these countries to give back to our banks in the first place i mean the whole thing. what these countries need who are trapped inside this economic prison. is they need to deal. without devaluation having austerity packages pushed upon them which is forcing them into a downward deflationary spiral which in my opinion in greece and possibly in portugal could lead to revolution what we're doing is stupid and very very dangerous indeed i've just been in this. these people are absolutely intent creating a united states of europe they don't care how many millions of people. they don't care about the tide of human misery that they cause they have got their political goals but the reality is that not only. is this failing but politically it's
failing there is now a split from north to south and in the north we are witnessing a democratic revolution against the whole concept of the euro and the idea that people like mr brown my old friend herman should govern five hundred million people it is not acceptable. hundreds of thousands of crowd of the streets of the syrian capital to show their support and loyalty to president assad the country's been divided by seven months of violent crackdowns on the regime protests that have left almost three thousand people dead so far syria has been threatened by international sanctions as pressure builds on assad to step down. is in the heart of damascus. thousands of people gathered show their support for the government here in the syria there was a lot of chanting. slogans to be shouted out as well as a syrian flag being carried around the posters and if you like all the cars were converging into this one area here now of course this is
a far cry from what we see in other places in the country in other cities where there have been reported clashes between at the government protesters and security forces not to mention the of the killings that have also been reportedly taking place of course if we think about it since the protests started to mask this has been largely sheltered from the conflicts in those other cities and the people here when we talk to them they said they came out to the streets today essentially to say that the syrian people are still united to this at least as far as they are concerned and that they are not against reform they just don't want to see it coming from the outside they want to be able to make that decision on their own coming from within now what's interesting too is we saw a couple of a military helicopter flying a very low in my opinion over the crowd that they were carrying the a russian and a chinese flight so they also wanted to show their gratitude for the two countries had a veto the u.n. security council resolution that would have imposed sanctions on to syria now what's interesting too is that the people i saw at least this morning i were from
various sectors of society there were students there were older people there were some who were claiming to be from a rather lower social class and some will appear to be from a higher class so it was from all different sectors but one the one thing that unites them though is that because of what's happening and their country they're now all involved in the sort of political discourse and they say this can only be positive in light of things that's going on. to some other world news in brief now in our world update a nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a u.s. bound flight on christmas day two thousand and nine has pleaded guilty who. was one of nearly three hundred people on the flight to detroit passengers became aware of the suspect after the bombs into his underwear failed to detonate fully instead catching fire his lawyers said the twenty four year old would admit to terrorism and other charges if found guilty he could get life in prison. at least twenty five people have been killed and another sixty injured in baghdad. iraqi security forces
official say well at least three separate explosions with suicide bombers targeting local police stations tax comes just days after iraq asked for more than five thousand u.s. military instructors to stay on past the withdrawal date of december. general amnesty for more than six thousand prisoners has begun with dozens including political detainees already released i'm just international among those due to be freed some two thousand two hundred political prisoners have been held in poor conditions and subjected to torture their release was a key condition of the united states to remove western sanctions imposed on the country's former military government. and the captain of a container ship aground off new zealand leaking oil into the sea has been arrested he was charged with operating a vessel and a man unnecessary risk could now face a year in prison the ship ran into a reef a week ago causing the country's worst environmental disaster in decades there were three hundred tonnes of or already leaked from the hole. that brings up to take the
moment short cross-talk gas will be speculating whether there's an american going on across the atlantic but first we have the latest from the water business with kareena. well welcome to business here nazi russia and china are close to a gas deal it's been on the cars for many months with both sides huddling over the price china is expected to need an extra two hundred billion cubic meters annually by the end of the decade and say this is a significant ace in the hole for gas problem. rush hour through deal with china divorce surprised its experts rules expert rules for russian natural resources such as a cool dollar and gas as you know situation where european gas market is not. the letters are valuable therefore will be cheerful told you far rules to china they can go to
the potential of the chinese economy is better or the book of a friend because it would make russian experts revenues from natural gas exports will go out that's more reliable more stable over second benefit in terms of development the russian economy is that since china is located. close to russia in siberia in border and always border it will promote development of that part of russia which at the moment there is underdeveloped compared to russia europe european part of course. but at the markets now european markets finished higher on wednesday despite slovakia's rejection of the plan to expand the euro zone's rescue fund late tuesday night group top the losers list comfort city losing six percent among the winners you are eurasian natural resources that gained over seven percent and here in russia stocks headed for their strongest level and two weeks as or rises in my sights and is two point four percent in the black while the r.t.s.
is even higher nearly four percent. let's have a look at some individual shambles on the my xix as you majors were broadly on the rise with gazprom among the main game as well as make it was lower the russian daily better misty reported the mine and may need government approval for its buyback program citing a letter for the russian anti trust regulator russia's grain ensure the producer i was at lower unused country's government may tax grain exports once they reach twenty four million metric tons for the year peter weston wraps up today's trade. the rather that we're seeing is some of that looks like a relief rally people are. clinging on to hopes that european union will cut recapitalize the banks come up with a plan for greece we've had some good data out of the us lately. they seem to have ignored the fact that the slovak in government. did not pass the enlargement of the credit facility but again it will be another vote later this week that might resolve it. seeing metals being one of the strongest performers they have been one
of the worst affected sectors previously and finally financials we see that across the globe that's basically on the back of a belief that european europe will recapitalize the banks and russia is united sim building corp says it aims to list up to thirty percent of the company in two years' time and only a plan to sell half of the company has been revised after the time all the stock markets improved to pull through. next year we expect the industry to grow around fourteen percent but we think that our company will grow faster than that this year will probably grow to up to seventeen percent and considering the orders that we have we aim at around fifteen percent next year. i used to go with it as all the business is there now but you can always find more stories just log on to our website artie dot com slash business.
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