tv News Weekly RT November 10, 2013 4:00pm-4:30pm EST
we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid u.s. secretary of state john kerry responds to israel's criticism a proposal to iran during talks over its nuclear program that ended in arguments and no agreement. this white structure on the roof of the british embassy is a listening post an edge of the used to intercept communications from the german parliament and the chancellor's office revelations like these are pushing some to stand up for privacy the don't share our information about our customers if you don't have a warrant. we meet the owner of a tiny tech company resisting the far reaching operations of u.s. spy agencies. and also this week
a space walk starring the olympic torch russian cosmonauts take the winter games symbol into outer space for the first time in history. in a back in the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly . tehran then six world powers failed to make a breakthrough in the latest round of talks over iran's nuclear program france has refused to accept any short term deal storing the discussions with iran's supreme leader accusing paris of open hostility towards tehran they go to set to resume in ten days from now on america's willingness to work out an agreement has been sharply criticized by its ally israel. as. well a decade. high ranking american officials is currently in jerusalem where they will
be updating prime minister netanyahu government on these talks that happened over the weekend in geneva and the progress that was made and wasn't made now the israelis are particularly interested in the gaps that remain the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that the impending deal is bad and dangerous those are the words that he used the agreement was failed to be reached this agreement of course coming between iran and the united states russia france germany and britain they're trying yahoo however saying that the proposed deal will lift the pressure of sanctions which have taken years to put into place and at the same time it leaves iran with its nuclear program and its enrichment capabilities intact in a hinted response to the israeli criticism over the looming deal between iran and western powers the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said that the united states is not stupid he has
said that netanyahu does not know exactly what is going agreed on and the what the terms of this agreement in fact are what is being proposed now. is that in which iran read all of this capacity i'm not sure that the prime minister or great respect for knows exactly what the amount or the terms are going to be because we haven't arrived at the mall yet that's what we're negotiating listening to the rectory coming from these two leaders asserting does point to tensions between these two allies the united states and its allies have said that they have narrowed the differences with the turnaround in the talks that took place over this weekend the main difference comes from the objection from florence with france objecting strenuously that the proposed deal would be would do to this whole to curb iran's uranium enrichment program or stop the development of a nuclear reactor that would be capable of producing plutonium the french foreign
minister said that he could not accept what he called a fool's game in other words a weak deal with iran the big obstacle appears to be the future of iran's paternally reactor at a ruck which could provide a nother route to a nuclear weapons capability and this facility which is currently being built is due to become operational next year the talks will resume in some ten days and then we will see afresh but to end this coming standoff let's take a closer look at the main negotiation points world powers want to wrong to halt all activities to enrich uranium at twenty percent they could then permit enrichment at a level below weapons grade now roger also limit the number of centrifuges and allow more monitoring of its facilities in return for the unfreezing of tehran's assets and the easing of sanctions were professor side mohammad marandi i spoke to him earlier he's from the university of tehran says washington was likely behind
the french attitude towards an agreement. some believe that the french are in coronation with the united states and that's a sort of good. combination some believe that the french are this the current french government has very close both israel and the saudi regime and that they have a great deal of influence credits very difficult to imagine under any circumstances the french really standing up to the united states at the end of the day if the united states is adamant that it deals should be struck i think that the french will fall in line in the latest round of these talks international mediators were ready to release about three billion dollars worth of frozen iranian assets and if restrictions on gold as one of the chemical and car industries experts say the sanctions are taking a toll not only on iran part on those imposing them too. well
u.s. and french companies are in the starting blocks they are banking on the lifting of sanctions and they want to resume trade with iran for obvious economic reasons like for example the car manufacturer major french car company is really just started business so it's pushing for a new agreement. hopes were high ahead of nuclear talks with iran's new president hassan rouhani adopting a softer stance than his predecessor. but hard line conservatives back home and not at all happy with attempts to engage with the u.s. as we find out in our report coming up later in the program. britain is allegedly operating a listening post in the heart of the german capital targeting the parliament and the chancellor's office where it's believed the eavesdropping equipment is hidden in this tent like structure on the roof of the u.k.
embassy just steps away from the bundestag well it's apparently capable of intercepting phone calls and long distance communications all across the city revelations based on leaked documents hit a raw nerve in berlin which has been trying to get washington to explain its tapping of angela merkel's phone london says it won't comment on intelligence matters however jens stoltenberg from the german pirate party says germany knew its allies were listening in the german government of course did notice what was happening on the roof top of the u.k. embassy because it's clear for everybody who looks at that building what's going on i think that the german interior secret service they are not allowed to investigate on the las this is simply because germany right now is a subclass partner of the b. of the us and they want to become a first class partner so our government is simply selling our privacy and their own privacy to climb up the ladder in the face of america's far reaching surveillance
program hardly any tech company can now guarantee one hundred percent privacy but artie's marina port met the owner of a small provider who has so far managed to prevent government spying. we decided to open a data center and here we're taking an exclusive tour through one of the few data companies standing up to the u.s. government in the name of privacy i think we do presidential access very well pete ashdown is the owner of x. mission and independent internet service provider based in salt lake city utah this tower here handles most of our e-mail unlike most power players in silicon valley x. mission refuses to give the n.s.a. backdoor access to its networks since nine hundred ninety eight x. mission has rejected a judge in the u.s. government for more information stored on private servers like these we don't share our information about our customers if you don't have a warrant the majority of law enforcement requests ashdown says he's received and
refused have been subpoenaed is lacking accountability and necessary approval by a judge this is actually an amiga since launching his company in one thousand nine hundred three ashdown says he's filled no more than two customer data requests from the federal government make sure. the current climate of america's unrestrained surveillance matrix has been facilitated by corporations who have spent years secretly working with the n.s.a. regulation government contracts and. monetary. compensation are in my opinion the three reasons why they're cooperating ironically utah is probably the most unlikely home for a privacy champion roughly twenty seven miles away from x. mission. is the n.s.a.'s newly constructed one point five billion dollar data center i think it's a strain on the tech industry of utah all the n.s.a.
activities are a stain on american internet businesses ashdown has vowed to face jail time if that's what's needed to protect his customers from being monitored what surprises this fourth amendment advocate is that big data companies like google won't promise to do the same marina port r.t. utah. the record breaking torch relay ahead of the twenty fourteen sochi olympics has successfully completed an historic first finance. after traveling to the international space station the torch was taken into space by two russians for the first time in history and one in orbit took pictures of themselves with the symbol of the olympic games using their helmet cameras however it's not the first time the torch has been displaced it had been before nine hundred ninety six in two thousand but it had never previously been taken outside a spacecraft where the crew are now readying for the long journey to earth where
the capsule will enter the atmosphere after that the main parachute will be deployed to bring the craft in for a smooth landing. on board astronauts karen nyberg from the state's attorney. and russian cosmonaut if your doors are going to cheek him who have completed them more than a month long mission wouldn't miss our live coverage of the landing starting from three o three hundred g.m.t. it will be deployed this is the weekly here in r.t. coming up later in the program ati's latest report on life in one town i'm ok. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there is definitely an abundance to do there is no end in sight for those held u.s. military base where detainees continuing their hunger strike a big force fed behind bars. legislators
dropped. to fifty. two people were killed and scores wounded in saudi arabia as police dispersed a protest by migrants that's amid a crackdown on illegal foreign workers launched by the government last week being rounded up by the files and following the end of a deadline of an amnesty m kugel his middle east researcher from human rights watch told me employers have unchecked power over their workforce. problem with. the radius really the way that in which the country regulates the presence on its soil. all workers in the country are governed by what's known as the sponsorship system whereby they are under one direct employer employer has an inordinate control over there beside you it is a difficult tree to cover and so isolated in the story so rarely get access to international. human rights we're going to. the right and i think it's just
difficult to get information out of it that being said i mean the crackdown that we're seeing right now is why it's really i think this is just the beginning of what's going to be. a long series of frankly stories emerging from. typhoon haiyan may have left up to ten thousand people dead in the philippines and that's according to local officials although the government says that cannot be confirmed. and then let me. just. look at the storm is the fourth most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the strongest to hit the region the central city of tacloban was ravaged by the disaster leaving thousands of homes without a roof the red cross has only been able to confirm one thousand two hundred deaths so far but believes many more have lost their lives many of the worst hit areas remain cut off from the rescue operations and china has now also ordered
a state of emergency in its southern regions right now the storm is moving northwest and has already reached vietnam's coastline thirteen provinces there are being evacuated with over eight hundred sixty thousand people forced to flee coastal areas the storm could reach the capital hanoi on monday morning when i asked me to corral what should be done to minimize the human cost of such disasters in the future. the intensity the energy in the storms in the pacific have gone up by fifty percent over the last thirty years or so and this is largely due to a warmer ocean warmer atmosphere so we're going to see more of these very severe storms so-called three four five category storms now in some cases when the communications systems are very active we can give good warning to other people in other cases when those are not there or not it's robust it's very difficult for everybody to
know that such a severe storm is coming so preparation is going to be absolutely essential and the countries are clearly going to have to make the kind of decisions about how they're close or populated in order to minimize the impact and we're keeping updated on the devastation left by the storm on the website you can have thought a dot com for the latest reports and pictures from the scene also there for you at the moment a motorist in federal response something of a maybe evil surprise at a crossroads and an unexpected one forced. to land into his car you can watch the full video online. plus if you run out of cash and need a ticket for the metro in moscow little bit of exercise we're getting a free ride in motion section on the website you can see how you vending machines are taking payment in squats and a bit to make everyone more active. more
than a dozen detainees are still on hunger strike at guantanamo bay protesting against the indefinite detention and the alleged use of torture at the facility but on the other side of the barbed wire it's all sunshine and smiles salty's and started checking the reports. despite misconceptions give lho is not just a geo to be or not to be shot it's also a forty five square mile military base with no plans of going anywhere. full of signs of a stablished american life it is a navy base and we just happened to have the camps in here home to the only mcdonalds on cuban soil a subway sandwich shop a starbucks and a taco bell you got busted vested financial interests there you go to starbucks and . all of these other places that help to set up a logistical support for the troops that are all over the there are about five and a half thousand people living and working on the base roughly half serve the actual detention center the us government has been leasing this territory since one thousand nine hundred three for just over forty five hundred dollars curiously that
is still the price today but it's said that the cuban government has been refusing to accept this money for decades the castro government said you know we don't want this lease anymore in the united states' position was that it's a binding lease and in the lease it actually says that it can't be broken unless both sides both countries agree to that that strikes me as a very odd contract servant territory that the us has occupied against cuba's wishes since one thousand fifty nine most officers come here for short term of up to nine months or longer deployment of two to three years far from a whole life isn't put on hold and you can't date certain people wait and certainly have ever so when friend you're like rank system then you're allowed to there's the don't tell an open air movie theater playing all the hottest hollywood blockbusters and it ticky bar to let loose after a hard day's work even though most say schedules aren't that intense anyway we actually get quite a bit of time off like
a decent man and we go to an end of year as our activities for people to m.w. our stands for morale welfare and recreation. almost every sport known to man is available to team get on state of the art facilities. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there's definitely an abundance to do. being in a remote location doesn't even have to affect eating habits an all you can eat lunch costs just under five bucks and breakfast is half that price a downside though information or lack thereof or just isn't a lot of the t.v. programs broadcasting here are army focused. and internet is almost nonexistent the base dubbed no stream a stand by some soldiers even so we're told those serving here are banned from looking at websites like wiki leaks for example once classified always classified. even if the information has long been made public there are other strict regulations in place to fun fact about guantanamo apparently
a life of an costs here a little more than a life of a detainee if you run one of these babies over the fine is ten thousand dollars. there's a very strict speed limit in guantanamo and it's a very slow speed limit and people say that that's that's all about the quantised somewhat ironic at a place marred by human rights scandals officials make a point of showing journalists how well prisoners two are kept and thirteen here were now in a typical so for a compliant detainee at guantanamo they would be allowed to eat books have a two piece here some head and shoulders shampoo the less compliant ones have to wear the orange uniforms and get only two books at a time who's going to the other side so you to see the books detainees can't come in here but the prison or library lovingly displays the best of their art for t.v. crews to see a lot of pre-selected books to avoid certain topics violence sexual and religious
stuff controversy shelves packed with magazines d.v.d.'s and video games plenty of ways for legit prisoners of war to pass the indefinite time they're kept here without charges and party guantanamo bay cuba. egypt's topos president mohamed morsi along with fourteen muslim brotherhood members went on trial on a monday only to see proceedings proponent to generate the eight else to leaders facing charges of encouraging a deadly crackdown on dissent in cairo last december now this footage is from the opening of the hearings in the first video of mohamed morsi since his arrest four months ago he refused to wear the mandatory white uniform for defendants and rejected the court's authority insisting he's still the country's budget and leader during his transfer to prison police were confronted by angry pro morsi mobs in the capital and other cities on his bill true gauge public opinion on the prosecution of egypt's first democratically elected president. the. grammy
it is known as the sting of the revolution the popularity of his pro-democracy song saw him badly tortured by the military and now despite fighting to bring down both hosni mubarak and mohamed morsi romney has little hope for egypt's future as morsi goes on trial for incitement to kill protesters packing for the revolutionaries and now in the worst scenario we have ever been since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comic that mubarak trial should be held up at every turn while the morsy trial is moving along so fast what shocks me is that the authorities never seem to have the will to push through the court cases of remnants of the former regime tahrir square once the heartbeat of the revolution has become just another busy roundabout in two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen people came here demanding bread freedom and social justice but after the military ousted mr brotherhood president mohamed morsy hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear the freedoms and justice will never
become a reality admits this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr morsi and other missing brotherhood leaders will be fair that's coming at a time when there is a general crackdown against a brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only at brotherhood members where. with impunity for security services meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling that the security apparatus continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict the military is entrenched in its own entrance and its own interest again and again the problem now that we need to sit down and agree on a specific cooper transitional justice either we're trying everyone on meaningful we're taking them to the south africa bureau and many many of them that is totally evil speech or that seems far away as pro morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not deliver much needed justice to egypt but rather set the stage for further instability and
turmoil. for r t cairo with the latest round of talks over iran's nuclear program failing to secure progress president hassan rouhani has said that terror on will not bow to international pressure and give up its right to enrich uranium well even before the talks began on thursday thousands were running in tehran chanting anti-american slogans and burning israeli flags. what got them so riled up. person rouhani is recent speech at the un general assembly was said by many to represent a thorin in relations between tehran and washington a sign of the iranian leadership is king to initiate warmer times with the global community but not everyone is king for this to happen. hard line conservative protesters threw eggs at the president upon his return to tehran and now those uncomfortable with the idea of increased diplomacy with washington have launched the first ever down with the usa contest the idea is to find the most creative and
to us propaganda contestants are invited to submit photographs posters caricature poems hymns and blogs all relating to the slogan down with the usa over three thousand dollars are up for grabs for the winner there will be a prize for the best idea to mark death of america which will renew the concept of death to america because of the arrogance of america the message is clear for as long as the us policies are hostile to us we will continue to use the slogan. well the slogan first came to prominence during the one nine hundred seventy nine iranian revolution when the u.s. backed government was overthrown and since then it's been widely used by critics of washington those critics now favor hanis willingness to reengage with the u.s. could undermine the revolution they also see no reason to start diplomacy with a country that for years has portrayed iran as the enemy and subject of the country
to harsh economic sanctions over its nuclear program states like these and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil this administration has systematically imposed the toughest sanctions on iraq on iran ever the united states is not going to lift the sanctions until it is clear that a very verifiable accountable transparent process is in place despite efforts by the us government to suggest these sanctions aren't affecting the general population food clothes and even basic medicines have rocketed in price in recent years on the leadership's attempt to engage with washington has led to anti american slogans and banners appearing all over tehran in recent weeks with rouhani demanding many be taken down postcards r.t. . wolf we'll just have a half an hour from now with the news team in the meantime a look at america's notorious detention center the guantanamo trap is next on our
team. president obama despite being king liberal loves to flatter the troops he loves their courage selflessness and teamwork as he said in his state of the union address but he doesn't love are there expensive injuries which the troops are going to have to pay three times more for according to yahoo news the president's administration wants to force military retirees to get out of tri-care their current plan and it to obamacare the plan calls for them to raise premiums from up to ninety to three hundred forty five percent within five years one example provided by the free beacon estimates and a retired army colonel with a family currently paid four hundred sixty dollars a year for health care would have to pay around two thousand dollars make you pay even more for your war injuries apparently that's what obama's actually planning while he is reading those lovely speeches off of teleprompters people who are
against the post nine eleven war against who knows what are often told that they don't support the troops well to the people who say bring the troops home never advocate tripling their health care premiums no they don't all of the chicken hawks who send the troops off to die in questionable wars are the ones who want to make them pay even more for their injuries but that's just my opinion. that's what. we're cleaning up. this.
the president did not keep his promise. two years later on tunnel now is still operating. could shutting the door on that detention center really and the trauma of one time. and can the closing of a prison really liberate those that once held captive. it's not that i feel lonely i am lonely for him and who could possibly understand what i have experienced in guantanamo when i talk about it. no one is able to imagine.