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iran finds itself trapped in a corner as world powers again disagree on the nuclear deal to end sanctions against it and room is a merger of a potential military strike. talks a problem syria is given a new timetable to get rid of its chemical weapons but there are major hurdles in the way with no countries willing to host the destruction work plus twelve years of scandal and no end in sight guantanamo bay marks another anniversary even as america's most decorated former general speak out against is our report from inside the facility in a few minutes. and more than just a new since the debate flares up in the u.k. over a new open ended law that could make the right to hold peaceful protests a thing of the past.
and i welcome you watching the weekly here on r.t. with me. hopes of reconciliation are on hold for iran with crippling sanctions over its nuclear program still in place and opposing powers lining up against it despite all the smiles and handshakes the u.s. is renewing its trade restrictions and even considering toughening them meanwhile iran's most outspoken critic israel seems to have a new partner in france which shot down last week's tentative deal in geneva more details now from artie's to bang. the pieces are in place. we have time and again said that i know no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons nor will we ever wrong and how you.
cooperate with respect to this is an activity has to be undertaken by going. to meet all of all present and policy. woman or words flowing relations yet just as the deal in geneva was on the cons between the world pollens and iran came concern from france a surprise move that stall the talks but end friends new friends in israel who'd been the traditional stumbling block up to now still small ting from the threats and intense rhetoric of the recent past is will refuses to budge that's a bad deal it's a dangerous. because it keeps iran as a nuclear threshold nation. we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid as were the main bargaining chips the sanctions like me not to could prove the deal maker
when congress is having none of it put in president obama in a tough spot i think rouhani has staked his position on the idea that he can improve relations with the rest of the world and so far he's been saying a lot of the right things if i were the prime minister of israel. be very wary as well of any kind of. talk from the iranians and then there's the bargaining hammam israel building most subtle moments when things don't go its way approving more units only last month leaving us congress to get trigger happy with more sanctions don't draw us into a bad deal with iran we already know how israel's benjamin netanyahu feels advocating his case on twitter through yet another colorful graphic presentation and the red carpet will be rolled out for its newfound french friends present it's tough to predict whether the p five plus one will equal unity when they get back
around the table next week in geneva. with they are to moscow. now low israel and saudi arabia officially have no diplomatic relations their remit to be preparing a joint bombing campaign against iran the sunday times newspaper suggests an attack may take place if a new round of international talks failed to produce ideal rolling back to ron's nuclear power program israel considers around its enemy number one in this long accuse the country of working on an atomic bomb a charge that iran denies well under the strike plan saudi arabia would grant israel the use of its airspace it would also assist israel in the deployment of combat drones helicopters and tanker planes the saudis a furious and a willing to give israel all the help it needs that's what an anonymous source allegedly told the british newspaper iranian political analyst side mohammad marandi joins us live now to give us
a bit of comments on this thanks very much for coming on to the program why would saudi arabia want iran to be attacked do you think. well we don't know if these reports are true but the saudis and the israelis are moving closer and closer to one another however it's highly unlikely that the saudis or the israelis would really want to attack iran because they both countries would be losers they would be seen grassers. obviously the iranians would retaliate the saudis would be very vulnerable it would create an economic catastrophe for the world. only the saudis and the israelis would be to blame and israelis would of course be. refitting retaliatory attacks from b. iranians that would mobilize the whole middle east especially people on the streets in support of iran they would isolate israel israelis would be the losing side
because we succeed in destroying a couple of buildings they would be hit far harder by the iranian political implications for israel. israel would be devastating so i don't think that people really believe that a strike is anywhere is imminent or there is even any realistic. scenario where the israelis would carry out an attack after all the americans with all their firepower. failed in their attempt to bring about syria because world public opinion and american public opinion simply would not accept it so you're skeptical that this report is a paid in the sunday newspapers today in britain. i think so i'm skeptical i think that there's a rally in the saudis it's clear that they're cooperating at many levels to put. pressure on the five plus one to work against a meaningful agreement we saw for example in the negotiations the iranian side was
a very reasonable the american side of course was discredited because the americans agreed to something one thing and then when the french came the french foreign minister and change the whole tax americans changed their position and afterwards the american secretary of state had the audacity to claim that it was the iranians were at fault so i think the international community and the russian foreign minister very much to his credit pointed this out that it was the american side and the west that was was being dishonest here and untrustworthy because they accepted one thing and then the next day after the french foreign minister came they accepted something different barrie different and then they went were dishonest about it in trying to pin the blame on iran so i think this strengthened iran's position a great deal these negotiations that showed both to the iranian public and to the international community that the problem never allied with iran and it was really the west has been dishonest and that has been trying to deprive the iranian people
of their rights and presuming illegal sanctions against ordinary iranians at the same time ok thank you we do have to. political analyst side mohammad marandi thank you very much. around and world powers will soon get another chance though to reach a compromise a second round of talks on the nuclear deal will kick off next week and according to russia there is a strong likelihood of success you can find out what is behind that optimism at r.t. don't come. this week the international chemical watchdog unveiled a challenging road map for syria to get rid of its toxic weapons the end of june next year has been set is the moment of truth when syria has to declare itself a chemical arms free country the organizations that so far damascus has proved to be a reliable partner working hard on meeting every deadline but despite the positive momentum major stumbling blocks could be lurking on the country's road to chemical
disarmament is ati's poor slayer now explained. that would banking on albania to take these weapons in and albania has since indicated that it will not be party to this now this decision and this announcement by albania came as a shock to the united states and the european union of the union is seen as a very strong partner with a so-called unshakeable alliance to the waste it is also a very poor country but there were wide scale protests in albania with people saying that they refuse to allow the government to be party to taking in the weapons from syria now the problem is that only a norway also indicated that it would not allow these weapons to be brought to its shore no way however saying that it will send a ship that will help with transferring the weapons to wherever they are taken but this is the problem it's not yet clear where in fact they will be taken and the latest word from the united states is that it has other options on the table but no indication as to what these options are this is
a very ambitious timeframe that has been stated by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons it says that by the end of march next year most of syria's chemical weapons will have been destroyed and that by the end of june all of them will have been destroyed but again it seems as if it's facing an uphill battle not least of all with the decision as to where in fact. political analyst chris bambery thinks e.u. nations are actually disappointed that the deal with syria seems to be succeeding the norwegians say they don't have the expertise mobility to dismantle the chemical weapons i would ask you if the richest one of the richest countries in europe don't have the expertise and knowledge to do this how do you expect the poorest country in europe to do this kind of smacks of a colonial mentality that somehow we're going to dump of these things and i'll be in europe we're not going to bring them to britain why don't you choose a country which has the expertise for instance in britain there is the aldermaston
chemical weapons facility i would trust that and i think it kind of smacks of i resent an order of rules in the end this deal has come or. brokered a deal. and no syria has abided by the agreements over it and i can't hear but feel there's a kind of resentment in european capitals that actually a deal has worked. now coming up iraq remains on the trail of daily sectarian bloodshed as every new dawn means more deaths for the iraqis some experts think political instability created by the war is fueling terrorist groups also to come bruised and battered by allegations of connections to the criminal world big cornish drug dealing to improve its reputation our team meets the people thinking outside the box who are using the cryptocurrency to do good in. this week's or i hate a debate in the u.k. over a proposed law that could land people in jail for annoying behavior would make it
easier for local councils to break up peaceful protests and it's vague wording means it can be interpreted in many different ways if passed it will become an offense to even threaten to be in use since the other people activist kerri-anne mendoza says this could seriously undermine freedom of speach. attempting to do is give the police the all sorry city to make any lawful protest immediately illegal simply because i quote this directly from the legislation may has always likely to cause nuisance or annoyance and as you can imagine the whole point of protest is to cause nuisance and annoyance is to get in the way to disrupt people in their ordinary daily lives so that you can have them focus on an otherwise ignore bore issue which is really important. also in the u.k. officials are resorting to text messages to tell illegal migrants to get out of the
country the home office is saying you can use their spamming tactics and it's not always illegal so you get the ominous messages that story's coming up in a few things. archie dot com is launching a special project to mark the appalling scale of violence in iraq. we want you to know. dramas that can't be ignored to. stories others refuse
to in those. places change the world. so picture. from around the globe. broke to. kuantan and i bet you reached a grim milestone this week marking twelve years of torture scandal and scrutiny three dozen former generals and admirals of the united states military used the occasion to call for its closure labeling it a betrayal of american values well arty's on the c n n brings us her final report from guantanamo.
when it comes to this prison the numbers speak for themselves since being set up after the attacks of nine eleven a total of seven hundred seventy nine detainee have been held at guantanamo today one hundred sixty four people remain over half of them have been long cleared for release but remain locked up a total of six people is currently under trial alleged prisoners of war brought here since two thousand and two removed from the battlefield of america's ever expanding war on terror it's both the policy of the u.s. not to hold anyone longer than necessary but we also know that whenever we release someone we assume a richness over a period of more than a decade the majority of detainees held here have been set free and if the men of guantanamo are really these superhuman monsters you know the worst of the worst are quote dick cheney. they would have been really. most of those still kept locked up have not been charged and are being held indefinitely what sort of
a black hole of the existing in would the president of the united states simply refuses to say the innocent but u.s. officials say the law of war remains behind this barbed wire the idea that in a war when you capture folks you as the capturing authority are permitted to hold people during the duration of hostilities. when hostilities and or if there's no longer any purpose legitimate purpose to to hold them then they must be released a tiny problem the war on terror has no geographic borders with men once held here repeat treated to a wide array of countries. who are only specific to guantanamo you can't even you couldn't even the case on the u.s. mainland because it would be unconstitutional and illegal the war on terror also has no end in sight and national security is a popular excuse to simply ignore the law. the spite the rhetoric it really isn't about national security or prisoners being so dangerous that they can't possibly be
released and that can't be true after being locked up the legal process if any moves at a glacial pace in two thousand and twelve five detainees were transferred to had completed their military commission sentence two were court ordered released. detainees been repatriated and one was a suicide over the years countless detainee claims of mistreatment and abuse dozens of suicide attempts mass hunger strikes lost patience and hope just this year the majority of the prison population refused to eat for six months street only to be force fed the. mandate that we have is being able to provide adequate nutrition to preserve life washington has appointed a new envoy to close a camp that is a dark spot on america's image this comes after a mass hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that some have dubbed the gulag of our times even with close to. being a stage in u.s.
history forever it's very easy to end one ton of right you release the men that you're not prosecuting. and as you said only six men are being prosecuted right now the military prosecutor has made clear that he intends to prosecute a few more but he's also made clear that it won't be more than a few more barack obama promised to close the notorious facility on day one of his presidency he's now in his second term it's only a president can do it and the idea that it's you know that it's congress's fault is just not correct it is the president the top holding these men in detention some president has to come in and this. it's hard to tell right now exactly how one will be down here doing this mission.
and stacy churkin at archie guantanamo bay cuba. and next hour we report on yemen's plans for a successor to guantanamo bay washington has severe reservations though over the project from phase that potential terrorist will end up on the loose to suspicions that it's all just a plot to move the u.s. if it can. the deadly spiral of violence is far from over in iraq with more than one hundred thirty civilians killed there this week alone bombings and shootings are claiming dozens of lives every day is security forces seem unable to withstand terrorist onslaught all that is pushing this year's death toll towards eight thousand the highest figure since two thousand and eight a political refugee from saddam hussein's regime something that i danny thinks the political chaos is creating fertile ground for terrorist groups. the united states wanted to separate told the iraqi forces and to play on sectarian divisions
divisions exasperating the natural differences. and clashes but there is also this presence of the terrorist organizations. which is most fear of conflict between these political organizations and groups represented within the government. now the u.k. is adding to its arsenal of anti migrant tactics illegals mobile phones are being bombarded with text telling them to go home but some of those messages are reaching the wrong people is artes nor smith reports. your phone. is a text message a friend asking if you'll free for dinner or your mom just checking your ok but no it's the home office telling you are illegal in this country and have to leave this is the text got fair enough if he was illegal but he's not and he doesn't even know
how they got his details i have been a british citizen for at least thirty years in this country so. it's all part of a government campaign to weed out illegals first they said threatening. and now threatening texts although the home office denies sending one to chan it's triggered two hundred complaints but the government defends the program we are taking proactive steps to contact individuals who record show have novelli right to be in the u.k. some of which date back to december two thousand and eight we believe it's right to enforce the immigration rules chan who's an immigration case officer reckons it won't have any effect on genuine illegals they'll just get a new sim card but will intimidate and alienate entirely legitimate community is pointing to what's there we're not welcome in this country chinatown in london's
west end is where the majority of china's clients work and he says several of them have themselves received messages from the hope that together with a series of surprise raids on restaurants by the u.k. border agency makes the u.k. a pretty scary place to be chinese or indeed any kind of ethnic minority at the moment bans texts and raids all add up say activists to an anti immigrant campaign and jeremy corbyn m.p. who represents a multicultural constituency says we can expect to see more of it as the general election approach. and it's essentially a battle for political ground between the right wing conservatives in the far right ukip and it's a pretty unseemly image that we're getting this is electioneering paid for by the taxpayer knows strike rate data is available yet for the forty thousand text messages that it's all day the home office reports just eleven illegal immigrants
have called havens the result that it's cheaper than forcibly removing them apparently but at the cost of the good will of immigrant communities country whites laura smith r.t. . charlie kimber from the u.k. say should this workers' party told r.t. that the government is trying to make scapegoats out of immigrants to distract attention from its own failures i think it's a very dangerous and toxic policy and in some ways is a throwback to the racist and fascist policies of the nine hundred thirty s. i think we're seeing a two pronged attack one is to strike fear to intimidate immigrants to tell them they're not welcome here the other and indeed perhaps more important from the government's terms is to offer our immigrants as a scapegoat for the rest of the population to say that there are real problems in society bad housing lack of jobs no future for young people and
instead of blaming those who are really responsible the politician is the big businessmen in the bankers instead we're encouraged to blame our neighbor workmate someone at school with us you might not have noticed but the value of one big coin has doubled in the last fortnight and is now at a record high of almost five hundred dollars critics of the fledgling online currency say it's a shadowy way of buying goods and services that are sometimes downright criminal but as artie's paid to all of the reports it has another much more positive side as well. in the headlines it's betrayed as a vehicle for drug dealers and potential assassins these people calling in a different light god will only help you if you help yourself so we could do charity to get the possibility to have them for all you have to do to stop thinking and make this possible is for is a mixed school and it's already being seen in uganda where supporters of using
recording for charity have to see one hundred percent of the donation reaching those in need something that other charities can't offer the reason that bitcoin could benefit charity is that every penny of what you donate ends up with those who need it no middleman no admin no cut for anyone else if somebody in somalia has access to the technology and to the hardware. and he needs a shovel for his acre he can put up a charity project that just says i need this is this is my acre i need to grow some food there i need a shovel will cost me two euros and can put that up there getting those in need access to the technology is one of the main challenges that those behind the krypto charity say things are moving along quickly there you've already got i'm on my boat find there's already people doing it coin payments for my ballpark and so all of this is going to work itself out just one click in the right place on the website
and your donation is there however those that work with the stablish charity say they are convinced all of the kinks have been worked out in this system just yet this is so it's very difficult to control if the money is being spent in the way it was intended at this point i'm skeptical but in the future we'll see. bitcoin and if it hits on determined to push charity as a use for the crypto currency it's peer to peer for months on a personal edge you can show people this is my face my name my family my village and this is what we need can you please help us it's being portrayed as funds without borders if bitcoins twenty first century philanthropists all right it could help some of those most in need peter all of the berlin. coming up after the break us police have caught on camera going to interrogations that's not just him not.
you know i love these rare moments where action of something totally sounds positive to share with you the f.d.a. is working to ban partially hydrogenated oils which are the leading source of trance fats and foods and possibly the cause of up to twenty thousand heart attacks per year across the usa according to f.d.a. commissioner margaret hamburg as you know i would like the chemicals in my food kept to a minimum but the thing is the people at the f.d.a. are surely aware of all the hormones and beef and gitmo is being produced why does the span have such a very narrow narrow focus in fact when you look at all the things that americans consume smoke use that to swear health some get the violent band hammer while others are completely tolerated if you ever talk to a hardcore marijuana smoker they'll tell you but dude we does better for you than
beer and that's the eagle man and they kind of have a point i think there is this is one of those rare instances where a balance position isn't really a good idea well the country could go the libertarian route and let it be everything be legal let people make their own choices or do what i think would be much much better actually really bad all the things that are destructive to our health both of these paths have. positive and negative effects but they are a lot better than our current plan of ban some harmful thing for some reason and a lot other harmful things because while they lobby better but that's just my opinion. the video might be shocking but it's simply a ploy used by us police offices. filming with their own cameras they inform this woman called dalia that her husband is just being killed they want to gauge her reactions as they suspect she may have hired a hitman to murder
a spouse. like a. camel . in fact no killing has taken place and the police have made up the story to try and confuse duniya what they want is a confession and a few hours later she will be charged with attempted murder in this case it was the cross-examination of dalia that led to the truth and then eased the way to her prosecution. among the police the interrogation process is considered a key element of the investigation where everything might fall into place which explains why in the united states this method of investigation has been pushed to its very limits more than anywhere else in the world how does the interrogation take place is it an exact science can you.
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