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the u.n. security council voted unanimously in favor of sweeping new sanctions against north korea in response to pyongyang is intensifying missile tests. the u.s. launches a warm government leak some to donald trump's phone transcripts with all the leaders a made public threatening to damage american diplomacy. russia's former boss to the u.s. opens up in his first t.v. interview since leaving the post about the scandal over contacts with american diplomats.
live from moscow on rosana locoed with your latest news here on auty international . u.n. security council has unanimously approved new sanctions on north korea they will target and restricts north korean exports to other un member states in key industries such as metals and food with the aim to dent the country's economy by around one billion dollars per year north korean nationals will also see travel limitations put in place and foreign investments blocked the resolution drafted by the us was in response to north korea's intensified missile tests. russia's un representative has said that sanctions were needed to make north korea stop its program he stressed however that the sanctions should be the starting point for
future dialogue with north korea those who do not see the russian federation has agreed to the resolution on north korea we understand the need to stop the nuclear program which is unacceptable for us with the newly implemented measures against north korea it cannot be an end in themselves but rather an instrument to get the country into constructive talks. earlier we spoke to gregory a member of the advisory board of the career policy institute and richard becker regional director of the antiwar coalition about the new sanctions. thinking in terms of a dialogue no if anything that makes dialogue even less likely than before but if you're mean effective as far as imposing a collective punishment on the entire north korean population and bringing about the economic collapse of north korea then i may be a factor of course unfortunately the un sanctions are thought to call me and make sure that the only increase the likelihood of
a conflict or increase the tension is at the very least very unfortunate actually the un security council has passed this resolution and i think could misplaces the blame for the tension on the korean peninsula every year hundreds of thousands of south korean and tens of thousands of u.s. troops participate in military maneuvers in korea that are openly aimed at regime change in north korea that they're rehearsing for regime change it's clear to anyone who's at all objective that north korea's nuclear program is meant as a deterrent they know without a doubt that they were to launch a first strike that they would be annihilated by the fire fire fire of greater nuclear power of the united states. meanwhile the white house has announced a crackdown on intelligence and government leaks which have been seriously damaging
to the trumpet ministration the culprits of being want to stop the old face legal consequences. leaks are incredibly damaging to our intelligence mission and capabilities simply put these leaks hurt our country if you improperly disclose classified information we will find you we will investigate you we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law and you will not be happy with the result. the attorney general says the justice department has been pursuing about three times more leaks than during the final years of the a bomber administration and it's not only government employees who could face prosecution the media may also be forced to reveal sources critics have slammed bads as an attack on free speech but they're all fears that some leaks could be putting national security at risk jacqueline very good picks up the story. i think
we have to stop both attorney general. as efforts are stepped up to root out those responsible and want to employ advice kellyanne conway even speculated lie detectors can be reeled into the west wing to sniff out the signatures these comments of the administration's response to the waves of classified information making their way out of the white house i don't know warming and some say dangerous right i am so glad they're telling us what's going on as a new thing every day and here's the crazy thing it is only you know getting out the public because of the white house whistle blowers the transcripts of phone calls between president trump and two world leaders have been the leaks and published by the washington post i've never seen a white house leak as much against itself as this the latest and most explosive leak conversation transcripts between trump and the leaders of mexico and i still you seem to have been the final straw provoking our age even among critics who say a line has been crossed is not fair this president. in terms of the leaks with the large prison term or not no prison can do business with their phone calls from the
leak to the washington post terribly damaging to our country not just to donald trump politically who i don't support but to our country that it does is it crimps conversations with foreign leaders all the way down the chain where we saw the leaks like this under the obama administration and we saw only one or two when they were related to the iraq war in the bush administration so clearly the press leaks only what they want to leak because i refuse to believe these are the only times that they've ever had some do gooder and something that they think should be published so in the sense that the press is selective i think that they have risen to the level of you being able to demonstrate malice being that they are not others and if they can show malice they should be held responsible absolutely despite the reported risks to national security this leaking pipe of information continues to drip likely because trump's enemies are not only at the door of the white house they are right inside it too between staff stragglers from the obama era and professional shake ups within. own administration the one thing that is clear is
the toxic environment of distrust is likely to cloud the halls of the west wing meaning the president will have a hard time doing his job effectively and the security of the nation remains in question and all the eggs are plugged and the damage can finally be mopped up. r.t. washington d.c. . former russian ambassador to the us has opened up about his conversations with ex u.s. national security advisor michael flynn the controversial discussions which took place during the trumpet administration's transition into power led to flynt having to leave his post word cast to have talks us through what we've learned he says that he's still shocked and indignant over all this attention that's been devoted to his meeting with flynt he asks since when diplomats for. gauging with politicians with members of an administration that is after all their entire job with regards to this talk this conversation between himself and mr flynn
says that they talked about straightforward things pressing concerns but simple ones such as terrorism for example there were no secrets mentioned he says regards the sanctions and by the way it was sanctioned as their potential talk of sanctions that really forced mr flynt to resign mystic is that says he had very direct orders from the top not to mention sanctions. i do not comment on a daily contact with our colleagues i had instructions not to discuss sanctions we never discuss sanctions with anybody and i assure you i've honestly followed the instructions we don't discuss bargain about sanctions because we believe they were implemented in an illegal politically aggressive way to begin with. kislyak also says that he doesn't take seriously all these allegations of russian meddling during the election and when asked why the russian media focused and covered the
elections in such great detail he says because it was fun as good a reason as any or they called him many things the politicians and the media especially during the early days of trump's presidency they. called him a chief spy they called him a chief recruiter of spies bear in mind this is a respectable person a career diplomat he's been in washington since two thousand and since two thousand and eight and he says that these allegations are offensive and humiliating and not to him but to the people saying them to america itself is. sort of i believe all the talk suggesting that i the ambassador of the russian federation i'm a spy is shameful for a country like america has become normal in america to talk about how the russian ambassador is why it's out how books were installed on his phone it's an unhealthy society despite everything mystic is like says he doesn't believe we're in the
middle of another cold war things haven't gotten that bad he says but there are huge problems and many of them stem from the fact that there's a self push sieved exceptionalism in american politics and when the media resistance when they need somebody who is willing to stand up for their own interests that's when they get upset or we are not russia analyst and historian martin mccauley whether he believes mr kislyak comments will be taken into consideration by u.s. investigators. the problem is that in washington there's a very strong rush from caucus and from the democrat side sometimes among republicans and the liberal press and they will literally not accept anything which is positive about russia have a russian say something they don't believe it and they were. president trump
there's something about positive about russia the say that's treasonous you shouldn't be saying that russia is already and we should be concentrating on that so unfortunately in washington now there's an impasse you have been the ones that president trump who would like and his people they would like to improve relations with russia. get things going and so on but congress is doing its best to ensure that relations with russia deteriorate. video has emerged showing the aftermath of a deadly air strike in yemen but due to its graphic nature it's been heavily edited and please be warned it is disturbing it shows the bodies of a family being dragged from the rubble following an alleged saudi led coalition strike nine people were killed including six children after the house collapsed according to local officials the air strike occurred during a battle between u.s.
and saudi backed forces in yemen and al qaeda in the city of solder riyadh's coalition denies it was responsible saying they do not target civilians. well reports have suggested that humanitarian groups cold reach areas of yemen and saudi arabia and its allies have restricted fuel supplies the head of the un's development program in the country says the outlook for the conflict is bleak because humanitarian organizations of being shut out another warring aspect to the conflict is what's been called the world's worst outbreak of cholera it's already claimed the lives of nearly two thousand people since october due to contaminated food and water and there's little or no medical assistance for those who catch the disease. yemen is seeing a massive cholera outbreak really one of the biggest cholera outbreaks we've seen in our lifetime it started about two months ago and has spread rapidly across the country and is still growing unfortunately what we found is that there's a million malnourished children living in areas of the worst affected by cholera
the cholera epidemic in yemen and the humanitarian crisis more widely are entirely manmade and created by the conflict it's totally preventable and if the conflict ended it would be much easier for us to bring color under control the conflict in yemen has been ongoing for over two years now it's left more than ten thousand civilians dead three million displaced and ten amasses of people in dire need of help. you know nothing but that's what the a. lot of folks. decided to for the exams are these are limited as a certified letter. to my. car . just after the break we have news from azerbaijan where an explosion has ripped through a door which
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folks voters elected a businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. to azerbaijan now where an explosion has torn through a dormitory block in the east of the country resulting in a fire local media report that there have been fatal a t's although no exact number has been given yet medics say that twenty five people including one child are in hospital the most suffering from smoke inhalation the cause of the blast is currently unclear although authorities say the blaze has now been put out of course we'll continue to update you on this developing story as we hear more.
the taliban has been stepping up its attacks in afghanistan mainly in the south of the country a series of assaults over the past four days has seen dozens of people killed both soldiers and civilians despite efforts to eliminate the taliban lost in a decade the terrorists still have a large presence in the nation according to the latest u.s. report for reconstruction there for forty percent of afghan territories currently controlled all contested by the taliban. i don't think i don't. look at it they might look. for me that but i are washington has provided
millions of dollars to assist afghanistan in its fight against the terrorists however according to the special inspector general for afghanistan the u.s. defense program has cost taxpayers almost hall a billion dollars while failing to achieve its goals. president trump voiced his anger over the failed campaign during his latest meeting with generals and progress reports over the past number of months have not been positive we are not winning in afghanistan right now but we won an illusion mr chairman i believe we're in a stalemate going on year sixteen now people are american people are tired of it they're looking for alternatives and i think president trump is voicing that their frustration in and trying to come to some kind of resolution on this now i know the russians have an afghan working group i was told by some officials recently
that they had actually invited the united states to participate in discussions with with their group and to discuss a resolution for afghanistan but the united states refused. unbelievable but it world really underscores once again the u.s. needs a strategy it doesn't have one and it's not going to have one if they're going to rely solely on a military solution. eight miners a still missing well over twenty four hours after a flood at a diamond mine in russia's far east water poured into an underground shelter with one hundred and fifty one people inside the rescue operation is ongoing we're showing here video of a worker being rescued on saturday morning. over
diamond produces and mines most of russia's stones. to reach and was discovered to be diamond rich in the one nine hundred fifty s. in two thousand and nine the underground mine was established to extract diamond bearing or it produces up to a million tons a year however the facility has constantly been hit by strong underground water currents. we're continuing to keep a watch on that rescue operation of course we'll keep you posted on those missing miners. venezuela's newly elected and controversial legislative body has been inaugurated as street violence in the country continues police in the capital deployed to take out sound rubber bullets in clashes with angry opposition supporters on friday. ok. well look at the vision here of the now we have to
a parliament parliament but meet there by the opposition are parliamentary by nikolaus mode of the opposition how small the. demonstrations there will to your mind things will work out what they are doing it's a beautiful demonstration. they're resold. usually by oh there's we in one homegrown people with three people killed them or three of the starters in late march i don't see any understanding i fear this is pushing either continuing the fifty's or maybe getting wars i think this will die down in time so on both sides are entrenched wildfire the whole however out of the national guard by the alongside the earth side it's just you know it's a real. now the news this hour secret documents show that the american biotech giant monsanto trying to influence media and science reports over its popular wheat chemical round up one of its key ingredients has been linked to
cancer here's how an attorney from the firm the publish the documents describes the revelations. this is a look behind the curtain monsanto has deliberately been stopping studies ghost writing literature and engaging in corporate malfeasance or the world health organization labeled roundups main ingredient life oh say it as a potentially costly genic to humans and animals last month health officials in california also said it could cause cancer monsanto's promos though paint a different picture what about their main active ingredient. is it harmful regulatory agencies in more than one hundred sixty countries have approved place the state based products like the state is applied to bleed once absorbed it travels to the roots blocks a specific enzyme found in plants not animals or humans precise effective and proven. the newly revealed documents which surfaced during a court case against monsanto show that concerns among staff about the product
safety go back many years here are some of them in two thousand and three and santos scientists told a colleague that quote you cannot say roundup is not a cough nugent because the necessary tests haven't been carried out two years before another wrote of serious concerns about testing the week or the monsanto e-mails also reveal contact with a science consultancy firm called into tech about editing research with a man santos scientist other e-mails show a writer from the business magazine forbes requesting a high quality draft from an santo before writing an article on the ground up henry miller was laid to find for ghost writing to downplay the risks associated with the product they'll put the revelations to him and santo executive. an academic ken remailer asked monsanto to draft an article for him did the company draft an article for him or did it given any orders as what he needed to write no we didn't know orders whatsoever as to what he needed to write he asked for assistance with
a draft and we provided assistance with a draft as you requested ok i just want to read out a quote from another research i can't be part of deceptive authorship we call that ghost writing and it is unethical what was he referring to there in terms of ghostwriting it was a completely. aiden's and it was resolved with appropriate for tribune authorship credit says that there was a monsanto scientist who said he would be seriously concerned if somebody wanted to test the weed killer what was that concern we want to make sure that good science good lab practices people who know what they're doing professionals who are capable of conducting tests are doing those we will always have concerns when someone out of the blue tells us that they would like to ask what about the claims scott coming from some people that one of your products roundup has actually caused cancer there are question marks over maybe guy for say the self isn't cancer in juicing but
perhaps the actual product how do you respond to that claim well the only other really the roundup is put together with two to two completely round up formulations is what's called a search it has been studied extensively neither one of those have to be cancer causing agents r.t. host and author of the upcoming book law and vengeance mike panty pop papantonio excuse me believes the us government knew about the dangers associated with the ground up. one important thing about these documents it helps paint a very clear picture that monsanto understood the dangers of their product when they were selling it by the ton all over the world the problem is the the government has known about this for quite a while this case has been out there for quite some time and unfortunately the department of justice hasn't taken it on themselves to actually go after
a criminal investigation with this but understand here you have a company that is actually influencing the very regulatory agency this supposed to be looking out for the safety of the american public and so this has been going on since one thousand nine hundred eighty five the e.p.a. in one thousand nine hundred five determined that glaive a say in round up was the primary ingredient round of needed to be classified as a carcinogen now they said that in the eighty's and then all of a sudden with no reason to change they they said day one they will cause cancer in six years later the e.p.a. suddenly changes that classification the opposite way and now what we're seeing is why they changed it. is on a low could not back from hand studio and jeff that a minute's time stay with us. but it is i will not be here that. much as you.
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freedom fast in las vegas has been a fantastic journey for us a lot of great guests thought we maybe should just take a stroll around talk to some folks out there on the floor get the pulse of what's happening here let's go. all right so we're prowling the floor freedom fast oh my gosh the can we pump into peter schiff and what's happening. by bruce get ready for the bull bear debate oh that was ok here is what i am well it's a bull bear about what was right good question yeah tell me everything i don't know you the u.s. the u.s. house your spring i mean you were very visible in the political arena you ran for it was the senate for coming in it said it said it is part of congress yes the house and as the congress and congressman as a senator you're right and you know your closely associated with that what do you what's your current take on the administration right now just to. they're having a tough situation look what they inherited from obama but i think a big problem for trump is that is choosing.