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look for common ground in the. positive step for the syrian peace process. changes are serious future also ahead on the program.
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president. civil rights groups we look at. the terms of violations in neighboring. global security in the. states russia's own security must be strengthened if washington goes ahead with pulling on a crucial nuclear weapon. in the afternoon in brasilia five pm in zurich and seven in the evening here in moscow this choose the december the eighteenth welcome to r.t. international our top story the fate of syria has been in switzerland geneva
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a meeting hosted by the un special syria envoy stuff de mistura top diplomats from russia iran and turkey have agreed to launch a committee for drafting a new constitution early next year. of a very useful meeting was the secretary general special envoy agreed to take efforts aimed at convening the first session of the constitutional community ingenue good in the next year steps will lead to the launch of a viable and lasting syrian led syrian and un facilitate the political process in their closing statement the three foreign ministers of russia iran and turkey that they presented the positive results of their consultations on the formation of a syrian constitutional committee to either rewrite the syrian constitution or to amend it in order to allow for
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a wider pads syrian election presidential election part of a political resolution to this war that has raged on the so many years the ministers themselves from what we saw were smiling and laughing afterwards they described their work as again positive and they have committed to seeing the syrian constitutional committee sit for its first session early next year early two thousand and nineteen we hoop of course to be able to do this because this trio that have been working together for several years now russia iran and turkey they've been able to produce results you need concrete results we've seen cease fires in syria established with their backing we've seen withdrawals other deals deescalation demilitarized zone as the stablished over syria so there's a lot of optimism going forward that they'll be able to get the rebels the opposition and the syrian government to work together early on the turkish foreign
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minister though did remark that they had seen very little cooperation from the united states and the coalition that it leads the united states itself has shared its goals as publicly stated that its aims. with regards to syria have shifted that it no longer sees unseating president bashar al assad or regime change in syria as a goal we're not asking for regime change we're not asking for the russians to leave we're asking for is a compromise settlement there's a strong. readiness on the part of western nations not to money for that disaster unless we have some kind of idea that their government is ready to compromise and that's not create yet another horror in the years ahead nevertheless the situation in syria remains volatile especially now with turkey threatening to intervene to invade northern syria out of security concerns as they
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see the white e.g. syrian kurds that control much of northern syria as a terrorist organization and they have threatened to act we're also seeing sporadic fighting in with the jihad ists joined by rebels there and the syrian arab clashing from time to time so there is certainly motivation to get things done. yes a lot to be discussed let's try to go through some of it no a political. stuff. is live on the program always welcome washington has said it will not invest in syria's reconstruction until it sees fundamental changes but the syrian government to how do we translate that what exactly do you think the u.s. is looking for in terms of change. hello and good to we with you again you know it's a long time that the united states has come to realize that it needs to change its
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weapon of choice from proxy war for as soon as it's failed to enforce a regime change in syria to use economy as the weapon to you know achieve the same objective they've been taking of their alleged or unspecified actually partnership and aid to the written a to the recount struction of syria in return for you know stepping down of power by the shuttle is set but once they came to realize that this is not possible it's no more than an illusion. so they have renewed the offer and replaced it with a new one that might look a little bit different on the surface and it might look even as a retreat from earlier positions but deep down it's the same now they do mean to you know do it one step at a time first they want to focus attention on iran as
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a major ally of syria that russia to it's a then change the you know fate of the war when the militants were at the gates and doors of the messages alongside russia of course and the syrians themselves in order to all wear off that the terran power of president bashar al assad first once iran is out of this equation it would you know go for enforcing a change in the political structure and eventually change or try to change for as them bashar al assad himself and his government in a later move so they mean to do it one step at a time or al the ultimate goal is for sure the same but the thing is side isn't it that americans say that it is not enough to regime change but it wants the situation with assad to drag. change you know if elections go ahead which is what today's talks in geneva are all abide eventually getting those elections put in
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place on the side winds american is going to have to work with this man because he's back in charge. well you know. it's a little bit complicated this is psychological warfare actually they are trying to depict iran as a stumbling block to the reckon struction of the country so they represent iran as a you know him better man as an obstacle in order to steer some kind of rift within iran and the syrian nation. they just stated in wards but in the intention is the same you know once iran is out of you know reconstruction means a piece of cake for any country that's in there including the united states and its western allies it's not aid or you know helping the syrian nation actually that means profit in terms of not just the economy but also it will give
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a political and a cultural food told to the united states in order to work with the local population might even go for starting some projects in the infrastructure of the country at the beginning but soon after at the start they would start using cries against president bashar al assad and his government and the political structure in their whatever remains from his government under such circumstances in order to reprise him best bashar a list that as the obstacle to the reconstruction of the country went on once you work with the local population employed the labor as it's done everywhere a day you would work out strong bonds with these foreign contractors then they would you know believe come to believe and see the president and the political structure as the main impediment to their prosperity and welfare so basically what
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they are trying to do is doing this saying that they always intend it but they have started from one step behind in order to go step by step to meet the same objective and end talking us through all violent side mustapha cus chesham always good to have your take political analysts life from tehran. let's turn our attention to costa rica where several hundred exiled nicaraguans have been protesting against their country's president daniel ortega. the protesters are demanding and stop the repression of media and civil rights and fled to costa rica since the outbreak of government protests were than three hundred people have been killed in half a year of civil unrest and september street protests illegal human rights watch has
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criticized the raids position media on the closure of rights organizations. in the iraqi was northern neighbor honduras is also accused of similar violations but there is a contrast in how the u.s. treats the two central american countries one receives punishing sanctions or the other an extensive aid package. it's a tale of two central american countries both plagued with somewhat similar problems corruption violence and government crackdowns. the. rule of law has not fared so well in either country with doris and nicaragua both sinking towards the bottom of the list ponderosa in nicaragua both exemplify a recent regional trend of suppressing the right to protest and using excessive force against demonstrators however hunder us is the only one out of the two that
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the us seems to have a soft side for don't just take my word for it nicaragua was one of the us is tyrannical trio the spread of tyranny follows a predictable pattern media and opposition parties are silenced the regime unleashes its militants to kidnap torture and execute dissidents but one doris well they're of valuable ally especially after they voted with the us to legitimize to roussillon as israel's capital to people of honduras and. to make that decision ourselves and decide we're we've got our embassy and that's right and we greatly appreciate not just disappeared on them but on so many. now both nicaragua and honduras crackdown on anti-government protests this year but they've evoked quite different reactions from the u.s. when nicaragua does it it's a threat to the legitimacy of the current administration every does not victim of
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this violence and intimidation campaign further undermine its take its legitimacy. and one hundred doors cracks down on protesters after a sketchy election well that's a time for people to hold hands and sing whom by coming of the election regions. in. the united states to its very important that people come together. to become inclusive and we find success in this but that's words now what about the money the u.s. is shoveling military and economic aid honduras is way sixty eight million tax dollars worth and at the very same time nicaragua is about to be slapped with further sanctions just last week congress passed the nneka act over the latin american countries corruption and human rights violations so two countries with very similar
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problems but two very different approaches. the view of those two countries has been highly. distorted by the mainstream media by the us government the united states is not concerned about human rights and democracy in fact we know that the us supports seventy three percent of the world's tator ships but uses human rights they are very. arbitrarily and selectively in order to justify its own geo political ends up of course is a classic example where the us ordered the supposed dictatorship for decades and then when there was a popular all revolution by the sandinistas really worked for over ten years supporting culture terror against their country people forget about that you know and those things need to be remembered in the context of the of the situation we're talking about today. the feud between democrats and republicans
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over plans for a wall between the united states and mexico has led to threats of a u.s. government shutdown donald trump blasted after seeking five billion dollars for a wall to prevent illegal immigration all the democrats insist on less than two billion and the simpler border fence anytime you hear a democrat saying that you can have good border security without a wall write them off as just another politician following the party line time for us to save billions of dollars a year and have at the same time far greater safety and control or fernand for some time it's not clear what exactly what will be built on the us mexico border. border security to the people of our country very important the wall is a big factor in border security number one we are for strong border security.
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speaking for myself consider the wall and moral walls can be scaled over walls can be tunneled under the wall doesn't stop any bad things from happening it just makes it impossible for the folks on our side to see what's developing and makes it more difficult for them. the president through executive order one three seven six seven directed us to build a wall on the southwest border the wall that we're going to put in here is vance a wall that we're going to put in here you may be wondering why are we choosing the
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type of fence that we're choosing the bollard wall that we're going to be putting in place excuse me to safety aspects that a wall for violates this type of fence or be this type of ball of walls. if we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call i will shut down the guy we can have it or not this temper tantrum that he seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shutdown. goldman sachs is facing criminal charges in malaysia over the loss of billions of dollars from estate investment fund while the financial services giant itself say he's the former government in kuala lumpur is to blame claiming it's a lie to the bank. investigates whether the company will face any consequences and
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if they do last thing. the indictment states goldman sachs not only got ridiculously inflated fees of six hundred million dollars for helping start malaysia's corrupt national wealth fund were in coalition leader and what abraham says the wall street bank must be complicit in the whole affair probably the most stunning financial scandal of the decade is the failure of governance and you allow . this one is much a bottom up and they're. complicit to the. international financial institutions and blew a second course and instead of investing it in the nation prosecutors say the funds cash was blown on a five year spending spree from beverly hills mansions to a rare twenty two carat pink diamond seethrough grand piano gift to australian supermodel miranda kerr a quarter of a billion dollars on this three hundred foot mega yacht called the equity and
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bankrolling hollywood hit the wolf of wall street about oh the irony but in crimes on an industrial scale the real question is this was this legal. absolutely. defendants deny the claims and goldman blames those malaysia crimes on a few rogue individuals notably goldman's then celebrated star partner in life now but at the end of that six five years spending spree in twenty fourteen indictment points out goldman actually promoted him worse liason his guilty plea notes others at the bank helped him conceal bribes what he did even quote very much in line with the culture of goldman sachs that culture thrives thanks to what's called the revolving door where goldman chiefs worldwide made law makers and regulators and vice versa to get elected donald trump railed against goldman as a villain a symbol of the corrupt us establishment but as soon as he got in he filled his team with goldman exacts like gary cohn as chief economic adviser goldman gave
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cohen a living presence pre bribe. senator elizabeth warren dubs it's a quarter of a billion dollars carrie cohen picks out the sacks full of money goes into government and rewrites the tax laws marriages to cram it through and boy did call one once again and show savvy investor us in its israel that goldman selling ordinary american products they knew would fail them betting on their failure practice is that contributed to the two thousand and eight world economic crash then treasury secretary hank paulson nevertheless handed goldman a ten billion dollar bailout paulson just happened to have been yes you guessed it goldman sachs chief the evidence shows that goldman repeatedly put its own interests and profits ahead of the interests of its clients and our communities when the system finally collapsed under the weight of those toxic mortgages goldman profited from the collapse using a fictitious exchange rate in two thousand and one gold magically disappeared
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greece's debt so it could cheat its way into the e.u. the bank is said to have trials at an eye watering three hundred million dollar fee in fact greece's debt actually rose and was handed to its citizens suffering to this day the greek trick was arranged by this man who infamously said the bank is doing god's work promoted to goldman boss blankfein reportedly met privately with the disgraced merchant at the head of goldman malaysia malays whole scandal has now spawned a best selling board game clip hopefully to goldman sachs is one of these high level finance capital companies in the us that is very close to this moving very close to the leaders of power on both sides of the political aisle if they can get away with what they get away united states they can certainly get away with it elsewhere what's going on in malaysia is just the tip of an iceberg that's going on everywhere they just haven't been caught in the other places it's criminal it's the biggest criminal white white collar criminal event i think. of the last century
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maybe even greater we are on the verge of a of another crisis here financial crisis that will make the last one pale in comparison and the goldman sachs and people and businesses like them are at the center of the cause of this we're back in ninety seconds with much more. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to the rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per circuit per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building
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a two point one billion dollar ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one business show you can afford to miss the one and only. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. hello again the lot of cuss the gaited the u.s. for threatening to pull out of a crucial nuclear weapons treaty saying it could all the world security washington
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announced its potential withdrawal from the cold war era intermediate range nuclear forces treaty back in october now the comments today from the russian leader came during a speech to the nation's defense officials. so this was a wide shot of. the u.s. leaving the i.m.f. a nuclear missile treaty could have serious negative consequences is weakening regional and global safety it could collapse the whole architecture of arms control and the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. well vladimir putin has focused a lot on this deal and his position has remained unchanged of the united states pulling out of it unilaterally will do a lot of harm and no good really in fact i should say this correlates with what many other nations have been saying as well because see back in the day when this deal was signed between the united states and then the soviet union essentially and did the arms race so the world could breathe freely for once and nowadays its main
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purpose is viewed as this crucial tool of deterrence as this tool of containment of not allowing this called war this arms race to restart this is why we've heard so much concern coming out of europe just a few months ago when the united states only announced their intentions to pull out of the deal because after all europe would then find itself between a rock and a hard place the united states and russia well a lot of putin also says that in fact the united states intentions to pull out of the deal are well based on a false pretext of alyson. look. as a reason for the unilateral withdrawal from the i.m.f. the us use the familiar trivial way unsubstantiated accusations of russia violating its obligations under the treaty or the us already violated it themselves and did it a long time ago. another reason why washington wants out of the deal is because it
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binds only the united states and russia and so as washington puts it other nations all other nations in the world are free to pursue their military ambitions and goals. but according to glad i'm a putin this is hardly a problem because he doesn't see an issue with inviting other nations to join the deal instead of killing a good document instead of killing a good treaty that works but right now of course it looks like that washington is on its way out and so according to glad i'm a putin russia in that case will have no other choice but to respond and to respond swiftly he said that. the moscow won't spend much time developing countermeasures for whatever the united states will have in store for russia then but the deal is a deal that aside it wasn't the only thing of course that lattimer putin talked about in front of all of those generals he once again reiterated the importance of combating terrorism in syria he also said that developing nuclear capabilities of
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russia's military will remain a top priority has well as such things as developing military technology and unmanned warfare capabilities that is in store that is planned this is prioritized for twenty nineteen but all of that russia's president has stressed is only as a deterrent so that as a defensive and not an offensive plan. it has been revealed that a death threat against the two year old daughter of a german turkish lawyer last august prompted an investigation into police and frankfurt authorities in the german city suspect that a right wing extremist cell is operating within the force's writes the probe has now reportedly spread to other forces in the region the letter was sent by fax and was supposedly signed by the national socialist underground german neo nazi terrorist group on covered in twenty eleven the n.s.u.
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is responsible for ten murders mostly of immigrants the lawyer sees it's quite usual for her to get threats but this time was different. i receive up to fifty written threats or insults every day and usually i don't care but this time they mentioned my daughter by name and knew her age and my address was also in the fax my personal data is not publicly accessible it can only be obtained by the authorities all said it is a german lawyer of turkish origin who represents the victims of far right violence she was involved in a five year long trial of an n.s.u. member who was sentenced to life in prison for multiple murders in july this year the threat suited started soon after that now according to local media investigators have already found evidence that an officer search for information on the lawyer without having any real reason to do so the initial probe the scabbard
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that a group of officers have exchanged nazi symbols on remarks in chat rooms five of them being suspended the case has sparked outrage who have the show's right wing extremist ideas propagate xenophobia threats and repulsive violence and uses police instruments for his actions has no business in our police which is firmly grounded in the constitution radicals have no business with the police and they must not be given a pass otherwise the trust the police enjoy in our country will be destroyed well an m.p. from germany's left party believes the investigation should be checking all government bodies in the country. there are probably a ride where you can sell it what it's all from truck. and this is where you are it i don't think that's right we are missing as all you can from. there are always parked off those tapes that are structural. as one of the true traitor to the right
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wing i don't i think the government should do more of this stuff should be not cover up or the issue was and real investigation are all indications that state structure was as well and. there's a lot of cover up off for the issues. or i kevin's here in thirty with more but before the top pocket to the rafters kaiser report is next.
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