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for. washington after to. cancel its purchase of a russian missile defense system that. outlines new missions to counter moscow. u.n. experts says atrocities are on the rise in the west african country of law with communities being massacred despite french and u.s. troops also. great western women who wear the hijab when visiting a wrong for supporting a discriminatory law guest debated the issue. i think it's i think it's ridiculous i think asking women to come in when they come into
a country. inside iran there is a role and there's a lot of good. unless you change the whole system. it's nine o'clock or mosque and you're watching r t international line from last year with me welcome to the program the turkish foreign minister says and cruise purchase of the russian as four hundred missile system is a done deal he was acting to repeated us called to cancel the order the latest of which came from vice president mike pence speaking at nato seventieth birthday bash . as four hundred deal is a done deal and we will not step back from this in any case we have been always. trying to improve and strengthen and deepen our relations with allies particularly
united states and be valued by that sort of nations if turkey completes its purchase of the russian as four hundred missile system turkey risk expulsion from the joint f. thirty five program turkey must choose. does it want to remain a critical partner the most successful military alliance in the history of the world. or doesn't want to risk the security of their partnership. early the pentagon the halted deliveries of equipment for f. thirty five stealth fine to jazz which turkey is in the process of buying turkey is one of washington's key allies within nato and u.s. defense officials have said if turkey would to use the f. thirty five and the s. four hundred within the same integrated system moscow would gain back door access to crucial intelligence tookie was quick to hit back over another sensitive issue and its relations with washington vice president has warned the americans against
forming an alliance with the coats in the north east of syria who considers as terrorists we discussed the rift between the two nato members and regional allies with ex-pats. u.s. does have some leverage over turkey because most of the. weapons that spot have been from the us in the west turkey is a very has some cards to play to turkey is regarded as a strategic. country simply because the you know the dardanelles of the bosphorus they're going from the black sea on out there and so it's always been a strategic bridge between asia and europe and so it's location of nothing more and also has a very big army so you know turkey has some cards a complaint you can play both of these huge powers off each other and that's what is stealing i think i think we see a change it's a neutral into transformations what would you expect next move from united states
to the financial measurements to. political pressure i'm sure because previously it also looks. like it can you tell us which also had a negative impact on turkey and you know i situation but more significantly took us all role economic performance changing. harsh language to diplomacy what do you want me extensions look to do on sanctions on turkish defense in the us need will be disasters and now he's talked to diplomacy. however the key focus of late his latest gathering in washington as not being relations with turkey but with russia with moscow and then being patrolled as a global threat the nato secretary general gotten enthusiastic response from the u.s. congress as he outlined to counter measures against moscow. as well. he might not even have had it in mind when he was doing it but the great business men of all
presidents made sure everyone in the club open their wallets for nato's seventieth anniversary the clear message from prison term. help is having a real impact we see that many more than a dollar meet the two percent god on the spending two percent of the g.d.p. on defense can there be a better gift than money oh yeah but let's keep in mind if you will that vladimir putin is the greatest gift to nato since the end of the cold war and it has provided a new reason for living if you will for nato that's right there needs to be an excuse for the existence of the gigantic cash devouring juggernaut and for keeping on getting new members on board weapon making firms meet customers the biggest ones happen to be from where this man's in charge if you know what i mean though since the soviet union collapsed almost three decades ago even within the alliance there
were some doubts about why nato still needs to be out there in research sponsored by the bloc you may have found stuff like this if they too was created in order to act as a deterrent to soviet imperialism and to counter communism and the perceived nuclear threat and what is its relevance today there was a point when a former nato spokesman gave lectures on how the alliance was struggling to find itself when the cold war was over even russia's nukes were no longer taken as a big deal for the first time in almost fifty years the us stands on the verge of attaining nuclear promise e when mitt romney called russia out while he was running for the white house he was trolled by barack obama after all you don't call russia our number one enemy. not all qaeda russia. unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind war. those were the days if you think of it nato was big failures like afghanistan or libya kind of outweigh whatever the block would try to boast as
its success anyway we even got to a point where someone from nato was daddy america the president i mean said they don't is obsolete it covers a soviet union which is no longer in existence and nato has to either be rejiggered reaching a changed for the better it didn't take long for mr trump to be reminded of russia i mean the scary version and that more folks other than saudi arabia will have to buy guns from his military industrial complex i said it was obsolete it's no longer up so early happy birthday nato and we see a proper behavior consistent cyber attacks on nato allies and partners targeting everything from paula months to public goods. sophisticated this information campaigns and attempts to interfere in the more crissy itself.
oh you'll be all right for a very long time reexamination is called for for the existence of nato so is the. union in nineteen only one major has been wandering around without a purpose it's been looking for a purpose in the us it's gone. it's gone the other places trying to. use needs to find itself and what its relevancy is and it needs to remain as a military alliance. absent the part absent politics absent economic considerations because it's not the job of nato nato a strictly military the united states is trying to drum up the notion that moscow remains that threat in order to justify not only the continued existence of nato
but actually to increase spending of their towards defense. the security situation in mali is worsening despite the fact that french and u.s. troops have been on the ground for over six years that's according to a u.n. expert following an official visit to the country are to charlotte takes a look at why violence is on the rise in the west african nation mali is a country which has been ravaged by conflict for seven years six our eyes and the u.n. all have a foothold there as part of a war on terror and to keep the peace but what i learned is that multiplying not subsiding the threat from extremist groups has spread with the u.n. report outlining how attacks are going up. so important is what's happening. the former french colony the president michel visited in his first week of taking office showing support for french troops are based there since
two thousand and thirteen and while he may have been hoping for an exit strategy france is becoming more entrenched this week the country announced a new base for its anti jihadist force. it is time to continue to invest in live chaco because our presence of the sea has virtuous effects that i think that the population is still happy to see the french army investing in this region. not corn has demanded more victories on the ground against the hardest but as the thirst for success grows some fear it's feeling tribal tensions last month hundred and sixty people were massacred in central mali. there are categories children and pregnant women the elderly and young people. why well they were flaunting and ethnic groups have been accused of having ties to
the hardest of course it's a number about three million ninety percent muslim and a number of did join al qaida type groups as a result of the ethnic groups have told all of the same brush calling for the whole community to be labeled as a terrorist group. they are. and they have to be double what the un has also warned that the following are being sought out for attacks these people are deliberately targeted women men and children simply for being part of the full lunny community but as western powers that effort still rooting out terror many are concerned what's really happening why is it ethnic tensions that i like to bring to a genocide is taking place right and then uses for large amounts of
felonies they don't understand this war they don't they're not part of it they're not even part of al-qaeda and its mission on this mission but many of their women and children in large numbers have been killed by government forces too in front of un officials in front of peacekeepers they have no way of getting out of this cycle of violence which seems to be between the government. there that's usually supported by some elements of the following years i guess the wider fulani people who are being attacked in huge numbers as well they have been associated with our kind of they'll be associated with them losing their loved ones by the government usually under the the umbrella of trying to attack terrorism. western women who wear the hey job out when they visit iran are insulting the nation fast according to a prominent iranian women's rights activist she says regarding the part of the iranian culture goes against the hard work of activists like ourself who are trying
to abolish the compile three head covering. they say that this is a cultural issue where verite out of respect to the culture of iran calling it discriminatory law as part of our culture this is an insult to a nation iran's mandatory at all requires all women to wear it in public the act of his condemnation of western women has stirred mixed reactions online. while women have the middle is to fight for their freedom from this religious tyranny westerners think you job is a cultural good to. know they wear it because the told if they don't they can get in a state they're just being polite but everyone knows it's mandatory they know they have to otherwise they may never return as a woman fighting against a compulsory he job in iran it's more than painful to me when i hear people say it compulsory he job is our culture it is not just look at the picture of the rand
before deny nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution we put the issue up for debate and with a journalist a mariam a sunday and from the council of x. with limbs in parton. well why do i have to respect laws when i go to another country and when for example even as a veiled person i insulted i am stopped at airports just because i am a muslim woman because i choose to wear the his job and this is something that is not mandatory for me this is something that i choose and this is part of women's freedom people who are standing against this only in order to i think promote the mass media. image of women as objects as sex objects is just. not for one moment she even considered the women thrown into prison. tortured raped by prison guards for choosing to remove
you don't ever speak for them you are not full you have real value when you go when you are not forced to yes yes there was lots of proof but you're not going to take into account any of those women's voices because it doesn't fit your narrative you refusing to you're just lying about the about you know being made to take off your veil it's not an issue of lying look i don't know if i have the chance to talk to talk right now but you as a person you are insulting at least half a billion veiled women not inside iran outside iran as well it's not just about development point is they have the right to your example and they have no right outside of iran. you are on a secure that you are removing there is no law and they have the freedom what i do know is that iran after the one nine hundred seventy nine revolution everybody knows that it was a people's revolution the i it's all yours it islamic got that it was an art to
survive out was that. it wasn't as. pollution but it was a people's revolution i think it's i think it's ridiculous i think asking women to come. when they come into your country you do justice and way you can't do that. for women from you know my allah countries they then start using that as a stick to beat them they say to them look at these non muslim women that are coming into your country and wearing her job when you're in your country you have to be moved and them taking away their choices those are the women we never ever talk about one a people choose a majority of the people choose to be governed by islam across one of them is to wear the her job and the has not does not demean women it actually makes them become a human beings and i'm not going to unveil we're not saying america is human and women who are veiled i'm not saying that this is another issue but inside iran
there is a role and there is a lot of good as a result unless you change the whole system the u.k. claims it has evidence of only one civilian death from seventeen hundred of its middle east and bombing raids or a lot of to this break. what holds if you should. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted. you to be right to be close that's what before three of them or can't be good. interested always at milwaukee's at my age. there should be.
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy for him to let it be an arms race is also a spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. and. welcome back to the program the u.s. is developing a rescue plan for venezuela's economy is going to pump cash into the country through banks smartphones and ups but even though the trump administration isn't rushing to reveal the details the plan has one key condition. the timeline is to get rid of material. i have no idea when that's going to be that would begin
immediately it's a question of. getting hold of the what i call the machinery of government. the venezuelan opposition plans to renew its efforts to oust president nicolas maduro on saturday and as that day draws near a cause to install one why don't the leader of the opposition are getting louder in the u.s. some advocating for why do they apparently do so under false pretenses as caleb maupin explains. with venezuela in conflict the media definitely needs voices to explain you know analysts to assess the situation in the country and it also helps if they can speak perfectly fluent english so joanna hossam i'm speaking in an editorial for the new york times about venezuela this movement on the american left against any u.s. involvement in this way that is gaining traction dangerously glorifying the brutal dictator and promoting inaction the way the is a social democrat appointed by the national assembly the only remaining
democratically elected institution left in venezuela venezuela american and she's a comedian she loves to call out critics of u.s. foreign policy because how dare they think they might know more than her when she's an actual venezuelan and furthermore she gives full support to juan guede oh the self appointed u.s. backed president of venezuela but here's a detail the new york times failed to mention her father is ricardo hossam an economics professor from harvard university and ricardo haas a man her father is currently the envoy of wand wedo to the interim merican development bank the biggest lender in latin america looks a lot like miss hosmer has a pretty big dog in the fight however the new york times presents or is just a liberal minded venezuelan who wants what's best for her people it should be news or the father has a lot to gain politically and professionally should regime change happen very cool of the new york times not to mention you know the fact that john houseman's dad is
an economic advisor. now the folks who handle ethics of the new york times have a special section dedicated to possible conflicts of interest from contributors stuff members must be sensitive to that perfectly proper political activity but their spouses family or companions may nevertheless create conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflict but in the end the new york times didn't really care they presented her as just another voice we were aware of her father's biography before publication but miss housman. is an independent adult woman has built a popular following on her own by producing a portfolio of argued videos about venezuela. and it wasn't just the new york times she made her rounds to buzz feed c.n.n. and the four freedoms forum none of them thought that her blatant family ties to one grade zero were of any concern and not presenting the full picture is not all that uncommon in american media there was a lot of outrage recently when a c.n.n.
q. and a with presidential candidate bernie sanders stuffed the audience with people tied to elite think tanks and the democratic party but presented them as just average citizens with tough questions how could a voter like me. feel confident in your ability to represent the party. good evening. there's a lot of misinformation regarding your plans for universal health care. perhaps the most blatant example of media concealment was now euro and her tearful testimony before the congressional human rights caucus they took could be because i don't think it is. to think abuse i'm officially going to do it because she failed to give her last name but her tearful testimony plucked america's heart strings and it paved the way for u.s.
support for kuwait during the gulf war turned out that no year zero was actually the daughter of the kuwaiti ambassador and her story could not be verified and furthermore she had arranged to testify without taking an oath making it illegal for her to lie yes when it comes time to push for a certain agenda the media seems to ignore rather inconvenient facts but remember behind every face is a story a little up and r.t. new york. britain's minister for the armed forces is facing a backlash after some took him to be saying that only a single civilian death was caused by seventeen hundred u.k. strikes in syria and iraq mark lancaster has clarified his position as follows it was not our position that there has only been a single civilian casualty as a result of our military action what we're saying is that we only have evidence of what we believe to have been a single civilian casualty according to the defense ministry in the royal air force
conducted nearly two thousand airstrikes during it to engage in syria and iraq in twenty fourteen resulting in the deaths of more than four thousand i saw fighters human rights organizations amnesty international released a damning report earlier in march accusing the u.k. of being in denial of civilian casualties in iraq or the u.k. is claiming to have carried out massive aerial bombing of densely populated cities with virtually zero civilian casualties this beggars belief and shows just how deeply in denial the minister of the fast actually is over his role in the mass bombing of mosul and roc-a peace campaigner russell whiting says it's impossible to distinguish a nice fighter from a civilian after an airstrike. let's not forget the minister of defense actually only trained one civilian had been killed after months and months of claiming none the idea that you can know whether someone is an arsenal fighter or
a civilian after a bomb has been dropped on them the idea that you don't have enough boots on the ground for one category of people to be identified but you do for another one i'm afraid there's just absolutely stinks of propaganda from our government i do think the figures would change i do think anything that we've been given about our involvement in syria afghanistan iraq libya have been accurate because we just don't know we keep rushing into these interventions with no idea about who we're targeting the best thing to do would be to leave the people of syria to have their own destiny in their own hands and to british troops and british planes to come back to britain. this hour i'll be back around thirty minutes with more updates but on the meantime thing stay with us for alex which is up next here on the.
brakes at countdown tonality. you know how there was a crack. used to do crack when i was a little my dad he was like a best at things. like what i needed when i was a baby boy i had a bad child. there's a. single mothers in african american communities are assessed saying for. more of a teenager's having kids. you can expect a fourteen or fifteen year old first voted out for him maybe your father and. we actually lost our place and. my car and breaking down and i was unable to get to work on time sunday let me go with my paycheck that i bring home i have barely
enough to pay my car insurance and i think. people in america have no money. and yet and house prices are skyrocketing relative to their wages but the government says that's not inflation health care costs are galloping at ten or fifteen percent a year and. government says that's not in. other words there's been a concerted and decided to excise a chunk of the worker in the united states.
welcome to the alex salmond show from westminster where the bricks at melodrama shows no signs of ending anytime soon meanwhile alex of course in belfast continuing our feature on the impact of the bets debate on northern irish politics . the question we asked today in this program is one of the economic realities of. change in the landscape of more mileage politics. however here in london the prime minister has been playing her own mind games by acting totally out of character to
use the me usually the most tribal of politicians has given up on trying to secure her breakfast deal with her own conservative party votes and is now turning to the opposition instead at the same dynasty podium where she wants to clear jeremy carbon a saboteur of bricks that she now asks for his support and piloting the brecht solution in a search for consensus so today i'm taking action to break the logjam of offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition and to try to agree a plan that we would both stick to to ensure that we leave the european union and that we do so with a deal but it is all as it seems the prime minister knew that half a cabinet would have resigned if she had tacked towards a softer version of brecht's it which the house of commons has been considering this week and the other half were threatening to go if she didn't and therefore here is her solution offer one half the prospect of a softer breck's it and the other half and this is the rub off of them the prospect
of inheriting the kingdom aplin wa the heart disease there are two flaws in this plan first despite writing to every tour the m.p. to explain her novel tactics it may not be possible to hold her parliamentary party together in under three years as prime minister she already holds a record over in thirteen ministerial resignations and things. so will the twenty party finally splinter breaks it. is a conservative prime minister who repeatedly told us that no deal is better than a bad deal now approaching labor m.p.'s to block a w.t.v. only breaks you when you most like com server tive and p's zero tolerance out. to you.
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