wrong. just don't call. me. yet to see power to stay active. and engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. today so that we will no longer grant any exemptions we're going to zero washington says that it will no longer exempt any countries from its sanctions on a rainy and oil imports adjusting its own crude and that produced by gulf allies is the alternative. french police are accused of cracking down on press freedom after arresting reporters during the weekends yellow vest protests. and us democrats pledged to present
a united front overcalls to impeach president trump after news the unredacted version of the miller probe from russia collusion would be introduced in congress are made the first. not here in moscow a good time to accompany this is r.t. . oil prices shot to six month highs ahead of the us announcement that it would scrap exemptions on crude imports secretary of state julie confirmed that washington will not extend waivers that it a granted to a country's. today i'm announcing that we will no longer grant any exemptions we're going to zero going to zero across the board seems like washington d.c. is looking to escalate its campaign against iran to isolate iran now in his announcement pompei all bragged that iran has already lost about ten billion dollars and he said and his remarks that he emphasized basically that nobody should
be doing any business with iran that any nation or entity interacting with iran should use its diligence and err on the side of caution the risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits if you don't abide by this they'll be sanctions now it's been about a year since the trumpet ministration unilaterally withdrew from the j c p o a the p five plus one nuclear conclusion that basically pulled the united states out of the nuclear deal that had been made with iran and now we see that there have been eight countries in the world they were granted waivers from the u.s. sanctions and allowed to continue buying iranian oil in exchange for the fact they were reducing it those countries were china india japan south korea taiwan turkey italy and greece those waivers are now being taken away the united states is announcing there will be no exceptions there will be no iranian oil they are saying no one should do business with iran and the countries who want to make up the difference should either buy crude from the united states or they should buy it
from saudi arabia or the united arab emirates both the kingdom of saudi arabia and the united arab emirates have assured us they will ensure an appropriate supply for the markets and of course united states is now a significant producer as well. i can confirm that each of those suppliers are working directly with the runs for more customers to make the transition away from iranian crude less disruptive now the people's republic of china which imports quite a bit of oil from iran was certainly not happy to hear this announcement when you go to china always opposes unilateral sanctions and long u.s. jurisdiction china's cooperation with iran is open transparent and legitimate and should be respected now turkey has also voiced opposition to this announcement saying it rejects this unilateral move from the united states we're waiting to hear from the european union which has long been an advocate of the nuclear deal and
a critic of the way trump unilaterally withdrew the united states from it so we're waiting to see further reactions that we've seen the reaction on the international oil markets this is a dramatic move from the united states. video agency took to the streets of tehran together amiens reaction to washington's latest move. by get him all the time if you want to cross but we shouldn't rely so we don't know what we have to get out of this who took the supreme we decide we should be you this is an opportunity over the last ten years we have found ways that allow us to keep exporting some not at all worried in this respect kind of runs on oil exports but pressure would marry raining and it's us who are bearing the brunt. in response to the u.s. move iran has threatened to block the strait of hormuz the world's key oil autrey transporting more than a third of international crude. ok let's bring in kevin who's an author of several books on iran and international affairs good to speak to you we've heard this
before haven't we from iran blocking the straits of hormuz they haven't followed through that in the past why should they be taken more seriously this time. well the short answer is because the u.s. is seriously escalating this unilateral economic warfare against iran jeopardizing the economic well being of iran and in iranian people putting iran against the wall and therefore one should naturally expect a stiffer reaction from iran which may come in the form of implementing their threats in the strait of hormuz which of which is of start educating portends to iran and the world economy as your not so the us is edging closer to war with iran using all kinds of lame excuses and let's not forget that the other
signatories to do iran nuclear deal russia china and europe in particular have pledged to normalize their trade with iran including energy trade and the europeans are now under arrest but to cave in to this american bullying which is unlawful in nature and contrary to the basic fundamentals of international law or to honor their commitments under this multilateral agreement that has been backed and approved by the united nations security council and you a leon when exited the nuclear deal made some heroic variable a stance that has not been backed by practical action and now they have to show their true color if they are going to be cowered by the united states led the
u.s. lead in or global feudalism. and this also applies to the rest of the opec countries because. tom administration's move is not just. targeted against iran it's also a sinister attempt to break the opec cartel because in addition to your and your sources similar moves against venezuela and the opec member and the administration claims that it has the full backing of us and so dear abia in this new escalation both these countries have recently showed their goodwill to urine by sending many tons of humanitarian aid to flood stricken iranians and it's not in their national interest to see turmoil and war and stability in this volatile or region so i really doubt that saudi arabia and u.a.e. are on the same page with the trump administration of course you know such
escalation serves israel's interest which seeks you know unilateral germany throughout the middle east and the trouble in its creation has been the most vocal supporter of israel putting israel's interests ahead of america us and now i saw it so we try to work through this i was. just you know when you talked about the iran as this option the threatening to use blocking the strait of hormuz what effect would that have on global oil markets. well the iranians can take a variety of actions ranging from mining the harbor to interdicting ships and so on and so it's not you know just one shot deal that they have you know a variety of tactical maneuvers at their disposal that can a slow or halt the export all through this narrow
a straight and. immediate result will be a skyrocketing of all prices. all market is already very fragile and the last opec meeting. members consented to iran share of the quarto so i really doubt that they will go along with trams bulling opec and so on but you know we are really witnessing iraq war in a slow motion with the trump administration escalating the precious to the point that iranians will react and they will be a case ourselves for feeling prophecy and the us you know has this illusion of being in total control of the strait of hormuz and dictating terms to other war powers and we you know heard from china's reaction that they're not going to stand for that and i doubt that india which is in a fix right now will abide by the u.s.
is you know bullying tactics as well so this is they're seeing you know emerging the stiff reaction by riot of country or some army ron's neighbors and i think that this pressure tactic will backfire. ok we'll listen to the thoughts of cover africa who is the author of several books on iran and international affairs thank you. journalist organizations have condemned french police to reporters were detained on saturday during what was the twenty third consecutive weekend of your liver protests auntie's correspondent. looks into the story well the two independent journalists were among the more than two hundred individuals who were detained by police arrested in act twenty three their names gaspipe glance and also lexis kurland we know that the paris prosecutor has said that they were arrested for
participation in a group to commit violence or degradation now the interior ministry has been talking about the arrests of these journalists it said that the police arrest these officers are out every week they're out to try and make sure that there is safety for the demonstrators and the journalist carry out these protests and also to cover these protests that have been happening since november every week since november here in france but that statement from the interior ministry then goes on to say that if journalists are deemed to have committed an offense then they are likely to also be detained and arrested by the officers on the ground now the national union of journalists in france sees that as being a threat and it has gone even further saying it believes that some journalists are being specifically targeted there is the question the merging is their determination to intimidate journalists we have an impression some of them are
being targeted since the yellow vast movement appeared the number of incidents targeting journalists when they're filming or photographing hampers the work of the press and nimitz the coverage of events which represent crucial public interest. what journalists have been confronted with for months by security forces over the yellow vests movement is unprecedented all traders and very dangerous they interfere with birken only possible ways as journalists are not given nexus their press cards are taken away they're told we don't care about you cause you won't get through their equipment is taken away and broken national to them to ride guns as if by mistake obviously by accident then kneecaps of broken they attacked and the injured in various ways this has been captured in numerous videos and photographs we have received already more than thirty complaints it's now five months since this protest movement began twenty three consecutive weeks of protests and every
week sounds a lot of offices are right in the streets to trying to control the protests last saturday i twenty three there were some sixty thousand offices deployed across france trying to control those protests and we've also seen the protesters turning on the police in recent weeks pacifically on saturday where there were protesters that filmed screaming at the police go kill yourselves let's take a look at the violence that marred yet another protest. leader so what can put out the fire of these protests that have been going on for so long in france president michel in the hopes that the speech he's due to make on
thursday to outline his response to the big debate this is the debate that they started to ask people what their issues were in france will actually call the protests will it well i'm not so sure because so far nothing has been able to stop these protests. sri lankan officials say an international terrorist network may have been involved in the country's devastating east the sunday bombings will more on that story in a few months. trump said many times that you know. moving the embassy to jerusalem the mission. said that there would be some things. so this is why. open. mind to the.
housing crisis was a result of securitizing mortgages that were resold to dozens of times like goldman sachs was betting as are all clients and they were engaged in massive fraud again bailed out by timothy geithner it is friends and now they know that controlled demolition of the housing market is that all the housing is concentrated in a few hands like blackstone as a gift from their friends of the central banks and the result is medieval let's. welcome back donald trump is suing a democratic led congressional committee for trying to obtain his financial records
for the past decades claiming that the demand is politically motivated to the democrats quest is an unredacted version of the miller report to congress on may first the parties not considering whether to start impeachment proceedings against . it may be that we undertaken a piece but nonetheless i think what we are going to have to decide is a caucus is what is the best thing for the country waters holy and castro have said we should begin proceedings to impeach the president are you there yet i can foresee that possibly coming that there is another information there not only on obstruction of justice but also on collusion or conspiracy whatever you want to call it to move forward with impeachment on this president the report says that there was no trump russia collusion during the two hundred sixteen election campaign that couldn't determine whether there was obstruction of justice by the president and the karens been assessing how the lengthy investigation ended with
calls to evict some from the oval office. for the past two years robert muller and his special reports have been the darling of new starter motors celeb status skyrocketed after he was tasked with answering one simple question donald trump cheated his way into the white house with a little help from his friends in the kremlin what followed was two years of soap opera sized scandal and intrigue with bizarre rumors salacious gossip plot twists and an enviable cast list the anticipation for the premiere of the final report was like waiting for the latest tarantino whatever grisly tallit was about to divulge it was going to be all kinds of golden globe style good the thing is what dropped was a box office flop the people wanted scandal and humiliation they wanted shock and horror they wanted house of cards what they got was mr bean the first official
trailer of the much anticipated report was released by the general prosecutor william barr in march and it was savaged instead of the explosive finale promised what they got was the equivalent of they woke up and it was all a dream in one thousand nine hundred nine a.g. barr refused to release the department of justice legal opinion choosing to release a summary report and it was later revealed the mischaracterized parts of the union in the summary and payers alike wait we paid thirty million dollars for that on a quest to seek out the scandal the democrats uncensored version of the report if there is juice in that report the dems are going to squeeze it out imagine what kind of sauce could be concealed under all those redacted pages but is it possible to breathe new life into a dead duck well maybe it is the director's cut of the mother report will include
deleted scenes along with mothers and bars comments and under the sexed up new title and obstruction of justice. it's the same report same investigation just with some expert editing thoughtful repackaging angling for at least a couple of sequels before the twenty twenty alexion takeover i have called on the house to initiate impeachment proceedings this is an invitation to congress to say you can do it using the impeachment power we want to remove him from office by gaining back our democracy and electing a democrat president you know i wouldn't support it. no i don't think with the elections coming up we'll have an opportunity to voice what we want to have in the next four years with no mind to him to be impeached because it would destroy the people. and it wouldn't do any good i don't think it would necessarily be good for
keeping the country more unified there's a big partisan divide meanwhile larry king host of the politicking show here on r.t. spoke with the former foreign policy adviser to trump's presidential campaign that's george papadopoulos who was the first person charged under the mother of us to geisha and pleaded guilty in october twenty seventh for the full interview to r.t. dot com for now is a preview. did you have a russian connection that's the that's the million dollar question that my answer is i've never been to russia i've never met a russian official in my entire life and actually all of my work leading up to my work my time on the campaign was very hostile to russia because i was in the energy business and the last thing you're doing as an american person is promoting russian interests why did you believe well look at the time i pled guilty i had been violently arrested at an airport ok i was under sealed i go i will go well i had seven f.b.i. agents essentially rushed me off of
a shuttle bus at an airport after i hadn't slept in thirty hours i'm thrown into the back seat of a tinted black s.u.v. thrown in a prison cell without understanding why i was being arrested and i basically plead guilty without understanding exactly what the real case was against me what do you make of the homo investigation and my a couple sentences i believe the more investigation was designed for one reason the one reason only and that was to cover up surveillance abuse by the obama administration on people like myself mike flynn manna ford and carter page but unfortunately that's not going to happen because the president just a couple days ago or maybe last week was on hannity and hannity asked him a couple questions are you going to pardon papadopoulos and flynn he demurred and he said look it's a sad situation a look we'll get back to that later but right now the most important thing is declassifying all this fight to real the three o two and figuring out how this entire investigation started.
the easter sunday bomb attacks that left two hundred ninety people that and hundreds more injured in sri lanka were carried out with the help of an international network according to government officials. we do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who are confined to this country there was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded special forces also blew up a van near one of the targeting churches witnesses reported that it had been parked there since the explosion on sunday.
we heard a loud bang and we fainted that solar remember we heard a loud explosion and everything collapsed we managed to protect the children but when i came here i found out that my son in law and my son had died. i wish to express my heartfelt solidarity with the christian community affected one it was a prayer with all the victims of such cruel foreigners. didn't hear any conflicts conflicts in this peaceful island however there was a warning issued by the national chief police. ten days ago and this
negligence show that. this warning if. taken into account and taken seriously all those casualties would have been avoided this is a national disaster because this scale i mean if you look at the map and the locations of the hotels and the church issues in eight places in places. and today they declared the police declared seventy eight does it give me did bombs were found this is a lot scale this is a national catastrophe. in moscow conference on international security organized by russia's defense ministry is starting on tuesday the head of the event we spoke exclusively to the country's deputy defense minister on the key security
issues facing the world today. because they are no solution is the u.s. and nato rhetoric does not change the russia threat is a mantra regardless of the fact that it's fake that cliche is mostly used by european partners there is every reason to believe that it was created to justify their own aggressive moves against russia nato continues its eastward expansion deploying extra troops and powerful weaponry closer and closer to the russian borders russia will be forced to respond to these activities in an appropriate manner but as president putin said it will not require any extra military spending . cities give up on. syria as well as its neighbor iraq will to a large extent dominate the conference the plenary session and special breakout meeting will discuss the issues of refugees returning to syria creating the right conditions for them delivering humanitarian aid but not only that offering all
kinds of other assistance that would come from across the globe. the situation in venezuela continues to be very challenging you are aware of recent developments and again it is the us that is to blame it came up with a list of enemies today it is venezuela and then it's cuba or nicaragua they have ignored or rather trampled on international law and rules of decency the u.s. is unlikely to benefit from the use of force the odds are that an external attack might rally the nation behind the current government painting a negative image of the u.s. . ok thanks stay with our tail back with those for you in half an hour.
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can suppress certain types of results based on what they think you should be seeing if they have this kind of power then democracy is it can. the more growth we give the sooner we are all. for. securing a close victory in a hotly contested election benyamin netanyahu has become the first other prime minister to hold office for five terms will his right wing coalition bury all hope for peace with palestine once and for all i ask danny aiello and forward to foreign
minister of israel. president. prime minister benjamin netanyahu is a victory for the israeli. but it leaves the palestinians wondering whether any progress in peace talks. will. be brave enough to make steps towards solving. problems will his coalition support depend on your hard line away from peace danny aiello on former deputy foreign minister of israel welcome to the show it's great to have you with us lots to discuss when i mean that's when the asshole has won a new record term as israeli prime minister now he supports the settlement his backers have a hardline view on the palestinians and this is next term going to be absolutely nothing to advance the peace cause forward. i think actually that there is a better chance to move forward because not only because the b.'s on his fifth term
. and the veteran and these very secured himself he's a man of. history scholar his father was a history professor and i believe he is very much. interested to put his mark to leave his mark. on history and for that any agreement with the palestinians a long term agreement would be very very important for him and i think on the basis of the trumpet playing which we did too much and i think that we're going to talk about that through and yeah we're going to talk about the plan a bit later in the show before if you allow me i would like to go step by step and to construct all possible sides so whatever is going on right now between israel and palestine so the pie.