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iraqi lawmakers passed a resolution calling for the removal of foreign troops country. over. general and in. the streets. is returned.
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with me. in 2010. to me. with the biggest stories of the past 7 days and right up to the moment developments as well welcome to the weekly on our to international. our breaking news this hour the iraqi parliament house passed a resolution calling on the government to expel all foreign forces to terminate its request for assistance from the u.s. led coalition the vote follows the united states assassination of iran's most powerful general and an. international airport on friday iraqi officials describe the strike as a violation of their country's sovereignty now the new. lucian urges the iraqi
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government to end the presence of foreign troops in the country with draw requests for support from the coalition on to limit the use of arms to national security forces telling me more earlier artes of. iran has just had a major victory over the united states on the geopolitical field this is it this is the bottom line of this whole thing so right now the rest of the whole resolution looks as such a iraq will be filing a complaint with the united nations to they will be withdrawing a request for help from to that which they had sent to the international coalition this is referring to the anti eisel coalition what's the ramifications here for iraq and indeed the middle east is all well again this is a victory for iran and another interesting development that we have seen today is that the iraqi prime minister has spilled the beans as to why general silly money was on was in baghdad in the 1st place apparently according according to the iraqi
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prime minister he was on a mission and he will he had an appointment with him have a listen will it. i was about to meet through money at 830 on friday morning on the day of his death he was carrying a message to me from the iranian side in reply to a saudi message that we sent to the arena earlier to reach an agreement regarding the deescalation of tensions in iraq and in the region what about the reaction from washington has there been one to the vote well so far no but we have heard donald trump calling on the american boys and girls to come back home he's been very adamant on the fact that he wants that apparently he wants u.s. troops back home wasn't it we want to bring our troops back home and i got elected on that if you go back and look at our speeches i would say we want to bring our troops back home from these endless wars and i will say look i said i want to get out of these endless wars i campaigned on that i want to get. so this vote seems
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like a perfect opportunity for donald trump to bring back some 5000 of american boys and girls back to their homeland from some 12 bases where they station right now in iraq this is tongue in cheek of course but still this shows the potential fallout the united states could see from this whole vote but again we shouldn't forget that this vote was not just about the united states but mostly about iraqi the iraqi people because as the m.p.'s were debating this resolution that eventually passed today some people they took to the streets to have their voices heard they were centuries saying that they are sick and tired of ending up between a rock and a hard place and that are the conflict taking place between america and iran inside iraq is unacceptable we will not be the fuel for your wars your problems must be solved away from iraq. we are opposed to recent events we reject them and there is fear in iraqi society because of this conflict. but the conflict between america
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and iran should be solved side iraq so essentially the message from the rockies is clear as 2 countries to foreign countries are juking it out between each other for instance like right now the united states and iran it's the iraqi people the iraqi people who should have nothing to do with the with the fight of 2 other nations they receive a lot of the punches and a lot of the blows land on their heads and they are sick and tired of this whole thing let's give you the situation as it stands in iran lawmakers have been fiercely condemning the assassination of general salomone chanting death to america . od carson so the money's body has been repatriated to iran where he will be buried and choose the winners in a huge outpouring of grief in the country with hundreds of thousands of mourners
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paying tribute to the slaying commander crowds also throng the streets of the iraqi capital and south of a for a funeral procession around the house responded with fury to friday's deadly u.s. or a raid vowing to avenge solmonese death the protests were taking place across the world the last number of days as well now donald trump in a tweet he's trying to target dozens of locations in iran including some quote important to our rainy and culture of those who are actual cultural heritage sites legal experts say would amount to a war crime. led the service a warning that if iran strikes many americans or american assets we have targeted 52 iranian scientists some as a very high level and imports into iran and the iranian culture and those targets and iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard the you say once no more threats will tehran has responded to that warning again labeling donald trump
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a terrorist in a suit or senior correspondent at gusty it takes a closer look now at the killings consequences. you can imagine how trump agreed to it they was playing golf and up comes an agent smith holding a folder he says was the president you remember when we killed baghdad yes the isis guy yes the media did love it so how how would you like to do it again. oh yeah. the rocky television has just confirmed that cosine sula monny former general in iran's revolutionary guard the commander of the clips force has been killed in a rocket attack apparently initiated by the united states. to settle for the u.s. at our allies on alert at the veteran radek attack iran's top military commander here and. around the community.
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salim 80 has been perpetrating acts of terror to destabilize the middle east for the last 20 years one gets the impression that the agent that came up to trump didn't exactly brief the president and potential consequences of killing the 2nd most powerful man in iran general seems silly monica monda of iran's quds force we took action last night just stop a war. we did not. take action to start a war then you probably shouldn't have killed him general sulaimani was considered an icon in iran and iraq a man who helped prevent isis takeover of iraq in syria who inspired and mobilized tens of thousands of people multiple countries to fight the blight that is isis while qaida you know enough the americans are not aware what
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a great mistake they've committed they will face the consequences of this criminal act not only today but also in coming years there is no doubt that the u.s. is now more hated among iranians in iraqis hundreds of thousands have joined the funeral processions and protests condemning his murder rage is in the air iran has promised revenge american civilians are being evacuated from the entire region u.s. embassies and bases in this slew of countries are in lockdown troops have been put in combat readiness and now now middle east in the red lert they claim that they only want peace that was the time to take this action so that we could disrupt the spot deter further aggression from qassam salami in the iranian regime as well as to attempt to deescalate the situation trump no one europe woke up to
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a world that was a heck of a lot more dangerous than when they went to sleep germany claimed tensions that only god up stating the obvious the british called for everyone to come down from doesn't us for permission frankly the europeans haven't been as helpful as i wish that they could be the brits the french the germans all need to understand that what we did what the americans did saved lives in europe as well at best he's right chances are he's wrong and at worst what america did is going to kill a heck of a lot more. people than would have died otherwise which they may have thought of the us to anyone but they didn't trump told no one not even his own federal government not the house of representatives and not the senate this action may well have brought our nation closer to another endless war exactly the kind of endless war the president promised he would not drag us into or rather he did tell someone
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apparently what trump kept from his own nation from his own people he told the israelis our assessment is that the united states informed israel about this operation in iraq apparently a few days ago the murder of a mani was an act of war by any measure by any book on law social media world war 3 was the top trend people are genuinely afraid the us football team has cancel plans to train in cata ahead of the world cup out of security concerns and judging by means being spread appropriate or otherwise no one in particular is enthusiastic to go to war all black humor aside any escalation would be disastrous for all of us human lives 1st and economy 2nd a 5th of the world's oil passes by iran every day in the event of war that would
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stop. we don't yet know how much of a blunder sulaimani is murder was what we do know is that the world now is a more dangerous place millions will hate america for this and that hate will last for generations just remarkable isn't it how many people more and more keep having to die so trump and the pentagon can feel safe. let's get through some of those aspects talked about murat's i'm very happy to welcome on to the program middle east analyst amar walk half a mark good to see you iraq has seen plenty of anti american sentiment in recent times we know that but how does this killing actually embolden the government to play a political card they otherwise wouldn't. be living with the 1st thing that happened in iraq as a consequence of this attack was. people who are at loggerheads only
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a couple of days ago. namely the shiite factions were quarrelling and you know each other's friends on who's going to take the spoils of the new iraqi government the one that was supposed to be formed very soon we've seen them today unable to ignore the emotions of their constituencies they've managed to form a quorum in the iraqi parliament and pass a decision to ask the iraqi government to get rid of the american presence altogether so the 1st thing that we that the tappenden iraq is in this fragmented political elite or so to speak the 2nd thing that might happen in iraq is not should this happen the americans get out of the iraq whether they. happily withdraw or they drag it into a quagmire of some sort of pressure in the united nations and their presence is not
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going to be legal very. soon then this may embolden back to make further steps to underline for example kurdish independence in the north. without the american forces presence which probably explains why the kurds didn't attend today's parliament session so the entire dynamics in iraq has changed from an atmosphere where iran was the culprit iran was voted out sort of by the street to get out of iraq. through an accusation is attacking during embassies and consulates and so on this unfold to an entirely different position where back and especially of those who are affiliated with iran having sort of an upper hand to pursue their own targets just talking about iran. one of the main many aspects now to this story and it's a developing one is that iran says it will roll back all its nuclear commitments
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agreed in the 25th inning nuclear deal is a run m r do you get the sense it is actually ready to walk away from something so significant or is it looking for a sense of leverage and in some sort. yes from the from the europeans exactly and we've heard news earlier that the european union has invited or sort of is in the process of inviting your indian foreign minister jawad serif to go and visit and have talks with the european council foreign ministers whatever. in in europe so probably iran is no pushing europe towards the edge in terms of having either to rescue the deal the nuclear deal and part tweeze sort of with america or probably ditch the deal all together but it won't be any reunion call it would be probably a european call we've heard news earlier is will that iran would be ready to deal.
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escalate if the sanctions were lifted so there are messages that are being sent the way telling still despite all the hoo ha and despite all the threats and countries threats and whatever we're still hearing voices coming out from. the guys we're happy to deescalate and she due to the sanctions and the international community so to speak or he's the you in a very certain situation that they have to act now and not give her any more always great to get your take on the big developing issues of the day i one is most certainly happening today middle east analyst live from london. well it may be escalating tensions just going through there. by any of the enrichment limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal but it's still ready if washington lifts sanctions a more developed. you
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know world a big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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who 6 this is nothing but the harmony you can create on vibrating strings what is chemistry chemistry is the melody the melodies you can play on strings what is the universe the universe is a symphony of strings. with the weekly review wiki leaks founder julian assange claims he slowly dying in the british jail he's incarcerated in the ages he's trying to lie is that i'm kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day he made the disturbing claims in a phone call to his friend valan smith on christmas eve ball spoke to. all 4 and it was very upsetting to head the idea of him being sedated has come from several people who visited him who clearly being told and the british government
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have been asked about it and they refuse to address that matter what they say is they're not mistreating him but clearly he's being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day he sounded awful and he said to me that i'm slowly dying here please remember he served that time all the bail charge and he served his time too and he's now on remand it's highly unusual to put a remand prisoner in belmarsh when they're not a threat of physical violence threat to society i think we need some our answers from from the british government why are they treating him like this why can't we have some independent assessment 100 international got to those and asked to arrange a visit at least to send some representatives to check on him but that hasn't been allowed nils meltzer the un roughly toronto watcher has been very clear about asylum just mistreatment and describes it in the most of all human terms and yet it
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is claims very recently in november that the british government of completely ignored his request to see julian probably his health properly assess. julian assange who was arrested in april and since then medics and un observers have warned that his physical and mental health are in decline the hearing in february will decide on his extradition to the united states he's accused in the us of publishing classified military documents face a 175 year jail sentence. just on this story there has been a response from london the british home office refutes a scientist claims of torture calling them on funded and. china say's it's top of fish. who dealt with relations with hong kong state media say one is humans being replaced as beijing's chief lee is on there have been months of violence down to government protests in hong kong which took on
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a renewed energy over the new year. there is a particular aspect to be on rest violence brutality when perpetrated by the hong kong protesters has gone largely without comment from the west. or ask why. hong kong has gone from being the economic pole of the orient to the face of the fight for democracy and boy does that fight fire.
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with an amendment to a preexisting lot that would allow the extradition of criminal suspects from hong kong to mainland china has brought the financial haven to its knees as a protest accent into the 7th month violence on both sides has escalated but all the wild over politicians and john continue to hail the peaceful aspirations of those fighting to rest themselves from beijing all the while coming down hard on those aggressive dust spots in china it's disgusting what they're doing in hong kong they're taking away basic rights trying to stream trampling the most basic human rights is increased its interventions in hong kong and engaged in actions to curtail the rights. and liberties. of its people but it seems so men students have managed to escape the scrutiny of western media but it was.
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i think. that. scenes like that combined with the discovery of 10000 petrol bombs packed with high explosives and shrapnel make it harder to see is peaceful what appears to be a slippery slope into the territory of terrorists methods you can all fight for freedom of speech by silencing people who disagree with you. you cannot fight for democracy by terrorizing the public to. support you china is treading carefully refusing to send in troops to shut down the protests and local elections were held in which pro democracy candidates won in a landslide hong kong authorities conceded defeat the extradition built has been withdrawn but still the barricades on signing the flames according to china
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washington. china urges the us to correct its mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs we will take further steps if necessary to uphold hong kong stability and prosperity as well as china's sovereignty some have chalked down beijing's words to paranoia but let's take a look joshua was widely billed as the face of the protest movement was snapped speaking 20 fishel at the u.s. consulate oh when i forgot to mention he's not big on compromise so there's no and again there's the infinity ward at home people are willing to engage you there's also an organization funded by the u.s. congress which has been distributing money to groups it claims of preserving democratic rights then of course as the incendiary legislation washington's passed the human rights and democracy act in clearance i'm going to stay for those arrested at protests and we'll monitor hong kong to ensure that in the eyes of the
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u.s. of course an appropriate level of autonomy from mainland china is up to these 2 bills the noblest intervention of hong kong some turn north necessary and without groans they will also harm the relationship and interests between hong kong and the u.s. all of this on top of the protest as mass waving of the star-spangled banner have sparked concern that the u.s. might be lending more than just a supportive hand leading many to ask the question if the protest as a calling for self-determination is appealing to a foreign power to shape the future the best way to go about it especially when that foreign power might want to contain a rising star they're reaching. for and using methods that have created challenges for the united states and for the world. and we collectively all of us need to confront these challenges from the p.r.c. head on and on each of the many facets the fallout of all this has
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a little impact on washington of course it's the average hong kong who find his pocket that little bit lighter on his home but little less popular major. is. because. nobody is coming to. my 15 more. we. drop by 50 as far as fair rises and as prosperity fades it seems this fight for freedom is costing hong kong more daily than many could have imagined. just before we go i want to bring your fresh update on our breaking news this hour we are getting reports that several rockets hit an area near the u.s.
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embassy in baghdad's heavily fortified green zone not houses government buildings foreign missions these latest strikes follow heightened tension in the middle east after the u.s. killing of a real general last friday. ok tough watch next but an important one not suitable for small 'd ears the issue of rape among soldiers in the u.s. military is the focus of an invisible war. time after time called parishioners repeat the same mantra sustainability it's very important it's accelerate the transition to sustainable prize board sustainability stamer manna a more equitable and sustainable well. they claim their production is complete b hamas. has my
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