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and because russia had a particular experience of you know the worst of all worlds in the recent history i mean of liberalism economic liberalism. stalin ism before that is really quite well it's got its sovereignty back and its aim is keep it always to this is all the time we have here and went way too fast thank you thank you so much for talking to r.t. thank you. national security advisor john bolton says that the u.s. does not want to harm allies that trade with iran and
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a sign that washington could be willing to ease sanctions. u.k. foreign secretary is grilled by parliament over weapons deals with saudi arabia but admits britain is in no position to negotiate due to commercial interests were already prepared to sign a trade deal with you if you agree to a human rights cools because of we are going to be made to sign trade deals with everyone. and end islamic party in pakistan called for the death of court judges who acquitted a christian woman in a blasphemy trial. and british forces in syria halt their operation against islamic state claiming they have come under fire from turkey. are broadcasting live direct marsters moscow this is art international john thomas . certainly glad to have you with us now donald trump has said the u.s.
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will continue its oil embargo on iran that pledge was made in a memorandum to administration officials sent on wednesday however his national security adviser john bolton has hinted that broader u.s. sanctions targeting countries that trade with iran could be softened we understand obviously a number of countries in the. immediately surrounding iran some which i just visited last week others have been purchasing the oil may not be able to go all the way all the way to zero immediately so we want to we want to achieve maximum pressure but we don't want to harm friends and allies either and we're working our way through that. and we're now joined by. thanks for helping us rubber minds around this one so it sounds like a more cautious approach from john bolton how does it match up with what he said about it in the past. well this is certainly a milder tone from john bolton now when the announcement was made essential of the
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intent was according to the white house that they were going to reduce iran's oil exports to zero that was the intent they called the highest level of sanctions let's listen to what john bolton said back in may. is the u.s. going to impose sanctions on european companies that continue to do business with iran the answer is it's possible it depends on the conduct of other governments now that when that announcement was made there was quite a bit of anger voiced from european countries they promised to protect domestic companies in their respective countries who wanted to continue doing business with iran and there was increasingly talk of different ways of trading with iran in order to avoid u.s. sanctions different methods were discussed china was involved let's kind of review the reaction from europe. to president.
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bush. because if it's one of the moving we will work to maintain the framework of the twenty fifteen deal in spite of the american decision and we will do so in a concrete manner by maintaining our political engagements by ensuring that our companies can stay in iran and also by getting open to us to pursue negotiations who are larger indispensable to you now there were some companies that did immediately pull back from trading with iran perhaps they doubted the ability of their governments to protect them among those who pulled back there was total boeing lukoil reliance industries ltd dover's siemens and others now interestingly iran has been continuing its oil exports right up until that november fifth deadline we've seen quite a defiant stand in the iranian president this is iranian president rouhani. you will not be able to reach any of your goals with regard to iran's oil you will not be able to bring it to zero or reduces. so now we have john bolton coming forward
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and saying that they are talking about the possibility of granting waivers to countries and corporations that want to continue trading with iran they are promising to engage in the harshest level of sanctions against iran but meanwhile there is a milder tone when it comes to countries and businesses around the world who want to keep trading with them so it is certainly a change from the white house are waiting to see what happens next as that november fifth deadline approaches all right artie's carom up and hoping to keep across this story as if anything else develops we know that you'll be the one to help us gauge the situation. right now the british foreign secretary has expressed shock over the latest findings on the killing of a saudi journalist a month ago he stumbles chief prosecutor says jamal khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate and that his body was dismembered. showed he.
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is. incredibly choppy. i think i've spoken more openly and more strongly about it. in the foreign minister that i'm aware of but i made it very clear that if the press stories were true. and it's here is increasingly likely that they are true. it would be completely contrary to all of us. the journalist who was announced broken critic of the saudi monarchy was killed in istanbul at the beginning of october and still claims he died after a fist fight with rogue staff members bad despite the international condemnation jeremy hunt says the u.k. cannot afford to stop its lucrative arms sales to saudi arabia or he's an associate you're going to has more because should you murder may be quote completely contrary to british values but it doesn't look likely that this will be affecting the trade relationship between the u.k. and its a long time ally saudi arabia anytime soon despite the renewed criticism of this
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trade relationship with the u.k. selling weapons to the saudi regime having been renewed following this latest scandal one of the issues is that there are some countries which have very good human rights record that would end up being very insulted if we said to them that we're really prepared to sign a trade deal with you if you agree to a human rights clause and i think there is a particular issue that because it breaks it we are going to be a we just signed trade deals with everyone at the moment well there we have it u.k. foreign secretary saying that trade relationships with everybody are going to be continuing especially in light of bragg's it but this issue of the u.k. support of the saudi led coalition in yemen has been at the forefront this week they also saw the middle east minister alister bert appear in the parliament where he was also questioned about the trade. the relationship between the u.k. and saudi arabia and he also insisted that this relationship is something that does
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not affect the dire situation with the conflict on the ground the only thing that we don't do is actually press the button to drop the bomb supplies for those who need to defend themselves the amount of rage targeting civilians is going up north if these are aware of is there seem to be an awful lot of well the u.k. government continues to be insistent that there is no link between the khashoggi murder and its involvement with the saudi led coalition in the war in yemen which as we know now has led to the deaths of as many as fifty six thousand people making it all the more shocking to hear that u.k. foreign secretary jeremy hunt was saying in westminster that it's necessary to wait and see what kind of investigation results are going to come out of the khashoggi case and he also said that it's important to see how saudi arabia will react and
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potentially promise to not act similarly moving forward in the future middle east commentator a darwish of the british government sees no benefit from halting arms sales to saudi arabia. when asked before. as still the arms sales from britain is still. within the rules i don't see a member of parliament good to see ok i still am still and put six thousand people in my constituency out of work so you have to actually get that balance here and the pradhan office probably in law line which feeds the downing street always it is better to be engaged with the countries who can exert pressure behind the closed doors and with our very closed doors or of the megaphone diplomacy which is practiced by the americans that's not actually the british way of doing things. the
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hard line islamic party in pakistan has called for the death of three supreme court judges after they acquitted a christian woman in a blasphemy trial correspondent misha selfie as more. this is us here baby she's just been taken off death row but instead of celebrating a second chance at life sparks outrage and mass protests across pakistan i got i think spoken to for the parts nine years ago while out picking fruit it was a hot day and she drank some more yes that was enough to sentence her to death and put her in solitary confinement for almost a decade but the real reason is that is a christian the women who were with her that they said she had touched a cup which meant they could no longer drink from it i was beaten and accused of
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blasphemy with his sentence now overturned how about an islamist to demanding what they call religious justice. this is a very sorry moment for i was shocked to hear this news regarding the release order . but we are calling for our government to change that decision for. pakistan is a religiously conservative country there are near around two point five million christians making them a minority of just one point six percent of the population to protect islamic authority blasphemy laws were introduced in the nineteenth century there are among the strictest in the muslim world it means insulting a religious belief can lead to imprisonment or even that harsh punishments also stand for those who support the baby take the punjab governor so mom to see if he
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was assassinated by his bodyguard in twenty eleven for wanting to reform these laws the federal minister for religion but the was also killed off to simply calling for her release. but from support for the assassinations the rightwing pakistan's islamist party or the tale paper counted they've called for mass protests if the blasphemy law is touched they even say the country supreme court just as if to himself that they've attending a sentence the patron in chief of t.l.p. mohammad off sol qadri has issued the verdict that says the chief justice and all those who ordered the release of aasiya deserve death mobs with the best edge of time losing trust in the overall governance and they feel that if there is a problem then the d. d. system may not be. efficient to pick up the issues
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and come up with a kind of justice in fact these are there are cases in matters also via the mob. has. killed people but this is not confined to just go on because it is the trust of the on the system. each stool. people coming to the courts and coming to the law enforcement agencies and this law has certainly put a why did their best which is the coolest the baby's conviction to be held gripe has expected that office of asylum and brought will take. kurdish forces have halted an anti-terrorist operation in northern syria that story much more still to come watch marty international.
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other. this advice would also apply to president putin and president trump on the eve of the second meeting is enough to fully u.s. russia relationship out of crisis. and welcome back this is our to international so kurdish fighters in northern syria have announced a temporary halt to operations against islamic state the critics lead syrian democratic forces say they came under fire from the turkish military on wednesday. plays a key role in countering islamic state but is considered by turkey to be a terrorist group the united states arms and supports the s.d.f. the groups and operations have recently been focused on the dairies or province meanwhile on the other side of syria i self terrorists have gained ground close to
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the border with iraq killing more than forty u.s. backed fighters and during an offensive and it's despite washington's earlier claims that the terrorists were almost defeated or does he go off comments. from all of the boasting you may have gotten the idea that moore's law mixtape in syria is so two thousand and sixteen the coalition to defeat isis has liberated very close to one hundred percent of the territory we don't agree with those as we have just absolutely decimated those but the latest carnage is a clear signal that the terrorists are not ready to buckle just yet they've squeezed every drop of profit from the victory they've been craving for so long from obvious territorial gains to a massive p.r. push they filmed their operation and spoils of war from all thinkable angles it seems even with reinforcements america's proxy ground force the kurds couldn't hold off the surprise onslaught hard for its incursion tuesday both sides but we will
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continue to go after them in the weeks ahead i saw the latest propaganda video even includes a not so subtle threat a skyline view of the government controlled town but hold on just how much of a surprise was this latest isola tag really sure they've moved in under the cover of a sandstorm but it's not like the kurds which are in charge of eastern syria didn't know i still was on their porch they have been fighting terrorists in the area for a whole year but despite their best efforts to little success and that could be due to the fact that their effort has been dwindling gradually apart from i saw the kurdish fighters have been focusing on skirmishes with the syrian army and repelling the turkish operation against them in the north this plays into the yard as sounds perfectly since assad's forces are not going anywhere and neither is turkey as president erdogan tease that the next phase of what he calls an anti
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terror operation in syria used him as you know that we have started active intervention operations against the terror organization in the last couple of days we will. soon come down hard on the terror organization with more extensive and effective operations the united states also has been convincing the world it's hell bent on cleansing syria of terrorists yet years on it's their area of responsibility where i still strikes well with its bloodiest attack in months and i wonder could it be because american troops are in fact miles away from all the action. we don't have a contour a new mission here we have a defeat isis mission that competition between all these forces allows for isis to play back and forth every surrounding neighbor of syria and including the syrian government have had other enemies to fight in other concerns isis is opposed tom
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number two it's a difficult problem it's also a divided syria because you have a border region where you rocks on one side the syrian the democratic forces on the other backed by the united states and the syrian army backed by russia anyone are on the other there are many players in the syrian conflict and all of them for geopolitical bounty in syria and writing off early means risking another wave of terrorist resurgence burnous caroline cox a member of the u.k. house of lords believes western powers need to rethink their stance on president bashar al assad if they want to bring peace to syria i've had a very vicious articles about me and. well no newspapers like the london times there is a big media on so what i think is very soon deed and it really does not give an equal representation of the horrific atrocities perpetrated by the jihadists but it's not going to stop me trying to be
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a voice for people syria. many people out there who do supporters and i do find when i do speak in different contexts people just say thank you so much for putting you intend to put to me we knew they were not getting all the truth from the b.b.c. we knew there was more to it than that thank you for telling us the other side of the story so there's a lot of appreciation and there's a lot of latent support waiting to be mobilized and i'm sorry to say that the u.k. and saudi arabia big time have been supporting the jihad is that just prolongs the suffering the people of syria i think it's unacceptable and my bottom line position is that the people has to be. i decide that i didn't feel that stop intervening proxy wars and i've managed to find out questions in parliament that the british government has used at least two hundred million pounds of taxpayers' money to support to harvest related groups i think this is unacceptable i think a lot of british people would be very worried by that and the truth must come has
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to have a democratic and open discussion and i've said in the houses of parliament in the house of lords that i think russia's been doing the right thing in syria has been helping the syrian army to get rid of the jihad is that must be the priority and i really respect russia for doing that and i just hope very much that other interests that influence british and us foreign policy prevent a constructive move forward but one of the very i think positive developments again that doesn't get at the ties or publicized. very widespread reconciliation program places that reconciliation programs but it's going into the hundreds and this is immensely important for me building the community care he's of those in syria take some of it courage minister of reconciliation. and his they risked their lives going into some of these places to initiate reconciliation but that is an immense important way forward and again that doesn't get covered in the western media. drew
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the arabs have boycotted the original election in the golan heights a disputed territory between syria and israel dozens of locals denounced of the vote as illegal and pro israeli. i.d.f. soldiers used tear gas to break up the demonstrations when crowds tried to block the entrances to polling stations in several villages many people living in the israeli occupied area have refused to take up israeli citizenship and consider themselves syrian it is the first local election since israel took control of the golan heights back in one nine hundred sixty seven the israeli government approved the poll last year after an appeal from pro israeli villagers. political analyst says israel's actions in the golan heights are against international law. it's definitely illegal well it's not it's and it's not an opinion by the syrian government it is the decision by the security council of the united nations the
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united nations issued resolution two forty two that calls upon israel to withdraw immediately from the golan heights from the west bank and therefore under international law they are under occupation the occupying force has no right to interfere with their representation they are supposed to pick their own presentation that is according to international humanitarian law geneva conventions that is on one side there on the other side there is also the people in. the golan heights perceived these persons who are who are so-called running for the so-called the elections they are caught up the elements they are collaborators with the enemy with the collaborators with the occupying force they are expecting the people to vote for people who are collaborating with the occupying force that is completely illogical it's impressive that these people in the occupied golan heights i was. holding on to their national city and identity at a time when so many arab countries are you know are making deals with the israelis it's really interesting that the citizens in the golan heights are not really
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buying all this they really believe that their rights. of syrian citizens in syrian land they have the right to be to be in their own country to liberate their country from foreign occupation the syrians are taken to the streets they are not just boycotting their rejecting the entirety of the population that is falsely called a democratic process that isn't there is no democratic process under international law when it comes to occupation the process is supposed to be a local mall between the locals there without any interference from the occupying force. nato has held it's the largest military drill since the cold war international observers were allowed to attend the war games in norway and secretary general younes stoltenberg suggested russia should offer similar invitations although as it turns out russia as originally done that. made to all of us invites of service to our. exercises russia has not invited
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it in national service to end the exercises the end of the cold war period nato and russia exchanged reciprocal briefings on military exercises in may allied military attachés in moscow have been invited to a voluntary observation of the exercise of the nato exercises are already underway stretching from the baltic sea in eastern europe all the way to iceland in the west of the continent military forces from thirty one countries are involved in the fortnight long maneuvers with over fifty thousand personnel two hundred fifty aircraft and sixty five ships involved a political analyst chris bambery thinks the drill fits into a larger picture of nato's buildup on russia's periphery. what they are troubled by is the arm to thrash around to explain why it's needle who is launching the biggest military exercise they've had since the cold war along russia's borders and that
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military exercise isn't just a one off what we're seeing here we should remind ourselves is the creation of a permanent needs or presence on the very borders of russia the in violation of promises given to former soviet president gorbachev that nato would not expand into eastern europe that has happened and therefore all of this must be put inside a perspective of that need to expansion and the fact that no need to are in the very borders of russia and that is something which is glossed over so it's not just a simple question of a one of military exercise this comes on the back of a build a building up of a permanent military presence. well the drills focus on restoring the region sovereignty after an attack by a fictitious aggressor the icelandic capital has had to replenish one of its course implies.
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it does it for me i'll be back in just under thirty three minutes with more news stay with us this hour to international. you know world of big. law and conspiracy it's time to wade to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than
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