swedish prosecutors dropped a 2010 rape case against julian assange after admitting they lacked evidence to charge that we can expand. the major policy of all the us causes outrage by declaring that it no longer views israeli settlements in the occupied west bank because illegal. policing international law with the law of the jungle. i. i and in no way an anti muslim demonstration erupts into a street brawl after a copy of the qur'an was set on fire. thanks
for joining us this is r.t. international appreciate company. prosecutors in sweden say they're dropping a nearly decade long rape case against wiki leaks co-founder julian assange admitting the evidence had weakened over time is the path or is likely extradition to the united states where he faces espionage charges i discussed the case earlier lottie's donald quarter. you know this whole saga started out did it with the rape allegations against us and you've been through the whole mill since then but now we're back to those initial charges that's right neal exactly it was in 2010 that the swedish government filed in international arrest warrant against assad for 2 charges one of molestation and another of rape but assad has always denied these charges he's even cooperated with the international investigation from abroad and it was the threat of extradition to the united states if you were to have been arrested in sweden that forced him to take political asylum within the ecuadorian
embassy in london and now it turns out that this case that started it all doesn't even have enough so-called corroborative evidence to the evidence sherry basis is such that he corroborating evidence is not sufficient to in a way that is prescribed by the supreme court deemed that the description of the alleged criminal act can be proven. earlier today the swedish prosecutor explained her reasoning for dropping the charges she said that the witnesses involved were were credible but over the years the case itself had weakened and in the q. and a that followed she also said that the heavy media influence on the witnesses was another important consideration that they took into consideration 1st inspection suppose of joining the soldier might think this is good news but things are rarely that simple do you think it is good news well at 1st glance it certainly seems so but i mean the original fear was that if a songe was arrested in sweden he would be extradited to the united states but the
fact of the matter is that the situation has changed since then and let's not forget he's been sitting in a u.k. high security prison since april a sancia has been i mean the government is set to decide his fate in 2 $1020.00 and the united states has already filed an official request for his extradition to london so wiki leaks has already said this actually only means that sweden is no. longer going to be competing with the united states for the extradition rights over a song now as for what awaits a song in the united states if he is extradited that while he is probably nothing fair i think a son should be assassinated actually. contract maybe use a draw or something but this guy is a traitor a treasonous and he has broken every law the united states the guy ought to be and i'm not for the death penalty so if i'm not for the death and want to do it illegally shoot the son of a i think the man as a terrorist could act tough and say if we catch you we're going to hang you
what are you kidding. me. on to live on the line now by former cia analyst ray mcgovern welcome right then and smith from sweden prosecutors say they're going to drop their allegations of rape against julian assange is that a victory for him or not. that was always a set up it's hardly a victory this we'd had nothing to do with this thing except to do the us bidding to have these trumped up charges on the signage and then the out of the out of the
act that means nothing. i have to tell you that is a for me as a former army officer hurts me greatly to hear that clip about the whole lateral murder of 12 year rocky civilians including 2 reuters journalists in cold blood with the soldiers over the killing that's what they hate religion of science where not only that but hated him for having this unique ability to have people come to him with incredible information like the d.n.c. emails now he published them did that hurt hillary clinton i don't know i suppose it did was the truth was true he trades in the truth there ojt that at all and then of course pompei oh. the secretary of state now who graduated 1st in his class at west point doesn't seem to have much honor anymore given what he did
yesterday in reversing u.s. policy on the middle east and of course branding julian a son a quote nonstate hostile intelligence service and quote a way to do that because someone within the cia gave julian assange. documents called walt 7700000000 lines of code showing is that the cia office of cyber operation could easily mold break into computers or servers disguised in and leave it will tell sale signs in whitehall may be cyrillic. diverting attention from the real culprit so these things are major crimes in the view of people who want to keep power in the united states and do not want the truth to come out and i am ashamed i'm purely guilty or ashamed
that the un for torture. has come out and said look you know i looked into this very carefully and i found out that piece what all what do you say here he said in the end it finally dawned on me that i had been blinded by propaganda and that a son should been systematically slandered to divert attention from the crimes he exposed and that's news smelled saw he's a swiss he's the rep paul to the un puppets are for torture he believes the propaganda and the op ed that he wrote earlier this year could not be published in any mainstream. newspaper or a magazine or on on the air and so he published it in on the on a website but he starts out by saying that look no one would take this i offered it to x. y. and z. no one wanted to hear the real story about you in a science and now he's being tortured i fear for his life you know he knows he
knows enough about who gave him the d.n.c. the democratic national committee e-mails and he knows it wasn't the russians how do i know that well because it's not a there's not a scintilla of evidence that the russians hacked into the d.n.c. someone else gave it to julian and songe he knows who that is and once he tells the world about that. the world would know that the russian hoax the russian russia gave hoax was unfounded and that's another thing that they do really want to prevent i dare say that they have a mind to to torture him to the point where he's not compass mentalists anymore and here the british you know this is 800 years since they rested they rested these rights from king john ok the magna carta ok now who did that it was nobles the british the english nobles where. today i ask you where are the british where the
worthy english nobles today it's a sorry sorry state of affairs. in terms of what comes next so we're looking at an extradition hearing for the sounds in february now the judiciary is supposed to be independent from any pressure from the government is the principle of judicial independence so in theory rule of law should decide whether he will be sent to the united states or not i've just interviewed an international expert in extradition law who says that you have to be foolish to think that there will not be political influence in those proceedings so what are the chances of him getting a fair hearing. well i think they're negligible. i was an optimist i'm always i'm always prepared for the unexpected or pleasant
surprises and i do believe the chilean will come out of this all right and when it does this beard comes off. you're going to grow it until he is released you're feeling confident. that's correct and so is my wife. ok appreciate it ray mcgovern is my guest former cia analyst thank you. for. my pump. provoked outrage by announcing a reversal of a decades old stance on israeli settlements in the west bank he said that they did not necessarily violate international law the settlements on territory occupied by israel since the 6 day war are all the most contentious issues in the conflict between israel and palestine. the u.s. administration has lost its credibility to play any future role in the peace process we regard washington's decision as another step aimed at collapsing the system of international law regulating the middle east and thus further straining
israeli palestinian ties settlements in occupied palestine are a blatant violation of international law and un security council resolutions they're an illegal action that will kill 2 state solution jordan's position in condemning them is unwavering we warn against dangerous consequences of the us change of position on settlements on middle east peace plan all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the 2 state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace. well for decades the u.s. regarded the settlements is inconsistent with international law still the view of much of the international community citing the 4th geneva convention washington's changes stance contradicts numerous un resolutions and international human rights conventions and is the latest controversial move by the trumpet ministration when it comes to israel earlier the white house recognized israeli sovereignty of the golan heights territory ceased from syria in 1907 formally annexed in 1901
washington's also broken with international consensus by formally recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel both decisions widely condemned including by the united nations and the us announced the embassy relocation violent protests erupted israeli forces killed dozens of palestinians political commentator on the order and what the implications of this latest decision might think. this is of course a very. discriminating way of conducting diplomacy and the united states has chosen to act unilaterally disregarding the united nations security council even its allies and the western allies do not see eye to eye with washington on this topic so obviously it will not be a precedent and the united states will probably be isolated obviously this is
going to please the right wing in israel it is not going to change anything if at all it is going to give more strength to those extremists in the palestinian community who say that diplomacy is not the road for statehood and that they must act violently and therefore israelis should be against the policy announcement and not for it. your secretary of state might bump justified the decision saying it provides space to find a political solution between the 2 sides however the us has issued a travel warning at the same time we asked people on the ground what they think. any of us a zionist position is against ethics this is our homeland and our families so we will resist as our religion says if you die fighting for your land you are a martyr and will continue one of the difficult part against any decision which can
steal our right to decide and our freedom and our dignity it is only to cover up the israeli crimes and propaganda against anyone opposing the building of settle. in our own or the decision of trying to consider these really zionist settlements on palestinian lands illegal and legitimate is totally against international law to take any occupied lands and give them to the occupying force today lost his role as a mediator in the peace process in the eyes of the palestinians by declaring in a direct way that the settlements are legal and legitimate. the. dutch authorities say that they are found 25 people in a refrigerated container on board a cargo ferry bound for the u.k. the discovery was made after the ship had left the city of larding on tuesday evening and then returned to port and 2 of the stowaways were taken to hospital the others are being held in police custody it comes less than a month after the bodies of $39.00 vietnamese nationals were found in a lorry in southeast england.
i. hear secular states announced washington will impose sanctions on iran's further or nuclear facility and so repeated his support for the ongoing protests in the country to run him back like using the u.s. of stirring up unrest united states will terminate the sanctions were related to the nuclear facility at fordo people enjoy a better future when their government begins to respect. basic human rights abandon its revolutionary. and its destabilizing foreign policy in the region to be simply like. it is strange the united states and its officials who have committed the greatest of crimes by imposing much pressure and the toughest sanctions on iran . to the iranian people that they support these protests we don't expect anything
else from mr disgracefully defense the maximum pressure regime and the position of sanctions on iran. after a surprise 50 percent hike in fuel prices announced on friday. over another dozen cities with buildings vandalized because of iran supremely the burned around said the revenues would be used to help the less well off it all comes with the country in the grip of a deep economic crisis aggravated by tough sanctions. and ripples. the trumpet ministration seems jubilant about the recent protests in iran said the people of iran almost a year and a half ago the united states is with you now the protests are being driven by the economic situation g.d.p. growth projections are down by 9.5 percent inflation is it 40 percent and unemployment is at 16 percent and rising but it was a 15 percent increase in the price of fuel that sparked the recent turmoil.
now an economic squeeze like that is bound to get people upset but why is it ron in such poor shape well donald trump has a lot to do with it in 25. the international community agreed to lift decades old sanctions in response to an agreement that was reached about iran's peaceful nuclear energy program but then along came donald trump he decided to pull out of the nuclear agreement he says that iran broke the spirit of the deal however international observers say that iran fully complied as of today i can state that
iran is implementing its. commitments after pulling out of the deal the trump administration began imposing sanctions on iran intended to wreck their economy accusing iran of quote destabilizing activities around the region the usa even threatened to impose sanctions on other countries that dared to buy iranian oil anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the united states i'm asking for world peace nothing less. weare ready to impose sanctions on any activity subject to restrictions after the iran nuclear deal in 2015 iran was exporting roughly $2500000.00 barrels of oil per day now that number is down to roughly 200000 in a country where the economy is centered around state run oil exports that's a pretty big financial loss and it has been detrimental cuts in fuel subsidies and other benefits for the population had to be made so i don't know belong to
operation officials have sat down and made a decision for the country based on expert assessments and this decision must be executed which is what according to donald trump working to economically ruin iran makes him the best friend of the iranian people nothing says i love you like bleeding someone dry as cool nations to support iran's people as they struggle to reclaim. their religious and rights is. today i want to deliver a message to the long suffering people of iran. the people of america stand with you will be arrayed in people return to the nations proud roots as a center of civilization culture and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again the united states throughout the reigning in history has always been against democracy and the united states was the country together with
britain that instigated the 1000 the rule against democratically elected mohamed right now it's no different i mean the united states has imposed very severe sanctions on iran which is perth a lot of ordinary people so coming out and saying that they support these people is hypocritical in the sense that if you do support these people then you wouldn't sanction them so hard that you know they are having difficulty. with their. david normal by. demonstration by a group called stop islamization of norway ended in a brawl and it was confronted by a muslim counter protest tensions flared 2 copies of the qur'an with thrown in a rubbish bin and another set on fire by the organizations leader. the.
local media reports claim the demonstrators also compared islam with fascism and called it a religion of violence describing the prophet muhammad as a paedophile several arrests were made as police moved in a local muslim union leader described the whole incident as a hate crime promising to take legal action against the organization itself and its leader who burned the qur'an incident provoked an international reaction with turkey expressing its condemnation we are deeply concerned about the recent rise of discrimination against muslims hatred against islam and attacks on mosques in western european countries these attacks are not only aimed at muslims but also pose a threat to all humanity the head of dialogue at the islamic cultural center. believes that the rhetoric of some norwegian politicians even more dangerous than this kind of incident sees as it happens far more often. sometimes you get.
more interesting as a politician's there were against muslims. islam is a sin of the reasons but is that more dangerous than a couple of crazy people in christian sun i think the most important thing to count when it comes you know how do you hate speech is to talk to each other and create good examples are all muslims and muslims and look when we talk in our way and this is really important to us as muslims we don't talk about muslims and they're not muslims or dish and talk about us which is and they will slips what we talk about is just as. everybody's part that they are us. so it is really in part is lost out in popularity to anti establishment opposition us the funding of a new opinion poll for the 1st on the more than 100 years the social democrats are no longer the country's most popular party figures show the anti immigrant sweden democrats would have the support of 24 percent of voters if an election was held today compare that with 22.2 percent for the ruling party the other parties they
trailed well behind the margin between the 2 has been narrowing ever since 2010 on the sweden democrats gained enough votes to enter parliament for the 1st time. major reason cited for the trend is rising crime in the country that seems citizens swingin favor of more right wing and nationalist groups we democrats favor tough immigration controls and increased security along with traditional families it claims to sweden has become something of a hub for international crime according to a separate survey 3 d. citizens have increasingly experienced lawlessness violence and vandalism is said the numbers are among the highest in europe and the ruling party concedes it is bearing the brunt of public anger. it's a damn tough situation right now so i'm not surprised when he consider what we've got against us we gang murders shootings and explosions it's us as a ruling party who has to pay the price and across from the sweden democrats party
and believes that a hard line against crime is something the country's been lacking. we need to raise taxes to pay for all this immigration and of course affects ordinary people because they have to pay more taxes but it's also a matter of of a cultural phenomenon well swedish people don't feel at home anymore in their own city or in their own country they walk outside and they think where did the big debate now in sweden is on this increasing gang violence that is almost exclusively related to regular order of people can't even walk in. without the fear or the risk of getting raped getting assault or getting rob that's the real risk to freedom and now we have a situation we need to address and one of those things is to be tough on crime which none of the other 7 parties have been or have been interested in. being. ok to be watching out international pretty sure you knew that what you might not
been faithfully implement from the inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associate. in the school of a son of the moment goes. down person political battle song oh yeah the people who come up the path of the moment the focus of the who story isn't new makes him cold in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so wants now making the economy of venezuela scream.
isolation for community. are you going the right way or are you being led to. direct. what is truly wants is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. maybe in the shallowness. guys are this is the kaiser report the s. and china are edging closer toward greater and greater rivalry there of the 21st century as they say yes indeed we have a 1st headline about china and i want to say present the context of this globally
what's happening president trump is berating the fed once again saying we need negative interest rates because we are of course in a monetary war and a trade war with around the world he's pointing to europe having negative rates and that we can't compete with europe if we don't have negative rates against china of course he's always saying china manipulates their currency and they we have an free fair trade with them and here is a headline about that from china looking at the united states china u.s. rivalry on brink of becoming a quote financial war former minister says the growing rivalry between china and the united states is at risk of becoming a financial war a former chinese finance minister said on saturday way chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the china's people political consult of conference e p p c c national committee he said quote the next step in the frictions between china united states is a financial war.