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this is the news live from doha coming up in the program. i am announcing a new strategy to address the full range of iran's destructive actions the us president condemns iran's government as a fanatical regime and sets off a chain of events that could lead to the collapse of its landmark nuclear deal. iran's president heads back a charm speech saying was full of insults and fake accusations. opposition protesters defy a ban on demonstrations in kenya to wash out dead by police in the west of the country. also we hear from a random mother traumatized after losing her family and watching me and my soldiers throw a baby into a fire. u.s. president donald trump as they dock in aggressive new strategy on iran he didn't
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pull the us out of a new kid deal struck in july two thousand and fifteen but he has decided not to certify iran as being in compliance with the accord in effect putting the agreement in limbo committee how could reports from washington d.c. he's often threatened to tear up the landmark deal with iran but in the end u.s. president donald trump stopped short of pulling out of the two thousand and fifteen agreement to limit its nuclear program for now and even though his own administration has twice certified that iran is complying with the deal he now says he won't do it again i am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence more terror and the very real threat of iran's nuclear breakout that is why i am directing my
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administration to work closely with congress for months trump has accused his predecessor barack obama of being myopic in negotiations with iran focusing only on iran's nuclear program but not the financing of groups trump says are causing instability in the region the president has directed the u.s. congress to potentially revamp u.s. law to set up tough new standards. if iran by a late arbitrary trigger point lifted sanctions could be put back in place senate republicans are already drafting legislation supported by top democrats who have always viewed the twenty fifteen deal as somewhat imperfect we're saying if they're not in compliance we're all with together on this where i am the administration also has its sights on another ronnie and target the country's revolutionary guard new u.s. treasury sections are being imposed which donald trump says are long overdue
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critics say these actions put international relations at risk and could spell the end of the deal painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade this deal was working it was delivering the iranians were living up to it the i.a.e.a. certified eight times in iran was at hearing today a deal trump took a perfectly working deal and transformed it into a crisis with the decision that he made today donald trump has shifted u.s. iran policy and he's not entirely ruling out with drawing from the agreement all together and make sure that the deal is terrible but for all his tough talk against iran donald trump has for now taken little action ceding that responsibility to the u.s. congress to take the next steps or none at all kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington . ellen fisher joins us now from washington d.c. what style chant back to here what does he want allen he's appealing to his base
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there's no doubt that he said throughout the election campaign that the deal with iran was a bad deal and that he was going to walk away from it he said to fight it twice before this time he says he's walking away here's the problem is got the deal was agreed between the p five plus one the negotiators that did the deal with iran and it concentrated solely on the nuclear program that is because the p five plus one realized that if they expanded into other issues they could be split there would be difficulties particular if it came to talking about things like syria or hezbollah and so that is why it concentrated sawley on the nuclear deal what donald trump is trying to do is to expand that and one of the reasons is because iran israel has said we need to expand the what's going on in this deal it doesn't cover hezbollah it doesn't cover financing for so-called terrorist organizations it also doesn't cover the way that they are working in syria and so he does have
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a problem but it's going to be no up to congress to sort o. because rather than make a decision we're over this he's kicked the can down the road and given it to congress to sort o. ok so i was going to ask you what happens next i mean what's congress going to do with this but what are his international partners going to do with this. well the international partners say the deal is working fine so they've got to sit back and see what the united states is doing here's an interesting thing normally when you make a big policy shift like this there's a lot of preparing the ground your secretary of state flies to foreign capitals gets on the phone and speaks to people and lays the groundwork what we're hearing from the state department is none of that has been going on rex tillerson has been speaking to a few capitals in the last few hours but there's been no diplomatic initiative to soften the grown for this move so what happens well it goes to congress and they will decide what happens i've been speaking to people today who are saying it's unlikely that anything will happen given the sclerotic way that congress deals with
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things and can't get basic agreements on basic things that it's unlikely they'll want to take on the iran deal at this stage although there's always the possibility that there could be legislation as kimberly said in her report that could get agreement from both republicans and democrats that put in so-called trigger points so if iran does continue to fund hezbollah if it does something else in syria if there are things that the united states doesn't like outside of the nuclear deal then it could impose sanctions and that is when there could be a big problem internationally because as we see the p five plus one with the exception of the united states think this deal is working ok alan fischer thank you . iran's reaction to champ's speech has been swift zain bazarov he has more from tehran. a swift and strong response from the iranian president hassan rouhani saying of donald trump's speech that it seemed as though the american president needed a history lesson and then he proceeded to give him one he reminded people that it
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was the u.s. central intelligence agency that backed a coup that toppled the democratically elected government here in one nine hundred fifty three he also reminded people of the nine hundred eighty eight shooting down a civilian airliner by an american warship he also reminded people that it was the u.s. that backed saddam hussein in iraq against iran during the one nine hundred eighty s. iran iraq war and he said these were all examples of why iran had every right to pursue any reasonable defensive capability that it deems necessary chaumont. are you worried about rain you missed what about those weapons you give every day to aggressive countries i know targeting of the oppressed people of yemen with planes and bombs that you built yourself you don't have any protest about those weapons and that's aggression and you targeted all platforms you are always the aggressor in this region our weapons our missiles of defending ourselves we have always been
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determined and today we are more determined to defend ourselves president rouhani speech was unmistakably defiant in tone designed to match the aggressive tone and rhetoric coming out of the white house he also took an opportunity to defend the revolutionary guard a group in iran that he says enjoys a great deal of public support he also addressed trends criticism of anti-american slogans chanted by iranian demonstrators saying that those slogans were not meant to target american people but instead those slogans were meant to target the wrong policies of the american government. there's also been plenty of international reaction to trump's decision the french president emmanuel micron has assured iran's president hassan rouhani that france is committed to the agreement macron issued a joint statement with german chancellor angela merkel and britain's prime minister to resume a urging the trumpet ministration to consider possible security consequences for the west before undermining the deal russia's deputy foreign minister described
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champ's comments as extremely worrying but israel and saudi arabia are backing trump both praise his tough words use foreign policy chief editor rick emery knee was a key figure in negotiations agreement she says the u.s. cannot terminate the deal is clearly not in the hands of any president of any country in the world to terminate an agreement of this sort because this is a un security council resolution this is a plan of action that sets things to be done commitments nuclear related commitments and only nuclear related from ignorance and that is been implemented so the presence of united states as many powers not this one nigger mortazavi is a washington correspondent for iran international persian language television show she joins us now from washington d.c. good to have you on the show what's your response to what donald trump is up to.
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well it's a little bit surprising to people who've been watching this administration in the past few months and it also seems a little bit contradictory just last night secretary of state rex tillerson reiterated the fact that iran has been complying with the oil and is not in violation of the terms of the agreement just as i has repeatedly said in other monitoring and titties but the u.s. president still came out today and mentioned that he's not going to sort of the compliance and he's going to even take further steps to try to unravel this deal that as we heard is not just a biological between the u.s. and iran but it is an international agreement what she said before it's going to be will he create the chaos that he's predicting. well it's an unpredictable sort of path towards what seems like is going
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to be chaos because. in a way if first of all the white house is trying to not take responsibility for unraveling the deal he's trying to put the responsibility on the shoulders of the u.s. congress the ball is in the court of u.s. congress and they have sixty days to make a decision but at the same time it seems like the white house especially the president is going to pressure lawmakers and lobby them into trying to impose more sanctions and more pressure on iran so in a way he has opened the door for more chaos to calm but again the congress is going to make that final decision there's still sixty days for that to happen that we have to wait and watch where does this leave iran now what sticks are they going to take. well the iranians seem to be very determined to sort of hold on to this deal for as long as they can at least the moderate portions of the iranian power structure the moderate ministration of president rouhani in
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the team that was involved in the negotiation but at the same time when threats against the contrie pick up the moderates tend to lose their momentum and the hardliners in the more militaristic portions of the iranian political system tend to be emboldened and the moderates have no choice but to unite behind and we heard president rouhani sort of come to the support in the fens of the ira to see who he has publicly criticized before so in a way this is going to weaken the hands of the moderates and sort of more embolden the hardliners in the iranian political structure is i mean the fact that he's considering targeting the revolutionary guards i mean that's pretty significant isn't it it is again last night secretary say rex tillerson himself mentioned that it is going to be complicated to just sanction an entire army to it is related to
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a state and that's what the revolutionary guards are they are an entity of the state and there's a lot of involvement in areas where the u.s. army is also involved and that's why the critics of president trump's decision within the u.s. political system have criticizing him for putting american troops and their security and danger by by taking these sort of steps towards the revolutionary guards and it is going to have a very massive blow to the iranian economy also because of the volman of the revolutionary guards in all sorts of they could all my dealings within there are any and economy and they go thank you very much. please go ahead in the news on clear day we'll look at military tension in northern iraq and the latest fallout from the kurdish decision referendum earlier this month. and we'll profile the newly elected director general heading the un's cultural body in what looks like tough times ahead. and sports international cricket is set for major revamp as
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a game fights to secure its future. at least two people have been shot dead during protests against kenya's electoral commission rallies have taken place despite a government ban police in nairobi dispersed protesters using tear gas opposition supporters took to the streets ahead of a planned presidential election really run in two weeks time for me the miller has more from the capital nairobi. small scale protests have continued in different parts of kenya and that's despite a ban on protests taking place in the central business district of three main cities the opposition says banning these protests is unconstitutional and they want to continue demanding electoral changes from the electoral body now we understand
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that at least two people were killed in the bondo town in the western part of kenya when a group of demonstrators tried to storm a police station and that's when police opened fire now the concern is that there could be excessive force by the police in these demonstrations if we look back to demonstrations in the week immediately after the august eighth elections a human rights bodies released a report saying at least thirty seven people were killed at that time and it's only all of these cases besides to that police report indicated police used excessive force we expect to see more demonstration in the coming days as the electoral commission prepares for a rerun of the presidential of vote on the twenty sixth of october many kenyans support the new vote but there's concern the political uncertainty is hurting the economy catherine so is more from the coastal town of khalifa. a man will move the
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depends on this for a living he lives in kill a few in the kenyan coast a town largely reliant on tourism every morning he comes here to choose the very best of fish to supply to dozens of hotels times are tough the industry has for years suffered because of security problems and competition from other destinations but now political uncertainty over the repeat presidential election later this month is making things was. supplying about two hundred kilos of fish to the hotels in the last few months i can only supply ten to twenty kilos a day very few hotels are ordering from us this is a state of many hotels move supplies his fish to the pristine beaches are empty sylvania sellers are lucky they sell even want trinkets the next few months are critical it's a high season if guests don't come it will be disastrous for the hospitality
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industry this is one of the popular beach hearing from this time last year the room was full of tourists now the occupancy is only ten percent many locals who rely on floors and for their livelihood are concerned for the situation could just get worse. they fact already being felt they've been layoffs and some hotels are partially closed this negative impact on the economy and the social welfare of the local people. shops. everybody has been affected by. many kilometers from killing in the capital nairobi they're also difficulties weekly street protests and grandstanding between the two opposing sides have increased tensions making it hard for those doing business
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privately or with government. some investors are holding on to their money the city very much in limbo we kind of expected it to be. what. it's coming. from the interest rate cut banks. as much as they should be on the fiscal side of the government putting together what is essentially an austerity package cutting government spending back on the coast people wait and watch they hope the election will pass without problems they'll tentative would mean more harsh economic times for an industry already struggling catherine sawyer al-jazeera. the kenyan coast. man was military has launched an internal investigation after its soldiers were accused of killing and abusing rehang of muslims more than half
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a million of fled to neighboring bangladesh many saying they witnessed rape and arson by troops as military says it's responding to armed fighters attacking its outposts. in a camp of cox's bizarre way met one woman who lost most of her family for. there is nothing but. my baby was in my lap when the soldiers hit me and he fell out of my arms then they pulled me closer to the wall and i could hear that he was crying you know after a few minutes i could hear that they were hitting him too she tells us soldiers for me and mars army had set a fire outside the house they were in and then the unthinkable. my baby was thrown into the fire and then they raped me. these are pictures of resume a son sadik he was one and a half years old and very playful
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a happy child she still can't believe is gone and i feel like and then on the inside. then she breaks down. as she wails in agony resume screams out for her mother. a mother who is also no longer alive when her village of tula tooley in the district of rakhine state was attacked resume says her parents two sisters and brother were killed as well having fled me and mar resume and her husband are a feat now live in the long camp in bangladesh resume honorific story is similar to what we've heard from many other survivors refugees who shared their terrifying account of having been brutalized by soldiers and me on mars army many described
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witnessing mass killings gang rapes beheadings and numerous other atrocities human rights investigators are accusing me and mars government of carrying out crimes against humanity a charge me and mars government denies with more than a half a million will hinder refugees having fled me and more in the past six weeks medical aid and psychological support is in very short supply it's one reason rifi is so worried sometimes she says her head feels like it's twisting and that she can't to liberate it so sometimes she looks at the photos of our baby and she screams and cries every single day she cries says that until they have money resume i can't get any more treatment for the head and jaw wounds she sustained when she was also beaten by the soldiers. and so rich woman sits alone and traumatized longing for a family that perished and a home that no longer exists. at the cooper long camp in cox's bazar
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bangladesh people in thailand are marking one year since the death of king probably poland i don't need mourners gathered in prayer bangkok's grand palace where the late king is lying in state he'll be cremated later this month marking the end of the official mourning period king ruled for almost seventy years u.s. defense a very james mattis is aging iraq and kurdish peshmerga forces to remain focused on defeating eisel that's after kurdish forces cleared villages around kirkuk and accused iraqi forces of preparing to seize kurdish held or oil fields near the city tension between the two sides rose of the kurds voted overwhelmingly for secession from iraq in a non-binding referendum last month child strife and as more from a bill in northern iraq the kurdish regional government took
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a argy says iraqi government troops and shia militia forces have moved closer to the peshmerga positions the peshmerga have controlled kirkuk and surrounding area since two thousand and fourteen after defending it against eisele when the iraqi army fled. but kirkuk one of iraq's two main oil producing regions is disputed the peshmerga say they will not withdraw and will defend the city and its oil at any cost. large numbers of popular mobilisation forces and other iraqi forces arrived in this area south of karkoc this is dangerous and threatens war we did not come here to fight the iraqi army but if any forces try to overcome our front lines we will stand up to them and. the iraqi prime minister hydrilla body denies his forces have moved into the area to take control of the oil fields from the peshmerga our armed forces cannot and will not
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attack citizens whether or kurd he said it's been more than two weeks since the kurds celebrated the referendum on secession from iraq. since then turkey says it will gradually take control of its land border neighboring iran has made similar threats. the federal government has banned international flights to and from the kurdish region of iraq and a federal court has issued arrest warrants for members of the kayla g.'s electoral commission and now the k r g says it is under straight from the same forces it worked with to defeat eisel in northern iraq. the peshmerga say they have voluntarily withdrawn from an area south of kirkuk in order to ease tension with nearby iraq each government forces but with thousands of pressure being deployed to kirkuk and neither the k r g all the baghdad government willing to talk face to face on conditionally about the results of the controversial referendum there are
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mounting fears of that sensual new conflict in northern iraq for al-jazeera bill. the turkish army says it started setting up observation posts in syria's edler province after sending troops there the deployment is part of a deescalation deal with iran and russia it was announced that the soldiers will advance south to central live to fight the armed group. but several reports suggest they're actually moving east towards the town of show but i cut this puts them close to areas controlled by kurdish forces in the north of the region seen here in raid has mamma reports on the border with syria. turkey's cross border operation is under way these are soldiers from a special unit tasked with setting up a surveillance post in province. turkey aims to enforce a cease fire agreement that was signed last month. president.
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said the move was crucial for turkey's national security. is it our front here we have to take our precautions no one has the right to tell us why are you doing this we are the country with nine hundred eleven kilometer border with syria where there was that under harassment and threat no one has the right to tell us why did you do this. turkish soldiers are seen here in. a village on those border with. not far from areas controlled by the white p.g. syrian kurdish faction turkey has repeatedly insisted it won't allow fighters to expand further to worse the northwestern provinces of. thank you this is a delicate operation for turkey. is those to controlled by hate. or.
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if former al qaeda affiliate. with jack the deescalation agreement vowing to fight to the death it's not yet clear if the group will be turkey's next target. was all new. people are changing. the border off to syria. on thursday egypt and opposition fighters a cease fire agreement in the east of the. rebel stronghold in the syrian capital damascus. the deals allow the rebels to get humanitarian aid in their areas but would also allow government troops to shift their focus to the east where
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they are on the move against i sell the military campaign in syria poses many challenges for turkey and qatar as stated goal is to ensure a ceasefire agreement holds in but its real motive might be denying the kurds access to areas like the coastal province of latakia. on turkish border with syria the new head of unesco is france's former culture minister audrey as well a she has been elected as the un's cultural agency faces uncertain times with the united states and israel saying they'll withdraw from the organization natasha battle reports. she didn't start out as the favorite but at the end of a tense week of voting audrey as les emerged as the winner. unesco's executive board picked the french former culture minister as his new director general replacing bulgarian irina bokova as later takes over at
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a turbulent time for the organization the u.s. and israel say they're pulling out accusing it of anti israel bias. at this time of crisis i think it's more important than ever to invest in unesco supported seek to reinforce or reformers and not to lay her. at forty five as a way will be the youngest head of unesco she was a cultural advisor to former french president francois hollande before becoming culture minister her father as an advisor to the king of morocco she beat katter's hammered by only two votes her selection has disappointed those who said that after decades of european and north american heads it was the arab world's turn i think this is a disappointment for many many other citizens. i mean. but
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anyway. that. she will be doing. for. action. begins her term in office she will face some tough challenges she takes. the critics say is in desperate need of reform and you'll have to work hard to try and heal the divisions. image stayed a central funding the u.s. stopped is eighty million dollar a year contributions in two thousand and eleven of the us gave palestinians full membership israel followed suit and japan also cut funds last year after a different. politicize. what it could do better than it has until now is avoid divisions that lead to some countries abandoning it abandoning the ship and leaving it without funding and without a consensus you know sco was created in the aftermath of world war two to promote
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peace through international co-operation in education science and culture some say as a late doesn't have enough experience to resolve its problems others say her youth who bring a fresh approach and a much needed change natasha al-jazeera paris still ahead on al-jazeera examine why thousands of penguin chicks are dying in antarctica plus a look at how africa's filmmakers are challenging the way the continent is depicted on screen and in sports we'll hear from the veteran manager having to revive bayern munich's season. welcome back we'll look at the weather across the americas in north america we've got a developing area of low pressure you see it across parts of the midwest this front
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extending further towards the southwest so some heavy rain here pushing in across chicago and through into the great lakes as the day wears on you know still some fairly pleasant conditions across more southern and eastern areas and across the west it strongly but there's a bit of a breeze around still and the winds could become problematical once again for the firefighters tackling was wildfires in the south of the states but there is that frontal system really beginning to develop as we head through sunday snow on its northern edge rain extending all the way back down to south into texas as well but still woman find in the east with washington d.c. there are temperatures of twenty eight into central parts of america and the caribbean this is scattered showers across areas particularly for parts of cuba and up into the bahamas otherwise moving on through not a great deal of change heading into sunday a scattering of showers but certainly from mexico where the conditions are generally looking somewhat better let's head into south america and here we've got plenty of showers affecting the amazon basin some showers also likely for peru lima
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both the past and bolivia seen some downpours but dry weather working its way into southern parts of brazil and final sunshine empowered by highs of twenty one. a family business handed down from generation to generation but when this funeral director retires will his son continue the tradition i don't think he was actually before just like i don't feel like i was actually built for a difficult choice for an al-jazeera producer caught between two worlds worlds really by tending to the dead with a living get better an intimate portrait of an industry most encounter only fleetingly al-jazeera correspondent death in the family at this time one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be very. liberally particularly because you have
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a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. are you watching out is there a lot of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has laid out an aggressive new strategy on iran he didn't pull the us out of the nuclear deal struck in july but he's decided not to certify iran as being in compliance with the accord iran says the move goes against the spirit of the agreement and he's in kenya have shot and killed in these two people
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during protests against the electoral commission opposition supporters divide a ban on demonstrations calling for reforms to prevent fraud in the rerun of the presidential poll in two weeks' time. former culture minister. has been named as unesco. succeeds. in time with the united states and israel saying they'll withdraw from the un's cultural agency. them on the top story one of the measures president unveiled was tough sanctions on iran's revolutionary guard which he described as the corrupt personal terror force of iran's leader it was created after the one nine hundred seventy nine revolution has tremendous political influence as been its most reports. fanatical defenders of iran's revolution ayatollah khomeini founded the revolutionary guard in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. it was to be
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a volunteer corps of loyal foot soldiers to counter the conscript military that khomeini didn't trust these were some of the course first casualties killed in fighting with the kurds the revolutionary guards were created in order to preserve the revolution so that the united states could not carry out a counter coup or a coup not a counter coup but a coup in the country and overthrow the revolution was a popular revolution so there are many young people who wanted to join. it was the iran iraq war which lasted for eight years where the revolutionary guard made its name. these men a chanting for martyrdom they believed faith would overcome iraq's technical superiority young man would walk across minefields to clear a path for the military the army had to defend the country in the face of a much more powerful force the revolutionary guards since they were a volunteer force they were highly motivated and therefore when they
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went to aid the army they were very effective and the army along with the revolutionary guards were able to push back saddam hussein's force. resident hashmi rafsanjani oversaw the revolutionary guards expansion engineering skills learned during the war were used in post-war reconstruction front companies not subject to sanctions were established to carry out the work. the guards also expanded their involvement in internal security. they suppressed these student protests in one thousand nine hundred nine and have been used to crack down violently on any dissent since then. and the kurds force was created by the guards to train proxy groups outside iran such as hezbollah in lebanon and hamas in gaza for iranian backed fighters have been used to support pro regime forces in syria
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and help shia militias fight i saw in iraq there deterrence their potential deterrence their capability of helping deter foreign aggression i think is one reason why the americans. do not seriously contemplate. armed conflict with iraq there are around one hundred twenty five thousand members of the guards land sea and air forces and there's these fighters the besiege a part time volunteer militia that has several hundred thousand members ready to be mobilized it all makes the revolutionary guards the most important single organization inside the islamic republic of iran bernard smith al-jazeera venezuelans over to in regional elections on sunday twenty three governorships are up for grabs and the opposition parties are predicted to win most of them the vote is a test of president nicolas maduro his presidency which has been mined by political
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and economic crises let's go live to tears a ball in caracas talk us through what this is all about and what it stands for. well where i am right now we're not far away from the media this is the place what for months the opposition gather there to gather to protest against the government we've seen in the last few months here in venezuela violent protests over one hundred twenty people killed but in the last few weeks the situation here has completely changed the opposition right now is focused on sunday's elections what's at stake in a way is for the opposition trying to win as many governorships as they can and for the government this is also a big test and a way of showing and this is a big big objective we're being told to show that venezuela is not a dictatorship that even though this election is i long overdue that they should have happened last year elections are happening this year in venezuela and they'll be happening this sunday in spite of this the crisis here the political crisis the
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economic crisis is ongoing there are still shortages of food shortages of medicine when you walk around can access for example there are still long lines of people trying to get cash out of machines and the maximum they can get is thirty cents of a dollar now so shortages of cash so there's an ongoing crisis in this country and the latest incident that when going on previous to this elections to the vote that's happening on sunday is that the opposition is extremely vote warriors because several voting centers were relocated and what they're saying is that the areas that were read ok today is happening where the opposition has warning that packer they're saying that the government is trying to manipulate this election we've spoken to government officials that they're saying however that everything is ready for the lections that will be happening here on sunday are free and fair just wondering her nicolas maduro is playing this. could you repeat the question i'm just wondering how he's playing this size playing this and in the lead
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up and the expectations for him. well for the government and what they're been saying over and over again and expecting to win in many areas around the country they're hoping to beat the current opposition there thing that the opposition members what's been ongoing in this country is basically a coup by the united states but the problem that we have with thousands and thousands of people that were gathering about that before not far away from here where here a gap on the street with clashes with you wouldn't protesters throwing rocks want to get the child there that all of them were planted by the opposition and by the united states and that sunday's vote is going to prove that the benefit and people than right next to me call out my window and here government. thanks for that risible auster is anti immigrant freedom party has ended its election campaign with a rally in vienna immigration has been a major issue ahead of sunday's vote the party's leader christiane's through here
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accuse the government coalition for trying to swap out austrian people for muslims election has been held a year early after the break up of the government of the social democrats and the people's party. tens of thousands of penguin chicks of starve to death in antarctica what scientists are describing as a catastrophic breeding season that's a second bad season and five years for colony of and li penguins all but two of the chicks died experts say it's caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season with adult penguins travelling for the full food conservation groups under the action on you marine protection in the east antarctica region which is home to about thirty six thousand at least penguins are done is head of the worldwide fund for nature's opponent program in the u.k. he says steps can be taken to help the penguin colony recover. we can
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ensure that there are no krill fisheries. that overlap with the areas that the penguins go to to feed and indeed on monday next week there's a major international meeting happening in hobart in australia it's called camelot that's the commission for the conservation of antarctic marine living resources and camera considering a proposal that's been put down by a stray leo and the european union for a new marine protected area which would protect some of the amazing wildlife in this area including a deli and emperor penguins the good news is that those same birds will return to the same colony next year and try all over again so whilst it was a catastrophic breeding attempt this year they will try again adelie penguins are very hardy little birds so they have a good supreme court of appeal has upheld
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a high court ruling to reinstate nearly eight hundred old corruption and fraud charges against president jacob zuma the day back to before he took office in two thousand and nine zuma says he's disappointed by the decision and denies any wrongdoing tanya page has more. it took less than fifteen minutes for the supreme court of appeal to reject the president's latest attempt to avoid corruption charges. dismissed because. the charges relate to allegations during a multi-million dollar deal from the one nine hundred ninety s. they were controversially dropped in two thousand and nine clearing the way for jacob zuma to become president the reason given by the prosecutor at the time was that secretly recorded phone conversations showed political interference last year the high court ruled the decision to drop the charges was irrational and they should be reinstated some legal experts say with the supreme court now dismissing
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his latest appeal the ruling must be enforced is action over the last decade smack of a desperate attempt to avoid this eventual. actions of a man who has a lot to answer so in this lightly. i'll be writing to the national prosecuting authority the national public prosecutions are. insisting that in fact jacob zuma be served with an indictment and appears in court . but the n.p.a. the national prosecuting authority sees it differently it says that because the supreme court didn't explicitly say the charges are reinstated that means it's able to reconsider the investigation. not instructed in it is one of the cows that we put them out on appeal to the court not instructed
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to reinstate the charges it must be said to the. nation this is an important decision because it's being interpreted differently by the opposition democratic alliance which is doggedly pursued the president and the n.p.a. it's not as decisive as it might same ultimately there is still several options available to president zuma who has always strongly denied the allegations the national prosecuting authority says it will do the right thing and follow the law but some opposition parties say it's current here is an ally of president jacob zuma making the prosecution of a president who is facing mounting opposition seem unlikely tinier page al-jazeera bloemfontein south africa witchcraft and zambia toxic masculinity in south africa and folk tales from swaziland are just some of the african themes at this year's london film festival zero as charlie angela reports on how filmmakers from the continent are challenging the way africa is depicted on screen it looks like
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a western a familiar genre for audiences but five thing is for must say it's set against the backdrop of south africa's eastern cape. director michael matthews has dusted down the john are creating something thrilling and fresh. why don't we take a picture together look at the camera. another african film with a unique style is i am not a witch based on a real witch camp in ghana it's a comment on women's place in society told with humor critics according director one got an irony a new voice in cinema if i if have if i'd been trying out of probably been a different kind of filmmaker in the sense that in because i don't know where and i was some things i tend to follow rules like literally sort of been very niche about filmmaking and i'd have been different the london film festival really stands out
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for its support of african cinema because they put a dedicated program advisor who seeks out new voices from the continent and the films that they find challenge cultural stereotypes and play with new styles of storytelling like an animation from swaziland but the festival's director says they may struggle to be seen by a wide audience i think we live in very difficult times for artists who are trying to tell stories that are outside the mainstream and or you have to do is look at the u.k. . overall box office results for example and only three to four percent the new box office is made by films in a language other than english even though they actually constitute about a third of the films that are released if you do that you know. you know. defying the odds the wound has been selected for the oscars a gay love story set inside the traditional african practice of initiations. you
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know the film speaks about things that are really relatable it speaks about not just masculinity but the notions of of i think toxic masculinity. the way in which men raised to behave. and that is something that it's. not just doesn't just impact on men or on closer men or african men but that's not something that affects all of us new talent new styles that will hopefully reach a new audience charlie andrea. al jazeera in london still has an al-jazeera with a sports news including world number one rafael nadal is aiming for his seventh title of the year and he's here for that story.
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it's time for sports. thank you very much while international cricket is set for a huge overhaul a new test championship will be launched as the format fights to survive alongside that see twenty games starting in twenty nine saying the event will culminate in a world test championship final a new one the international league will begin in twenty twenty one that will also act as a pathway for world cup qualification not all the test playing nations are included in the test championship zimbabwe ireland and afghanistan not taking part each team will play three home and three away series over two years with each one featuring at least two tests while the point system hasn't yet been finalised each series will have the same amount of points on offer regardless of its length already we've
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seen that test cricket is at different stages in different countries and it's still very popular extremely popular in the likes of in the new australian particular and maybe less so in some others. and whether we can resume the interest in those countries where it is cricket interesting to see cricket as full in a way it is is what we tried to overly achieve but. you know time seems to fly by very quickly and you know in the in the foreseeable future that i'm very hopeful that this cricket will survive and. that's our strategy really well earlier i spoke sooner god got a pity who is the assistant editor at e.s.p.n. cric info he says young players may still choose a lucrative t twenty franchise korea over playing for that country. it's a concern not just of the i.c.c. but the member boards also but they cannot stop at no one again stop it any more in fact every board and importantly the smaller nations the law the top of the top
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four or five but the bottom five was seven nations even including of ghana stan they're investing a lot in twenty twenty leagues because that's where the money is to host the biggest problem of hosting a test match or a test series is the amount of money the host. loses because the broadcasters are not being them huge amounts the only the broadcasters only come forward when the top three or four nations are in fact it has to be australia india and england outside these three countries you know broadcasters are willing to pay for a bilateral series a big amount of money so where do you pay the money from that's the question bruce arena has stepped down as the head coach of the u.s. national football team it follows the sides failed to qualify for next year's world cup in russia brings to an end the rain is a second spell in charge a two one loss to trinidad and tobago on tuesday so the us missing out on a place in the finals. one of english football's greatest rivalries resumes on
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saturday liverpool and manchester united have won thirty eight top flight league titles between them the polo failed to beat united in six premier league games since a three nil win at all traffic in twenty fourth saying they've made it a stuttering start to the season liverpool are seventh in the table if everybody would give us still then this kind of time would say yes now let's change it now let's do the next. unfortunately if they sacked me no i don't think of a lot of a lot of managers would do the job better than i do and i don't think i'm perfect but it's quite difficult to find. better options. six of the games in the premier league on saturday league leaders man city will host start defending champions chelsea a visiting bottom of the table crystal palace chelsea i will be without and can say he was injured while on international duty with france this is a big loss for us because. you know very well the importance of the book and
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you know what the him and we don't have another players another player with with the same characteristic your point is getting ready to start his fourth term as buy new next manager the seventy two year old is back in charge after the foreign of current shotting by an off five points off the pace in the bundesliga and lost three nil to paste in the champions league they played freiburg at home on saturday . you know and and a good i think we have to create a good atmosphere train and work very hard it's one thing to carry on talking with players but we also need to be successful you would forget that over the last two or three games we have conceded seven goals i can remember when we won the treble in twenty thirteen we conceded lot of goals in the first half of the season for me the important thing isn't so much creative play at the front as it is
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a stable defense roger federer is through to the semifinals of the shanghai masters the world number two beating france's richard gask a hit seven five six for federer who is the only man who can deny an elder and world ranking places martin del potro in the final. in a down needed three sets to get past grigor dimitrov and are winning the first set six four but the bulgarian get back to the second in a tie break the spaniard don't think they won the decider six three your plate man chyna chicken sami's. was up against vinnie last in his quarterfinal in shanghai be twenty fourteen your second champion a straight sets win a six three six for the final school. and italy's and dread of a zero so has clocked the fastest time in practice ahead of the japanese moto g.p. whether making the track a little bit difficult to navigate world champion leader mark mark has had the second fastest time in practice despite crashing out in the afternoon session with
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four races left marquez at leeds to visit i so by sixteen points. ok there is a sports looking for now. in a rather dramatic footage. this bulletins of that end of the news of the me joined in the race the team thanks very much for watching but i'll be back again couple of minutes a. day with us for some more news see then. arts
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. the street is quiet the signal is given. out yet so it's safe to walk to school last year there are more than thirty metres in this community in one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships and kept our children sometimes at court in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walking bust to try to take them to gang violence i lost my son good looking a little go i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers
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working for several walking busses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards. and the family harvest is navigating dangerous rapids from the time with part of the time we finished scared to the fisherman dicing with death. i'm afraid of falling i'm afraid of dying but if i don't go by coughing my family needs the money who go to the extreme just to make a living but you have to be a school nurse with an otherwise good faith and risking it all vietnam at this time on al-jazeera. i am announcing a new strategy to address the full range of iran's destructive actions here as president our john threatens the law.

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