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we were equal to serve the rest. rest is rule of the region. a strong warning to iran is trump's new secretary of state has the middle east. well i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera coming up north korea pledges to dismantle its nuclear testing site as soon as next month. a central american migrants preparing to attempt a controversial crossing of the border into the u.s. . and attempts to save one of the world's natural wonder the australian government i just four hundred million dollars for the great barrier reef. donald trump's new secretary of. state has issued
a strong warning to iran on the first two stops of his middle east tour in saudi arabia and israel might pompei accused iran of destabilizing the entire region is trip comes as president trump edges closer to deciding whether or not he'll pull the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal how a force that has more from west jerusalem in the middle east might pompeo double down on the theme that has dominated his first international trip as secretary of state iran's threat to the region and the world and the solidifying u.s. threat to pull out of the iran nuclear deal iran destabilize this entire region that supports proxy militias and terrorist groups that arms it is an arms dealer to the who the rebels here. in iran conduct cyber hacking campaigns. that supports the murderous assad regime as well compares arrival in riyadh followed a barrage of eight ballistic missiles fired into saudi territory by hooty fighters
in yemen the u.s. and saudi arabia say such missiles come from iran who are commanded to cut and we also think that iran should be dealt with by imposing further sanctions for its violations of international laws relating to ballistic missiles. iranian missiles are a chief concern of israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu his focus on the risk of their being fired from iranian bases in syria and by hezbollah from lebanon with his talk of a u.s. pullout from the iran deal and new sanctions against tehran pompei as language was almost interchangeable with netanyahu we remain deeply concerned about iran's dangerous escalation of threats to israel in the region and iran's ambition to dominate the middle east the remains of people thought that iran's aggression would be moderated as a result of signing to do the opposite has happened and iran is trying to gobble up one country after the other both men welcome the u.s. embassy move from tel aviv to jerusalem for the fourteenth of may the day the israeli state was declared seventy years ago on maintained that final boundaries
within jerusalem were up for negotiation that the us was committed to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinians there was no mention though of the recent demonstrations along the gaza border fence where israeli snipers have shot unarmed protesters killing dozens and injuring hundreds might pompei was a different proposition from his predecessor rex tillerson who spent most of his tenure as secretary of state in a state of at best semi detachment from the white house on pay it was seen as very close to president trump in particular on the issue of iran and so that gives his words extra weight even perhaps especially when they mirror one of to listens frequent messages that saudi arabia's blockade on cantars should and they also stress to the foreign minister that go for unity is necessary we need to achieve it a report in the new york times said the message away from the cameras was more direct enough is enough stop the blockade by the time pompei a moved on to jordan his chief aim seemed established laying the groundwork for
tougher action against iran clear two of the obstacles the e.u. russia and china have all warned against scrapping the nuclear deal the decision will be donald trump's the deadline may the twelfth are a force that al-jazeera west jerusalem. kristen salumi joins us live now from washington and of course we knew that the iran nuclear deal would feature heavily on the agenda of strip what's been the reaction so far from washington. well the trump administration is speaking with one voice on this issue of iran we heard from the national security advisor john bolton on sunday and he echoed the same talking points as mike pompei oh no decision has been made yet this is a flawed deal it needs to be fixed or the united states will pull out but bolton held out some hope that the president is still considering an idea that was put forward by french president emmanuel mccraw and that calls for building on the existing agreement as opposed to scrapping it all together and in their talking
points both bolton and pump a zero mention some of the issues that mccrone talked about and how they could expand not only the nuclear restrictions on iran going forward but also trying to rein in their ballistic missile program in their support for armed groups in the region as well like hezbollah so again he they are stressing that no decision has been made yet that this may twelfth deadline when the president has to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions on iran that were removed as part of the deal with that coming so quickly they seem to be. hyping up there where they are where they're at talking about this and trying to put some pressure on iran and allies to get some sort of concessions out of out of this time that's right and how different is approach compared to rex tillerson. well mike i'm pale has long been
a hard liner on iran when he was in congress he was very critical of the iran deal and he got this job essentially because president trump was not happy with his predecessor rex tillerson and how he was handling the negotiations regarding the iran deal not that tillerson was a big supporter of the deal but he had taken a more european approach after consulting with allies that scrapping the deal that he had the same view that scrapping the deal would ultimately be worse then they should just try to strengthen it instead to scrapping the deal some fear could actually push iran to resume its nuclear program and make them move more quickly so . while in the fact that mike pompei o made his first trip to south saudi arabia and israel the same places that president trump went on his first foreign trip he did talk to european allies as well but we saw him talking to saudi arabia and israel that perhaps two
of the biggest enemies of iran in the region and no bigger critic of iran and the iran deal than prime minister netanyahu and as harry said in his reporting their talking points were almost identical netanyahu said that the relationship between the united states and israel has never been closer and that they were working as one on this issue so that tells you where they're at that's right. keen to show himself as a secretary of state that wants to move swiftly on these matters thank you very much kristen salumi in washington. well pompei is also been speaking out about north korea saying there is a real opportunity for a deal when u.s. president meets its leader kim jong un next month he specifically said pyongyang must show it's taking irreversible steps to get rid of its nuclear program and according to south korea there may be hope for this self to can pledge to dismantle its nuclear testing site during friday's historic summit kathy novak has more from
seoul. the world saw the smiles and handshakes on friday now the south korean president's office is revealing more of what was said behind closed doors at the historic summit south korea says kim jong un promised to close the pull the nuclear test center next month and invited american and south korean experts and journalists to inspect it days before the summit north korea announced it would shut down the site of all six nuclear bomb tests kim referred to speculation that test explosions had so badly damaged the site it couldn't have been used again anyway you don't shit on chairman kim said when they come they will see that we have to figure tunnels than the current test facilities and they are in good condition this. the willingness to allow visitors to the test center appears to be another concession before the planned summit with donald trump and the north koreans by this is necessity but it can dish up for any kind of negotiations
because if they don't see that the want every entry to started as a nuclear weapons nobody is going to talk to them moon phoned the u.s. president to brief him on the into korean talks the declaration signed there included a broad reference to denuclearize ation of the korean peninsula trump and moon agree that more specific measures on getting rid of nuclear weapons should be discussed at the us president's meeting with kim kim jong un is also reported to have said even though the united states is inherently hostile towards north korea once they talk with us they will get to know that i am not the kind of person to launch nuclear weapons towards the south or target the united states across the pacific south korea says kim intends to eliminate another sign of division by changing pyongyang's time zone by half an hour to realign with the south north korea said it's clocks back three years ago saying then that japanese imperialist
had imposed tokyo time when korea was an occupied colony moon also briefed japan's prime minister and told shinzo abbay that he'd conveyed japan's willingness for talks with north korea a willingness kim jong un said was mutual kathy novak al jazeera sold. hundreds of migrants from central america have reached the mexican border with the united states i spent a month on the road and hoping to cross into the u.s. and seek asylum but activists of one they might not be welcomed by u.s. authorities at the border. joins us live now from the sun e.c. dro border crossing just south of san diego so a month on the road for these migrants a grueling trip for them of a fearful of the reception they're going to get from u.s.
authorities. well we understand that the the legal advocates who have been traveling with this core group of migrants from central america have been warning them that they're likely to be detained that their conditions of detention may be rather spartan and that in some cases families may be separated in other words children and parents might be held in different detention facilities but the u.s. is under an obligation by law by its own laws and international law to respect. requests for asylum in the sense that they must. accept that when people come here and say i want to get asylum i am a refugee i want you to admit me to your country because i'm unsafe in my other country that has to at least be inspected and considered that hearings will take
place and the would be migrants will be judged as to whether they qualify under the current rules for international refugees or if they are not qualified if for example if they are determined to be only coming here in order to get better jobs and make more money then they would not qualify if they are determined that they have a of well founded fear of persecution on religious grounds or on political grounds then they would qualify but most of the people in this core group are coming here because they fear extreme violence in their home countries especially in el salvador and honduras and that's more of a gray area and just briefly we know the president has a very harsh response to these micro what is the why did view among ordinary americans. well it depends as certainly president
trump supporters tend to go along with his views that there hasn't been any real polling lariam on this particular group but i can point to a couple of things for example on the wider question of the wall on the mexican border which president trump has linked to this group of migrants which he's referred to as a caravan and said it's full of drug dealers and criminals and so forth a majority of americans oppose a wall on the border by fifty nine percent on a related question back in two thousand and fourteen four years ago there were waves of several tens of thousands of young people coming from these same central american countries kids unaccompanied minors and at that time polling suggested that by a narrow margin by fifty three percent americans felt that they that that the united states did not have an obligation to accept any migrant from anywhere who
was in trouble in their home country so it is it is a bit mixed i think also when people realize that the migrants who are coming today and ask for asylum are largely family groups with children rather than scary looking gang members there their opinions of these people might to change accordingly thanks very much from the border crossing. you know now still ahead for you on the program a protest leader is the surprise favorite to be armenia's new prime minister after the ruling party quits the contact and tens of thousands of nicaraguans demand justice for protesters who were killed in a government crackdown. most
of europe is still enjoying a nice bit of warm spring in fact the want has increased in many countries poland germany france for instance but further west it's rubbish in short there is nothing like spring where there's a lot of cloud there which maybe hides what's going on because you've got a warm front in there you think well that's or it isn't it that's the top of the warm air beyond it's beyond paris london's max and only eight degrees out is sunday never put you want on monday and then had the wind and the rain seven degrees now it's more like february this is really nasty get out into france as well and she gives you a pretty poor northern spain and only thirteen in madrid that's not going to last much longer than monday the whole thing collapses the coldest of being blown in europe to fourteen the time we get to choose to by which time we've driven the potential story weather into the western med it's warm water here of course a lot of green could be thunderstorms i'm going to circulation over denmark and. norway and sweden which will be a particular spring like but not as cold as it was at temperatures actually are
recovering that well in north africa middle twenty's if you're lucky thirty six car but look at morocco and algeria in tunisia we start at sixteen we go down to thirteen. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships. somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china to on a just. come
back a look at headlines now secretary of state might says the u.s. is deeply concerned by what he calls iranian aggression in the middle east on peo has met israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu after earlier holding talks with the saudi king in riyadh. also been speaking out about north korea saying there is a real opportunity for a deal when u.s. president meets leader kim jong un next month the north korean leader has promised to dismantle his country's nuclear testing site as soon as next month. and hundreds of migrants from central america have reached the mexican border with the united states they've spent a month on the road and hoping to cross into the united states to seek asylum.
so in all the stories we're watching on the news ruling party is saying that it won't stop a protest leader who's led massive anti-government rallies from leading the country but only if the opposition unites behind him. demonstrators have been rallying out of cheese a parliamentary vote choose and i miss that demanding that fight has made any call passion on it be chosen for that jump on me as previous prime minister has eon resigned a week ago after demonstrations against him robin forced to walk has more from i mean a second biggest city collaery. some of us will remember the events in one nine hundred eighty eight that happened in armenia a terrible earthquake which raised much of the city i am now in cuba and which left a great many people homeless thirty years old and many of them are still living without adequate accommodation and that is just one example of why so many people
in our media are frustrated and angry with the government that has been in charge here for twenty years the republican party whose prime minister the opposition movement successfully ousted at the beginning of this week back on monday and all of a sudden we are now seeing the possibility of a new leader emerging in our media who is not from the republican party but who has led this opposition movement. and he has been talking about dealing with the corruption and his message has been very simple and has appealed to so many armenians and this is why tens of thousands of them have been on the streets with today's developments just galvanizing them further that the republican party is no is going to field a prime ministerial candidate when parliament is going to vote on she stays expected to select a new prime minister that means that the people's candidate nicole passion and
looks set to be the next prime minister of armenia and this is really an extraordinary turnout for this opposition movement and that's why we have again seen many people coming back out onto the streets of yerevan to show their support for him to maintain. they made them amends until that crucial vote on tuesday. a un security council delegation has met hundreds of rango refugees who fled a military crackdown in myanmar the group has been assessing the situation across the border in bangladesh where some seven hundred thousand rangar are living in makeshift camps charles trafford reports from cox's bazaar. this is how the british ambassador to the united nations was greeted a refugee camp close to the bangladesh myanmar border. the twenty four member u.n. security council delegation led by britain peru and kuwait came to assess the situation on the ground for more than a million refugees living here seven hundred thousand of whom flipped the crackdown
by the myanmar military which began in august they heard stories like these. i was raped they killed my husband they burnt my two year old son i saw five men rape a twelve year old girl and then kill her we want justice for mutely thousands of refugees lined the roads as the delegation of vehicles passed many held signs demanding justice and help. in the coupon refugee camp the delegates were split into groups to listen to more stories from victims of violence one man told them the myanmar government would never tell them the truth do your investigation this from your own countries he said britain's u.n. ambassador said it was vital the international community act with one voice we need to go back and evaluate what we've seen on this trip and see if we can come together to build on the unified feeling that the security council had back in november when it called on the government of myanmar to do certain things to
protect their way and allow them to go back in conditions of safety so i think that's the immediate short term priority myanmar has banned any independent investigation into what the u.n. says is ethnic cleansing of the ranger. doesn't recognize them as an ethnic group he calls them. what was then the burmese government stripped ranger of their citizenship in one thousand nine hundred two last november the security council passed the resolution demanding beyond my hold to military action against the ranger but the potential veto power of myanmar allies china russia has stalled anything stronger than that at a news conference china's representative stated his country's position. is to seize majlis to cease fire so he's to try to find a solution to something. that's really just close to policies when a journalist asked the u.n.
delegates which of them used the word ranger china's representative appeared not to understand but didn't raise his hand later he told me china respects walk richenda call themselves united nations security council delegation came here to assess the magnitude of this crisis and what they've seen today and some of the stories that they've heard of no doubt giving them a fair indication of just how terrible the situation is here. it's fair to say there will probably hear a very different story in riyadh from the government and that means translating their findings into concrete unified political action that the security council could remain a charlie the sum so i mean it. would al-jazeera to problem refuse to carry on with the. the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say they've stopped the syrian army from taking several villages along the border with iraq the statement was made just hours after the syrian army said it had retaken the villages meanwhile the government says it's
made a deal with the opposition fighters to evacuate era areas around south and damascus the syrian government launched an offensive in the area last week to push i sell out. russians in pakistan's swat valley a continuing to demonstrate against what they're calling decades of oppression by security forces they are demanding the military remove landmines and checkpoints and have called for the return of many disappeared demonstrations began in february after the police killing of an aspiring model police said he had ties to the taliban but no evidence was found in say thousands of bin unjustifiably killed over the years. well now to nicaragua where thousands of taken part in a protest amounting just as for the killing of anti-government protesters at least forty three people died during demonstrations against the government's proposed social security reforms catherine stansell has more. the center of the capital managua turned into
a sea of blue and white as thousands of demonstrators were calling for an end to the rest. it began on april eighteenth when president daniel ortega announced an overhaul to the welfare system that would have seen taxpayers paying higher contributions in exchange for lower benefits he since backs down on the proposal but it didn't stop the catholic church from organizing this second demonstration. when really got oh well this is the moment when the people have to take control no one owns nicaragua it is up to the nicaraguan people to decide this story and their future but. this is a march for peace and justice peace only comes from god all the parishioners are here to protest against his criminal government murderers who cruelly killed people all of us standing here say enough is enough. these are the largest street protests in nicaragua since the end of the civil war in one nine hundred ninety and have
been the most violent during ortega's rule at least forty three people have died in demonstrations and confrontations with police the un accuses the government of using excessive force as well as trying to shut down t.v. stations reporting the unrest or take a has agreed to hold talks there no date has been set it's not clear who will be involved or if there will be conditions attached the catholic church has agreed to mediate or take a is the last of the latin american revolutionary still in office despite facing the biggest direct challenge to his rule he's given no indication that he will step down or bring forward elections due in twenty twenty one catherine stansell al jazeera. philippine president want to go to territories permanently banned filipino workers from traveling to kuwait for work a temporary ban was imposed in february after a series of allegations of abuse and even killings of filipino workers in the gulf nation it's estimated about two hundred sixty thousand filipinos still live in
kuwait it's the latest move in a diplomatic route between the two countries with each recalling their ambassadors last week tens of thousands of people have marched through the spanish city of london to protest against the acquittal of five men on gang rape charges. consecutive day people have demonstrated against the ruling which ordered the men to be jailed for nine years on a less a felony of sexual abuse the men are accused of gang raping a teenage girl at the san fermin bull running festival in twenty sixteen they're alleged to have recorded the attack and then laughed about it afterwards on a whatsapp group trailing government has announced a new cash injection to help save the great barrier reef it's pleasure almost four hundred million dollars in funding to restore water quality and protect coral climate changes caused water temperatures to rise which is killing coral on the world's largest reef victoria gate b reports. it's one of the seven
wonders of the natural world the australian government wants to ensure its around for future generations to enjoy we recognise that the race faces a number of challenges we've had significant bleaching events in twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen as we race around the world in the great barrier reef is no different to with great stress research as say a third of the reef was cooked to death as water temperatures rose one degree above average in twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen due to a combination of climate change and they only know weather cycle co reeves are home to around twenty five percent of ocean life but coral bleaching has destroyed nurseries for many kinds of young fish meaning only the toughest species have survived the bulk of the money will go towards improving water quality but not everyone has welcomed the announcement the problem with the things as i said with the roof package is it makes people think something is really being done and it's
amazing that the package is always come forward just a few months before the world heritage committee has got a made again you know ask to say whether we should be put on the endangered list the australian government hopes it's conservation work will inspire other countries to follow its lead we are spearheading a group among some of the countries many of the time we manage significant coral reefs in the caribbean in the pacific in the indian ocean and they look to australia to provide the technical expertise the scientific research and the best practice management of the whole race but conservation groups say the government is ignoring the biggest threat to the reef climate change they want if emissions continue as they are the great barrier reef won't survive victoria gate and be al-jazeera. well as more on the everything right hearing looting details on our top
stories al jazeera dot com. bad lines now the united states says it's deeply concerned by what it says is iran's ambition to dominate the middle east and use secretary of state might pompei i made the comments after meeting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu he's he was there on a flying visit to the region having visited saudi arabia fust we remain deeply concerned about iran's dangerous escalation of threats to israel in the region and iran's ambition to dominate the middle east who remains. the united states is with israel in this fight and we strongly support israel sovereign right to defend itself regarding the j. c.p.o. it presents up to a pretty quick this deal is very flawed he's directed the administration to fix it and if we can't fix it he's going to withdraw from the deal it's pretty straight
forward. also been speaking out about north korea saying there is a real opportunity for a deal when u.s. president trump meets its leader kim jong un next month he specifically said pyongyang must show it's taking irreversible steps to get rid of its nuclear program and according to south korea there may be hope for this after kim pledge to dismantle a nuclear testing site in friday's historic summit with president lungi in hundreds of migrants from central america have reached the mexican border with the united states they have spent a month on the road and hoping to cross into the u.s. in order to seek asylum. armenia's ruling party says it will not stop a protest leader who's led massive anti-government rallies from leading the country but only if the opposition unites behind him demonstrators have been rallying out of tuesday's parliamentary vote to choose a new prime minister they are demanding that protest leader nicole be chosen for
the top job on me as previous prime minister. resigned a week ago after demonstrations against him. the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say they have repelled the syrian army from taking several villages along the border with iraq meanwhile the government is saying that it's made a deal with opposition fighters to evacuate areas around southern damascus. those are the top stories i'll have another update for you in about twenty five minutes time off to talk to al-jazeera which is next. week is the world.