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ahead of talks that are planned between iran and the u.n.'s nuclear inspectors in vienna. good morning, everyone, it is great to have you here, i'm jamie colby and happy mother's day to all the moms. >> eric: happy mother's day, happy mother's day, jamie. i'm eric sean, welcome to a brand new hour of fox news headquarters, and, mahmoud ahmadinejad dismisses any potential threat and, the threat is nothing more than a mosquito to iran as the iranian opposition group claims tehran is expanding the weapons program amid claims they cleaned up a nuclear site to hide the evidence. what does it mean for upcoming talks in vienna, starting tomorrow? joining us is the former united states ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, who is with us, every sundays, about this time. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, glad to be with you. >> eric: six years since the u.n. security council demanded iran stop the uranium enrichment
and mahmoud ahmadinejad and the mullahs, are not listening. what does it mean? >> well i think this speech today is a prelude to the negotiation with the iaea that you mentioned. i think it makes clear what iran's position is. and, i think it torques up the position, that we'll give away more and legitimize more of iran's nuclear program. and, from mahmoud ahmadinejad's point, why not? it has always worked in the past and perhaps he opens it will work this time. >> eric: and, when they start the meetings tomorrow in vienna, it may not be working? >> i'm afraid for some including the obama administration it will not get through. in the media today there are stories written by commentators and others basically describing, this is a done deal. the iranians are going to given their enrichment to 20% of the u-235 isotope, done at the fordo facility and will shim the 20%
uranium out of the country and basically everything is done, what could go wrong? i think in that atmosphere, what he is doing is saying, if i can get that far, without making any concessions, if i raise the temperature maybe i can get even more. >> eric: and, there are 60 scientists working and there are claims the iranians cleaned up the parching site of any potential evidence of nuclear explosive tests there. what does that mean? the group, the mek often had information about iran's nuclear weapons programs in the past and has proved to be accurate and the only thing that surprises me is they've only identified 60 iranian scientists and technicians, i think the number was a lot higher than that. people have thought for quite some number of years that parchan, the revolutionary guard's artillery base is where they are working on the
explosive charge you need to implode uranium or plutonium to create the critical cass of the chain reaction of the nuclear weapon and, almost certainly the iaea will express their demands to see it and, the iranians will make a paper concession that makes advocates in the west happy and will make sure there is nothing at parchan for the iaea to find. >> eric: you use the term, paper concessions, and you listen to the administration, you think it is our fault, the quote from vice president biden, he said: when we took office, meaning the obama administration, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on iran. we were the problem. meaning america. we were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in europe. we were neither fully respected by our friends, nor feared by our opponents and today it is starkly, starkly different, mr. ambassador i imagine he is partially talking about you,
since you were a member of the bush administration. what is your react to the vice president's claims that it is america's fault? >> well, those kinds of remarks make me want to go down on my knees and pray, he keeps him on the ticket and doesn't swap him out for somebody else, the last u.n. security council effective sanctions against iran were doing the bush administration. not that they slowed iran's program down at all. and, i think, if anything, russia and china are more protective of iran today than in the past. look, for example at the dual veto they cast to protect iran's satellite regime, the assad dictatorship in syria, a couple of months ago. so i think this is part of the political spin going into the elections, certainly doesn't have anything to do with reality. and, if in fact the administration is about to make major concessions, to iran, there will be time enough in a
few weeks to address the vice president's remarks. >> eric: we'll come back with you, and circle back with you on that and finally, one other point has to do with yemen, drone strikes and they've taken out 11 operatives in yemen, what about the continued use of drones there. >> i'm all in favor of killing al qaeda, whatever means are available to our military, but i think it is a mistake, i think increasingly evident, a mistake for the obama administration, to act like drone strikes are substitutes for a real counterterrorism policy. and harkens back to the late days of the clinton administration. when the use of tomahawk cruise missiles against suspected al qaeda sites was the policy of choice. it did not stop 9/11. >> eric: ambassador john bolton, thank you so much as always for joining us and we will circle back on those biden comments and see what happens after those talks start tomorrow in vienna. thank you.
>> eric: the knew round of negotiations, between iran and the group of world powers, the first potential starts tomorrow in vienna with the inspectors from the iaea and a second meeting for another week from now, on may 23rd. in baghdad, third round of the talks that took place in turkey, last month, reportedly considered, quote, constructive by all the parties and sanctions by the u.s. and u.n. surge have placed increasing pressure on iran to potentially cooperate. but, based on mahmoud ahmadinejad's claims, this weekend, that does not seem to have worked. the european union oil embargo on iran is set to begin july 1st but there are attempts by britain, for example, to ease those concessions, so, we'll see how it plays out in the coming weeks. jamie? >> jamie: big story today and breaking news for you out of afghanistan. a seconds afghan peace broker has been assassinated. a gunman armed with a silent
pistol murdering a top member of the afghan peace council, in could buhl months after the former head of the council died at the hands of a homicide bomber. connor powell is streaming live from kabul for us today. hi, connor. >> reporter: he was a former taliban official, the higher education minister when the taliban ruled afghanistan but for the last five or seven years, or so, has reconciled with the afghan government, who was a member of afghanistan's upper political house here and has been a member of the high peace council but he was gunned down today by several gunmen, allegedly on the way to a meeting with u.s. and international officials here in downtown kabul. not exactly clear who he was going to meet with but his death has sent shockwaves through the peace process here in afghanistan. he was considered a moderate former taliban official. he was somebody that president karzai apparently did lean on
for information, good contact with a lot of the old taliban guard based in pakistan now and running the war but the larger issue is, what this -- what type of impact it will have on the peace negotiation with started about 6 to 9 months ago and they've really stalled in the last few months and i spoke to one current member of the high peace council, and he said, simply, that negotiations aren't running through this high peace council, set up by president karzai, it is run by the u.s., and by other groups. so, there was a lot of frustration, with the high peace council, what they were actually doing and it's not clear what his death will have in terms of an impact on the peace negotiations. but, here in afghanistan he's mourned by the international community, and, by afghans who have known him and worked with him for many, many years. jamie. >> jamie: what is it like in the area where you are ain terms of safe -- are, in terms of safety and, being able to move around. you have been there a while and you have a perspective on that.
>> reporter: the last few attacks we have covered in afghanistan, near the u.s. embassy and, ishq are in our neighborhood and we've had attacks in our neighborhood and the diplomatic area and today's attack was further by kabul university, where a lot of afghans, particularly young afghans live. but, security in kabul, is up and down. you know, we'll have an attack and 2 or 3 weeks later it will be perfectly fine and you can move around freely and then there will be an attack and we have seen a steady flow of attacks in kabul, once every 3-4 weeks or so, on the days when there is an attack, kabul is a very dangerous city and the rest of time you move with caution but you can move around the city, jamie. >> jamie: what is interesting to me, connor, is the fact as you said, this was near a university so if these afghan homicide bombers and assassins are attacking afghans, they are putting civilians at risk. something that they point to the united states, oftentimes, and charge as wrong doing. so, are they defeating their own
purpose? what is the sense of the afghan citizens, about what these people are doing? are they rising up, are more joining the ranks of police and the military there, to want to fight this? >> well, the afghan security forces have been growing in the past few years, well over 300,000 in terms of the army and the police, and that is' good step forward for afghanistan. civilian casualties have long been a sore point between the international community and the afghan government and while the taliban kills far more civilians in this country, the international community has always been held to account when civilians have been killed at the -- as a result of u.s. and international operations. so, the taliban don't take much of the blame for the deaths here, civilians in afghanistan. in the way that the international community does. but, there is a real sense among many afghans that while they want the u.s. and international community to be more protective of civilians, they do know that the taliban kills a lot of
civilians and we should point out the taliban are saying they didn't cukill the mullah today, but they said they'd target people of the high peace council. >> jamie: as things are expected to be wound down, as the president said for u.s. troops, the violence continues, be safe, connor, for us, thank you so much. >> reporter: thank you. >> eric: new information on a tragic small plane crash in rural kansas that involved former students and an instructor from oral roberts university. former student and marine austin anderson was one of the four killed in the crash yesterday. and died in the hospital, hours after reportedly pulling a 5th passenger to safety. that passenger is hannah luce, now in critical condition. she was the only survivor of the crash. as a recent oral roberts graduate and daughter of the school trustee.
three passengers are graduates of oral roberts, flying to a christian youth rally in iowa, when the twin engine cessna suddenly went down and the cause of the tragic crash is now under investigation. jamie? >> jamie: meanwhile, sad to report, hundreds of boston university students had to hold a candlelight vigil for classmates who were killed en a mini-van crash in new zealand. look how many showed up. three students, part of a group of a study-abroad program and the van reportedly drifted to the side of the rolled and rolled over when the driver tried to correct course, last night mourners remembering their friends. >> i opened my phone and i called my voice mail, praying that there would be some old message from you, in the saved messages. and there was. >> he lived the life he wanted to live. >> jamie: so young, so soon, so sad. five other boston university students were injured senate crash and three remain in the hospital and one of them is in critical condition. ♪
>> jamie: an age-old battle, the issue of equal pay between men and women in this country and now this subject is gaining traction on the campaign trail. however the statistics the obama administration and the government are presenting may be misleading. according to chief national correspondent, jim angle. who explains from washington. >> reporter: president obama and the democrats are hoping to win women voters by a large margin and part of that strategy includes making equal pay an issue. something the president mentions often. >> president barack obama: would you do the same work as a man? you ought to be paid the same wage as a man. [applause]. >> reporter: research from the bureau of labor statistics suggests women make only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. those numbers, however, have nothing do with equal pay for equal work. instead, they compare the pay of all women as a group, against the pay of all men as a group, without considering lots of differences.
>> the cardiac surgeon, and the person who is checking out at a supermarket, they are being compared, as if they are equal. >> you might have a woman that works 35 hours and might have a man doing the same job that works 50 hours or travels more. in that job. >> reporter: women are less likely to work 40 hours, than men are. >> people who work 44 hours per week, make 50% more than people who work 34 hours a week. >> reporter: the reason for these, and other differences, is pretty simple. >> women are deciding not just what is great for their careers, they are deciding what is great for their kids. >> they say, do i want to work full-time? do i want to be with the children full-time or do a combination of both? the man also gets three choices, do i want to work full-time, do i want to work full-time or do i want to work full-time. >> reporter: women who leave the workforce to care for children pay a price when they return. >> no question, there is what some scholars call a motherhood penalty.
>> it can be difficult to get back in and earn the same pay you earned before when you left. >> reporter: women are also less likely to take jobs such as working in an oil field, coal mine or steel mill and there is also one interesting fact that blows a hole in the argument about discrimination. >> young women in their 20s who don't have children and are not married are earning more than comparable young men. >> they earn 117% of what men earn in the workplace. >> reporter: once on the board of the national organization for women in new york lists 25 variables that affect what kind of workmen and women choose and, say women's pay is more a function of personal choices than any discrimination against female workers. jim angle, fox news. >> jamie: and all ears and eyes are on that one, thanks for reporting on this from washington. eric. >> eric: republican senator john thune is on fox news sunday this morning, saying why the u.s.
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>> eric: time for a quick check of the headlines, rescuers are combing through the mountains in southern california, looking for this missing fbi agent, special agent steven ivans, and is described as severely depressed and possibly suicidal and searchers are digging through the wreckage of the plane crash on the volcano in indonesia and are looking for the black box, it went down during a sales demonstration flight last week. 45 people were on board and no one survived. iranians are protesting google. critics angry they labeled the persian gulf by the alternate name, the arabian government and some claim the u.s. government has something to do with that.
>> jamie: a new call for a changing of the guard on capitol hill, in an exclusive interview today on fox news sun, republican senator john thune saying, washington needs new people, and, new ideas, and -- to move our nation forward. >> many of us in the u.s. senate would welcome to have the opportunity to vote on a budget that does something about entitlement reform and tax reform and deals with the fundamental challenges but, frankly, that is not happening today and i hope we get an infusion of new people in november who will help us retake the majority of the u.s. senate and help us set an agenda that will take us in a different direction for the future of the country and work, i hope with the sprup president, who is intent on solving and fixing problems rather than running for re-election and using campaign gimmicks to distract people from his economic record. >> jamie: joining me now, our own shannon bream, filling in for chris wallace today on fox news sunday. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, jamie. >> jamie: when john thune talks,
people listen and one thing he said was new infusion of new people and new energy and he's a senator, in there and i gather he's talking about himself, or his own seat and does he think republicans have a chance of taking back the senate? >> reporter: he is guardedly optimistic and i was asking him about the primary race this week involving sitting senator richard lugar, a republican you be seated by a tea party backed challenger and, whether that was going to cost the seat in indiana or whether they'd hold on to it and he said he was looking forward to someone considered far to the right and someone with tea party backed ideas, richard murdoch who won the primary and felt confident that murdoch would hold on to the seat and he said he hopes it would spread and there would be other pick-ups for republicans on seats that are currently held by democrats. >> jamie: later on this show we'll talk about governor romney, speaking at an evangelical college, trying to distinguish himself as someone who supports conservative values and angelical values though he is a mormon. does senator thune think that he
will be able as a candidate, presumptive candidate, at this point, for sure, to be able to get cohesiveness among all republicans to get them to back mitt romney? >> reporter: well, i think now polling shows it is some 91% of republicans say they are now behind mitt romney, they are coalescing behind him. i got the sense senator thune like many other republicans don't want to talk about the social issues as much and want the focus to be on the economy and think for them the president's record, what he has or has not done on the economy, is a much stronger talking point for them, talking about social issues and got the impression, mitt romney is happy to state his position on where he is on things like gay marriage, traditional marriage but it's not where republicans want to be focused, when they can talk about the economy and the president's record. >> jamie: economy, economy, economy. we look forward to the interview. and, great to see you, big shoes to fill, with chris wallace. we know you'll do a great job. >> reporter: yes, thanks, jamie. >> jamie: thanks and of course, in addition to shannon's exclusive interview with senate republican conference chairman john thune you want to tune into
fox news sunday because she sits down with democratic senate intelligence chair woman, dianne feinstein, it airs today at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. eastern only on fox. eric? >> eric: have you heard about the new report that is sending shockwaves through the medical community? the percentage of americans who could be obese in less than 20 years and the latest efforts to stop that alarm trend, we'll have the information, you need to know, about your health, coming up. >> shocking, the number is shock. i wouldn't have thought it is as high. >> 40%, that is a large, large number. more than a third. [ female announcer ] research suggests
medical center and author over "the inner pulse", unlocking the secret code of sickness and health. >> jamie: that what is we do here, dr. david samadi is here, vice chairman of department of urology and chief of robotics at the mt. sinai medical center, i have friends here and i thought they came here to see me, they came to see you, they are huge fans. >> eric: let's begin with the study, hear about this -- one in six cancers, worldwide they say are caused by preventable or treatable infections. they say numbers show 2 million new cases of cancer every year are caused by that. and, it is surprising, because, dr. seekal, who knew cancer could owe paenpotentially be ca an infection. >> it is really important and we don't think about this. 23% is outside the u.s. in under developed countries and 7% in the u.s. and 2 million cases a year. here's how it