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cintra who told the. washington chargers to iranians for an alleged plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. accusations tehran dismissed it as a. partnership or said it's a balance the scales prime minister putin beats the chinese leadership in beijing as the country's ties to rival western. and israeli soldier captured by hamas five years ago could soon be going home a long awaited deal will see him swapped over four thousand the palestinian prison . business the russian markets closed higher with energy majors on the rise on both of those on high oil prices we'll bring you the latest figures.
live from the heart of moscow this is r.t. with me shine washington says that the plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. will further isolate iran validations expected to increase sanctions on tehran by two iranians are charged over trying to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack something terrorist just missed as a comedy show as he's gone h.g. kind of reports from washington. us games to unite the world against iran that's what that we hear from the officials here they're talking about the need to completely isolate iran in the international community vice president joe biden for example said the u.s. action against iran could go beyond sanctions but added that we're not going there yet also we hear we were getting reports that the u.s.
a might also great raise the issue of the u.n. security council we hear a lot of tough words in washington these days the u.s. administration strongly believes in the case against this ukrainian born man also u.s. citizen monsoor are bobsy are suspected of trying to plot the assassination of the saudi ambassador here in washington the u.s. attorney general says the man admitted being directed by quote high ranking ukrainian assertion and on these grounds washington says it will hold the ukrainian government accountable for the plots to kill the embassador also the u.s. is accusing iran of conspiring to true bombings that the israeli embassy in washington and at the embassy of saudi arabia in washington denies all of the above saying it's a childish game that the u.s. is playing and that they have fabricated the case the saudis on the other hand have taken the allegations seriously and they're think u.s. authorities for preventing alleged assassination attempt the grounds of war are beating up on all mainstream channels they definitely take the accusations brought
up by the u.s. justice department at face value when the main question they ask is will the u.s. retaliate or not there is there is quite a few people in washington who ruled for retaliation in the meantime officials say all options are on the table not clear how far this will go but the news but on the news they constantly hear phrases like we need to step up if it is to undermine the government of you ran we need to start our cooperation with saudi arabia and israel and other things along these lines and that's probably what the u.s. will most likely be doing. he's gonna live rather from washington d.c. well for more on this hour we're joined by kim brown a voice of russia host and i'm waiting for us in washington i thanks for coming on today so iranians hiring mexicans to assassinate the saudi ambassador in america what do you make of the accusations are aimed at iran well i think so far the accusations aimed towards iran are somewhat unfounded although the court documents to suggest that months or. was an iranian american with
ties allegedly inside of the uranium military though it had not we have not seen firm evidence of this to be the case but i can tell you that i don't believe that there is widespread american public support for a military retaliation against iran at this point not at least until all the facts are made clear ok so you say there's no widespread support for americans to go behind a wall campaign there but what could be the ultimate possible consequences for iran that. well right now i think it's just diplomatic retaliation retaliation as it were in the form of sanctions or some other form but you know we that the united states were coming adventure out of iraq with plans to continue to reduce troops in afghanistan and i don't think that the american public really has the stomach for another big military engagement the strikes the nato strikes in libya weren't very
popular here although it were no so-called us troops on the ground but i don't think the american public is ready to see a military retaliation against iran at least not till we've seen some more evidence of their complicit involvement now washington has said that the alleged plot will further isolate iran and i mean is that what the u.s. as always wanted another excuse i talked against iran. well let's hope not let's hope that the united states government is not trying to instigate a possible conflict especially a military conflict i hate to keep reiterating that but again we are a war weary public here in the united states and the possibility that we could have had a terrorist attack another terrorist attack occur here on our soil is certainly disheartening especially the living here in washington d.c. the idea that a restaurant could have exploded you know with the saudi arabian ambassador being the intended target but obviously innocent people would have been harmed that is
it's certainly very scary but is the best way to react to this to send american troops on the ground in yet another country thousands of miles away i don't think so when it comes to this this so-called iranian plot to hire mexicans to assassinate the saudi ambassador some expose including former cia intelligence officers but they say the allegations are full of holes so what is the u.s. view as iran's motives behind the so-called plot. well iran's motives are not exactly clear at this time as we know iran enjoys the ocracy style of government where the supreme ruler has more power than president ahmadinejad's so i think it's a little early to say what iran's motives are i can tell you that here in the united states we're certainly glad that u.s. attorney general eric holder and the justice department and our intelligence agencies were able to report was able to come to fruition but as far as iran's
motives possibly as a further destabilizing figure within the middle east that could be a possible motive but as it relates to state sponsored terrorism i'm not quite sure what those motives would be to perform an act of terrorism here in the united states that would undoubtedly be construed as an act of war here and would absolutely invoke a military response but as of right now we still don't have all the information around a voice of russia hosted live in washington thank you. but we are asking you on our web site all to you dot com what you think about what it were employed uncovered by u.s. intelligence are checking out the numbers right now so far more than half of you believe the attempted hit on the saudi ambassador to the u.s. was an american ploy to smear its enemy because i think the story is just the tip of the iceberg with more details to come so if the present is so it was orchestrated by iran well the rest of believe it's just a way for washington officials to boost the cost to
a vote at all if he took. well bonding exercise prime minister putin strengthened russia's partnership with china during his own going high profile visit two of the world's fastest growing economies came together to share common interests and commercial goals are aimed at balancing the dominance of the breast ideals worth some seven billion dollars in energy trade and high tech industries are already been signed more to come as artie's. explains. the two day visit was more of course had an economic flavor rather than a political one this was probably just a person's first visit since announcing his candidacy in the upcoming presidential elections and some say it's a sign of a change in focus for us and that the government is now looking east for both russia and china of course members of the breaks group along with brazil india and south africa and the economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. has seriously undermined their dominance of the global political stage paving the
way for a margin economies that prime minister putin said the u.s. is currently using installment opening as the only global reserve currency and that's having a negative effect on their financial policy. i never said the us was a parasite on the global economy but i do think it's feeding off the monopoly of the u.s. dollar as a single global currency the problem is not only for the world economy but for america's economy as well because it leads to a violation of financial discipline. when it comes to the e.u. vladimir putin serve greece is a big problem but that it could be resolved if countries that weren't afraid to take action he said of russia and china should reform of international financial systems and that the brits would have played a bigger role on the world stage. i think it's time to talk about reforming existing institutions and first of all i mean global financial institutions such as the international monetary fund and world bank and he we agree that the role of the
brics countries in those organizations must be enhanced given the growing importance of our countries economies another important issue here was energy corp lattimer put an end his chinese counterpart said there are all issues and disagreements were resolved when it comes to russia supply of oil when it comes to gas negotiations are still ongoing but both insist that they're in the final stage and energy consumption is expected to increase dramatically in china and russia. could cover that axle behind pen in doing so for this flight and their strategic partnership. whatever reporting there from beijing what i mean talk about john young getting a professor of international politics the university of bristol says that moscow and beijing have proven they are strong economies and have survived the major financial troubles of the west. china and russia are also great powers and they are security council own security council members they have responsibilities
a much broader international arena also have some common strategic interests in this very troubling to world before i think it's natural talking about the global financial crisis and the euro zone financial crisis here again i think both china and russia also have a great stake the. economic recovery. the global economy and also certainly a stake seemed overcoming the crisis in the euro zone and therefore all i think the crisis itself is not the reason for china or russia to come together fortunately both seem to have managed to escape the. severe damage of the global financial crisis and certainly the movement of the eurozone debt crisis. you without the life from moscow are still ahead for you this hour mass disapproval the whole world is singing in unison criticizing
a ukrainian court for the guilty verdict of the former prime minister one of the most high profile women in politics. police turned tough on occupy wall street protesters in boston reports of war veterans being. israel has agreed to exchange over a thousand palestinian prisoners for just one israeli soldier who was captured and held in gaza for over five years and the deal with hamas has long been in the making however some high profile detainees will remain in israeli jails paula slayer now reports from tel aviv it's where the return of gilad shalit is being eagerly awaited. there are some one thousand and twenty seven prisoners who will be released there will be released in various stages the late as we've been hearing is that the first act will be released possibly as soon as next week when we understand that he could be taken to egypt egypt of course brokered this deal and
the whole exchange will happen on egypt she soil actually it was taken captive back in june two thousand and six now at this stage we don't have the intricate details of who's on the list of prisoners and not the deal involves but it does seem to suggest that there has been much movement on both sides in terms of the deal over the last few years which is why many are saying it's the israelis who have given mary and certainly the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has a lot to gain from such a deal he's facing immense political pressure both internally and internationally a must for its side is coming up winners of this deal so he they have been celebrations through up last night and they continue today to kill early in the jabalya refugee camp in gaza so that is why you are hearing some voices in israel some voices of concern that the capture of one soldier is going to be something that is encouraged on the palestinian side because the price of one soldier is particularly high at this moment there are more than eight thousand prisoners who are currently being held in israeli jails among them are many women and children
some three hundred children many of the prisoners are also there without having been tried and now there are some prisoners who are currently undergoing a hunger strike very protesting against the general conditions in the prisons we've been hearing from activists who say that particularly the political prisoners they have basic rights like bathing that are being denied to them ever since gilad shalit was taken hostage some five years ago there have been heavy restrictions on goods both coming in and out of gaza among the prisoners who are to be released a fair number one returned to the gaza strip. artie's policy of right now an international court of disapproval has ukraine over the verdict handed down to a former prime minister yulia tymoshenko has been sentenced to seven years behind bars and find almost two hundred million dollars for abuse of power when signing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the verdict that his lawyers will appeal sparking mass protests among the army of her supporters party is. has more
from kiev. the situation is still pretty much tense because several hundred protesters supporters of the country's former prime minister lost still stations in their in their town here on the main street of of the simmering tensions on tuesday . the cranium capital of course there were thousands of thousands of people here the biggest protest we've seen so far in the last three months the international reaction has been furious. regardless of where you look which part of the world everyone have been very disappointed with the verdict the united states washington said that had to be released the european union different parts of it also expressed their concerns and indignation over of the verdict sentencing the country's former prime minister to seven years in prison and confiscating all of her property russia also reacted furiously to this decision saying that those
gas deals which were signed back in two thousand and nine were completely legitimate they stress that once again and saying that the decision by the pitch of court and in fact neglected russia's concerns over the legitimacy of these all these gas deals in two thousand and nine and also the russian foreign ministry stated that the decision by the perchance court is in fact has or has in fact some and side russian pretext in a key of now finds itself in a very very difficult situation when to stand out according to the european union that a possible agreement on the association of the european union and ukraine would now be canceled and some even say that the invitation to mr president of ukraine to attend a meeting in brussels in the nearest future could be even canceled we have certainly following all the developments and we'll bring the latest information as we get it he's alessio. the courthouse with what it came down. weeks off of young people street movement started in the united states protests are still going strong and
spreading fast. inspired law enforcement officers has also grabbed headlines with over one hundred demonstrators arrested participating in the occupy boston but it's quite a crackdown social media consultant the movement will continue and could have far reaching consequences. what's happening here could be as big a deal as the space program when we first started the space program we were talking about wanting a satellite into space a rocket up there we didn't know that a hit an explosion of technologies that everybody would use every day that would change our lives we didn't know that the satellites that would be sent up could be used for cellphones eventually clear didn't even exist what's happening here is is a phenomenon that's huge it's an explosion and the right there are people like orrin hatch who are saying this is dangerous he's right but he doesn't have a clue how dangerous it is people are waking up there are so many things there is
there's a lot of anger about this people are furious that they're getting ripped off that the system is broken that it no longer represents the people that the congress represents corporations now this is a very common thing that whether they're democrats or republicans it doesn't matter who you vote for because they're going to take care of the corporations first not the people. well i mean time a social media consultant wrote called telling us more about the phenomenon that's gripping the whole country do stay with us here on our team now if you've missed anything on i just had i was watching a dot com lots of things to find there are lots of news in comment and a brief taste now of some of the items are going to. look at how the case of a russian businessman accused of stealing is casting a shadow over the u.s. justice system. and the russian truck driver rescuing dozens of people from a burning building when he drove his vehicle next to the window so people can jump
to safety for more just to r.t. . so here's opposition leader says the deal to approve expanding the e.u. bailout fund has been reached and it will be voted in later this week the country's parliament voted against it which caused the collapse of the country's ruling coalition back it was the only member to say no to increasing the facility which already got the green eye from sixteen out of the seventeen euro zone members let's not talk to british your m.p. nigel rush for more insight into. i thank you for coming on today we know that here will hold another vote expected to approve expanding the bailout fund why would i want a deal where will it in the first place when the cash there could be used to help it as well. just correct you when you said that sixteen countries had voted for the eurozone bailout what you meant was sixteen parliament stuff with career politicians have voted for it not sixteen countries because if you put this bailout
package to a referendum across europe the vast majority of countries would say no so slovakia said no last night but of course no isn't good enough no is not acceptable in the modern european union if you say no as the irish did a couple of years ago there's a slow backstage last night your made to vote again until you get the right answer which gives you a true measure of what this project's really like ok so as i understand from you that the revolt is politically motivated here but what would increasing the bellow of four hundred forty billion euros be are nothing if spain or italy were to go i don't know i mean look look you know it's difficult to tell what will happen but if this really goes to get any bigger than even the trillion to bail it out what is the point actually of bailing these countries or one of the bailouts are these bailouts helping the people in greece and portugal are now they're not what they're actually doing is they're giving money to these countries to give back to our banks who over lent the money in the first place i mean the whole thing is mad what these
countries need who are trapped inside this economic prison called these they need to do you value without the value. ation they're having austerity packages pushed upon them which is forcing them into a downward deflationary spiral which in my opinion in greece and possibly in portugal too could lead to revolution what we're doing is stupid and very very dangerous indeed so more austerity measures for the people and more bailouts for the banks as you say the banks are the ones who caused this crisis in the first place the e.u. commission president jose manuel barroso has called for coordinated strengthening of the region's banks in any way shape or form to help avert another recession or is it not just another way of lining the pockets of the banks to. what it is it's a way of preparing the banks for the inevitable deforms they're going to that are going to come from those euro zone countries and that's why they're recapitalizing the banks i mean i accept that sovereign debt and bank that are two separate it's
years but the interconnection is also very strong indeed look they are you know you must understand that i've just been in this parliamentary chamber with mr barroso these people are absolutely intense creating a united states of europe they don't care how many millions of people are chucked out of the unemployment scrap heap they don't care about the tide of human misery that they cause they have got their political goals but the reality is that not only economically is this failing but politically it's failing you know we can talk about the back in parliament but more significantly look at what happened in finland earlier this year where a virtually brand new political party got twenty percent of the vote look at the opinion polls in the netherlands there is now a split in europe from north to south and in the north we are witnessing a democratic revolution against the whole concept of the euro and the idea that people like mr gross and my old friend herman van room poyet should govern five hundred million people it is not acceptable now as you're saying when it comes to the the eurozone you're saying it's economically it's failed politically it's
failed what is the solution what is the point. well i have been asking now for about nine months. repeatedly for a plan b. could we please be grown up could we please be mature and could be please be good europeans and recognize that when this great this inevitable greek default comes unless we have a plan b. on day one there'll be nobody on the banks on day two in the baker's so can we please have a contingency plan that allows us to deal with this problem as and when it emerges to date they prepared absolutely nothing and this is just how irresponsible and dangerous these people are i think what will happen now is that see recalling this will begin to put together a contingency plan that allows greece portugal and probably are going to to leave the euro to resettle their debts to get a new currency that devalues maybe fifty or sixty percent and as iceland proved back in two thousand and eight sometimes it's best to take the bad years to accept
where you are and start again and that is what needs to happen now serbia is the latest country aiming to join the e.u. it's candidacy has been put forward by the european commission on wednesday and what benefits are there when the region is struggling so much i've heard some analysts describe joining the eurozone as rats jumping onto a sinking ship yeah well it's very stupid and again this is the political class of europe that that want to do this i mean serbia and serbian politicians of course will all become multi-millionaires if they join the european union so that's extremely attractive to them if not for the serbian people themselves but look i mean think about this just a decade ago we had the crowd killing each other in vast numbers so they could be in separate countries and now they're politicians and leaders want to reunite them all again in the same kind of political union that yugoslavia was i think it's absolutely insane.
all right i want to stay with us here in our five minutes time. guests go head to head on cross talk but for now though it's the business with. welcome to our business up at the south thanks for joining me we go to our top story of russia and china are close to a gas deal it's been on the cards for many months with both sides huddling over the price china is expected to need to need an extra two hundred billion cubic meters annually by the end of the decade analysts say this is a good ace in the hole of gas for gas pump. russia through deal with china did not surprise us exports rules are rules for russia minor and natural resources such as are called on gas as you know separation of the european gas market is not clear what are some of the look there is a valuable therefore will be cheerful told you for china they can go to the
potential of the chinese economy is better in both of the problem. because it would be a russian expert revenues from rachel bears or experts who go out that's more reliable more stable and the second benefit thing comes over with the russian economy is that since china is what we're here for close to rush from siberia and will go for reasonable doubt it will promote development part of russia which up the moment there is an underdeveloped. europe european part of course. that's a look at the markets now all swings between gains and losses in new york after the international energy agency cut its two thousand and twelve global oil demand forecast the i.a.e.a. reduced its consumption forecast to ninety and a half million barrels a day also affecting trade is the advance of the euro after the e.u. released a roadmap of its plan to recapitalize banks and debt crisis stocks in the u.s.
are high on wednesday on expectations of europe manages that dow jones is up over one percent in the nasdaq is up one point three percent among the loses shares dropping almost five percent on the dow following the other million makers disappointing third quarter report in europe markets are edging higher despite slovakia's rejection of a plan to expand the eurozone rescue fund late on tuesday the footsie is a point give me point eight percent and the dax is. nearly two percent higher this group is talking loses this time for the selling over five and a sense among the winners is you raise natural resources. that are gaining over stuff stopped. here in russia stocks headed for the strongest level and so wakes us or rises then why is it spanish two point four percent in the black box reality as opposed even high of only four percent tell us have a look at some individuals travel some of my six energy majors were broadly on the rise with gas problem among the main gate as over five percent north may kill is
lower if the russian daily that is to recorded that might have made need government approval for its buyback program citing a letter from the russian anti trust regulator and russia's grain and sugar producer rosewood i was also a valve on news the country's government attacks grain exports once they reach twenty four million metric tons for the year. that's all for this hour joining forty five minutes from what i spoke. to.
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