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expected to increase sanctions on tehran two iranians were charged over trying to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack something terror on dismissed as a comedy show or it is going to occur and has more from washington. the administration strongly believes in the case against this uranium war a man who is accused of trying to plot the assess the nation of the saudi ambassador in washington the administration seems to be willing to take the accusations to the next level they're calling for the world to unite against iran we hear reports that the u.s. might raise the issue at the u.n. security council they're talking about the need to completely isolate iran in the international community and they are trying to get other countries on board on this one so a lot of words against the drums of war are beating loud and clear in washington although the u.s. administration officials are not talking about a military action yet but they keep it very vague at the moment saying all options are on the table whatever that means today we're heard about a new round of sanctions that the u.s. is imposing on iran's those include sanctions on the new raney an airline which
according to american investigation investigators flew members of an elite force linked to the alleged plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. vice president joe biden hinted that the u.s. actions could go beyond sanctions let me remind you that the state department has listed iran as a state sponsor of terror since one thousand nine hundred four and mania experts say it's been washington's longtime goal to undermine the government in iran and have to be fresh accusations in the u.s. mainstream media you constantly hear various experts say quite literally we need to undermine the ukrainian government and that's the state of mind here the question about the motive that the iranians might have had when the allegedly plotting to kill the saudi ambassador in washington is very important thing in context of the investigation but nevertheless you don't hear much questioning here neither among politicians nor among the media pundits most seem to be taking the accusations at face value in the meantime there are lots of doubts about why on earth would you run plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s.
and blow up the embassies of israel and saudi arabia in washington and those are the accusations brought up by the u.s. justice department how could you read possibly benefit from many in the least doubt that you could actually actually would. to undermine it that way your enemies are in denies all the allegations saying that they gave us this plane possibly to divert attention from their domestic problems whatever the invisible underlying current on the surface now is tension which is growing. there in staying in the u.s. over one hundred occupy wall street protesters have been arrested on tuesday in boston dozens more have been held in chicago and washington d.c. thousands across america have been running for weeks now attacking corporate greed on wall street bank bailouts and profits report nine joins me live now from new york we're seeing mass arrests of the occupy wall street protesters is that affecting the mood of the movement. well bill to be quite honest i think if
anything it has strengthened the resolve of this occupy movement i just a few hours ago i just came back from being down on wall street in the in the park where activists have been camping out in sleeping and demonstrating for weeks now and they seem as committed to this movement as they ever have been before if anything i think the arrests have inspired them to to fight harder and stronger for their for democracy what they say for democracy for fair treatment for for balance and equality for all for all americans because that's at the core of what their movement is about is among those principles that i just mentioned we did see many police officers every once in a while walk through the park where there were hundreds of demonstrators have been sleeping and they would walk through and anything down on trees that were hanging up any signs anything there and some of the demonstrators saw that they interpreted
it as possibly the police trying to provoke but these demonstrators are very committed to not acting violently they want to demonstrate as peacefully as possible because they don't want any violence to overtake their movement but of course we did see the violence break out in boston as you mentioned on tuesday one hundred forty one protesters that were taking pot taking part in occupy boston and were arrested more than the thousands turned out to demonstrate in conjunction with occupy wall street probably the most disturbing video that was seen were police getting quite aggressive with u.s. veterans that were taking part in the movement against corporate interests and corporate influence over u.s. politics that is what is being clearly. still talked about twenty four hours later
and i have to say that's probably what's catapulted this occupy movement to an international level is all. the aggressiveness that's been seen between police and peaceful protesters but to get answered the question you asked i think that if anything this movement is committed more now than they were weeks before will you all of the new york and it seems like some of the most influential people in that city of money to go into the activities. that's right we did speak about this a little bit but. members of occupy wall street walked through manhattan particularly down park avenue and they went door to door to the homes of the five wealthiest new york city residents and that includes the c.e.o. of news corp rupert murdoch and also the c.e.o. of j.p.
morgan chase diamond and these protesters were walking through the streets doorman standing outside of the buildings were cheering them on when they got to the home jamie diamond there was a police barricade out there but they continued to demonstrate and the reason they were demonstrating and and going door to door to the to the wealthiest new yorkers homes is because at the end of this year two percent millionaire tax will expire meaning the two percent that was required for millionaires to pay they won't have to pay any more complain and twelve and a lot of these new yorkers say that this is an indication of how the wealthiest americans reap the largest rewards and if they're paying if they're going to be paying that mandatory tax a lot less revenue is going to be coming to new york city and new york state and the ninety nine percent what they call the ninety nine percent the majority of those living here are going to suffer and they say that's just an indication of the richest always reaping the benefits and the rewards and the common american always
you know suffering the consequences thanks very much indeed for that report from you sure. thing exercise prime minister putin's strength and russia's partnership with china during his holy proof visit to the world's fastest growing economies came together to share common interests and commercial goals and the dominance of the west deals with seven billion u.s. dollars and trade and high tech industries have already been signed to more is yet to come of course from experience. the two day visit was more of course had an economic flavor rather than a political one this was promised to put in a 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 brics group along with brazil india and south africa and the growing 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 promise or put in said the u.s. is currently using installment openly as the only global reserve currency and that's how the negative effect on their financial policy here because 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 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 said that greece is a big problem but that it could have resolved if countries that weren't afraid to take action he said of russia and china should lead the reform of international financial systems and that the brics well should play a bigger role on the world stage. i think it's time to talk about reforming existing institutions first of all i mean global financial institutions such as the international monetary fund and world bank and here we agree that the role of the
brics countries in those organizations must be enhanced given the growing importance of our country's economies another important issue here was energy corp lattimer put an end his chinese counterpart said there are all issues and this agreements were resolved when it comes to russia supply of oil when it comes to gas negotiations are still ongoing both insist are there and the final stage of energy consumption is expected to increase dramatically in china and russia. could cover that extra demand and in doing so for those trying their strategic partnership. this is r.t. live here in moscow still ahead this hour getting tough. the seven months of violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations syria's president assad has now been bolstered by a huge show of support you can find out more in a few minutes. but first israel has agreed to exchange over a thousand palestinian prisoners for one israeli soldier who was captured and held
in gaza for over five years the deal with hamas has not been in the making however some high profile detainees will remain in israeli jails reports from tel aviv where the return of get out shelly's 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 latest we're hearing is that the first batch will be released possibly as soon as next week when we understand they could be taken to egypt egypt of course broke at this bill and the whole exchange will happen on egypt soil 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 what the deal involves but it does seem to suggest that there has been not that 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 marion 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 the winners of this deal so they have been celebrations particularly 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 for 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 being tried now there are some prisoners who are currently undergoing a hunger strike they 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 among the prisoners who are to be released a fair number will return to the gaza strip 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. an international chorus of disapproval has hit crane over the verdict handed down to the former prime minister yulia timoshenko the iron lady of ukrainian politics has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for abuse of power when signing gas contracts with russia she's also been fined almost two hundred million dollars the exact sum of the deals allegedly last ukraine the verdict to machine because noise will appeal spark mass protests among her army of supporters crowds have been camping outside the court building since july when the trial started. but if you missed anything we've been covering here on screen don't worry you can head to our t. dot com and see if there is more news in college for you and here's a quick taste of what's online at the moment a couple of examples of some of the stories we're covering we look at how the case of a russian business been accused of stealing is casting a shadow over the u.s.
justice system. and a russian tractor driver rescued dozens of people from a burning building when he drove his vehicle next to the windows so that people could jump to that thing more not story and plenty of other stories and features at r.t. dot com. slovakia says the deal to approve expanding the e.u. bailout fund has been reached earlier the country's parliament voted against it which caused the collapse of the country's ruling coalition slovakia was the only member to say no to increasing the facility which already got the green light from sixteen of the seventeen euro zone members british raj believes the change of heart was forced onto the country. 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 the baqir 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 it was a slow backstab 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 if this really goes to get any bigger than a couple of trillion to bail it out what is the point actually of bailing these countries are one of the bailouts all these bailouts helping the people in greece and portugal are not what they're actually doing is they 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 countries need who are trapped inside this economic prison called these they need to devalue without devaluation having austerity packages pushed a problem 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 i've just been in this parliamentary chamber with mr barroso these people are absolutely intent on creating
a united states of europe they don't care how many millions of people are chucked out of the unemployment strappy they don't care about the tide of humanism misery that may cause they have got their political goals but the reality is that not only economically is this failing but politically it's failing 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 bro so my old friend herman van ryn poyet should govern five hundred million people it is not acceptable. hundreds of thousands of crowd of the streets of the syrian capital to show their support and to president assad the country's been divided by seven months of violent crackdowns on anti regime protests that have left almost three thousand people dead so far syria's been threatened by international sanctions as pressure builds on assad to step down. in the heart of damascus. thousands of people gathered their support for the government here in the
syria there was a lot of chanting for a slogan to be shouted out as well as a syrian flag being carried around the posters and if you like all the cars were converging and to this one area here now of course this is a far cry from what we see in other places in the country in other cities where there have been reported clashes between at the government protesters and security forces not to mention the of the killings that have also been reportedly taking place of course if you think about it since the protests started the mass this has been largely sheltered from the the conflicts in those other cities and the people here when we talk to them they said they came out to the streets today and essentially to say that the syrian people are still united to this at least as far as they are concerned and that they are not against reform they just don't want to see it coming from the outside they want to be able to make that decision on their own coming from within now what's interesting too is a saw couple of military helicopters flying very low in my opinion over the crowd
that they were carrying the a russian and chinese light so they also want to show their gratitude to the two countries had a veto the u.n. security council resolution that would have imposed sanctions on syria now what's interesting too is that the people i saw at least this morning power from various sectors of society they were students they were older people there were some were claiming to be from a rather lower social possible appeared to be from a higher caste so it was from all different factors but one the one thing that unites them though is that because of what's happening and their country they're not all involved in the sort of political discourse and they say that this can only be positive in light of things going on. silly reporting there from damascus to some other world news and brief now on our world updates are very nearly nineteen minutes past the hour a nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a u.s. bound flight on christmas day two thousand and nine has pleaded guilty. but was one of nearly three hundred people on the flight to detroit passengers became aware of
the suspect after the bomb sewn into his underwear failed to detonate fully instead catching fire his lawyer said the twenty four year old would admit to terrorism and other charges if found guilty he could get life in prison meant. at least twenty five people have been killed and another sixty injured in baghdad after a string of glass hit the iraq security forces official say they were at least three separate explosions with suicide bombers targeting local police stations the attacks came just days after iraq asked for more than five thousand u.s. military instructors to stay on past the formal withdrawal date of december thirty first. general amnesty for more than six thousand prisoners has begun with dozens including political detainees already released and the international reports that among those due to be freed are some two thousand two hundred political prisoners who've been held in poor conditions and subjected to torture their release was a key condition of the united states to remove western sanctions imposed on the
country's former military government. update this hour the captain of a container ship that grounded off new zealand leaking oil into the sea has been arrested he was charged with operating a vessel in a manner causing unnecessary danger or risk it could now face a year in prison the ship ran into a reef a week ago causing the country's worst environmental disaster in decades there were three hundred tons of oil already leaked from the home. to bring us up to date for the moment i'll be back with the summary of our main news story in about ten minutes from now the interview is next in which. doris nesbit an expert on china tells us what lies behind the. that ignition.
doris nesbitt thank you very much for being with us today thank you very much for having me so in your opinion why has china and still remains to greatest mystery for thinkers and scholars because there's too little interest to get to get behind the mystery in all something stays a mystery if you don't have enough interest to to open the curtain. there's also you know somebody said a philosopher
a philosopher said that most people do not want to learn something new but what took at confirmation of something they already believe in and i think that's very much the case in china we have a certain picture of china and i wouldn't think exclude myself ten years ago or eleven years ago before i went to china for the first time i had a certain picture of china which was not really matching reality i thought that the country was much more backwards than it turned out to be. the fact is that the chinese health held still have and still today have kind of an in a sense openness an. once they trust you they embrace you and they really become friends with you and you can criticize a lot you know you can also with chinese politicians we talk a lot about things in china that are not as they should be you can be very open but
it has to come out of a positive spirit. and not of just looking for the negative spots well you're talking about innocence where does that come from in your opinion does it have anything to do with the fact that china's been communist for so long. and no no i think it has to do with with the structure of having the community first and then the individual that meant you will always part of something you were part of a family a part of a community part of the city part of a province and the country and helping each other being together was part of survival and that's that's when they when you get to know the chinese and when they embrace who they are not ashamed of having you always love you and we admire you when and it's so sweet that openness i'm not saying that every chinese is sweet there is a lot of competition there can be very very. fierce fighting but
in general they are willing to embrace you and talk about their feelings china socialist or capitalist their fight. for. making their dreams come true and the fight is something sometimes a little fierce because for a long time they couldn't make their dreams come true they couldn't lift the life they wanted and now specially for the generation that's one in the one nine hundred ninety s. who has not lived through all the hard shift and the changes. they really demand. that they can do whatever they want to do and that's going to be a new situation in china with their chin aeration that has grown up with communication systems with western with information about everything that you can
achieve in life and they're going to fight for achieving that they have goals they want to they want to be the best they have achieved so much but but they don't really. have to look at themselves and say well what we did why is the right i don't know maybe because they are attacked much more than they're not knowledge and it's not that everything is great in china lots of things that we don't agree with us that we need to be improved but the west there's very much focusing on the us and on the flaws. and i think we should have a fallon's that. there is a lot of good things and of course they have to work on the not so strings do you think china is striving to be number one country in the world to be this huge superpower or is it just happening. i i hesitate because deep
inside i think china wants to be the middle kingdom and wants to have the procession had it once head that's in the in the in the you know the history of china has really an empire is not out of the chinese head but they are not fighting to dominate the world but they they they want to play the role in the world that they slowly growing into simply syas of qana may have a growing size of the economy and by the number of people what they think china strategies for russia they've been very good friends and they've been not so good friends i think they are seeking and the lion stay on. they are very close neighbor so i think china in shannara wants to optimize relationships whether it's russia or america or europe taurus nice pick thank you very much for this and take you.
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