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they don't believe. the treaty. through there were three words for you or else. trump blames congress for derailing relations with moscow accusing representatives of forcing him to sign a flawed sanctions bill and raising concerns of a constitutional crisis in the u.s. . criticism mounts over the u.k.'s government's reluctance to publish documents with the opposition and calling the secrecy an affront to democratic ideals. and a new deescalation zone has come into effect in syria with the moderate rebels committing to repel an islamic state and al nusra terrorists.
this is the global news from r.t. international broadcasting live from moscow thank you for joining us on cape partridge. donald trump has accused congress of bringing u.s. russia relations to an all time low in a tweets the us president said it's thanks to the people on capitol hill who forced him to sign the anti russia sign sions bill he said he had to abide by the decision of the lawmakers after their landslide vote last week gave him no other choice one way congress can now check trump's deal making potential is by stopping him from lifting russian restrictions the new law requires the president to obtain congressional approval for any such move or earlier i discussed the growing political crisis in washington the bounty for trying. i guess no president would like to be. shoes right now times really are getting tough as they can get for
the president you know being america's top man in charge but at the same tommy think of it not being able to exercise his power and even worse being cornered into making the decisions he doesn't want to make just to keep order and as we've been hearing from the white house spokesperson who's been explaining that very signature under that sanctions bill president signed that countering america's adversaries through sanctions act congress has encroached on the power of the presidency and he signed it in the interest of national unity you can really just look at the latest votes first of all the crucial bill that very one on the sanctions that was landslide votes in the house that was a landslide vote in the senate but then also trumps much cherished healthcare bill you know that was the pillar of his white house campaign yet it has been destroyed
by the american lawmakers and as we have been seeing both the democrats will that is kind of obvious but also of course the republican party which is technically trumps party teaming up against the president and giving him quite a troubling month after month week after week and the criticism and the pressure has been building up what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for i worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues. he's a race baiting zina phobic religious bigot and a ludicrous pretense for his hate campaign this president does not care about the united states of america so in these kind of circumstances under so much pressure it is little supplies that donald trump is giving in to the congress and you might argue that this really puts america on the brink of a constitutional crisis on wednesday donald trump reluctantly put his signature to
the anti russia sanctions bill despite claiming it's flawed and contains unconstitutional provisions why favorite tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and this debilitating behavior by iran north korea and russia this legislation is significantly flawed and it's has to pass the legislation the congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions. a number of provisions to displace the president's exclusive constitutional authority and those comments live a lot of questions in the way the president states that even though he stands for legislation that's unconstitutional he signed off on it as president trump swore an oath to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states but he seems to be openly doing the opposite upon approving the sanction this bill of course is a terrible bill. benefits the people of no contrary not
the united states not germany. or italy not russia syria not any of the people is the constitutional crisis our government is set up to where there are three branches that constantly struggle one against the other. so that in itself is horribly unexpected but i do believe that these side shows are out of keeping with the traditions of the united states and how our government functions but what looks like a constitutional crisis brewing in the us is not the only problem trump is facing sanctions that hit russia's energy and defense sector are in theory being america's partners in europe those who work with moscow and those areas so these things can seem to be leaving hardly anyone happy trumps being forced to go against his constitutional beliefs yes worst of elations take it further heads america's
closest european allies go on the defensive to counter what they see as measures potentially in violation of international law when these statements from trump and with the president claiming that he can make far better deals with foreign countries than congress but was measures such as these being passed you may be prevented from doing just that. washington d.c. . well former u.s. congressman ron paul believes the new sanctions are a big mistake and play is. the deep state. and the media are very very powerful and they can put a lot of pressure on the president so they ganged up on him and i thought he had sort of a mediocre position on this i was strongly opposed to it and i volunteered my advice which was totally ignored about it he went ahead and signed it i think it was more like a political thing but i don't think on the long run this benefits he i don't think it benefits america it certainly doesn't benefit you know peace in the world between europe and russia so i think it's
a terrible thing to have happen but there are some those who cope qualified to be participants in the deep state they are determined they are determined almost obsessed with making sure that there is no friendship between the united states and russia between putin and trump i think that is tragic you know even when the russian the soviet union existed we actually were quite willing you know when necessary to talk and work out some problems but now we're moving in the other direction. we want another country that's been targeted by washington's recent sanctions is it wrong the country as officials have already claimed the move breaks the terms of its current meekly a deal with the u.s. and other world powers you know view the nuclear deal has been violated and we will show inappropriate and proportional reaction to this issue the main goal of america in approving these things against the room is to destroy the nuclear deal. well
let's not discuss this further with political analysts must have a horse chesham saying thank you very much indeed for joining us well we've heard the strong response from the iranian side is the new kid really under threat now. hello ira thanks for having me well it depends you know. there are two scenarios possible first is that mr trump seems to be very much feeling to discard the deal but there is a wide belief in here that he doesn't mean really to withdraw from the nuclear deal that could be plan b. plan a could be pressuring iran in order to give more concessions to the united states and it's based on a miscalculation because the trump administration believes that iran would do its best to keep the nuclear deal alive under any kind of circumstances so they would
pressure to iran more and more to receive far more concessions and that's basically a miscalculation that has already been repeated by the united states all throughout the last two and there's several times after the two thousand and one after two thousand and four when iran froze its nuclear activities and started voluntary implementation of the additional protocol the three european states that we present at the west at the same hour when iran complied with all its undertakings they defied and asked for more and they started extensive demands and that was when exactly the entire establishment came forward and ordered you know. then president reformist president khatami to end the deal and resume the your activities so trump if that's his main friend that's a big miscalculation iran would not grant more and more concessions just to keep
the nuclear deal alive well i mean it wrong as deputy foreign minister added that the country won't get in tangled in american politics but terror on respond without getting in tangled. well you know iran has a wide variety of options available basically speaking tehran has three sets of options one pertains to imposing travel ban trans actions banning trans action as well as freezing assets of any u.s. a state or military official that harms iran or that as a conspiracy against iran or better supported iran's enemies including israel or that has violated human rights in the region especially with regard to the palestinians and so on and so forth this is actually the basis of bill that has been already worked out by the national security foreign policy commission of the uranium polly meant and it's expected to be introduced to the floor in coming weeks
and it's expected to be you know to pass with the overwhelming majority of the m.p.'s but the second set of options pertain to bill's area that are the target of the new u.s. sanctions that's i.r.g.c. of all its force and iran's missile island astri's in the same bill that is being worked out by the parliament. a five hundred million dollar budget has been approved to be given to. all its force in order to expand its military presence in the region as the main target of the new us sanctions as well as iran's missile island astri's two hundred fifty million dollars this increase in budget is dedicated to iran's missile industries to develop the technology and production the third set of options pertains to the nuclear deal itself iran has the right right the options to reciprocate you know any violation of the deal by
the united states and its allies proportionately like restraining i.a.e.a. inspections and the phrasing the number of irina isn't afraid to believe that reading increasing. we'll have to leave it there slade. thank you very much indeed for your thoughts thank you. the british government's facing cover up claims after it was revealed downing street is refusing to make public a record number of documents auntie's police boyko has more details well look the way the system in britain works is that once a government document turns thirty it's then supposed to be made public it goes into the national archives unless government departments specifically apply to withhold or to redact a particular document from the national archives this government has been applying to basically make secret an increasing number of documents over the past few years
and the types of files that the government is censoring for example last year related to arm sales to india and to saudi arabia as well as to trips to the middle east by prince charles and princess diana back in the eighty's so campaigners for transparency say that they're concerned about this because there is still a culture of opacity they say in many government departments and if that sort of claim sounds familiar it's because the government has been accused of censoring much newer documents as well many viewers will recall that very recently the home secretary. she withheld quite an important report that many people have been waiting for into terrorist funding i have decided against publishing the classified report produced in the review in full this is because of the volume of personal information it contains and for national security reasons. now that decision made a lot of opposition politicians very angry in the u.k.
and a lot of them voiced suspicions that the reason the government which they reluctant to publish that report into terrifying day was because the information within it could embarrass a very close ally of london's and that is saudi arabia and the point that the analysis from the national archives is making is that transparency is very important when it comes to ensuring public trust and they don't want to see that public trust eroded through this creeping censorship of government documents. there are renewed hopes today that peace efforts have taken a significant step forward in syria that's after a new deescalation zone came into force in the country the news was confirmed by russia's defense ministry a little it was according to the agreement today on the third of august starting from the local time moderate opposition forces as well as government troops will cease fire from all types of weapons. bullets latest disclosure zone as
a result of intensive talks in the other couples all also in car or four deescalation zones discussed in total two are already in operation in southern syria this is the third one put in place it encompasses around eighty seven towns and villages in those areas of syria one hundred forty thousand people living there so very substantial progress indeed while the cease fire covers effectively all sides and all workmen's as we mentioned just of course. exempt from both internationally recognized terrorist organizations and will be fair game for parties as always the rebels the moderate rebels in these areas they will be tasked with actually pushing them out as general kardashian calls said let's take a listen. what is this thing that they go to in this according to the agreement the moderate opposition assumes responsibility for pushing eisel and really it's out of
the areas it controls. not only has russia played a key role in the negotiating table bridging is a very major differences between these opposing sides that are all on the ground russian military police will be observing the cease fire really closely they'll be separating the warring parties as well as controlling some crossings and checkpoints that also have a very important humanitarian role in making sure humanitarian aid medicine etc gets through to the areas where it's needed and facilitating the evacuation of wounded civilians they will also have the chance to be treated in russian field hospitals in the area to ensure they get the treatment they very much need now the opposition has also agreed to open a key road between homs and hama two major cities which was previously a stumbling block in those negotiations in total well there's over two thousand two thousand and ninety five in total to be precise towns and villages covered by these
deescalation zones when the fourth one comes into play there will be even more so very much substantial progress here in facilitating a cease fire in what's been some very difficult negotiations on these opposing sides. italian also watches have seized a migrant rescue boats claiming the crew were working with people smugglers that story right after the break. but hopes as. he put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want. to going to be this is what before three of the people. interested always in the water.
you can't import health care from china it's all very local. cases of price gouging by monopolists in america and as a result people's health as declining life expectancy is falling childbirth increasing because of these were not pleased with the lack of competition. welcome back italian authorities have seized a post filming to a german group rescuing migrants some footage released by the italian coast guard which shows the all sorts impounding the ship the vessel was intercepted on
wednesday as part of a government initiative it's designed to counter the search of mostly conflict in migrants trying to reach italy from libya well saudis claim crew members from the boats were working with people smugglers. see in several cases these interventions at sea by the boat were carried out not to save people who find themselves in imminent danger but simply to pick up people or school to buy libyan traffickers. well the move comes after recently presented a controversial code of conduct to aid groups it demands a police presence on n.g.o.s vessels and bans the transfer of refugees to other ships phone calls or flares from ngo vessels are also forbidden as they could be used to signal when it's safe to send a boat to sea but six out of nine n.g.o.s have refused to sign the document. while it's discusses further with italian journalist marcelo four and martin told cert from germany's dealing capacity gentlemen thank you very much indeed for
joining us then marcelo if i could start with you let's let's kick the ball rolling here italy has been calling for help from its e.u. partners for months now but hasn't been given much help so it doesn't actually have the right to take more decisive action now. yes this is this was big but short of the italian people believe i mean there is a huge i would say invasion of people coming in italy that some months ago they were pretending that they were fleeing the wars in syria but now it's very clear that it was not the case as the ninety percent of the people arriving in italy are economic refugees and not refugees from war so the public public opinion is war it is fed up even the some left progressive groups are now they saying too much enough is enough there has been some revolts in some cities because they don't want to to to have some more immediate answers and i guess now the government realized that it was time to take action and to stop these operations which are not on my view who
money tell you and separations but they are helping. human traffickers to bring people in italy gaining a lot of money from these kind of activities so i'm not sure what your response to that. oh i would say i would say we have to see to the end to look at this problem in a holistic way it's the european union which. warranted see european union which since. hundreds and especially in the last years does an awesome matric. trade with the african countries and with the destruction of. a country which was stable before and which could finance a lot of africa stability even the situation got worse so i think we must when we look at this problem not only look at the moment but we look must
look at a long history and i think now in the moment europe is responsible for the destructions in africa a lot and look at that it's necessary to open legal ways for refugees but europe shouldn't leave alone the countries like italy like spain like portugal with a problem but all european countries should take responsibility and so the people who are. members on this ship and on other refugee have boats as well they just want to save lives because in the last ten years several smaller than forty thousand people dying in the mediterranean sea and they just don't want to see the people die so there has to be found a solution but not only in italy but in all europe and germany yes one central. europe a huge responsibility as well how much i mean how do you respond to that is there a moral duty to help migrants fading from wars poverty and crime. yes i mean there is
a huge difference and probably what we have seen clearly in the last months that it was a sort of taxi service from the coast of sicily until the war they would do the border what a border of libya and we have seen from the charts that there is going back and forth and with regular contacts research traffic or so i i see very clearly that this is not a humanitarian help it is not a military or an s.o.s. but is helping those people arriving in italy and the refugees that are already in because they are coming they are paying huge sums to human traffickers this is immoral and i would say that it is true that a levy on the destruction of libya was a mistake a historical mistake but i don't see why a country a single country like italy should pay the price for it and it's there is a country where you have a huge level of unemployment people and the economy is not growing and there is no
work for everybody and the state is imposing huge taxes to people so people say i we cannot take hundreds of thousands of people every months to come to italy and take care of them but they don't they are not ready to do it they don't have the finest to do it and there is no plaster integrate those people because the european countries refused to take them so it's a huge problem literally and finally the government decided to take some action to stop these kind of tedious martin can you sympathize that point to be i mean can you understand why italy is taken there is this particular response. i can see that italy isn't the big problem because the rest of europe leave you to leave alone from the beginning from two thousand and eleven on you to leave spain greece had to take the most refugees and we have the dublin regulations and cite the european union and it's not fair to leave the countries and the cells alone with the problem but i think there has to be one. short term solution and one long term solution and
of course the long term solution must be. to do fat traits relations with countries in africa to let them make economy grow when we see through the last year tense like. we had. we had got off the we had been in ghana we had presidents which try to make microeconomic of structure which includes not only trade relations to europe but to other countries like brazil like russia like china and most of them. was ivory coast as well. tekton an economical way or other way and from europe and so europe now gets a kind of feedback which is not good and especially is not good for italy but i think there must be european regulations and cite the european union. there must be decision for this and this decisions must be that there is
a legal way for people to come then they mustn't flee when they flee from africa they mustn't flee through the mediterranean sea or the atlantic but they could come and on the long term there must be relations in between europe and africa which make possible that africa get started. plan to make the african central bank an african a canonical form and this would have made the possibility that the economist in africa it's stable and no one likes to run away from his or her country just because it's fun but the people running. because this social crisis this war this diseases and the people run away because of that and we have a responsibility but i can see the tell young point of view that the rest of europe should be along with the problem because most of the refugees of course are right gentlemen we're going to have to leave it there much elephant and mountain delta thank you very much indeed for your thoughts this evening thank you. thank you well
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was you know really what it is that really packs a punch oh yeah it is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than booth. and see people you never heard of love redacted tonight president of the world bank so they can go right. send us an e-mail. max kaiser this is the kaiser report one is a monopoly not a been up place certainly have played monopoly who want to be awfully still active are there any rules against it should we be able wherry of monopolies forming who's on what side of this debate who should care let's talk to stacy. actually while we've been here in nevada o.j. simpson was released parole and you talked about monopoly not monopoly and
things i think of the monopoly game and somebody came up with that idea i think it was you actually to come up with jail coin that o.j. simpson jail and that's a get out of jail free card to matter what despicable act you may have got he should work with eric holder maybe get you know a deferred prosecution coin deferred prosecution token sort of thing well yeah my idea was o.j. simpson should launch an ice you know called juice coin so distant to mediates murder and homicide and larceny that kind of a play on that just going basically for those outside of america who don't know or who are too young to remember o.j. simpson he was called the juice that was his nickname anyway. you know here you're talking about monopoly but i want to talk you know this is a theme we've been focusing on is that these monopolies and all of these and oligarchs here in america that are kind of keeping the wages down making america not so great again.