that's placed in the. proxy war between two of the biggest powers in the middle east iran and saudi arabia has escalated directly affecting other countries in the region. i. understood them to take to the streets of basra alone are outraged at madrid's crackdown on former catalan leaders who were behind the region's independence declaration. highly anticipated formal meeting between donald trump and blood in fails to materialize the chatter on the sidelines of the apec summit and agreed to cooperate on syria. and the u.s. justice department demands r.t. america register as a foreign agent by monday failed to comply the channel's bank accounts could be
frozen. joining as you're watching the weekly here on r.t. and. the geopolitical rivalry between two of the middle east main powers saudi arabia and iran has been d.c. stabilizing other regional players yemen and lebanon. and the latest developments saudi led airstrikes targeted the defense ministry in the yemeni capital it was back in march of two thousand and fifteen that saudi arabia first began its incursion into yemen by launching an air campaign against rebels who are backed by iran yemeni civilians have also been affected by the latest saudi led bombing here is what they told our sister channel r.t. arabic. and then a second rocket hit my house was destroyed i'm just an ordinary person i'm
a bus driver i'm not a military commander not an agent of the state why did they do that to me my house didn't hold a single bullet did they fear that i had weapons so i want them to watch this i have nothing this is just a house and i'm a poor person that was fairly new my head in leg were injured our houses were destroyed this is the result of aggression how how is this in their area are affected by the strike. out of riyadh has intensified its bombardment of yemen in response to a missile fired towards the capital a week ago by who three fighters saudi arabia was quick to blame that on iran saying tehran directly supports who thinks the later senior u.s. air force official claimed the ballistic missile had been made in iran been agreed markings on the business. it's been demonstrated. there are pictures that depict that to me that connects the dots to iran in terms of who supply. missiles
and that capability has some i am going to end that war which we do not even have the ability to transfer missiles to yemen it's the missiles and they've managed to increase the missiles range. my guess the it takes a look at the current tensions between two of the biggest players in the middle east. recently benny a days seems to go by without saudi arabia making headlines and it almost always boils down to it's enemy iran it is a game of chess that spans an entire region on every front in every country the saudis see iran's evil influence. the huth the rebels in yemen who saudi arabia has been bombing for many years fire a rocket riyadh that the saudis could only describe as
a rainy and aggression the saudis also ready to throw that allies under the bus to create an excuse to denigrate iran. q the lebanese prime minister holding a successful meeting with the iranians and then going to saudi arabia and out of the blue without warning declaring his resignation while lou inching into a tirade about evil raney an influence plunging the region into chaos and destruction. were of iranian prison simply discord and destruction and it says to interfere in our countries in lebanon syria. yemen where i would like to be iran and its followers that they would lose in their. you lose a poor and gain an opening then there's the blockade of cattle.
a trade embargo seva ties ultimatums and warnings punishment some say for cata daring to deal with the rain ians and then there's syria the saudi sponsored rebellion is dying that. hardest allies are losing and asaad is winning and while syria may have unexpectedly share committed to riyadh here the saudis around picking up attacks on iran on other fronts truly this is an international game of chess with nations and populations at stake ironic given that last year saudi arabia's highest islamic cleric banned chess saying that the game causes enmity and hatred between people and even when played on a giant geopolitical scale well it looks like he was right
the unexpected resignation of the lebanese prime minister is only added to tensions there's been speculation saudi arabia could be holding saad hariri against his will deny the claims and hariri himself has just given his first interview since quitting in which he said he is free to leave saudi arabia whenever he wants and a hard look at how look i'm free in thirty arabia if i wanted to leave tomorrow i would leave tomorrow all lebanese people need to know that i did resign i know it's not an order it will resign in any prime minister i know that but i did it because i wanted to send them into short positive shock so lebanese people would realize that our country is in danger and while saudi arabia and its allies q eight the united arab emirates and bahrain they have ordered their citizens to leave lebanon immediately we are satellites for their take on the current situation between saudi
arabia and iran. riyadh is rolling out an entirely new plan no to create chaos in the region where a recount and lebanon are not a squidgy of the flu is an easy shot it's a low hanging fruit there is a great momentum right now as i'm speaking this week in saudi arabia to try and create some sort of military strategy against iran to destabilize around or or any of iran's proxies in the region saudi arabia is isolated in the ne in the emerging new we believe they've lost in syria because of the feel of the dash project the last in iraq i was just back from baghdad and the talk in baghdad is about not bulk and i was stationed but about iraqi national unity the last again with the blockade against karkare they are losing the war on yemen which is horrifying we dance of thousands of civilian casualties and supported by the u.s. congress for that matter and using american weapons and uki weapons and now they're
trying to change the narrative they're bringing the run they're trying to ratchet up a confrontation involving level which is caught in the crossfire and is still is the same old story the saudi arabia yes the run and countries see in the middle east states are going to be caught in the crossfire. and saturday night a massive crowd turned down to barcelona demanding the release of catalonia is jailed for the latest demonstration was held in catalonia as national day it attracted almost a million people. i mean if we are here to have a free country at risk and let's push them on your key and all of the cattle in government are in our hearts. i went to all of the demonstrations because i want my grandsons to have allies that we didn't have. we're here to defend our politics
defend those currently in prison and to defend democracy and here we do find human rights far as if you chose a flower culture and it is more than a flower children they feared. the spanish prime minister is now in barcelona he's attended a presentation of his party's candidates for the upcoming regional elections bowing to and quote separatist of the whole hosting the gathering is full of people supporting spanish integrity waving both national and catalan like. earlier this week pro independence protests sparked clashes with police as activists tried to block railway stations in the city of barcelona and sharon i. i i. i came after a general strike and brought much of the region to a halt again in protest of the jailing of the region's former leader is
a terrific uses them of rebellion it's addition there's an old catalonia his declaration of independence. several members of the deposed leadership fled to belgium where they now wait to see if they'll be deported back catalan mess travel to brussels to offer support they were confronted by a spanish unity rally we spoke to an archaic catalan spokesperson for the european partnership for independence she joined us from one of the pro independence protests in the catalan capital yes i do think there were a graphic for a. guy. to so obviously. you know. it's an outbreak it's very critical. for the spanish state to preach to make believe that they are the ones bringing peace when they are the ones bringing the bar. in an illegitimate way the
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crackdown on r t n the u.s. poses some very uncomfortable questions. soonish that if those who are doing this in the u.s. have always been proud of being the world's number one democrats and freedom of speech has always been the main value it here to buy them there's no democracy without freedom of speech and it's not going to our media in the us is making a mistake an attack on freedom of speech itself the. pressure has been mounting on r.t. ever since we were accused of somehow making us voters choose trump over hillary last year but can one channel really will that much power or is this just in a town to sell i fell alternative. would be more of this week's headlines in a moment including donald trump and plenty of the putin crossed paths at the apec summit in vietnam and hundreds of u.s. naval forces staff being investigated for bribery it's been called the worst
corruption scandal an american by a time history state that. i don't want to tell you on the idea that dropping bombs brings to the ticket or forcing you to fight the battle. that you stopped by to tell you that because of the public. doesn't tell you. like. we all know what. i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting the new fearful ground which will only further ratchet up tensions and further increase the risk of war that's the big danger here this is not just about killing. this is automatically putting the united states on it was
a. welcome back u.s. president donald trump said better relations with russia would be key to solving world crises like syria and north korea speaking a day after the apec summit in vietnam we have to get to work to solve syria to solve north korea to solve ukraine to solve terrorism and i feel that having russia in a friendly as opposed to always fighting with them is an asset to the world and an asset to our country not a liability getting along with other nations is a good thing not a bad thing believe me a formal meeting between the russian and u.s. presidents have been highly anticipated but it never happened apparently due to
show julian problems nevertheless the two leaders did briefly catch up on the summit sidelines and they released a joint statement on the situation in syria. they confirmed their determination to defeat islamic state the president also agreed there can be no military solution to the conflict in syria also they said a final political settlement should be found through the geneva talks for much stress that syria is still a sovereign country british. believes washington and moscow realize that cooperation is needed. what they're talking about is getting closer together and we're going on diplomatic solutions to problems not just in the middle east but around the world the fact is if we have russia and america bearing seated each other that does nobody any good if all of the sides involved understand that america and russia and the rest of the countries from the west are actually on the same side here eventually they have severe up across the world and they have to
understand that they will have to work together it's not going to be because these things never are particularly in the middle east force it will have to happen and it's a good sign that america and russia have consumed understanding on this on the last leg of his asian tour done transplanted in the philippines and sunday but didn't get the warmest of welcomes on the capital streets i i. was under the people descended on the u.s. embassy in manila to protest against his visit notices burned u.s. flags and shouted anti government from slogans of riot police use water cannon to push the crowd back. colossal bribery and fraud has engulfed the u.s. navy that's according to prosecutors in the so-called fat leonard case they have now revealed the true extent of the scandal initial inquiry took place more than
four years ago when twenty eight personnel including two admirals were indicted now those transpired four hundred forty naval staff are under investigation and includes more than sixty admirals and scores of offices all of them are suspected of sharing secret information in return for bribes like alcohol and prostitutes identities of the majority of people implicated are being held back to avoid jeopardizing the investigation. the release of such information would likely reveal sensitive details about the breadth and scope of the criminal investigation and pending cases and these revelations are being described as the worst corruption scandal in u.s. navy history yet some a surprise that handing over classified information to a foreigner is being treated as fraud elim open explains. but what did they do well allegedly they were seduced by leonard francis a.k.a. fat leonard he offered them booze parties luxury hotels and cash in exchange for
information about where u.s. navy ships were going in the pacific ocean he did this in order to earn contracts now fat leonard aka leonard francis is going to san diego jail so giving away military information launched an inquiry into corruption now these navy officers admitted to giving away ship schedules and they pleaded guilty to bribery but leaking and giving up classified government information under u.s. law as it called bribery it's called espionage why is the espionage act not being applied to corrupt a navy officers christian saucer took some photos with his cell phone in a classified area of a u.s. nuclear submarine nobody paid him anything and he didn't leak them to anyone he simply lost his cell phone well he ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison now his mother thinks her son got a raw deal in two thousand and nine there was no cell phone ban on submarines at that time technology was new and didn't catch up maybe hadn't caught up yet and i
really have no doubt in my mind that it was a twenty two year old guy that wanted to get out of where he worked yeah we were already took pictures and so forth were allowed now when it comes to whistleblowers who reveal u.s. forces killing civilians or the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance it doesn't take long for them to be charged with espionage. months later i started working at the agency were you we were at the time where did you.
start looks like photographers without malintent and whistleblowers get hit with stiff penalties but if you're a good ole boy in the u.s. navy brass and you train military secrets for sex and cash well it looks like the stiff penalty is just don't apply caleb happen are seeing new york. hundreds of moroccan football fans of clash with police in brussels following that country's qualification to next year's world cup in russia. i was violent when riot police fired water cannon at the crowds in an attempt to bring them under control place blame twenty two officers were injured
while a number of cars were torched in clashes. on tuesday russian marking the one hundredth anniversary of the revolution that led to the creation of the u.s.s.r. throughout the wake artie's preventing a real time historical news feed on twitter for they hash tag nine hundred seventeen live to find out how events were unfolding minute by minute one hundred years ago some of the latest on our fate opposing sides on the revolution a coming face to face outside st petersburg known as petrograd counterrevolutionary forces have been pushed out of the city now trying to recapture holdouts in the suburbs. you may well be wondering why we're talking about the october revolution in november well it's because soviet russia adopted a new calendar after the bolsheviks took power on the twenty fifth of october one
thousand nine hundred seventeen november seventh according to the gregorian calendar used in most of the world is a recap of what happened in russia back then. it's october one thousand nine hundred seventeen and russia is fast approaching one of the most radical turning points in its history the country had been turned upside down by the february revolution and exhausted by the first world war the whole country floundered in a cold and of anarchy enormous russia bearing the new world drive than pain tsar nicholas the second living in exile in siberia with his family following his abdication seven months ago the provisional government occupying the russian monex main residency the winter palace moderately liberal and aiming to create a new constitution then their friend in me the petrograd soviet group formed workers and soldiers the two institutions are supposed to share power but in reality are competing for it and that's where the bolsheviks and vladimir lenin
come in. it must be explained to the masses that the soviet to work his deputies is the only possible form of revolutionary government place power in the hands of the proletariat and the poor a structure of the peasantry the bolsheviks promises essentially boiled down to this power to the soviets peace to nations lands of peasants and bread to the hungry it took them just two days to come to power on october twenty fourth and twenty fifth they swiftly seized post offices key railway stations the state bank the port and other strategic locations across the city at a quarter to ten pm a blank shot fired from cruise aurora signaling the stars of the storming of the winter palace by two am on the twenty sixth of october the revolutionaries occupied it and arrested the provisional government the new bolshevik government was formed
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him over the next hundreds of millions of dollars you see you know. these. u.s. military contractor k.b.r. is under legal fire today over real fires in iraq the firm is charged with causing illnesses from massive burn pits used to incinerate garbage there. veterans who are now suing k.b.r. because of their they believe service connected health interests say that k.b.r. short sighted didn't install center raters when they should have had burned all this hazardous waste when it was a guess the regulations to do so and as a result they're sick of all the contracts that k.b.r. and held. require them to comply with e.p.a. regulations the allegation is that k.b.r.
rather than. complying with a contract complying with these environmental regulations disposing only of what should be disposed of using incinerators doing it the right way for reasons often related to profit margins was disposing of dangerous toxins in a way that directly impacted the health of soviet troops. seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not truck tires all types of styrofoam and polystyrene batteries trucks quite a bit of different stuff. that should have been segregated out it was mine it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if you're k.b.r. employee and you're throwing. biological medical waste into the. into the burn pit tires and anything else. that did is known to be a toxin. then.