the united states'. top military commander in an early morning. provoking threats of retaliation from tehran allied militias. also ahead this hour police in the french capital a shoot dead a knife wielding man after he stopped one person to death to all the others. on the turkish parliament decision to deploy troops to libya comes in for a strong criticism as israel greece and cyprus fear it will lead to a further escalation in the region.
247 news live from moscow this is r.t. international good to have your company as always i mean and neal. the u.s. secretary of state defended america's assassination of iran's top military commander solo money in a drone strike in iraq on friday mike pompei o has said the attack at baghdad international airport saved american lives to send a strong message to tirant. i think the arabian leadership understands that president trump will take action we made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive i hope that the iranian leadership will see that will see american resolve and that their decision will be to deescalate the early morning or raid also reportedly killed 9 others including influential air rocky and lebanese shia militia leaders there believed to be leaving the airport in 2 vehicles when
the strikes took place. a money led the powerful quds force an elite branch of the arena and revolutionary guard corps charged with spearheading foreign operations the units has been heavily involved in the conflicts in iraq syria and was instrumental in the territorial defeats. well to go on pick this story further live by our north america correspondent kill up and kill of an already volatile situation has upped drum must sickly and the language from both sides is not dampening down indeed at this point we've got the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei all making his rounds in american media and trying to make the case that somehow this effort by the united states in this recent killing is an effort to deescalate the situation with iran he's been referring to qassam solomonic as the world's number one terrorist and saying that this was an
act that the united states did lead to greater peace and save american lives this is my tale. the u.s. remains committed to deescalation that was the time to take this action so that we could disrupt this plot deter further aggression from qassam salami in the iranian regime as well as to attempt to deescalate the situation. now qassam solomon is often described as the 2nd most powerful person in the islamic republic of iran he was many believed in line to be the next supreme leader of iran as a possible successor to ayatollah calm and they furthermore he was very very key in the defeat of the i still terrorists throughout the region however as we hear from the u.s. department of defense this was a defensive measure they argue that somehow this was done it was necessary to protect american lives in order to take the life of this very very very prominent
leader of the islamic republic this is how the u.s. department of defense has defended the recent strike. at the direction of the president the u.s. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect u.s. personnel abroad by killing costumes still in money this strike was aimed at deterring future iranian attack plans the united states will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world now it certainly has been a dramatic week for the united states in the middle east and the pentagon seems to believe that qassam solid money was himself a response a ball for what has taken place in the last few days let's review.
draw some indications that they may be planning additional attacks if that happens the new act and by the way we get word of attacks some type of indication will take preemptive action as well to protect american forces to protect american lives. now iran's national security council held its meeting and said that at the emergency meeting that was convened they made quote the necessary decisions and that there is going to be some retaliation at the right time in place for what they say was the u.s. his biggest strategic mistake in the west asia region now the iranian side is basically completely unified in saying there will be a retaliate or remove from the islamic republic for this killing this is what we've
heard from iranian officials the u.s. next of international terrorism targeting and assassinating general saloon money the most effective force fighting dies isis al qaida he's extremely dangerous and foolish escalation the u.s. busy responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism. now how the islamic republic will respond is not yet clear no missiles seem to have been a launch to and it's not clear what exactly will happen though voices are very unified that there will be a response from the islamic republic of iran now it is important to note that the u.s. state department and u.s. media seem to be echoing very loudly that qassam solomonic is somehow responsible for the death of thousands of americans and that is somehow a very bad guy they echo these allegations though there have been strong criticisms of of donald trump from the democratic side his democratic opponents seem to argue
that that he essentially took this action which could lead potentially to an all out war in the region without consulting the u.s. congress this is what nancy pelosi representing democrats in congress had to say. the administration has conducted tonight striken iraq talk getting high level iran in military officials and killing iranian quds force commander money without a new through zation for use of military fools to gays to run for though this action was taken without become full titian of the congress. now as he is known for donald trump has not been shy on social media defending his decision to take out qassam solomonic however it's important to note that in his responses donald trump has actually said that solar money should have been killed many years ago and indicated that there were previous occasions in which this assassination could have been carried out now what is interesting many critics are now wondering if the
timing of the killing of a solomonic is in fact suspicious people wonder if trump did this for political reasons as an attempt to frame himself in a good light as kind of a war hero for the upcoming 2020 reelection campaign so the timing is something that many critics are looking at but regardless all eyes seem to be on iran as iran is making very clear it intends to retaliate it's not clear how iran intends to retaliate but many fear this could escalate into a very very dangerous international situation could have feelings for tickets through the timeline of events there a killer blow up and. well let's try and answer some of the queries that kill bush bringing up i'm always happy to welcome former u.s. congressman ron paul onto the program mr pole welcome to you. is the assassination of general salim on the i am much in the justification for self defense would be used how strong was the evidence in this case to warrant the
killing do you think. 00 i mean that's nonsense and sort of like assad gassed his own people and therefore we have to go you know into syria several things no there's no justification under international law and moral law our constitution is just aggravation and the fact that we're there in a way as a gas then have an embassy there we'd never had been given any authority to do what we did i think it's morally wrong and if they are doing this to make us safer they said that we had they had to do this to make americans safe complete nonsense i feel less safe because there will be retaliation and expansion and who knows what is going to lead to i think the best thing that could happen as a consequence of this is not more fighting but to encourage iraq to do what they've been talking about doing is ask the americans to leave tell them where they're tired of say and send them home he already said today it's dangerous over there all
american citizens should leave well our soldiers american citizens through i'd say they all want to leave i think they ought to pass that and say that we should and get worldwide support for this i think that would be a step in the right direction rather than saying the only thing you can do is a large more missiles and kill more people we just heard from nancy pelosi on the program there she the democrats in congress have strongly criticized donald trump's move saying he should have gone to congress 1st are they right or is it a matter of scoring political points than what she is saying. all politics because she party neither party are for staying out of the region the democrats did it was obama out of that wanted to really escalate in libya and also in syria and that's that's just pablum they're not they're not serious about
that. both parties indorse you know interventionism when trouble at times he'll say the right thing i'm coming over i'm serious i'm bringing troops home who yelled and screamed the most not about the constitution but it was palosi and her gang was oh no he shouldn't do that he should do that. at that time you know removing troops is what we want as a libertarian no nobody should depend on switching parties or at least at this time of year because it's all politicized you have to separate the 2 groups of people who think the united states has a has an empire to fan and that they are morally justified to do it versus those of us who believe that we should be noninterventionist and follow the constitution and follow international law and the extra 3 fellows into u.s. troops are actually being deployed to the region growing tension was not on the table from the start do you think what what this washington's strategy for the
reason for the region as it styles. well i think it's been very clear this is one thing that trump deserves credit for he's been consistent in his campaign and everything is going on he always wants to escalate you know the antagonism toward iran other places it's up and down and back and forth and i sort of i'm always hopeful that he really doesn't want another war and i think pompei when he gets up there and says all these really challenging aggressive things and he says we don't want war war why are we doing those things. and i believe that is true you know people. who are pushing it in an aggressive manner in our country they probably don't really want war but they want peace on their terms as long as people listen to us and do our obedience and follow us and make sure they don't challenge the dollar and they know they don't they don't want war but i think trump has been very consistent from the very beginning his allies in israel and
saudi arabia have been very consistent they are delighted in a tremendous allies in our country you know with the neoconservatives who really. control the media message and it's all the people in this country are going to hear is the fact that. you know he's a bad guy he was killing all these people and he was coming in there to kill more americans that is so much nonsense it's just a shame that the propagandists can get away with this killing happened in iraq of course the u.s. led invasion of iraq began 16 years ago it's essentially being discredited ever since does this latest move further undermine america's adventures in the mideast. absolutely and i think i think to some degree this is good and i think i predict that we will be coming home but it won't be because all of
a sudden we changed our opinions who run our country but we're going to come home because there's going to be a financial crisis and we still right now have people in charge republicans and democrats in the media and the neo cons that we should be there because they claim we're spreading america goodness and peace but no it's a lot different than that and unfortunately there's a lot of people still supportive of this aggressive policy but not as many as there used to be people who are sick and tired of it i think tropp is in a trap because you know he has a hot if this gets out of control and he can't control it and it's going this be very very damaging you know for his election and i know he thinks about his reelection but if he realized how dangerous this is he would be pushing this and making up these stories about how dangerous it is if we don't go over there will be dangerous to the american people i don't happen to believe thank you very much for
your time and your thoughts this are very happy new year to you as well former u.s. congressman ron paul. well it around me was widely. the nation has triggered on the outpouring of grief and 3 days of mourning been an annoyance than ever really and turned out in cities across the country to the general. u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo has discussed the fence with russia's foreign minister in a phone conversation with the circle of rolf he accuses counterpart of violating international law or is to abandon the use of force to achieve political goals for more reaction from an across the world to the killings here's polis leader. world has been responding with the number one concern being the issue that this will escalate tensions here in the middle east now we have heard from iran that it will retaliate iran's national security council calling this america's biggest security
mistake its biggest strategic mistake which isn't being echoed by turkey it has said that the american actions will be stabilized in this serious is that the americans are feeling tensions we've heard from going to. the iran bet to group based in lebanon has an astrologer and he has urged the world's resistance to get together and exact revenge at the same time from us which also sees backing from gaza has expressed its condolences not iraq where the killing actually took place condemned what are called and aggression that it said would lead to a devastating war the assassination of an iraqi military commander is an aggression on iraq as a state government and people it's a flagrant violation of iraq's sovereignty and dangerous escalation that triggers a destructive war in iraq the region and the world it violates the conditions authorizing the presence of u.s. troops on iraqi soil. cowardly u.s.
aggression will only strengthen determination to follow in the path of the resistance is mansard leaders now this way the prime minister benjamin netanyahu earlier cut short a trip to greece to return home an emergency meeting was held here in tel aviv between the military and intelligence chiefs to assess the situation all israeli institutions around the world have gone on high alert while on the northern and southern borders here in israel the army too has become more vigilant this is what netanyahu in praising the attack had to say the president wrote deserves all the credit for acting swiftly forcefully decisively israel stands with united states in its just struggle force peace security and so the birds and the american action. was a reaction to a series of military provocations for which iran is responsible we also see with great concern to around 60 of it is in the region we stand before dangerous escalation now the european response has been somewhat moderate although there has
been concern expressed that this will lead to a deescalation it doesn't seem of this anyone is brave enough to come out and strongly and openly criticize the american president donald trump nato says it is monitoring the situation particularly keeping an eye on its training forces in iraq also monitoring the situation is the egyptian government and they have called for a normalization to prevent a new escalation but at the same time we're hearing from the united kingdom it says wanted to recognize as the phrasing that sort of money pose it is urgent for a deescalation earlier there was a phone conversation between the russian president vladimir putin and his french counterpart emmanuel micron and both leaders agreed that the american strike would lead to a deterioration and we're hearing from france iran not to take steps that would lead to that to tell you and we've also heard from the u.n. secretary general he has urged maximum restraint saying that the last thing the
world can afford is another war in the gulf. let's turn attention the program to europe where french police say one person has been killed 2 others wounded in a knife attack in a suburb several kilometers south of paris officers have shot the assailant reportedly attacked passers by run them or 2 fronts correspond show. talk to assure shocking the horror in paris is yet another knife attack is taking place in the city in this one to the south of paris in an area called villager if we understand that one person has been killed as a result of that attack and 2 others have been injured they are currently receiving treatment for those injuries no details on exactly how badly. did they all now i would say that the man who carried out this attack was wearing a traditional arabic and screamed out the woods. as he tried to stop those
individuals some details coming through about the individual who is dead as a result of that attack the french media saying that he was a local man in these fifty's he was actually a man with the area and they named him as being found the. people saying that he actually was trying to protect his wife that attack and now we know that following that attack the amman flight this seems chased down by the police shot up 3 times and has been neutralized i.e. he is dead now no lou camera and somebody here we suggest that this was an attack the police are investigating to see if he had any accomplices and to make sure that the area is clear nothing else will happen tonight now the minister for the secretary of state for the interior ministry nor knew his visited to the scene not long after that neutralize ation over the attack and this is what he had to say look. i would like to commend the swift reaction of the police who intervened
quickly to neutralize the assailant and put his murderous rampage it was a very brave act mark as news of that attack spread supermarkets batten down the hatches closing down they do was to ensure that the customers remain safe inside some of those customers waiting for several hours to be given the all clear by the police movement though that many will see as being a good step to try and protect customers. noise from pages in the past have expanded and gone into other areas. several countries have condemned the turkish parliament decision to send troops to libya israel greece and cyprus and voice their concern over a possible escalation of the conflict in the region they have called on cruise plans reckless. the turkish decision to deploy troops in libya prison for a dangerous threat to regional stability the repercussions of such reckless move
will be dire for the stability and peace of the entire region and a phone call with the turkish leader of the us president also raised concerns that foreign interference could further complicate the situation in libya though the 2 did agree to maintain their diplomatic cooperation multiple forces have been vying for power in libya since the ousting of long time leader moammar gadhafi in 2011 a un backed government of national accord controls the capital tripoli along with some coastal areas in the west of the country it's rival the self-styled libyan national army headed by general charles large swades in eastern central libya a 3rd region is controlled by local tribes militias the u.n. back government formally requested military aid from turkey last month in the face of an onslaught by half tars forces libya's neighbors have also voiced major reservations over the troop deployment plans for one egypt is calling on the
international community to respond urgently we've also been hearing analysis from turkey and beyond on cruise move and it's possible repercussions. we see a very soft announcement by the arab league we can see that they're unified only by name we're seeing turkey become more and more now the major player in not only libya in the north africa and the east and the middle east turkey showing that it's not going to shy away in present add one is willing to use his military muscle to get the results he wants at the diplomatic table as well turkey made a very important. move. reeks. of course i'm very disappointed by this decision. turkey's strategic move will. bring some. advantages strategic advantages for turkey we will see the method the
manner of how turkey is dealing with this problem and challenges in the coming days if turkey sent more troops then general haftar will also get more support from the governments he's already there are already back including and especially egypt and the united arab emirates they will send their own proxies or through more weapons so in that sense the situation could definitely escalate in a military sense. ethical veganism is a philosophical belief protected by law in the u.k. after an employment tribunal ruling the landmark case comes after a very good man claimed he was sacked for his album a while for a believes you already cassimatis claims he was fired after kucing his former employer the league against cruel sports of investing in animal testing with its pension fund something it the night before challenging his dismissal he took legal
action to try and prove that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief which the british court has now ruled in favor of that means similar to religion it's protected from discrimination on to the ukase equality act of 2010 that the center of the case sees it's a big step forward for all the ins. it will help the promotion of begin his muslim lives because vegans you might be afraid about talking about their belief there might be feeling that they're not welcome they will feel empowered now well just to break to start an ethical vegan is defined by not just excluding animal products from meals but also by choosing a particular lifestyle they avoid all things that lead to animal suffering a lawyer for mr customer as former employer says he was fired for gross misconduct and in principle the company's laws against the guinness becoming official. in view of value did not come to the issue of work. so should be a belief with ludeman turning back to the relevant to the cool reason for the
dismissal well i discussed far legal protection should extends with the representative from britain's beacon society and also political commentator andrea walker here sandra 1st. i would like to say my pen should be a damaged and undermined by somebody who insists that you call impacts in war normal to compensate we should not be the lowest common denominator if something is ridiculous we should be allowed to call it ridiculous if you want to criticize something we should be able to criticize it as an instrumental instance and but aren't and you have a choice to invest in ethical action and he's not saying everybody should do it he's just saying he's a 100 times more unfair and i don't rise and our ancient i think the consent and the very real health dangers of if he can die to kick you when you are a child. it will only just a nice day in clinic in bags children and breastfeeding women for their people as
well i just want to do it because underneath is the future. of animals for the planet for health so it's something all of us can do to help combat climate change and be kinder to the animals that we should spend but this is the parent who support the problem is that because obviously there is no financial motive and this is what's been going to sit on the support for the climate change are in my view effectively taken religions they have their it i'm jealous of people who want to demonize you for being evil can find go and get a job and they are example require me to wear leather shoes and i have a choice to wear not what if i go into work and say that is my plate but i shouldn't look search i'm praying every day but by the way i'm extremely chain jounce physics that lobstering something every day i have a moral and philosophical belief that my lifestyle will be back so i think that this boils down to is that i have a certain amount of respect your view your life sounds you have no respect for my fil it state lobster and champagne lifestyle and your you were shopping malls
protected in law and you wish to observe you don't wish for example in iraq which i think is really the problem here is about trying to do your best to avoid an amount radiation you can compare to some ridiculous thing that this is an ethical. money to the hilt and for many people that dictates how they need lives i genuinely do not see why just because you refuse to eat the sense you create you should have the right. to your own eyes you are still killing of carrots just as you're killing a rabbit and therefore you would have to in mind that if you have no right to kill i don't think i don't have all the food then why would you have the right to tell a plant something i don't know i'm not so. well for it as i would tell them all the elements. everybody knows that don't have essential there was not to. eat and you want to embarrass. you like we had no right to take away their lives on a reason. a senior police chief in the u.k.
say 2 years of us 30 is a major factor in putting child exploitation back to levels not seen in more than 100 years chief constable sean sawyer so his drug gangs are the driving force behind the rise in a piece for these children they are almost back to victorian times and to being criminally exploited these kids looking for family and security for understandable reasons of austerity stay youth services have been vacated this cafe youth provision between the school and family is the void of the exploited feeling authorities say there's been almost 19 thoughts in suspected child victims in the past 2 years 2019 saw a staggering 74 percent increase in comparison with the year before that equates to $726.00 more victims the devon and cornwall chief constable also highlighted how government cuts were partly responsible for the situation while cheryl phoenix from
discrimination group the block child agenda told me it's almost impossible for children to escape the vicious circle of exploitation once they get in. these children a lot of people fail to see them as the victims of what's going on and then they become criminalized and once you become criminalized at such a young age it's almost impossible to get yourself back on track a lot of these young people that we find as part of these drug cat gangs as they're called have been permanently excluded have been rejected from society so i think we need to go back a few steps and even jilt deal with our young people from a primary age level because as they get into secondary school which i can guarantee when they go back next week my phone will be ringing in constantly with children being kicked out of school for have a natural hair not having the right tie on or maybe their shoes so if we start stop doing this you know sledgehammer approach to what we are talking about as children then they wouldn't find themselves in these gangs in the 1st place but no one's actually listening or doing any think about the exclusion.