president donald trump responds to iran's tat retaliator attacks on u.s. military bases promising new sanctions. on iran strikes happened in the early hours of wednesday morning with dozens of itself raining down on to the u.s. bases in iraq in response to the assassination of tehran's top general. meanwhile ukraine's interior ministry confirmed that all 176 people on board ukrainian airlines plane that crashed in tehran were killed. and that man pitched in and president obama officially launched the turks treat natural gas pipeline the project will supply the turkish and even markets with russian gas.
knife from moscow where it's just past 2 in the morning you're watching international welcome to the program. now iran's envoy to the u.n. has said the country is not planning any more attacks against the u.s. as long as washington refrains from further aggression he also said terence revenge for the death of his top general has been fulfilled after last night's missile strikes on 2 u.s. bases in iraq president trump earlier responded to those strikes by promising new sanctions. as we continue to evaluate options in response to a rainy and aggression the united states will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the iranian regime. these powerful saying shoes will remain until are and changes its behavior. the reigning in operation was carried out in revenge for the u.s.
drone strike that killed major general sort of money last week auntie's kind of hope and has more on trump's address to the nation. it's quite a different tone than we've heard from trump in the last few days folks will remember the tweet where he threatened to destroy not only sites in iran but also cultural historical sites as well as other infrastructure and such in iran if iran dared to respond so quite a different tone we heard from donald trump what's also quite interesting is trump he seems to have talked about continuing the sanctions against iran didn't specify however that the usa intended any retaliatory strikes for iran's recent move and he also brought up the issue of iran's nuclear capacity and allegations of iran's nuclear proliferation the iran nuclear deal which didn't seem to be related to the current controversy let's take a listen as long as i'm president of the united states iran will never be allowed to have
a nuclear weapon. good morning the time has come for the united kingdom germany france russia and china to recognize this reality. they must now break away from the remnants of the iran deal who are j c p a way trump emphasized his opposition to the j c.p.o. way the nuclear deal and was calling for different parties around the world to withdraw from it he saw it as a bad deal but he also seemed to indicate that he would be open to some kind of new nuclear conclusion or nuclear negotiation regarding the islamic republic and its nuclear energy program furthermore trump didn't shy away from praising u.s. military equipment and weapons and he spoke of them in rather glowing terms let's take a listen to that our missiles are big powerful accurate lethal and fast under construction or many hypersonic missiles the fact that we have this great
military equipment however does not mean we have to use it we do not want to use it now many observers have commented on trump's demeanor and how he seemed to be lacking a lot of the boldness and bluster for which is supporters like him for and have praised him for it and it's also noting interesting that trump mentioned that isis and the defeat of isis was a good thing for iran and left an opening for the u.s. and iran to cooperate against the eisel terrorists so quite an interesting change in tone many people wondering if this will in fact lead to a further deescalation of events but at the moment things have been known to change rather quickly all eyes are still on iran and on washington to see what the next move will be. well donald trump's speech comes after tensions in the middle east sort in the past week let's look back quickly at how things have escalated.
well just hours after iran launched its missile strikes a ukrainian passenger jet crashed in tehran killing all 176 people on board the moment it burst into flames was captured on video. please please please the ukrainian president lenski has cut short a visit to a mom to return to q. on his facebook page he expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims people all mourning the death and waiting for any further information about the disaster with the cause still to be established his what's known so father. tell them all that well the right side of the airplane and one end of it were
completely on fire and i think the pilot made a great effort not to hold presidential how's it's the plane crash landed in lolly park and destroyed the fence of a football then it took off again and exploded and was completely incinerated ask one you know they didn't keep those watching the news of iranians hitting us bases with missiles on t.v. of 10 minutes i heard a massive explosion and all the houses started to shake there was fire everywhere at 1st i thought the american substructure with missiles and i went into the basement to take cover all through while i went out and saw a plane had crashed over them good reports were lying around if.
that is just out of $167.00 passengers are ukrainian citizens on the passengers are citizens of canada iran germany sweden and afghanistan. since our support for my eldest son is just stupid my daughter called me from the us she told me that craning aircraft crashed just wary gulf. oops i said so it's a wrong and i saw the video of the plane crash. that a man page in and his turkish counterpart have officially known as the turks stream
join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to us on the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. well we return to our top story now based off those iranian strikes on u.s. military facilities in iraq president trump has given a speech the nation where he vowed new sanctions against iran in response to the missile strikes on those u.s. bases in iraq so to get a bit more complex now we can cross live to former pentagon security analyst michael maloof michael thank you for joining us on this let's talk about the most
recent developments because the u.s. and iran now seem to be backing away from further confrontation with both saying that we're trained from further strikes and less the other side attacks so it's kind of the reverse of tit for tat the both thing waiting to see what happens next and some seeing this as maybe sort of a slightly positive step in the right direction in regards to avoiding conflict do you agree with that analysis. well the potential if you're a real optimist but i know that the. iranian iranian government. is already anathema to negotiating anything with the trumpet ministration but they are there is there is dialogue going on and as long as. the trump administration says while we can meet out conditions that's important but now we got to hear that from the iranian side they were they said that they would be willing to sit down if all the sanctions were lifted 1st and that started
from. the u.s. perspective but i think i think the immediate problem has subsided but the the problem that started it all still still exists and i think that what we're going to see is that they alternately want the u.s. out of the the middle east and i think the what we're seeing already tonight is are attacks into the green zone in baghdad and that but that's not iran that is. probably p m f forces that are doing that but they're under rainy and and iraqi control so it really raises the question as to the extent to which the iraqi prime minister can control them at this very critical time and if americans are here killed i think it could create. a dilemma all over
again as we did see before triumphal blame it immediately on terror on. certainly something of a tinderbox situation complex dynamics there on the ground can we talk a little bit can we talk a little bit about the. the nature of the missile strikes that we saw in the early as wednesday morning because apparently it wrong to give advance warning to iraq about the strikes on u.s. bases and the damage appeared to be somewhat limited with what we understand to be few or potentially no casualties from your point of view does it look more like a symbolic gesture what was iran trying to achieve with it. it was a tit for tat they wanted to have revenge the politically wanted to let the iranian people know that they could stand up to the united states now even though they tipped off the iraqi government i think the united states was very well informed before hand of what was going to happen not only out of the prime
minister's office. me but also through. through through sensors and other technical means that we that we have which again we the united states is blank blank it's iran with all kinds of technology and satellites infrared they can pick up the fact that an engine on a missile has been ignited and know that it's that it's coming just from the from satellite sensors and. undoubtedly the united states is already pinpoint of where those missiles originated from now they could be targets potentially by the united states but that didn't happen however and a u.s. general tonight did say that they felt that the intent of the missile strikes by iran was meant to kill personnel but personnel were already in bunker mode and had sufficient warning to get out of harm's way let's consider what trump said
in his address and also talk about that there's now a mix between the u.s. and some of its sort of western allies because we had we did hear pompei a few days ago in washington sort of complaining that he felt that the western allies like france the u.k. didn't give us enough support for the assassination of sulaimani and then we just heard trump in his speech saying that he wants you know other countries like you can france and russia in fact to reconsider their position in the way how do you think the west is playing this in terms of regional powers like france and the u.k. . i think they're being very skeptical on the u.s. . basis for killing. general general solomonic. 2 administrations both a democrat and republican before this administration. had decided not to not to do that knowing exactly what it would cause in reaction the israelis. of course have
been monitoring him as well it's my personal belief that the israelis who had been monitoring the money basically handed over the coordinates to the united states and trump was dumb enough to accept the idea of taking him out because given the briefings that capitol hill received the same afternoon there is major complaints both by democrats and some republicans that the information did not validate the need. to assassinate the general and and they they wonder what was the what was the imperative what what was the motivation behind this well i can see a political motivation on the part of the troponin on the part of trump and yahoo because they both have elections coming up in netanyahu who's got a lections coming up in march has has always vowed to take out iran and want to see it but once the united 6 states to do it and this historically has been the way the
israelis have conducted their their operations where and even during in 2003 when the united states attacked iraq it was the iranians who sort of put us up to it and and we just basically implemented their foreign policy and it was and look at the trouble that it's korean for certainly very complicated times thanks ever fear insights you appreciate your time as a former pentagon security analyst michael maloof. another nice and his turkish counterpart president of one have officially launched the turks stream natural gas pipeline project will supply the turkish and e.u. markets with russian gas. i guess it is time to say happy new stream because the project's been
a launch the official ceremony i was there for and i heard a massive round of applause and it was actually done by the leaders of 4 countries russia charkhi belgariad and serbia and just how well things seem to be go and with the turkish frame which is going through the waters of the black sea i guess it is fair to say that it's kind of a compensation for all the trouble with a different project which is called nord string 2. there was a thorny path now because of the latest round of american sanctions there was a pause and it's construction but i can tell you that washington was keen to rail turkey a stream as well however because of personal commitment by vladimir putin and thai period 2 on this commitment did show that when 2 major leaders team up to
somehow oppose u.s. pressure that could lead to real success stories and this is exactly what mr putin talked about during the opening ceremony. the relations between russia into the clear developing impractically is going to be a difficult situation in the world and efforts by some eggs national plays to prevent the expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries. well let me just give you some of the specific details about the pipeline itself turkey stream consists of 2 lines one is intended for consumers in turkey the other one goes to southern europe it could be extended to as far as austria or italy but the 1st countries to receive russian nat. gas through the turkish tree will be buggy area serbia and then like i said extensions are possible so the sea distance of that pipeline is some 900 kilometers and what's really important here and really
impressive is the capacity because both these lines will be able to deliver more than 30000000000 cubic meters of natural gas again directly from the russian port city of a knob to the shores of turkey and then further on to europe and we discussed the significance of the launch with key players and analysts. already was initially starting from the late ninety's was to have diverse nation of troops sources as your god. and edges of life because it's important for turkey as we are not just with you since so this is to extreme replace the western pipeline. it will have more than we have received so far from the us to fight fight with us or to say that to clear it on various occasions that they were they they were not happy about the establishment of the church the one north to the americans would
like also to sell their own guys in the form of identity that they have a huge capacities of either. and they would like to sell it if you have this isn't the 1st time turkey's been threatened with sanctions by the united states as we know with the russian air command system that turkey purchased american threaten the turks with katz's sanctions but turkey went ahead with the dealing now it's going to be operational in april according to the chairman of the turkish the bents industries show so the turks have showed that they're willing to stick to their guns when it comes to matters of national security it looks like the turks will go ahead with this despite any type of cats sanction threats coming out of the united states energy security is an important part of the national security portfolio and what this project gives turkey is solid proof here and for the foreseeable future while also during that meeting the leaders of russia and turkey called for an end to hostilities in libya and the warring sides to reach
a cease fire by gender 12 libya's u.n. backed government has welcomed a statement from both presidents. we call on all parties to declare a sustainable cease fire supported by the necessary measures to be taken for stabilizing the situation on the ground and normalizing daily life in tripoli and other cities. while the country has been torn apart by conflict and instability since the overthrow of moammar gadhafi back in 2011 most of libya is now controlled by general khalifa haftar and the libyan national army while turkey has stood behind the un backed government which is in charge of a small part of the war torn country last month they requested military aid from ankara to counter the general's forces and the deployment was approved last thursday by the turkish government political analyst chris bambery says the ceasefire will be hard to enforce. i think russia and turkey have some sway i think couper the government in tripoli turkey are no really the only backers but
it's also important to see that egypt and behind them so do rebel are also major players in this supporting the other side and i don't know how much control or what . how much attention there will be to a deal brokered between russia and tolkien given the antagonism exists particularly with so so do rivers so there's another complicating factor in here is the u.n. by the government is no essentially only hiding or in a coastal strip of the country has very little control it has the capital yes tripoli but very little else is just lost a major city of sirte sort i don't see in the other side. appearing to be the age of victory backing off necessarily here but on the other hand we desperately need peace and the people of libya deserve peace so let's hope that this deal can be pulled off to give the long suffering people of libya peace.
actors looking to bag britain's highest movie award this year may find it difficult if they're not white the british academy of film and television arts has been slammed for its picks with all of its acting nominations going to white performers bafta has admitted to the lack of diversity but called on the industry to change. i would like to see more diverse nominations and we will work harder in pushing news 3 more but that shouldn't take away from those who were nominated this year but his nominations are a joke not nominating a single woman for directing or best film no antonio banderas no look at the norcross thena go home movie with the most nominations yikes an all white slate of acting nominees in this of all years bafta this is not good enough here we go again a laura season this the time for
a sexist and racist nominations it's not ok incidents it's systematic or we put this up for debate with legal media unless lionel and political commentator mo on. if instead of you looking for what's the best film the best actor or actress the best plot the best the best anything if you go to see it or to see diversity then this is a homerun the problem is is that nobody thinks like this audiences don't think like this a couple of years ago they put a new framework in place which said if you go to nobody in film because you've got a list how is that everybody diversity what the storylines are you know you've got to really get into the detail and the cost of how you benefit in people and why don't you say to them why are new producing more films with more diverse people and
i guarantee you as soon as you have more women there's not going to be enough people of color and more transsexuals in crypto gendered and it's this is this is this hash tag activism where the regulation said you got to be tonto more diverse more explicit in how you're presenting protected minority groups they were 100 percent in the opposite direction to send a clear message we couldn't give a monkey's about what your values are we're going to do what we want we want to be racist we will if if if studios making money exists lined up where we might want to buy an ambu reverse racism it is studios if studios if studios made money having nothing but diverse women or whatever what they would do it believe me they're not going to do something just because of some ulterior motive well that is you know update finale bank a with the rest the team in about 30 minutes time with more news from around the world see that.
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