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this year students at yale and kristine blazin ford says cavanagh try to force himself on her and that she feared he could kill her when they were both in high school the senate judiciary committee is also investigating two other reports that cavanagh abused women last week trump questioned whether blazin ford is telling the truth the result of a polygraph test she took in august suggest that she is but now as laws before prepares to repeat her story before the senate judiciary committee on thursday trump says he will give her testimony a fair hearing and that it could change his support for kavanagh oh it's possible i'll hear that and i'll say hey i'm changing my mind that is possible. in light of growing anger among u.s. women over the cavanagh case the twelve republican senators all men will be directly questioning laws a ford they brought in a woman prosecutor from arizona to do that democrats on the panel and in the chamber at large say the hearing shouldn't even be happening until the f.b.i.
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can investigate its all republican colleagues rush to proceed without an investigation it would be a travesty for the honor of the supreme court and the honor of our country where at any rate brett kavanaugh says he's not withdrawing his nomination and that the latest allegations are straight out of the twilight zone but with five weeks to go before congressional elections republicans may have to decide which they want more their preferred man on the supreme court or keeping control of congress heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington. still ahead on alexandra a russian condo identified as a suspect and the soulsby poisoning case. however
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we've got temperatures recovering nicely now across central and western parts of here with scenes of kolarov diving in towards the southeastern corner but it dragon those temperatures down behind this particular weather system firm ounce of cloud of gray further north yes up towards the baltic states through scandinavia tend to stockholm better get up to around thirteen degrees but coming to central parts twenty one getting up to twenty two thousand for vienna and further west we could touch twenty three in london averages around twenty at this time of the year twenty five for paris last five and driving those temperatures fall away sharply as we go on through friday cause a fresh day then london it will be the around seventy degrees sixty celsius there for berlin those inputs the bits and pieces of right over toward saudi ceasar if you have been to the western side of russia thirteen celsius there for moscow further south generally try the story blustery to central parts of the mediterranean i'm glad to say that the winds have east now for italy and the
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balkans by and large come a little further south we've got this weather system still swirling away in the eastern med then so still a chance of some showers to the coast northern parts of libya over the next couple of days dry for a good part of egypt wanted to share was still a possibility from iraq and. the final session.
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and there again you're watching. top stories this hour china has rejected. u.s. president. but is attempting to interfere in upcoming american elections the chinese representative called the claims. in the coming hours donald trump supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and his first accuser christine forward will appear in front of the senate judiciary committee three women have now accused the us president picks for the supreme court of sexual assault. could change his mind if the evidence is compelling enough. on thursday palestinian and israeli leaders
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will be taking center stage at the u.n. general assembly the conflict has been the focus of several leaders speeches so far during the prime minister of kuwait. on wednesday accused israel of violating international laws. israel persists in its intransigence rejecting it ignored resolutions of international legitimacy it continues its expansionist policies through the establishment of illegal settlements in occupied palestinian territories this constitutes a gross and blatant rejection of resolutions of international legitimacy the palestinians rejected america's role as mediator end the conflict and says he wants to broker peace in the coming months but so far as administrations decisions have had a negative impact on the lives of palestinians on the ground. which is a vital lifeline for millions of palestinian refugees. with the commissioner. we've clearly rejected that accompanying narrative accompanying of course the
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decision to cut funding to entirely as was communicated on the first thirty first of august so for us it's very clear is a very well established organization very active on very polarized front lines in syria gaza and elsewhere the united states has supported on raw for decades and here we have a decision that is a decision to politicize humanitarian funding in a very difficult operation environment so you don't think this is part of a reasoned critique what do you think is underlying all of us in november last year i was in washington and received a lot of recognition and acknowledgement for the rest work we signed a new framework agreement with the united states in december and then there was a decision on jerusalem the debate on the tensions between palestinians and the u.s. and after that decision to cut funding to iraq so there's no doubt in my mind that cutting the funding was a part of steps to put in place the palestinian authority in leadership under pressure but surely that suggests the goal is simply to create as much palestinian
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suffering is possible but we saw of course that it wasn't didn't stop with the rather was also the cut to the funding of hospitals in east jerusalem for example so i think it is part of a wider issue but of course the scale phone role was very serious because we lost essentially three hundred million this year and in total three hundred fifty million of income which is of course for an organization like ours very severe because we for example run seven hundred schools for half a million boys and girls throughout the middle east it's a matter of dignity and rights for the students to have access to education so of course we had to engage with other partners and donors to try and make up for that shortfall for all you making up that shortfall who is contributing who isn't a contributor so we have progressed sixty percent of what we needed to cover has been covered so we essentially mobilize well two hundred sixty million u.s. dollars to date and have another hundred eighty five million to mobilize countries in the gulf were very instrumental we have cut are coming forward early and then followed. saudi arabia and i dare emirates we know that kuwait is currently
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considering and we've had support in asia and europe and elsewhere so it has been actually a very strong movement of solidarity in our favor but because of the size of the shortfall we still have a very critical amount of one hundred eighty five million to mobilize in order to close the shortfall entirely. six countries including canada and argentina asking the international criminal court to investigate dennis for crimes against humanity to fund venezuelan president told the u.n. general assembly that he will never give in because the door also raised the possibility of meeting donald trump to talk about any issue live. let me say from this very rostrum despite the enormous historic ideological and social differences i am a worker a driver a man of the people i am not a magnate i am not a multimillionaire despite all of these differences the president of venezuela nicolas maduro would be willing i am willing to reach out my hand to the president
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of the united states down and discuss these matters bilaterally these matters involving our region. the body of vietnam's former president is on its way to his home province for burial after a state funeral was held in the capsule hanoi. died suddenly on friday from the virus when a reports from hanoi. during a brief service in vietnam scandal had to wait those closest to the late president in his private and professional lives said goodbye. family members are trying dyke one communist party leaders government officials filled the national lead. it was also a special moment for those on the outside who still played a big part in the service. to serve the state funeral of the president is a big honor for me and the staff and all vietnamese feel humbled to witness the
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funeral. was just sixty one when he died the government said he was the victim of a rare virus you rose to the top of vietnamese politics through a career in the ministry of public security he appeared to bring that background to the presidency as yoda saw a crackdown on dissent this is quite understandable because not only was he in that position. of public security but he had grown up in this. he also supported closer ties with the united states hosting two u.s. presidents during his brief tenure moving closer to washington was perhaps a deliberate move in response to vietnam's tension with china over territorial disputes in the south china sea the death of means that vietnam now has its first female head of state with vice-president duncan knocked in moving up to be acting
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president the national assembly is due to begin its next session on the twenty second of october and that's when a new president may be elected. the late president kwan's last journey was in a long motorcade out of hanoi and to the south he was born and raised in a small rural community in in been the province which is also his final resting place wayne hay al jazeera hanoi. new claims suggest one of the suspects in the nerve agent attack on a former russian agent in the u.k. is a russian colonel decorated by vladimir putin is one of two men now in russia who are wanted by the thirty's for the attempted murder of. and his dorsey yuliya in march brian reports the investigative group battling cat says these photos prove that one of the suspects who went by the name. of is actually anatoly the photo on the right was released by british police when he was charged alongside alexander petrov with the attempted murder of former russian double agent and his daughter yulia burson
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said then that the men most likely used aliases when they travel to salzburg to carry out the attack balun cat and another online investigative side to the insider says to peter worked for the russian military intelligence agency or g.r.u. he was awarded russia's highest medal in twenty fourteen typically bestowed by president vladimir putin himself a british prime minister to raise in may has pointed the finger squarely at russian intelligence saying orders for the attack came from the highest corridors of power we have seen what happens when the natural patrick his own which is a cornerstone of a healthy society is warped into aggressive nationalism exploiting fear and uncertainty to promote identity politics at home and belligerent confrontation abroad while breaking rules and undermining institutions and we see this when states like russia flagrantly breach international norms from the seizing of
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sovereign territory to the reckless use of chemical weapons on the streets of britain by agents of the russian g.r.u. . russia denies any involvement saying both men named by the u.k. are civilians and not criminals russian television interviewed two men he said they were the pair in the c.c.t.v. images but that they were just innocent tourists who wanted to see the city's famous cathedral but i live. with. what we're witnessing is an increase in unsubstantiated rhetoric about the source free of fear at the same time the u.k. is voiding the joint investigation with often several times the question arises if they don't want to cooperate does this mean they have something to hide we call upon london once again to start a constructive dialogue in order to get to the truth. london dismisses those comments as an effort to deflect attention from their findings and these pictures will doubtless add ammunition to the assertion that moscow ordered and assess
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a nation on british soil elixir brian al jazeera. mexico's incoming president says they'll be an investigation into the disappearance of forty three students in the southern city of. induction suspected murders four years ago was one of the west crises during president enright and. john holland has the latest from mexico city. this is the fulfillment of this recent tragedy in mexico in which twenty three students were kidnapped by police in collusion with a local guy and it had a huge impact on a country this is a country at the time than thirty thousand people disappear over the last few years and this really these forty three shooters became a potent symbol of not just that phenomenon but eventually impunity and the lack of really concern from government forces the government was very slow to react to what happened with the students the investigation was riddled with errors according to
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you to the n.g.o.s in the country and according to relatives looking for their lost loved ones now four years later it seems that things might move again with this case the president elect andres manuel lopez obrador says that he's committed to the truth coming out about what happened to the students he's going to make sure that the case gets an investigating committee that's going to look at it again an independent experts who were investigating what has happened before they say they were brought by the government are going to be allowed into the country going to take up their investigation so parents are hopeful that finally after all these years they might get to the bottom of this. google is celebrating its twentieth anniversary what began as a simple search engine is now a technology giant this pallet and involvement in our lives lead to concerns over privacy some say it's a far cry from the company's original law don't evil brunell's reports.
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this is what google's search page looked like the day it was launched and this is the company's first headquarters with founders larry page and sergey brin twenty years later google's enormous success has given it this huge ever expanding silicon valley headquarters known as the googleplex page and brin are multi-billionaires and google knows a lot about us they know who you are they know a lot about your habits they know what kind of videos he watch they know how many emails he gets they are very large an important part of most people's daily lives it's search engine process is three and a half billion requests per day or one point two trillion a year that information is power google uses the information to lucratively target advertising to customers the more they know about you the more the can
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market you to advertisers a collection of activities in what we do every day. you know one of the rules or the role of government that when when a company collects in a mass that much information in the u.s. google like other big tech companies is largely unregulated regarding what they do with the information they collect and the idea that these companies will suffer regularly is as laughable and i think it's been shown that as insufficient that may be changing in congressional hearings this week lawmakers discussed a federal internet privacy law to regulate big tech companies behavior the european union has taken a stricter line passing sweeping new online privacy rules and recently levying heavy multibillion dollar fines on google for anti-competitive practices google's corporate culture appears to be changing earlier this year google quietly dropped its famous motto don't be evil from its corporate code of conduct. in april three
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thousand google employees signed a petition demanding the company in its partnership with the pentagon called project maven that uses images and artificial intelligence to improve drone strike accuracy on the battlefield google now says it will not reach pentagon contract when it expires in two thousand and nineteen in just two decades google has made itself practically indispensable in the lives of billions of people what it will do with its information power and wealth over the next twenty years is something that should concern each one of them rob reynolds al-jazeera mountain view california. without his or the top stories china has rejected an accusation made by u.s. president donald trump that it is attempting to interfere and upcoming american
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elections the chinese representative called the claims unwarranted. and the coming out as donald trump supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and his first accuser christine grazie forward will pass in front of the senate judiciary committee three women have now accused the u.s. president's pick for the supreme court of sexual assault donald trump now says he could change his mind if the evidence is compelling enough six countries including canada. the international criminal court to investigate crimes against humanity but define venezuelan president told the u.n. general assembly that he will never give him live or happy frequently talk to let me say from this very rostrum despite the enormous historic ideological and social differences i am a worker a driver a man of the people i am not a magnate i am not a multimillionaire despite all these differences. the president of venezuela nicolas maduro would be willing i am willing to reach out my hand to the president
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of the united states. and discuss these matters bilaterally these matters involving our region. one of the two suspects in the nerve agent attack in the u.k. has been identified as a russian military officer who received an honor from president vladimir putin investor of group betting katz says these photos prove the name as russia. of is actually an attorney. that says he worked for the russian military intelligence agency the g r u moscow denies any involvement in the attack the u.a.e. says it's killed a senior commander. data on tuesday fourteen others were also killed these have been fighting yemeni forces backed by the saudi and coalition since two thousand and fifteen. and the body of vietnam's former president is on its way to its home to his home province for burial after a state funeral was held in the capsule hanoi. died suddenly on friday there were
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two days of national mourning for kwan who was widely criticized internationally for his crackdown on political dissent. and i had lots of back with more news here on al-jazeera of the inside story. mean you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera from iran to palestine oil prices to trade wars donald trump's speech to the u.n. general assembly advocated nationalism over globalism trump promotes a policy of america first but does that also mean america alone this is inside story.
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hello everyone i'm come on santa maria we reject the ideology of globalism and accept the doctrine of patriotism perhaps not what you would expect from a world leader speaking on the global stage the un general assembly then donald trump has never been one for convention in a thirty four minute speech the us president made it clear america will look after itself will only give aid to those it considers friends and in his words will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance question is what does that mean for everyone else the world leaders who spoke from the same podium advocating alliances and a joint approach to our world's problems that's how discussion today we will welcome our panel in just a moment but first our diplomatic editor james bays on the speech and the surprising reaction. when president trump came to the united
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nations the first of the world leader he met was his french counterpart. he and emmanuelle mccraw embraced warmly then known to get on well something that is perhaps remarkable when you realize as became clear in their speeches that they have very different visions of the way the world should be run trumps world view is america first with all the other countries also putting their own national interests first to he laid that out in a speech that didn't get off to a good start when his bold claim was met with the gospel of astonishment and then laughter in less than two years my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. america years souter. didn't expect that reaction but that's how. trump talked about
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a constellation of strong sovereign independent nations it of course raises the question of whether the u.s. will give up its moral leadership on issues like human rights america will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance control and domination i honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs beliefs and traditions the united states will not tell you how to live or work or worship a couple of hours later and the french president was at the same podium he greeted the world faced crisis but for very different reasons nationalism he said meant that international cooperation was breaking down. in new neighbors there's no need to look too far to see who is to blame they're here in this assembly they're
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speaking today those responsible are us the leaders of the world it was an impassioned speech he said he didn't believe in the lure of the strongest and he made a passionate defense of parts of the system the trumpet ministration has either attacked or defunded. and only says yes we shall support those working for peace and humanity you know asco the conscience of the united nations the human rights council the international criminal court unaware for whom we are increasing our support. in his speech president trump said his administration will reassess how much money it gives to the u.n. and how much funds it gives in international aid that potentially is setting up a new confrontation for next year president marc ross says he wants to give forty percent more international aid and france is heading the g. seven next year it wants all the members which include the u.s. to give more james bone. of the united nations.
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all right so here's the panel for today we're starting in tehran with ford is that he is a professor of world studies at the university of tehran in new jersey and steven rogers a member of the donald j. trump for president advisory board also an advisor to the twenty sixth interim campaign and running up the panel in london is a living he is a security and political risk analyst gentlemen thank you for joining us for inside story steven rogers in new jersey i'm going to start with you at the start of the show i put forward this idea of is it america first and does that mean america alone i would like your view on that because whilst everything donald trump said was completely expected most of the other leaders who got up to that podium said something different and i wonder if that's going to end up isolating the united states. well you're correct in saying that it was expected by the world leaders the president has kept his promise to the american
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people that it would be america first but it will not be america alone the nations in our alliance know that they need us they know that they need our our protection when it comes to military and they know that they know they need our money the united states of america has paid heavy tolls around the world economically and through blood with regard to protecting countries in times of war so the president is simply saying as he said in his first u.n. speech many years ago that the president of the united states is not the president of the world is the president of america and of iraqis and it's bring you in early on what do you think of what stephen saying they said basically these nations knows that everyone needs the united states but again i go back to the point that the united states seems to be pulling back from elise other countries. couple of things to note in terms of of the speech and the direction is the fact
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that the president came about. being responsible for the actions of the people so what we've seen yesterday and also on on these points on our nato are clear is is a businessman and he comes to the bottom line if an institution or group is basically squandering the money of the u.s. it will stop funding it. it's playing to its base and we've seen that time and again but at the same time he works on on his own logic that america is not there to be not only. if you were of the world but also. the bankroller of filling institutions so that that is not the at all a surprise when it comes to the alliance remember as well that you mentioned the
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kind of arab nato and think a lot of the commentators are not looking at that so it is not fully against all alliances and what he said about the original nato it's clear that the u.s. cannot bear all the financial weight and that the other countries have to decide if they want to be part of an alliance they need to up their defense budget so all this. comes in the light of of the speech of yesterday which shouldn't be a big surprise for the allies but i don't think america will end up alone in this case interesting and you brought up funding we're going to talk more about the funding issue a little bit later in the program for now for it is on the i'm going to bring you in and start to get in on some of the specific issues you have there in iran was donald trump's well actually what do we have a listen to donald trump first of all this is what he actually had to say when speaking about iran specifically at the general assembly. iran's leaders so
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k.o.'s death. and destruction. they do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations. instead iran's leaders plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the middle east and far beyond. if that's what he said in his speech and then this is what he actually tweeted no long before arriving at the general assembly despite requests to have no plans to meet the iranian president hassan rouhani maybe someday in the future i'm sure he is an absolutely lovely man for it isn't he what do you make of all of that because i think in the buildup to the general assembly speech we were all thinking wow he's going to hit iran really hard my feeling personally and i'd like to know what you think is that he actually possibly help back a bit. i think his u.n. speech was quite tough on iran the two it was strange as you say that people were
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expecting that he is going to be consistent at least when it comes to his tehrani and rhetoric but that tweet the last sentence of that to it was surprising if they don't mind that people love how he was talking about the north korean leader and then now he seems to be getting along with mr kim. the sentence that you played i think i can answer that main question of today's program and the main the proper answer i think to the question is that you see a lot of inconsistency is when it comes to u.s. fine policy for example the u.s. government accuses iran of not respecting borders but they have been occupying syria for the last number of years without any request from the
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syrian government in fact in. sort of the sacred image of the syrian government the syrian government has asked the u.s. to leave syria and its occupation they talk about killing. people in neighboring countries but they have been supporting saudis in the. devastating war against the yemeni people in the last number of years so when you look at that speech at the u.n. you see a lot of inconsistences he talks about sovereignty but then he criticized as opaque countries for selling oil at the price that he doesn't like or he criticizes iran but he gets out of the u.n. security council resolution twenty two thirty one which is the new filleted argument without any reason so i think the answer to your main question is the u.s. has this. that consciously i think too good on but it comes to many foreign policy
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issues steven wright is let's get a reply from you because what fouad says think this untruth there is saying that what we know that the united states pulled out of the iran. for example and all these other nations have decided to stay with it and his foot points out the united states has been doing a lot of what it says iran is doing now well the president's been very consistent with iran's look there i don't believe there's a person on the face of this earth especially in the body of the u.n. that would disagree with the fact that iran exports terrorism we know that iran is responsible for a lot of trouble around the world iran has not contributed anything to any peace process anywhere and if you really take a look at this and this is my view i don't speak for the administration and it is the view of many people that iran doesn't have to look at the united states as their threat the threat to iran is their own people they're taken to the streets
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they're very fed up to the next with iran spending more money on the exportation of trouble than on their own people so with regard to iran he's been consistent but i will tell you this our allies were been allies forever at the end of the day the allies will come together with the united states and address these problems that we are facing around the world together and if you sit tight i will come back to you in a moment but i think we need a reply from fouad because that was actually one thing i did wonder during donald trump's speech where he talked about iran the country and he said the people are upset the people have had enough they are ready almost to rise up they sick of being taken advantage of and their money being taken away. there could be some people who are upset with rowhani administration i'm sure there are a lot of people that are upset that the trumpet minister but that doesn't give the mission to the iranian government to try to overthrow the trump administration that doesn't give permission to the iranian government to basically supply
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intelligence to terrorist organizations that are engaging in terrorism inside the united states that doesn't give iran permission to sanction the american people severely at the same time that there is a little bit of supporting the iranian people the american people so the general inconsistences that we see in the u.s. foreign policy could be a study of development you look at u.s. iran relations the united states had the one nine hundred fifty two week with a tiny iran and it seems they haven't learned anything in the last sixty or seventy years they want to change the iranian government as john kerry the former secretary of state said just a few days ago the plan that the u.s. government has a still over to the iranian government and they are actually working very hard at it if you look at the speech that mr compo and john bolton had at this organization
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called united against nuclear iran in the york just a few hours ago you could sense this. progress in terms of making sure that as they say iran does not see the fortieth anniversary of islamic revolution but have some news for us government officials and also your guest in new jersey that you know i mean people have been resilient for the last four years they have faced lots of difficulties and sanction. sanction heavily by the united states but they have managed to continue to survive under all these pressures and they will continue to survive and just because you are supporting the former shards son or any. a or other of some of the decision that doesn't mean that the iranian people will fall for that type of the performance ok olivier just before we move on from iran maybe you can just give me the other perspective because as i pointed out it is the u.s. that pulled out of the j c p o a the iran deal it is
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a number of other nations a number of european nations who have decided to stay with it and the e.u. itself even talks about finding ways around the sanctions to make sure that they can still keep doing business with it i mean does that put the u.s. and its european allies on some sort of collision course over iran which can't really be fixed if they're just going to take these completely different views. look at think a couple of things needs to be put in perspective as i said earlier look at trump's speech last year where he hits hard on north korea look at drum speech this year where north korea was was praised time and again one interesting aspect is not only the tweet that you mentioned but also the fact that they left the door open to the iranian. i think there are a couple of things to remember in terms of how trump view all those different files
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and that comes from from his campaign he was clear on. the iran deal being the worst deal ever signed by the u.s. so it didn't take anyone by surprise in terms of is europeans are lies that he that he would get out of the you know what is extremely interesting is how much the corporate world in europe has responded to that cancellation of the deal which he had which he hadn't. back in in two thousand and seven eight nine where the sanctions were in place and many companies did not abide by the deal especially oil companies today what we're seeing is that even companies that do not have business in the u.s. from western europe are pulling out of iran which means that they're extremely scared about the consequences that could happen and i could put two of the other
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guests to two sides of the equation what's happening today is that trump by pulling off the deal is basically crippling the iranian economy in a way that he hasn't been crippled and the flow of investment as dried up extremely quickly it will have an impact on the domestic. side and one way or another. it will possibly push for iranians to to rebel because they were hoping that that deal would change their every day's life right and it's not the case gentlemen time to moving on a lot quicker than i thought actually so i want to move on to another topic and libya you've already brought us up and that was the north korea issue and the difference between last year's speech by donald trump and this one have a look the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to
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defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime i would like to thank chairman kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken. though much work remains to be done. the sanctions will stay in place until the nuclearization occurs steven rogers in new jersey we go from rocket man little rocket man i think even to chairman kim it's an extraordinary change in one year and you can give donald trump credit for actually moving things on there has been the singapore summit since then but again. it's all a little bit unpredictable there hasn't been that much movement since singapore we don't really know where it's going and i wonder what you think about what we should really be thinking about don't trump
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a north korea. well keep in mind that when president trump used the term rocket man he was criticized by leaders all over the world but yet president trump knew how to speak to chairman kim so he got chairman kim said come to speak with him and the other words he got them to the table and look what we got return we got our hostages back we're getting our killed in action in korea back. kim is now talking to the south korean president there's been no ballistic missile test so we did receive a lot and what the president is signaling to chairman kim just stay the course keep on thinking about your future you keep your word we'll keep ours remember president trump is not a politician he is a businessman and he would rather sit across the table they go shading agreements than rather and then up on a battlefield fighting for whatever issue is presently being discussed so so this
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is a model and it's working very well so does that mean he will just leave aside all the other issues which other countries are concerned about about malnutrition in north korea or about human rights about who leads it will sorts of issues which have not been raised well the united states look we're probably give more money more food and more clothing and do everything possible around the world for human rights and for the poor i mean there's no question about that even the are those who oppose us would have to admit that because facts are facts but the president has made it very clear that it's about time that every single country carry its weight it does its fair share that's what this is all about fairness and the president has been able to some degree to move the e.u. nations to start contributing more for example to the security of their own countries and we're going to see that happen with the other issues that you just articulated and that is a good issue to bring up funding just as we come down to the end of this discussion
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because donald trump also said the united states would not pay more than. twenty five percent of the u.n. peacekeeping budget and he said they're working to shift more funding from assessed contributions to voluntary contributions i think this is a good chance and we'll start with you forward to talk about i guess the future of the u.n. here the idea of it being funded in a more voluntary way if you know i should be i don't mind saying that the united this is historically has used its funding to influence the united nation in a very that basically serves u.s. foreign policy goals and as we have seen in the last few decades at least that us foreign policy goes generally end up in projects like the iraq war or there's a mysterious foreign policy objectives that the u.s. engages in so having a more independent un a un that is not fully influenced by the united states is actually welcome news event let me just make a point about the north korean issue that has
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a lot of lessons for people in iran because people are saying in iran that the modern that iran should use that the u.s. government understands the language of force and when the. country's president president rouhani wanted to make an agreement make a deal negotiate it ended up with basically nothing and the u.s. just got out of that deal but the u.s. is dealing with north korea much in a much better terms that doesn't mean iran wants to make any if you live up and that's forbidden under the law but making sure that iran can defend itself in front of us aviation is something that's becoming very popular in here olivia leave the last word with you as we're talking about funding as we're talking about united states stepping back should the united nations be worried about its future about a more divided future about a less funded future ok i think that's. a lot of
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nations will have to come to the fore and replace the u.s. but. as president trump said and as we all know the u.n. is dysfunctional at this point and needs a lot of reform and we've seen time and again over the decades new secretary general's coming in saying that reform is going to be done but unfortunately we have yet to see major changes from inside and they have to come from outside so if if trump is the wake up call that the u.n. needs then it's going to be good for everyone at the end of the day nice point to leave it on that is where we're going to leave it for it is on the in teheran steven rogers in new jersey and a living in london thank you so much for your time really do appreciate it and thank you for joining us for this edition of inside story remember you can keep up to date with us online anytime our website is that al-jazeera dot com go to the programs the inside story is there we've also got our facebook page up and running
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this is. also coming up. donald trump says he could change his mind on his supreme court nominee if the sexual assault testimony against him is credible. a russian secret service colonel is identified as a suspect in the u.k. spy poisoning case. and without a trace the long wait for iraqi families waiting to hear about the fate of the loved ones detained by government forces. unwarranted accusations that's how china is responding to president donald trump's allegations that beijing is trying to interfere in the upcoming u.s. midterm elections made those claims in front of the u.n. security council on wednesday russian ship between the two countries has been testy
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in recent months with an escalating trade war. games bass has moved from new york. president trump presiding over a meeting of the u.n. security council the eight thousand three hundred and sixty second meeting of the security council is called to order his administration chose the subject of the discussion nuclear chemical and biological weapons but trump veered well away from that with this stunning claim regrettably we found that china has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming twenty eight teen election coming up in november. against my administration they do not want me or us to win because i am the first president ever to challenge china on trade
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china strongly denied that and on the actual subject of the meeting it sided with three of the other security council permanent members against the us in support of the twenty fifty nuclear deal that president trump pulled out overly this year china russia france and the u.k. pledged to keep the deal with iran alive for many years the skin and nature of iran's nuclear program raise serious international concerns the j.c. was an important step forward in addressing these it remains the best means of preventing iran developing a nuclear weapon and we are committed to preserving the j.c. as long as iran continues to abide by its obligations in full trumpet again attacked the deal which is in shrines in the u.n. security council resolution as horrible and one sided while the meeting was still underway i managed to get reaction to that from iran's foreign minister mohammed job and zarif although he couldn't be seen by our camera it is such an interesting
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situation for somebody to go to the security council and boast about violating security council that's outside the council meeting there were fast moving developments on north korea the u.s. secretary of state nick pompei o met with the north korean foreign minister re yong ho of to trump said he'd meet kim jong un again at his second summit in the very near future james pays out zero at the united nations. less pain as asian brow he's live for us and beijing in asia would have some more tiny's reaction save these allegations what have you been hearing. well as we heard in james bay's report the chinese foreign minister wang ye clearly caught off guard by what president trump had to say basically resorted to the stock standard response of china's leaders use times like this he said that china does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and then on thursday
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afternoon here in beijing we heard from the foreign ministry spokesman who essentially said that it was the united states that was guilty of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries he said the whole world knows that and he urged the united states to stop damaging the relationship between washington and beijing so what are the consequences going to be of this fracturing relationship between beijing and washington well one of those consequences is that beijing is starting to move much closer to moscow we saw president xi jinping paying a visit to russia just two weeks ago to hold more talks with president vladimir putin they want to have greater cooperation particularly in the area of defense so that is something that will potentially in the long term alarm the united states because of course president front has now basically put china along side russia iran and north korea as being the the principle bogeyman of the united states ok
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thanks very much the update there from beijing. now in the coming hours donald trump supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and his first accuser will apparent front of the senate judiciary committee and with the political firestorm growing even trump thousands he could change his mind if the evidence is compelling enough to force from washington. even as u.s. president donald trump tried to deal with the issue of weapons of mass destruction at the u.n. security council his supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh was being accused again of teenage sexual abuse behavior julie sweat next as kevin and his friends organized alcohol and drug filled parties in the early one nine hundred eighty s. just so they could gang rape girls including her the president of the united states trumka called this yet another example of democratic party dirty tricks why didn't they bring this right at the beginning during the hearing you would have had all
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the time in the world for the f.b.i. it would have been fine now the f.b.i. as you know did investigate this time as they have five or six other times and they did a very thorough investigation but cavanagh's joining the high court once considered a sure thing has become less certain in the last two weeks and some of that uncertainty is now coming from the president himself julie sweate make is the third woman by name to accuse kavanagh of teenage sexual abuse never ramirez says cavanagh exposed himself to her while they were first year students at yale and christine blazin ford says cavanagh try to force himself on her and that she feared he could kill her when they were both in high school the senate judiciary committee is also investigating two other reports that cavanagh abused women last week trump questioned whether blazin ford is telling the truth the result of a polygraph test she took in august suggest that she is but now as laws before
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prepares to repeat her story before the senate judiciary committee on thursday trump says he will give her testimony a fair hearing in that it could. could change his support for kavanagh oh it's possible i'll hear that and i'll say hey i'm changing my mind that is possible. in light of growing anger among us women over the cavanagh case the twelve republican senators all men won't be directly questioning blazin ford they brought in a woman prosecutor from arizona to do that democrats on the panel and in the chamber at large say the hearing shouldn't even be happening until the f.b.i. can investigate if our republican colleagues rush to proceed without an investigation it would be a travesty for the honor of the supreme court and the honor of our country where at any rate brett kavanaugh says he's not withdrawing his nomination and that the latest allegations are straight out of the twilight zone
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but with five weeks to go before congressional elections republicans may have to decide which they want more their preferred man on the supreme court or keeping control of congress heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington one of the two suspects in the nerve agent attack in the u.k. is be identified as a russian military officer who received an on a from president vladimir putin the investigative journalism website bank that says these photos prove the suspect named as respond bosher of is. says he worked for the russian military and teligent agency the g r u o sco denies any involvement in the attack let's go live now to worry chalons he's standing by for us and mosco henri first of all how did betting cats on this other. web site insider identify topeka of. well they've been looking into this
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for some time now and their previous investigations have turned up the bushehr of petro of passport files which have several pointers on them this suggest that these were not their real identities they were actually. created by a military intelligence units so from these they made some educated guesses they guess if they guessed that from the men's relative ages they would probably have graduated from a military academy around the years two thousand and one two thousand and three and to that time a prestigious military academy in russia for foreign language tuition and overseas operations was the far east and military command academy so then they started looking through old photo yearbooks and came across a group photograph taken in chechnya of a group of russian soldiers they're all described as being recipients of the hero
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rush or award no names though then they started triangulating searches online for here a rusher awards chechnya and the name of this academy and that's when they first came up with the name chippy go from there they went to the phone records that you can buy online and they also when she went back to possible records found the possible record for this man to pay go and that when they got their photograph that allow them to make a match between bushehr of and chippy got so basically a combination of online sleuthing and access to leaked passport files and online databases it's quite a discovery isn't it i mean how much trouble does it now create for russia's argument that it had nothing to do with this crippled poisoning. well i mean just today the russian foreign ministry has kept on with the same lines that we've heard from them time and time again that this is essentially nothing new
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it's you know it's another diversion it's there's no evidence it's just a false story bartz ever since the rather clumsy interview that bashir of unpatrolled gave to r.t. a few weeks ago in which they claimed that they were basically nothing more than a couple of tourists just wanting to visit soulsby speier i don't think even many russians believe the russian government's on this anymore there have been a series of mistakes starting with the assassination attempt itself and it strikes to me it strikes me that even vladimir putin who could and should have kept his distance from all of this plot him self right in the middle of the whole mess by calling for these two men are very publicly to come forward and explain themselves so i think there's very little plausible deniability.

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