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poor and ducted military operations so you know i i don't want to make that with you right now what i'll say is there are complications with that and i'd like to figure out a way to have a consensus an amendment it may not be doable but that's war and and war and the reason it's difficult is there are some people that would like to speak only to the killing of the journalists there are other people that want to speak to the yemen issue at large. trying to pool that together in a manner that unifies congress is difficult it would be really easy for the president to walk out into the press room today and just state that. that n.b.s. killed a journalist we know he killed a garrulous. we know he ordered it we know he we we know that he monitored it these are all people that are very close to. and and that is not acceptable for american standards and going out by the way and getting other people
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in other countries and rendition in them back to the country and torturing them just because they happen to have a different point of view as to the regime is also inappropriate so i think the message of them is look this is something that we can get away with. the greatest country on earth and its leader has said it's ok for us to get away with this we're going to continue doing. it i don't want to use the word sad urging in a positive way that take action themselves. because it would be i don't know will say thank you thank you anderson. bob corker once again addressing the media just after senator lindsey graham these are some of the most outspoken u.s. senators on the killing of jamal khashoggi and as i was saying just before while corker came to the microphones you are left in absolutely no doubt as to what certainly lindsey graham's feelings and bob corker as well just quickly go through
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some of the things which were said lindsey graham speaking about mohammed bin someone the crown prince said m.b.'s that since he's refers to mohammed selman is a wrecking ball complicit in the murder to the highest level possible his behavior was beyond disturbing i cannot see him being a reliable partner if saudi arabia is in the hands of this man then i find it difficult to do they will do business with them i think he's crazy he's dangerous he has put the relationship at risk incredibly strong language against muhammad bin salmon but also strong language against the trumpet ministration and that came from senator bob corker as well who was saying the administration the trumpet ministration has spoken to this in a manner that has given muhammad been some an immunity they know he ordered it they know he killed him and the president should just come out and actually say that let's run through some of this with mike hanna our correspondent on capitol hill who's been listening along. i made the point
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a little bit earlier mike that these are the strongest voices these are the senators who want to be heard this is typical of the type of comments they make but still this is incredibly strong language as i say against both saudi arabia and president. it's incredibly strong language coming from senator after senator speaking after the briefing there was some speculation that the senators would not directly address the content of the briefing given the fact that the cia director had reportedly complained about leaks as she put it from the legislative body however the senators clearly incensed by what they heard in that particular briefing merging to make absolutely clear there is no doubt in their mind that the crown prince mohammed bin solomon was directly involved in the murder of jamal khashoggi senator lindsey graham has been stating this for a period of time he came out of that briefing and he said he went into the briefing
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believing that was the case he came out of the briefing knowing that it was certainly definitely the case this is what senator graham had to say. in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball. and he's complicit in the murder mystery shogi to the highest level possible i think the behavior before the cause shogi murder was beyond disturbing and i cannot see him being a reliable partner to the united states. mike let's talk a little more about what certainly lindsey graham had to say about donald trump and his administration the references to pompei and matters who spoke at and the reporter kit making the point at those same microphones a week ago and came out and said no there's nothing linking them. more i mean these are effectively attacks or polite attacks on the senators against secretaries of state and defense. indeed yes well the senators lindsey graham put it
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you would have to be willfully blind not to know that the crown prince was responsible for the murder as pointed out both the secretary of defense and secretary of state insisting that there was no smoking gun that there was no direct relationship between the crown prince and the murder however every single senator coming out now says yes there is completely contradicting the secretaries of state secretary of defense and indeed the president himself president trump you heard lindsey graham there being somewhat charitable by saying that perhaps my pump ale and jim matters were being good soldiers as he put it to support the president in his particular contention but the senators it no doubt whatsoever that they were if not misled certainly there was an attempt at deception by the secretary of state and the secretary of defense that has not been stated implicitly but it is
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something that is lying behind some of these senator's comments the fact you use a phrase like willfully blind not to recognize that this was a murder in which the crown prince was involved is very clearly a very strong attack on the secretaries who gave information to the public that these senators now insist was not necessarily correct the same applies to the president and you've heard that comment asking the president to come clean to say it publicly that he does see the responsibility of the crown prince for the murder of jamal khashoggi so certainly this is still going a long way kemal we're going to see legislation in the next week or so not quite clear what form that legislation is going to take is going to be a discussion about that lindsey graham insisting he once legislation specifically identifying the crown prince as responsible for the murder of jamal khashoggi. he wants sanctions and he once the full advocation off the global magnitsky act which
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does provide full mandated sanctions against individuals of human rights abuses mike hanna thank you for now i want to bring in our guest now robert good to use a senior lecturer at lancaster university in the u.k. former washington post reporter as well to me what you make of all of that robert when you hear such strong language coming from the likes of lindsey graham coming from the likes of bob kolker what does it all amount to in the end well for a while there it certainly sounded quite hawkish sounded like the same sort of language we heard legislator's comments about saddam hussein and osama bin laden before they took some sort of military action now suggesting that's on the table but that that's not on the tables also quite interesting senator describing some of the sanctions but it really started out being quite explicit about what there really would be and what it would mean for the united states to not be doing
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business saudi arabia and that if that actually were to be the case now we would not be doing business for many states i'm not even sure what that what that would look like they want donald trump to come clean effectively or might come by oh well james madison or anyone saying look you've got the same intel that we've got you know he did it hey mohamed been zalman do it so just say it i feel with donald trump statement just before the thanksgiving holiday where he supported saudi arabia that donald trump basically tried to draw a line under insight not i'm done here. well and i think i've said this before that you know if the brits came out and that i did it to space i don't know but believe but we don't know if it be donald trump it's always kind of a. trigger finger on the so so he could come out and say that it was just too bad to make we can't heard some of that rhetoric from the senators that some of
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those want to and it was deplorable and on the other it towards the end of the conversation almost sounded like it just was an unfortunate saying that we shouldn't allow that the american government should allow people in the world to do so there's still confusion on capitol hill and senators all of us about what action to take but the terms action is the wild card. remind us so maybe told close a little bit more about the action from the senate side or from from capitol hill because again for international viewers who may be unsure of how the whole system works the difference between the executive and the legislative and what the list of can do that is different. sure i mean what we're seeing here is interaction and that this is an interaction that's supposed to be indicative of american democracy where you have an executive branch in this case it's the president of ministration and you have the legislative branch those are the two that are that are in play
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here the congress has the ability to to overstep some of the president's military actions they have the ability to to issue their own military actions and what you're hearing from the senators is also some confusion about that legislation so this is the judiciary part coming in and saying what war powers do does congress have. what were ours as the president have who has the ability to say what we really get to do in the united states government when it comes to military support military aid and actual more time behaviors in these laws have changed over the decades they continually be they're continually updated but at this point there is confusion i think about. who gets to say what in terms of. what military action can be supported and quite quite interesting lee you're
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hearing from both the white house and from congress and these allegations that the war in yemen for instance has been an acceptable war one that both branches of the government have been supporting and that right now seems to be at least for the people in yemen seems to be a question on that is this one where people can get through policy and legislation to actually make some choices about if that particular battle that's killing tens of thousands is able to to go on with military support from the united states in arms trades or in other ways that we need not really be told about. as if we appreciate your time and your expertise on this. thank you. so just to sum up what has been going on jamal khashoggi the murder of jamal khashoggi over two months ago of course now it has been addressed on capitol hill today by the director of the cia gina house bill this is the woman who went to istanbul went
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through the evidence there as well has heard the recordings which purport to. actually lay out what happened to jamal khashoggi actual recordings of his murder she is calm she is spoken to a group of senators senior senators who have since come out to the microphone and address the media most outspoken of them lindsey graham and bob corker who have both talked about how they believe there is no doubt now after that briefing jeanne the house but it leaves them with no doubt that mohamed bin some of the saudi crown prince was behind the murder of jamal khashoggi and they have both urged the u.s. president donald trump to effectively come clean and say yes we agree as well we've got the same intelligence as you've been given from the cia and that we come to the same conclusions that is the split between as robert was saying the executive branch the presidency of donald trump and the legislative branch the likes of the senator that we saw some very strong language from both of those senators who spoke
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and now we wait to see what more will come of their actions on capitol hill will move to some other news for now brussels actually where the u.s. secretary of state might pompei has been speaking to reporters just recently he says this is the ukraine issue he says the intermediate to the u.s. would leave the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty i n f is what it's called if russia does not clean up its act have a listen these violations. of the i.n.f. treaty cannot be viewed in isolation from the larger pattern of russian lawlessness on the world stage the list of russia's into this x. is long georgia ukraine. syria election metally score paul and now the curch straight to name just a few in the light of these facts the united states today declares it has found russia in material breach of the treaty and will suspend our obligations as
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a remedy effective in sixty days unless russia returns to fall and verifiable compliance ok we've got natasha butler in brussels as what we were talking last on a talk about ukraine and what actions it would want to mean i guess it's not. well it is linked obviously to what's going on but it is action from some of its allies . well that's right i mean we heard mike pompei or they're talking about the i.n.f. treaty in basically what we've had from the trumpet administration is a desire on behalf of the trumpet ministration to pull the u.s. out of this treaty now the treaty dates back to nine hundred eighty seven it was signed between the united states and russia in order to try and curb land based missiles in europe nato has always said that is a very important treaty to try to ensure security in europe but over the past few months the united states has repeatedly said that russia is violating this tracey
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well today here at nato at this meeting of foreign ministers in brussels they have declared for the first time that russia is indeed in violation of the i.n.f. treaty as you can see that something that mike the u.s. secretary of state has welcomed and is now saying that unless russia comes back to the table and stops these violations well the u.s. is simply going to suspend the treaty in sixty days so really the only us very much on moscow now to save this so-called cold war treaty ok thank you for that natasha in brussels i'm actually going to go to washington and bring in patty cohen as well specialist on state and defense issues for us had he can you expand on what natasha started there about the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty and how significant it is that might compare with now bringing this into the discussion.
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well it was considered at the time one nine hundred eighty seven reagan gorbachev it was considered a really landmark agreement we hears why these are medium range missiles that you carry nuclear warheads and they can go a distance between five hundred kilometers to about five thousand kilometers so that means if they're fired there's very little notice of what's coming their way just mere minutes so that's why it was considered so important that this treaty basically said more no. we're creating these no more sending them around the globe at about twenty five hundred were dismantled because of this agreement so now the president that we knew he was going to do this president came out and said he was pulling out of the. treaty and he said this weeks ago sent his national security advisor john bolton to moscow who said the russians say they're not in violation so i don't see how we can fix this so now this is the next step the sixty day window now i can tell you arms control advocates here in washington say this is a colossal mistake and that the treaty now will go away the president will get
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blamed for it russia did it continue to build the missiles that it says does not violate the treaty but this is a step that the president said he was going to take you down like taking the next step seven o'clock for sixty days ok thank you as we say patty culhane a specialist on state and defense affairs in the united states. now moving on the french government says it's putting a six month freeze on plans to increase taxes on diesel fuel motorists have been angry at the prospect of paying more for the widely used fuel starting next month and now prime minister what phillipe says a proper debate will be held over the whole controversy the tax was aimed at promoting green energy but it provoked nationwide protests for three successive weekends and putting the worst riots for years in paris on saturday yellow vest demonstrations of sense why didn't they have been rallying groups who oppose things that falling living standards and the rising cost of living roads were blocked across the country three people were killed in traffic accidents linked to the
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blockading of the streets they've also been calls for president emanuel micron to resign because of his economic policies david chase a reporter now from paris it was the prime minister at what felipe who was forced into a u. turn in a nationwide television broadcast while president emmanuel macron remained aloof in the early say palace. for more than three weeks pain. of thousands of french people have been expressing their anger around about tollgates new shopping areas or in the streets of many french towns this anger has deep roots it isn't burning for a while it's often stayed quiet other fret the sense or pride today it's been expressed with force and in a collective way one has to be deaf not to see or hear it. but protest as manning the yellow vest blockades were already rejecting the concessions and demanding more from the government. no i don't fit it enough we are an extraordinary movement to
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many demands those from pensioners from young people from locals everyone wants an increase in purchasing power. president hopes these concessions will mark the beginning of the end of the protests but the yellow vests believe this could be the beginning of the end for macro the latest opinion poll puts him down a twenty three percent a record low for a man just eighteen months into his presidency. a school on fire in the south of france the protests are spreading on all fronts to the president's ambitious reforms and what yellow vests are calling act for the revolt in paris is still going ahead on saturday david chaytor al-jazeera paris. here's some of my conversation earlier with greg archer who is the clean vehicles director of transport and environment an e.u. environmental watch that we want to go back to the issue of the actual fuel tax and
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he said president had the right approach to addressing the environment but he failed to take on board french economic issues. well i think mr macro has been going about in the right way but he's been trying to do is to equalize the amount of taxes which of paid on both diesel and gasoline because we know that those diesel cars are much more. and he's trying to use that revenue in order to try to shift people away from internal combustion engine cars towards electric ones but the problem he faces is that france is the most taxed economy in europe forty nine percent of g.d.p. is taxation and if you keep pouring water into a glass eventually it spills over and you have a mess and that's exactly what he has the moment so he's done the right thing on the environment but what he's not done is address the wider issues around the social equity of taxation in front it's interesting i'm just looking at
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a couple of comments coming through we broadcast this show on facebook live some of our viewers are writing in and saying this isn't about the climate anymore it's about government reform micron's speaks for the rich the greed of power is overtaking the needs of the environment you think that's what's actually happening here that the core issues being lost oh i think undoubtedly this is much wider than than simply a protest about fuel taxation and it shows that where you reform big taxes and fuel taxes that needs to be done as part of a wider reform of. employment taxation policies because both the shift to green cars and away from oil and a shift away from taxes on employment all create jobs this is good for the french economy but the problem is it's not being done in balance at the present on. how much has emanuel micron staked on the environment as president he's been president for eighteen months now i think and when we think of the environment we think of the paris climate accords when don't trump pulled out of it he was one of the first
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to speak up in favor of paris it seems that he has a lot of eggs in this basket well yes and no i mean i think he's spoken certainly strongly about the importance of climate change of course the paris climate agreement is is now the the the key key initiative globally but at the same time he lost his environment minister mr hu just a few months ago who left in deep frustration at the lack of real commitment to environmental reform so as with many of our leaders they they talk a good case on the environment but they don't necessarily put it into action so in france you made a good point of saying that it's may have most heavily taxed country in europe if that is the case in taxes on the way to do it what do you think is is the way to address this particular issue in france. i think i think tax is the way to do it but i think it has to be done in a way in which people more types for their fuel but perhaps have less money taken
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from them in their wage packet every months so we see a shift in taxation away from employment towards the more polluting activities which we're trying to discourage i think the french did heart of the job and the french government were doing heart of what was needed they didn't do the other half and that's why they now face to face the protests which they haven't had to hold the the reforms. talks to try to end the almost four year war in yemen will begin in sweden this week it's hoped it would be the start of ending what the u.n. calls the west humanitarian crisis in modern history a preview now with. the who the delegation which bordered this flight from the yemeni capital sanaa to sweden may be able to prevent more killings by airstrikes and help the millions threatened by famine and disease. u.n. sponsored talks to to start in sweden are expected to bring together the hoofy
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supported by iran and yemeni government leaders backed by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates how that the how he talks about this deal started months or a year ago we offered the mediators a deal to release all hostages and detainees in exchange for releasing all prisoners and hostages on the other side. as a goodwill gesture the saudi u.a.e. coalition fighting the who these allowed fifty wounded rebel fighters to be flown to oman for hospital treatment that was one of the conditions for these to attend the talks similar talks collapsed soon after they began three months ago the people who are being let out of prison who are being exchanged who are being allowed to evacuate for treatment these are the men who are closest to the warring parties in yemen as always it's the women and the children who are suffering most and who will come last. the u.n. says the humanitarian crisis in yemen described as the worst in the world will even
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get worse in the new year it's appealing for four billion dollars from international donors to help feed starving yemenis next year. we think that twenty four million people in yemen seventy five percent of the population will need humanitarian assistance. airstrikes some bombardments. a cholera epidemic and other diseases as well as starvation is estimated by independent group of researchers to have killed between seventy and eighty thousand yemenis so far in the war in addition fighting has forced half a million people from their homes and to further complicate the disaster people smugglers are using the chaos in yemen as a route to europe migration arrivals to yemen a country at war will reach a bout one hundred fifty thousand people this year twenty eighteen this is roughly
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a fifty percent increase over the one hundred thousand the law that arrived last year. aid organizations helping the starving infected and the displaced say some progress in sweden is urgently needed to end the suffering of millions paul chowder gian al jazeera. the israeli army has begun destroying tunnels under the border with lebanon israeli commandos to stop cross border attacks by hezbollah fighters into northern israel israel has been boosting its defenses along an eleven kilometer stretch of the border for the past three years natasha going on with more now from west to receive them. this is the first operation of its kind we've seen along the northern border targeting has a loss and two thousand and six that's when israel and hezbollah off a month long war and since then there's been a kind of tense detente israel is saying the existence of these tunnels is a violation of a un resolution agreed upon at that time prohibiting has the law from operating
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near the border and amassing weapons operation north shield as it's been dubbed by the israeli military began last evening they've been destroying the tunnels building walls and rock barriers in an attempt to thwart any kind of attack from hezbollah in lebanon into israel and israeli military spokesman says we see the hezbollah activities as a flagrant and blatant violation of israeli authority so the question is what might happen next will has respond it's important to note that these activities by the israeli military are confined to israeli territory and that's why it's believed that this will not escalate further in addition hezbollah has attention and resources have been diverted in the last several years due to its participation in the war in syria which likely makes that loath to want any kind of military
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confrontation with israel last evening prime minister benjamin netanyahu traveled to brussels to meet with u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o to alert him to this operation and also to discuss what they call quote iran's aggression this operation comes literally on the heels of some domestic troubles that netanyahu is having here in israel on sunday for the third time this year police have recommended that he be indicted as part of a wide ranging corruption investigation that has plagued him and his wife since last year some analysts are saying this operation could be a way to divert attention away from that. we're back in a moment here on the news and we're going to look more at what the u.s. senate has been saying about your mom didn't see grandma particularly with some tough talk after a briefing from the cia director of the murder of jamal khashoggi so that's to come and also more on bragg's that japan and they can be canceled they said to the
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opinion of the leading noir of the european court of justice. and i bet it's very disturbed across parts of the middle east at the moment loss of wet weather around you can see the area of low pressure here just off the coast all into the mediterranean that is swirling around and all the wet weather is circulating around that so we're seeing one area work its way eastwards and that one looks like it's going to give some heavy rain over the northern parts of iraq as we head through wednesday could be a little bit of flooding here and then the next system works its way and for some of us have particularly around that eastern coast of the mediterranean it is looking very wet they could be some more flash flooding here particularly over the west bank or maybe into jordan as well so we're very disturbed there are we're also
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seeing some of that over the arabian peninsula as well here it's originating over the red sea and then stretching its way north woods as it works its way a steady towards the east will see it make its way across q eight probably not as heavy as some of the rains we've seen recently west of a force in parts of iran to the south of that generally quite humid at the moment so don't be surprised if you see some more fold here in doha or maybe overpass the u.a.e. as well down towards the southern parts of africa and we've got plenty of cloud with us at the moment and some of this is giving us some very heavy downpours indeed i think as we head through the next few days we could see a few more showers developed. we've had many proud moments around the world in the sky. starting from
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back on the news i hear at al-jazeera i'm come all santamaria developments in the jamal khashoggi case the director of the cia gina housefull just finished briefing us the leaders in washington behind closed doors about the killing of the saudi joe just. we have not heard from her as we say it was a closed door session but we have heard after that briefing from the likes of republican senator lindsey graham he says he has high confidence that jamal khashoggi is motive could not have taken place without the knowledge of the saudi crown prince here is his full statement. i went into the briefing believing it was virtually impossible for an operation like this to be carried out without the crown prince's knowledge. i left the briefing with high confidence that my initial assessment of the situation is correct i left the briefing being amazed by our
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cia and intelligence community's capability and their analytical analytical reasoning the cia in my view rose to the occasion in terms of informing the congress about what happened on october the second what's happened since and what happened before so i am very satisfied with the briefing there's a desire by the intelligence community to limit the number of people bri after that request was made on your stand now they want to keep it more limited than before so here's my takeaway. that saudi arabia is a strategic ally and the relationship is worth saving but not at all cost. will do more damage to our standing in the world and our national security by ignoring him than dealing with him. m.b.'s the crown prince
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is a wrecking ball. i think he's complicit in the murder mystery could show to the highest level possible i think the behavior before the cause shogi murder was beyond disturbing and i cannot see him being a reliable partner to the united states saudi arabia and in the us are two different entities. the saudi government is going to. be in the hands of this man. for a long time to come up and it very difficult to be able to do business because i think he's crazy to. think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk no one has fall for this relationship harder than myself and senator mccain . senator mccain and i went on the floor stopping lawsuits against the kingdom for complicity in nine eleven because we did not believe the role family was involved
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in the planning and execution of the nine eleven attacks if john mccain were alive i believe he would be standing with me today leading the charge to come down like a ton of bricks on the crown prince for what he's done to the relationship the way he's destabilize the region so what will add to try to work my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to send a statement before the end of this congress that in fact the crown prince was complicit in the murder of mr bush showed that during his tenure as crown prince he's put the region in chaos and has undercut the relationship and i cannot support arms sales to saudi arabia as long as he's going to be in charge of this country the war in yemen is gotten out of control the retallack via this murder is beyond my sharing it with you it was one of the most brutal acts one could imagine and it
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says a lot about him as a person and everybody is watching us there are people who are raising their voice in dissent throughout the region and the world they look to america for a helping hand there are other people in the region who will see this as a green light if we look the other way we have relationships with many countries throughout the world if they believe their relationship is more important than our values then they're going to get the wrong message in the world becomes a more dangerous place sam or try to get a sense of the senate resolution where we all vote and designate m.b.'s as one of the people responsible for the death of mr bush showed there was complicit in the murder that i not only have high confidence overwhelming believe that test the case then what do you do about it i want to make sure that saudi are. put on notice that business as usual has come to an end for me no not look at the kingdom the same way
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that i used to look at it i will not support arms sales until all responsible for the death of mr coote show good have brought them brought to justice. yes and i will no longer. support the war and human as constructed. right so that was the full statement given by senator lindsey graham probably about twenty minutes ago maybe a little bit more by now he has as we said earlier one of the most outspoken of the u.s. senators particularly on the issue of jamal khashoggi mike hanna correspondent to capitol hill watching listening to all of that as well i am struck my can of service already but i'm struck by the strength of the language that we hear from the likes of lindsey graham and the fact that it's not just aimed at mohammed bin salman it's aimed at donald trump as well. indeed there is a degree of anger that would appear many of these eight senior senators who attended the briefing that they were to an extent talked directly misled by the
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president and by the secretary of state and the secretary of defense who just a week ago stood at those same microphones saying that there was no smoking gun as the secretary of defense put it insisting there was no direct link between the crown prince and the murder of jamal khashoggi well the senators this morning exactly the same intelligence that the secretaries of state and defense and the president himself i've heard and they emerged absolutely adamant that any doubt that there might have been about the crown prince's involvement in the murder was dispelled by what they heard from the director of the cia questions arise about why the secretary of defense and the secretary of state actually said it went the other way lindsey graham said you must be willfully blind as he put it not to recognize the dealing between the crown prince and jamal khashoggi as murder so
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certainly very strong words from the eight senators who were present and questions likely to be arsed both of the secretary of defense and state and press and questions to be arsed to up the president and so tell us more about what could possibly be done. on the horizon likes of lindsey graham and other like minded senators because he said in those comments he talked about trying to work his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come up with something what could be how would that pan out. and indeed yes now this is where there might be some division among members of the senate and that is in a secondly what to do next there is going to be legislation that is certain but it's what form that legislation will take some senators like lindsey graham are emphasizing sanctions imposed against the crown prince specifically and he wants to introduce a bill which proclaims the crown prince as the killer or directly linked
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to the killing of jamal khashoggi other senators want to find it into wider legislation last week for example there was a full advance for debate which had to do with the war in yemen in terms of that particular bill all u.s. aid to saudi arabia military aid would be kept the u.s. would withdraw any form of support for that ongoing war in yemen now that is tabled for debate could be able to be this week but now you're going to have some senators wanting to enlarge on that legislation they want to have the prince a name that will certainly have to loose lindsey graham does they will want to and identified and they will also want to be sanctions confirmed against the crown prince and the others who were responsible for jamal khashoggi murder now these sanctions would be informed in terms. of the global magnitsky act now that is an act which has already been invoked by the senate in
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a letter to the president which demands that within one hundred twenty days of the president investigate the murder of jamal khashoggi and impose sanctions against those responsible now that is many data really it is something that the president is required by law. to do so that is the board and with that the senators will go the question is precisely what kind of would think they are going to come up in the legislation the only certainty that we do have at this particular stage is the absolute fury of the senate to make it very clear that that is going to be a legislation coming thank you mike hanna on capitol hill there robert back with us now to talk about the same electorate lancaster university former washington post reporter mike outlined everything which could happen but things which lindsey graham and his colleagues will want to do my question to you is do you think that will actually come together how much support does it need is the support out there
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for that well i think there is a lot of anger are still outside of the white house about donald trump's inability to unseat this forward so i think that yeah there certainly has as your correspondent indicated there will be legislation and there is great supporter. in in part because now this story is breaking out of the american public i think in the american consciousness wars overseas that the united states is a part of her just needs it now or supports it doesn't really enter into the public consciousness and now you have average citizens asking questions about i thought we just got oil from saudi arabia where we're now it's pretty clear that those relationships have been longstanding and deeper than most americans imagine and that's putting pressure on senators now in congress members of congress to take action but can it all and again this goes to a further discussion earlier about the difference between the branches of
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leadership in the united states can it all given donald trump opposes all of us can it all just be blocked by the president at some point or does he have to does he have to take notice and do what congress sets. well there is oversight so congress can stop presidential actions when it comes to signing legislation you know signing off on final pieces of legislation by just not a line that legislation to get to the table and so there's a lot of jockeying that's happening behind behind the scenes threats to stop certain issues that donald trump wants to go forward it's a negotiation tactic that may be happening on congress here if you don't do this if you don't stand up and say these things that your agenda stops here not terribly absolutely congress can cut off those war powers and can cut. that funding however you're going to see a lot of people particularly at the white house level argue for
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a renegotiation of the images station now their judicial review might say of those types of laws about who has the ability to make choices when it comes to military aid or military action in quite frankly the language coming from congress has been so hockey this afternoon that you have to start to wonder if that's military action then he saw or is on the table in what what congress might be calling for just going back through all my notes which i was furiously writing down a little bit earlier up in amongst everything that lindsey graham said there was a line where he said saudi arabia and mohammed bin solomon are two different entities. well i know what he means by that but how do you deal with them as two different entities when he is the crown prince and really basically the day to day leader of the country. well and you know i don't want to leave it to speculation or into any uncomfortable conversations here because nobody outside capital since
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we've saying this publicly but this is the sort of playing which you have when you're prepared to remove something from policies that may never be the case in a situation but certainly that is a right which we heard when people went on the attack to saddam hussein and endless numbers of people in the global south who have been targeted and despots. by the united states an axis of evil for instance i mean there's his language that came particularly from senator graham really guns to language we heard in the one nine hundred ninety s. and then after the beginning of the war on terror was the government and the nation and is separate from the person who needs it even though in this in this society that we're talking about that may not necessarily assent so well or to western interpretations are a vulture and society by separating the people of the nation and the nation in the leader it certainly seems to be quite provocative language and not to be to talk
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english or are. making it making assumptions here but that again it's just really strong language coming from a senator. in this situation he said it leads one to wonder if military targets are part of the response. interesting robert thanks for coming back to talk to us about this much appreciated going to check in with tony the now in istanbul as well for more i know it's obviously too late for there to have been any reaction coming from istanbul tony but maybe we can just talk through how this helps the turks all plays into the narrative which has been very much set from day one or day two of the story and now the likes of these u.s. senators backing everything up and also the fact that they got it from gina housefull the one person who did come to to to istanbul and join the investigation
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. i think this backs up and justifies exactly what the stern of the turkish government has been all the way along some people cast doubt on what they've been saying the revelations they've been leaking from those audiotapes if you listen to president trump by general mattis you would probably get a different picture but these three senators now go against those gentleman and it's quite clear that the turke took authorities have been vindicated and he backed up by what they've been saying they've been saying although there's no direct evidence they very strong circumstantial evidence points directly towards muhammad bin salmond i think we've also seen from these revelations from the cia when they have these messages between. he was previously media advisor to mohamed bin salman and the crown prince that it shows that there was some direct connection at the time of this murder there was speculation early on that mr khatami was supervising in some way this saudi hits for the fifteen men who came here to carry out the
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killing so if you start putting all these pieces together the picture is emerging more and more and stronger and stronger that what the turkish authorities said all the way along is in fact true that all the evidence points towards mohamed bin hammam as being the man who called for the murder of mr saudi and also we heard our monday basically some stronger motive coming out of canada the saudi dissident there mr abu hussein who said that the messages between him and mystical saji talking about setting up a a cyber attack to counter the saudi propaganda language from a society that's not you saying that he was mr crown prince was like a beast he was a pac man devouring all these opposition and he was a kid who had to be stopped was perhaps giving the motive which court case was the final reason why his murder was called for tony can you say at this point where the turkish investigation actually is two months after the murder so much of what we learn in the story comes out through media leaks in turkey in the united states
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everywhere actually the official investigation where are we at this point. i think it's really reached a dead end at the moment as far as the turks can do they've done everything they can they're now requesting information from the saudis the turkish authorities including president one of complain that saudi authorities are not complying not cooperating the saudis have said that eleven people have been charged five of them are facing the death penalty but no further information the turks want a lot more information they want access to those eleven they want some information about who decided it was going to be killed and also more importantly they want to know where the remains of mystical are all those questions are not got answers and there's no pressure being put on saudi arabia to give those answers so at the moment that investigation has reached a dead end tony with the perspective from istanbul gary thank you. so what's been happening in the past hour or so has been well behind closed doors
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a briefing from the cia director gina hospital speaking to a group small group about eight senators i believe it was u.s. senate is reporting to them on what she knows about the murder of jamal khashoggi this is fall picture of her from previous testimony she's given we haven't heard from her today we are i would say almost one hundred percent sure that we want to hear from her as well the reaction from homemade thing from her briefing has been very strong particularly from two senators who we heard from one was bob corker the other republican senator lindsey graham who spoke at length about what he believes is the situation of some of what he said he called mohammed bin solomon the saudi curb prince a wrecking ball complicit in the murder of jamal khashoggi to the highest level possible and he made the point that yes saudi arabia is a strategic ally and the relationship is worth saving but not at all costs he was complimentary of the cia saying they had risen to the occasion but also making the
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point that everything the cia has learned and has now been passed on to these senators has also been passed on to the white house and he said you would have to be willful i think was his phrase to actually say that or to believe. you would have to willfully believe that he wasn't murdered by the saudi crown prince he said secretary state. secretary defense james madison just been following the president being good soldiers and he said there is not a smoking gun there is in fact a smoking sore or reference to the idea that jamal khashoggi the body was dismembered with a bone source so. typically outspoken words from this man lindsey graham from bob corker as well as we were discussing with our correspondent mike hanna early it now comes down to what they will actually do given that president donald trump has tried to draw a line under the whole thing and say that he still supports saudi arabia continuing coverage of this story and more reaction as the hours move on here and i'm just
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here a bit of other news to deal with those are british m.p.'s they have found the government did break the parliamentary rules by failing to publish the full legal advice it had been given on the prime minister's plan to leave the e.u. have also debated to resume its proposal they are expecting to put it to a vote later this week on going in parliament right now actually we've also learned the u.k. can still cancel brigs it without the consent of other e.u. member states that has come from the advocate general at the european court of justice that's what he's told the e.u.'s highest court that in barbara has been following the story from london. well tuesday's legal opinion at the european court of justice came just before the debate in the house of commons in london was due to start the first of five days of debate on prime minister treason maze bret's it deal what the court in luxemburg heard was that if the u.k.
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at some point in the future were to decide that it wanted to to hold breaks it to basically do a u. turn it would be possible for the u.k. to do so unilaterally by revoking article fifty which was triggered in twenty seventeen which is led to this deadline of the u.k. leaving the e.u. next march so were the people who brought that case across party group of scottish politicians have welcomed this in their words calling it a roadmap out of the brics it shambles their point is that now it makes it clear that if there were to be a decision to go to another referendum or a general election after the government's deal were rejected in parliament and that's looking very likely possibility then in theory there's nothing to stop the u.k. saying we've changed our minds of course that could be somewhere down the line but
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they think that there's goodwill in brussels to extend article fifty to allow the the u.k. to do that finally on tuesday the debate on the brits that deal did get underway but that was after many hours of angry exchanges over whether the government should have published the full legal advice from its attorney general on the breaks it deal the government stuck to its guns but finally it was defeated so the ruling was that it was in contempt of parliament and now we're expecting the full advice to be published on wednesday this all adds up to a picture of the government which. he's not giving parliament's one hundred percent say over everything that happens in brics it perhaps it will sway some undecided minds amongst those m.p.'s before a vote on the deal expected next tuesday it could have knocked out the show joy it could have delayed things but even if it doesn't i think amongst the public it might just create more feeling that in fact the government's not being straight
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with the opposition and certainly they will be pushing for. an amendment to the deal which was out crushing out of the e.u. with no deal so lots and lots of variables but to resume a under more pressure than ever right now supreme court judges in sri lanka are deciding if the president violated the constitution there by deciding parliament last month and the latest twist to the constitutional crisis my three pilots that are thin as planned to call a snaffle action won't be allowed to go ahead until a judgment is made and often and as with more from colombo. basically the petition is to the ground that he is dissolution of parliament was in violation of the constitution the nineteenth amendment of which says that the president cannot dissolve parliament. completes four and a half years of its term when. it was over a year short of that period so these petitions before the seven judge bench today
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tomorrow will be submissions from the attorney general basically putting the president's case across as well as any arguments today also before the court. filing a motion an application called the supreme court to. order stopping him from acting as prime minister that was handed down by the court of appeal yesterday at the moment water all of this means is we have president. as the only. we have no government we have. we have no cabinet we have no minister. president met with this morning. that he has asked. to continue to sort of disrupt activities and to continue with their duties we also hearing that a short while ago he addressed supporters of his party when he made
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a scathing attack once again on his ousted prime minister. promising that within a week that all of this political turmoil would be sorted for long because people and for all of the country everyone is hoping that that might be true but it's a difficult thing to believe. before we go of the developments in the. cia director gina housefull has been speaking to u.s. senators on capitol hill a group of about eight of them are. we have not heard from her after there were never likely true but we have heard from senator lindsey graham and bob corker who have been v. in their criticism of mohammed been some of the saudi crown prince saying there was absolutely no doubt in the briefing left them absolutely no doubt that jamal khashoggi murder had been ordered by the saudi crown prince that he had to know he had to have been involved we're waiting to hear more reaction from perhaps more senators and potentially who knows from the president as well santa
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maria thanks for staying with us more news from the team in london in just a moment. when the on line for you looking at wildlife and how the solutions come together to benefit all parties and that's where we're going to need long term or if you join us on sand if you take me around the continent well. you don't have to set up your experiment and for your experiment in the universe this is a dialogue everyone has a voice you actually raise several interesting point there that several of our community members are going to join the global conversation.
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prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence in conflict zones. in an exclusive interview by from all slow we talked to this year's laureates about their fight for justice the nobel interview and al jazeera exclusive. if he was in front of a jury you would be convicted in thirty minutes u.s. senators emerged from the briefing by the cia chief and say there's no doubt saudi crown prince mohammed bin sound man ordered the murder of journalist. and the intel of this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. the list of rushes into the sax is lost the u.s. gives russia sixty days to comply with a nine hundred eighty seven.


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