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iran's foreign minister has said keeping the strait of hormuz open is in the interests of the iranian national security jevons the reason speaking in new york after the u.s. withdrew waivers which allowed for some countries to bahrain you know without being subject to sanctions imposed by washington iran responded again threatening to block the gulf which is the world's main oil shipping route it is in our interests are not it's our white national security interest to keep the persian gulf open to keep the strait of almost open we've done that in the past we will continue to do it in the future but the united states should know that when they enter the strait of almost they have to talk to those who are protecting the straight talker much and that is iranian revolutionary guard. more now from a different massacre they said james phase. well he says that iran has done absolutely nothing wrong iran entered into what he describes
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a treaty formally it wasn't actually a treaty with the international community including the united states and it's the u.s. that has ripped up that deal it's the u.s. that now is removing those waivers for eight countries to still trade with iran on oil and he made the point that the iran nuclear deal is not just a deal itself it was in shrine and in a u.n. security council resolution so by ending international law and he said for the first time in his view in history a permanent member of the u.n. security council was not only going against a u.n. security council resolution it was pushing others to go against a u.n. security council resolution he did say that he believed that in his view that president trump did want to come to some sort of new deal but he said there wouldn't be a new deal because iran really had given everything with the existing deal that was
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the best they were going to get and he was not prepared for iran to give up on its dignity he said although he believed that president trump didn't want war he thought there were those around him including his national security adviser john bolton and other influences the israeli prime minister the king of saudi arabia the ruler of the usa who actually wanted regime change in iran possibly even to destroy iran as a country well that was our diplomatic editor at jane's phase in new york now we're going to go back to our main story and that's the aftermath of course of the bombings in sri lanka we can speak to highly of candia his see the active change foundation an organization which aims to alleviate extremism and he joins us live from london thank you very much indeed for talking to us what are you making of the . the assurances of the coming from the sri lankan government in particular the
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state minister of defense has painted a picture of some of these suspects as as being a suicide bomb is that middle class he says they're educated at least one of them has been to london for his education and then went on to australia what do you make of that. well i mean it's nothing new really if we look at every go back to a lot of the terrorist attacks are happening around the world particularly here in london and seven seven bombing the there was a moment you know some of them were like you know upper middle class individuals who look up the doctors that sort of the doctor the trouble from london to syria we look at you know mohammed and was a you know a jihadi john these are all educated you know middle class individuals this is nothing new here and what is striking is that the you know the precision and the the material the. two and the number of attacks that they carried out in sri lanka
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it's a it's a bit of a game changer really for people that have got links or claiming to have links to isis well yeah i saw i mean i saw did claim responsibility for it but i still didn't prove provide any kind of evidence to link the oprah tubes in sri lanka with that organization. exactly i mean but but then again you look you know i says all of a what was carried out this attack and we you know we are finding out now that it's linked you know people from all over the place from different parts of the world in the study to different parts of the world this is something that we're always going to find out after the attacks happened what is what is also striking is that there was intelligence that was that was handed over to sort of like an intelligence services to the one of such an attack and you know we don't really look into who the perpetrators could be or will be we always find this out afterwards no you know
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it's a bit it's a bit of a challenge now because what we're looking at is isn't the readers that travel from different parts of the world about links to different part of the world maybe you know their origins were from certain like a but because the travel from different parts and you know there's external links associated to these attacks it's again just in the sense that isis have been brutal and you know it when we know that over what over the last five years but the level of attacks on the calculated and the precision that was that was done here it's something that we've never experienced before and if this is something that we could we can take from what's coming then i think that's a bit of a challenge for everybody else i'm just wondering whether you have any particular knowledge of the sri lankans seen any muslims in trying to or are a small minority something like six percent i believe and you know anything about this good national fair we'd jemaah thwaites the state minister of defense is described as being is the mystic stream misusing that language.
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well look i have quite a bit of a knowledge of the region and so my first instinct my gut instinct still tells me that something different going on here you know and t.j. i don't think that they had the capacity to do this i don't think that they had the material and the equipment to carry out such atrocities i think you know there's some kind of support network that's that's going on here and i talked about this many many times over the years is that we've saw a linking up of kinds with different terrorist networks you know from from across the region who are looking to destabilize certain areas and should link i mean look you know one wouldn't have imagined that would have had to. make based terrorist network that's going to carry out such kind of an attack instead lanka that when we've had the time of tigers do these kind of things you know in a story clean that region so i'm afraid that we've got to look at a mall things
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a you know look at the underlying circumstances in the environment that's allowed this to happen because one thing that we found from what was done this is that they've done this cause they could do it not something where we need to look at in different parts of the world where somebody would gain from the destabilization of an environment or a country like likes or like it would such few muslims living there right hani scandia thank you very much indeed for telling his life from london to pleasure. we've got a lot more to come on this al-jazeera news hour including a show of unity by british and irish leaders at the funeral of the journalist who was shot last week in london derry. arriving in bloody bus stop north korea's leader gives a rare interview to foreign media ahead of the summit the flat image putin and is a big darby night in manchester peter will look ahead to united's clash with city.
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of the united kingdom is set to approve a deal with huawei which allows the chinese telecoms giant to supply equipment for britain's youth five g. network adversary has more on that now from a european broadcast center barbara. yes that's right and the u.k. is doing this despite warnings from the u.s. of a potential security risk of spying who are way which is a private company has denied that it's controlled by the chinese government. well lawrence lee has more now on that story. holloway has grand ambitions and appears to be on track to carry them out the chinese giant telecoms company is catching samsung in global sales and assigned dozens of next generation five g. contracts with providers around the globe but the heart of it all is the issue of
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trust huawei is directly linked to the chinese states and the sought to reassure western countries that its infrastructure doesn't pose a threat to their security australia new zealand and the us particularly who are very suspicious of why there's mixed opinions in the u.k. it is mixed opinions and comments are all those don't forget it was counted with originally arrested it's the financial director of. the british government is under pressure to agree their security services have advised the governments that hallway should be banned from providing some critical infrastructure when five g. arrives in britain on the grounds it could jeopardize data security as we know data is extremely valuable today and is indeed. one of the main profit generating areas for companies like google facebook and apple is how they process the data that they
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collect and then secondly of course there's the possibility to intercept communications and perhaps even to blackmail different. governments or organizations in order to exert pressure chloƩ isn't the only example of the dilemma facing the u.k. over its relationship with china the country has already been given a contract to build a new nuclear power station in the west of england despite concerns it would allow beijing to control parts of the u.k.'s power supply as with everything here brics states casts a shadow over all of this parts of the governments very much want to do new trade deals with china in order to reply. existing ones with the european union yet the spy agencies are worried about the impact of a chinese takeover of the british economy on security in diplomatic circles one of the main topics of conversation has become just water mess that you case china policy has turned into even more ironically chinese media has been busy trumpeting
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the facts that the e.u. has declared hallway safe as a partner and several european countries have already signed a new five g. contracts the u.k. meanwhile seems unable to make its mind up with china is friend or foe lawrence li al jazeera london. and journalists a shot dead in northern ireland has been laid to rest in belfast the prime ministers of britain and ireland attended the ceremony as well as leaders of the main irish nationalist and pro british unionist parties here mark he was shot while covering a riot by dissident republicans who are opposed to the northern irish peace process that reports. a spontaneous applause for a local woman who died doing the job she loved the coffin was carried into sometimes a protestant cathedral in belfast her family a catholic but they wanted her funeral service to be of course community events you
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know it was a person who broke down barriers and reached across boundaries i hear that myself for much of my life because of what religion taught me about people like me. lire mckee became known for her work on l g p t writes the congregation in belfast heard how she'd been planning to marry her partner sarah but she was also involved in trying to reach across northern ireland's religious divide the ceremony brought together the british prime minister to resign may and her irish counterpart leo varadkar and the leaders of the properties democratic unionist party and the republican shin fein were side by side as the priest appeal to them to work together once again a call which brought people to their feet why in god's name does it take the death of a twenty nine year old woman but her whole life in front of her was thousands
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. mckie was shot in the head while reporting on the riots in london derry where she lived a dissident republican group known as the new ira said it was responsible it's apologized saying the target had been the police but while investigations continue many in the local community have made clear their disgust with those who advocate violence and there's been an outpouring of solidarity a wednesday dozens gathered at a church in london to remember lire leary was another one single voice he could explain the world to this story since it seems a bit unseemly chills us this day by people who still see was attempting to tell. his little sister how are they still rosie such and such compassion. a crowdfunding initiative to help her family has now raised tens of thousands of dollars there are a maccie was killed in her native northern ireland covering
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a story that affects people just like her but clearly her death has touched people far and wide and through her work she'll continue to have an impact nadine barber al-jazeera london. ukraine's president elect is calling for more international sanctions against russia follow them here's a lengthy statement follows moscow making it easier for people living in parts of eastern ukraine to get a russian passport kremlin's the crease is aimed at residents in the regions of the nets can lugansk or pro russian separatists rebels have declared independence from kiev selenski accuse moscow trying to legitimize legitimize their military presence in occupied ukraine though russia denies that sending troops into the country. more from london a little later in the news hour now though let's go back to martin in doha barbara thank you very much now north korea's leaders arrived in neighboring russia for thursday's meeting with vladimir putin came in the port city of lady of all stock
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two months after the breakdown of the second summit with donald trump in vietnam told reporters he is keen to discuss the future of the korean peninsula with the russian president. i came to russia with a warm feeling of our people i hope this visit will be successful and rewarding and that during the talks with esteemed president putin i will be able to specifically discuss issues of resolving the situation on the korean peninsula and development of our bilateral relationship and i've been speaking to mark fitzpatrick who's the director of the nonproliferation program at the international institute for strategic studies in washington and he says there's a limit to how much help moscow can actually off a north korea. the russians are getting back into the game you know they used to be a major player in the korean peninsula they were part of six party talks those ended ten years ago. russians have some small amount of trade and investment in
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north korea but nothing like what china has north korea always wants to play off russia and china but they read russia really doesn't have that much to offer so it's a way of for kim to show that he has other partners but russia isn't really that big of a partner for north korea but you know it's the united states that that holds the main cards in terms of the kind of security guarantees that north korea needs or wants the lifting of the sanctions that north korea desperately wants russia really can't affect either of those things except with regard to the sanctions they can provide some loopholes to north korea they're already doing that by allowing north korea to send cold dumping it in russian ports and then it's exported under a different name so they can do that kind of a minor way of allowing some trade with north korea but they really don't really have the infrastructure to do a lot more still to come on this al-jazeera news
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a u.n. report says u.s. forces in the afghan military have killed. and the taliban. has. changed. we've got normal service resume across the middle east now lousy dry lots of warm sunshine and getting warm a lot of clout the still in place just around the western side of the himalayas but lasts moving out of the way wintry shallowest places a brightness snow will clear through a couple it to twenty degrees celsius lightning skies as we go on into friday central irish say back up it was back that get up to thirty degrees now temperatures on the rise well into the mid twenty's that just around the levant by
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richest and twenty three twenty four degrees celsius ice and fine and sunny weather coming through here from the sites across much of the arabian peninsula but it came away and still continuing to blow temps just get up to thirty celsius and rising will get up to thirty two as we go through friday i said i was a saudi arabia over towards the west could just catch one of two spots of rain there so that's something to watch out for as we go on into the weekend also keeping a very close eye on some very heavy rain windy weather this is trouble cycling kenneth pushing towards northern parts of mozambique southern areas of towns and the well mozambique in particular could see some really heavy rain possibility of flooding hit damaging winds as we go through thursday on into friday pushed by the south is turning dry the eastern cape. overthrown and exiled very point and again i'm saying if you all don't dismiss
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me to you i mean to my film about the struggle of the elected leader of madagascar to return to his country and reinstate his presidency you know there is the true issue and we do not think he is going on with interesting case return of the president on al-jazeera. when the news breaks. when people need to be heard and the story needs to be told. in all of radio with exclusive interviews it being read for journalists to publish all around the world and in-depth reports are real be made important here with al-jazeera as teams on the ground are at the moment world to bring you more award winning documentaries and life members.
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a reminder of the top stories here on the al-jazeera news our new video is imagining two suspects with pax entering the shangri-la hotel in sri lanka's capital just moments before an explosion that was one of three luxury hotels and three churches targeted on easter sunday as president has asked the chief of police and the defense secretary to resign. sudan's main opposition group the coalition of freedom and change forces has agreed to rejoin talks with the country's military leaders it had previously stopped negotiations demanding an immediate transition to civilian rule this comes as sudanese security forces have arrested muhammad ali
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really the head of another opposition party. iran's foreign minister says keeping the strait of hormuz apeman is in the interests of iranian national security jeffords a wreath was speaking in new york after the u.s. withdrew sanctions waivers to china india and other major oil customers of iran. all right so we can now speak to trita parsi who is an iran specialist and former president of the national iranian council thanks for joining us trita. i suppose the question of the first question is going to be he would say that wouldn't hundreds of hours jarrod jet reef is going to claim that the straits of whom is will stay at them because it benefits the rain is but it's always a point of potential tension isn't it that the americans it's certainly a threat that the iranians have issued before and in the past it was
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a bit easier to dismiss it because if they were to close it they would suffer themselves tremendously because it would harm their own oil exports but if we're now for the first time actually looking at a scenario in which iran may actually not be able to export it out of the persian gulf at all well then the cost of them doing this is going to be more on the military side than economic because they're not losing any income it's already going to be zero and it's a very dangerous scenario because if they were to close it's the u.s. has already made it very clear on numerous occasions that they would reopen it militarily and that means that there would be a direct military confrontation between the united states and iran he seemed he seemed for the first time to be almost taunting president trump and saying that actually if you want to use the strait of hormuz which will keep open even to have to talk to the revolution. it was that contingent of of the iranian administration that was branded a terrorist entity not too long ago. certainly and i think what you're seeing from
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the iranian side is they're going to likely adopt a more hawkish profile internationally i think mainly because they want to put pressure on europe on some asian countries to step up and make sure that they continue to import iranian oil because if they remain passive or if they go along with these sanctions that the trumpet instruction is putting in place then that's going to corner iran and then the iranians are likely going to respond in some way that will be very detrimental to those countries as well i mean if the iranians were to cause the strait of hormuz that would really rock the oil markets and that would have a tremendously negative effect for india for china and everyone else and i think the iranians may be a little bit tired that all of these countries are very sensitive to trump administration threats and bullying but are not responding to the iranians because every feel cool is the charming articulated to kill us and sophisticated face of the authorities in tehran but what do you think they really thinking do you think
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that they're really worried about this because of course officially they're saying that is all right will continue with after duction and will still be able to benefit from oil revenue. well know if if the chinese the indians and others stopped buying iranian oil that would actually change the calculation in tehran i think i think that rather restrained posture by iran for the last year and a half with trump has been based on the idea that as long as they can continue to sell their oil to some of the big asian countries they can still remain relatively ok and they're just going to wait for trump to leave the white house and then restart negotiations or essentially wait for the u.s. to rejoin the deal but if there is a scenario in which he actually cannot sell the oil i think that would change their calculation and i would change it in our direction that i don't think is going to be helpful for the united states or anyone else or i teach a policy thanks for joining us here in the al-jazeera news thank you. now
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a worldwide campaign has been launched to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated barbara has more now on that from. santa barbara. but hey thank you yes the united nations children's agency that's unicef fears that misinformation about vaccination campaigns is contributing to the spread of diseases such as that the country with the highest rate of measles infections is actually ukraine and from the capital kiev and forest there walker sent the sis report. when you land a contract it means a once a door to my aunt was given an emergency vaccination but it was too late to be effective so our sort of. virile thought she was intoxicated by the virus she was hospitalized was really stressful ukrainian hospitals are not man. on facebook urged others to get themselves and their children vaccinated but
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reaction was mixed we're dreaming of being you may have people blamed me for overloading my already sick child with these vaccines and i would be to blame when the child gets sick the anti-vaccination movement is unfortunately very developed here and many people a very aggressive although year later was herself in the one nine hundred ninety s. it's not clear why she wasn't protected but then but she is of russian vaccines by law to be ineffective or effectively administered the measles outbreak in ukraine isn't just a result of negative attitudes towards vaccination it's also about systemic problems within ukraine's health care system. generations of ukrainians have never been vaccinated but today the number of children getting routine immunization is growing the votes are there so just the medical community is ready
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and is already doing its best to get things back to normal. but experts warn that parents are obtaining fake bucks in a she said to pick it. up and there's even a climate. skepticism among professionals peers health care workers nurses are either not educated enough about immunization. than the gap very inaccurate information and medical universities when they take their deposit good idea of course as we have quite a big number of professors university professors who have authority psychological authority for example a quarter publicly. doing that from massive against oxidation ukraine leads beatles infection rates worldwide the number of infections jumped from around five thousand in twenty seventeen to more than thirty five thousand last year twenty nineteen is even worse with almost forty two thousand recorded cases already since
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january and officially fifteen deaths the nightmare is over for meyer and the measles crisis in ukraine is likely to get far worse for it gets any better robin first year walker al-jazeera. scotland's first minister says she would like to hold a second referendum on scottish independence within the next two years nicolas sturgeon says she'll introduce legislation laying out the rules of a new referendum soon scotland voted to stay in the united kingdom by fifty five percent to forty five percent back in two thousand and fourteen but then the u.k.'s decision to leave the european union has spurred nationalists to demand another vote which would have to be agreed to too by the u.k. government we face being forced to the margins say blamed within a u.k. that is itself increasingly so you claimed on the international stage independence by contrast would allow us to protect our place in europe it would enable us to not
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or most important relationships those with the other countries of the british are used on the basis of equality. that's it for me and the team here in london let's go back to our. coverage thank you very much for the first time the u.n. and afghanistan has found that pro-government forces have killed more civilians than the insurgents from january until march this year the afghan and u.s. military contributed to more than three hundred civilian deaths the u.n. says taliban eisel and other fighting groups they killed two hundred twenty seven people although the number of suicide bombings and other attacks this fall and shelob eligibles are from kabul. in the village of to local in condos province there are thirteen mounds of dirt they are fresh graves thirteen children two women and one man killed in a home by a u.s. airstrike. when the bomb dropped i was thrown back into
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a wall in the house when i opened my eyes i couldn't see anything but dust pulled myself after the rubble it was raining and i just thought please don't let me be the only one to survive and. we filmed with their family exactly a month ago the day of the strike the family piled the children's bodies onto the back of a truck traveling ten bumpy kilometers into condos city looking for accountability now they may have got it. a u.n. report has revealed that in the first three months of this year the leading cause of civilian deaths was airstrikes the majority by the u.s. military in total the afghan government and its supporting forces were responsible for killing more than three hundred civilians more than the taliban and eisel combined it is counterproductive this is just going to create more enemies and more taliban this is not going to help needed because of the afghan government nor the
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cause of the u.s. led coalition in iraq and afghanistan the u.s. military has defended its actions in a. in a stand we hold ourselves to the highest standards of accuracy and accountability we strive for precision in all of our operations we reserve the right of self defense of our forces as well as the afghan security forces. search operations all night raids by afghan intelligence units and a militia known as the haas protection force killed another seventy two civilians they target taliban suspects and is supported by the us but are outside of the afghan government's chain of command. a consequence of that is that they're unaccountable. we have now repeatedly called for them to be brought within their command and control structure after appropriate vetting. or disbanded the report also found that the total number of civilians hurt or killed
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has fallen to its lowest level since twenty thirty in the low eighteen hundred that is due to a drastic drop in suicide bombings by the taliban and i still have her back in condos that's of little comfort this family had fled fighting in another province and were just passing through looking for a safe place to rist until they could return home charlotte dallas al-jazeera kabul . brazil's indigenous people have been marching on the country's capital demanding protection for their land rights they fear that hold one rights will be eroded by the new president. and that's given added significance to this year's demonstration it happens every april when brazil holds what it calls indian day to day is a bonus with the indigenous people who are camped near brazil's congress building. we're here in brazil the capital brasilia were thousands of members of brazil's
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indigenous communities have started to arrive to the capital for a three day event even though this event happens every year this particular event is very very meaningful for them because they say they're using it to fan their very strong message to president. is threatening their very existence the preference filth taking office for example to have taking a series of measures that they say threatens their communities for example moving a brazil of indigenous affairs office from the ministry of justice to the agricultural sector that they say generate a very serious conflict of interest. since january the president has taken measures causing the deterioration of indigenous rights so they transferred the right to demarcate all land from the indigenous office to the ministry of agriculture which is led by a representative of agribusiness some of the people we have spoken to say that this
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event is already starting with that the feet because the government has deployed hundreds of members of.


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