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other people to me mr. al jazeera examines the politics of population control. iran's president accuses the us administration of having an obvious politicians with naive ideas after rejecting any talks for now. longer in jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the british prime minister to reserve bank has set out a final bid to get and these tobacco breaks that deal allowing for the possibility of a 2nd referendum there has already been too much death and destruction warning by the u.n. that libya could be descending into a prolonged civil war. and the new study warns that global sea levels could rise 2 meters by the end of the century and this drastic action is taken.
iran's president hassan rouhani has called the u.s. administration novice politicians with naive ideas it's the latest salvo in a war of words between both countries earlier rouhani said he favors diplomacy with washington the current situation isn't suitable for talks but the u.s. says it's strengthening its military presence in the region because of unspecified threat some iran but on monday iran announced it has quadrupled its production of low enriched uranium we have correspondents both in iran and the u.s. keeping track of this story will go to zain was ravi in the iranian capital in a bit but 1st let's talk to kimberly hellcat in washington d.c. kimberly how much skepticism is there in congress regarding iran and any potential threat as the white house is arguing. there is considerable skepticism about the intelligence or sort of the vague arguments that have been made so far with regard
to the threat and this is being underscored now a in terms of concerns by the latest comments coming from the acting u.s. defense secretary patrick shanahan who has just told reporters that while the threat with iran remains high in his view the potential for attacks on americans has been put on hold he says that doesn't mean the threats of gone away our response has that we have given the iranians time to recalculate so there is this feeling that the administration may have been overstating the intelligence at least in the eyes of some members of congress that's why they've demanded that briefings on capitol hill be held those are taking place today on tuesday 1st in the house of representatives then in the u.s. senate it will be the acting defense secretary as well as the secretary of state and the chair of the joint chiefs of staff that we conduct in those briefings the concern is the mixed messages coming from the white house donald trump himself has been in terms of the language on the one hand saying he's willing to sit down with
the iranian leadership on the other hand using rhetoric that at times many say is nothing less than outright bombast so with a run we'll see what happens but they've been very hostile they've really been the number one. provocateur of tara this country in the you know representing their country but certainly our country has been very much involved because we're trying to help a lot of people out and i don't mind that at all we have no indication that anything has happened or will happen but if it does it will be met obviously with great force will have no choice so can really come the white house allow the u.s. to go to war with iran without the permission of congress. no in short it can't and the concern by many on capitol hill is that the white house is trying to craft an argument and use a sort of preexisting law the authorization for the use of military force something
that was put in place after september 11th is the september 11th attacks back in 2001 in order to allow the united states to deal with any conflict with iran the argument being that under that law that any sort of attacks on u.s. interests or personnel related to that the united states could act but the argument that iran in some ways connected to al qaeda many are calling into question this argument by the administration the secretary of state might pump a at a recent hearing did try to say because the transits through iran that this is a strong link but not all members of congress agree with that in fact the house speaker nancy pelosi says that any use of the a.u.m. aff as it's known would not be an acceptable means for allowing the united states to go into conflict but there are others like lindsey graham a senior republican senator who has been tweeting in recent hours or in the last 24 hours that if a rotty of threats against american personnel and interests are activated we must
deliver an overwhelming military response so there are certainly those that are supporting the administration well many others are calling into question their arguments and the intelligence they're using is the basis for that all right kimberly thank you for that as call someone out to zain bazarov he is live for us in tehran zain the iranian president hassan rouhani has just spoken about the crisis a bit earlier what more did he have to say. well president hassan rouhani is on a tour of westerners or by john province he's been having several speeches speaking to several local officials and leaders he's there as part of it inauguration tour of a large infrastructure projects including a dam and he his message was that these large infrastructure projects are effectively politicising these things are a decisive response to the white house to u.s. economic pressure against iran saying that illustrates iran's continued ability to be able to develop domestically even in the face of u.s.
economic pressure he also said that iran will not bow to u.s. bullying he called the united states tyrannical and he also said that he predicted that the united states would in the future at some point have to apologize for its current behavior and policies towards iran because of international pressure i'm saying what about ordinary iranians on the street and how worried a vague about all this talk of war but we spoke to many iranians in the past several weeks and what we keep hearing from them is yes war is an existential threat a conflict with the united states a militarized conflict is certainly something they fear but they see that as very far down the road the more immediate problem many iranians say to us is they're devolving a currency the iranian ryall has lost a great deal of its value and they say that u.s. sanctions on iran's economy that have been place for years that is slowly eating away at iran's financial health. in
iran ramadan is usually a time of spiritual reflection charity and family but for a 2nd here in a row as iranians began a month of fasting there was escalating pressure from the united states. every day they face angry exchanges with american leaders a buildup of u.s. forces on their doorstep warnings to commercial flights in or near iranian airspace and threats from arab neighbors saudi arabia the u.a.e. and. all that on top of an economy in freefall on the day it's one of these guys that's it will trump or america can't do anything iran is not iraq even though they are strong iran's armed forces will stand against them that's not going to get. the news on them or we think military is as strong as past but it isn't we should never face america directly i'm afraid because we keep saying they can't do anything they finally well and the and the islamic revolutionary guard corps that took to the
streets in the revolution and changed everything something iranian people speratus to that level but it isn't. a u.s. carrier strike group deployed close by in the arabian sea was for some a chance for a little levity a widely shared post has the abraham lincoln up for sale on a website for used goods. but for many talk of war is a real concern that some hope can be resolved through dialogue because one of my giving in the 2nd edition i mean i think if they enter into talks it will be better because this is the 21st century and we should avoid war now is the time for dialogue jank even as it. was a war in my opinion is not good for us now negotiation is the best our government could overlook some issues if this pressure could be reduced speaking to a group of young artists iranian president hassan rouhani said he always remains open to the idea of dialogue. not with us bullies even if it means taking on the
world alone. iranians too young to remember when their country last fought a war say fighting america seems unreal. yet many say they have more faith in the country's strategic defenses than its economy in the past year the prices of fast moving consumer goods like food and household items have all gone up even bread a staple of the iranian diet that has been price controlled for decades is more expensive now and in some places the price of a piece of bread has tripled whether they have known war or not a few here are keen to rush into battle with the united states in a meeting of the to her own city council this week chairman most in hushed me rafsanjani the son of a founding father of the islamic republic warned the dissatisfaction and the possibility of unrest over high prices is iran's biggest immediate threat more so than another american war in the middle east same old jazeera. the british prime
minister tourism a has been presenting her latest attempt to get the u.k. parliament to agree a deal on briggs it includes the possibility of a 2nd referendum. the government will therefore include in the withdrawal agreement bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a 2nd referendum and this must take place before the withdrawal agreement can be ratified and if the house of commons were to vote for a referendum it would be requiring the government to make provisions for such a referendum including legislation if it wanted to ratify the withdrawal agreement . so for those m.p.'s who want a 2nd referendum to confirm the deal you need a deal and therefore with broad agreement bill to make it happen so let's have that 2nd reading and then make your case to parliament let's bring in lawrence lee who joins us live now from london lawrence just pick this for us so what morsi been saying and what does it all mean. well you know i mean she said it was
a big new fight of her 10 point plan come on let's get behind and finally get this thing over the line frankly a lot of it was reheated stuff that she that she proposed before keeping northern ireland in line with the u.k. trying to find a customs arrangement making sure that the u.k. was out by december 2020 we know all this stuff already because she's talked about it over and over again and stuff that the labor party the opposition wanted making sure that there were environmental protections no horrible american chicken things like that she'd already said she's going to do too and so the only thing that was new really was to do with that clip that you just played saying that there could be a confirmation or a referendum as it's called pass my deal and then you can have a vote on whether to have a 2nd referendum put the vote to the public do they want states or do they not if they don't then probably they would stay in the european union and not leave at all she said so fair enough you might think except that the labor m.p.
who came up with that idea in the 1st place has already gone on to twitter to say no thank you very much because as he points out she's resigning anyway pretty soon after the vote one way or the other and she's trying to organize something that her successor as prime minister would have to stick to and if it was a hardliner who took over from her then they could just simply rip the whole thing up anyway and so based on all that everything that i've just been looking at on on twitter of the places where the hardliners who want to really really hard bricks in their lot the european adore and those softies who either don't want bracks it or one who wants a very soft bricks are already saying well what what what's that then and so it looks like a failed florence thank you. well also it's coming at al-jazeera remaining defiant twa its founder speaks out for the 1st time since his company was blacklisted by the u.s. . so down his protest leaders called for
a new strategy to force through their demands more of that stay with us. we don't want to see shop showers into southern parts of china at the moment for the southeast it's an improving picture there see how these a fund that has been blowing up there just around the gulf of tonkin pushing up into a high nansen wet weather coming through here will in parts of vietnam of the southeast in china $21.00 celsius the in hong kong assault are still in shanghai at around $31.00 degrees add rising 35 in shanghai by thursday afternoon by that stage you could see that increasing humidity drifting in from the south china seas across southern parts of china that place in the shape of one or 2 sharp showers could see what it says showers to just pushing him to southern and eastern parts of in the
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which showcases fresh filmmaking talent from around the globe find a lot in america presents acting lessons on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera iranian president hassan rouhani has called the u.s. administration not just politicians with naive ideas the u.s. says it's strengthening its military presence in the region because of unspecified threats from iran. the british prime minister tourism a says m p's have been presenting our latest attempt to get the u.k.
parliament to agree a deal on bragg's it includes the possibility of a 2nd referendum. was about to our top story now iraq's prime minister says he's sending a delegation to the united states and iran and there are concerns a military confrontation between the 2 could lead to a new conflict in iraq which is a u.s. ally and iran's neighbor reports from baghdad. iraqi fighters backed by iran fighting eisel in 2014. experts say that without the popular mobilization forces o.p.m. absolute victory over eisel in a row. it may not have been one. but with the u.s. now increasing pressure on iran many iraqis are concerned that they will be caught in the middle of washington says the pm for one of iran's proxy fighting forces and or a potential threat to u.s. interests in iraq including about 5200 u.s. soldiers stationed here there are tens of thousands of fighters among different
p.m.a. factions in iraq and. america wants to control this region and to exploit its resources and frankly that's why we totally stand with the republic of iran and its people because iranian people are being oppressed by the sanctions also there is a religious bond between us that's another motive to support iran. 1 pm et function led by the influential shiite cleric muktodhara solder has distanced itself from iran but said that any party that threatens iraq's stability is an enemy neither iraq nor its people can bear another war he tweeted on monday we need peace and reconstruction any party that ignites iraq with war and makes it a battlefield will be an enemy of the iraqi people the u.s. has withdrawn its non-emergency staff from the embassy in baghdad there was an evacuation of exxon mobil foreign workers over the weekend from an oil field in the
south of the country a katyusha rocket was fired into the green zone which is home to the u.s. embassy on monday night nobody claimed responsibility as the war of words continues between the u.s. and iran the atmosphere here in iraq is increasingly tense. iraqi prime minister says any u.s. intelligence about increasing threats to u.s. interests in iraq is wrong and his country has been mediating between both sides to try and avoid further escalating tension and. iraq is very concerned that its country might be a battleground so iraq is seeking solutions between the iranians and the u.s. and their allies including saudi arabia iraq knows that if this fireball grows bigger it will set ablaze the society dividing it deeply. the pm if we're formally integrated into iraq military and security apparatus in 2016 they take part in
raids on eisel sleeper cells in iraq almost every day but amid fears of a military confrontation between the u.s. and iran there are questions over how these iran backed fighters in iraq would respond. like that united nations security council has been warned that libya is on the verge of descending into a prolonged civil war the u.n. special envoy for libya i'm a brief members in new york his assessment follows 7 weeks of fighting for control of tripoli i fight as loyal to the warlord honey for half. 48 days into the attack on tripoli by general have to its forces there has already been too much death and destruction libya is on the verge of descending into a civil war which could lead to department and division of the country the damage already done will take years to mend and that's only if the war is ended now our diplomatic editor james bays has more now from the united nations. sun salami who
is the u.n. special representative giving a very sobering briefing of the situation in libya over a dramatic and destabilizing period for the country he took the security back council back to the beginning of april when he said there was an improved economic outlook the currency was beginning to stabilize there was people looking quite positively at the political situation and then of course there was the offensive by general haftar that completely changed it things he actually started as offensive while the u.n. secretary general and tonio good terrorists was visiting libya and some of the key players including some of those that are sympathetic to general have to actually sit all the u.n. security council that i think is why some of the comments from mr salami i think will put some pressure on the wider u.n. membership particularly some of the regional countries and on the security council
because he said there had been widespread breaches of the arms embargo that's officially been in place since 2011 and he said it was time for the u.n. to make that stop to make those arms deliveries stop he also said that there were reports of ongoing war crimes taking place on the fresh in the fresh battles around tripoli and some of those that previously been named by the international criminal court were involved in the fighting once again protest leaders in sedan are calling on their supporters to prepare for a general strike demonstrators say there remain on the streets of khartoum until a civilian led government is installed talks to discuss just that are due to continue later on tuesday. so far the military and opposition alliance have been unable to agree on the makeup of a new ruling body but how to do as the latest developments from khartoum. the opposition movement leaders say the people of sudan should prepare themselves for a general strike they're calling it
a complete shutdown of the country this saying it will be a tough and painful but very necessary if that involution is to achieve its objectives of course they're frustrated with the negotiations will fall over the full mission of the full grand council which is going to be the highest organ of the transitional government calls for sudan the general from their side saying no we're going to. give in the position leaders and it's higher legislative council which will be made up of $300.00 members of parliament and the executive council which will be made up of a technocrat. cabinet which is going to come from as mostly civil society organizations on that if this is going to be a hybrid transitional council or administration it's only fair for the military to be given the opportunity to lead the sovereign council and steer sudan to its
democratic elections of the end of 3 years. the corruption trial of argentina's former president cristina fernandez de kirchner has begun in bonn as ira's starting just days after she announced plans to run for vice president in october kirschner is accused of receiving kickbacks from public construction projects during her presidency she denies the charges. ukraine's new president has announced july the 21st as the date for a snap general election a lot of me as a lenski is hoping voters will elect his supporters as m.p.'s after being sworn in on monday the former comedian has kept his promise to dissolve parliament selenski says ukrainians don't trust politicians are more concerned with enriching themselves and helping the people. the international community is being accused of ignoring abuses being carried out by indian security forces and indian administered kashmir so he raman reports now from new delhi. it's 20 years since dizzy and would shake his legs amputated after what he says was torture
by indian security forces in indian administered kashmir the stonemason was accused of being a rebel sympathizer. soldier started me by using a ruler on my legs they would get on the 2 sides of the road or to exert extra weight they would pour hot water on my legs and also burnt my hand on the fireplace i was subjected to brutal torture and rendered thought i would die they dumped me outside a hospital. he's not the only one a new report from the human rights group called association of parents of disappeared persons and a coalition of civil society says there were more than $400.00 accusations of abuse and torture made against india's security forces there last year and this is the view or we highlight doing the film long enough god true. right has not been internationally like in like going to be.
the in this god. when we have tens of thousands of the torch and sort of violence here and a lot of them have died. in march al-jazeera reported the death of a school teacher or is one while in police custody and now the state capital srinagar police said the 28 year old teacher in the town of a wanted poster was picked up by security forces as part of what they call an ongoing terror investigation and. activists who work with police to develop reforms within the service a change is difficult and takes time for the indian government has been told by international mechanisms time and again that it needs to ratify the united nations convention i think what's preventing the indian government is the only thing that's possible is that there is a resistance to hold. security force personnel and public servants who are
complicit in torture accountable by. al-jazeera as the indian army for comment but they have responded this latest report is a disturbing read to outsiders trying to understand the realities for kashmiris in the indian administered region which is also disputed with pakistan while successive indian governments remained silent and refused to accept there was a problem it's left to those such as nazir to highlight their experiences and their hopes that no one else has to suffer like him. so robin al-jazeera you deli. the founder of the chinese tech company who are always says the united states is underestimating the strength of this company when john fay warned that blacklisting his company in the u.s. would have implications for american companies the u.s. issued a temporary license on monday which allow some companies to continue supporting existing while the networks and devices age and brown has more from beijing well ranging fay was in defiant and confident mood as he met representatives of china's
various state controlled media outlets he said that the united states had in his words underestimated wild ways abilities he also played down the impact of recent u.s. actions he also said that no country in the world could catch up with the advances that while way has made in 5 g. technology he also conceded that he fully expected that is daughter would go to jail now this was in a later interview with state controlled t.v. his daughter of course is mongering joshi's the chief financial officer of war way she's currently being held in canada awaiting extradition to the united states where she faces charges over violating u.s. sanctions and in many ways she is central to this whole friction between china and the united states right now meanwhile president xi jinping has been touring a rare earths mine in the southeast of the country this of course is
a reminder that china currently controls 90 percent of the world's rare earth supply and this was a very very symbolic message he was perhaps sending to the united states. the global sea levels could rise by as much as 2 meters by the end of this century if the world's carbon emissions continue unchecked but as our science and technology editor mariner home reports research there's still time to act. our planet's ice sheets are enormous around 10000000 square kilometers in size and they're melting but just tell much fresh water is flowing into our oceans and how quickly has been notoriously difficult to assess the climate can vary widely from one part to another they are affected by different weather events the thickness of the ice the temperature and flow of the ocean around it the long held view of the i.p.c.c. that the un body dealing with climate change has been that if we do nothing and
continue on our current trajectory sea levels could rise by as much as a metre by 2100 here's the coastal city of miami by that assessment but new scientific research just published in the u.s. predicts sea levels will rise by twice as much the city of shanghai would cease to exist along with many island nations and other coastal cities the to me to sea level rise that we we project $2100.00 is not the most likely scenario but it is a plausible scenario so it is one that we should consider if we want to plan and adapt to future sea level rise it was based on the assumption that we carry on increasing our emissions of greenhouse gases into the future and i mean sadly carbon emissions have carried on increasing even after the paris agreement on the 15th the authors combined the assessments of 22 scientists and insist this is
a worst case scenario a world where we have not taken action with global temperatures have hit 5 degrees celsius and the world sees have risen by 2 mases they say there is still time to wait but that has yet to happen just last week the national oceanic and atmospheric carbon dioxide in the its atmosphere from burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal is now at its high. liberal and human history. and how to 0. for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera the acting u.s. defense secretary says an iranian threat against american citizens has been quote put on hold patrick shanahan defended the decision to increase the u.s. military presence in the region 3 says the threat from iran remains high earlier iranian president hassan rouhani said he wants to talk to the run but not in the
current climate the british prime minister to resign may as in presenting her latest attempt to get the u.k. parliament to agree a deal on briggs it includes the possibility of a 2nd referendum the government will therefore include in the withdrawal agreement bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a 2nd referendum and this must take place before the withdrawal agreement can be ratified and if the house of commons were to vote for a referendum it would be requiring the government to make provisions for such a referendum including legislation if it wanted to ratify the withdrawal agreement so those m.p.'s who want a 2nd referendum to confirm the deal you need a deal and therefore withdraw agreement bill to make it happen so let it have its 2nd reading and then make your case to parliament the united nations security council has been warned that libya is on the verge of descending into a prolonged civil war the un special envoy to libya has done salaam
a brief members in new york this is just one follows 7 weeks of fighting for control of tripoli by fighters loyal to the warlord honey for half top ukraine's new president has announced july the 21st of the date for a snap election he's hoping voters will let his supporters. global sea levels could rise by 2 meters by the end of the century of carbon emissions remain unchecked twice as high as 1st predicted that's according to new research which looks at how the melting ice sheets in greenland and antarctica could contribute to global sea levels increase could submerge some other nations and coastal cities and displace more than a 180000000 people. all those are the headlines and news continues on al-jazeera after viewfinder latin america station that's what.