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so where ever you. were in the region to address many things but is not to go to war with iraq the pentagon chief tones down the war of words with iran a senior u.s. officials briefed politicians about the military buildup in the region. this is al jazeera live from london also coming up there has already been too much death and destruction a dire warning by the u.n. that libya could be descending into a prolonged civil war. the british prime minister offers the chance for a 2nd referendum on breaks it but only if m.p.'s support her new withdrawal deal.
and kitchen court the corruption trial starts on the former argentinean president. and over again in the u.s. where the pentagon has toned down its language towards iran saying there will be no war acting defense secretary patrick shanahan's comments came as u.s. politicians received a classified briefing on escalating tensions with tehran washington previously said it plans to strengthen its military presence in the region because of quote unspecified threats earlier iran's president hassan rouhani labeled the us administration nervous politicians with naive ideas and ruled out dialogue with washington house representative michael mccaul has just addressed reporters following that briefing. was made very clear the administration to talk to security clamp alien and basher bolton there is no intention to go to war in the region
this is maybe if this is a deterrent operation to stop iran's escalation in aggression in the region. she have a chance he's live in washington d.c. what else has come out of the the meeting compared with the members of the house of representatives. very little so far actually michael mccall the one of the hawks in the us political very. in many ways in the past spoken out against iran that he's that repeating this this message that we've been hearing from the trumpet ministration now for a couple of days which is like we're just keeping the peace we're the ones who are going to try to ensure that there is no escalation but one of the reasons why we are having these 2 briefings on capitol hill today 1st with the house currently with the senate from. the secretary of state's the acting defense secretary and the
joint chiefs of staff chairman joseph dunford is because there's a great look confusion as to what the u.s. is trying to do in iran it certainly seems from what john bolton was saying is there was an escalating wish to finally confront iran for what he said were various various bits of shady behavior but then it turned out that the that the intelligence suggested at least so many people here on capitol hill that iran was simply acting in reaction to what the americans were up to here so there was a sense here that there is there a clear policy now what it appears the trumpet ministration has come up with in the last couple of days is you know we're just there to make sure that nothing does happen and in fact. the acting defense secretary before he went into the briefing said that any threat from iran have been quote have been quote put on hold so they're presenting it now as saying look our actions have actually you know they're bringing peace and tranquility took to the region and then he went on to save us.
i'd say we're in a period where. the threat remains high. and our job is to make sure that there's no miscalculation i think. that is. one thing we can do. to speculation. misplacing i just hope our honest listening. words were in the region to address many things but it is not to go to war with iraq. but even that statement was undermined oh i don't want to say on monday when he said that just as he was concerned there was no possible future threat that he'd seen from iran so that level of confusion exists we have john bolton giving his own briefings to members of congress where he's clearly giving a very different message about iranian behavior in the region as far as he's concerned and there is what we have to see whether these briefings will help help help lessen the concerns of many both here and around the world that john bolton is
desperately trying to push trump into a war that maybe don't trump doesn't even want and that the administration doesn't know actually what it is doing so that no no escalation will happen in an unwitting manner. thank you very much indeed. well rainy and say tension with the u.s. is putting pressure on daily life we need sanctions a straining the economy and impacting the value of the currency making goods more expensive so much from the reports from tehran. * 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 bahrain all that on top of an economy in freefall on the day it's one of these guys that's even trump or america can do anything on your own is not iraq even though they are strong iran's armed forces will stand against them that's going to get more dire than is on myanmar we think military is as strong as bass 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 best seat of 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 might have about 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 but 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 that 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 basra the old jazeera. united nations special envoy for libya has warned the country is on the verge of descending into a pearl civil war has anselmi was speaking at a un security council briefing on the latest situation as fighting for control of the capital tripoli is about to enter its 8th week on diplomatic editor james bays reports. the u.n.
special representative just sound salami reporting to the security council on what's been a dramatic and destabilizing period for libya. the country gripped by fresh violence his plans for a national conference representing all libyans overturned by a no day shifts offensive by holy for hafter a renegade general believed to be armed by the united arab emirates and egypt 48 days into the attack on tripoli by general have those forces there has already been too much death and destruction libya is. the verge of descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country the damage already done will take years to mend and that's only if the war is ended now he said war crimes were being committed and some of those already listed by the international criminal court were involved in the most recent fighting there are numerous reports of extremists persons under international sanctions and individual
is wanted by the international criminal court appearing on the battlefield on all sides all parties must publicly dissociate themselves from such elements without delay and refer to the i.c.c. those for whom arrest warrants have been issued addressing a security council that is itself deeply divided and has been unable to agree a resolution calling for a ceasefire in libya he attacked regional and international players for fueling the conflict by sending weapons to both sides in defiance of an arms embargo officially in place since 2011 many countries are providing weapons to all parties in the conflict without exception the amount and sophistication of these weapons are already causing greater numbers of casualties without a robust and forstmann mechanism the arms embargo into libya. will become a cynical joke some nations are fueling this bloody conflict the united nations
should put an end to it the u.k. is what's known as the penholder on libya very would draw up any security council resolution it's likely they'll try again to negotiate a resolution calling for a ceasefire but it's also likely the negotiations will be difficult james space al-jazeera at the united nations the british prime minister is offering m.p.'s a chance to vote on whether to hold a 2nd breaks it referendum theresa may set out her latest plan for britain's departure from the e.u. telling politicians they have one last chance to deliver bricks it m.p.'s have already rejected her previous withdrawal agreement negotiated by the european union 3 times may's latest deal will be brought to parliament in june i've also listened carefully to those who've been arguing for a 2nd referendum i've made my own view on this clear on many many times i do
not believe this is a route that we should take because i think we should be implementing the result of the 1st referendum not asking the british people to vote in a 2nd one but i recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the house on this important issue. 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 withdraw agreement can be ratified. largely is following developments in london. by her own admission this is three's a maze one last chance so she put it in a speech to try to deliver some sort of brick sits to try to deliver herself a legacy frankly but what she wants is a brick set that can appeal to as many people in this deeply divided parliament and deeply divided country as she can and so to that end she's obviously listen to all the different very loud voices across parliaments i find who want entirely
different things from bracks it's and tried to bring them all together and say ok let's see if we can have a withdrawal bill that we can pass that brings all of these things in at once and so she's trying to appease the hardliners in her own party who want to ensure that at some points the u.k. will be free from a customs union with the european union says that will have to be done by december 2020 that the northern irish part of the democratic unionists have been propping her up that there will be a same system nor nolen to the rest of the u.k. so the argument be divorced so all that to appease them but she's trying to appease the labor party as well and those other much more moderate parties by saying don't worry we won't have a horrible american chicken in the u.k. afterwards will be environmental standards and most crucially of all she said to those m.p.'s on the labor party side if you pass my bill then we will have a confirmation referendum where the public will get to decide if they like it or if they don't presumably the u.k.
then doesn't leave the european union it's all too ben p's like it's no they do not speak as much of it is absolutely hated there's no vote really big new idea in any of it's to try to move the process forward or the bracks there's a saying we've heard all this no thanks very much the labor party side crucially those who won the 2nd referendum are saying well i'm on trees i'm a your saying these things but you're leaving office anyway and your successor could be a hard liner who will rip up the idea of a 2nd referendum completely so as an idea a week or 2 before this voted or it looks pretty much dead in the water. still to come. thousands still fleeing every day the un demands urgent refugee protection for venezuela's displaced. and calls for drastic action to combat climate change after warnings that global sea levels could rise to meet by the end of a century. hello
there all storms are still rumbling away across parts of europe the satellite picture shows the huge system we have with us here over parts of turkey and then all the way across eastern europe and buckling back down through the central belt and it's here where we've seen some of the worst of the weather the southern parts of germany through parts of switzerland and austria have seen a lot of heavy rain and some flooding and that is gradually now edging its way towards the east you can see a little circulation developing in that little area of low pressure so we are expecting more heavy downpours and they could be some more severe weather as well the whole thing becomes more consoling to the eastern parts there as we head through thursday and then in the west it's actually a lot different here it's following unsettled we've got an area of high pressure in charge and in the bright whether there should be some fairly warm weather as well so 21 degrees a in london and force in madrid our temperatures will be rising quite quickly will
be over to around 28 for the other side of the mediterranean lots of cloud with us at the moment particularly over parts of libya it looks like that area of class just nudging its way eastwards as we head through thursday and here they could be a fair amount of dust mixed in with a sympathetically one or 2 showers the showers though really across the central belt of africa with some particularly heavy ones around parts of cameroon and into gabble. i really want to get down to the nitty gritty of the reality where they are online when you have that male chauvinism that is implanted with in our global federation it is really hard to get a piece of that or if you join us on saturday you know they're going to beef up their body this is a dialogue everyone has a voice talk to us in our live you tube chat and you too can be in the stream join
the global conversation on out is iraq. reminder the top stories here. the pentagon has toned down its language towards iran saying there will be no war it came as u.s. politicians received a classified briefing from secretary of state. on escalating tensions with tehran. the united nations special envoy for libya has warned the country is on the verge of descending into a prolonged civil war and i may was speaking at a u.n. security council briefing on the latest situation as fighting for control of the capital tripoli is about to enter its 8th week. the british prime minister is offering m.p.'s a chance to vote on whether to hold
a 2nd bricks it referendum to resume a set out to nature's plan for britain's departure from the e.u. telling politicians they have one last chance to deliver breaks it. the corruption trial is underway in argentina for former president cristina fernandez de kitchen and it comes 48 hours after she announced she's running for vice president in october's election there's a bonus following the 1st day of proceedings in the capital so what's been happening today to reason. well because one of the most important events. christina kirshner's trial she is not only a former president but also one of the most politically important political figures in argentina today cristina kirchner is right now being accused of committing irregularities in public works contracts in the province. where her husband next are a former president who walked from and that's where this irregularities are supposed to have taken place work and which really benefited a close family friend got
a man. who's currently in prison and he was also at the courthouse earlier today christina. arrived around noon she did not speak during that trial to be sent to the charges against her it is expected that this trial is going to continue for about a year but what's interesting about this case is that it's going to be happening at the same time not the presidential campaign so most definitely this is going to have a very very significant impact in this whole process what we know also that christina kirshner is saying that she finished sense that the government is using this whole case in order to try to hide the problems that argentina passed today that in spite of this a judge has order a pretrial detention but she has that she's a senator or she has parliamentary immunity that protect her from detention but not prosecution and how is that true affecting cases campaign to be vice president.
well cristina kirchner continues to have so sure the support of around 3035 percent of the population and shocked everyone when last saturday she announced that she was not going to be running for president but for vice president term for many one of the reason why are the current situation the judicial seats away shannon which we see in work is not only affecting adults to her but also her family but it's definitely going to have an impact about what many say is that the current situation in argentina the inflation unemployment among other things is certainly going to benefit her even though she's running on 5 precedents if she goes against the president i would still not really you know progress presidential elections there's a bow thank you very much. the u.n. says most of the people who fled venezuela's political and economic crisis or need a refugee protection and it's urging government not to deport them 3000000 have left the country since 2015 as the economy crumbles and
a power struggle continues between president nicolas maduro and opposition leader one door the un's refugee agency says between 3 and 5000 venezuelans still leaving every day just under half a 1000000 of sort for were silent mostly in other latin american countries well as throttle is a spokeswoman for the un refugee agency she says for many venezuelans staying in the country is no longer an option. venezuelans in many cases are unable to go back home they're suffering from the point of view of persecution but also deterioration in the conditions inside the country one example is a father who spoke to u.n. refugee colleagues who said that he decided to take his family to brazil after 3 of his relatives including his 9 month old daughter died and he put it quite bluntly he said we either leave or we die we totally understand that the scale of the numbers of venezuelans arriving in countries is challenging and it is complex we
recognize that and we recognize that the countries of latin america in the caribbean have made efforts to host venezuelans in some cases they have offered them temporary visas or work arrangements to enable them to stay but what we are saying is that given that the infrastructure and the silence systems may be overwhelmed it really is important for the governments to focus on giving venezuelans international refugee protection and it may be very difficult maybe impractical to do individual determinations so in that case we are advising that they consider venezuelans as a group in order to give them asylum. the chairman of the u.s. house of representatives says he's willing to go to court to force a former white house counsel to testify before congress after president trump ordered donegan not to speak at a hearing into russian interference in the 2016 us elections with iran has delivered some of the most damning testimony against trump in special counsel robert miller's investigation he was
a key witness in the miller report regarding the possible obstruction of justice by trying. dozens of protests are being held across the u.s. against new restrictive abortion a little education in several states. hundreds of pro-choice activists gathered in washington d.c. to demand the bills of blocked by the supreme court last week alabama passed the strictest legislation in the nation outlawing abortion in almost all cases prisoner is also signed a law banning women from abortion after the 8th week of pregnancy. protest leaders in sudan according on their supporters to prepare for a general strike talks between the opposition alliance and the ruling military council a continuing demonstrators say they will remain on the streets of khartoum and to a civilian led government is installed so far the 2 sides so been unable to agree on the makeup of a new governing body. as the 1st day on the job for new democratic republic of
congo prime minister sylvester in longer who was appointed on monday a little known a longer was a surprise appointment by president felix security and months of political uncertainty in the vast central african nation so it's january's controversial election result conference or reports from the capital kinshasa. what stands out when you visit kinshasa are the number of roads being built in the city infamous for its bad drugs and traffic congestion many are potholed and prone to floods because of poor training each president felix to see kennedy has a located $7000000.00 for an emergency infrastructure program in downtown kinshasa traders and workers say the disrepair has cost them lots of money. because road is very important to many businesses here and it very difficult for crowds to come with the current state of. construction as it helps people. to most 4 months since
she said katie became president inheriting many a cannot make and social problems from his predecessor joseph kabila the previous government was accused of mismanagement of public resources as well as human rights abuses she said katie says he wants to change that he's also given amnesty to hundreds of political prisoners the last bills in exile to come back all but all that has been overshadowed by politics with some critics saying that he's a weak president who is not in control of the country's affairs she said he has formed a partnership with the former presidents a common front for congress and the f.c.c. controls parliament the senate and local governments some analysts say katie is struggling to assad his authority. tied to the will of the f.c.c. if you were to have a government that would really be operational that's part of the deal and he knew what he was getting in as he signed for this did however it will come. we've come
up to a point where we will have to see results in the. future for mitt will start pointing fingers people will know who is blocking from desired results from happening the president has appointed a new prime minister 73 year old sylvester is a little known curry a public servant who served in 3 previous governments and is loyal to some policy he brings nothing new to the table but others believe he comes with a wealth of economic experience we have a problem. with our public into prices and he was the head for some time of the committee which was are actually. what was in charge of trying to reform our public enterprises to understand and so if you can bring it up that's pretty is and ritchie security become our truly outlined new vision the new prime minister is yet to name his cabinet many people we talked to said they want to see government ministers who are keen to make reforms but here political choices of the past may
largely determine who's going to be appointed katherine so i al-jazeera kinshasa. ukrainians will head to the polls on july the 21st after the country's new president announced a snap election one of them is a lenski announced he was dissolving parliament immediately after being sworn in on monday the television actor and comedian beat former president petro poroshenko in a runoff vote last month and a new poll will give zilinskas party the opportunity to win its 1st seat in parliament. global sea levels could rise by as much as 2 meters by the end of the century if the world carbon emissions continue unchecked researchers say that's far more than predicted and it's due to accelerated melting in greenland and antarctica but as marianne hunt reports scientists say there is 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 way the ravines 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 took 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 5th think 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. level and human history. and how to 0. and
a quick reminder you can always catch up with all the stories we're covering on our website the address that is our jazeera dot com and you can also watch us live by clicking on the orange live icon at the top of the screen there out of there dot com. one of the top stories here on our syria the pentagon has toned down its language towards iran saying there will be no war it comes as u.s. politicians received a classified briefing from sector state might pompei or on escalating tensions with tehran washington had previously said it plans to strengthen its military presence in the region because of unspecified threats it was made very clear the administration i talked to security pompei over and brasher bolton there is no intention to go to war in the region this is me if this is
a deterrent operation to stop iran's escalation in aggression in the region the united nations special envoy for libya has warned the country is on the verge of descending into a prolonged civil war salomé was speaking at a un security council briefing on the latest situation as fighting for control of the capital tripoli is set to enter its 8th week the british prime minister is offering m.p.'s a chance to vote on whether to hold a 2nd bricks that referendum treason may set out what she described as a new deal for britain's departure from the european union telling politicians they have one last chance to live a brics it. i've also listened carefully to those who've been arguing for a 2nd referendum. i've made my own view on this clear on many many times i do not believe this is a route that we should take because i think we should be implementing the result of the 1st referendum not asking the british people to vote in
a 2nd one but i recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the house on this important issue the government will therefore include in the withdrawal agreement a bill out introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a 2nd referendum and this must take place before the withdrawal agreement can be ratified the united nations says most of the people who fled venezuela's political and economic crisis are in need of refugee protection and it's urging governments not to deport them the un's refugee agency says between 3 and 5000 venezuelans are still leaving the country every day. there's the top stories do stay with us al-jazeera the stream is up next i'll have more news feed after that thanks for watching.
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