killing at least 7 people 19 others are still missing the boat was carrying more than 30 south korean tourists in but the past when it reportedly collided with another tourist vessel heavy rain and strong currents have been hampering rescue efforts. still to come here on al jazeera. striking out against austerity argentinians put more pressure on the government of the president. also ahead gripped by drought the daily struggle to survive pakistan's. the weather sponsored by cattle and. hello welcome to another look at the international forecast we've still got a few showers into the middle east over the next couple of days but by and large it
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updating the top stories for you so far this half hour israel is facing an unprecedented 2nd election this year after the prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before the midnight deadline happened just 7 weeks after he claimed a major victory in parliamentary elections. the u.s. special counsel robert muller has made his 1st public comments since releasing his report on russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election mr charging donald trump with a crime is not an option but he also stressed he did not exonerate the president. the prime minister is expected to attend a security summit in saudi arabia the 1st high level meetings and supplicate against his country the kingdom is also holding 2 other summits to discuss region of this use including rising tensions between the u.s. and iran. at least 43 people have been killed in syria in 2 days of bombardment
by russian backed government forces they're targeting the remaining rebel strongholds and hama and southern more than 300000 people have been forced from their homes in the last month al-jazeera is diplomatic editor james braze reports from the united nations where the u.n. special envoy to syria is calling for an immediate cease fire. special envoy good morning are you concerned about the situation in the u.n. special envoy garr pedersen here in new york to brief the security council as the offensive in it live continues he met ambassadors here in the consultations room the place where close security council meetings are held afterwards mr pedersen who's trying to get peace talks going again in geneva said his meeting had been dominated by events in adlib there are 3000000 civilians. in a live prominence too many has been killed and obviously what is happening is not
proportional in relationship to civilian casualties and the fight against terror is what we need to see is that the fight against terrorism is continuing it needs to be proportional to the challenge so it's illegal what's been happening. thank you. the russian delegation strongly denied its forces and those of the syrian government were breaching international law despite the statements of the u.s. humanitarian office that medical facilities were being repeatedly targeted in its lead why are you bombing hospitals though we went to medical facilities were not born hospitals the syrian army really isn't and please be very much of course us and double chip all the source of information of it you called our source information for us our church. double chip all the information of it your quart of these so-called bombardments including from the u.n.
in the world in from your air the u.s. special envoy for syria the jim jeffords said the situation in the ad lib was horrific he called for an immediate cease fire but for now there's no indication that the russians or the syrian government are prepared to comply with that james ouches era at the united nations now the front runner in the race to become the u.k.'s next new prime minister is to face a court trial over allegations he lied to the public during the bricks at referendum campaign 3 years ago boris johnson claimed the u.k. sent 400 $40000000.00 every week to the european union but opponents who crowd funded to launch the prosecution say that number was false and misleading paul brennan reports from london that. the big red bricks if us and its $350000000.00 pound slogan had an enormous impact on the bracks it campaign and
paris johnson embraced it enthusiastically sometimes even embellishing it why we said 10 pounds a year in debt to brussels. but the battle bus claim that britain sent $350000000.00 pounds that's approximately $440000000.00 a week to brussels is demonstrably false it follows johnson continued to use the figure through to 2017 even earning himself a rebuke from the u.k. statistics or for a to see what we could do with another 300000000 if. the money needed to launch a private prosecution was crowd funded by campaign a marcus ball whose case alleges that johnson's claims had been irresponsible and dishonest amounting to misconduct in a public office johnson's lawyers denied the allegations but the magistrate issued a summons johnson himself must now answer the charges in court district judge coleman decided doubts having considered all the relevant facts is she was satisfied that this is a proper case in which to issue
a summons against mr johnson for 3 counts of misconduct in public office if there is a beautiful day there has been no response from boris johnson or his spokesman but the timing is extraordinary johnson is the current frontrunner to replace to resubmit a and if he wins he could find himself as a prime minister facing trial. that might make it harder for him to kind of just blow past this one. and also it's a very serious charge to suggest that his lies contributed to. the outcome of the referendum and all that goes with that is something that i think you might find quite hard to shake off. concerns about the character truthfulness of politicians are not new george orwell described politics as a mass of lies evasion folly but seeing a politician held criminally responsible for misleading campaign slogans would
indeed be a startling precedent paul brennan al jazeera central london. thousands of people have marched through the argentine capital to protest against austerity measures under president whether it's your money create a nationwide strike has also shut down key green ports and grounded flights to reason from winners iris. another national strike against the government of modi so mark it's the 5th one since he took office back in 2015 schools and banks are closed the public's transport are down in the city and mostly around the country which you can see right behind me are some social movements here that are giving away free food in this demonstration in the center of the capital. people here say that the reason why they're calling for a strike is the rising unemployment and poverty in the country. they were for they were going to do it the austerity measures are affecting the argentine population
and dog dictated by the international monetary fund last year some of these last 15 percent of value this year the saying. argentina is facing an economic crisis that has had a severe effect on living standards in the country if they should in 2018 reached almost 50 percent and the rate has continued to rise in 2019 but wages are not keeping up with the pace yes in the south the situation is a disaster i have a soup kitchen and we're in a series and the amount of people coming continues to grow we don't have enough the government says that this strike hurts the country's economy even more and that it's been organized by marketers political opponents presidential elections are scheduled to take place in october this year the economic situation has deteriorated mackie's popularity and his chances of being reelected are at risk. averse in brazil over going to continue their fight against cuts to the education
budget the prompted mass protests earlier this month they're part of a raft of measures the government says are necessary to get the country out of the financial crisis but opponents say check on critical thinking daniel swine lanai reports from sao paulo to see. if the brazilian government said it's for. using 30 percent of what it calls discretionary spending public universities state high schools university hospitals the research grants that there's more at stake some say than just the budget cuts now will support you money you can manipulate the budget but the intention here is to change the identity inside the universities critical groups or in the universities for all governments not just the specific one it's an ideological attack using finance it's. these students are preparing for a long fight a shot of over the value i personally think that this government won't back off but we won't give up it won't just be one demonstration this is not just affecting the
students but the whole society. they started saying that universities don't do research on our places of disorder that represent only expense for the government parts not true. and the long term effect someone could be drastic. going to meet a society without knowledge has to go into reverse when you destroy knowledge you lose independence and start depending on others. already strained public education buildings they say will fall into further disrepair many here see this is more than just a cup to the public education budget they see it as part of an ideology designed to undermine free and independent thinking and attack on those who think differently to them. the 1st protests when the cuts were announced earlier this month attracted over a 1000000 demonstrators in cities across brazil. president said the public colleges
and universities which constitute about one quarter of brazil's education system the whole of the left wing indoctrination he urged students to report their teachers see whether the switch from chemistry to study fashion one of the subjects he believes the government is targeting. my research. fielder's fashion and sociology my goal is to study society and the influence of fashion on it however i don't know what will happen now without a grant i can't focus on my studies and my future career that will no longer exist . well both sides emphasise the importance of education many feel that the very heart and soul of brazilian society lies at the center of this conflict. al-jazeera. the judge in spain has jailed the head of mexico's biggest steelmaker while the decisions being taken on whether he should be extradited to face corruption charges in his own country alonso and she had
a was arrested at the main airport on the island of new york he's wanted in mexico as part of the president's anti corruption drive an arrest warrant has also been a suit for the former chief of mexico's state owned oil company pemex john home and has more now from mexico city. well this is been president and it is money well lopez obrador slogan when he was on campaign and now as president that we need to root out corruption that's the source of the country's problems he's fond of saying but this is really his 1st big effort to do this and he's really taken on an emblematic case for those in your audience that don't know the case of all the braked this is a brazilian construction company that basically admitted to bribing officials across latin america to get jobs done a huge corruption scandal it's all presidents food it's all ministers get canned in mexico it led to really absolutely nothing happening under the previous president
and rick opinion here so really there's a point to prove here for president under his money lopez obrador and to do that he's going after a 1000000 open. the x. head of the state will company there's been a lot of noise around him to do with the auto brake case and things connected to it for quite some time he's also going on after the director over his ministration public prosecutors have gone off to the director of one of mexico's major steelmaking firms so this is just the start really all of this case charges have been pressed. a 4 year drought is driving villages from a desert region of pakistan has come a high the reports now from the desert cattle are dying as they have no grass left to graze on. these people have come to distemper to pray for rain. i don't 500
families live very and don't relate your food rom but day over a of life is threatened by drought. situation is deteriorating by the day i am. we've had a drought here for the last 4 years our cattle are dying hungry we don't have water or the health facilities of someone among us get sick our wells are running dry our cattle are dying this village has 500 houses and we don't have water we are very poor in don't have money to rebuy food for ourselves or our cattle well though you know. these go to coping with the heat. and most people here say they've gone financially so why fight a lot and need to hate danny diaz on that the moment that believe that our young men have gone to find work in the cities only the old men women and children have
stayed back we're worried that our cattle are dying of thirst we are question our government to please arrange water for us. more to be bread living and up our dead there are already living reload up our deadline approaches. threatening their life dog many can't afford basic essentials and medicine and then you know about on me i yeah a sold everything including my case i want to marry my daughters know me and my wife a living alone and we have to my wife is suffering from the pain and i don't have money to take you to the hospital these are hard times we are borrowing money from relatives and friends to buy food. that is beyond most local people to overcome the situation and is cute and the sin government has declared it a drought hit however it is it is not unprecedented but in past years due to climate change the intensity of drought has increased the problem entirely
exacerbated by the fact that life outnumber the total number of people an expected ordered community and that. under scarce water. experts say the government should help people to find out their livelihoods. many say they don't know how long they can go on without and redoubt rain. in pakistan. this is al jazeera these are the top stories so far israel is facing an unprecedented 2nd election this year after the prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before midnight deadline that's happened just 7 weeks after he claimed a major victory in parliamentary elections harry forsett now from west jerusalem it
is an extraordinary set of circumstances and it's been a very dramatic few hours in the israeli knesset i mean during those 7 weeks it was clear that there were problems with forming this coalition and as you know who had to ask the president for an extension as he was still trying to get that coalition together but there is priced into the israeli political system a sense that these things always more difficult than they might appear in that usually at the last minute they'll get together and make a deal and that's what's generally happened. u.s. special counsel robert muller has made his 1st public comments since releasing his report on russia's involvement in the 2016 u.s. presidential election mr miller said charging president trump with a crime was not an option but also said he did not exonerate the president cattles prime minister is expected to attend a security summit in saudi arabia the 1st high level meetings since
a blockade against the nation the kingdom is also holding 2 other summits to discuss regional this use including rising tensions between the u.s. and iran. at least 7 people are dead and 19 others are still missing after a sightseeing boat capsized on the river danube in the hungaroring capital budapest the vessel was carrying more than 30 south korean tourists and it reportedly collided with another tourist vessel heavy rain and strong currents are hampering rescue efforts a judge in spain has jailed the head of mexico's biggest steelmaker or the decisions being taken on whether he should be extradited to face charges of corruption in his own country alone so elizondo was arrested at the main airport in new york he's wanted in mexico as part of the president's anti corruption drive those are the headlines the news continues after the stream i will see you very soon with 30 minutes of world news. as politicians in washington fight over the border we talked to the people at the center of the story many of
them just said oh no it's very dangerous because the americans are there and it's not it's a very safe place migrants smugglers and people who live along the border talk to al-jazeera. i am for me ok and i'm really good we are in the stream today all us iran relations heading towards a minute she conflict escalating tensions are stuck in fears of war as always we'd love to hear your thoughts so send your comments your questions to us via twitter or in our live you tube channel. jeffery story a university of amsterdam and you are in the street. this month for us in rome relations took a shot when the u.s.
sent an aircraft carrier and missiles to the region it was meant to counter a still unspecified potential iranian attack on u.s. interests both nations have since engaged in back and forth rhetoric that some say is headed towards conflict u.s. national security advisor john bolton said on wednesday that an attack on the oil tankers they've united arab emirates this month was almost certainly carried out by our on iran's foreign ministry called bolton's claim ludicrous so here to talk about the us iran relationship is. a commentator and consultant editor with the independent also here on site is hillary mann leverett a political risk consultant and former official in the white house national security council and via skype from. a ph d. candidate at the university of toronto welcome to the stream everyone i want to start with our community they have so many things to say about this topic and the 1st one comes to be a twitter this is sudra q. says to prevent further escalation somebody should take away trump's cell phone or
filter his tweets before they're posted so hillary talked to us about how real this risk of conflict is are really one poorly worded tweet away from war well in fact what's interesting here is how how. in the sense positive and if you can use that word in this context which we have been in contrast to particularly national security adviser john bolton's statements his official statements from the white house press podium have been the scariest most terrifying statements that we've had in a very long time since back in the bush administration when president bush labeled iran part of the axis of evil what's useful here is the president when he's unscripted actually search shows seems to show the possibility of a strategic instinct to deal with iran the islamic republic of iran as it is that's an important strategic impulse and for whatever problems we have with president trump we should encourage that. i want to show you guests this because i'm just
wondering this key dates between a poor and now west things have seemed to escalate and i want you to sort of look at each of the dates and say ok that was bad that was really no no that's just rhetoric so something here we've got a statement this is a statement from the president on the designation revolutionary guard corps as a foreign terrorist organization that's what it looks like and have a look at a timeline in the graphic here how bad is that. that's pretty about that was one of that was the script a moment that's one part of the policy that maximum pressure came in part of the official military government good or bad i don't want to exonerate the revolutionary guards and everything they're doing but they designated them as a terrorist organization that was a bad strategic move and i think it was pushed by the hawkish team that a vice president on foreign policy not by his instincts to go ahead and go show that there are. 0 to 10 is as bad 10 is really bad. or what was
particularly odd about it was at the exact same time u.s. officials were sitting with talabani officials who had also been designated as terrorists in doha and other places to negotiate with them so one had the scripted moment was incredibly bad but what the administration is doing is they're talking to terrorists and they're making deals with them all over the place to tell you go very different perspective because you are sitting there that day when you saw all of that move by the united states. how how did you catch that how how what we did. well definitely as other cars have mentioned are so that was a very wrong call. measure by the you know states and i also say that distance didn't come. from. the b. team and especially barton who is known for his hardinge policies and who even president tran described as. having before him the u.s.
had gone at least 4 wars across the world so yeah i think this is very hard and. the irony is that barton is himself a. major sponsor in advocate of the n.e.t.a. which is known as a very dangerous terrorist group. are they describe him as you really and dissidents but they are very terrorists nature so i'll say that i'm really being with 2nd one day i'm going to move on because we've got a famous italian hey let me give you this state here and pull the knife have a look at a point in life and what happened here so we've got iran to chaos us government a state sponsor of terrorism fest well as an iranian i love that because i mean 1st of all the u.s. has had. illegal military presence in many other countries and just take a look at them our military bases around iran like. iran
is the only country in the region where the u.s. does not have military press presence because iran has not allowed it and do we are the ones who have sponsored terrorism and terrorist groups like taliban and isis so . what are you really as an iranian approval to more dates why do these back to back some just want to find out how close are we to conflict may the 5th. national security adviser john bolton announces carrier deployment in the middle east and then the next state may the 24th trump announces 1500 additional troops the middle east how close are we to war right now. well back then when that was and it was i was a very very dangerous week and by war i mean any kind of military conflict that could even come out of accidents a very volatile region i think since then it has the rhetoric from both sides has somewhat deescalated and we haven't heard news of new deployments or new plans for
a military but that could change any day i think i'll take your contrarian view which i did when i was in the bush administration and didn't land me that well with mr bolton who is now back in the trump administration but when i heard about these deployments and the deployment of the u.s. b. 52 bomber i actually thought things might not be that bad that this was really just for show that there was something else here this was perhaps a show to pre-stage maybe some sort of talks or invitations or talks because it's normal for the u.s. in terms of the u.s. government to have an aircraft carrier in the in the gulf if we didn't have one that would be strange and that should worry people because that would be that's the normal scope of operations and it's a huge target for the iranians to hit if they wanted to do so in self defense the other piece to send $1500.00 troops it was leaked to the new york times that they were thinking about sending 100000 troops then it went down 210000 troops of the 1500 troops it's very important to understand that how big of those are replacing
people who are coming back so we're talking about 5 or 600 new troops that's really nothing in the scope of u.s. military deployment and the b. 52 doesn't need to be a day it can be louisiana and still bomb iran so all of that was really for show it's not a real military escalation but it certainly puts into into scope a much higher propensity for an accident and an accident a planned accident and when you talk about the accident of the planned accident i want to bring up. the name that has already been mentioned here several times in our community is also mentioning enough words that is john bolton national security adviser dr bolton is a direct link to ongoing tensions he wants to keep the region in a fragile situation another person writes in saying get rid of bolton so i've heard your take on hillary gar when you look at the people that president tried to surround himself with do you think there's a disconnect there between what trump is saying out loud about iran and what his
cabinet and his advisers are saying we should do i think part of it is john bolton has been laser focused on some kind of conflict talked about bombing iran he's talked about regime change with their own on their record it's no secret to anybody he's there hawkish and when we heard that you joined president there were even reports behind the scenes that he's promised the president to not start a war with iran so as far as the side of president isolationists doesn't war another doesn't want another war with the middle east and his base does i'm on it i think bolton and trump are completely complete opposite sides but at the same time the president is also a strong man like he kind he likes the posture he likes all the fox news president john bolton in some way is helping him in putting the maximum pressure to then eventually get him to deal with a negotiation he was i just don't think this strategy is the best that would get him to president's goal john bolton is what is the strategy is it poking the lie and what would you how would you just maximal brochure basically as they call it
stick and carrot this is just a more stick strategy with no carrot as opposed to for example what the obama administration use you said but also a carrot to incentivize their audience for a reason to come to the table i think there is more even more of an interesting strategy going to which it's hard to ascribe to president trump especially especially in washington where he otherwise appalled so many of us but the strategy i think is twofold one is to put us to the precipice of crisis where we really. could go off the cliff into a major war but that would allow trump to come out with the victory of the century the deal of the century as he likes to call it to have a deal with iran that's complying with the 2015 iran nuclear deal that's not doing anything to bother anybody that's not really a valuable deal for president trump so i think his 1st priority is to get this amazing deal because iran was portrayed as so terrible and brought us to the brink of conflict but then a 2nd choice which we should be really worried about if iran doesn't come to his table on his terms is i've heard administration official characterize it that this
way he's willing to see look just like caracas to weaken iran weaken iranian power weaken it territorially politically that is very disturbing which is what has already started absolutely let me just go to. a statement and you come right off the back of this president made when he was in japan i'm a the 27th so you can kind of see what's going on in his mind and how he's looking at us or wrong relations how this. and i have to tell you one other country i really believe that iran would like to make a deal and i think that's very smart of them and i think that's a possibility to happen also look what happened since i terminated the or india look what has happened to iran iran when i 1st came into office was a terror they were fighting in many locations all over the middle east they would be behind every single major attack whether it was syria whether it was yemen whether it was individual smaller areas where there was taking away oil from people
they were involved with everything now they're pulling back because they've got serious economic problems and i'm not looking that hurt iran at all i'm looking to have iran say no nuclear weapons we have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons no nuclear weapons for and i think will make a deal. that was a lot more than level we cut that down so tony that is how president trump is looking at the last sanctions will pull back and how have you seen the last respects opinion have on what's it been like. well the basis of his claims against iran are though he has changed his rhetoric a little bit after. the president. is that iran is seeking nuclear weapons desist contrary to. international atomic agency. reports and spec sions beyond the normal protocol.
so i mean i think the us administration knows very well that iran is not seeking nuclear iran has never been seeking nuclear weapons and we do not have any record of attacking any other countries but the thing is trump is using this as a once again another excuse to bring iran into table 2. also mentioned to me he is on deal in make iran to surrender to his terence i think it's it is also has to do with. policy to kind of milk so do you. and make you give more money to the u.s. by creating an apparently a security dilemma. concerns united arab emirates and saudi arabia and persuades them into buying more weapons. that point that you just mean about trump
paving the way for him to make his own deal i want to bring in a comment we can start from sheltie who says i would get back to the negotiating table as soon as possible and we implement the death e.p.o. the iran nuclear deal if that even possible so that's just one person's perspective but hillary where are we right now because of course iran didn't pull out of the deal. you know exactly that the u.s. broke an agreement that was already negotiated so how do you then get back to the table is this about. trump negotiating his own deal that has his name on it i think absolutely and the rhetoric now is more positive out of japan and that's a really important piece of that to get more into he has gone on called on iran from the beginning from during the campaign as he was really trashing the deal he was also saying he could deal with iran and make his own great deal and i think that's important because it's not just about iran for trump or for those even around him it's about having china be subordinate to the united states for china
had to have to come hot in hand to beg the united states for its energy imports every barrel of oil it now imports basically has to go through the white house the trump administration to see whether they approve it's about germany being able to have fruitful trade with iran it's not just about iran it's about forcing juran into a bilateral relationship where it's a board in it subject to u.s. pressure and u.s. superpower the weight of the u.s. superpower but it's about other countries too and that's where when japan comes in it's really important japan is a economically powerful country it's a politically powerful country it has not just a decades long i think this year is the 90th anniversary of iran relations but this prime minister 1st went to iran in 1903 with his father his father was the foreign minister then and his father was trying to be the peace envoy just to help solve the iran iraq war it was his dream it was his passion and ave prime minister obvious father was the rising star in japanese politics and was forced to resign
now his son has that chance and we should we should really think hard about. just looking at the guardian headline says donald trump welcomes japan's off a mediation with iran i'm skating up and you can see it much better that it's not i'm just thinking about japan as a as a country relationship between iran and japan and how close is that is a relationship. oh well obviously ron does have our relations were just but we also have to remember. japan would be good because of good relations exist between the 2 countries the thing is iran has once showed a result lucre that it abides by its commitments with the international deals but the u.s. was throw from it and that you and partners of the geo never did anything to stand
up against the u.s. so there is no guarantee trump will not do the same thing if even if he gets his own deal he doesn't want a deal to be. obama's but there is also because i mean look at trump's record of leading international treaties and as far as the u.s. and the white house in general does not change its course of action and there is no way that iran would accept any mediators. i just want us and it's important to know that japan is like switzerland and holds as the intersection for us benefits in iran but it's a western nation saw it will be seen as someone on the other side iran's a regional neighbors like iraq or something like qatar they would be seen more on their roster but japan is somebody who is outside who is not a western country it's a powerful country but it's not consider western on the u.s.
side it's not really consider middle eastern on iran side it's like out of the way out of the 10 i think it would be an interesting neutral intermediary if. they can pour something as delicate as the key is going to be. to have facts on the ground that japan actually creates facts on the ground because it's absolutely right that you cannot trust president to sign a piece of paper because clearly he has shown that the president united states or the united states government signing on to anything. it's meaningless you have to have real you have to have real concrete action and so the 2 things that japan could help with are. trade having economic trade with iran helping iran especially at this time after the devastating floods with reconstruction to use that channel there the international court of justice has ordered the united states to allow humanitarian aid into iran and japan is perfectly positioned to do that and to really start the stream going of economic trade and to go the most important
thing to me would be a prime minister may want to say to show the world that iran is not isolated that doesn't have that trump card to play that iran you can't just portray iran as being so isolated and he has a good personal relationship with the president of course so those are one way towards a future that has deescalating tensions sentients that are not as high as they potentially are right now but i want to share the thoughts of another way this is you need is a resident scholar and writer based here in d.c. and here's what she told the story as we can see from president trump's visit to japan the united states now is trying to deescalate the conflict with iran and the administration is moving in the direction toward asking for negotiations and one way i think that these negotiations could happen is if the united states meets a major concession to the iranians such as lifting temporarily the sanctions on
their oil exports this would allow president rouhani to actually come to the table through foreign minister zarif. novara how likely do you see that being. the lifting of sanctions as a way to then deescalate the situation well this is actually something president obama any signal today that there could be very indirectly that they could be the possibility of opening up negotiations if the u.s. lifted the same just because their reimposition of sanctions are basically the main violation of the deal the end of the bargain that the u.s. was supposed to fulfill was to remove same shows which president trump brought back so it doesn't matter what the name of the deal is a what what's happening politically that actual economic impact on the ground are the sanctions so that would be a very important step in that what their audience would actually see as the u.s. president coming by. a little bit of the iranian president so we can you can hear the spirit of compromise that's what i'm hearing have
a listen. how much. time will go to whenever they stop cruelty against our nation put aside the cruel sanctions stand up for their commitments and return to the negotiating table which they left themselves the road will now be closed for them the road is open the role of the rule the road is open that sounds like will happen just and trump may take them up on it but trump also has a problem here in his domestic politics senator cotton pretty extreme senator from arkansas who has been as a possibility to be the defense secretary he's been passed over for that he was so concerned that could try to lift sanctions even temporarily that he has legislation now that he's drafted that would prevent him from lifting the sanctions so it's not this is a problem that trump inherited from prior administrations prior administrations including president obama who was not just a great guy in this scenario he helped president clinton before him to enact
sanctions into law that gives congress so much power that even a president whether it was president obama or president trump they don't have the maneuvering room to just lift sanctions if they wanted to senator clinton i think we'll see to that we got a common sense out of that i wanted to rx you on you tube one person said in answer to the question of what will it take to bring the u.s. and iran back to the negotiating table or to the negotiating table the 1st place they write iran would have to allow full access to all known iranian military nuclear facilities and this will not have been what's your take on that you thought it. well obviously i think that's impossible i mean no country would allow for inspection of their military bases and military facilities because that's about a country's security and national security in iran is not going to negotiate on. you know military abilities in the treaty capabilities so i think that
that's true that it's impossible to happen through this but if the u.s. is really willing to have a conversation with have a dialogue with iran they have to 1st accept the reunion step that as a logical entity which is playing for the sake of it. i mean tries to see guardians on national interests and they have to leave an international. internationally supported guarantee that if iran abides by its commitments they would truly. the you know the if the sanctions because this did not happen with the g. c.p.o. a with their u.s. pulled out of it or not. i think the main concern is that. even if there is a mediator and even if harry lift the sanctions on iran's oil
exports or humanitarian aid. what is what is the guarantee there dad this is not going to happen again our nations are not in. you you raise an important question to tarrie and hillary and they are thank you so much for being on the show there's so much to talk about we talk about high level politics here we talk about other people which is much more important i think right if you want to know more about how you say our journalists are covering the u.s. around story. has an excellent idea and they check out the latest episode of the al-jazeera pod cast the take where i'm filling in. as house you can find it on twitter dot a.j. the take it's here on my screen and until next time by me i will see you online we're looking for your thoughts.
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schools of crimean to have been arrested tortured and killed most believe by russian security forces. crimea russia's dirty secret. on al-jazeera. israel's parliament is dissolved paving the way for a new election as the prime minister benjamin netanyahu fails to form a coalition government. hello again i'm peter w. watching al jazeera live from our headquarters here and also ahead. everybody wants justice everybody wants a president to be held accountable donald trump's political opponents call for his
impeachment after robert muller's 1st public remarks about this investigation into possible russian meddling in the u.s. election. a crowd funded legal action brings the prosecution of the man hoping to be u.k. prime minister accused of lying during the referendum campaign. also ahead we'll talk to the saudi dissident taking legal action against alleging israeli technology was used to have his phone and steal his personal information. your top story this hour israel is facing an unprecedented 2nd election this year after the prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline that's happened just 7 weeks after he claimed a major victory in parliamentary elections the new vote is to be held in september are a force of now from west jerusalem. actually but after
a bruising final day trying to magical last minute coalition deal benjamin netanyahu is face said it all he'd failed. nigga israeli parliament and netanyahu urging voted to dissolve itself and take israel into an unprecedented 2nd election in the same year it's now his best hope of cleaning on to power but he insisted voters shouldn't blame him the blame belongs to his former defense minister avigdor lieberman. it is just unbelievable just unbelievable avigdor lieberman is now part of the left he is from the left blog you give him votes for the right and he doesn't give his boat to the right wing government this is what we see. lieberman needs a secular party opposed to what he calls attempts to make israel a religious state he was insisting on the passage unchanged of a bill that would increase the numbers of ultra orthodox jews being drafted for national service the ultra-orthodox parties also
a key part of any right wing coalition want the law softened the women held firm and the coalition was doomed liquid. the kooris failed in this task to form a coalition to form a government together with their turn to the altar orthodox they bear full responsibility for the fact that israel is now going back once again to an election failure to form a coalition would usually put the question back in the hands of the israeli president he would then select a member of the knesset in all likelihood a different one and give that person the chance to form a government but these aren't normal times benjamin netanyahu is facing pending indictments in 3 separate corruption cases in order to give him the best chance of fighting that off only the top job will do last weekend tens of thousands took to the streets of tel aviv for a rally against netanyahu is apparent attempt to legislate immunity from prosecution and ensure the courts couldn't overturn such a law once passed with his 1st indictment hearing due in october even if he wins
the september election and manages to form a government and he hopes of ensuring immunity will be seriously dented it might make it harder for him but he's. very. strong. heikki political capabilities so it's not his last word for sure he will try to maneuver opposition leader benny gantz says the elections are all about netanyahu is bid to survive prosecution begrudged a 1000000000 but. really this is all happening for only 2 words only 2 words legal fortress there is no other reason here. dance was mocked for declaring. victory early on election night in april but now it's clear netanyahu own celebrations were premature the fight he thought he'd won 7 weeks ago as months left to run will sit out his era west jerusalem. political opponents of donald trump are calling for his
impeachment off the special counsel robert mala declined to publicly clear the us president of obstruction of justice in his 1st comments since concluding an investigation into alleged russian interference in the 2016 presidential election mr mullen said the justice department was unable to charge a sitting president with a crime mr trump says he's done nothing wrong and the case is now closed as more so i hope you guys. for more than 2 years wrecked robert mueller has not spoken about his investigation into charges russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election a once again muller told reporters this will be the 1st and last time that they and congress will hear from him any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report it contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made we chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself and the report
is my testimony. i would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before congress house democrats had wanted miller to testify about all he learned during the 2 year long investigation one legislator implied muller's a potential appearance may not be as important as what he has already confirmed president donald trump interfered in the investigation if muller wanted to exonerate the president from having committed the crime he would have said so instead the special counsel makes clear that obstruction of justice which he found substantial evidence of is a serious crime that stripes at the core of our justice system muller has been criticized for not charging trump with the structural despite new reports saying he had considered doing so to the special counsel explained why he didn't under long standing department policy a president president cannot be charged with
a federal crime while he is in office that is unconstitutional even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view that too is prohibited a special counsel's office is part of the department of justice and by regulation it was bound by that department policy charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider muller also underscored a couple of points he said there's no doubt the russian government meddled in the 2016 race and muller did not criticize the way attorney general bill barr handled the release of the final report despite many stories he thought barr had mischaracterized his team's conclusion trump quickly reacted on twitter nothing changes from the report there was insufficient evidence and therefore in our country a person is innocent the case is closed thank you. some congressional democrats say
the time for impeaching tromp is at hand but the house speaker refuses to go that far we do want to make such a compelling case an ironclad cast case that even the republican senate which at the time seems to be. not an objective jury the candidates are the path that we have to take as a country to be clear muller did not clear trump of wrongdoing but he also made it clear while he can't hold the president accountable there are others who can do so if they want rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. major rescue operations underway in the hungary and capital after a sightseeing boat capsized on the river danube killing at least 7 people 19 others are missing the boat was carrying more than 13 south korean tourists in budapest and it reportedly collided with another tourist vessel heavy rain and strong
currents and hampering the rescue effort. tensions between washington and tehran are the focus of a series of meetings taking place in saudi arabia over the next 3 days foreign ministers from the organization of islamic cooperation have been meeting in the city of jeddah is under a summons to the 1st of 3 major gatherings of leaders one objective to find a way of reducing tension in the middle east it's difficult at a time when divisions within the region run deep made worse by the battle of rhetoric between the united states and iran the hosts for these talks saudi arabia made its position clear. we emphasize the need to exert more if it's to combat the subversive activities of extremist terrorist groups they must be addressed with all strength and firmness. a reference there to damage to for vessels including 2 saudi oil tankers off the coast of the united arab emirates earlier this month and
drone attacks on saudi oil installations 2 days later the saudis had accused iran of ordering the drone attack which was claimed by new things in yemen in the run up to these talks by foreign ministers from the organization of islamic cooperation john bolton the u.s. now. national security advisor visiting the us he said naval mines almost certainly from iran we used to attack shipping but he didn't refer to any evidence adding who else would you think is doing it somebody from nepal iran's foreign ministry dismissed bolton's remarks as a ludicrous claim and the supreme leader ayatollah ali how many reasserted we will not negotiate with america because negotiation has no benefits and carries homme before the talking started in jeddah it emerged that katsav prime minister abdullah bin nasa been khalifa plenty will attend g.c.c.
and arab league sessions on thursday it will be cattles 1st high level contacts with saudi the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt since the fall states imposed an ad land and sea blockade on the country nearly 2 years ago the 4 states had accused of supporting terrorism accusations vehemently denied by category leaders the united states wants to see an end to the blockade on cata i would hope that they could work out some of these things because they have essentially they being the saudis destroyed the gulf cooperation council it's a paper organization now it never was for middle but now it's almost nothing because of this bitter fight within the ranks of its own members this is not a way to assure security in the gulf and it's not a way to present iran with a solid front from as it were the other side of the ocean. whether this could be
a 1st step towards small is unclear but the immediate effect of cattles involvement here could result in a broader debate over relations with iran andrew simmons al-jazeera still ahead on al-jazeera as the syrian government intensifies his bombardment of gravel held towns homes at the u.n. for a cease fire plus. born in italy hailed as a hero but still waiting for citizenship points getting harder to become an italian .