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in because just like the evan vote there's likely not enough to override a presidential veto which seems likely even the democratic leader of the senate said that you know he's hopeful but he's not optimistic let's listen to chuck schumer a number of senate republicans are beginning to say we need to constrain the president the way the congress has traditionally constrained the executive branch i'm hopeful but i'm also skeptical let's hope that this time it's different let's hope that these murmurings among republicans about the saudi arms sales and about the tariffs are real and they will actually stand up to him which is what a congress should do even when they're of the same party as the president. so if the senate is able to get that veto proof majority goes to the house it seems highly unlikely they've been much much less likely to vote buck the president for publicans in the house so the other option some democrats are considering is changing the law that allows presidents to declare these kinds of emergencies
although that itself seems like it might be a long shot so what's the plan now while they're going to talk they voting on 22 different resolutions they can tie up all the business of the senate try and force the admin the trump administration the white house to basically. say ok we want to think that on the side of the new you have to go back through the normal process so far the white house has shown very little inclination to go against saudi arabia in particular the crown prince mohammed bin salma ok passing joining us now live from washington d.c. thank you. well stay with the story hasn't called director of just foreign policy and national advocacy group playing a role in congressional efforts to end the u.s. saudi war and yemeni heechee joins us from washington d.c. as we just heard from passy call here in this effort to delay these weapons sales to yemen to saudi arabia and we'll clee b.v.t.
suits so what's the next step how confident are you have efforts to end this war when donald trump is so closely aligned with the saudi crown prince on prince on. so i think the idea that you know putting forward standalone legislation that can be vetoed by the president is not the best way to go about this what the congress has to do this summer one of her main jobs is to pass the national offense budget and in that budget they this is a must pass bill that they can insert everything that the war powers resolution could have done and prohibit the transfer of arms sales so again using this you know having the resolve to actually push trump as far as it will go using the national defense budget to you know totally cut off u.s.
support for the saudi war in yemen is absolutely critical we are working on putting pressure on both the house and senate in particular the house armed services committee which has a markup on june 12th so our eyes are on our on that fight and one other thing on my add is the fight on war powers is not over we are also pushing speaker pelosi to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the executive branch that hopefully goes to the supreme court because article one section 8 clearly states congress has the power the clare war not the executive branch and clearly trump is overreaching here by vetoing but but how much support do you have particularly on this issue because we're seeing congress in the united states is incredibly it's a fight it's along partisan lines this is just one of several bottoms that the democrats are gearing up for a you confident you have this nie partisan support to take on president trump on
this one of many fronts that he's currently fighting. yes i am confident and the reason why is we just passed a bipartisan resolution through both chambers as you remember you had me on the air or even just a few months ago talking about the successful passage of s.j. rest 70 m. and war powers resolution and we passed that with both democrats republicans and independents so we know we have the votes we know there are enough people in congress right now that one that condemn this horrible war and our support for this war in yemen the question now is will enough of those people number of those members of congress you know have the resolve to push this all the way to the limit and use every tool that they have and the national defense budget is the big battleground that we have this summer to do just that if i could turn the ciscos shouldn't to somewhere closer to the ments on the grains what do you make of this
new turn that the war has taken in yemen the fact that he sees have managed an incursion in society territory and it seems they're taking the fight to the society as themself on home soil to us this indicates. a change in some way that creates solidify u.s. support for their for their partners. well i think what this indicates is a breakdown in diplomacy i mean on december 13th you had. you know the whole data ceasefire agreement and we see continued stalling and you know just lack of forward progress yes we have had a relative ceasefire it's been extremely fragile the escalation in fighting in the rest of the country so i think when you know maybe the who is these are seeing that the diplomacy is not working they're asking living in other ways saudi arabia is
escalating in their own way so what what the regional players need to do is step in condemn this condemn this saudi u.a.e. coalition by cutting off arms sales busy ending logistical support stopping the midair you know midair refueling a stop put stopping you know the maintenance of saudi hardware and saudi jets so i think the regional you know the international players need to step in and kind of you know take ownership and realize they're assisting with this famine that's you know that that's brewing it's just lurking behind you know as each day passes we get closer and closer it's a horrible tragedy so and more horrible tragedies so i think you're right you know it's a breakdown in diplomacy and we need to do everything we can to stop it ok i'm afraid we're out of time but house and i'll tie up thank you so much for your thoughts
side done for joining us live from washington d.c. there is lots more still to come on the news hour including 2 years after the regional blockade against cuts and began we look at where the situation stands today. and why the leaders of china russia say they're more committed to look at it than ever rob it seems strengthening tolley's. in sports to say miners in india make their 1st. here in sat this year's cricket world cup 4 will be here but the latest on that story. for us president donald trump has arrived in arlon the latest stop on his european sarah 1st day bar and i will have more from our european broadcast center. yes this is trump's 1st trip to ireland since he became president he's already met
the irish prime minister of her have and is also expected to visit one of his own gulf results allows he arrives the u.s. president try to reassure britain's closest neighbor that the u.k. leaving the european union would not damage on and jump of course has been a vocal supporter of brics s. but was expected to outline islands big concerns about the u.k.'s departure. donald trump joined queen elizabeth and world leaders in the british naval city of portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the d.-day landings a decisive turning point in the 2nd world war the event marks the end of the u.s. president's state visit to the u.k. out of there is the barca has more from portsmouth. away from the politics of the protests of the past 2 days donald trump was back in the limelight shoulder to shoulder with queen elizabeth world war 2 allies and countries long since reconciled on behalf of the entire country indeed to her own free
world that i say to you all thank you all. except the 5 years since the normandy landings the decisive turning point of the war for the brits in the u.s. and that allies launched the most ambitious seaboard invasion plan ever this poignant moment of remembrance trump stuck to the script with a prayer almighty god. our son proud of our nation this day have set upon a mighty endeavor that brings some concerns about donald trump's presence here but he wouldn't some way to track from the solemnity of the cage and draw attention away from the veterans of d.-day many of them in that ninety's who were young men when they went to war so it's about respect and we can keep politics out of the situation and it's more the legacy of the united states and their importance to d.-day that i think he it's important that he's here as well as all of the all of
representatives all the other nations as well he's the president under their country he does what the people want and all these people around him moaning and groaning. get a life. is 25 years since a very different us president visited portsmouth for the 50th anniversary of d.-day then bill clinton mingled with the crowds today there's a gulf between the u.s. president and the public extensive fortifications around the main enclosure watchtowers snipers 22000000 dollars worth of security a letter from captain and w g skin british prime minister treason may will step down in the coming weeks in the past few days trumps held meetings with several possible successes intervening in british politics like few american leaders before him. for trump of the state visit is a p.r. coup back home with the u.s. audience obsessed with the royal family for many brits his visit was
a reason to protest i almost wonder if this is. sort of beyond repair 1st. of all as a staff in the white house if there's a 2nd term i can imagine what will happen for instance just in the case of iran. a country that wants peace. is being forced in another direction. as the 2nd world war is remembered the shadow of another potential conflict looms in the middle east between america and iran against the advice of many of america's allies leave baka al jazeera portsmouth. russia's president says both moscow and china want the situation in venezuela to stabilize. and made the comments while hosting china's leader xi jinping is on a state visit by countries all allies of venezuela's president nicolas maduro and also said try is that china are at an unprecedented level as
a country seek closer relations due to the tension with the u.s. of course locked in a trade war with washington while moscow's ties with america have been damaged over the war in ukraine. even unify around following 70 years of development relations between china and russia have reached the best level yet faced with opportunities for new development we decided to make full use of our experience together maintain our friendship and open up a new era of comprehensive strategic cooperation. islamist terrorism that last year we set a goal to reach 100000000000 of bilateral commodities turnover due to the if it's about teams our 2 governments we exceeded this number we have 108000000000 in this year in the 1st quarter of the year trade is also on the increase is already more than 3.4 percent. and has the latest from. the relationship between both russia and china has reached an unprecedented level
that's the message both teaching bring and president vladimir putin have sent to the world today they have been signing a series of documents and agreements scranton up to $22000000000.00 u.s. dollars and interestingly britain sat at a lot of trade and the national currencies russia of course is facing sanctions by the united states because of its crisis in ukraine and also china is facing higher trade tariffs so they both want to show to the united states that they have other friends as well to turn to last year 2018 both parties had the highest level of trade after more than $100000000000.00 u.s. dollars and also on the international front russia and china have said that they want to stick to iran deal and also that the solution in north korea should be definitely a peaceful one but we have to bear in mind that the economy of russia of course is a lot smaller than that of china it's only 110th so whatever happens in the future
and how i'm president and their relationship will be for the time being as the spokesman of fulton described it russia will still be looking to the west the russian eagle will fly both ways as you describe it and the same will be done by china and i visit from here in london let's take you back now to doha. it's the 2nd anniversary of the start of the air sea and land blockade on qatar by its neighbors saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain egypt and others accused leaders of supporting terrorism they have consistently denied that charge and say talks can settle disputes peacefully let's take a look back at home and at the massive disputes began well may 20th 2017 the u.s. president donald trump landed in saudi arabia to meet king solomon and other arab
leaders trump later 2 credits for sadie's move against carter in a series of tweets linking it see the summit with just 3 days later may 23rd and the qatar news agency was hacks attributing false statements to the emir of qatar they were broadcast on saturday and iraqi media despite the qatari government calling the reports fake then on june 7th june 4th rather links emails from the u.a.e. bastard to the us revealed for appears to be a long running effort to discredit cutter and that brought us to june 5th 2017 when diplomatic ties were counts and an economic embargo imposed on the country were bernard smith is at the cultural center here in doha burnet k.s. take us through the economic and social impact really of the blockade not just on cutter but its neighbors. how it helps that counter is
sitting on 14 percent of the world's known natural gas reserves beyond only iran and russia is about to help the economy withstand the initial hit of the blockade now 2 years old the international monetary fund's latest predictions take out as economies going to grow 2.2 percent is also now self-sufficient in poultry and dairy production before the blockade produced only about 10 percent 10 to $20.00. percent of those products dairy and poultry products is growing more vegetables new ports meaning it's not reliant on sea trade that almost all came via do but on the opposite on the other hand real estate prices have dropped 15 percent cattles hotels and malls are much quieter they would have been before a blockade it's the holiday now and normally many visitors from saudi arabia from
bahrain from egypt would be here in qatar but they're not filling up those hotels so that's been the negative impact and also across the water dubai it's estimated last about $5000000000.00 worth of trade every year just through trade and shipping not before not not counting tourism because of the blockade on bahrain also relies a lot on trade and shipping and those country rely on much more for income much more than capitals which can rely on its natural resources so a lot of negatives to count on the countries around it but cats are making itself more self-sustaining our thank you very much in seeds despite the blockade by neighboring countries qatar has spent billions of dollars over the last few years collecting world famous arts to show in museums so that it is a new exhibition to take a leg up. with nearly
a 100 pieces of art from over 6 decades the horses of the sun exhibition is testament to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century mark warner theater has seen the controversial modernist painter from india was given refuge in qatar in 2010 following protests in their various depictions of hindu goddesses has seen died the following year but the legacy of the artist he calls himself a nomad continues through displays like this. i have since exhibition here at the mataafa our museum and one artist part of a cultural exchange of india it explores the artist's visual engagement with the world through different ideas such as childhood society and religion all themes that transcend culture background and even geopolitics. ambitious new arts and cultural projects are opening as qatar gears up to welcome a flood of visitors for the world cup in 2022. the newly
open national museum is another eye catching project that costs hard a $1000000000.00 with a past in the future meet through immersive art the building's radical and complex desert rose design is a symbol of national identity history and deeply rooted bedouin culture the landmark is another sign of qatar becoming a regional cultural hub despite the 2 yearlong located by neighboring countries including saudi arabia the united arab emirates and behind you know the growth of a country based on the growth of the artists that are growing in this country and i think qatar has been a major contributor to our ages in the region culture endorses the understanding and tolerance and i hope that remains a q sector and the growth of nations around the world to promote sustainability and you know virtual dialogue it's exactly that dialogue that's m. of his in tried to convey through his art the exhibition includes his quote take life with you take creation with you if you have to keep moving take the whole
world with you sort of played out the hard. still to come on al-jazeera the trump administration moves to real holes some of the sanctions on cuba east are barack obama. and sports facilities striker neymar takes a tumble as his place in the national team is called into doubt. hello there we are still seeing some showers they rip out the middle east at the moment the latest area of cloud is making its way up from egypt through parts of lebanon into syria and up into tekkie in turkey we're seeing the shopper showers from this system we'll see some more as we had 3 thursday and into friday as well meanwhile towards the east there's more in the way of drawing hot weather for many
of us here baghdad well that's $45.00 degrees for us but for the east there is more the way of cloud still here so we could catch one or 2 showers in the over the mountains that is still turning wintry a bit further towards the south it is hot here in doha now our temperatures up around $42.00 degrees but it shouldn't be too shumate as we head through the next few days is far more humid for the south more crowd around so large that will keep the temperatures down to $31.00 degrees but it will be very very muggy as well down towards the southern parts of africa for many of us here there's plenty of dry weather around a little bit more cloud over parts of madagascar that's giving us quite a few showers here there's also a bit of cloud just drifting its way over parts of south africa as well so there are more clouds here will make things a little bit cooler in cape town maximum only getting to around 15 degrees as we head through the day on friday no huge change for our further north and forth in vain talk a maximum will be $27.00. she
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on al-jazeera. here with al jazeera quite right of the top stories for you you see fighters in yemen say they've crossed the border into southern saudi arabia and have taken control of more than 20 locations bases reportedly killed dozens of side troops cheering heavy fighting in the city although not sure and. some u.s. senators are trying to block weapon sales to saudi arabia the united arab emirates and jordan president donald trump approved $8000000000.00 worth of arms sales when he circumvented congress last month by declaring an emergency over iran.
and in sudan 40 bodies have been retrieved from the river nile don't just say they were dumped there by the paramilitary rapid support forces for the gunfire has been heard in khartoum at least 100 people have been killed since monday's cracked and the military to enter. well that stay with this story get a prize a sociologist and political analyst who researches sudan and was in khartoum just a few weeks ago he joins us now from berlin 1st of all can i just ask what you make of these recent developments in sudan. well i think. happened since it's monday in the massacre that i will that is occurred on monday send a very strong signal. that the military council understands that it cannot rule by consent and therefore it has to rule through force and this is
a very dangerous escalation because it. it's killing the political process there's no prospect now of negotiations good faith negotiations between the g.m.c. in the opposition for a peaceful transfer of power to civilians and now we're going ahead of more violence i'm not sure my days get up on what we've seen this play before violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations closure of media let's and so on and so forth given the examples that we have seen in other countries in africa do you think it's not over for the protesters. well i think we're actually back to a situation that prevailed before the beginning of the city in on the 6th of april in which demonstrators where trying to wear off the security forces by protesting in neighborhoods across the country and across khartoum and they were being pressed
very heavy and the way this situation was or not was when the demonstrators succeeded in gathering a critical mass of the city in forcing the regime to split and i think there is today. a serious chance that we could see some people moving from within the military and security apparatus because prior to this crackdown there was already a lot of discontent among junior officers from the military many of whom disapproved of the military council's decision to cling on power and the also where resentful of the rise to power of the wretched support forces this paramilitary militia which they consider rightly so to be a tribal militias not a proper military force so i think now that the negotiations are really dead in the water there is a significant chance that we could see some people move against against the sea
and that could have a very dramatic consequences for the country and could end in a civil war ok but get a pound thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and analysis with us here on al-jazeera. it's americans with ties to eisele have been repatriated from northeast syria to the u.s. they include 2 women and 6 children they're among thousands of people who've been detained in camps controlled by kurdish forces but this week hundreds were allowed to go home the issue has sparked an international debates over what to do with relatives of myself fighters and foreign prisoners let's get more on this from our correspondent was enjoys in his life for us in washington d.c. at roseland what if anything do we know about these women and children. we don't know much more holland that's because the u.s. state department is citing privacy concerns about these 8 people they are
indicating that a number of u.s. citizens including children are being repatriated and we can only assume that they're not saying much more not just because of the privacy act concerns but also because it is quite controversial law concept for in any country really to bring back those affiliated with eisel and who may or may not face prosecution it's worth noting that they are coming from northeastern syria where there is a major refugee camp hall and that camp has more than $73000.00 people in it 65 percent of it shouldering under the age of 12 and so it is a situation where the united nations has called for countries to repatriate especially the children because of the fear that not only are they not receiving proper care and housing and education but also because of the high risk of
radicalization so at least there is the the fact that these 6 children are going to be pulled out of what the u.n. is calling a very very risky situation rosalind's is there any consistent u.s. policy for dealing with these women and children who left on zeisel control from 24 it seemed to the apparent hands of the caliphate. it's not clear whether there is a consistent policy our viewers may recall the case of them with ana the alabama college student who joined eisel several years ago and then earlier this year said that she had made a huge mistake that she had been brainwashed and that she wanted to return to the u.s. well the state department under. the secretary of state said that they would not allow her to come back to the u.s. because even though she was born in new york her parents at the time were not u.s. permanent residents and so she was not considered a eligible to be born a u.s.
citizen so she as far as we know is still in that camp by the same token 18 people who are alleged to have fought for eisel have been brought back to the united states 13 of them have been put on trial for joining this group so there really isn't any real consistency but certainly in light of the fact that u.s. president donald trump has called on other countries to repatriate their own foreign fighters and prosecute them if necessary it really is a concerning situation rosalyn joris and that live from d.c. thank you. the u.s. government's is imposing new travel restrictions on cuba the treasury department says it will no longer allow educational or cultural groups to travel to the islands one of the most popular forms to some from the u.s.
it will also deny permission for private and corporate aircraft and boats this is all part of efforts by the united states to pressure have armor for its ports for president nicolas maduro in venezuela where are but an american artists are new syria newman joins us now live from santiago in chile. how much of a blow is this going to be to cuba. how this is a very very big blow indeed to the economy of cuba which is already in a recession you may remember that about a month ago the cuban government announced that it would start rationing food again this hadn't happened since the fall of the socialist bloc back in 1990 tool and so it's certainly is going to come as a blow especially to private citizens who've been making their money by renting out houses apartments or other services to tourists particularly those from the united
states we're talking about tens of thousands of americans who've been coming to cuba in the last few years particularly and this is helped a lot of individuals keep their economy going but now with these new sanctions their life is going to become much much more difficult hala alysia trump clearly trying to pressure converts a convince it may do. will it work. well if history is anything to go by and usually it is this will backfire remember it's been for 60 years the united states was unable to was tracked a single political concession from her than or by putting more pressure economic sanctions threats of all kinds it never worked and it is usually what it's done or has done is make a van to dig in its heels and that's pretty but it's specifically or particularly what we're expecting happen now the foreign minister and the cuban president have both said that they will what they're going to do is to resist to find creative
ways of surviving and probably would it's also going to do is to make you buy even more dependent on venezuela even though venezuela has been reducing significantly the amount of oil and economic help that it can give cuba because it's already in a deep economic crisis itself it will continue probably to try to strengthen its alliance with president nicolas maduro that rather than try to convince him to step down. in human life or is there in santiago thank you emergency talks are about to begin between u.s. and mexican officials in a last minute attempt to stop threatens american tariffs mexico's foreign minister wants to stop the 5 percent tariff increase due to starts on monday president donald trump is threatening to increase charges every month and must mexico stops the flow of migrants also it's across the u.s. border to thailand's parliament has for.