and dollars in bribes were paid to senior politicians. and sadly to the african national congress the a.n.c. my own party. i was called in by a senior member of the n.c.s. national executive council he said to me look angry this is a battle you cannot win because this money the bribes we used to fund our 999 election. and almost immediately i'm asked to make a statement to the press that says there's nothing to investigate. it's all over. and i looked at him and i said no it's not. i won't be able to live with myself if i stop this investigation but at the same time i'm also realizing that this is the end of my political career. the heads of government of the
salespeople in chief of their countries large arms contractors. and this is the template used by large defense contractors around the world. companies might be a lot of the sort of effect would be part of a government but they're effectively above the law corruption is not merely a dirty little detail on top of the arms trade it's actually in a lot of cases what drives the international arms trade many of these deals would not happen if they did not provide opportunities for personal enrichment i would be offended if i thought. we had the monopoly on corruption. to pay more for the right 3 months we made a run to run for 20 years it was they paid $6000000.00 every year to mine off. as i was being dragged out right at the last 2nd i'm going to still fail
remind everyone that this guy is a war criminal can i just say actually called the record what he said about iraq and j.p. morgan is completely and totally untrue i've never had a discussion with them now i'm not suggesting that it was a phone call between jay people who've been in blair that was actually what happened was j.p. morgan and a consortium of other banks didn't fact prop up the whole iraqi economy to the tune of about 2 and a half 1000000000 not 20000000000 other bit nervous that day then 6 months after he left office blair some a sign by j.p. morgan for $5000000.00 every year i was just trying to enlighten the public that there was corruption involved and not just bad decision making i'd like to find out how this. managed to access the coolant there must be a back door in because they don't want to tear time and there was a court room directly underneath the court room the player was in and it was left on not so i went through that run up 2 floors by the fire escape and then to the
door of the court itself by this time my heart was pounding like a really going mad and i actually lost my courage for the moment i went and sat down in and in a bathroom i found a gent's toilet there i did actually ring my mother and said listen i'm here in washington do you think i should still go when my mom said you're gone you won't get another chance and i thought that's it i mean the man or. sustained. that hope has 2 beautiful daughters anger and courage anger at the way things are and courage to see that they don't remain the way they are. when you hear. you can serve 2 sets of principles privilege and power justice and truth the more you make compromises with those who serve privilege and power point diminish the capacity for justice and trust. and. i think
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i'm going to reach is a sourcing of the l.a. times report paragraph one of us authorities say column one still u.s. officials say said one u.s. justice department counterterrorism official column 2 officials say u.s. authorities say u.s. officials say those officials said the officials confirmed american officials complained they said that u.s. officials. u.s. officials stressed column 3 u.s. authorities said jordanian officials say they got a side. note off to place we haven't finished yet several u.s. officials said column 4 u.s. official said several american officials said officials say say u.s. officials but u.s. officials said one u.s. counterterrorism official said i'm not joking there it is that is the journalism you're getting fed i sometimes think the l a times the new york times here because american officials say. i denounce the call to invade iraq publicly the
near times issued me a formal written reprimand which is what you get before your fire under union rules to stop speaking out against the war i've been the middle east bureau chief and i've been in iraq in 7 years in the middle east. how can you come out of gaza not being free. what's being done to those people how can you come out of the sudan solid or dozens of other places i better not be angry. i've seen the bodies of a lot of children which i can't forget. you know especially having done it for. 20 years and.
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that looks like a ga you be to alpha $38.00 that we used to have on our loaches amiga and it fired $4000.00 rounds per minute one of the manifestations of the national security state especially in the in the sort of apple j it's arrived at today is that it destroys the plums it destroys the will to diplomacy and it destroys the skill for diplomacy. if you're a small state like we were for 150 years in an essence these of these spain france england than even russia you've got to be exquisitely good it diplomacy you got to be able to talk yourself out of lots of things and make deals and compromises and
so forth but if you're the world's head human you don't deal with anybody you smack you use your military and you smack him. on may 3rd of 2003 the ambassador of switzerland to telephone delivers a letter from iran to the united states. in that letter the iranians essentially offer negotiations to open up the nuclear program for full transparency. the proposal came in i happened to see it's because a copy was also given to a member of congress that i worked for at the time. he sent it over to the white house and called rove called rove called back he said that he found the proposal intriguing he wanted to know if it was genuine were a promise to put it in front of the president i would call karl rove a dear friend. i've seen made a far sighted courage put america on a war footing. and protect us against a brutal enemy in
a dangerous conflict that will shape this new century no formal response was given to the iranians at all i'm grateful to have been witness to history. and the argument was that whatever could come out of a negotiation with the iranians even more could be achieved by simply removing the regime in iraq. in a way to sum up the argument however a principal in the bush administration said that we simply do not talk to evil. and as tony zinni said former central command commander if you like the rock you'll love the wrong. that is a 10 to 14 year 3 to $4.00 trillion dollar invasion at the end of which the world western asia will look not much different than it does right now it will still be in turmoil and still be in chaos and 70 plus 1000000 iranians will hate our living guts. in the pentagon and i want to see undersecretary difference the
idea is that wolfowitz shared with me in surgery cheney in 911000 packages to retool and went to the white house briefed people like president america needs a new strategy of force regime change. so here this idea springs back up again in 2001. i went through the pentagon and november of 2001 and one of the general said sure i got this memo on. what we're going to go after 7 countries in 5 years. i said is that a classified memo he said yes sure we're going to start with iraq and then we're going to move to syria lebanon libya somalia sudan and iran. i think it's highly probable the administration has already made the decision to go
to war against iran there are already u.s. troops inside iran want to repeat that there are already u.s. troops inside iran the u.s. has long had its eyes set on trying to impact regime change in iran and much of what you've seen the u.s. doing with regards to iran has been on a covert level we've seen a report in a new yorker by seymour hersh that a u.s. source told him that u.s. marines who are operating in the blue key missouri and kurdish regions of iran have you ever heard of that report i've never heard of the report i've never read the article nor do i intend to have any. 1st as to whether or not as the u.s. ambassador i don't have any interest as to whether or not u.s. marines are actually operating in iran right now and i said i had not heard of the report and i didn't intend to read the article in the new yorker if i gave you this article right now walked it over would you look at it i don't think so honestly congressman because i don't i don't have time to read much fiction. we have
teams inside iran and these include joint special operation forces most elite commando unit it has been given executive authority by the president as many as 12 countries to go in and kill we're talking about high value targets. they're operating now and they go into a countries outside of the war zone outside of afghanistan and outside of iraq telling the american cia station chief or the american ambassador they go in sterile and they kill people. we have to work to sort of the dark side if you will spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. a lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly without any discussion using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies. thanks
. to. the doctrine that has endured from bush to obama is that the world is a battlefield and that the united states has the right to go into any country around the world to conduct what they call kinetic operations lethal operations regardless of what international law says. what is president obama's response to that how is he going to deal with it he embraced the very covert shadow forces that a decade earlier had only been talked about in hushed tones in the pentagon not just as the implementors of a policy that said we should decapitate terror networks and engage in preemptive strikes but they became the policy itself. let me take the thing. like no place some. wild west rain.
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u.k. prime minister to resign may it is their 1st formal meeting since the poisoning of a former russian spy service cripple in salzburg may told putin the use of a nerve agent was unacceptable and the u.k. has irrefutable evidence that russia was behind the attack hooten says both sides should put the incident behind them former u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has described being kept in the dark about foreign policy during testimony before a committee in washington last month to listen accused white house advisor general question of operating independently of the state department iran is warning that a meeting underway in vienna will be the last chance to save the 2015 nuclear deal diplomats from the remaining 5 signatories are meeting iranian leaders in austria's capital iran is threatening to boost your brain even richmond out of the u.s. impose further sanctions to strangle its oil dependency economy american special envoy on iran brian hoke says tehran has rejected diplomacy to many times but heinz
recalled its ambassador to iraq after demonstrators broke into its embassy in baghdad hundreds of iraqis stormed into the diplomatic compound over the u.s. sponsored the namur conference on the israeli palestinian conflict an economic plan a pair $50000000000.00 economic plan for palestinians was unveiled by white house adviser joe questioner in behind this week. why the full cost to say this year is on track to be among the hottest ever. warning if it continues the world would have seen the warmest 5 year period on record and it says heat waves are expected to become more intense and much longer much of europe is in the grip of a heat wave with temperatures above 40 degrees. a bridge has been blown up in the italian city of genoa almost a year after partially collapsed killing 43 people. those are
thank you thank. you. the doctrine that has endured from bush to obama is that the world is a battlefield and that the united states has the right to go into any country around the world to conduct what they call kinetic operations lethal operations regardless of what international law says. what is president obama's response to that how is he going to deal with it he embraced the very covert shadow forces that a decade earlier had only been talked about in hushed tones in the pentagon not
just as the implementors of a policy that said we should decapitate terror networks and engage in preemptive strikes but they became the policy itself. president obama's administration have built up something called the disposition matrix is an algorithm for determining who should be killed or who should we seek to capture and one of the more sort of grotesque aspects of this is that there were actually meetings on tuesdays in the white house that have been nicknamed terror tuesday meetings where they're going through rosters of names to put on or take off the list maybe someone within that group has been in contact with someone that the u.s. is watching they went to the musée mosque is someone they keep ordering pizza from the same place as a taliban leader and you decide these guys are probably up to no good and so on this particular day we're going to remove them from planet earth that we're getting into minority report into the sort of size 5 world of p.j. did where it's justifiable homicide even though it's for that that might take place
in the future it's ok to kill from a distance without a warrant without a trial without a jury and the execution takes place off screen. where appropriate we will bring terrorists to justice. and. when we. do you want to answer. why and. we went on. to. say this is face there were. the most of the woman. is worth paying attention obviously i do not agree with much
of what you said the president is not implementing policies that we need to see change for example that he would stop the authorization of think interest rates which means killing people on the basis only of suspicious behavior that's led to the killing of many innocent people who posed the question on my facebook page and asked them what they wanted to ask you when a lot of them said that you were hurting your own cause because one you appeared rude to the president of the united states and 2 you just seemed. a little crazy well i think killing innocent people with journalists is rude i think not apologizing to the families of innocent people who are killed is rude there are a lot of rude things about our policies i want to make sure that people understand actually drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties for the most part they have been very precise precision strikes against al qaeda how do you expect to be put up by the star not
to have and the american sentiments in and day out to be going about doing it act. more innocent environment and how do you explain that well i do not believe that. there is any basis for your comment maybe you need us money. go. so i didn't do. my money they apparently live above a lot of us were locked. up last month of blood and now from our dumb to the astral clearly. he does feel the make he said a little bit easier don't let us look the it. took for me a moment gotten a new human. on the he. gave me a groom and they said the lockheed martin boeing dime corp international computer
the disease of permanent war the destroy the waste. islamic fundamentalism. could empower all of those who profit from permanent war politically economically and militarily. make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained it would threaten the elimination of israel the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. at risk triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the un raveling of the nonproliferation treaty. and how close is iran to getting it well let me show you brought a diagram for. here's a diagram. this is a bomb. this is a fuse. where should
a red line be drawn. a red line should be drawn right here. the threat from iran is a political football what was interesting was that many israelis including people from the military said as long as there is an extensional threat somewhere somehow that is certainly helping us expand our budgets in ways that it's not possible to do in the absence on anything that can be defined as such a threat if you were iran what would you do i mean israel has what 3 or 400 nuclear weapons they're the ones who started the damn arms race in the middle east anyway they they didn't sign an arm player for asian treaty they built this program in secret. india and pakistan then went on to do the same thing and iran would you did sign a new killer nonproliferation treaty looked around and realized they don't screw up your bomb administration wants to sell bunker buster bombs which can penetrate 20
feet of solid concrete to the u.a.e. the deal is the latest u.s. arms sale to members of the gulf cooperation council 6 nations that neighbor iran i phone could be in a homicide case what i call bomber i see when i asked him what i mean why has become a commodity for several reasons one is because you need somebody to buy the stuff you bring us another us arms deal with saudi arabia and the fight the biggest in history this deal alone just a pos is the title over lob sales already 57. saw that it does this enormous service a recycling trade. but it was also a business in another sense there is a business that uses war to get its hands established this is george orwell's 19 eighty-four dubai was always going to be in battle and guess what. making out really well of course of the weapons dealers and the people involved.
while the ultimate manifestation of the national security state is that is not only seeks a perpetual state of war it will even go to all eons to create that perpetual state of war i'm always reminded of a book at it long time ago called them is a map. and that book has a beautiful sentence. i am an invisible man not because they thought exist. but because you choose not to see prince friend do you know the family this is ironic and amid the 80s if you remember we had been on stage who were supporting the mujahideen to liberate afghanistan from the soviets. bled then came to thank me for my efforts to bring their americans our friends to help us against the atheists he said the communist. when i last saw bin ladin in
this camp high in the mountains of afghanistan. with an air raid shelter built into the living ruckus amount to 2530 feet high. camps built by the cia late as they tried to find cruise missiles and of course when you were it was they built it. no wonder but kept smiling no wonder he did. the american song review put $1000000000.00 each to give them arms training equipment we are the ones who cleared all those people to go we had you. there must be something wrong with the way we think that we can say that the grammar of the past is operating today we have been pumping money a great deal of money without congressional authority without any congressional oversight prince bandar of saudi arabia is putting up some of this money for covert
operations in many areas of the middle east where we want to stop the a shiite influence they call it the shiite crescent i think the arabic word is fitna civil war we're in a business right now of creating and some places sectarian violence. cannot be driven because we are trying to destroy and liquidate either in mali of a crime to give ahmed training. in northern syria. it really is the world but oddly enough you have to be in syria to realize how mad it is. when you're angry and i'm getting around that you really think of the news coming out of washington like americans are living in a kind of fantasy world of no relating to monitor where i'm going to reply i was. trying. to say.
today there are good terrorists and bad the bad terrorists those in yemen who the united states deems to be a threat the good terrorists those who are in syria the joke here is we've been there before. i mean if you consider the of the honest on story they have learned nothing. today if i see that the saudis are giving money to groups that are in syria that are not only a looser among those so. it would say you want a conspiracy theories of what i'm just trying to say is in the moment of the contemporary this grandma. of dangerous politics sounds
insane none of us are you are you have a. pattern. to what appears to have been a conspiracy at the time. when documents appear duns out to be true we must address the cycle of conflict especially sectarian conflict that creates the conditions the terrorists prey upon in public they say we have to end terrorism meanwhile this drive. of getting involved in conflicts still is the part which produces characters that appear to become terrorists which reinforces the public narrative and then makes things like intervention ok. good morning everybody. last night on my orders america's armed forces began strikes against isis targets
in syria # #. just ahead of airstrikes in syria defense firms lockheed martin northrop raytheon and general dynamics corp all set stock price records their shareholders are making money off the unusually large number of conflicts around the world. every 2 years or so the early military attacks the gaza strip and right after there is a trade show in which israeli weapon companies show their technologies. all of these israeli companies which are becoming an increasingly important and very significant part of the reading on a me depend on those wars and the 1st thing that they say when they try to market we've already used add an actual human being by making that claim they're able to compete with weapon manufacturers from other countries. the united states is the
biggest supplier of military aid to israel this attack on gaza is also a trade show for the united states arms industry. the i. think. iran and horses are competing for the crown of militant islam one calls itself the islamic republic the other calls itself the islamic state both want to impose a militant islamic empire 1st on the region and then on the entire world they just assume among themselves who will be the ruler of the temple. in this deadly game of thrones there's no place for america or for israel. today after 2 years of
negotiations the united states together or international partners has achieved something that decades of animosity has not a comprehensive long term deal with iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon this was a very difficult negotiations and part of it is because of this trench and compounded mistrust that we have built between ourselves mutually for the last 34 decades but i'm happy that the reason people at diplomacy pretty great people exercise great deal of restraint and patience and reason and we are where we are and i hope this will be a good beginning. as this nuclear deal goes through we're still dealing with the problem that the states of this region are collapsing and the void that they will fail you will see more violence and you will see more weapons which is important to understand that that's not a result of this deal that is
a result of the paradigm not shifting towards demilitarization and collective security soon enough the saudis in need israelis around the same page they worry about iran and then they do anything that's not new they've been worried for the can they do anything about well they can get their own weapons. this is a region that has more arms per copied out than any other region in the world much thanks to the defense industry israel and some of the arab states are going to be able to buy more weapons and more advanced weapons. if the nuclear threat from iran is decreasing why should these other countries get a chance to actually arm themselves more pakistan is a friend of saudi arabia pakistan has nuclear weapons are you in discussions with pakistan about perhaps getting a nuclear bomb from pakistan that's a wolf we've known each other for 25 years you don't when he expects you to answer this question. we're not going to have
a truly demilitarization in the region unless israel's nuclear arsenal also is addressed. the significance of this peace deal is that it is a game changer in the region and it's going to be a question about the political willingness of leaders to whether they will pursue these opportunities or whether they will fall into the patterns of the past. and once you start a war. you open a kind of pandora's box you don't control it and control geo. the use of that kind of violence has unforseen consequences that no one can protect and it
propels you. in directions you never fight you got control of your guts. so the images. are very carefully controlled and countered by the lies that have to salman aided through every institution in society schools government entertainment the press. when you shatter the meth and when you understand especially what techno war industrial war is about which is really about murder out slaughter people would be so repulsed it would be very hard to wait for.
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vienna could be their last chance. standing together but can they find any unity over trade feuds and global tensions well leaders meet at the g 20 in osaka. heat wave in europe spain battles to control wildfires while france record its all time hottest temperature follow along with the sports headlines as egypt's mohamed salah gets involved in controversy at the africa cup of nations plus israel against a rugby all stride it looks to be heading to court this mediation talks broke down in sydney. hello is right iran is warning that a meeting underway in vienna will be the last chance to save the 2015 a nuclear deal diplomats from the 5 remaining signatories are meeting in austria's capital iran is threatening to boost your anian in richmond after the u.s.
imposed further sanctions to strangle its oil dependent economy we have 2 correspondents. the story will go live to same bus ravi in tehran in a moment but 1st let's go to dominic kane who is in vienna so dominate just how important are these talks that are taking place in the austrian capital right now in terms of saving what's left of this deal. well if you listen to the iranian side of things has them very important indeed and we can see that by the fact that they've sent their deputy foreign minister to these talks to take part and to effectively say to the other signatories involved minus the united states that tangible action needs to be taken to remain inside this this deal the iranian side is very clear that it cannot be iran that's unilaterally committed to this deal but the point to make is that none of the other main protagonists and by that i mean leading foreign ministers or indeed heads of state
or heads of government are at this meeting so if you ran does expect some sort of breakthrough it's unlikely they're going to get it because the people who are here are the political directors of foreign ministries they're not deputy foreign ministers they're not foreign ministers so that's why i think that that the expectation of a breakthrough or there may be may be the hope of one from the iranian side but it seems unlikely that there will be one from the other parties here the one thing that perhaps the iranians might well hope for is some progress on the instep that's the scheme that the european signatories to this deal set up which was to help facilitate iran legally to circumvent united states united states sanctions against iran the problem is that it's been quite difficult for the european countries the 3 european countries concerned britain france and germany from actually being able to make it an operable scheme and so the question would be is that what the iranians are hoping there might be progress on but so far at least
nobody at this meeting has said anything on the record all right don exact so that dominic kane in vienna for us or same describing joins us live now from tehran so zain how much confidence do leaders in iran have right now that what what they're trying to do in vienna the european signatories to these deal will be ultimately successful. well doesn't iran really for iran this is not just about negotiating some kind of solution in the short to mid-term this is really about long term posterity they want to be seen to have exercised and exhausted every negotiated solution that could have been possible to maintain the 2015 nuclear deal but the fact is that iranian leaders are not terribly optimistic that europe and other signatories to the nuclear deal will be able to help them mitigate the impact the economic impact that they have called
economic warfare of american sanctions far enough to make it worth it for iran to stay in the deal earlier today iran's foreign ministry spokesman a bust most of the saying that instincts needs to meet iran's requirements and if it does not do so iran will move forward with its 2nd phase in rolling back in reducing cooperation with parts of the joint comprehensive plan of action far more decisively than it already has in terms of instax he said that the implementation of the european banking bypass has not moved forward because there's been a lack of commitment on part of its of its partners european countries that have put in place to act on it now really european countries have not been able to secure the kind of confidence of european businesses to use this to carry out trade with iran because frankly the united states in its ability to implement sanctions and secondary sanctions on companies doing business with iran is too far reaching
america is simply too big and scary for companies to take the risk the financial risks of carrying out trade with iran and so iranian leaders aren't terribly optimistic that it's in stocks will really do enough to help mitigate the impact of economic sanctions placed on it unilaterally by the united states and speaking more about the united states and where it stands on all of this the u.s. special representative to iran spoke a short time ago in. london here's what he had to say iran has projected close to 2 of the tunnels the united states for more than a year has made clear of the love of the president and secretary of state now i realize your range of people know your options off so saying this will be seen by many as another chapter in the u.s. seeming to ratchet up the tensions with iran once again how how is this likely to be received in iran. well how does it in many
ways this constant back and forth between the united states and iran really is like the divorce that just won't do in terms of diplomacy and mr hookes comments to say that iran has rejected diplomacy iran has been saying over and over again that it cannot be expected to have a dialogue with the united states when the united states is continuing to carry out an economic pressure campaign on iran iran will not respond to threats and pressure in terms of mr hookes comments on economic activity and sanctioning countries that might do trade with iran iran's message to leaders in vienna has been clear that the united states is carrying out economic warfare not just in iran but the international community and using the u.s. dollar as a weapon in so far as mr hookes comments earlier today urging iran to stay in the nuclear deal despite the fact that the united states has left that deal while mr abbas the roxy who is in vienna at the moment made
a comment through twitter earlier today calling it laughable calling it the joke of the day. zain thanks very much zain but in tehran. now it is supposed to unite leaders of the world's biggest economies but regional tensions trade walls and personal differences are in the spotlight on day one of the g. 20 summit in japan but a meeting between russian president vladimir putin and u.s. president donald trump has drawn the most attention our white house correspondent kimberly how kid has more from a sock. smiles and even a fist bump between japanese leaders since they india's narendra modi and u.s. president donald trump even though prior to their g 20 meeting trump criticized both. and it g 20 leaders family photo trump was again smiling with saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman even though u.s.
intelligence congress and the united nations say the kingdom was respond. for the murder of journalist. also notable during the photo op chinese president xi seeking out trump in the midst of their ongoing trade war to shake hands that gesture was apparently lost on trump despite she's defense of china's digital policies trump indirectly blame she's government for intellectual property theft and risks to 5 g. security at the same time as we expand digital trade we must also ensure the resilience and security of our 5 g. networks this is essential to our shared safety and prosperi. the process of data collection analysis and circulation east but we also need to respect the software as rights of each nation. their differences foreshadow a potentially tense meeting between the leaders of the world's 2 largest economies on saturday and less hope for resolving the us china trade war but looming over all
of this was trump's meeting with russian president vladimir putin their 1st since u.s. special counsel robert muller released his report detailing russian interference the 2016 u.s. election instead of forcefully confronting putin issued just a lighthearted warning. a white house readout of trump's meeting with putin notes the paris cust arms control venezuela syria and iran but there's no mention in interference and trumps halfhearted word of caution to putin well someone expected is once again in biting criticism for trump's failure to forcefully confront russia's leader can't really help it al-jazeera. all the russian president also held meetings on the sidelines with leaders from india and china. this was
a cooperation in the format of russia india and china could become an example of creating a modern fair multi-polar world that rejects protectionism policies of unilateral actions any legal sanctions jeffrey wright is an analyst at the racial group he joins us live now from washington to talk more about this thanks very much for being with us. so as we mentioned there are a lot of areas of contention as these leaders gather in what do you think is the biggest issue the biggest worry on the minds of leaders is it is it this ongoing trade war between the u.s. and china and the need to get that result yeah i think both for political observers and participants here in the u.s. and the global community focused on the global economy the future of the u.s. china trade dispute is clearly the biggest issue here the 2 largest economies in the world potentially imposing more tariffs on one another in
a sort of downward spiral would be bad for global girth and it would be bad for many of the countries of the g. 20 who is economies are interconnected with those of the u.s. and china what what about the approach that the u.s. president seems to have with so many of these meetings and what he's done this time around with a very blunt criticism that he's made of some leaders on issues like trade. and so on is this is this part of a strategy to then come to a deal afterwards i think trumps tendency as we've seen over the course of his presidency has been that he is very willing to criticize other leaders to reporters and on his way to meetings but when he.