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and human rights lawyer cleaning he's heading up a panel that is looking at strengthening the protection of journalists legally said that it is judges who must comply with that in the us 90 percent of crimes against this go on punished and when the summit meets again next year will be hoping to see those numbers go down drastically at least 4 people have been killed in a car bombing in the libyan city of benghazi that happened during the funeral of a former military commander dozens of people were injured. france has passed a controversial tax bill against large tech firms which the u.s. says unfairly targets american companies the tax is the 1st from a major economy to be imposed on companies like google apple facebook and amazon it affects any digital company with revenue for at least $844000000.00 of which at least $28000000.00 is earned in france u.s. president donald trump has ordered an investigation into its effects the french
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finance minister of britain america said france and the u.s. should find a way to solve their differences without threats. for i'd like to remind you that it is the 1st time in the area of us friends relations that the u.s. administration decides to launch an investigation within section 3016 i believe that between allies we can and we should tackle or differences in another way than threatening each other france is a sovereign state and it decides its own tax policies and will continue doing so in no sovereignty. natasha butler has more from paris. well the french finance minister bruno lemaire had some very strong words in the senate he said effectively that france doesn't take very kindly to threats from the united states now he was speaking in the senate that have passed this new digital tax law it's imposes 3 percent tax on huge tech firms that are making more than $800000000.00
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worldwide but they have revenues of more than $30000000.00 in france and i bruno live there said that it was very important that these techs take vern's pay more tax that we are in a new digital age this is a new economy and these firms some of. the sort of power of a small state should be more accountable now the french president emanuel might call has made taxing these tech giants one of his campaign promises it's very popular here in france in fact it was one of the demands of the yellow vest protesters and even though the u.s. is extremely angry about these u.s. tax tax giants tech giants that will now have to be taxed the tax will actually apply to some 30 international companies including a french company now france had wanted the european union to impose a europe wide tax but it wasn't supported by all countries particularly countries like ireland that i have a low tax economy where some of these tech giants such as amazon are actually
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headquartered but france has forged ahead anyway because they say it is the right thing to do. and so at least one and a half 1000 all of trees have been set on fire in boone in the south of nablus by illegal israeli settlers according to the un the illegal settlers are destroyed more than 4000 all of trees since the start of 2019 in the same year a record $178.00 incidents of settler related damage to palestinian properties. benjamin netanyahu has reiterated his pledge not to dismantle even the most remote jewish settlements in the occupied west bank there has been speculation that the israeli prime minister may offer concessions on illegal settlements yet to be announced u.s. peace proposals those concessions it was reported could have been in return for valuable political prizes from donald trump such as recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital but speaking on wednesday netanyahu declared all settlements off
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limits in any peace plan. still ahead on al-jazeera in just a moment we'll report from georgia where protesters are standing firm against russian influence. blasts warnings that just a small daily glass of sugary soft drink or fruit juice could raise your risk of cancer. how i once again more hot sunshine across the middle east no surprises here lies the clear skies with a little more cloud over toward all the parts of pakistan a little more cloud to just sliding outs of the caspian sea cross towards the black sea have pushed way down across georgia or aamina azerbaijan this week i want through the next couple of days mid forty's for baghdad and for kuwait city getting
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to around 30 celsius there in beirut $32.00 for true slim then warmer than that in the lab however the next day also plenty of sunshine then as we go on into sas takes a few of those showers just spreading their way a little further southwards just around the caucuses but too much in the way showers across iran potentially little more cloud to the eastern side of a mommy into that eastern side of saudi arabia pushing a little further south which might catch your spot of right i think it's more likely to evaporate before reaching the ground 45 celsius here in doha still quite a stiff wind hifi that windies in back as we go on into saturday by sassed i just noticed a little more cloud into that western part off saudi arabia not too much across southern africa at the moment in fact we are looking at more very hot weather to get to the eastern side of south africa a 21. you
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don't strike. over the country. with activists. stealing stuff. when they. have these. top stories on al-jazeera at this hour police have arrested 2 crew members from
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a detained iranian oil tanker their excuse their breaching. iran has been demanding the tankers release since it was seized last week. meanwhile the u.k. government says a british warship has intervened tried to obstruct a british oil tanker in the strait of hormuz on wednesday denies there was any confrontation. 3 people are dead and 17 more have been taken to hospital after a car bombing in libya the blast happened at the funeral of your former commander who served under warlords 24 have to. a u.s. congressional committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for a dozen current and former trump aides including senior white house adviser jared kirshner these subpoenas would be for an obstruction of justice investigation the house panel also took aim at the president's immigration policy. it's looking to subpoena documents and summon testimonies related to trump's 0 tolerance policy
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which led to the separation of children from their families at the border let's bring in mike hanna he's joining us from washington d.c. so now that the house panel has authorized these subpoenas mike what happens next. will essentially it's up to the chairman of the house committee to decide whether or not such subpoenas should be issued now that congress has the power to enforce pinas however it hasn't done so for more than 80 years so it will be up to the courts to enforce any subpoena should they be issued now one of the courts requirements is that every effort is made to ensure compliance before the subpoena is issued so therefore the chairman of the committee is likely to carry through with further measures to try and ensure that there is compliance and be able to demonstrate to the court that there is a lack of such compliance in order to get the subpoena in force so it's
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a lengthy process but among those 12 individuals who were named in the miller report as being investigated in connection with russian collusion but there are also a number of individuals who are linked to the a ledge payment hush money to cover up alleged affairs between president trump and various others which would infringe campaign regulations so it's a widespread approach here from the congressional committee but president trump reacted even before the committee had reached its decision in a series of tweets it took 2 tweets to fully express the president's anger this is what he had to say now that democrats have asked to see 12 more people who have already spent hours with robert muller and spent a fortune on lawyers in so doing how many bites at the apple do they get before working on border loopholes and asylum by. also wanted to interview the highly conflicted and compromised again he said he was done off his last 9 minute speech
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and that he had nothing more to say outside of the no collusion no obstruction report anough already go back to work now in a separate set of subpoenas the committee has also authorize subpoenas of fighting and information about the trumpet ministrations policy of separating children and parents at the border once again as the same situation the chairman will go as far as possible to ensure compliance before issuing such subpoenas knowing that regardless of what the detail is it is going to go to the courts in what is likely to be a lengthy process mike hanna thank you. ambassadors from 22 countries have condemned china's treatment of ethnic and religious minorities in an unprecedented move they issued a letter calling for the detention of muslims to stop cataloged as are young reports . this 1st start building is called a vocational center in china critics say it's more like
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a prison one of many detention camps run by the government. the target they say are ethnic and religious minorities mostly wigger muslims in the northwest region of chink young activists say at least 1000000 people are detained in similar camps where extreme surveillance force assimilation and abuse are common the camps have long sparked international criticism in an unprecedented move 22 nations signed a letter to the un human rights council condemning disturbing reports australia canada and japan are among the signatories on with britain france and germany they call on china to stop the mass detentions respect religious freedom and grant independent experts meaningful access to the region. countries that did not sign the document raise just as much interest out of the 22 nations assigned as none of
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them were muslim majority nations which is really quite telling because china is using their pocketbook to gain influence in many of these nations as well. china defends the practice the government says it's not about eliminating people's identity but about teaching employment skills and pushing out what it calls extremism year far surely by ceasing up locational education and training centers in accordance with the law we aim to education save those who were influenced by religious extremism and committed to mine it legal or fix it. the letter is not tied to a vote or a resolution but it will be published as an official document of the un's human rights council activists say it's a good sign but china's government has long stood defiant against foreign criticism katia locus of the young al-jazeera. 33 newly identified victims of this massacre have been laid to rest in the bosnian town 24 years on from the worst mass
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killing in europe since world war 2 they were among more than 8000 muslim men and boys rounded up and killed by bosnian serb troops after they overran dutch peacekeepers in what had been declared a u.n. safe haven bosnian serb leader radovan gen. were later found guilty of war crimes including genocide the bodies of a 1000 victims are still missing. at the ceremony. the oldest victim buried today at the memorial center of puerto toddy is a woman shot how she was only 82 years old at the time she was killed in july 1905 and she's actually the only woman buried today at the memorial center of. the another one the youngest victim it is also months of work actually he was a child at the moment he was killed instead in it's july 995 his
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father also died in genocide and his brother was also killed inside a bit and it's the beginning of the war actually we spoke with his family members and they said it's a sadness it's a horrible thing that his remains were found in several mosque graves and that they were not complete actually same as another 32 victims buried today more than 1000 people killed in stab and it's are still missing in it and if occasion center of there are remains of 140 victims but the families they decided not to bury them they say it said that they should wait for another 11 july because the hope that they will fall on the complete bones actually they complete remains.
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european council president donald her scouse condemned russia's decision this week to ban flights to georgia ties between moscow and tbilisi have been under strain since protests against russian influence began in a georgian capital 3 weeks ago andersen's from that's who. is the last thing russia wants to see in this dispute a gathering of east european states among them georgia and the european union dealing going on a financial agreement worth $53000000.00 investment for georgia russia is continuing with its ban on flights and doesn't appear to be flinching although that amir putin has watered down in fact stopped any further sanctions being passed by the amount but the president here they've also the prime minister politicians generally don't want to up the ante in terms of any rhetoric towards russia the only person who openly really went for it was tusk. russia and he says this is.
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just. the reverse of this that you're seeing. the fish. lose the within. the venue for this conference is a major resort in the black sea and if democrats were to walk out of here down the road to the problem of they'd be quite shocked to find that there are hardly any russian tourists around al-jazeera has been told by the tourist board here that occupancy rates for hotels is down by up to 80 percent mainly in the mid-market there is a colossal effect of them for flights to georgia from russia and that there is no sign that it's going to be lifted. the consumption of sugary soft drinks and fruit juice has been linked to a higher risk of developing cancer french tourists. surveyed 100000 adults over
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a period of up to 9 years they found even as small daily serving of 100 milliliters about a 3rd of a can of soda could raise a person's overall cancer risk by 18 percent the popularity of sugary drinks has exploded in recent decades and are already blamed for obesity which itself is a leading factor in developing cancer so it's account of this several countries have introduced sugar taxes the researchers say cancer rates could fall significantly if more governments follow suit report author matilde to view works with the french national institute of health and medical research she says many will be surprised to learn that even fruit juice carries risks. in this study. either fresh squeezed orange juice is were executed with increased cancer risk this may seem we have because we know that in the produce is we have by to me and mine are also a little bit of it's with fibers also and know that it gives but the thing is that
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they also are very high source of the sugar and the sugar contents are just is is about the same content so that's and so this is not so we have to yes it's because and here the main driver obvious association seems to be sugar there are several ways of action the 1st one is the recommendations from the population for instance in france we have recommendation that say less than one glass of sugary drinks per day and this includes could see is also there are some food labeling that could be put on food and beverages and generally indicating the nutritional quality of the products we have it's core for instance and if we score in the press and 6 faith and so it takes into account the sugar content in the kids the consumer how many we have it's of the until quality and also of course bodysuit such as the taxes you mentioned are probably a good idea also and there may be some of the measures for instance to put
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a thumb thing on the water nearby distributors of sugary drinks so that people that are thirsty can choose water instead of so dust for instance so many new shows that could be undertaken by governments. thank you kind of again the headlines on al-jazeera police and you brought her have arrested 2 crew members from a detained there in you know tanker there accused the breaching a new sanctions on syria iran has been demanding the tankers release since it was seized last week. meanwhile the u.k. government says a british warship has intervened after a rain in boats tried to obstruct a british oil tanker in the strait of hormuz on wednesday the u.k. says it wants to lower tensions with iran but at the same time it's raised the security threat level on british ships in iranian waters to its highest level well
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we're very concerned this is a very serious escalation of the situation. you know we are proud that the royal navy was there to protect the heritage but we are monitoring the situation very closely we don't want to escalate tensions we want tensions to come down but u.s. congressional committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for a dozen current and former trump aides including senior white house advisor jared christner these subpoenas would be for an obstruction of justice investigation house panel also taking aim at the president's immigration policy it's looking to subpoena documents and some in testimony is related to trump 0 tolerance policy which led to the separation of children from their families at the border france has passed a controversial tax bill against large tech firms which the u.s. says unfairly targets american companies the tax is the 1st from a major economy to be imposed on companies like google apple facebook and amazon as
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president donald trump has ordered an investigation into its effects there's a headline inside stories next. testing the special relationship the u.k.'s ambassador to the united states resigns in a public rallies or leaked memos as britons are fares for a new prime minister and to leave the european union how will this affect ties with its closest ally this is inside story. thanks.
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hello and welcome to the program dennis now what started as a leak of secret diplomatic memos to a british tabloid newspaper has led to the resignation of a tough ambassador and to questions about the u.k.'s position in the world kim darrick felt compelled to quit as britain's man in washington after a brow that swept across the atlantic the diplomats who described donald trump and his administration as ins a kill inept and dysfunctional in his reports back to london when the contents of those top secret files became public the president responded with a barrel of angry tweets the ambassador was abruptly disinvited from the white house dinner for the cattery amir president trump insulted darrick personally and announced that he could not work with all of this on twitter to add to the mix
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boris johnson britain's likely next prime minister refused to publicly support the ambassador johnson's critics around griot how events unfolded. we really should stand with our own we send people around the world we expect them to do a particular job we don't throw them under a bus and just because president trump a strain a tantrum it does not mean that we don't stand with him you know when you're faced with a bully you stand up to him and frankly that is the sort of thing that boris johnson really ought to be doing you know when it comes to this president and frankly i don't think this this bodes well for the sort of prime minister that we're likely to get. right let's introduce our guests now in london we have crispin blunt a conservative member of the british parliament in jacksonville florida we have nancy soderberg former deputy national security adviser at the white house and also in london we have matthew paris a columnist for the times newspaper and
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a former conservative m.p. and clarke for margaret thatcher at the foreign office all of you so very well placed then to discuss today's issue can i start with you though crispin you are a cricket match in london we're not usually allowed to see you in your sports kit however. how would you use what would you say are the main issues that have a risen as a result of this incident. while people are piling into criticized boris johnson without really appreciating. the fact that he is going to be the next prime minister he's the old on favorite to win the conservative leadership election he has a terrific relationship with donald trump in the view of donald trump and of course that's at stake if he engaged in what i might describe as a conventional way with this issue say he's chosen to say nothing in these circumstances and i think that's probably for him the correct response at this moment right so it's very critically taken as axiomatic that there is of course
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support for british diplomats around the world absolutely let me put it that a lot of the criticism then that is being a polling out against boris johnson and saying that he's he's that derives he has no has no loyalty to anyone and that he was prepared to throw in this senior diplomat and valuable public servant under the bus but it's because nonsense and it's entirely off opportunistic response from people who are campaigning against him on behalf of jeremy hunt for the leadership down in duncan used that expression iconoclastic colorful alan duncan use of use of language but the. truth is he hasn't said anything apart from his rig on for kim dark once he had resigned and everyone appears to be cheerfully ignoring the fact that boris is going to be the prime minister on the 24th of july and he brings the table an
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immense asset for the united kingdom and the terms of the personal relationship with donald trump the 2 things that have brought this issue i was is the is the leak which of course is not on the subject investigation should never have happened profoundly damaging very difficult to see who benefits from this and of course the sensitivity of dollars and the extraordinary way in which he chooses to communicate . dollars from hasn't done himself any favors by the. way he's responded to this and he's the issue to manage for all the people around him in the white house as well as other countries have got to do business with him right and i'm going to try and find the best way to manage this relationship all right let's go to you matthew also in london you're shaking your head i presume therefore you you don't completely agree with crispin i mean there are many who are suggesting that this whole incident is bringing into question the if he was sovereignty of britain sovereignty of britain's independence from its began. in this so-called special
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relationship when it does i can't believe i'm hearing crispin blunt saying these things no british foreign secretary that i can imagine before this former foreign secretary would have done anything but stand stalwartly behind him directly you absolutely cannot allow other countries to say who they will and who they won't have as their ambassador this is been an act of appalling insulin rudeness by the president of the united states it's very insulting to the united kingdom and all the prober accept people including boris johnson always talking about how we're going to get away from servitude and vassalage from the european union and then we go proving to the united states just because boris johnson thinks and i doubt whether he's right that he has a special relationship with the president it's it's outrageous absolutely outrageous matthew there are those who pointed out like chrispin that britain post
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breck's it is going to be deeply in need of friends and quite frankly whoever is to lead the united kingdom most likely boris johnson that they need to be prepared to make sure that those alliances affirm no matter what well it is certainly true that breaks it is going to put us at the mercy of what friends we have left in the world and that will to some extent include the americans but if we are. how to proceed on the basis of a good deep equal friendship with the united states what we absolutely do not do is . an erratic president to chuck out our own ambassador it isn't it isn't the kind of fame but liberal democratic countries who are allies due to each other right coming to you now nancy in jacksonville florida this cycle special relationship between the united states and the united kingdom has never been one of equals has it has that relationship do you think being damaged by what effectively
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many say is the sacking of a of a top british diplomat by the tweaks of the us president this has a relationship that has gone through bumps in the past and will in the future but remains a rock solid we need the the u.k. needs us and i don't see this changing that one iota what's unusual about this is that the president of the united states entered the fray if you remember with wiki leaks we had ambassadors who had to resign ambassador mexico had to resign our investor in libya had to resign but what's unusual about this is the president escalated it to his twitter account and immediately brought it to the fray where the ambassador sir cam had no choice but to resign now. pushed him over the edge but it was inevitable that he would resign normally what would have happened is a state department sort of quietly saying when boris johnson comes to power maybe he could have a new ambassador and then sir kim would be appointed to
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a new post johnson can make it up to serkin by appointing him to something important when he takes over presumably at the end of this month but there is no more important diplomatic post then the ambassador to the united states the having worked there myself the most coveted invitation in washington outside a stay. dinner at the white house is dinner at the ambassador's residence we've all played tennis there we have breakfast there are lines and there's it's a key card in the wheel of diplomacy in washington and it once the investor loses confidence of the white house and particularly with this white house because the state department the rest of the government doesn't speak with authority only president trump does and so you have to have that in right circle the minute president put it he had to have rotated out we all thought it would happen a little bit more gracefully and a little bit longer but that's the world and president trump it changes everything
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right and crispin coming back to you i'm. peter ricketts the former head of the foreign service of course who called this an act of political sabotage any os the question what does this say about the state of our country i put it to you again that the the whole if you have of of britain's sovereignty and its status in that relationship with the united states is now being thrown into disarray as a consequence of this. so i have a status there are leaks we've had wiki leaks in the past this is being this is a particularly toxic leak it shouldn't have happened to see who benefits from this so that's one issue and then that combines with this very unusual and sudden emission erratic insecure president who communicates in this quite extraordinary undisciplined way and he says 2 things that have come together had to create the
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circumstance and sikkim dark took the decision that given what president trumpet said about him that him staying on for another 5 months as the ambassador with the full support of the british government probably wasn't going to do anybody any favors and i think he took the correct decision in the white british interest how do i salute him for it ok maybe not a magnificent career a public servant and no one can blame him but that's why he doesn't take a stand here that may run into piling up but but but everyone then to pot but then when he wanted for everyone then to pile in on boris johnson in the middle of a leadership election when i think he wisely simply said remember he said nothing he didn't endorse president trump's view he didn't then immediately investing heavily in sikkim dart was any difficulty with the president he has already established in trump's would a very good relationship with the next president of the with the president of the
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united states as the next prime minister the united kingdom and he just i think rather wisely chose in these circumstances not very publicly engage right i think he made to the right choice but other people who have who have other reasons are not an accident or a drawing to a made the wrong choice let our other 2 guests come in i know that but i think this is not if you want to say now he has to you then to my new nancy what did you have to say. by not saying anything he clearly was not endorsing one of britain's finest diplomats and i think it's important that that's why you have the rockets and i think that's a fair criticism but the bigger issue here is that the special relationship is going to be just fine and the what happened is that. kim said what everyone in washington is saying talking to all the other diplomats in washington they've all written back exactly the same thing so the bigger question is does this hamper how a diplomat can do his job he has to be able to give unvarnished assessments no
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one's questioning the assessment by the way. and the fact that it's now leaked it's important to find out who leaked it why and make sure that we can stem that hemorrhage because no diplomat can do their job if they're at risk of this and every other ambassador in washington with the exception of the iranians and the chinese are saying exactly the same thing maybe not the saudis and this is a fine diplomat former national security adviser doing his job and i really hope that the next pm will find a good job for him going on which is what he wants or is this is unfair to him and that matthew is merely the latest in a long series of rather uncomfortable moments under the trump presidency with the government of the united kingdom he's blown hot and cold it would appear with regard to theresa may and her handling of the bricks at prices for instance. yes the house where he'll always blow hot and cold that's the president today boris blows hot and cold virus has been in stream li insulting about president trunk but
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quite a long time ago what would worry me i take nancy's point that this could have been should have been quietly done and just without too much fuss it all the fuss that there would be over the coming in of a new prime minister we could have had a new ambassador in washington but what would that ambassador have gone to washington thinking thinking that unless he displays almost craven ration for the president of the united states he's going to incur this president's displeasure and go in the same way as his predecessor has and basters have to feel that they are free privately and this was done privately to give governments the unvarnished truth and this is an issue of principle on which as i say any foreign secretary i think would have stood up for secure him and boris didn't write and coming back to you then crispin this does pose serious questions then about britain of the future
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under a bush johnson premiership and as to how he's going to conduct his relationship how he's going to manage president trump you've already suggested that they get on rather well but president trump has intervened hasn't he in the entire debate clearly preferring boris johnson as a candidate to lead the country but it's going to be a tricky relationship isn't it for him to manage. well any relationship with donald trump is a tricky relationship whoever is managing it because he. does blow hot and go live a relationship however warm little time to be the time you never know when they might they might turn as indeed to reason may has found out she's leaving office he's then being extremely rude about her conduct all the breaks that negotiations criticism i would share i might add but not very policy for the president united states to say however we have
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a very impolitic president the united states that that's the problem but the principle problem for the united kingdom is the confidentiality of our communications it's the leak from those communications that is the issue here for us that's there the practical problem we face going to find out who leaked this and why and how it was allowed to get into the public domain because we will not get counted reporting from our posts overseas if they believe if they're remotely interesting or even simply repeat as this did what was pretty entirely a common understanding of the management of the trumpet ministration in a diplomatic telegram if that isn't going to be spread over the front pages of the newspapers in the way that this was that's that's the problem i see boris johnson is not really the issue there issue here is a very unconventional and impolitic president and the great task leader of confidential information right and nancy how is this that reverberating in the united states but if it in washington circles and beyond.
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well 1st i'll just let me add one point about bars johnson assuming he is going to be the next prime minister i think he's got a huge challenge in managing president trump i do think they have a good relationship right now and he can use that until he doesn't and president trump has no loyalty and the minute he has an issue with force he will turn on him equally quickly so he has to kind of walk on eggshells embassador will follow borsch anson's lead the new one but in washington i think no one's worried about the special relationship most of us who've been at the senior levels in washington have spent a lot of time at the u.k. ambassador's residence that will continue i think what they're more concerned about is what does this do to chill the ability to have frank conversations in washington i think you'll have less in writing more on secure lines going back and it will chill the ability of diplomats across washington this probably will not be the last
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leak it's important to find out who did it but again the special relationship is strong and vibrant and this president is incredibly difficult to manage and the diplomatic corps will continue has written about that will continue to write about that perhaps in more secure communications but i do not envy boris johnson's trying to manage the relationship with this very volatile president on the end now but my prediction is that probably won't last i'm matthew i suppose one of the maids description ised 1st actions of some presuming he does become the next prime minister of the u.k. will be who he chooses to appoint to this very important position as britain's ambassador to washington he will be scrutinized. for every kind of nuance in terms of the appointment. oh yes yes unless i've missed something in the last
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hour or 2 then we shouldn't rule out the possibility that the present prime minister theresa may in her dying days so to speak well herself appoint a new ambassador she she she could do that david cameron appointed our own bastard to france in the last days of his prime ministership but if it is boris well everybody knows that nigel farage would actually like to be bastard to the united states however much he professes that he wouldn't i do hope barr is wouldn't do anything as stupid as that i just threw in one thought i heard they had of the foreign office tell members of parliament that this leak couldn't have come from the americans because he said we do not spy on each other i certainly hope that's not true i would be very surprised if the americans had no capability to intercept british telegram traffic and donald trump himself has an interest in the upsetting overthrowing and ousting of this this ambassador right and christian coming back to
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you with that point then because whoever whoever did whoever was behind this leak must have had had some sort of political motive a political game plan and what sort of game plan do you think it was it was i mean this was these were cables that were from 227 teens are quite old and then they were released to a well known newspaper supporting the bretts it process. well that's some guts of course the device important question and one that is most difficult to answer because this how about only had 5 months left the so so why would if it was the americans who were the source of some people. to donald trump while the us would they do it to take all at risk for such little reward in terms of getting a new appointment. in the circumstances. but if that happens like that doesn't make
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too much sense and that's the question everyone's trying to work out is. who gains by this it's really a disaster. i think it's highly unlikely a serious handicap condren future reporting but right nancy yeah it's it's highly unlikely this came from the united states we don't spy on each other that's been a longstanding relationship issue and i am not in the government right now but i would be shocked if that had changed and i think this is clearly some somewhere within the u.k. system but trying to decide who leaked things is a parlor game in washington that always fails and till there's a real investigation it's never who you really think it is and we have the leak in valerie plame cia identity and everyone thought it was someone in the white house turns out it was richard armitage in the state department and i think will be surprised in the end of who in the u.k. system did this it could have been another government as well there are other
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governments certainly do spy on the u.k. but not the u.s. so we will certainly find out i believe who was the leaker here and that will hopefully be the end of it they'll be able to stem that leak and plug it but it will provide a chill throughout the diplomatic corps and there isn't a diplomat in washington right now that isn't saying i had who could possibly leak our maybe our communications maybe i shouldn't put that in writing i'll just pick up the line on the secure phone which tend to be actually fairly secure and i think it. chil the work of washington but the bigger challenge here i think isn't the leak so much as what is the u.k.'s role in post regs it world will they actually have breaks in our present trump has told theresa may and has been tweeting about it that he told theresa may how to exit and get a deal for the brac said he didn't listen to or that's her problem he's going to give the same advice to boris johnson now it is not a given that boris johnson will bring about effective exit from brags that the
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minute he doesn't do that it's clear that he's failed on that trump will have the same relationship with him there it is a logical ryan right now they've got the same wild hair the same brash personality but if my horse doesn't deliver on brax which president fully supports he's going to lose his confidence and where is his plan how's it going to be different than teresa mayes to me that's the question before the british people and frankly it's of deep concern to the united states right to have a do over iraq well and i'm right about it larry we're running out of how as handles that is the key question sorry to jump in that sea but we are running out of time i'd like to give the find a way to matthew because of course the british public generally will have no say in who becomes the next that prime minister over the u.k. but we're getting an idea oh we of what. some premiership will knock like give us your ideas your take on that within 40 seconds if you can matthew yes i think he'll
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be buffeted in old directions i don't think he'll be brave i don't think he'll have a very clear idea where he wants to go or what he wants to do of the last person to speak to him oh but likely be the most powerful person in the in the united kingdom if he has buckled so quickly on this portals could he not buckle on. right ok thank you very much indeed crispin blunt in his cricket care talking to us from london nancy said about talking to us from jacksonville florida and matthew paris also talking to us from london thank you all very much indeed for a really interesting conversation and as ever thank you for watching you can see the program again anytime live by going to the web site which is there dot com should she want more discussion you can go to our facebook page facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story and there's always a twitter as fair as you well know our handle is at a.j. inside story i'm at our team dennis for me and the whole team here in doha by her man.
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territory of gibraltar say they've arrested the captain and chief officer of the iranian tanker that was seized by b. . it is marines last week and this comes amid conflicting stories over what happened to another oil tanker in the strait of hormuz late on wednesday or iranian boats are being accused of trying to obstruct the british vessel in one of the world's busiest waterways iran's revolutionary guards deny any such incident took place to her and had earlier threatened to retaliate after its tanker was seized in gibraltar and the u.k. says it wants to lower tensions with iran but at the same time it's raised the security threat level on british ships operating near iranian waters to its highest level and the u.s. central military command put out a statement stressing the need to protect shipping lanes it says threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution the world economy depends on the free flow of commerce and it is incumbent on all nations to
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protect and preserve this linchpin of global prosperity we have a team of reporters on the story for you we have risen jordan will join us in washington d.c. he will join us from tehran but 1st will begin with rory challenge for a reaction from london rory and how significant is it that the u.k. has raised the security threat level on british ships operating near iranian waters to its highest level. well what this means is the the british government feels that there is an imminent and credible threats to british shipping in the gulf area so that is why they have boosted the security level for british flag ships that to its highest level level 3 this does not mean we understand that all british ships in the area are going to be given naval escorts i don't think
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that the british have the resources in the in the area to do that but it means that they are going to be taking extra precautions precautions regarding embarkation and disembarkation how it ships move around and other rules and regulations with their general conduct it will last this this heightened alert level for as long as the british feel that there is this credible and imminent threat i don't we can listen now to jeremy hunt who is the british foreign secretary speaking earlier today about what has been going on in the area specifically with regards to this british ship that the u.k. says was threatened by iranian vessels well we're very concerned this is a very serious escalation of the situation and you know we are proud that they're all navy was there to protect the heritage tanka but we are monitoring
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the situation very closely we don't want to escalate tensions we want tensions to come down. of course the iranians deny that any incident took place but what they did say was that there would be some sort of reaction reprisal if you like to what the british did about a week ago when they see an iranian oil tanker just off the coast of gibraltar and on thursday the captain and the chief officer of that iranian vessel have been arrested by gibraltar police this is the result of days of searches that have gone on on the tank they have seized documents the police have and electronic devices at the moment there are no charges but the gibraltar police say this investigation is carrying on. rory chalons with an update from
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london thank you let's not bring in dr he's joining us from tehran and to pick up on what warry was saying about the arrest of the captain and she thought of that iranian oil tanker or is there any official reaction song to her on this latest development. well we're still waiting to hear official reaction to this latest news of the arrest of these 2 senior officers of board the grace one of the iranian oil tanker but what we are likely to see in the coming hours and days is the same level of anger that we saw from the most senior leadership here in teheran a week ago to the seizure of the grace one karen of course $2000000.00 barrels of crude oil when it was taken over by the u.k. we're all marines off the coast of japan alter iranian officials the president as well criticized heavily this move by the u.k. calling it something that only made international waterways more unsafe calling it
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illegal even calling it piracy by the u.k. meant to only escalate tensions in the region so we're likely to hear the same kind of anger in response to the events of the last 24 hours now the relationship between iran and the united kingdom is in a valley any time you think you've hit the bottom it just seems to keep going and what iranians are saying is that the u.k. sees this vessel at the behest of the united states something which illustrates that it is not serious about. helping iran mitigate unilateral u.s. economic sanctions that have been placed against iran so certainly something is going to be going to create more anger among the leaders here in the capital ok as amos ravi giving us the view from said ron thank you let's not bring in roslyn jordan she's joining us from washington so how is this all going down in the u.s. we were reporting just a moment ago that there has been
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a statement that was put out by centcom calling for an international coalition to patrol the area around the strait of hormuz. well daryn this is really a repetition of something which the secretary of state jim. excuse me called for during his june trip to the middle east he was proposing to regional leaders and really to leaders in asia and in europe as well the creation of a military patrol group that would be called sentinel that would provide safe passage for raw international petroleum ships traveling through the strait of hormuz making certain and underscoring the u.s. his belief that despite territorial claims by iran and other countries along the gulf that there is there is an international water passageway that should be respected that all vessels should be able to travel those waters without
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interference from iran or from any other country for that matter so far only the only the saudis and the emirates he has have suggested that they would be willing to what take part in this effort which would include not just the deployment of more military vessels from a number of countries but also include a video surveillance on these of all souls themselves so that they could basically chronicle what is happening to them as they are trying to conduct what the u.s. is calling necessary economic activity in the gulf through the strait of hormuz and on to their eventual destinations this is something that really hasn't picked up a lot of traction but it is something that the trumpet ministration keeps putting forward in order to underscore that no one country iran or any other country can interfere with the commerce certainly it does give more evidence to the trumpet ministrations claim that in its view iran is not acting as
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a good neighbor instead it is trying to exert its influence at the cost of other countries influence in the region ok rosen jordan thank you. the philippines has rejected a resolution by the un human rights council to investigate thousands of people and president rodrigo the territories drug war since 2016 thousands of drug dealers and users have been killed in a police crackdown but human rights groups say the investigation in is to what amounted to summary executions is long overdue german law and organ has more from manila. it seems like these that have prompted international action more than 6000 people killed in the 3 years since president rodrigo deter to launched his so-called war in drugs those are the government's own figures the dead all suspected drug dealers it says but why it's groups say the actual number could
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be 5 times that figure now the united nations has taken what many see as a critical 1st step towards accountability and comes after years of documentation and campaigning by both local and international rights groups the un human rights council has ordered a report on the philippines it will address serious violations allegedly committed by the government jury detectives crack down abusers campaign against drugs because drug users and that will be a source of course of the many of the crimes that are be committed now or not quibble about how many of those crimes are committed by drug users but the justification being it's not it's just not true that we are overwhelmed by a drug problem wired such. killing the murder. the philippine government rejects the u.n.
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vote calling it a travesty and saying it cannot accept a politically partisan and one sided resolution it's already said it won't cooperate with any investigation critics have described to deter tis anti drugs campaign as a war against the poor with the majority of those killed coming from impoverished communities and they're included in the government's watch lists of drug users and peddlers but the rights groups say these lists are reliable and police have not explained how they are drawn up or verified but terror terror remains committed to his war and drugs despite widespread criticism the united nations human rights council is not the only international body now prepared to investigate. the international criminal court is carrying out its own inquiry into whether his drugs
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were policies that started when he was mayor of devil's city in the southern philippines before becoming president const.

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