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european leaders try to save the iran nuclear deal after president trump's decision to pull out of it. in the iranian parliament they burn the american flag, and iran's supreme leader, says his country will also pull out of the deal unless it gets guarantees from europe. here, the prime minister insists the nuclear deal is good for peace. we continue to believe that the iran nuclear deal was an important step forward in helping to keep the world safe and, as i say, there are other issues that need to be worked on, and both i and the foreign secretary will be continuing to work on those with our european and other allies. we'll have the latest from our correspondents in brussels and washington. also this lunchtime... the us secretary of state is in north korea to pave the way for donald trump's summit with kim jong un. bmw recall 300,000 cars over safety concerns after a bbc investigation. and going, going, gone. the entire rockefeller art collection is sold off at auction —
with record bids for works by matisse, monet and picasso. and coming up on bbc news... growing fears andy murray could miss wimbledon as his recovery from a hip operation suffers a setback, delaying the start of his grass—court season. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. european leaders are fighting to salvage the iran nuclear deal after president trump's controversial decision to pull out of it. the prime minister has said the agreement is an important way of keeping the world safe. but iran's supreme leader has threatened that his country will also pull out of the deal, unless it gets guarantees it can still trade with europe. the nuclear agreement,
signed three years ago, lifted sanctions on iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme. 0ur diplomatic correspondent, james landale, reports. in the diplomatic room of the white house, signature that president trump's ticks that was anything but diplomatic. formally ending us support for the international deal to curb iran's nuclear ambitions. in tehran‘s parliament mps shouted death to america and burned the us flag in it that is no and a copy of the agreement. the country's leader warned that iran would abandon the deal as well unless european countries guaranteed they would continue to trade. if you can get
eight guarantee we can put confidence in ben you can continue. if you do not succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee, and i really doubt you can, at that moment, we cannot continue like this. for he knows that many in iran already believe the deal has not provided the economic benefits it promised. 0n the streets of tehran people were worried at what the crisis would mean for them. the first feeling i got was that i should not stay here anymore, even when we did not have sanctions our economy was terrible. with this decision i do not know what will happen. we are living in hope. i hope our leaders will take decisions to limit damage to our country. sanctions were lifted so iran was able to do more trade, such as buying aircraft from firms like a bus in returns for limiting its nuclear programme. the question is whether european companies will risk
un sanctions and continued trade. politicians say the deal must be saved. we continue to believe the iran nuclear deal was an important step forward in helping to keep the world safe and, as i say, other issues need to be worked on. both i and the foreign secretary will continue to work on those with european and other allies. translation: our aim is european and other allies. translation: 0uraim is clear. european and other allies. translation: our aim is clear. we are committed to the nuclear deal. not only for our own interests. that is why we will be working on this deal, to have a future. despite the claims of president trump, the international atomic energy agency said that iran was keeping to its commitments under the drill. the advisers of the president were unrepentant. iran is leading us closer to war with belligerent activity in syria. they have been moving missiles into syria that can hit any target inside israel will
stop that is why we have seen recent israeli strikes. it is that aggressive militant behaviour by iran on the ground which is the real threat. this crisis is notjust about trade, it is also about instability in the middle is. there we re instability in the middle is. there were other iranians revolutionary guards reportedly killed over the border of syria after a suspected israeli air strike. in a moment, we'll talk to damian grammaticas in brussels. but first let's talk to barbara plett usher, who is in washington. barbara, what's been the reaction there to president trump's momentous decision? well, a predictable reaction from the architects of the deal. president 0bama said it was so misguided this decision because the agreement was working and it was in the interests of the us. from democratic lawmakers they said it was a rash and short—sighted decision compromising us security. those within trump's orbit, they
cheered him on praised him for keeping a campaign promise. you would have thought there would have been blanket support from republican lawmakers because many of them thought the deal was really bad. you did get statements of support from the party leadership but some senior republicans broke rank on it. they said it was a mistake to pull out u nless said it was a mistake to pull out unless you had proof that iran was violating it. they said it affected the credibility and reliability of the credibility and reliability of the us. they were concerned there would not be an alternative plan. reaction from the public. beforehand, there was a poll that showed the majority of people supported that the us should stay in the deal. afterwards grabbed most of the deal. afterwards grabbed most of the concern was the fact that petrol prices might rise. from business, less with iran than europe. boeing stands to lose the most, 20 million possibly. thank you. 0ur europe correspondent damian grammaticas is in brussels: damien, how confident are european leaders they can save this deal? not that confident that they are
trying. today we have angela merkel and emmanuel macron meeting later. mr macron is calling the iranian president today. the german foreign minister is going to moscow tomorrow. there is intense activity. what the europeans are saying to the iranians is, stick with the deal, you keep in place your controls, with the intrusive inspections and the limits on your nuclear programme, and we will continue to try to deliver the economic benefits. the americans are not offering anything to replace that. the difficulty is whether they can keep it with the new sanctions that mrtrump is keep it with the new sanctions that mr trump is talking about. that could affect everything from european car—makers like peugeot, greek oil refineries doing deal with iran, german engineering companies like siemens. they'll want to note,
can they be shielded from un sanctions or can be used, european countries that convince america to let europeans continue doing business with iran? that is where the critical decisions will be taken. the eu is trying to carve out those exemptions. whether it can not make ultimately define whether the deal survives. 0ur chief international correspondent, lyse doucet, is with me now. and she's reported extensively from iran. what is reaction in iran itself and what is the implications of power politics inside iran? every time president trump makes something like a provocative speech or take a step against iran, iran decides to respond in a more measured way so it does not ratchet up the rhetoric. we saw that last under the president
saying one power has left the deal but we will try to work with the other five powers to ensure the deal is kept alive. we heard from the supreme is kept alive. we heard from the supreme power in the land, repeating that but expressing scepticism. he has been sceptical from the start, ever since president rahane said yea rs ever since president rahane said years ago, our economy is ever since president rahane said years ago, our economy is in a mess and we must negotiate with more powers, including the united states. the story goes that he gave his blessing that said, i do not believe he will succeed. he and the other hardliners in the iranians system believe they have been indicate —— vindicated. it is only a matter of time before they start circling around president rahane who has seen his signature foreign policy achievement is falling apart. but the hardliners not able to defeat at the hardliners not able to defeat at the ballot box they will use other means to try to undermine it. you heard that there is a real fear that the economy, already in trouble, will descend even further creating
possible political turmoil. will this impact on iran's behaviour in the region question i think that is the region question i think that is the real intention. the real target is to stop iran's activities in the region. thank you very much. the new us secretary of state is in north korea for the second time in less than two months. mike pompeo's visit is intended to lay the groundwork for a historic summit between north korean leader kimjong un and us president donald trump. mr pompeo is also hoping to secure the release of three americans held in the north. well, let's go live to south korea now and join our correspondent there, laura bicker, who's monitoring developments. laura, mike pompeo has been there for several hours now, do we know what's been discussed? we're getting reports from north korea. there has been a warm toast by mike pompeo to his hosts in
pyeongchang. he has offered assurances that the us is committed to piece on the korean peninsula and has said there are rewards on the table for those in korea who are willing to give up their weapons. that is the message. there is a sweetener for that is the message. there is a sweetenerfor kimjong that is the message. there is a sweetener for kim jong un that is the message. there is a sweetenerfor kimjong un if he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons. we are hearing reports in south korea that the american detainees might be on the plane with mike pompeo on the way home. i have to emphasise they are reports for now. the north koreans were for their part, are welcoming mike pompeo and say they are committed to a summit with president trump. but they will be the year what has just happened with iran is very warily full stop for months, the question has been, can we trust north korea with any denuclearisation deal? the
north koreans can turn that round and say, can the us be trusted? any deal on denuclearisation with north korea will be complex because there is no clue really with regards to how many warheads they have. some us intelligence estimate them to be around 20, others 60. they are buried deep underground in a system of tunnels. we are still not sure of the exact location. any deal with north korea will be far more complex and far more difficult than the iran deal. thank you very much. a scotland yard database on gangs is stigmatising and racially discriminating against young black men, according to a report by amnesty international uk. it's called the "gang violence matrix" and it's under investigation by the information commissioner. the metropolitan police say the database has helped save lives. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly, reports. it was that 2011 riots, which began in tottenham and spread
across london, which spawned the gangs matrix. police began compiling intelligence on individuals said to have been identified as being part of a gang, including those with no history of violence. today's report by amnesty international found that, of the 3,806 people whose details are held on the matrix, 99% are male, 78% are black, and the youngest is just 12 years old. and, at a news conference, among amnesty‘s many concerns is the way the information is being shared. we hear stories of this following people through their lives, so from housing association to schools to job centres, where people are being treated differently. in response, the met police said... a former borough commander believes
the matrix does raise equality issues for the force that he can see its value. the positives are considerable. you're bringing together a database considerable. you're bringing together a data base of considerable. you're bringing together a database of individuals who are vulnerable. it is about identifying those individuals and then they can ensure there is support for those individuals are speaking to social workers, youth workers, schools, to see how you can support those individuals. the database has support those individuals. the data base has been support those individuals. the database has been denounced by campaigners involved with young black people. one former gang member says the matrix is not for the vulnerable. if you want to help people commit you should not need to criminalise them to give them support. you can easily support someone support. you can easily support someone without putting them on a database. someone without putting them on a data base. 0nce someone without putting them on a data base. once you someone without putting them on a database. once you are on a database
no one answers questions as to whether you are on that as a vulnerable person or just whether you are on that as a vulnerable person orjust as support. there has been a spate of violent crime involving young victims. today's report suggests the majority of knife crime is not regarded as gang—related. the day after borisjohnson said theresa may's proposals for a customs partnership with the eu were "crazy" — labour have accused the government of being in a "shambles" over its position on a future eu trade deal. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster well it is called by ministers questions but that does not mean you will get answers and to date on this critical issue of our future customs arrangements with the eu which has dominated so much politics for the past few weeks, we did not get any a nswe rs eve n past few weeks, we did not get any answers even though jeremy past few weeks, we did not get any answers even thoutheremy corbyn used all six of his questions to press to may on the issue challenge
in her over her third policy, bitchy favour the so—called customs partnership under which we collect eu tariffs at our borders and reimburse the eu for any money they are owed or did she think it was more sensible to rely on super smart technology at the borders to reduce checks. again no answer. she was asked with mps get to vote on this and no answer. she was asked what you make of the description of one of those options as crazy by russ johnson and again no direct response. this has become such a delicate and divisive and deadlocked issue so theresa may whitley cannot say anything of substance in public forfear say anything of substance in public for fear of inventing say anything of substance in public forfear of inventing one or say anything of substance in public for fear of inventing one or the other wing of her party. have a listen to some of these exchanges. how can they negotiate in the future interest of people's jobs and living standards when cabinet members are more interested in putting their own futures first? fundamentally... fundamentally, mr deputy speaker, how can this government negotiate
a good deal for britain to defend people'sjobs and living standards when they are unable to reach an agreement within themselves? prime minister. there are two options that were in my mansion house speech. questions have been raised about both of those options and further work continues, but i'lljust say, if i may say this to the right honourable gentleman, he has spent an entire career opposing the customs union. now when the british people want to come out, he wants to stay in. i know he is leader of the opposition, but that's going a bit far. it seems that theresa may, better strategy at the moment is to say as little as possible and safer time in the hope that civil servants can come up with some kind of compromise deal. the difficulty is that the eu are saying that they want answers and they want answers by next month
at the eu summit. norman, thank you. our top story this lunchtime. european leaders try to save the iran nuclear deal after president trump's decision to pull out of it — but in the iranian parliament they burn the american flag. and still to come. almost a year on from the grenfell tower fire — a new children's book features the young italian couple killed in the tragedy. coming up on bbc news. southampton emerge victorious from their relegation scrap with swansea — but it's west brom who drop from the top flight. can huddersfield avoid the same fate later with victory over chelsea? mps have accused the government of ‘failing a generation' with their strategy on child mental health services. a joint report by the commons education and health committees says many children will miss out on getting the help they need because planned improvements won't be made in time.
0ur social affairs correspondent alison holt reports. with the exam season already under way this is a time of extra pressure for many young people. for some, that leads to anxiety and mental health issues. when 18—year—old chloe struggled with increasing stress, she found that, like many others, she faced a long wait for the services she needed. i didn't get much help, really, to start with. i went to the doctors injune 2016 and then i think the wait for referral was until october time. which is like the start of october, i think it was. and then within that time i ended up in hospital, after trying to take my own life. so i think the wait for me was quite long. not as long as other people's, but for me it was long enough. today's report describes the government strategy to improve child and adolescent mental health services as lacking ambition. those plans include linking mental
health teams to schools and four—week waiting times to access services. but the mps say the current timetable will take too long to roll out across the country and most children won't benefit. crucially, their plan does not seek to actually prevent mental ill—health in our young people in the first place. there's nothing for the under fives and nothing to tackle the gross inequalities that we see in mental health. we know that an 11—year—old from the most deprived background is three or four times more likely to suffer than an 11—year—old from the least deprived background. but the government has no plans to address this. young people tell us sometimes at the age of 18 that it is like falling off a cliff edge in terms of services. they get good holistic services from cams teams, child and adolescent mental health services, but then when they reach the age of 18, they need to be transferred to adult services and they feel their needs are not met in the same way.
the government rejects the criticisms and says its strategy, backed by extra staff and more money, will transform your health services for young people. alison holt, bbc news. bmw are recalling more than 300,000 cars because of a safety issue concerning their power supply. the recall affects several models produced between march 2007 and august 2011. it follows an investigation by the bbc‘s watchdog programme, which showed vehicles could cut out completely while being driven. 0ur transport correspondent victoria fritz is here. give us more details about the recall. this will cover both petrol and diesel models, it is the one at the three and the excellent series, manufactured between 2007 and 2011 and it is a much bigger expansion of the recall that happened back in 2016. in fact ten times larger. all bmw customers if they had been affected will get a letter in the
post in the next three weeks and in that letter will be advice on how to get your car looked in for work and obviously also this will be at no cost to the customer. this particular fault cost to the customer. this particularfault is at cost to the customer. this particular fault is at the point at which the battery is connected to the fuse box via cable and that point between the cable and the fuse box through wearing care can degrade and actually cause total power failure. this announcement of the recall, offers expanded recall, is yea rs recall, offers expanded recall, is years after we had a similar one in the us for half a million vehicles and other places like australia and south africa as well. consumer groups have questioned why it has taken quite so long for this to happen here. this is a very serious issue, only last week at a coroner ‘s inquest we had details of how one man was killed trying to avoid a ca rd man was killed trying to avoid a card that had stalled on a road as a result of the total power failure in the early hours of christmas day in 2016. the inquest into that death is
ongoing. the vehicle standards agency says it does not have the powers to make manufacturers do safety recalls but the department of transport says it is looking at trying to increase the enforcement powers to make sure that drivers are protected from unsafe vehicles on the roads. thank you. there are concerns that former british soldiers and police officers could be unfairly targeted, under new plans to investigate unsolved killings from the troubles in northern ireland. the government is creating a new body to carry out historical investigations, but critics say it could lead to former military personnel being dragged through the courts unnecessarily. here's our ireland correspondent emma va rdy. from the darkest days of the conflict in northern ireland there is much that remains unsolved. when british soldiers fired shots at
disabled march writes in 1972 check—in online protesters were killed in what came to be known as bloody sunday. john kelly, his brother was one of them. as far as i'm concerned this soldiers should be persecuted. every soldier who killed people must be prosecuted. it is pure blatant murder. there are more than 1,000 unsolved killings from the period known as the troubles, for which there has never been any prosecution. the government now plans to set up independent organisation to investigate these. but some conservative mps strongly object to the idea that former soldiers, now elderly veterans, could be pursued over cases dating back nearly a0 or 50 years. this process cannot go on indeterminatly for our veterans. it's pretty simple, really, they were doing the government's bidding and the government should look after them. a controversial proposal to prevent the prosecution of veterans for offences connected to the troubles now appears to have been dropped.
the bbc understands several ministers, including the defence secretary gavin williamson, have said the new proposals are unacceptable. they are concerned there is too much emphasis on investigating former soldiers and not enough scrutiny of paramilitaries. the status quo we see at the moment sees disproportionate emphasis on the actions of the military and law enforcement during the troubles. but the police service of northern ireland has previously provided figures which appear to disprove any claims of military veterans being unfairly targeted. investigating unsolved killings is an important part of the peace process. many families who lost loved ones will not give up their campaign for justice. almost a year on from the grenfell tower fire — a children's book has been published featuring two of the victims. marco gottardi and gloria trevisan were a young italian couple who moved to london to find work
as architects but only a few months later they were both killed in the tragedy. sofia bettiza has the story. the jewel of italy, venice. 700 miles away from london and yet these two cities are connected by tragedy. marco and gloria, an italian couple in their 20s, died at the top of the grenfell tower inferno last june. it's strange to think that a dreadful fire so far away in london could have such big repercussions in this corner of italy. but this is where marco and gloria grew up, fell in love, and decided to travel to the uk, a move that would mean grenfell tower became home. marco's mother, who had visited grenfell, says she's been devastated by the loss of her only son. translation: there are no words to describe the pain you feel for the death of a son.
for mums, for me, i wish it would have happened to me too because it's a pain you carry with you all the time. if there are 2a hours in a day, i sufferfor 25. and, so, to try to ease that pain, she started to write a book about marco and gloria. that is how the knight and the princess came to life. in it the couple become fairy tale characters who decide to move to a high tower in a far—away land. the book was created with the help of family and friends. marco's childhood friend roberta did all the drawings. translation: this gave me the strength to go on. it's not fair to keep quiet. we need to remember all those people who died in that tower — who died for nothing. but, unlike real life, the book gives the couple's story a happy ending. marco's mum hopes that the tale
of their loss will lead to tower blocks being safer in the future, and she has another hope. with this book, i want to show how two very simple people can leave such a wonderful memory on the world. i hope they are happy somewhere else. paintings by picasso, monet and matisse have fetched record prices at an auction in new york. the works all come from the private collection of david and peggy rockefeller — which is being sold to help fund charities supported by the family. lizo mzimba reports. up front at $31 million... yours it is. this turned out to be one of the evening's cheaper buys, believe it or not. gauguin's la vague, painted in brittany more than a century ago. last chance at 71,500,000. yours it is.
a 1923 matisse portrait went for more than double that. an auction record for the french master. it used to hang in david rockefeller‘s home in new york state. hundreds of pieces from the late millionaire's collection are among items being sold by auction houses. it's going to be an extraordinary season. there's no question. we've seen a lot of great works of art in recent times on the auction market, but never anything quite like this. i think what we have seen, however, is the market is very driven by quality and where you see works really of the first quality, then the demand exists to absorb an awful lot of them. 75 million, ladies and gentlemen. another record was set by a monet from the rockefeller collection, part of the impressionist‘s acclaimed water lilies series. there had been concern that the value of the rockefeller paintings might depress the rest of the spring auction market. but the sale seems to have increased demand. the big question this season
in terms of business was will collectors confide us with works, given that there was already rockefeller, and actually they did. and a lot of collectors wanted to be part of this tide lifting all boats. and that's why i think, partly why we have one of the most of the most incredible sales. at $102 million. selling. the top lot for the night was a 1905 picasso, owned by the rockefeller family for 50 years. there are still two more days of auction to go and experts predict the total raised from the sale of the rockefeller collection could easily top half a billion dollars. lizo mzimba, bbc news. time for a look at the weather.