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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. in tehran, protests in the streets after america withdrew from the nuclear deal signed three years ago — prompting much anger. translation: the president of america made some silly and superficial comments on the nuclear deal and threatened the people of iraq. mrtrump, i deal and threatened the people of iraq. mr trump, i tell your behalf of the iranian people, you are mistaken —— you run. at the white house, mr trump gave this response to iran's threat to return to its nuclear ambitions. i would advise them not to start a nuclear programme. i would advise them very strongly. if they do, there will be very severe consequences. three us citizens are on their way home after north korea releases them from detention during a visit from us secretary of state mike pompeo. bmw is recalling more than 300,000 cars in the uk amid safety concerns
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following a bbc investigation. and we report on galileo, the european satellite navigation system, and why brexit could affect britain's involvement. and on newsnight, the house of lords has made big changes to the government's brexit bill. some say the lots are forcing the will of the people. they say they are doing they do, voting as they see fit. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump has warned of "severe consequences", if iran restarts its nuclear programme following the us decision last night to abandon the nuclear deal signed in 2015. britain and other european states have been united in their opposition to mr trump's decision.
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the nuclear pact, signed three years ago, involved iran and six other countries, including the us, the uk, china and russia. iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities and allow international inspections in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. britain has challenged president trump to offer new plans to limit iran's nuclear ambitions, as our diplomatic correspondent, james landale, reports. in iran, there's a ritual way of denouncing the united states. and today, they took it to the floor of their parliament. burning the us flag and shouting "death to america". the country's supreme leader denounced president trump's decision to abandon the deal that iran struck to curb its nuclear deal in return for lifted sanctions. but he warned that iran would leave the deal too, unless european countries
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guaranteed their trade. "if you can get a guarantee that we could put confidence in, then you can continue. if you don't succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee, and i really doubt that you can, at that moment, we cannot continue like this." in the commons, the foreign secretary tried to reassure the iranian people, echoing france, germany and china, promising to stand by the deal. britain has no intention of walking away. instead, we will co—operate with the other parties to ensure that while iran continues to restrict its nuclear programme, then its people will benefit from sanctions relief in accordance with the central bargain of the deal. today, the un watchdog, the international atomic energy agency, confirmed that iran's nuclear facilities were complying with the terms of the deal.
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but european leaders believe iran must do more to restrict its behaviour in the middle east, and the us must explain how. translation: we know this deal is only finding solutions for a limited space of time, that's why we must talk to iran about what happens after that. how can we make sure that there just a civil and no military nuclear programme? for this deal to survive, britain and its allies must persuade businesses to keep trading with iran despite, the risks. they must convince iran that that trade is valuable, meaning jobs and investment, and they have to persuade the us not to enforce those sanctions to harshly. none of that will be easy. not least when president trump so
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defiant. i would advise iran and not the start their nuclear programme. i would advise them very strongly. if they do, there will be very severe consequences. today, the russian president used moscow's victory parade to lobby the israeli prime minister. james landale, bbc news. president trump has confirmed that north korea has released three american citizens, who had been detained in the country. mr trump said the three men are all on their way home, and that he will meet them when they arrive back on american soil. meanwhile, the us secretary of state mr pompeo has met the north korea leader kimjong—un to lay the groundwork for the historic summit between the two leaders. al corresponded in washington, nick
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bright, said there was an air of celebration. donald trump will travel in the middle of the night to the airbase where they will touch out to welcome them home. it is the made for television moment that appeals to the reality tv star side of his personality. for the white house it is deeply emblematic. less and blood proof that his unconventional approach to international diplomacy works —— flesh and blood. nick bryant. bmw is to recall more than 300,000 cars in the uk, because of concerns that they could have dangerous electrical faults. the german carmaker‘s decision follows an investigation by the bbc programme watchdog live. 36,000 bmws were recalled in the uk last year because of safety fears. the company has denied trying to mislead regulators about the extent of the problems, as our correspondent victoria fritz explains. christmas morning, 2016. a bmw car lost all power.
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a man swerved into a tree and was killed on a busy a road in surrey. last week —— the inquest into the death of narayan gurung last week revealed that bmw and the driver and vehicle standards agency had both known about this fault for years before the fatal crash. in the same month, mwape kambafwile's diesel 3 series cut out completely while he was driving. i just thought to myself, if i was driving on a motorway, i had my family in the car, that could have been very dangerous. i took it to bmw the next day. they called me to say they had found a fault. it looked like the cable had burned out and no current was passing through to the fuse box. an engineer told watchdog that the damage to the connector to the cable and the fuse box can cause an engine to cut out. over 300,000 bmw vehicles will now be recalled in britain. that will cover petrol and diesel, one and three series,
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as well as the 24 and x1 models — all manufactured between 2007 and 2011. bmw says it will be contacting owners of potentially affected vehicles in the next three weeks. for years, bmw has been telling us it is the ultimate driving machine. but this recall is ten times bigger than the one it had originally planned and that is likely to dent consumer confidence in a brand that prides itself on reliability. but the problems don't end there. last november, bmw recalled nearly 700,000 of its series 3 in the united states, cars that burst into flames while parked up and switched off. bmw is now investigating whether cars in other countries could also be affected. victoria fritz, bbc news. two fairground workers have been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a seven—year—old girl died on a bouncy castle at a fair in essex in 2016.
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summer grant suffered multiple injuries after the inflatable was caught by wind and blew away while she was inside it. william thurston and his wife shelby will be sentenced next month. an executive at the aerospace firm airbus has told a committee of mps that because of brexit, its work on the european satellite navigation system galileo will have to be moved out of the uk if it wins a new contract. the eu says it might have to block uk access to the encrypted part of the network, after brexit. 0ur science editor david shukman has more details. deux, un... this is europe's biggest venture into space so far and britain has been playing the key role. the rockets have been launching satellites made by british engineers. the spacecraft, when they reach
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orbit, are designed to provide a system of navigation and highly accurate timing. but the constellation of satellites known as galileo is now caught up in brexit. the british firms working on this huge project now face being frozen out and this is happening even before britain leaves the eu next march. company bosses told mps today about new rules on contracts. one of the conditions in that bid documentation from the european space agency is that all work has to be led by a eu—based company from march 19th. and that means, he said, moving jobs to france and germany. and it is because of all this that the government is considering building a british satellite navigation system — going it alone in space. this company, surrey satellite technology, has made the key parts of the galileo spacecraft and it could do the same for britain. if britain does go ahead
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and launch its own satellite navigation system, it will be run from a place like this and the feeling in the space industry is that the idea is perfectly feasible. but it would be a massive undertaking. each satellite would cost about £35 million and to make the network function, you would need about 30 of them altogether. the total cost of that? well, anything from £2—5 billion. at stake are hundreds of high—techjobs. the galileo contracts are worth millions and valuable future work is also in the pipeline. sharing the burden of a big and complex system like this with european partners is the most cost—effective way to proceed. nevertheless, if we were not able to participate in that, then having a sovereign capability would be a considerable fillip to uk industry. for the government, there is a big security angle. galileo has a special, highly accurate signal for the military and emergency services. but the eu, says britain,
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won't be allowed to receive it. in return, britain is saying, it will restrict access to ground stations in remote places like the falkland islands. it is a war of words with an uncertain outcome. david shukman, bbc news. that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news it's time for newsnight with evan davies. it's an all—too—familiar conflict. iran versus the us. but the real show of strength for now is trump versus europe. will the us not just leave the iran deal, but force europe to uphold sanctions as well? this is about america first, and this is a president that is all about making sure he keeps his campaign promises. we'll get advice for the europeans from a former deputy secretary of state, and also from tehran. also tonight: the lords a—leaping, or is it a wrecking?
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amending the government's eu withdrawal bill. is it overreach by unelected peers, or the constitution working exactly to pla n ? and this... ahead of the election this weekend, a road trip through iraq's fight for power. has to be said, in a predominantly shia country, you can't escape the influence of iran. if you listen to the words he's saying, he's speaking the words of islamic revolution, interspersed with standard campaign rhetoric. it's a very clever strategy. hello there. they've been burning the us flag in the iranian parliament, president trump has made threatening noises about what might happen if iran resumes its nuclear programme. it seems like this is an almighty
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struggle between iran and the us. it is that, of course. but there's another way of looking at it. this is the first time europe and president trump have set themselves up for a showdown. trump wants an end to the deal, but does america have the power now, over banks and trade, to drag the europeans out of the deal too? or do the europeans now have the clout to resist american sanctions and keep the deal intact and keeping european companies in business in iran? gabriel gatehouse has been looking at how this clash of strategies could play out. when donald trump announces intention to pull the united states when donald trump announced his intention to pull the united states out of the paris climate deal last year, the rest of the world said, "that's a shame, but we will carry on anyway." 0n iran, britain and others are trying a similar tactic. britain has no intention of walking away. instead, we will cooperate with the other parties to ensure that while iran continues to restrict its nuclear programme, then its people will benefit from sanctions relief in accordance
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with the central bargain of the deal. but how realistic is that? the us now says it will reimpose sanctions as well as pina lies companies around the world that do business with tehran. —— penalise. the business community will weigh their options and their risks, and they will see that the us market is much larger than the iranians market and much less risk, and the choice will be rather obvious. no publicly traded company can choose iran over the united states. it would be a disastrous decision. so we can expect international companies to withdraw their business in certain sectors, including oil.

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