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this is g.w. news live from berlin tonight the u.s. blaming iran for attacks on 2 takers today in the gulf of oman attack the attacks on both ships come as relations between the u.s. and iran continue to deteriorate to america's top diplomat frank in his assessment . of the united states government to the islamic republic of iran to responsible for the attacks that occurred in the gulf of oman today also coming up tonight the latest ebola outbreak is being described as truly frightening the virus
has killed around 2000 people in the democratic republic of congo now would spreading to neighboring uganda and here in germany to those helpful assistance like amazon's alexa's they talk to us and they know what law and authorities want to pick their artificial brains but privacy advocates say that's a picture too far. off it's good to have you with us a u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo is pin the blame for attacks today on 2 takers in the gulf of oman firmly on iran on pedo accusing iran of trying to restrict the flow of oil through the strait of hormuz oil prices today jumped by 4 percent tensions between the u.s. and the. they've been running high since president withdrew the us from that
landmark iran nuclear deal last year today you were in the secretary general and tony a good terror has warned that the world cannot afford a major confrontation in the gulf region black smoke billows from the norwegian to own tanker the front. that only john maritime authority says they were reportedly 3 explosions on board it described the incident as an attack. the 2nd ship involved in the incident with the japanese own koku could courageous. both ships departed from saudi arabia and were passing between iran and the united arab emirates through the strait of hormuz the strategic strike to connects the persian gulf and the gulf of oman and serves as a conduit for a 5th of all global oil consumption. leaders from around the world have expressed a lot. and if there is something the world cannot afford is
a major confrontation in the gulf region. these developments are exactly the opposite of what we need in the region already tense situation. 4 weeks ago a suspected sabotage attack on full tank is raised tensions in the region details remain unclear but saudi arabia and the u.s. accused iran of being behind the incident iran denies this and who is behind thursday's explosions is by no means certain. iran has rejected any responsibility the country state broadcaster says authorities have launched an investigation into the incident the crews from both ships were rescued and brought to safety but tension in the gulf region has escalated. were earlier we spoke to middle east analyst. we asked him who might be responsible for these attacks. we in fact
have 3 sets of actors that could be behind this obviously iran could try to escalate the situation in response to the u.s. maximum pressure complain it called economic warfare against the country we have iran's lives in the region that may want to drag through a false flag operation want to drag iran the us into war with iran and then we have a whole range of terrorist or militant groups in the region that may also seek to escalate the tensions in the region so it's very difficult to really look at who has been behind this attack that was middle east expert there at the bottom by talking with us earlier i'm joined now by our correspondent helena humphrey in washington good evening to you the u.s. secretary of state just spoke about these attacks let's take a listen to what he said it is the assessment of the united states government that the islamic republic of iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the gulf of oman today. this is the estimate is based on intelligence the weapons
used the level of expertise needed to execute the operation recent similar raining attacks on shipping and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication. sounds very confident in putting the blame on iran let's flesh this out a little bit. what is he basing his accusations all. current we can boil this down to 2 factors essentially my pompei was pointing out the past behavior and modus operandi he was saying that this was due to televisions that he had obtained as well as the kind of weapons used it was almost a back handed compliment saying those weapons were particularly sophisticated and the fact that he said that this attack merit that attack on all the ships last month now back then it took around
a week for washington to point the finger at iran today it only took just one day but might compare also said that diplomacy should be met with diplomacy however he said that the u.s. would continue to defend its interests its forces and its allies and certainly keeping the strait open is of crucial importance to the international community and we're not just talking about crude oil supply we're also talking about much of the global food supplies well. how will these attacks in the accusations that are flying right you know influence the conflict that we are already dealing with between the u.s. and iran. a couple of concrete ways to start off with a 1st there will be more u.s. naval ships headed to the region we also know that there are $1500.00 u.s. troops headed to the region as well but i think at the end of the day it very much depends brant on who has the ear of the u.s.
president because we also know that the national security adviser john bolton is very hawkish when it comes to iran many of his critics say that this is a man looking for a conflict and i think all the while there is this concern that in terms of this economic warfare as tech ron refers to it in terms of economic sanctions that a step too far or for example another threat on twitter so a threat in rhetoric for example could see this situation accidentally tip over in something very serious indeed something the world could ill afford because at the end of the day if there is a conflict between the u.s. and iran it would likely play out in all the south some theaters of war so then for example we would see conflicts in areas such as syria afghanistan iraq east and saudi arabia u.a.e. crane of course something that the world can ill afford right now is exactly right
. in the goal is what we're dealing with so sure or hold a hold for you in washington hello and thank you. well here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders seen here in file footage is leaving her job at the end of the month u.s. president. the news on twitter sanders has been spokeswoman since 2017 trump has not yet named a replacement a suicide bombing at a checkpoint a security checkpoint in afghanistan has killed at least 9 people the so-called islamic state claiming responsibility afghanistan has suffered a wave of bombings in recent weeks killing dozens of people state media in sudan are reporting that ousted former president omar al bashir has been charged with corruption a legal action comes as mediators and step up efforts to end the standoff between the country's military rulers and their civilian opponents protesters called off
a campaign of civil disobedience earlier this week and agreed to fresh talks with the army. a leading medical research organization has described the current outbreak of ebola in the democratic republic of congo as truly frightening the u.k. based welcome trust says the epidemic which has claimed more than 2000 lives is the worst in years and shows no signs of stopping it's now spread to uganda where 2 members of the same family including a 5 year old boy have male die uganda has returned other family members to the d r c including another young boy confirmed to have the virus the world health organization is considering whether to declare the outbreak a global emergency. borders can't stop a virus but ugandan authorities are trying nonetheless 3 ebola cases have been registered in the country it's the 1st known cross border spread since an outbreak began in the neighboring democratic republic of congo last august fears are growing
that this might only be the beginning one out. the d n a c is still going on and by today we have over 2000. cases and so the probability over more cases from the d r a c into uganda these very high. ebola isn't new to uganda the country has seen 5 outbreaks of the disease since the year 2000 it has now stepped up efforts to contain the virus screening everyone entering uganda from the eastern sea the government is also deploying an experimental ebola vaccine for health care workers along the border so frighted the shelby but again all the front line health walk odds of that walk under a ring vaccination for the contacts. because of past successes in combating the
disease uganda is widely regarded as being at the forefront of the fight against ebola. but given the most recent cases many of guidance feel uneasy and wish their country would do more to educate citizens about the virus the government does not done enough to says those people about that border because i think the up an argument should have started to be from deborah areas but you know when people have the symptoms they want to hide and in the mix with a great opportunism which now spreads to disease to to white to white the areas. on friday the world health organization will decide whether this is the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. well here in germany authorities are working on new guidelines which would allow them to access data held by those digital voice assistance such as amazon's alike so they know what they hear a lot of privacy advocates are strongly opposed to the idea but the interior
minister insists that while abiding citizens and a leg have nothing to fear. alexa is omnipresent and hears everything a command could come at any time soon as the name alexa is said out loud every piece of information is stored in the cloud that's made the german interior ministry take notice it wants to explore whether alexa and systems like it can be useful in fighting crime. khan the police he needs to politicians can't just log on while the internet aids criminals that's when gates starts what matters it's not about law abiding citizens who have to fear they're being monitored delegates so technically speaking getting a hold of crime related data would be possible but most servers where the data is stored are located in other countries amazon recently made it clear that no customer data would be released without
a valid legal order that means it will hand over customer information if order to according to u.s. law american intelligence services are allowed to ask for customer data and pass it on at least when it pertains to foreign nationals but german data protectionists are skeptical. of the price the price for these demands would be to make expensive deals with other countries which would then through their intelligence agencies only ground facilitate access to data on german citizens aleister german opposition parties $1.00 of bigger dangers. in germany everyone must have the possibility to exert some privacy over their thoughts and communications guns if the core of privacy in one's life is affected then every investigation a nation undertakes is a failure. in germany the debate over the limits of people's privacy is growing. it's sports news now at the women's world cup in france all stroy you have recorded
their 1st win after coming from behind to beat brazil the australians were to kneel down to brazil before staging a dramatic comeback 32 the final score and keep their hopes alive of reaching the next round. all right here's a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you u.s. secretary of state michael blaming iran for attacks on 2 takers in the gulf of oman . using iran and trying to escalate tensions and a leading biomedical research group the welcomes ross describing the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo as truly frightening more than 2000 people have died from the disease there now 2 people have died in neighboring uganda. you're watching news of next ginnell will have that the latest in business and stick around for that i'm sure she would like your company.