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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] brent: this is dw news. live from berlin. in an was of interview, french president emmanuel macron says the u.s. decision to pull out of the iran nuclear deal is a mistake. mr. macron: this is why we have affirmed that we will remain in the 2015 agreement that we assigned -- we signed. brent: iran's leaders are now
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questioning the nuclear deal's despite european assurances. plus, north korea releases three u.s. prisoners. washington has been pressing for their release as a show of goodwill ahead of the planned summit between the u.s. and north korean leaders. i'm brent goff, good have you with us. french president emmanuel macron decision to quit the iran nuclear deal is a mistake. macron made the comments while in germany to receive the prestigious charlemagne prize. they said down with the french dw news is long -- as well as the french broadcaster for next was of interview. karon: you try to save the
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iranian nuclear deal when you were in washington. why did you fail you ac? >> the important thing is to maintain stability and peace in the middle east. by the way, i had understood that president trump wanted to leave the agreement from 2015. i had suggested that we work on a broader framework. . i am sorry about his position. i think it is a mistake. this is why we europeans have decided, we reiterated yesterday to remain within the agreement from 2015 as i reminded president quantity -- it allows us to control the nuclear defense activity in iran in
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2025. this agreement needs to be completed. karon: you are saying the europeans will try to remain in the agreement and adopt a. but what does it mean without the united states? what is it worth without them? >> it is a proposal that is sufficient for iran. this is going to be the topic in the coming weeks and months. a mandate that we gave our foreign ministers in the eu and in iran. >> what are you going to be able to propose? >> it is the agreement that we signed. is everything over because one of the cigna terry's draws out? but the others are reaffirming that they are committed. i think in any event, it is a pity. we anticipated and now we regret his decision.
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but it is important that we remain assessed with stability and peace in the region. brent: you saw max hoffman in that interview who joins us where a manual macron to receive the charlemagne prize tomorrow. we heard the french president saying that leaving the iran nuclear deal was a mistake. did you talk about what he thinks will happen next? max: he did, in a way. it is unclear if he was convinced it will work. one part, you heard it, that the europeans should stay committed to the iran nuclear deal as we know it. and at the same time, negotiate a broader agreement with iran. it would not only include nuclear disarmament but the use of ballistic missiles.
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we don't have any idea if donald trump, the u.s. president, is on board with that. you do need the united states. brent: what about the french president himself? he is quick to say the u.s. president made a mistake but what about mr. macron's almost bromance relationship? all of that lobbying appears to have been in vain. did he talk about his old short -- his own shortcomings? max: he said he anticipated this would happen but he did not say he made any kind of mistake. he really gave it his all. but there is a huge difference between what we see as going on with the hogs and kisses and handshakes.
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any policy that donald trump has been involved in. it is an exception with how he treats donald trump when you compare to how angela merkel, german chancellor treats donald trump. brent: max, thank you very much. you can watch max's entire interview with president macron on our website at as well -- as well as on twitter. @dwnews. countries plan to it here to the nuclear deal. and he is adding that he is still open to negotiating a new deal. he has also warned tehran not to restart the nuclear weapons program in response to america's withdrawal.
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it sparked anger and concern among iran's leaders and it's. -- and its people. reporter: iranians to the streets to blame u.s. president donald trump for falling out of a deal made just three years ago. they also condemned him for signing a memorandum for reinstating harsh economic sanctions on iran. president trump is convinced that this will bring iran back to the negotiating table. president trump: we will make a good deal or we will not make a deal at all. of course they will say that. we're not going to negotiate. or something will happen. reporter: european leaders responded to trump's decision
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with disappointment. they vowed to fight to keep the deal alive. >> we note with regret and with concern, the u.s. withdrawal which is of great import for such an agreement. we will remain committed to this agreement and we will do everything in our power to ensure that iran fulfills its commitments in the future. >> britain has no intention of walking away. we will cooperate with the other parties to make sure that while iran continues to restrict its new year program will be part of the sanctions relief and a central bargain of the deal. >> this is why we are refusing to let her drawn down a path that will relate to war. reporter: in iran, those did not
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impress the country's supreme leader. >> we can continue to deal with these three european countries but i don't trust these three countries. reporter: president is mounting on president muhanii. the deal he championed is on the line. he faces a tough task of convincing domestic hardliners to stick to it. brent: when north korea has released three american prisoners in the buildup to a historic summit, the prisoners left the country accompanied by u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo and landed in japan a short time later on their way home. the trio includes a missionary and two men arrested while teaching at the foreign funded pyongyang university of science and technology. all three were accused of antistate activities.
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u.s. president donald trump has described the news as very exciting. let's take a story to washington. clare richardson is standing by for us this evening. how has this news of detainees been received in the u.s.? claire: hi, rents. this is had a really positive reception. for trump supporters, any sign of warming relations the between the u.s. and north korea will be seen as a victory for trump. he believes it has been his strong arm tactics and strong pressure tactics that brought north korea to the table and secure the release of these prisoners. if you look at where we were a few months ago, it is a remarkable turn how far things have come. we talk about the possibility of a potentially historic summit between trump and can. -- hanand kim.
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he was threatening him with fire and fury. the release of prisoners is not something new. we have seen it in past administrations. north korea typically releases american prisoners after high-ranking officials from the united date go in person -- states go in person to secure their release. brent: president trump says a date and a venue has been set for the meeting between the two leaders. what more do we know about that? claire: he said he will release details in the next three days. his secretary of state mike pompeo has been hashing out the details of what this summit could look like including things like the date and the time. he said it will not take place in the demilitarized zone. although we're not quite sure where that is going to be taken place. we know it will happen us it is
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the end of this month or the beginning of june. brent: what about the possibility of america's withdrawal from the iran year deal having an adverse effect on these talks with north korea? claire: north korea will have been watching when president trump announced that he is withdrawing the united states from the iran nuclear deal that it signed in 2015 along with several other nations to see if the u.s. can be a trusted negotiating partner. whether it is acting in good faith when it signs international agreements or if it is going to change its mind despite other parties holding up their end of the deal a few years later. they could send the wrong signal that the u.s. is not a good faith actor. or from trump's point of view, it could send a strong message that he is unwilling to walk away from negotiations without getting what he considers the most comprehensive deal that covers everything he is looking for. brent: clear richardson in
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washington. thank you very much. victory day celebrations have taken place across russia commemorating the defeat of not see germany. the highlight was a huge military parade in moscow's red square. it drew massive crowds. >> the ninth of may. the country commemorates defeat of nazi germany in world war ii known here as the great patriotic war. crowds gather at red square for a choreographed spectacle. showcasing moscow's latest military equipment. an important show of force at a time when relations with the west are at their lowest since the cold war. despite the display, president vladimir putin warned against repeating history.
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>> russia is open to dialogue on all issues of global security. ready for a constructive equal partnership for the sake of peace and progress on the planet. congratulations. happy victory day. reporter: at the heart of the celebrations, the history of events turned the tide in favor of the allies in 1943. the red army crushed hitler's advance on stalingrad, a turning point that led to the surrender of german forces. but the soviet victory came at a high price. millions of russians perished not only from combat but also starvation and cold. putin paid tribute to the
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soldiers that font for a country. -- fought for their country. >> i want to address the veterans in the hole. the veterans in our country. all veterans of the great patriotic war wherever they may live. they met in various countries. they are all heroes. we bow our heads before their acts of bravery. reporter: israel's prime minister and the soviet president were also present. the leaders attended a solemn ceremony together at the eternal flame just outside the kremlin. brent: getting back to that iran nuclear deal now that the u.s. has taken an and set, what is it going to mean for european companies that still do business in iran? karon: concerns are mounting today and you will remember when those sanctions were lifted. investment letter dan.
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now what will the situation -- flooded in. now what will the situation be? this after u.s. president donald trump announced in one fell so that not only was he putting the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal but also he plans to reinstate sanctions on the country as well as those party to the deal and working with iran. germany, france, and the u.k. will remain committed to the agreement to protect their business interests in the region. reporter:. one has revenues of 130 million euros after contracts with iran surged soon after sanctions had been lifted. the existing project will be completed as far as legally possible. play maker airbus. the contract for 100 airliners now hangs in the balance.
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olaf promises to protect european commercial interests. we cannot predict at this point what we can do as the european union. we are in continuingalks in order to progress on that issue. reporter: they had also been banking on business with iran, they begin exporting in 2017. the nuclear deal came into force. cracks now we have to see a realistic approach doing business with iran. who continue doing business with iran.
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they must decide on their own. it >> german exports rose sharply, albeit from a low level. >> the financial correspondent, the day after they pulled out of the iran nuclear deal. there have been concerns aplenty. any winners? >> the oil industry my profit. two years ago, when sanctions were loosened, iran fired up the production by one million barrels a day and some production is now in jeopardy. we did see oil prices getting 3% here in thwednesday session.
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the intermediate oil price straight there, and we think stocks were among the biggest winners here on wall street. karon: what does that mean for the u.s. economy? >> is not just oil prices are rising but other commodity prices as well. it could eventually lead to more inflation. and we think about high commodity prices. consumers have to pay more when they fill up implications.
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>> walt disney putting out fairytale numbers and a fairytale reaction on the market. >> the multibillion dollar deal, the numbers were much better than expected. walt disney made two great moves in the past when they bought the rights for superheroes from marvel in 2009 for just $4 billion and three years later in 2012, they bought lucasfilm to get the rights for the star wars franchise. both really turned out to be big money makers in the past quarter. black panther brought in more
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than $1 billion. the numbers were good. but because this one deal is in jeopardy, the stock of disney lost about 2%. karon: the argentine peso continues falling sparking fears and a fund for help to prevent a further default on its debt. >> president macron announced plans to put the brakes on. secure credit line. we spoke with the director and she confirmed we can start
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negotiating an agreement. to try to curb the rapid inflation, argentina's central bank boosted key interest rates to 40%. investors have been pulling out and i've hurting that money to the u.s. the interest rates in the united states have gone up significantly and currencies are devaluing against the u.s. dollar. the dollar is putting immense pressure on other currencies, including argentina's. the government hopes that it will stop the crisis from worsening. president macri and has been dealing with this goal deficit since he took office in 2015. he made cuts to benefits and since then, poverty in the country has soared. the british themepark company has just opened a new attraction at the legoland resort in windsor, and england.
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it is the largest in the global franchise and now features a lego sized interpretation of this month's royal wedding of britain's and tearing and -- prince harry and meghan markle. the miniature wedding is made up of almost 60,000 lego bricks and is now a permanent display at the sprawling themepark. back over to brent. a fully they make a model of us, brent. brent: or a lego wedding ring. wouldn't that be nice? karon: i prefer diamonds. brent: thank you, very much. the opposition leader has won a majority in malaysia's parliamentary elections. by the national coalition, the 92-year-old was himself a long serving prime minister. but abandoned the coalition the
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cia has found that the agency will never revert to harsh interrogation methods under leadership. she faced tough questioning during her senate confirmation hearing because of her role running a covert detention site. the first female. liquid chocolate spilled from an overturned truck. the sweet sludge blocks the main high rate between warsaw in germany for hours. cleaning up chocolate spills on roads and oil spill's.
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icons working to regain their best former struggling ahead of the french open. a serena williams with next week italian open. williams hasn't played competitively since a first-round loss in the miami open back in march. in the mean time, novak djokovic suffered another early elimination from tournament. this time, the madrid open. seen playing in red and white, give up all kinds of ground to kyle edmund. he took it to three sets but edmund advanced and djokovic is out again. just like in monte carlo, miami, and indian wells. the german football player widely considered to be the best goalkeeper in the world may not play in next month's finals. they spoke frankly about the injury that has kept him sidelined for most of the season.
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reporter: all eyes are firmly fixed on one man. man willoyer. he is rolled out in the final game against stuttgart this weekend and doubts remain over his participation in the german cup final this month. they had not played a single game since september of last year, a statistic that will cost him his seat on the germany team playing. >> i can't imagine going to tournaments that i haven't played. there are still a few games left, so let's wait and see. i don't have any problems right now, and that's a good sign. >> in his absence, barcelona goalkeeper is expected to deputize. but with his squad dropping like flies, such adequate cover on every position.
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the team that started in the world cup final four years ago, three have retired. his injury woes would be that enough. with five weeks to go, they can only remain so patient. it would be an occasion worth waiting for. brent: after a short break, i will be back to take you to the day. stick around for that. -- through the day. stick around for that. xnóx
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