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laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in the u.s. and around donald trump has pulled the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal, calling it a horrible, one-sided agreement which did nothing to curb iran's nuclear ambitions. mr. trump said he would reimpose the highest levels of sanctions against tehran. ec fulfilled a campaign pledge and unwound his prsor's signature foreign-policy agreement. president obama called the decision misguided. israel praised the move, while european allies expressed regret. for more, here is our north america correspondent nick bryant. nick: with a flourish of his presidential pen, donald trump has inked in history one of the most muscular pledges from his america first campaign, one that delivers a tentially fatal blow to the signature foreign-policy achievement of his predecessor, bark obama, one that could put the united
states on a collision course with iran. president trump: the fact is, this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never,ev been made. it did not bring calm, it did not bring peace, and it never will. i thereform announcing today that the united states willth withdraw froiran nuclear deal. nick: in one of his toughest speeches yet, he said he would oreimpose the highest lev economic sanctions against tehran. prident trump: america wil not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. we will not allow american citieso be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime that chants "death to america" to gain access to the most deadl weapons on earth. today's action sends a critical message -- the united states no longer makes empty threats.
when i make promises, i keep them.th nicknuclear deal was20 struck i with iran and six world u.s., the u.k., and russia. iran aeed to limit its controversial nuclear proam, which international powers feared could lead to the development of a nuclear weapon. ineturn, stringent sanctio were lifted, enabling iran to sell more oil to other countries and trade more efficiently. esident, hassan uhani, delivered an almost instantaneous response, saying his country was preparing to restart uranium enrichment. enpresrouhani: i have ordered the atomic energy agency organization of iran to be ready to start enrichment of uranium at industrial levels.l we wit a few weeks and speak with our allies. all depends on our national interests.an
nick: europerchitects of the nial present at the creation three years ago t gave a very grim-faced response. >> the european union is determined to act in accordance with its security interests and to protect its economic investments. the nuclr deal with iran is a combination ofom2 years of diy. it belongs to the entire international community. it has been workin and it is delivering on its goals, which is guaranteeing that iran doesn't develop nuclear weapons. nick: but praise from america's closest middle east ally. ime minister netanyahu: israel thanks president trump for his courageous leadership, his commitment to confront the terrorist his commitment to ensure that iran never gets nuclear weapons -- not today, not in a decade, not ever. nick: from back obama tonight, a rare public rebuke of his
successor. he called the decision misguided an a serious mistake. president trump: this will make america much safer. thank nau -- nick: trump is unapologetic. for him, it is promise made, promise kept. nick bryan bbc news, washington. laura: four reaction from capitol hill, i spoke a brief time t aa republican congressman scott taylor, miliry veteran. was the president right to withdraw fromea the nuclear aylor: i do believe he was white to -- right to withdraw from it. was a nuclear treaty. i think it is good for -- the deal itself creates short-term nuclear stability but long-term regional and world instability in terms of the nuclear arms race and all kinds of other problems that you foresee. in the meantime, wha iran has done, they are have billions of
dollars in hard cash to be used around the region, to get more hegemonic regional status. eyave been working on missile delivery capabilities. other time that expires and they get nucleareans in which they will. we will have a tougher time dealing with them then. it is importante that president took the action that he did. laura:al and yet youabout instability in the region, and israeli troops are on high alert. yohave served yourself in the middle east. rep. taylor: sure. are you concerned about iran lashing out in retaliation? rep. taylor: i'm always concerned about iran lashing out at our allies. i spent years in the middle east. iran was on its knees when this was being negotiated. they were onheir knees negotiate economically because of the sanctions. now look at them. they are exerting their influence, using hard cash that our administration naïvely gave them -- the st administration
gave them under this deal. you have to deal with the that the, and iran is in a stronger position than it was years ago, and this deal, after the expirati of it, when they get nuclear weapons they wgel be in a strposition. yes, i'm worried about them havoc in the middle east, but guess what, they are already doing that. laura: of working with allies because you served in the military. is there an oppornity for the u.s. to work with european allies and listen to them, given that some of these sanctions don't get reimposed for up to six months. rep. taylor: there is always opportunity to work with allies -- european allies but also middle eastern allies. even the people of iran -- the president rightly spoke to them when he was talking --gsne of the thhat this thing did, the agreement did exposed was the corruption in the iranian regime, how it benefits the average iranian. oe president kept the doorn for collaboration, for negotiation, for something else that is better for the region
r , for allies, and e world. throws out ran to un's nuclear inspectors, we will have lost all visibility on what they are up to, won't we? rep. taylor: that is an interesting point, but the reality is they were not even allowed to go to military sites. where would they be doing anything bad? the military sites. they showed their hand by throwing out united nationsl inspectors f it is important you have a rigorous inspections regime, not just with you and inspectors, and being able to go into sites where iran has hit in their nuclear program. laura: congressman scott taylor, thank you for joining us. rep. taylor:ay aa pleasure. laura: as we heard earlier, there was an immediate reaction pfrom iraniansident hassan rouhani, who said tehran wouldto be ope restarting nuclear activities. lyse doucet has more.
lyse: tonight's news in tehran -- state tv's most important headline in years, "trump withdraws from the nuclear deal." moments later, president rouhani's turn, flanked by men who spent years negotiating this landmark accord. present rouhani: from this moment on, the nuclear agreement is between iran and five other countries, and in these circumstances, we have to wait to see how the five other countries will react. lyse: iran's next step depends on europe. nearly three years ago, the iranians celebrated the end of sanctions, the start of a new relationship with the west. it did not last long. today the iranian rial fell toag tocord lowainst the dollar. "we expected thiappen," this man says on state tv. "in or out of the deal, what difference does it make?" even hard-liners who opposed to
he deal may rally around the present for now. >> the united states does not understand he is bringing together political opponents in the iraniasystem, and he is bringing them together on iran's -- side of engagement, and he is going to promote hard-line ideas of resistance, and that is going to be provocation. d also detrimental for iran's future domestic politics. imlyse: the othect will be in the region. o there line in this deal which speaks of hope that it will positively contribute to peace and security in the avgion. but has the deal us, the fear is regional tensions will itnow escalate, especially iran's growing influence. everywhere from iraq through syr'to lebanon along israel' border. tonight, that ngnsion is moun israel is bracing for possible
iranian retaliation after recent airstrikes in syria, a conflict which intensifies just as a deal meant to prevent a war seems to be falling apart. lyse doucet, bbc news. laura: let's look further at how iran is reacting to this. i spoke earlier with karim atdjadpour of the carnegie endowment for intenal peace. do you think there's any chance at all of iran's leaders wanting to make a new deal with the u.s. as president trump offer today? karim: it is a very good question, because on one hand the leadership in iran are incredibly mtrustful of the united states, they loathe donald trump, but if the unraveling of this deal potentially precipitates the unraveling of the iranian regime itself, they may have to swallow their pride and agreed, whether
it is overt or covert talks with the united states, but the instincts of the supreme leader is to avoid indirect contact -- any direct contact with the united states. laura: do they have an incentive to stay in the deal and negotiate with the europeans still on board? karim: i think if the iranians could set up an agreement where the united states has pulled out but the europeans, the russians, the chinese, asian countries continueo have their commercial relations with iran without penalty from the united states, i think th is an agreement that iran's leadership could live with. the problem is that by pulling out of the agreement, it triggers secondary sanctio and essentially forces companies and e untries around the world to make a simoice -- do you want to do business with america or iran? laura: what does this mean foran haouhani himself, a moderate who advocated for the deal? karim: the nuclear deal was hassan rouhani's singular achievement as president. if it comes apart, h essentially rendered a lame-duck. laura: is this risky
brinkmanship by the u.s. in terms of implication?for the regi karim: it is absolutely risky. i thinby pulling out of this deal, president trump hastens the possibity of three things. one is potential war with iran. another is a potential nuclear armed iran. the third is the potential implosion of the iranian regime. but it does not appear that the president is really cognizant of these risks. laura: the president himself, as you have been reporting, wantede towith the iranian leader, didn't he, during the u.n.se general ly back in september. we were both there. it is not that hece is hostile arily to iran, is it? karim: this is the interesting thing about trump in that he is not dogmatic, he is not hostile in the same way that his national security advisor, john bolton, is. repeople joke that if you o call the iran nuclear deal the trump nuclear deal, he would sign off on it. but as you mentioned, no one
anticipated he would be amenable to direct dialogue with kim jong-un of north korea. he has shown an interest in meeting directly with iran's leaders. it will be interesting to see if they choose to reciprocate. tlaurnk you so much, karim sadjadpour, for joining us. in other news from around the world, the man who antigovernment protests in armenia has been elected prime minister. the opposition promised mp's that human rights would be and corruption and election rigging would end. in rome, a bus caught fire and exploded in the heart of the city, sending a plume of black smoke over thdrcenter. the er and passengers managed to escape before the flames took hold. there was no suggestion of foul play, but it is the ninth fire like this in 2018. north korea's leader has paid another visit to china while u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo is on ans way to pyon this diplomatic flurry comes
ahead of a planned summit between president trump and kim jong-un. china is keen to maintain its fluence, as john sudworth reports b on the bordween north korea and china. as the two men took their amiable stroll by this sea, it is hard to believe that one was just a few month ago an international pariah with whom human china was said to be losing patience. now he is the man of the moment. the chinese president signals s approval. dialogue with america, he said, can bring peace. in the city off the coast from where the leaders are meeting, investorslu ching property portfolios are hoping that with peace comes to something else, .rosperity fo >> property prices doubled.
because of kim jong-un. only a narrow stretch o water separates the city from north korea, and the contrast between the two banks cstld not be mork. a is bridge ends in a field, because north kos not yet built the connecting road. it is a pristine, gleaming highway, and it is proof of the huge economic potential if the verished country at the other end of it ever were to open up. but this unfinished bridge is proof of something else, too, that time and ain, just as the ed change, north korea has chosen isolation over reform. chinese homes along the border have quite literally been shaken by the nuclear tests. there are plenty here whether north korea and and
tried so hard to get its weapons -- having tried so hard to get its weapons, will ever give them up. but one chinese couple ok a home overg the bridge insists that this time the difference might be kim jong-un himself. >> he is a young leader, he has been abroad. i think he wants to develop north korea and improve its economy. i think there is hope. john: what chinese reports suggest mr.im won't accept unilateral disarmament. the goodwill, it um a potential ing block and a reminder that it is only a few short steps back to the brink. john sudworth, bbc news. when will president trump meet with the north korean anleader in his hotlcipated meeting? you are watching "bbc world news still to come on tonight's nrogram, from backing the me too movement to resign disgrace.
how new york's attorney general fell so far, so fast. one of the most iconic symbols of american business has to be e new york stock exchange. but you might have noticed a common trait among the dealers -- they are all me enter the only full-time female broker. graduate genetics lauren simmons was always an unlikely candidate for a career within the beating hrt of the u. economy, as clients often like to remind her >> a woman? you are 23? you are a minority? what are you doing? how did you get this job? reporter: lauren move from her home state of georgia and was soon working on wall street in an almost entirely male environment. >> i fell in love with the numbers in the fast movement and the men in the trading jackets. everhing was moving so fast.
loving it. tporter: the new york stock exchange is one last remaining trading floors to still use human brokers. even atheir numbers dwindle, one thing remains true -- this is very much a boy's club. 1 wall ster v who has been on the floor since 1969 says thiss disparity goeback to the way things were done before computers arrived. >> trading was a very physical thing. you and i would look at each other and try to figure out how big an ordered and we have come how nervous did you loo w how aggressie you going to be. it did not attract a lot of women. he hired st year, lauren, but siva makes the only full-time female broker on the floor, -- she remains the only full-time female broker on the flooding despite efforts to hire others. >> there were not that many female applicants because they re not applying. reporter: for the few women who
do make it to the new york stock exchange, some challenges away. >> everyone was a jacket or blazer. when i sawli it, i felt i was wearing my dad's coaor something. laura:d new york's legal wo in shock after the sudden resignation of state attorney neral eric schneiderman. he stepped down hours after allegations of physical abuse by four women appeared in "the new yorker" magazine. earlier i spoke with thbbc's nada tawfik for thlatest. last night newrn york's at general. is he being investigated himself? nada: yeah, in a twist of irony, the manhattan district attorney'office has been asked by new york governor to andrew cuomo to investigate these allegations of physical abuse that came to light in "the new yorker" magazine, d those
allegations have shocked new york. "the new york post" said it was "hyde and schneiderman," in reference to dr. jekyll and mr. hyde. it is ironic because mr. schneiderman's office was investigating the district attorney for why he did not further pursue allegations against harvey weinstein. a bit of twist of fate in new york. laura: what has mr. schneiderman saidimself about the actual allegations? he resigned pretty quickly. nada: it was lightni fast, less than three hours after the article was published. he basically said he engaged in role-playing in coensual intimate relationships. he said it was, again, a bit of role-playing. but when you speak to the women, they clearly laid out in "the new yorker" magazine that this was in some cases outside of their intimate encounters, that this was absolutely notyi
role-p, it was not consensual. oley said at times that he slapped them very tly across the face, choke, demeaned them. onwoman is from sri lankan descent and says he called hee his brown sld would repeatedly slap her until she called him his master. some really horrific allegations in "the new yorker" magazine. laura: he filenumerous legal challenges against the trump administration -- he i seen as part of the legal resistance. what happens to that now? nada: we have a woman king m --mantle ofl of the new york attorney generalne role, anyork is a progressive city, and he was seen as a leader among other attorney generals in the nation leading the charge against the trump administration, whether it dealt with epa violations, workplace rules.
certainly new york is a progressive city and wilcarry that on. i think it was interesting that people made remarks that it was ridiculous to say schneiderman is not replaceable. his reputation is making h persona non grata here. laura: nada tawfik, thank you for joining us from new york. major league basebal the pond for games in the u.k. next season. london's mayor joined baseball officials to announce that the new york yankees and the boston nered sox will pla june. as matt morrison reports, the two tms share quite the history. matt: ok, it is not cricket, but there are runs and endings, plenty for british sports fans to enjoy. major league baseball is sending two teams, the new york yankees and the boston red sox, with one of the oldest rivalries in the world. >> the yankees take on the red sox. matt: think coke versus pepsi or "star wars" versus "star trek,"
only with more spitting. they are both among baseball's oldest teams, they are faced off orin than 2000 games, and each time the fans make it personal. the animosity has long centeredu ar babe ruth, arguably the greatest hitter to pick up on a bat. the red sox traded the bambino,d as he was cato the yankees after the 1919 season. after that, new york went on to .in 26 championships over an 8-decade stretch asor boston, it took them another 86 years to get just one. it came to be called the curse of the bambino. there will not be a championship on theine when they square off in london's olympic stadium next year, although plenty of bragging rights are at stake. in a certain sense they are all winners, and that is money. each player will get a additional $60,000 for taking part. not bad for a quick business trip across the pond.
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captioning sponsored by p newshourroductions, llc >> rangham: good evening. i'm william brangham. .dy woodruff is on vacati on the newshour tonight, president trump pulls out of the ir nuclear deal-- we get a range of reactions and i sit down with foer prime minister of israel ehud barak to discuss what happens next. >> always good to hear a determined leader say iranians will never get nuclear weapon but the question remains to what extent was that the optimal way to achieve it. >> brangham: then, n york attorney general eric schneiderman, an outspoken women's rights advocate, abruptly resigns after fourwo n accuse him of physical assault. and, diversifying america's m.d.'s-- how one university is leading the way in growing the next generation of african-