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your plans, your goals, your dreams. your tomorrow is now. purepoint finaial. >> and now, "bbc wor news." laura: this is "bbc world america." reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. esident trump pulls the u.s. out of the iranian nuclearen agreemt, calling it decaying and rotten.en prestrump: the fact is, this was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made. laura: iran's leader accuses the u.s. of psychological warfare, warning that tehran stands ready to resume nuclear activities. and london will host a pair of major league baseball games next year. it won't be any old matchup. e is the yankees against red sox, legendary rivals.
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laura:ou welcome tviewers on public television in the u.s. and around the globe. uldonald trump hasd the u.s. out of the iran nuclear deal, calling it a horrible, one-sided clreement which did nothing to curb iran's r ambitions. mr. trump said he would reimpose the highest levels of sanctions against llhran. he ful a campaign pledge and unwound his predecessor's signature foreign-policy agreement. esident obama called the decision misguided. isra 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 pendonald trump has inked into history one of the most muscular pledges from gn, onerica first camp that delivers a potentially fatal blow to the signature foreign-policy achievement of his predecessor, barack obama,
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one that could put the united states on a collision course with iran. president trump: the fact is, this was a horrible, one-sidedal hat should have never, ever been made.ot it didring calm, it did not bring peace, and it never will. therefore, i am announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. nick: in one of his toughest speeches yet, he said he would reimpose the highest level of onomic sanctions against tehran. president trump: america will not beeld hostage to nuclear blackmail. we will noallow american cities to be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime thao chants "deatherica" to gain access to the most deadly weapons on earth. today's action sends a critical message -- thenited states no nger makes empty threats.
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when i make promises, i keep them. nick: the nuclear deal was struck in 2015 with iran and six worl powers, including the u.s., the u.k., and russia. iran agreed to limit s controversial nuclear program, which international powers feared could lead to the development of a nuclear weapon. in return, stringent sanctions were lted, enabling iran to sell more oil to other countries and trade re efficiently. iran's president, hassan rouhani, delivered an almost instantaneous response, saying his country was preparing to restart uranium enrichment. president rouhani: i have ordered the atomic energy agency organization of iran to be ready to start enrichment of uraniumia at induslevels. we will wait a few weeks and speak with our allies.on all dependur national interests.
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nick: european architects of the deal present at the creation three years ago tonight gave a ve grim-faced response. >> the european union is determined to act in accordance with its security interests and to protect its economic investmes. the nuclear deal with iran is a combination of 12 years of diplomacy. re belongs to the en international community. it has been working, 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. prime minister netanyahu: israel president trump for h courageous leadership, his commitment to confront the terrorist regime in tehran, and his commitment to ensure thatnu iran never getear weapons -- not today, not in a decade, not ever. nick: from barack obama tonight,
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a rare public rebuke of his succesder. he called sion misguided and a serious mistake. president trump: this will make america much safer. thank you -- nick: donald trump is unapologetic. for him, it is promise made, promise kept. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. laura: four reaction from capitolil i spoke a brief time ago to a republican otcongressman taylor, military veteran. was the president rightwi to draw from the nuclear deal? aylor: i do believe he was white from it.ht to withdraw it was a nuclear treaty. i think it is good for -- the deal itself creates short-termy nuclear stabilt 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, what iran has done, they are have billions of
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dollars in hard cash to be used around the rion, to get more hegemonic regional status. they have been working on s.ssile delivery capabilit other time that expires and they get nuclear weapons in which they wil a we will haougher time dealing with them then. it is important that the president took the action that he did. laura: and yet you talk about instability in the region, and israeli alert.s are on high you have served yourself in the middle east. rep. taylor: sure. laura: are you concerned about iran lashing out in retaliation? rep. taylor: i'nem always concabout 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 on their knees negotiate economically because of the sanctions. now look at them. they are exerting their fluence, using hard cash that our administration naïvely gave them -- the lastin atration
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gave them under this deal. you have to deal with the that there, and iran is in a stronger position than it was years ago, andte this deal, the expiration of it, when they t nuclear weapons they will be in a stronger position. yes, i'm worried about them causing havoc in the middle east, but guess what, they are already doing that. laura: you also know the value of working with allies because you served in the military. eu there an opportunity for the u.s. to work witpean 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 als a middle easteies. even the people of iran -- the president when he was talking -- one of the things that this thing did, the agreement did exposed was theru cion in the iranian regime, how it benefits the average iranian. openresident kept the door for collaboration, for negotiation, for something else
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that is better for the region , for allies, and for the world. throws out ran to un's nuclear inspectors, we will have lost all visthility on what 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 nations inspectors full to 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:onessman scott taylor, thank you for joining us. rep. taylor: always a pleasure. laura: as we heard earlier, there was an immediate reaction from iranian president hassan rouhani, w said tehran would be open to restarting nuclear activities. lyse doucet has more.
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lyse: tonight's news in tehran -- state tv's most important headlinen years, "trump thdraws from the nuclear deal." moments later, president d rouhani's turn, flan men who spent years negotiating this landmark accord. president 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 newon relatiip with the west. l it did notast long. today the iranian rial fell to record lows against the dollar. "we expected this to happen," this man says on state tv. "in or out of the deal, what difference does it make?" even hard-liners who opposed to
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he deal may rally ound the president for now. >> the united states does not understand he is bringing togeth political opponents in the iranian system, and he is bringing them together on iran's -- o siengagement, and he is going to promote hard-line ideas of resistance, and that is going to be provocation. andfo also detrimentairan's future domestic politics. lyse: the other impact will be in the region. there is one line in this deal which speaks of hope that it will positively contribute to peace and security in the region. but has the deal unravels, the llar is regional tensions now escalate, especially with iran's growing influence. everywhere from iraq through syria to lebanon along israel's border. tonight, that tension is mounting.
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israel is bracing for possible iranian retaliation after cent airstrikes in syria, a conflict which intensifies just as a deal meant to prevent a war seems to be falling apart. b lyse douce news. laura: let's look further at how iran is ri cting to this. oke earlier with karim sadjadpour of the carnegie endowment for international peace. do you think there's any chance at all of iran's leaders wanting tos.ake a new deal with the as president trump offered today? karim: it is a very good question, because on one hand the leadershipn iran are incredibly mistrustful of the united states, they athe donald trump, but if the unraveling of this deal potentially precipitates the unraveling of the iranian regimh itself, they me to swallow their pride and , whether
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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 ingohe deal and ate with the europeans still on board? karim: i think if the iranians could set up an agreement where the ited states has pulled o but the eupeans, the russians, the chinese, asian countries continue to have their commercial relatns with iran he unitedenalty from states, i think that is an agreement that iran's leadership could live with. the problem is that by pulling out of the agreent, it triggers secondary sanctions and essentially forces companies ann ies around the world to make a simple choice -- do you want to do business with america or iran?a: lahat does this mean for hassan rouhani himself, a moderate who advocated for the deal? karim: the nuclear deal was hassan rouhani's singular achievemt as president. if it comes apart, he is essentially rendered a
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lame-duck. laura: is this risky kmanship by the u.s. in terms of implications for the region? karim: it is absolutely risky. i think by pulling out of this deal, president ump hastens the possibility of three things. one is potentialar 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.ur the president himself, as you have been reporting, wanted to meet with the iranian leader, didn't he, during the u.n. general assembly back in september. we were both there. it is not that he is hostile necessarily to iran, is it? ngrim: this is the interes thing about trump inhe is not dogmatic, he is not hostile in the same way sat his nationurity advisor, john bolton, is. people joke that if you were to callhe iran nuclear deal the trump nuclear deal, he would sign off on it. but as you mentioned, no one
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anticipated he would be amenable to direct dialue with kim jong-un of north korea. he has shown an interest in meeting directly wleh iran's ers. it will be interesting to see if they choose to reciprocate. laura: thank you so much, karim djadpour, for joining us in other news from around the world, the man who led weeks of antigovernment protests inbe armenia ha elected prime minister. the opposition politician has promised mp's thawohuman rights d be protected corruption and corruption and election rigging would end. in rome, a bus caught fire and exploded in tye heart of the sending a plume of black smoke over the center. the driver and passengers maged to escape before the flames took hold. there was no suggest 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 his way to pyongyang.
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comesiplomatic flurry ahead of a planned summit between president trump and kim jong-un. china is keen to maintain its influence, as john reports on the border between north korea and ina. 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 losing patience. now he is the man of the moment. the chinese president signals his approval. dialogue with america, he said, can bring peace. tin city off the coast from where the leaders are meeting, investors clutching property portfolios areat hopin with peace comes to something else, prosperity fo. >>ed property prices dou
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because of kim jong-un. john: only a narrow stretch of water separates the city from north korea, and the contrast between the two banks could not be more stark. this bridge ends in a field, because north korea has not yet built the connecting ro. it is a pristine, gleaming highway, and it is proofnof the huge ec potential if the impoverished country at the other end of it ever were to op up. buthis unfinished bridge is proof of something tlse, too, the and again, just as the ed change, north korea has chos isolation over reformes. chinede homes along the br have quite literally been shaken by the nuclear tests. who doubtplenty here
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whether north korea and and aried so hard to get its weapons -- having tried soto get its weapons, will ever give them up. but one chinese couple in a home overlooking 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. kim won't accept unilateral disarmament. the goodwill, it is a potential stumbling block and a remind that it is only a fewor sht steps back to the brink. john sudworth, bbc news. when will president trump meet with the north korean leader in his hotly anticipated meeting? yowsare watching "bbc world america." still to come on tonight's program, from backing the me too movement to resign in disgrace.
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how new york's attorney general fell so far, so fast. one of the most iconic symbols of american business has to be the new york stock exchange. but you might haon noticed a corait among the dealers -- they are all men. okter the only full-time female br. graduate genetics lauren simmons was always an unlikely candidate for a within the beating heart of the , as clients often like to remind her. >> a woman? aryo23? you are a minority? at 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 entinmly male envit. >> i fell in love with the numbers in the fast movement and the men in the trading jackets.
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everything was moving so fast. loving it. reporter: the new york stock exchange is one of the last remaining trading floors to still use humanrokers. even as their numbers dwindle, one thing remains te -- this is very much a boy's club. 1 wall st veteran who has been on the floor since 196 this disparity goes back 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 w big an ordered and we have cod how nervous u look, how aggressive were you going to be. it did not attwoct a lot of n. he hired last year, lauren, but siva makes the only full-time female broker on the floor, -- she remains the only full-time female broker on the hiooding despite efforts t others. >> there were not that many femaleli acants because they were not applying. reporter: for the few women who
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do make it to the new york stock exchange, some challenges away. >>on evewas a jacket or blazer. when i saw it, i felt like i was wearing my dad's coat or something. laura: new york's legal world is in shock after the sudde resignation of state attorney general eric schneiderman. he stepped down hours after allegations of physical abuse by four women appeared e new yorker" magazine. earlier i spoke with the bbc's nada tawfik for the latest. last night newil york's attorney general. is he being instigated himself? nada: yeah, in a twist of irony, the manhattan district attorney's office has been asked by new york governor to drew cuomo to investigate these allegations of physical abuse that came to light in "the new yorker" magazine, and those
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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 alleg against harvey weinstein. a bit of twist of fate in new york. laur what has mr. schneiderm said himself about the actual allegation he resigned pretty quickly. nada: it was lightning fast, less than three hours after the article was published. he basically said he engaged in role-playing in consensual intimate relationships. he said it was, again, a bit of role-playing. but when you speak to the women, they clearly laid out in "theyo neer" magazine that this was in some cases outside ofma their in encounters, that
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this was absolutely not role-playing, it was not consensual. they said at times t slapped them very violently across the face, choked them, demeaned them. one woman is from sri lankan descent and says he called her his brown slave and would repeatedly slap r until she called him his master. some really horrific allegations . "the new yorker" magazi laura: he filed numerous legal challenges against the trump seen stration -- he is part of the legal resistance. what happens to that now? nada: we have a woman taking m --mantyole ofof the ne attorney general role, and new york is a progressive city, and he was seen as a leader among other ctorney generals in the nation leading trge against the trump administration, whether it dealt with epa violations, workplace
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rules. certainly new york is a progressive city and will carry thatn. i think it was interesting that people made remarks that it was ridiculous to say schneiderman is not replaceable s reputation is making him persona non grata here. laura: nada tawfik, thank you for joining us from new york. major league baseball is hopping the pond for games in the u.k. next season.nd 's mayor joined baseball officials to announce that the new york yankees and the boston ord sox will play next june. as matt morrison r, the two teams 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 bonkees and thon red sox, with one s in theldest rivalr worl >> the yankees take on the red sox. matt: think coke versus pepsi or
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"star wars" versus "star trek," only with more spitting. they are both among baseball's eams, they are faced off in moream than 2000, and each time the fans make it personal. lothe animosity has centered around babe ruth, arguably the oeatest hitter to pick up a bat. sothe retraded the bambino, as he was called, to the yankees after the 1919 season. after that, new york went on to win 26 championshipsan 8-decade stretch. as for boston, it took them another 86 years to get just one. it came to be called the curse of the bbino. there will not be a championship on the line when they square off in london's olympic stadium next year, although plenty of braggi rights are at stake. in a certain sense they are all winners, and that is money. each player will get an additional $60,000 for taking part. t bad for a quick business trip across the pond. m
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ning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> brangham: good evening. i'm william brangham. judy woodruff is on vacation. on the newshour tonight, president trump pullof the iran nuclear deal-- we get a range of reaions and i sit down with former prime minister of israel ehud barak to discuss what happens next. >> always good to hear a determined leader say the iranians will never get a nuclear weapon but the question remains to what extenthat the optimal way to achieve it. >> brangham: then, new york attorney general eric schneiderman, an outspoken women's rights advocate, abruptly resigns after fourim women accusef physical assault. and, diversifying america's m.d.'s-- how one university is leading the way in growing the next generation of african-

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