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you're watching r.t. international tonight the u.s. sends weapons to iraq to help fight extremists it says but washington's ready tennis to negotiate with radicals in syria through accusations then of inconsistency. also a pressure immigration initiative in the u.k. slams ethnic profiling by the u.n. who fear it could trigger a sweeping crackdown on workers in the silence because with their legal. iran may unfreeze and accelerate its nuclear program if washington introduces new sanctions something that could undermine the historic geneva agreement seen as a key breakthrough the twenty third. legal cases brought against russia's for. the kosky had to be reviewed moved by the country's highest court could lead to
previous sentences being overturned we'll bring you up to speed on that this hour. kevin with very good evening to you our top story hellfire missiles drones and fighter jets the iraqi military's about to get an upgrade from the united states the lethal aid is meant to help baghdad fight al qaeda linked groups who are gaining territory both in iraq and crucially in syria to get i should you can report. the iraqi prime minister asked for help because al qaeda is not just active in iraq but it's gaining territory to an extent that they're talking about in the islamic state the us is now rushing dozens of hellfire missiles and surveillance drones to the iraqi government to combat this jihad is the insurgency there the cia is also reportedly helping them with par gets inside iraq but al qaeda is gaining
momentum in iraq largely because they've been able to establish a strong food hold in the neighboring syria so you have let's say a jihadi group called the state of iraq and live beyond controlling territory both in iraq and syria although the situation in syria is it is worse that is critical in that regard the syrian government of course cannot count on washington's help in fighting terror quite the opposite these radical groups have taken advantage of the arms that the so-called friends of syria were sending to the syrian opposition and now washington is talking about negotiating with these lawmakers in syria which includes groups that demand a hard line shari'a state washington says the u.s. can engage with them because they've not been designated this terrorist by the state department but does that mean that they don't share similar goals as those who are designated as terrorists and so lots of questions and overall it's a tricky situation where extremists in syria have benefited from u.s.
actions and get washington is now up in arms trying to help the iraqi government essentially fight the same forces. gunshy camera for their first i spoke to author journalist skirt a cold one who's been covering the middle east extensively he told me washington's policy on syria is inconsistent. in syria it's very clear that nato and the united states have been sponsoring the terrorists from the very very start the bulk of the opposition the so-called opposition in syria is composed of al qaeda and al qaeda linked groups so it's not a secret even been admitted by the u.s. state department for example so it is quite surprising that the u.s. would be trying to get rid of al qaeda in iraq when you factor. in iraq is one of the bases of the so-called insurgency in syria that the u.s. is backing. the u.n. just announced a new british immigration bill is a recipe for a stigma misunderstanding and ethnic profiling if passed the law could trigger
a crackdown refugees and temporary migrants leaving them homeless and expelled from society of his police the story of this new draft law. well this proposed immigration bill contains measures that would make the landlords liable to fines if they're found to be renting out properties to illegal immigrants that would also have banks from opening bank accounts for people who are in the country illegally and it would also make temporary migrants liable to payment for medical for medical treatment on the national health service now all this according to the un's refugee agency would contribute towards a climate of misunderstanding and ethnic profiling in the u.k. now in practice they're simply worried that for landlords and for banks it's extremely difficult to tell the difference between a legal asylum seeker and an illegal one sometimes it's very difficult to see
through the documents to understand these documents and understand migrant status is and they're worried that some people here in the country genuinely who are in a genuine need for these services for housing are simply going to be denied even though they're in the country completely legally while mark half of the u.k. has immigration minister has said that this bill would stop migrants from abusing public services and it would make it easier to remove the people from the country that aren't supposed to be here but the government's really got to be seen to be tackling the issue of immigration it really is in terms of public opinion the number one concern a lot of people are very wary of uncontrolled immigration about the perceived strain that it's causing on public services schools hospitals housing and of course the conservatives are leading up to an election year and they've got to be seen to be tackling the issue but according to the un's refugee agency they were perhaps a little bit overzealous in the way that they've drafted this law and in fact it's
not the first time that the u.k.'s policies social policies have come under fire from the united nations. it was earlier this year the u.n. special investigator on housing warned that the very point for virtual bedroom tax that came into force earlier this year was causing to quote shocking hardships in certain parts of the country. or to catch up with the u.k.'s legs immigration plans and see who they're going to affect. the smaller our website. turkey stands on the brink of full scale political crisis tonight as the country's cabinet reshuffle the over a high level bribery scandal but even that didn't pacify the massive protests against official corruption the opposition to the whole government local reporter. has the details. all started on the seventeenth of december police arrested the sons of in meirman interior any qana mean minister who's claiming that they were involved in
a corruption probe that was worth millions of dollars and right after that turkish prime minister made an announcement saying that he was behind his ministers and for about a week he said that this was a political plus he was meaning the police arrest he says that this was a political ploy that was or organized by the exterior forces but yesterday morning these three ministers announced their resignations and during midnight the turkish prime minister after meeting with president putin for about two hours reshuffle the cabinet and changed ten ministers but the opposition and especially the leftist groups started campaigning since yesterday and they are asking the government to step down and they want the government to resign so they started their protest campaigns on social media and they're asking for the citizens to come out to the streets yesterday night it started in five different cities and we're expecting some more protests tonight and especially tomorrow and the weekend both in ankara in istanbul and some of the different cities of turkey we are expecting big
protests from the turkish citizens asking for the government to step down but if it doesn't move recovering it the ones popularity plummeted since on to government protests began in spring this year with the opposition critical it was a power an appetite for more power we spoke to international relations professor who said but she told us the corruption scandals are the fatal blow things to the provinces reputation their. it is the biggest political corruption in our history and if it is the case it is more than one hundred billion euros. some sources say i think the turkish government is having difficulties to. cover the prime minister is very harmed by this and i think the internal reactions aren't ever from brought there will be more strong accusations and the turkish government. will somehow try to defend the lost a lot of credit in the eyes of the electorate and also in the international the
public opinion coming up on r.t. international death for blasphemy saudi blogger imprisoned for making anti islamic posts on social media is now facing possible execution for allegedly projecting islam we've got a story coming up. and we experience britain's shopping like there's no tomorrow apparently despite the country's ongoing austerity drive while studies say they're going to be paying for their christmas splurge well into the new year at that store a few minutes as well. focusing on random acts ready lawmakers are demanding that you grade the enrichment be brought to three times the previous level if the u.s. opposes new sanctions on the country's crippled economy the move apparently comes in retaliation to the u.s. proposed legislation that authorizes tougher of prices if iran breaches that historic deal was reached in geneva last month it was a landmark agreement of course it seemed to have put an end of the time anyway to a decade long standoff over iran's nuclear program became the most significant
achievements in global affairs this year. so let's remind ourselves the finer points of it the history of it if you look back at the history of the failed talks and penalties it becomes clear why the deal was being hailed as a story u.s. intelligence suggested that iran's nuclear program was a building a bomb almost two decades ago an assumption that then resulted in crippling sanctions then year after year we witness these talks ending in deadlock as more penalties piled up the interim responded in turn by resuming uranium enrichment the u.n. security council followed america's lead and also approved sanctions against iran three years ago the country started reaching agreement to the twenty percent level we often heard of that was followed by a series of assassinations of iran's nuclear scientists on it where this ping pong of threats and warning seemingly ending then of course what has been rouhani came to power which led to the resumption of nuclear talks in that breakthrough how does
one english the reports than on their results and how the deal was far from welcomed by everyone media iran's new leader. iran is the anchor of stability in the region he's trying to convince the west he's not out for blood. of the iranian threat is imaginary and used as an excuse for others. and he thinks a nuclear free middle east is the key to peace and stability urgent practical steps towards the establishment of such is own unnecessary. that sounds good too but not everyone believes iran could have changed so much to her new year's award in sheep's clothing a wall full thinks it can pull the odds the wool over the eyes. of the international community israel the only country to middle east that hasn't signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty determined to push its point across to iran's
minutes away from developing a nuclear bomb and blowing up the world with israel being first on its list of targets this rhetoric however mase serve to cover tel aviv's real fears it's not about nuclear weapons not really it's about who's going to be the power in the gulf you've got three contending parties here you've got the saudis and the g.c.c. the gulf cooperation council you've got israel with the united states behind it and then you've got iran really the only stable state in the region other than israel then there was the first time leaders of the u.s. and iran spoke to each other directly in more than thirty years the phone call that really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way but to cure early in the u.s. where the president had to deal with a lot of furious lawmakers both republicans and democrats who still think within the brackets of the cold war era a bad bad bad interim deal iran is a threat to peace in the world and it's not only the issue of nuclear weaponry it
is their entire behavior of spreading terrorism throughout the region but i must have very tight there his hands are tied there are people and lobby groups in the united states that do not want to see the united states and iran after thirty four years of demonizing the country to have relations are novembers eighteen hour long talks in geneva seemed to have brought a final breakthrough iran agreed to significantly slow down its uranium enrichment process in return for easing of the non-porous sanctions that joy was short lived we have senators in the u.s. senate that. writing new sanction laws. have the israeli government. trying to side with this first green meant and then we have the media outlets that are in line with his own lobby in the united states and that
is trying to scare. the american people of the europeans about iran about the iran's intentions but judging by the messages that come from the very president the intentions are to live in let others live in peace it seems an attitude that doesn't seem to be welcomed by many old school politicians in the west even going to school right. let's briefly should take a more detailed look at see exactly what that landmark deal with iran involved the iran agreed to reduce richmond from the twenty percent i was talking about just now seen as too close to bomb making capability to five percent for the next six months and also to deactivate its advance centrifuges to trans also agree to freeze work at one of its most contentious facilities the iraq heavy water reactor and also to loan spec to inspection inspectors in from the u.s. atomic watchdog in unheeded and exchange for all that the west agreed to unfreeze millions in radians assets and to ease some sanctions against the country to course
whether this interim agreement grows into something more long term well i'm sure twenty fourteen is going to spell it out for us we'll just have to wait and see. these local supreme council hammer braving the elements in order to stand up to us oil giant chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that summed up the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. you're watching out and we appreciate it thank you returned just
a few minutes with a report about a future review of the legal cases against recently. how does that look today a bit more depleted than usual could be that the masters of the universe the n.s.a. change your bank account balance. to. say just playing around with the financial system for a. game i thought the reason they were involved in all that invasive technology was to keep a. secret .
mission to teach me. why you should. only. get in prison saudi blogger rough would be facing the death penalty after a judge recommended that he's charged with rejecting his. since he was sentenced in june to a seventy six hundred lashes for supposedly making statements on his website human rights activists told this is case though is not about faith it's purely political . he has been denied information really. charges
basically because there is no are charges clear charges or evidence there is no. no information relayed to him as what is his sentence has access to lawyer has been denied in many occasions his lawyer haven't been able to communicate with the regular business or. he has been a concern for him to a decent for over a year in general there is no space to fix things that you say. based on on the verdicts there is nothing except that a general. description of his attitude as unacceptable so we will believe that this is a political i can see more than anything with a concrete evidence and it's not the first time saudi authorities have come under scrutiny for human rights abuse executions for sorcery not unknown in the country did anyone responding beheaded if this is spectacle of witchcraft last year so women flogged for driving not so the only men are allowed to do in saudi arabia probably for my activism or demonic he campaigns can land you in jail for years
usually get flooded before the situations even worse is really for an immigrant worker in the country they're often left unpaid the risk of prison if they complain and they can be tortured and even raped dot com for the details. talking of which you have to feel sorry for these guys on a lighter note though caught in the antarctic for christmas seventy passengers are on board this trailer in ship stuck they hopes they'd have a once in a lifetime adventure they got more than the bargain for the sea closed in behind them the ice there we wish them well probably rescue operations underway soon also to selling virtual gold and saw the sea of fellow orcs and elves you know you are an online game on an online game called lunch with a very real life prison sentence is not gone and they're all well in china some chinese gamers of been imprisoned we'll tell you why at r.t. dot com. russia's supreme court will review the legal cases that are brought against michael korda kosky the recently released former all tycoon and once
russia's richest man if previous sentences of the cases are mitigated could've caused his business partner then could also walk free early of a colleague in a tsunami discuss this very development with r t g corpus can offer has been following the proceedings for r.t. . even though he has just been important by the president and he's currently in berlin he's still millions and millions of dollars in taxes to the state and he says that he's not going to come back to russia until these taxes claims or so theoretically we could see that happening and when it comes to. well we could see the man just walk out of prison sooner than his sentence was supposed to what exactly prompted the supreme court to review this case in the first place we cases were initially being reviewed by the european court for human rights which did find that they were not political but there were various violations in the way these cases proceeded and so on of the russian constitution that. they have to review
russian authorities after he would as well a process which has now been started by the head of the court and judging by his statements the man also thinks that there were. including the fact that the courts didn't take into account the penalties for economic crimes. will be used towards improved tonight thailand's prime minister has rejected calls to delay february's of elections amid opposition protests a police officer has been killed over one hundred people have been injured after demonstrators besieged registrations in a bid to hold upcoming polls police fired tear gas water cannon back at the crowds to disperse the opposition said it would boycott those elections and more rallies against the ruling party which they consider to be corrupt. security forces invaded administered kashmir battled islamist insurgents killing one of the kashmiris capital cities should not go was also put on high alert after intelligence reports
of armed rebels there militants who are fighting to establish an islamic state in asia have often targeted army and police forces in the region. tis the season to be jolly but don't forget we do hear this every year the debt you might be racking up to experts are once again warning that the buy it now pay later revelers are going to have a hard time repaying their rising credit card debts but for now nothing can started their way as. people are in the grips of a buying frenzy last minute shopping last minute spending and last minute going into debt british families are more likely to start the new year buried under a mountain of credit card debt than almost any of the europeans only remain ians and turks plus more plastic britons are also taking on more christmas debt in two thousand and thirteen than the year before which has prompted fears about the wider economy the bank of england says a recovery has taken hold but these debt figures raise the possibility that the
recoveries at sleeping few by borrowed money other nations do have other forms of dad says i n. g.'s senior economist credit cards have particular pitfalls critic can soft be expensive the interest rate on it furthermore critical tends to get mixed up on various and t. take you put it take credit card and you pay for doing it and you also pay for more precise things such as a present which you are going to pay back over a number of number of months for example critic card it can be particularly useful for a number of people but we must be aware of the pitfalls if you don't keep yourself under control for now though the most you hear on regent street spend today and deal with the consequences later no in fact only one in four britons said they had any intention of paying the money back but the high interest rates on credit cards
mean debt can easily spiral out of control and tough economic times potentially spell a less than happy two thousand and fourteen for the indebted. of course as ever in life or mom's death some of the moms both know sometimes that brings bankers to mind one or. case. the united states we have over and over jamie dimon and a and j.p. morgan is critical moment a crime it's a crime of crime they've they've paid a dozens of fines this year for various crimes so you've got like jamie is begging to be imprisoned some people i've had this experience when i worked on wall street myself a lot of people they beg to be wiped out financially and my role as a stockbroker is to euthanize their accounts jamie dimon is a guy who's begging to be euthanized and i think as a country as a world we should get together and answer his wish he wants to become one with his maker he says look i broke the law please arrest me i want to go to jail and be
abused by hundreds of thousands of inmates in some on godly way that's my goal in life i'm tired of being free put me in prison i beg you so he breaks more and more laws but unfortunately the law breaking becomes the basis of the g.d.p. for a country like america and they can't put him in jail because i need him out there breaking the law so they can pay themselves huge bonuses at the end of the year so he's really is an existential crisis that's as christmas wish but nobody will fill his christmas wish oh it will get a. little. more goes my five minutes of just a second now that sort of but the winter olympics in sochi of course closing down less than two months away from the athletes are accounted on the days with this team russia will be up the been presented with a brand new outfit to wear during the games the creators say it's not just about clothes that would support how the rest of the world is going to remember the russian outfits and as the training intensifies because it was some competitors to
prove that nothing is impossible. patience commitment to training and outstanding determination these guys have it all to grow in their minds around and become. well we've been keeping up to date with russia's sledge hockey team for want you can catch the reports on our website and so on you tube channel as well over twenty thousand videos that if you do watch at any one time. but should the ease of the boxing day if you still watching us if you still sort of reading books in the day write the talk in which max and stacey comment my skull is looking at how corrupt bankers dodge prison and who helps them to do it next after the break.
although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti homo sexual comments in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the any t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if this situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.t. statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the star's freedom of speech they cry that firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites with make him into a hero or demand a boycott a closing of and a forever very few people actually believe in freedom of speech for all they just
believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion. twenty fourteen olympics was this place like. this is so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be the city's present and future. sochi will bring you this is the moment everybody from a very cold snowy windy mountainous tough beyond the olympics with the. honor to. welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keiser happy boxing day boxing day is
traditionally the day following christmas day when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers known as a christmas box and one of the masters of our universe left us in our christmas box today oh doesn't look very good at all not even a lump of coal seams in fact i'm afraid to say they the masters of the universe have robbed us blind to twenty six million ounces of gold for example has been drained from london gold vaults sent to china never to return again not in our lifetimes anyway and your bank account how does that look today a bit more depleted than usual could be that the masters of the universe online the n.s.a. changed your bank account balance that's what i've been up to. all those jokesters at the n.s.a. just playing around with the financial system for fun and finance a game i thought the reason they were involved in all that invasive tech.