the proxy war between two of the biggest powers in the middle east iran and saudi arabia has escalated directly affecting other countries in the region. highly anticipated a formal meeting between. the chatter on the sidelines of the apec summit and agreed to cooperate on syria. the u.s. justice department. as a foreign. channels could be frozen if it doesn't comply. by sharing of sunday with us here on the international we're doing the weekly with
the top headlines of the day of the week. the geo political rivalry between two of the middle east's main power players saudi arabia and iran has been de stabilizing other regional partners for example yemen and lebanon. and just the latest development. targeted at the defense ministry in the yemeni capital it was march twenty eighth fifteen saudi arabia launched its incursions into yemen by launching an air campaign against the who is these are backed by iran yemeni civilians have also been affected by just the latest saudi bombing here's what they told channel. but he gunned down a second rocket hit my house was destroyed i'm just an ordinary person in the bus driver i'm not a military commander not an agent of the state why did they do that to me my house didn't hold a single bullet did they fear that i had weapons so i want them to watch this i
have nothing this is just a house and i'm the whole person of you that i would feel if you knew my head in leg were injured our houses were destroyed this is the result of aggression how how is this in the area were affected by the strike riyadh has intensified its bombardment of yemen in a response to a missile fired towards the saudi capital a week ago by who is the fighters saudi arabia quick to blame it on iran saying to iran directly supports the who these later a senior u.s. air force official claimed the ballistic missile that was used had been made in iran. then i read markings on the business. that's been demonstrated and there are pictures that take that to mean that connects that to iran in terms of who supply. missiles and that capability has some i am going to end that war which we do not even have the ability to transfer missiles to yemen
it's the missiles and they've managed to increase the missiles range. takes a look now at the escalating tensions between two of the biggest players in the middle east recently barely a day seems to go by without saudi arabia making headlines and it almost always boils down to its enemy iran it is a game of chess that spans an entire region on every. the who's the rebels in yemen who saudi arabia has been bombing for many years fire a rocket attack riyadh that the saudis could only describe as a rainy in aggression the saudis also ready to throw that allies under the bus to create an excuse to denigrate iran.
q. the lebanese prime minister holding a successful meeting with the iranians and then going to saudi arabia and out of the blue without warning declaring his resignation while lou inching into a tirade about evil raney an influence plunging the region into chaos and destruction. were never iran is present it will discordant destruction of interfering through our countries in lebanon syria. yemen what i would like to say would be iran and its followers that they would be losers and. you lose a poor and gain an opening then there's the blockade of cattle. a trade embargo seva ties ultimatums and warnings punishment some say for
cata daring to deal with the rain ians and then there's syria the saudi sponsored rebellion is dying the hardest allies losing an asset is winning and while syria may have unexpectedly checkmated riyadh hear the saudis are ramping up attacks on iran on other fronts truly this is an international game of chess with nations and populations at stake ironic given that last year so dia arabia's highest islamic cleric battened chess saying that the game causes and miti and hatred between people and even when played on a giant geopolitical scale well it looks like he was right. the sudden resignation and the announcement made by the lebanese prime minister from the saudi capital which might have just mentioned has also significantly added
to the tensions there's been speculation the saudi arabia could be holding saadi against his will riyadh denies the allegation however the leader of lebanon's political and military has ball of movement. has accused the saudis of unprecedented into fairwinds. the lebanese prime minister was forced to resign and he read a statement that was dictated by them he was placed under house arrest and prevented from returning to his country it's obvious that saudi arabia to kind wool on the entire nation of lebanon not just has but. as we mentioned saudi arabia has denied all claims it's holding everyone against his will but of riyadh's closest ally of the united states only added to the confusion in terms of the conditions of him being held or the conversations of your visions of him being held as who is he and detention. i'm not going to put that word behi i'm i'm not going to associate
that word with that but where he is right now where is he is you know in this room i was driving was i don't know personally where he is or well meanwhile saudi arabia and its allies q wait the united arab emirates have ordered citizens to leave lebanon quote immediately we offer experts about the possible reasons for the current escalation between saudi arabia and iran. riyadh is rolling out an entirely new plan no to create chaos in the region where a recount and not risk which we've lived through isn't easy sure it's low hanging fruit there is a great momentum right now as we're speaking this week in saudi arabia to try and create some sort of military strategy against iran to destabilize around or or any of iran's proxies in the region saudi arabia is isolated in the new nie amergin you'll civilian casualties and so forth saudi arabia yes the run and country seem
to me to lease elsewhere states are going to be caught in the crossfire. on saturday night a massive crowd turned out him boss alone demanding the release of catalonia is jailed former leaders a demonstration was held on catalonia as national day and attracted several earlier this week pro independence protests ended in clashes with police as activists tried to block railway stations in the cities of both barcelona. i started off took place after a general strike board much of the region to all hold with activists blocking crucial transport networks in major cities again in protest over the jailing of former regional leaders madrid accuses them of rebellion and sedition and has catalonia as declaration of independence several former catalan leaders including the ex president fled to belgium where they're now waiting
a decision on their fate mayors from a number of cattle and towns arrived in brussels to voice their support for the deposed colleagues faced a rally staged by spanish unity workers we spoke to an r k a cattle and spokesperson for the european partnership for independence and she joined us from one of the pro independence demonstrations. yes. you've got the graphic i want to hear. right back on you do still on obviously if you want that can. you do you just don't know what you are writing the general sense it's an outbreak it's very critical for him for that for the spine of the state to preach to make believe that they are the ones bringing peace when they are the ones bringing nevada and i know who you are you mean and you know just imagine way to pack so many superficial despite just
a little rust due for no warning so national trait these days songs that they'd be found on promoted sound so many shown on duty by some rugs in that on their hands i didn't get to mess up and dance i believe god. child america has been given and told monday to register as a foreign agent in the united states that's on the orders of the u.s. justice department which set the deadline on thursday november the ninth if r.t. america fails to do so it's bank accounts could be frozen the order was made under legislation adopted more than seventy years ago before world war two to counter nazi propaganda in america. had been a question of a has a look at reactions to the move. we are a news channel but at the moment we are in fact is the news the mounting pressure in r.t. as this week coleman eats it and an ultimatum sent to us by the u.s.
justice department r.t. america has been required to register as a foreign agent in the united states by monday with been left with no other choice but to comply but artie's editor in chief says the channel is being forced into conditions in wish cannot war. just imagine you work in the media and have to sign everything you do with foreign agent or produced by a foreign agent how does it feel for any media outlet to disclose its personal data it's dropped to have to declare any interviews that you do to ministries and institutions this can be called part of the job these conditions are aimed at destroying us as mass media at the moment russian lawmakers are drafting tit for tat measures targeting american finance media in russia well there is a list of candidates that might be headed by vote and among them are c.n.n. and voice of america radio liberty and its korean time television channel but the
crackdown on r.t. and the us poses some very uncomfortable questions to. those who are doing this in the us have always been proud of being the world's number one democrats and freedom of speech has always been the main value it here to buy them there's no democracy without freedom of speech and attack on our media in the us is make no mistake an attack on freedom of speech itself the. pressure has been mounting on r.t. ever since we were accused of somehow making us voters to strum turn into fuse. and pressure on the russian media does not and the u.s. lawmakers are now considering a bill that would give satellite providers the right to block channels funded by the kremlin the document was submitted by senator john mccain now the vice presidential candidate for the green party in the twenty sixth you know election
the crackdown on r.t. america calling it outrageous. also said that media outlets such as c.n.n. in the new york times super should be registered as quote agents of capitalism because they receive large amounts of funding from private enterprises experts we spoke to said the current pressure on a c is unprecedented. well this is absolutely outrageous i think we could quit coffee coffee on steroids now isn't a. chav in america and around the world it ought to put that different narrative out to the war party narrative on issues like the syrian conflict for example so i think there's in the us a very angry that i'll be so successful i have no personal link with russia and i'm not paid to appear i'm asked an opinion i give the opinion i've never been censored and i've never been edited i cannot say the same for my own personal experiences and appearances on c.n.n.
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it's going to. one hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence is not an understatement to say the russian revolution. was a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia. joining us today for the weekly u.s. president donald trump says better relations with russia are essential when it comes to solving world crises like syria and north korea he was speaking a day after the apec summit in vietnam we have to get to work to solve syria to
solve north korea to solve ukraine to solve terrorism and i feel that having russia in a friendly as opposed to always fighting with them is an asset to the world and an asset to our country not a liability getting along with other nations is a good thing not a bad thing believe me. also stress the need to have a closer together and where can all the world the fact is if we have. nobody any good if the sides involved understand that a medicare and the rest of the countries from the west. eventually. particularly in the middle east. will have to happen and it's a good sunday no matter how the standing on this. for old engulfing the u.s. navy that's according to prosecutors in the so-called london case including two
admirals were indicted but now is transpired that four hundred and forty navy stuff are under investigation including now more than sixty admirals and schools of offices all of them were suspected of sharing secret information in return for bribes such as booze and prostitutes the identities of the majority of people implicated being held back to avoid jeopardizing the investigation the release of such information would likely reveal sensitive details about the breadth and scope of the criminal investigation and pending cases these revelations are being described as the worst corruption scandal in u.s. navy history yet some a surprised that providing classified information to a foreigner in forms of bribes is being treated as fraud. explaining how the terms espionage and corruption appear to have been rather well swapped in this inquiry.
so what did they do well allegedly they were seduced by leonard francis a.k.a. fat leonard he offered them booze parties luxury hotels and cash in exchange for information about where u.s. navy ships were going in the pacific ocean he did this in order to earn contracts now fat leonard aka leonard francis is in a san diego jail so giving away military information launched an inquiry into corruption now these navy officers admitted to giving away ship schedules and they pleaded guilty to bribery but leaking and giving up classified government information under u.s. law isn't called bribery it's called espionage why is the espionage act not being applied to corrupt navy officers christian saucer took some photos with his cell phone in a classified area of a u.s. nuclear submarine nobody paid him anything and he didn't leak them to anyone he simply lost his cell phone well he ended up getting sentenced to a year in prison now his mother thinks her son got
a raw deal in two thousand and nine there was no cell phone ban on submarines at that time technology was new and didn't catch up maybe hadn't caught up yet and i really have no doubt in my mind that it was a twenty two year old guy that wanted to make it out of where he worked yeah we were and he took pictures and so forth were allowed now when it comes to whistleblowers who reveal u.s. forces killing civilians or the n.s.a.'s massive surveillance it doesn't take long for them to be charged with espionage.
months later i started working at the agency were you we were at the time or did you. saw it looks like photographers without malintent and whistleblowers get hit with stiff penalties but if you're a good ole boy in the u.s. navy brass and you trade military secrets for sex and cash well it looks like the stiff penalty is just don't apply caleb oppen aren't seeing new york. on tuesday at russia mock the one hundredth anniversary of the revolution that led to the creation of u.s.s.r. and alex he's been running a real time historical news feed on twitter you can still follow the hash tag nine
hundred seventeen live to find out exactly how events were unfolding minute by minute one hundred years ago on the field right now clashes continue with revolutionary forces now controlling the main streets around the kremlin wall in the event in the capital since petersburg the anti bolshevik press says well shut down for fear mongering with fake news. now you may be wondering why we're talking about the october revolution in november that's because soviet russia or adopted a new calendar off to the bolsheviks took power on the twenty fifth of october one thousand nine hundred seventeen that's november the seventh according to the gregorian calendar used by most of the world has a short recap of exactly what happened in russia back then. it's october one thousand nine hundred seventeen and russia is fast approaching one of the most
radical turning points in its history the country had been turned upside down by the february revolution and exhausted by the first world war the whole country surrounded in the cold of anarchy enormous russia bearing the new world in pain zone eclipsed the second living in exile in siberia with his family following his application seven months ago the provisional government occupying the russian monex main residence in the winter palace moderately liberal and aiming to create a new constitution then there friend of the petrograd soviet formed workers and soldiers the two institutions are supposed to share power but in reality are competing. and that's where the bolsheviks and vladimir lenin mean. it must be explained to the masses that the soviet to work his deputies is the only possible form of revolutionary government and place power in the hands of the
proletariat and the forest structure as usual. the bolsheviks promises essentially boiled down to this power to the soviets peace to nations lands of peasants and bread the hundred it took them just two days to come to power on october twenty fourth and twenty fifth they swiftly see post offices key railway stations the state bank the court and other strategic locations across the city at a quarter to ten pm a blank shot fired from cruise aurora signaling the stars of the storming of the winter palace by two am on the twenty sixth of october the revolutionaries occupied it and arrested the provisional government the new bolshevik government was formed with lenin at the helm. for a more detailed look checkout off he is online project to re constructing this critical chapter of russian history at nineteen seventeen dog eat dog.
when we all make this manufacture consent to instant of public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the financial merry go round lifts only the one percent of. the time we can all middle of the room signals. room in the real news room. we all willingly accepted the risk of being shot wounded taken prisoner but noone forced signed up to be friggin poisoned by our own people of seeing stuff that was nuclear biological and chemical products the said do not the truck tires all types of
styrofoam polystyrene these batteries trucks there was a complete denial i think at all levels of government that there was any connection between berm pits and what these brave soldiers were suffering from to compensate every soldier marine airman and sailor that was on the ground that are complaining about illnesses from their exposure from the berm pits would read literally send a v.a. broke and they don't want to pay it so the wady and decades a lot of those soldiers will die in time and they will have to pay and. called for help and get the middle finger to the decent model is. delayed and known to be done .