a 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. i. mean the thousands of taken to the streets of barcelona they're outraged at madrid's crackdown on former catalan leaders who were behind the region's independence declaration. a highly anticipated meeting between. fails to materialize the did chant on the sidelines of the apec summit and agreed to cooperate on syria. the u.s. justice department demands r.t. america register as a foreign agent by monday if it fails to comply the channel bank accounts could be frozen.
thanks for joining us my name is harvey this is the weekly here on r.t. international. the geo political rivalry between two of the middle east main powers saudi arabia and iran has been destabilization other regional players yemen and lebanon. and the latest developments strikes targeted the defense ministry in the yemeni capital it was back in march of two thousand and fifteen that saudi arabia first began its incursion into yemen by launching an air campaign against rebels who are backed by iran yemeni civilians have also been affected by the latest bombing is what they told our sister channel r.t. arabic. and then a second rocket hit my house was destroyed i'm just an ordinary person on 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 a poor person that i would appear that you knew i had been lacking were injured our houses were destroyed this is the result of aggression how how is this in the area are affected by the strike. we had has intensified its bombardment of yemen in response to a missile fired towards the saudi capital of we could go by the fight is saudi arabia was quick to blame it on iran saying tehran directly supports the who thinks they too are seeing u.s. air force official claim the ballistic missile had been made in iran. in iranian markings on the business. it's been demonstrated. there are pictures that take that to mean that connects the dots to iran in terms of who's supplying. missiles
and that capability from i am going to we do not even have the ability to transfer missiles to yemen. and they've managed to increase the missiles range. parties but i guess the it takes a look at the current tensions between two of the biggest players in the middle east. recently benny a days seems to go by without saudi arabia making headlines and it almost always boils down to it's enemy iran it is a game of chess that spans an entire region on every front in every country the saudis see iran's evil influence. the huth the rebels in yemen who saudi arabia has been bombing for many years fire a rocket riyadh that the saudis could only describe as
a rainy and 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 lou inching into a tirade about evil raney an influence plunging the region into chaos and destruction. were of iranian prison supply discord and destruction and interference in our countries in lebanon syria. yemen where i would like to be iran and its followers that they would be losers in their. use a poor and gain an opening then there's the blockade of cattle.
a trade embargo seven 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 that. the hardest allies losing an aside is winning and while syria may have unexpectedly checkmated riyadh here 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 saudi arabia's highest islamic cleric banned chess saying that the game causes enmity and hatred between people and even when played on a giant geopolitical scale well it looks like he was right.
the unexpected resignation of the lebanese prime minister is only added to tensions there's been speculation saudi arabia could be holding saudi arabia against his will riyadh denied the claims and to reveal himself has given his first interview since quitting very said he is free to leave saudi arabia whenever he wants and a hard look at how look i'm free in thirty arabia if i wanted to leave tomorrow i would leave tomorrow all lebanese people need to know that i did resign i know it's not an all do it with resigning but any prime minister i know that but i did it because i wanted to send them into shock positive shock so lebanese people would realize that our country is in danger. inmarsat arabia and its allies kuwait the united arab emirates and bahrain have ordered their citizens to leave lebanon immediately we are stand list for their take on the current situation between saudi arabia and iran riyadh is rolling out an entirely new plan no to create chaos in
the region were. lebanon not geve the flu is an easy short it's a low hanging fruit there is a great momentum right now as i'm speaking this week in saudi arabia to try and create some sort of military strategy. iran to destabilize around or or any of iran's proxies in the region saudi arabia is isolated in the ne in the emerging new we do least the last in syria because of the feel of the dash project the last in iraq i was just back from baghdad and talking about that is about not buckin as they should but that about iraqi national unity they lost again with the blockade against karkare they are losing the war on yemen which is horrifying we dance of thousands of civilian casualties and supported by the us congress for that matter and using american weapons and uki weapons and now they're trying to change the
narrative they're bringing the run they're trying to ratchet up a confrontation involving lebanon which is caught in the crossfire and it still is the same old story is saudi arabia yes the run and countries seen the middle east states are going to be caught in the crossfire. and saturday night a massive crowd turned out in barcelona demanding the release of catalonia is jailed former leader says the demonstration was held on cut alone is national day and attracted almost a million people. i. thank . god we are here to have a free country at risk and with a push to mourn here he and all of the catalan government are in our hearts. i went to all of the demonstrations because i want my grandsons to have a life that we didn't have. that was we're here to defend our politics defend those currently in prison and to defend democracy and here we do find our human rights
far as flower culture for them and for our children they feared. the spanish prime minister is now in barcelona he's attended a presentation of his party candidates for the upcoming regional election bowing to end quote separatist. hosting the gathering was full of people supporting spanish integrity waving both national and catalan flags. early this week independence protests sparked clashes with police as activists tried to block railway stations in the cities of barcelona and sharon. i. i came after a general strike had brought much of the region to a halt again in protest over the jailing of the region's former leaders did accuses them of rebellion into dition and as an old catalonia declaration of independence.
of all members of the deposed leadership fled to belgium where they're now waiting to see if they'll be deported back. to travel to brussels to offer support they were confronted by a spanish unity rally. catalan spokesperson for the european partnership for independence she joined us from one of the pro dependence protests in the catalan capital. just. under a graphic forced by the crackdown on institutions and obviously if. you do that you just don't get you're right there's no sense it's an outrage it's very good for him for that for this man in this day. to make believe that they you know that once. when i was bringing the bar that i know for i mean you know just imagine way perhaps i mean. this is
a more literal why no more against the national truth is. that they found them from all the south so many nations and did you mean by some rights in. i'd like you to met me and my live. our sister channel r.t. america has been given until monday to register as a foreign agent in the united states and that's on the orders of the u.s. justice department forty america fails to do so is bank accounts could be frozen it was made in the legislation that was adopted seventeen years ago that was prior to the second world war to counter nazi propaganda. and it takes a look at the reaction to the move. we are a news channel but at the moment we are in fact the news the mounting pressure on 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 adventure into the channel is being forced into conditions in wish. 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 its contract 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 those and among them are c.n.n. and voice of america radio liberty and its korean toin television channel but the crackdown on r t n the u.s.
poses some very uncomfortable questions. those who are doing this in the u.s. have always been proud of being the world's number one democrats and freedom of speech has always been the main value at 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 truth trump over hillary last year but can one channel really will that much power or is this just in a town to say i fell alternative. we'll bring you more of the week's headlines in a moment including. the apec summit in vietnam and hundreds of u.s. naval forces stuff are being investigated for bribery it's being called the worst corruption scandal in american history with.
doesn't tell you. that we all. want. welcome back u.s. president said the better relations with russia would be key 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 partial 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 the formal meeting between the russian and us president had
been highly anticipated but never happened apparently due to shuttling problems nevertheless the two leaders did briefly catch up on the summit sidelines and they released a joint statement on the situation in syria. they confirmed their determination to defeat islamic state president also agreed that there can be no military solution to the conflict in syria they added a final political settlement should be found through the geneva talks format and stressed that syria is still a sovereign country but putin in terms common views on those issues immediately sparked a backlash x. cia boss john brennan claimed trump was intimidated by the russian president or former intelligence chief james clapper the friend in this naive and even a threat to america think it's very naive and again for pearl was to this country to make an assumption that russia is going to be with. the best interests of the world or the united states in mind following his meeting with putin trump
took to twitter to address his critics underscoring that russia's help is necessary in resolving many of the world's conflicts when will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with russia is a good thing not a bad thing they're always playing politics bad for our country i want to solve north korea syria ukraine terrorism and russia can greatly help you mccabe of the online news site big league politics police the u.s. president's opponents are desperate to find fault with his overseas tour. trump branded a slogan of america first i don't think anybody would be surprised if putin put russia first i think that what have you what people also have to realize is what you might call the naivete or what is this is this is trump's first year in office and by my count putin has dealt with clinton bush. obama this is what
his fourth us president and so let's not be surprised if putin is a little bit more calmer a little bit more poise is handling it a little bit more measured. i think that all in all this president is on a phenomenally successful overseas trip and you know we're not hearing any criticism about his success in the philippines and vietnam and china korea or japan so this is what they have left are going to try to try to hang him with some putin non-sense. on the last leg of his asian top donald trump landed in the philippines on sunday but didn't get the warmest the world comes on the capital streets was which was hundreds of people descended on the u.s. embassy i'm another to protest the visit protest has burned u.s. flags and shouted anti trump slogans right police water cannon to push back the
crowd. a colossal bribery and fraud as engulfed the u.s. navy that's according to prosecutors in the so-called fat leonard case they've now revealed the true extent of the scandal initial inquiry took place more than four years ago when twenty eight personnel including two admirals were indicted now though it's transpired four hundred forty navy staff are being investigated including more than sixty admirals and scores of officers all of them suspected of sharing secret information in return for bribes such as alcohol and prostitutes the identities of the majority of people implicated are 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 and these revelations are being described as the worst corruption
scandal in u.s. navy history yet some a surprise handing over classified information to a foreigner is being treated as fraud killer morgan explains. but 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 a 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 ready 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 where you were at the time were that 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 killam oppen are seeing new york. hundreds of moroccan football fans have clashed with police in brussels following
that country's qualification for next year's woke up given russia. ah celebrations so turned violent when riot police followed water cannon at the crowds in an attempt to bring them under control police claim twenty two officers were injured and that several cars were torched in the clashes. thanks so much for tuning in to us here on r.t. to national this evening that is all from me for now to upset of just seemed to unhook insists that was in the museum to bring you right up to date at the top of the. i fear that we may see the iranians taking the first steps towards restarting the nuclear program which will only further veitch up tensions and further increase the risk of the war that's the big danger here this is not just about killing the
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was a high priority mind to do the best perm possible. how about openness what's next. they become michael had been on sixty milligrams of paxil for two weeks when he andy and set out for one of their favorite father son activities a b.m.x. bike competition in london ontario. yes. what i've learned in this journey is i no longer take for granted even one breath things get reduced to the minutes and he you know that you have the strength for that minute if so will. actually. have the. place. david and i were friends in college we're both accounting majors david was
that funny brilliant guy that yours wanted in your group david was a guy you'd want to be around instance about the best way split when you met and it was. open it was funny he was very witty my dad was a very caring father. very funny too it wake me up in the morning singing whatever group i was into at the time it was vice girls when i was little it's a brilliant auditor auditing for a major corporation is stressful and there's a lot of things that go with that if you want to do the right thing david was a guy who like any of us had his share of challenges in life we all did we went to the psychiatrist in early two thousand and six and he said well what about prozac you have a chemical imbalance let's put you on prozac it's the standard of care it's what they do it's almost a marketing strategy that works you know. i have
a disease within days of ingesting prozac david crespi became troubled towards the end of just talking back and forth he said do you. ever feel like life is too dark to go on it's crazy it's not the way i think those thoughts are natural to me i recall a few events from the day before that would suggest that he was going psychotic david was jumping out of the bed and walking around a throw rug and hitting each corner and then jumping back into bed and i'm going what are you doing is it just feels good well now i attribute that to acts of easy . tragedy was january twentieth two thousand and six on that day took all the kids to school left to go get my hair cut left the girls in the care of their loving father they when is to spend time with them when i came back into the neighborhood after being gone for an hour.