and that guy him going the opposite way of obama on a lot of those key issues you know michel one of the issues that during the campaign and after he became president is there his critics would say that he would be injurious to american allies let's think in terms of the middle east and and nato ok but you know surrounded by people. supporting policies that in fact do do that when we look at the a ran deal and we had mccrone in washington merkel is going to show up i mean they're advocating that they keep the treaty alive and you know in this this is really interest to the alliance i mean i would like to see nato completely dissolved and have a completely new security arrangement in europe i think that's what donald trump actually was thinking about during the campaign so i mean what the outside world must be look at i know they are looking at him in bewilderment because where is he going to go next i mean the the attack on syria recently that was against
international law the whole world looks at it that way not the foreign policy blob in washington they probably never heard of international law go ahead michael. i think that the u.s. presidency for some time maybe thirty forty years has been captured by. the sort of set relationships that it has to have and in many ways the dependent countries of nato even the great powers like france germany and britain are essentially pulling the strings and i think part of trump's approach was to put them in a situation where they felt less secure or about the relationship and the us would be more pliant and more willing to to come. to to mr trump and that seems to have worked yes it might as his blustering yeah and then and it seems to
have created the movement in north korea. neither germany certainly not britain and france either are willing to step up and take over the defense of their realm and they are not merely dependent on the u.s. but they've grown yes. needy and so the u.s. doesn't want to be in a position where it has to jump every time nato gets a twitch and so what he's doing is redefining the strength of the u.s. in the alliance without overcommitting and also this kind of representation speaks well with his base and they are excited because the u.s. is acting like the great power but my that it might let me ask you let me ask you but did you know would this this paradigm here does it actually make america more solid in the alliance and does it make the alliance more solid because what we have
here is a moral hazard ok they're not the europeans are you know they say they're going to spend money and all that but they're just going to look to washington for their defense and you have a president is actually quite skeptical about all of these things i mean that's kind of. very dangerous thing to be because you i mean the european nato allies are like drug addicts they keep going to washington to get their next fix i'll give you the last twenty now give me the last twenty seconds on this part go ahead and michael go ahead. the u.s. is in a stronger position and the the word injurious that you brought up is only relevant i think if there actually is a threat to nato and with the angle on the horn with mr putin all the time i don't really see the great crisis especially now that the u.s. has backed off a little from ukraine that was the great danger and well my dear me problem there i'm sure i see more of let me jump in here we're going to go to
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welcome back to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter we're discussing trump's foreign policy. let me go back to georgia new york in interesting thing where the mccrone visit and when we have to resume her. domestic crisis is that home we i'm thinking of the salisbury alleged chemical weapons attack then we had the attack on syria and it really into is interesting to me how they talk about syria now we had mccrone he said france and the u. u.s. and allies to quote build syria of tomorrow oh by the way the united states is making it illegal for other companies countries and companies to actually help syria rebuild it can't be in the part of syria where that i'm asked the government has control so george it's about exactly one hundred years ago we had sykes pekoe
it rejoined the middle east it seems like imperial habits die really hard and on top of that don't you think france the united states and its allies. helped the syrian people nuff go ahead george. yeah there's exactly right it was hilarious listening to macro on discussing syria and this role that the end of the france was going to play in syria that doesn't even realize that a few days earlier. the syrians were celebrating a day of independence independence when france evacuated syria that's that's that's what the syrians are celebrating the departure of the french the idea that they can now going to be welcoming their former colonial masters with open arms is a lot of bull but i do think that the american french british policy in syria is
actually rather dangerous because while this is a they have no real prospect of winning because they don't have any likely candidates who can form any sort of a government in syria what they can do is to prevent any kind of a settlement in syria and i think that's really what they're going to try and do which is to prevent any kind of consolidation of syrian government control because all the various candidates i mean the americans proposal for the s.d.f. we're which is in a largely kurdish that's. not no go because the turks don't want them and the syrians are not going to accept kurdish rule and so there that's that that's out. so what they're going to try and do is i think keep the the the war going blodgett by feeding again the various jihadi is and therefore just like your previous
prevent what they see as russian consolidation in syria and i think that's the danger and i do think that ukraine is also dangerous think the us are you two there is there are still very powerful forces within washington notably the john bolton's. the bears who want to start up ukraine relaunch some kind of a war that it will i and they're going to daniel there's a secret western mainstream media doesn't take any interest in these things but i'm a lot closer to this situation and things are getting to a boiling point in ukraine that's why may is going to be a very hot hot month oh right before fi for the world cup in moscow i'm sure there is no connection there ok daniel i mean you know we're looking at syria we could talk a little bit maybe about ukraine and some more later but you know you have this flip flopping going back and forth and i'm going to agree with michael i think that
trump is really expressing the views of his base that they don't like these foreign entanglements these interventions and the terrible waste of money when he wants to get an investment bill passed in the united states which desperately needs an improvement in infrastructure here so i mean he seems to want to have both ways when he can't have both go ahead daniel. yes tweets and rhetoric aside from policy is always something to decipher with this president but i disagree with both of you a little bit on a few points one on nato there's not this grand reese where france and germany and everyone are in love with us over nato and are going to reach their commitments and fact our commitment of two percent is bogus because we don't even count iraq or afghanistan intervention in our nato estimates and if we really included things properly there would be a little more of a balance but none of that has worked out and also backing off of ukraine i guess
i'm agreeing with you peter and disagreeing with michael a bit we did not back off of ukraine whatsoever and i have spoken on this program many times on the proxy war with ukraine and with syria and sanctions that are meant as part of a geo political bipolar scheme of ours with china and south korea to counter russia on natural resources in the arctic and we're trying to bankrupt russia from being able to develop up there and in fact over the last two weeks i mean i get new news on that all the time where we're demanding that the waterway be open for international development and traffic as well as what we're doing in syria to continue to back allow the turks to do what they're doing in the north working with europe and now encouraging the gulf to come in and develop and basically take over northern syria trump spoke with mccrone and basically talked
about how it was allers an orange territory. spanning in the mediterranean and that's why i mentioned sykes pico because that was the partition and this is what they want to do is another point is you know this is michael you know one of the things that's happened in the last week or so can i jump one you want to finish your point go ahead go ahead go ahead daniel finish your yeah i was going to say one one final point non in. venture is not trump space trump space that tea party thirty six percent are all neo cons and hawks as well of the baby boomer generation so well that rhetoric sometimes works because that might be what trump is thinking for the minute or not they are that john bolton's and might bump ai that oh no other venue knows what you have always and you know it's very there it was there was a really interesting post-mortem of the two thousand and sixteen election and there is evidence very strong evidence that a number of counties were flipped because of the anti-war sentiment that they were democrats but they were they they actually supported trump's noninterventionist
views so i would differ with on michael i have a much bigger question to ask you over the last week or so we've heard these murmurings that. france and the united states. and great britain want to start going around the security council of the united nations so they can pursue their syria policy i find this really very troublesome and dangerous here because we have to remember what the security council was a stablish for in the first place it was to make sure that we'd never be another third war third world war and now they were these major powers and we're talking in like nineteenth century terms again these great powers they don't want to use international institutions they have poor international law or they're just above it that is very dangerous because it's dysfunctional is the u.n. is it the you were united nations security council actually works the way it's supposed to where you don't have a coalition of great powers that brush aside the concerns of others here i find it
truly disturbing and it's the same powers one hundred exactly one hundred years later they carved up the middle east and they want to do it again go ahead michael . the u.s. is in a difficult position i think of. trying to restrain developments that could really up and world i don't know stability peace whatever you want to call a non ideal situation that's still better than the worst and this kind of pushing locally is what israel and saudi arabia are doing viz of iran you see that in qatar and then also what you mentioned the meddling britain and france which have been doing it in syria well for two hundred fifty years and of course when i talked about the u.s. aggressiveness in ukraine i was referring to secretary of state clinton and i think the u.s. needs to pull back in the off with the positive effect of seeing to
meet the needs of the base reigning in the neo cons who are not yet completely in control and not pursuing policies that will inevitably lead to war while at the same time looking strong so this i think brings us to knob of current the current vector of mr trump which is to make a deal with korea which is outside of the realms that we've been talking about and that would give of his administration the sufficient authority then to more effectively rein in israel britain france saudi arabia's that are causing all sorts of pesky problems and might create a basis for coming to some kind of agreement with mr putin in the future and that vehicle for that the framework for that has not been established but that
doesn't mean it cannot be established so it's a it's a very fine line i think the president is trying to to follow well there's so many opportunities that are being squandered left and right that's what makes this such a day. dangerous and tragic time you know you know george you know let's look at the reputational issue here i've said it many times in this program here trump wants to tear up the randy a well he wants to make a deal with the koreans i mean i mean if that's kind of odd you know i mean because because then the next minute administration comes in and they're going to run negative well i mean the united states puts itself in such an awkward hypocritical position by doing that particularly again i don't like giving credit to barack obama i really don't but this was a good deal ok and i'd like to correct the president of the united states all that money that they got it was their mind be it was their assets it wasn't a gift everybody made it was also an arms deal they didn't completely go through in the one nine hundred seventy s.
and four hundred million dollars and they had to pay interest on it so no there was no gift to iran go ahead george reputation issue. of course yes if course absolutely correct and that's all point i mean that it's very hard to see how any kind of agreement is possible in north korea because the north korean leaders would be absolutely insane to give up their nuclear capability in return for want in return for an empty american promise that we won't attack you why would anyone want to believe that we're you know one strong goes the next president whether it's pens or nikki haley will immediately go back on have agreement and will indeed attack north korea so it would hit it would be an absolutely insane policy to go for i just going back to what you were saying bit about this. going to the united nations general assembly i mean it's so hilarious because the only power
that has actually be acted in accordance with international law of syria has been russia yet russia is in syria in the caribbeans with international dangers at the rejoice let me jump in here legitimate government may jump in here gentlemen we've run out of time i hope i never will ever say president nikki haley that's all the time we have gentlemen many thanks to my guests in washington and in new york and thanks to our viewers for watching us here r.t. see you next time and remember across the uk. and in the highlands it was a political time to one he counts tiny industry execs standing stock poor now. because of a viral political don't belong to us and told them to be on the most people of all ok so funny story was a little while ago started with us are going to go get out of
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sooner than expected donald trump promises he'll announce his decision on the rand nuclear deal on tuesday days earlier than planned it comes right as britain's foreign secretary is in washington attempting to save the agreement. a lot of your prudent is officially sworn in as russian president and waste no time making key cabinet decisions for his fourth term plus. the pool to. do is only one time something to be killed hundreds of interpreters who worked with the british army in afghanistan face deportation from the u.k. even though they were promised asylum by london.
a warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q thanks for tuning in this hour donald trump's decision on the iran nuclear deal is set to be announced earlier than expected the u.s. president has tweeted he'll reveal all at two pm on tuesday washington time this sudden declaration comes on the same day the british foreign secretary has been in the u.s. capitol trying to persuade the president's team to stick to the deal now boris johnson didn't get a chance to speak to the president himself so he decided to deliver his thoughts via television johnson gave an interview to fox and friends branded by the media as charms favorite show. the president has been right to call attention to it but you couldn't do that without just throwing the baby out with the bath water without scrapping the whole thing because if you do that you have to answer the question what next well the possibility of trump pulling out of the iran deal has sent the
entire international community into a frenzy at the foreign secretaries first stop in d.c. with fox and friends he decided to deliver his message via trump's favorite t.v. show boris johnson has already met with secretary pompei and he even tweeted quote honored to be the first foreign minister to visit secretary pompei in washington he's not the first european official that's tried to warn the us against leaving the deal president mccrone and chancellor merkel even visited washington d.c. to discuss the matter but they were unable to convince trump otherwise he isn't them and we believe it's better to have this agreement even if it's not perfect and you have no agreement. the iran the you know it is not sufficient to see that iran's ambitions are curbed and contained it is most important to recognize is that iran through its ballistic missile program is trying to exert geo political influence in syria and lebanon. the solid bust verifiable
agreed that guarantees that iran will not supply nuclear weapons to denounce it without proposing anything else would be a serious mistake not prospectively it would be irresponsible. and you know we should acknowledge that the current agreement doesn't allow us to address all of the issues among the things not covered by the iran you know they do is iran's activity in the region of the us is divided along partisan lines and it's mostly democrats who want to uphold what's widely regarded as obama's only foreign policy achievement according to many pundits on t.v. here but believe it or not the republican chair of the house armed services committee advised against leaving the deal. you know what he had to say i'm not necessarily opposed to sticking with this deal forever but you need to have a clearer idea of about next steps if we or going to pull out so it looks like there is both a domestic and international effort to convince trump against killing the deal
trump will be and now seeing his decision at two pm from the white house tomorrow so we'll just have to wait and see what happens political analyst should be or suddenly sees a connection between rush to announce his decision and the growing strength of the iranian backed group hezbollah who won a majority in the lebanese parliamentary election last sunday the timing of terms tweeze is very interesting because he made this tweet almost immediately after the state house and the sort of finished his speech about the lebanese elections this deal was going to die i was never in favor of it and with the deal did there's going to be a lot more woman during you'll have accusations w m d's like we had in two thousand and two two thousand and three in the run up to iraq and the ill advised war in the region they will attempt to do iran it's not like iraq or afghanistan iran is something else it's a different equation and so it would be stupid to start another war. but amir putin has been officially sworn in as russian president almost two months
after he won the election. i. it's been sixty years since the last ceremony and the passage of time can even be seen in the number of smartphones in the audience attempting to capture the event. reports from the kremlin and what else was different this time. vladimir putin who is known to be sometimes fashionably sometimes not so fashionably late well this time he was right on time with work like a swiss clock i should say and really this ceremony had
a very fresh spirit compared to the previous ones for instance city center of moscow was not blocked off for traffic but instead lattimer putin got a call in his office and then we saw him walk all the way to the east and to this palace now he also rode for briefly with his motorcade and for the first time apparently he preferred to his usual mercedes benz limousine and a new one russian made cortege which literally translates as a motorcade it is a new vehicle designed specifically for the russian president it is in its main feature is how well protected it is it is rumored that it can basically withstand being hated by mortar rounds so this is what we know so apparently it was probably the first time that he actually rode that vehicle now he got in here he walked through these magnificent kremlin walls kremlin palace walls said an oath and then
he delivered a speech and basically the first thing that we gathered from that speech is that he does not expect this presidency to be easy and we have to keep up with the global changes to create an agenda of groundbreaking development so that no obstacles will circumstances can prevent us from the terminal our future by ourselves from realizing our most ambitious plans with dreams so. well also vladimir putin made a very big emphasis on his on the responsibility he says he's feeling in front of all the people of russia he focused much more on the internal of the domestic policies of russia on the domestic affairs in his speech rather than on foreign policy. for instance he tried his speech to try to be very unifying you tried you made of visual a very vivid effort of trying to unite the nation in these in these times.
we need breakthroughs in all spheres of life i strongly believe that only a free modern society that is ready for change and innovation that rejects injustice extreme conservatism and excess bureaucracy only such a society can achieve this kind of progress i believe that the main basis for the development of our country is the unity of the free responsible civil society and a democratic government. after delivering that speech vladimir putin was pretty much on his way and the russian government has already disbanded itself it has already we signed which is a normal of course procedure in this situation so the next thing the next big sensations that we could expect is from vladimir putin's new appointments as to who's going to go in to be the prime minister of cause this is the main entry as to the key positions the key ministerial positions also many of them remain remain
uncertain so this is definitely something to look forward to after the ceremony the president immediately got to work and signed a decree outlining a plan for the country's next sixty years under his administration he also announced incumbent prime minister and former president dmitri medvedev as his pick for the leading position in the new government. dmitri medvedev in britain tried to make putin's longtime sidekick russia's prime minister since twenty six well and arguably the most tech savvy official in russia. he's also a big fan of rocky's live. live. live like a soldier was liberated let's. listen.
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