was. it was. russia celebrates victory day marking seventy three years since the end of the second world war with a fireworks display ending a day of spectacular military parades. a sea of people have swept through moscow taking part in the immortal regiment march remembering relatives who died fighting what russians call the great patriotic. bucks. the cia veteran is thrown out of the confirmation hearing for donald trump's pick as the new agency chief mick protests over her alleged involvement in torturing prisoners. and protesters burn u.s. flags on the streets of tehran after donald trump decides to withdraw from the
arabian new clear deal. and take on for you know watching the latest headlines here at r.t. international thank you for joining us. russia has been celebrating victory day marking the defeat of nazi germany in world war two it's the seventy third anniversary of the end of what russians call the great patriotic war which claimed the lives of almost twenty seven million soviet people. the victory day celebrations culminated with a night nationwide firework displays one of the biggest was in moscow. ceci managed to find a perfect feat. thousands of fire pics and lighting up this guy's tonight sent
across and several spots across more such as gold in victory park fireworks will be illuminating the night skies to mark and of the seventeenth it underpins three celebrations it's now down below in the crowd so you can see people wearing symbols of victory day such as the st george of britain as a sign a member in some respects and say when people carrying the red carnations when the name and down of various sites across sent mostly it was well but now people will be flocking to try to get the best seats in the house and try and get the. lights the fireworks surrounding the night skies i've managed to grab quite a good seats a nice getting a good view of most case guys all in a fleet you'll be able to catch the colors on your screens. there are a few families in russia who weren't affected by the war is around one in every six soviet citizens died and in their honor a special munch known as the immortal regiment is held every year this time
a new record was set as more than a million people gathered in moscow and over ten million across russia party's correspondents followed the launch from the heart of the crowds in the russian capital. but it's all about the people whose faces are in these maybe maybe portraits are out there getting here harang that's also another remarkable feature of this march again back to the people and the portraits they survived years of war and this is in memory of all of them a few years ago i promise to myself that in the next four years. every time during victory day i'm going to take one of the portraits of one of my four great grandfathers and i'm keen. being the promise in this is mikhail difference of who is the grandfather of my mom what he did like pretty much everyone else here on these portraits his first defended his motherland to make the nazis retreat and
then he got a medal for liberating the city that's now known as kaliningrad the final destination of this absolutely extraordinary immortal regiment marched right square and my colleague daniel hawkins was much closer to that final destination take a listen and take a look at what he saw brought located just by the kremlin the bright square and given how this march began it had twenty twelve with just a few thousand people running in a small city in siberia it's now road to a truly international event with millions of people marching worldwide cities across europe madrid london lisbon and across the atlantic united states and thailand in israel truly a global event so all of those people have found out more about my family as well my great grandmother in media all going to a doctor a military surgeon she actually participated in the battle of moscow she was
a little front lines here for many months had searing that she battled before transferring further back into russia when she was the only surgeon for this ship for quite some time filming hundreds of operations later becoming all to resurface a call for men's alludes to town in the republic of tatarstan at the russian president's has been participating in the march as well since twenty fifteen a lot of you oppose it alongside him today the prime minister of israel benjamin netanyahu who's holding a photo of one of the five sort of the participants of the second world war and hero of the soviet union just goes to show just how much this event has expanded internationally how much this means to people no. but the greatest wealth we've managed to get some of those stupid stories that capture some of the find a pencil to build a family history is just one of them that we managed to get. to
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a far apart as the streets of new york the georgian capital tbilisi warsaw and even to h.c.c. crowds also gathered in australia with people in sydney commemorating their relatives well for many in russia the centerpiece of the victory day celebrations is the military parade through red square here in moscow. o'dowd. a mocking bands get underway with marching bands from all corners of the vast expanse of the russian federation.
you can smell the fumes from all the engines more than a hundred feet taking part in this year's parade now we can finally see some of the vehicles moving just behind me so finally this part of the parade has officially kicked off so let's just enjoy the view that we have from this vantage point. here they come here they come now it is the big boys and that big toys. look at the furrows of diesel coming off these tanks that's the armada these are the back ones here i am pretty right that that's the terminator. the stones are fred square life feet the vibrations it makes you think there's some sort of
seismic activity underneath the kremlin. my only question is how on earth does he pocked i think. there's a certain there are so. many of us in. the two ninety five and then there's as nato has come to call them i'm not under percent sure where the you get this she has of these aircraft through you know a camera lens but they're enormous and sometimes defies reason and logic things that.
one camera course and other unusual seen on red square and war hero were seen being forced out of the way by members of the president's security team that image putin saw what was happening and immediately invited the veteran to war with him caught up with the man and he told us his story. is that the president was there he has two bodyguards two big lads i was walking behind them the president knows me we've met before and he gave me a sign to come over i went the guards wanted to push me back but the president didn't let them they didn't touch me any more they understood that the president knows me and i know him well so we went together to the tomb of the unknown soldier and to the kremlin my rank is major general i was called up to the army before my
seventeenth birthday after six months of training i was sent to the front lines when i got there moscow had already been liberated so i was sent to small units i took part in the battle for somalia i was just a soldier for that battle i got the medal for bravery. the army postal service was overwhelmed with letters from the front line to loved ones back home the messages reveal not just the horrors of war but also the feelings of those serving towards their relatives one veteran here's now one hundred two shared his remarkable story . there were no. such some of them.
cook who. the go in the. car to. get them. out of the shoot or fix them in the bush. cuts on the green line. and there's more victory day coverage that's awesome. now donald trump's decision to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal has sparked a wave of protests in the iranian capital tehran demonstrators burned american flags and photos of the president and there was a similar protest inside the country's parliament m.p.'s burned
a flag in the chamber with vocal support from fellow lawmakers apart from quitting the nuclear deal donald trump has also vowed to impose the toughest sanctions on tehran. i am announcing today that the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal the agreement to restrict iran's nuclear energy program the crowning achievement of the obama white house has finally been terminated by the donald today's action sends a critical message to the united states no longer makes empty threats when i make promises i keep them but how much impact is this really having only one country the united states is withdrawing and the ryann doesn't seem particularly worried. i have ordered the ministry of foreign affairs to negotiate with and lobby the european countries as well as russia and china and to carry out the necessary coronation with them russia and china are ready to keep things going as is so are
key allies of the united states and the european union and european union is the term in to preserve it we expect the rest of the international community to continue to do its part to that on t.v. but it continues to be fully implemented but the sake of our own collective security together with the rest of the international community we will preserve this nuclear deal. under the current circumstances we call on all parties concerned to adopt a responsible attitude china will maintain close communication with all relevant parties and stay committed to upholding and implementing the deal in an objective impartial and responsible way. we're deeply concerned over the u.s. president's decision to you know actually abandon its obligations under the joint comprehensive plan of action on the iranian nuclear program and sanctions on iran now this isn't the only global decision the trumpet ministration has made to be met
with chirping crickets remember when the usa moved its embassy to jerusalem other than paraguay and guatemala the rest of the world was not exactly clamoring to follow suit and remember one trump pulled out of the paris climate change accords well the other one hundred ninety five countries that have signed on they frowned at washington for a minute and then they moved on as if nothing had happened the accords remain exactly the same so once again we've got a big drum roll and fanfare from the white house but with the rest of the world refusing to go along is washington's global leadership really all it's cracked up to be this be very clear that mr tom did not simply exit did. he violated as you know written obligations under the and that is a delicate important point that has been raised by. me and others and this my both to you know in the international court of justice. legal reforms the
u.n. security council now the supporter of scrapping the agreement to use israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu who's currently in moscow he recently gave a dramatic presentation decrying the deal and has praised trump's decision. israel has opposed the nuclear do from the start because we said the brother them blocking the wrong spot to bomb the deal that you previously runs to an entire arsenal of nuclear bombs israeli influence is absolutely key here trump cited netanyahu is kind of used cars the salesman style presentation in order to justify withdrawing from the iran deal and his new policy of rollback and you know first of all we have to recognize netanyahu introduced nothing new in his presentation the intelligence was arguably fabricated that netanyahu it introduced that trump cited it's another intelligence scam driving us to war when you can watch till the international
atomic energy agency says iran is honoring its commitments to the deal other signatories are also founding to fulfill their obligations despite the us withdrawal here's how the original agreement was put together. it took nine years of talks mira's attempts and was even days of meetings. we're seeing kerry. the e.u. u.s. russia china and iran had to overcome their trust issues. are racist but they believe it was even possible. to be able to. and yet it happened a diplomatic breakthrough a true success after a decade long standoff in.
one country to one happy i think this is a bad bad bad. deal for a while he was all on his own until the new guy came to the white house the worst sales i've ever seen in a disaster is still one of the dumbest details one of the worst deals ever heard was the iran deal i'm all for agreements but that was a bad one first came decertifying the day we cannot and will not make this certification the e.u. took it personally president of the united states as many posts not this one to trump went even further threatening to pull out of the deal altogether by be a total terminations that's a very real possibility some would say that's a greater possibility israel was jubilant but they're trying to bamboozle the entire world and i'm very glad that the president well enough without the e.u. tried to knock some sense into trump with france germany and the u.k.
sending their top guys to try and change his mind the president has been right to call attention to it but you could do that without just throwing the baby out with the bathwater nine years of talks a diplomatic breakthrough. a true success was it all for nothing. the disputed territory of the golan heights on the border between syria and israel is on high alert the israeli military claims iranian forces based in syria have launched twenty missiles at their positions there are also reports israeli air forces have returned fire the area has been a point of contention for decades between syria and israel locals were warned in advance to take refuge in bomb shelters tensions have dramatically increased since donald trump announced the u.s. would withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. and donald trump's controversial choice for cia director has been grilled at a senate confirmation hearing over her alleged involvement in torturing political
prisoners eugene house will insist under her leadership torture in the cia will be a thing of the past i can offer you my personal commitment clearly and without reservation that under my leadership on my watch cia will not restart the detention and interrogation program. cia has learned some tough lessons from that experience confirmation might not go so smoothly today's hearing there was some very clear opposition to hostile but those who were skeptical were concerned about her prior involvement with the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques which many describe as a torture program but human rights organizations have even called upon the public to reach out to their representatives and oppose her nomination but first some background on the controversy housefull reportedly ran a cia prison in thailand where these techniques were used and she's accused of destroying tapes that documented these interrogations but president trump seems to
have no qualms with her questionable history in fact he's even praised her for being quote tough on terror so as you can guess torture and morality were the main topics of discussion at today's hearing do you believe the program in terms that you can interrogate program was consistent with american values we have decided to hold ourselves to a stricter moral standards are they consistent with american values senator i believe very strongly in american values i want to trust that you have the moral compass that you said you have i have conducted myself honorably and in accordance with u.s. law do you believe that the previous interrogation techniques were immoral what i believe sitting here today is that i support the higher moral standard we have decided to hold ourselves you've answered the question. and i think i've answered the question if not the hearing was disrupted twice by protesters who took issue with this and they were immediately silenced and then removed from the premises the
first protester screamed bloody jena a nickname that the press often use. but. please please remove. god was. our. the second protester wasn't a random human rights activist it was actually rape make governor a veteran cia officer who served in the agency for decades but since his retirement he's been an active critic of torture and more specifically the agency's use of torture during his disruption he attempted to ask a question but then he was forcibly removed by capitol police. were was. was going to. the right
there right now. it's unclear whether or not trump support will be enough for an easy confirmation but we'll just have to see what happens by could munch on tea also the cia veteran you saw being removed from that hearing to comment on tom's choice of gina hospital ray mcgovern is now in custody but here's what he previously said to r.t. . gina hash bill was in charge of the black sites in thailand where she not only water boarded and otherwise tortured people who were brought there in two thousand and two and around then but she destroyed the evidence she destroyed the videotapes that showed how these torture sessions including waterboarding were carried out in other words if you destroy evidence if you obstruct inquiries then you can move right ahead and i remember my friend john kiriakou who is persecuted and prosecuted
and served two years jail time for what for revealing torture or not for doing it he commented when cina hash bell was named deputy director he commented that this is really really bad what will the shape of the troops in the ranks it will say you couldn't violate laws it will take care of you it gina haskell has had practically every senior position in the cia's headquarters she's currently the acting director of the cia i knew her when she was the chief of staff in the counterterrorism center she's been in the senior intelligence service for decades but i think that she's not qualified to lead the cia because the actions that she took during the dark period of the cia's torture program disqualify her the crime was on her part it was that she was doing this torture program not that the american people learned about it gina haskell had the opportunity to say the right thing that this
was a dark period in u.s. history people made mistakes the program was immoral it was illegal it was unconstitutional she never said any of that. antiwar activist time barry thinks the white house is using haskell status as a woman to sugarcoat are involved went into what you. for many more than two people arrested there were nine people arrested the capitol police arrested seven people before the hearing started because they didn't want to be interrupted and the charge against jena aspel is exactly as ray mcgovern who was bloodied and injured in his arrest but also by john kiriakou there were arrested without provocation before the hearing started were given a fifty five dollars fine and released almost immediately it helps that jean as well as a woman but you can't have an unqualified woman the reason that they picked gina haskell is the very fact is she is
a woman trump administration use those points to push a known torture the things that isis did where they were beheading and doing all the things that they were doing are no different under international law and human rights as what gina aspel was doing we should denounce or at every opportunity we'll have more on these and plenty of other stories that go to our website don't come otherwise i'll be back with the latest headlines at the top of the sea that. the way is anti american and anti-democratic and we can look at that quite plainly by understanding the stock price approach or have it was never split so it's trading i think there are three hundred thousand dollars a share so the message from charlie munger and warren buffett to americans is
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