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the islamic the dome of the rock is currently situated in the third term political reference to a new place of worship to replace an ancient one which was destroyed the u.s. embassies embarrassed to ask for an apology saying the envoy was unaware that he was being given a doctored picture region of course still reeling from the deadly protests against the relocation of other embassy to jerusalem just last week is our middle east correspondent paula. the photograph immediately sparked fierce criticism from the muslim world saad erica who is the secretary general of the palestine liberation organization the p.l.o. there's a friedman expressed to quote rude and hypocritical behavior you then have admittedly who is an arab israeli law maker and comes from the israeli arab dominated political alliance called the joint let's and he has responded to the photographs by saying that this madman wants to bring peace a good thing you didn't put the embassy there at the same time we're hearing that the american ambassador has apologized freidman was not the word of the image
thrust in front of him when the. he was deeply disappointed that anyone would take advantage of his visit to create controversy the u.s. policy is absolutely clear we support the status quo on her arm to use temple mount now here which is the organization from which the man who gave the present came from has expressed its own concerns about the incident it says that the man who presented the picture actually acted on his own behalf but the problem is that the american ambassador already has a record of controversy even before this event he is a supporter of israeli settlements in palestinian territory and in the past he's also called on the u.s. state department to stop calling the west bank israeli occupied territory and this incident comes at a very unfortunate time it follows the inauguration of the new us embassy in jerusalem from its original base in tel aviv and as you well know that sparked a barrage of both international and regional criticism this might provoke further
tensions it builds the rhetoric against the u.s. policies it would pressure governments to go in face of the against the interests of the united states and that the same time there would be protests which are already being organized for quite some time right now in the passing interest is over the two months we lost under thirteen people thirteen thousand injuries. already so this would only add fuel to the fire. there the u.s. military central command colonel joseph votel says america will now shift its focus in syria to stabilizing the region and monitoring the dangerous pockets that remain closed despite president trump so eagerly earlier this month that the u.s. would pull its troops out of syria very soon what the u.s. decides and on whether or not to stay in the region a survey of arab youngsters in the middle east suggests the majority view the u.s.
as an adverse or e. and it also concludes that russia has cemented its position as the top non arab ally a senior correspondent were girls d. of looks at her american strategy has failed to win over hearts and minds. you can see why trump wanted a new middle east strategy the old one wasn't working allies unhappy people aren't waving american flags forecasts failed remember for instance when they proclaim that syria would be russia's end a new of kind of star russia will continue to. send troops home. in body bags these are hard lessons that the soviet union had to learn in afghanistan you have to dig back into ancient history to see how this is going to play out for the russians turned out it wasn't it was killing jihad distant terrorists isis al-qaeda and all flavors they're of pointing case take this
poll every year it asks arab youths who their biggest allies are in two thousand and fifteen america was voted second friendliest country by arab youth now it's eleventh russia is fourth despite or perhaps because of its intervention in syria but that's youth what about the older folks there is an ally obviously a strong partner certainly over the specter i saw in a friend. and a friend of the united states in a very turbulent part of the world. of america i told you many times you are either with us or all of these terrorist organizations are disaster the united states is barely on speaking terms with a nato ally turkey they're withholding weapons there are syrian kurds the white b.g. who a turkey's sworn enemies this friendship is dying and turkey thinks it can unite
and need the muslim world especially after trump stunt with moving his embassy to jerusalem that robida almost everyone the wrong way condemn the u.s. decision on jerusalem because of its great bias against the historical and permanent rights of the palestinian people see the united states the solution to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel is a dangerous one it will threaten security and stability and frustrates efforts to resume the peace process with strong. bleeding allies moscow is making inroads with ankara now turkey russia and iran gather regularly on syria and trump isn't being invited but they at least friends still buy american guns right we signed historic agreements with the kingdom this landmark agreement includes the
announcement of a one hundred ten billion dollars saudi funded defense purchase and we will be sure to help our story friends to get a good deal from our great american defense company that was trump boasting before saudi arabia saudi arabia america's chief ally in the middle east the clear that it is buying russian s. four hundred missiles which turkey is also doing that's a new low for us policy and things aren't looking up. you can bet there are no one filled russian bass or ships in countries that matter it's moscow as they are today almost unbelievably in american posts egypt jordan libya could tar saudi arabia syria turkey and of course iran where we have no embassy america's policy has been simple divide red versus blue sheer versus sunni
friends versus enemies problem is the world isn't black and white there are gray greens browns and purples which washington needs to recognize talking here about. a region that has been heavily dependent on the united states in pretty much everything defense economy cars technology everything and now people are thinking you know this is not reliable anymore this is not an ally anymore this is becoming more of an adverse or definitely a shift toward a huge shift in retore between the obama administration and the trumpet ministration has played a role to agitate people but we need to understand the policy there hasn't been much change. in the two thousand far right extremists in germany or in illegal
possession of at least one firearm according to the government's own figures the green party says leaders asleep in the problem under the carpet though reporting from berlin here's our europe correspondent peter oliver. here in germany almost two thousand people identified as right extremists have a permit to possess a firearm that's according to the government's own statistics twelve hundred of that number described themselves as reich citizens and since november of twenty sixteen around four hundred fifty of them have had their firearms licenses taken off them by the state but he was right citizens dangerous rights. citizen is a catch all term for a loosely affiliated bunch who claim that the federal republic of germany is illegitimate and say that the pre-war value more constitution remains in effect that's the same system that allowed out of hitler to take power well today's reich citizen groups come in several shapes and sizes but almost all of them have some
link to either neo nazi groups or far right ideology. the historical revisionism forms an ideological link that connects various right wing extremist currents and right wing extremists among right citizens use those connections to cause confusion to provoke authorities and to create a social platform for right wing ideology it's estimated that there's around eighteen thousand of these right citizens in germany and some are allegedly preparing for a day when they'll rise up and take their country back but these aren't just hollow empty threats eighteen months ago a policeman in bavaria was killed during a shootout between officers and a member of one of these are right citizens' groups the number of these people is significantly significantly increased acts of violence. a public official still eastland has increased in number if the numbers go on to increase if these fever
really use in britain hears them selves for a tosing in resisting public will so reduced then indeed it's a challenge for the state opposition politicians have accused the government of trying to sweep the extent of germany's problem with far right violence under the rug first the federal government explains the right wing terrorist groups can form spontaneously and have a strong digital network but then many of their actions are not counted as right wing terror offenses the impression is that the federal government consciously except blind spots in the recent past berlin hasn't pulled away you from. intelligence findings that showed as many as seven hundred radical islamists could be in the country and a capable of preparing a terrorist attack but it does seem that they're less forthcoming when that threat is potentially posed from elsewhere we now are facing the end of less being intellectual dominance and culture into legally gemini and under this umbrella of
growth writing populism of course writing the radical right wing extremists still protect it the german state district do their bit with all the power and strength it has germany has very strict gun control laws thankfully gun deaths are a rare occurrence here but perhaps one way to keep it that way would be to not allow people who the government considers a threat to the public to have access to firearms peter all of r.t. believe. will find a word on this from the german government saying that although the threat posed by rote weeks three misses reportedly increasing their overall threat level from such groups remains relatively low. focus on italy now it's been two months coming but now italy has formed a government and named its next prime minister giuseppe conti's been approved for rome's top job by the italian president after emerging as
a compromise candidate put forward by the euro skeptic five star movement and the far right league party employment ends a political deadlock then that's lasted since the election results came out of the beginning of march conti was seen as an unlikely choice given he's a relative newcomer to politics a little known law professor so ever so the boards of several high profile italian companies he's also been behind the five star movement justice program and although there's little indication as to what policies he will favor as prime minister seems content has in the past been vocal about rooting out corruption at least coalition government programs unveiled last week the members of the cabinet yet to be sworn in. talking of events to to come. three weeks now to go till the greatest footballing show on earth gets underway right here in russia nations have been busy naming their players for the feat for world cup while our own former player peter schmeichel exposed the host cities ready to welcome them as not for this big event this time is out but in russia's western most point kaliningrad.
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most of all do i it's all a. dollar. it's . banks geysers financial survival will face a money pit of relatives who claim to be easy to design the central banks to for dying at the moment i don't call them right now so i stopped. time after time they were going underground is the man who until recently oversaw
us espionage in china mike pompei oh now secretary of state we took chinese foreign minister when he had to avert a multi-trillion dollar global trade war coming up in the show against all the odds that a provocateur in britain nicolo my door wins again in venezuela a nation with the world's largest known reserves of oil and gas was now and was it fair we speak to an election monitor joseph hour along the border of the u.k. center for investigative journalism and then associates of wiki leaks and the head of this week's un report on fracking we speak to a former advisor to the u.k. pm david cameron wants fracking could mean earthquakes in england from the headlines a porch a debate about the new cia chief and who's going nuclear over ethical investments all the civil war coming up today's going underground but first britain's foreign secretary boris johnson after seemingly acquiescing the u.k. minority government needed to raise a maze of bricks it customs union begins a tour today on his itinerary are peru argentina and chile that starts with the
last of those alleged washington proxies chile it's in from its leader pinochet was backed by johnson's political hero margaret thatcher when the former dictator was charged with genocide by spanish examining magistrate judge potter's our guards on pinochet does not enjoy immunity from the crimes that judge him for in spain those are all states taking genocide and extra territorial murder siham were. killed every year and give it out. don't know where all. you see not in this. last. then begin with. in new orleans the coward. getting them since they dumped it or not equal little came out after the cia backed killing of the democratically elected socialist leader of chile salvador allende forty thousand were killed or tortured
under pinochet boris johnson's hero margaret thatcher believed pinochet though should be rewarded for his friendship with britain when after being arrested in the u.k. he was released by tony blair's government is reborn on this guy wants to be held prisoner for sixteen months. in the meantime there's a problem with. the red tape. joe de chile is in the grip of more neoliberal change that opponents believe will further impoverish the country's poor as for argentina where thatcher can arguably take credit for destabilising a us proxy dictator after winning the mel venus for clint's war the bad old days could be returning in the past few days as president mccree has sought loans from the i.m.f. for. monetary infamous around and as for peru's its president hasn't even been elected him out of
his car and has been appointed president after his predecessor resigned over corruption it was vickery who welcomed us vice president mike pence to the capital lima in the past few weeks now let me be clear. the responsibility for the venezuelan people suffering can be laid at the feet of one man nicolas maduro yes the us vice president at the invitation of a leader who is not elected in peru calling up president nicolas maduro of venezuela who just won a landslide on sunday no surprises then that britain's foreign secretary or strengthen did not congratulate president maduro and that his five day latin american tour is exclusively to those nations pretty. back to washington responsible for decades of covert destabilization got of the days when the poor of london used to benefit from cheap venezuelan oil thanks to one of labour's most popular politicians ken livingston allegedly forced out of his party this week well joining me now from caracas is a member of the board of the u.k.
center for investigative journalism joseph erroll who was an independent monitor at sunday's venezuelan elections joseph thanks for coming back on going underground was the election fair i don't see how anybody who was present could think it was anything out i know there's plenty going on in the news about how unfair it is that whenever any questions are posed as to why then the answers are certainly not technical that come back here really let's go answer what exactly is the process of voting in a ball they're very in the venezuelan election it's an extremely robust system you know if you go into a polling station you show your id card which they push. the number of id card information and that brings up their version of the id card so then they verify that you are the person that you are they then get you to put your thumb for it on the machine. it's a double verification from then you go to an electronic actually where you put in
your vote so get your option. you click on it you want it prints out about those records your vote and it was a printout a ballot with an x. or the box you voted for which you then entered the about arcs and after that you go and sign that you don't your vote. so there's so many moving parts that at the end of the day they look at the numbers on the machine and they compare that with the numbers in the ballot box the physical ballots and also the opposition and and they signed that off with all parties present so they had witnesses from all the running parties who have to agree on that count number and on top of that the the powers you have the right audit fifty four percent of all the the addicts on a first machines i mean that's not just a sample that's a huge huge sample as close to being a population i went to many heard in stations i even try to fudge the system myself
where i got somebody who just voted to go back in the queue and put their id number in and it popped up on the screen saying this person has already voted then i got somebody else who is who hadn't voted to put their id number in and then i asked if instead of them putting their hand prints on i could put my area on and i did and it said this doesn't correspond to the south person so that mean people have been saying or there are these machines that can print out different parts it doesn't matter what has actually correspondence it's not going to work maybe those one vote if i'm a daughter of us johnson says the elections are neither free nor fair so just state my pompei of course i'm a sham which will change nothing you're just one of the election observers with the other election observers that you made today broadly agree with your view of these elections are i mean i haven't come across anybody who disagreed with that i mean there were over two hundred independent observers there were there was a delegation from the african union election observer observatory there was set out
which is an international latin america. expert observer of actions and i mean it was a resoundingly. concurrence that it was sadly sad to. thank you robust. there was no sight of any intimidation of people being trafficked in. or people being paid to vote for i mean there was there was a significant abstinence that's true but on that note i mean that's their position and said previously that they were going to abstain but they still had a candidate around. why would a government try and fix an election that's not going to be contested that in itself doesn't make sense and you know there's another point that's worth noting is that we went to a recent prior to the elections with the. with the main campaign managers of all
candidates and. then if i recall it was the main opposition candidate actually said that they agreed with the electoral system they thought it was very fast they had witnesses in all the polling stations that also so they couldn't say or it was a fraud or it and he said that they were they recognized. the results until such time as the votes actually came in and it didn't recognize that exactly file calls people are certainly not saying that they accept it now they're not sure the new york is going on the western borders with venezuela but the lumbee and presidents and also he's not going to recognize the victory of a doris' as colombians were given then as way the idea is to vote well you said it i mean it's not just him you argentina brazil chile even canada the whole of human group have come out with a statement saying how they're not going to recognize that and in that opening
paragraph of that statement because they were not free or fat now i don't understand how they can argue that and carries on another as i've said i don't get technical reasons as to why it wasn't for your parents actually you know. everybody in this country has the right to vote. before chavez ahead of men in station from individuals forty seven kilometers away and they have to travel through the jungle and we swim across a river mouth if you want your car going station is a thousand meters away i mean from any individual in the entire country so everybody has the right to vote and their guns are electoral commission which is its own branch of government something else trappist it was there were three branches of government before which was judicial or just there's a good executive of any group of the citizens of that and an electoral one so that he had this independent commission that it gave people their rights back but those
boris johnson have a point in one sense you mentioned gallagher justin trudeau didn't allow thousands of venezuelans to vote in the consulate so we've thousand in a travesty in itself that is as far as i understand it it's a complete contravention of the vienna convention on the magic relations it is sovereign territory you can't tell somebody that they can't do something about sovereign and this is. canada said that they were going to stop those people from voting how they did it i'm not fall where they actually put people in front of the door they're not however that only six thousand acts that vendors are going to act at that minute in canada. with an abstention greater forty eight percent to fifty draco remember which one is the truth that they're so similar you know only three thousand of those will probably go to vote anyway so it makes very little difference through to a country that's going to have has a population of twenty.