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there is no way that the iranians can help them in a meaningful way because they're completely surrounded the americans and the saudis and others have laid siege on the country they're preventing food from getting in there and forcing starbase starvation they've been doing this for years now and the western media they call it a proxy war or they try to somehow blame the victims in gaza in order to again justify their policies but it's obvious that this country is surrounded the overwhelming majority of the population is living in the areas controlled by the law and their allies the popular committees and so on after all these years after over three and a half years with all the interest of foreign support american support european support mercenaries from from different countries blackwater and an american and french official military presence on the ground sudanese mercenaries after all you
know with all the money that the saudis and their marti's are spending if they cannot capture the capital of the country that shows that it is the will of the people of yemen that prevents them from doing so that shows that the resistance against the saudis and the americans is illegitimate and popular resistance but that's something that they don't want to see because that makes c.n.n. that makes the new york times the guardian the b.b.c. all of them run against their own government if they point these out that humiliates their own government position charles i have noticed that what scant coverage there is on the cable stations the iran card is always almost always played for so ok and there is not the not not there isn't a willingness to admit it or serious war crimes are being committed and i'd like to point out that the who these also have been accused of that in all fairness. but
this is a very tragic conflict that again you know what is the endgame here because i mean we're just reading the stats i mean this is a country a humanitarian situation that is winding down very whiney out of control in a very serious way i mean cholera i mean something that is virtually wiped out in the world has come back in their vengeance there and there seems to be no cry whatsoever from the media i mean it makes them culpable go ahead charles. or if there is outcry as you've already kind of hinted at it's a humanitarian situation that seems to have risen out of nothing but this is a famine that there are hundreds of thousands of children not in education but there is as you say for the second year running now the danger of a cholera epidemic breaking out as if this is got nothing to do with the fact that this war has been visited upon this people by saudi arabia and its allies but
particularly of course what's missing from the western media coverage is that they see war this assault on this country as you point out one of the poorest countries on earth and facing terrible predicament for its people that this assault on this country is enabled totally by britain america and france particular britain and america in supplying the weapons that are being used against the yemeni people and of course study after study from independent organizations from monitoring groups human rights groups as well as the u.n. itself have shown repeatedly that there has been almost no care taken to prevent civilian casualties we're talking about the humanitarian situation that is largely been caused by the blockade that is in place that is preventing medicines and food surviving as we speak even fighting going on of course the assault has been launched on the major held port by the saudis and. again with british and american and french not only material covered by providing the material it's
the logistical support the intelligence the refueling and arming capabilities but the weapons themselves but also diplomats and propaganda that you're not to can pop a gun to her for example it was britain france and america that blocked the swedish if it's initiative a few days ago to actually call a ceasefire and that was actually virtually absent from u.k. and u.s. media coverage and one other aspect which is quickly mention the catherine mention and to support what she said. it's interesting about the iran i'm going to mention always being brought up but in three years no actual hard evidence has been shown whatsoever even by those that claim that iran is back into the tubes to prove that i mean i'm actually sorrows i got a job i'm going to jump in here and we have to remember that in december of last year the pentagon admitted it had troops on the ground we're going to go to a short break and after a short break that short break we'll continue our discussion on yemen state with r.t. . p.j.'s
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out this day attitude. and engagement equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back to cross talk were all things considered i'm peter lavelle remind you we're discussing the tragedy known as yemen. ok let me go back to countering on skype in brighton well as we've already pointed out on this program when you put it quite definitively in the first part of the program. the people of yemen do not want to be occupied they're proven over the last three years to be quite resistant to that even though the casualties are high in every single way there has never been any doubt solid documentation that iran is
helping militarily or any in any kind of meaningful material way so what is facing the saudis in the usa in the in the emirates i mean it doesn't look good to have a land invasion in occupied i mean the people of yemen have shown do themselves to be quite resilient to the onslaught the experience over the last three and a half years go ahead catherine well yes i mean historically yemen was nothing they did intend that you know the ultimate in power actually you know gave all been allowed yemen to have a great degree of autonomy and it really goes to show that you know this i would say i'm not really good at brushing up on the history bearing in mind that yemeni faction they have direct neighbor when it comes to you know i don't think it's going to happen because no one that i mean even the south of yemen might actually give up and actually open an already kind of done that already you know open up itself to you know the u.a.e. and saudi arabia a very much doubt that their north will give up because you know they all are very different people together and full of very obvious reason they understand about
saudi arabia would mean an entire genocide for them because saudi arabia is very fair in its approach and has made sure that you know the law of the resistance movement in general and northern yemen globally had been legal and that is you know the title and therefore should be. obliterated we tend to forget this you know this idea not just that you're getting victory what they're trying to do it's an idea to the entire people because that they're really just standing there with just belief and the tradition and you know forget to bits about this shit in casualty and understand that they know collateral damage you know this how do you have to be a war to pick locks and that image on civilians because he was the people to rise up against their resistance movement not understanding that the resistance movement in itself it's made out of the people that led to me think that a lot has given by the people of god like it's not being created at ups and they feel a victory for their fellow by definition impossible their people will not allow it
but in the meantime we facing a catastrophe of the pickle proportion because northern yemen is being based emitted for only one reason is that these people decided to be free in their own land in their own sovereignty so that the real question is are we actually winning in western countries to defend a nation such as saudi arabia i'll actually get up and forfeit all on rights to all who own sovereignty and own democracy because they think that what we doing but allowing a country to look for to declare war on another in yemen exactly let me go back to mohammed in i mean considering the i mean we see some kind of peace overture process with north korea about nuclear weapons and then we got to go in the other side of the world we have around and considering the cast of characters that surround president trump i'm not hopeful at all and what's going to happen when it comes to iran i have a distinct worry that they're going to use this humanitarian crisis given the way
the media works is going to say this is a rand's fault because of iran's involvement and that's just another of the box that is checked in this an agenda looking at regime change in iran punishing around more sanctions eccentric cetera and this is when they'll pull out the pictures this is when they're going to have the crying mothers and the skinny babies that's when they're going to start showing those pictures they have them all saved up in archive and that's when they're going to use it that's my supposition ok go ahead mom. i think it's quite obvious that what is i'm different in this part of the world is the saudi israeli alliance and their relationship with the white house and the united states political regime in general. in the cape for example just. recently we saw another airstrike on book kamaal in the east of syria where either the americans or the israelis bombed iraq he and syrian forces that were fighting
isis so but this is something that the western media won't touch why because it's in the interests of the israeli regime it's in service of in the interest of the americans to keep syria unstable and to strengthen israel that is the criteria through which everything is judged and in the case of yemen we see the exact same thing because yemen is so opposed to saudi arabia the people of yemen are supposed . to saudi arabia they don't want to legitimize this resistance so they have to find a scapegoat and the scapegoat is of course iran whether it's in gaza whether it's in syria whether it's in iraq everything is iran and it's i think it's very racist the way in which western countries ignore and west the western media ignore what's happening in yemen which is the greatest catastrophe so far in this century and. but on the other hand i think what's important is that the saudis are losing the
war in spite of all the propaganda in al what data the saudis have been able to capture the city they've been unable to capture their port they've been they face serious casualties we have from according to the resistance in yemen the americans have a command post and border and maha in support of the attacks we know for example that al qaeda in yemen as the head. they said last year that they are fighting alongside the sole would be the. u.a.e. backed forces which is not strange because that's exactly what happened in in libya al qaeda was used to overthrow as up and look at look at libya today just the fighting right now that's been taking place over the last few days or what or what we saw in syria and of course in syria the western media likes to say that president assad has killed hundreds of thousands of its own people in reality it
was obama and his allies that are responsible for these deaths and in yemen if you notice they always say it's for three and a half years now they've been saying ten thousand people have died and when reality hundreds of thousands of people have died but they tried to downplay the casualties in yemen to try to hide them even though hundreds of thousands of people have died from cholera from starvation and other sicknesses preventable sickness is and whereas in iran and syria they were trying to inflate it despite the fact that they were in reality the side that was responsible more than anyone else let me go to charles in london we ought to point out also that a lot of a number of international aid groups are leaving yemen because of the humanitarian crisis being there to help but it's getting to such a critical point that they can't even protect their own people or if they were charles in london be i looked at how the pentagon has reacted to all this they say that they are solely targeting al qaeda on the on the arabian peninsula does that cut me does that make any sense to you i mean they say but it seems to me that if
they're giving logistical support then i guess all these al qaeda people are in wedding procession is all the time ok i mean it doesn't make any sense to me at all go ahead charles. you know america in britain often they're playing a double game they will say one thing in public and in private they're doing something else for example i would say that they urge restraint on israel that they restraint on saudi arabia and then behind the scenes it's clear they're saying that's all you're going to hear from us here is the next check for the next weapons load that you're going to use to carry out these humanitarian atrocities in the night in yemen it's absolutely clear that the one of the main reasons why al qaeda in iraq is still a problem for the west is because it instability in that country in the same way that isis came out of the instability created by the west or at least largely fostered by the west in iraq and syria and now of course also as was pointed out in libya and so and then of course notice how in syria the existence of isis on the
ground even though that is waning largely as a result of being crushed by forces such as hezbollah the iranian militia sudden russian air force and so on that the presence of isis is then used by the united states and britain as a justification for having troops and a presence on the ground and that's there's probably some element of that in why the americans are still active in yemen but the main reason is to support the saudi onslaught the saudis have proved again and again that regardless of the massive amounts of military capability they have that in terms of actually putting that to use they are not actually that competent heatedly and therefore they're largely reliant on western logistical intelligence and other support but let's put something as well throw something into the mix here for example three within the last three years britain's arms exports to saudi arabia they quickly equate to something like ten billion dollars. half of all britain's arms exports yeah go to
one country saudi arabia and that's on top of the massive saudi and incidentally also qatari influence that these countries have on the city of london in terms of of ownership. stocks and shares companies and also real estate and let's not forget as well the massive flotation that's coming up of the large part of the saudi sovereign wealth fund the oil fund that is going to come up in the next few months for which london and new york are absolutely falling to to achieve the flotation on their markets and so to support saudi arabia for britain or at least the elites running britain and america as well when you look at political donations to the ruling elites running these countries the role of saudi arabia like israel is absolutely vital and the sad thing is that they put on one side the massive lucrative gains that are to be had from continued this relationship is toxic relationship in a country like saudi arabia on the other side is the suffering and the deaths of the creation of a humanitarian catastrophe which is largely not being reported in the west and
certainly isn't being reported as anything in which britain and america are complicit. in this a lot of part of what you said charles it's just it's just shameful it is utterly shameful and having the media cover because of stock prices oh my goodness catherine there are reports that the pentagon is hesitating a little bit with the last major port who dare because they know if they cut shut that if they allow the their merits to capture it and shut it down then the humanitarian crisis just gets excel aerated somebody somebody in the pentagon is a little worried about this that's just reports i read last forty seconds of the program go to you catherine go ahead. i don't know if they really worried about the humanitarian catastrophe i think they're actually worried that they're going to use you know these bottles for the seaport of hideout because i don't think that resistance movement really allow it to who and they would throw everything that
they've got against it so i think it's more to do with you know having to do is very publicly very geo strategic you know a seaport in northern yemen rather than be carrying full for humanitarian crisis because this crisis has gone on for three years and millions of people have already suffered and all in it continue to suffer so i don't think that washington is very appropriate pied you know by dignity and suffering and casualties i think it has more to do with a new thing very publicly a very important battle for yemen because you know we did our doesn't fool do. more than just the wall they have been saying in their meeting catherine i have to jump in here we've run out of time many thanks to my guest in london brighton. and thanks to our viewers for watching us here or to see you next time and remember crosstalk.
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in. washington announces new sanctions against russia over the script poisoning case accusing moscow of using a biological weapon but once again presenting though at the. u.s. senate asked to interview the head of wiki leaks on the ledge of russia meddling in the twenty six thousand election in a song has repeatedly denied that moscow had anything to do with the election related documents exposed by wiki leaks. the social media giants are accused of silencing debate after twitter suspend several prominent libertarian and conservative figures for alleged take speech. plus we need a woman who faces a lengthy jail term for terrorism after following a husband to syria where he joined us law mixtape.
thanks for joining as you're watching r.t. in tonight. we'll start this hour with breaking news because the united states is unveiled new sanctions against russia over the poisoning of double agent service group and his daughter in the u.k. in march of this year new penalties are expected to come into effect around august twenty second according to the state department and some serious accusations have been thrown at moscow. the united states is the sixth twenty eighteen determined under the chemical and biological weapons control and warfare elimination active nine hundred ninety one that the government to the russian federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical biological weapons against its nationals the so-called russian puppets new
sanctions against russia will come in two rounds the first round will limit financing and exports of banning licenses to export national security goods the second round of sanctions that's due in three months or so could affect hundreds of millions of dollars in exports and if imposed will cut diplomatic ties to russia and all arrow flights to aeroflot flights to and from the u.s. and stop all imports and exports according to reports however the second round of sanctions will not be imposed if russia provides assurances that it will stop using chemical weapons and commit to on site inspections by the u.n. but what this ultimatum says is that russia does not have the luxury to print pursue the innocent until proven guilty russia has already been implicated in the crime but here is also something to keep in mind about the ultimatum last october the un verified the destruction of russia's chemical weapons
a through on site inspections and also confirmed that all of russia's chemical weapons facilities were closed it looks like the u.s. will be a sanctioning russia for allegedly using chemical weapons the u.n. says it doesn't have this all began when a former double agent and his daughter were poisoned back in march another chop was determined to be the agent used and immediately the u.k. and the rest of the western world almost instinctively blamed russia because the agent was originally developed in the u.s.s.r. but since ninety one it's been developed in several other countries now russia has denied any involvement and has even offered to cooperate in a full investigation the o.p.c. w. and porton down deep. laboratory that analyzed the samples could not identify the source or country of origin as in russia can be implicated it also comes at a very interesting time senator rand paul hand delivered a letter from president trump to president putin to apparently a strength in bilateral relations so we're just going to have to wait and see how
russia reacts to this and what the global response will be. we can fix founder julian assange is considering a request from the u.s. senate to testify on claims of russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election season this. has been following the story. the u.s. senate intelligence committee has sent a letter to the ecuadorian embassy in london where as we all know the wiki leaks publisher has been holed up for the last six years this letter is addressed to julian assange basically calling upon him to testify in what is being described as a closed interview at a mutually convenient time and location now given we all understand julian assange has made it clear he has no plans to be leaving that embassy any time soon out of his own free will but this is going to be some kind of question and answer session that is probably going to be taking place via some kind of web link and we have seen no that we can leak or julian assange has legal team already react to this
letter saying they would be open to this kind of testimony but it must conform to a high ethical standards well of course all of this falls under the existing narrative led by the west that julian assange along with russia have something to do with getting donald trump elected back in twenty sixteen and of course when it comes to the topic of russia and being somehow involved with a country julian assange himself has denied any of these allegations over and over again really countless times. is normal the russian government and it is normal that. fourteen year old kid a fourteen year old kid could practice so they are to try to break is the russian intelligence services hillary clinton stated multiple times falsely seventeen u.s. intelligence agencies had assisted. russia was. the source of all publications. that's false and of course the latest that was
talked about in washington is twelve russian intelligence officers who were said to have broken into the d.n.c. server and taken sensitive information to be passed on to julian assange and wiki leaks to be later published so hopefully with this kind of testimony that will now apparently be taking place sometime soon with the u.s. intelligence committee more lights can be shed in terms of setting the record straight. human rights activist peter tatchell believes that the senate's often maybe just an excuse to go after a sarge but i suspect that their motives are not purely about this issue of alleged russian interference in the us elections i think it's probably something much bigger and relating to the other materials that journalists aren't has published in the past i think they want to snare him in to somehow admitting or implying that he got information from russian sources that that seems to be the focus of their
attention. and i think it also may well be a way of gathering for the evidence against him for use in any subsequent prosecution in the united states so journalists aren't has to tread very carefully and i'm sure he's quite capable of doing so the wiki leaks founder has been stuck in the ecuadorian embassy in london for six years now over fears that he might be extradited to the u.s. if he left the building is a recap of why his revelations of anger at washington. look . look. look. i'm.