ambulance is here to power allies the streets of paris for a second day in a row in protest against emanuel micron's reforms shock poll shows right wing leader marine le pen that's overtaken the french president for the first time of next year's eve holiday tree elections. good evening our welcome this is r.t. international. studies is heading to the polls tuesday as if votes in critical election we can bring you live pictures from polling stations in still lots of people keen to express their political opinion in a country that's divided over the trump of ministration the democrats are desperate to rest back control of congress from the publicans and as
a result the campaigning has been fierce. you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. and that's what the democrats i. two words are going to define one of the two thousand and fifteen election one which kavanagh and the other is caravan supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh brett kavanaugh witches that are placing a hat on brett kavanaugh caravan invasion or about the caribbean chair of. a series of suspicious packages sent across the country mail by mail bombs fire
alarm here will keep you posted on. the. midterms in the united states are held every four years hoff way through the presidential this year americans have a lot of choosing clitic all four hundred thirty five members of the house of representatives thirty five seats in the senate and thirty six state governors but this time around it's really all about one man and he's not even on the ballots kellett more pain details. usually the midterm elections in the united states are
about as exciting as watching the grass grow low public interest and low voter turnout and the ads have a very amateurish quality to them. for the agenda a vague and. then mr trump said you're right. that part. so why is the biennial snooze fest suddenly turned into a political extravaganza well it's apparently about one man i'm not on the ticket but i am on the ticket because this is also a referendum about me so let's go over what's at stake. the big one is impeachment if the pollsters are to be believed the democrats could regain control of the u.s. house of representatives with a majority they could then gain the ability to bring formal charges against the
president impeachment has been on the minds of some democrats that he is impeachable the democrats want to retake control of the house so they could move to impeach the president telling me it impeachment you think trump should be impeached i would vote yes you would have to take a vote i would vote. now the democrats could get the ball rolling with the u.s. house but whether or not they'd be successful is a different story let's remember no president in all of us history has ever been removed through the impeachment process richard nixon came close but he actually resigned before the senate could put him on trial but impeachment fears aside a blue wave could put the brakes on the presidency. so trump's policies that's what's really at stake here if the democrats regain control of the house they could block and delay the donald's plans he can kiss that big beautiful power. wall goodbye plus if the house goes democrat but the
senate remains republican we're going to have some good old fashioned washington gridlock two words for you government shutdown. in the case of a democratic surge we can expect an onslaught of investigations into the trumpet ministration with the house majority the democrats could subpoena witnesses and get their hands on key documents this means that all things from business transactions to furniture purchases and sexual assault allegations all of that could come under scrutiny so we are going to have oversight committee hearings on their presence use of the cell phone the democrats take over the house then he's going to be subpoenaed to investigated to want to seek the truth now results are hard to predict but one pattern from the post twenty sixteen world seems to be playing out pretty well at the polls americans get to choose between chaos and more chaos cable
mup and artsy washington d.c. . meanwhile the trumpet ministrations been raising the alarm over foreign interference in the midterms it's accusing china russia and iran of meddling in the voting through social media. critical elections coming up in november and control of congress at stake twenty eight t.v. this year's midterm election that this year's midterm elections as the twenty eight election season begins to heat up there are new concerns about the security of america's election system i mean how secure are we there's been some finger pointing at both iran and china and russia. now to a developing story we have a breaking news to tell you about it got us here in russia so i guess the simple question is is russia still targeting the united states no question the russians will meddle in this year's midterm elections russia is at it again at it again russia is up to its old tricks. can speak seem to be either willfully or blissfully
ignorant of what's going on. why would the president say that they are doing this why you see russia hasn't even tweeted a single piece on russia's goal is real simple a message to the road trust to create division of social and political content carry out cyber attacks two of them or the other nefarious that you were in the middle of information and meme warfare is james bond evil villain level plotting the russians they know everything that irritates this country when congress and the general public disagree simply along party lines and the russians are winning they seem to know everything that hurts they're going after all this stuff women fighting around this country have been heating up more so they're really not articulating a single viewpoint they have weaponized freedom of speech and the public loses trust in the press the russians are winning and the only thing stopping them is news media broadcasts like this be careful what you read they're still trying to
get in our heads in this country resilience need us to stand up and say we're not going to allow some russian to tell us out of those. sunday clips. who would rush us. callum's is the executive director of the rome paul institute and kindly joins me on the line now very big day daniel and i want to see don't know how us people are going to vote. because we keep hearing that minds have been skewed by all this influence from outside the f.b.i. the government groups got together issued a statement warning of russian interference in the midterms we've heard mention of iran and china as well when will this will end and also whoever wins are we going to hear claims from the from the losing side that it was all because of
interference. or the interesting thing is there's never been any proof presented is just a bunch of scare tactics initially the claim as you remember was that the russians tried to help trump when but when they could deliver no evidence whatsoever it became some amorphous thing like they're trying to undermine our faith in democracy by making us argue with each other as if we've never argued with each other before on these issues but what's interesting is the spending on the advertising in these midterms election there is a good piece in the nation recently that found that for mid september to mid october in the house races they spent point one percent of the ads mentioned russia point one in the senate not a single ad mentioned russia what does that tell you if the democrats really believe that this president is controlled by russia then why have they said nothing about the fact is they do not believe that they have just used it as a way to try to overturn the elections they're not going to put their money where
their mouths are because they know there's nothing there it does seem like there's a ready made excuse for the democrats again to blame outside parties if they don't get a good result but what if what if the democrats take the house get a majority will they keep talking about russia together. well i'm not that sure that they that they will the conventional wisdom of course was a blue wave i think that's beginning to fade i think reality is going to set in they've run a horrible campaign their campaign hasn't been about what they can do to help working people their campaign hasn't been about what they can do to strop to stop from militarism to save the deal that their own president made with iran really haven't done that their whole campaign is trumps a racist vote for me in an america where people are struggling there is a slight bit of hope there's a slight bit of good news on the economy and that all the credit is taken by donald trump they have not offered an alternative narrative i think that is going to hurt
them in the ballot box could a democrat house majority change u.s. foreign policy for example towards syria. that would be great if it were true the problem is both parties agree on all of these things they agree on the war in syria the democrats only complain the trump hasn't been more aggressive he didn't send enough missiles over there he needs to go in the name of humanitarian intervention he needs to go over there and put the hardest in power that is the real story of this election on substantive things be on the manufactured outrage of all of the carbon on all of this sort of thing in real substantive areas there really is very little if any difference between the two parties. very cold fish that we imposed sanctions on iran just coming into the midterms d.c. connection that with the timing. no not at all because it's unfortunately non-controversial as i mentioned earlier the democrats could have made some big hey they could have said our president president obama obama ran on
a peace ticket and in this case was a peace maker he made a great deal donald trump has blown it up he's putting the world in jeopardy by blowing up this good deal they didn't do that because they don't disagree because they're both beholden to the. saudi lobby the israeli lobby people that want to isolate iran so again the parties are identical on this it's a huge missed opportunity for the democrats long term as not been afraid to going to put this recalibrate through relationships with traditional allies and germany's foreign minister said that the u.s. does remain a key partner but that relationship should be quote re measured and realigned how do you see the future of e.u. and u.s. relations. well as much as the german foreign minister may like to review and realign e.u. policy with us the fact is they can't without a major disruption now that made that disruption maybe down the road in a may have nothing to do with what the german foreign minister thinks merkel is
essentially the merkel era is over she'll be a figurehead leader of germany but she sees she hears the footsteps behind her of more radical parties more populist parties of a new way of looking at things that is where any reassessment of relationship with the u.s. may come let's not forget as you mention in an earlier report for the first time ever the pen has out measured. in the polls in france so there is a shift underfoot a shift may come that may actually shift things but it won't be among the parties that we see now in charge in europe it's always a pleasure to get your analysis of the current affairs taking place my guest daniel mcadams executive director of the ron paul institute thank you. moving on now paris paramedics are blocking the city's ring road and other key routes for a second day in a row with so-called snail protest songs been blazing out of the park crossroads reportedly schools in hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams and demonstrations
over changes and conditions paramedics say could put them out of work. now these protests are just the latest to hit france in recent weeks they come as right wing party leader marine le pen has overtaken emmanuel micron for the first time in the polls ahead of a huge pile of entry elections next year. don't call to takes a closer look france has broken out into protest as of late on nov fifth five hundred paramedics as well as two thousand supporters took to the streets to protest a government reform that would end state funding towards medical transportation and
on the same day macron found himself trying to diffuse growing about the rising taxes on fuel prices in france already angry citizens are prepared to block roads on nov seventeenth in response to this with authorities preparing for the worst and recently there were even several severe building collapses in a poor neighborhood of mar say with leftist politician john saying that it was due to an indifference to poverty in france and the latest polls are actually seriously reflecting this says for the first time ever marine le pen and her euro skeptic party are polling at twenty one percent that's higher than macron and his party's nineteen percent and amidst all this macron is beginning to promise things on an e.u. scale for example a new european army separate from nato and dependency on the united states we can't protect europeans without a real european army faced with a rush to run
a buddhas that's shown itself capable of being a threat i want to create a prosperous security built against russia which is a country i respect which is itself european we need a europe that can defend itself alone without depending only on the united states in a way that exhibits great to sovereignty so as macron continues to focus on issues like a european wide army and these problems internally in france become larger issues for him it just starts to seem more and more like he'd rather become president of the european union than continue as president of france. iran's top diplomat to turn to you cheap to bash washington when you destructions on his country details for you after this break.
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welcome back iran's foreign minister has released a video that lashes out at renewed u.s. sanctions mohammed joe. added he's focused on minimizing their effects on his people. the us administration appears to believe that imposing illegal draconian sanctions on iran will bring about such pain to our nation that it will force us to submit to its rhythm no matter how absurd. or fundamentally flawed its demands are and today we and our partners across the globe will ensure that our people are least affected by this indiscriminate assault in the economic warfare that directly
targets the iranian people notwithstanding hypocritical claims by the trumpet ministration to the contrary. now earlier on tuesday spain joined in condemning u.s. demands that countries follow its renewed sanctions on iran speaking at a joint news conference in madrid moscow's foreign minister sergey lavrov said u.s. actions on tehran are absolutely illegitimate and disappointing adding washington's ultimatums are quote an acceptable spanish counterpart joe said barel echoed those concerns. actually i agree with minister lavrov in his rejection of any kind of approach that sounds like an ultimatum including from the u.s. the e.u. and spain in particular have been very critical of the usas union lateral decision to denounce the nuclear agreement with iran which affects us badly from the point of view of both the economy and security and the european union insisted on doing
everything possible to keep this agreement alive for the sake of our companies so that they could continue working investing and trading with iran the information that we have is that iran is complying with its commitments in this agreement and the u.s. does not have any arguments or reasons to reject it. any more france germany in the u.k. have issued a joint statement defying trump's threats to european companies doing business with the islamic republic they say that they will work to maintain and to develop financial channels with iran moscow insist iran's been in full compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal. donald trump's described the new restrictions as being the strongest american sanctions ever they affect more than seven hundred individuals they also aggressively target the financial and shipping sectors america and around appear at an impasse over the sanctions. regime is a choice can you do agree to turn from its course of action a tree bark and see its economy crumble was a lot of thought you were is not
a reliable negotiate or. president is around willing to talk. around rejected a bill on joining the un convention against terrorism financing with tehran's legislative spokesperson calling that proposal flawed the bill would have seen around join the u.n. convention that deals with money laundering and the sponsoring of terror the country's lawmakers argue the treaty would restrict iran's ability to support quote resistance groups like the lebanese based as well. ok let's discuss this now with a bass. journalist and a visiting scholar at the center for middle east strategic studies good to have you on a bus why has around rejected this bill do you see it as a reaction to renewed u.s. sanctions. while thank you for having me in fire
the guardian council in the country in fact did not reject but did not endorse the bill by the government on this which is combating the financing of terrorism they have returned and referred. bill back to the parliament mentioning turn it to begin and the flaws in the bill and the parliament will have the chance to correct those flaws and ambiguity again send it to the guardian council or they can insist on the bell and send it to the expat the city council which can resolve the difference between the parliament and the guardian council or the government can the third option would be to send a bill on the issue it seems that the the twenty two issues which have been mentioned by the guardian council in order not to endorse the well are mostly
technical and legal issues and they do not it has it has nothing to do with the concept of terrorism but it's mostly based on technical and legal issues or some even related punctuations or some warrant being in order to for example impose one part of the bell the black least has been mentioned the guardian council believes that the blacklist is not that march clear and it is somehow ambiguous or in some of these sentences there are some. flaws or ambiguity as to which need to be those ambiguity is need to be removed and then it can be sent to the guardian council or if the parliament doesn't want to make any corrections or changes to the they can send it to the expediency council and it is not necessarily because of the reimposing of the sanctions by the united states because that's a technical issue between the guardian council and the parliament but the. effect
of the sanctions can be seen in different places not in the c.f.d. issue but in the issue of engagement with the west now the rouhani government doesn't seem to be having the offer hand or the leverage to being gay. with the west. the negotiations with the united states do not seem to be very hopeful to iranians these days because of the. procedures they have been seeing from the united states by withdrawing from the nuclear deal as well as reimposing the sanctions of us just quickly let's talk a bit more about those we need u.s. sanctions not everybody's happy about them for example turkey let's have a quick listen to the turkish reaction while we were asking for an exemption from the united states we have also been very frank with them but cornering iran is not wise isolating iran is dangerous and punishing the radian people is not fair to the
kids against sanctions and we don't believe any results can be cheap through the sanctions. russia doesn't like them spain doesn't like them do you think we'll see more countries step forward in opposition. by seeing the united states giving and countries do not agree and do not see eye to eye with the washington over imposing the sanctions against iran because many countries in in the wall excluding very limited ones like so the arabia and israel they are supporting the nuclear deal as well as engagement with iran because of the unilateral approach by the united states in imposing sanctions not only against iran but those are the countries like turkey and russia it seems that a united front is being shared against the united states and it's interesting that this front is not just limited to the rivals of the united states but also the
allies of the united states they have been very serious in countering the measures by washington and the white house and they are now after some measures in order to counter those measures against iran as well as against other countries and this is something which is a process where a unilateral approach by the united states during trump administration has provoked start of a process whereby many countries are united in order to put forth some independent financial policies as well as counting the united states in different. given in the. political as well as security issues and financial issues as well thanks for joining us here in our team my guest journalist abbas. that wraps things up with more in half an hour.
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