how. very different. stories that shape this week moscow's are spain's participation in a landmark nuclear treaty in a mere response to washington's withdrawal over alleged russian violations. of twelve consecutive weekend of yellow vests protests in france sees clashes between demonstrators and police during a march denouncing police violence. thanks for joining us in the weekly here on r.t. international and hawkins wherever you are today you're very welcome with us on the program this hour. donald trump has announced that he doesn't rule out the use of military force in venezuela to support a self-proclaimed leader. what would make you use the u.s.
military in venezuela what's in it wasn't here say that but certainly it's something that's on the it's an option the statement was condemned by venezuela's minister of foreign affairs. who claimed that the opposition is controlled by the united states president says venezuelans are now preparing to defend the country in case of attack all their pain and everything depends on the level of madness and aggression of the northern people are already arming in the case of local regional conflicts people know what to do how to defend themselves people are told through paragraph four of the united nations charter. prohibits not only the use of force but the threat of the use of course i am concerned that if there is an attack. from colombia and brazil or made it and with the more just to go all the support from from washington that there will be
a civil war and tens of thousands of vets are united states only in first in venezuela for oil in venezuela bold on both sides and. there's a lot of money to be made the idea is the looting campaign similar to all the destruction of iraq in two thousand and three of her destruction of libya in two thousand and eleven is basically only money and it's well it flows absolutely no threat to the united states and therefore it has to be the congress not be the executive branch that makes any decision about the u.s. use of military force right now there are two initiatives in congress to reiterate this that the president does not have the authority to do any kind of military intervention in venezuela people want to see the an easing of the economic. i says but that doesn't mean they would accept foreign intervention
a lot of people in venezuela even those that dislike the present government are nationalist believe in sovereignty and also have a somewhat of an understanding of the history of u.s. intervention in latin america which has not been pretty. earlier this week in a speech at a pro-government rally where the road out study elections could be held for the opposition controlled national assembly. the un assemble a new national assembly do you agree with that i agreed to and i stand by that decision do you want elections you want to early elections parliamentary elections not soldiers the hour has come the moment has come to declare your support for the constitution humanitarian aid and for change for your family people are gathered here to protest against an equal as my dear and to demand free elections these call was made by one white oh in other parts of the city there's also protests to support an equal last maduro as president and also to celebrate the twenty years of
the revolutionary socialists and there were some very strong those words from the u.s. is no time for dialogue this is time for. all options are on the table. i . need to listen the girl who would do well not to test the resolve of the united states. i wish him a long quiet retirement on a pretty beach far from venezuela and the sooner he takes advantage of that the center is likely to have a nice quiet retirement on a pretty beach rather than being in some other beach area like guantanamo. venice china. asked venezuela do you feel there already tense political climate in the country a military of high rank today a general also back in one way go as president. of the dictatorial
authority of nicolas maduro and recognize where you do is the president in charge of the varian republic of venezuela comrades in arms i ask you not to turn your back on the people of. i. mean while the economic sanctions imposed by the united states and its allies against them and duro are starting to bite it's all get the country's key source of revenue oil by freezing seven billion dollars in assets a move set to further increase the cost of basic goods like food and keep protesters on the streets it's estimated that the sanctions will cost on his way to eleven billion dollars in lost oil exports this year washington said it would lift the sanctions if control is transferred to go door three of washington's most hawkish figures are leading america's attempts to undermine madeira parties created more pain now looks at the team seeking regime change. at the united nations mike pompei oh drew a line in the sand now it's time for every other nation to pick
a side no more delays no more games either you stand with the forces of freedom or you're in league with his make them sound familiar either you're with us. if you love freedom and with nations with your bridge freedom or you are the enemy yes their ideas are not new but now they're linking arms in the global spotlight some call them the axis of evil or the troika of tyranny meet mike pompei oh elliott abrams and john bolton the three amigos of imperialism john bolton was a big supporter of the iraq war and he represented the united states in the united nations an organization he really didn't care for very much the united states makes the u.n. work work and that is exactly the way it should be because the. united states is. now mike pompei o is the new kid on the block without very much experience as head of the cia he tried to get the authority to conduct drone
strikes in afghanistan without the pentagon's oversight and he worked day and night to rip up the iran nuclear deal at the center of it is not interested in a campaign of economic pressure to starve the regime of the revenue it uses to fund stabilization of these throughout the middle east and indeed around the world now back in the spotlight after years of obscurity meet convicted criminal elliott abrams he was tied to massacres in el salvador any help to funnel weapons to the contras in nicaragua he was convicted for his role in covering it all up and he received a presidential pardon now he's a special envoy for venezuela it seems that his record in latin america has really impressed certain people america's new dream team is now taking aim at venezuela why because they just care so much for those poor oh pressed venezuelans they want them to have a chance at freedom and democracy right or is it something else. will make a big difference to the united states economically if we could have american oil
companies really invest in and produce the oil capabilities in venezuela be good for the people of venezuela good for the people of the united states we both have a lot at stake here yes honesty is always appreciated well you have for a prime reason to take you are looking for alternative supplies because the sanctions. don't permit them to transact business with a p.b.s. say the state on the oil company. clearly are impacting u.s. companies from transacting business with venezuela and we're already seeing the european union looking at taking a similar type steps so with her is going to be faced with trying to sell additional quantities of oil to russia or even india and keep in mind that nearly half of the venezuelan crude oil production today is going to repay loans from russian in chinese company. this week saw the u.s.
officially move to suspend a key cold war deal to limit the number of mid range nuclear missiles washington says russia's in violation of the decades old agreement moscow maintains the accusations are groundless and said it would withdraw from the trees you the next day in a tit for tat response treaty bans all land based ballistic and cruise missiles and short to intermediate ranges auntie's eagles none of looks at what's behind the dispute. it's not like the u.s. withdrawal from the iron of deal chord anyone by surprise washington's been looking for the exit for a long time russia has repeatedly tried to steer this titanic of a relationship away from its burke. for many years we have proposed disarmament talks with our initiatives have not found the support of our partners in fact they always find a pretext for dismantling the global security system but this week everything crashed and burned and went to kingdom come the time for talk was over. you know
you understand our american partners said they were suspending their participation in the i.n.f. treaty and we will suspend ours also they announced they were conducting research and development and we will do the same i've asked our foreign and defense ministries to keep the doors open for dialogue but also not to initiate any talks on the issue why well one last time america's top diplomat threw a barrage of accusations at russia for violating the iron of deal without a shred of proof russia has violated russia's violation russia's shamelessly violated the russians are in violation of the agreement now officially in the us has a problem with this message nato classified as s s c eight russia says that it in full compliance with the i.n.f. treaty but washington check russia's arguments out of the window the united states
and most of our nato allies did not attend this briefing as we all saw it for what it was another at tam to a few ski the violation and give the appearance are transparency was like a bottomless cup as the allegations kept pouring culminating in america's withdrawal so now more schools done with being cooperative in all actually it says the u.s. is no saint q since twenty fourteen the u.s. has deployed. in europe is m k forty one missile launches which is suitable for american tomahawk missiles which is a direct violation of the treaty these missile launches are based in rumania and already to be constructed in poland russia's defense ministry says in the past two years the us expanded its key missile factory in tucson across the board it swelled in size and hired some two thousand new employees moreover the pentagon's defense budget for this year by asked last spring and drawn up even earlier had already
calculated the scenario currently being played out and this week donald trump revealed the chapters to come we will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with nato and other allies and partners to deny russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct russia though has an ace or two apart sleeve like the brand new miss as it unveiled last year including hypersonic weapons and even the u.s. admitted it has no counter form and defense minister sergei show who says there's more where that came from we suggest starting work on adapting russia's caliber missile launch systems for maritime to land based ones we also suggest beginning work on a new land based hypervelocity ballistic missile of a short to medium range yet at the same time most school says it's never been driven by the offensive potential of its weapons its all about it essentially
russia points to the fact that america's somehow been defending against the iran and north korea threats by marching missiles on russia's border region and no one likes to be surrounded by the military of a state that openly calls you an adversary and still leaves the door ajar despite everything the new arms race doesn't have to begin it says russia has promised not to deploy any missiles in europe first but if the us chooses to set this in motion well the two can play that game. their bottom and solve it on after he has provoked reaction worldwide particularly from europe which feels it's being caught in the middle of this dispute between two nuclear superpowers we definitely don't want to see is our continent a billion back to being a battlefield or a place where. other superpowers confront themselves so we must prepare for
a world without the un if there is a need for dialogue with russia for all pot the german foreign minister and i will do everything to pave the way for talks within the six month period apart from that nato will thoroughly assess what the u.s. withdrawal would mean it is important to keep the window for dialogue open i don't think the united states really gauges and diplomacy anymore and we really haven't or several decades said they this year union went out of business in one thousand nine hundred one and we thought it was our right to establish our dominion over the entire planet i don't think they really care what the russians have to say i think what they're really interested in is dating military superiority over russia over china as well and that these treaties simply get in the way three man of one awards at a ceremony in the middle east meant to set a bright gender equality will have more on that story just after this short break.
but survival guide thinking you're going to start. putting all these. are you going to get. back to. the old. repatriations want to get there after seventy years. philip or separate kaiser or. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen he did. eighty five percent of global wealth you want to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per second per second and one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building
a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one does not show you can afford to miss the one and only. welcome back to the program in france have been further clashes between ghetto vast protesters and police on saturday demonstrations well the cross the country for twelfth weekend in a row that was dedicated to those injured at previous rallies by police firing rubber bullets this comes after a french court recently ruled they use lawful. he's
used to get several to get him to disperse the crowds the country's interior minister has defended the use of special weapons against the rioters however he also stressed that any of use replenished according to official figures over two thousand protesters plus about a thousand police officers have been hurt at gallo vest events since the seventeenth our sister channel r.t. france spoke to some of the demonstrators. during act two on november twenty fourth i came with friends to paris to peacefully participate in a demonstration express my concerns with the usual slogans michael resigned at sixty two thirty one of the riot police cauldrons attacked the moving crowd and the g ally and four time grenade hit my legs and exploded whitehaven sank injured twenty five to thirty people injured
a name mostly old vests those who were wounded before the sockets from the same weapons that are suffering so united artists was it was obvious no difference. this is important because i became part of a new family the family of the wounded i'm not the only one wounded like this i became part of a large group who were injured there are many seventeen hundred people i'm the twentieth a person whose i was injured so it was important to come today in order to at least to support the speaker's meanwhile president might cross surprised many by claiming he would die yellow vest under certain conditions but i think a lot less than economy or coverage told us the president is out of touch. if for you all of this means being for higher paid work and of more. parliament than i i'm a year of this i think. the people in his entourage just don't understand what's going on there so much distin never did with the french are leaving on
a daily basis that they have they don't know what type of answer to bring cannot come back he is over as the french president he can only give back his image he is hated by more than half the population today announcing his dislike of people disapprove of some of his actions i'm talking about hatred sometimes people don't realize how tough the police are in france how they how violent they have been these past two weeks i have seen personally an innocent man being shot in the feast just fifty centimeters away from me for doing nothing nothing at all. as part of a drive to boost the quality the united arab emirates held an awards ceremony last week to recognise government efforts to employ more women but for some one thing wasn't quite right all three recipients of the awards presented by the rule of the by the vice president were male and it did quiet it would have reaction and
controversy online. i'm sorry to have to be the one to tell you that you forgot to invite women. really nailed the diversity there one of those do it was wearing grey you've achieved an excellent balance of men with facial hair and men with my facial hair i congratulate each one gender in dubai. the u.s. prime minister says that ever all of the women are playing a central role in shaping the country's future and that getting more women into positions of power is a priority despite women's rights are still severely restricted in the country for example women require the permission of a male guardian to get married they can't get a job without their husbands consent divorce is rarely granted we spoke to political analyst catherine schachter about the award ceremony. i think that the you we were at least leadership should have actually you know made good and actually present at least in a what you want women i mean to at least pretend pretend that you are promoting
gender equality not even trying they're not even doing good p.r. all pointing their gender equality you go also another question what was the point of the exercise that's all it was new or town question ever tried to be you know repairs done to how women represented that he's made them visible somehow but nothing was actually done other than one particular woman was congratulated for her efforts she didn't even receive an award or a medal anything like that it's one thing to speak reform it's another to actually enact them and i think that still fall even to the u.a.e. it's much much better than the rest of the group for one reason is that it has opened up its border to a lot of foreigners and that therefore changes had to be done. you can catch up with the rest of the world i don't think it's new we know. the governor of the u.s. state of virginia has been under intense pressure to resign since friday the controversy erupted after ralph northam was accused of appearing in a racially charged photo this picture is from the ninety four year book of eastern
virginia medical school where he was a student said to feature northam and another person one wearing black face on the other in a coup klux klan on saturday the governor gave a press conference in which he denied being in the photo and said he would remain in office more from did as though there had been an unrelated episode in his youth that he now regrets. it is definitely not me i can tell by looking at it i have had friends also look at it in tell me it's not me that same year i did participate in a dance. in san antonio in which i darken my face as part of a michael jackson costume. i look back now and regret that i did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like this ralph northam was elected governor in the vemma twenty seventeen receiving fifty four percent of the vote during the campaign he accused his republican opponent of being
a racist and the fear monger betrayed his rival as being linked to white nationalist demonstrators in charlottesville new york times that even referred to northam as the great democratic hope of virginia politics you know though seems to have lost nearly all support from his own party with top democrats calling on him to resign. the photo is racist and contrary to fundamental american values i join my colleagues in virginia calling on the governor know them to do the right thing so that the people on the commonwealth of virginia can heal and move forward legal commentator horace cooper believes virginia's governor has only a slim chance of political survival it's very likely that the pressure on him by other democrats are going to become so overwhelming that he's forced out they expect that he is going to here's the thing if he doesn't do it it is still
possible that the chamber itself assembly might actually pass a resolution asking for him to step down eventually and especially so with his acknowledgment saying that the photos are but that he had in fact didn't gaged in mockery of blacks and other points is still likely to be something that he's not going to be avoid able to avoid the consequences for. those are the headlines this hour thanks for joining us for team and myself will be with you again in a half hour's time for the latest global news updates. desists is a sticker from the water bottle phone in the stomach of a fish the brand is part of the coca-cola company which sells millions of bottles of soda every day the idea was that let's tell consumers there are the bad ones there the litter bugs are trying to sway industry should be blamed for all this
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