would you do it instead of. going to the service treasury board. with a turbulent week for venezuela both russian and u.s. resolutions to resolve the country's crisis fail at the u.n. security council or washington d. cannot make pressure prompts caracas to transfer the european h.q. of its main oil to markets go. wrong see this big steve weekend of yellow vest movement on rest with police resorting to tear gas groundwater counted against protesters. and the u.s. stands north korean leaders to hold their second summit but failed to reach
a deal on denuclearization accusing each other of unreasonable demands. a very warm welcome you are watching the weekly here on r.t. international bringing you all the latest and a roundup of the stories that shaped the week. the u.s. has formed a coalition to hand over power in venezuela from current leader nicolas maduro to self-proclaimed president one go i don't know that's according to u.s. security advisor john bolton he says the plan is for a peaceful transition of power. so i'd like to see as broad a coalition as we can put together to replace me to replace the whole corrupt regime work in this administration we're not afraid to use the phrase monroe doctrine believe ject of american presidents going back to ronald reagan to have a completely democratic hemisphere among our doctrine was unveiled by president james monroe in the nineteenth century its purpose was to stop any european
interference in the affairs of nations in the americas a declaration that any such action would be seen as unfriendly towards the us but many interpret the doctrine as an assertion of us or germany over the entire western hemisphere quantitive paykel re-occur breyer associate professor at george mason university says such nineteenth century principles have no place in the modern world. the fundamental. foundations of democracy without consulting the guts and by the international community to morrow doctrine was. a period where there were some international negotiations and europe was agreeing with america for the americans and leaving the united states dealing with the issues of the western hemisphere today we're talking about a multi parlor world and i don't really know why i would i mean what would that
mean if america can be only for americans when you're talking about a world that's more globalized when other countries also have interests in the americas economic interests very important economic interests the border between venezuela and colombia witnessed further violence this week as tensions over american aid deliveries intensified venezuelan president nicolas maduro has blocked the shipments from entering claiming they could be carrying weapons and international efforts to end the crisis have stalled with the u.n. security council rejecting draft resolution resolutions from both russia and the us . by voting against this resolution some members of this council continue to shield woodrow and his cronies and prolong the suffering of the venezuelan people the time for a peaceful transition to democracy is now they're going to use them with us finally we have reached the culmination of the american workers treated double standards show over venezuela washington and london have both again robbed an entire nation
of billions of dollars in the same time or pushing them to accept a pittance due to regime change as they say you first of all create great humanitarian problems and then you call upon the whole world to solve them we look forward to genuinely free and fair elections and to a government that reflects the will and aspirations of the venezuelan people girl so you have today's vote is an excellent example of one of the veto rule is necessary for protecting the peace and people's right to determine their future both the russian and the u.s. resolutions didn't pass the voting in the un security council the russian one got less votes in favor that against four in favor and seven against the us draft was vetoed by russia and china the russian ambassador said that if the u.s. resolution had passed it would be the first case in history that the united nations security council deposed a legitimate leader and imposed another one to a sovereign country the venezuelan representative spoke as well calling to stop
interfering in the matters of his country the power to this will has to do with having this one on slaughtering at the end of an assault on people they behave like colonial east they are planning a plan this time the peroration against it it's what i write out the same kind of took it up on their force at the same time they are they stealing our money you see something outrageous indeed so the diplomatic community in the crossroads again the u.n. as thieves members who spoke after the voting called it to all of their colleagues to put their differences aside to resolve the venezuelan crisis reporting in new york treated each other as r.t. . meanwhile hundreds of activists of rallied in the spanish capital madrid in support of president migiro demonstrators waved tongues often as well of banners and denounced what they see is an attempt by the us to intervene in another country's internal alfre desires he visited venezuela as a un report in twenty seventeen believes washington is likely to escalate the
situation. quite clear to me that the united states is waging war on international law now that trump does that does not surprise me question is what will the. international prize in pristine be for the united states will the united states take the risk of a flagrant aggression against his will there is a danger of violence it should be the function of the united nations to prevent that. because madeira say is washington has its sights firmly set on venezuela's oil reserves the world's largest u.s. sanctions have already blocked seven billion dollars worth of state owned assets and a product of move venezuela all of the state oil companies european h.q. to relocate to moscow vice president. has told us more about the decision.
it also in fact the americans are pursuing a predatory policy appropriating venezuela's assets and therefore violating the legitimate interests of our country they violated all existing international investment rules asked for europe where venezuela's accounts were frozen we have already begun to take specific legal steps we hired lawyers to protect our interests primarily with regard to our gold which is now illegally withheld by the bank of england we also began to take measures for when these wells legal protection we're talking about the theft of these well and assets which was organized by the united states and venezuela has the right to protect its legitimate interests asked for the transfer of the essay office from europe to moscow this is connected with the expansion of the corporation for russian company in the field of energy and the feel of oil and gas together with the european office of. other branches of the company will also move to moscow the u.s. is also counseled the visas the forty nine influential venezuelans aligned with
president maduro if there is anyone who steals from the venezuelan people undermines democracy is not welcome francisco domingo as head of latin american studies at london's middlesex university believes the u.s. is doing everything in its power to achieve its goal in venezuela. people in venezuela particularly the military civic alliance the soldiers drum and the pressure from the united states in particular almost as closely on the military literally fogel as could three years again and again through those who are shown. through blackmail you name it got those words what is it going on beyond the scenes as all far they go almost nothing listen to me love these raises the specter or something. which can be organized irregular forces and training and organized by the united states and mr abrams is exactly the best and totally
get it organized so this is jane concerned therefore that confirms not only won't always fit to the united states going to score something much more dramatic. for the sixteenth we can straight yellow vest marches were held in cities across france on saturday clashes erupted at some of the demonstrations with police deploying tear gas and water cannon. forty thousand was that's were taken part in marches nationwide four thousand of them in paris on friday president mccrone again appealed for calm people to refrain
from the kind of violence seen in previous weeks police made a number of arrests on saturday while the other vests began as a grassroots rally of a field taxes it's since broadened into why didn't the president's handling of the economy managed to show they're listening to us that we're not doing this for nothing with fuel prices are rising and they were supposed to be frozen all traces are increasing in the supermarkets to ten percent on products it's the opposite of what we want. we want them to give the purchasing power back to the people at the lower back on essential crowder's the grandest the citizens initiative referendum those are the two essential demands as long as they don't give us that we believe. you thank god is this that people in difficult people who have a hard time surviving on salaries i think. the.
if then maybe a foreign power behind the conflict. what we are seeing at the moment is there are low intensity conflict on the ground and this is going to go on so what you need to remember here is that all do all of the pakistani prime minister region the indian captured by look at it. that is a model of history hindsight and but has to do with the exclusively coming from the united states so are the united. which kind of forced pakistan to stick which isn't there to do neither of these parties want to go down the path to peace and in pakistan the army has destroyed so there is a military establishment which is there for war and india we have a nationalist in the volunteers and for party which is craving for some kind of contractors make far from which to give it to claxon under marvelous in the forthcoming election. a bit by algeria sailing president for
a fifth term in office sparked student protests in the country on sunday police used towards accounting to disperse the demonstrations jerseys which have leaker who is eighty two years old has been in power for twenty years and has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in twenty thirty a similar rally took place in the heart of the french capital paris with people calling for the algerian leader to abandon his plans to stand in the election after the first protests broke out more than a week ago issued a statement from a saying that in case he gets reelected in april he will not serve of called terms and only elections will be called. on thursday donald trump a north korean leader kim jong learn along with their retinues them thousands of journalists descended on vietnam's capital for their bilateral summits the much
hyped talks failed to produce any deal on north korea's denuclearization and the lifting of u.s. sanctions against pyongyang with trump and. among able to agree on the terms despite little headway washington and pyongyang say dialogue will continue and current goodwill gesture the u.s. and south korea are suspending their annual joint military exercises the pentagon says is to read the drills have not in fact been cancelled but rather flip placed by another set of exercises artie's more pain take stock of the second chunk implement. the talks in hanoi between trump and kim were complete failure a blow out a bomb trump says the talks failed because of what he says were unreasonable demands they wanted the sanctions lifted. in their entirety and we couldn't do that but that is not how north korea remembers the meeting because what we proposed wasn't the removal of old sanctions but they were partial removal we proposed to
the united states we've articles of sanctions that impede the symbol of economy and the law of our people so with conflicting information about what actually took place at the meeting between the two leaders we've now got the u.s. state department issuing an explanation of the explanation after the talks flopped in hanoi trump jumped on a plane to alaska it was certainly not singing the song of peace as he praised the troops america does not see conflict but if we are forced to defend ourselves we will fight and we will win in an overwhelming fashion you are a powerful warning to the world to never strike american soil you are a warning that everybody knows about in nobody wants to play with you would think that with the utter trainwreck that was the talks with pyongyang that donald trump would be cruising for a bruising when he got back to the united states however that doesn't seem to be the case the epic failure seems to have been met with pretty broad approval both
democrats and republicans seemed rather chipper about it it's good that the trend is not good not getting anything was a little bit that he was proposing the north koreans walk away thinking you know they've got they won and gradually they will see they were sanctions regime begin to erode then they've won and frankly that would be unfortunate i was smart to expose the north korean delegation to the god of our economic prosperity that could be possible it's a good thing that he walked away rather than agreeing to something that was badly flawed democratic presidential candidate tossing gabbert seem to stand alone in voicing disappointment kim jong un has clearly stated that he is holding on to these nuclear weapons as his only deterrent against the united states coming. and waging a regime change war in north korea so you know i'm deeply concerned about the fact that this summit yesterday ended without an agreement it's not surprising because
of this policy this regime change our policy my pompei all laid out the washington consensus with rather sharp terminology america has a responsibility to protect itself by pushing back against those evil nations and those evil leaders who intend to do real harm to the world yes much like george w. bush with his rhetoric about evil doers donald trump is not setting himself up to winning nobel peace prize anytime soon but most of the political establishment that normally hates donald trump seems to think that that's a ok mop and artsy new york that's going to expose told as the trump administration's hawkish stunts elsewhere and super loading north korea's trust in white house promises. it was not no deal versus bad deal it was a missed opportunity and the real question remains whether what was it that caused president or chairman kim for that matter to stand up and walk away hour and
a half early i think there's a crisis in confidence between north korea in the us you know kim knows what's going on in the world and he looks around and he sees unfortunately and depressingly the united states simply doesn't keep its word around the world trump is going trying to show success. he and that i think was one of the considerations in the discussions in in vietnam over over north korea missiles the reality is is a trump is looking to make a deal and to show international success and to so that he can have something to come back to and to offset the turmoil the inter political turmoil he's facing back home but if we've taken over isis in syria then the question remains what about the troops u.s. troops who are there in syria what will happen with them those are questions of
remain unanswered like at home fearing all scripts trying to give in until our speech at the conservative political action conference but it seems there's been little change to the topics on the table with the russian approach still dominating . america is winning again. is respected again. these say something like rush. if you can get us hillary clinton's e-mails. so everybody's having a good time i'm glad that we're all having fun and then that c.n.n. and others say. russia to go. all collusion with russia. delusion.
that nasty business with robert. why isn't. he wanted as f.b.i. director i mean these are things that. it was in america first in many cases it was america last we are reversing decades of blunders and betrayals you know i'm totally off script right now. and this is how i got elected by being off script. russians kind was the power and we'll say found hey with putin accused of being the man behind the speech. how many pieces parts of president putin has to do us was president trying trying to accomplish today he was also saying things that really look like lattimer putin scripted his speech these people some of them millionaires billionaires the best
the brightest squash to make nobody came in with a hawk nobody no white coat came minutes to david them and say would you lads with you at least wait let the russian thing go home now i'm not trying to tell people what to do but one could argue that there are some things the president drop a said that might be garrulous a piquant controversial you might want to go there this is trump arrangement but there is a trump high food putin in russia during syndrome this is a preoccupation a pavlovian obeys and it's this weird kind of a connection it's an obsession an obsessive compulsive. reaction national that they have and not let go. well the u.s. media continues to hunt for
a link between the president on the line of matt putin downtimes disgraced former lawyer michael cohen failed to provide any evidence of collusion with russia when he testified before congress on wednesday members of the house accused him of being a liar cohen had previously pleaded guilty to lying to congress about trump's supposed connections to moscow but this time he pulled no punches when talking about his former boss. today i am here to tell the truth about. he is a racist. is a con man. and he is a cheat mr trump knew of and directed the trump moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it and i have never asked for nor would i accept a pardon from president trump ladies and gentlemen how on earth is this witness credible he's a fake witness his presence here is a travesty and you have
a history of lying over and over and over again he said we were in charge of the truth i don't believe that michael coleman is capable of telling the truth he lied to congress through false statements and written statements he lied to congress through his testimony campbell to fight his false statements by releasing him refuting his lies to the public with. cohen was the trump confidant for more than a decade after his moment in the spotlight he will begin a three year prison sentence in the spring for tax them bank fraud as was lying to congress we discussed his testimony with former us republican congressman michael patrick flanagan. as we call it in the united states when election season comes near we call it the silly season and in the silly season silly things happen this is a little early. something that you'd see in the silly season cohen is willing to use the word racist and criminal and liar and anyone who's willing to speak in that
absolute in that strongest terms and washington will always have an audience on one side or the other there was just an angry man who wanted to be chief of staff who didn't get to be chief of staff who was furious he couldn't make a ton of money off the trump name after trump was elected president has decided after all that he needs to get even in a vicious new york stupid sort of way and so he's going to come to congress and why some more he's been disbarred for lying to the state of new york despite of the polls his law license because he's a liar a man who took a promise who took that oath and then took another oath in front of congress and has lied constantly can't be trusted ever to tell the truth even if he is telling the truth it will require cooperation substantiation and some backup and none of that was provided. with the monday morning headlines and.
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hello and welcome to crossfire we're all things are considered time peter lavelle failure in one noise what are the lessons to be learned also stalemate in venezuela and a briggs it update and much much more on this edition of crossfire. cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest here in moscow twenty's and he is a professor at the higher school of economics as well as author of that ok of western civilization and the resurgence of russia and in london we crossed alexander material he is a writer on legal affairs as well as editor in chief of the duran dot com originally crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump any time you want and i always appreciate let me go to london first. let's reflect upon the failed summit in hanoi what is the most important lesson to be learned if anyone wants to learn
any lessons go ahead well well for name the united states needs to revise its approach to negotiation because what the united states doesn't have to give the only dog from the situations is they they did we do negotiate tool they make demands of the maximalist demands and they expect the others to take you late to what happened in hanoi words that don't chant came along you made the usual demands of the united states always makes with complete denuclearize ation and steps towards denuclearization and he said to kim jong. un what we're paid to do anything in return. i'm not prepared to lift all moderate. sanctions in any way and it was john bolton. more and more. apparently glenn you know one of the things i found very interesting is in public approach
right before the summit in hanoi is he was talking and i'm talking about him trying to convince the north korean leader what kind of future his country can have prosperity. making you know the potential is enormous i mean is here's a pearl of language as usual but what was interesting is that the korean the north koreans are first and foremost interested in security guarantees and then we can talk about what can happen after that complete. misconnection between the two leaders.