you knew that wasn't. the u.s. state department braids journalists for refusing to refer to venezuela's opposition leader as the country's interim president. some outlets are incorrectly referring to one white job as the opposition leader. or the self-proclaimed president. neither is correct. a british born man has paid work in syria made him a media darling stripped of his you can use to distant ship over alleged links to jihad. desperate families in war torn yemen are marrying off children as young
as three to exchange for food that's according to a new report by the charity oxfam. and the family i mean. they can't marry you know their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't push the prime minister. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r.t. h.q. in moscow thanks for tuning in this hour. we start and as well which faces yet more u.s. sanctions as washington tries to cripple caracas financially and its bid to oust president nicolas maduro by simply recognizing opposition leader as venezuela's interim president the u.s. seems to think it has already succeeded and effecting regime change with the state department going so far as to break journalists who think otherwise. we have
noticed in news coverage that some outlets are incorrectly referring to one guy joe as the opposition leader or the self-proclaimed president. neither is correct relying on venezuela's constitution one guy joe became interim president of venezuela on january twenty third millions of americans and more than fifty countries recognize one by doe as interim president of venezuela you get this for your complaining because you said let's replace it with but i don't think he made a complaint pointing out just trying to correct all that's all it's like a completely you know it seems pretty weak he's he's the easy interim president and we don't want to consider him to be the interim president and as you say fifty other countries. recognize him as you know president but they're all more than a hundred members of the militia so there are fifty countries is not even close
to half the time to act in support of democracy and some news coverage of calling them the legitimate leader the president is going to encourage more functions to work we don't want to get into the rhetoric of the current dictator. and a similar vein in u.s. senator marco rubio also tried schooling the media lambasted c.n.n. for using the term self-proclaimed when referring to quite a supposedly interim presidency he said the phrase was used by russia to undermine the constitutional legitimacy of quite as claim even jokingly hinted at possible collusion between c.n.n. and moscow let's gauge the state of world opinion on the matter of gordo's legitimacy fifty four countries recognize him as bad as well as leader the rest of the world either supports nicolas maduro is neutral or back to the opposition run national assembly yet without recognizing why go kill a mob and takes
a look at materials record as an alleged dictator. there are a whole array of politicians who don't approve of nicholas mn dural but one of the labels that he's given is worth exploring according to them nicolas manure a is a dictator nicolas maduro is a dictator period of the now defunct mature regime there in his brutal dictator and you call this material and has made him so what exactly is a dictator now the term generally refers to authoritarian leaders who crush their opposition and have absolute power but what's been happening in venezuela lately. thank you i at this point we've got a minor opposition figure one kwaito declaring himself to be the interim president and at this point he's got the united states and britain backing him he was then banned from traveling by the supreme court so what did he do he then went on
a speaking tour of latin american countries rallying support from those who want to violently overthrow the venezuelan government after that what did he do he stayed in exile fearing for his life knowing that if he returned the harsh regime would kill him right well no he actually felt safe enough to get on a commercial flight and go back to venezuela he still has not been arrested and the united states itself forbids people from doing this kind of thing whoever incites sets on foot assists or engages in any rebellion against you authority of the us shall be fined or imprisoned no more than ten years will both imagine that some kind of fringe activist told a good way to go in america and declared himself to be the president with say venezuela or iran backing him well wait a hasn't been arrested and he's walking around giving speeches freely in venezuela will point out i was able to enter venezuela thinks to you and you'll know what he's asian in venezuela we feel that today we've made a decisive step towards the conquest of freedom hold the lopez by. those longtime
ally was actually convicted of inciting violence against the venezuelan government his trial received huge international attention and after a stint in prison he was in house arrest and from his home he was once again rallying people to overthrow him and this is how lopez wife described his treatment by the supposed dictatorship and now put those in contact with everyone every day constantly has been sitting together in opposition that's totally united and strong now some people might say that it's only because of the immense pressure on venezuela the mid-air as it swept in and crushed the life of juan guede oh however that doesn't exactly add up because at this point only twenty five percent of the countries in the world recognize kwaito as the president the rest of the world says that the girl is the legitimate leader now in any other country in the world arresting this kind of provocative or would pretty much be standard practice however one boy is free he's walking around venezuela giving speeches inciting
people to engage in violence for his made for social media revolution. has been born and he will not die things are going well in venezuela opposition rallies and protests take place all the time there are many things that you can say about nicolas maduro but brutal dictator is a profile he just doesn't fit cable mop and r.t. new york. on tuesday amador took part in a ceremony commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor hugo chavez but there as rival meanwhile met with public sector unions urging them to take strike action to help bring down the government. political analyst chris bambery thinks the u.s. is not in a position to remove the president. united states has got a brazen face you know pumping this out this is its position and we know the united states does not apologize it doesn't buy don't until it's forced to buy their own so it's going to carry on carry on with it but the problem they've gotten the moment is is that they don't look in
a position to topple more durable moderates retaining the support of the armed forces in particular and the united states must be hoping it must be working towards trying to wean a section of the armed forces to break with the dura and to launch some kind of load she could use at the moment given the fact that the dura has been able to respond with all with his own mobilization is on the streets it would seem to me that it's only by breaking the alliance which he would do in the army that we do is going to force from office that must be what the united states is looking for people in various way or may have their issues with but do in particular economic issues at the moment but they also remember the whole track record of you know of the united states in the region and in the country and indeed of the local alit which is behind we draw. in terms of its record of governing the country. sixteen people have been killed in a twin suicide bombing and gun attack in the afghan city of jalalabad local
journalists latan phasey has more details. well five assailants who have been involved into this attack were all killed by government forces and the security forces are still looking for three more suspects so these are solon's interred a private construction firm which was in contract with the airfield there in jalalabad and they were constructing for them so sixteen people have been killed and nine other. been wounded this situation of two have been critical. in this attack actually is happening while president garny visited eastern cannot province to you know a great hospital so that security was quite tight but still the assailants could do manage to enter a house which was very nearby to the airport which is you know well equipped and
has drawn down everything so. actually is showing also a failure since the prison is there and the highways and everywhere is also secure it has been a stronghold for a diet in jalalabad also the taliban have increased there are you know attacks especially in the recent weeks there killed over fifty security forces in the south and helmand and now it's not clear whether it was the taliban or dice fighters. who attacked jello about this morning no one has claimed responsibility. a british born man who's been working in syria has accused the u.k. of racism after it stripped him of his citizenship or alleged ties to jihad is to care sharif describes himself as an aid worker and denies any wrongdoing but admits to previously engaging in armed combat and associates or cannot has more details. pickier sharif has spent years in syria as
a prominent aid worker described as one of the most high profile for nationals in ablett series appearances on prominent news networks as well as dispatches via his live updates from syria blog posts left his political preferences no secret the rebels why do they do it the problem is is that the broad of of of the syrian regime is a force women and children and civilians are facing the rest he's now speaking out against what he's dubbed a racist and unfair system of citizenship stripping laws i mean k. i came out here to help the innocent people that were being massacred by the bashar regime i'm an aid worker the stories come to light following the lifting of the man's anonymity in a case that saw the u.k. government stripped him of his british citizenship back in twenty seventeen he was informed of the decision with this letter it is assessed that you are a british pakistani jewel national whose travel to syria and is aligned to an al
qaeda aligned group your return to the u.k. would present a risk to the national security over the united kingdom sharif's lawyer has been seeking evidence from the home office to find out why exactly his client was deemed a threat what is it the british government is so frightened of that they don't want these individuals in a court of law and they want to quickly shut them of their citizenship and export them somewhere else i do think that some of these individuals kylee some very sensitive information that will be deeply embarrassing to the british state given the british government's role in the conflict in syria over these past three years i.e. how much support has a british government various points along we've been given the so-called rebel groups and to which development has been supporting them in terms of the atrocities are being committed by these rebel groups to exculpate themselves of any criminal offense because you know that they've lost the war has been lost the conflict has been won by the sitting government and its allies you know they're thinking about how they're going. it. is really trying. to
get a certain kind of dysphagia tragically to be understood that the aid workers where there are humanitarian grounds the issue of british citizenship being revoked has been in the spotlight in the u.k. recently due to a spike in terrorism and crime according to official figures more than one hundred people were stripped of their nationality in twenty seventeen compared to just fourteen the year before as sharif's appeal continues he maintains his innocence but the home office seems to have already made up its mind and not reporting for duty in london. responding to other media the u.k. home office refused to comment on the case saying only that every decision is well substantiated r.t. has also requested a comment and is waiting for a reply. the humanitarian crisis in yemen is deepening every day with much of the country's population on the brink of famine some desperate families have resorted to marrying off their daughters some of them as young as
just three years old to get food. my mother in law keeps beating me and when i run away back to my father's house my father beats me again for a new way i don't want to get married i just want to go back to school son family is they they think that i mean this is no one really where they can make their daughters and they can bring some dowry and that just can't protect the whole families and also other extended members so it is really unfortunate that this is going after some of them that they have received him religion support but you know you mention support are also even limited so they couldn't and find find a way that what are their images what are they mean so this is the one lee way the family i mean. it is very difficult to read the whole family with this small little support and often to him it is it is and says they face the safety or security
concerns critiquing pretty much are there so eight also and we are not able to identify or eight untimely. according to the oxfam report girls in yemen are usually expected to consummate their marriages at around the age of eleven until then they live with their husbands and typically do the housework but being forced into relationships at a very early age is only one of the traumas faced by children in yemen according to humanitarian organizations yemen is one of the worst countries for children to live in more than eleven million are in need of aid and almost half a million suffer from malnutrition the director of oxfam's yemen office says the current situation in the country is catastrophic. what is really really. bad even alarmed me. almost one third of the total population which is basically. just at the brink of a mean and children are malnourished and we all there were to do this all year so
water and and also. look to it was an eighteen hour of crisis that was the last dollar a person in this century. told anyone it's just turns on or not provided trying to eat and eat the full she didn't even understand nonfunctional even for a day. the food will end the humanitarian community just there to be much more protest of the situation. still to come the work of hundreds of secret agents was disrupted in russia in the past year that's according to a lot more putin or more details just after the break.
what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you going to be crooks that's what before three in the morning people are. interested always in the waters about how. things should be more. traditionally in the foreign policy with the assistance of the legacy media to find an immediate threat for a foreign military intervention or coup their name is been to manufacture public support today it's different with virtually no public debate been is way way is the target before stream change the problem is force regime change as a deplorable record.
welcome back to the program the russian and syrian military have issued a statement accusing american forces in syria of derailing efforts to evacuate people from the infamous rip from camp we've contacted the u.s. led operation inherent resolve for its version of events artist maria breaks down the story. dramatic humanitarian and security situation in a little bun camp in southeastern syria has been constantly trigger numerous concerns from the russian side that blame america that is currently controlling the area along the militarized between syria and jordan for severe living conditions of the refugees inside the camp that were among other things reportedly openly threatened by jihad is that not only had managed to settle in that camp believes
not without some help from the u.s. military on the ground but also to take control over some territories and also over humanitarian aid traffic's in the area basically taking people inside the camp hostage both moscow and washington officials have repeatedly confirmed in fact that indeed some former or current islam is probably manage their way to one camp russia has constantly been calling on some kind of rescue vaccination operation to take people out of the zone supporting this idea with the polls show in that most of the people are willing to leave this area and has constantly been calling on america to join the effort by damascus to help include rather than the situation of syrians inside these zone according to different estimates that is
right now around forty thousand people eighty percent of them women and children and earlier on wednesday we heard the statement from russia's defense ministry saying that america remains deaf america does not want to support any evacuation and rescue efforts the american stationed in the all times own failed to take responsibility for ensuring a safe and unhindered passage of humanitarian convoys through the fifty five kilometers own they are controlling be sure. aimed at rescuing syrian citizens trapped in the ruben camp and while the sides of blaming each other for what's going on inside their ragavan campaign seventeen new to suffer and their faith remains quite unclear. russia for the activities of hundreds of foreign spies operating in the country just last year made that claim during a speech on national security that one quarter has more. the annual get together is intended to see how the security services performed in the previous year and to put
together a plan for the next it covers a wide range of national security issues from securing the state secrets to the fight against corruption and it's worth mentioning that the russian president actually headed the f.s.b. in one thousand nine hundred eight in one thousand nine hundred ninety now speaking about counterintelligence vladimir putin is saying that foreign intelligence agencies have been ramping up their activities in the russian federation it was specific thanks to successful special operations one hundred twenty nine personnel if this is and four hundred sixty five agents belonging to foreign special services we see that foreign intelligence is seeking to increase its activity in russia seeking access to information of a political economic and scientific and technological nature but all available means now also on the priority list for the security services is the fight against terrorism both domestic and international now we know this is an especially important issue for russia as it's on the list of one of the most targeted
countries for terrorist activities brought up that about twenty terrorist attacks have happened in the country annually for the past three years and this is a high figure and it's putin said it was the result of the unstable situation in the middle east which he called a hotbed for terrorism and of course isis is on the ropes now but the future of political cooperation against terrorism is still in question and he said that russia would be willing to work with other countries regardless of political relationships to fight terrorism putin also addressed the again the i.n.f. treaty this is the landmark cold war era nuclear treaty between the u.s. and russia and which both countries ripped up after mutual allegations of violating the treaty showing that we can assure that the u.s. decision to withdraw from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty is a clear step towards unraveling the. system of international security agreements of
course it changes the operational environment for the worse what with diplomatic efforts still ongoing europe is still trying to save the treaty we saw how berlin even suggested that china be added to this nonproliferation treaty so again those are the main topics that were discussed at this meeting between russian president vladimir putin and f.s.b. officials. to champions league football now where the dutch team stunned real madrid trancing the spanish home side for one on tuesday night it means the current league champs tumble out of the tournament on i x. despite losing the first leg game two will now go through to the quarter finals three five on aggregate in the other game last night to beat dortmund again one nil this time sending the germans packing as for wednesday night's fixtures it's porto versus roma in portugal and at the same time p.s.g. are at home in paris taking off on the touchline with just a worrying you. china's
new ban on recycling other countries waste has left the u.s. with a garbage headache hundreds of tons of recyclable trash that were previously processed by the chinese are now simply being burned in the u.s. endangering its feared the health of those who live nearby for years china was the world's top importer of recyclable trash in two thousand sixteen the u.s. exported sixteen million tons of waste to china which converted it into a variety of new products but last year amid washington's trade the war on beijing the chinese restricted imports of certain recyclables as a result huge amounts of recyclable waste end up at american incinerators and landfills though it's not just the u.s. that's affected australia and japan are also looking for new dumping grounds for their growing piles of garbage.
focus is that we have the country's largest incinerator the largest up a stone's throw away from where people live that impact in a community should not be impacted at all. to youth and people under age of eighteen are hospitalized due to. three times the worse than the average in the state of pennsylvania and that's because of the person that comes out of stacks like this incinerator here. people that work here move you cannot sell a house destroyed
a community it destroyed a sense of community. despite the fears of locals management at the covenant incinerator insists that burning waste is the best option they add that air missions from their facilities are consistently below establish limits economic expert chris tucker believes china's new policy has created a serious problem. china would never admit that this was part of the trade or that there was a brilliant strategy but part of me thinks that it was all intended all along and i have to take my hat off to china it's a very clever trade move it's a way of putting a huge tariff or really a blockade on the worst of american exports to china if it is a tactic it is a brilliant one i don't think that china will change its policy on imported recyclables regardless of this trade war but now that the laws in place it is going to be a permanent part of chinese national policy because there's an actual rationale for
it aside from the trade were. namely china wants cleaner air and america's recyclables are not are largely contaminated and china can get cheaper materials through other means this is a catastrophe and yes us policy makers might have anticipated it but as typical day they failed to do so that's a wrap up of the day's top headlines for this hour but don't forget you can always find us on your favorite social media platforms such as twitter and facebook for up to the minute reports. seem. to shape out. and in. find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the running club says protect themselves. when the final merry go round be the one. time we can all middle of the room sick. my son doing drugs my nephews was still in drugs my sister just with doing drugs it was like an epidemic of drug abuse america's public enemy number one in the united states is drug abuse we started going after the users in the prison population
sewer we started treating sick people people who are addicted to these drugs like criminals while i was on the hill. then the war on drugs was a mistake there are countless numbers of people who are in prison for. certain sins for minor minor offenders in the drug trade it's a lot watching your children grow up and miss you in waves and say bye daddy as you're walking out of a business it's just it doesn't get easy. hello and welcome to cross or all things considered i'm peter lavelle traditionally in
the foreign policy blog with the assistance of the legacy media defining immediate threat. for a foreign military intervention or coup their aim has been to manufacture public support today it's different with virtually no public debate in his way where is the target of a forced regime change the problem is forced regime change as a deplorable record. talking forced regime change i'm joined by my guest michael holmes live in washington he's a senior fellow at the brookings institution and in paris we have healed along he is a former foreign affairs minister of ecuador currently an associate researcher at the institute of strategic.