Skip to main content

tv   News  RT  March 26, 2019 9:00pm-9:30pm EDT

9:00 pm
russia's foreign ministry accuses the u.s. of treating latin america as its colony comments come in response to washington's claims of moscow's military interference in venezuela. this finds no collusion found between donald trump and russia by their mood or investigation and media hysteria isn't dying down without those now blaming trump for making them suspicious in the first place. the u.n. security council meets over the escalation on the gaza border israeli tanks and i.d.f. jets of all three were attacked palestinian territory in retaliation for alleged rocket fire it comes as the u.s. officially recognizes this radius sovereignty over the golan heights a disputed area on the border with syria washington's move was immediately
9:01 pm
condemned by the u.n. the e.u. and the. very warm welcome you watching r.t. international with me making our top story this hour russia's foreign ministry has accused the u.s. of treason in latin america like a colony the comments come in response to washington's claims of russian military interference in venezuela r.t. still a quarter has more. we can give way to big hype over russian military planes appearing in caracas carrying cargo and about one hundred military personnel now the move to send military personnel to venezuela sparked serious criticism from washington who has been pushing for regime change in the country mike pompei on monday stated the move is increasing tensions and national. security advisor john bolton said he
9:02 pm
won't tolerate any foreign countries in the u.s. his backyard prompting a pushback from moscow united states will not tolerate whole style foreign military powers meddling with the western hemisphere's shared goals of democracy security and the rule of law the venezuelan military must stand with the people of venezuela top u.s. representatives who failed to change the lawful regime in caracas partly thanks to russia's steadfast position on the maintenance of international law claim that they won't tolerate interference from hostile foreign powers in the western hemisphere as authentic as this clearly demonstrates washington's approach to venezuela and all latin american governments who are practically denied so far and we've now seen the russian foreign ministry's explanation for the presence of what it defines as military advisers in venezuela suggesting there's nothing illegal or clandestine about it now according to moscow it's all within the bounds of international law
9:03 pm
and the military technical cooperation deal with caracas it signed in two thousand and one now the foreign ministry also went on to attack the us is general approach towards latin america saying that washington's actions resemble its colonial policies in the region from around two hundred years ago moscow has also had a stark warning for the organization of american states a washington based forum of thirty five latin american countries who claim that russia broke venezuelan law by moving its personnel there. the u.s. has once again decided to bring order to latin america starting with venezuela we regret that the organization that american states has aided washington in strengthening its colonial habits as if unaware that any other country in the region getting touring full under u.s. pressure considering trump's administration has been saying all options are on the table the pentagon's inability or unwillingness to give a definitive answer for. the white house's plans is far from reassuring is it this
9:04 pm
administration's intent to use the military resolution to stop my understanding the presence of russian military advisors in venezuela doesn't mean the country will be free of instability but what it does mean is that washington will have to think twice before using some of those options on its table. for all. over the world. it was actually four years. ago. particularly if the. president says that as well that if we go for. this is the hire. people to save. for home. or for the. worse if i'm sure he's going through the door.
9:05 pm
meanwhile the venezuelan parliament which is under the control of the opposition intends to demand the withdrawal of the russian military according to the russian foreign ministry russia's presence in venezuela is legal under an agreement between the two countries from two thousand and one the national assembly has also charged them a juror government with inefficiency in solving the country's problems on tuesday much of it as well it remains without electricity due to the second blackout in a month and as well as government told workers and school children to stay home on wednesday communication and information minister george drake as has uploaded pictures and videos of a suspected attack on a power station saying that criminals intentionally started a fire to sabotage the system. the u.s. justice department says a public version of the special counsel robert miller's report on the investigation into alleged collusion between donald trump and russia will be released in the
9:06 pm
coming weeks the report is that it contains secrets grand jury materials that usually are forbidden by law by law from being released publicly previously republicans blocked the democratic effort for the full public release of the report i don't need attorney general for his interpretation of the report i am for the report and our main thrust on this issue is simply transparency release the report come to conclusions the intelligence community to look at it and make sure that we don't disclose sources and methods or classified information for the country. pretty much works well i would urge you to turn over to the country. the good the bad the ugly come to the committee and be willing to answer questions only a summary of robert miller as reported collusion has been published officials say there is no plan to share an advance copy of the document with the white house meanwhile trump himself has hinted there will be payback for those who spread
9:07 pm
allegations of collusion with russia claims that were exposed as false after a two year probe. there are a lot of people out there that have done some very very evil things very bad things i would say treasonous things against our country those people. will certainly be looked at and i have been looking at them for a long time and i'm saying why haven't they been looked at they lied to congress many of them you know who they are we can never ever let this happen to another president again for two and a half years u.s. media has given lots of airtime to the infamous russia gate allegations an online media no less than t.v. one study showed over five hundred or probe have gone online since the probe was launched in two thousand and seventeen but now according to the report from special counsel robert muller it was all for nothing no collusion took place so why did the us media run so long with something that turned out to be
9:08 pm
a total red herring well some voices blame trump for it they say that it's his fault the media went with the story for so long why did donald trump and why did his administration and why did everybody close to him lie about contacts they had with russia throughout the course of the campaign why did he say that he believes putin over the intelligence community why did he talk about leaving nato things that put our national security at jeopardy why doesn't he release his tax returns some say that it's just a cover up that william barr the u.s. attorney general is protecting donald trump attorney general barr who are dishing for his role with an open memorandum suggesting that it was almost impossible for any president to commit obstruction of justice and seize the head of the executive branch made a decision about that evidence in under forty eight hours given ms the bar's public record of bias against the special counsel's inquiry he's not a new true observer and is not in
9:09 pm
a position to make objective determinations about the report now some voices are saying that two years twenty five million dollars and three. thousand subpoenas just aren't enough they say but if you keep looking you can find collusion because it's there because we say so trust in his prosecutorial judgement but that doesn't mean of course that there isn't compelling and incriminating evidence that should be shared with the american people this president has a way of trying to get into people's heads and indoctrinate them he's been saying no collusion no collusion no collusion he does this all the time this is not the end of anything now you might think that the media was to blame after all they kept this story in the headlines for so long examining every unproven rumor however certain voices are saying that they did nothing wrong and should be praised for their work i think we've done the media the press has done one of the great reporting jobs in the history especially of covering
9:10 pm
a presidency by the most news organizations some media outlets did so well they were honored with a pulitzer prize for. relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically further the nation's understanding of russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election and its connections to the trump campaign the president elect's transition team and his eventual administration from once told the media that apologizing can be a great thing when you're simply wrong whether or not they'll hit is advice remains to be seen nobody wants to hear this but the news that special prosecutor robert miller is headed home without issuing new challenges is a display for the reputation of the american news media nothing trump is accused of from now on by the press would be believed by huge chunks of the population standard ploy is deny everything keep going to tell you right all along never admit that you either live or made a mistake. base your your judgment on beliefs and
9:11 pm
opinions rather than on facts media has. history particularly the post couple of decades of not admitting guilt we see the disintegration of the media groups are just seeing the disintegration of professional politics in the united states at this stage and in many countries around the world we have some former u.s. congressman ron paul who says despite the reports democrats will continue to look for ways to bring down the president. the democrats don't like to hear the hear the truth and if they had their way they would not let anything out they're just playing politics that's all it is they've been they've been caught red handed lying through their teeth and now they're just going on and on you'd think they would they would just have a little a little bit of common sense but i even this report this honors all of them but i think what drives all this is just plain old hatred they decided they were going to
9:12 pm
hate throw it in there was a coalition there was a collusion with the do republicans who didn't like trump because he was a new cover and he didn't deserve it then you had the democrats automatically hey hating him and then you had all the neo cons who were both republicans and democrats and then you had a kowloon you know the media and they all got together and decided with this guy's a monster we have to get rid of him whether it's true or not i think pretty soon people are going to get you know catch on and get tired of listening to this but right now they haven't let up there's continuing to go after trump and and lie about the whole mess. still to come the most recent exchange of fire between israel and gaza has been taken up at the u.n. we have that story and more after the break.
9:13 pm
the money velocity is dead right so the money velocity what measure of money is being longer from bank to bank to bank bank bank which is a measure of economic health is dead and that the money printing continues to increase subset of asking the question why is the money not getting into the economy they're printing more of the.
9:14 pm
welcome back here's our defense forces have confirmed on twitter that as strikes were carried out on several hamas targets in gaza overnight on tuesday the un security council met due to the escalation between israel and palestine i.d.f. tanks have lined up along the gaza border and fighter jets have bombed palestinian territory in response to alleged rocket fire tensions are also rising over washington's recognition of israeli sovereignty over syria's golan heights an issue raised in the security council meeting. yesterday president trump signed a proclamation recognizing the golan heights as israeli territory but a decision of critical strategic and security importance to the state of israel. to put his nine year you know let's roll steps such as the recognition of israeli sovereignty over the golan heights to not change the status of these territories
9:15 pm
which is determined by the resolutions of the security council and those who are complicit in these crimes must not be spared sensor accountability including as concerns that an accession attempts of jerusalem and the syrian golan president trump decision to support israel's next ation of the golan heights has sparked protests in syria people in the country's two largest cities have rallied against the us recognizing the occupied territory as part of israel else i voiced their support for the people of palestine. when i know that your marriage had been up in july and in mark down what it goes right to the prom there are no set up for a jew with a lot of sewage being what the problem but they're also. policy. about
9:16 pm
sort of about. what else he has even the majority of so you wouldn't. want to rob. rob you know it's about. the idea. that this is the. kind of work that i love but. look at thirty days with an idea for the. reports from the a.f.p. wire agencies say syria has requested a un security council meeting on the golan heights well early on don i've discussed the rising tensions with my colleague senator. well the international community has been somewhat pushed under the bus by this whole decision is the most vocal and this have been of course the arab countries the whole of arab league made public a joint statement condemning the decision really standing out a condemnation by saudi arabia for instance you know washington's bestie in the
9:17 pm
gulf so it kind of tells the scale of the fallout this this trumps decision has had to also has condemned them as moscow believes that such a decision by trump really undermines that also will syria of course its its their territories that's how the international community that's how the u.n. sees the golan heights as a syrian territory the u.s. policy on golan is reflected in the relevant resolutions of the security council and that policy has not changed year opinion in line with international law does not recognize israel's sovereignty over to territories occupied by israel since june one thousand nine hundred sixty seven including the golan heights and does not consider them to be part of israel's territory i suppose we need to understand what exactly is at stake in the current absolutely absolutely the golan heights is a strip of land on the border between syria and israel back in the eighty's in the
9:18 pm
course of a war it was occupied by israel and that is how it is classified internationally that's how u.n. puts it it is a syrian territory occupied by israel. we who live in the occupied golan heights we dismiss the u.s. president's foolish recognition of the territory as israeli we want to tell him our fathers and grandfathers build their blood on this land and you don't have
9:19 pm
a right to do that yesterday it was jerusalem today the golan heights and tomorrow it might be another syrian territories. true loves israel and wants to give her something she should give is to give what belongs to someone else he has fifty one states he can give israel one. but the golan heights his property they are not to give away have to visit. last year back in twenty eight scene and really was something of a turnaround moment i think for that part of the golan heights because when i went there it was mere weeks after the syrian army and russian jets liberated from the control of certain pockets of islamic state there like for instance we heard the opposing views obviously to transposition from the international community what about israel though surely this is the best they could have hoped for indeed for israel it is the best outcome but i go out on
9:20 pm
a limb and say i can name one person who's particularly happened that things are shaping out. and that is the prime minister benjamin netanyahu because he's facing elections in a couple of weeks and in the run up to these elections he's been embroiled in a massive nasty corruption scandal now that he's thrown effectively he's thrown a bone to all those in israel sharing the nationalist tension he not only has jerusalem recognized by the united states as the capital of israel but also you know as the golan heights. let's discuss this further now with our guest in a body associate professor of politics and international studies that sense a college or welcome to the program is great just mean for the region. so first of all u.s. recognition of the gone rights does not carry any legal weight it's purely symbolic because the united states has such heavy influence a little globe world affairs it makes it difficult to move forward in terms of
9:21 pm
finding peaceful resolutions to the territorial conflicts and the disputes the continue to the region and so for instance the timing me be favorable for benjamin netanyahu who's currently running election campaign in israel but the timing is odd perspective of the trumpet ministration to supposed to roll out the middle east plan just shortly after the elections in israel so after a long run and said this surely would make it more difficult to convince the arab side of the conflict to join on and to accept the middle east peace plan when president truck made a similar decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital we saw massive protests and dozens of deaths do you think or say the same consequences this time. i don't i don't think that we're going to see the same consequences because the
9:22 pm
jerusalem announcement was something that was pertaining specifically to the palestinians in the population of palestinians that were affected by the jerusalem announcement is smaller than the population that's affected by the gone announcement and that's not to say that there isn't going to be an impact in terms of the politics and the human impact on the golan heights and citizens as well because that territory has been and that since one nine hundred eighty one and the citizens were offered citizenship to israel at that time the impact is going to be not as strong now another dimension of this is the syria continues to suffer under the civil conflict that's going on right now and so this could be something that contributes to more violence in that context but more likely than not it's going to be just merely a distraction. syria has reportedly demanded
9:23 pm
a security council meeting on the golan heights what type of reaction kemi expects from the international community say anything substantial just typical. probably just typical rhetoric i mean do you know that states obviously has influence and veto power over the un security council so we can't expect to see any reason resolutions being passed are going to condemn in any strong way this recognition obviously however it is clear that the international community. aside from united states has come out in opposition to france came out in opposition as have the other members of the u.n. security council and so likely there will be public rhetorical condemnation but really no teeth behind that in a body associate professor of politics and international studies at center college thank you for your time. chinese president xi jinping has met the leaders of france germany and the e.u.
9:24 pm
in paris where they discuss beijing's belton road initiative which has been a source of tension with year up but now the rhetoric seems to have changed. europe will need to take advantage of the opportunities in the chinese president's vision when he talks of the new grades if you want to do big things together project and we europeans want to play a role and participate and that must lead to receive prosody and we're having a bit of trouble in finding it but the project as such is a very good. of what our dependence on the each other our connection to each other also means italy is the first member to sign on to china's belzer vote initiative and has faced criticism over its the corporation as a matter of concern to the u.s. on the e.u. since it would give china access to italy's critical infrastructure such as telecommunications and ports the belton road initiative was first announced in two thousand and thirteen and involves chinese investment across your asia and asked
9:25 pm
her is the last stop of xi jinping is three nation european tour which is also seen in visit italy monaco although france is not officially supporting the beltre road it has worked out separate agreements with china on monday the two countries signed fifteen deals worth billions of euros medina cotton ever reports from paris. china's president has been touring europe this past week his official visit to france has just ended and it seems it's went better than many expected both sides signed contracts worth billions of euros including a thirty billion euro air bus deal alone and right after the negotiations the french president i'm annoyed mccraw and called for a strong partnership both pre-schooler cooperation is more beneficial than confrontation and we have more to gain from being open and closed the partnership between the e.u. and china must serve as an example of how to achieve tongil results and i know the
9:26 pm
focus is the need to strengthen dog you know it's a shared vision of fusion a lot sort of the words of the french president to contradict rather noticeably what he said before when he called on he is the european allies to stick to a more conciliatory approach towards china he even called it a systemic rival and warrant over china's growing influence in europe and we had a very important discussion about china and i welcome this european awakening since the beginning of my monday a call for genuine awareness of the defense of european sovereignty don't the time of european i even see has ended. we've put ourselves in a situation where chinese investment has taken of a strategic assets and infrastructure i think that was a mistake china's president arrived to france from and city has another rather successful visit as agreed to become the first g seven nation to sign up to china's road and belt initiative which is a global infrastructure project it's
9:27 pm
a the statistic patient in that particular project provoked a lot of controversy among its western allies in the specially its partner on the other side of the atlantic the u.s. so while european countries who are rather skeptical before the visit now it seems they've turned their opinions around towards china. we're back with the latest the top of the. brakes. on our. when the make its manufacture consent to step into the public well. when the running clubs assume protect themselves. with the final
9:28 pm
merry go round be the one percent. with no middle of the room sick. going to the real news is really. going on there for months smoke fighting only coming for them a month to month one who's been brought up going to november he's got a lot of photos and stuff to get a. lot of cars off but they just either get nothing. she is or was you making. noise i just. don't bombard from the
9:29 pm
sun know my last book to go to the british course there's enough of them stop. me the gods. gift. to. join me every thursday on the all excitement show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
9:30 pm
hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle russia gate the two year circus or nightmare take your pick is seemingly settled says he's been exonerated but the political left in much of the media do not concur where do we go from here.

3 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on