critics fear it's part of a broader crackdown on the muslim community. reaction. of individuals who. have. to do with terror attacks. on the french telecoms. mogul harassment with prosecutors arguing the company created. working conditions to. one minute. wherever you may be tuning in from. our top story the. state will no longer honor all of its commitments under the
twenty fifteen nuclear agreement also known as the joint comprehensive plan of action its foreign minister. public wants to save the deal the european signatories to it hold their side of the bargain and protect from biting us. trees have been complying with the obligation. if they comply with these obligations iran will be able to guarantee the future life of the joint comprehensive plan of action iran's foreign minister mohammad javad zarif says it's time the european signatories kept their side of the bargain and deliver on their commitments following the nuclear deal now under the twenty fifteen deal iran agreed to a limit is so you raney i'm enrichment program and also sell any access have you water it has to run also agreed not to engage in any activities that could possibly lead to the development of the nuclear weapons that was in exchange for the lifting
off some of the economic sanctions against iran so so for this wednesday iran has said that it will stop selling off that access have you water and in two months if a no agreement is reached with the remaining signatories it will boost its levels in richmond and also push ahead with the development of the nuclear reactor and the iranian foreign minister of blame to the u.s. for creating such a complicated situation after the united states withdrew from the nuclear deal and in recent weeks the u.s. has taken an increasingly hostile approach towards iran even issuing several threats we have continued to see every that leads us to believe that there is escalation that may be taking place and so we're taking all the appropriate actions both from a security perspective and well as. our ability to make sure that the president has
a wide range of options in the event that something should actually take place what we've been trying to do is to get iran to be him like a normal nation on tuesday the u.s. announced that it will deploy naval strike group to the middle east in order to counter the threat coming from iran and also to send a clear a massive each to its leadership the same day. the u.s. secretary of state mike pail made quite a surprise visit to iraq voicing concerns about iran's growing influence in the area and now speaking to the press here in the russian capital the country's foreign minister sergei lavrov said that the us is the one using aggression as an instrument. unfortunately this is typical of our american colleagues whether it's in the middle east the persian gulf or in venezuela it's distressing during my meeting with u.s. secretary of state mike from people in finland on monday i called on him to employ
diplomacy rather than issued threats when it comes to challenging situations. china one of the signatories of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal says that the pact shute be kept and food implemented it seems to the european signatories of the ones who have sixty days to choose between washington and i think shows and iran and it's deal between a culture of a with the reports well berlin is calling for iran to avoid taking any aggressive steps as germany stresses it wants to see the deal our europe correspondent peter all over now takes a look at the tight bind the e.u. nations aligned to the nuclear pact find themselves in. a lot of eyes are on the e.u. and european signatories to the saran deal right now to see what they're going to do next are they. going to side with their nato ally the united states or are they going to stick with iran who they've been very vocal in support of since in
particularly since the u.s. pulled out of this deal but also in the lead up to getting the deal done there was an awful lot of work put in by the e.u. side federica marketing any of the high representative for foreign affairs saw this project as a particular personal achievement and she was quite visibly upset when the united states pulled out will be looking to see what comment she gives a or if any later on what we have seen though is a comment on wednesday from the french defense ministry they said that should iran do essentially what they've said they're going to do and pull out of the deal that was the worst case scenario for all involved. today nothing could be worse than iran leave in the agreement there are new sanctions today from europe because iran has so far always respected the commitments it has undertaken in this country commands and not respect it the question of do we consider it but there has been a lot of the warm words they mention from the e.u.
side to iran saying don't worry we've got you despite the u.s. pulling out but a lot of the problems come not from the political side the diplomatic side comes down to the well the for us tax of cash business because when the u.s. pulled out of the deal they said any business is doing trade with iran well you could be eligible for sanctions and we would put those sanctions on you so that saw an exodus really of a huge business that it got involved with the run we've seen the likes of tal the french. oil giant saying that they were going to pull out of the w daimler car manufacturers saying that this well as well as airbus the aerospace giant it response to that trying. get these businesses to stay at the beginning of this year we heard from the european union that france germany and the united kingdom had said that they were going to set up a payment system to get around the u.s. dollar and shield companies essentially from u.s. sanctions now this system called instead the instilled the instrument for support
of trade exchanges if you want to know what it stands for since it's been settled hasn't really done anything and the u.s. side of said one of the reasons it really hasn't done anything is it doesn't have the correct international standards in place to protect against money laundering or financing for terrorism and what the u.s. is saying is it particularly doesn't help protect against money going to the iranian revolutionary guard corps or the i r g c and they said that wasn't acceptable for the united states i question how that's even remotely possible with a country like iran where the revolutionary guard corps endemic within the economy but also hidden in many different respects so the ball very much in the european union's caught the choices they have are they walk away from the iran nuclear deal if they try and put kate the united states more as they've tried in the past that's
the big question for the e.u. right now what do they do next because all eyes are focused on them you know a lot of different aspects to this story political analyst stevens who need told me earlier he believes it's not going to europe to negate u.s. understood really moves against iran. but the european union is only. has good relations with the united states and with it from the public of iran and they are the only thing who can really do this. and do this thing the america back into the deal because who will go out and broker this deal does the united states need to get on the united nations and the european union and the russians and the chinese they all said that the islamic republic of iran. they did their side of the deal they did not a big their side of the so the only side in this world who has good relationship was there but on washington is the european union and they're going to do their best because the end canonical interests for european union to do business
deals with iranians it's a huge numbers we're talking about billions of dollars between the two sides and european union does not want to do that chance just because they're united states they want to pull out just to please the. israeli prime minister. well let's move to another headline stories today and it is a big story in the wake of sri lanka's devastating easter sunday bombings the government has expelled around six hundred foreign nationals including two hundred muslim clerics found to have overstayed their visas the country's home affairs minister say it's part of a broader push to tighten immigration controls. considering the current situation in the country we have reviewed the visa system and taken a decision to tighten visa restrictions for religious teaches of those who were sent out about two hundred ways lambic preaches there are religious institutions which have been getting in foreign preachers for decades we have no issues with
them but there are some which mushrooms recently we will pay more attention to them . of course this all comes about following easter sunday this year coordinated bomb attacks in sri lanka leaving over two hundred fifty people dead eight explosions in all tearing through packed catholic churches luxury hotels as well a state of emergency was imposed shortly after and security forces were giving powers to arrest us but. that wasn't any we heard a loud bang and we fainted that's all i remember. i
wish to express my heartfelt salute darts to christian communities affected one it was a print with all that sums of such cruelty for in their. well this past sunday dozens of shops ficos homes owned by members of the muslim community were attacked in the western coastal city of. at least three people were injured and several arrests were subsequently security there has been bolstered on a curfew imposed the sri lankan government is renewing calls for unity has offered compensation to those affected by the latest violence politics expert roger kiska and social commentator mo ansari there are thoughts all new volatile situation in the country right now. the claims were that twelve days before the the attacks the government was sent detailed warnings the intelligence service of said detailed
warnings they were told they were going to be attacking charities that a. radical group. home grown natives. going to terrorize and attack people on easter morning she said it really didn't have much choice other than to expel six hundred six hundred foreigners and two hundred islam and clerics to cover his shortcomings i think when you have a state of emergency that is a direct result of you know coordinated terrorist attacks in forcing the law for those who have overstayed their visas a minimum you can do because that's the bottom line here we need to stop terror we need to stop radicalization if their own home grown terrorists there expanding foreigners doesn't help somebody clamping down on foreigners and listings and asking women to remove that make up the face veil is actually a disproportionate action and is specifically targeting the same is not the kind of muslims that did the attack calling this a knee jerk reaction i think is minimizing a very coordinated attack done by radical muslims now how this done been done by
a christian for example i would be the first condemning them so i think that moderate muslims shouldn't have to fear what's happening you know if you are involved in a story hatred in planning terrorist attacks and anything of that nature then you should be concerned you should be expelled and then again if this is an issue of a government simply expelling people who have overstayed their visa then i don't see this is a kneejerk reaction they're just executing their laws. i'm sure out of the six hundred people not all of them or muslim who are expelled i think this is this is a tactic whenever anyone speaks up against rising islam but there are labeled as islamic phobic and i do believe in religious freedom i think religious freedom is going to resonate lebanese it's not good for modernizing everyone's if it was just some fake why haven't the sri lankans been behaving why do they allow these things to go ahead these are big questions unanswered that isn't. remove the face files exclude six hundred foreign as and two hundred islamic clerics they would never the
problem this is about a proportionate response like your your belly savior to selling six hundred million to little or nothing as there are these are my reaction to three hundred fifty dead five hundred injured this isn't just about one or two homegrown islamic terrorists this is about a chain of individuals who orchestrated attacks within a very short and which kills many many doing business east as are more sophisticated their suggested have overstayed visas to do with east to terror attacks when it was i assure lanka native homegrown who himself was radicalizing people well if you have two hundred if you have two hundred clerics overstaying their welcome then being homegrown might mean that they were in one of those mosques was one of those two hundred clerics we don't know that ok we're going to crush more of whedon's these big news stories in about ninety seconds time keep it here on our to international.
join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. war in memory today marks the seventy fourth anniversary of victory over fascism in europe the end of that conflict created the modern world order and it's still the. twenty first century both of these. elements. and at the moment there it is people would like to interact which is happening today individuals are using their intelligence through facebook through to another. interacting with politically but
. it's so i took. from the people's seeing the results. you are back with our attention on the french telecoms giant orange on several of its current and former top bosses are standing trial in paris they were accused of moral harassment and of creating a work environment which prosecutors say led to dozens of employee suicides over a ten year span do been skate takes a closer look at the case. a decade to a wave of suicides helped lift the lid of what was happening in one of france's biggest telephone companies now known as the global telecoms giant x. employees claimed they were subjected to moral and psychological harassment all in
a big to make leave the company that was undergoing major restructuring. we will ensure that this trial is not only an opportunity to convict for institutional moral harassment which will lead to compensation for the moral prejudice of the victims but we will also fight to have the question asked again about the violence that was perpetrated not on dozens but on thousands and thousands of employees at that time at french telecom. that climate described by some as being a brutal is said to have pushed thirty five workers to take their own lives between two thousand and eight and two thousand and nine one a thirty two year old woman threw herself from her office window at the paris another a fifty seven year old set himself alight in a company car park twelve more attempted to take their own lives including me it was young and i have been in the state of survival for more than ten years
especially after my desperate gesture on april twenty six to eleven on the constant on the same day as my colleague from bordeaux who set himself on fire. a long way to their day in court has finally come and senior executives past and present are now facing charges mainly related to moral harassment organized at the company's leadership level while the company doesn't don't know why the suffering of employees does deny having implemented a policy designed to destabilise teams charges if proven could result in a year in prison and a fine of fifteen thousand euros a point that is angered the victims and their loved ones were going to regret that the term manslaughter has not been used in view of the damage suffered by the victims what they have experienced and also view of the low penalties incurred this also concerns this trial could open old wounds. what do we expect from the
strong. to try and understand why why they push people over the edge and it mustn't happen again somewhere else we can't accept that policeman a doctor a farmer kills himself because of a job and people need to understand that human beings are more important than money today orange points out that internal surveys show that eighty eight percent to be employees say they are proud to work with a company that compares to only thirty eight percent back in two thousand and ten but the many former employees the dark days are not yet. paris. ok let's turn our attention stateside to the u.s. city of philadelphia where authorities are investigating an event of an islamic center that's calls the alarm in the local community it's after a video was posted online showing a group of muslim children talking about using extreme violence to liberate
palestine as well as jerusalem the third holiest site in islam. please. please do not only have said they are not illegal yes we know that the muslims want to have the money. guarded seeing the islamic center in question how strongly condemn the incident it seems the children were part of a program that was being run by a local school and house fired the person in charge. unfortunately the video from the school was uploaded to the chapters facebook page without verifying the content of the video for appropriateness and making sure it conforms to our hate free policy and values muslim american society is committed to condemning hate speech everywhere let's fight the mosques in response there are the photos being described by a leading american jewish organization as quote extremely disturbing
a political commentator on for me brian logan told us the u.s. government needs to be looking closely at such incidents. well at case they actually come in over here in the u.s. when i first saw the video i thought it was somewhere in middle east i think maybe afghanistan or iraq or somewhere like there may be and i says stronghold i was surprised to learn that it was in philadelphia pennsylvania freedom of speech is limits and this particular case it's our current acts of terrorism and they are really being indoctrinated by the dolts apparently because i doubt the small children came up with this on themselves they're probably so the elders in a particular place and or their parents about this well the government should look at things like this is pretty clear that this could be you know some extremism hidden away from the public there are many people that get investigated you get a kind of identity secret state of different races for the privilege of different cultures in the u.s. they kind of have a watchful eye of the federal government just to make sure they don't go too far
and commit an act of terrorism. and i want to keep attention on that side of the atlantic because american schoolchildren are apparently falling victim to the polarization of u.s. politics because it's been reported that the curriculum in so-called swing states is being repeatedly really written depending on who's in power. until recently the election of state school boards you said academic standards was not even run on party lines people didn't view them as politicians but simply a strong scenarios carrying out the task of how we educate our kids however like so many other things now it is deeply political here's the number one disagreement what system of government does the united states have now according to the democrats the usa is a democracy and according to the republicans the usa is you guessed it a republic however some say that there could be common ground between the two terms the debate really isn't about whether a republic or
a democracy but understanding about how we can people in michigan the republicans did not like. the social studies curriculum it is biased in a very left leaning way and i find that problematic so they made a few changes first of all they reduced references to the ku klux klan and the national association for the advancement of colored people they reduced gay and lesbian content and they cut out climate change completely so the democrats tried to slip in a few changes of their own and that draft got the republicans fired up when i look at the things changed between drafts after hundreds of hours of debate it's mind numbing it's not just happening in michigan the standards set by texas and california the two biggest u.s. states are the most influential when it comes to the printing of u.s. school textbooks and both states are getting pretty partisan when it comes to u.s. history and social studies in texas they have cut hillary clinton completely out of history and in california a mural depicting george washington the first us president was also
a slave owner has been taken down so parents it seems are voting for which historical narrative they want their kids to learn in school when they picked the school board at this point in california the debate has gotten so heated that an empathy tent has been set up near the debating site there are some folks who have lots of opinions and these seem to be making some noises about it we find that listening is better than shouting back in one nine hundred seventy four west virginia residents who thought that the school textbooks were offensive to evangelical christians got rather fired up there were bombings and shootings coal miners went out on strike for most americans social studies classes a distant childhood memory not a burning political controversy however in twenty nineteen it seems like everything is getting political including the classroom it's hit the whole over the country because it reads school district and school board that's democratically elected and they go back and forth if you or if it's really conservative community or
a really liberal community then it's fairly stable but it doesn't. really reflect what the other you know the minority group there that can't elect a school board not manage a national curriculum like you have in say so we nor france or germany or england it means that a kid growing up in texas learns different things and reads different books in literature classes than it kid growing up in california or new york the publishing industry they are concerned about only two states when it's texas and the which is fairly conservative and one is california which is fairly liberal if the takes looks too conservative california school districts won't buy them we have a fairly diversified educated population it's pretty stupid to have all your kids in the country basically getting a partial education when it comes to history and literature. news roundup looks for this hour but do stay with us because the aftermath of humanity's biggest battle
the world at war two is the focus of today's cross talk join peter on his guests in moments. on. what politicians do something to do. to put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure you. want to. have to go right to the press that's why before three in the morning to be good. i'm interested always in the audience in the house. or suitable. in a world of big partisan and moving a lot of things and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter
we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past. it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. in twenty forty you know bloody revolution of. the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be creasing the violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it you know lawyer here i mean you know i live with to do with me in the new bill is that i do believe it or the former ukrainian president recalls the events of twenty four. those who took part in this today over five billion dollars to assist ukraine in these another call that will ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic.
hello and welcome to cross up for all things considered i'm peter lavelle war in memory today marks the seventy fourth anniversary of victory over fascism in europe the end of that conflict created the modern world order and it still does. cross talking world war two i'm joined by my guest here in moscow going deeson he is a professor at the higher school of economics as well as author of russia's geo economic strategy for a greater eurasia we also have jeffrey roberts he's
a senior fellow at the helsinki collect for exam studies and a member of the royal irish academy and we have martin for. ali he is a senior lecturer in international history at yale university are gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciate before we get started i want to congratulate martin and jeffrey on their new book here churchill and stalin comrades in arms during the second world war. i work in television i love documentaries i love films and i love history and in one thousand seventy three the b.b.c. came out with a documentary series the world war one hundred seventy three nine hundred seventy six. seminal documentary of that conflict could that could documentaries like that be made today and put on netflix and would people watch it and what would it look like. what the world was a fantastic documentary series anyone is interested in the history of world war should watch should watch that series ok so you said it comes out in the ninety seventies.