headlines an r.c. venezuela calls a u.s. police raid on its embassy in washington d.c. a violation of international rule remaining activists in the compound saying they are trying to prevent an illegal takeover also becoming human rights activists in spain project the french flag on a saturday she was prevented by protesters from collecting weapons from french paul and later on tuesday russia and america's top diplomats will hold talks on the iran nuclear deal it's a collaborative found front. on what the u.s. intends to do to resolve the crisis he says washington created by pulling out of the agreement.
hello they're just going to talk here in moscow you watching international event is while in government has condemned police raid on its embassy in washington d.c. as a violation of international law offices try to expel activists who claim they are defending the mission from illegal seize you michel greenstein reports from the city. now as you can see and here behind me the secret service have now entered the building looks like no one is coming out of the embassy right now but on both sides we have protesters very loudly either showing support for nicolas maduro claiming that the u.s. government is illegally trespassing and also we have supporters of the u.s. government and the u.s. backed opposition leader of one guy joe declaring that the trespassers who were inside were the ones violating international law and basically the u.s. state department on april 24th said that anyone who. who is representing the
government of nicolas maduro who were made in this embassy would be trespassing but something interesting of course as you know happened on that day which is that the activists who supported nicolas more duro 2 did not leave they saw this as an illegal takeover of venezuelan sovereign sole soil by both international and venezuelan law * and they said that they would be here to defend venezuelan sovereignty now they've been staying this embassy living here up until today the federal authorities posted a notice on the front door saying that anyone inside the embassy was trespassing and that they recognize the u.s. government recognizes the government of a mr flung wide joe opposition leader from venezuela as the president so they posted the trespassing notice and recognize the opposition leader as the president like they've been doing and the opposition's ambassadors of so-called ambassador said that anyone who refuses to comply with this order would be arrested. according to the activists the police were unable to expel reveal the prince because the offices failed to produce an arrest warrant reports suggest that 4 activists is
still inside the embassy. the u.s. government cut the water to the building hoping it would force the protesters to name investigative journalist michael brune full thinks u.s. authorities are being overly aggressive. well there are 4 embassy protectors still inside they've refused to leave after 3 others left today a notice was placed on the door written in verdad font signed by no one which claimed that one carlos vecchio were the legitimate representatives of the venezuelan embassy but it wasn't clear this was posted by any federal authorities secret service entered the embassy everyone thought they were going to arrest those inside and instead they left closed the door behind them and those 4 embassy protectors are still there so there could be an embassy protection agreement between venezuela's government and a friendly country which would allow that country to move in as a custodian for the embassy and allow switzerland to take over the u.s.
embassy in caracas and this would mean a deescalation of the conflict and the possible nail in the coffin to for go i go i don't know if that's going to take place i know there are negotiations underway but it's very telling that the embassy protectors were allowed to stay inside for the federal authorities to enter venezuelans embassy is a violation of the vienna conventions our article $22.00 and it is it could be considered an act of war when the person venezuela's opposition leader has appointed as his ambassador to the u.s. a sense unless it seems american southern command requesting a meeting for strategic and operational planning caracas though has branded this move an invitation to close a military intervention in venezuela and it wouldn't be the 1st time these kind of expect. vietnam ukraine yugoslavia libya one of these countries have in common well
you guessed it uncle sam has been involved the u.s. central command recently published a study that's now being dubbed the pentagon's scholars guide to overthrowing governments the joint special operations university published its study they looked into research of special forces operations of the us military across the planet from 1941 to 2003 now the joint special operations university is an entire academic institution dedicated to studying the art of war here's what their research found that the report divines u.s. special ops into 3 categories disruption coersion and regime change 68 percent of the operations were disruptive only non-disruptive cases took up 32 percent they were divided between coersion and regime change here the highlighted cases of the 3 categories.
because. $47.00 instances were study disruptive actions failed just less than half the time and attempts to strong arm foreign governments were more successful working in 3 fourths of the instances when it comes to overthrowing governments u.s. special ops or batting at $23.00 out of $47.00 attempted overthrows now the only overthrow conducted during war time was successful that's the war in afghanistan in 2001 but is success really the right way to describe the condition. facing those countries the united states by entering the war against the taliban. post
$911.00 resulted in the us seeing a reversal of all of the strategic gains and friendship. been achieved in central asia been lost also credibility in afghanistan the way they destroyed the credibility of u.s. strategic forces and u.s. prestige that the most shocking statements come at the end of the report where the authors say that these kind of operations will probably never stop these clandestine interventions of range from support to civil resistance movements to convert paramilitary operations to large unconventional warfare efforts in support of conventional military campaigns even presidents who prior to their election looked upon such activity with disfavor found themselves compelled to use it after taking office president trump certainly inherited. a an untenable situation because of the initially because of the influence of president george w. bush and then by the activities by president obama who actively with the
turkish saudi government supported radical islamic jihadist groups particularly in a bold of the creation and rise of isis stylish the islamic state and the us and the world in that region is paying the price for that today. saudi arabia ship has been met by protests in spain after it earlier failed to pick up weapons in france the french flag was projected on to the vessel from a small boat is the cargo ship made its way to a spanish arbor earlier it was blocked by activists in the french city of la where it was to load weapons but was instead forced to set sail without them the ship left the spanish port carrying material that according to the trade could be used by the saudi military but no. in a combat capacity countries are under pressure over there are saudi arabia which is
accused of targeting civilians in yemen china dubinsky it's more the story. i'm just international has blasted several european union states saying they have failed to poll their obligations in regards to the arms trade treaty because they're selling weapons to saudi arabia live with them that will likely be used in the war in yemen the bar has been bouncing off european ports like a pinball this is a serious test of the country's resolve to uphold the obligations on the arms trade treaty and e.u. common position on arms exports several states have food this test in the space of just a few days now the concern is that some of these weapons could be being used on the front line in the war in yemen and could be being used against civilians now that yemen conflicts being ongoing out since 2014 around 10000 people have lost their lives in the conflict and millions have been pushed to the brink of starvation it's
been described by the united nations as being the world's worst humanitarian disaster and the concern from amnesty international is that if it is possible that the weapons being sold by e.u. member states to saudi arabia are being used in any way to perpetuate war crimes or to violate international law then not means that they have broken the obligation when it comes to the arms trade treaty the voyage reminds us that states prefer to allow the lucrative global arms trade to continue to operate behind a veil of secrecy well amnesty points out that a saudi cargo ship has been making the rounds at several poor european states for the last week or so we know that it was able to dock it and twerp in belgium and it was. able to receive a supply of missions there and since then it's tried and failed to visit several
other european ports now we do know that the belgian foreign minister has acknowledged that there are concerns over the sales and this is what he had to say going to be you know you would be good to suspend all deliveries to saudi arabia if it was shown that had been used on going conflict such as in yemen which case the regional government must make that decision with normal political now here in france we had confirmation from the defense minister this flawless polly that that saudi cargo ship was also due to dock in the port of laughter in northern france and was due to receive a shipment of arms from france as part of the sales to saudi arabia and now this is what she had to say last week in regards to babs. arms delivery according to him and 2 issues made a few years ago well that news was met with protests at the pool when it was
announced last week that's because there was a leaked investigation in the last month the show which alleges that the french government has been made aware by secretive military notes that weapons sold by france society arabia could have been used on the front line in yemen and could have been used against civilians and that provoked lots of anger from people who wanted to stop that shipment from going ahead now president michael also spoke about this last week saying that he had received confirmation from riyadh that any arms france sold to saudi arabia wouldn't be used in this way but despite that because of the processed those on's were not able to be loaded on the ship and then it moved on its way attempting to visit ports in spain and now on its way to italy but the controversy. tinnies and many human rights organizations aren't happy that any of these sales are taking place in the 1st place what they've called on is for
european union states to now halt those sales to saudi arabia off their arms shall devinsky there were earlier the french defense minister did say that there was no conclusive evidence that french weapons were killing civilians in yemen saudi arabia itself denies targeting them deliberately middle east analyst. believes countries are unlikely to stop selling arms to riyadh despite public pressure. also all the weapons come from western europe and north america so all weapons used in yemen are coming from the west and north america and it's not just the activists there's a lot of people in government even here in washington that are starting to raise the flag that we're selling work those are killing and not just killing they're making the lives of millions of people miserable now half the people of yemen are starving because of the war with saudi arabia unfortunately the suffering of individuals does not carry that much weight with government decisions so the
activists the human rights need to put effort into making governments care about these things and stop the sale of the of those weapons or at least put some restrictions on their usage saudi arabia has been the largest importer of weaponry for the last 5 years running is there anybody going to give up that money fortunately doubtful. the german chemical giant has been ordered by a california court to pay $2000000000.00 in damages to a couple who claimed the weed killer called frand up gave them cancer it is the biggest claims against monsanto the firm which produces that we'd kill and is owned by by a wheat kara contains a chemical called life phosphate and when used on plants and crops it can end up in food and also drinking water and several studies have also shown that it can cause
cancer however by air and monsanto insists the roundup weed killer is safe meanwhile. has to contend with another dispute over its subsidiary monsanto the firm allegedly compiled a list of key people influence the debate over pesticides across europe french authorities have started a probe into that after a complaint from the newspaper lamont. was able to do this something to piss in the . this just took off she does a. horse. after yours and you do the well the french paper claims the so-called monsanto file dates back to 2016 and contains 200 names they do include journalists lawmakers and politicians who've been critical of the company's practices the mond alleges the list was drawn up to sway the views of
those against the use of life phosphate based pesticides while monsanto was bought by the chemical giants by last year in a $63000000000.00 deal buyers self has apologized for the incident and has now opened its own probe into the case and the yeah it's an environmentalist from the future generations group because one of those on the list. the dicier contain information on our organization and its head we're concerned about that in may also has private information obtained by monsanto in any case it is known that these procedures are illegal there is no law that allows collection and storage of private data on our own eyes in iowa last year to at least shed a light on whether they have any problem. we're also concerned about the fact that at least mentions private persons politicians journalists who are pressurized to
support the company to secure its place in the market of compounds which by the way are considered to be carcinogenic in fact today the company has a quite negative image which is clearly the situation in france has become active specifically over the guy for city shoe the national center for cancer disease research that life this it is the man herbicide produced by monsanto which probably can be carcinogenic when johnson and since then we've been watching a huge backlash from some farmers from the our great culture sector as a whole here. well the u.s. secretary of state will be in the russian black sea resort of sochi not to relax but to meet his russian counterpart later today and grapple with the iran nuclear deal crisis we'll have a look at that in more detail just after the break. join me every 1st week on the alex simon shore and i'll be speaking to guest of the
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hello again home tuesday the u.s. secretary of state. to meet his russian counterpart sergey lavrov in russia's black sea resort of sochi they are expected to discuss the future of the iran nuclear deal amid fears washington. edging towards war america's top diplomat made and then unexpected visit to brussels for talks with the human this is ahead of this visit to russia. deescalate the situation over iran by responding to. the most responsible attitude to take is should be and that of maximum maximum restraint. any. escalation on a military site well this was
a meeting that was all set it was all planned there was supposed to be sitting down the e.u. foreign ministers as well as the high representative for foreign affairs federica mockery me she's essentially the use overarching equivalent of a foreign minister they were supposed to be sat down talking about libya they tried to do that as much as they could however might pompei oh the u.s. secretary of state he decided he was going to be turning up. of course that has apparently put the cat amongst the pigeons if i listen to some of the people i've been talking to among the diplomats in brussels federica mockery me they're far from happy that my poem peo was in town on this day he wasn't supposed to be here he was supposed to be moscow he did turn up and this is what i represent at the for foreign affairs had to say when it came to the iran deal they need to keep it alive we. still invite iran to comply with all its nuclear commitments
and that is a full determination on the european union side and also all that understates and continue to implementing it for all the nuclear deal that it and federica mockery and he said all of the parts of the iran deal just then because last week iran said that it would not continue to uphold all parts of the deal of the 2015 deal that came on the anniversary of the united states saying that it would pull out wholeheartedly from the agreement now the u.s. decision to do that donald trump's decision to unilaterally pull the u.s. out of it it caused an awful lot of problems and it saw a lot of a u. nations member states also brussels itself condemning the united states for doing so now we've also started to see some of the 28 member states starting to to question iran's well ideas when it comes to whether they should stay in it should the. raney and government decide that they want to pull out whole heartedly from
the 2050 nuclear deal because of it's we agree with other e.u. states the nuclear deal is necessary for us security and it's going to prevent iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. iran has agreed to vital compliance measures if they break that deal then there will be consequences in terms of how european powers react so we urge the iranians to think very long and hard before they break . the end of today nothing could be worse than iran leaving to marry him and she there is no sanctions to do from you because iran has so far always respected the commitments we it has undertaken this kind meet mess and not just back to the question of a very considerate lawyer this is the 2nd change of schedule it is many weeks for those that travel with mike pompei or the u.s. secretary of state that things that have been changed at the last minute just last
week it was supposed to be coming here from helsinki to berlin they ended up going to baghdad this time around they're supposed to be going to moscow they end up in brussels they are heading off to russia for tuesday at a meeting with sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister and we can certainly expect iran to be pretty high on the agenda peter all of a there will the sort she talks are expected to be any easier for the u.s. secretary of state because of has announced he plans to confront his american counterpart on how washington intends to resolve the iran crisis. when you will produce needs or alaska mike pompei you know how the u.s. is going to deal with a crisis that was made by washington's unilateral decisions on iran has the right to quietly suspend the implementation of the nuclear deal is not a part of their commitments or your business at least analysts cover a f a r c r b believes the iran nuclear deal can still be rest and. iran has given 60 days to europe to clean up its act and live up to its commitments and we are now
. starting to see a renewed effort on the part of europe to do exactly that and hopefully the meeting . as a fresh reminder to america as the course of policy toward europe is failing and europe is determined to salvage the deal just as russia and china are so i'm cautiously optimistic about the lives span of g.c. . ability of the other signatories to join forces and preserve the deal in the interest of regional and global peace and americans need to make a u.-turn on the erroneous policy come back to the table negotiated with. wall street has suffered the biggest selloff since the start of the year amid america's ongoing trade war with china after beijing imposed import taxes on u.s. goods worth $60000000000.00 in response to fresh tariffs from washington on friday
washington high tariffs on $200000000000.00 of chinese goods the latest tit for tat exchange between the 2 countries came after trade talks failed to produce a deal china has already imposed levies on imports from the u.s. worth $100000000000.00 and the latest measure targets $5000.00 goods ranging from coffee beef and the televisions president said that despite china's retaliation though the u.s. is in a strong position. i love the position we're in so our farmers will be very happy our manufacturers will be very happy and our government is very happy because we take it in tens of billions of dollars i think it's working out very well again we do much less business with china than they do with us and trump insists to that america is actually benefiting from a trade war with china by cashing in on import taxes although his chief economic
advisor appears to disagree. president says china doesn't that china it pays the terrace they may suffer consequences but it's u.s. businesses and u.s. consumers who pay correct and yes to some extent and i don't disagree with that again both sides both sides will suffer on this. economic. intelligence that want to speak with china could be damage to the u.s. economy i think trump has has staked a claim in the mind of his supporters to be this great negotiator and and they you know i don't i think he believes on some level that he can win a trade war when the fact is that in almost every historical instance that i can think of trade wars tend to result in very reason losing but no winning the u.s. and china have the largest g.d.p. is no world there are 2 of the biggest traders so i can't think of a country in the world and probably not a consumer or very few at least who would be affected adversely by this trade where
the way to resolve this would be for both of the nations to get out of the way and that each individual firm in consumer. firm an individual who's who is trading whether it's between the u.s. china or any other country pursue their individual interest i mean that's what this is about it's an individual assessment whether or not you'd be taking advantage and trying to be like to say that the u.s. is a trade deficit next to and that's a tremendous mis. representation as a matter of fact the u.s. does have a trade deficit with china it is of goods but it has a massive trade surplus in-service unfortunately there's a lot more often listed they can come out of this and that brings you up to date is tuesday morning we're back with more stories about how often are.
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