give. productive and detail to the us to state one pompei on russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov wrapped up their 2 week with a number of pressing global issues seemingly resolved. venezuela brands a u.s. police raid on its former embassy in washington d.c. a violation of international law with activists in the compound saying that they are trying to prevent an illegal takeover. will see u.s. military school publishes a decades long history of washington's interventions in other countries dubbed by
some as a guy. and a saudi arabian ship is hounded by protests in european ports failing to pick up an arms delivery that activists say could be used to kill civilians in yemen. get even you are watching r t international thanks for joining us. frank and productive russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov and his american counterpart might have described their talks which wound up within just the last hour in the russian resort of sochi both sides said that they were ready to move relations forward although they admitted they still don't see eye to eye on a number of crucial global issues let's go live to sort she and get an update from our correspondent that right. good evening to you did the pattern succeed in
finding much common ground. well i'd say the fact that they sat down together talked about so many different issues almost every crisis happening in the world now that that's already productive the very fact that they're talking about that because let's not beat around the bush. relations between russia and the united states there's no other way of putting it that awful they're almost historic joining the cold war you know they weren't this bad at certain points but they've finally sat down they've managed to talk about all their differences and they've managed honestly say to each other we disagree on this this is how we see it we disagree on this this is how we see it and booth have said that well that's good but we can talk we can continue talking and they both call these discussions on
a stage and frank exact words coming from both. and sergey lavrov. topic of course venezuela the crisis there the united states saying that russia and other countries is interfering in the crisis in venezuela russia on the other hand saying threatening venezuela with foreign intervention and stealing your will on the venezuelan people that is going to work. on venezuela we have disagreement i urge my russian colleagues to support the venezuelan people as they return democracy to their country. the united states and more than 50 other nations agree that the time has come for nicolas maduro to go he's brought nothing but misery to the venezuelan people. and we hope the russians support. form a girl and democracy. democracy can't be imposed by force threats coming both from you. u.s.
officials and the opposition leader. is always reminding us of the possibility of military intervention have nothing to do with democracy. what both countries seem to agree on is that it's very well and that should decide what happens to their country but russia here say that that must happen without external threats coming from washington the united states from. inviting foreign forces to topple the venezuelan government russia saying that you know back in 2003 when the united states said it's going to bring democracy to iraq at that in part out in 2011 when they declared they were bringing democracy to leave. libya is now sort of russia and the united states agreeing to disagree there but saying that they will continue to talk the dialogue will continue also on iran much the same situation
although not as radically opposed russia saying that it believes the iranian nuclear deal of 2015 is the best option going forward it's a system a platform a framework that's already established that will guarantee to the international community that iran isn't pursuing nuclear weapons the united states agreeing to disagree. but almost any moment we have many disagreements on the wrong now with you but the fact that we've started talking on this issue gives us hope that we will be able to achieve agreements if both sides show willingness to do that which i made clear that the united states will continue to apply pressure to the regime in tehran until its leadership is prepared to return to the ranks of responsible nations that do not threaten their neighbors or spread instability or terror. now the interesting thing here is i listen to the press conference the entirety of it almost every time that might compare. asked about the iranian crisis you never
mentioned the nuclear component of that is. to be that iran change its behavior that it stopped stabilizing the middle east that it stopped supporting groups that the united states doesn't like that it stopped participating in various middle eastern conflicts this it seems that their issue isn't so much iran's nuclear ambitions as it is iran's behavior 3 in the region its political. political motivations nevertheless sides have said that you know they will continue to talk they will. continue to work together on coming up with some sort of solution along with the other members of the u.n. security council the other signatories of the iran nuclear deal to remain remaining ones. the european union we also heard that. a lot of
progress being made in the north korean front. that both sides have made progress that real progress has been made on making sure that the north korean the korean peninsula is denuclearize that north korea gives up its nuclear weapons and that is verifiable. trump having met with. north korea also we heard about of course busy the russians saying that. sticking by what they've said. for years that they still haven't been shown any proof of what it is that russia has done nothing in writing nothing concrete that the americans have given russians and said this is what you did and said that . there will be no conversation serious conversation is grownups and until that happens on the other hand saying that you know. willing to improve relations with
russia that has come from donald trump. on the condition that what has happened with regards to meddling what the united states says has happened with regards to meddling that is in the past but again both sides say that despite their disagreements they've started reopening channels of communication we're talking here about military hotlines we're talking here about financial relations banking business cultural things that have been suspended shut down since since the election of donald trump. saying that with the release of the mueller report perhaps the more radical factions those that have trumpeted about collusion and meddling perhaps they'll be marginalized and sidelined sidelined so relations can finally improve another big point was arms control a new start treaty for example bill sides saying that you know we're willing to
work together on this we want to talk certain specifics that they want to get over but now they've agreed to. establish technical working groups that will work to make sure that russia and the united states the 2 biggest nuclear superpowers in the world that they'll be able to reduce and contain the nuclear nuclear armaments and that is incredibly important because that is a huge huge burden on both countries budgets as well as a huge burden on the safety of the world so all in all very productive session a very productive get together finally we have both countries admitting face to face that they have huge differences but that that shouldn't stop them from working together from engaging each other and making sure that in the future which respect for each other can finally get along later might compare. we'll be meeting with
vladimir putin we aren't sure what exactly they'll be talking about what they'll have to say afterwards but you know we'll be here and if anything comes out of it we'll be bringing it right to you thanks look forward to getting any details that emerge from that meeting as summing up pompei on the ladder of discussions in the russian resort of sochi that's our correspondent thank you. now the talks come soon after the u.s. deployed an aircraft carrier laden with 40 combat planes into iran's regional waters for president trump also fired another verbal warning at tehran will see what happens with iran if they do anything it will be a very bad mistake if they do anything i'm hearing a little stories about iran if they do anything they will suffer greatly we'll see what happens with the run. and it seems the might be substance to the threats a number of b. $52.00 bombers known as strat-o. fortress and capable of delivering nuclear weapons were deployed to the region they
were already used in the 1st u.s. mission in the ocean it says they will defend american forces along with its interests in the region from clear indications of threats coming from the iranian government this all comes amid media reports claiming the trump of ministration is drawing up plans to send 120000 troops to the middle east that's in the event iran attacks u.s. forces or starts working on nuclear weaponry jump in turn claims those reports are not true you can bus the to syria in bahrain peter ford believes that the u.s. is trying to destabilize the tense and fragile situation in iran. the sickly pricing on having sabotage to phoenix that. shows the all the major foreign policy achievement of the obama administration with the iran nuclear agreement. that tonge that and is now with
a whole lot of policy trying to repeat the life iran to create a condition any ran through economic warfare which would lead to an uprising in iraq that. america has only waiting for busy reaping what looks like it's going to be a whirlwind because iran how does that mean that the stabilizer go on the world economy. and iran is not the only country washington's turned up the heat on off the scale of more takes a look at some of the governments on the receiving end of u.s. special operations. be it naam 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 disrupted only non-disruptive cases took up 32 percent they were divided between coersion and regime change here the highlighted cases of the 3 categories. of the.
$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 conditions. those countries now 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 prides their election looked
upon such activity with disfavor found themselves compelled to use it after taking office this is a function of ideology it's a function of germany has nothing to do with cost and it's less silly nothing to do with the interest of the american people the american people made them will be cynical but they are suffering quite astonishing levels of poverty and misery massimo ins over 40000000 in poverty and health care rising crame poor lazy shit along racial lines we know that the us mainstream media is notoriously lacking in deep analysis doesn't ask the searching questions and indeed in many respects it is no longer there to hold the powerful in the government to account on behalf of the people but to hold the people to account on behalf of the powerful in the government and us this is to do with a small coterie of new york or fanatics in washington who are no in control of trumps foreign policy and of course all the various other and destroyers that benefit the military industrial complex so there is no money to be spirit when it
comes to trying to affect these hedge monica adventures. the peace that the american military sensed another opportunity to flex its interventionist muscle in the latin american country of venezuela venezuela oppositions representative in the u.s. has sent a letter to the u.s. army requesting a meeting for strategic and operational planning directors has branded the move an invitation to plot a military intervention in venezuela. the venezuelan government also condemned the police raid on its former embassy in washington d.c. as being a violation of international law officers trying to expel activists who claim that they're defending the mission from quote illegal seizure they argue that the u.s. is preventing caracas is diplomats from working at the compound and trying to replace them with illegitimate opposition representatives they survived at the compound unissued in a fictional that of the activists most of them left after that 4 of them stayed
inside our green offices that failed to present an official arrest warrant. more general to. try to get. protesters the spent more than a month at the embassy the u.s. through the different serving nicholas who duros government to loot the site as it recognizes opposition leader one guy duis and as well as president days before the police radio authorities the water. before handing protesters an addiction notice in person police posted on the embassy's door was stated that the u.s. recognizes cried those people as venezuela's representatives and that the activists must leave investigative journalist max blumenthal thinks u.s. authorities are being overly aggressive. well there are poor and missy protectors still inside they 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. the saudi arabian ships and to pick up weapons in europe has been hounded by protests along its journey in front of a succeeded in preventing it from collecting its cargo claiming the arms could be used against civilians in yemen now a french flag is being projected on the vessel in spain of madrid claims that the ship left the boat carrying material that will not be used and i come back to take control under increasing pressure over their own cells to. mourn the story his own the shell of. well i missed international has blasted several european union states saying they have failed to poll their obligations in regards to the trade treaty because they're selling weapons to saudi. abia lived 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 frontline 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 they prefer to allow lucrative global arms trade to continue to operate behind a veil of secrecy well amnesty points out that is 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 and now we do know that the belgian foreign minister has acknowledged that there are concerns that these sales and this is what he had to say going to be you know i mean you would be good to suspend all deliveries to saudi arabia if it was shown they had been used. going. to the. regional government. now here in france we had confirmation from the
defense minister this flawless poly 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 daily very. grim and 2 issues made a few years ago. 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 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 continues and many human rights organizations are unhappy 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. the french defense minister had insisted that there was no conclusive evidence that french weapons were killing civilians in yemen saudi arabia itself denies targeting civilians claiming it's only fighting who 3 rebels who seized yemen's capital back
in 2014. onto the news and we'd kill a giant monsanto is embroiled in a privacy scandal after a french media outlet claimed the company was gathering information on influential anti pesticide activists without their consent french authorities have now started a probe after a complaint by lamont newspaper. to this something to be a sign that the. fact we do this just to get our feet is a. force. for yours and you do being. the french paper claims that the so called monsanto file dates back to 2016 and that it contains some 200 names including journalists and politicians who have been critical of the company live on the ledge is that the list was drawn up to sway views on life based pesticides now monsanto was bought by the german chemical giant
yeah i'm sure you heard about this buy it was a big deal 63000000000 dollars to be precise by itself apologize for the incident and is investigating the matter environmentalist nadine luvvie at was one of those on that list. i asked us is this your director or successor of the doors here contained information and now are going to and it's head we're concerned about that it might 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 people our organization will file a lawsuit to at least shed light on whether they have any other published data we're also concerned about the fact that the list mentions private persons politicians journalists who are pressured to support the company to secure its place in the market of compounds which by the way are considered to be carcinogenic and in fact today the company has a quite negative image which is fair. stocks of hit almost 7 year
lows in a landmark ruling on monday a california jury ordered its monsanto subsidiary to pay $2000000000.00 to a couple who say round that with killer gave them cancer the biggest claim against us of sea juries so far with killer contains a chemical glaive when used on plants and crops sick and up in food and drinking water several studies are shown that it can cause cancer and other buyer insists that the court decision goes against the environmental protection agency an independent body of the u.s. government which will blow for seders known carcinogen like those who brought the cancer came to games monsanto disagree. really to be put on santoku sunday morning in the snow arm in the kitchen the 1st. onions. our. troops had. with.
his teacher this economy's been doing corporate malfeasance for 45 years. now time they got held to account and this was a clear statement to every single person in the world they are monsanto have to cut it out to do right by people like the way it's you know watching on the national science for joining me this evening i'll be back with updates on the top stories and often. in 2040 you know bloody revolution to the demonstrations going from being relatively peaceful political protests to be increasingly violent revolution is always spontaneous or is it you know we're here. with video. schooling you go to the full ukrainian president recalls the events of $24.00. those who took part in this today over 5000000000 dollars to assist ukraine in
this. broad covering the booms and busts in the world of business and finance and the impact upon us all again in washington d.c. we're glad you're on board straight ahead on today's program the u.s. and china are trading blows again as china has retaliated with its own tariffs adding another layer to the ever. growing trade saugus argy correspondent alex mahela bichon tom gandalf be a free bird just by natural joining us to break down what the moves mean for our world plus big pharma is back in the big fire as drunk companies are facing for alleged price gouging barrow's contributor to america's lawyer one just ahead to sift through the scandal and finally the world of block changes meeting in new york at the consensus conference then we're on the ground harvey producer brant job or is there and he'll bring us interviews from some of the top names and watching developments all of that is directly ahead but 1st we die straight into the
headlines. and a turn from talks to more tariffs in the u.s. china trade relationship leads our global report today as china retaliates with their own levies on $60000000000.00 worth of u.s. exports to china the list of china's targets for new tariffs of 25 percent matching the new level of the trunk tears from last friday includes nearly $2500.00 items while u.s. president donald trump seemed to claim on twitter that chinese tears would not or should not increase prices for u.s. consumers white house economic spokesperson larry kudlow notably one off message in a television interview both sides will suffer from the latest trend toward more terrorists mr kudlow conceded now for a more in-depth look at the current trans-pacific trades also we are joined by our chief correspondent alex mann hillocks from toronto alex welcome. thank you ok so alex 1st of all.