the u.s. with the draw. and consular staff from iraq citing an alleged threat from the round by. 6 a more cautious approach to iran as 3 days of high profile talks wrapped up in southern russia and global conflicts in the spotlight. so the u.s. attorney general investigates the legality of evidence used in the rush to trump collusion probe. and his latest campaign in norway sponsored anger from. the crescent moon as part of its logo to coincide with ramadan.
you're watching our teens a national as always you almost walk. first this hour leave iraq now as fast as possible plus the dramatic warning that has been issued by washington to u.s. employees in the country comes amid a heightened sense of urgency from the american side of what it calls the increased threat coming from iraq's neighbor iran earlier on discussed the alleged iranian threat with my colleague daniel hawkins. it seems now though that he's have reached new heights the u.s. has issued a security alert all its non-emergency personnel in iraq asking them to immediately depart from the u.s. embassy in baghdad and from the consulate bill that's an order that relates to all non-emergency personnel now why the sudden panic well this security alert mentions no specific threats or reasons u.s.
officials have of course previously referred to what they described as substantial threats to personnel relating to rein activity in the region in particular their iranian proxies in both iraq and syria it's unclear though as to what exactly these threats are or indeed why the threat level has jumped now at what is quite clear is that the u.s. does want to show it's taking things seriously and that there is a clear and present danger from iran or its proxies to americans in the region we'll see what happens with iran if they do anything it will be a very bad mistake if they do anything i'm hearing little stories about iran if they do anything they will suffer greatly we'll see what happens with the right of course u.s. forces and other u.s. workers in the region do face a level of background threat it's a volatile area rife with conflict and armed groups on all sides of hostilities nevertheless though officials haven't explained these recent developments and how any sort of iranian threat would actually manifest itself to harm u.s. personnel tensions were wrapped up last week when the u.s.
deployed an aircraft carrier group complete with bombers to the region iran is the squad all such moves as psychological warfare. stating that they're not looking for confrontation or war but they would respond to anything they viewed as u.s. aggression that some. view of that echoed by washington as well now the root of all these recent troubles this reason this collation was of course trump's withdrawal from iran nuclear treaty that was criticized roundly by the other signatories party to that agreement it was followed by the threats of sanctions saber rattling and retro. on all sides now germany and the netherlands have also suspended their military training operations in iraq interesting enough also citing the risk of potential attacks from iranian proxies although i do have to add the german defense ministry have also added there's no concrete threat once again and the situation is of international concern to many countries moscow one state may have received no sort of reassurance from what compare on resolving these tensions they are
predicting an escalation in the gulf in the coming weeks and months so certainly no sign of things cooling down any time soon. member of the baghdad security committee says iraq is not facing any threat from iran despite claims from the united states that is no sign of any internal threats or any challenges as we see it from internally in iraq the problem between iran and the united states just seems to still outside the gates or outside the walls of iraq isn't. just see to dismantle it is considered here. a show of will between the 2 countries the 2 or 2 powers and we don't to be here in iraq we don't believe that there will be a real. war between the 2 sides we think it's just.
a war of words. respond the concerns over iran a senior general in the u.s. led coalition in syria and iraq is question the idea of a high threat level on the skate part or just more. the does seem to be rather a difference of opinion a breakdown in communication between the u.s. military central command and the coalition's 2nd in command over the threat posed by iran though there's been no increased threat from iranian backed forces in iraq and syria we're aware of their presence clearly. and we monitor them along with a whole range of others because that's the environment we're in we're british major general chris cake of the coalition's deputy commander for strategy and information seems to refute the trumpet ministrations claim iran is mobilizing groups in iraq and syria to attack american forces with his comments also seem to contradict the
claim terrine is an escalating threat to u.s. national security adviser john bolton has long promoted action against iran but the british general says there's little to fear there are a range of threats to american and coalition forces in iraq or syria we most of them all about forces is clearly one of them. and i'm not going to go into the detail of it but there are a substantial number of militia groups in iraq and syria and we don't see any increased threat from many of them at the station press to explain the discrepancy gekas seem to limit his earlier remarks to a group of militia in iraq called the popular mobilization forces while some are backed by iran but the coalition considers them compliant yet later a u.s. military central command made a terrifying statement stressing iran is a threat well if both a senior british commander and america's central command share the same intelligence have similar information on terrorist locations airstrikes and danger
zones how can i give statements that are so different the u.k.'s ministry of defense has distanced itself from the remarks made by the british major general claiming he spoke in the capacity of a military officer in the u.s. led coalition in iraq and syria it added that his remarks speak about us. garia not the overall geopolitical situation in the region major general gray can i was speaking about a very specific area in which the u.s. led operation inherent resolve operates he wasn't speaking about the wider geopolitical situation in the region but considering the specific area he's talking about is iraq and syria you think his words might hold some weight because for the last few decades every time the alliance fights together so you always see caution from the british side while the americans tend to be more gung ho they share the same intelligence and if they're to blaring contradictions it doesn't really look good for the coalition obviously one of them is lying or at least it seems to be that there is clear misinformation from one side and also dominated discussions in
the russian resort of sochi of president putin and his foreign minister met with officials from china the u.s. and the european union will bring it to date on those talks later this hour. the u.s. attorney general is laws an investigation into possible misconduct relating to the buller report ilam orpen picks up the story. since 2016 the democrats have been pushing an investigation of donald trump for allegedly colluding with russia in order to win the $2016.00 elections well now the report is out and the verdict is no collusion and at this point it looks like cable news will not stop the noise about trump and russia despite the report being released well now we've got a new investigation to cover it seems the republicans are now pushing to investigate the investigators u.s. attorney john durham he is not a rookie by far he investigated the cia and revealed that they had destroyed tapes
and evidence of their torture program he also investigated the f.b.i.'s relationship with mafia boss whitey bulger so when it was announced that he would look into whether or not federal officials broke the law when investigating donald trump the democrats got antsy so did former f.b.i. director james calming and feared personally i feared as a citizen investigated what investigate that investigations were conducted what would be the crime you'd be investigating so it's a terrible cycle to start perhaps the f.b.i. does have a reason to be concerned after all they did send an informer who posed as an assistant in order to meet with trump's aide now this informer stephon helper has a long history in fact he was involved in cia spying during the 1980 elections trump says that his campaign was spied on however those who oversaw the operation strongly object to that wording you know you dismissed the dictionary definition of spies surveillance or spying a term i don't particularly like it's not
a term of war used by intelligence people that has a negative connotation of a rogue operation out of control not in compliance with the war and that's not the case at all now let's not forget that the feds clung to the now discredited steel dust ca in order to apply for a warrant to surveil donald trump now a full 10 days before they applied for the warrant they were already questioning christopher steele's credibility and here's some language from a memo that surfaced. there is a technical human operation run out of moscow targeting the election payments to those recruited and made out of the russian consulate in miami it is important to note that there is no russian consulate in miami but the intel community presented christopher steele as being credible when they applied for a warrant to spy on trump now durham will no doubt be looking into whether or not that is legal now let's also not forget that chuck schumer waived his fist on
behalf of the american spying agency's take on the intelligence community they have 6 ways from sunday of getting back after everything related to the trial for russia investigation seems to be a widely contested the words presented by one side are presented as false and by the other side and amid all these allegations of dishonesty bias partisanship we're expected to believe by both wings of the establishment that what they are saying about russia and their allegations that it meddled in the 2016 elections is absolutely true. well i guess the american people will have to decide what they want to believe caleb lupton r.t. new york political honestly rockwell says that there is little u.s. public appetite to question the russian meddling narrative. they all know there's no evidence republicans democrats moller. barr i know that there are a lot of americans who have same view i do want to know where the evidence is. but
i think the you know the is the establishment the media both political parties. they're all saying one thing and i don't know that the american people will ever see it will they demand it like to think that they would but i'm i'm afraid i don't believe that i'm afraid this is just going to go on and on and on and pompei oh bolton. and the administration the democrats republicans in congress the media they're all being the same drum and they're all lawyering and we just have to hope that. president trump will pull back. we just have to see. paris has hosted a summit on countering online extremism that's in the wake of the christchurch shootings in new zealand the focus has been on facebook which failed to prevent the
terrorists from live streaming that massacre the social media giant has now announced a new one strike policy and the one sharing violent content without context will be blocked facebook has also played 7 and a half $1000000.00 for research to detect and content he said his prime minister called it a good 1st step. social media connects people who and so we must ensure that in our terms to prevent home that we do not compromise the inter-group pillar of society that is freedom of expression but that's why does not include the freedom to broach kos-mos murder and so new zealand will present a call to action in the name of christ church asking both nations in private company to make changes to prevent the posting of terrorist content online to ensure its efficient and fast removal and. prevent the use of live streaming as a tool for broadcasting terrorist attacks just to remind you back in march a gunman killed 51 people in 2 mosques in christchurch about one and
a half 1000000 copies of the video were posted on facebook in the $24.00 hours that followed the live stream we heard from privacy activists build new media analysts lionel and antiterrorist jennifer breeden they gave us their views on efforts to ban violent content on social media. you have an army not just with facebook but with twitter there's an army of contractors employees and other people who are there to immediately get it off right away as has been stated this happens with people that espouse certain political opinions and other ideologies and so now we're talking about you know we're talking about getting off far more agree just things they have this technology not only do they have that they have hundreds upon thousands of employees of contractors of people whose jobs it is to sit there and to see what's coming up and the moment something that is violent that as egregious as horrific comes up they can shut it down and media only monitoring no moderating in real time what these videos are and what becomes and does something some
research to try and improve their ability to detect this in real time with sort of automated means which is absolutely necessary given the volume of content but the technology simply isn't up to it yet and that we need to go a long way to improve the technology so that we can have a better or do a better ability to moderates in real time using some butta motion the idea of somebody actually showing in broadcasting real time the slaughter of human beings i make it even simpler what if this was an actual real time live stream of child pornography nobody would be even debating this i would say you've got to fix this technology and now this is nothing to do with freedom of expression nothing to do with the dissemination of ideas in no way does it violate and by the way very quickly safe book has the most incredible celerity what it comes to shutting down and immediately knocking somebody off who a spouse is a poll
a little opinion just by merely supporting somebody so i don't want to hear anybody tell me that the technology is not there or there's no way to monitor this because let me tell you something if this war is something that was contrary to the zuckerberg world view. would be awful for anybody even thought so they're dragging their feet it's nonsense and they know exactly what has to be done and they're simply not doing it to me to recognize the fact that a 1000000 copies were taken down effectively and we need to actually take the ads off to facebook the fact that it did take down so many different copies what do we do if there is an event that is not necessarily being filmed by the perpetrator but it's already being filmed by hundreds of thousands of other people be it the olympics or the world cup or the whole joy any large gathering which is already being filmed i mean we had a pipe bomb go off at the atlanta olympics that killed 2 people and injured
a 100 if we had had small bones back then there would have been any number of different videos being all being shot several taney asli and i say dealing with all those in real time would be almost impossible but those were the pope of perpetrators do you punish them is that reporter do you allow that what about people who are filming atrocities in miami more they're doing genuine reports do you allow that if it appears to be atrocious attacks and therefore we actually have to be slightly more realistic than saying oh facebook's got the technology it can do it come on get you move get a move on there as a far more complicated challenge and now this controversy in norway after coca-cola launched a special edition of its logo to mark the muslim holiday of ramadan that story and more after the break.
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3 days of high profile talks have wrapped up in the russian resort city of sochi on tuesday the russian president met with the u.s. secretary of states with venezuela syria and iran all up for discussion speaking at a press conference alongside the all student leader president putin gave his view when i walked into this plane the iran caught. iran makes the decision to withdraw from any kind of a deal everyone will forget the us initiated the collapse of the deal and global opinion will be iran's fault i've said this to iran on many occasions i don't think they have any reason to withdrawal from the deal huge 3 days here in sochi very big talks high profile talks 1st we had the chinese foreign minister then the u.s.
secretary of state today the president a lot of topics almost every major crisis in the world now was discussed here of course they talked about iran venezuela ukraine. in the middle east syria yemen they talked about financial markets about oil about gas you know all sorts of things but of course front and center was iran because it is really getting into the dangerous phase now the phase where everybody fears an escalation and today putin was asked about what russia plans to do to help resolve this crisis. among them when you find brigade i cannot just go around saving everything that is around us we have played our part and we're ready and willing to play this part in future but it depends not just on us but on our partners on the europeans on the u.s. and on iran itself the europeans the russians and the chinese have similar views in
the iranian crisis they believe it's gone too far and that the best option for the world for all the countries involved is to stick to the iranian nuclear deal of 2015 and even the europeans have called what the united states is doing is dangerous and provocative of the impression i have is that any additional pressure on iran is only going to undermine political relations even further. no matter how much we argue about the probability of this happening if the u.s. continues putting pressure on iran at least to the risks of a crisis as happened in iraq several years ago and in europe no one wants that to happen unfortunately there's no easy solution to the arabian crisis but they they at least talk about it not by the way was the take away yesterday when might compare with the u.s. secretary of state visited today vladimir putin said that you know he he now has
a sense that there's some willingness in washington to repair restart relations with russia they agreed yesterday that you know they disagree on many things they also agree to start repairing various communication channels hotlines for example counterterrorism intelligence financial political. putin was also asked about the potential meeting with donald trump and he replied that at the g 20 summit if the americans are willing if they want to start serious serious you know take serious steps towards repairing relations russia is always willing. ukraine has offered to free a journalist working for a russian news agency as part of a prisoner exchange with moscow. he's ukrainian was arrested in kiev on charges of treason russia's presidential human rights council has expressed concern over his treatment journalists and public figures rallied outside the ukrainian embassy in
moscow to support the journalist this is the head of the real news agencies ukrainian office was imprisoned in $28.00 teen accused of supporting separatists in eastern ukraine stone basque region at the time 2 versus president vladimir putin to support asking to be paid a russian citizen. was yes when you're on the board france today it's a year since our colleague was imprisoned on a monstrous charge only because he carried out his journalistic work it is a shameful page. in the history of modern ukraine we hope that the new president will dimmers alinsky will find the strength and be able to read. from the history of modern ukraine that's not right now or tomorrow will be the start of cruel 2nd year in the ukrainian torture chambers without medical assistance in conditions equivalent to torture this brings shame on the country shame on the all 13 and shame on you korean society and we do hope that there will be forces inside ukraine that can say pick up the keys to his cell and sit the journalists free. a storm
of controversy has erupted around a luxury an m.e.p. have to she burned a dress that resembled the russian symbol of the st george ribbon on the day the country commemorates victory over nazi germany yet is claiming that she only burned the clothing because she didn't like the colors but the fact she invited the press along as that the claims of provocation particularly when she explained what she used for fuel. yanis reinhard to the father of my husband was a renowned eye doctor and during world war 2 he was a lucky legionary medic this alcohol is frontenac from his private stock. in the generic referred to there acted during the 2nd world war as a part of the german s.s. it was created in $143.00 on a written order from other off hitler and fought against the soviet union european commission against racism and inequality as recommended to the like the author it
is to condemn any attempts to commemorate the group some of link the actions of the latvian army play with the upcoming european elections. she bought a dress for a crazy some and then decided that this dress reminded her of the st george's ribbon and that's why it had to be burned she showed it to the tabloid press it seems all means are on the table to get some pay our head of the european parliamentary elections writes colleague oh yes it was a deliberate insult to russians and to russia. and the the russians living in the ethnic russians who are left in citizens living in let me love or one another to ask her what was her goal what was it to incite. ethnic tension was it to provoke russia was it in fact to do something to make herself a board. because now she's very well known. and she's
a high profile person. is just propaganda seeking from her point of view this is certainly a way to provoke. a great media interest so that everyone is aware who she is and a point of view of what she's done and so on. to convince many good for. coca-cola as long as they have ramadan version of its logo in norway it features the crescent moon to celebrate the muslim holy month but not everybody has welcomed the idea shame on you for promoting women oppressing homosexuals terrorizing islam do you also make adverts with the cross in saudi arabia an easter this is getting too stupid if your company's using the crescent moon of islam in norway as a marketing tool during ramadan i will have no choice but to boycott your products according to the pew research center the number of muslims in norway is on the rise in 2016 they represented almost 6 percent of the population.
defended the ramadan logo saying that it's part of the bronze commitment to diversity and inclusion and it's not the 1st time the company's tried to appeal to muslims and its promotional campaigns. for example last year its dutch wing ran a facebook account in which a muslim woman gets scornful looks but ends up making friends with the stranger political and social commentator my aunts are believe that coca-cola wants to be seen as engaging with muslim communities. i think at the end of the day most modern progressive multinational companies around the world would have policies to reach out to diverse communities coca-cola in particular you know their history you know they've had a history of about 30 odd years of being boycotted in the arab league nations after the u.s. would seem to been supporting israel since then they've tried very very hard to try
and reach out to diverse communities and i think those people who are complaining about the faith of islam or their misunderstanding of the faith of islam really haven't got a leg to stand on and remember that norway is you know 5 or 6000000 people we're talking about 5 or 6 percent 2 or $300000.00 people muslims really this is a relatively minor thing there are lots of marketing campaign whether it's to do with the olympics whether it's to do with different times of the year so i think i have had a fair crack they want to be seen as somebody engaging with muslim communities where traditionally they've got a very low penetration and very low traction. appreciate you joining us here on r.t. international this evening don't forget you can check out more stories on our website r.t. dot com or you can do the old fashioned way. with my colleague nicky evan have the latest stories for you 30 minutes.