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governing coalition goes into a tailspin as the freedom party says all of its ministers at quitting in the fall of a video sting against the policy leader. testing the limits of iran's reportedly quadrupling production of low enriched uranium as tension with the u.s. ramps up and the nuclear deal unravels. and swedish prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for julian assange the reopening of rape investigation setting the stage for an extradition tussle with the u.s. .
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it's 10 o'clock here in moscow and you're watching out international live from our studio with me over to to welcome to the program. governing a coalition has been left in tatters this monday the right wing freedom party has announced that all of its ministers are to step down the mass resignations are in response to the chancellor attempt to sack the interior minister over his response to a corruption sting that's tarnished the party's image live now to our europe correspondent peter all of us to take us through this it's very dramatic isn't it take us through the political implosion in vienna these past few hours peter. it is certainly quite the scandal it keeps going really what we've seen in the last few hours is that all of the members of the freedom party of austria that the junior partner in the ruling coalition have said that ministers in the cabinet will resign this was the chancellor of austria so bus. and courts said that he wanted to fire the interior
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minister here but kicker now. the way it works in austria the chancellor although he's the head honcho he can't actually file cabinet members that comes down to the job of the president of austria alexander van de belin so he. has put forward this request to have mr. sacked and that is what we're expecting will happen later on tuesday. what happened is is this has been trying to clear the decks really here he's been trying to distance himself as much as he can from the tape scandal and what he said is that he needs the interior minister as well as others to be part of a transparent investigation. and. i am of the firm conviction that full transparency and a complete and impartial explanation is now needed. it all leads to
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a conflict in situation which would have concluded if the interior minister had withdrawn from his function he didn't take that step and in this respect i decided to in consultation with the federal president that i would recommend the dismissal of the interior minister hope for you. well this is all the fallout from the initial scandal that was the the a b. ther tapes or a big thick gate as it's being called in some circles as relates to a video that emerged of now former vice chancellor of austria hands kristie and. that was taken before the election back in 2017 he's caught on camera speaking to a woman who purports to be a wealthy russian talking about making hundreds of millions of euros of investment in austria also about buying up a huge share of a major newspaper in order to help the freedom party of last year when all of this was done of course in the in a luxury villa in
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a big that was rigged with cameras and microphones and it doesn't look good. we're going to. need is a lie to. me he says. yes it was stupid yes it was responsible yes it was a mistake but at the same time it was a victim of a targeted political attack that he used illegal means. well the freedom party have said that all of their cabinet members will be stepping down from the government this collapses the government if it wasn't already collapsed following the the resignation of mr. but when we're looking at positions that some from the freedom party hold in the cabinet and major positions it wasn't just the vice chancellor it wasn't just the interior minister both of whom have either stepped down from their own volition or were expecting he will be told to step down
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a little later talking about the foreign ministry the health ministry the fence ministry all of these posts now have nobody filling them as it were what we have heard from the court says he was never going to work with the freedom party after the scandal broke he's called for fresh elections snap elections really and they're going to have to come quite quickly because if we look to the opposition in austria the social democrats of austria they're saying everybody should go including sebastien courts and that actually an interim government should take over until there can be fresh elections it's getting that serious in austria we're talking about those type of lens being taken we are just days out from big european parliamentary elections and parties who are campaigning at the moment are certainly using this scandal in austria to say well in particular in angola merkel's words that she was campaigning in zagreb in croatia she said look at this it shows you
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can't trust the populist you can't work with them and they'll only let you down. we haven't to deal with populist movements that in many areas a contemptuous of these values who want to destroy the europol values it has long been known to try to win populist destabilize our press freedom and democracy far right populists are the enemies of freedom. is only the 1st domino to fall getting ready for le pen and other extreme right wing puppets of moscow's leash. what this does do though is post these elections that are coming up it throws a spoiler into the works of what had been planned certainly from the need the italian deputy prime minister's point of view which was to put together a big block of right wing populist parties now we're hearing that many of those who previously would have worked with the freedom party is saying not at all and we are looking at those type of parties winning quite
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a few seats in the upcoming elections as it stands at the moment the polls would suggest $250.00 out of the $751.00 seats up for grabs in the european parliament will go to parties that would call themselves either populist or right wing. ok peter oliver reporting for r.t. correspondent thanks peter. it's being reported in iran that the country has quadrupled its production of low enriched uranium pushing the limits of the floundering 2015 nuclear deal is the latest escalation with the united states which called out of the deal more than a year ago and so iran to suspend its commitments earlier this month pulis lear has the details. iran has quadrupled its production of note in which a rainy and this comes against the backdrop of an increase in tensions between tehran and the united states if iran wants to fight that will be the official end of iran never threaten the united states again iranians have students all for
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millenia while aggressors all gone economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't and iran now this follows an increase in tensions between the sides that was sparked by the american administration's deployment of bombers and also an aircraft carrier to the persian gulf and this was because of perceived threats from to read now the iranian president has responded by saying that he is open to holding crisis talks with international partners but he has said that iran will not respond positively to any kind of threats more like we welcome to go situation could we do not negotiate with a party that behaves like a bully and takes a knife out of his pocket and forces us to on talks we do not hold such negotiations with anybody around their neighbors greater stability or terror everywhere we go in the middle east it's a rare around major destabilizing and influence in the middle east spread death destruction and chaos the leaders of iran are record here's the world's largest
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financier of international terrorism behind every problem is already what we've been trying to do is to get iran to behave like a normal they should now the united states has been imposing a maximum pressure campaign against iran ever since the nuclear deal collapsed and at the same time has been imposing crippling sanctions earlier this month however in iran did warn that it would begin enriching uranium to higher levels and this it said was the remaining signatories to the deal did something to offset the american threats and also protect them from an american penalties now europe is a pains to do this but it's far from clear whether or not the u.s. . can actually succeed in this now washington claims that iran is really aiming at developing nuclear weapons to iran has consistently denied this and it's worth pointing out the same time that the nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency has never found iran in violation of any stipulations of the deal
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what we are seeing now however is an increase in some 3.76 percent enriched uranium now a spokesperson for iran's nuclear agency has said that this does not mean that iran will increase the number of centrifuges in use which is one of the terms of the agreement but however in weeks it could reach the 300 kilogram limit and that is a term that was set out in the 2015 deal they have informed the nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency and as of yet there's been no response from the us so the real concern is that iran will go beyond the limitations there for sit by the nuclear deal and although the public statements from both to random washington are that neither side wants to see them the 2 countries go to war the concern is that any kind of miscalculation at this particularly tenacious time
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could result in the whole situation spiraling out of control. with this prosecutors have requested and the rest warrant for wiki leaks founder julian assange after they reopened a rape case against him last week the ecuadorian embassy in london meanwhile has started handing over the whistleblowers possessions to u.s. authorities who are also seeking asylum his extradition breaking down the latest developments his polly. today is the start of these sort of formal proceedings whereby ecuador hands over someone just personal possessions in order for u.s. prosecutors to get their hands on them and it's expected that there's 2 police officers and a prosecutor from that i can then be going through his things presuming is accumulated quite a few possessions and 70 is holed up inside and according to wiki leaks julian assange on his legal team no u.n. representatives have been allowed to be for this process in the wiki leaks that
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it's a question of frost's and has said that what's happening today is illegal on monday before. the embassy if it were in london for the masters in washington the transport minister ation. to behave like it's the wild west so u.s. authorities have until mid june to potentially expand the charges against a songe at the moment his extradition request from the u.s. says that he's wanted for conspiracy to hack and government computer but there's concern from wiki leaks that once the u.s. prosecutors get their hands on someone just computer hard drives that charge could be handed out and made much more serious now julian assange just supporters have been his you can see they're still here outside the embassy they've been heckling people that go in and out there's been a few police officers they are very unhappy with what's happening and we spoke to a few of them it's
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a disgrace that the british government should be attempt to persecute you truly and he's done nothing but the truth is he had to be a witness. of the travesty of justice. things belong to julian assange and he doesn't give him any of the mission. that we were just wondering if the u.k. has reached. the intent to commit a crime. so you can take a. police officer is coming and going all day as we're watching both the entrance is the main entrance to the embassy but there's also a back exit which there's no traffic now so i can show you but there's a police van there and a police officer walking past a side exit i straight to the full month. the ecuadorian consul here in london he said he was actually dismissed by the new leadership when lenin miranda came to power because of his support for julian a son. illegally these abuses what is happening is basically stealing things
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from a person who cannot defend himself. talked to today. straight away today. today. by the front door. basically. coming. as for the money shot that picture potentially about salinger's computer being taken out and handed over to u.s. processed prosecutors are just taken out well according to the former console that i spoke to that he says that after video agency court astonished being dragged out of here against his will last month the authorities the ecuadorian officials inside are going to make it their priority to try in a raid the cameras this time around
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a long time supporter of the innocence we spoke to says this may come as a blow to the whistleblowers a legal case. disgraceful way for an independent sovereign nation to behave but that's what they're doing i don't know exactly what they want to find but they're going to get an awful lot they're going to get. judy and legal notes from the legal meetings what should have been privately meetings that is held in the embassy obviously i think that's of great concern to those who are preparing to fight is actually case here i think that the 7 years that julian spent in the embassy war very hard on him he's an incredibly resilient person but i did see the cost exerted on him i don't think the children should have served any time at all for his enormous achievements in reinventing journalism. inspiring not just chelsea manning but all of the whistleblowers we're so show since you've
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been in a measurable benefit to the world we should be extremely grateful to julian and what has happened to him is a travesty as you mentioned prosecutors in sweden have requested an arrest warrant for the with the it's found if granted it would be the 1st step to have a solid x. lives from the u.k. where he's currently serving a 15 week prison sentence for skipping bail back in 2012 last week stock and decided to reopen the case against him after it had been previously dropped in 27. and there's a little continues to divorce itself from julian assange the country appears clean to rekindle its friendship with the united states across the board. we will do look. we can go. this memorandum is an additional demonstration activation of accruals relations with the united states which last to reach the most important point. there used to be anyways but we carry him in just one year
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for the united states from military personnel and even the u.s. ambassador to new partnership. funding how can this be at least part of the art judean assads you see the whistleblower was granted asylum at the ecuadorian embassy in london under former president rafael career but the new president doesn't share that love for leaks. patients of ecuador has its limits we are a tolerant and calm people but not stupid we've revoked the asylum this spoiled brat and got rid of a thorn in our side and now a new era of friendship between ecuador and the us has been an else there's no more you think. the new iraq. between us and their good or new chapter new benefits help with social development and education with natural disaster response and the environment with no costs attached all on the us tab so
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how did this amazing turnaround happen it all began back in 2017 with a visit from trump's then advisor when mr mona fought met with president. to discuss the china development fund the president rose with most of the money for his desire to remove juvenile sons from ecuador's embassy it's unclear if those talks on assad's came to any conclusion but later that year they could all kicked off a whole raft of other negotiations including an i.m.f. bailout then in march last year ecuador cut the whistleblowers internet access citing his posting of messages which interfered with other states or risk that could always relationship with other countries thankfully assad has messages didn't jeopardize relations with the united states and a few months later u.s. vice president mike pence arrived in quito to discuss a jackpot of funding that was heading ecuador's way today i'm pleased to announce that the. support that effort to root out corruption we want to have
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$1000000.00 to support your efforts. to end corruption insurance and also so. and that was only the start of the cash but could or finally had a $4000000000.00 loan from the i.m.f. approved later military tries with the us work restored a correlation isn't causation but a patent does seem to present. a move. to prove. your conclusion is a little traded soon julian assange. line. it seems there can be a fine line between love and hate and it may be that line was drawn in could all remember see in london. syrian government is denying rebel reports that chemical weapons were used in a recent attack in the western coast a little earlier province the reports came as the syrian army advances
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a retaking main highways and. out of incivility the government branded the reports as a fabrication insisting that syria has chemical weapons before and will not use them now adding that it will not stop its battle against terrorism. few days ago early document raised questions about the global chemical weapons watchdogs report on last year's chemical attack in the city of duma just 10 kilometers from the capital back then blaming assad's forces the u.s. britain and france carried out our strikes against syrian government cities. is yet to respond to a request for comment because the donald has the background. we saw petrified children. we listened to the righteous indignation very terrible regime we read a scrupulous investigation into what happened by the u.n.
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chemical weapons watchdog the your p.c. w. report was meant to put in indisputable speculations over what happened in due. in syria in spring 2018 except did it really. the 60 newly revealed pages challenge of the bag bone of the official conclusions. after passing through the ceiling in impacting the floor at lower speed the cylinder continued in altered trajectory until reaching the position in which you do is found. observations of the scene of the 2 locations suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders were money placed at those $2.00 locations rather than being delivered from aircraft the engineering teams account as well structured it includes pictures from the side of the incident blueprints and images
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of the test cases studied to deliver their verdict it's unlikely the project tile fell from above which would in that case mean one thing the assad controlled air force had nothing to do with it and while the sky was dominated by the government of the ground at that time was in control of the insurgents so the question is now who else could have placed the cylinder on that bed now the revelation at the o p c w concerned except not the substance of it but the fact that someone in their ranks when grow and exposed something they tried to bury as deep and far away from the public eye as possible the bottom line and the documents have been passed to us as i've said before we've had we have confirmation from multiple sources which clearly shows that they are being investigated and carried out from within
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you don't owe you an investigation which is not found worry oh absolutely into the for. i do my. best to. go to you and how it has been operating because it is the case that this organization has been subjected to political pressure and that have led to distortion their investigations and that is an incredibly serious matter. but this engineering analysis is not the 1st blow to the official version of what happened in duma now this video purported to show the harrowing aftermath of the chemical attack resonated across the airwaves and was hyped by many channels 100 think images of syrian children grandchildren suffocating in their homes and it of urgency shelter many with foam in their mouths disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack chemical attack carried out by the acid regime except
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later people in the video said they had no recollection of a chemical attack some people barged into the hospital hosed people with water instigated panic and vanished even a producer with the b.b.c. a broadcaster that gave major time to the clip said he believed the hospital video was staged. after almost 6 months of investigations i can prove without a doubt that the duma hospital scene was staged no fatalities occurred in the hospital. in 20 teen the allowed us to voices on the world stage were quick to deliver their verdict and punishment these are not the actions of a man. they are crimes of a monster instead the nations of britain france and the united states of america
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have martial their righteous power against barbarism and brutality. but with this new information it's not that obvious anymore and although it speak the interest of the politically engaged classes in lots of the new evidence from our no p c w engineers report i hope the guardian newspaper will have the good grace to print an unreserved apology for their scurrilous ad hominem attack on me after i denounce the white house potently concoct a story for what it was we may have just discovered to major piece of the puzzle explaining how seemingly independent international organizations how deceive us into consent into wars and regime change interventionism around the world there's a deafening silence from the great and good the entire body of evidence for that particular attack is questionable the o.p.c. w.
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would ease gear or is designed to lay blame on this particular party or that particular party obviously they are going to be abused by elements on the ground because they know that with russian syrian air. planes in the air and there they have nowhere to go or they would desperately need some help by american planes were british planes. so they could fabricated everything or anything and you know the interesting part is that the united states and and its allies weren't even wait for investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would use to me to go and bomb movie changed narrative we don't know it really depends if you ask me the question on what the a.b.c. w. would make alternate report but it is a really high possibility i really doubt it. hundreds of undocumented migrants occupied france is busiest airport on sunday demanding to meet the prime minister
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over asylum policy it was organized by a migrant support group calling itself the black press who were protesting against deportations. 7 7 to get up there. this happened around lunch time on sunday off they're not shown to go live which as you may know is the biggest here in france in terms of international capacity and the 2nd largest in europe and this group of my colleagues around some $500.00 a year will see a close call to the airport down as they invaded it to make their claims to denounce the deportation of people in the regular situations here in france and also to do the actions of fronts in aiding the deportation of undocumented migrants most of those individuals would said to be undocumented migrants and they've now described themselves as being the black vests they would
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shouting at parts of times at the airports some people who had them saying certain clips that france doesn't belong to the french that everyone has a right to be here let's take a little look now at what happened at the airports you. good good good good good good good good good good well that situation became heated enough and they're all reports that police used tear gas to trying to push those undocumented migrants to try and get them out of the terminal and to try and bring things back to normality and asylum policy has long being something that many people are unhappy about here in front so we know that there's a big government crackdown that's been taking place at the interview so you saw a limited migration bills last year which haven't gone down very well and we heard
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at the engines 2018 these are official figures in front that the the number of deportations of illegal aliens who fronts had actually increased by 2. 20 percent so that is really wild and that's one of the reasons why the so called black press watch told me yesterday. aside the cargo ship believed to be carrying 2 consignments of military equipment which rights groups fear could be used in yemen has docked at the italian port of genoa is being met by protests and workers there have reportedly refused to load any more materials on to the vessel. beyond generally speaking to the streets because of the city's pacifist tradition the docks in our port toward equipment that could be used during the war like the one being fought in yemen where many have died among the civilian population can be a part of this. this morning unfortunately we had confirmation that even here in general a plan to load military equipment we call for
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a strike because we don't want to be a composition of the war in yemen the sonship has been making the rounds of ports around europe it was reportedly loaded with arms in belgium and then sell to france where it was prevented from collecting any more cargo following 2 legal challenges after that the vessel headed to spain picking up military hardware that officials have said complied with all the norms. is 850000 ton ship is european trip is called among on to walk to this and rights groups who allege there's a real possibility that weapons could be used against yemeni civilians riyadh for its part denies ever intentionally targeting noncombatants and claim its weapons are only used for defensive purposes. so news now i'll be back with more global updates around 13 minutes so don't go away.


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