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governing coalition goes into a tailspin as the freedom party says all of its ministers acquitting in the fallout over a video against the party leader. testing the limits iran's quadrupling production of low enriched uranium as tension with the u.s. ramps up on the nuclear deal unravels. and swedish prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for julian the songs off the reopening a rape investigation setting the stage for an extradition tussle with the u.s. .
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it's midnight here in moscow and you're watching also international live from our studio with me india today welcome to the. austria's governing a coalition the russians are in response to the chancellor's attempt to silence the interior minister over his response to a corruption sting that's tarnished the party's image peta all of us has the details. what's happening is it's been trying to clear the decks really here he's been trying to distance himself as much as he can from the beith tape scandal and what he said is that he needs the interior minister as well as others to be part of a transparent investigation been. i am of the firm conviction that full transparency and a complete and impartial explanation is no need in my opinion it all leads to a conflict and situation which would have concluded if the interior minister had withdrawn from his functions he didn't take that step and in this respect i decided to in consultation with the federal president and i would recommend the dismissal
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of the interior minister but all of this is part of the fallout from the the bombshell really that was the be theft tape or the a big thick gate scandal as it's being called in some circles in which well it cost former vice chancellor christine here his job he stood down on saturday after this video of an emerged ready with him in a look a bit thin villa talking to you a woman who purports to be representing a wealthy russian who we understand has a latvian passport who said that she wanted to make multi millions over hundreds of millions of euros worth of investment in austria and perhaps could even look to to purchase a big share in a newspaper in order to try and promote star and his party.
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mean he's alive. he's. 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 had used illegal means but when we're looking at positions that some from the. in party hold in the cabinet they had major positions talking about the foreign ministry the health ministry that offense ministry all of these posts now have nobody filling them as it were what we have heard from sebastian coe it 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 we are just days out though from big european
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parliamentary elections and parties who are campaigning at the moment are certainly using this scandal in austria to say well in particular in angela merkel's words she was campaigning in zagreb in croatia she said look at this it shows you 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 this values who want to destroy the europe our will value it has long been known to try to win populist destabilize our press freedom and democracy far right populists are the enemies of freedom strikers is only the 1st domino to fall getting ready for the pen or ban and other extreme right wing puppets of moscow's leash but what this could do is actually throw a major sponsor in the works of a plan put forward by material the deputy prime minister of italy to try and build a block of right wing more right wing minded parties in the european parliament as
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it stands at the moment parties that the subscribe to that viewpoint is set to win 250 out of the 751 seats that are available however a big problem would be a big problem that exists right now for them is that nobody really wants to work with the austrian freedom party right now following this scandal. iran says has quadrupled its production of low enriched uranium pushing the limits of the floundering 2015 deal it's a fresh escalation with the united states was caught out of the deal more than a year ago and so iran to suspend its commitments earlier this month has our middle east correspondent paula slater iran has quadrupled its production of low in which the rainy of the country's capacity to enrich uranium has been increased without any new change or centrifuge the design information related to this has been submitted to the international atomic energy agency this comes against the backdrop
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of an increase in tensions between tehran and the united states if it wants to fight that will be the official end of the iran never threatened the united states again. iranians have stew troll for millenia while aggressors all gone economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't and 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 and 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 we welcome to go we do not negotiate with a party that behaves like a bully and takes annoying for out of his pocket and force against all talks we do not hold such negotiations with anybody the neighbors to go to everywhere we go in
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the middle east it's a rare honor and major destabilizing and influence in the middle east spread destruction and the leaders of iran our record here's the world's largest financier of international terrorism behind every problem is arrested and we've been trying to do is to get the wrong to behave like a normal nation 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 it the american threats and also protect them from american penalties now europe is it pains to do this but it's far from clear whether or not the europeans can actually succeed in
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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 at the same time that the nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency has never found iran. of any stipulations of the deal 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 their 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 therefore sit by the nuclear deal and although the public statements from both to iran and
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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 could result in the whole situation spiraling out of control. to carry out for the r.b.a. former adviser to iran's nuclear negotiating team. coming out of the program. today there on. it was bending its commitments how far do you think it will go. in your opinion. well as your reporter correctly said iran is spending only some of its commitments which are actually very modest in nature compared to the onslaught of economic warfare waged by the top administration ravaging the iranian
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economy and they are also in response to a u.s. decision to ban the export of iran the stock of enriched uranium as well as heavy water is stipulated and it says themselves nuclear agreement. announcement today by the iranian atomic energy organization i did a number of water come ponens one of which. alluding to the additional protocol that the laws increase inspection by the inspectors and iran is now warning that iran may stop its voluntary adoption of the additional protocol if the europeans do not abide by their commitments and continue with their feeble response to the us as unilateral exit from the g c p o a and hopefully new parents will wake up and unite and stand up to the u.s.
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and you know respond to iran's legitimate demands we have to wait and see and iran has given the europeans 60 days as of may 8th and there are you know considerations by the iran that could ladder up the level of iran noncompliance and eventually if there is no act of reciprocity on the other side. will ultimately vanish which is not in the interest of either side so we are in a pre crisis situation right now and a lot depends on the political will and the determination of the europeans. to join russia and china the other signatories to the party in order to preempt this war i'm getting into a full blown crisis and there are no war of the iranian nuclear crisis with all the associated threats involved so you know this is a very critical situation and we are at a crossroads basically of peace and war yeah i mean if we look at the tensions
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between iran and the u.s. right now he could even call it volatile couldn't you and the threats that we're seeing from donald trump and iran testing a nuclear deal how far. could it go. well when we have a mere koori our unpredictable president who has proved to be a trigger happy and is now toying past it live with that idea when dropping nuclear bombs on iran by threatening to an isolating iran from the map and has done that twice already to appease some of his big contributors such as bomb iran nuclear iran sheldon adelson. you know these are very threatening alarming situation and very irresponsible on the part of the u.s. president to you know very well i such very dangerous threats that
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risk regional and global peace and security and then not to mention that very illegal busy in nature so you've got a rock president in the white house and surrounded by these over hog's that thirst for another war with iran. busy allied with saudi arabia and israel iran is right rivals that may instigate a false flag planted accident and so forth in order to lure mr trump to war with iran despite is the stated intention of limiting him self to economic warfare which is really as bad as war itself because from iran's vantage point you know the level of damage strangulating rons economy is totally unacceptable and as i said iran's response to that so far has been modest on iran's real intention is to preserve the
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nuclear deal and this steps mentioned in the announcement today are to spurred the europeans and the international community to join hands to salvage the deal from letting it to libya. have a ass razia a former advisor to iran through clinical shuttle training frankly. for coming onto our program and sharing your thoughts. last week as prosecutors have requested an arrest 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 whistle blows possessions to u.s. authorities who are also seeking a songes 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 it's expected that there's 2 police officers
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and a prosecutor from that are going to be going through his things presuming is accumulated quite a few possessions and 70 is holed up inside and according to wiki leaks neither julian assange nor his legal team nor u.n. representatives have been allowed to be for this process and the wiki leaks at its head christopher austin has said that what's happening today is illegal on monday before. the embassy effect in london for the masters in washington the trump administration. 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
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be handed out and made much more serious now julian assange just supports it as 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 a disgrace that the british government should be attempt to persecute you really and he's done nothing but tell the truth he had to be a witness. of the. travesty of justice. things belong to julian assange and he doesn't give him any admission. that. 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
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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 from a person who cannot defend. talked to today. not obliged to. take the thing straight away today. today. by the front door. basically. as for the money shot that picture potentially about salinger's computer being
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taken out and handed over to u.s. prost prosecutors are just taken out well according to the former console that i spoke to that he says that after video agency courts 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. a long time supporter of julian assange says the search may come as a blow to the whistleblowers legal. 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 private legal meetings that he's had in the embassy obviously i think that's of great concern to those who are preparing to fight is actually titian case here i think that the 7 years that julian spent in the embassy of war very hard on him he's an incredibly resilient
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person but i did see the cost exerted on him i don't think that you 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've so show since you've been in a measurable benefit to the world you should be extremely grateful to julian and what has happened to him is a travesty. mentioned prosecutors. in sweden have requested an arrest warrant for the wiki leaks founder if granted it would be the 1st step to have a songe extradited from the u.k. where he's currently serving a 15 week prison sentence for skipping back in time to 12 last week stockholm decided to reopen a rape case against him after it had been previously dropped in 2017.
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now the syrian government is denying rebel reports that chemical weapons were used in a recent attack in the western coastal the tackier province reports came as a syrian army advances retaking main highways and trade routes around the rebel held province a little bit the government branded the reports as media fabrication insisting that syria has never used chemical weapons before and will not use them now adding that it will not stop in its battle against terrorism. a few days ago at least 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 their strikes against syrian government facilities the a p c w is yet to respond to a request for comment he goes down off the background we sure better for children. we listened to the righteous indignation very terrible. we read
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a scrupulous investigation into what. the un chemical weapons watchdog you'll appreciate w. report was meant to put an indisputable. in duma 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
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rather than being delivered from aircraft the engineering teams account is well structured it includes pictures from the side of the incident blueprints and images 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 said before we've had we have confirmation from multiple sources
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which clearly shows that there are being investigation carried out from within your w. an investigation which is not found. at least into the fire who needs your best to get the c.w. and how it has been all time too 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 the editor
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emergency shelter many with foam in their mouths disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack chemical attack carried out by the acid regime except 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 crying of
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a monster instead the nations of britain france and the united states of america have martial their righteous power against barbarism and brutality. but with this new information it's not that obvious anymore and although it's speak the interest of the politically engaged classes in light of the new evidence from our no p c w engineers report i hope the guardian newspaper will have the good grace to print among reserved apology for their scurrilous ad hominem attack on me after i denounce the white house potently concocted story for what it was well 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
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particular attack is questionable the o.p.c. w. would. 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 where british planes so they could probably get everything or anything and the interesting part is that the united states and and its allies weren't even at wait for investigation to take place whenever there is a hint of something they would just immediately go and bomb move a change we don't know it really depends if you ask me the question on what the if you should ever make of the people but. is that really
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a high possibility i've read that. hundreds of undocumented migrants all compiled fraunces the busiest airport on sunday demanding to meet the prime minister over asylum policy it was organized by a migrant support group calling itself the black vests who were protesting against deportations. 7 7 moved up through. this happening around lunch time on sunday off not shown to go live which as you may know eased the biggest influence in terms of international capacity and the 2nd largest in europe with this group of my colleagues around some 580 votes a close call to the airport down as the thing to do to make their claims to denounce the deportation of people in the regular situations here in front and also to the actions of fronts in aiding the deportation of undocumented
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migrants most of those individuals were said to be undocumented migrants and they've now described themselves as being the black vests they were shouting at parts of times at the airport some people hurt 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 apple s u u u u u u u u u u. q well that situation became heated enough and they're all reports that police used tear gas to trying to those undocumented migrants to try and get them out of the willing to try and bring things back to normality and asylum policy has long being something that many people are unhappy about hearing from.
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gratian bills last year which very well and we heard. the number of deportations of illegal france had actually increased by 20 percent so that has really wild and that's one of the reasons why this. yesterday. aside the cargo ship believed to be carrying 2 consignments of military equipment which rights groups fear could be used in yemen. at the italian port of genoa has been met by protests and dock workers there have reportedly refused to load any more materials on to the vessel. journal or is sticking to the streets because of the city's pacifist tradition the doctrine are poor toward equipment that could be used during a war like the one being fought in yemen where many have died among the civilian
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population can be a part of this. this morning unfortunately we had confirmation even here in general a plan to load military equipment we call for a strike because we do not want to be a competition of the war in yemen. has been making the rounds of ports around europe it was reportedly loaded with arms and belgium france was prevented from collecting any more cargo following 2 legal challenges after that the vessel headed to santander in spain picking up military hardware that officials have said complied with all the norms saudi flying to bari is a $50000.00 ton ship its european trip is this alarm among antiwar activists and rights groups who allege there is a real possibility that weapons could be used against yemeni civilians riyadh for its part denies ever intentionally target.

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