i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down in. the u.k.'s home secretary passes a us extradition will pass for julian assange to the courts meaning the whistleblower state could be decided at a hearing on friday. also this hour 2 oil tankers catch fire in the gulf of oman in suspected attacks amid high tension from the region the incident has sent prices soaring. her special alliance with very special people big buyers of our equipment or planes. and donald trump praises a new deal that sees a deal between military types of poland in action u.s. troops will be deployed as warsaw buys over 30 american fighter jets.
a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. the u.k.'s home secretary has passed a u.s. extradition request for joining us on the courts which will now consider the whistleblowers fate and extradition hearing is scheduled for this friday across log now to shot it edwards in london shot it take us through the latest. well it's an incredibly dark day for journalists and his supporters as indeed the u.k.'s home secretary sajid javid has signed an order which paves the way for june a songe to be extradited to the united states not earlier today sajid javid himself said that there was a very important day for justice and that just as well and did prevail with the sentence. we're very pleased that the police were finally able to apprehend him and now he's right behind bars because he broke you cade law i want to see justice done
at all times and we've got a legitimate extradition request so i've signed it but the final decision is now with the courts well of course it must be noted that the final decision is for the courts and the courts alone regardless of what such a job it has said today but of course the united states has indicted jordan assigned for 17 counts under the espionage act for spying and publishing classified military and diplomatic publications all related to the war in iraq and the war in afghanistan of course another one is for conspiracy and to hack a government computer to publish these secret documents now if convicted you're innocent could face up to 175 years behind bars now indeed the wiki leaks is the organization that you're innocent used as a platform and the editor in chief says that you're dishonorable not receive a fair trial. i don't believe that we are going to win this with legal argument
there is no chance the julian will get a fair trial here in the u.k. or in the u.s. of course unless there's a change of reporting that people actually start speaking out we're not talking about a prosecution we're talking about a persecution. well of course students are just setting a 50 week sentence in the u.k.'s belmarsh prison that's a high security prison here in the united kingdom and that's all because he skipped bail back in 2012 and this is a video that was actually obtained by artie's video agency ruptly and as you could see in a staunch looks rather may see 8 here in the belmarsh prison his looking rather skeletal in fact his father has said just earlier this week that he's recovering from a dramatic weight loss throughout his time in the belmarsh prison and indeed the ecuadorian embassy not your innocence was actually moved to a medical ward in the belmarsh prison and could not even a pivotal video link for his latest hearing now of course you know saddam was thrown all back into the public eye back in april when he was forcibly removed from
london's ecuadorian embassy there in fact he was seeking political asylum and indeed spent nearly 2 and a half 1000 days holed up in that ecuadorian embassy which equates to almost 7 years in solitary almost electric confinement for 7 years in the ecuadorian embassy and it's not just the united states that is seeking julian assange also noted that sweden is seriously there in a diplomatic prison sentence themselves that's all related to sexual allegation cases a case and sentence that your innocence he himself. deny so today's announcement by jeff at the u.k.'s home secretary really is the latest blow to journalists and his supporters they of course believe he is a valiant campaign if the truth and simply should be applauded rather than persecuted for simply telling the tree saudia edwards reporting live from london thank you. 2 oil tankers have caught fire in the gulf of oman and were are
suspected to have been attacks on the vessels occurred amid high tensions in the middle east and triggered a surge in oil prices comes a month after similar events in the region back in the u.s. . iran of sabotaging 2 saudi oil tankers something the islamic republic has denied are not joined live in the studio by delta quarter bring us up to speed well jackie we've still got a lot of unconfirmed information but a lot of it has been cleared up over the past hour the main thing we know right now is that all crew members are safe and accounted for iranian state television is reporting that 44 crew members and 2 tankers were involved in this incident that took place near the strait of hormuz we also got word that 11 russians were on board and the tankers were sailing under the flags of panama and the marshall islands witnesses even reported that one vessel called terror was quote on fire and adrift and state media also tweeted pictures of this happening the company that
owns the oil tankers front lines told russian media that the fire has yet to be extinguished but there doesn't appear to be any pollution resulting from an oil spill and this crisis became known after the u.s. navy actually reported to distress calls and rescued all $44.00 sailors according to the iranian state television fleet commander later said that a possible attack was described and taiwan state oil refinery even said that one of the tankers may have been hit by a torpedo but as of now this there's no court confirmation of any of this and frontline also said that it's probably too early to judge whether it was or was not in the attack so still lots of questions there but something similar to this happened last month as well correct yeah that's that's true back in may there was an attack on for oil tankers. by the united arab emirates now back then the for the government 1st denying that this happened and then blamed quote an unnamed state actor for those attacks involving sabotage a naval mines although the u.s.
was much more straightforward in accusing iran with national security advisor john bolton saying that he was almost certain that iran was responsible for this in response to iran called that accusation ridiculous and called john bolton a warmonger. these harsh words of course are coming in midst heightened tensions between the united states and iran that continue to persist in the persian gulf let's not forget that the united states has naval fleets in the persian persian gulf while at the same time saying that they're not looking to start a war and at the same time washington has said that they're looking to exert maximum economic pressure on iran after the falling through of the iran nuclear deal so it's certainly a delicate situation that could easily become more volatile than one quarter say across this developing situation for us thank you. and let's get some reaction now from middle east expert ali risk for him in live now given what we currently know do you think that this was an attack. well i think
it was an attack it was a little deliberate attack an icon to help but. believe that there's a high possibility that this attack is linked to the visit which is currently being made by the japanese prime minister shinzo be to iran a very high profile visit the 1st visit for japanese prime minister since the islamic revolution in iran we all know that shinzo hobby is carrying some messages from american president don't trumpet to the iranian leadership we so japan is you know appears to be playing a car role to ease the tensions are upon trump's request so bearing all of the all of that in mind i think that the policy which carrot carried out this attack doesn't have an interest in any of the escalation between the u.s. and iran now who is at the doesn't want his connection between the u.s. and iran that would be the israelis the saudis the morality is and also some
of the more right wing extremist elements in the trumpet ministration like national security advisor john bolton so you know as i said if we take all of these factors into consideration what took place today might be an attempt to prevent any kind of the escalation or decrease in the tensions between a trumpet ministration on the one hand and and the iran on the other and you think that today's events could actually be linked to the attack we saw last month. i'm sorry could you repeat that question do you think that today's events could actually be linked to what we saw happen last month with another pair of oil tankers. i don't think so i mean these events which to which have taken place with or to be last month old today they do show that oil tankers are vulnerable that is an important point to taken into
consideration but at the same time you know this situation is different the last month the tensions was soaring between the u.s. and iran trump was making threats and now this month the american ministration at least trump himself and his secretary of state. they have very much toned down their rhetoric and as i said they've even requested from the japanese to play a kind of role and to see if iran wants to enter i'm going to conduct new talks so it's very different we look at the tone which was being used and the level of american threats as i said now in this current atmosphere contrary the last month the americans have backed down have turned down their rhetoric so that's why i think that we can talk about do you know someone carrying out an act of sabotage it's important to note the what was said about the torpedo being used and if indeed it's confirmed that
a torpedo has been used in this attack that would mean that this is the work of a state of a state not al qaida or aaba extremist groups but rather a state because only a state could launch an attack by using the torpedo and that's why you know we could be witnessing the saudi israeli or even american not necessarily the trump but. operation carried out with the approval of bolton or how that within the united states which want to continue this escalation against iran middle east expert i risk thank you for your time and your comments. u.s. is boosting its military presence in poland as part of a new deal with donald trump or thought will host an extra $1000.00 american troops by u.s. fighter jets and purchased american liquefied natural gas on time praised his post counterpart in washington u.s. polish alliance it's a very special alliance with very special people poland will soon provide. basing
an infrastructure to support military presence of about $1000.00 american troops polish government will pay for this so america is bolstering its military presence in poland they are adding to the $4500.00 troops that are already in the country on a rotating basis now it sounds dramatic but it's actually somewhat short of the request from poland for a permanent us military base which they intended to name for trump in the end the usa agreed to shift non-combat troops to poland who had already been stationed elsewhere in europe so who are the poles trying to defend themselves from because. russia is again showing its unkind unfriendly imperial faces russia is always looking out to take us territory yes those menacing russians on poland's border just waiting for the right moment to invade but it seems that donald trump doesn't quite share that view do not see the rush to read the poem and 2 you wrote.
i hope. we're with everybody and i hope i think that russia will treat poland with respect now while the russian threat may be imaginary the money that poland is showing the united states is very real big buyers of our equipment for planes and our munitions in every form in every respect at this point we've got trouble praising the warsaw for meeting its nato spending requirements 2 percent of their g.d.p. trump is encouraging poland to buy more than 30 f. 35 fighter jets even had one of them fly over the white house on the sunny afternoon today gave an encouraging wave and there's more money from poland coming america's way trump hailed a deal in which the country would purchase 2000000000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas from the united states furthermore at this point trump is praising poland for its baltic pipe project to support poland's construction of the baltic
pipeline. which will help european countries diversify. their energy sources it's just briefly needed then that's the way to go so the big bad russians have got poland into a situation where it has no choice except to increase its military spending purchase a bunch of fancy new f. 35 fighter jets and import liquefied natural gas all the way from the other side of the planet yes trump the salesman is happy to make a deal it seems that sometimes having a bogeyman can be very convenient kaleb up and artsy new york moscow says it regrets the u.s. military buildup in poland former pentagon analyst michael maloof told us we can't really afford the jets or to host more troops being trump he will take the he will take money from wherever he can get it and the whole the whole notion of putting a $1000.00 troops noncombatants i might add does not alter the balance of power at
all in the region it's really more of a show showcase type of thing the cost for those f. $35.00 is going to be horrendous ultimately the u.s. may have to subsidize its present a pole and it really is trying to in namur himself more with the west by buying these f. 35 s. and at the same time trying to purchase natural gas from the united states united states is going to have a problem in getting the natural gas and i don't know yet if poland has the infrastructure to support that all well intentioned but the reality is going to be something else. human rights watch has slammed a recent british government reports the organization accuses the u.k. of whitewashing saudi arabia's role in the aggravating the humanitarian crisis in yemen the u.k. foreign office report states that the complex in yemen has had a devastating impact on people's lives but it only mentions saudi arabia one of the belligerents in connection with the alleged use of secret prisons. and mr
international alleged the use of secret prisons in areas under the saudi led coalition's control there was no reliable process for inquiry into detainees held at these facilities human rights watch says that riyadh actions in yemen could amount to war crimes and accuses the u.k. of turning a blind eye the reports most striking weakness is on the yemen while acknowledging the many civilians killed in the conflict it ignores the saudi led coalition's responsibility indiscriminate saudi led coalition air strikes in yemen have huge hospitals funerals weddings markets civilian homes and even a school bus killing and wounding thousands many of these attacks maybe work crimes since 2013 the u.k. has held 4700000000 pounds worth of weapons to riyadh it's one of the biggest exporters of arms the issue of weapons exports to the saudis has led to heated exchanges in the british parliament we have requested comment from the u.k.
foreign office although so far we have not had a response the saudi led coalition began its bombing campaign against 2 or 3 rebels in yemen which we had seized as terrorists back in 2015 saudi arabia insists it's doing all it can to reduce civilian casualties and has described the situation in the country as the worst manmade humanitarian crisis on earth and warning you may find some of the following images upsetting. the bomb has a killing the cholera epidemic the number of people who are in hunger because of the blockade. in office is trying to
obfuscate or hide from the british the fact that they are supporting the illegal action saudi arabia and its allies in its war on the people of yemen the united kingdom just like the united states has strategic interest in the region they want to protect. dictatorial monarchical governments and order to secure natural gas resources and the people of yemen fighting for their liberation . to their foreign policy goal their global has taken 10 years after the short break.
quantitative easing of 4 q.e. 4 is now well under way can't taper a ponzi scheme no economics matters only money printing and stock manipulation. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us on the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see that. we are in a strange situation where everybody is making a lot of noise about military action against iran but nobody in the part of that alliance actually wants to do it there's no desire for it so do you hope that the iran makes a mistake. somehow and then there's some kind of confrontation and then the iranians will be forced to come to the table you know begging for some kind of solution on american terms but you know i think that is dreaming that's
a pipe dream. welcome back u.s. national security adviser john bolton says reports about disagreements between donald trump and his top aides are part of a distant from asian campaign up by the likes of russia china and iran he also branded american journalists who write such reports as quote so not a 1st of these regimes. north korea iran. venezuela russia and china pride too so this information about the administration and to say that the president and his advisors are divided and things like that the naga refers of these regimes in the american press immediately pick it up. come on mr bolton in case you've been living under a rock the past few years u.s.
president donald trump doesn't get along too well with the rest of capitol hill close to 30 of his team members have either resigned or were fired and since he got into office his term has been haunted by a cascade of information leaks by insiders saboteurs and trump hasn't always been on the same page with the rest of the administration. you think north korea remains a nuclear threat yes but the president said he doesn't it's not what he said i mean i know i know personally we did it and there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea. i had a very good talk with president putin is. that looking at all to get involved in venezuela he was apparently ready to leave after the airport but the russians talked him out of that is that right that's right now it could be because the trump isn't a tory asli divisive figure by nature could be because he's flip flops so much that he's policy u. turns were created into actual flipflops well you know he's sometimes difficult to
keep up with and you know after all he doesn't have to be a bad thing a clash of ideas challenging each other on policies is synonymous with democracy isn't it i really read in you 3 times due to how unbelievable it is that the russians in other bad guys spread this information about a divided opinions of u.s. president and his closest aides seriously when the president and his inner circle have different opinions it is a sign of the democratic process in the country doesn't washington defend this value with such zeal so yeah it could be a good thing except it probably stops being one when things move from the realm of professional to personal to go to work for a man who. is pretty on discipline and doesn't doesn't like to read doesn't read briefly. report's doesn't doesn't like to get into the details of a lot of things bricks to listen didn't have the mental capacity needed he was dumb
as a rock and i couldn't get rid of him fast enough he was lazy is how we already know a lot about the discord in the tribal ministration from former tribe it ministration officials i mean let's face it what could north korea do to sow discord in the us what could be his way all of you it's doesn't make any sense the white house does not want to appear to be fragile they're now facing the reelection very soon in 2020 and boldness trying to help trump cover is behind by claiming others are responsible for discord and not those within the wife of course the message being that you know john bolton is looking for a pretext to go to war somewhere and he's a very devious man he likes to write. the problem of migrant criminal gangs is making headlines again in germany with renewed efforts underway to prevent their activity or for national picks up the story. powerful
criminal clan story find germany for year is they would love to stay as much in the shadows as possible in the spotlight. and get out of it papers are right about them based on because of their regional interior ministry's conference unites in least $800.00 police officers from all around germany and the country's interior minister is also invited they gathered in the all the city of kids to discuss how to stop the violent powerful godfathers germany has suffered a lot from here are just some of the cases.
the list of crimes members of the clans have been involved in is extensive while the number of members is a bit more so experts estimate there are now half a 1000000 people across germany belonging to criminal families many of them with arab or turkish origins which means the topic often spills over into another sensitive area for germany immigration and despite the state's enormous efforts last year germany spent a record $23000000000.00 euros to integrate more than a 1000000 migrant some blame the feeler of integration for criminalization these people have not come to our country as criminals with regard to integration and identification certainly not everything was done right we have not consistently clarified the residence status of refugees we have looked away too often now the problems of piling up germany has been pushing forward with 0 tolerance crackdown
on criminal families. a year now numerous raids hundreds of officials involved scores of properties seized but when questioning whether these far reaching measures have been a success there is no clear answer instead they say what's much more important is the signal the state is sending we are taking the streets back although some doubt whether that signal has been strong enough for the target audience we have. just a lot excluded crum freedom or more systematic. son of man new york. and as long as the people who come here don't get your permission to grow up you know they have to try to get respected and except people of course they don't that doesn't necessarily mean that people get criminal feel frustrated that they have the right to work but it falls this tendency that
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all middle of the room see. the real news. this is a boom bust broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance in the back upon us all. another day another twist in the rocky trade relationship across the pacific from the us cracking down on china to the port problem facing the people's republic john quelch the jena business school the university of miami is standing by to break down what lies on the horizon for the on the hostile trade rhetoric financial risks are not unique to china and the u.s. may start to feel some heat despite some positive news for the stuff. market
professor wood richard wolf is on hand to help us sort through stocks and what we can expect moving forward as u.s. is open to multiple fronts on its trade war we've got a jam packed show today so let's go ahead and dive right in. the ongoing trade war with china leads our global report again today as wall weighs consumer division c.e.o. richard you confirmed an indefinite delay in the company's much anticipated new line of laptops while we was set to reveal a new line of windows laptops at c s asia in shanghai this week although they didn't plan on a while announcing a release date trade sanctions imposed by the u.s. government have hampered wall weighs ability to procure products from american companies including microsoft software and processors made by intel you also told c.n.n. we see on one state that weiwei may never be able to release their new laptops if the company remains on the u.s. commerce department's blacklist despite the setbacks in the consumer electronics field.