positions within. exclusively. discrimination. to give to another group. or international news. our top story and perhaps his most threatening yet the us president has warned he would. if. anything american now the threat followed around saying the white house was suffering from a mental disorder the way u.s. plans to extend sanctions on that country this is mr. but that message did you want
to send your tweet a message you know ok with the messages when they're ready to have to let us know. when they're ready they'll let us know very simple to go. do whatever doesn't make any difference whatever they want to do i'm already have an exit strategy for iran if we're. going to need an exit strategy. i don't need the exit strategies. u.s. lawmakers have reacted strongly to the idea of war representatives from both parties voted to repeal a $911.00 era law which would really allow a military strike against iran without the approval of congress this is what was. this amendment affirms what president knows and believes unfocussed unconstitutional and ending wars in the middle east make america weaker not stronger congress must result to ensure that any military action is carried out
constitutionally and last week we watched president schoen come within minutes of striking a room involving the united states in yet another trillion dollar war in the middle east present from complaint ending costly wars overseas but given the advisors he chose and his recent risky actions he's not living up to that promise now we have members of congress coming forward one democrat and one republican putting forward an amendment to the national defense authorization act that would not allow for any funding of a u.s. military attack on iran without the approval of congress the bill would prevent the president of united states from taking action against iran unless there was statutory or congressional authorization for him to do so this bill has some pretty widespread support now us president trump was recently interviewed by the hill and in that interview he stated that he did not believe he needed congressional approval in order to take measures and strike against iran this is what trump said
in the interview do you believe right now that you have the authority to strike iran without congress i do i do believe that i like the idea of keeping congress abreast but i wouldn't have to do that this has been a longstanding disagreement if you look at recent u.s. history many military actions by the united states in places such as vietnam or libya have been taken without congressional approval been carried out simply on orders of the president now it's interesting to note that there has been voices criticizing trump for the potential of a new war against iran one voice was that of mowbray looksee is a republican member of congress from alabama and he said that in washington d.c. there seem to be some forces that are pushing for new wars without thinking about the consequences for the military military families and others who are affected by the decisions this is mo brooks. there are a variety of political influences in washington d.c. that love it when we flex american military muscle and they don't seem to care one
twit about our men and women in uniform who are risking their lives and sometimes giving their lives well it is interesting to note that recently the united states did come apparently 10 minutes away from a strike against iran apparently there were 3 locations in iran that were to be hit by a u.s. military strike however trump called off the strike 10 minutes prior to it taking place now that was in response to iran shooting down a u.s. drone now this drone that iran shot down iran says it was in their territorial waters they were defending the territorial integrity of their country however the united states maintains this drone was in international waters and that it was an unprovoked attack all eyes are now on washington d.c. as many voices around the world are deeply concerned about the danger of conflict between the united states and iran. and while it's not only u.s. lawmakers who are unhappy at the prospect of war with iran the u.k.'s foreign
secretary jeremy hunt has said that his country will not get involved in any conflict with islamic republic of europe meanwhile have been calling in both washington and tehran to show restraint and look for ways of diffusing the tensions of her some other key regional players. the american troops the coalition troops in iraq there again at the invitation of the iraqi government for the specific exclusive mission of fighting isis we do not want to be a staging post foot any hostile action against any of on neighbors including iran franco frattini a former italian foreign minister here 2 terms of fact shared with us his view on the crisis and how it's likely to develop. in my opinion the united states needs europe because europe has
a long standing tradition all elite to go i would say presence in the broader middle east including in medieval rhenium area and i think the presence of european union and european member states how been seen always in a better way than america exporting democracy invading iraq and so on and so for european union for sure doesn't want to tall to see again their war criminals to its border so i'm sure on days i'm sure europe and member states will be putting a lot of pressure on america and at the end i think america cannot do it and i would at nato would be strongly against
indicate a strike against iran so my impression finally that the president of united states. will do what he has done days ago when he stalked maynard's their way from the strike against iran. well donald trump has also. claim the real reason the iranian people are suffering is because their government spends all of its money on terror and while the white house continues to insist it's an aunt seeking regime change in iran there is one group it would perhaps like to see take power at their breaking not done just the. sometimes i get the impression that trump knows what the iranian people want better than the iranian people he his government congress talk so much about how the iranian people want the said that this is good for them and matts bad for them it's almost like
they knew each other obviously the people of iran are great people you know i know many of them i live in new york have been there very much less to have for years but i know many arabians living in new york and they're fantastic people personally i have my doubts about the iranians trump knows being representative of the entire nation but whatever there is one group of the rains that the white house and friends knew very well could even say that pounds were jad dean hutton or the people's majority of iran will make for short they've been busy bees lately last friday they got together in washington protested leslie calling for regime change and the removal of iran's supreme leader.
we've always been saying no war no appeasement but change by the iranians and they've shown that in uprisings that it's what the across iraq where they chant just like you hear in the background we want regime change in iran and that's that never mind what moves the rain ians the ones actually in iran think on the matter but i digress american politicians love these guys mek they were almost called them you stand for free or rhyme where you stand for democracy you stand for human rights keep up your fight. those who love and cherish freedom in our country and throughout the world stand with you stand. you're on the right side of history right in fact the united states has big plans for these mujahedeen great expectations they have destined to rule the declared
policy of the united states of america should be the overthrow of the mullahs regime in tehran and that's why the 429 t. we here celebrate in tehran thank you for. now that introductions are over let me tell you about them adjusted dean of iran it hasn't been 10 years since they were removed from america's terror lists still in plenty of others make killed anyone who didn't like shootings assassinations bombings targeting police iranian officials civilians just for supporting the government americans both in iran and in america and yet since they renounced violence they would taken off these blacklists the department does not overlook or forget the mujahideen had exposed to acts of terrorism including its involvement in the killing of us citizens in the
run in the ninety's seventy's and an attack on the us soil in 1902 the department also has serious concerns about the mujahedeen hynix as an organization particularly with regard to the geishas of abuse committed against its own members oh yeah they don't just target others they target each other to the best traditions of every crazy cult human rights watch says abuses carried out against dissident members range from beatings and imprisonment to torture and threats of execution according to each r.w. one guy tried to the mujahideen would you believe it for this. humus crime he was kept in solitary confinement for 8 years scientologists you've got nothing on these guys aside from maybe influence the recently released documents makers who organize dozens of meetings with us politicians interviews features articles with
big media begs the question of course where do they get the money it rain ians on to meeting make has almost no support in iran the answer is well they do the odd job according to this alleged the conversation between mac members released by iran . we did our best to blame the iranian regime for the oil tanker blasts the saudis have called maryam rajavi office to follow up on the results to get a conclusion of what is being done and the possible consequences look at it this way whoever's financing them isn't doing it because they're nice they aren't you know the saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend even if he's a murderous crazy cultist apparently unfortunately united states to be very fond of using terrorists i mean they meet to using terrorist this is a very very dangerous group not because it has any hope of ever being in iran and
really there but they're very dangerous because they were cold they are just they do not understand a person human rights and they're terrorists there's no way that they can replace any government in iran and that i can i wouldn't bet on it it's not going to happen i don't think america plans it but then america would like to tell them this so that they would continue their activities not because they have this group being able to we know with the iranians to their side. the u.k. government has suspended exports of crowd control equipment like tear gas rubber bullets to hong kong but the citizens being taken in response to the suppression of this month's protests in the chinese city state which saw millions demonstrating against the proposed extradition. we remain very concerned with the situation in hong kong and i raised those concerns with the chief executive on the 12th of june
i today urged the hong kong essay our government to establish a robust independent investigation into the violent scenes that we saw and we will not issue any further export licenses for crowd control equipment to hong kong unless we are satisfied that concerns raised on human rights and fundamental freedoms have been federally addressed a freeze on sales of police equipment on kong comes just 8 days after the u.k. was forced to suspend new weapons exports to the arabia over alleged abuses in yemen looking briefly at the 2 cases on some apparent discrepancies here charlotte n.c. . it comes just a week after the u.k. government also announced that it would not be allowing any new licenses of exports of arms sales to saudi arabia and to its coalition partners in the war in yemen that followed a decision by the court of appeal here in the u.k.
that said that those arms sales had been a norful again citing possible violations when it comes to human rights now despite that decision by the court and despite the fact that the government says it will look at that decision the prime minister to resign made the u.k. government will look to appeal that decision we continue to operate one of the most robust arms export control regimes the world. and we take our responsibilities on arms export licensing very seriously we're disappointed that the court found against the government on one ground and we will be seeking permission to appeal this judgement so 2 cases of possible human rights violations let's took a look at the 2 together now let's start with hong kong 3 weeks of protests tear gas being used rubber bullets being used accusations of police brutality and dozens injured but not a single person killed as a direct result on the other hand you have the conflict in yemen which the saudi
led coalition is involved in at the moment and what we have a close to 100000 deaths over 4 years the majority of them many say are civilians so what's the difference between these 2 different scenarios on the ground well some would say what you really need to do is to follow the money and when you look at what the worth is of those sales to hong kong it's apparently only around $1800000.00 pounds to the u.k. economy on the other hand in yemen arms sales since 2015 are worth more than 4700000000 parents it's a huge difference and some might question whether it's easier to take the moral high ground when there isn't much of an impact to the u.k. economy and that's what this comes down to a not really a stance when it comes to human rights violations ok this is what we're going to be talking about after the shortest of bricks
a university in the netherlands is offering talented academics a career changing opportunity but only to some turn for the. you know world's big partners. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final. listen to the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. time for some dutch debate now because a top engineering university in the netherlands has triggered a must of debate over workplace discrimination after establishing academic recruitment policy exclusively for women men will only be offered a job if no suitable female candidates can be front so to attract female employees
a fellowship university of technology will boost research funds 510-0000 euro to spend on research and mentoring the institution hopes to fill around $150.00 positions over the next 5 years in attempt to correct what i know from calls a gender imbalance. we attach great importance to equal respect and opportunities for women and men we are aware that we're suffering from an implicit gender bias we're now using the fact that plans to expand our academic stuff considerably in the coming is can be used as a means to make a big step forward in one fell swoop and it's got people shouting i'm sure you can understand why we discuss that move with our guest media come to jena loud and also political activist 1st kate's forthwith. inequality it's a self reciprocating process inequality inequality breeds inequality because if young women don't see women in positions of power doing the jobs that they might
want to do it slows their progress through without women at the top it's harder for women to break through so they're just taking this opportunity when it comes to discriminating specifically against men that's one problem i have with this but secondly and i think perhaps even even more more imperative is the fact that from this point on if they woman has a high powered job at that particular institution everyone's going to know that she had special advantages to get there honestly right now when i see men in positions of power i think most of them are only there because the system is totally set up to favor men i don't look around even you know the government big companies working but around when i see their board of directors and it's white guys white guys white guys white guys i don't think i bet those are the 10 guys best qualified to run this company as a woman in a male dominated field who has managed to do ok despite discrimination that i've definitely incurred as many women have i would still rather i would still rather
fight and win then have a participation trophy which is what this is tantamount to yeah you know you've used on great but maybe you deserve to do brilliantly maybe you deserve an even better job than the one you've got maybe you deserve a better salary than the one you've got i think when i look around there are also women i know who have overcome obstacles but i don't feel like you know they've overcome obstacles but have they really reached their full full potential no you would have gone much further if you hadn't had to spend so much time and energy overcoming these obstacles but but i don't think that we do any groups anything in playing identity politics especially where we're shutting down an entire group of people just to give something to another group of people i think it sends a message that those people somehow weren't competent or nothing couldn't earn it. i think that's very dangerous for women i think it's very dangerous if you're talking about you know hiring a doctor for a hospital i don't want to go to hospital and and look around and then not be a doctor but this is an academic institution and much as i love reading scientific
research papers i've never woken up in the morning i must have 600 milligrams of scientific research paper or i'm going to die this is not the kind of job which cannot possibly be left open for 6 months in fact it's very very common that these kind of academic positions are left open for a lot much longer than that but k k what if what if the research they're doing is for example on cancer or something and it's it's now postponed for 6 months how many people are going to die because that research didn't get out there in time because we were all obsessed with making sure once but special group was equally represented i say let the best people in that hold on a minute and at least have the positions and i believe that women will be equally represented in that group because i think women are perfectly competent to get there we know when it comes to academic research that it's really really important to have a wide base of people doing that research and there are lots of instances that in the past where we've seen research being done by all male groups and when we look at the research when it's published we realize that it's not as widely
a political as it could be because it's failed to take into account female viewpoints and female experiences so you know how many lives are being lost because research into all sorts of aspects of human life is being undertaken. here want to turn attention the program to this the german government sees its loss truck of around 160 islamic state supporters who trouble to syria and iraq to join the ranks of the terror group the admission coming from the interior ministry which was in response to a freedom of information request on it's led to fears that some surviving fighters may try to return to german society with the story peter all of us are. the best estimate suggests at least a 1000 people left germany to go and join an isis and following a question from a member of the bundestag to the interior ministry it's been revealed that in 160 cases those identified as extremists have disappeared without
a trace occasionally such individuals could have succeeded in escaping and all disappearing in an attempt to alleviate fears of isis terrorists living among german society the federal government has said that they are convinced that it would be extremely unlikely that anyone who had traveled to join isis would be able to come back to germany and live or noticed however the m.p. that 1st raised concerns says she's not convinced considering the surest fragmented protection of the ease external borders it is particularly worrying that the federal government has a pattern take a no further measures to prevent the uncontrolled reentry of isis militants 2 thirds of those who have left the country have german citizenship this presents another issue what to do with those who want to return to germany well in the case of isis supporter. he was currently being held in a kurdish jail his lawyers are suing the german government they say has
a responsibility to bring him home from our point of view the federal government is constitutionally obliged to bring fabien back to germany it has not fulfilled this obligation for political reasons the lawyers maintain that there is a german constitutional obligation for the government to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens even when they are held in foreign nations and his younger brother who's location is unknown traveled from the central german city of castle to syria to join isis in 2014 their father says he was assured that would be released if berlijn requested it however he believes the germans turning a blind eye to the sea. the german government would prefer it if my children on the other islamist would just disappear forever here's the thing it isn't that easy for the german government to intervene even if they wanted to and there is no indication that they really do germany currently has no diplomatic relations with syria and the federal government here doesn't recognize the kurdish y p g group who
is holding. busy a heart in the case of the at least 160 people who travelled from germany to join isis and remain unaccounted for or perlin doesn't know whether they are alive or dead whether they remain in the middle east or whether they've come back here and if they've come back here whether they pose any potential threat to society the german government and the security of the secret service us intelligence services seem to know exactly how many people left germany to go to syria and to iraq and to try it with one of those armed groups and suddenly they say now we lost track of them germany seems to have been sleeping officially they didn't say a lot about this and certainly they have no real policy about us this is why nothing is happening now and that discussion is being put forward through the media are through the facts on the ground they will be forced to do one thing of the
other eventually and our society is not really aware and cannot really imagine what these people are might be up to we need a public discussion about this without stigmatizing without being a racist or islam or for big but the german society and the politicians have to be more realistic about the threats. is our midweek news round up looks for an hour we've got a newsroom full of people getting to grips just over there with all of wednesday's latest developments we'll bring them to you in 30 this is r.t. international. ratings and sell you. well u.s. president donald trump narrowly avoided putting the united states into a war against iran last week by just 10 minutes that doesn't stop the u.s. war hawks from circling and monday might pump aoki off
a new round of global coalition building as the a.p. reports that pump ale held talks monday with leaders in saudi arabia in the united arab emirates about countering the military threat from iran meanwhile back here at home in the red white and blue it appears that according to the latest poll numbers war with iran is not sitting well with u.s. voters as the daily caller of all places notes that only 19 percent of voters want military strikes on iraq and then amidst all this unpopularity and dude bro diplomacy out of the fog of the democratic primary campaign trail steps made o'rorke and his new board tax plan yes after 1st calling for an end of the u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan bay no one billed as a new war tax plan which proposes that every time the united states goes to war nonmilitary u.s. citizens would have to pay a war tax in order to help defray the costs of caring for future veterans u.s. households with veterans or anyone currently serving in the u.s.
military would be exempt from the taxes based on self noted this new tax would serve as a reminder of the incredible sacrifice made by those who served and their families but will a new tax on war put on the backs of u.s. citizens truly help bring us an end to the military industrial complex or our endless wars that we're fighting or is this yet another new revenue stream to keep lockheed martin raytheon and other merchants of death from having to pay the freight on the wars they want us to fight let's find out as we start watching the hawks. that got.