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when something is find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground . the united states under wrong trade barbs at the u.n. security council meeting as the other member states. between washington and tehran . the u.k. suspends exports of crowd control equipment to hong kong over the city state's crackdown on recent protests that's one of the resume and selling weapons for saudi arabia which stands accused of targeting civilians in yemen. fresh fears in germany over the possibility of islamic state find his returning home the government admits it's lost track of schools of extremists who travel to syria and iran.
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the international live with me daniel hawkins thanks for joining us as well. with the crisis between america and iran continuing and both sides trading threats u.n. security council members called for calm on wednesday there presented to us from washington on iran one pulling any punches that. iran's defiance of the security council and its reckless behavior threatening peace and security globally must not be downplayed in the name of preserving a deal the doesn't fully cut off iran's path to a nuclear weapon the international community should also does is against us bullying and lawlessness if you want our ward to be governed by the rule of law not by you to all of power the united states has made clear its willingness to engage in dialogue with iran to negotiate a deal that will better serve international peace and security we hear certain that nobody is planning a regime change in iran and at the same time we hear threats about obliteration and
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new sanctions are being introduced there are calls for dialogue and then in parallel openly they declare the intention to increase military presence in the region such signals which even an experienced cryptologist would struggle to decode which can only bring the situation to a point of no return germany jointly with the remaining participants will continue to work to ensure that iran can receive the economic benefits from sanctions really i want once again to call for deescalation for dialogue and for full respect the international rules and perhaps his most threatening towards her out west yet the us president has warned he would obliterate iran if iran attacks anything american a threat follow iran saying the white house was suffering from a mental disorder over plans of the u.s. to extend sanctions on the country this is mr trump's view. but measured did you want to do or do we. did you know ok with the messages when they're ready to have
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to let us know. when they're ready they'll let us know. we're going to. do whatever doesn't make any difference whatever they want to do i'm already have an exit strategy for ron if we're. going to need an exit strategy. i don't need the exit strategy. the apparent lack of support for the u.s. taking action within the un is being echoed by iran's neighbor iraq the american troops the coalition troops in iraq 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 for any hostile action against any of the neighbors including iraq live now to security analyst the former u.k. army officer childs shubert thanks for joining us good to have you on charles the tensions between iran and the us have left the rock in a bit of a difficult position as it's got alliances with both sides it doesn't want to lose
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out on either. who's got the greatest sway here over iraq do you think. i don't think there's any doubt that. the iraqi government of course the iraqi president himself spoken today would not want to inflame or actually even establish inflame is the wrong word establish tensions with its powerful neighbor iran with which of course it has a lot of symmetries and a lot of sympathies let's not forget that iran has been a very many and probably most iraqis would argue iran has been a very close and good ally of iraq for example in the war against isis and other related insurgent groups over the last few years or so of course let's not forget that iraq itself is predominately shia of course. in religious outlook of course iran is the leader largely of the shia muslim world. of course i think that
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the last thing that iraq wants given its recent history certainly since the destabilization of the region followed the british and american invasion of iraq in 2003. the last thing that iraq wants is its path hopefully to stability now being disrupted in such a major way as would inevitably happen from some conflict that involved its neighbor iran but also of course what iraq has said today it's largely consistent with what the rest of the world is saying 2 or rather perhaps more pointedly what the rest of the world isn't saying even britain arguably the closest one of the closest u.s. allies jeremy hunt the foreign secretary and one of the 2 candidates now to be the prime minister of the u.k. the other one of course being ballers johnson. hunter myself said today that he couldn't imagine or couldn't in physics the circumstances under which the u.k. would join in with the u.s. and that's act on iran and so that is an indication i think that notwithstanding
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that of course we perhaps need to take the comments of jeremy hunt given past record and indeed of his wife which once and with perhaps a pinch of salt but nonetheless. it's an indication of the messaging that's going on that perhaps with the exception of maybe israel or countries such as saudi arabia that of course would perhaps or would welcome a conflict at least a limited conflict if that was possible to iran and powerful and i see united states apart from those 2 the united states pakistan's pretty isolated in its campaign of i think what could be fairly called aggression against iran at the current time and certainly the the shall we say the pretext that america is attempting to use for example the attack on the tankers that took place in the last week in the gulf of oman again apart from the united kingdom really no other country in the world has agreed with the u.s. openly that iran for example was responsible for that so increasingly we're seeing america actually isolated from even its closest allies in its campaign against iran
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at present you mentioned the remote possibility of a limited conflict between iran and the united states of course donald trump earlier said any military action wouldn't involve boots on the ground he said he didn't need an exit strategy. how can we interpret those words what do you think he had in mind. yes and i mean i agree with you on that to that extent i think there would not be boots on the ground america would not be seeking to invade in any way iran because it would be absolutely catastrophic and costly for the united states in terms of expense in terms of generation imagine having to sort of you secure a country of the capabilities and size physically and in terms of population of iran it would be a massive commitment for many years if not decades ahead just look at the comparison we can make with iraq and perhaps even more pointedly afghanistan which of course are much smaller versus their power for themselves than iran would be and
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so i think trump is perhaps echoing even if he doesn't believe in stuff perhaps even just for negotiation purposes or to appear tough as he so often wants to do for example think that's a negotiation stance he publicly took with career in exactly the same way as he's now doing with iran but perhaps he's giving the indication as to people such as pompei o people such as. of course bolton may well be urging him that somehow a limited strike which perhaps america when the sums are done would win. but of course it's almost certain that the fallout the spiral of violence that would result from an american strike no matter how limited the cost vitality is of iranian personnel would of course lead to a more general conflict probably from the iranian side a more asymmetrical conflict where the american superior superiority in numbers of weapons would be less telling trump i think is well aware of that and the danger is
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that with these these aggressive stance this posturing that has taken place arguably as you've pointed out on both sides that a conflict will confrontation or some kind of instant may happen by accident which could then spiral out of control of course some would welcome that perhaps possibly israel possibly saudi. perhaps thinking that iran could be taught a lesson in some way but almost certainly it would be catastrophic for the region and perhaps even the world a general conflict to break out with iran. certainly that spiral out of control is the concern of many u.n. security council members believe that of course won't happen charles shewbread shit security analyst former u.k. army officer thanks for your tech today on r.t. international. and donald trump has also claimed that the real reason the iranian people are suffering is because their government spends all of its money on terror while the white house continues to insist it's not seeking regime change in iran there is one group perhaps like to see take power or against the earth has more.
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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
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last friday they got together in washington protest the tile asli 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 iran 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 iran where you stand for democracy you stand for human rights keep up your fight. those who love and cherish freedom
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and. 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're destined to rule the declared policy of the united states of america should be the overthrow of the malas regime in tehran and that's why the 429 t. we here will celebrate in tehran thank you for. now that introductions are over let me tell you about them or just dean of iran it hasn't been 10 years since they were moved from america's terror lists still in plenty of others make killed anyone they didn't like shootings assassinations bombings targeting police uranian officials
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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 how exposed to acts of terrorism including its involvement in beginning of u.s. citizens in iran 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 7 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 need the mujahideen would you believe it for this scribe he was
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kept in solitary. meant for 8 years scientologists you've got nothing on these guys aside from maybe influence the recently released documents makers 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 lead conversation between meg members released by iran. we did our best to blame the iranian regime for the oil tanker blasts the saudis have called mary image of his office to follow up on the results to get a conclusion of what has been 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
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know the saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend even if he's a murderous crazy cultist apparently unfortunately united states seems to be very fond of using terror threats 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 ruling there but they are very dangerous because they were cold they are just they do not understand a person human rights and there are terrorists there is no way they can replace any government in iran and that i can i would bet on it it's not going to happen i don't think america plans it but then america would like to tell them. so that they would continue their activities not because they have been able to we know with the iranians to their side. u.k. government has suspended exports of crowd control equipment such as tear gas and
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rubber bullets to hong kong the decision's been taken in response to the suppression of this month's protests and chinese city state which saw millions demonstrating against the proposed extradition law. 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 s.a. 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 fairly addressed the freeze on sales of police equipment to hong kong comes just 8 days after the u.k. was forced to suspend new weapons exports the saudi arabia over riyadh alleged abuses in yemen looking at the 2 cases and some apparent discrepancies here is charlotte do with ski. it comes just a week after the u.k.
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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 reason may said that the u.k. government will look to appeal that decision we continue to operate one of the most robust arms export control regimes world. 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
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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
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high ground when there isn't much of an impact to the u.k. economy and that's what this comes down to and not really a stance when it comes to human rights violations political analyst chris bambery told us the humanitarian concerns take a back seat for the u.k. government when it comes to lucrative weapon sales britain along with western governments is very selective about those that it seeks out the situation with the arms sales to the us so days very different because the decision of the hong kong as one media by the british government in the question of the arms sales to sodhi and its call which in our eyes in the war against yemen this forward a court hears it was brought by the campaign against the on street oh and enjoy your and what we have you is the british being forced to the british government force to seize these arms sales to saudi arabia and the others but not wanting to do that one iota i think the british will do everything they can to overturn the
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court's decision and or to find a way around it because this alliance with so do it is fundamentally important to the british to bring great britain p.l.c. they will do everything to maintain it even at the cost of 100000 yemeni date. german government says it's lost track of around $160.00 islamic state supporters who travel to syria and iraq to join the ranks of the terror group a mission from the interior ministry which came in response to a freedom of information request has led to fears that some surviving fighters may try to return to germany with the story is peaceful over. the best estimate suggests at least a 1000 people left germany to go and joy and 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
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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 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 of. currently being held in a kurdish jail his lawyers are suing the german government they say has
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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 a should be and would be released if berlin requested it however he believes the germans turning a blind eye to the sea. you ation 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 doesn't recognize the kurdish y p g
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group who is holding. busy hard in the case of the at least 160 people who travelled from germany to join isis and remain unaccounted for or in 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 intelligence services seem to know exactly how many people left germany to go to syria and to iraq and to shy 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 or the
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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. little trump lashed out at facebook and twitter claiming that they deliberately repress his reach online and so after the social media giants double dare efforts to remove comments on account suspected of hate speech as well as possible bots. people are are all democrats it's totally biased toward democrats if i announce tomorrow that i'm going to become a nice liberal democrat i would pick up 5 times more followers twitter is is just terrible what they do they don't let you get the word out that they should be sued because what's happening with with that guy is. his ations of bias also being
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leveled at google investigative group project veritas released the probe which claims the search engine is politically motivated the video of alleged google employees this crossing policy was posted on you tube but was quickly removed from the platform and includes an interview with a whistleblower under secretly filmed conversation with the company executive. about furnace after. results so it gives them the political. and so they have to buy through all group homes so they can look you good job of course they were in a state is a great. like letting her see a very lady like that see you make a well these are. the resources that you will be charged with the same thing leads to. a.
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google executive filmed by project veritas says the claims are nonsense and that she's got no connection to the project being discussed although admits imprecise language was used and meanwhile the revelations have triggered heated debate in the u.s. congress. to remove the video from project which appears to show senior google executive acknowledging politically motivated search manipulation within the dead to influence election outcomes none of us here want on this side of this i appreciate the concern and the desire to foster a robust debate look like they're talking about. very serious political bias in it and their intent to implement that bias in their job let me be clear this employee was recorded without her consent i believe these statements were taken out of context but the statements that i quoted from were full of complete statements that were not edited so it is concerning when you see somebody who's an executive with
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google and who are more than one in that video by the way we do not allow anyone lower level higher level to manipulate our products in that way in this project veritas video which i did watch last night they allege that there are internal google documents which they put on the video and this is what it's sad it may be desirable to consider how we might hopes this side of the eat reach a more and equitable state via project intervention what does that mean every robust set of guidelines to ensure that we're providing relevant trustworthy information we work with a set of readers around the world around the country to make sure that those search trader guidelines are followed those are transparent and available for you to read on the web. all right well i personally don't think that answered the question at all. always spoke to being the mark a senior lecturer at the melbourne university of technology who believes algorithms
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have made google what influential and entire nations. google has and this is the great paradox of it it's a system as a company it's bows its transparency to information but of course the reality is we do not know. the nature of how its algorithms function in an open sense it's not entirely transparent where that is of course on a certain level google's influence is great in many ways than data states governments themselves and that's rather dangerous if you believe in the notions under and accountable of accountable public institutions and so forth but that is the nature of information management it tends to produce interests of a specific type and that's what google tends to through its algorithm system employ . deaths from drug related crimes and abuse on the rise according to a new u.n. report artie's say for chiffons i spoke to the organization's executive director on
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drugs and crime he says legalization is not the solution you can watch the interview on monday in the meantime no here's a quick preview absolute majority of member states states but is through a direct control conventions firmly against legalization of drugs a level ministerial adopted to administrative declare ation confirming 0 of them so for all city drug control can enter his arrest some exceptions canada europe away and sam states in the united states should we have notice that in the united states for instance some states where. those lego. did not. it is. stopping the black market my good it is. also opposed to. the good. but is always happens the majority is more silence and in my notice.
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