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those in the end then who the united states deems to be a threat the looked at it is those who are in syria the cia and the u.s. military were engaged in covert actions really throughout the world. where they were assassinating populist leaders they were backing up right away military windows funding and arming death squads there's no any more because there's always a small income for a really good that's good for profit. today we are joined by dr ali akbar velayati chief foreign policy adviser to the supreme leader of iran. we're happy to have you with us steve thank you so much i'm happy to be a guest on your channel so let's start with the official visit of president rouhani to japan. and i'm sure you were the want to welcome him when he got back home.
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could you tell us about the importance of the visit to japan given the current situation in the region that you're putting. your you know to the relations between iran and japan have deep historical realist diplomatic relations between the 2 countries are established about 19 years ago over our relationship with the land of the rising sun has always been good. we have both asian countries which means we have much in common with the historically our relations been based on political economic and cultural tie we've had positive cooperation across all 3 areas even when an impact was imposed on iranian oil during the leadership and how many. at the time since all time gets iran and much of star oil in the face of sanctions introduced by the u.k. and other western nations of support will always be remembered by the iranian people with us today we have noticed agreements with but we are the proud. american pressure on the question of developing here on
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a corporation of the road so they. looked. for 30. dollars each of i don't really want to go you heard when it came to conservation where. can you tell us about this proposal. i don't have any information on that but i do know that the most recent round of talks in japan was not much different and wonderful naturally each side of the negotiation process makes various proposals to the other side. right ways to promote trade between the 2 countries as i said japan is under pressure from the us and has been ever since the end of world war 2 following their victory the us started to put pressure on japan which had already suffered greatly from america's nuclear bombing today iran and japan are anxious to step up corporation pressure and sanctions imposed by the us i don't have any detailed information about the course of the negotiating process and mutual proposals presented by president
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rouhani and prime minister are but it looks like proposals put forward by the 2 sides serve the interests of both iran and see any difference between them it has been that japan is under american pressure we hope that the land of the rising sun that used pendants in its foreign policy and cease to be one of the us satellite states japan has the strength to china and russia have managed to establish friendly relations with iran by pressure from america and the. president as. several american media outlets have written about secret negotiations between tehran and washington media to project power i'm on. other news organizations talks about the possibility of a gradual easing of sanctions. to recommit to j.c. is not true. with all the speculation is just hearsay spread by the mass media is
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based on expectations and does not reflect the real state of affairs currently there are no relations between iran and he way. off the americans unilaterally withdrew from p 5 plus one. the american side effect really violated the nuclear deal signed between iran and the p 5 plus one countries. iran's representatives on not negotiating with the americans until the us rejoins the p 5 plus one group. this is the only acceptable form of the multilateral negotiations. that involves the west and the talks have to focus on the j c p where. the problems are free to agree to negotiations before the sanctions are lifted which. no of course not the islamic republic of iran has explicitly stated that we will not be holding any meetings all negotiations with us officials under existing conditions. the us with . the international atomic energy agency accuse iran of carrying out nuclear tests
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to facility known as there are 88 inter because of its iraq. as you have responded to the i.a.e.a. 0 already on the matter why is the answer to this impossible. we believe that the i.a.e.a. should resist us zionist propaganda these accusations of 1st voiced by benjamin netanyahu and they are totally unfounded we have become used to this kind of rhetoric coming from mr netanyahu. now and again he has does the international community which is meaningless statement is were his words have been mocked by top level officials across the globe if the new i.a.e.a. secretary general wishes to take a decision against a wrong he needs to rely on solid facts and evidence instead of trusting really. all those accusations of baseless. that are more different brigade in the u.s.
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pressure on iran which has caused economic problems for the people of iraq many people believe that the u.s. administration has succeeded in turning a rainy assistance against the governments of the islamic republic of iran and not these sentiments could be seen at the mass protests. do you think your trip ministration has succeeded in winning in. there i don't think so the fact that the americans are introducing sanctions against us is not new or that we've been living on tour sanctions for 40 years now from time to time they would ease the sanctions then crank them again however. and has learned to adapt to get around the sanctions so you'll need more than just sanctions to see such a big and powerful nation as a wrong. because my country has a large territory it has sea and land borders of the total length more than 8000 kilometers and it borders on 15 a country we have already experienced all kinds of sanctions before we went through before and after the war with iraq. and how we know how to run our country despite
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any american sanctions if you will hear. them or they would like to ask you about a special make use of a financial transaction instead actually i don't know me do you still have a. europe has given us nothing except promises. from our european colleagues we had encouraging rhetoric and the practical steps to fulfill their obligations for. they only made statements and wasted time but they haven't actually done anything except express their solidarity with iran as for the nuclear program european countries specifically germany france and u.k. to the line of u.s. policy doing whatever washington tells and. they've shown no independent in their decision and yes instead is the proposed mechanism for financial transactions however no practical steps that can mate. and nothing is being done at this time. what message are you now trying to convey to the europeans. we urge them to
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renounce their policy of subordination to the united states they have to be independent europe is an independent entity and a political alliance it doesn't befit europe with its status especially countries such as germany france and the u.k. to quietly follow the policy imposed by the us and do washington's bidding. if europe wants to command respect and care role in the region it wants to good relations with iran and iran's allies has to pursue its own independent policy. and if europe decides to follow america's leader then it will undoubtedly lead us. if you're opposed to fulfill its obligations before you make the 5th step of scaling back a commitment sort of a nuclear deal what will iran do. we will continue on the path we have chosen. if a european counterparts do not on other obligations under the nuclear deal we will have no reason to on our. doing so as decided iran will keep scaling back its
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obligations under the nuclear deal. of the u.s. house of representatives has initiated an impeachment inquiry against president donald trump is what's your take on that you think the u.s. senate will uphold the impeachment. what do we find it baffling that the american people and politicians as it can even tolerate someone like drama it doesn't stand by what he says no one will need to friends not enemies of us can predict how trump stance will shift the next day he does not respect the commitments that his country's undertaken and he does not respect other countries all of this is put even american diplomats cross the world in a difficult position that they should have challenged him a long time ago the u.s. senate is now of course run by a republican majority so the process again strong might not produce the desired result but the very fact that impeachment proceedings were launched in the house of representatives signifies that public sentiment held by the majority of american people. they were elected representatives is that trump is on fit to be u.s.
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presidents and the since he was sworn into office he has done nothing good for america the only thing he has achieved is creating profound distrust of us in the international race let's talk about the developments in lebanon and it's been 2 months since the protests erupted across the country now has and they have has been asked by the president to form a new government. what do you think about his appoint you when you got. home as we expected the lebanese people have shown themselves to be open why is level headed the lebanese have managed to solve their problems fast they were of course in provocations from the enemies of lebanon but the lebanese people in their representatives who managed to bring the anti lebanese project crashing down and fall the plot hatched against their country their victory took the form of a new prime minister coming to power and is now to form a government the new prime minister was supported by 69 lebanese members of parliament and now the country will have a new prime minister who can calmly and amicably work together with the problem is
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not to bury the lebanese president michel i will lebanon will continue moving forward free of any obstacles mr saad hariri did not security officer prime minister and now lebanon has a new prime minister with a new start mr has santiago is a university professor and wise man we hope that with god's will he will form a government and carry out the will of lebanese people who do support us and they have as the new head of the lebanese government. yes of course we welcome past sunday absent point and we respect any choice made by the lebanese people in order for the public decision and the will of lebanon's represents a fully respected by a wrong it makes no difference to watch who will become prime minister of lebanon or speaker of parliament or any member of parliament as the islamic republic of iran will respect the will of the lebanese people the way and some believe that our side of the obvious iran's appointee in lebanon and agents of hezbollah and ally of
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tehran on a person close to the lebanese forces friendly to iran is not true. but you don't let's look at it this way mr has some good times with the lebanese ruling iran is also in good times and the lebanese released so he said mr house is close to wrong because iran has good relations with lebanon in the us and they want to need this closeness is not limited to iran we wish the lebanese people and the lebanese government all the best mr diablo's managed to secure the support lebanese parliament and it didn't lead to tensions or protests in the street. where we were spec that decision made by the lebanese parliament was beyond our relations with lebanon are comprehensive and based on the principles that were neutral respects or the quality and noninterference in respect to mr bush we will treat any elected lebanese leader with respect for the. over the although has india has been elected
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on interested with forming a new lebanese government and so to set continued 11 and its supporters have sought harry reid are still blocking the roads of lebanese cities. it is important to meet the legitimate demands of the lebanese people like your hand as long as lebanon has freedom of speech and freedom of peace wichita's its people should be given the right to freely express their opinion here however since mr de absa lection some process is connected to a number of other countries especially saudi arabia and israel have been pushing the lebanese to take to the street this. but the numbers will start to gradually joined the help right and the true lebanese value café country will gradually get back to their daily lives especially once the new government is in place is doing that in the new for the actor and god willing they will see their demands met.
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live. play. lists lists lists. lists. and very well might continue watching on since last. join me every 1st day on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see you then. back to stacy in brazil. it's awesome it's beautiful it's gorgeous hey if you were
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running a country that had an amazing pristine rain forest what would you do with the. same hair i can use to snare someone's head is the same hammer i can use to build them a home but that's a human choosing what to do with that does me expressing my values for the tool and that's what we need to do with artificial intelligence as well. protests continued in iraq as well. do you believe the iraqis have legitimate demands that should be met. do you think that process in iraq being driven by the u.s. and israel you know does a lot of persisted for somebody close to him call him yes exactly who have always supported iraq's peaceful protesters who aren't breaking the country's laws or supporting as the sheer spiritual leader ayatollah sistani says the iraqi people
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have a natural right to peaceful nonviolent assembly. they've been through a lot in recent decades but during saddam hussein's reign and often times. and now they've got their freedom it's only natural that they have some adjustment tomorrow . any newly appointed iraqi government should be meeting the demands of iraqi people to set and working on resolving the issues with us. where they're into cations that iraq's parliament has candidates for prime minister mr mohammed al sistani seems to be one of the we don't know yet whether he'll win a vote of confidence in parliament to lead the government however there is evidence that now are the demands of the iraqi people to finally be respect. this will happen once the rock has a new government it is wise and mature government the focus is in iraq's national interests acts according to people's expectations and responds to their legitimate tomorrow. he do that it was all he said is to run support. him well you just
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mentioned. this well we don't support any candidates for prime minister in iraq more we will only support. the matter we don't have a particular opinion regarding any of the existing candidate was the iraqi people have the right to choose their government. lawmakers if their majority agree to any count whether it's mr mohamed al sistani or anyone else later on of the respect their decision and. we believe that iraq's parliament should focus on the needs of its people as your one stair legs and your prime minister and the way. to give your mainly an iraqi officials discussing the recent developments in iraq that if they don't have the iranian officials visited iraq recently in view of the reports of visits or something. iranians have been enjoying unrestricted access to each other's countries ordinary citizens and officials they frequently travel across the border in holidays such as
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are commemorating the most i'm saying. you don't often see that happen between countries considering how strong our ties have been such a meter of visits and nothing out of the ordinary however we aren't taking any steps to impose iran's opinion on iraqi officials for us it is the utmost importance the rockies get their demands met. a u.s. military base in iraq was recently hit by a rocket attack as. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei accused iran of pushing its iraqi allies to strike american targets in the country because you're sure you've really behind those incidents because this president. the u.s. secretary of state as well as president trump making a groundless accusations here still mr pompei doesn't even bother backing up his words with any other because he insists that we make u.s. interests and military bases in iraq our target is this is not true we respect every decision of the iraqi people and to against the american troops in iraq the
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u.s. built its military bases there without considering the opinion of the iraqi people we hope to see the day when the americans leave and stop meddling in its internal friends would. ask for the strikes on the u.s. military bases in iraq these incidents reflect the people's opinion towards the u.s. presence in the country rocket attacks on the u.s. military bases and nothing out of the citizens are not happy with the american military bases in the region which is to be expected or since the presence of u.s. troops is a negative things here so what does the u.s. expect is why the building their military bases they don't have the right to do that what about the it is absolutely normal that the iraqis respond by launching rockets this has nothing to do with iraq. that the u.s. forces have been deployed in syria is over. what is your take on. this stealing the oil that they are feeling they're no different to thieves break into a house to steal the profits that is trumps where he is
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a looter feature of international standing he's stealing syrian oil against the will of the syrian people and we hope that the illegal presence of the us forces in syria will soon be over the syrian people will speak and put an end to the situation. here on the iran help syria get ready for us to acknowledge iran because waster. iran has been supportive of the syrian people from the very start of this conflict and that hasn't changed we've been providing a large amount of aid to syria and the syrian government has been able to restore its position with the help that we are ready to do all we can to help drive us forces out of the country whenever this year and government decides to also help. the show on monday in israel consider a late night show me right in syria as they have done many times before me how. are they trying to target iranian troops. to. be in.
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i can say from experience that all of these. crimes committed by israel on syrian soil will not remain on the punished. people if syria and lebanon will strike back . people's a very patient really benchley israel will have to pay for its crimes. and we hope that the resistance will survive all these american and israeli bombings. i'm sure that the resistance fighters will make israel gretz is actually. israel has experience retribution in the past when lebanon struck back every time israel can talk to my friends. this will not change. israel cannot keep terrorizing the region forever with impunity. the nations of the region have matured i can now withstand israel's aggression as we believe that syria and lebanon will be able to resist and strike back.
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to some israeli generals made open threats to run out its troops in syria. have been heard saying that they would turn syria into a vietnam for iranian military. how would you comment so you don't be to that is totally with. these empty threats they went to are iran is a powerful state in israel does not dare attack the wrong they dare not attack has been. if they attack lebanon hezbollah will burn israel to the ground imagine what would happen if they attacked a wrong israel is not capable of going through with this these statements and nothing but propaganda. a military operation as the launch of a northern syrian province of evil if you support. the regional plan was for the syrian government to liberate and make it free of terrorism. over the past few years syrian troops have cleared most of syria's territory from terrorists and there are the they will do the same in. this area of strategic importance will
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be cleared of terrorism if you're just like aleppo not the syrian cities before. let's not talk about iran's relations with saudi arabia and the gulf cooperation council. by months foreign minister yourself may not always have been a to visit to serve our mission it. is excellent in the law we has been foreign minister for over 30 years now throughout this time relations between iran and amman have been developing consistently our countries enjoy a long history of friendly relations as to saudi arabia and other countries in the region as if they wish to build their relations with iran within the framework of international law and we welcome that if saudi arabia wishes to build a friendly relations we will reciprocate we would advice saudi arabia to pay attention to the lessons as there are precedents from states in the region taken to count the subtle issues we're dealing with iran if saudi arabia decides to pursue
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an aggressive policy towards iran and this will backfire however i would like to emphasize that friendly relations is our priority as long as saudi arabia or friends are crossing the line however should saudi arabia prefer it's going to seen us aggressive policies in iraq lebanon syria and yemen it will have to face the resistance of iran and its our us. saudi arabia and the united states have recently repeated iraq you say shows up blaming iran for bombing the facilities could you comment on this. this is a lie yemen has claimed responsibility for this attack yemen has been in a state of war for a long time. and if saudi arabia bombs yemen it is only natural for yemen to strike back and say these are baseless allegations recently when secretary general made a statement that there is no evidence of iran's involvement in this incident is proving this point. what's your assessment of iran russia relations given all the.
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countries enjoy very good relationships russia is our strategic partner this is confirmed both by the supreme leader and president rouhani in iran and by president putin. our relations are very dynamic and developing is a bilateral regional and international partnership. with this kind of relationship between 2 countries is rare and should be treasured. by the senior adviser to the supreme leader enough national affairs don't have any on sequel thank you very much for talking to us today. i'd also like to thank our viewers for the coffee how. it. might be with 2nd. best to jack say. it's a. political order. we've
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