thanks for joining us here and. welcome to the program. all right now the streets of tehran remain packed with tens of thousands of mourners for the funeral procession of same salomone the country's most powerful general was assassinated in the u.s. air raid at baghdad airport in iraq on friday of these are live pictures we're bring you from the capital tehran iran supreme leader earlier wept as he said prayers over the slain commander's coffin there has been a huge outpouring of grief across the middle east and indeed beyond as well one of the 1st repercussions for the united states has come from iraqi m.p.'s who voted on sunday to expel foreign forces from their country for conducting the killing on their soil donald trump though warned iraq to brace itself for heavy sanctions if it kicks troops out. we have a very extraordinary really expensive ear piece that's there it cost billions of
dollars to build long before my time we're not living unless they pay as back for it if they do ask us to leave if we don't do it in a very friendly basis we will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before avar well iraqi lawmakers resolution not only calls on u.s. troops to leave the country also asked the government to pull back from military assistance for the u.s. led coalition just for a formal complaint to be raised that the u.n. against washington for violating iraqi sovereignty. although rainy and leaders are vowing to avenge solomon is death senior correspondent what i guess the earth has been looking at just how it might be a better move to play the long game. on the face of it trump and iran they always wanted the same thing iran knew secret always wanted the us to get the hell away from it out of iraq out of the middle east and trump well he won the election
promising to end america's wars we want to bring our troops back home and i got elected on that if you go back and look at our speeches i would say we want to bring our troops back home from these endless wars and i will say look i said i want to get out of these endless wars i campaigned on that i want to get out i haven't left the white house except to go to iraq for a version of time where i had a great experience or actually met some great people some great generals who have great ideas having to do with syria it's working out very well knocking the hell out of isis and we're bringing our folks back home what a man wouldn't say to get elected in reality he escalated conflict the conflict whether was a scratch trumps policies would tear it open into a wound on the trump of america went from a full with iran having a nuclear deal to assassinating iran's 2nd most powerful official i don't think
trump expected this not medians morning a man that the u.s. claimed was a terrorist and i highly doubt he expected to have all his embassies go and look down with crowds demanding death at the gates. i was due to meet a general saloon monny at 8 30 am on the morning he was killed as he left baghdad international airport mr abdul marty said the general tsunami was carrying iran some response to an. message iraq had conveyed on behalf of saudi arabia aimed at easing tensions between the 2 countries in the region the money was apparently on a peace mission carrying proposals on how to reduce tensions in the region this is
from the mouth of the u.s. backed iraqi prime minister versus him we have the state department it's a sure and says that he was actually evil and take our word for it he was organizing imminent attacks on u.s. bases take our word for it is there any surprise that iraqis voted to remove american soldiers from their country that iraqis don't want foreign troops murdering who they will when they will the parliament has decided to ask the u.s. to leave once a prime minister signs off iraq will withdraw its request for assistance which they followed with the u.s. led coalition when isis was ascendant if the u.s. refuses to pull out if it keeps its troops that will no longer be a friend it will be an occupier essentially in death sulaimani achieved exactly what he wanted for iraqis to expel america and if parliament doesn't do it we will
take greater our action the white house is in panic trying to justify what it did the vice president telling fairy tales trying to tie soleimani to $911.00 of all things trump threatening to bomb iranian cultural targets which would be a textbook example of a war crime that again i doubt he cares much in iran millions burn the american flag in america they're burning the book on international law and order the entire dynamics in iraq has changed from an atmosphere where iran was the culprit iran was voted out sort of by the street to get out of iraq everybody was. an accusation zx attack in the rain embassies and consulates and so on and so forth to an entirely different position where and especially of those who are affiliated with iran having sort of an upper hand legally to pursue their own
targets let's remember that the american since invading iraq illegally in 2003 they have spent trillions of dollars lost thousands of american lives and of course in the process they have killed hundreds of thousands of iraqis all to have influence in a very geostrategic part of the world now when the iraqi parliament asks them to leave and of course they will eventually leave i don't think they will have a choice it's going to happen sooner or later this is going to be a very significant defeat for the americans i would say you would be the beginning of the strategic decline of u.s. power and influence in the region. in another development iran won't abide by the enrichment limits set by the waning 25th but so that it is ready to reverse that if washington lift sanctions united states pull out of the agreement would president trump took power the leaders of germany france and the u.k.
have issued a joint statement calling on iran to avoid measures contravening the nuclear deal release that it doesn't think iran is pursuing nuclear weapons but is trying to establish a deterrent. it looks like that iran has the capability to maintain the most important thing this spirit the spirit of resistance against the americans aggression or any american attack now disparate it's something different from the capabilities and also the most important thing is that i hope that iran will not take a hard decision that they will lose the europeans because we all know that their parents something different from the americans or what's going to happen after that this is the most important issue that should every part of this conflict should understand well and should the studied well. turkish soldiers are on their way to libyan according to put to an intern outspent by turkey's president out of the turkish parliament voted on thursday to back the u.n.
recognized government in tripoli in a green light to the troop deployment a closed meeting of the un security council has already been set for monday to discuss the situation in the meantime libya's rival administration based in the east of the country voted against the deal with ankara. it was decided to cut ties between the turkish regime and the straits of libya and also in today's session a unanimous vote was passed in the general command authorizing the armed forces to disable all airports ports and learn ports under the militias control due to the danger they pose to the country's national security by bringing the colonists to our country. libya has been in a state of war since protests in 2011 and the ousting of the country's leader moammar gadhafi in recent months general khalifa haftar and the libyan national army have been gaining ground against the un backed government of national accord which requests the military aid from last month general have to us forces currently
control most of libya's territory including crucial oil and gas reserves johnson a founder of viewpoint africa believes that even with turkey's support it will be hard for the un backed government to deal with general have to us forces. i'm afraid libya has been a bit of a mess since gadhafi went many people are saying that is very much like syria number 2 mr have to who controls a large swathes of the country or protect a period of time has the swing of the pendulum but on the other hand when you have a government which has been supported by the united nations a government that's supported by the united states and think. has a faction or an opportunity of winning what is going to be very difficult i can't see physically how which is why he's been propped up and supported by the turks who are who have already expressed to send their military might to support him there too many actors playing and supporting
a competing factions which for all we know we're not sure exactly who's going to succeed in the wider battle let's get too into. the race is on to evacuate stricken residents in australia as the most ferocious wildfires in decades ravaged sways of the southeast at least $25.00 people are now known to have died and many thousands have had to be evacuated there's been a brief or a spark from the record breaking heat wave but emergency services are braced for hazardous conditions overturn in just a few days. meanwhile
angry or straight ins of directing their fury at prime minister scott morrison over his handling of the crisis and also for suggesting there is no direct link between the fires and climate change the spot many seeing it as a root cause of the unprecedented destruction. it's become hard to fire seasons and longer they're overlapping between states this is driven by climate change scientists the brain very clear that the 10 or 20 years now that climate change is leading to more frequent and more severe push 5 and droughts and heat waves we're already seeing catastrophic impacts you could imagine how much worse it will be if we allow the planet to continue to warm if we allow the continent of australia to continue to dry out this is just a taste of what's to come if we don't act there's no argument about the links between in my view in the government's view and in any government in this country
about the links between broader issues of global climate change and and weather events around the world but i'm sure people equally with knowledge that the direct connection to any single fire event it's not a credible suggestion to make that link. in other news the new year in scotland is a much celebrated event with the capital drawing thousands of visitors for hogmanay but the residents who live there full time say they're getting frustrated at being increasingly shut out of their very own city to make way for the tourists have grown rapidly in recent years it's proven to be a double edged sword for the 30 that the city council says the new year celebrations influx causes an increase in noise pollution and overcrowding in the streets while police are knowledge forcing residents who live in the center to where do you respond and get permits for visitors to their own homes during the festival. now in recent years event organizers have worked with a number of city council to try and make the most of the rising number of visitors
the city's german themed christmas market also caused upset when it was revealed it didn't have planning permission for the last 2 years is what people in edinburgh have been telling us. i think we have plenty and i think they need to sing the people on some one to listen it's sickening to me to leave them up they don't have to be pushed out so it is becoming an issue because special. people so. you start to. go because if you call to this it's just going to become more difficult to stick to this story in. the story of this if you get into a city that means the people of the i mean that is going to be like any other move the city were costing and i back over 2019 after the break including the people power that filled the streets of nations worldwide and how fierce grew of a global new arms race after washington walked away from
a landmark arms treaty we're back in just a few moments time. you know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made history media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the path 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. seem wrong why don't we all just don't. get to say proud disdain comes to cancer. and gain from it equals betrayal.
when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. the program taking stock of 2019 next as we reflect on more of the events that marked the year just gone. well some of the highlights 29 teams saw fair bit of political maneuvering and we were dealing over weaponry that was the iran nuclear deal unraveled nations decided
to boost their defense budgets to get called up a new arms race waited in the wings the u.s. withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty on limiting ballistic missiles that was in 2018 russia then took what it described as a symmetrical response in 2019 egos that off takes a closer look at how the situation developed. an arms race cold war a nuclear crisis it seemed all these things both sparked and faded out of historical relevance in the past millennium but 2019 saw all of them make a comeback the united states will withdraw from the iran nuclear deal the u.s. unilaterally demolished a pillar of international stability crushing its i.n.f. treaty with russia.
fears of the past century resurrected in me. the u.s. is pulling out of a decades long nuclear treaty with russia sparking fears of a new arms race we thought was confined to the cold war now there's concern a pullout could lead to a new arms race it's clear that the threat of a new arms race is real we go into a nuclear arms race like we saw in the 1960 s. only more expensive and war dangerous it seemed the 2 countries were again trying to outpace each other on the military speed track with a nuclear winter right past the finishing line washington no longer bound by the i.m.f. shackled started the mess right away 2 weeks after the pullout and then again in
december this in turn kicked russia's military into action too as it accused the us of premeditating their withdrawal. national beacon for us partners had to be only and straightforward with us they should not have used trumped up accusations and allegations to unilaterally withdraw from it like they did in 2002 they violate everything and find excuses to put the blame on someone russia does not pose a threat to anyone or any actions we take or retaliatory that is to say in defense we never seek confrontation we do not want it specially with a global power like the us is the should be known from october of last year to the us national security advisor john bolton visited us he said that donald trump statement about washington's withdrawal from the treaty is not an invitation to dialogue with a final decision maybe even earlier the us started preparing the missile test banned by the i.m.f. treated and whatever the timing of the pullout washington has indeed been making
its point about the owner for a long time pretty well being violated and being gored by. other countries for years russia has violated the terms of the. immediate range nuclear forces freely without remorse adding fuel to the flames was the fact that just a year before that russia unveiled new weapons an explicit demonstration that if it wants to retaliate it will. and both sides have been accusing each other of violating the deal but more school has also insisted that it has been unprecedentedly transparent in attempts to demonstrate compliance paraded the very message washington claims violated the
i.m.f. russia invited international experts to come and be judge and jury what the rocket could and couldn't do the americans didn't come despite an almost personal invitation. for many years we've proposed to some talks but our initiatives have not found the support of partners in fact they always find pretexts for dismantling the global security system. russia says it still tryst with the i.m.f. deal flatlined it suggests that arms control can be achieved through expanding another deal start and response washington talks at length about its gargantuan plans to include china and other nuclear powers in a new deal just some new deal even the u.s. seems to have little idea about with you that the you will start expires february the 5th 2021 we have until then to resolve the situation our proposals is still on
the tables would be heard i understand that now it's up to washington to decide i hope that we're able to get everybody in a very 'd big and beautiful role and do a new treaty that would be much better. all the while as nuclear parity hangs in the balance purely on the good faith of a few individuals. now 2019 also saw governments in many countries left in new doubts about how just how widespread public dissatisfaction against them had been well that from the yellow vests in paris to the political turmoil in latin america crowds turned out regularly and in large numbers and in spain of course it was the simmering independence row over the wealthy catalonia region that led to violent demonstrations and protests the set road blocks and classed with police for weeks after the 9th separatist leaders were sentenced to jail for sedition they pushed
ahead with an independence referendum in 2014 despite a band from madrid the question of the reported from the unrest in the catalan capital barcelona during the height of autumn's unrest. 2 the streets of barcelona are again on fire we're standing right now between the berry cases that were built by protesters as you can see the violence is only growing on the streets of the castle lonnie and capital. protesters have built as these berry case using garbage share and appliances that were standing by the cafeterias as well as some of the furniture that they could a science so they build those very case now they set them on fire and right now they are shouting slogans and happening. and as you can see tensions our
only increasing here at this is happening right in the center of barcelona and these trees so far so on there are again on fire if we remember what happened just on friday a police forces responded with a rubber bullets and tear gas. was . the old for salon a is protesting since monday and this saturday to show that people are not tired this violence to show that they're ready to take it to the streets. you can find out all about the council on question on our website so next up those who are on the road with option return say a renegade inc for u.k.
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germany we'll ask the university of london on call and why the e.u. is being forced to print tens. billions of euros from the. b. . are being killed as i speak to you tonight killed as a direct result of policy decisions we. have made we ask the man who helped reveal war crimes in the pentagon papers. donald trump firing john bolton will really make any difference to us foreign policy plus a scottish court rules boris johnson misled the queen. misled the public on who was the top advisor tells us. britain's responsibilities in the fight against climate change. is going on the gravest straight to why the european union has been forced to announce it will stop printing tens of billions of euros from the joining me is research head of university college london the institute for innovation and public purpose thanks for coming on things of after 11 years after the
bailouts of the financial crash the e.c.b. has to do this that's previously pretty 2.6 trillion between 201528 yeah i mean we are now i think in japan type situation where you know it's been over a decade since the financial crisis we've had these massive monetary stimulus in the u.k. in the us europe. and we still haven't got anywhere near the levels of growth that we had pre-crisis so the output gap between the tech what could have the growth we should have had a more we do have remains very long. situation i think. britain. trillion of this quantitative easing and even voices in the military committee of the bank of england saying it's not working yet well this voice is everywhere and now even some of the top central central bank governors raising questions about
q.b. . in his announcement talked about the need for the. it's to do more expanding fiscal policy and that's a view that's becoming increasingly prevalent i think amongst monetary policy makers and foreign governments aren't yet getting the message that we still haven't seen expansion in fiscal policy to create demand in the economy that i think is so you need the roots of the response problem to what we have right now are the roots to be found in postings because. i know you've been writing about the fact that we keep emphasizing household spending rather than innovation and progress in the money supply may not be the most important thing here it may be money allocation as someone from the chinese communist but anyway yes i think that is exactly the problem there isn't really a supply story problem there's a demand side problem the demand is coming from speculative speculative type demand
so there's lots of demand from households to get mortgages to buy houses house prices keep going on as demand from investors to buy financial assets but there isn't enough them on from businesses to invest in innovation in capital investment paying my way is group think they think that entrepreneurs small businesses big corporations they will be investing thinking it's all about the private sector and they'll do it yeah i think it is about to do that i think the theory of quantitative easing is basically that if the central bank by the safe assets the government bonds some of the corporate bonds that are held by institutional investors there is institutional investors will then own slightly risky of bones from the real economy from medium sized and those firms will then use that money to invest in capital investment productive activity in reality where there isn't enough demand in the economy and what you.