tens of thousands fill the streets and that's a live shot from there now for the funeral procession of the country slate general stolen money. while it is furious response to washington killing the commander on their soil iraqi police vote to boot out american troops only for donald trump to threaten the right with sanctions never seen before. and straightly is ferocious wildfires are now known to claim 25 lives many thousands of others have been moved to safety as i guess now is the prime minister over his handling of the crisis and for dismissing climate change.
there live from the us international world news center good afternoon my name is kevin now in welcome to this latest half hour update and right now the streets of tehran as you can see there and shoulder remain packed with tens of thousands of mourners today for the funeral procession of the money the country's most powerful general was assassinated in a u.s. air raid at baghdad airport in iraq on friday iran's supreme leader earlier wept as he said prayers over the slain commander's coffin there's been a huge outpouring of grief across the middle east and beyond one of the 1st repercussions for the united states has come from iraqi employees who voted on sunday to expel foreign forces from the country for conducting the killing on this soil but donald trump then board iraq to brace itself for heavy sanctions if we kicks troops out. we have a very extraordinarily expensive ear piece that's there it cost billions of dollars to build long before my time we're not leaving unless they pay us back for it if
they do ask us to leave if we don't do it in a very friendly basis will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before avar. iraqi lawmakers resolution not only calls on u.s. troops to leave the country they also asked the government to pull back from military assistance for the u.s. led coalition and urges for a formal complaint to be raised at the u.n. against washington for violating iraqi sovereignty although rainy leaders are vowing meantime to avenge the money's death or senior correspondent has been looking at 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 we have great ideas having to do with syria it's working out very well in 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 trump's policies would tear it open into a wound on the trump of america went from a fool 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 solution 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 a. message iraq has 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 in 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 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 around says it will not abide by the enrichment limits set by the waiting 2015 nuclear deal but says it is ready to reverse that if washington lift sanctions the u.s. pulled out of that agreement when president the leaders of germany france and the u.k. we should have joint statement calling on iran to avoid measures contravening the nuclear deal middle east expert who had rushed the spoke to us but it doesn't think iran is pursuing nuclear weapons but is trying to stop wishing to terrorism. it
looks like that iran has the capability to maintain the most important thing the 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 the reprints 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. for these a day turkish soldiers are on the way to libya according to president there on the turkish parliament voted on thursday to back the u.n. recognize government in tripoli giving the green light into the deployment of closed u.n. security council meetings already been set for monday to discuss the situation in libya as rival ministration based in the east of the country voted against the deal with anger. it was decided to cut ties between the turkish
regime and the states of libya and also in today's session a unanimous vote was passed in the general command authorizing be 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 it has been in a state of war since protests in 2011 and then the ousting of the country's leader moammar gadhafi in recent months general hell if a half hour in the libyan national army have been gaining ground against the u.n. by government of national accord which requested military aid from ankara last month general have to his forces currently control most of libya's territory including crucial oil and gas resources they are johnson a founder of viewpoint africa spoke to spot it believes that even with turkey support it will be hard for the un backed government to deal with general have to as 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 but it's going to be very difficult i can't see physically how i which is why he's been propped up and supported by the turks who are who has already expressed to send their military might to support him there are too many actors playing and supporting a competing factions which for we know we're not sure exactly who's going to succeed in the why the actual let's get too into. braces on to evacuate stricken residents in a stroller is the most ferocious while. in decades ravaged swathes of the southeast
at least $25.00 people are now known to have died and many thousands have to abandon their homes to be relocated there's been a brief respite from the record breaking heat wave but emergency services a braced of the less for hazard can hazardous conditions a return in a few days they say. is now they're not directing their fury at prime minister scott morrison over his handling of the crisis emphasis jesting there's no direct link between the fires and climate change despite many saying it as a root cause of the and president situation. it's become harder fire seasons and
longer they're overlapping between states this is driven by climate change scientists the pain very clear that pain to take a 10 or 20 years now that climate change is leading to more frequent and more severe bushfires and droughts and heat waves and we're already seeing catastrophic impacts you can 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 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. that direct connection to any single fire event it's not a credible suggestion to make that link. here in scotland is much celebrated
with a capital drawing thousands of visitors to hold one a but the residents who live. the ones and therefore be increasingly shut out of their own city to make way for the tourists they've grown rapidly in recent years but it's proving to be a double edge sword for the good news for the tourism bad for the people who live there the city council says the new year's celebration influx causes an increase in noise pollution and overcrowding on the streets while police acknowledge forcing residents who live in the center to work id wristbands and get permits for visitors to their own homes during the hogmanay festivities in recent years event organizers have worked with edinburgh city council to try and make the most of the rising number of visitors city's german themed christmas market also caused upset when it was revealed that it hadn't had planning permission for the last 2 years is what people in edinburgh have been telling us. so it's become about that issue because firstly it's. the same people so you start with what works there for you know the different culture it's just going to become more or difficult serves i
think we have plenty and i think they need to sink their people on some one to listen. 6 of the people meet here and not have to be pushed out of this stuff in. the stores like this if you get into city that that means people are not looking at this i mean that is going to be like any other more than city. but what can i back over 2019 after the break including the people power the filled the streets of nations worldwide and how fears grew of a global new arms race after washington walked away from the landmark arms treaty. you know world big part of. lot 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 smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bath shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the troops the time is now watching closely watching the hawks. so we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic to follow only and. i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk.
again taken stalker $29.00 say next as we reflect more of the events that month the year just gone. so less crime cut the memory machine in a for another day should we see what we're going to talk about this we saw a fair bit of political maneuvering and we live dealing over weaponry in 29000 didn't we so that's going to raise up as the iran nuclear deal and ravelled nations boosted the. and sponges to get tooled up with a new arms race weighted in the wings so arms race it is that the u.s. withdrew from the i.n.f. treaty of limiting ballistic missiles in 2018 russia then took what it described as a symmetrical response in 2019 goals stand off takes a closer look at how it all developed after that. 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 immediately 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 more 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 iron of shackles started the messala tests 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 musical notes when they come for us pounds had to be only east and straightforward with us they should not have used trumped up accusations and allegations to unilaterally withdraw from. it's 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 are retaliatory that is to say. we never seek confrontation we do not want it specially with a global power like the us the civil it's been known from october of last year to the us national security advisor john bolton visited us he said that donald trump's a statement about washington's withdrawal from the treaty is not an invitation to dialogue it was a final decision maybe even earlier the u.s. not preparing a missile test banned by the i never treated and whatever the timing of the pullout washington has indeed been making its point about the i.m.f. for a long time pretty well being violated and being ignored by. other countries for years russia has violated the terms of the intermediate range nuclear forces really without remorse adding fuel to the flames was the fact that just
a year before that russia unveiled new weapons and explicit demonstration that if it wants to retaliate it well. and both sides have been accusing each other of violating the i never 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 our partners in fact they always find pretexts for dismantling the global security system. russia says it still tries 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 where through the 2 you really start expires february the 5th 2021 we have until then to resolve the situation proposals is still on the tables will 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 room and you are literally that would be much better all the while as nuclear parity hangs in the balance purely on the good faith of
a few individuals you go down of well 2019 also so governments of many countries left no doubt about just how widespread public dissatisfaction against them had reach so let's say hit the streets of rage button and find out more about what happened last year regarding that from the yellow votes in paris to the political turmoil in latin america crowd. and in large numbers now in spain that was the simmering independence over the wealthy catalonia region that led to violent demonstrations protesters set roadblocks clashed with police for weeks after 9 separatist leaders you may recall were sentenced to jail for sedition they pushed ahead with an independence referendum in 2014 despite a ban from madrid but a collection of reports from the unrest in the catalan capital barcelona 2 in the height of autumn's on restoration is from about them.
the streets of barcelona are again on fire we're standing right now between the very cases that were built by professors as you can see the violence is only growing on the streets of the cattle lonnie and capital. protesters have built as these berry kates using garbage share and appliances that were standing by the cafeterias as well as some of the furniture that they could science so they built those barricades now they set them on fire and right now they're 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 the streets 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. thank you ok.
thank you. thank you ok for salon a is protesting sense 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. did a collection of over that report will more stories of the just go on iraq what's happening right now when i'm back in just a half an hour keep up to date what's happening in iran big news that if you go coleman a social media meantime every mosco is cover though in saying thank you for watching big season's greetings from russia.
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hello and welcome to cross talk for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle up until recently politics were about policy preferences and ways to implement them that is not the case today your political views are now what define you as a person and there is a moral dimension bias against those who are not politically correct is the last acceptable form of discrimination this is the end of politics. proselyting political intolerance i'm joined by my guest kevin chavez in washington
he's managing partner of the chavez group as well as former president of d.c. young democrats also in washington we have christopher and i we mean he's a political analyst and iraq war veteran also in raleigh we cross to ryan he is the national co-chair and founder of students for trump card gentlemen cross-like rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate ok kevin i'm going to go to you 1st because you're on the odd man out i want to make that clear i'm going to make sure that you get equal time on this program because i always welcome different opinions have any in my introduction here i said that you know the last bias that is politically that is acceptable is discrimination against people because of their political views i mean that is on steroids right now and i think that is very it's terrible for our political discourse i'm sure i would disagree with you on many many points but i'm welcoming you on this program and i'm i actually i'm very interested in what you have to say because i don't see that in the national media much anymore go ahead kevin why is this the case. well i think
you know what you're referring to is the fact that people who are so used to consuming the media that they want to consume or they're sort of validates their personal beliefs that they're not really open to hearing other sides but i think when we call it discrimination i think that is probably not the right word because in what way is a stopping you from from living a certain quality of life it's not like racial discrimination or gender based discrimination or something like that so i would use that term to describe the fact that people are so polarized that i have no question that don't you think it has gotten worse how many liberals are work for it work for c.n.n. i mean that's the bias i'm talking about let me go to chris now in washington that is biased against people and that creates this polarization and to be fair on the other side there is a lot of conservatives that work for fox and let's be fair here go ahead chris that's that's true peter but i think fox has actually gotten a little more.