NPR News: 09-14-2019 6PM ET


This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for launching drones to attack the world's largest oil oh processing facility in Saudi Arabia but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pointing his finger at Iran as NPR's Michele Keleman reports in a tweet secretary Terry Pompeii. Oh calls it an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply. He's vowing to work with allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied in Iran is held to account pompeo claims that there's no evidence that the attacks came from Yemen Iran supports the rebels in Yemen who said they carried out drone attacks to pressure Saudi Arabia to end its bombing campaign in Yemen. A country now considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudis have been and fighting to restore government that was ousted by the WHO these Michelle Kellerman. NPR News Washington President Trump says he is considering a mutual defense. It's treated between the US and Israel it comes days before Israel. Israel holds elections as NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem trump tweeted that he spoke with Netanyahu yeah who Saturday to discuss the possibility of a mutual defense treaty between the US and Israel he said the discussions would continue after Israeli elections Tuesday and that he'd meet with Netanyahu at at the United Nations later this month. Itani tweeted his thanks and said such a defense treaty would be historic. The gesture by trump is a boost for Netanyahu just days before he seeks reelection. Shen in a tight race Netanyahu campaigned on his close ties with trump and trump's tweet about meeting on Yahoo after elections seems to imply he thinks Netanyahu will win the leaders didn't and say what a defense treaty would entail but the idea has been discussed before to ensure the US would come to Israel's aid in war in the past officials in both countries have been hesitant about such a packed with Israeli officials worried they'd need a US green light before any military action Daniel Estrin NPR News Jerusalem the US and Brazil say they are working together to promote private-sector investment in the Amazon rainforest including a one hundred million dollar fund and Peers Philip Reeve's reports. Environmentalists are skeptical. The only way to protect the Amazon rainforest is to create economic development within it so says Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto usual usual his comments came as he met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington yesterday at Ohio denied Brazil's government's mishandling the Amazon fires but said the only way to really protect the forest to nurture jobs and revenue for the region's twenty million inhabitants. Brazil wants to work with the US on this at Osho said Amazon and watch a group fighting for the rights of the forests indigenous people is dismissing. These plans is preposterous. It says private sector development will only push the Amazon closer to its ecological ecological tipping point and could add to the fires still burning that for the breeze. NPR News Reddish NATO and you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Italy's new government is reversing the closed ports anti migrant policy of the previous administration and here's Silvio Pohjola reports. It's allowing a charity ship to bring migrants ashore after seeking safety for days. The Ocean Viking ship has been given the okay to set course for the island island of Lumpy doozer. The migrants had set sail from Libya on board unseaworthy vessels. This is a u-turn from the rigid policy of hard-right former Interior Minister Stratos Savini who had barred rescue ships from entering Italian water saying Italy had already taken in too many migrants so beatty triggered international outrage by by imposing heavy prison terms and fines of more than a million dollars on charity ships that defied the ban but foreign minister. GD Maya stressed Ocean Viking will be allowed to doc only because other EU countries agreed to take the great share of migrants so people jolie NPR news Rome Ebola Ola deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to nearly two thousand and confirmed cases of the virus now exceed three thousand meanwhile police in Congo Ongo have detained the former health minister over an investigation into the use of Ebola funds police say Ali Lugo was arrested weeks ago on a misdemeanor charge urge but he was released. Today's arrest reportedly estimate sure he makes a court date. The World Health Organization says there are forty new cases of Ebola Ola and they say that that is the lowest weekly incident of the virus since last March. I'm Jeanine Herbst N._P._R. News in Washington.

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