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Fresh update on "iran" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"Mostly blocked. It's a down tree cults. Phil somebody town, Pike, flooded between 40 foot road in Valley Forge wrote a manhole cover. Popped off. You don't want to be driving through that intersection, everything else just like too many to mention but again coming out of the neighborhood. We're seeing a lot of problems with flash flooding. There was one big problem. City Avenue would have referred with flooding and debris. A couple cars stalled out. They've managed to get everything open and now moving in Norristown north on to 02 That's Markley. Still jammed at Main Street because of flooding installed, our cars were able to get by also to 02 decal. Pike is also jammed across the the bridge across the Scougall River. Everything else moving along the university Cities still flooding between Civic Center Boulevard and 34th Street on University Avenue sold out vehicles there. Scougall Expressway. Well, it's starting to level off a bit for now, eastbound still heavy traffic past contracting on the curves of flooding in the left lane. A westbound same thing. Iran Contra E Eastern For 22 past Trooper slow PIA Turnpike We East approaching Downingtown still have an overturned vehicle accident. It's off to the side, but everybody's looking at it in Delaware County is improving on to 02 or rather on the blue Room 476 and 95 waiting for another round of rain, But we get a little bit of a break right now and from New Jersey. It's unfair because shape across the bridges, mass transit Putting on a close to schedule for three decades. Gary Barbera's on the Boulevard has been Peterson proud that Barbara Family wishes Coach Peterson, the Peterson family and the entire birds organization. Good health, continued strength and well wishes for a speedy return to the field is Barbara and coach Peterson the best boy. I guess the cable of the 24 hour traffic center I'm.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez out for 2020 season due to COVID-related heart issue
"Takes another hit Water Rodriguez and 19 game winner a year ago done for the season due to complications from the Corona virus. Iran tested positive for covert 19 before he reported for training camp last month, and now it's been revealed he's dealing with an inflammation of his heart muscle, a condition known as mild myocarditis here. Sox GM Shyam Bloom As we've continued to monitor it has not resolved it is still there. So while we remain very optimistic that he's going to make a full recovery, were confident of that The severity of this is mild. His heart is functioning normally. But the fact of the matter is that there just isn't enough time left this season to safely ramp back up to pitching and bloom says Rodriguez. Long term prognosis is excellent. He is expected to be ready to go again next season. Red Sox lost of the Yankees in the Bronx yesterday, 52 to their three and six this season. Mohr coming
The Why and How of Self Care by Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay
"The why and how of Self Care Iran decay of Naturally Randy K. dot com. As you can gather, I think a lot about taking care of yourself and I care a lot about it. I WANNA shout about it from the rooftops I wanna hug you and bless you with self care blessings. I WanNa grab your shoulders, shake you while I yell how important it is in your face. But. I shall take a more humble right in a blog route at the moment and a little deeper into why it's important and some simple ways to get started. Talk to yourself. Our bodies are constantly communicating the different body systems working together the body language we exude or verbal conversations, but one of the most important conversations that we tend to neglect his consciously checking in with ourselves. I wrote a few posts ago about negative self-talk and start gently changing that conversation with ourselves. But along with that, there is the honest feedback conversation because something like this hey body mind or soul how're you doing today? What do you need? How can I help this whole day after? And then taking the time to listen for me some of those answers tend to be something like this Mo-. Hey, girl thanks for checking in. May I'm doing pretty good but my name and upper back heard a little I think he slept Kinda funny. You should do those and neck and shoulder stretches that I like Owen though he totally loved those cupcakes from Nicole's last night. My Tummy hurts meet a little lighter today Okay Mogi cool and by the way you are the bees. It may seem silly and he may feel like you've got a little goal homes Megan Combo going but it's K- keep going with it and you will come to cherish that daily inner dialogue I have come to not being able to function without it. Movement does your body good. This may seem like an obvious one but your body needs to move and yes, it moves all the time but we need that time of intentional movement, the benefits of exercise and stretching are endless and yes, we all know them. But seriously folks if we don't stretch and move and tend to our aches and pains, it can lead to incredibly negative and serious consequences. A favorite quote of mine that is known in the Yoga therapy world is quote if you listen to your body whisper, then you don't have to hear it scream and quote. And that touches on my first daily Combo point as well. Those first twinges and whispers of body discomfort is our bodies way of warning us saying, Hey, let's do something about this or else is going to get worse and lead to a torn rotator cuff or knee injury or heart attack or who knows what else. One of my favorite quotes is by core fusion co founder Fred veto quote. Embrace movement as an essential part of being alive and quote. We were created, sit at desks and stare at screens for eight plus hours a day. I'll save the soapbox for another time. But Self Care is how he counter that ever increasing way of life. And if you are up and moving for most of your day, self cares how we create some stillness and more therapeutic movement inhabits. Fill your own cup I save something to pour. In Our culture, there is glorification of busy. There's a glorification of sacrifice and struggle while I think being busy and sacrificing and struggling or important parts of life in their own ways is gonNA balance of heard almost every excuse in the book as to why people can't do self care is so hard with kids they need me I never get a moment to myself. I don't have time at work. So tired by the end of the day, my dog ate my homework. Okay. Not that last one but they all. Sound, like silly excuses to me what people don't understand, and this is usually the self care point that makes me wanNA shake people yell in a loving way. Of course, is that by taking time for yourself every day even if it's just five minutes of debriefing and grounding will make you a better partner parent friend employer employee everything you need to fill your own cup. If you really want to be the person you want to be in the world, you must take those sacred moments to yourself to take good care. And not only will you be able to serve others better you'll have valuable coping tools like healthy body, healthy breathing habits, self love, and confidence etc to deal with stresses in Traumas that will happen in life. In Summary To put it all onto a sweet-smelling glossy package check in with yourself daily to receive guidance on how to move and stretch and care to yourself. So you can be that kick angle force in the world.
Miami - Florida's Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias
"Bracing for what wasn't hurricane even after it's been downgraded to a tropical storm storm down trees and power lines as it went through the Bahamas on its way towards Florida Coast. Senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center Richard Pash says the storm could still reintensify into a hurricane before it gets to the Gulf Coast East coast of the United States of Florida coastline We have, I believe some storm surge Watches and warnings in effect. That's certainly one concern and we also have ah friend of heavy rains. We expect to get amounts as much as what ages in fact, with some Totals as high as 12 inches in areas from northeast Florida to some Carolina through Monday. Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites in Iran. The San has warned residents to expect power outages and asked everyone to have a week's supply of water and food on hand.
Dan OConnell & James Ellison
"The city of Hudson is nestled in Far West Wisconsin estate famous obeying America's Dairyland, jude towards production of cheese, milk and ice cream. Separated from the state of Minnesota by the Saint Croix River Hudson is a small scenic city characterized by historic architecture, leafy parks and a wide offering outdoor attractions including walking tracks, water sports, rock climbing, and came in. But the year two, thousand, two, the city was harm to a close knit community of Iran six, thousand residents and was. As a safe place to live. vol On crime was well below the national average and murder hadn't been committed in the area for twenty four years. Dearly funeral climbing Hudson was a sprawling single story brick and whether board building owned by local resident Tomo Connell, his family had lived in the area FA generations. Tones. Uncle had earned an undertaking business in town prior to world, War Two and in nineteen ninety, five Tom decided to relaunch the family business. He opened the O'CONNELL Vanity Funeral Harm at five twenty eleventh straight a quiet trae laundry road close to downtown district. Two of his sons mark and. Eventually began working alongside him. Dan had initially trained as an emergency medical technician, but was happy to follow in his father's footsteps by switching to a career in mortuary. Science. In Nineteen Ninety, eight, he quit. He's Am Tae work to concentrate on the family business fulltime. Dan was a dedicated worker known for putting the needs of others ahead of design, and for always taking on to comfort the grieving relatives who attended the funeral home. Married with two young children, Dan had a reputation as a dedicated family man who was eager to give back to his community. He spent tireless hours working to better. He's time town by serving on several local committees and raising funds for various organizations. As a result, Dan was well known and liked by other. Hudson locals. Dea conal family funeral I'm also off the trainee positions to mortuary science students who were completing studies. One such trae was twenty two year old James Ellison who had quickly proved himself to be a valuable employees. James had grown up with these parents and two siblings in the rural town of Baron located about sixty eight miles north east of Hudson. Hey was friendly and well locked with a range of interests that included Gulf music and church activities. During hough school James had played in the school band and was active in not for profit youth organization for HEY Jr.. He. Later, enrolled to study mortuary science at the University of Minnesota where he took his career path very seriously. Friendly Polite and organized James took great pride in his trae work on one occasion remarking. I'm so proud that can help people in the worst time of their lives. James was Ju- TO GRADUATE FROM UNIVERSITY in May of two thousand and two, and it was anticipated that the O'CONNELL's would then offer him a fulltime job. In the early afternoon of day February five, two thousand to Saint Croix. County Medical Officer Mati Klin headed to the O'CONNELL family funeral home to conduct a retain visit. Gee to the requirements of his job, he was well acquainted with the O'CONNELL's, and on this occasion, he needed Dan to sign a death certificate. Mahdi arrived at one forty PM and immediately made his way to Dan's office, which was located towards the back of the building.
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US
"A townhall dot com Iran's supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says his Country will not negotiate with us because America would only use talks for propaganda purposes in a televised speech marking the EED holiday, how money says President Donald Trump would benefit from talks, saying some wants to use negotiations with us for propaganda like negotiations with North Korea. Iran's supreme leader is your phone to talk between Trump on North Korean leader Kim Jong UN Hominy says the U. S. Wants Iran to give up its nuclear program defense facilities on regional authority at the negotiating table. I'm
Supreme leader says Iran won't negotiate with US
"Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his country will not negotiate with the US because America would only use tools for propaganda purposes in a televised speech marking the eat holiday how many says president Donald Trump would benefit from talks since trump wants to use the collisions with us for propaganda I think initiations with North Korea Iran's supreme leader is referring to talks between trump and north Korean leader Kim Jong moon how many says the US once wrong to give up its nuclear program defense facilities I'm regional authority at the negotiating table I'm Charles the last month
EU prolongs North Korea nuclear sanctions for a year
"The European Union has prolonged sanctions against dozens of north Korean officials and agencies for year over Pyongyang's continued efforts to develop nuclear missiles and other weapons of mass destruction you have quarters it said in a statement that the asset freezes and travel bans involved fifty seven people and nine entities which are typically companies banks or other organizations and will be reviewed again in a year it said that most in peace and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula must be achieved by peaceful means underlined that the diplomatic process must be continued as the only way towards realizing that goal the issue has imposed sanctions on several countries notably Iran and Venezuela but the measures against North Korea which were first introduced in two thousand six R. it's tapas I'm sorry I. Sheckley
EU prolongs North Korea nuclear sanctions for a year
"The European Union has prolonged sanctions against dozens of north Korean officials and agencies for year over Pyongyang's continued efforts to develop nuclear missiles and other weapons of mass destruction you have quarters it said in a statement that the asset freezes and travel bans involved fifty seven people and nine entities which are typically companies banks or other organizations and will be reviewed again in a year it said that most in peace and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula must be achieved by peaceful means underlined that the diplomatic process must be continued as the only way towards realizing that goal the issue has imposed sanctions on several countries notably Iran and Venezuela but the measures against North Korea which were first introduced in two thousand six R. it's tapas I'm sorry I. Sheckley
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
Create Your Business Space Doing the Opposite - MicroFamous Matt Johnson - burst 13
"But. You talk about several things when it comes to shrinking a battlefield. First of all, it's creating niche. If we've talked about at at at length already and then creating that person combining, we've talked a little bit about we can exhibit combined existing niches that can make them more focused and define niche. You also talk about reframing a reposition, but the one element that I really loved that you do is opposition. When it comes to shrinking the battlefield. So. Talk to us about. Using opposition as a way to shrink our battle because I found this fascinating. Yeah and I love this example. I'm really pumped that you asked about that one because there's a bunch of a bunch of ways to create a niche or combining reframing all this stuff, and they're all there on the book, and that's awesome. But the one that's one of my favorites to talk about is doing the opposite, right. So how do you shrink the battlefield? If you'RE GONNA choose to focus on a certain group of people or a specialized segment of your market or something like that? Like how do you? How do you choose the right one? Well there's a great example from Jackie Chan Right Jackie. Chan. Is this martial arts you know really really famous and martial arts, but he is very different from everybody else like if you grew up a Bruce Lee fan like he did. Bruce Lee was the legend of the icon like he will never be surpassed. And how do you grow up as young martial artists? In China, how do you grow up Bruce Lee Shadow and expect to make anything of yourself in that community and in that that line of work? So Jackie Chan looked at that problem and instead of getting discouraged, he looked at it gwent. How can I do the opposite of what Bruce Lee does. Okay. Well, Bruce. Lee. Is Like A mazing. Super Fast, invincible. Well, what if I did the opposite and I was more vulnerable immuno even and showed myself getting her like did my own stunts and like showed showed the real thing happening Bruce Lee's films are pretty straightforward. Right What if we did something comedic? What if we did something that was almost slapstick? So he starts asking themselves these kind of questions. Just how can I do the opposite of the person who is the dominant name or the dominant brand in my space ends up coming up with his own blend in crates, his own genre. Basically of this kind of con- comedic martial arts. I don't even know what you'd necessarily call it But he invents his own fighting style that goes along with that expands into movies, ends up being like one of the highest paid actors of all time. One of the biggest stars in the world. And it all started by doing the opposite. And we can do the same thing right whether you are the florist whether you are a brick and mortar. Business owner whether your real estate agent whether you're coach consultant, which is the world that Iran and more taking what you know think about you know again, contrasting with Gary v like if you're in that space and you WANNA teach people how to market their business. Good luck. Just going on being another Gary v because you end up just being overshadowed by him and delivering the same message to the same people. got. Gary. V. So what are they? What are they need you for? But if you go out and you do the opposite, it gives you a chance to cut through with a message that actually speaks really really deeply to a smaller group of people and plus fun like figuring out how do the opposite you end up coming up with some really fun and interesting combinations. He may end up creating a niche that you dominate for the next thirty years. It's really
Key issues as big tech CEOs face Congress
"As we're talking right now and over the last couple hours, and just because of the show, I have not had a chance to listen. There's another Very vital hearing that's taking place where the heads of the elite big tech companies Are facing questions from this panel again, you know, with on the make up of obviously Republicans and Democrats, Doug you first and then John, you chime in next How significant is this? That we're seeing. Ah, Apple, and we're seeing Google. And we're seeing Facebook and not just members of those companies, the leaders of those companies facing significant questions. On the power they wield and the fact that the power is seemingly on ly getting bigger by the hour. Well, I think it's very significant on and it's a good thing, of course, that the top officers of the the companies are appearing and responding to these questions, but it's certainly a measure. Off the power that these firms Ah wheeled today and of course, it's a power over the content of the public debate because they have such a gate, keeping Ah ah force. They are such a gate keeping force to determine you know what what can and can't get distributed and that people should have can have access to. And of course, there's all kinds of pressure on them to the prohibit to certain things and to prevent hate speech. And what you know what some people would characterize this hate speech. Others would you know, would characterize as ah. Ah, speaking truth to power and so on. And these are very difficult questions. Ah, and there's danger both in them doing too little and too much at the same time. There's no question that these firms And the technology that they've done so much to advance, you know, has has revolutionized public access and the ability for voices to be heard in a way that surely is Beneficial or potentially beneficial, and we don't want to kill that Golden goose, either. So it's it's an important and challenging issues. John what you think Well, pursuing toe what we began talking about with Attorney General Bar. There seems to be too many speeches and not enough listening. So just in one example. This is ostensibly to talk about the power that this big tech firms have. And I think the more profound problem is miss information that is sent Purposefully, And this is in the news as well, often specifically by foreign agents, be they from Russia or China or Iran or North Korea or other hostile actors. Both state and non state. And yet what seems to be stated, you know by some of the Republicans, they're the aforementioned Jim Jordan. When he had his time said, I'll just cut to the chase big checks out to get conservatives and went into a rant about how the big tech firms are trying to censor conservatives. Not meant in his residence. By the way, John, you know, but yeah, not but not mentioning that about seven out of the top 10. You know, top trending either site. Individuals or institutions on Facebook right now are conservatives. Fox News? Other legislators and you know who have been thwarted his just mid medical misinformation and as an example, the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. You know, Pushing forward already debunked medical information about the cove in 19 and so, you know, I don't think that I think that that issue was not Germaine at all. And it's proven by the readership and by where people go online. But it's once again in this particular instance where someone is trying to disprove a political point, as opposed to really contend what the real issue is and the power That these companies have both in the marketplace in the marketplace of ideas.
Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise
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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers
"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.
Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane
"What I think we'll start with was the factual report at the Iranian civil aviation organisation issued regarding the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight, seven, five two. This is not a final. So. It doesn't have a probable cause. However it had a missile fired upon it and then crashed so I mean that's the 'cause we nobody. factual report lays out the chain of events, and they have wonderful graphic. That is an actual chain in the report. The chain of events that led to the downing. Of PM five two, so basically, this occurred on the early morning hours of January beginning of this year after the Iran military goes on heightened alert because of responses, they're responding with missiles to the killing of Iranian general by the US so tensions are high, the Iranian military takes over the clearance of flights in the area, so they know there are passenger flights. In the area. That, is designed to make sure that a civilian entered doesn't get shot down and that was one of the first steps that didn't work. So what happened was is the aircraft is cleared to depart, and is following a correct trajectory, and we've discussed this in the past as far as looking at ESP data from that particular flight previously as well as all the other flights that left that morning, and there was nothing out of your Neri that the eighty s day was showing us the first chain of events that the Iranian reports out is that they relocated one of the air defense units so basically a missile battery was moved, and they failed to recalibrate it so. What was actually a departure from the southeast? It saw as incursion from the southwest, so very stupid, very minor mistake that had such incredible consequence. Right so at this point. This particular missile operator sees the aircraft as not. A seven thirty, seven, climbing out of Toronto but coming at it from the South West. So it targets the aircraft and then the. Is Supposed to notify the command center of what it sees of what the battery seeing and to get more information authorization authorisation to identify particular target and fire. If necessary, they never got in touch with the command center. And then the operator didn't identify the target as a pasture craft, so have an incorrectly identified target, and not having her back from the coordination. Center the MISL- operator fired a missile at what he perceived to be threatening target, but was in fact, a passenger aircraft, and so this first missile is according to the report is the missiles that not necessarily impacted? Your corporate exploded near enough to aircraft to disable the aircraft and then following basically one hundred eighty degree. Turn to the right. The aircraft crashed a few minutes later. As every incident we've ever discussed a lot goes wrong for a crash to occur, and this was no different. It just wasn't in the aircraft. It was on the ground, not anything completely unexpected here that there was just a complete failure of process, really any secure procedures much like the Malaysian jet that went down the triple seven. This is also terrible,
"iran" Discussed on Throughline
"The late Major General Salim money was was a man with at least two faces one face that is the face of a young man who left his little village to go to the front to defend and Iran against the invading Iraqi army in nineteen eighty that very same individual of course also had another face. That face is the face of a general who cynically attacked and killed American servicemen in Iraq since two thousand and three and also most unfortunately engaged or was complicit in warcrimes in Iraq and also in Syria these two faces that showed the complexity of the individual. MM-HMM I respect. I won the war hero. But of course I condemn the other face. which is that of workroom? MM-HMM I think I have a somewhat different perspective here than many analysts of Iranian origin. Because not only did I live in Iran on but I also lived in Beirut and I would travel every couple of weeks to Damascus for your and so when I see the destruction of Syria these the numbers are not just as detested for me that thirteen million people displaced in a six hundred thousand people killed I see US Sumani as being directly complicit and that horrific violence this is frankly my problem with a lot of erroneous on your comment on this because I feel like they totally lack self awareness about you know the the only view in the Iranian context and they don't give a shit about the role. He played elsewhere in the region. I tell people how would you feel as Iranian to watch of Iraqis morning. Saddam Hussein.
"iran" Discussed on Today in Focus
"This is an inflamed situation with tensions on the streets of Iran as suggestions by people at Boris Johnson. The new Iran nuclear deal should be negotiated. President trump is a great deal by any content and and many others. Let's let's work together to replace the JCP get the trump deal instead can. How is this playing out for Donald Trump? Well you know other than the fact that one hundred seventy six innocent people killed which is something. That is incredibly terrific On a cold strategic level. You'd have to say that this is not going to badly for Donald Trump. You know Iran has lost a significant military military leader. Someone responsible for many American deaths. He was touted as a possible future president of Iran. She was the king of the roadside bombs. Great percentages of people don't have legs and arms because of this of the Iranian government has been exposed as having lied to its population. It's less credibility and now a wedge is being and driven between Iran and Europe which has so far opposed many American policies on Iran on the other hand the killing of Customs Slimani was a major event and the strikes that we store in Iraq. Last week will not be the end of Iran's revenge so what happens now what we don't expect to see any more military action in for example the missile strikes we saw last week. But you might remember that. Last year there was this wave of of suspicious attacks across the region said there were these drones and missile no strikes on Saudi oil facilities. I'm oil tankers in the Gulf suddenly started to Have Holes appear in their holes and found themselves mysteriously early disabled and they couldn't quite say with precision. Who had done it? This is the kind of proxy of quiet attacks that Iran specializes in. And for Ron. It's about making a point. It's about saying if we can't export oil The no one can and we're going to make difficult for the entire oil industry in the Middle East Nice to operate we can also expect another violent. He in in Iraq coming out of these Iran backed militias. Who who are in Iraq were loyal to custom awesome Sulejmani? He had helped to set them up. Help US supply and fund them. We don't expect that they will take his killing aligned down and so It's going to be another year of instability and danger in Iraq but also across the broader Middle East. What will this will mean for the Iranian Indian people.
"iran" Discussed on Start Here
"Blessed by Dave's the question had been sitting there waiting to be answered. What is Iran going to do the killing of Qasim souleyman is one of the most consequential decisions of the trump presidency? It will change the game in the Middle East and have the US Customs Lemani. The leader of Iran's infamous coups force in a drone strike. People were shocked. No one thought the. US would aim so high up through that. Yesterday's Sola money's body was supposed to be laid to rest in his own town. There was so much chaos there so much emotion just so many mourners. That revered him that there was a stampede. It killed fifty people it did not take a genius to figure out. Iran cannot be seen to do nothing. Here they've got to retaliate somehow. But what do you do. I just heard you say the. US will receive the definitive resolute resolute response to its brazen criminal act in a place and at a time it hurts most. What do you mean by that? I mean Iran on is a patient country yesterday. Our Own Martha Raddatz who's in Tehran. Actually got to sit down with the foreign minister of the country and ask him herself. We will not our action not disproportion like the United States here there he did not say what form this would take last night. We got word that something was happening. Good evening we come on the air tonight with breaking news coming into ABC News just moments ago. US officials telling ABC News that Iran has fired ballistic Listrik missiles from inside Iran at US military facilities inside Iraq Iran often hides behind proxy forces armed. The militias that they supply here. The Iranian government wasted. No time saying this was us. This was our government. Iran is launching bombs at the US US military. So let's take you to Iraq right now we told you. ABC Senior foreign correspondent. Ian Panel was in Erbil because it was safer there than it was to be in Baghdad. Well Arbil is one of the areas that got bombed overnight and Ian. You actually heard some commotion as it was happening Right. I mean what happened. Yeah it was strange. I mean I was actually on the phone to One of our colleagues in New Yorkers about five forty five eastern time and stood by the window and I heard two distinct booms and I just kind of pulls and leaned in Ah I you know having done this for a while. It was kind of UNMISTAKEABLE sound of some kind of ordinance. Then we started getting news. There had been multiple missile strikes on a USA basis The basis is out in western Iraq. Which is home to thousands of US troops into the last several moments Iranian state television said Tehran launched tens of surface to surface missiles? And then we got confirmation that they'd been three the missile strikes over here in bill to what the airport which is kind of less than two miles away from here that were intercepted a third which we also heard. When we're we're back to go on there we think that's one of the rockets that landed out in open ground? So Ian. I know things are changing our to our this morning at this moment. What what do we know about damage or casualties? What are we talking? Yeah well what. We're hearing from senior Administration source is the. US casualties at the moment. Which of course will be an enormous relief to families back at home But the situation remains fluid and an assessment is still ongoing. We we have heard unconfirmed reports. Perhaps there were Iraqi casualties. There will be an assessment of the damage there and the questions about the targets. These were not too obvious targets especially up in bill these two kind of remote basis if you wanted to cause a lot of damage more importantly if you wanted to inflict a large number of casualties take these were the two of size to do. But we're not talking about direct contact between two big countries in the United United States. Clearly far more powerful than Iran but nevertheless isn't just a proxy forcing you can kind of ignore and okay. Well it was just them. We'll just deal with them on the side. This is now dealing with the entire country of Iran and that is much more problematic because I think one of the lessons from the Iranian strike is that they consider anywhere in the country a valid target said as much. Don't just here in Iraq but the US service personnel and the US diplomats considered a valid target. Now by the Iranian regime wherever wherever they are in panel in the country reporting on this crisis all of a sudden found himself right in the middle of this crisis. Em thanks so much. Thanks Brad So. These missiles went from Iran across the border into Iraq. Well we've got a reporter in Tehran. ABC's chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz Right. It's Martha as I said earlier. You actually spoke to one of the top leaders in the Iranian government. Foreign Minister Mohammad. Javad Zarif I mean when you spoke to him. Did you get the sense that something like this was coming. I I certainly didn't get the sense that it was imminent but it was chilling sitting there with the foreign minister and have him look q in the eye and say that they would be taking retaliatory action. Do Not as took an actor. Awards have to be prepared for the consequences. I wish and he told me it would be against the US military. I ask him if they would take. US civilians off their target list. Yeah well you see it on his never put. US civilians on its target. This and I said well that sounds to me like it would be the. US military that makes me think clearly they will be US military targets. That's what our military people have said. But that's his decision that we would make at the the appropriate time and that is exactly what happened just really hours later what we have learned just as we came on the air with World News. Tonight I'll Asad airbase in western Western Iraq in Anbar province has been struck at this point by Iran. These are a ballistic missiles that came from Iran and Iranian. TV is reporting at this hour tens of missiles he also said quite clearly that if there was an attack Iran would immediately take responsibility for that attack and that came rather quickly when we started hearing reports that missiles had hit Iraq. Yeah I was going to say Martha the and this was missile. After missile it is that the end. Though or should we be expecting some sort of prolonged blitz by Iran. You get a sense. Some of the rhetoric coming out of Iran makes me think this is it military forces statement warning what it calls the Great Satan the arrogant American regime running TV calling this a revenge vange operation. The missiles fired tonight. Part of what Iran is now calling Operation Mutter Salami. I think one thing to watch obviously is how the United States reacts. Thanks so if there is a mild response in the United States this may ended. It made deescalate the situation. I think it would be the bend of us in this reach. Although on the other hand one of the other things that is a reset was that they want all U S forces out of Iraq doc. Out of the Mideast out of Syria out of all these places where they have been for so long on that would be a very a high price to pay for the adventurism of a couple of people so that also is something to watch. FX Reef issued. A tweet last tonight after all this went down saying that Iran acting legally and then he said this this was key we do not seek escalation or war but will defend ourselves against any aggression so defend ourselves against any aggression which would seem to imply if the US doesn't do anything else. We can be done as well. Martha Raddatz talking to the leaders of Iran in Iran. Thank you thanks. Brad always good.
"iran" Discussed on The Current
"The Cat Lady went missing see very Very Distinctive Silhouette and very recognizable. Nizam's when you'd see you're walking into town a handkerchief on her hair long overcoat like somebody that lived on the street. All police could find and where her thirty cats shot dead. I always knew something had happened to her to vanish like that uncover the cat lady case he's from. CBC podcasts. For more on how these attacks are being felt across the region on joined by Christian life wreck. He's a professor of political science. That's at Royal Military College and Queen's University. He is in Kingston Ontario Christian. Good morning to you. Good Morning I want to start with the story. That's unfolding in that region. That's top of mind for so many Canadians right now. That's the death of one hundred. Seventy six people on board or Ukrainian plane crashed in Tehran. Sixty three Canadians. Among those dead people will wake up this morning. It's shocking news and people wake up this morning in the knowledge of the attack that we've just been talking about but then here of this plane crashes well and might initially connect the dots between the two. How are you reading what's happening? I mean the official statements have been of course that they're not related but One things the Iranians would have done in anticipation of of possible. US strikes against the missile launchers or for instance radar sites is that they might have used. GPS trackers and would possibly turned off either all sorts of other electronic equipment or try to use electron equipment to misguide and US assets cruise missiles planes or whatnot And so it's entirely possible that in the field of circumstance A civilian plane would readily get disoriented and not get for instance the proper sincere answers to knock right not the proper paying height for instance So so I think we'll. We would need an independent investigation to ascertain that whether we're actually going to be able to get that out around That'll be difficult ascertain. We'll follow that along as it develops in the meantime wh the attacks last night in these two basis. Why do you think those bases in particular were targeted? So I think the Iranians were trying to minimize the prospect of catering allied assets or allied personnel personnel other than the. US and the look. The Iranians have very good intelligence on what's happening on these basis It seems that several of the missiles also missed their intended targets and that was probably the greater risk A missile might fall somewhere where the Iranians had not intended it to fall then inadvertently Cost Collateral American Damage so I think it was meant as a clear signal that this was a strike. Against the United States it was not a strike against the NATO mission Oregon's partner countries within the region. Why do you think no one was hurt? Mark Rosenbaum hosing ball was suggesting that perhaps that was that was by design from the Iranians. Oh sure I mean. The Iranians could've retaliated right away. They have the intelligence they have the capabilities. There was no reason why the Iranians had to wait other than perhaps to honor the fallen general in morning Among the more time they gave the Americans more time Americans obviously had to move assets and people out of harm's way And I think that was very much intent Over the Iranian propaganda the machine had to retaliate. In some capacity the Americans would have much anticipated And so this is largely for the exploitation of domestic propaganda and for the the existential continuity of the regime rather than trying to inflict maximum damage on the United States. Canadian military has hundreds of troops in Iraq began moving the troops to Kuwait yesterday and the operations in Iraq have been paused. Do we know whether all of the Canadian troops out of Iraq I suspect the tweet by the chiefs defense stuff with indicated that if that had been the case of course now moving troops so it gets a lot more complicated because you WANNA make sure in case there's further strikes You don't confuse Canadian vehicles with Iraqi or US vehicles or whatnot. so I think they'll be considerable. Thinking of National National Defense and Kenya enforces this morning about how to ensure both the safety of the personnel and the ability of Canada of course in its leadership position will also have leadership roles to play Ah In assuring the safety of personnel and Alad Asset. Where does that? Where does that leave the role of Canada? A pause and operations isn't ceasing operations. Where does that that leave The Canadian troops so Canada will have an interest in a united. NATO is so Canada has like some other allies has withdrawn its troops The commitment by secretary-general showed America has been to restart the mission as soon as possible. And that's in the broader interests of of Canada because it wants to shore up the alliance then either lines is arguably the most important. Multilateral Institution of which candidates part and a significant interest enforce multiply for Canada in so Canada will not be the one breaking ranks it will be taking its cues from its allies And from the NATO they're also trying to counsel just in the final minute that we have when these attacks were launched. Last night I think a lot of people probably wondered. Is this the start of something that could get much larger and perhaps spiral out of control. MARKLE's inbal suggesting that perhaps there's the opportunity if not for diplomacy than certainly for de-escalation. Do you see that opportunity as well. sure I mean it doesn't missiles is is a fairly modest response The European Union yourself on the line has been really very active in trying to mediate with Iran Germany has indicated that it is actively talking to both Iran and Washington. And I think the statement by Secretary General Stoltenberg about the escalation is awesome. Awesome all of branch to Iran that perhaps There's a silver lining here and there may be an opportunity to negotiate and generate an endgame. That is acceptable. Both to the United States and Iran Iran both gone out of the current situation in for the region more broad than I guess the first signs of that would be what the US President says this morning. He's expected to talk later on today. Well as unpredictable as he is the unpredictability may also play to his strengths In terms of restraining BS Iranian leadership. Because if you're targeting arguably the second most important person in the country who knows who may be next among the arena league if they try to escalate Kirsten Brock thank you. It's been optician Sir. Christopher practice is a professor of political science at Royal Military College and Queen's University and an Eisenhower fellow the NATO Defense College still with the story. We we wanted to correct something from yesterday's program. One of our guests yesterday was speaking about the downing of an Iranian airliner in nineteen eighty eight by US forces that killed all two hundred ninety people aboard the guests said that the US later apologized for that incident actually the US has never apologized though. Eight years later it did express deep regret that and paid more than sixty one million dollars to the victims families to settle a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice for more C._B._C.. PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..
"iran" Discussed on The Current
"They said very clearly that if the United States takes any further action Iran will respond accordingly and we will respond in a very harsh the proportionately we did not start this process of escalation. The United States has to come to its senses they should stop listening to clowns a sound from video of onlookers to one of the Iranian missile attacks in Iraq and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif staking his position afterwards the US Iran tit for tat reached another level last night. Iran launched more than twenty missiles at two military bases in Iraq were. US troops are stationed response. It said to the US killing of Iranian General Israel Customs Sulejmani was ref- adding that his country was not escalating or looking for war. There are no reports of American or Iraqi casualties and the chief of the defence staff. Jonathan Vance has said that all Canadian troops are safe. pesha McGee is a freelance journalist based in Baghdad. Pesha good morning you're in Baghdad as these attacks were happening last night. What were you hearing in the capital? After the attacks took place we did hear a fair amount of helicopter and actively Baghdad coming from the Green Zone. What do we know about how much damage these missile strikes caused? It's very likely that caused damage to at the very least you know equipment on the basis particularly the Assad military base in western Iraq which is one of the biggest military bases Chirac why these bases the US has a presence throughout Iraq. But why were these basis targeted do you think the. US is hosted on Iraqi military bases but these two in particular have a fairly large USO troupe present in the u the Assad military base in western Iraq is known for having the largest amount on a US troops in Iraq. So you know. I think the goal was to aim at US personnel and he was interested in rocks. Is your sense that the Iraqi leadership knew that these attacks were coming well. They just said that they knew the acting. Prime Minister of the method just released a statement saying but Iran alerted him to the fact that they were going to launch missiles and he in turn Let the United States no to You Know Essentially Watch out. He also has not come outright and condemned the attacks. What does that tell you? I think it tells us that. The Iraqi government has a fairly close relationship with Iran Mathie with originally brought to power by a coalition that has Iranian backing And prior to all of this happening met the cell the the money several times You know it shows a clear difference in rhetoric at the same time you know we have to look at the damage caused by these strikes Eh She's like. Nobody was killed in missile strikes. The thrust of the statements coming from the Iraqi prime minister if you take them in its totality seemed to suggest that the Iraqi leadership wants the heat to be turned down. The prime minister has called on all sides to practice self restraint adhere to international agreements. Respect the Iraqi state And is concerned about a devastating all at war in Iraq the region and the world. What do you think the leadership wants from from the two uh-huh forces that that that have put Iraq in the middle of this conflict? I think of course. They don't want to be trapped in the middle of a proxy war Iraq. You know has just gotten out of several years of conflict And I think the you know the prospect effect of being plunged into another war between two states that you know are fighting battles that have nothing near truly to do with Iraq. It's something and that is terrifying too many Iraqis and I know that Iraqi leadership. It's very much against the possibility Iraq being plunged into violence into chaos again. Told me more about that. In terms of how Iraqi citizens feel you tweeted as you said that that in many ways they feel trapped between The United added states in Iran. Yeah I mean we also have to look at kind of the local context in Iraq.
"iran" Discussed on Today, Explained
"And And the revolutionary legionary guards were involved in pushing them back in Iraq in particular that made the group but also general money pretty popular in Iran. I think there were some polls taken that had him at over seventy percent popularity in two thousand sixteen but the other side of the flip side of that coin. Is that the fact that he was the the face of Iran's influence in the region also meant that anytime that something happened that was negative on the part of groups that were funded by Iran in Iraq. For example then that would be directly associated with the Iranian government. He had been a day of tension culminating in this the Iranian consulate on fire after being stormed and by a group of protesters demonstrators venting their anger about Iran's alleged involvement in Iraqi politics. He was the architect of Iran's regional activities. He had built relationships with groups on the ground. In countries like Iraq Syria and Lebanon and he was is really leading Iran's efforts in the region but again none of this was without controversy. He had very violent methods at times and a lot of what Iran was doing. The region was stoking. Sectarian tensions having said that he was the leader of a of the force which is the external branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Revolutionary Guards are absolutely not a one man show which means there are others who will be able to continue what he has. I've been doing in the region so he's left big shoes to fill but he's not irreplaceable. On that subject who is a successor so the supreme leader appointed his successor quite quickly after they announced that he had been assassinated the successors name as Brigadier General. Smile Ghani He. Who was the deputy in the votes force? So he's not as charismatic. He's not as popular. He's not as well known as the money was but but he has been his right hand for a number of years and so he really understands how the organization works. He has a very good feel. For how the Revolutionary Guards themselves work. He knows exactly what they're doing in the region and I believe he was involved in pushing back isis under money when when the Revolutionary Guards were. We're we're focused on that. The challenge that he's going to have moving forward is building the same personal relations that mining built over the course of his entire career with different people in different groups on the ground but I think it should be surmountable just getting back to the Iranian people. Right now. How much harder to their lives? Just get if this if this conflict between Iran and the United States is only growing. I don't think that lesson. Sally money's death fist going to influence their lives directly. What it will do is it will put some of their economic and social concerns on the back burner for a little awhile as they come together and you know show themselves as a unified group in the face of an external enemy?.
"iran" Discussed on Today, Explained
"It's hard to imagine millions of Americans pouring into the streets after the killing of a US general but the Iranian version of that has been happening for days now in fact so many people were in the streets. Streets of General Solomon his hometown in southeastern Iran. Today that there was a stampede. It was reported that over fifty people died and over two hundred people were injured. Everyone rightly wants to know right now. The world is about to go to war over all of this an unfortunately. We're going to have to wait and see. But in the meantime what is it about this general that would bring out millions compel people to risk their lives. I asked asked Dina s spend Jerry. She's a fellow at the Century Foundation in London. She focuses on Iran. We started with how many people are actually out there so it's really hard to come up with specific numbers because nobody's counted them of course but as the images of shown there do seem to be quite a lot of people out in the streets. It's and they also seem to be spread throughout the country so there was some in Adams money's hometown There were many many in Tehran. And the interesting thing is that aside from these demonstrations being spread across the country there are also spread across the spectrum which means that people who are either supporters the government or even against government. Everybody has given up on those or at least forgotten them for now and come out in support of US until the money and why what is about this guy. That's led to this. You know massive outpouring of support. The main reason for it obviously is that everybody is coming out to celebrate what they consider a national military leader in hero of the nation who has spent the better part of his entire lifetime defending being the Iranian nation. Now this doesn't mean that those who are out are necessarily supportive of the methods that awesome Sulejmani used throughout his career in order to defend the Iranian nation. In fact he's still quite a controversial figure but the fact that he he is the defender of the Iranian nation commands the sense of nationalism amongst Iranians and the fact that on top of that it was a foreign country that ordered his assassination has really brought out the feeling of nationalism amongst Iranian so there is no better way to unify Iranians wins than in the face of an external enemy but I suspect that what the trump administration did was that they were building on the protests that occurred in Iran a couple months ago where again across across the political spectrum people were demonstrating against their government Iranians of taking to the streets by thousands and what began as protests denouncing a hike in gasoline prices but the uprising quickly turned political with demands that top officials step down the Iranian government responded with a five day Internet shutdown. These protests protests were shut down pretty aggressively by the Iranian government and so I think the trump administration will have extrapolated from that that Hey Iranians are anti either government so there's no way that they're going to pay this much attention if we go ahead and take this very problematic figure out. And what was the mood in Iran before Sulejmani death so. I think it's key to understand that Iranians things are not very happy at the moment given their economic social and political situation. There's a real sense of exhaustion amongst the Iranian public particularly exhaustion with regards to Iran's relations with other countries Iran's relations with the US on top of that Iranians or a little taken aback by where they are today. They don't really understand from their perspective. Their country made a certain number of concessions in two thousand fifteen when it joined the nuclear nuclear deal Iran implemented the deal and so they don't really understand why it is today. The trump administration has spent the last year or two squeezing them as far as he possibly could economically so there is a real sense of exhaustion of discontent in Iran but the assassination of lessons really money was the greatest gift that the trump administration could have given the Iranian government now Iranians despite their discontent have basically I put that unhappiness on hold in a show of unity to come together and showed that they would rather deal with their own government. Because it's a better the devil you know Oh perspective then deal with foreign enemy. What does his death mean for? Iran's military operations Questrom Sulejmani has left big shoes to fill here. They are members of the elite Revolutionary Guards on the frontlines of serious civil you during the course of the civil war in Syria roundabout the beginning where tensions really escalated within Syria at the Iranian government mint in coordination with the Revolutionary Guards launched this PR campaign around General Possum Sulejmani basically portray him as the face of Iranian Uranian efforts in the region that was a bit of a double edged sword on the one hand it was very successful in elevating the importance of the Revolutionary Guards in making the very popular particularly when Isis came within forty miles of the Iranian border.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Here's where it gets crazy so oddly enough not being sarcastic here it is kind of odd you will hear continuing and contradictory explanations for the historically aggressive actions of modern western powers against iran and for iran's actions in the region in the case of the first oil exportation agreements darcy remember him from earlier did pay for the concession but it was as as you said a sweetheart deal and just a few years later by nineteen o seven there's a secret treaty we were mentioning russia and britain already signed a deal to divide on up between themselves without consulting the iranian government oh wow so russia said we want the top half yeah we want more control of central asia we're still planning the great game and britain said cool we want the bottom half because we have oil there and consider it hours the game by the way if you don't know what that is listened to our episode on the great game the great game man between russia and well i was gonna say europe but united kingdom mostly yeah oh man that was fascinating i think that you know what i think some of those guys on the russian side i think they really do believe in that i think they would practicing coal stuff i mean you kind of had to in the time it was really the sign of the times you know what you're probably correct in speaking of the times in world war one iran was again a battleground for rival imperialist powers it during world war one or said hey we're neutral we're staying out of this so the british forces invaded to guard their oil lifeline because you know they're naval power and they needed this fossil fuel to be the engine for the war effort yeah remember all the oil at this time in iran is controlled by britain right but they're still getting a a flat rate i believe yeah right to knowles earlier point the the thing here is we see some of the first contradictions occurring early on so we said we.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"An open secret it feels weird even call the secret is that the government of iran funds militias in other countries in syria in lebanon this his will and some of these some of these organizations are considered by the west to be terrorist groups but to their supporters they're considered to be freedom fighters which is a another definition or contradiction that we run into often yeah speaking of freedom fighters you may recall the us's involvement with the iran contra scandal where we were illegally selling weapons to iran without congress knowing without anyone else knowing and then there's the whole the whole situation with us selling weapons to iraq as well during the iran iraq war so there's just the united states and this region is just has this history man where we tend to do some shady stuff rights right and maybe that's the fog of war maybe there's something larger at play because one of the questions that we consistently run into when we talk about why there's intervention in one state or one region over another one one of the things we run into is whether there is something greater play behind the curtain so consider for instance countries that are resource poor or at least comparatively not not as fortunate in terms of the resources consider all the all the countries that are struggling with poverty with human rights abuse with brutal authoritarian dictatorships why's the us not there why is the west not there for some people for the cynics in the crowd the answer is resource based and iran's gays they argue that this intervention is specifically due to the oil that was discovered way back in the early nineteen hundreds so what what's going on.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Are most often getting here of fought twas as a declaration that somebody is persona non grata is right but i guess you'd say like you say could also be a change in the sort of the party line on interpretation of religious texts writes something like that yeah yeah exactly exactly and the tension that permeated the decades since the revolution i it's hard to distill it into a single sentence or a single example because there was so much booth on regional global scale and there was also outright conflict such as the iran iraq war from nineteen eighty until nineteen eighty eight this and then series of other wars some of which the us was involved in yeah the gulf war operation desert storm and all that in nineteen ninety nine hundred ninety one i mean in in my mind as a child growing up that is that's how i knew that's the only reason i knew about iran and iraq at that time those conflicts every tell you i met norman schwarzkopf the general no way yeah really yeah i was not a not in an official capacity i should say i was a kid it's like at a park he goes he was just sitting on a bench in yet just like were there we sat on the other side then we didn't talk but we passed on bloop yeah yeah but that that guy would remember was very prominent in the american public i during this time what was accomplished in those wars it certainly wasn't the deescalation of this tension because the middle east has furthered to stabilized in right now in twenty teen distrust runs extremely high on all sides of the conflict because what we're looking at is the esscalation of a proxy war in the middle east so one thing that is a.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Move to a more western iran under the shah and then all of a sudden you get a slingshot effect when it goes when when committee comes to power did you know that the english word check was derived from lourdes shaw like the idea of checkers and check and checkmate i was googling shot and that was really interesting googling shots google in shah baby so we should start calling money shaw's that's now i it's derived from shaw from persian arabic latin and french and related terms are checker chess exchequer and they also originate from that though i don't see the the connection in the way it sounds but shaw does mean king and i guess the idea of you know justice ilia side to just to lighten the mood for a second that's silly i think that's really smart so now we've explored iran from the beginning of time all the way up until almost nineteen eighty why don't we jump into the modern iran or the more modern iran into today but we'll do it right after a quick hang out with the sponsor we're huge fans of statistics here at stuff they don't want you to know and here's one that might surprise you sixty six percent of men lose their hair by age thirty five well i'm thirty four and it's already taken off so guess what i'm looking for a solution man mos i have one for you it is for him hs dot com a one stop shop for hair loss skin care and sexual wellness for man that sounds right up my alley that's correct nowadays baldness can be optional hymns connects you with real doctors and medical great solutions to treat hair loss well known generic equivalents to name brand prescriptions that will help you keep your hair and this is not a bunch of snake oil these aren't weird pills or stuff you would find at a gas station counter oh okay so what do i have to do just go to a doctor and wait for somebody to tell me what's wrong and then i get a prescription is that what what's going on no way it's much easier much more convenient all you have to do is answer few quick questions a doctor will review and give.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"An overthrow of their democratically elected governing structure but not a coup of the people not a genuine mass of the proletariat rising or something no this regime change came from outside of iran yeah exactly there was a prime minister who had been elected and everything and then of course not of course but as we have seen before british and in this case american intelligence agencies both decided they needed to do something and it was mostly british intelligence contacting american intelligence and saying hey we need your help with this tallyho exactly so they replaced the democratically elected prime minister mohammad mosaic with the with this guy that's known as the shaw he was also known as the king of kings to his friends and i guess doing a self friends the king of kings the informal name okay okay yeah well i think it was the shaw sim shaw something to that effect muhammed resin shah this dude ben oh raza pod lavi yeah he was tremendously unpopular not an opinion that's a fact yeah exactly you can find out more about this whole situation that occurred during the nineteen fiftythree iranian coup if you search for things like tpa j x or operation ajax that was the as version and also operation boot be ovo t that was the secret intelligence service the british intelligence agencies also known as my six knows their version and so he ends up the the the shah was it ends up being the last shah of iran that the timing will differ a little bit but he would be considered active not although not absolute monarch active from september nineteen forty one until february of nineteen seventy nine when he was overthrown by the iranian people and normally would think wow that's fantastic the people rising up right democracy they are pursuing what they as a community or as a state consider their own will their own independence however the overthrow led to the creation of a fia craddock regime a modern theocratic regime they are the rulers of iran today so they're so what we see is a move ideologically right.
"iran" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"Yeah and all of the i mean i think what bothers me the most is the morality of their claims you know where it's like how how evil iran is or how evil has blah is well donald trump goes and drops off one hundred ten billion dollars in weapons to the saudis who are using it to just starve the the people of yemen to death i mean give me a fucking break about tributaries that iran is in yemen right that's all right so we're running up against time so i just want to talk about a little bit about what's happened since the deal since donald trump he was pulling out of the deal because it seems immediately israel so it was like oh shit we got america back in our corner and they went right in and killed a bunch of iranians in syria iran looks like they tried to strike back but like none of the missiles i think some of them were shot down and then the other ones no is israel is we're actually killed but what do you things going on between israel and iran right now and is that going to be the hot conflicts maybe before the neo cons their way and where we're in taran and we're having regime change they are is israel going to be fighting a war now with iran i don't think so i mean to be perfectly honesty is rose some getting away with bloody murder attack in and syrian targets in this whole war onion maybe hundreds of times certainly scores and scores and scores of attacks by the israelis against the syrians now they claim that they hit some rain ian i don't know if that's really confirmed and the israelis of course also claimed that it was a that were shooting missiles at them but i don't know that that's really confirmed either i mean those are the claims and i think the israelis are probably trying very hard to send the message that they want the iranians to go home at this point but the iranians again if you're not begging the question on this like a hawk and assuming all the worst conclusions i but you're just being honest and looking at this the iranians have no reason to think and i'm sure they don't think that they're going to somehow build up a giant force in syria and then use it to attack israel right.
"iran" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Joking joking we're just joking though we're wasn't being serious and we're gonna stay in the deal to and then of course the iranians are the israelis would have would have gotten the leaked memo about us backing out of the deal would have thought it was a sure thing so don't dad till you until he comes out and says it especially with this president with other presidents you could somewhat predict what was going to happen but with this president you know you never know so why worry about it it's it just may happen but at the end of the day are we going to have a war with with iran i i don't think so that doesn't make here's the thing put this way iran is not afghanistan iran is not syria iran is not is not even iraq okay iran has a large standing and capable military it would not be the same fighting with the iranians is not going to be the same as fighting with with with the iraqis not the same thing at all and so to engage in conflict with the iranians also probably means engaging in conflict with the russians or with with the turks there is definitely the chance that we may see some of that sort of infighting we could see a serious collapse into another world world war if we decided we were going to fire it up on iran which is the reason we have invaded them already and we're putting sanctions on them is because we don't want to stir up that hornet's nest and so i don't think a war with iran is going to be forthcoming and i think the israelis right now poking the bear so to speak in their bombing and attacking of iranians in syria is really not gonna go very far because the fact is iran israel can't defend itself against anyone the only thing that keeps iran the excuse me getting these all these i countries mixed up the only thing keeping israel israel is america because if we were not they're saying if you attack israel we're coming to get you they would have been roy.
"iran" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Oh it's okay because the russians are taking care of it and the russians of negotiators get rid of all the chemical weapons not so much chemical weapons are still there remember that was the red line then he made this deal with iran and this thing i mean these rallies have been complaining about this forever but i want you to remember the iran deal bb netanyahu benjamin netanyahu came out yesterday with his big production number because trump has set may twelve as the deadline on whether he's going to pull out of the iran deal which he has criticized and lot in the europeans are trying to get them to stay and netanyahu's hated this thing from the beginning and netanyau comes out and he gives this incredible presentation before i just show you some of this i want you to remember that the deal was based on the idea that they had not been developing nuclear weapons they were supposed to come clean about their program before the deal was in place it was a prerequisite for making the deals all this talk that you're hearing is that netanyahu's presentation didn't change anything is not true this was the assumption why not the assumption they requirement was per week was it was that iran is going to be honest so here is netanyau plane all the iranians talking about the fact that they never had a nuclear program in the first place you may well know that iran's leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons you can listen to iran supreme leader ali.
"iran" Discussed on Click
"Well these the i'm doing is looking at a project that kind of five tries to track how social media affects political participation and social mobilization and i'm zooming in on iran and kind of looking at the development of one particular platform which has come into the news with the protests in iran which is how telegram is being with us yards obama's breed the victorious rediscussing yeah yeah of but i started doing this research uh in my masters program looking at telegram endof its influence on the parliamentary elections in iran in 2016 and it's kind of never surfaced again with the protests that so there's you know different events that this platform has become kind of integral to so what what is it about the 'parfume specifically the just suits for for some reason the iranian authorities roof bring what more relaxed about people using it or does it just make it easier for people to bypass censorship orbit of faith well there is actually a study that came from a tech blog inside of iran this morning tech ross out that was talking about how of over with telegrams popularity there's been less and less content going on to you at websites and more onto telegram channels discards that's where users are that's where iran eyes are so um host senior content on they're just makes the most sense i am you can get like views into the millions of a post on one particular channel it gets shared and my different channels and different group chat so the features on it are guest really conducive to the environment in iran i mean in terms of the speed psalm terms of censorship in terms of everything hosting contents on the public channels is just a really easy way for information to flow inside of iran derina groomed by bespoke group whose leaders tower fruits of protesters through the social miserable tubes repugnant the physical.
"iran" Discussed on Amanpour
"Because no party and neither iran nor europeans china russia would not participate in any new negotiation of jcpoa and as long as all other parties are supporting it if iran sees that the benefits of this agreement is in place would go along but if and the result of the new american stance would be negating the effects of the agreement then it would be made to iran to rethink the position what effect did the president's crackdown president trump's crackdown on the revolutionary god the iranian minitry have you know clearly president rouhani has been trying to control some of their expansive policies what is the effect now if faith as your reporter reported from tehran has been unifying all iranians this solidarity which has been expressed from all different parts of iranian politics has been to stand together and this kind of language of threat is not helpful is harmful uv just said that trump's views on the god has had a opposite effect its is united people around the revolutionary god i wanted to see if you can hear this bit of interview that secretary of state tillerson gave cnn over the weekend just listen and we can talk about it we want to take the agreement as it exists today as i said fully enforced that agreement be very demanding of iran's compliance under the agreement and they begin the process of addressing these walls that we see around not the absence of addressing ballistic missiles for instance the concerns we have around the sunset provision this phase out of the agreement a he basically said they hoped to be able to open up the agreement while staying in the current agreement to bring up issues of your ballistic missiles or the sunset provision on the nuclear deal any chance of that being reopened and this agreement cannot be open again an any other issues of interest might be discussed between ed.