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Iran Is Escalating Its Nuclear Program
"Iranian government has resumed enriching. Uranium in one of its underground facilities. The order reportedly came from president hassan ronnie and it again breaches the terms of the thousand fifteen iran. Nuclear deal agreed on by numerous world powers. President trump withdrew from the deal in two thousand eighteen. Nancy walk us through. What's important here. What is the significance in. Help us with this idea that it's increased its levels to twenty percent purity. What does this all mean. Sure so under the twenty fifteen deal. It had a three point six seven percent cap and now the running governments said that as soon as possible. They want to get to twenty percent. The reason that's significant is to build a nuclear weapon. You have to be ninety percent now. Ninety percent sounds like A big gap. But it's much more difficult to go from three point. Six to twenty once you get past at twenty two ninety is easier or so say the experts i will defer to them and so the reason. This is caused such anxiety because this is the biggest breach of byron its commitments under that deal and so the question becomes. Why are they doing it. Part of it one could argue is that this is in response to the assassination of its top nuclear scientists. This is when the running government purse. Pass this law. It appears to be A way of building negotiation leverage ahead of the incoming biden administration as you recall president elect biden has said that he wants to Enter into that deal again. Assuming that iran is willing to comply. And i also think that there's an element of Answering to domestic audiences. This came at the same time that there was the anniversary of the one of the death of qassem sulamani by us. Drone strike and bag died in their heightened tensions between the two countries and congratulate you that this was a way of sort of iran. Reasserting itself that. It wasn't gonna be bullied by the usa in its To keep a carrier strike group in the region to send b fifty two bombers and so the totality that has led to A really major escalation in terms of capabilities towards an a nuclear weapon. So nancy. this is the million dollar question. What is all this mean about what we know of how close iran is to creating a nuclear weapon or do we assume it has one already well. The the challenges we don't ha- they didn't announce a time. They they said as soon as possible and they alerted the Of its intentions so the question becomes whether it Can do it in a in an until what time now to be fair. One could argue that they can turn this back just as quickly. So if this is towards reaching leverage vis-a-vis the incoming biden administration. You can see this pulled back almost as quickly as a as the announcement was made the challenge becomes if you start to see countries seeing this as a real threat or real movement towards building nuclear weapon particularly israel remember a decade ago when the writings were moving towards us they hit there was almost a strike campaign that was triggered by this. Then you have a different situation. So it's if it's a move towards leverage it's a very risky
Iran Increases Uranium Enrichment at Key Nuclear Facility
"Iran, where a syriza of recent developments have complicated relations between Iran's government in the United States. Yesterday, Iranian officials announced that they've started enriching uranium at levels of up to 20% purity. This brings the country's nuclear program closer to how it looked before the 2015 nuclear deal with the U. S and other global leaders. Iran also announced this week that it's Revolutionary Guard has seized a South Korean tanker. The seizure was done in part to retaliate for the billions of dollars that Iran says South Korea owes its government. Money that has been withheld U T U. S sanctions. And while Iran claims it's willing to reverse both of these decisions, the developments make things much more complicated for the U. S. As our government prepares to transition between presidents. Joining me now to discuss is gold, Nas Esfandiari, a senior correspondent with Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, who covers Iran. Thanks for being here Gold as Thanks for having me, Cindy. So tell us how big of a shift is this latest uranium enrichment policy compared to how Iran's nuclear program Has been operating recently. The 20% and Richmond is an increase from about 4%, which is sets a by the 2015 nuclear agreement that Iran signed with the Obama administration. And other countries and that President Trump abandoned in 2018. The 20% is basically a breach of this agreement. It brings Iran closer. To being able to produce weapons grade uranium, which is citing about it requires about 90% purity. But what is important to know what this is not a shift. It's basically since the U. S left the agreement in 2000 May 2018 Iran waited for a year, and then it started gradually step by step, violating the agreement and decreasing its commitment. So this seems to be in line with the steps Iran has been taking. I was a bit surprised by this because the 20% enrichment is a step required by the parliament. The parliament passed the law in December requiring the government to start enriching Uranium at 20% immediately and the bill passed by the parliament was opposed by the Iranian government. President Rowhani said that this is this is detrimental to diplomacy. And other Iranian officials also opposed it. And then suddenly, and they even passed the bylaw to delay this parliament build. And then suddenly they announced that they started enriching uranium. My 20%, I think what is important also to understand is that Iran seems to be Raising the pressure on the upcoming U. S administration on the BAT Biden administration on D. It's trying to gain leverage for potential talks between the two sides. Hey, Before
US formally blames two Iranian officers for abduction, likely death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson
"The Trump administration today publicly blamed Iran for the presumed death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson. American officials named to Iranian intelligence officers it believes are responsible for his abduction and imposed sanctions on them more from CBS News military consultant Jeff McCausland, Mr Levinson will be 72 years old today. Disappeared under very mysterious circumstances off Iran's Kish Island in large 2000 and seven it is widely believed that he was on unauthorized mission in support. The U. S Central Intelligence Agency when he was in fact captured. It was last seen alive and a hostage video nearly a decade ago, pleading for US government help and in photographs in which he was wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. The Iranian government, however, has never admitted any role in his disappearance, Administration officials said in March, Levinson had probably died in Iranian custody. He and his wife, Christine, have seven Children, the youngest of whom was just four months old. When Levinson
U.S. formally blames Iran for presumed death of ex-FBI agent
"Points a finger at Iran over the disappearance of a former FBI agent for the first time, the Trump administration is formally blaming Iran for the presumed death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran under mysterious circumstances more than a decade ago. The State Department publicly identified two high ranking Iranian intelligence officers believe responsible for Levinson's abduction. U. S. Officials also said the Iranian government sanctioned the abduction and lied for years about its involvement. Earlier this year, a federal judge in Washington held Iran liable for Levinson's disappearance. At the White House. John Decker Fox News. Iran has long denied having any information about Levinson. California's
Iran Says It Won’t Fall in Trap of Scuttling Any U.S. Talks
"Is vowing not to quote fall into the trap of scrape scrapping any future talks with the bite administration. Iranian government posted this statement two days after the assassination of a top nuclear scientist. Iran has blamed Israel. Joe Biden has made it clear the United States would rejoin the Obama era nuclear accord. If Tehran also returns to full compliance.
Iran: Horror without end – Strikes and protest continue
"Protests on the streets of terror. On following the killing of Iran's top nuclear physicist, the London and ABC. Julie McFarland must inform me today he was the driving force behind Iran's atomic weapons program, the country's most renowned nuclear scientists, as well as a senior officer in that elite force, known as the IRGC in 2018. He was even named by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a presentation about Iran's nuclear program and 10. Years ago, the Iranian government said that Israel was behind the assassination off four other of their nuclear scientists who were killed between 2010. On 2012. Now. Israel has never publicly confirmed or denied involvement in these assassinations, but has always said that they will never tolerate a nuclear Iran at ST
U.N. atomic watchdog: Iran continues to increase stockpile of low-enriched uranium past nuclear deal limits.
"Meantime, Iran continues to stockpile of low enriched uranium well beyond the limits set in the landmark international nuclear deal. That news comes as the UN's atomic watchdog agency, which also says Iran is enriching that uranium to greater purity than allowed. Despite that, the International Atomic Energy Agency says the Iranian government is still giving you n inspectors full access to its nuclear sites. The U. S pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal that promises Iran economic incentives in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. Since the U. S withdrawal and tougher new sanctions, Tehran has been pushing for help with its
UN agency: Iran uranium stockpile still violates atomic deal
"Iran continues to stockpile a low enriched uranium, even though it's well beyond the limits set in that landmark nuclear deal that the US has pulled out of. The news comes from the UN's atomic watchdog agency, which also says Iran is enriching that uranium to a great to a greater purity than allowed. Despite that, the International Atomic Energy Agency says the Iranian government is still giving you n inspectors full access to its nuclear sites. The 2015 nuclear deal promises On economic incentives in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program. Since the U. S withdrawal and tougher new sanctions were imposed. Tehran has been pushing for help. With its withered
U.S. intelligence says Iran and Russia are attempting to compromise 2020 elections
"Weeks until Election Day, the U. S intelligence community issued a warning foreign powers are trying to influence the vote. Here's director of National Intelligence John Radcliffe last night. We have identified that to foreign actors Iran and Russia. Have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections. Ratcliffe said Iran obtained American voter registration data and he's been sending threatening faked emails to American voters. The Iranian government denies the allegation. And it is something the Swiss envoy in Tehran to condemn what it calls baseless accusations of meddling in the U. S election.
Interview With Barbara Kopple
"I, know I'm not alone this. I'm on record as naming Harlan, county USA, one of the best documentaries ever. Made I taught it and American dream once in a class on cinema verite. So Barbara Cop bullets genuinely thrilled to have you on film spotting. Thanks for coming on That's nice to hear. Thank you very much. Of course I was four when the events of desert one played out. So I guess I'll use that as my excuse but I, have to confess I really had no idea. Story was going to unfold when I started watching and the story I did get surprised me. So was that partly what drew you to this story that it's a mission that a lot of Americans may not be aware of or have forgotten about chosen to forget about Exactly, the history channel is GonNa do hundred feature found based on history that people really wouldn't know that much about And so does it one was one of them they ended up on these doing for five and so. We're rocky that we got to do this. and. I just love death because I just felt that desert one really is a story that needed to be if you know for me. Story of heroism, a reminder of the horrors of war and it also. It's so rennaissance today because it looks the roots of the conflict between the US and the Iranian government. And plus I just really wanted to do. Because the guys are so incredible, their their diet who'd never really got do and they went because they wanted to rescue fifty two hostages who had been you know taken by the Iranian students. So not knowing the story, I'll also confess I, assumed it was going to be a story of American triumph and in some ways it is you mentioned it is a tale of heroism. It's definitely a tale of great courage but it is a failed mission and the failed missions aren't the ones history typically remembers or wants to revisit. It sounds like that was also an angle that appealed to you. Yeah. from people have this motto had the guts to try. And From this. Ham. A lot of really incredible things like it's organization called the Special Operations, Warrior Foundation and also was really the first time that special forces wherever put together you know marine and navy and everybody in now special forces are together you know on different missions that they go and so it was the start of that. Thinking about desert one in relation to some of the other documentaries you've made the to mention. For example, you give a voice there to people who are often voiceless overlooked. I'm thinking of course of the of the miners and the meatpackers, and it's not the soldiers whose missions are unsuccessful as we touched on whose stories are typically told, but that's what you've done and so I'm curious if that was a conscious choice on your part or are you just naturally drawn to telling those kinds of stories and giving voice to those people? Yeah. That's what I love doing more than anything is. Really getting to know people that you narrowly. No are you have stereotypical feelings about and let them tell their story and let them think D- I've done two other films about the military one was. Found with the collective of people called winter soldier, which was about Vietnam veterans, telling stories about what happened in Vietnam, and then another one in two thousand and fifteen called shelter, which was about homeless veterans and a really wonderful friend of Mine Day of Marist. News did a lot of the singing and Harlan County USA was a homeless that and he was sorted the center of the film as we went to different places where they were homeless and he saying he told stories than it was quite
Iran sends downed Ukrainian plane's black box to France
"Iran sends the black box flight recorder of the down. Ukrainian jetliners shot down over Tehran to France for analysis. ABC is Julia McFarland. All 176 people on board were killed when the passenger jet was hit by two Iranian missiles shortly after takeoff in January this year. Iran admitted the targeting of the jet was human error and that the plane had been mistaken for a cruise missile. The Iranian government said the boxes would be analyzed in Paris on
The Cheese Soup test
"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller in Mahmoud gentlemen from the quarantine bunkers. How're you doing still granted? Yeah sets together. Yeah it was going to say is so you're in the power you're not really hunker. Yeah give up there with the gun. I do randomly decide to curse. Does that for no apparent reason? Just scream out obscenities. Is that what you mean or here? That would count more sure in. I had nothing to Hampshire said. Oh man how you guys making out during all this still chugging along during the weekend I broke my eighty S B receiver today. So that's the level. I've gotten to a good Tuesday. Six banks is it working. I think I may need to reclaim it. And it's going to give me a new code or something. I don't know a new. Yeah Yeah sometimes. Sometimes I feel like back when I was broken. His looking at aspirational trips. That's what I feel like now the book and then they don't because you can't I could. I don't know I'm not GONNA go. I realized that I have this Vietnam ticket on cafe. Then I it's still open but now it's in June it's not gonNA happen anymore Because it doesn't look like Hong Kong. Open up the border but at the same time my visa expires for Tom. September it'll be a full year multi entry. Yeah I did because I knew I was going back to get another visa visa on arrival at this point or you just ask them to drop the last leg. That's true that's true it could. The visa expired can just come in Hong Kong. I could see if they do that. They might be willing to cafe cafes being really good during this Yeah so we have a couple of listener questions We'll go with Tom. Schindler's I he. He was thinking that Mileage Bookings on United Metal should count for million miler status. What do you guys think of that? Yes No phosphide. Keep them away. I mean how many how many how many reward flights are you taking on United Metalpha's Doug affecting avoid my only reason for it as a practical one of the goal is to is to in theory reward travel on united and I think the total number of miles anybody is going to redeem as award points versus cash. Tickets is relatively trivial but especially with the with the airline trying to keep more people on local medal for cost reasons. Why not like? Is it really move the needle on how many people bump up million miler status if not does it? Does it not show like a nice little gift back to the consumers? Yeah it's hard to program but they don't give points for it and so they'd have to figure out a new way to sort of system would you say. Would you want? That's easy to do now because your status is no longer by on miles anyways. Just credit the miles. The only thing that will increment is the million mile conquer. You'd have to say the Award Mile Peace Right Credits. award While because it'd be easier at that anyways. Yeah good point on. Would you credit just button? Seton DISTANCE WON'T FAMOUS TENNIS CASH ticket. Right there's more classes Arizona's for no not at the merger would be nice. I think it'd be a nice thing for united to do I can see them doing it. Probably not based on the way things are going Maybe add years. I guess I guess my only other thought barriers. They've had years in office. Never get it but this seems to be good opportunity as they're doing other things like you know. Raising the Partner wants ten percent and removing award charge and things like that it seems like an easy little gift back. I look. I don't really have a problem with it. The only reason I have a problem with this I'd have a hard time burning my miles non-united metal right now. That's a one time I feel safe flying someone other than united. 'cause I'm not missing out anything emotionally. You'd have that problem exactly but I mean the reality is what what's what is it really by you rate. How much how? Many people are burning on united. And how many are you GonNa earn for twenty thousand points if you're looking twenty thousand twenty five thousand Mile Ticket? You're you're going GONNA earn a couple thousand best. Well I mean I think is like would you start booking trips to Singapore and Sydney with miles if if On united middle of this work because he would get to four million mile or a lot faster. No because it's going to cost me like four hundred thousand miles but but you can't hold them you can't. They can't take him with us. I know we can't take them with you before. Two thousand miles is still a lotta miles for fifteen hundred dollar ticket. That's true that's true man. Yeah any other thoughts on that for for our listeners. Enter young had actually mentioned this. We talked about injuries question on the last show. We actually got the question wrong. Sorry Andrew he was actually asking us. There's a theory out there or There's evidence that suggests that Mahane Air. The Iranian airline defied a ban on passenger flights between Tehran and Wuhan And that in turn had a spike in created spiking cases in Iran Did you guys read this story on foreign policy? It's pretty damning It's seems like they be Ryan Civil Aviation Organization Was part of it right so I mean it gets was there an international benefits to one. That's what I don't understand if like if the Iranian government permitted it. Why is this such a big deal if they chose to let that happen? I mean there were plenty of flights pulling people out right nonresidents of China. Repatriating people are those are running so could easily be flagged as that will on January thirty first Iranian government said that all flights were suspended to and from China but there were departure information and rival information out of Khameini Airport Tehran's airport and by Chinese airports shows that flights by Mahan Air continued for another full week including one direct evacuation flight from Milan. So how does someone Public file flight plan with the government and then three months later formats later. It's an issue I think. That's why the Civil Aviation Organization is being called out because they allowed it. Okay so it's not the airline that they're going efforts both because they said Mahoni or shouldn't have flown regardless.
Citing virus, Iran says it's ready for prisoner swap with US
"Reports are emerging from Iran that the state is ready for unconditional prisoner swap talks with the United States because of concerns for the health risks to prisoners during the corona virus outbreak an Iranian government spokesman Ali rat bait was created by Iranian media as saying that Iran was ready to discuss the cases of prisoners without condition but that quite the US has so far refused to announce a US officials have recently said they were making progress in efforts to secure the release of the detained navy veteran and Iran but there were also pushing back on Iranian suggestions that S. what was in the works to be imprisoned during an American officials have been trying to deport since last year I'm Karen Shamus
Former FBI agent missing in Iran may be dead, US officials say
"York and American who'd been held in Iran for years now presumed dead foxes Simon known as more live a day to trump administration is calling on Iran to provide a complete account of what happened to Robert Levinson but the Iranian government saying today that it maintains it has no knowledge about the former FBI agents whereabouts Levinson's family announcing yesterday that they've learned from US officials these died in Iranian custody he was a retired FBI agent reportedly working for the CIA on an unauthorized mission when he vanished in around sixteen
Family: US believes ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson has died
"The news comes from the family of Robert Levinson which says it has no details on how or when the former agents life ended and that it's impossible to describe their pain Levinson disappeared in two thousand seven when he was scheduled to meet a source on the Iranian island of Kish there were proof of life photos until two thousand eleven and last November the Iranian government told the U. N. Levinson was the subject of an open court case surrounding his disappearance a federal judge recently ruled a Ron was liable for Levinson being taken hostage and tortured Jackie Quinn Washington
Coronavirus: Ukraine protesters attack buses carrying China evacuees
"Thousands of members of a south Korean religious sect linked to a surge in cases of the coronavirus have been told to self quarantine hundreds say they have symptoms of covert nineteen and the impact of that outbreak continues to grow and is being felt well indirectly at least in Ukraine dozens of protesters in the central part of a region if attacked buses carrying evacuees from China from coronavirus hit areas the evacuees were being brought to the hospital where they will be held in quarantine for fourteen days we can free now to be this is Jenna Fischer in cats hi Joe no more do we know about the incident yeah I was there all of yesterday in this village of novih send Jari where the evacuees as we call them what brought eventually yesterday evening I'm now is that as basically the local villages tried that down this to stop them being being taken to a sanatorium health facility in that town that was a pretty angry seeds fall as a some rocks were thrown I'm pretty nasty stuff the message from the villages was pretty much that they don't trust the assurances that they'd been given by the Ukrainian authorities that everyone had been tested at least once and that no one had been infected and there was no risk to their health and that they were extremely unhappy that they were being brought to serve that quarantine in their village it also perhaps a lack of faith in the health services the fact that you know if they all way safely in quarantine presumably that might not be that much risk to people nearby it is it is to do with that I think there is a broader issue about education about this information that way emails going round yesterday we see which are paid to to sow the seeds of distrust in the authorities emails which eventually turned out to be the the fake so I think that is particularly in these rural areas people are particularly susceptible to these kind of room is which which sweep very rapidly and I think you have to put in the broader context of Ukraine being a former Soviet country where the trust in what they get told by authorities is pretty low if you go back to the nineteen eighties of course Ukraine was the site to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster famously people were told the weeks that it was safe there they did need to panic and of course it turned out to be an absolute disaster for everyone who lived I need that power station yeah I'm perhaps in an effort to attempt to restore some of that trust the health minister is saying she's going to be joining the Iraqi wheezing quarantine would run her ministry by Scott I mean it's a PR stunt but is a pretty good one is not yeah I love the the Iranian government are trying that don this to to reassure people we have statements from the president yesterday we had the interior minister and the prime minister heading to this small small town and then the statement from the health ministers Arianna skillets guy saying on Facebook these people are a compatriots we live in one country and have to take care of their health and safety so yes the government is going out of their way to try and reassure people all the indications are that this sort of fresh point yesterday has now died down somewhat I think the government and that really has to now convinced people that they will do everything by the book to make sure that there's no possibility of any spreading all that this you that you crave might possibly get its first case of the corona virus as a result of these evacuations and and how many people are we talking about about both in terms of the number of activities and potentially others still in China look what they've done in this evacuation is there were about forty five Ukrainians about twenty other nationalities who are brought on the flight and everybody who they came in contact with either on the plane or even on the buses yesterday have been put into this quarantine period so close to a hundred people on now in this facility and they will be for the next two weeks we've not had any word yet as to whether there will be any further evacuations from who had I think one particularly sad thing that emerge this morning was a video from a hospital in western Ukraine the town of live they've web people with singing the national anthem that's doctors nurses medical stuff singing the national anthem because they've been told that none of the kind of coronavirus evacuees we're going to be brought that so it was for them a moment of celebration I think for many of us who who committed here to the values of the medical profession of looking off the people in the profoundly depressing to to see that Fisher took his life from
A Timeline of Recent Events in US-Iran Relations
"Off. We are going to go over a little. Bit of a timeline found him put put together. That kinda goes over. Recent events obviously our history with Iran goes back tens of not a hundred years But I just kind of want to go over the recent the The relevant history in current events and it starts July fourteenth of two thousand fifteen on the US and Iran and some a few other nations announced the nuclear deal and Iran the US and four other UN permanent members announced that they have reached a comprehensive deal regarding Iran's nuclear their program. Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment which obviously is making nuclear weapons and allow international inspectors into the country in exchange change for a lifting of trade sanctions primarily concerning oil then July sixteenth of two thousand sixteen now so year pretty much the year after this has happened the US and Europe lifted the sanctions on Iran asked promise in the nuclear deal and the very next day. The Obama Administration issued a new sanctions against eleven people and companies with leak to Iran's ballistic missile program. Now twenty seventeen trump extend sanctions waiver So what pretty much happened is the trump administration renewed sanctions waivers. That were in part because of the AH Iran nuclear deal and then may eighth of two thousand eighteen so another year head the US R- withdrawals from the from the Iran. Nuclear deal on this this kind of big news back in two thousand eighteen if you guys remember that or not but president trump announced that the US will withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement and implements a maximum pressure sure campaign in an attempt to force Iran to negotiate a new deal. So you heard this in trump's campaign as well as two thousand eighteen was going on trump was really unhappy. Happy With the deal that Obama had made with Iran whether or not that was a political move because Obama had made the plan and he just wasn't a fan of that and wanted Anatole renegotiate it As he does. Or if it was a serious problem with the deal that he was unhappy with either way In response wants Iran says it will exceed the caps for uranium-enriching as outlined by the Iran. Nuclear deal international nuclear watchdogs later confirmed that Iran Iran had exceeded its limits That were set out in the twenty fifteen deal so now April eighth of Twenty nineteen so this is a a month and a year after the. US had originally withdraw from the Iran. Nuclear deal in Iran had exceeded its limits trump trump designates the Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard corpse as a foreign terrorist organization is the first time the US has declared part of another national government as a terrorist organization. So kind of big news. These are not small claims that were being made by the trump administration. And during this time time from May to October of two thousand nineteen so not not may when the US withdrawal from The Iran nuclear deal but from May to October of of twenty nine thousand nine the US Iran tensions had ramped up a ton because of and this is another kind of current event. That was going on back then. The oil tanker explosions now. Now there was officially. No I guess conclusive evidence that directly pointed to Iran or like the Iranian government having exploded. Order these oil tankers but a series of attacks on these oil tankers near the Straits of who who mas which is in the Oman or the Gulf of Oman? I believe Tensions between the US just skyrocketed the US blamed Iran for the tax on the oil tankers are sailing under Saudi Arabian Japanese US and British flags in response. US attempts to seize an Iranian Oil Tanker K now November twenty nineteen Iranian Iranian riots over economic concerns. Start to begin and over the course of the next four days Iran's riots in the streets in opposition to the increase in oil prices mainly they do to sanctions that were being put on and all this drama that was occurring international estimates. That more than three hundred people were killed in the government. Crackdown on this demonstration. The trump trump administration in response sharply criticized the Iranian government for how it handled these protests killed three hundred of its people while okay now were in December thirty first so and other month forward From the riots and twenty nineteen and this is probably something you may be able to remember now if you're listening to this when it came amount of course the MILTA- members attacked US embassy embassies in Baghdad. So the Iraqi demonstrators as well so Iraq Iran Iran different different countries Iraqi demonstrators and Iran backed milita members break into the US embassy in Baghdad and set. Fire To the embassy in this was in response to the American airstrikes that killed members of Iran. Back Milita The previous weekend so now going forward. Here's here's our big news. This is where all the world war three means. came from this is where all the main drama in recent events have came from the. US killed General Solo Mommy Sulejmani Yeah so the. US killed Iran's top general title as well as Iraqi military leaders boo muddied in a drone strike in Baghdad. So Iraq Iraq really Kinda and I got the worst of this because Baghdad is in Iraq not Iran and they got bombed or not bomb but launched missile twice once by Iran trying in to attack the US and then by the US trying to attack Iran. Obviously only one of those were successful. The one that killed the Iranian general but then now skipping Ford I five days or in January eighth now so this is what I just kind of mentioned Iran launch missiles onto basis and Iraq where soldiers are stationed in relationship with the killing of their general. No casualties were reported the same morning. A Ukrainian airliner crashed crashed. Quotation marks around crashed after taking off from Iran the US officials say that Iran shot down with two Russian surface to air missiles. There is some video footers. I believe that was put out by BBC of a plane that was flying. And you see this huge explosion in the air and later you hear her a a giant explosion through the sound And that is claimed to be the Ukrainian airliner that was supposedly shot down Now Day later. US retaliates was sanctioned. So this is the first kind of official sanctions that came in after the. US had left the nuclear ordeal all the way back in two thousand eighteen so January ninth trump announces. His administration will impose new sanctions on Iran in response to the missile strike. The next day Secretary Secretary of state. Mike pompeo Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the sanctions which target the construction manufacturing actioning mining textile industries and of course oil industries these sanctions also name eight Iranian officials within these sanctions. Two days after this January the eleventh Iran finally admitted that the Ukrainian airliner was shot down and quotation marks the end by mistake and the admission sparked protests in in Tehran and elsewhere against Iranian leaders. So a little more context. I want to add to this. Timeline is first of all the funeral that happened. For General Sulejmani Sulejmani reporter said that it encompassed almost are actually not almost more than a million people attended of this man's funeral and in case you guys were curious or didn't really get it in the mainstream media. I think it was Kinda not reported on as much as more just like. Oh we killed Tim. This happened not necessarily. We should be happy for it but he was a bad guy so in January second the Pentagon announced that the strike was to deter future Iranian attack plans trump also announced that he was an imminent threat and was caught planning attacks against the United States. Why these reports a came out so much later. I don't know because if you go back all the way to twenty seventeen trump had stated in a national secretary or not the National National Security Conference that he believed that Sulejmani was a threat. So why this didn't really come out in the mainstream media. I don't know I want inform you guys in case if you were curious
The Downing of PS752
"Hello and welcome to episode seventy-five seventy five of APP talk. I am passionate here as always with Jason Rabinowitz. Hi Ian. How's your New Year's? Hello Jason the New Year in personally. The New Year is off to a decent start but it has not been a good year so far now. The past two weeks at were recording on January fourteenth. The past two weeks has been a very long year. I'm done I'm happy to be done with twenty twenty already. All right. You're twenty twenty one hour bring it on. None of that's right. That's not how it works now. Okay I think we have to address reality all right. Well then then let us address reality a quick recap up the last two weeks and then we'll take things in order as has it works by piece the time so the year since we last recorded we've had a Falker. One hundred in Kazakhstan briefly left the ground and came back down skit along the side of the runway in impacted. A building thing that led to the first fatal accident of the year then there were missile launches from Iran into Iraq in retaliation for for the US killing in Iranian general that led to changes in. How Airlines were using the Airspace that same night. A Ukraine international airlines seven. Three seven was shot down while departing Tehran by Iranian surface to air missiles. All the while the seven three seven Max Saga continues with the additional release of documents since and messages between seventy seven pilots. That do not paint a pretty picture at all on the stranger side. Confederal state and local officials are hunting mystery drones in Colorado Nebraska and Wyoming and in not quite breaking news but happened happened earlier today. A Delta triple seven dumped fuel in return in preparation for emergency returned to Los Angeles and the Fuel Oh fell on a school playground so we have enough news in the first two weeks of the year to fill many episodes of the podcast. So we will I guess. Just start where. Where do we go from here? I don't WanNa know really do not want to know now. Well fortunately we have a bullet list that we sometimes read off of those. Just go top to bottom there. You go it okay. So on the seventh into the eighth of January January the Iranian military fired missiles towards a base that houses Iraqi at US troops in Iraq so is missiles caused some structural damage. And things like that but but no one was killed as far as is reporting. I I've seen what then happened was a quick succession of no temps issued the the coakley notice to airmen named long before So they kind of the anachronistic title but saying from the FAA saying don't fly over Iraq. Don't fly over. Iran don't fly over the Persian Gulf. And don't play over the Gulf Mont Right which only impacts airlines are based. I believe just based in the US which would impact very few if any fights. It's actually operating in that region right so at the beginning of the night after this happened it looked like there wasn't going to be much impact to who aviation because of this particular kind of retaliatory missile strikes and there were other airlines. That said we're GONNA follow those. It's an not necessarily follow the. FAA's prohibitions but we're we agree with them and we will also not fly over right. I think notably British Airways was one of if not the first I to make a u-turn and find another round right. They were coming up from. I believe it was a flight from one of the British Airways destinations in India back to London and they reached Kuwait to wait and decided that they were going to go through Saudi Arabia and Egypt rather than travel up through Iraq so as the night went on other airlines made made made changes to their flight paths and even earlier in the week. A few airlines had announced that they weren't going to fly over Ronnie in airspace notably Singapore her with announced on the sixth of January before the missile strikes that they would not be flying over around anymore. They moved their flights to the north up to you passing through kind of Azerbaijan and Tajikistan on their way to Singapore from their European destinations and it looked like there would be kind of a headache is for civil aviation concern to you no longer routings. Flights would have to fly around but there there there wouldn't be a huge impact right. This is all things. We've seen before their unfortunate geopolitics are annoying. Sometimes fights have to add had literally on top of already quite long flights. But it's still you work with it right and like we've talked about especially with the Pakistan India Afghanistan Afghanistan airspace closures in early twenty. Nine hundred thousand. These are things that the airlines are closely following. They're planning for. They have contingencies season. Things like that then in the early morning hours in Tehran a Ukrainian international airline seven three seven departed started and about two minutes after departure. We lost the DSP signal and then there started to be reports that the aircraft had crashed right it. I mean when we first started looking at the ads data is pretty clear that something absolutely catastrophic had happened extremely quickly as the data look normal like they were on their regular departure path from the airport like every other time in every other fight before them that day but then the data just is kind of stopped and that's not something you typically see in crashes or incidents like this usually. There's some sort of indication that something is beginning to go wrong. But this this was just a stop of the data. Exactly there was no change in speed or altitude or or anything like that or even heading that would provide an indication that something happened in past incidents in crushes. We've seen you know a dramatic increase in vertical speed negative vertical speed in increasing ground speed at a loss of altitude or some combination of those. Here you're all three receivers that had been receiving data from seven five two stopped in the same second. The data just stopped comic nick and that was an indication that something catastrophic had happened. And we didn't know what yet and so for the past week. A number of organizations have done some incredible reporting in some incredible open source reporting through verifying video and things like that and that led to on the eleventh of January the Iranian government taking responsibility for shooting the aircraft out right and and pretty much watch from the second word had gone out that an aircraft was down the Iranian officials. Were immediately blaming it on mechanical issues of some sort which is impossible to know that early on especially in the complete absence of any transmissions from the flight crew on board that aircraft for obvious. Obvious reasons they didn't make any but that was the initial word out of Iran in that prove obviously to not be the case. Yeah and so the pressure. Her that arose to conduct a proper investigation from Ukraine From elsewhere really kind of drove a A an unrelenting kind of drumbeat of what actually happened
"iranian government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Comments coming out of the Iranian government on whether or not, there wasn't sort of miscalculation of what they were thinking. However, they have been saying from the very beginning that they believe that it was the US that was escalating, this situation FAA today, relate a warning to commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf the warning came from US embassies in the region. The ambassador to the tensions in the region increase the risk that a plane could be, quote, misidentified, the president of Ohio State, University, says it's clear there was quote, consistent institutional failure identified in a report that found sexual abuse allegations from at least one hundred seventy seven male students. Correspondent polo Sandovol supports really the end of a year long investigation. It included a hearing from very survivors, including one who spoke before school. Trustees in November? This is what he had to say. I could not get the image of the predators face out of my head him standing over me. Why are you sexually assaulted me in clinic? Students made the allegations against Richard Strauss. A former athletic team doctor who took his own life in two thousand five three people reported to be close to death after a shooting at a house party early this morning in Muncie. Indiana near ball state university. Police say a total of seven people were shot and they're talking to multiple witnesses university says, there's no threat to the campus ahead for the mid west of messy weekend of heavy rain, strong, winds and large hail. Forty million people are under severe weather threats in the region today. Thirteen million more tomorrow the areas that will be hit include Texas to southern Minnesota, the greatest threats will be across central to northern Texas.
"iranian government" Discussed on Fake the Nation
"You wonder if they're putting it in just the nice terms that you're doing. The fact that he's coming up to twenty MS guy for teas wanna say. You might be. Oh. Also completely recognize that so many things about the Iranian government are fucked. Okay. Having been there having walked amongst the machine guns that are on the streets being held by the cultural police having been stopped in untold that my sunglasses were too fashionable. This was during a crackdown era. They were very nice there. They were like knockoff Prada glasses. So like, okay. So I look bit let being I don't like covering myself. Whatever like, I don't, you know, it I don't like the the not having freedom of speech part of Iran, that sucks the like just various women's rights that are neglected band rejected. None of those things don't like it. So they have issues they got us sort out. Of course. However, they are still like a country with sovereignty, and you can relate to them like just rely and their way better than people that we love like Saudi Arabia. You know what I mean? We're like other. Oh, oh my God. There's like civic life in Iran. Women get degrees. They have higher rates of degree attainment men in Iran, like peop-, you know, I mean, they're smart. They're literally in their rates of literacy are like off the charts compared to other Middle Eastern countries. Iran is a re this. That's why right. I, you know, we want to work with them because they actually have resources, and they actually have like that's why there's so much brain drain from Iran. Those people are smart, you know, we set we sent an Iranian female astronaut into orbit. You know, that's big comeback. We celebrate. So Iran is different. You're not hearing these stories out of Saudi Arabia. You know what I'm saying? Okay. If people know I feel this way, I'm you know, I'm conflicted. Obviously here from your perspective, though. I would love to talk to your family..
"iranian government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"And then she turns on this country. She becomes a turncoat and then works for Iran. How the hell did this woman? Who was born and raised in Texas decided to defect to Iran, and then conspired to deliver very sensitive national defence secrets to Tehran. How does that happen? Authorities said that arrest warrant has been issued for wet who the DOJ believes still lives in Iran. Where the Iranian government has made her very very comfortable. Well, if we ever find her and get our hands on her we to make her very uncomfortable. And five electric chair firing squad. Whatever this is just a grotesque. Horrific story. Angers me beyond belief. I mean, I I am so aggravated irritated with this woman and this story, and again, I'm sure there's much more damage that she's done. That we're not going to fully reveal. But I'm guessing we probably have an inventory of exactly what she was able to fork over to the Iranians. That's unbelievable. On a couple of audio bites. I wanna play this is a great story. This is just an absolutely awesome story. Well, it wasn't the premises bad. Because unfortunately, so many people fall for this crap here in this country these days, and I'm talking about the phone scammers. You know, those the IRS scams. These these calls that come from overseas scaring people and a lot of elderly people fall for this. You've got people at fall for all kinds of internet scams and phone call phone, call rackets. Yeah. Listen, I told the story on the air. I got the IRS scam. Call. I got the attention. I think it was it was the computer at first attention. You are in trouble with the IRS you risk arrest because of this. And that whatever it was and I stayed on as happened late in the morning. This is a couple of years ago late in the morning. I told the story on the air, and I'm sitting on my couch. I'm doing prep for the show. I've got a laptop in my lap by my printers next to me. I'm printing got stories. I'm highlighting a prepping for the Sean I get this phone call. And it's this IRS scam. Call threatening me that I'm in big trouble. And I'm going to go to jail, but you know, please hold for an agent, and I'm like, oh, I finally got one of these calls. And of course, I knew that. It was fake. I knew it wasn't the IRS calling. The IRS does not call. You any initial contact.
"iranian government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Okay. This is my more Denver, Colorado. It's great to have you, sir. How are you doing? Rush. Good. Good. Nominee Runyan born American emphasizing American because I'm one hundred percent American and and having lived out there in the Middle East and Iran, and I just had this theory on on the geopolitical impact of. To death. That's how you say it in. How was actually impact the Iranian? Relationship with China and how having a Lester powerful Saudi Arabia is in a lot of ways. Then officials in the government as they go through this whole sanction process with the with all the new sanctions that our president has put on. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a hand in his death this guy this new guy that ships with the US wants. Wait, wait. Wait, wait. Hold on. Hold on a minute. You wouldn't be surprised if who had a hand in the death of kashogi? Are you running government? The Iranian government. Yes. And they're known for the status they have their hands in everything their tentacles. I mean, I lived there for sport in my life. Propaganda. And the way they go about this. They say one team, and maybe one another, and we created this an entire scenario how this is not their fault that it is because you know, the number one sponsor terrorism around the world. And I believe that I've seen it. So I think having a Saudi Arabia that is odds with US is extremely beneficial for best. I mean think about it. Well, yeah. Obviously saw that that that is that's that's why Trump is not backing down from and isn't going to why Trump is not acknowledging any of this demand that he. Criticize or some other way punish Saudi Arabia by distancing the United States from an isn't going to happen. I don't know how the Iranians could have gotten into Saudi embassy or the consulate in Istanbul. I I've not heard anybody else. Allude to the fact that the Iranians might have had a hand in the death of of kashogi affect our own C A our own intelligence community, which never wrong has said that the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the demise of Jamal kashogi what once again vote the Trump position on. This is very clear we have a very important crucial geostrategic relationship with Saudi Arabia. It is built on more than just oil. We actually may have more oil reserves NAN the Saudis, our economy is much more diversified than the Saudis. We're by no means as dependent on the Saudis for oil as we used to be. But the region the Saudi Arabia. The Middle East is is one of the most. I. Dangerous in the world. And we have an ally there named Israel. They happen to be the Saudis happened to be aligned with us. Against the Iranians. And they're not even amazingly as as pro-palestinians they used to be. But there's something else that the crown prince's doing that is not getting any attention. Maybe there's what to focus on this because they have no interest in making the Saudis. Look good right now all the media wants to do damage Trump. However, they have to do it. The crown prince is a millennial himself. He is of the opinion that Wahabism which is created militant Islamic terrorism in the name of bin Laden, and so forth is no good. They they they want to he wants to eliminate the influence of wa hobby Islam, which is made him a huge huge target. This is one of the things that ticked off kashogi, by the way. But the relationship between kashogi Saudi Royal family, the government he was not just a journalist being critical of the regime, he had far greater.
"iranian government" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Okay. This is my more than Denver, Colorado. It's great to have you, sir. How are you doing? Hey, doing rush. Nominee rhyming, born American emphasizing Erica because I one hundred percents, and I, you know, having lived out there in the Middle East and Iran, and I just have this theory on on the geopolitical impact of. Oh, jeez. Deaths. How you say it in? How was actually impact the Iranian? Relationship with China and how having a lesser? Powerful. Saudi Arabia is in a lot of ways. Then officials Iranian government as they go through this whole sanction process with the with all the new sanctions that the president has put on. I wouldn't be surprised if they had a hand in his death. This guy. This new guy. The relationships with the US. Wait, wait. Wait, wait. Hold on. Hold on a minute. You wouldn't be surprised if who had a hand in the death of kashogi? Running government the Iranian government. Yes. And they're known for the status, they have their hands in everything your tentacles. I mean, I lived there. I was for sport in my life. The propaganda and the way they go about this. They say one, and maybe one other, and we created this, you know, an entire scenario how this is not their fault that it is because, you know, the number one sponsor terrorism around the world, and I believe that I've seen it. I think having a Saudi Arabia that is odd with US is extremely beneficial events. I mean think about it. Well, yeah, obviously. So that that that is that's that's why Trump is not backing down from it and isn't going to why Trump is not acknowledging any of this demand that he. Criticize or some other way punish Saudi Arabia by distancing the United States from. It isn't going to happen. I don't know how the Iranians could have gotten in the Saudi embassy or the consulate in an Istanbul. I I've not heard anybody else alluded to the fact that the Iranians might have had a hand in the death of of kashogi fact, our own C I A our own intelligence community, which never wrong. Has said that the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the demise of Jamal Shoghi what once again vote and the Trump position on this is very clear, we have a very important crucial geostrategic relationship or Saudi Arabia. It is built on more than just oil. We actually may have more oil reserves than the Saudis our economy is much more diversified than the Saudis. We're by no means as dependent on the Saudis for oil as we used to be. But the region the Saudi Arabia. The Middle East is is one of the most. Dangerous in the world. And we have an ally there named Israel. They happen to be the Saudis happen to be aligned with us. Against the Iranians. And they're not even amazingly as as pro-palestinians they used to be. But there's something else that the crown prince's doing that is not getting any attention to focus on this because they have no interest in making the Saudis. Look good right now. All the media wants to do is damage Trump. However, they have to do it. The crown prince is a millennial himself. He is of the opinion that wa hob ISM, which is created militant Islamic terrorism in the name of bin Laden, and so forth is no good. They they want to he wants to eliminate the influence of one hobby Islam, which is made him a huge huge target. This is one of the things that ticked off kashogi, by the way. But the relationship between kashogi and the Saudi Royal family, the government, he was not just a journalist being critical of the regime, he had far greater.
"iranian government" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Okay. This is my more than Denver, Colorado. It's great to have you, sir. How are you doing? How you doing rush? Good. Good. Nominee rhyming, born American I can because I one hundred percent of our, and I, you know, having lived out there in the Middle East and Iran, and I just have this theory on on the geopolitical impact of. These deaths. Thank you say it. How is that actually impact? See Rodman relationship with China and how having a lesser powerful. Saudi Arabia is in a lot of ways beneficial to the Iranian government as they go through this whole sanction process with the with all the new sanctions that our president has put on. I think I wouldn't be surprised if they had a hand it is that this guy this new guy that ships with the US wants to wait. Wait, wait, wait. Hold on hold on a minute. You wouldn't be surprised if who had a hand in the death of kashogi? You running government and the Iranian government. Yes. They're known for the status stuff. They have their hands in everything tentacles. I mean, I lived there. I was for sport in my life. Propaganda. And the way they go about this. They say one thing, and maybe another, and we created this, you know, an entire scenario how this is not their fault that it is. Because you know, there's the number one sponsoring terrorism around the world. And I believe I've seen it. Having a Saudi Arabia. That is an odds with US is extremely officials events. I mean think about it. Well, yeah. Obviously, that's why Trump is not backing down from it. And isn't going to why Trump is not acknowledging any of this demand that he? Criticize or some other way punish Saudi Arabia by distancing the United States from an isn't going to happen. I don't know how the Iranians could have gotten into Saudi embassy or the consulate in an Istanbul. I've not heard anybody else alluded to the fact that the Iranians might have had a hand in the death of of kashogi fact, our own CIA our own intelligence community, which never wrong has said that the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the demise of Jamal Shoghi what once again voting and the Trump position on this is very clear, we have a very important crucial geostrategic relationship with Saudi Arabia is built on more than just oil. We actually may have more oil reserves NAN the Saudis, our economy is much more diversified than the Saudis. We are by no means as dependent on the Saudis for oil as we used to be. But the region the Saudi Arabia. The Middle East is is one of the most. Dangerous in the world. And we have an ally there named Israel. They happen to be the Saudis happened to be aligned with us. Against the Iranians and not even amazingly as pro-palestinians they used to be. But there's something else that the crown prince's doing that is not getting any attention is what a focus on this because they have no interest in making the Saudis. Look good right now. All the media wants to do is damage Trump. However, they have to do it. The crown prince is a millennial himself. He is of the opinion that Wahabism which is created militant Islamic terrorism in the name of bin Laden, and so forth is no good. They want to he wants to eliminate the influence of one hobby Islam, which is made him a huge huge target. This is one of the things that ticked off kashogi, by the way. But the relationship between kashogi and the Saudi Royal family government. He was not just a journalist being critical of the regime, he had far greater.
"iranian government" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Okay. This is my more than Denver, Colorado. It's great to have you, sir. How are you doing? How you doing rush? Good good nominee rhyming. Born American emphasizing American because I'm one hundred percent American, and and, you know, having lived out there in the Middle East and Iran, and I just had this theory on on the geopolitical impact of. Jeez. Death. In how was actually impact Iran relationship with China and how having a lesser powerful? Saudi Arabia is in a lot of ways beneficial in the Iranian government as they go through this whole sanction process with the with all the new sanctions that the president has put on. I think I wouldn't be surprised if they had a hand it is that this guy this new guy the one with the US what? Wait, wait, wait, wait, hold on. Hold on a minute. You wouldn't be surprised if who had a hand in the death of kashogi? The government the Iranian government. Yes. There are known for this kind of stuff they have their hands in everything the panicles. I mean, I lived there. I was for sport in my life. The propaganda and the way they go about this one team, and maybe another, and we created this entire scenario. How this is not their fault that it is because, you know, the number one sponsor terrorism around the world, and I believe that I've seen it. I think having a Saudi Arabia that is odd with US is extremely beneficial events. I mean think about it. Well, yeah, obviously. So that that that is that's why Trump is not backing down from it and isn't going to why Trump is not acknowledging any of this demand that he. Criticize or some other way punish Saudi Arabia by distancing the United States from an isn't going to happen. I don't know how the Iranians could have gotten into Saudi embassy or the consulate in an Istanbul. I I've not heard anybody else alluded to the fact that the Iranians might have had a hand in the death of of kashogi fact, our own C see A our own intelligence community, which never wrong has said that the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the demise of Jamal kashogi what once again vote that the Trump position on. This is very clear we have a very important crucial geostrategic relationship with Saudi Arabia. It is built on more than just we actually may have more oil reserves NAN the Saudis, our economy is much more diversified than the Saudis. We're by no means as dependent on the Saudis for oil as we used to be. But the region the Saudi Arabia. The Middle East is is one of the most. Dangerous in the world. And we have an ally there named Israel. They happen to be the Saudis happened to be aligned with us. Against the Iranians. And they're not even amazingly as as pro-palestinians they used to be. But there's something else that the crown prince's doing that is not getting any attention to focus on this because they have no interest in making the Saudis. Look good right now. All the media wants to do is damage Trump. However, they have to do it. The crown prince is a millennial himself. He is of the opinion that Wahabism which is created militant Islamic terrorism in the name of bin Laden, and so forth is no good. They want to he wants to eliminate the influence of one hobby. Islam. Which is made him a huge huge target. This is one of the things that ticked off kashogi, by the way, but the relationship between kashogi Royal family government. He was not just a journalist being critical of the regime, he had far greater designs and overthrowing the regime. Just writing about it in the Washington Post. For more information about contests on this station. Go to Kansas T dot com slash rules. Women around.
"iranian government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"World service with me stephen saka my guest today is a veteran observer of iran's political and diplomatic decision making process having served inside the foreign policymaking establishment and as a spokesman for iran's nuclear negotiating team some fifteen years ago hussein musavian then fell out of favor with the government of president mahmoud medina giant and moved to the united states but he remains well connected with and generally supportive of the iranian government in the international arena that arena is of course extremely tense and troubled right now donald trump has dumps the international agreement curbing iran's nuclear program which was a cornerstone of barack obama's foreign policy legacy iran now has a choice whether to ramp up its nuclear program and its side of the agreement or truck just the remaining international signatories to deliver on the deals benefits to the iranian economy more widely iran faces intense pressure from the us israel and saudi arabia to rein in its efforts to project regional influence but is tehran in any mood to listen sane musavian joins me now from princeton in the united states welcome to hop talk thank you the let's start with that decision by donald trump to walk away from the international agreement on iran's nuclear program how well prepared do you think iranian government was for that decision policy against iran confronting iran in the region everybody could understand in tehran that he's not going to stick with the nuclear deal it's a blow for president rohani and a vindication i suppose for supreme leader who had always said that in his view this deal albeit reluctantly signed by iran would not see america change its policy toward the country nor keep its promises actually.
"iranian government" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"The iranian government in exchange for nothing in exchange for zero things a promise that they would be nice i remember for each outcry being quite critical but you acknowledge that israel's capital is israel's capital and that jerusalem is sovereign jewish territory and has been since its inception and suddenly then so then we have to talk about real tradeoffs here we have to talk about the political expediency of moving the embassy to jerusalem the anti israel bias in the media is palpable and we have to examine why that bias exists in the first place i think that the by just for a couple of reasons number one if you will get media coverage of israel up till nineteen sixty seven it was very strongly in favor of israel that was because the jews were seen as the victims until nineteen sixty seven so the media was very sympathetic to the plight of jews after the holocaust and they believe that israel should become a state and israel should israel was thriving country that was moving in the direction of socialism in nineteen sixty seven israel not only defeats enemies but destroys its enemies in the stay war israel pushes egypt all the way back to cairo israel pushes into jordan israel pushes into syria israel pushes into lebanon it's an amazing military feet at all of that was was incredible and the the left turns on israel because now israel is seen as the great victimisers suddenly israel is a westernized country that is moving toward the united states and not toward russia now it is it is not a coincidence that the russian government the ussr government began pushing pan arabism and alliance with with russia at the same time that the west the western left began turning against israel this is not a giant coincidence in nineteen sixty seven the media turns against israel and they've never turned back and today the argument is that israel is the great oppressor in the middle east even though israel is the only liberal country in the middle east the only country where frankly muslims can live in democracy in the middle east there's no other muslim democracy in the middle east israel is the best muslim democracy in the middle east and it's jewish country nobody else's voting israel has people sitting in parliament who believe in the destruction of the.
"iranian government" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Appropriate investigating protocols necessary to confirm the existence or non existence of these things that we really can't confirm whether or not iran was incompliance which makes it so nonsensical when listening to barack obama and his defensiveness the associated press reported quote obama's administration brokered the deal he said tuesday that trump's decision to withdraw is misguided especially because iran has been complying but iran's alleged compliance again it's been based on a formula that just doesn't allow for confirmation of said compliance why because it's a formula that is permitted iran to handle the very evidence needed to prove compliance what how meaningfully prove compliance with a protocol that disconnects you from the very evidence you need to make that decision again a perfect illustration of this problem are these secrets ideals that iran had with the guy the international tomek energy agency all right this is all right these permitted the iranian government personnel to be in charge hinting soil samples to the ea whatever the i did want to inspect operations like iran's nuclear site now you gotta ask ourselves well actually that was declared site but it doesn't matter because whether to declare site or undeclared site if both pose an equal threat but we only have binding protocols for one but not so for the other were just screwed you have to ask yourself something folks and it's rather basic question since when did the subjects of investigations get to be part of the chain of custody managing the evidence about those subjects the answer is never but obama and many in europe still tell us today that if you disagree with them on this that means you support war as opposed to having an alternative perspective we're dissenting view or maybe even a rival plan he he and his fellow advocates don't understand that.
"iranian government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Agree with a lot of what was just said i i will start with the protesters i do i agree that president trump has done very very well on this the the promptness of his response of showing solidarity with the protesters was exactly right enact that goes for dick haley ends i mean everybody else in the administration who would have a role um you'll hear a lot of push back from former obama administration officials that the sort of the the the of the other side of this the other position on this is that we should actually be quiet that this is sort of an iranian affair in that that the us government should just kind of stay out of it um that is not with of many of the demonstrators say now that the demonstrators interrupting in iran are not all demonstrating for the same reasons um some of them but it's generally just deep dissatisfaction with the regime in general and then for a variety of reasons for wider dissatisfied with the re with the regime but what they were promised with the iranian people were promised was that the iran deal would would bring in this new wave of of economic prosperity for the country and they haven't seen it if this it just they haven't seen it um the the iranian government uh used much of the the funds for for its it's military and for the irg see and for its missile program and this is why i oppose the iran deal with everything i had leading up until the deal i testified before congress that if you do not include iran's missile program that it is a uh just ate a horribly flawed deal because the iranians will not continue to spend all their research the resources on these intercontinental ballistic missiles which anytime the iranians or the north koreans test a satellite okay anytime they test the satellite that is an intercontinental ballistic missile test is different in terms of that you still got a there's some other challenges technical challenge for getting the the launched to go on the right trajectory tha to get it onto its target but they're they're not they're not just.
"iranian government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The un gholamali whole shrill was equally scathing there is a long history of yours woolly at the un what this is a preposterous example the purely internal affairs of a nation in this case protests that the iranian government has addressed the adult snake for the rights up the protesters and with every attempt to deal with peace fully this spot while weiland infiltrators and direct encouragement by foreign forces including by the president of the united states the bbc's bouwman copies he has been following the reaction to the meeting it seemed that united states is was trying to elevate the issue of these protests on the international stage and hopefully from their perspective at bring about some sort of unity in condemnation of iran government's actions in limiting the voices of those protesters and obviously curtailing the access to the internet in the last few days um and it is a sort of ongoing campaign by trump administration to verbally attacked iran's government a and also criticised cleared deal president trump has at tweeted more than probably any other foreign issue uttered in north korea about these protests in numerous times in the in the last few days and nikki haley has also been at the forefront of criticizing iran so it seems like they hope that this would a bring or put this issue of protest or at least keep it in the headlines for a few more days and demonstrate in internet it's not a full international consensus in condemnation of iran's government's actions but at least the traditional west western countries a majority of members of the security council in lockstep will united states versus china and russia that was not achieved it was a didn't go as planned because not just russia and china china criticized the united states french as you we just heard even british ambassador use this opportunity that while criticizing iran saying that the current nuclear deal should stay in place that they should defended and also questioned whether this rises to the level of threat to the peace and security of the.
"iranian government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"I could go seventy five different angles on this are we could spend the rest of the time just just kind of unpacking um i agree with a lot of what was just said i i will start with the protesters i do agree that president trump has done very very well on this the the promptness of his response of showing solidarity with the protesters was exactly right in that goes for nikki haley and everybody else in the administration who would have a role you'll hear a lot of push back from former obama administration officials that the sort of the the the appeal the other side of this the other position on this is that we should actually be quiet that this is sort of an iranian affair in that that the us government should just kind of stay out of it that is not with of many of the demonstrators say now the demonstrators interest in in iran are not all demonstrating for the same reasons some of them but is generally just deep dissatisfaction with the regime in general and then for a variety of reasons for why they're dissatisfied with the re with the regime but what they were promised with the iranian people were promise was that the iran deal would would bring in this new wave of economic prosperity for the country and they haven't seen it if this it just they haven't seen it um the the iranian government uh used much of the the funds for four it's it's military and for the irg see and for its missile program and this is why i oppose the iran deal with everything i had leading up until the deal i testified before congress that if you do not include iran's missile program that it is a uh just eighty a horribly flawed deal because the iranians will not continue to spend all their research resources on these intercontinental ballistic missiles which anytime the iranians or the north koreans test the satellite okay anytime they test the satellite that is an intercontinental ballistic missile test is different in terms of that you still got a there's some other challenges technical challenge for getting a the.
"iranian government" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Iranian government is facilitating a shiny object by telling their citizens to go out in the street protests then there are some of them are going to die because of it all so that we can have a distraction you're kidding right i'm talking about it is a distraction from our focus as americans should be on this on building a wall on the rate where you're you telling me that every other story besides building the wall is a shiny object distraction or is that are you just say one issue person because i can respect that but to act as if the wall is the only thing that that we should be talking about how how would that play out we do it we do our three hour radio show in every single day we talk about the wall you think that's that you think it's the only issue that people want to talk about the wall if even the most important issue when you so oh timeouts i'm out so what point does it at what point would iran using your logic matter to you is it when they get a nuclear weapon or when they get that nuclear weapon and they pointed america or when they get that nuclear weapon and they give it to somebody in a suitcase who's a terrorist well well i would say that matter to you then i'm ads and serious question here if iran gets a nuclear weapon because you're obsessed with your wall and set of worrying about national security issues and all of a sudden iran gets nuclear weapons and they decided to miniaturise one of them they have the capability to do it they hand it to one of these terrorists which they're very close with alqaeda isis hezbollah mossy sponsor anybody that wants to kill americans and they give a dirty bomb to somebody are at that point are you gonna then say crap maybe i shouldn't have been obsessed with only the issue of the wall well i believe the more americans have the chance of suffering the same fate is timely statistically it's on that disputing owner i'm not saying that the walls unimportant issue.
"iranian government" Discussed on WTMA
"Iranian government is facilitating a shiny object by telling their citizens to go out in the street protests then there are some of them are going to die because of it all so that we can have a distraction you're kidding right i think that i was talking about it is a distraction from our focus of americans should be on the on building a wall on the right way you're you telling me that every other story besides building the wall is a shiny object distraction or is that are you just say one issue person because i can respect that but to act as if the wall is the only thing that that we should be talking about how how would that play out we do it we do our three hour radio show in every single day we talk about the wall you think that's that you think it's the only issue that people want to talk about the wall if even the most important issue when you so it's about i'm out so at what point does it at what point would iran using urologic matter to you is it when they get a nuclear weapon are when they get that nuclear weapon and they pointed america or when they get that nuclear weapon and they give it to somebody in a suitcase whose of terrorists well i would say that matter to you then i'm ads have serious question here if iran gets a nuclear weapon because you're obsessed with your wall instead of worrying about national security issues and all of a sudden iran gets nuclear weapons and they decide to miniaturise one of them they have the capability to do it they hand it to one of these terrorists which they're very close with alqaeda isis hezbollah mossy sponsor anybody that wants to kill americans and they give a dirty bomb to somebody are at that point are you gonna then say crap maybe i shouldn't have been obsessed with only the issue of the wall well i believe the more americans have the chance of suffering the same fate is case we typically it i'm not disputing on i'm not saying that the walls unimportant issue.
"iranian government" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"The last few days recognize to a certain degree the need for economic reform accepting the fact that these protesters when it comes to the economic downward spiral that iran has been in do have legitimate cause for grievance in fact after a meeting with members of parliament president roh honey said we have no bigger challenge than unemployment our economy requires major corrective surgery but the government has been cracking down on these demonstrations and it has repeatedly been saying that people that go out and cause chaos and violence will be dealt with there's also been quite a bit of back and forth between the iranian and us president and with president roh honey most recently coming out and saying that president trump has absolutely no right to criticize the iranian government and has absolutely no right to sympathize with iran because in the past he's called the iranian people terrorists and president hunter has also been saying that it is trump self that is constantly creating problems for iranians including these visa and financial issues now it's worth to note that what's interesting at least for observers when it comes to these protests is that they're happening across the entire country and that doesn't seem to be a particular group or particular individual but is leading them so outside of this anger that we're seeing percolating brewing on the streets it's unclear as to whether or not these protesters themselves actually have a definitive specific goal in mind brown very good point arwa damon in assembled thank you for that report next we will discuss the white house response to north korea and iran with republican congressman lee zeldin and the rose bowl kicks off this afternoon we have a live report from the sidelines and the more than three months after hurricane maria will a new year brings some new hope to puerto rico cnn we'll take you there were many are turning to a higher power for help.
"iranian government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The iranian government has sent in the army but the aftershocks triggered mudslides as well so it's difficult to get to these people they're still searching for survivors but it's hard to truth the wind the wounded because even some of the hospitals were damaged and when it comes to people who weren't wounded there without shelter the iranian government says it's trying to get emergency shelter to seventy thousand people in the mountains while and and you're on the iraqi side and i mean you like to think that when there is a natural disaster like this the people put politics aside but we should say i mean there there have been a lot of difficult politics in this region and and as that effecting uh you know the the recovery of her potentially well interestingly enough the turkish government one of the first to offer aid to the iraqis the the kurds in iraq and relations there have been really at a low point the iraqi government has also said it will offer aid that something it has to do the damage here hasn't been as heavy but there are real fears about one of the dam's now authorities of told people downstream from that down that they should evacuate and certainly four of the many many people still displaced from fighting from isis this is going to make things even tougher most of the most of the damage here was concentrated in most of the casualties in the kurdistan region of iraq so it's run by the kurds but they certainly can use help help has been offered but let's see if it actually comes through and pure jana raff in the northern iraqi city of arbil jim thanks thank you let's ask her for republican tax cut really does what's advertised the centerpiece of the gop plan is a tax cut for corporations arrate that's now 35 percent and would fall to twenty various tax deductions would go away to help finance the drop supporters insist the corporate tax cut would bring economic growth and jobs so well it is an peers jim's rolling president trump and other republicans justify the corporate tax cut this way they say if you cut taxes businesses we'll have more money to spend companies such as apple will bring back some of the.