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"People are calling it a judicial revolution. Some people are calling it a coup. And he's being de legitimized heavily within the country. So these foreign trips are a chance for him to say, look, I'm still going to be respectable abroad, even though I'm pushing through these reforms that are so that are so difficult at home. He's also meeting in France with economic leaders because in Israel people are making the argument that if Israel votes itself out of the family of liberal democracies and goes into the club of Poland and Hungary and other more populist authoritarian regimes that it's going to have very hard economic damage. And so Netanyahu is going to be looked to be posturing while he's in France to show that that's not going to be true and that Israel is still on solid economic footing. I was going to ask you a bit about the international diplomatic dimension here Ellison, because again, it strikes me as a possibility that Netanyahu doesn't maybe mind a focus on this kind of slow burn Iranian nuclear program conversation. Indeed, he may not mind a focus of some of Israel's international partners on the recent violence because precisely because it distracts from what is probably a more consequential domestic discussion, which is, as you say, these reforms, I mean, is that a slightly simplistic way of looking at it? Or do you think there's some truth to that? Actually, he doesn't mind that there's this focus from without. No, he's a realistic focus. He wants to be viewed as defending the security of Israel and fighting against outside enemies at as much time that he can talk about the Iranian threat and that the threat of terrorism to Israel than that is time that is not going to be spent discussing these very controversial reforms and the very controversial members of his right-wing ruling coalition who say some very, very extreme things that the European leaders are completely opposed to and he's got some characters in this coalition in this government to until very recently were persona non grata in Europe and fringe figures. None of them are going to be traveling there themselves in the near future. So he is trying to establish the legitimacy of this extreme far right coalition and some of the controversial steps that it's taking. And putting a positive veneer on it by being received in European capitals and being seen again as the defender of Israel's security during these meetings. Alison, I don't know if you were listening when we were hearing from Anastasia about the Ukraine situation. I just in terms of Ukraine, it is interesting, obviously, we know about Iran and its role supplying certain military hardware drones, for example, to the Russian side in Ukraine. There are suggestions that Israel may drop it sort of stance of neutrality, but consider more explicitly military aid for Ukraine. Do we know what prospects there are of movement on that? And again, how does that fit into the sort of the way that Netanyahu is trying to portray himself overseas? Well, there's definitely it definitely had a chance of moving the needle with the previous government the involvement of Iran and this new Russia Iran access when it comes to using the weapons. Netanyahu has always been a staunch has been staunchly arguing that because of the need for security on Israel's northern border, he needs to maintain a calm relationship with Putin and with the Russians in order to in order to guarantee Israel's security, but this entering the equation of Iran. He's also said that anything that has to do with Iran Israel needs to stay strong and oppose. So he hasn't really spoken out on it yet. He hasn't set out a clear Ukraine policy not yet, except his foreign minister said, we can't talk about it. We just shouldn't talk about Ukraine at all. I would say that if it wasn't Netanyahu who has had such a warm relationship with Putin that absolutely Israel would be moving much more clearly in the direction of outright support, aka military support to Ukraine, which is thus far refused to supply. But Netanyahu has not weighed in on it. Yet, and I think he's going to probably delay trying to take a clear stance as long as possible. A lot of this, I think, relies on Joe Biden on The White House. How much American pressure is put on Netanyahu and on Israel to offer more support and more help to Ukraine. So that's going to be, I think that's going to be the factor because clearly there's Putin pulling in one direction and it depends how much Biden decides to pull on the other. Yeah, really interesting stuff. Allison, a terrific insight. Thanks, as always, for being with us on the program. You're listening to the briefing here on Monaco
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"You can see, holding up my Jersey, I am wearing a U.S. soccer Jersey as in a little bit less than 30 minutes. The United States is going to be playing Iran in a winter go home scenario. If you were out there and you hate soccer ties and everything else, the United States has only two options. You win or your season is over. Your World Cup is over. When and you advance to the round of 16 for knockout stage lose or tie and your time in Qatar is over. So in about 30 minutes, I'm gonna turn on the television, do my best not to react during the final hour of the program as we do this show, and also Bach is trying to avoid, I believe, the score. So that's the sports aspect. Does anybody think that clay is going to keep a poker face on while because I don't think any of us believe clay gets so excited over the big sports ball events. So this is going to be a fun thing to watch him. He's like, I'm going to watch him with his face, you know, his upper lip quivering just a little bit as he sees what's going on. But I'm going to watch it afterwards. And you know, I actually was at the World Cup in I saw a match in 1994, my dad took me. So I was like, when they were in the United States. Where did you go to a game? And in New York area? Giant stadium. I remember it was like Morocco and I forget who they were playing. I was a kid. I don't remember, but I did go with my high school soccer team to the World Cup in France in 1998. We had like a fundraiser. We'd like a walk a thon or something. We raised money, and then the team went over there. And I saw Belgium play Holland, which is like those tiny countries next door, both descended upon Paris the whole country for that dead soccer match. It was pretty wild. That is pretty cool. So now the game itself obviously rooting for the United States against Iran. This is a big deal geopolitically, too. We played yesterday on Graham, the Iranian propagandist, AKA their media, grilling the United States players and coach and arguing, oh, you guys are not actually free, right? But this is pretty monstrous because Iran is in the middle book of a real sort of I would say Vanguard uprising against their government over the way women are treated in that country. And so they have told the Iranian soccer team and this is why I'm going to be watching irrespective of what happens in the game. There are reports that they have told the members of the Iranian soccer team that if they do not sing the national anthem, they are going to torture their family members back in Iran. So I want everyone out there to just think about this for a minute. We've had sports and politics colliding for years over the national anthem in this country. And what has ended up happening is the Colin kaepernicks of the world have made millions of dollars by refusing to stand for the national anthem. In other words, our woke companies have actually rewarded them for their protest. In Iran, if you don't sing the national anthem. They are reportedly going to torture the family members of these soccer players. This is a different level of bravery. It's a different level of pressure. It's a different level of significance for all of these Iranian players who in the opening game of the World Cup did not sing the national anthem because they were supporting all of the women who are protesting in Iran for basic human rights, which they currently do not have. Look, there's a lot of bad blood between the regimes, but a lot of solidarity between the people, our people and their people, at least those in Iran who want freedom, are regime and the Iranian our government and the Iranian regime obviously has had in all senses a deeply troubled and hostile, openly hostile relationship since 1979 since they took hostages at the U.S. embassy. And the fact that this was such a big thing for Iran in 1994 when they beat the U.S. man's team two to one is partly indicative, I think, one of they never get wins against the U.S. really. I mean, you look at the Iranian government's, it's a sclerotic kleptocracy of mister vocab. That one just kind of float. I don't know what to say. But yeah, it's a bunch, it's a bunch of dictators in clerical robes. And the economy is garbage, which it shouldn't be. The only reason they're able to fund their military and other government expenditures just because they have oil if they didn't, the whole place would be in freefall collapse. The regime doesn't actually liberalize and meaningful ways. We keep going through these phases where we say, oh, now it's a government of hardliners too. About a decade ago, there was a moment, oh, they're going to have, they're going to moderate things. Remember the Obama administration, the Iran deal. We're going to bring them normalize things with them. No, they just got crazier actually. So there's not also a whole lot else going on in the international scene for Iran. You know, there are people listening right now who are like, fuck, I don't even care. Clay, I don't even care about the U.S. men's national soccer team. In Iran, the whole country is going to watch. There's really nothing. There's no other game in town, so to speak. And this is their one opportunity to try to get some kind of a win on the world stage against the United States. And I also feel like unfortunately, that creates all these none of the U.S. players should feel geopolitical pressure. They should have the normal like we're Americans. We kick bot like, go get them, guys. But they shouldn't feel geopolitical pressure to perform, but I think some of them are going to because they realize, you know, there was remember the axis of evil, this is part of the axis of evil folks. Well, and if the United States loses, there will be a celebration that death to America chance, the burning of the American flag. I'm sure we'll be taking place in Iranian streets and that would be encouraged by government propagandists. Buck, I actually think I don't think the Biden White House will do it. But it would be an incredible moment of bravery for our country to speak out and say that we will not allow Iran to attack the family members of the Iranian soccer team. I don't think something we could well, I don't think we look, that's the problem is that you're going to have these Iranian players at the mercy of this regime and we don't have that many we don't have that many levers in Iran. We don't even have diplomatic relations with Iran. We have to I think the only thing we could do is say, once and for all, we're done negotiating and we're actually going to adopt. This is what we should do. We're actually going to adopt the Israeli perspective. The Israelis have been running roughshod over the Iranian nuclear program for some time. They've been sabotaging it. They've been executing high level Iranian scientists. I think if the United States was actually being run in an honest and straightforward and trustworthy manner, we would just say that, right? We're done with all this ridiculous negotiations. You guys are terrorists. You are, as you said, kleptocrats using clerical robes to try to ruin a country and a people that actually overwhelmingly reject the validity of their rulers. And so we're going to actually go to war in a sense with you over your ability to get nuclear weapons and Israel is basically set it. I don't know why we're pretending that we're not doing it. Just let that be known. And I hope we kick their ass inside. Yeah, I hope we beat them in soccer. I mean, the geopolitical side of this, there's some nuances and some other component. But for one thing, we've been fighting various proxy wars against the Iranians for forever in the Middle East, really. I mean, stretching back certainly in 1979. They were going after Ross in Iraq and then we went out, we killed Qasem Soleimani. I mean, there's been a lot of back and forth. So yeah, these first of all, the Israelis about their operations don't talk about anything. That's their policy. So there's U.S. reporting or western western
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"Parties be able to remain focused or will these other events not only this assassination attempt but also the alleged assassination plot against John Bolton become so overwhelming politically that it will make it simply not feasible for the Biden administration to go forward with these negotiations? It sounds from everything that you're saying that this is the last thing that Iran needs at this time. There are a myriad of economic problems, but also social protests, a crisis of legitimacy. I just wonder how you think it's going to play out given that we understand that the agreement is pretty close now. I think it is quite clear that it will be a lose lose situation for all parties. If this agreement doesn't go forward, regardless of whether it's this assassination attempt or something else that stands in the way of it. The Iranians are going to suffer far more than they have so far economically. But there's also clearly going to deescalation. We're already seeing more sanctions being imposed. We're seeing that the Iranians are putting more centrifuges on the line and increasing their nuclear activities. And what we have seen in the last couple of months is that it may also be escalation taking place outside of the nuclear field if there is an agreement. From the point of view of the west, how do you think they are going to react in the context of how closely poised we are to the possibility of an agreement? Well, I think there's definitely going to be condemnations and rhetoric that is necessary. But I think beyond that, those who want to see an agreement are likely going to hope that there will be some good news coming out of the negotiations that will overshadow what has happened in New York. And bring focus back to the most pivotal issue, which is that if there isn't any hindrance to the Iranian nuclear program, when we're looking at potentially emerging confrontation, and then it's not just going to be one person's life that will be lost, but many, many more. Treat her pass the author of losing an enemy Obama, Iran and the triumph of diplomacy. You're listening to NewsHour. Support for WNYC comes from VNS health, providing compassionate care, plus a full range of accessible services and health plans. The NS health, the future of care, the comfort of home, learn more at VNS health dot org. You're listening to the BBC NewsHour here on WNYC. Good afternoon. I'm Tiffany Hansen, making headlines in New York this weekend. Early in person voting has started in New York's congressional and state Senate party primaries. This will set the final field for a slew of competitive contests in the general election this coming fall. Voters in two parts of the state are also picking new members of Congress in special elections to replace U.S. House members who resigned early voting runs through August 21st, primary day is coming up on August 23rd. 78° and sunny skies now looking for clear skies tonight in a low of 65°, it's four 20. This is razia iqbal with NewsHour life from the BBC. Let's stay with our top story now, Salman Rushdie has written dozens of books as won many prizes and shifted the dial on what literary fiction from the Indian subcontinent looks like since the fatwa and his more than a decade in hiding, he has become a potent symbol for freedom of speech, and has embraced being a spokesman, spokesperson for the freedom to create. He is essentially though an inventive storyteller who is interested in ideas. He loves writing and other writers, many of whom have been helped in their careers by him. The novelist AL Kennedy is one of them. She explained just how rushed thee helped her early in her career, but began by her response to the attack. It's awful, obviously, in a way it's not an expectant. We've all worried about someone since the time of the front bar. I know he kind of was very sanguine about it, but it's always been very difficult. And it's been very difficult for anybody close to him. I think his reaction to the fact was always very, very positive that it allowed him to understand even more that what you do is you keep writing and keep speaking and you can do a thing which is eternal and you do it for as long as you're able to. What does he mean to you as a writer? What kind of relationship did you have with him? Well, I hope it's still in the present tense, but he's just the real thing is a remarkable remarkable writer. Personally, I wouldn't have a career without him. He really championed in my work when I was very, very young and not particularly a novel that wasn't yet even published, but he read it. And he was hugely hugely helpful when I was totally stuck in my career. But a decade decade and a half later. I sort of knew that I thought I could get in touch with someone directly, which stores quite difficult, then he would shoot me out and in a sort of 15 minute focal heated indeed sought me out. Does all of that surprise you about him? Not at all. I was always very irritated by the way that someone was presented in the press to me. He was behaved like a very benevolent kind of uncle. I always found him very kind, very gentle, very intuitive with people, obviously, I mean, he writes like somebody who isn't about people. And he cares about writing and he understands what he means and what it means and why it matters and why it's part of being alive and part of what keeps other people alive. Is there a book of his that is particularly special for you? For me, really, it's heroin in the sea of stories, which he wrote when he was in hiding. Yes, and it really was how a writer responds to absolutely some of the darkest stuff that could possibly happen. And it's just very, very simple. It's this fundamental form for prose, a fable, you can't be that simple unless you totally understand what you're writing about. And he very clearly sets out the manifesto in a way for the rest of his life, which I think there is silence and there is darkness and there is imagination in there is creativity and there's story that's the side of life and humanity and human beings and the thing that we're in this fold. It's a very short book, but I may just hit it. And when you think about harun and the sea of stories and it being a kind of manifesto for him going forward from that time when he was in hiding, once he recovers as we all hope he will, how do you imagine he's going to respond to what has happened to him? It will be even more we will be from Brighton. You'll come out like some kind of line and be more on fire. And more positive and more the opposite of the shadow. More the opposite of silence. That's the thing. He is the opposite of silence, writers in the opposite of silence. And he
Monocle 24: The Globalist
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"The temperature should be no more than 20° apart from obviously places like nurseries, schools and hospitals, which will be exempt from this. But it's just showing the really serious impact that the energy crisis is having in Germany and the fairly initial measures. But there might be more drastic measures further on that authorities have to take. And it is a perhaps a reflection of the German character that frugality is not been dismissed out of hand. I mean, how many countries do you think who would introduce that kind of measure? Would find it acceptable. I mean, last week there was a brewer in France when they said that they were going to serve smaller portions of fate at the children's school. Yes, and I think this question of how much sacrifice people are prepared to make. Everything, things like in Berlin saying that outdoor swimming pools will be 2° lower than normal is probably something that most people can live with. But though in Nuremberg, they're saying they're closing three of the four city run swimming swimming pools and only having cold water at municipal offices in Munich. I think people will not mind the fountains being switched off, but suddenly if you're saying that the temperature in your office is going to be have to be much lower and of course in Germany there's lots of big flats where the essentially the energy and the temperature is kind of pretty much set for the whole building at a time. So this is the thing that's going to affect lots of people wherever they are living and working and it will be interesting to see whether people just say, well, you know, put on an extra jumper for the good of everybody or whether that's something that people don't take kindly to. And these are the smaller everyday examples which reflect Germany's terrible problem when it comes to importing gas, given its dependence on Russian energy. And also the fact that Nord stream one is being squeezed and squeezed and squeezed by the Russians. Well, yes, this is what they're trying to, you know, these are, as I say, these are initial measures, but obviously if the gas supply is cut off more, then they might have to take further measures. And Germany is more reliant on these Russian gas imports. And so they're having to think ahead of what they're going to do. And there's quote here from Berlin senator for the environment saying in the face of the war against Ukraine and Russia's energy threats, it's vital that we handle our energy as careful as possible. But obviously, there's going to be an impact as well. Which we haven't seen yet on homes and industries as well. So public buildings can do something. But they're not going to be the biggest gas consumers. Let's move on to an interesting story that's been knocking around and highlighted very, very prominently in the Financial Times. We have lots of shortages here in the United Kingdom. We have a shortage of new homes, which is proving to be incredibly expensive and putting great squeezes on large swathes of our society. But it doesn't have enough electricity either to power any new homes which is built, which are built. Yes, I thought this was fascinating following on particularly from the energy crisis and what we're going to do about energy. It's a story in the Financial Times saying that because there's not enough capacity in the electricity grid. They might not be able to build any more new houses in West London, particularly in parts of West London the edges of West London, where they would like to build more housing, and it's an easy commuting distance to central London. And lots of businesses and so forth. But the Greater London authority, which is in charge of this is saying, people might have to wait several years to get new electricity connections. And there's not sufficient electrical capacity for new connections until 2035. And so this is one problem is feeding into the other problem. And according to the Greater London authority, part of the problem in this area is because if there's a sort of a tech corridor, if you like running out along the motorway out of West London. But because that's built lots of data centers there and they've got lots of fiber optic cables. You'd think, all right, that's a great thing for business. But the cables and the energy that's used up by these data centers is apparently the equivalent of towns or small cities is needed to power the servers. So one of the reasons that people might want to live there is there's lots of good businesses involving technology, but that also means that you might not be able to have electricity to your house if you want to live first. So it's a bit of a conundrum. It is a bit of a conundrum, and it suddenly throws a light on data centers, which I don't think a lot of us know great deal about. We naturally assume that when you send an email when you store a photograph, then it just sort of disappears up into the cloud. But it is these data centers which are, as you say, taking an enormous amount of power off the grid. And sort of a popping up all over all over the world. Well, yes, this is and also this is one of the things we're all told to turn your heating down or have a cold share at the swimming pool. If you're in Germany, are they going to start telling people, don't watch that movie on streaming or don't send your emails, or that is a really difficult thing to start. So don't sit and look at your social media because it's using too much energy. Is that a sacrifice that people are going to be prepared to make? Because as you say, we don't necessarily think about the energy that that's indirectly using. Let's move on to another story in le figaro. Another difficult picture of Emmanuel mackerel, having dinner with The Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, a couple of weeks ago we had Joe Biden fist bumping Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. This really is a sort of a reintegration, a sort of a cleansing of Mohammed bin Salman on the global scale stage, isn't it? Yes, that's right. There's video here on the figaro of what they call a long handshake between Macron and Mohammed bin Salman. He was invited to a working dinner at the elysee in Paris despite what he says protests from human rights activists and saying that Emmanuel Macron greeted greeted him warmly. This is his first visit to Europe since the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which was less than four years ago. And there's been a great deal of anger in France about this. But the French presidency is replying. And again, this all links into the energy issues that are saying that Macron has raised human rights questions as he has done every time that he's met Mohammed bin Salman, but also that they're saying that this dinner was necessary because of the price of energy because of the food crisis in the Middle East and because of worries about the Iranian nuclear program and the statement from the president's office saying, if we want to confront this and attack the consequences of the crisis and have an influence in the region, the only way to do it is to talk with all of the main actors. It's an astonishing situation that the west finds itself in, given the fact that the reason arguably why the likes of Biden and Macron are courting Mohammed bin Salman is because they need energy to replace that that has been become an enormous problem because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. So you have one despot being courted in order to punish another. Yes, and people are quite rightly the former the fiance of Jamal Khashoggi says she was absolutely scandalous that Macron was receiving when Mohammed bin Salman, you know, people are upset about it. But on the other hand, they are saying, you know, the prime minister responding saying, look, this doesn't mean that we don't care about human rights. But
"iranian nuclear program" Discussed on WTOP
"Is independently owned and operated. is WTO news. 7 52 to Ukraine now several people were killed today when Russian missiles hit the city of Venice, which is located in central Ukraine, WTO's national security correspondent JJ green with details. According to rescue workers 23 people were killed as a result of this Russian strike, including three children. In addition, 64 civilians have been hospitalized with injuries, including two children, 34 of the injured, are in serious condition. Another 5 in critical condition. There is a map that I check every day to plot Russia's military activity and today it's really odd. All of the attacks that Russia undertook today were in the eastern and southern parts of the country except for this attack in venezia, which is hundreds of miles away, meaning this was likely no accident. The ICC seems to agree and the leadership in Ukraine is, again, talking about more war crimes charges against Russia. JJ green, WTO news. 7 53, this was day three and the Russian drug possession trial of WNBA star Brittany griner and while she didn't testify and official with the Russian basketball team, she plays for in the off season, testified as a character witness. Last week, Reiner pleaded guilty to charges of possessing cannabis oil when she arrived at a Russian airport back in February and said there was no criminal intent, but in Russia's judicial system, admitting guilt does not automatically end a trial, grinder's trial was set to continue tomorrow. This was the second day of President Biden's visit to Israel. He's been using his time there to assure that nation the U.S. will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. But the nations can not agree on the best way to handle it as we hear from CBS News correspondent Skyler Henry. President Biden says he wants to continue to work to try to bring Iran back to the negotiating table to find a peaceful resolution to end their nuclear program. I continue to believe that diplomacy is the best way to achieve this outcome. But the Israelis say that won't work. Words will not stop them, mister president. Diplomacy will not stop them. The only thing that will stop Iran is knowing that if they continue to develop their nuclear program, the free world will use force. That's Israel's prime minister yair lapid. Meantime, there's plenty of focus on the president's controversial meeting with the Saudi crown prince at the end of his Middle East trip. American intelligence officials long ago concluded Muhammad bin sang Solomon ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 tonight, the president says his views on Khashoggi's death have been clear, but he did not publicly commit to bring up the murder. President Biden is called the Saudi kingdom, a pariah nation when he was a candidate for president. We'll never miss a moment. WTO P news, 103.5 FM, ashanti dominated the radio with R&B, pop and hip hop hits throughout the
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Biden heads to Mideast jittery about Iranian nuclear program
"President Joe Biden is beginning his trip to the Middle East with a stop in Israel Biden plans to spend three days in Israel where officials say Iran's quickly evolving nuclear program is at the top of the agenda for talks Biden has made reviving the Iran nuclear deal at key priority it was brokered by Barack Obama in 2015 but abandoned by Donald Trump in 2018 negotiations stalled last month and Iran is believed to be closer than ever to having the ability to build a nuclear weapon Then Biden hence to Saudi Arabia a country with a legacy of human rights abuses but also vast reserves of oil that Biden wants to see pumped more quickly to alleviate high gas prices Donna water Washington
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"To Mark loving show where we create the talking points call in now 877-381-3811 And we are talking to senator Lindsey Graham about matters of life and death and war and peace Lindsey Graham nuclear weapons and I would add Iran What's your take They're going to try to get one unless somebody stops them I have no confidence that the Biden administration has the ability to do it I do believe Israel would go to war to stop the Iranian nuclear ambition They're not trying to build a peaceful nuclear power program They're trying to build a bomb If you believe they're trying to build a peaceful nuclear power program you shouldn't be allowed to drive in any state in the nation So it's falling on Israel to do a deal with Iran in the middle of business with the insane And I afraid But that's where they're heading senator So the JCPOA round one was terrible It allowed enrichment and it had a sunset clause It will not be stronger and longer as a town It will be shorter and weaker So let me just say this A couple of rules to live but I don't drink and drive And never get to the left of the French on foreign policy So what did the French say when Putin threatened nuclear weapons We have nuclear weapons too So I'm tired of living my life Under the fear of a dictator threatening to use weapons if we do what is required to make the world a better place If he tried to use nuclear weapons I think somebody would shoot him in the head I don't believe the Russian people are suicidal And at the end of the day we can not be intimidated to do what is necessary and right Because of the threats of this guy And if the Iranians are going to get a nuclear weapon they will use it The difference between Putin and the tower is that Putin is kind of a nut and he's a dog and a thief and an evil guy The eye tola is a religious Nazi compelled by Allah to kill the Jews and the infidels So if you ever got a weapon he would use it A 100% And then the insanity goes further doesn't it Because Biden has Putin effectively negotiating the nuclear deal with the Iranians Now how insane is that So he makes Chamberlain look like Churchill So in the middle of a conflict where you have a Russian dictator whose ruthless dismembering and democracy you want to cut all off the Putin to hurt his war machine You replaced it all by enriching a religious Nazi called the I tola with more money and revenue from oil and gas is literally the dumbest thing in the history of the world What's the wild card it is reliant on Israel in a couple of weeks The Israelis are working on red lines for the Iranian nuclear program The JCPOA will allow the Iranians to enrich the inspection regime will be a joke and there will be sunset clauses where it just eventually goes away I'm going to work with Israelis to create guardrails on the Iranian nuclear program if they cross lines have been enrichment weaponization The use of missile technology that all bets are off We've got to tell the Iranians what they can't do And I'm going to work with Israelis to sit red lines for the Iranian nuclear program to tell them what they can't do And if they cause these lines all bets are off And yet the bidens put in the shoulder on the Israelis to keep quiet The Israelis are in a world of hurt There are best ally in the region There are eyes and ears in the most troubled region of the world They are democracy We have shared values They have a great military They share their technology The Ayatollah is a religious Nazi Putin is a thug North Korea is a mafia state in China Just a bad actor The Iranians are different They're compelled by a religious view to act on their religious beliefs and their religious beliefs require them to create a certain level of chaos So that their missing email will come back and win the day So they want a nuclear weapon the Iranians do to use it I really do believe that North Korea is not going to attack American tomorrow They may sell the technology But I think if the Iranians had a nuclear bomb they would use it against Israel the one and only Jewish state and against Arab Sunni Arabs are mortal while enemies So we live in the most incredible dangerous time since the 30s and the people in charge of our government do not understand the people that we're dealing with They don't understand Putin They don't understand tea and they don't understand the itola And in the meantime senator Graham we are not building up the United States military like it needs to be built up I mean spending trillions in China's massive debt and the only the only department that's not getting the funds that had actually is the Defense Department Well it's funny you mentioned that we're having a real hell of a fight about the 2022 budget The Biden budget increased defense spending by 1.4% well below inflation Increased non defense spending by 13% So when he put his budget out he saw domestic spending at 13% being necessary Military spending being below inflation is okay President Biden has been wrong for 40 years about what it takes to keep America safe Their budget is a nightmare for the military Thanks to Mitch McConnell and Shelby and McCarthy We're going to add $45 billion to the defense budget hopefully in the next couple of days The next 2023 budget It better be well more than inflation because you got hypersonic weapons being developed by China You've got a deepwater navy being developed by China Al-Qaeda and ISIS are still alive and well roaming around out there and you've got a ambitious Iran trying to break out I think in a new now what do the Israelis need They need refueling capability and they need bunker busters and the Biden administration is not giving the Israelis what they need to defend themselves against a nuclear armed Iran And they're not all in and helping the Ukrainians depend themselves against the Russians We live in very dangerous times and that's one of your program is so important We may have our differences but 90% of the time we agree I miss Ronald Reagan I miss Donald Trump and I appreciate you being on the air telling it as it is The world as it really is rather than wishing it to be something is not Wow that's very kind of you Now I appreciate that And this is very very important Well it's very kind of you I really do appreciate that This issue of our military though is very very troubling because as you point out the Chinese are on the move the Russians are on the move the Iranians are on the move What kind of a country Check that What kind of a government fails to protect its country What kind of a what kind of a government You unilaterally attacks its own energy system Undermines its own military by not strengthening it and has borders wide open What kind of thinking is this People are out of touch with the threats we face from World War I to World War II That period of time there are a lot of decisions made by democracies to disarm They had probably 5 or 6 locations to stop Hitler and we linked every time So this administration is more worried about climate change than they are about energy independence They are an unreliable ally What started food and thinking about invading Ukraine was Afghanistan I have along with you and a few others been arguing that we needed a residual counter terrorism force to stay in Afghanistan If we ever pulled the plug on the face I Al-Qaeda ISIS and Taliban would take over They did It's just a matter of time to some of these tariff sales penetrate our country to a broken southern border and kill a bunch of Americans God I hope I'm wrong But the Chinese are modernizing their military to very rapid pace we're following behind in the hypersonic missile race And the military budget presented by the Biden administration's woefully inadequate when it comes to the Ukraine They're doing the.
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"Fires helping block the sun and reduce heat but the dry mountain vegetation remains vulnerable to embers. Here's plumas county sheriff. John john's erratic behavior with the dixie. Fire the weather cooperated for the last few days package change. And we're certainly not clear yet earlier dry. Gus pushed the dixie fire. Too extreme growth consuming the town of greeneville and hundreds of homes theresa hatch escaped with her family. People that are played out worthy go. California's fire season is on track to be the worst on record as the warming. Climate makes large destructive blazes. More likely the dixie fire is the biggest among more than one hundred active western wildfires. Any held npr news. Israel has appointed a veteran peace negotiator to serve as ambassador to the united states. Npr's daniel estrin has more from jerusalem. Israel's incoming ambassador to the us is mike herzog along time defense official who participated in peace negotiations with the palestinians jordan and syria. In recent years. He was a fellow at the washington institute for near east policy. Think tank his brother. Israeli president isaac herzog prime minister neftali bennett says he's appointing mike herzog to serve in washington because of his quote indepth knowledge of the strategic issues facing israel his specially the iranian nuclear program. Herzog has advocated a discreet dialogue with the us about iran. Not israel's confrontational approach. During the obama administration daniel estrin. Npr news jerusalem u. s. futures contracts are trading lower at this hour dow futures contract drawn a fraction after it closed at a record on friday as futures are down about two tenths of a percent. This is npr with the tokyo olympics. Coming to an end today. Npr's mandalit del barco reports the us. One more gold medals than any other country during the tokyo games. The us athletes earn thirty nine. Gold medals forty one silver and thirty three bronze for a total of one hundred and thirteen. Since nineteen ninety-six the us has led both in the number of gold medals and overall medals except in two thousand eight when china picked up more gold this year. China came in second in the medal count followed by host nation japan which surpassed its record record in the previous summer olympics. And this time. Us female athletes earn more than half the medals for the united states. Sixty six according to the us olympic and paralympic committee. If the american women were a separate country they would have ranked fourth in the world in terms of how many olympic medals they won. Monday lethal barco. Npr news tokyo actress. Markie post best known for playing the public defender in the nineteen eighties. Sitcom night court has died. Her manager says she died at her home in los angeles yesterday after a years. Long battle with cancer post was a regular on tv for decades appearing in the top shows of the nineteen eighties including cheers to recent shows like chicago pd and scrubs. Her final role was in twenty nineteen. In an episode of netflix soundtrack. Markie post was seventy years old. Crude oil futures are trading lower down two percent at sixty six dollars ninety five cents a barrel and electronic trading on the new york mercantile exchange. I'm janine herbst npr news..
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"Greg abbott say they want to prevent voter fraud but the bill specifically bans drive thru voting and twenty four hour voting options used by the more democratic houston area last year. The twenty twenty election saw the closest presidential result in texas since the mid nineties. I'm brett jaspers in dallas overseas. The taliban in afghanistan say they've captured two provincial capitals in the north kunduz and sorry paul days after they captured their first provincial capital on friday a taliban spokesman says militants have taken most government buildings in the strategic city of kunduz but an afghan defense ministry official says special forces. Still control the airport and are still inside the city. The bbc's embarrassing to rajon has more. That situation on the ground in afghanistan is changing falls with the taliban making rapid territorial gains in the city of kunduz they have pushed security forces to an army base outside the city. If the taliban can hold kunduz it'll be a huge setback for the government. The city is at trading hub and considered a gateway to central asia. The insurgents have also tightened the grip on the city of sarajevo and telecom. The us has carried out further bombing rates on taliban positions the bbc's imbros onto garage on reporting there and you're listening to npr news. Israel has appointed a veteran peace negotiator to serve as ambassador to the united states. Npr's daniel estrin reports from jerusalem. Israel's incoming ambassador to the us is mike herzog along time defense official who participated in peace negotiations with the palestinians jordan and syria. In recent years. He was a fellow at the washington institute for near east policy. Think tank his brother is israeli. President isaac herzog prime minister of taliban says he's appointing mike herzog to serve in washington because of his quote indepth knowledge of the strategic issues facing israel his specially the iranian nuclear program herzog has advocated a discreet dialogue with the us about iran. Not israel's confrontational approach. During the obama administration daniel estrin. Npr news jerusalem international olympic committee president. Thomas bach has officially brought the tokyo olympic games to an end speaking of the just concluded closing ceremony. Bach claims success for the games. Despite the pandemic tokyo summer olympics were delayed a year by the corona virus of focus is now turning to france and the twenty twenty four summer games in paris. The hall of fame college football coach. Bobby bowden has died. He was ninety one years old. His daughter told the tallahassee democrat that her father died at home early this morning. The family announced in july. That bowden had pancreatic cancer. Bowden led florida state to two national championships and twenty seven consecutive bowl games. He's been thirty four of his years. Coaching major college football at the school on trial. Snyder npr news..
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"Colonel slash Congressman Michael Waltz was asked about Joe Biden's big thinking, And today he had a number of number of choice things to say about it and share them. Here is Congressman Michael Waltz. Also green Beret decorated Greenbrae. Colonel talking about Joe Biden pulling out of Afghanistan. You know, I disagree with so many aspects of of President Biden's justification there. You know, I would ask him. Did he think it's worthwhile that we've been in South Korea for 65 years that we've been in Germany and Japan for 70 years that we've had soldiers actually down in Colombia for 40 years, helping train and advise their militaries, providing assistance and support and then also in our national interest? Having a presence that we can take care of business when we need to. Uh, Colonel Waltz, a full colonel of bird Colonel, He is, um Four bronze stars in Afghanistan, U S Army special forces, Green Beret and a member of the House of Representatives. And Look, I mean, this is something I spent a decade doing this when I was working, not military strategist, but Up to my neck. In all of this. You leave a very small footprint with 3500 troops in a remote location that is difficult for the bad guys to get to You use it together Communications. On enemy for us What? Actually Colonel Waltz. Congressman Walsh gets into this, too, He continues. I do think it's in our national interest. I pushed for a small presence that can provide counterterrorism where half the world's terrorists still exists, and the intelligence community is clear. They do intend to hit the United States again. The bad guys antennae. The intelligence community hits Republicans back here and spies on journalists and leaks, things to left wing news outlets and so on. But listen to this, and I've talked about this. Even in the last couple of weeks, Colonel Waltz. But oh, by the way, the base that we had there that Biden just closed with sandwiched between China, Russia and Iran. It was a strategic base, and that was the only one that we had. In the region. To eavesdrop on spy on Enter in and out of China. Russia Iran Iranians nuclear program, which the Biden Obama Democrat Party is actually advancing and moving forward. Colonel Wolf. What's the plan? President Biden For the day after American troops are home, Al Qaeda will come roaring back in the wake of in Afghanistan of a Taliban takeover. Much like Isis did when Obama pulled out of Iraq and we saw what happened there. The tax across the Middle East Europe in the United States, and that's what I fear is about to happen again. You know you the the military and the intelligence community wanted to maintain a very small footprint in a remote region of the country we would continue to provide. We're living five or 600 troops there to protect the embassy and I got to tell you that's going to be a tough thing because they're looking for another Saigon. Scenario there and 5 600 troops likely not going to be enough. The bad guys are taking over the Afghan military, which we can't really provide and advise. When we're not. There is already coming apart at the seams. The situation doesn't look promising. Going forward. This will be on Joe Biden. The news media will clean it up for him, of course. And you leave a very small footprint. It's a listening post for Iran. It gives you some in and out of Iran for special operators, and so on, and China for eavesdropping Russia for eavesdropping. And and keeping the country Afghanistan from falling back into the hands of the bearded troglodytes who will then allow it to be used as a base and will be back. Alright, That's what's going on here. That's what's going on there. Joe Biden, who has been wrong As Robert Gates said about every foreign policy issue for 50 years, is now the president of the United States and Mark my words, as I hope you've been doing over the years, I usually turn out to be very right. This is going to end badly. Everybody kind of knows this. But Joe Biden said he had a campaign promise he wanted to make good on and again for a year, not a single U. S casualty. Maybe we should send the troops into Chicago and start.
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"$999 purchase 79 right now in the city is 81 in Eastern. It's 8, 35 and yesterday secretary Former Secretary Defense Donald Rumsfeld passed away at the age of 88. We thought we'd flashback to nine years ago when Frank Luber and I interviewed the secretary of defense about his new book on the very anniversary, the 11th anniversary of 9 11 our next guests. We were most fortunate to have in place on that day was secretary defense. Not on once but two occasions under President Ford and under President Bush. His experience also has a naval aviator. We want to thank him for his military and public service. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Morning, Mr Secretary. Good Morning. How are you today? We're doing just fine. Thanks for joining us here this morning. Well, I'm happy to do it. It's a It's a memorable day indeed. And I want to start off here this morning because you have been one of the few Going all the way back when we pulled out of Beirut. Who have been who was trying to sound the the siren of the horn of the warnings about radical Islam for nearly two decades, and you know, some obviously listened. Most did not. And then you even I think we're warning and arguing for a build up in the defense budget the day before 9 11 correct, That's true. I has President Reagan's Middle East envoy. Came up against the terrorist act that blew up our barracks and at Beirut airport and killed 241, Marines and Navy Corman and a lot about it and gave some talks about it and wrote some articles about it and And you're You're also correct that when a President Bush asked me to become secretary for the second time, one of the things we did was to begin the process of trying to Bring the Department of Defense into the 21st century and the information age and recognize the things that have changed. And one of those, of course, was the the size of our Navy, which still remains a concern today indeed, And I remember back when I was secretary, the first time working on a ship sailing proposal we presented the President Gerald Ford talking about a 600 ship Navy, and we're a long way from that today. Way down. You write in your book known and unknown, an excellent the chapter the agony of surprise about this Harvard economist Thomas Schelling, who wrote There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable and that turned out to be a pretty salient quote because that you sent it along to President Bush. Did well before September 11th. In fact, I came across that quote in the book on Pearl Harbor. He wrote a forward for Roberta Wohlstetter his book on Pearl Harbor, which is a excellent book. His forward, talked about the problem of surprise, and and you'd think that at this stage the only thing that should be surprising is that we're going to be surprised. There are going to be things that happen in the world that are harmful and dangerous, and we need to be anticipating that and aware of that possibility and and learn from the past. Why do you think it is that we do allow ourselves to be surprised? I mean, we, You know, we don't want to happen to Pearl all through the course. If you study our military history there, there have been other sneak attacks in surprise attacks. And they teach this at the war college. Why is there a disconnect here? You think Well, a couple of reasons. First I put shellings forward. I believe on my website rumsfeld dot com or I put 4000 documents to support my book. Um, and in it, he talks about what you said, Uh, if you think about it at Pearl Harbor With a large Japanese American population in the island of Hawaii and Oahu. The expectation was that there might be sabotage. And so they put all the planes close together. And they anticipated what they thought would be the most probable things. It turned out that that is what caused the greatest amount of damage because the Japanese bombers coming in, we're able to attack these planes and blow them all up, whereas if they'd been separated with revetments Had they not anticipated sabotage, they would have been And and this is true throughout his chimney. I've just been reading some additional information about the our intelligence community and the difficulty of their job and and and and if you think about it today We really don't have a perfect grip on what the state of the Iranian nuclear program is onto the 9 11 on that day, 11 years ago, you were at the Pentagon. And at what precise moment did you know? Was it when the second plane hit the tower? You knew that we were We were us was under attack. Exactly the first plane could have been an accident, and I was in a meeting with a group of congressmen talking about the fact that we needed to increase the defense budget. And the first plane hit and we were told, And the assumption was it was an accident. When the second plane hit, it was clear it was an attack on our country. He also write in your book known and unknown that You know, I guess I don't wanna let the cat out of the bag here. But you already wrote about it. And that is that Had the plane hit the other side of the Pentagon, It would have been more catastrophic in the term of loss of life and military leadership. Indeed, if you think about it, that side of the building was the first Section that had been renovated and and reinforced and in strengthened and second, it was not fully occupied again. So not only was it the strongest part of the building It was the portion of the building that had not been fully reoccupied after the renovation. Had they hit any one of the other sections they would have had the terrorists would have killed a larger, much larger number. Mr. Secretary, this is Frank Libre. Thank you for joining us here this morning. We have an enemy out there that many adults or won't recognized. Why have we become so politically correct or stupid? I think I think that both of those terms are applicable, uh, in the Bush administration, the George W. Bush administration. You may recall that everyone seemed to take great care to try to avoid being seen. As against a religion. And the president visited a mosque and the words were reasonably carefully chosen. Um, second The effort was made to try to make it clear that there was in the Muslim faith and overwhelming majority that people who are not radical Islamists. And a relatively small minority who are radical Islamists, and it is the latter that was the enemy, not the entire religion. Um, this next administration that's in there now has taken that to a fine art. They won't even admit that there are such things as radical Islamists. I can remember the testimony by the attorney general of the United States holder where he wouldn't even use the word. And it seems to me if you're not willing to identify the enemy. You've got a problem and it's going to take a lot of effort in our country and other countries around the world. From non Muslims and from Muslims to recognize the danger that is posed to the world by radical Islamism and identifying pin the tail on it and and go after it. As we are most of the nation is doing at 8 46 the precise moment that the first plane hit the one of the towers of the World Trade Center. We are pausing For a moment of silence to remember those who perished that day. My part two of our interview with.
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"Happening to the entire country of israel right now so as we've discussed previously bb netanyahu. He's out got the boot no longer prime minister but he now says that he and his family won't move out of the official residents until july tenth. Which is a month after he lost the election or at least the loss of government formation process. So there's reports that he has been illegally shredding documents. Protesters helpfully showed up at the residence with a moving truck that said crime minister on the side or at the very nice. It's pretty good. Yeah pretty good. Depending on your perspective this is either shocking and brazen or not at all surprising given the bbc and his wife are probably being prosecuted for corruption and using his office for personal gain. So of course he's squatting in that office but you know former. Us ambassador to the un and on again off again. Trump's stooge nikki. Haley visited netanyahu at the official residence after he was no longer prime minister right in took a photo op and called him prime minister and her tweet so i know ben besides like filming these bizarre little videos where he brags about how much he stuck it to the united states. What the hell do you think. Bb is doing in there. And like whoa. i don't get. Why give them this much time. And there's been this kind of. Jv january six field to the whole thing. You know like right on this big lie and it was a election fraud and This is stolen from him now. He won't move out of the house. I mean you're like okay massively shredding documents like argo style right like just feeding feeding stuff in the shredder given a number of crimes. He's alleged to have committed and that he's currently under indictment for like i'd say like there's a likelihood of that Like like beasley. Be having like just rangers. You just trashing the place like conducting it up with this sonus. Well that's act you know. That's the possibility like the many. The don jr. cone over there could be having raiders. Still in civil. Wear like you know. I don't know but like i guy who refuses to leave the minister's residents that is paid for by the israeli. It's not like you know he's paying a mortgage on. This place is yet another indication that maybe this guy like maybe power went to his head a little bit too much. Yeah he shouldn't be prime minister anymore and shouldn't be prime minister again and little too comfortable pal he. It's supposed to be a democracy. Right and nikki. Haley in them all go over there and say what. A great democracies is well. That's pretty undemocratic like just squatting in the prime minister's residence here just the worst. Yeah no the today. I saw video. He released from earlier this week where he talked about. How you know appeared and bennett said that they would give the. Us a heads up before they bombed the iranian nuclear program. And how he would never do that and it was just like what are you doing. This is your message. You that the us stocks will never tell them anything. Well and all these like republicans are kinda slobbering over like nikki. Haley as steve scalise like releasing letter. You know calling him the greatest like whatever and it's like i'm like what is going on here too. It's so lame you know. I mean the guy. Like i might as well like come in and run for the republican nomination and i want to give any ideas belykh. He's more popular with the republican party than with israeli voters. Yes that is for sure Final thing so ben now that all of the new york based in boston based teams have been eliminated from the nba playoffs. Have you switched over to the euro. Two thousand twenty soccer tournament I would just say that the cool thing about these games is that i barely understand the structure for like international soccer. But it just feels like there's always a game on right like there's the copa america. Games champions league recently ended now the euro twenty twenty games are on so there's just like at odds times of the day especially california a two pm. There's some like bad ask dutch team playing against belgium or whatever and you get to see like the best players in the world's when great so i have to say i have been watching it. I i tend to root for like the particularly these early stages like just these underdog countries that have no chance right. So it's like it's not a smart strategy to root for like north macedonia. And you know scotland in you know But i will say that the dutch or fucking bad s so far. I have watched couple of their games. I mean like right now they they look. They look pretty good but but i i. I stopped the root for the underdog strategy and soccer which is usually a a losing strategy. But you get you get to learn about like the random dudes who are like massive national heroes small countries and that's pretty cool. Yeah it does. Make me excited for the world cup. It's making me excited for the olympics. Although a little little worried about the covid tokyo but fingers crossed for them. Yes anyway Okay we're gonna take a quick break and we come back we'll have my interview with congresswoman norma torres about her work in latin america. Us aids northern triangle countries In how the biden administration's efforts to reduce economic instability and security challenges down there to reduce migration are going so stick around for that.
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"Challenge to rice election. So talk about this election happening at the same time now right. Afterwards these talks have wrapped up in vienna around the us rejoining the iran nuclear deal the significance of this as well as where he actually supporting the iran nuclear deal psoriasis being a hard liner and ultra conservative widow controversial past the closest we room we can think up the presidency of mamu damage. The era that the nuclear negotiations did take place but they didn't really bring any result this time around. Even the country's farm policies while the domestic policy will be pushed more into a hardline direction. Their nuclear deal has a possibility of surviving. Because this is an already made a deal. It exists on paper so the nuclear negotiations in vienna are essentially for a return to an existing deal which was caught on there. The current president hassan ronnie together with president obama. So i have a sense that this deal has the chance of surviving. It was approved by the supreme leader is ice. Tea has recently said that he would support a nuclear deal and also there's still a couple of months left until the actual change of presidency. So if the aren't team in a in iran with a negotiator as us negotiators are able to bring it to the finish line before the actual change of administration. I think the deal will have the chance to survive but any other diplomatic engagement between tehran and the west europe and the us on other issues will be more complicated on their hardline. Wanna turn to the outgoing minister javad-zarif who said the talks are progressing challenges. Remain the problem. Is the united states hostile to the recognition that it was the united states that left the deed with an objective and that objective jeep. Now it's coming back to the deed so it cannot dictate the objectives that it couldn't achieve through economic war on the negotiating table and last month. Dozens of democratic officials wrote to president biden asking him to revive the two thousand fifteen nuclear agreement with iran and demanded the lifting of trump era sanctions writing quote. The only result has been vastly expanded iranian nuclear program regional instability near usc iran war on multiple occasions and severe economic sanctions that have contributed to a dire humanitarian crisis inside iran again. Those are us democratic leaders. And if you can also talk about the effect of the sanctions and by the way racy himself is under. Us sanction but the effect of these sanctions on the population overall in iran particularly around covert sure so sanctions have contributed to high inflation in iran. They have really been crippling iranian economy as said by the democrats. They didn't really bring any policy goals as stated by the trump administration but they were successful in question. Iran's economy bringing a higher rate of unemployment to run in youth pushing a large number of their on middle class into poverty people who are essentially seen as change makers and the political scene becoming more concern with with the with bread basically making ends meet and sanctions have also contributed to a shortage of starting lifesaving medicine and over the past year and a year and a half with the covid nineteen pandemic hitting sanctions have also been part of the reason to limit. Iran's fight against kobe around sightings cool that hasn't been bed greatest they haven't been successful in containing the virus fully but sanctions contribution to iran's lack of access to test skits to a personal protective equipment. That was needed for health. Workers and two other items humanitarian items that even though they're supposed to be exempt from sanctions but financial and banking restrictions. Basically hinder any form of trade with iran even if it is in the form of humanitarian trade so the economic situation overall also helped create the sense of voter apathy and this this illusion any sense of hope for a better future because part of the iranian moderate and reformist camp. Were seeing that. The experience was that they they went ahead. The negotiate with the united states and the resolve the nuclear issue. They made a deal. But the president trump pulled out of that deal on the economy went in chamba. Also that contribute at to the lack of participation in the election and this result that we saw which is the lowest voter turnout on the garden. Murtaza the on. Thank you so much for being with us. Running american journalists political analyst host of the iran podcast next up. We go to lima. Peru where fears are growing that the daughter of peru's jailed former dictator will lead it coup. After her rival the socialist teachers union president patriots studio declared victory in the presidential election. Stay with us. Entrusts meant by. Vj ir linda may hunt and chechen surrey. This is democracy. Now i'm amy. Goodman fears are growing in peru that supporters of the right-wing presidential candidate. Keiko fujimori will stage a coup to prevent her rival socialist. Teacher's union leader patriot casteel from taking power after winning the june. Six election with all the votes counted. Castillo has a forty four thousand vote lead but fujimori is claiming fraud without offering any evidence. She's calling for hundreds of thousands of votes to be annulled. Mostly from poor andean regions. Castillo is the senate van de and peasant farmers who grew up in a remote village in a poor region fujimori as the daughter of the imprisoned former dictator berto fujimori on friday over eighty retired. Military officers urged the peruvian armed forces not to recognize custodio as president if he's formally declared the winner. The retired officers called on military leaders to quote act rigorously to remedy the election. Clement castillo would be quote illegal and illegitimate commander in chief. This comes as keiko. Fujimori is fighting to stay out of jail herself..
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"888. Four Town square, But first joining me now to begin the conversation is David E. Sanger is the author of the Perfect Weapon, War, Sabotage and Fear in the cyber Age. That book was also made into a well received HBO documentary. He's also the national security correspondent for The New York Times, and he's joining us right now. Hello there, David. Great to be with you. It's great to have you with us. It's It's funny when we talk about I know if you heard the very open of our show, and I was running through some things, and it starts off all happy and fun. We've got streaming movies. We can connect our refrigerators to the Internet. We can do all these wonderful things. Quickly. We start to realize there is a seriousness that runs with all this convenience we've been given which is much bigger than just the stuff that can happen in our own homes. I'm curious when you first started taking an interest in what All of this new technology was meaning, not just for our country, but for the world we live in. I started taking an interest in it really toward the end of the Bush administration. I've covered national security and traditional national security issues and technology issues for many years of Tokyo bureau chief for the Times for for a number years during our big trading technology competitions with them and Come back to Washington and done a lot of technology related issues. But at the Last two years that the Bush administration I started working on a book that ultimately became called the Inheritance was called the World. Obama confront the challenges to American power. And I began talking at some length to, um, the director of national intelligence at that time, Mike McConnell, Um, about The both of vulnerabilities created to the United States. On the personal level on the institutional level, and certainly for our defense systems that came from connectivity to the Internet. The advantages it gave us because most Internet connections ran through the U. S, which gave the N s a the National Security Agency, something that tap into It also created great vulnerabilities that I wrote a few chapters of the inheritance about that. And then in my next book, confront and conceal, which cover the first term of the Obama administration revealed the details of what was the most sophisticated. Cyber attack that one nation is over done against another, and that was the U. S and Israeli attack on the Israel on the Iranian nuclear program at the Toms and used malware to blow up their centrifuges. And that, um, so is in that time. I've really been focused on all this. And, you know, I just did the beginning about an Internet connected refrigerator. And if you think about it, I've got one. Now. I haven't connected to the Internet. Um, but, um If you think about it 10 years ago if there were maybe two or three devices in your house that were connected to your router, right? Your desktop computer. Maybe a laptop computer, Maybe one other device. Now it's everything. It's your refrigerator with your cars, your alarm system that are all all connected. It's your Fitbit. It's a bunch of things. You're not even thinking about it, of course. You know you're elected that's talking to you and all that, and well, we think with each one of these as a convenience that has improved our lives, and it has Every one of them is to an adversary. A new attack surface on my new attack surface means it's a new way of getting into That network and being paranoid When you say those things you're not being futuristic SCI WARFARE This is realistic, really happening. No, I mean, pick up the newspaper any given day. You know, Two weeks ago, it was calling your pipeline, right? Gotta ransomware attack and what happened? It stopped. 45% of the gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fluid flow up the up the United States that was from a group of hackers who weren't even trying to stop the flow. They just wanted to shake down the company for some money. And the company shut off the flow for fear that the hackers could migrate into the operational side of the system. And not a fear unwarranted either. No, I mean, most people will tell you, you know the way business organizes itself if it organizes itself, right? That There is an administrative side to computer systems. You know that one the payroll in the email system and your personnel files and you know all the stuff you need just to run a company or business. And then there's an operational side that actually controls the pipeline or the electric grid or the water treatment supply plan for something And those two are never supposed to meet. Right on, so they don't worry if the hackers getting the one that can't get into the other. And where we have I found a system where that is true. The Iranians thought that they had walled off the operational side of They're centrifuges which spin the supersonic speeds. And what do you know? The US and the Israelis figured out a way to get there by having people basically walking USB keys. You know, either knowingly or unknowingly that went into that system when it was being tuned up. And injected into code into what that ultimately destroyed the centrifuges for a while. But in the colonial pipeline case, it turned out the administrative side of the system took care of all the billing of the gasoline flows and making sure everything arrived safely and Linden, New Jersey from its shipment point in Houston. Well, that means that the two systems have to talk to each other. As soon as the two systems talk to each other. The Chinese or the Russians of the Ransomware Criminal Group of the Iranians of the North Koreans. They've got a way across. If I read your book correctly, the perfect weapon. I walk away with the feeling it's too late to secure ourselves that so much of this has been built without an understanding of true security and ways to root out the new technologies that are coming to infiltrate it were already so far behind. Is there a way to be safe? There is a way to be safer. The way to think about this and you've got it exactly right. We never designed the Internet for safety is when we first built a road system in.
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Bahrain sudan and morocco for their first of their kind more than twenty five years. The connections also to strengthen israel and the gulf states defenses against iran. Which the trump administration sanctioned in an effort to slow the economy holds the iranian nuclear program in other news a cargo train derailed in the southern california desert on wednesday sending more than forty rail cars crashing into the sand. No one was hurt and there was no fire when the nsf train off the tracks there. The remote mohave community of ludlow photos and video tweeted by the fire department showed train cars piled up along the tracks. Some other sides. The sf spokeswoman told the media that forty four cars derailed and one card carrying ethanol alcohol was leaking houses. Materials spill was quickly mitigated according to officials and the crash happened about one hundred and fifty miles northeast of los angeles. Investigators are trying to find out what caused the crash. 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"Deputy director told the California State Assembly Budget subcommittee on January 26th. But the problem is nationwide. 95% of this fraud is in the P way program and you know it's about 5%, obviously. And you, I and that was as I understand it A 2019. The frog raid at a DVD was about somewhere between five and 6%. On DSA. Oh, it is consistent. You know the tools that we used pre pandemic work, you know, and they just did not work for the P Way program. The United States. Department of Labor attempted to warn entity of the potential for widespread fraud back in April, But the department apparently waited until September to implement preventative measures. They contracted a third party legal group named Thompson Reuters to analyze their claim in data and identify fraud. In late December in an effort to stop fraudsters, DDT and Bank of America retroactively froze over one million claimants accounts. Many who were later found to be legitimate, according to ET DS for us on Lee 6 to 7% of those accounts frozen in December were verified as fraudulent. Daniella Urban, special counsel at the Center for Workers Rights in Sacramento, says Edie Edie doesn't necessarily need to have evidence that a claimant has falsified information before freezing their claim. Even though he dd is supposed to have evidence that there has actually been fraud or actually been a false statement made by the claimant. He did, he makes gets to make that decision. You know, Latterly, and then the cleaning have to appeal their decision in order to be able to overturn the disqualification. Urban says Some of her clients are still waiting for their appeal to be granted and their dates set to appear before California unemployment insurance appeals court She says clients who face alleged fraud by ET de fear they may have to pay back the full sun they received in unemployment insurance. Some told her it could be 12 weeks before their day in court. Ruben says. That's a long time to go without income, especially for individuals on the brink of destitution. Here's one such case recounted by Amos Lim Ah community advocate with Chinese for Affirmative Action, a civil rights organization based in San Francisco. I'm translating testimony from Mr Wei Xin Guang From San Francisco. I was followed from my janitorial job. In April 2020 and tried for two weeks to call Edie Edie to apply for you. I but I was unable to get through. I was referred to see a and finally managed to apply for you. I inmate 2020, my limited immigration, computer electricity. It's a barrier to accessing indeedy benefits from 60 years old immigrated to the U. S in 2003 and speak only protectionist language. Taishan Land dialect off Chinese Scuse me, which he did. It does not provide services and Don't use a computer and cannot repeated correspondence is sent in English. I really light on friends and she is helped to 35 for benefits. My US know suspended and I need the money to stay in my home. Tale in which my family will be evicted. The heightened scrutiny of Edie Edie is handling of fraudulent claims has brought attention to other deficiencies within the department, including the department's lack of language access. The website is currently the best way to file a claim and the Web portal is only available in English or Spanish. The mandatory I d dot need background checks off Where is on Lee available online? Which makes it inaccessible for people without smart phones or computers. At least six million are unemployed in California and receiving unemployment insurance, with many more waiting for their claims to be approved by Edie Edie. According to California's legislative analyst's Office. The number of new unemployment insurance claims have slowed but are still five times higher than normal levels. Follow up legislative hearing is set for February. I'm Chris Lee reporting for KPFK. A new report suggests a bill often promoted as expanding rights for LGBT Q. People could benefit a wide spectrum of racial and religious minorities as well. Andrea Sears has the story. The Equality Act passed in the U. S house in 2019 with broad bipartisan support but never came up for a vote in the Senate. Civil rights advocates air hopeful this year it could become law. The bill would add new, comprehensive federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They only Goldberg with the Movement Advancement Project, says it would expand existing federal laws that leave many people vulnerable to discrimination based on a variety of other factors. Right now, for example, retail stores are actually not covered under federal law and public accommodation, protection for people of color or people of faith or immigrants. Opponents of the bill say it would infringe on their religious free Some of those who feel that homosexuality is same sex, marriage or transgender identities violate their beliefs. But Goldberg points out that 21 states, including New York already have LGBT rights laws on the books so someone can lose civil rights protections simply by crossing the state line. The Equality Act would change that that would put into place consistent and explicit protections into federal law that would, in many ways service, an umbrella over all 50 States, D C and the territory. She adds under a U. S. Supreme Court ruling issued last June, federal law already protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. But Goldberg emphasizes the bill would make anti discrimination protections consistent across the board. She points to a 2020 survey by Sephora that found 40% of shoppers had experienced discrimination based on their race or skin color. I think that really underscores the challenges of actors in places of public accommodations aren't just for LGBTQ people, but this was really a broad problem. I need the federal solution. The bill has yet to be introduced in the House is here. But Goldberg is hopeful that with changes In Senate leadership, it would get a hearing and a vote there as well for New York news connection. I'm Andrea Sears. Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a bill extending the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States a week before the pact was due to expire. The houses of the Russian parliament voted unanimously on Wednesday to extend the new start treaty for five years. Putin and President Joe Biden had discussed the nuclear accord a day earlier. And the Kremlin said they agreed to complete the necessary extension procedures in the next few days. They packs extension does not require congressional approval in the United States, but Russian lawmakers had to ratify the move before Putin could sign off today. Abide. Administration says it's going to revamp and enhanced diplomacy toward Iran as the U. S looks at restoring constraints on the country's nuclear program and reining in its regional ambitions, as Secretary of state, Anthony Blinken announced the appointment of a new special envoy for Iran. President Joe Biden, his national security advisor, said that restoring the limits on the Iranian nuclear program is a top priority and that the administration would work to build under whatever restrictions it could negotiate. Jake Sullivan said today that the administration's goal is to put Iran's nuclear program back into a box and then to confront other Iranian activity in the Middle East that it sees is problematic..
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"There we are virtual ready and limited situations were able to even come in with the planning team to be able to meet with people face to face where that's necessary. Get 809 284001. I hope you found that helpful again. If you want more, you confined it streaming on our page later on. Fox News. I'm Karen McCue. House. Democrats say they may vote to impeach the president next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is called for President Trump to resign or the vice president and Cabinet to remove him from office by way of the 25th amendment. Failing that, she says there is support within the House Democratic Caucus for an article of impeachment. Of House Republican Kevin McCarthy says impeaching the president with days left in his term will only divide the country. More boxes. Jared Helper, and this House Republican offers a word of caution to those GOP senators eager to jump on the impeachment bandwagon, and I think that senators who take a position against the sitting president will likely face very difficult political circumstances in their own primaries. In calendar year. 2022, Florida representative Matt Gates on Fox Democrats are accusing the president of inciting his supporters to riot Wednesday and storm the capital. America is What's now war with the virus. It was a rigged election. The Iranian nuclear program. What's next? Vaccines are being delivered. Covert 19 relieves all these legal battles German control the sand get through the holiday season. What's history to get to this historic outcome? It's what's happening here here at the top and bottom of the hour. Fax matter..
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"Do you remember how many Democrats pushed back because he leaked a private conversation. They are the same ones who are relishing this Trump leaked call. Same one sure, but that's the whole It's the whole thing. It's like this, and I know we're gonna get to know we're going to get so that Wednesday here eventually. But it Z. I was reading article the other day about 11 times that Biden was interrupted in 2017 off Democrats attempting to overturn the election like this just happened So all these establishment Republican. Never Trumper people who are crying this Romney. These will this fake outrage? This literally happened? It wasn't like 18 16. It was 2000 and 6 2017 it literally the same thing just happened And no one said a word. I know. Then it was like I mean, this is so important for them to take a stand against election integrity, you know, for election integrity. And now it's like they're undermining the constitution if they actually use the constitution to make their case, and that is actually what's going to happen on Wednesday, so over the over the last few days, there was initially this effort that was announced by Senator Josh Holly and Josh Holly of Missouri, said he was going to object to the failure of some states and specifically for him Pennsylvania to follow their own election laws, and so he was going tol. You know, um, expressed dissatisfaction or object to the certification of the vote specifically from Pennsylvania. There are already like I want to say 140 plus House members who plan to object to the certification of the presidential election results, and it requires at least one senator to do the same in order for were anything to really happen so now because Cruz has also decided along with I think, 11 other senators at this point there also Going to contest certifying this vote. And this, you know, it's great, like I want them to go full steam ahead and use every power that they have that is afforded to them by the Constitution to fight for election integrity and to make sure that what happened in this presidential election was on the up and up. Clearly it wasn't and so that's what they're fighting, and so they're going to be contesting the certification of the results of very specific states, So I have been trying desperately to figure out Okay, Well, what does that really mean? Because I see a lot of people on Twitter like a Trump's gonna do another four years. Starting on Wednesday. It's gonna be amazing and everybody's getting all excited, and I'm like Really? Isn't that it really That's that's how it's gonna go down because I am not seeing that path now. I've read so much on this. It was like my head was spinning yesterday because I was trying to understand. How is this all gonna work? And so I've seen a couple of pretty good recaps for how it's gonna work. Essentially when they do the call the roll call for, you know, voting to certify or whatever to agree to the certification. It's going to take a couple hours because now that they have house people and Senate people who are going to fight it, each state they're going to fight the certification of each state and then that will allow them to ours, too. Go back and have Five minutes each in a two hour window to present their information to make their case. And then there's another vote for each state to be certified, so because there's going to be I don't even know how many states five that air potentially contested That's gonna be 10 hours, at least of this of this debate time, And then after that, they have to take a roll call for each state, which can take an hour in even more. It will be days. It's not. It's not going to get decided on The six, right So so if you think there's gonna be some Mr Smith goes to Washington moment This thing's going to be decided you're wrong. I'm also telling you if you think because by the way And and God bless these people. They're in many cases patriots, but these people who have since the day of the election saying, Oh, no trumps got us 7 37 Merit J option here. They keep their keeping wrong, right? Like it's like I have had to, like mute people. You're doing this because you're you keep being wrong. Yeah, Look, there is a Probably a one in 100 chance that this actually works. And given who these Republican senators, which I know we gotta get to a break. I need a moment on the moment a moment on the republic to talk about this one. I need probably more than a moment to talk about some of these people, including one of our own senators here. It's not happening, right? But But my hope out of this is that to the entire nation, they have to look in the mirror and the evidence comes out and people won't realize this dude and these people being the Democrats stole this election. Okay. All right. So you're going to get your mom moment next, and then we will also get into at some point during this next, What hour and a half. We're going to get into Linwood and and his role that he's been like that. Guess he's been very talkative over the weekend is great for business, eh? So we'll get in that as well as you're a moment coming up next. What's now war with the virus. It was a rigged election. The Iranian nuclear program. What's next to that? Genes are being delivered. Covert 19 relieves all these legal battles Government control the sad.
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Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist
"Their reports israel has put its embassies on high alert following the assassination of iran's top nuclear scientist the middle east remains on edge today after the assassination of a man largely seen as the godfather of the iranian nuclear program. The funeral today. For scientists most in our body got underway. Iran's supreme leader the ayatollah khomeini and the running and president. Assad rouhani are vowing to respond to the top. Orion officials say israel is behind ambush as one of the country's largest newspaper. I called on iranian leadership to bomb. The israeli port city of haifa
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Iran scientist linked to military nuclear program killed
"In an apparent assassination and the country's foreign minister is accusing Israel. Fox is Benjamin Hall with the latest This is a major blow to the Iranian nuclear program must've factors are they is not only the head of that program. He is the man known as the father of the Iranian bomb, and he's reportedly being on a Mossad hit list for many, many years. This is someone that Secretary Pompeo Netanyahu have mentioned by name and he was ambushed in a wealthy suburb outside Tehran. The Attackers reportedly blew up a truck as he passed by with his bodyguards. Then five of them got out and opened fire on his car. It is a remarkably audacious, sophisticated operation in the heart of Iran. Iranian foreign minister is already blaming Israel on an adviser to supreme leader Khamenei has said the U. S. Is seeking war, adding that Iran would quote descend like lightning on the killers of this oppressed Marta. Have you bought a mega million's ticket? Yet? The
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HBO's New Documentary Warns Of The Dangers Of Cyberwarfare
"The perfect weapon now on HBO is a documentary about a danger. We've all heard a lot about, but don't really know new and frightening warning from the FBI on hackers using malicious software to launch a cyber attack against us. It's based on the best selling book by New York Times National Security correspondent David He, Sanger. About a new form of conflict that is global, inexpensive, invisible and supremely available to small groups, not just large powers. Jon Mateos, the director of the perfect weapon, and he joins us now from Brooklyn. Thank you so much for being with us. Thanks for having me, Scott. You know, I'm going to ask you plenty of questions about the dangers that cyber warfare poses to the US, But I have to ask you first. Did we fire the first shots across the bow? It appears as if we did Scott because when we attacked the Iranian nuclear program in 2007, the code that we put into the plant was released and everyone knew about it. Now there were plenty of covert kind of operations that go on, probably things we'll never know about. But that one was let out of the box. And because of that, it appears as if we fire the first shot, and we've been paying for it ever since. Let me ask you about a few attacks. We know about 2013 cyber attack. On Las Vegas that was done in response to something of casino owners. That's right. Well, he wasn't just any casino owner was Sheldon Adelson, a well connected casino that's correct on he had gone online. He was part of the symposium where he talked about actually setting off a nuclear weapon. Against Iran as a way to stop their nuclear program, and that video went onto YouTube. It went viral and the Iranians found out about it, and they planned, very powerful, destructive cyber attack of his sands casino operation to demonstrate something to him or to the United States. Oh, that's the thing about these sorts of attacks. You know, they're short of war attacks. They're not necessarily attacking our Our critical infrastructure all the time. But it sends a message. That destructive attack is easy for a country like Iran. It's it's an asymmetrical attack, and it made a very strong point. Once it was let out. I mean, the Sands Corporation did everything I could to hide the fact that they've lost $40 million in their technology, But it was let out and incentive, frightening message And, as David Sanger says in the film What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas 2014 cyberattack essentially brought down a Seth Rogan James Franco film the interview, which in fact does raise serious questions about freedom of expression. On also of you know, a major film corporation Sony. Yeah, that was that was the one that really got so much notice because it became suddenly an international incident. And I have to say it's one of the big issues in the film that I think people will recognizes that that the US is uniquely vulnerable to these kinds of attacks because of our open this because of our First Amendment because of the public square. Our weapons against authoritarians regimes don't necessarily have the same effect happened. Dump attacks, like what happened at Sony are not as effective to countries like Iran and Russia.
Trump calls on other countries to abandon Iranian nuclear deal
"President trump addressed the nation today his first words got right to the point as long as I'm president of the United States Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon after Ron made good on its threats and fired ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house US troops it was a very tense night there were no reported casualties or injuries today the president touted America's military might but also said we do not want to use it he called on other nations to come together to strike a new deal to manage Iran's nuclear ambitions nations have tolerated Iran's destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East and beyond those days are over Iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism in their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world we will never let that happen tension is still in the air tonight at least two rockets fell in the green zone near the US embassy in Baghdad but without causing any casualties to make sense of all this we spoke with evil doll earlier today he served as US ambassador to NATO for four years during the Obama administration and is now president of the Chicago council on global affairs I as ambassador dollar for his gut reaction to trump's remarks today well I think we came to the brink of war and the president wisely decided to step down and away from that brink and decide that the escalation I've gone on far enough the danger of getting into a war at the con too great and the right thing to do now was to take the temperature down a little bit were there specific things trump said that really stood out for you yeah I think he said that he took the reigning in action as a way to stand down from the escalation and you said that was a good thing I think that was the right interpretation and your radiance decided that they have to respond in some form militarily to the killing us generals who the money and did so by making clear that they have to respond from Iran was a missile attack that in the end did damage to materials but not to people in the house in court in terms of what trance overall strategy is with Iran were you able to draw any conclusions today well here's the problem because the overall strategy that he has pursued since walking away from the nuclear deal in may of twenty eighteen has failed it led us to the brink of war because rather than Iran giving in to our maximum pressure campaign they decided to engage in what the Ron calls maximum resistance and as a result the two fundamental objectives that we have set ourselves a modification in Iran's behavior with regard to the beach and a further constraints on its nuclear program both of those objectives are further away today than they were in may twenty eighteen so rather than continuing down the sale pass this is the time it seems to me when the president having seen and stood at the brink of for what you re assessors entire strategy I'll take a new approach a lot of people think Iran's long game is getting the US out of Iraq completely informally making a racket total proxy of Iran is that what you believe that's what the Ayatollah Khamenei S. at today it's what president who I need tweet it today that clearly they want not only the United States out of Iraq they want the United States out of the region that is not in our interest it is in our interest to continue to have good relations and the continued presence economic political military in the region and therefore we have different objectives the question is are we going to achieve that through war are gonna cheetah through diplomacy an effective strategy I think the answer ought to be go for more effective strategies and we should up today which was only lettuce incredible yeah and as a former diplomat where is the room for pharmacy between the US and around at this point well the first thing to do is to re engage with our allies in Europe and indeed the China and Russia all of whom were members and signed up to the nuclear we have found ourselves now isolate once again alone in the world when it comes to both Iran writ large and the nuclear question specifically and rather than this the present it today calling on other countries to walk away from the nuclear deal we need to re engage with those parties and indeed with Ron to get back to the negotiation that allows for more stringent limitations on Iranians nuclear program a better and more coordinated strategy with our allies to deal with Iranian this behavior in the region and other stops but the first step for us is rather than telling the Europeans that they should do something they're not going to do which is get out of this agreement was to start working with the Europeans to find a common strategy towards the region in general and towards the Iran but the very first thing out of president trump's mouth today even before he said hello to the audience was Iran will never have a nuclear bomb basically as long as I'm alive well and I hope that that he's right about that that is a strategy that his two predecessors have also been pursuing but if that's the question why would he even go back to the negotiating table well because the way to get around without nuclear weapons is one of two ways you either prevented from doing so militarily and we just saw how dangerous that Rhodians or you do it through diplomacy so the trying we have decided that military action and further escalation is not the right way to go the only option we have left is diplomacy not diplomacy starts not just with Tehran but more importantly with our allies in Europe with Russia and China and even a dollar if you have the ear of the Iranian leadership what would you tell them I would tell them that if they want to make sure that their people I have a better economic future they need to engage with the United States and European allies Russia and China to find a new agreement that puts stringent limitations on if you're clear program while allowing it to gauge economically but the rest were if a dollar served as ambassador to NATO from two thousand nine to two thousand thirteen is currently the president of the Chicago council on global affairs thank you very much thank you for on a run in perspective on the crisis we reached out to send up a semi and Iran's capital she teaches American studies at Tehran university and a sympathetic to Iran's government from early in the morning could ever different feelings coming from the Iranians some of are very proud of what the Iranians have gone specially the military bases his target as was considered as one of the major cases on the fact that nothing happened to the missiles and they targeted the place of a proud of this at the same time people were worried about the reaction of the United States so for the Iranians I think the major issue right now is that this will in a sense of making Americans to withdraw from from the whole Middle East I think this was one of the major issues that was raised by Iran's supreme leader today inherent in his speech where he sat okay because a slap on the face of the Americans you tacked to the base and however he also said that the major issue for all is and that the Americans were little from the whole Middle East and did you get a sense of what might be around position if the US does not withdraw from at least Iraq I think the Iranians would wait and see what happens and if this presence means that the Americans are going to target you're wanting an interest you Manian figures official figures and for a day that would be another harsh reaction it was really interesting to hear trump began his speech with a straight line saying that Iran will never in my time have a nuclear bomb but after that let's hear president trump describing what he sees right now as a wrong position far ran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world so Xena is Arron standing down well first of all Iranians never claimed a D. are developing a nuclear weapon so first of all I think this assumption is that wrong or the premises long itself so what I would say is a doing is I'm not making a nuclear bomb and the whole thing is a mistake president trump also said this our missiles are big powerful accurate lethal and fast under construction or many hypersonic missiles the fact that we have this great military equipment however does not mean we have to use it we do not want to use it American strength both military and economic is the best deterrent then of a semi do you accept that statement at face value is this now the the opportunity for both parties to de escalate and we'll tensions now he's well I don't think there would be any signs of relations in the foreseeable future was what happened to draw also a money and his **** shin if it has a significantly you and make a major blow to the feelings of the Iranian so you so the massive presence of Iranians for the funeral of the journal essentially money in gun raising the issue of getting close or friends at this time since very in a sense very stupid because how you can kills a high ranking official Iranian also show and then talking about having translations a day Laney ins is enough but before this whole escalation started between Iran and the U. S. there were these demonstrations in Iran over corruption and austerity what happened to those well actually what happened was that the Iranians became very United after what happened to Joe will slay money especially yesterday when the this funeral was taking place and I wasn't street I so people from different walks of life participating in the funeral because general Soleimani was like a sort of person who did not belong to specific Uranian political party he had a very simple life and people felt like he was also leaving the same or similar life close to the ordinary Iranians and this I actually created this universe themselves from being United against a foreign invasion once I got to say there were reports of many victims killed by running authorities during and after those demonstrations I mean do you think the families of those right those victims are just giving up and United by soul monies that suddenly I don't have contact with these people to ask about their feelings however this is the sort of thing that might happen in any other country then a foreign invasion or in front of a four nation is vice people usually get United and they put aside their differences so this majority I might say that these are all day actually are United not not just FOR D. Iranian government but for did hold the integrity of the lawn and its security xenon high semi teaches at the university of Tehran she joined us from the capital of Ron thank you very much thank you for having
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Protesters set fire to US embassy in Baghdad
"We should know the today father some protests going on I have no idea who these Iraqis are who are protesting no doubt people who support that Towle in Iranians I guess the protesters broke down the US embassy gate gourmet should make their way inside the compound planes were seen according to the Associated Press gunshots in sirens rang out in the Iraqi capital one of the guard towers protecting the compound to be on fire no confirmation of the breach by Iraqi war US officials at this time but it's followed hours of chaos reports of attempts by protesters in raids by these air strikes to storm the massive US compound photographs and video from the scene appeared to show protesters waving Iraqi flags setting fires and throwing objects at the concrete blast walls surrounding the facility no word by the way on the staff inside and where they stand but Mike Pompeii at our secretary state is made it pretty clear that our policy as relates to Ron is a lot different than the previous administration's policy this administration made a fundamental ship from where president Obama and his team work they had green lighted the Iranian nuclear program they had allowed this terror campaign to continue indeed they have permitted funds to flow into Iran to support under right these very terror campaigns that we've seen carried out we took a we took a very different direction with put a normas pressure to deny resources to has blocked trying to die resources at the few malicious like the ones that I came after Americans Iraqi facility in Iraq yesterday where they were Americans working to walk into a counter ISIS that's what the Americans are in Iraq for to take down the very terror threats that are protecting that are putting at risk the Iraqi people our mission continues to try and get the Islamic Republic around to behave like a normal nation we
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Israel's Netanyahu claims Iran lied about nuclear weapons program
"On the situation in armenia facing that vote in a few hours time in the parliament at to see whether or not the opposition leader who's been supported by the street protests nicole pechiney on gets vote to be the new prime minister fifteen minutes past eight here in london just looking at the front page of the daily telegraph here iran lied huge letters with the israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu sitting next it will standing next to them the message was spelled out in those letters as tall as the speaker himself the speaker israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu specifically he said it lied about its nuclear weapons program and the claim is that based on a top secret cash chevron documents somehow spirited out of iran by israeli intelligence which mister netanyahu dramatically unveiled on stage even from this sample you can draw four main conclusions first ron lied about never having a nuclear weapons program one hundred thousand secret files prove that they lie second even after the deal iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons noel for future use third iran lied again in two thousand fifteen when it didn't come clean to the as required by the nuclear deal and finally the iran deal is based on lies so the messages iran light iran says there's nothing new in what it calls a childish presentation of course in just a few days president donald trump will decide whether or not to remain in or walkaway from the iran nuclear deal swapping sanctions relief for an end to the iranian nuclear program let's not our correspondent the bbc's tom bateman injuries tom it was really interesting that mister netanyahu's presentation was an english and hebrew on primetime israeli tv who was he speaking to who was the audience yeah absolutely because remember not everyone in israel binding measure speaks english and so for this to be broadcast live on all the israeli channels with the bulk of this in english i think told you absolutely it was intended for an international audience in particular the usa because as you say and just ten days time president trump has to make that critical decision about whether or not to reimpose nucleus sanctions on iran and as with the uk papers you mentioned the newspaper the israeli press all.