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Iran retrieves data, cockpit talk from downed Ukraine plane
"Says it's recovered some cockpit data, including a portion of cockpit conversations from the Ukrainian jetliner, shot down by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in January. A lot initially denied responsibility for the incident, which killed 176 people but is working on a final report happened the same night Iran launched a missile attack targeting U. S soldiers in Iraq.
Anti-government protests in Iran over downing of Ukrainian passenger plane
"Videos posted by the semi official Fars news agency show protesters in Iran ripping down posters of general because some stolen money Iran's top general and chanting anti government slogans ranging demonstrates justified a heavy police presence and charm today against the Iranian revolutionary guard the Iranian demonstrators are protesting their country's days off to Niles shut down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying Henderson six people the plane crash on the ones that killed everyone on board mostly Iranians and Iranian Canadians often mission pointing to a technical failure and insisting the armed forces were not to blame authorities on Saturday minted accidentally shooting it down in the face of mounting evidence and accusations but western
Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown
"Rain and demonstrate justified a heavy police presence and chanted against the Iranian revolutionary guard the Iranian demonstrators are protesting their country's days off to Niles so shut down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying him to send six people the plane crash only one state killed everyone on board mostly Iranians and Iranian Canadians often mission in pointing to a technical failure and insisting the armed forces were not to blame authorities on Saturday I'd miss it accidentally shooting it down in the face of mounting evidence and accusations by western leaders I'm sorry I Shockley
Iran attacks two Iraqi bases housing US forces in revenge for Soleimani's death
"Tonight the US department of defense says Iran has launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against American military forces in Iraq this attack against US forces comes after Iranian leaders vowed to retaliate for the killing of an Iranian general Qassem Soleimani NPR White House correspondent Franco or doing as joins us here in the studio and Franco what else do we know about these attacks tonight well we know that the Pentagon says it is clear that the missiles were launched from Iran US officials say they targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military in coalition forces the Iranian revolutionary guard is taking credit for the attack saying this is harsh revenge for the Solomonic killing and they warned even harsher response if the United States took further action I'll just note that the US has been preparing for some type of retaliation and what has the administration said tonight anything well the White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham says that the president has been briefed and is closely monitoring the situation as well as consulting with his national security team we know that defense secretary Mike as per as well as mark Millie chairman of the joints chief of staff chief of staff were at the White House tonight I'll also just added the vice president Mike pence also briefed house speaker Nancy Pelosi on the missile attacks represent of Hakeem Jeffries of New York he spoke with NPR's Claudia Chrysopolis and it said that members are still trying to gather information trying to figure out the well being of U. S. soldiers and any Americans there I know many people are concerned about casualties and at this point we don't have information about whether any Americans or Iraqis have been harmed as you said American officials have been very aware of the potential for Iran to strike back and said that the US would retaliate what are you expecting yeah earlier today in fact president trump said the U. S. military is prepared to retaliate if Iran strikes back if Iran does anything that they shouldn't be doing they're gonna be suffering the consequences and very strongly we still have a lot to report on with colleagues and at the Pentagon and in Baghdad in there doing those things right now and in Tehran and terror on I'll note that the president was clear earlier this week he warned of a disproportionate military response if to Iran if it right if it carries out a retaliatory strike against the US that's white house correspondent Frank or doing is with the latest on this breaking story thank you Franco thank
Iran attacks US airbase and Erbil in Iraq: What we know so far
"Iranian state run TV says Iran has targeted the all Asad air base that is a U. S. based in the and our province of western Iraq Iran of course vowed to retaliate for the U. S. killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and your White House correspondent Franco or Dona as is here in the studio Franco what else do we know at this hour well we are learning that you where we are learning this moment by moment and apparently there is a statement from the Iranian revolutionary guard that says the fierce revenge by the revolutionary guard has begun and of course we also know that the US has been saying they've been preparing for a run in retaliation has the White House said anything tonight about these attacks they are not saying much at this point only that they're seeing reports and that the president has been briefed and is closely monitoring the situation as well as he's also consulting with his national
Funeral held for Iran's top general, militant leaders killed in US airstrike
"People marched in a funeral procession through the streets of Baghdad Iraq today following the death of Iran's top general and Iraqi militant leaders they were killed in a U. S. air strike yesterday near the airport in Baghdad correspondent Frederick plankton in Tehran says the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei he is promising revenge on the U. S. came out any hailed Qassem Soleimani as someone who was if you put a few row of the Iranian nation and also someone who he said wanted to die as a martyr now the supreme leader also said that the work that custom fully money had done as the head of the Iranian revolutionary guards could force that that work would continue American officials say you're wrong could respond with
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Those the president Tuesday night on New Year's Zeev here. We are Thursday night. Daniel Benaim a couple of things to react to in there but let's react to the last thing the president said he doesn't want a war with Iran but he said war with Iran would go very quickly I guess he means it would go quicker than war with Iraq. That's exactly it look. America is the most powerful military in the world we have the most powerful conventional military were stronger than Iran. They are experts at unconventional warfare. It's not clear where that kind of a war would end. It would be incredibly destructive for both sides and trump is right that conventionally we're superior but they have all sorts of other ways to make America feel pain and there are simply simply better ways to handle this problem then reaching the precipice of war with Iran and I think the Iran nuclear deal showed that and the kind of violence that we may see in the the days ahead is deeply troubling and I personally hope I agree with president trump. I prefer a piece. I just don't see that he's put us on a path to de escalate relate this conflict. It's good to get rid of bad people. But it's bad to have the region on the brink of war joining our discussion. Jonathan Alter he's a columnist with the daily Beast Msnbc Z.. Political analyst and Here's president trump. Who ran on the? I was against the war in Iraq. I'm going to get everybody out of there. He's actually increased the number of troops in the region specifically in Iraq and certainly increased the tensions to put it by Leeann Iraq. Tonight you know when he said it wouldn't last very long war with the ram wouldn't wouldn't astro North that reminded me of Lawrence in nineteen fourteen. Both the Germans and the French thought that this little fight between them was GONNA last for a couple of weeks. It was kicked off by an assassination of the archduke. uh-huh Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo was called World War. One a people don't know how wars end it's much easier to start a war then to end one and this was an act of war I mean maybe the predicate made it necessary. We don't know all the details yet but the only comparison to this all of American history was after Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt ordered the assassination. Shen of General Yamamoto who was the architect of Pearl Harbor in retaliation for that but that was in one thousand nine hundred forty two that was in the middle of the war so this the what the United States did tonight I think it will be understandable for the Iranians to react to it as an act of war. The question is how hardened our targets around the world and I think the answer is not hard enough look at the seven hundred and fifteen million dollar embassy that we have in Baghdad. They were able on December twenty six to breach the wall of that unbelievably believably fortified embassy. Now think of all of our other embassies around the world and what the folks who work. They're thinking about tonight. Yeah all of which are generally less fortified fortified too much under eventually. I want to bring you back into this Going off the point. That president trump made on New Year's Eve when he said it would go go very quickly and he's talking about of course full-scale war with Iran. If that were it would go very quickly. It's reminding people of different things. It's reminding me me of a moment on meet the press with our dear friend Tim Roster when the vice president the United States said to him that the American troops would be greeted greeted as liberators in Iraq and in Baghdad meaning. That was his way. That was Dick Cheney's way of saying it will go very quickly. We are still With guns uh-huh drawn patrolling Iraq. And I'm glad you brought it back to Iraq because one of my deepest concerns tonight is how this will will be viewed in Iraq where there is so much she influenced so much Iranian influence where the US embassy is so close to bother city where Iranian militias Iranian backed militias and the attacks that they were you know that the US retaliated against kill twenty five Iraqis rockies now. They were rain Ian Sympathizers Iranian supporters. But there was fury in Iraq all those protests weeks and weeks of protests that we've seen over the months in fact Against Iran and other interests in Iraq changed almost overnight after those weekend attacks because it was considered hitter disproportionate Iraqis died because there was no warning. We warned other leaders in the region but there was no warning to the Iraqi leaders That was probably considered because of military security but the fact was that Iranian or Iraqi. Nationalism has arisen against America over this in the last a couple of days. We've seen anti-americanism Run rampant in Iraq and no longer considered liberators at all with all the ups and downs of our terrible experience in Iraq. which you remind us of with that Dick Cheney interview with Tim Russert the the fact is that in the days since last weekend strikes? We're an American contractor. Tragically died in there was recent to retaliate. The way we retaliated palliative and the deaths of twenty five Iraqis really enraged the Iraqi leaders and when Espera said to me that events secretary said to me today a while they reacted too slowly. That was a signal we've also heard from other officials that I've been told that there's no way that the militias these they're not protesters they were militants were rioters. They could not have gotten into the Green Zone that close to the embassy walls if there was not some compliance from the Iraqi security that is so heavily embedded with Iranians and with Iranian supporters. The Iranian influence I mean the Iraqi government is torn between the US in Tehran and Tehran. Is Its neighbor next door and we're not going to win that battle we're out to squeeze in a quick break right here. Everyone's GonNa stay with us when we return. We'll be joined by presidential candidate. Senator Cory Booker. We'll get his reaction to the developments in.
U.S. kills Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad strike
"I am so proud president trump as I speculated as I've been telling you that I believed it did do it he ordered the Pentagon has confronted here's the statement of the proper defense coming moments ago at the direction of the president the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect the US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani the head of the Iranian revolutionary guard corps cuts forced a US designated foreign terrorist organization general Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region journal so the money in his clubs force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the warning of thousands more here constrain the tax and coalition bases in Iraq over the last several years several months it says including the attack on December twenty seventh culminating in the death and wounding of an additional American and Iraqi personnel general so the money also has approved the attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad that took place this week the strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans the United States who's got the ball back that's me putting then it will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our and just wherever they are around the world home home fox news all breaking in with this moments ago trump ordered a game changing US military attack that killed Iranian journal Qasim salami the head of the I. R. G. a cubs force among other military officials and but the international airport what I tell you they they they they they they did it from the it appears from the ground up probably with like I said some CA CIA or some you know troops of some sort of the quote unquote aren't there trump ordered a game changing US military attack to kill him among other officials Pentagon confirm he's the military mastermind who secretary state Pompeii a deemed equally as dangerous as ISIS leader Abu Bakir out because of the in October like that he killed himself to US raid on the compound during in Syria seven months after the ISIS caliphate crumbled in April of last year now now that's twenty twenty one the city proper nouns Iran was responsible for killing six hundred eight troops during the war US troops during the Iraq war solely money was the head of the Iranian Iran backed forces carrying out those operations killing
Trump orders killing of Qassem Soleimani
"The commander of the lead codes force of the Iranian revolutionary guard Qassem Soleimani has been killed in a US air strike on Baghdad airport in Iraq the Pentagon's of president Donald Trump ordered the killing of general Soleimani who was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and throughout the region from Washington here's only Maqbool the statement from the fence again reflected the drama and significance of this attack the direction of the president it says the US military's taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani the **** for tat violence have been ratcheting up over recent days the killing of a US defense contract in Iraq the trump administration blamed on an Iranian backed militia an American attack that killed twenty five militia members the storming of the US embassy in Baghdad the US defense secretary Mike espy had earlier said there were indications Iran or its proxies could carry out more attacks he said America was prepared to take preemptive action but few could have predicted that action would be quite as consequential is this the rainy in foreign minister Javad Zarif has described the killing of general Soleimani as an extremely dangerous and foolish escalation he said the United States would have to take responsibility for the consequences of what he called it's a rogue adventurism an Iranian spokesman said the country's top security body would meet to discuss what he called the criminal attack the former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Qassem Soleimani was an arch terrorists with American blood on his hands and his healing should be applauded Iranian television interrupted its programming to show images of Qassem Soleimani accompanied by priors general Soleimani was Iran's main strategist on the rack and masterminded old Iranian military activities across the region please dissent has this assessment there are so many ways in which Kaczynski money has been described in the Middle East and certainly by CIA officials is the most powerful operative in the region he was seen as the mastermind between Iran's vast of regional ambitions one of the principal architects of the war in Syria the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Iran's ambitions are right across the region so it will have a huge impact on the wrong ones are regional our strategy but also inside Iran this has massive political significance and I think certainly escalation will be expected as well as retaliation oil prices climbed sharply following confirmation that general sort of on the had been killed Brent crude futures jumped by three dollars a barrel with analyst warning that supplies out of the region could be disrupted of tensions
New video from Iran shows Guard warning away UK warship
"As a new fox poll shows that sixty percent of those surveyed feel a run is a national security threat to the US fox's Alison barber report new video released Monday by the Iranian revolutionary guard voices are heard warning the British naval warship in my all bring Lee a radio conversation between revolutionary guard forces and a British naval warship which was in the street of or moose escorting a British flag oil tanker the tanker and its crew are still in Iranian custody the revolutionary guard sees the British tanker on July nineteenth presumably in retaliation for the British navies role in the seizure of Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar twenty four hours before the revolutionary guard released its video the U. S. an Israeli missile agencies released a video showing an Errol three weapons systems successfully intercepting ballistic targets outside the
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Iranian revolutionary guard in the video there's no sign of the ship's crew it also shows an Iranian flag on top of the ship's bridge ABC's Stephanie Rommel's in Washington Ron is not backing down after revolutionary guard troops seized a British flag oil tanker with twenty three crew members on board in the street of her moose mask to troops repelled from a helicopter onto the tanker while patrol boats circle the vessel in newly obtained the moment bringing in forces more to the crew not to resist Wednesday's hearing was Robert Muller will air very substantial evidence of wrongdoing by president trump and make a public case for impeachment so the house Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler New York Democrat on fox news Sunday we think it's very important for the American people to hear directly what the facts are because this is a president who is violated the law six ways from Sunday if anyone else had been accused of what the report finds the president had done they would've been indicted Republicans say they're questioning of Muller will be sharp but what they see as a one sided Russia investigation reaction after the sender back channel in North Carolina trump rally Mercedes slap former White House strategic communications director now trump reelection campaign official referring to the four non white democratic Congress women who are called disquiet what I'm not happy about or the chance of the squad the chance of anti American anti somatic chance that they push forward congressman Elijah Cummings Georgia Democrat is asked by A. B. C.'s George Stephanopoulos you believe president trump is a racist I believe he is yes no doubt about it and and I I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt flaps as the president is not a racist she and Cummings on ABC's this week you're listening to ABC news news.
South Korean Dies After Self-Immolation at Japanese Embassy in Seoul
"On a Friday night into Saturday morning and are very busy first hour we're going to get you caught up to date with some of the industry headlines we will then move it over to bill said Dennison is got a very action packed day D. and racing report for you we also have coming up your mega millions numbers we got a hundred and fifty four million dollars and the jackpot tonight take a look at the doppler weather radar not a whole lot of action but mercy well we're in the broiler how good portion of the country I think I read somewhere in the neighborhood of two thirds of the United States suffering from high heat in intense humidity will go through that as well and then well get hooked up with Mister motor co tonight so let's get started on what promises to be a very busy Friday and we appreciate you joining us on America's trucking network and as always on Fridays we like to start with the oil markets the life blood of our economy and both versions of crude rose on Friday after the Iranian revolutionary guard captured a British flag the oil tanker in the strait of Hormozgan what has been viewed by oil traders is just the latest of the aggressions by Iran and escalating in the region causing tensions and increasing oil prices as a matter of fact shortly after this was learned brands when I'm sixty six cents a barrel finishing the week at sixty two dollars and fifty nine cents a barrel W. T. I was up thirty three cents during the course of this past day finishing the week fifty five dollars and sixty three cents per barrel still moderate prices for a barrel of oil considering the tensions in the Gulf we were at sixty Bucks a barrel when this all first started the bubble to the surface in the Middle East and actually we're down a bit from those high levels of a couple of weeks back and the reason why is this the international energy agency issued a report this past week that they do not expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing as the world economy slows down and there is glides in global crude markets more oil than we have people using causes prices to stabilize and often go down in fact some it oil investors are saying that the oil markets are growing in pre singly bearish not bullish in the meantime on the nation's highways you're going to pay about three dollars and five cents on average at the fuel islands across the nation well despite an administration that has reduced federal regulations in a number of industries regulations seem to be slowly making a comeback in the trucking industry now the last time we were with you we told you about a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress that would bring back the sixty five mile an hour speed limiter is for all trucks and since we were with you last that bill is picked up support in Congress and also is picked up support with an ever increasing number of safety groups a second bill worth watching in Congress is one that would require a significant increase in minimum insurance coverage maybe as much as four point nine million dollars right now it's seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars this same bill would require what a matic emergency brakes on all tracks of the future Aaron did anyone help me gets the story about the medical review board this past week wanting to work their sleep apnea recommendations back into the manual that certified doctors consult when they're giving a truck driver his exam for his medical card that manual by the way is under review right now by the FMCSA and this would be absolutely the perfect time to try to adjust or maybe perhaps sneak those sleep apnea rolls back again to the manual meanwhile the insurance institute for highway safety is the latest group to weigh in on a pilot program to allow non military under twenty one drivers to operate trucks in interstate commerce the I. I. H. S. encouraging the federal motor carrier safety administration to do more homework before turning on in this assignments first the I. I. H. S. believes that the FMCSA should wait for the results of
Iran seized 2 British tankers in the Strait of Hormuz
"Are joining us we now have for oil tankers seized in the straits of hormones by the Iranian revolutionary guard to British one Liberian and apparently a few days ago we weren't aware of it probably because of the close proximity across the straits or moves one UAE tanker also the president commenting on it earlier and he basically saying the Iran's economy is crashing very competently saying all it's gonna work out there in a lot of trouble right now especially I think based on strategic alliances that now have been built Dan how but I think I can say this C. I. A. ops officer thirty years and I think I'm I know the president's thinking on this having interviewed a mentor in times he is not going to get involved in a long protracted conflict the president took off the hand cuffs in Syria and guess what the caliphate ISIS will be back a bomb the crap out of them and the rules of engagement changed dramatically from one of hand cupping our troops took to allowing the troops to do their job I would imagine the president is not going to allow the Iranians to keep the straits or move on hold hostage and I would imagine that there's going to be an alliance that will engage our rand if this behavior continues and I wouldn't be surprised to something happened as early as today or tonight yeah Shawna I agree with you a hundred percent about the strait of Hormuz I think what we also need to watch for is that Ron amounts asymmetric warfare against us they know they can't go toe to toe with the United States military they'll lose but they get props malicious Lebanese Hizbullah Alicia's in Iraq the young men who these in Yemen they tried to kill the Saudi ambassador here in the United States and so the concern I think in our in our intelligence community and also domestically here in United States will be there to run seeks to mount additional attacks against the nay symmetric warfare on to the Persian Gulf and that is also something that will be looking at and I'm sure you're looking for whether it's back channel or older messaging from our administration if Iran attempt to do that in a tax our people and our installations even via their proxies there will be hell to pay on the Iranian side in their territory we know thank you Dan Hoffmann thirty years CIA ops officer knows around well I know the president's strategy it's not going to be a protracted war it's going to be overwhelming force and they have a lot of allies to do it
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Lands podcast, made by our very own super producer, Nick stumps knows good. He'll take you behind the scenes of some of the biggest hits ever like sweet dreams with Dave Stewart from the earth mix or how beyond say runs. Oh, a fairy tale like songwriting camp that you've never heard about. Yeah. They're really great stories. You can listen to it on the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcast. I had my first kiss at beyond say camp. Indra back. All right, guys. Let's talk about war, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps claimed responsibility for US surveillance drone that was shot down, and they claim it entered Iranian airspace. The US says it was still an international airspace, and the, like the US general who commented on this said that it was thirty eight kilometers away from Iranian airspace. Which seems like the sort of thing that we should be able to, like, independently verify thirty eight kilometers as a lot of it. Yes. Lamad or Jay say they have proof read, but again, regardless of what either side is saying, like these are just every everybody's fucking with each other ways, like so now the US will fly their drones close saying, we got our iron, you whatever. But also, I'm sure close enough to try and get his shot down, and then the US can point is like you see what happens. I mean like they're just doing stuff. Down. I don't know how guys I don't know if the rest of the worth seeing this. Meanwhile like anyone who would even think to align with the US. I don't know except Israel, except Israel in Saudi Arabia Rhett. They're, they're ready. But I think you know, again without Europe. It could be very difficult. I mean, again, it's just a definitely another escalation to something that is so unnecessarily. Tense Ray and, you know, I think you know, when you hear stuff like Lindsey Graham, being like, well, if they if they get, you know, they start building their, their nuclear program up like all bets are everything's off the table or on the table on with whatever the turn of phrase used was interesting, though, is like right after Trump. I is tweet is like Iran made a very bad mistake, credit and then met with Justin Trudeau, who I'm guessing was, like, don't you fucking even try something dude, please? No one wants this. And then they're asking when like what, what his thoughts were Trump said, I've found it hard. I find it hard to believe. It was intentional. If you wanna know the truth. Yeah, I think that it could have been somebody who is loose in stupid. Did it? So his response to, like, what do you think of this is almost that he doesn't wanna further the narrative that this was an intentional active aggression read? But sounds because it sounds like from what we've heard him say he doesn't want armed conflict..
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Span. Two. You're listening to C span radio on WCBS PFM Washington in just a few minutes. We'll be taking you live to Capitol Hill, where the house homeland security subcommittee on border security, facilitation, and operations subcommittee will be conducting a hearing on the border. The military deployments on the southern border, the US Mexico border. We'll be hearing from Benny Thompson. He is the full committee chair, Mike Rogers, the full committee ranking member and the testifying witness will be deputy assistant Defense Secretary for homeland defense integration that should get started in about five minutes until then an update on the shooting down of a US drone overnight. The implication is Iran this from earlier today on Washington journal, or was earlier today, that news came out of a Ron shooting of a US military drone over the strait of Hormuz. To update that John Gabriella. The Associated Press joins us. He's their Gulf, Iran News, director, good morning to you. Good morning. How are you? Fine. Thank you, can you update us as far as the situation that occurred, and the reaction from Iran and the US. Well, just a few minutes ago. US central command has acknowledged type of during that was shot down or saying it was an argue four Global Hawk. It's a really big drone. It's wingspan is about the size of a Boeing seven three, seven to put it in context. Anyway, the Iranians are saying that around four AM local time, they shot down, this drone flew, what they described over Iranian territory. Now, the US military has disputed that they're saying that the journalists flying over international airspace and the strait of Hormuz that's the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which about the world's global oil supplies moves through on a daily basis. And so has the US government provided definitive proof that the drone was not in Iran, airspace? No. Right now it's the rainy and saying one thing and the US saying another the Iranian side has kind of changed what it was saying that earlier, they tried to describe it as being actually physically overland in Iran. Now, they're making it sound like it was over water in the strait of horror movies. But we still don't have a really clear idea of where this destroyer shot down. Did we see any reaction from Iran's leadership specifically, and even quotes this morning, using the term war, but gives them context of what's been said? Yes, we have we have the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander coming out pretty strongly today. The revolutionary guard is a paramilitary organization that. That is answerable only to Iran for printing leader, and the commander basically came out and said that any sort of territorial incursion into Iranian airspace. Any running land space would be quote, red line for Ron that they would respond and, and annihilate anyone who did this now. He did caution and say that Iran was not looking for war, but it was ready for war. If someone started the battle with it, and aside, from the central command leadership, nothing politically, nothing from the Trump administration on this. No, we've not heard from the White House nor anyone else so far. It's just the central command, which is the US military outfit that some charging us region Jong umbrella, we've seen stories over the last few days about tensions between the two countries. Particularly over the recent announcement of enriched uranium. Is there any way in your mind to connect the dots between these instances are these connected? Is this an isolated incident? How would you put that into context? Well, there, there's sort of a long running dispute tensions, with between the US and Iran go back to the nineteen seventy nine Islamic revolution. And even before that, in the nineteen fifties, when the US helped overthrow Iran's elected prime minister in a CIA operation, but most recently, what we've seen these tensions take root in is president Donald Trump's decision about a year ago to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal know, the time sense that US has now really ratcheted up sanctions on Iran, including targeting the really crucial oil supplies, and that will exports that they do as well as other methods targeting individuals associated with the Iranian government Iranian Revolutionary Guard. And it seems as though that pressure has finally started to get to Iran. We've seen the Iranian realities collapse in value, which is affected. Normal radian sixteen their savings disappear. Food medicine spare tires base. Anything that you could imagine. It's much more expensive now. So we have seen really strong reaction from the Iranian public, they're pretty upset. And the Iranian government has been blamed for these recent limit mine attacks in on, we'll tankers in the Gulf of them on the news now Iran denies being built in that, but I was on a US naval base in JIRA into the United Arab Emirates yesterday where navy officials showed us debris and pieces from what they said was one of the limpet mines didn't go off. And they say that it bears a striking resemblance to mind that are used in Iran. So tensions are very very high right now. This is a re C-SPAN radio programming from Thursday. John Gabrielle back to the Joan. I, I wasn't normal for to find that type of drone in that space or in that area, is that a normal thing that takes place. Well, I have actually seen these roads before Joe Biden was in the UAE and March of two thousand sixteen and he actually visited outdoor air airbase, which is close to Abu Dhabi and the United their beverage, that's the capital of the country. And while we were at Dafa we actually did see somebody's argued fours on the tarmac there. US central command. Sometimes puts out photographs showing these drones landing at the airbase taking off the air base, and what they do is sort of a long range surveillance. They can get up about this highs like ten miles in the sky, and it can look out over a vast territory tracks ships. Take photographs listen to communications and do those kinds of things. So they were used as for Valence platforms, I believe in the war against state group. And now it seems as though they are flying over the straight are Moos after these recent attacks so US central command, hasn't exactly explain what this one was doing. The Iranians have claimed. It was spying on Iran. But the way that the US central command described, it could just be flying over the strait of Hormuz to track maritime traffic meant these heightened tensions this John Gambro the Associated Press. He's Gulf in Iran News director talking about that missile that shot down, the US military Joan drone, Mr. Gambro. Thanks for your time today. Thank you, sir. We go live now on C span radio to Capitol Hill for a congressional hearing on US troop, deployment on the southern border with Mexico US border patrol chief Carla, provost will testify, along with officials from the homeland security department and Aaron national guard, congressman Kathleen rice of New York chairs this house homeland security subcommittee cured, facilitation, and operations will come to order subcommittees meeting today to receive testimony on, examining, the department of defense, his deployment to the US Mexico border. Good morning. I'd like to start by welcoming our witnesses who here today to provide information on the support that the department of defense is lending to the department of homeland security at the US Mexico, border DOD's presence on the border is not new. There's supportive D, H, S, operations has indeed evolved over the past year. And right now, it would appear that this administration is testing the limits of that relationship since the first large group of migrants began traveling. North from Central American April of last year, fleeing violence, poverty and persecution within their home countries. The president and DHS have relied heavily upon a DOD to support their border security operations is important to note here that the April two thousand eighteen caravan, the president's principal reason for first applying the national guard shrunk down from an estimated fifteen hundred migrants to approximately three hundred. Nevertheless, the president, it should memorandum at that time, threatening the secretary of defense to deploy as many as four thousand national guard troops to the southern border and today approximately twenty three hundred national guard troops remain, deployed in Texas, and Arizona to support more than sixteen thousand border patrol agents were also currently assigned to voter region in early October two thousand eighteen there were more reports of another caravan originating in Central America despite advanced warning an ample time to plan and scaled every sponsor CDP seemingly did not prepare for the surgeon arrivals. Nor did the department as congress to increase its capacity so that it could more effectively process, migrant families, in fact, no such request was made of congress until earlier this year. Instead, the president preferred show of force and requested the deployment of fifty two hundred active duty military personnel to the southern border a week before the two thousand eighteen midterm elections. Most of these personnel were at tasked with hardening ports of entry providing aerial surveillance between ports of entry as well as providing medical care, transportation and other services to support border patrol. By December two thousand eighteen there wasn't much more for these troops to do and their days were largely devoid of any meaningful. Duties recently, congress was notified of similar deployment of DOD personnel to paint, one mile of border barrier in California personally, it's difficult to believe that the administration is doing everything in its power to resolve the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. When congress received notifications such as this one in February, the president declared a national emergency after thirty five day government shutdown, which was caused over fundamental disagreement over the Mississippi of a border wall after congress denied this funding. Request the president sought to divert, billions of dollars in previously appropriate defense funds to build this wall. And now it seems the administration is planning a multi year, deployment of active duty soldiers to the southern border taking together these actions point to a steep escalation in the DOD's role at our southern border and these policy decisions will have consequences and long-term effects. Rod questions remain about whether the actions this administration has taken or inappropriate use of DOD and DHS resources continued reliance by on the DOD for handling the southern border will likely have ramifications on both departments ability to carry out their respective missions, both departments are accountable to the American people through congress. Both departments are accountable to the American people through congress. And I asked both d h s and DOD leadership committed to transparency by sharing any an all requested information with this committee and the other oversight committee's moving forward. I think our witnesses for joining us for this discussion today and I now recognize the ranking member of the subcommittee. The gentlemen, from Louisiana, Mr Higgins, your modem show. Thank you, gentlemen, and Madam for your service to our country. Situation at the southwest border is beyond a crisis, even the liberal New York Times, editorial board, the Wall Street Journal editorial board. The Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer calling on House Democrats to act on fortunately, on majority denied the house, multiple opportunities to fund a needed supplemental. Humanitarian assistance that's been called for seventeen times seventeen times. House Democrats have rejected immediate humanitarian aid increasing numbers of migrants, bringing children on the dangerous journey jar border more than ever before, with the most significant inflection point being the weaking immigration laws gauze by the Flora's settlement extension to families. They're more than seventeen thousand migrants in customs and border, protection, custody along southwest border. If assaulted designed to hold four thousand mock colleague, quick to point out that people have died, but the majority has repeatedly rejected our effort to provide immediate humanitarian support 'cause the border protection have been forced to release more than seventy seven thousand people who might our country illegally on a notice to appear a summons. This feels cartel propaganda. If you step foot on US soil, you can stay we're.
US, Iranian Revolutionary Guard And Patrick Shanahan discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"The US military's to send an additional one thousand troops in the Middle East. The acting US offense actually Patrick Shanahan announced the deployment yesterday citing concerns about a threat from Iran in outspent comes just hours after the US military released pictures of it claims show, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard cool behind an attack on one of the two tankers near to the straighter for moose
U.S. lays blame squarely on Iran for oil tanker attacks
"Martin. The US says, Iran is responsible for an attack on to commercial oil tankers in the Middle East here. Secretary of state state. Mike Pompeo speaking yesterday this assessment is based on intelligence. The weapons used the level of expertise needed to execute the operation recent similar rating attacks on shipping and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication US central command released video last night that they say shows Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boat removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two tankers. They say the Iranians were trying to remove evidence. Let's bring in Admiral William j fell, and now he is a former commander of US Centcom in which he oversaw all US military operations in the Middle East, Admiral, thank you so much for being with us. My pleasure. Good morning, Rachel. Do you believe this video provides absolute evidence that Iran was behind these attacks? It's very convincing to me as secretary Pumpido said, there's a quite a bit of circumstantial evidence, but this video pretty much nails it. How do we know this is in an Islamic revolutionary guard patrol boat? I believe. There's little doubt. That's, that's what it is the US vessel in vicinity. One of our stories saw numerous IRA juicy votes around each of the tankers that was attacked. I think the only question of seeing some speculation that this may be some kind of an independent action. I doubt that sincerely ethic. This was something that was premeditated. And it's a an escalatory step in a in a road too much aware, but certainly not hit at anywhere in the right direction. I mean we've seen this happen before, now four tankers were attacked last month in the same place in the Gulf of Oman, which is just off the coast of, of Iran and the US also blamed those attacks on the Iranian regime. Why is this happening? I believe it's probably Iran, trying to trying to strike back there in a lot of pressure right now. The sanctions that the US is imposed the longstanding robbery, and it's been fought actively with proxies, in Yemen, that involves both Iran and Saudi Arabia. So when this first incident occurred over in jar last month, very interesting. The use of these women minds as they're called that are attached to the whole ship. That's not something that's going to be an everyday item for. Some kind of a startup organizations to somebody that actually is fairly sophisticated. They know what they're doing. And then this event yesterday. Significant esscalation and an arise and sophistication these ships were both underway. I would expect I haven't seen definitively, but expect it came from different ports, and, and they were hit pretty much at the same time. And it appears obviously with this one case, it was a mind there's a report from one of the ships that they're actually some kind of projectiles fired at them, whether these are small missiles, or or guns to be determined, but that oughta be we'll figure this out when they get a look at the ships and see what the damages and see what the wholesale like this is, you know, why are they doing this probably to try to do something to push back in, in the best case one would hope that maybe this will spur some kind of negotiation sometimes discussion. But then rate the immediate effect is probably going to be as we saw yesterday, jumping oil prices and probably insurance rates and anxiety levels because of the volume of petroleum products. That come out of the Gulf, right? Third of the world's supply. So I want to ask you about the public messaging around this, the standoff Iran denies all of it. Iran's u n mission released a statement saying, and I'm quoting here at the US and its regional allies must stop warmongering statement, also calls, the US accusations part of quote, another Arana phobic campaign. Do you think secretary Pompeii peyot by going out holding a press conference publicly accusing Iran, is that the right? Is that the right response? Or should this be happening in more back ten away? It's been so blatantly obvious both on the actions that were that were perpetrated. And the fact that the, the evidence is, is pretty overwhelming that I don't think there's much to be gained in this case by just trying to keep it under the table. And the other reality today is there's so much near instantaneous coverage by the media. In this case, you had video I think it is very interesting, though, that both incidents the one last month, and then this one, one of the very first pieces of information that came out video came from sources so you another question let me have this happen. So I think that directly into question, I don't think there's much to be gained by keeping this quiet. But maybe this'll spur some, some serious discussion I do and ask you. Lastly in just a couple of seconds. The UN secretary general said he's concerned, over a military escalation now. The EU is urging maximum restraint international allies. Clearly, feel this could be a tipping point. Do you know I'm not I don't think it's a tipping point. But it's a it's dangerous because when you start using things that explode and and blow up there's always the danger of miscalculation, some kind of steak and and again when things start flying through the air, it's not good. So this is this is not a good trend and need be very, very careful and take some serious action to try to reverse Admiral William Fallon. Former head of you Centcom. Thank you for
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Now. The lower third is Trump marching to war with Iran. What a mischaracterization of what is going on here. This is Iran escalating a situation that is incredibly can't, I posted the audio from the first hour already of Dr Orrin, Michael saying, Admiral, Stavridis twain is going to post the transcript of the atlas to have Radi I- pundits, who have no idea what they're talking about are out there say, oh, this is Bolton egging Trump on Pompeo help it. That's all absolute crap. This is the Iranian regime, which has not changed the since nineteen Seventy-nine. They tried this before nineteen eighty eight and Ronald Reagan sunk kept their navy in a couple of days at that's what's going to happen again, if they keep this up Saudi Arabia is accused of attacking two of their oil pipeline today. They've attacked four ships with limpet mines at the term used by Admiral Stavridis. This is not a partisan issue. And I think our media is so broken all they do is attempt to put everything into the Obama. Good Trump bad box at this is the same regime. I was before Ben Rhodes with born, I think I was sitting in the opposite San Clemente with Richard Nixon watching the Shaw fall and how many come to power in hearing him more in the passing of a pillar of stability in the Middle East and forecasting, the great strategic loss that we had suffered. And it is the nature of this regime to continually spread chaos and to try and avoid accountability. And appeasement of it does not work my. Washington Post column this morning what the Trump White House understand about Iran reads that President Barack Obama's fruitless effort to lure Iran's Ayatollah, Ali humming knee, into changing the behavior of his rogue regime. Never had a chance because it began from the premise that appeasement works. It never does appeasement didn't work with the Iran nuclear deal, just as it failed in the reset with Russia earlier in the Obama administration and Justice at fail. But the nineteen Ninety-four North Korea US feel when Pyongyang which peon gang had probably violated with its secret uranium enrichment sites, even as it put pen and picking to paper now. Iran is following through on its promise to again, unleash its proxies against America and its allies. Almost a year ago, I write long before the White House, designated the C. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps as a terrorist organization. Iran made it strategy public, quote on August six twenty eighteen the Iranian news agency FARs published statements by Jarrell Nassir Shabani a top official in the in which the general noted that the regime of the revolution. Had ordered ordered the hooky militia in Yemen to attack to Saudi tankers, and that, that the who had carried out those orders close, quote, the Trump administration abandoned the appeasement policy of Obama, who fell into the trap of hoping to be a political strategist who could flip a long running script like Richard Nixon in China. But Mao was at the end of his life when Nixon pulled that off his country had been crippled by the cultural revolution. And it was threatened on its northern border by an immense. Soviet army Obama ignored the fundamental realities of the world, the words in the deeds of the Iranian regime, and there is no reason to believe that there is fundamental change a foot in Tehran. I'm joined now by Harry Kazianis he's the senior director of Korean studies at the center for the national interest. But he's well acquainted with the nature of the Iranian regime is welcome morning, Harry, I just reading my washing post piece that, that simply reject the idea that what is going on in the Persian Gulf is because of John Bolton and Michael Pompeo, forcing American. Into a confrontation. What's your assessment? I agree with you. I mean, the simple fact is Iranian years have been pushing the envelope destabilizing all different parts of the Middle East. I mean this goes back to Iraq. Right right after the second goal or pushing into Syria during the civil war, stabilizing parts of Lebanon going on for years. And I'll be very Frank with you. Hugh. Many things I disagree with John, but I don't think you can simply just lay this all on the burden of some sort of hawkish foreign policy, this, this crisis with Iran has been building for a long time. And I just finally catching up with their actions. Now, I also believe that I was reading an IRA, general statement from last summer saying they're going to do this. They were going to tack tankers and pipelines and stuff like that. So I don't believe it's in response as some of the media narrative, is to the designation of the terrorist organization. I think that's nonsense. What do you think? Hundred percent. Right. And you actually dig down a little bit deeper. You actually start going into the military documents your strategy doctrine building up their armed forces to actually do this things that you're talking about one thing, shocking is, they're actually developing certain missile systems, and put them in things like tankers, put them in things like shipping containers. So when the US navy's out on patrol for example, he would get pretty close to US navy vessel open up the container fire their missile or ordinance and missile defense systems would have anytime reactor anything. So they've been building for this for a long time. It's, it's pretty clear now in terms of response, what I've been telling people about the nineteen Eighty-eight operation, praying mantis when Reagan ordered after an attack on the us, naval frigate, the thinking of basically half of Iran's navy and day. What do you think America will do? If an American ship, is attacked by these clowns. I don't think it would be sort of all out war, but I think it would be very, very heavy response. And I think this is why the Trump administration is brought in DC fifty two bombers. I mean a lot of those can attack from standoff range anywhere Iranian air defenses. I mean US navy story well equipped to handle all of these different type situations. I'm sure as twenty twos s thirty five of our stealth Slater are brought into the region. So we make sure that no US men and women are Harvard, these operations. But at the same time, we can send a very strong signal to Iran, if you mess with the United States, if you even try to go down that road or if you try to close the strait of or moose, you'll going to pay for it. So Harry Kazianis from the center from the national interest. Does Iran khanate separate signal from noise today, have the receptors to get the message. I you know, I think they do. I think they're, they're pretty smart. I think they're trying to test the United States. And I also think, to, Hugh, I think they know that the United States is doing a lot of different. Other problems throughout the world. I mean, for example, we've talked many times about the situation with North Korea. That's so obviously you're near resolve. We're still dealing with lots of promises. Dennis walea. Pretty smart. And slick, and understanding that was the United States trying to do with all these different problems out the world that this might be the time to create a little bit of havoc if they want to. But I, I think they have to understand that we've got some pretty smart sophisticated. Operators here with John Bolton. Mike Pompeo, even the president mean his foreign policy activist is going up dramatically, and we can handle this, and that would be a great mistake. If they thought this was the time to act. And so closing d do you predict that it will de-escalate or that it will escalate, I think it's gonna DSP I think Iran to be quite foolish to start something right now. I just don't see them doing this. I think everybody's doing a lot of talk a lot of full statements. But I think at the end of the day, they realized that in the military confrontation, they'd be toast. Harry Kazianis, thank you, my friend senior director of Korean studies.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on KGO 810
"Candidacy of Benjamin Netanyahu to return to the premiership of Israel, Malcolm. Now that baby is returned. We can get back to the trouble in the neighborhood, which is in all directions. So this this has long been intimidated. And now, we have it. We'll discuss a little later what it means. But you're right now, we can focus on serious issues as I guessed will certainly reflect way. Well, from our colleagues Sokha's, no it was a major journalists senior columnist for the Anna hard newspaper in Beirut. We're looking at Lebanon, north of Israel where Hezbollah is a gang lower where there are plenty of rockets more than one hundred thousand rockets, some of them finely tuned to hit Israel where their routine threats from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps. But. I wanna start with something that I've known was a growing tragedy for these years of the Syrian civil war, which is the refugee crisis sake. So very good evening to you. Can you help me understand how Lebanon is? Is dealing with the refugee crisis from the especially the Syrian refugees who have camped there for these last years is Levin and getting aid for this to do the refugees have a hope of returning to their homes. Good evening to circus. The hopeful. I don't think it's imminent get I have to with. I think put it on the G beginning on you know, since that optional wolf at the same time. Permission is big. It's a lot four million. We have around one million two hundred thousand three hundred thousand geez. The problem is this Dinkal. Geez. All living on and this has all been east. Securitywise also. Jobs. And also I mean if it with and this is the cause of Minnesota enough rumba see that's fine. In the beginning. Fuse to cans for the geez on the knees. Vian about the admissions, office soul and told. They are going to put money and template on constructing those guys the same time. Helping jeez to live to survive and then to go to schools and to get education because we have the experience of the heathen account since nineteen forty eight. Our minister of foreign affairs, the government refused. The thinking that those will become like the CDN refugees, which means that will be not sure allied than the LeBron. And for me, this is the reasoning because the seniors they have no place to go. I'm talking about this issue, and I mean in old debate. But they don't have any place to go to what the serious the here which voted in Syria, and that company is red and one day, they will go that. So they ought to get we ought getting money from the United Nations also for many international donor. But those money are not enough. Maybe if we had been the mid to count, the financial I would have been. Bigger for the time being I don't see that many governments. Now position is not supported by many. Big states, and then the national community and also by the United Nations, they want to send them back to Syria. Even if there's no particular solution in Syria, and I don't know how they can do that to go that when you when you talk about the economic conditions could you give us some idea beyond the refugee issue. What is the role of his Balaa? What is what is the status in terms of the current government's ability the clean up the act to to put into place reforms? Is there any chance that we will see stabilization in that regard? What I don't think the outgoing nation has is one of the problem has not the only problem has may be for the region. The problem before other things for some for many of Binny's. But the problem is that we don't have the states which possess. Cents old. Then we have we will almost we could become if they we have theaters. But in fact, we have five six seven seats government. We have it. We have an army we have institutions, but in fact, as long as a lawyer that is not to the state is not to the country, and it is only for our ridges communities. This means we have not United and when we are not United. We cannot do reforms. We always have differences old quarter will have few will always. Cannot achieve anything in order to have of the economy all the debate is in order to to go to find the to create jobs for them or even to provide security for adults, or at least to establish a political system, which can hold and this region. What you've always full temper. And the corruption that do you alluded to what option I mean corruption? No all over the world that it's corruption, but our country in the world corruption is not ruled in exception and living on corruption like many complete than the third world. Corruption have become the road, and not exception. And we can say that most of our politicians are whether they with from overages communities they are corrupt. And what I mean, what's worry me is those politicians from all communities are corrupt and also. There have become corrupt. And that's why it's very difficult to beneath people. I call them people because they committed the self the nation Wednesday talk about corruption they thought a lot and they make the movement of moving from Todd big demonstrations, and they want reform and everything. But in fact, they were never aided to put pressure on the politicians to make reform because they themselves they belong to those leader. And they are not even they don't want to get out of there. This once ability Sarkis, we just have a minute. Beirut. Has it been rebuilt are there redevelopment funds development funds for pay route just about a minute to answer? What did they reveal by the money of and the national community, and they need to be. I think that the, but after the might be people when they revisited began building they did not do anything. So just now not only winning lows.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"It makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with or providing support to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. And I kid you not this is the next line. In this statement from the president released today. This remarkable, quote, if you are doing business with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, you will be bankrolling terrorism. So that's what this kind of day has been. If you're doing business with Dirani and revolution. I got your bankrolling terrorism throughout the presidential campaign. Trump was in business with the revolutionary guard. This is what kind of presidency were in this is what kind of week we're going to have the president who has literally doing business with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard until after his election as president that president today declaring if you're doing business with them, you're bankrolling terrorism. I mean, this is this is where we're at now president cracks down on self declare self to be a despicable bankroller of terrorism that said awkward shape of building in question makes it all too embarrassing to talk about. So let's pretend. And that's just the start of it today. The president fire the homeland security secretary yesterday and today he fired the head of the us secret service. There were also now reports that he's about to fire a number of other department of homeland security officials, including the number three official at the agency. He apparently needs her out next. So he can install his preferred replacement for cares to Nielsen as acting secretary of the whole department if he goes through that process of firing the number three official to make room for the acting guy who wants to put in place that of course will mean that Trump will need another acting official to take over that guy's current job, which is running the customs and border protection agency may just at homeland security alone. That means we will have an acting secretary. We'll have no deputy secretary the number two official in the agency left a year ago never got replaced. The next person down the chain of command is the number three official in the department. That's the person who is reportedly. About to be fired as well. There's also an acting head of FEMA. There's now a new acting head of ice. There's an acting inspector general at the department were soon to have an acting head of customs and border protection. Once he becomes the acting secretary. We also are about I guess to have a new acting head of the secret service. When the new acting secretary of homeland security starts going to cabinet meetings and starts appearing at White House events and starts having to answer for the actions of his agency. He will be in good company in this administration. There's also an acting Defense Secretary and acting interior secretary and acting head of the food and Drug administration and acting head of the FAA Federal Aviation Administration. Not like we need a good one of those right now or anything there's also the acting head of the small business administration. The acting head of the office of management and budget. There's even an acting White House chief of staff, which doesn't even make sense. But that's what they call. Mick Mulvaney, now, they call him acting White House chief of staff does if he hasn't yet been nominated for the Senate confirmed position by house of is not a Senate confirmed position. They're just calling him an act acting to keep on his toes. I think I think that there's a there's a couple of different things going on here. Part of it. I think is just turnover. I mean, this president is barely through half of one term in office. He has already chewed up and spat out cabinet secretaries from almost every cabinet level agency that serves under him from health and human services. Remember, Tom Price. Member him all the State Department that defense department the department of Justice attorney general interior department, the VA the EPA now homeland security, he's turfed out all of those cabinet secretaries. He's on his third White House chief of staff already, even if the current one is just acting. He's gone through five White House communications directors. I don't think he even has a new one acting or not for the first like year and a half of the Trump administration the rate of turnover the rate of people being fired or quitting or leaving in scandal..
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Plus from the nine hundred ninety s Mexico's apparently miraculous water, Memphis, owing decide when I started investigating. I realized that this miracle water was causing a big migration from all over central Mexico and Judy Garland's last performances, she was probably one of the tiniest people that you'd ever met. She wasn't the moat. But she wasn't chatty. She kind of was quiet. I today's world news. I'm Stewart MacIntosh with the BBC news. Hello, China says its economy grew last year at its slowest rate in almost three decades, the country's national bureau of statistics put the growth rate at six point six percent, slipping further to six point four percent in the last quarter of two thousand eighteen Robin. Brent is in Shanghai. There are many questions about the veracity of these figures, we always discuss whether these figures can be trusted. But if he won't one clear pointer from the government side acknowledging that there is a problem with slowing growth in this country is that they have been announcing efforts to stimulate the economy. We've had technical things like reducing the ratio of reserve banks are required to keep trying to encourage the banks to lend more we got tax cuts as well. We've got local governments here provincial governments who've been very important in terms of infrastructure building. They're being encouraged to issue more bonds to finance more projects. So there's three examples of how elements of a stimulus are coming together here in China. Anna is they try and deal with what's being classed as that managed slowdown. Israel has carried out military strikes inside Syria overnight in what had said was an attempt to dislodge Iranian forces operating their witnesses in the Syrian capital Damascus reported a series of explosions more from David Bamford. An Israeli military statement released in the early hours of Monday said the operation underway in Syria was against the elite force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards warned the Syrians not to respond video images on social media showed missiles flying across the night time sky, Syria said its air defenses had tweeted the attack on Sunday. Israel said it intercepted, a rocket fired from Syria Islamist militants linked to Al Qaeda said they carried out an attack in northern Mali on a United Nations base in which ten peacekeepers of Chadian. Nationality were killed the militants said the attack was a response to the visit. It by the Israeli, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Chad. A referendum is taking place in parts of the southern Philippines to create a new Muslim autonomous region. In the volatile area of Mindanao, some three million people are being asked to support. The creation of federal territory is our Philippines. Correspondent Howard Johnson. What we're seeing today is people coming.
Top Tories say Sajid Javid's new position puts him in prime position to take over from Theresa May at No10
"This is a great rumination on the back that all thanks amber rudd passed in great britain overnight not dead she just added a cabinet i think theresa may maybe by the end of the week meanwhile war is heating up in the middle east israel blast away at a missile factory that caused a two point eight earthquake as they hit the iranian missile factory in northern syria killing dozens including an ir iranian revolutionary guard corps general so watch that space things are heating up there meanwhile time.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on WGTK
"Join now of my conversation with david ricciardi his brand new novel is warning light warning lights in bookstores today we did our pre interview last week before publication warning light is absolute pick it up don't put it down thriller it's the kind i like an incredibly it's his first book like we covered last week david ricciardi welcome back let's talk about iran the joint comprehensive plan of action is much debated in the united states is iran trying to develop an offensive capability the kind of weapons that can strike the united states that's at the heart of this book how did you get your very believable portrait of the supreme leader the coulds forces the iranian revolutionary guard how they operate and where they got their training from well i spent a long time doing research i mean my you know my research philosophies obviously to try to visit places that i'm writing about but when that's not possible is in is in much of this book i try to speak with people who've had firsthand experience or or do a lot of research and a lot of that researches either conducted over the internet or the old fashioned way and the topic there especially with the jcp away as you said it's been much debated in the news and there was plenty to look at there's a a book called vanguard of the mumbai off ron host of our which is a deep dive into how the the iranian revolutionary guard corps works force works out operates the nuclear program how'd operates large parts of the economy i thought your portrait of the colonel in charge of finding the american agents seeking to develop information on the nuclear capability of toronto is wonderfully drawn did you talk to many iranian ex pats about this i do know if you're writing expats and there were definitely some people i used as models not so much for their sinister personality but in terms of cultural cultural attributes what i did not understand is the unforgiving countryside of iran most of us think of tehran and you have cecilia the english woman in here described tehran wonderful in the seventy she and her husband were posted there she loved it and then it sort of went south after the revolution but i had no idea it was like the mojave desert yeah there are sections especially in eastern iran where it's extremely mountainous than you would think it's more.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We'll have to wait to see how what china fleshes out that response you might say dave wilson thank you so much for being with us dave wilson bloomberg stocks editor columnist and blogger at mlive go trying to make sense of the myriad different actions today in the market trying to find a direction and right now seems to be heading toward the positive right now it's hedging our nineteen ninety one studios in washington dc nathan hager is there with world and national headlines nathan of breaking headlines this morning lisa will start in france or the suspect and a hostage taking situation in the southern town of trevor has been shot dead by police that updates coming from a police union official minutes after french president emmanuel macron said all evidence suggested this incident was a terrorist attack the justice department has just charged nine iranians with hacking hundreds of companies academic institutions government agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the us on behalf of the iranian revolutionary guard corps an indictment unsealed just this morning accuses those iranians of hacking on behalf of the iran based mob institute with one tweet president trump has raised the prospect of government shutdown at midnight tonight president says he is considering a veto of the one point three trillion dollar spending package just past overnight in the senate because it doesn't address daca or fully fund his border wall weekend because everyone here in washington who thought they were getting on a plane to go home to their home districts for the holidays are now reading this tweet and having their heart stops cbs face the nation moderator margaret brennan earlier on bloomberg surveillance and that is not the only apparent surprise coming from the president's twitter feed last night the president announced hr mcmasters stepping down as national security adviser in the next two weeks to be replaced by former un ambassador john bolton mcmasters future had been up in the air in recent days but many in the white house thought his departure was still weeks away global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in washington i'm nathan hager this is bloomberg now with our other top stories i'm michael barr.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Digital scale ready for happy new year guys good stamps dot com click on the microphone at the top of the homepage in type in crooked world that's stance dot com enter crooked world at the top of the page when you click on the little microphone can you explain who polls the levers of power in iran is at the supreme leader is that the president like what's the gist of serve who's in charge and who has real influence yes so it's a complicated system in a way but essentially the supreme leader's the final decisionmaker you know i mean he is the ultimate authority but underneath him there are a variety of different sources of power so the president who is elected who is now is on ronnie has significant authority over certain economic policy on the on foreign policy we thought he added thirty o obviously over the nuclear negotiations because he'd run on a platform of a pursuing these negotiations and ultimately was able to to reach an agreement so he is one source of a power with some control over elements of the ryan government however then there are other a hardline factions so there is the iranian revolutionary guard which is led by a guy named qasim selemani that is largely research constable for iran's support for hezbollah iran's support for assad iran's actions inside of iraq he's a worldclass asshole yes i mean it is you know he's a worldclass bad guy and the revolutionary guard generally has some freedom of operation separate from ronnie you know they get their own budget in that's it you know they they have their own resources and they have this kind of freedom of action in the region and then you have a clerical elite that is largely based in city of qom that you are essentially the aging ayatollah 's who runs on these religious institute suggest an enormous amounts of resources and provide some of the support to the supreme leader and have is significant influence on things like the judicial system and some of the laws about you know alcohol in women covering selves so you know there is this multiplicity of forces within the regime itself and one of the things it's important tommy is in the in the current context that and you're hadn't seen discussed a lot is the supreme.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"The answer the yeah welcome back america to you and happy 2018 there is really only one story and that is the attempt to be running people of throw off the mullah's the fascist regime under which they have lived the dark night of iran one book calls it since 1979 if you'd understand there's a fake government with a fake president in a fake measure heels uh and a fake i breathing and then there's the iranian revolutionary guard corps the secret police in essence and a paramilitary force deploys abroad under uh selemani and this supreme leader khamenei who was 78 years old rumored have been in terrible health for years and they're brutal and on two or three occasions i have put down in the case of two thousand nine green revolution protest following a stolen election and after these elections the various times eventually the tanks come out in the iranian revolutionary guard and they're they're paramilitary force the of the basiji i'm remember the the remember the haitian dictator papadoc and baby doc they had these thuggish groups that would come out and be people in haiti and and we understood them as being street gangs and that's what they have in iran in the besieged they're not welleducated they're just that nutters their cult members and whether or not blowing up synagogues in argentina which iran has donner assassinating leaders all across iran which iran is donner supporting hezbollah with with weapons and money which iran has done or murdering innocence in syria which iran has done or if whatever the iran is done uh they are busy suppressing around people on this has exploded enrage across iran in the last five days uh from the washington post iran protests in death toll grows as tension rises january second four twenty three am antigovernment protests in iran.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Question that uh you know when you say verona the birkenau onwards the restrictions that the government places on women women being educated women driving because these kind of things now they're the iranians generations were very prowestern were very close relations with israel very close relationship with the united states and then we jimmy carter allowed the tola stick come back from whom it to home which was they are kind of their spiritual center and that's where their base now they know they're in trouble right now the question is i'm gonna go to colonel west myth on this are senior military analyst because normally we look at the situation was and you think of the military years kind of the stabilizing force the problem here is the iranian revolutionary guard are not a stabilizing force in all back they are the sponsors of care and the trainers of tara but they are a deadly force inside of iran absolutely and there are a combination of both secret police and military force and unlike the rest of the iranian military their revolutionary guard cord they do not answer to the president or to their their parliament they answered directly to the totally a who is the religious leader he is considered the supreme leader in the end the land it is a society that is been a very strict religious society where things like public expression and public assembly have been very very restricted so the revolutionary guard corps is not going to help the people in this revolution nbc news this morning reported on iranian who's who made a statement that translates into english this the knife has hit the bottom and is used to described demonstrators who feel like they have nothing left to lose and dictatorships like iran's nearly only work if that people are are are afraid of the state if they're not afraid of the state if there's nothing left to lose of new cataclysmic things can happen but the revolutionary guard corps you're right ajay they are they are a malevolent influence in that society you mentioned earlier that the we've talked about this last we've been following this all weekend folks because obviously we're very involved in the region and we've we we've been concerned we've been following and and working legally on the iran the whole iranian deal on that but the fallacy of that which was propping the basically propping the.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on WGTK
"Across american business bring investment in new plant equipment factory upgrades to could create jobs and perhaps wage raise wages according to new york times initially inspired by the trump administration's regulatory roll back executives are encouraged by economic growth and of course and of course the huge tax cuts uh it's going to be it's gonna be a great year 2018 a terrific here but we're beginning with a different story really the only story no it's not the browns going on sixteen and having the first and fourth choices nfl draft when i was it takes a kwan barkley are sam donald or josh rosen or someone else will have plenty of time to talk about the browns were talking about iran because people are putting their lives on the line by the tens of thousands in iran noone expected this two weeks ago i was off last week we did best of shows i wanna thank joke kontscha did a great job filling in for me our team got a week of rest that noone expected that we would come back and be in the sixth day of regime convulsing revolution in the street protesters everywhere in iran demanding an overthrow of the corrupt and brutal mullah's who run the regime can the iranian revolutionary guard that kills the regime's opponents even if they export terror across the world participate in the genocide in syria threaten israel from lebanon use the yemeni who tried to lob missiles at the saudi arabian capital riyadh so let's cover how the world is covering this beginning with the weakest coverage which comes from cnn's foreign correspondent aaron david miller talking to briana killer yesterday or two days ago cut number one is premature when the president treats time for change is it we're for him to be doing that considering uh he's clearly putting a finger on the scale and we don't really know the protesters who is leaving then this doesn't seem to be particularly centralized or organized even though they seem to be very motivated as we just heard running via i think that trade we have this peter natural tendency to put ourselves in the middle of the story and worse to sort of turned it into a bomb a versus trump trope in which former president didn't do enough therefore i am now president i'm the.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Americans hugh unhappy 2018 there is really only one story and that is the attempt to the running people throw off the mullah's the fascist regime under which they have lived the dark night of iran one book calls it since 1979 if you to understand there's a fake government with a fake president in a fake measure heels uh and a fake i breathing and then there's the iranian revolutionary guard corps the secret police in essence and a paramilitary force than deploys abroad under uh sulamani and this supreme leader khamenei who is seventy eight years old rumored have been in terrible health for years and they're brutal and on two or three occasions i have put down in the case of two thousand nine green revolution protest following a stolen election and after these elections the various times eventually the tanks come out in the iranian revolutionary guard and they're they're paramilitary force the besieged the basiji i'm remember the new remember the haitian dictator papadoc and babydoc they had these thuggish groups though would come out and beat people in haiti and and we understood them as being street gangs and that's what they have in iran in the besieged they're not well they're just uh nutters their cult members and when they're not blowing up synagogues in argentina which iran has done donner assasin inning leaders all across iran which iran has done supporting hezbollah with with weapons and money which iran is done or murdering innocence in syria which iran has done or dissed whatever the eib iran has done uh they are busy suppressing our own people in this was exploded enrage across iran in the last five days uh from the washington post iran protest death toll grows as tension rises january second four 23 area antigovernment protests in iran.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Uh a ballistic missile is one of those missiles that they they go a straight up in a trajectory not straight up but the head off in a trajectory than gravity brings them down and my understanding is that they're ballistic missile program i don't know how um they have long distance or a mid distance but you're i guess you're you're midyear driven vega israel yes eat out yet you're longest distance of ballistic missile the about three thousand miles so i think so they can't can't reach us it's all his um and may be saudi x right the bill goes on to require the present sanction those who act on behalf of persons designated for this conduct as well as facilitators and sanctions evaders also uh there are sanctions imposing officials agents or affiliates of the iranian revolutionary guard bill also requires the administration report every one hundred eighty days on new designations it or the european mean union has made targeting iranian proliferators terrorist facilitators or human rights abusers so it's also it's this is geared towards putting requirements on the administration to maintain a certain level of irani in hostility propaganda essentially or fodder for that um it is obviously iran has a lot of other options earn to the extent that they are seeking any of these materials uh because the rest of the world has not signed on to these sanctions so they're advocacy is in creating feelings of distrust and hostility between us in iran but not necessarily.
"iranian revolutionary guard" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Official has serve at wednesday's attack center ron in which thirteen people were killed or coward ons by iranian nationals who had joined islamic state the iranian revolutionary guards of a saudi arabia and the united states of involvement here is paul adams i s has increased its rhetoric against iran calling on the country's sunni minority to rise up against the shia dominated state in an effort to calm nerves the speaker of parliament allowing johnny said iran's security forces with dealing with the attack as but a statement from iran's powerful revolution regards was rather more in century they accused saudi arabia of being behind the attacks the saudi foreign minister said there was no evidence saudi extremists were involved but much is being made on social media of his suggestion that iran should be punished for its interference in the mid at least the leader of q wages imberger recovered all doha to try to resolve an escalating diplomatic cruxes several gulf states led by saudi arabia qatar times with cars because of concerns over the country's support for extremist groups we give more details in this report from james robins before the emir of kuwait arrived in cutter playing a customary role of gulf peacemaker he was in the united arab emirates that foreign minister kolkata the main championed of extremism and terrorism in the region the emirates have now made any expression of support for qatar a criminal offence president trump who backs the punitive action led by saudi arabia has now phoned the qatari ruler he offered a white house meeting to help resolve the crisis at according to a statement also emphasized that all countries in the region should stop the promotion of extremist ideology and prevent the financing of terrorist organisations world news from the be reserve a teenager has been killed during opposition protests against the government of president nicolas maduro in the venezuelan capital caracas work mrs observant junior old was hit in the chest by teargas cannister father bob policemen at point blank range newspaper pictures show paramedics attempting to revive.