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Rocket attack strikes near U.S. Embassy in Iraq
"At least four rockets hit near the US embassy in Baghdad and on a rocky base hosting American troops inside the green zone this happened this morning fox's Mike Tobin has the details the latest rocket strikes on U. S. positions in a rack and four Katusha rockets exploding in the U. S. fortified green zone no casualties reported damage is said to be minor but the attack is the latest in a series of rocket and mortar strike believed to be supported by Iran January eighth and rated missile hit an air base injuring dozens of U. S. servicemen and women last Thursday a mortar hit the K. one military air base in Kirkuk tensions with the U. S. and ran begin escalating when the U. S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions tensions P. twenty U. S. killed around most powerful general because some sillimanite with a drone strike
Iran attacks Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani's death
"Breaking news out of Iraq where we have confirmation that Iran has launched missiles missile strikes to Iraqi basis at least two Iraqi basis that also house. US forces we have no confirmation yet of the assessment of damage or casualties around the state media is now saying that Eh. They launched these two rounds of missile strikes. And this is I think important and really actually crucial we think about this moment around saying there's no there's no retaliation for America For the latest attacks. Then they will stop attacking but if America tax than their response will be crushing and widespread. It seems to me that this is a calculation nation here by the Iranian regime. At least and getting to some point that does not further. Climb up the escalatory ladder that we have now been on for quite some time and is threatening to plunged the entire region into valuable war joining me now former Republican congressman from Oklahoma Mickey Edwards. Former chair of the House Republican Policy Committee and former Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Donna Edwards also with me Sam Cedar host the majority were podcast and MSNBC Contributor Angelina Maxwell host of signal boost on Sirius Xm and an MSNBC political analyst. Donna let me start with you the the way that we talk about. This tends to resolve revolve around the president. What decision when will he make? and WHO's influencing but America's democratic nation with the constitution that gives the power to declare war the the Congress United States represents this democratic nation. All of its citizens citizens should not be in the hands of one man particularly one man with the faculties that the current president has it seems to me extremely important that across Democrat and Republican particularly Democratic Party Democrat. Cows come out strongly to say no war with Iran. This is madness and do whatever they can to halt escalation is that a possibility ability as UCLA. I do think that there will be in there. Already have been tonight really strong voices coming from speaker. Pelosi herself that we do not want a war with Iran and very sadly this is so reminiscent of where we've been before and I think it's also important for the American American people to step up and declare that there should be no war with Iran and we are at a place where you know. There's a possibility that there could be some some de escalation but it requires seen voices and cool heads to preside both in the White House which I don't expect but certainly coming out with a strong voice from Democrats in the in the Congress and I would expect others who do not want to continue. You need to put service men and women in harm's way and to jeopardize the safety of of the American People Mickey you know there's been an interesting Fisher Asia and the Republican and Conservative collision on this question We we've seen it sort of break out in the open. Sometimes rampaul was on our air earlier. Senator from Kentucky urging us not to enter into worth around. There are some conservative commentators. WHO HAVE THE president's ear who also said the same? This seems to me kind of testing ground of that. What do you you expect to see from Republicans on the hill? Well if we stay with what they have been saying for. Many many years is that we should be very cautious. Che's about going into war but they're the bigger issue here is what you were talking about Chris. So I would hope that the congress is able to back the president op and not have is go into a major war but it's also important that Congress start reasserting its primacy in the field of international affairs primacy in in terms of deciding when we go to war because it's not just this war but with this man in the in the White House or frankly any president the idea that the congress would step by now. You were the democratic voice. Chris you've been talking about and that the Congress would back off and let any president just on his own whim or any other reason take take the country into war is unacceptable and it's time Republicans and Democrats both came together on that one issue. It just crazy to me to view what's happening right now. Does this thing that just happening out there. In the world like we're we live in a democratic society precisely so that we can exert some control and and that's part of constitutional designed by design the founders constitutional design that there are some democratic control. I mean the idea that regardless of what we have in terms of casualties that we must must respond is absurd. We have agency people are going to call for de-escalation. They're either going to call for now tonight or they're going to do it. Eighteen years from now after after what we've been in Iraq and so the bottom line is every single. Democratic presidential candidate should tonight come out and say no war with Iran every single member of the Democratic Caucus in the house and the Senate should be backing the bills by Tim Kaine am by Sanders and Kana in the House and stopping funding and stopping topping the legal auspicies for this war. Somebody's skills worse than Iraq because at least with the Iraq war in two thousand three there was a reason they put forward a reason season and so an American citizen say while there's WMD's now it turned out that that was a lie right but there wasn't articulated reason that the administration collectively is trying to put forward to tell the American people. This is why we're doing this. I have no idea why this is happening Chris. The American people likely do not understand why we are on on the brink of war with Iran and I agree with Sam. All of the Democratic candidates have a chance to step forward in this moment and show that they can be competent. They can be strong and stand on principle there. There is no reason for this and this moment we need to stay take a step back a giant step back over this cannot be a partisan listen moment the Republicans in Congress have to do the same thing. They took the same oath of office. They swore to uphold the same constitution and adjust having Democrats oppose. What's happening what the war is about without any information here but but they can't do it alone? Republicans have to say in this this case this is American lives at risk and we are going to take back the constitutional power. The Congress has the it can't be just a democratic down the the politics of of this which in some senses seemed secretaries. We await at this moment to find out if there were casualties. Both among the Iraqi against Iraqi servicemembers emmers on these Iraqi bases or American service members but of course the politics matter because the politics are part of what will produce the outcomes that happen and the decision that gets made. I mean again. This is all part of Democratic Self Governance. It does seem to me that the war weariness is very real thing it shows up in the polling. It showed up on the campaign trail. There's very very little appetite. Wait for a war with Iran. If you pull that question and even the airstrike against Sulejmani which a to my mind. Reckless escalation along this trajectory was was essentially partisan split. Like do you trust. The Democrats will have the courage of their convictions about how they navigate this. Well I have to say I mean I do you. I mean I remember you know the lead up to the Iraq war in two thousand and whatever it was three four and you know people believe the evidence that was in front of them. I never believed it. But even in the face of thousands and thousands of people taking to the streets still legislators felt a need to like go right up and march toward war. We cannot afford that to have that outcome again. And I think it's incumbent on members of Congress but the American people have to speak up and we know that they're worried because they wanted to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan in and out of the region all along now here. We are escalating again. And it's time to put a put the brakes on this coming. Both from the Congress in terms of them exercising their authorities Mickey had said but also coming from the American people saying we do not want another war in that region Gen Party. The ball is in the in the hands of the people themselves the power to declare war being Congress means that the people are supposed to make these decisions and this is what they have to show up a child meetings APP to contact their members of Congress and they have to be hurt and there should be a vote. I mean there's going to be a partner. Solution says there's going to be privileged privileged resolution and there should be there should be a vote in the United States. Senate absolutely not say I am struck by how many democratic politicians look I have very little expectations of Republicans at this point. I'm sorry about that but I am struck. By how few how how little maturation there seems to be when I look at the democratic accredit politicians who are coming out there and equivocating at this point because the American public has grown since two thousand two and to a certain extent I remember that time time vividly millions of people who are in those streets at that time and the fact is there was a lot of people who are shell shocked after nine eleven that Shell shock does not exist amongst the American American public anymore but you look at the eyes of a lot of these democratic politicians and they look like deers. If your headlights they need to lead to fight back against what is off. Obviously an attempt to draw this country into war by. Who's you know what who who's driving this bus? It's unclear but it but we cannot allow the the idea that the president of the United States can Willy Nilly create provocations. That dragged this country into this type of quagmire again. The American people have to understand why why we're entering into a military conflict. They don't know that tonight and that's a really big problem. And the communication here. I mean we just go back to say what the facts are on the ground in terms of the the latest loop. There was an attack outside Kirkuk a rocket attack there have been increasing rocketfire Adam at American forces from Shia militias in Iraq. Starting in October Tober Brett mcgurk said that hadn't happened. Eight years that part that itself was part of a escalatory cycle that started with the withdrawal from the Iran deal that kills an American American contractor back in December outside Kirkuk and killed an American contractor wounded several American service members there was a retaliatory strike by the US. It Killed Twenty five Shia militia militia members in Iraq and then that storm the embassy which was essentially disbursed with no casualties and then in response to that wildly provocative talkative s escalating act of taking out killing Qassem solely money. So that is that is the situation that has bras tonight to these reports of ground-to-ground missile. Fire from the Iranian government directed at Iraqi basis that whole both Amar Iraqi service members and American service members Donald. What do you think is happening right now? We have reports that Vice President Pence has briefed Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Pelosi tweeted tweeted out. She's closely monitoring the situation falling bombings targeting. US troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our service members including ending needless provocations
Pentagon says it carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia blamed for attack that killed US contractor
"The Pentagon says US military forces of carried out strikes in Iraq and Syria NPR's Tom Bowman says they targeted a militia that's blamed for an attack last week that killed a U. S. contractor in Kirkuk the Pentagon said among the targets in both Iraq in Syria include weapons storage facilities in command and control locations the Pentagon says the group kuttab his below used to execute attacks on US and coalition forces this is really been a long time coming the US has said Aronian backed militias have been mounting rocket and mortar strikes for months now including some against the outside your base in Iraq used by American forces but the Kerr cook attack last week was the first that led to the death of an American NPR's
U.S. military personnel injured in Iraq rocket attack
"Came one military base has as U. S. troops in Kirkuk province north of Baghdad it was hit by several Katusha rockets on Friday this according to the Iraqi military the US now trying to determine who was responsible for the attack which injured both the US and Iraqi military personnel secretary of defense mark asper recently asked Iraq to help prevent attacks on US personnel that both countries have attributed to groups backed by
American Contractor Killed in Rocket Attack in Iraq
"A US defense contractor was killed and several American and Iraqi troops injured on Friday in a rocket attack in northern Iraq according to US officials as many as thirty rockets were fired at a military compound near the city of Kirkuk which is in the northern part of the country officials suspect that the attack was carried out by an Iranian backed
2 years on, Brexit vote has taken a toll on UK economy
"Road trip to visit out of the way secret spots not the usual california tourist destinations stay with us for the california report coming up at four thirty here on public radio this is marketplace i'm kai ryssdal we were going around the horn at our news meeting this morning when our foreign editor john buckley he said this this weekend's the second round of the brexit vote it was the twenty third june twenty sixteen which made me sit up and say wait what turns out tomorrow is two years since the brits voted themselves out of the european union two years of negotiating things like a customs union who can work where and basically what the entire economic future of the uk is gonna look like and now the actual exit part of brexit is less than a year away march next year and there are signs that businesses are starting to get some serious cold feet about what's to come marketplace's mitchell hartman has that one right after the brexit vote a lot of economists were predicting band times ahead for britain as it moved to leave the european union's duty free customs union and single market for trade jacob kirkegaard at the peterson institute was among them but looking back he says many of the most dire predictions of very significant recession were proven wrong uk consumer didn't become more risk averse and stop spending but now two years on with the conservative government's still some way from an orderly separation with the eu the economy is starting to suffer kirkuk guard says driven by a very significant decrease in business investment gross in britain at just point one percent last quarter is among the slowest in the advanced industrial nations major manufacturers are threatening to move production out job growth has slowed and charles corruption at the council on foreign relations predicts post brexit london will lose cloud as a financial centre ubs goldman sachs deutchebanks j p morgan have said that they're either relocating lots of jobs or maybe they could leave the uk the picture is really quite dire i i put it to him weren't previous dire economic warnings overblown cup shin says yes but keep in mind that britain is still in the eu trade is still crossing the channel in an unfettered way he predicts a growing crisis across the economy as the march twenty nine thousand nine exit date gets closer and businesses in britain get a clearer sense of just how much disruption a hard break with europe will cause i'm mitchell hartman for marketplace the biggest movie theater chain in the country amc's trying something a little bit different subscriptions the company announced this week it's kicking off the summer movie season with what its branding as the am see stubs alist twenty bucks a month get you three movies awake that's double the cost of competitor movie pass with fewer trips to the theater but it might be the wave of the future marketplace's we're not a sago takes look at how one.
Brazil tennis great Maria Bueno buried
"Today's filing us special forces soldiers being killed and four other american service personnel wounded in an attack by islamic militants in somalia the incident happened in jubilant were us forces are operating alongside somali troops to tackle alshabaab militants bbc news there's been a series of explosions in the iraqi city of kirkuk a military statement said a blast killed at least one person and injured fourteen others later on friday in a crowded market area of the city tensions have been high in kirkouk since disputed parliamentary elections in may since america's most successful female tennis player maria bueno has died at the age of seventy eight where news born in the brazilian city of sao paulo one nine thousand eighteen major titles during her career in the fifties and sixties she'd been suffering from mouth cancer leonardo rauscher reports mighty stab weighin wish was known in brazil won three singles titles in wimbledon four in the united states she was a self taught prodigy who brought grace to the game was a dominant force in the ninety sixties maria buenos career was shortened by elbow problems which he blamed on the heavy wooden brackets of the time after she retired she continued to follow the tennis circuit and became a tv and radio commentator when asked maria bueno named rod laver and roger federer as the greatest tennis players of all time a texas family that lost nine of its members in the mass shooting at the sutherland springs baptist church last year is suing the federal government for damages the lawsuit filed by jew and clarice holcomb blames the us air force for failing to report the killers history of violence mental illness and dishonorable discharge which would have prevented him from owning guns mr mrs holcomb who are in their eighties lost their children grandchildren and great grandchildren in the attack the head of animation at disney john lasseter is leave the company at the end of the year the director of the hit film toy story has been in a leave of absence since november after making star feeling comfortable with unwanted hugs mr lasseter apologize for the behavior which she said had crossed the line bbc news thanks you're listening to the needs room from the bbc.
Joshua Holt of Utah begs for help from inside Venezuela prison
"Of reforming government instead the election commission says it's missing votes from one hundred eighty six polling stations most of them were from kirkuk where era ban turkman leaders have accused kurdish parties of fraud in fact the election chief said his workers there were being surrounded by gunmen and held hostage that turned out not be true but it's a sign that after elections which took place peacefully tensions in some places are dangerously high amid the vote counting jane arraf npr news baghdad the world health organization says a new case of ebola virus has been discovered in a major city in democratic republic of congo who officials are concerned that now the deadly illness has appeared in a heavily populated area it may spread quickly the world health organization says forty four suspected and confirmed cases of ebola have been reported indie rc in the past five weeks you're listening to npr news from washington there's been a riot inside a jail in venezuela where joshua hold an american missionary from utah is imprisoned npr's philip reeve's reports the us embassy is worried and is calling for holds release holtz twentysixyearold mobile missionary who went to venezuela to marry a fuel say he met on a religious website he so far spent two years imprisoned without trial of two police claim they found weapons in the couple's apartment he and his supporters say he was framed holtz in detention center run by venezuela's intelligence agency in caracas where prisoners led a riot wednesday holt posted facebook video saying his life was in danger and appealing for help from the us.
"kirkuk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"City they feel threatened especially by iranianbacked paramilitaries who took back the city along with iraqi forces the acting governor when i was there and arab recount aljaburi says kurds can feel safe here on the sabbath annual meal a mole our messages that security here is good people here are coming passes regularly and the courage to neighborhoods because they know it is safe but that's not what a lot of kurds say how raise barber in one of coats kurdish neighborhoods i don't use his full night because i met him when he was working at a polling station in september as kurds voted for independence he was so happy then then mahaffy's gary because something happen military of iraq if they attack us and he's angry at the us for allowing iraqi forces to attack kurdish fighters using american tanks no i swear ibp prison of kurdistan i go to russia un's make villa with them vitamix these because they don't do anything i raised says now kurds closed their shop early at night and they stay in their neighborhoods like other kurds here though he says holding the independence referendum was the right thing to do he believe some day kurds we'll have kirkuk back again jana wrath npr news kirkuk you're listening to all things considered from npr news hi mark a woman to the world's newsroom brings you the big picture stories and some other stuff it may surprise you to learn but in italy many many matthews zero religions you don't you don't expect to find a swimming pool in the middle of the desert to rule number one leg planning a golf course in china is to not call it a golf course join us and here the world this afternoon at two pm on kqed public radio the recovery in puerto rico since hurricane maria has been slow so a lot of people of left but that has central florida's already troubled housing market kinda on the roads this is really not like anything we seen the four i'm car raised all the hurricane housing crunch in central florida also the rest of the day's business news of course and the numbers wall street that his next time on marketplace marketplace comes your way both at 4 o'clock this afternoon and again at six thirty.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Worldly
"I wouldn't go that far uh my sense based on the iraq experts i've spoken to this week is that it's very unlikely that the patch will attempt to take back your cook by force and their two reasons for that rate one is the iraqi military's gotten much stronger than it used to be and confronting them head on after they've been battletested by isis and really worked hard to take back all these cities would be too risky a and second the press murder themselves are divided right when we talk about kurdistan we need to talk about the fact there are two different political parties inside the kurdish government and one of them is in power right now and parts of the peshmerga associated with that party are the ones that got to shooting fights with the iraqi military as they attempted to reassert sovereignty over kirkuk but the other party that one that's out of power right now they withdrew in conjunction with the iraqi military they wanted to hand over not because they want to give up claims to cure cook but because they want to embarrass their political rivals who held this referendum which they sort of quietly oppose the second party one out of power uh and now are basically saying the rivals are reaping the whirlwind uh ends this the kind of fractured internal political dynamic means it's very unlikely that they would be able to effectively mount any type of campaign against the iraqi government nor i think what they want to given thicket accurately assess the risk of doing so yeah so i totally great i'm i'm so glad i was i was going to go there um so just a tick let everyone know what the what these parties are so the party in power adam musset bersani's parties the kdp the kurdistan democratic party the rival parties that patriotic union of kurdistan a puk and the way to kind of understand these as their less liked republicans democrats and more like personal family fiefdoms essentially so you have the person he kind of clan that that runs the kdp and always has and you have that jalal talabani who just died m earlier this month and leave it they just had the funeral i think matt couple of days ago his kind of family runs the puk.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Worldly
"Uh in 2014 isis was sweeping across rock and uh they just took it they sent troops in because the iraqi government couldn't hold kirkuk anymore the kurds were like we want this on this is harsh now and so the iraqi government wasn't invading kirkuk technically right now or at what they were doing is now that isis has has been battered and basically controls no territory inside iraq not disappeared but they don't govern any the covering almost no territory there uh they they have the band with to start dealing with the political situation inside iraq and the chaos that isis created and part of that is retaking kirkuk which is legally still part of the iraqi government belongs to it yeah no i think that's a really important point to to kind of give the broader frame here so you know like that said like literally only three months ago iraqi federal troops and the kurdish peshmerga fighters and the popular mobilization forces the iraqi sanctioned she uh largely shia militias that fight on behalf mostly of the iraqi government so the iraqis and the kurds were all fighting together alongside each other to retake mozell literally just three months ago just two weeks ago they expelled isis from who asia so the isis last stronghold in iraq so literally just two weeks ago all these groups were fighting not necessarily together but alongside each other toward the same goal which was kicking out isis so essentially uh a lot of analysts think the reason that must bersani the abm president of iraqi kurdistan at the reason that he decided to hold this independence referendum and to have startled this drama right now is because kurdistan is having elections coming up.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Worldly
"The now you can do it so yeah it's actually i'm glad you brought up the issue of of oil deal so russia's statecontrolled oil company rosneft actually just last month signed a productionsharing agreement with her real that with with iraqi kurdistan her bail is that the capital of iraqi kurdistan adding up to essentially four hundred million dollars for the development of oilfields but not incur cook in the autonomous region of kurdistan so what's interesting is that just yesterday now that the iraqi government is taken over as retaken khor cook the iraqi oil ministry literally just yesterday only a couple of days after retaking kirkuk immediately called up bp and said hey did you guys on a common immediately start a study looking at how we can restart like oil development there had previously been talks about having bp common an and takeover developing than the isis and everything have happened in the fell apart but like they literally just took a couple of days to already so they're centrally already trying to establish their dominance over cook and make sure that they can control the oil and everyone slowing at cook and fasting 'cause you mentioned bp of course being british petroleum so you've got british petroleum there you've got exxon mobil there you've got rosneft theoretically there may does give sense acta point you are making earlier that with this much oil it makes sense you'd have foreign companies are trying to get a piece of it and if you've got political cast but who controls it that has much messier and jenin glad that you in your comment brought up isis because that is in many ways why this conflict is emerging now raise we were talking a little earlier uh the kurds took control of kirkuk not legally they didn't go through the constitutionallymandated referendum process ain't win.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Worldly
"Kurds are sunni but not aligned with the sunni arab uh minority in iraq the government's controlled by the shia majority most or cine most that's right thank you tear jewishchristian sufi but majority suit yet absolutely yeah uh and they were mercilessly persecuted under saddam hussein's government uh saddam attempted to ethnically cleanse kirkuk the city that's in question right now of kurds in part because he wanted to cement arab control for it because it has forty percent of iraq's oil reserves remaining oil reserves now but that's an extraordinary amount of wealth for country whose budget depends on oil period without access to large amounts of oil the iraqi government collapse and so the kurds who see themselves as victims of the iraqi central government and who don't want to be subjected to its whims would like to be an independent country at one point but the can't do it financially without control for kirkuk and the iraqi government doesn't want to give up all the oil revenue because the their budget is in serious jeopardy so what you have is an irreconcilable conflict between two sides and two different groups over the same piece of territory right um so i think it's worth at seven back even a little further just kind of clarifying the time line here well what we're talking about so um you know like facts at any up he said that kirk cook is you know has been fought over 'em back and forth between the kurds and and the you know the iraqi the arab iraqis and four decades i'm going back pretty much as early as the the founding of modern iraq.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Worldly
"Welcome to worldly boxes weekly guide must appoint stores in the world part of the vox media podcast network it's the only here with john and zack and worst start this week in northern iraq or where the people who are fighting in northern rock might think of it as south kurdistan and that's because there are two us allies who are almost literally go to war against each other the iraqi army that the us has helped rebuild after its fight against isis and the kurdish peshmerga who have been us allies going back way over a decade and they're fighting on the streets of the city called kirkouk is one of the wealthiest cities in iraq in theory because it's it's a lot of oil in the city that the courage refer to as their jerusalem the city that the iraqi government does not want to give up worst start with how soldiers who fought in kirkouk have reacted to the fact that the iraqi army has just reconquered kirkuk yesterday i i club 'cause they sell low my city to the iraqi i'm not iraq could dish and i feel like that's kind of the court of it is that somebody fighting who in a technical sense is rocky in no way sees himself as a rocky and maybe let's start there like why would kirkuk the the flashpoint and also why would two parts of the same country seach other so differently and we went to go to war because of it yeah it's worth taking a step back here to understand the role of the kurds in iraq so kurds are an ethnic minority we typically talk about iraq in terms of divisions between sunni arabs and shia arabs but.
"kirkuk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Now a rocky military forces have seized control of the city of kirkuk from kurdish fighters it's a major loss for the kurdish people who voted overwhelmingly for independence just a few weeks ago and for kurdish forces who have controlled the region for three years with me now as the hall ali he is the spokesperson for the president of the kurdish region of iraqi joins us from erbil thank you so much for being with us this morning thank you what happens now do do you keep fighting to take the city of kirkuk back into kurdishcontrolled will be before before we talk about what happens though let's go what happens two days ago earned her urging the is is either being deliberately ignored or the fugler nor pain as much attention to it as as they should as if you've been levied international community the program organization forces the pierre and that was supported directly blamed islamic republic of iran who supported directly on with the press since of of general qasim ceiling when he when they came into kirkouk that's that's that's what what happened in kirkuk and that's north stalking can cut groups they want to go back to the borders of two thousand fourteen meaning they want to go back to treat isis our borders overall without any consultation will the were those this is an agreement that they they reached hold their own this is a violation run over previous agreement that we had with with baghdad and with a youth merck coalition that the iraqis have to move out of those liberated areas after the the operations against isis so i hear i i hear what you're saying that this is about a larger political aims and that the iraqis security forces were backed by shiite militias sponsored by iran so this is this is a complicated morass of different political interests but but nevertheless now you are in a position where kurdish leaders have to make a decision you acquiesce to to what has transpired or would do fight back none who is and think we need to the first and foremost makes sense of over or this international negligence tutut to this this strong did this this is very big event that took place this is the same iraq on on on which you ju you used to have spent billions of dollars or new york lost five thousand lives for ans and view this gu gifton you're saying you want.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc for details of all complete range of programmes dirt bbcworldservicecom ford slush fulfills welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of tuesday the 17th of october i'm jackie leonard with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up civilians are fleeing the city of kirkuk in northern iraq as government forces take more territory in facilities from kurdish forces we've seen people with belongings on top of their cars people with frightened children on their laps an elderly woman who was almost in tears told us that she didn't dare to remain in the city the philippine military says it's killed two top islamic state militants in the southern city of marawi after months of fighting a nobel laureates on why he's been marching across india sixth relive uses rapes and trafficking became a model epidemic millions of children are suffering also in the program started running a monument to complete installed potatoes need to bury and picked depleted drown mcknight the crew day simply him interrupted supply that calling it chippo clips troops loyal to the iraqi government have seized parts of the northern city of kirkuk from kurdish fighters the soldiers entered the provincial government headquarters in the center of the city after taking control of a number of key facilities on the outskirts kirkuk was seized by kurdish fighters in recent years as they defeated islamic state militants in the area thousands of kurds have been fleeing we'll garin watch them go.
"kirkuk" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"In 2014 amid the isis onslaught across northern iraq the kurds took control of kirkuk the iraqi military fled the city in the three years since the kurds led by their president massoud barzani sought to cement their hold despite tensions with the central government today kurdish officials accused iraq of carrying out a major a multipronged attack it will you who lennick observed another moment i don't know what's happening exactly because we have been in this fight since four in the morning your suffered casualties including martyrs and now we have withdrawn to this position some of the other kurdish forces have pulled out but they didn't fire a single shot well kurdish forces withdrew from post south of the city some residents vowed to die fighting thousands of others fled north for the last few years the iraqi forces primarily she a militia of the hostage shabby and the kurdish forces have been focus on fighting isis now that fight islamic what end and what the fear is is that now these internal divisions in iraq are willing to become more therapist and possibly more violent these clashes p one substantially american armed military force against another both the kurdish forces and iraqi government troops are part of the coalition fighting isis the us sought to downplay the fighting labeling the exchange of gunfire a myth understanding and in the rose garden president trump tried to stay neutral i don't like the fact that the alleging we're not taking sides.
"kirkuk" Discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Longstanding rivalries were reignited in iraq today between vital american allies iraqi military forces and militia move to push kurdish forces out of the disputed city of kirkouk in the country's north lisa days are dan has our report the no the oh all the commander in chief of the armed forces dr hyder all the body gave orders to protect the people of your cook and to impose security in the city after months of simmering tensions iraqi federal troops moved to retake the disputed city of kirkuk from kurdish forces the effort launched before dawn by mid day iraqi soldiers along with statebacked militias quickly took control of several massive oilfields north of the city iraqis also captured kirkuk military airport and various government buildings they lowered what had been a symbolic kurdish flag at the governor's compound journalists rebecca colored in air beal within kirkuk this morning you can hear some clashes some gunfire in the distance but the most fired the theme more or less abandoned now the iraqi army by the end of the day was essentially including 4 of the whole city and many of the outskirts of cooked the spokesman for an iraqi shiite militia said they achieved all their goals with little resistance you won't get the could eat whereas the troops approached the area they were confronted by serb rebels who tried to hinder the progress of the advancing unit in our troops returned fire and silenced its source this comes three weeks after the kurds held a nonbinding independence referendum that included the disputed province of kirkuk more than ninety percent of the kurdish regions residents voted to split from iraq the iraqi federal government turkey iran and the us all rejected that independence drive the multi ethnic region of kirkuk lies just outside of the autonomous kurdish region in iraq's north called the country's oil capital kirkuk produces around five hundred thousand barrels a day.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"But the city has been shutting up shop in the past few hours with the roads emptying and people rushing for home as we filmed at the main checkpoint at the southern edge of kirkuk there was a sudden bursts of automatic gunfire it seemed to come from a location where she emily she units allied to the iraqi government are in position locals told us the peshmerga had come under fire from there or look garin i found out more about the disputed territory from bashir of eighty of bbc arabic the dispute over to the distill of could cook has the other since two thousand three actually the could descend region worst thing that could cook belongs to kurdistan and it is part of kurdistan ended at this an essential part of kurdistan which was rejected by the iraqi government and there is an article in the iraq constitution about kirkouk it at the it is a disputed area and this should be negotiations on took but at this kind of a defector all by kurdish government actually to to seize the city and to deploy its forces the security forces fishmonger forces despite egyptian of the uk government so there was a dispute is kirkouk kurdish our arabic or is it admixture of ethanol cities so did the identity of of the city itself has been an issue disputed over many many years actually and has this dispute been intensified in any way by last month's independence referendum it kurdistan were they voted to become independent of iraq.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"That's all coming up but first shortly before recorded this podcast the iraqi army announced that it had taken over cooks airport and military base during a major operation to seize control of the city from kurdish forces the clashes were reported to have left ten kurdish fighters dead and thirty seven wounded and thousands of residents have fled tension has been building since kurds in northern iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence in a controversial referendum last month ari a spokesperson for the kurdish president must through bersani accused iraqi forces of launching a war against the kurds instead of because she aging they won't talks about mutual administration of the disputed territories but instead of coming four iraqi government send us troops and their attacked kurdish forces the area around kirkuk have been held by the kurdish peshmerga forces after isis militants swept across northern iraq but now bagdhad wants to take back control and its troops have captured several key positions including major roads and orleans deletions the bbc's or lagoon is incur cook and has been speaking to locals on the streets of kirkuk we have seen armed kurdish civilians old and young but almost no kurdish security forces one man told us he was ashamed that peshmerga had abandoned some positions outside the city overnights we have heard plenty of defiance from locals if we have to die we will die here in our city one man said where are the americans now asked another we have helps them so much to fight isis.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Suit nafka let's do the numbers asian markets at new highs japan's nikkei hit a twenty one year peak despite shares of kobe steel falling to a fiveyear low after revelations about substandard safety data and spreads on the spanish 10year bond of widen two and a half basis points in early trading iraqi forces say they have captured positions in the oilrich city of kirkuk from kurdish fighters the city is claimed by both sides jamie ingram his gulf editor for the middle east economic survey in cyprus what is an iraqi takeover mean what are very much depends on how far and kirkuk the advance just to put some perspective on this total kurdistan production is around six hundred thousand barrels a day of this around three hundred eighty thousand barrels a day production is from disputed territory primarily around kirkuk if the iraqi forces continue to advance even if they don't deliberately attacked the oilfield infrastructure clearly the fourteen around it can put a serious dumped no production the and if it gets knocked off entirely that's a lot called production taken away from global approach low rule let alone the oil revenues which kurdistan the pencil so what impact might it have on oil markets you mentioned that of course it might have an impact on revenues for the kurdish government if so many three hundred ninety thousand barrels a day is taken away from the market that's going to provide quote a sizable bump to process as to how much this was impacted on the latest process rises that suffered debates as at the moment the oil continues to flow bought if these sizeable sums are taken awful for global oil production we could see an increase above sixty dollars a barrel jamie ingram.
"kirkuk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The us response the state department deeply disappointed but it also said the historic relationship between the us and the kurds won't change right now that relationship includes the kurds playing a major role in the fight against isis does this vote threatened that alliance will on the surface it does threaten the alliance because the one of the cornerstones of us paul she has been that iraq remains intact it is made that clear ever since it toppled saddam hussein in 2000 in three but the fact is that the pensioner again the kurdish fighters in the kurdistan government here are key partners with the us in the fight against isis it was a kurdish troupes that stood up to isis a little in a lot of places along the in northern iraq when the iraqi army melted away now the iraqi army was reconstitution in a sense and they have come back and they thought and they have suffered a lawn losses and they have driven isis old but in those early days when i this was a serious threat it was purely kurdish forces that we're fighting them in a lot of places so this isn't expected to permanently alter that alliance but it does complicate things and part of the reason that the us is so concerned is it feels that as this dispute develops between baghdad and or build that also diverts attention shen away from from fighting isis the other reason very quickly is that the kurds are basically laying claim to a lot of territory that was previously part of central iraq one of the most important of those is kirkuk which is in the middle of the northern oilfields and by the way your joining us today from air beal in the kurdish this region obviously today the news is happening there but often when we speak with a western reporters in iraq that's where they are because it's by far the safest part of the country for westerner to be incorrect i am yes and if i hesitate it's only because it's also the most comfortable part of the country's at the and.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Big oil centers of the country it's a big quoted that that kirkuk is involved in this referendum and the the kurdish peshmerga military forces are are are de facto there you know helping operate that field having export the oil from uh from iraq iraq is now the third biggest producer in opec the this obviously goes goes up and down depending on a month but there closing in let's say on on five million barrels a day that's their target for the end of the year in the carriage either produced in about six hundred thousand barrels a day producing and exporting that includes some of the kirkuk production sorts it's a sizeable it's it's bigger than some of the smaller members of opec even puts them on par basically with qatar so this is a sizeable chunk of of oil taking that oil out of the market would would have an impact would would give a bump as we said there's there's a lot of extra capacity in the market that could make up for that and they're all of this starcrossed of course were were far away from having that oil out of the market yeah we're talking about a nonbinding referendum that the kurds will look at you know what are we wanna do i think here in the middle east everything is open for negotiations so this doesn't mean that the kurds will instantly move to create an independent kurdish state in iraq it could be that they're going to talk to the iraqis to try to get some more power sharing to try to firm up the fiscal transfers for those oil revenues so that they can keep some more money i mean this has been an issue it's been going on between the federal state and the kurds for a long time the famed seventeen percent of oil revenues of the kurds say they should be keeping so stay tuned as it were stay tuned that's my life all right bloomberg anthony paula thank you so much for various latest on that let's bring an excuse me john paul pick out.
"kirkuk" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Have driven the kurds now to hold the referendum on independence second the citizens of kirkuk can vote in the referendum the referendum will not decide whether kirkuk is part of the new country of kurdistan are part of iraq there would still be either a negotiation for a separate referendum in which the people of kirkuk choose between being part of iraq and being part of the new country of kurdistan kirkuk does appear to have a kurdish majority so logically of one would expect the people would choose to be part of kurdistan but this referendum will not decide its status if only us ambassador peter galbraith they all the two biggest concerns who european city plan is today the environment and terrorism but what happens when there is a clash in paris a major overhaul is underway way to make the city more attractive to cyclists over the next few years hundreds of kilometres of new cycle lanes as being pinned with corresponding restrictions on may two traffic but paris police are increasingly worried about the implications for their ability to get to the scene of an attack quickly he's cowfield reports peres this endless summaries of city under roadworks on the avenue delay groendahl may be the up the onto trio of laying down new cycle lay it's the same old the riverside drive on homeless said in the west and by the on the root of rivoli it's all part of an ambitious a 150millioneuro plan to make paris one of europe's cycling capitals over the next three years the city's socialist administration wants to double the amount of track available to bicycles in so doing of course removing a large amount of the road space that till now has been used by the motor car.
"kirkuk" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The fact that the iraqi government has thought help the referendum and has stated that does not intend to follow the constitution is one of the reasons that is have driven the kurds now to hold the referendum on independence circuit the citizens of kirkuk can vote in the referendum the referendum will not decide whether kirkuk is part of the new country of kurdistan are part of iraq there would still be either a negotiation for a separate referendum in which the people of kirkuk choose between being part of iraq and being part of the new country of kurdistan kirkuk does appear to have a kurdish majority so logically of one would expect the people would choose to be part of kurdistan but this referendum will not decide its status you have been an american diplomat but you are also friends to the kurds american officials are genuinely concerned that any independence four kurdish people now would in fact derailed the fight against the islamic state group and the a potential rift between baghdad and kurdistan could not just and cooperation but also cause real problems with iran the united states is a fundamentally conservative power and it has opposed the independence of virtually every country less become independent in the last thirty years so it was a game since the breakup of the soviet union at wanted to hold the soviet union together was against the independence of the republic so yugoslavia but in the end and rapid lay the united states accepted the reality so while the us says that opposes an independent kurdistan i'm sure it will recognize that and in fact to be more precise the us decis shen is actually it's not said that it's against the end depensa kurdistan it is or against the referendum it said that the timing of the referendum is wrong it's never said don't do the referenda it however is wanted the referendum take place after the final defeat of the islamic state and after the iraqi national elections next year because they want the kurds to still be part of the new iraqi parliament and to.