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Poisoned Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Says He Will Return To Russia Despite Jail Threats
"We begin today in Russia, where the opposition leader Alexei Navalny is facing a possible lengthy prison sentence a day after his arrest stand detention upon returning from Germany. He was being treated there for a novel Choc nerve agent attack in Russia, which Mr Navalny with a good deal of evidence has blamed on the Russian state. Mr Navalny was wished away from the airport where the plane landed last night, not the airport, where it was scheduled to land and where a large crowd of his supporters have gathered. Police station A court convened there today has agreed to a police request to extend his detention prior to a trial, which might rule he served a suspended prison sentence. 3.5 years handed down in 2017. His arrest has been widely condemned by Western governments but defended by Russia. Speaking ahead of a hearing on the hearing at the police station. In a clip posted on social media, Mr Navalny accused President Putin of showing complete contempt for the law by detaining him. Which uses said anything consumers to the press with Violet. See, I don't understand why the hearing is being held at a police station. Why wasn't anyone informed? Why were there No. Summers are seeing a lot of mockery of justice. But the old man in the bunker is probably so afraid that they've obviously tourney up and bend the criminal procedure code. This is impossible. What's going on? Here is lawlessness off the highest grade the words off election Avandia and a short while ago I spoke to Vitaly Millen off from Mr Putin's United Russia party who's been a member of the Russian parliament since 2016. Why is the Russian government seem so nervous about election of Army? I suppose that it's more like impression created by Nirvana himself. Of course, I assumed that Mr Navalny represents himself as the main leader of the Russian off positions, which is not true, because a number of his supporters is not the tremendous it's quite weak. Of course, he's not dangerous for the Russian state. Told because he wore he was able to participate in different type of elections, even in the mayor elections in Moscow, So I think that he is not someone that board us Russian authorities. One of the same time the Russian authorities describe Mr Navalny as in a relevant blogger, and then you whisk him off a plane which didn't land where it was meant to. You take him off to a police station. On So the trial as finished a couple of years ago. It's for reserve. Remember, it was assumed that he should stay in a special conditions. He cannot believe country for a long time. And he should visit occasionally. Special officer like everywhere in the world. He decided not to do this. Sorry. Hang on a minute, Mr Milner if he didn't decide not to observe his parole conditions, he was poisoned. With a deadly nerve agent. He then had to be flown out of the country where he's been suffering from a coma and trying to recover from that poisoning. This was not a choice on his part, as far as I remember Russian side God, no witness from the West. So with the same way we can tell that you've been captured by Spiderman, no evidence and no results. No tests from the laboratories in the present to Russian state. Saying that he had been poisoned by this Western world known poison nor the chuck. So he stayed as a guest off. I'm gonna model for quite a long period of time, and he had been recovered. You know, in a week after he's being transported from Russia recovered, recovered from what? Because you you say he wasn't but wasn't poisoned off course. I know a lot of diseases and lots of education's want personal individual needs to be recovered, he declared himself. Is an individual being poisoned, Injured assassinated? I I don't know what and he felt himself quite good already within a few days, so why he ignored his abilities to show up in the police office? I don't know. So that's been universal neg, universal condemnation of his arrest Western countries, the European Union, the United States, they are clearly all these countries extremely troubled. What has happened to Mr Navalny onboard. Usha doesn't care what the rest of the world thinks. That is. That's right, isn't it? Western countries? They do not care about the position of Russian side concerning those who have bean captured, increasing or held in prison in the United States, For example, European Union imprisoned lots of people from parts of Spain that called themselves Catalans know and you've got even Russian people in America being I should like, make their boot already for more than 10 years in prison without any real evidence of his being guilty, So it's first. I remember. We do not push American or British officials to change their mind because we respect sovereignity of different countries.
British double agent George Blake dies in Russia at 98
"President of Russia. Vladimir Putin has paid tribute to the notorious Cold War spy George Blake, who died in Moscow aged 98. Mr Putin described him as an outstanding professional. Blake was a Soviet double agent working the British Secret Service. Here's Gordon Correra. George Blakes. Treachery did enormous damage betraying agents, summits thought to their deaths, as well as operations, like the tunnel built by the British and Americans under Berlin to spy on Soviet communications. He showed the KGB could run agents deep in the heart of the British state. Creating distrust in Washington on his escape from prison compounded the national embarrassment. A decade ago. I asked Blake if he would explain why he did it. It's no longer of particular importance to me whether my motivations are generally understood or not, he replied.
Biden announces Buttigieg as transportation secretary nominee
"Today. President-elect biden announced his pick for transportation secretary it will be former democratic presidential candidate. Pete buttigieg. Mr boge talked today about being a teenager. During the clinton administration when he watched one of president clinton's choices for an ambassadorship be denied a vote in the senate because the nominee james hormel was gay. If mister buddha judges confirmed to lead the transportation department help be the first. Lgbt cabinet secretary in the history of the country president-elect biden saying today upon introducing mr putin judge that his cabinet will look more like america than any other cabinet has before it does look to be on track to be the most diverse cabinet ever
Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy
"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.
Embattled Belarus Leader Beset by More Protests Before Putin Summit
"Face to face meeting with President Putin. Since mass protests broke out falling disputed elections. Mr Putin has made clear the Russian security forces are on standby to intervene in Belarus if the demonstrations get out of control, several Rainsford reports. Some have speculated that Vladimir Putin will push for deeper economic and political ties with mints because the price of his support Only that risks increasing tensions, not stabilizing things like Moscow. Once on DH, there's no guarantee that a weakened Alexander Lukashenko could even deliver on any promises. So there's a growing sense here that Moscow will back him in public for now, whilst beginning talks behind the scenes on a transition plan, how any such still would play out with the crowds of protesters demanding Mr Lukashenko go now. Is another matter. Official. Results from Russia's local elections suggest the ruling
Putin says Russian "reserve" forces ready to back Lukashenko in Belarus if "the situation gets out of control"
"Confirmed that he's ready to send security forces to Belarus. If the situation gets out of control. He didn't say what kind of forces or how many but revealed that he had made the promise to Alexander Lukashenka in accordance with the two countries Collective security treaty. Russia will stand by its commitment to protect stability and Belarus if needed, he said. But Mr Putin underline that those reserve forces would only be deployed if what he called extreme elements went on the rampage, setting fires, looting and seizing official buildings. The
Putin: Russia is ready to provide security help to Belarus
"The Russian President Vladimir Putin says he set up a reserve police force at the request of the Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko. He said he believed the situation could be resolved peacefully. Sarah Rainsford reports 30 made. Putin confirmed that he's ready to send security forces to Belarus. If the situation gets out of control. He didn't say what kind of forces or how many but reveal that he made the promise to Alexander Lukashenka in accordance with the two countries Collective Security Treaty. Russia will stand by its commitment to protect stability and Belarus if needed, he said. But Mr Putin underlined that those reserve forces would only be deployed. What's he called extreme elements went on the rampage, setting fires, looting and seizing official buildings.
Putin adversary Navalny was poisoned, German medical team concludes
"The Berlin hospital Sharat treating the seriously ill Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he appears to have been poisoned The statement from the hospital Clinical evidence suggests an intoxication for a substance belonging to the group of Kyle Aloneness draw star ASI inhibitors, But doctors who treated him in Russia say the substance was not present. Mr Navalny fell ill on an internal flight in Russia on Thursday. Paul a very good evening to you. The headline from BBC is cautious about Navalny's. Certainly there is Logic to the fact that he was poisoned. You explicate that in your hill piece about the pattern in Russia. What do we know now, about the substance that they found in his body that the Russians say is not there And the Germans say is good evening to you. Good evening, John. Yeah, You and I are both reading from the official press release of charity. And although the languages muted their very clear that they did find this variant of sarin poisoning in his body. Um Moscow is saying, Whom are we to believe? Are good Doctors in in ER didn't find such poison in his body. So there must be something wrong in Germany. That's the official Kremlin line right now. I understand. He was on a flight from in Siberia from Tom's for Omsk. And then several days later, after the offer by Macron of France and Miracle of Germany, he was thrown out of Russia and to this hospital in Berlin. You're a piece in the Hill, though, is helpful, not just in background of who is navalny and wise in trouble, but also the pattern. You name Politkovskaya and names off and then we should also mention Lynn Finance Co. All of them. Either poisoned or brought down by gunfire. Notable opposition to Vladimir Putin or to the Kremlin general is Is this a personal opposition to Putin? Or is it to the whole apparatus ball? Um Navalny has been known for quite a while as the top opposition figure in Russia, particularly after the assassination of Borys himself. So he's practically the last standing, um, opposition figure to Putin. Uh, he himself is not able to run for office because He was convicted on some trumped up charge of corruption and as such, he could not himself. Hub. Be an elected official. But his strategy which Putin was quite worried about was organizing, Um opposition candidates picking the best shot to compete in elections and so forth. Ah, and this activity um some suspect including myself. Ah worried Putin because of his declining writings and the ability of his candidates to win in these regional elections, So it's a fairly complicated story. The other targets of what looked to be a political assassination puller Politkovskaya, As I recall, she was a journalist working on the allegation that Mr Putin had been connected in some fashion. To the destruction of of residents in Moscow that led to a great number of deaths that at the time this involved the Chechen war. Nemtsov was associated with opposition to Putin, as well in lynchpin in co was living in London at the time working for an oligarch who had fled and he was poisoned. Famously with a horrible Ah, horrible radiation poison. So my pattern looks to be that someone's running this Paul are the is this Is this just a piece of the larger story of how politics has done in Russia that you kill people is well, a cz defeat them at the polls. Well, killing opponents is nothing new to Putin's Russia. The list he went through our only the most prominent ones. One can put together a list of 10 15 Mohr. Ah, in fact, um Russia, I believe is the second most dangerous place in the world for reporters. So if you look at all of the cases that you mentioned, you can come up with a reason why Putin was worried about him why he needed to eliminate him. So the big problem in the West, however, is that Although we know that such things do not take place without the approval from the highest levels. This cannot be proven in a court of law. So if you look at the little opinion could case and another case, there's also this script Paul case where they A father and daughter survived. The courts come down with convictions. Or the actual killers who are safe back in Russia. And then they say, well, likely this could not have happened. Without approval from the highest levels, but they can't Use that, um, insight to convict Putin. So, So far, Putin has survived all these assassinations. Quite well, I would say. My measure of Mr Putin is that he has arranged the Constitution so that he has atleast another two terms. Ah, that would make the opposition to Putin self destructive, wouldn't it, Paul? I mean, are we looking at people who are Destroyed by a machine that is dominant and and not showing any weaknesses. Well, Putin is showing weaknesses and this may be may explain the timing of the of the attempted killing of of the volunteer. By the way, the plan Clearly was he was going to get on that airplane in Tom's fly nonstop to Moscow, which is around the 45 hour plus of flight, and he would not have survived that flight. So the fact the plane Did this landing emergency landing in all saved his life. And so were it. Not for that he would be he would be dead, but Putin is showing distinct signs of weakness. Um, the, uh, demonstrations in a bottle. Car Ongoing They're not diminishing. By the way. The what The demonstrators were shouting Now in a bottle is Mr Putin. We invite you to tea. Which is quite telling, uh so it was. It was T that was a suspect for having poisoned Navalny and was T that poison Litvinenko as well in mass in London. Yeah, it's important to add that for them for the listeners, Uh, so he has the problems in a bottle. Which could be a spark, which could set off the entire far east of the Russian republic. He has the problems in Belarus, uh, which Navalny was contributing to, um, which is very much like a color revolution, which is Putin's biggest fare for himself that he will be thrown out by, uh um, demonstration said reached the hundreds of thousands So Putin is not in a good position right now. And there was this fear that he could actually start losing control of regional legislatures.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized for coronavirus
"So that Vladimir Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has tested positive for the coronavirus that's right he's confirm that the and he has said that he is being treated in hospital of course the prime minister here in Russia and a couple of other government ministers are also they have also tested positive for corona virus Dimitri Peskov said he hadn't seen that president Putin up physically in person for over a month I'm certainly not Mr Putin himself has essentially been working from home in his residence enough I got over people heckling at the bunker he hasn't come out of his funk of for some time and it appears he hasn't been in touch with his spokesman either for
How Russia Is Trying To Boost Bernie Sanders' Campaign
"Last month senator Bernie Sanders acknowledged he'd been briefed by the intelligence community about Russia's efforts to boost his campaign efforts that are unwelcome NPR's Tim mak looks deeper into what Russia's campaign to boost Sanders looks like Russia's campaign includes an ever changing number of targets based on Russian strategic goals including reportedly the reelection of president Donald Trump but its support for Sanders in particular has become an attack line take this example from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during a recent presidential debate Vladimir Putin things that Donald Trump is should be president added states and that's why rusher is helping you but you'll have Sanders had this response Hey Mr Putin if I'm president the United States trust me you're not getting into it anymore American elections the Russian government's apparent campaign to aid centers would mostly be hidden behind the anonymity of the internet but there are ways to look to Russia's public messaging to see how they're supporting the senator Clint watts has been monitoring Russian interference as part of his work with the foreign policy research institute he says Russian state backed media was more neutral on Sanders in the fall but has begun to mirror pro Sanders talking points for scene four years ago but what's really come on strong just in the last thirty to forty five days are very similar narratives that we saw in twenty sixteen about Sanders on Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik what's noticed that Sanders received substantially better coverage than his opponents Sanders received a higher percentage of positive coverage two and a half times more than any other democratic candidates surpassing even president Donald Trump by that metric and Sanders received far less negative coverage than his rivals Jessica Brandt who works with the alliance for securing democracy has also examined Russian narratives about Sanders those tend to be that the corporate media and that the democratic establishment the DNC and elites are breaking the system against him and you know endeavoring to deny him a win another way to gauge Russia's support for Sanders is by examining social media accounts linked to their efforts in October Facebook announced it has suspended Instagram accounts with apparent links to the internet research agency a Kremlin linked troll farm based in St Petersburg Facebook share this data with graphic a social media analytics firm which said that four of the suspended accounts had a focus on praising senator Sanders he was the only candidate on the democratic side there was a focus of these fake accounts in some cases these accounts plagiarize memes and content directly from the centers can paint one post read quote millions of people in America want to get an education and Bernie Sanders is their last hope the centers can paint says Russia is trying to do their best to sow discord in the race not elect Bernie Sanders and campaign co chair congressman ro Khanna points out that the senator has been a fervent advocate of solutions to foreign interference senator Sanders has been at the forefront of election security what we need is paper ballots what we need is an investment in our election infrastructure what we needed is smart regulation against disinformation campaigns but Sanders is disavowal of Russia's efforts haven't stopped them we can yeah is the vice president of the national security program at third way a center left think tank that opposes a Sanders candidacy one of the things I think Russia looks at when they see Bernie is that he's someone who's talking about a rigged system he's talking about delete aren't with you with a long election campaign ahead this year the sense among experts is that problems with foreign interference are
How Russia Is Trying To Boost Bernie Sanders' Campaign
"National security officials issued a warning on Monday foreign actors are using social media to interfere in this year's presidential race last month senator Bernie Sanders acknowledged he'd been briefed by the intelligence community about Russia's efforts to boost his campaign efforts that are unwelcome NPR's Tim mak looks deeper into what Russia's campaign to boost Sanders looks like Russia's campaign includes an ever changing number of targets based on Russian strategic goals including reportedly the reelection of president Donald Trump but its support for Sanders in particular has become an attack line take this example from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg during a recent presidential debate Vladimir Putin things that Donald Trump is should be president added states and that's why rusher is helping you know you'll have cinders had this response Hey Mr Putin if I'm president the United States trust me you're not getting it to feel it anymore American elections the Russian government's apparent campaign to aid centers would mostly be hidden behind the anonymity of the internet but there are ways to look to Russia's public messaging to see how they're supporting the senator Clint watts has been monitoring Russian interference as part of his work with the foreign policy research institute he says Russian state backed media it was more neutral on Sanders in the fall but has begun to mirror pro Sanders talking points first scene four years ago but what's really come on strong just in the last thirty to forty five days are very similar narratives that we saw in twenty sixteen about Sanders on Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik what's noticed that Sanders received substantially better coverage than his opponents Sanders received a higher percentage of positive coverage two and a half times more than any other democratic candidates surpassing even president Donald Trump by that metric and Sanders receives far less negative coverage than his
Putin's new amendments revere God, ban same sex marriages
"Russian president Vladimir Putin today submitting a slew of proposed amendments to his country's constitution they include a mention of god in describing marriage as a heterosexual unions Mr Putin has argued that the changes are needed to broaden the powers of parliament to bolster democracy the Kremlin foes have described them as part of Putin's efforts to extend his
World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently
"One of Russia's most celebrated spies has died at the age of a hundred and three Russian state media are remembering him as the man who during World War two stop the **** from destroying the Polish city of Krakow but as in here's Lucy income reports from Moscow the story is not clear cut it's part of a furious debate about the past between Russia and Poland on Thursday Russians woke up to the news that one of their greatest spies Alexi but John had died overnight for national Trucial is is as a news anchor reminded Russians up a thon was born in nineteen seventeen the same year as the communist revolution in present day Belarus at the start of World War two he fought against the **** in the Polish army after Poland capitulated he joins Soviet military intelligence we invite you thought about the medics about some for the TV news focused on discounts claim to fame is daring mission to prevent retreating Germans from destroying crack out one of the most beautiful cities in Poland as the Red Army approach crack out but China allegedly blew up a **** ammunition dump saving the city that feat inspired a popular Soviet movie Russian TV ran an interview with by John mark is one hundred third birthday last Monday we should say a suspect he said he hadn't been trying to save crack he just wanted the war to end as soon as possible the war against **** Germany came to an end four months after the Red Army drove the **** out of the city that's about as much of the Russian story Polish historians can agree to they don't believe cracker was saved by Soviet heroes post a story in say the **** didn't plan to destroy it they simply abandon the city before the red army arrived Alexi baton the great Russian hero is unknown in Poland the stories I saw the proposed on the publication suave Amir Dembski as a historian who heads the Polish institute of international affairs he says the story of a gallant Soviet spy sitting crack out is an urban legend that benefits Russian president Vladimir Putin after Mr Putin gained control of the Russian propaganda industry the heroes let's call it national life to become a Russian big name in two thousand seven put invited but town to the Kremlin and awarded him the hero of Russia metal the Kremlin is using the Soviet victory over the **** to instill national pride among Russians and so strengthen the regime mustn't also my laptop with almost a national but it can December you know should be reminded visiting leaders all sacrifices the Soviet Union had made during World War two he included Poland among the country's responsible for starting the war and defended the Soviet union's initial collusion with **** Germany head of ceremonies marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the war's end the Kremlin is celebrating Soviet heroes like Alexi but can after his death the Kremlin said Putin was in mourning for a legendary intelligence
Yad Vashem: Why Poland won't be attending Holocaust memorial
"Well the there's a gathering in Jerusalem to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland well more than a million people mostly Jews were murdered by the **** the event will take place at Yad Vashem Israel's memorial to Holocaust victims is a Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman Jerusalem bristles with presidents and princes and what officials say amounts to the biggest political gathering since Israel's founding prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already use the lead up to say the number one lesson from else fits is stopping a nuclear armed Iran while the decision to give the podium to president Putin of Russia has sparked fury in Poland it's nationalist president Andre due to his staying away in protest at not being invited to speak he accuses Mr Putin of distorting the history of the Holocaust and the war to attack his
Amid Western Condemnation, Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Rail Traffic
"Russian president Vladimir Putin has officially opened the railway bridge connecting rushes to Amman peninsula with Crimea which was seized from Ukraine five years ago state television showed him riding in the driver's cab as the train because the nineteen kilometer bridge across the catch straight is our Europe regional editor Mike scientists this rail connection is the latest physical confirmation that Russia controls Crimea regardless of international condemnation huge fanfare Russian state television showed live pictures of president Putin taking the train from the Crimean side passenger services will follow last year Mr Putin drive a bright orange trucks to lead a convoy across the adjacent road bridge the crossing over the catch straight was finished despite the US sanctions that may serve as an indication that measures Washington took against Russia's undersea gas pipeline to Germany on Friday will not prevent its
Putin talks impeachment at annual press conference
"Russian President Vladimir Putin is weighing in on president. Trump's impeachment at his is annual press conference today Putin blasted Democrats for impeaching trump calling. It Far fetched and set. The Senate will rejected the BBC's Sarah Rains for joins us from Moscow and Sara. What else did President Putin say about President? Trump's impeachment. This is Something we've heard from President Putin before to be honest. He believes that the whole impeachment struggle in the United States is the product of an internal political fights and he step at a gain at this press conference. He claimed that the Democrats Having lost the election were trying to reach their desired results. I E getting rid of Donald Trump in other ways he said by other means first of all they accused accused. Donald trump of doing some kind of Backroom deal with Russia and then he said but not deal turned out not to exist and you can be impeached for that. They made up something something about trying to get influenced by Ukraine so basically President Putin entirely dismissive calling the reasons for the impeachment totally invented he also talked about sanctions American sanctions against Russia. He said that these were obsolete. Unfriendly acts towards Russia and in terms of of the kind of Policy see behind them he said Russia would mirror that in its policies towards the United States. was Putin asked about the allegations that Russia interfered in the two thousand sixteen US election election. No he wasn't but bear in mind that have been several press conferences and several public events since thought he has been asked plenty of times in the past. And as the Kremlin House on every single occasion Denied any kind of meddling. He was asked about the allegations. That Russia had interfered in the British Political System Mr Putin denied that as she has denied allegations of interference in the United States. You mentioned some of the other Issues he brought up. He actually opened the press conference by talking about climate change. What did he say he did? It was interesting that that was the question chosen from the crowd. I don't think that was accidental. His comments were pretty general. I mean at one point. It seemed like he was suggesting. Jesting that He was doubting climate. Change you certainly say it wasn't entirely clear what processes were causing climate change but he did acknowledge the impact pat was extremely seriously talked about the increase in the number of forest fires here in Russia and floods in the past year. He talks about the fact that Moscow itself is having a record recold old warms Winter is here. There's no snow yet. It's still dry outside. So he acknowledged it was a problem. He said Russia would be axing To tackle that but he was pretty Vegan. What actually Russia plan to do? I'm thinking a little bit about Putin's popularity. He's been an office for a long time since twenty twelve He also served in the two two thousand. Were there any questions about the standard of living in Russia. His popularity are people happy or content with him in leadership. I think that's a mixed answer. Yes I I think the. We're we're also questions at this press conference about things like When people are going to start living better economically when it's going to be more money in their pockets that a lot of questions about the Public Health Service here So the work questions. Obviously some Frustration particularly as a lot of these journalists were coming from far flung regions of Russia. I'm bringing those questions to the president's doorstep if you like but I think what's interesting about how things work in Russia is that people come to the president because they still believe that he can actually resolve their problems problems and so there was a there was almost like a fight to get questions to Mr Putin because the journalists who'd come all the way from the Far East of Russia some eight or nine hours flight from I'm here in Moscow Really wanted him to solve their regions problems
"mr putin" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Hello Mr Putin on him to Celia tomorrow is the seventy there I guess technically today because it's today there is the seventieth anniversary of the people's Republic of China Roger what it what a seventy years it's been up but one interesting little teeny tiny bright spot for those of us who kind of say I told you so much China is just not into that renewable boom anymore right just now that you know Obama pressured him and they started spending millions of dollars for so many kilowatts of solar and wind and all that stuff and basically they just cut out the subsidies or or stressed severely curtailed them because they are. the single biggest driver of global energy demand and the reason in China is because with all of what six hundred million people yeah a lot of them are moving into the middle class was a critical plus what they do they buy labor saving devices right by washing machines televisions and whatever and as a result of the the electricity demand in China is just soaring so how are they going to meet at a clip electricity demand no other gonna do it how by fracking natural gas and by cleaning up coal because we have a lot of cool they don't have a lot of gas they don't have a lot of of oil for petroleum purposes the having to import it so they're going to do a lot of development of their own energy sources and as a result logs of what was done office or somebody like al gore him they're going to forget about all things they ever said about about global warming because they simply have to provide energy because the demand is really right. why now well who's going to break it to young miss Thornburgh by anyways you know that old no homage is good about the of the fifth season. you know you could the Chinese attitude is you could destroy your economy please go ahead we would love to see that happen but you know as for us we're going to grow as well this still developing economy Roger just member that they're part of the developing world and that's when they are. one half of the world or whatever. and it's just it's it's interesting that they're going to keep their national interest in in mind and the hell with the world were everybody criticized the United States a proper trying to keep our national interest of mine so great so thirty our price of all right well listen I think we've we're we're off to a swimming star here Roger we'll see what happens tomorrow who knows but we will break it all down have a wonderful rest of your evening my friend. thank you Brett thanks rush.
Why Is Trump Considering Blocking Military Aid to Ukraine?
"Looking all the things the u._s. Government did to try to push back after it invaded this neighbouring country ukraine trump has tried to undo them all he's he's right now trying to undo that funding for military projects in europe he is untried to undo putin getting kicked out of the g seven he has long been trying to undo the sanctions against putin and russia and there's one other thing. There's a fourth thing that the u._s. did in response to putin invading ukraine ukraine and taking part of that country for itself. I mentioned it last night. We didn't talk about it in detail the fourth one of those things that the u._s. government did that trump is now apparently trying to undo is that after after russia invaded ukraine and took part of that country and started raging waging this ongoing war there this ongoing occupation effort and another part of ukraine the fourth thing the u._s. government mm-hmm it did in response to that in addition to sanctions that g seven and the european military projects. The other thing we did was the u._s. Government government started giving a whole bunch of assistance to ukraine aid to ukraine to help them push back against russia and i mentioned last night that president trump is also trying to take that away. He has put on on hold u._s. Assistance including military assistance to ukraine this year. He said that that that funding that assistance to ukraine has to be reviewed well the pentagon apparently reviewed it and decided it's fine checks out. We should give them that money but trump still won't release it against the pentagon's wishes if he doesn't release that ukraine by the end of the month it it goes away. Ukraine won't get it at all. Well now tonight with the washington post is reporting is that aid to ukraine. That's being withheld by the trump administration. It's not just being withheld by trump as a favourite of putin which is but according to the washington post tonight. Trump is also holding back hundreds of millions of dollars for ukraine for another very specific purpose quote. Mr trump has suspended the delivery of two hundred and fifty million dollars in u._s. Military aid to ukraine a country country still fighting russian aggression in its eastern provinces some suspect mr trump is once again catering to mr putin who is dedicated to undermining ukrainian democracy and independence bits but says the washington post but we are reliably told that the president has a second and more venal agenda.
Trump meeting with Putin at G20 summit in Japan
"In the markets of growth president trump is at the twenty he's been talking extensively with allies and foes alike about trade i president trump also telling mr putin do not meddle in the election at this g twenty meeting down in the back of that there's a little bit of questions about the tone and what the g twenty can actually come together to deal with so stocks slipping in asia we are expecting tomorrow this highly anticipated u._s. china presidential meeting and that could really determine the next chapter in the trade war between the world's two largest economies now i'm looking at treasuries i'm also looking at some of the banks american lenders goldman sachs bank of america climbing in after hours trading after announcing share buybacks in the wake of the annual federal reserve stress test that ten year yield talking about just above percent the dollar little change and actually gold up looking at pound pretty much moving sideways but of course we keep an eye on what's going on in the leadership race to become the next prime minister
"mr putin" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Twenty eighteen. A welcome Richard Haass. He's president of the council on foreign relations, author of a world in disarray. And no better person to talk to as we look at Ukraine and Russia squaring off Richard welcome back. Thank you for joining me on a busy cyber Monday. I appreciate your taking the time. Great to be with you. Hope you had a good holiday, my friend. I did I did. And I hope you to would you set up for us. What happened yesterday what the situation is? Now in why he used Donald tusk is threatening Russia this morning. This whole takes place talk about Russia and Ukraine against the backdrop now up several years of conflict between the two I Russia took Crimea and absorbed into into Russia. It's in started essentially, an internal war the eastern parts of Ukraine those parts closest to to Russia. None of this obviously was accepted by Ukraine or pretty much anybody else that's not to face the Russians. Most recently, they seem to be taking steps to further integrate or necks places in Ukraine to Russia, including building a bridge. And now what you have these incidents at sea where Russia seems to provoke an incident with the several Ukrainian ships taking control of them shut down access to these waters that separate Ukraine and Russia, and I see this as essentially part and parcel. You of what we've been watching what the last three or four years now. Now. Some of my navy experts say this was a ramming by Russian ship Ukrainian tugboat, and that that's an act of war as opposed to shouldering which can be peaceful. So what what does the west do? I mean, what options do we actually have? I believe we've been sending some lethal armament to Ukraine, not merely defensive weaponry. But I don't know what we can do there. Did you see the video? This was no accident. This was this was a plan for provocation. What we can do other than essentially complaining about it in the UN or NATO. I say one is it's three things one is accelerate or increase the flow of lethal armaments to Ukraine all sorts whether to help them see or on land against Russian aircraft. What have you? Secondly, we can look and see if there's anything less to sanction in Russia that we haven't already sanctioned, and certainly we can look at everything NATO's doing and mind you obviously Ukraine is not a member of data. But we shouldn't assume that Mr Putin's ambitions do not extend beyond your crane. And we ought to look at everything we're doing or not doing a NATO and say other things we need to step up. So Mr Putin won't be tempted, and if he is tempted he will he will not prevail in the most recent authorization. The defense department authorization NDA there was included. I am told an authorization for the use of military force against Russia via cyber didn't get much attention, Richard Haass, but. But the author of it one of the staffers on the Senate. Defense committee told me it's in there. Do you think that we would go so far as to blinker out some of Russia if they continue this? Quite possibly all. We could also fight fire with fire. There's things we could put out there that could make life more difficult for Mr Putin his popularity has been weakening of late and indeed that's one possible explanation for why he's doing what he what what he's doing. We just have to be mindful of the fact that we are heavily dependent upon cyber ourselves. There's no such thing as perfect defense. Russia is quite adapted playing offense. So if we aren't going to go down that path we have to understand that that we are vulnerable. But that said I can imagine going after using cyber certain Russian military assets our intelligence assets, given what they're doing in Ukraine and Georgia and would would that have to be a NATO action. I mean, would they be technically you understand our commitments tornado allies? Would we have to do that jointly? Interesting question. This is a new domain, but I think we would do it jointly. Whether we had to or not technically, it's the sort of thing because it would represent an escalation or. Response to Russian prop occasions. So the good if it were a collective response. The only problem with NATO, obviously, a time just to get unanimity on anything is impossible, particularly say give a now the do often pro Russian Italian government. So we'd have to think about whether by introducing tomato. We might not be blocking ourselves right now. Talk to me a little bit about the fact that the EU under an enormous amount of strain with Brexit and Great Britain is probably not going to pass this deal, by the way. Do you agree with me on that that this deal's not gonna get through parliament? Very hard to see how prime minister may puts together the votes, given the defections in her own party and the lack of enthusiasm in the labor party for for bailing her out, and the DUP is against whatever that's the northern iron pilot party. So I think it fails and that puts the U on and Great Britain to a hard Brexit, a crash out. Right. What what does that tell me? Why not? Well, that's pass again, we're into unchartered waters here and the possibility of a second referendum there's possibility of some minor adjustments. So I don't think it's it's a possibility of a general election. So I think there's all sorts of issues before we have a major so-called hard Brexit where Britain would leave without any plans whatsoever. So my question is assume for a moment that we do get a hard Brexit in March. Does it in your opinion in any way affect NATO's reliability in the face of Russian aggression in eastern Europe, and the Baltic states, etc. Does NATO stand apart from this? Brexit controversy. I don't really think that it's a slightly different dynamics different diplomats involved different assets involved in it might even be desire to compensate for the disruption in British EU relations by showing that the security linkages still, look, I actually think the bigger question won't be Britain or Brexit. It's going to be here in the United States. And what President Trump is prepared to do vis-a-vis Russia and mischievous this is that that brings us back to the last question, then you look at the national security team Bolton whom you know, is the ambassador is very hawkish on Russia, Mike Pompeo, very hawkish on Russia. Mattis might rank Russia below Iran as a provocateur and a threat, but it's pretty close in the understands the PR see this is a hawkish foreign policy team. And the vice president is as well. Do you think the president is going to absorb that? Or is he going to not absorb that? From the gecko with Russia. You homeless had to policies you've had an administration policy, which has been quite traditional or conventional a lot of sanctions, strengthening NATO. And then you have Mr. Trump's policy, which is anything but confrontational vis-a-vis. Mr putin. Unless Mr. Trump's prepared to to change his stripes than I think the United States will continue to hold off a really robust response. And again, Ukraine is a hard place to have a robust response. Given the geography given the fact that they're not in NATO given brush it advantages really have to look for an indirect response again whether with sanctions of arms transfers, or again, buttressing NATO, and that's possible. The administration would do all those things most likely to me, but I'm the complete amateur here is that cyber is d- most effective way along with sanctioning Putin's wealth. And if we ever done that Richard Haass i-it's allegedly the wealthiest man in the world. Have we ever tried to isolate and discern in this intermediate as George W Bush wants us in a conversation? Pretty big word. He laughed at himself his funds from himself. I've never seen that in part because it's so hard to track them down. And there's all sorts of obviously dummy accounts if he's only one-third as wealthy as he's purported to be he is one of the wealthiest people in the world. But my my sense is the the money is is well hidden. The real question is whether you would separate Russia completely from the global financial system, the so-called swift system, which allows for exchanges in and out of dollars, essentially integrates Russia with the rest of the world, and whether publicly using social media, we go after Mr Putin's position inside Russia, and that would be that that's one of the areas that we haven't yet done. But I think it's worth looking at. Oh, that's interesting. Is there actually a possibility of assisting in opposition in the old days in my Soviet Union days, you could help the guys of that you could find ways of standing up for Sakarov, and and Sharansky, but I'm not sure I even know where to start with modern Russia. What you would do is point out the economic weaknesses of Mr Putin. How things haven't gone well on his watch highlights the cost of his foreign adventures how much better life could be at home. You might look for ways of raising the cost of what Russia is doing in Syria. What they are doing in Ukraine. And that's that's the sort of approach we'd have to take what has to assume this would push back. So it's one of those things you'd have to think through about whether you're prepared to enter enter into an even more confrontational relationship with Russia than the one we already have. So the old Leninist adage was proceed with bayonets if you encounter mush preceded the encounter steel withdraw. How do we show the steel Richard Haass last question? In terms of Ukraine. I would basically look to transfer much more capable defense harder goals again. I would I think your idea of looking at looking at cyber is is is worthwhile. Certainly some more. Sanctions certainly strengthening NATO. I think all of that would be an appropriate response to Mr Putin as always comprehensive Richard Haass, author of a world in disarray. Thank you for joining me, president council on foreign relations. Don't go anywhere America. Bring up to speed on all the breaking news as it occurs. When we come back. Also, the.
"mr putin" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"That got under his skin. It's not because of the substance. You know, he actually is convinced that what he did in in Helsinki was not the equivalent of a Neville Chamberlain surrender or an appeasement of of Ladimir Poon, but that they accomplish something what he how ever is saying to the American people are, is that Mr Putin has something on him that there's a reason why this obsequious kowtowing to Poon permits the president United States to disregard the calamities, that Putin is inflicted on the United States in the international community. And so in my only humble belief in the efforts that Trump is done to engage Putin separately in a way from any prying ear of any aid. It's because Mr. Trump is fear. Awful that Mr Putin has something on him well, and that's been one of the questions. It's getting main line because Putin himself was asked about it both at the summit Senator as well as in the FOX interview. He did, which we're going to be touching on later in the hour. When you look at all this, it seems like even if you forget collusion and that investigation which is not done, it doesn't need to be prejudged. Something very concerning is happening right now between these two men wall, he's president in some ways. It's more profound for national security than perhaps what may or may not have occurred in two thousand sixteen it. Actually, the casualty server would appear that Donald Trump is worried that somehow now he's offended Putin by his recent walk Bax and is now trying to make amends. You think that's what this offer is it certainly go casual server would look that way, but rather than answering your question to answer a question that Brian Williams asked of my favorite former colleague last night, Bob Carey, you want to just walk over there and do his. Make. I want to do a lot of things here. You try that. I'm gonna try that when I get assignments around here rather than taking this assignment to guest host. I'm going to go to the beach. Go ahead though. He has Bob last night, noting that the real heroes of Watergate were Republicans, where's the Howard Baker of this crisis? And it occurred to me hearing about this new summit today, Mitch, McConnell, Orrin Hatch, Grassley people in the twilight of their careers. You're either never going to be forgiven for being silent these weeks or if you speak up now, never forgotten. Mitch McConnell needs to go to the president and say, when Vladimir Putin comes back to this country for the sake of American security, our credibility with our allies, the credibility of your office, the functioning of this government, you are not to meet with him alone. And if you do, you cannot count on me when the report comes out from from Muller. Make it clear and put it on the line. Otherwise, what allies ever gonna share with intelligence us with us about Russia again and how are we going to restore credibility? This administration? Yeah, I totally agree with that. And I just want to step back for a minute and you know, we need to be asking deeper questions about the president's behavior and why the credit questions of ROY Williams. I know. I know I know the kind of questions the questions that are worth. The ones that we've raised on this show worth answering, but it really, we should all just be alarmed personally offended. But our country is in jeopardy right now. This is not a political issue, and we often like get on TV and we political politicized, right? You're talking about. This is. For our national studies at St. financials, curious, Republicans on the hill care about, and the fact that we have this man who is behaving erratically. He doesn't seem to have any kind of memory, a lack of empathy. There's something that is just very pathological about the way that he is operating, that there's a reason why we have branches government. If there is any moment in time that congress should step up and say, wait a minute. Something about judgment is in right. We actually need to exercise better judgment. They should. But we saw today that the Republicans are cowards in congress because they refused to even just to vote and say that we support our intelligence community, and we agree and we know it to be true that the Russians have medalled..
"mr putin" Discussed on KTRH
"KTAR age top tax defenders twenty four hour weather center KTAR h, news time seven oh one our top story for the first time President. Trump and Russian President. Vladimir Putin meet for one on one talks Ben take the stage together. In Helsinki Finland ABC's Terry Moran is there, the summit like no other began to leaders of protein across the room shaking hands then photos and President, Trump's smiles Putin does not later the press conference with Putin standing, right there. An American reporter asked Trump about. Russia's attack on our elections We've. All been foolish I think we're all to blame then from Putin asked why Americans should believe him. When US intelligence agencies hold him accountable a classic Putin response Come on Not. To believe and can you believe? It all you can't. Believe anyone President Trump was blasted for not being tough enough on Putin over, election meddling but Texas Senator John Cornyn says the president had a delicate task brother was trying to maintain some rapport, with him but clearly I disagree With Mr Putin and I agree, with our intelligence officials that they do attempt to meddle in the election president said Putin, insisted to him Russia did not? Meddle in the two. Thousand sixteen election a possible serial killer on the loose in Houston is police, continue to investigate this weekend's murder of an elderly woman in Cyprus then to employees of local mattress stores found Saturday, night and earlier today Get into it but just the way the three. Victims were quarter Police are looking for a gray..
"mr putin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Witch hunt there've been lots of indictments handed down of uber former campaign manager who's sitting in a jail cell right now the in in our history in our time i just i regardless of sort of all the other noise out there i'm just thinking that it would seem to me of appropriate that the president of the united states would take this kind of activity by the russians more seriously yeah appropriate is a diplomatic word of course he should this is you know we're we're country based upon the rule of law and the president going into a summit with somebody like mr putin and if he were thinking about it he ought to take these indictments and this gives them leverage and you ought to say to mr putin your denials are an insult your obviously lying here's what we're going to do to you as a result of these indictments and if you ever do anything like this again here's what we're going to do to you going forward so it ought to be there ought to be an element of retribution here and there were to be an element of deterrence but i think though you know you've obviously hurry got a president though who's reluctant to confront mr putin on these issues but what's so interesting about the indictments is they send the message they said two messages to putin one is that even if this president is reluctant to confront russia there's elements of the us government that are not and that the intelligence apparatus and the like is willing to call it like it is and secondly we've got a pretty good sense of what they've been up to we've got a pretty good internal look at them which suggests that also if we were so disposed we can do things that could hurt them so despite the fact that the president is behaving as you would say inappropriately to say the least and not defending the integrity of american institutions here i still think this represents something of a of a harsh message to to mr putin we've got about four minutes left on our clock and here so we maybe it's time for little summing up julia and the end of the day you know is this press conference will will take place in we'll hear from both president trump and president putin about what they will feel like was or wasn't accomplished what should we be thinking about in terms of this as a as a takeaway in an a moment in our in our time in our history again it's hard to say i think they might have differing accounts of what happened and i and i have a feeling that in the coming days and weeks reports will dribble out especially from the russian side that kind of in a very subtle way undermined the trump narrative and i think it's worth keeping in mind that for the for the russians especially putin putin is a very zero sum thinker they're a win win scenarios just not possible to him if if he's winning that means you're losing and if you're winning that means he's losing so if he feels like he did a good job like the that he got a lot out of this that he won some points that means in his mind we lost points and that has been his goal all along has it hasn't been good relations with the us it's been to knock the us down a few a few pegs and he said as much in the during the munich security conference in two thousand seven it's an ideological br blueprint that he's followed the idea of his foreign policy is to just throw sand in the gears of the us to get in the way where the us is trying to do something in the world and two in his in that way in his mind balance out us power and again if if he thinks he's making us lose means he's winning to put it in terms trump could understand royd richard your thoughts we've got about two minutes left one thing is singapore's any guide the recent summit between the.
"mr putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The economy will see if there are any deviations there adriana orion news about alibaba tell us more about that alibaba just created the biggest artificial intelligence company in the world by injecting six hundred million dollars into a company china called sense time now says time is a pretty interesting tech company it's one of those are fisher intelligence companies that powers china surveillance system it attacks analyzes faces and images on a mass scale and this is just the latest example of how china's moving ahead in it's pretty clear and bishen to be a leader in ai by twenty thirty david merrit let me finish up with you in london russia taking it on the chin this morning thirty seconds that's why very volatile markets in russia this morning this is the reaction to the latest sanctions of the united states announced against various oligarchs and companies connected with mr putin particularly roussel signed by mrs deripaska the biggest aluminum make her china dot com fifty percent in hong kong trading the overall market in moscow down as much as ten percent earlier the the ruble damn moton hopson big market moves really reflecting how the latest round of sanctions of starting to bite david merrit in london thank you very much adrian arrived in hong kong and joe weisenthal here in the studio in thanks all of you and this on a day when futures in the us point to a higher open sp futures eighteen points higher the dow futures up one hundred seventy nine the nasdaq futures right now are sixty points higher this is bloomberg daybreak bloomberg markets i'm pimm fox and i'm lisa abramowicz we're going to be speaking with chris aleman chief investment officer calstrs investments plus the future of nuclear energy in the united states with the chief executive of southern company today at ten eastern on bloomberg radio this is a bloomberg market minute the trade seesaw is back in the position for investors they're putting worries about a global trade war on simmer after president trump tweeted he believes both countries will be able to work out deals unimportant issues so stock futures are pointing to big gains sp futures up seventeen nasdaq futures fifty eight dow futures up one hundred seventy two points gene therapy is sparking a surge of interest in biotech deal making the latest we'll see novartis make.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"It has as you mentioned managed often with a lot of money to win over people like louis freeh who was the director of the of the fbi tom ridge homeland security patrick kennedy in congress a lot of really big names bill richardson who was the un ambassador and and secretary of energy there are a lot of people who have flown to paris where it's now headquartered and i've spoken at their annual conferences they've tried to buy out others including dave portray the former commander in both iraq and afghanistan now with success in that case but that it's been very active in lobbying and bolton has appeared at their annual conferences as he bragged last summer eight times and so yes i'm i'm concerned in terms of what bolton might suggest not just in terms of the opeds he's written which he said to get rid of iran's bomb you have to bomb iran whether it's talking about regime change in north korea or iran which are vastly different than arms negotiations though you're talking about major military operations you know expenditure of huge amounts of money with wellarmed populations north korea with nuclear weapons this is kind of a loser in in terms of what's actually doable and the big question is does bolt wanna go one step further than just walking away from the nuclear deal and encourage president trump to support the emmy k as an alternative to the clerics who were willing to in tehran and i don't know the answer that question but it's certainly one that i think a lot of people in washington are watching if you took bolton literally his writings you would assume that he wants to use the military to achieve essentially every objective in every hotspot around the world regime change north korea regime change in iran how literally do you think.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Nominal capital of the islamic caliphate and so the american presence there has been tremendously important i was at a conference today with general voto whose commander of centcom and brett mcgurk coup runs the us led coalition against isis and both of them pointed out that there's still a lot to do both in iraq where isis has a nominal presence along the border but one that could grow and it still is has a big corner of syria down in the eastern euphrates valley and the united states really needs to stay there to complete the mission that militarily but also then to help stabilize one of the challenges for the united states is we're great at winning thanks militarily our forces have been phenomenal whether it was beating the taliban in afghanistan saddam hussein in iraq beating back isis or helping the iraqis beat back isis the syrian the democratic forces beat back isis in syria the problem is we're not very good at creating alternative stabilizing environments that's why we're still in afghanistan seventeen years later and why we had to go back into iraq after leaving after eight years so the question now is what is the priority what do we need to do to make sure that we don't have to go back to iraq again or deeper into syria so that we kind of finish the job and finish it efficiently effectively and i think this is where the big split is between president trump and many of his national security advisers now that may change once you get a new secretary of state cia director of mock pop pale or new national security adviser in john bolton both men have been much more similar in their world view particularly of the middle east than the previous men in their place.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
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"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"After the president's decision to acknowledge to roussel miss the capitol of jewish state and move the us embassy there in may that led the palestinians to walk away and there hasn't been a meeting between senior officials or used to be quite close between the administration and the pilo office in washington and there's a sense that things could get far worse there's a great fear of a third into fata that each one has become more militant harder to control lasted longer and there's a danger that if there isn't some kind of progress some plan put on the table something to discuss something to get the two sides together that events on the ground will overtake diplomacy which unfortunately is the rule of thumb in the middle east i mean the intifada for the listening is essentially an uprising right against the israeli occupation at the west bank and gaza believe the first one was in the late eighties but each time has balaa has stockpiled more rockets and advanced weaponry on the border and it's become more lethal in as a consequence the israeli response has become longer and more militarized and you know the bloodshed was enormous right and in many ways the other border israel's other border to the north with lebanon is even more volatile you have i went to see hezbollah i lived in lebanon for five years i've talked to hustlers rollo who's the chief of hezbollah and i went to see the number to his bowl of nine qassem last november and there's a cockiness among the his bulla he's now about the amount of weaponry they have they somewhere between one hundred twenty thousand one hundred fifty thousand missiles pointed at israel and they feel that that is given them a deterrent capability one of the big questions of course is do we see you know another war between israel and has bola we see a little bit of that playing out over syria now israel has.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Targeting of iran trying to walk away from the iran nuclear deal and now this is increasingly becoming a strategic partnership and you see this playing out since particularly since two thousand fifteen in syria but it plays out i think across the region and so when putin went to iran in november and went straight to see the supreme leader that was a signal of how the longstanding animosity is over and there is this moment when whether it's intentional or unintentional the iranians and the russians have common cause on a lot of things unnerving watching that closely are folks in israel while we patiently wait for jared kushner to solve the middle east peace process the situation in gaza is is looking really dicey israeli troops fired live ammunition last week at palestinian protesters who were gathered by the gaza israel border and apparently killed more than a dozen people do you know is this hamas trying to ferment violence did we think these really forces overreacted and how combustible is the situation in gaza right now well i'm not in gaza so i can't tell you what the intentions of hamas or these rallies might be but i can't tell you it is very combustible and there's a sense that the momentum that was initiated after the trump administration took office on the peace process has dissipated enormously and the hope among both the palestinians and the israelis that this actually might happen has frayed and.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Switching gears a little bit a you wrote a fascinating piece i thought about deepening ties between russia in iran and what that could mean for the broader middle east putin recently visited tehran to meet with president ruhani in the spring leader iranian media reported that this cream leader specifically said their cooperation would quote isolate america some analysts say that the us pulls out of the iran deal that could be a tipping point of improving relations between the russians and iran and other parties the middle east you talk about that piece for bid in in what you think the possible ramifications are well russia and iran are longstanding rivals remember the origin of the cold war was when stalin refused to remove his troops from northern iran after world war two and harry truman issued an ultimatum to stalin to leave any refused and so it went to the new security council on that really seated the cold war the soviet intervention in iran has alienated a lot of iranians and iranians are deeply suspect of what the russians want and of course during the soviet era iran is an islamic republican and soviet union as an atheist officially atheist state again different interpretations of what man's law or what law should be enforced different understandings of what the obligation to the citizen was they differed in many many different ways but the interesting thing that's happened in the last couple of years is that a relationship that had evolved into something that was cold and calculating diplomatically or practical economically or when it came to strategy in the region kind of tactical has evolved into something far more meaningful and this has been pushed a little bit by the trump administration's.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Both instances they failed now the one time we have done a on about face we have changed foreign policy dramatically was when nixon met with mousa don't in the nineteen seventies and this was particularly interesting because you had again a long period of diplomacy in which henry kissinger made a secret trip to beijing and there was a lot of legwork the thing that when you look at the challenges that president trump faces with north korea is that there has been so little time to prepare the legwork and we're dealing with a regime that has anywhere from twenty to sixty nuclear bombs has an intercontinental ballistic missile system capable of hitting any city in the united states this is far more complicated than the iran nuclear deal iran had no nuclear weapons and no intercontinental ballistic missiles and so the magnitude that we face right now and the lessons of our failure when we thought that an american president could kind of bluff their way through charm their way through talk their way through there really important lessons about when we failed in the past and one of the biggest potential negotiations that may or may not happen would be with president trump and kim jong to north korea you actually visited north korea with secretary state matt on albright in two thousand i believe can you talk about that trip and what it taught you about the prospects of achieving some sort of nuclear deal with north.
"mr putin" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"To do what he would prefer to do last week you wrote this fantastic piece for the new yorker titled for trump diplomacies at four letter word and i wanted to raise this piece for a couple of reasons the first is there is a hilarious story about trump that i think explains his diplomatic style i in a way that i haven't heard done singly before second i also think it speaks to the kind of work in preparation that's actually required for any president to be successful diplomatically including with you know say north korea could we start with a story why did donald trump call over to george hw bush white house and lobby for a job negotiating a nuclear agreement well in one thousand nine hundred eighty s now president trump in real estate magnet donald trump had was the bestselling author of the art of the deal it had been on the new york times bestseller list for forty eight weeks and he wanted to prove it was not just real estate he could do a deal that he could also do a deal on virtually anything so we lobbied beginning in the mid eighties and then very hard with the george h w bush administration to be the nuclear negotiator for what became the start talks and the admit administration then appointed richard burt ambassador to west germany long history of political military affairs ben at the state department and donald trump and richard burt happened to meet each other at a society wedding in new york and trump walked up to him according to bert and said so you're the guy meaning you were the one who got the appointment and richard knew the story of trump's lobbying and he said yes i am and trump said to him well let me tell you what i would have done if i'd been appointed the envoy to the soviets i would have gotten them into the conference room i would have made sure they were comfortable very comfortable and then i would have stood up and shouted fuck you and walked out of the room.
"mr putin" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
"That all of this time could give russia and other countries a chance to find loopholes to get around well the president uh repeatedly says night things about mr putin uh he he's done things that our allies are very concerned about in in our relationship uh with them as far as what he says about mr putin and mr putin's activities we are concerned that he missed that first deadline senator mccain and i have sent letters to tune administration all we intend to very closely monitored the the next deadline which is in january uh we expect administration to carry out the law mandatory sanctions if russia dozen changes behavior and has not change its behavior the administration's require to impose sanctions and will be watching very closely trucker that's done trump administration officials have said they're taking the time because they want to make sure that there are no negative side effects that they want to make sure that their tailoring the sanctions that they're being very specific do you take officials out their word or do you think that the delay has to do with president trump and the fact that he doesn't say bad things about russia and sign these sanctions reluctantly well we know mr putin mr putin will pushed the envelope is forcing possibly can if he feels like he can do more belligerent activities more aggressive activities and there's no cost to it he'll do that so it's important that the united states provide the international leadership to make a clear to mr putin we will not tolerate hit their their behavior russia's behaviour in which ukraine or whether you're doing in syria where they're doing than our elections it's gotta be very clear that's why congress by an overwhelming majority ninety eight to two in the senate passed these mandatory sanctions presidents require to carry out the laws of congress he needs to carry out these sanctions will last week the trump administration approve the sales of lethal arms to ukraine uh antitank weapons to help them in their fight against pro russian separatists you've taken over crimea part of ukraine that's something that you supported what's your reaction.
"mr putin" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Sure will you be hughes said quote president trump has never had a leader of an authoritarian nation that he didn't like and you named russia china saudi arabia is that really fair president obama hosted a state dinner with the chinese president he was quite solicitous of the saudi king any try to reset with putin in russia isn't this what presidents do you wanna make sure you want to good relationship but at the same time as we help a personal them attacking the media every day it's fake news incurred drink republican governors around the country to suppress the vote are playing the race card in the sense of trying to divide up by the color of our skin abide the country that we came from while he's doing all of these league has wonderful things about mr putin the idea that he reports back was that mr putin said that russia did not have anything to do in terms of interfered with our electric is an he believes a while he does not believe the intelligence agencies of the united states of america is beyond absurd area have it bernie sanders vermont senator longtime vermont senator it you know representing really what is wrong with our government and its elected officials welcome to the brian crabtree shows we begin a new week lots to cover today roy more he's going to sue these women may be it by men maybe not the women that the washington post he's coming out fighting we'll get to that in a minute plus the words from the white house on what they think growing more should do the latest forthcoming but first senator bernie sanders there i mean none of that made any sense first of.
"mr putin" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"His guests director oliver stone and once again here's charlie rose and in this segment we begin with oliver stone addressing how he conducted his interview with vladimir putin with mr putin i felt like i was interest i was keeping him interested i was making him thing and about everything across the board about what's going on in the world today and i think he said some very pregnant things about the united states and about russia he was always hopeful about bringing it back together again we can be partners against terrorism the the partners in space he still believes that i do i do see oh he does most definitely in syria he was most effective whatever they you say your they say in syria he wants to affected with his bombing campaign it was shortened ruble against isis it was those short brutal against isis that's simply not too who had been bombing there for four years would the dance oliver and then it was shortened brutal against the opponents of assad he told me i'm going in there to prop up the guy that we are supporting whose asked me to come in it was not shorten brutal against isis they did not turn to isis and too late in the game and didn't do a whole lot against isis walk away with this movie without understanding how vladmir putin seized the world now that's clear you walk away with understanding of how he sees the world which we will caught thing but just make the point as many anything wrong with it that's my point with you you know you provide two to happen understanding diocese world that position should be challenged left and your argument as to why you may or may not have challenged is because we know that side we know the opposition to booed we know the people who believe that he and and who have argued that they have plenty of evidence that he tried to meddle in russia dryden battle in the us elections they obscene the hack and they will know where.