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"Industries which is running right now And it can not be compensated In Kandahar where power is sometimes on only two to four hours a day 30 year old Javad Ahmed said people would love to get the power back for at least half the day as it was under the previous government And foreign countries that are they had more contracts with neighboring countries for power And they worked on dams to produce electricity If the current government tries this it will help us But I know it's expensive and a lot of work In the meantime some wonder how long the Taliban can go without paying the bills Peter kenyon in PR news Islamabad This is NPR news This is WNYC in New York later on morning edition Jury selection begins today in the high profile trial of Kyle ridden house He's accused of shooting and killing two people and wounding a third during Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha Wisconsin last year when he was 17 Police handling of the case was controversial He was allowed to leave the crime scene even as he was identified to the police as the assailant More on that coming up Next hour At 5 51 this morning.

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"That all this happened. He said he hopes people do cast their ballots. People need to show they're serious about elections, and he hopes voters will show up later in the day. Now I also met a woman tire A. She gave her first name who said she's 60 years old and is looking for a president to get a grip on inflation, And here's what she said. Is that they don't matter. I want to have a president case where the people to control their prices, price hikes and do not follow the 47 of president. Former bedroom Rouhani. Control the price hikes. Now that's something I've heard every day of this trip. Of course, American sanctions are playing a role in that, but the economy has been a huge theme throughout the campaign. So let's talk about the current president Hassan Rouhani. He was seen as a pragmatist. The man who led the country into the nuclear deal with world powers, hoping for sanctions relief, So tell us a bit about the man. Iranians expect to replace Rouhani. Well race he ran four years ago, but he lost to Rouhani. He's a hardline cleric as a judge. Back in the late eighties, he had a role in ordering mass executions of dissident prisoners that has dogged him a bit. He's under US sanctions, but he is the preferred candidate of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, A he's got a commanding lead if the polls are correct. Three rivals have already dropped out of the race earlier this week. But it would be seen as a huge F said if he wins, I'm sorry, but I mean to say Hamadi, they're trying to rally around him. But it will be a huge upset if he wins If Hamadou and so if Where EEC becomes president. What would that mean for us Iran relations things like the 2015 nuclear agreement. Well, racy may not be in any rush to pull out of the deal, but he doesn't want to necessarily show that to his hardline supporters. He could say there's a transition period here until August, so he could say if it happens before then you could say, Well, it was Rouhani's doing, not mine. NPR's Peter Kenyon. Thanks. You're welcome. On Friday. We hear.

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"peter kenyon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

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07:16 min | 5 months ago

"peter kenyon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"It's here and now Iran chooses a new president tomorrow. The winner of this election will lead the Islamic Republic civilian government and will succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who is barred from running again because of term limits and who was seen when he first took office as less hard line than the country's religious leaders. This election comes as President Biden tries to bring the Iran nuclear deal back to life. Remember former President Donald Trump yanked the US out of that agreement in 2018, Let's get more from NPR's Peter Kenyon in Iran in Tehran. Peter remind us what role the president plays here because Iran is really run by the religious supreme leader, right? Oh, yes, that's correct. The leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is in charge of all important decisions, including whether to approve the nuclear deal with the U. S and other world powers, for instance, But often it's the president who is seen as the day to day public face of the Iranian government. To get an idea of how Iranians think about it. I spoke with a shop owner named Mohsen. Like many Iranians, he didn't want his last name used so he could speak freely about the government without fear of retaliation. Mohsen had an analogy he likes to use to explain where the president fits in the Iranian political system. Here's what he said this long, obviously. He's saying he meaning the supreme leader arranges the scene and appoint someone is a kind of director general. We call him the president and whatever goes wrong in the country, the director general is the one who should be blamed not the leader. And of course, the Iranian president doesn't control the military or the revolutionary guards or the intelligence apparatus. So, so that's basically the role of candidates are competing for tomorrow. Okay, So that's the background. But still is this an important day tomorrow? I mean, who are the candidates? And you know, we often hear it's between hardliners and, you know, more moderate politicians. So what is the meaning here? Well, there's less of that kind of a breakdown this time because of the way the candidates were approved. Most of the candidates are hardline conservatives. Plus the technic redder, too. That's certainly the case hard line. I mean, with Ibrahim racy, the front runner. He's a cleric, former judge He's drawn criticism for his role in the mass killings of prisoners in Iran that took place in the late 19 eighties. He's also known to have ambitions of becoming Iran's next supreme leader. And he is seen as Ayatollah Khamenei's preferred candidate. And while Iranian polls aren't always reliable, the projected gap between racy and the second place runner Abdel Nasser Rahmati is very wide race. He looks to have a commanding lead, and some of the other candidates appear to be recognizing that three of them have dropped out of the race ahead of the vote. Uh, well, So what are you hearing or seeing in the people there, you know, people frustrated after sanctions that President Trump reimposed when he pulled the US out of the nuclear deal. Iran's economy crippled There are you know very sophisticated Iranians who have tried in the past to speak out against their government. Now you're telling me it might even be a more hardline president. What? What's the feeling that you're getting there on the street? Well coming in. I was expecting a broad range of views. That's usually what I get. When I'm here in Iran, covering elections and other events. This time, it was a bit surprising to hear the number of critical comments not just about the candidates. But really the entire process. And of course, I have to remind everybody. This is my unscientific sampling limited number of random people on the streets. But the main message I was getting is, people are just very disillusioned with the chance of getting real change accomplished through the ballot box. People said they don't see any reason to vote. And that's not just about their opinion of Ibrahim racy. There was just as much disappointment about the outgoing president Hassan Rouhani, people turned out in big numbers to elect him on his promises of making their lives better. Those benefits ended abruptly as you mentioned when Donald Trump reimpose sanctions. One Iranian I spoke with told me he thinks this election is just another sham, and he'll be staying away from the voting booth tomorrow. So what do you think? High turnout? Maybe not, I would guess. Maybe not All the top Iranian officials, including the Supreme leader have been out this week urging people to vote. But most of the analysis I've seen is saying that probably won't happen. I talked to one of races campaign staffers about that, and he was a bit defensive, he said. Well, whatever it is, it will be higher than the usual turnout in America. But the estimate he did come up with was 50% are a little more not high by Iranian standards, and one pollster has just come out with an estimate of turnout just over 40%. We'll find out soon enough. NPR's Peter Kenyon in Tehran, Peter. Thank you. Thanks, Robin. So back home. Why are death rates rising in rural America cities have the reputation of being dangerous places. But a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the gap in mortality rates between rural and urban areas tripled between 1999 and 2019. With that increase in deaths in farm country. There's also a race gap. Blacks have the highest mortality rates per capita that's been halved in the past 20 years. Although other news isn't as good after Haider of Aurich is a physician and associate director at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, had researcher on the study. Dr will write this study was pre pandemic will get to what its impact might be. But why is this happening in rural areas? The reason why the gap between urban and rural areas has essentially tripled over two decades is because of many different reasons. The reason that I think many might be familiar with is perhaps the opioid epidemic. We've also seen and this is we saw this in some of our previous work is that chronic conditions of the heart and lung even conditions such as dementia. Death rates from these conditions are really have been skyrocketing in a rural areas, So it's a combination of both. That's from what have been called diseases of despair, such as drug overdoses, suicide and alcohol, but also chronic conditions of the heart Lung. Are responsible for this gap, tripling at the same time. What we're seeing is that the access of rural Americans to not just high quality health care, but any health care has been eroding. Yeah, I mean, you say diseases of despair, they lead to the deaths of despair. From substance abuse or suicide. We've talked before here about you know how life expectancy has actually dropped among some rural Americans. Many white men. Why are they having more chronic disease, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease? The reason why chronic diseases on the rise in rural America is because many of the conditions that a risk factors for these diseases are are much higher in rural America than there are in urban areas. The nutrition overall Is poorer in rural America than urban areas. The amount of exercise people get is lower. Smoking rates are much higher. Diabetes rates are much higher. The deaths are the tip of the iceberg. What we're really seeing is is that the utter deterioration of health in rural America? Sure you live in a city you might walk for miles every day..

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Iran's Presidential Candidate Slate Leans Heavily Toward Hard-Liners

All Things Considered

02:05 min | 6 months ago

Iran's Presidential Candidate Slate Leans Heavily Toward Hard-Liners

"Government has approved the final list of candidates for that country's presidential elections. Voting day is coming right up June 18th. Iran has a very short campaign period. Now the slate is seven approved candidates. It gives the upper hand too hard liners and this election could have an impact on relations between Iran and the U. S. And whether negotiations resume on the 2015 nuclear deal. There are ongoing indirect talks in Vienna focused on restoring the talks over the deal. That now former President Trump withdrew from NPR's Peter Kenyon is tracking all of this from Istanbul. Who, Peter Hi, Mary. Louise. Okay, So how does it work in Iran? How did they get down to these seven candidates? Well, you know, it's pretty wide open when it comes to who can sign up who can register to run for president in Iran, and this year, nearly 600 people took the opportunity to sign up. But there is this group. It's called The Guardian Council. It's got 12 members, six of them appointed by the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and that counsel is in charge of vetting the candidates. The criteria have never really been explained. But this year, the council eliminated all but seven of those several 100 presidential hopefuls. And I guess we should note that the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, he's finishing his second term term limited. He's not eligible to run this year. Okay, So who made the cut who got weeded out? Well, a former President Mahmoud a. Medina Jod was rejected again. He's becoming known as a perennial candidate. To no one's surprise. The early hardline favorite Abraham racy, was approved. He's a conservative cleric head of the Iran's judiciary. He ran against her honey and 2013 and lost. He's been linked to The infamous so called death panel that in 1988 sent thousands of political prisoners to their death s O. That's the front runner, and there are six other candidates, including the former nuclear negotiator, a central bank governor. But analysts say no one although there's some prominent names in there, no one looks likely to defeat right, you see, unless there's a surprise During this very short campaign,

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Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Site

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00:50 sec | 8 months ago

Iran Talks Resume, Gingerly, After Attack on Nuclear Site

"Talks resumed today in austria. Intended to get the us back into the two thousand fifteen iran nuclear agreement npr's peter kenyon reports. Us and european officials are criticizing as provocative. Iran's decision to start producing. Sixty percent enriched uranium. Some wondered if the nuclear diplomacy would even continue after an attack on iran natanz nuclear site early sunday and tehran's response that it would enrich fuel to sixty percent but iran supreme leader declared iran would continue though the offer so far were quote not worth looking at secretary of state. Anthony blinken said. The higher enrichment called into question iran seriousness about restoring the agreement which restricts iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. President biden is hoping that reviving the deal could lead to new talks on other issues. Such as iran's ballistic missile program.

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Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes tanker in strait

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00:59 sec | 11 months ago

Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes tanker in strait

"You're on has followed through on its warning over the weekend that it would begin enriching uranium up to 20% purity. And NPR's Peter Kenyon, reports said state television is reporting that Iranian forces have seized and arrested the crew of a South Korean flag oil tanker in the Strait of four moves ratcheting up Middle East tensions. Iran initially said the tanker was seized do the oil pollution issues, but the seizure comes as Iran in South Korea were due to begin talks over Iranian assets frozen in Seoul. Separately, Iran confirmed its latest violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, beginning uranium enrichment up to 20% purity and its underground forego nuclear facility. Iran began violating limits in the nuclear deal, a little more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the accord and re imposed sanctions on Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency said it would inform member states about the developments in Iran's nuclear program. Peter Kenyon. NPR NEWS

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"peter kenyon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:53 min | 11 months ago

"peter kenyon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"From NPR news on trial. Snyder Democrats say they are not giving up their effort to boost pandemic relief checks to $2000. Senate Republicans blocked the move on New Year's Day. After joining Democrats and overriding President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey's now reports on President Trump's first veto defeat, the Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years, Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington Federal judge has rejected the lawsuit filed by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, the judge said Gohmert, another Republicans who filed the suit lacks standing. They had sought to give vice President Pence the power to reject electoral votes for Joe Biden. Pence's to oversee the counting Congress on Wednesday to Nashville. Now, victims of the Christmas Morning blast can now apply for help from $2 million of federal disaster aid earmarked for the city. Tony Gonzales is with member station WPL in those directly affected by the blast. Both residents and businesses are starting to apply. They can get help with rent, food, lost wages, trauma counseling and tech needs related to work or school. The federal aid is in addition to several local fundraising efforts, City officials say the explosion impacted 400 residents and more than 45 businesses and their employees. Sony Gonzalez reporting one from member station WPL in city officials still awaiting word about a federal disaster declaration for recovery assistance. You went. Nuclear watchdog agency says it's been informed that Iran plans to enrich uranium to 20% purity at its underground Fourtou facility. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports it would be to Ron's latest violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. After President Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal in 2018, Iran began violating some of limits in the landmark agreement. Enriching nuclear fuel to 20% would be the most serious violation to date, though that remains well below weapons grade uranium, Iran's legislature passed a measure requiring the higher enrichment level. The news comes amid fears of possible attacks and Reprisals in the final weeks of the Trump Administration. Passions are already running high in Iran, which this weekend is marking the one year anniversary of the assassination of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Peter Kenyon. NPR NEWS Istanbul, This is NPR. And this is W. N. Y. C in New York. I'm David first. For several months, Residents at a public housing complex in the Bronx have been without hot water in there, bathrooms, leaving seniors and people with health conditions cold. While stuck at home because of the pandemic. New site. The city reports that 153 apartments in the marble hill houses have been affected since mid October, and the building has had the same issues for at least two years. Reporter Carson Kessler says the developments boiler system is slated to be replaced, but not in the immediate future. These new boilers are in the works, but they're not scheduled to come online until 2023 that several more brutal winters for these tenants. Spokesperson for New York City's Housing Authority told Kessler they're working on the issue is that marble Hill houses The empty A's new fair payment system, known as Omni is officially online gothamist. Sophia Chang has the low down on how to use the tap and go system to.

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Erdogan says Turkey wants better ties with Israel, talks continue

Forum

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Erdogan says Turkey wants better ties with Israel, talks continue

"Of Turkey says ties with Israel could be improved, adding that bilateral talks have been ongoing at the intelligence level. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports president rigid type Erdogan says Israeli policies toward the Palestinians are unacceptable. President, rigid type. Erdogan spoke with reporters following Friday prayers in Istanbul, saying quote Our ties could have been very different were it not for what he described his issues with people at the top level. Underwear toe on Turkey's relations with Israel soured in spite of strong commercial trade between the countries. Turkey was long a quiet but key ally of Israel's, but the main sticking point for Ankara has been the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. Erdogan repeated that concern, saying Israel's treatment of the Palestinians remains a red line for Ankara. But he said Turkey hopes to see relations improve in the future.

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Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions

Morning Edition

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions

"Turkey continues to criticize US sanctions imposed by the Trump administration over Ankara's purchase of a Russian missile defense system. As NPR's Peter Kenyon reports Turkey describes those sanctions has a grave mistake. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Java solo in a televised interview, responded to the sanctions by saying, quote. This is not in line with international law diplomacy, and it is a politically in legally wrong decision. He says it bought the Russian s 400 missile system after Washington refused to sell a system to Turkey and assertion. U. S officials dispute the Trump administration responded by removing Turkey from the F 35 fighter jet program. Washington worries about sensitive military technology being revealed to Russia. Chava Solo, also said restoring ties with Washington depends on the US accepting Turkish policies in Syria and extraditing a US based cleric. Turkey accuses of backing a 2016 coup attempt.

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US hits NATO ally Turkey with sanctions over purchase of Russian air defense system

The Takeaway

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

US hits NATO ally Turkey with sanctions over purchase of Russian air defense system

"A Turkey where the president says he's upset with the United States for imposing sanctions. We have an update from NPR's Peter Kenyon President, Ridge uptight buried. One says he expects NATO ally the U. S to support Turkey, not levy sanctions and he was upset to see the U. S follow through on its sanctions threat. Turkey's Foreign Ministry said the sanctions would harm US Turkish relations and Ankara would retaliate as necessary. Ministry called on Washington to revise its grave mistake. Turkey says it bought the Russian s 400 missile system after failing to convince Washington to reach an arms deal. In response, the U. S suspended Turkey from participating in the F 35 Fighter jet program. State Department official says he hopes Turkey will engage in an effort to resolve the dispute.

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How Iranian scientist’s killing could derail future US-Iran talks

Weekend Edition Saturday

01:01 min | 1 year ago

How Iranian scientist’s killing could derail future US-Iran talks

"Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is calling for definitive punishment for those behind the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports. Iranian president is blaming Israel doctor Most In fact, Rosati, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons, was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President. Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge Fuck. Rosati is death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office, former State Department official Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter. That quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to impede diplomacy. Peter Kenyon NPR news Istanbul

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Iran's supreme leader vows revenge for scientist's killing

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Iran's supreme leader vows revenge for scientist's killing

"Iran is vowing revenge for the assassination of a top Iranian scientist, NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reports of President Hassan Rouhani is now among those accusing Israel of being behind the attack the most and fuckers Adi, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons. Was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge Fuck. Rosati is death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office, former State Department official Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter. That quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to impede diplomacy Peter Kenyon, NPR news

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Iran vows revenge for scientist's killing

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Iran vows revenge for scientist's killing

"Snyder. Iran is vowing revenge for the assassination of a top Iranian scientist, NPR's Peter Kenyon, reports of President Hassan Rouhani. It's now among those accusing Israel of being behind the attack. Dr Mostyn fuckers. Adi, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons, was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President. Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge chakras Rd's death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office. Former State Department official, Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter that quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to

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Iran's top nuclear scientist killed

Science Friday

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Iran's top nuclear scientist killed

"Vowing revenge for the assassination of a top Iranian scientist. President Hassan Rouhani is accusing Israel of being behind the attack. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports doctor Mostyn fuckers. Adi, who's been described as a leader in Iranian research into nuclear weapons, was gunned down in a car outside Tehran. President. Rouhani blamed Israel, saying the assassination quote shows our enemies, despair and the depth of their hatred. Iranian military officials are vowing to avenge Fuck. Rosati is death, a senior U. S official told NPR that one concern is possible attacks on U. S forces in Iraq. Some analysts are suggesting the attack was an effort to escalate tensions before President elect Joe Biden takes office. Former State Department official, Mark Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter that quote the reason for assassinating Fuck. Rosati wasn't to impede Iran's war potential. It was to impede diplomacy. Peter

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Police detain alleged IS commander in Turkey

NPR News Now

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

Police detain alleged IS commander in Turkey

"Authorities say the top Isis figure in Turkey is in custody NPR's Peter Kenyon reports. He had been planning attacks, Turkey, Turkey's interior minister sue them on soil who identified the suspect as Mahmoud. Ogden and says, he was detained as part of a police operation that is still ongoing. So elusive plans describing future attacks inside Turkey were also seized in the raid and suspected Isis fighters detained along with us and are being interrogated. So. Described Austin is the Isis emir for Turkey. He says, computers and other digital material seized in the raid suggests the group was planning to kidnap Turkish politicians and attack businesses in Turkey Turkey's been targeted by Isis, in the past including an attack at an Istanbul nightclub on new. Year's Day twenty, seventeen that killed thirty, nine people.

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Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane

"Months after Iran fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane near Baghdad's international airport. A report from Iran Civil Aviation Organization reveals more details about what happened. NPR's Peter Kenyon has more A report from Iran's Civil Aviation Organization blames a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication for firing on a Ukrainian passenger jet in January. Officials in Tehran were silent for days after the attack before admitting it was responsible. At the time. Iranian officials blamed human error for the deadly strike, which killed 176 people. Tehran also said its forces were on highest alert because Iran had just launched a ballistic missile attack against the base in Iraq, where U. S soldiers were present. After months of delay the black boxes aboard the flight or due to be decoded later this month. Peter Kenyan NPR NEWS

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Turkey Court Sentences U.S. Consulate Employee to Over 8 Years in Prison

Morning Edition

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Turkey Court Sentences U.S. Consulate Employee to Over 8 Years in Prison

"Turkey's state news agency says a court has sentenced an employee of the U. S. consulate in Istanbul to eight years in prison on terrorism charges and here's Peter Kenyon reports that sentence comes despite US assertions that the charges are baseless the arrest and trial of consulate employee Metin Topuz has been a source of tensions between Ankara and Washington he was charged with assisting a terrorist organization in his defense spoke who said his job required him to have contact with police authorities some of whom were later charged with supporting a U. S. based cleric Ankara blames for a failed twenty sixteen coup attempt to abuse is already served more than two years in prison secretary of state Mike Pompeii you issued a statement saying there was no credible evidence against abuse and the decision quote undermines confidence in Turkey's institutions Peter Kenyon NPR news

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03:59 min | 1 year ago

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Iran missile hit on own ship in exercise kills 19, wounds 15

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00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Iran missile hit on own ship in exercise kills 19, wounds 15

"Around around the navy says nineteen sailors were killed Sunday when a naval support ship was hit by a missile fired from another Iranian vessel during naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman and fears Peter Kenyon says at least fifteen others are reported to be wounded they're running state television says the friendly fire incident occurred near Iran's southern Jask port during a routine naval exercise the support vessel was reportedly setting up targets as part of the exercise but hadn't cleared the area when a missile was fired from another warship Iran routinely conducts exercises in and around the strait of Hormuz a vital waterway for world oil production the incident comes amid elevated tensions between Tehran and Washington president trump has ordered the military to shoot Iranian boats out of the water if they harass American vessels Peter Kenyon NPR news

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33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria

Morning Edition

04:16 min | 1 year ago

33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria

"Greene of violence in northwestern Syria has been a humanitarian crisis for months now with a million Syrians huddling in camps near the Turkish border as they flee a Syrian and Russian offensive into rebel territory one L. conflict there between Turkey Russian and Syrian forces could be spiraling dramatically Turkey which supports the rebels says at least thirty three of its soldiers were killed in the Syrian airstrike that instantly doubled the number of Turkish casualties in February Turkey says it's killed many Syrian forces and will now step up its attacks let's talk through what's happening with NPR's Peter Kenyon who joins us from Istanbul hi Peter hi David so what is the latest hearing this escalation well it's Turkey's worst one day loss of license you got involved in this conflict some four years ago is being blamed on the Syrian military but of course Russia is Syria's closest and biggest ally in this conflict Turkey is you mentioned has been supporting some of the rebel groups who tried to oust Syrian president Bashar al Assad from power with rush's big help Damascus effectively beat that effort back many rebels have wound up mast in northwest it live province and that's where the regime has been focusing its attacks now this latest incident one concern and could this lead to some kind of direct conflict between Russia and Turkey which is a NATO ally in NATO convened an extraordinary meeting of the north Atlantic council today after his request NATO says it's looking into what kind of support it can provide but Turkey specific call for a no fly zone in Syria has not gotten any takers so far but I mean you had Turkey's president erdo one meetings late into the night with with his security team I mean could they be coming up with some sort of major response here that they could really escalate things it's certainly possible everyone says Turkey will not take one step back from it live on Chris promising the Syrian regime will pay a heavy price now the action to back that up is what we're waiting to see the military's talking about going after some two hundred targets in Syria not a lot of detail yet Turkey has also leveled another threat saying refugees desperate to escape the conflict may soon be on their way toward Europe again at last time that happened European countries as some major protests about the flood of refugees hastily put together a multi billion euro deal with Turkey had to keep them here and not send them on to Europe now that threat is back on the table perhaps it's a spur to get Europe more involved in de escalating the situation everyone also spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone and they reported that more needs to be done but it's not clear what exactly that means okay so the leaders of Russia Turkey speak as you said I mean one big concerns if this became a larger conflict between Russia and NATO ally for the moment Turkey blaming Syria for all this what what does that tell us about where this might be going too well the Syrian military is being blamed clearly Russia along with Iran is the major allied to Syria Russia's defense ministry is saying its forces weren't responsible and it also says Moscow never even knew Turkish forces were in that area Turkey's defense minister explicitly rejects that saying Moscow knew very well Turkey is not interested in conflict with the bigger Russian military that's pretty clear does that mean there's room for talks and kinda go she Asians possibly although they've already tried that Turkey and Russia help come up with the so called Astana process cease fire for a while but then it fell apart secretary general of the U. N. is calling for another ceasefire but right now Moscow sending two warships towards the Syrian coast just remind us what the overall situation this part of Syria I mean it's it's it's a humanitarian disaster yes and one that could get even worse as the Syrian military attacks a million people have been fleeing toward the Turkish border freezing winter weather aid groups say let the men Turkey says no we need a safe zone inside Syria but northwest Syria right now seems anything but safe Peter Kenyon reporting from Istanbul Peter thanks thanks David it's time now for StoryCorps on this final Friday black history month we have a conversation with the first African American woman to join the Coast

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Iranians vote in parliament elections favoring conservatives

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04:07 min | 1 year ago

Iranians vote in parliament elections favoring conservatives

"In Iran they're voting for parliament today now turn out for this phone has been in question and there are a couple reasons for that first there is not much variety politically among the candidates on the ballot and second reports of a couple of deadly cases of coronavirus have people jittery about gathering in crowds NPR's Peter Kenyon is in Tehran he's been out in those crowds today Peter hi Mary Louise so when I said there's not much variety on the ballot that is because it is tilted toward hardline candidates is that right how come well that is right and this tilting was done by a group known as the guardian council which is charged with vetting candidates for office when they did that for these elections are running media report the council simply struck off the list some seven thousand moderate and reform candidates thereby immediately eliminating any chance of those factions making significant gains in parliament this year so really the only question now is how many hard liners will be joining or rejoining the parliament and there's also been some moves by critics of the regime to just tell people boycott and use that as a way of registering her displeasure with the regime that was yes that that was the reformist mantra don't show up boycotted which of course solidifies the hardliners gains but it's also a form of protest yes much does today's election actually matter I think most Americans are aware that around is ultimately ruled by a by a supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei so how much power does Iran's parliament actually have they have some they do have a role in the system despite the supreme leader's high ranking final say on everything in recent years parliament in fact has been seen as kind of an arbiter between the hardline supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his supporters on the one hand and the more pragmatic president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate and even reformist backers on the other Rouhani said limited success pushing his agenda and he course was badly hurt when the trump administration came into Washington and pulled out of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement which had been his crowning foreign policy deal so now it'll be worth watching to see if the people who voted to honey and twice will now step back and let the hardliners returned to a bigger share of influence at least in the legislature so pain is a picture of Alexion day in a row and you've been out talking to people what's the atmosphere well no shortage of opinions everybody wanted to talk that was not an issue as I'm sure you've experienced it yourself you can find all manner of use on the streets here I have one here for you from a ban as a seventy six year old woman she told me she gets a lot of satisfaction out of voting for a hardline conservative legislators well I run ins don't call them hardliners by the way they call them principle us and that means standing up for the principles of the nineteen seventy nine Islamic revolution but Bennett says she likes these principles because of the way they stand up to the United States and its allies here's how she put it I support a hundred percent support their babies stand against America begins that is right against all these nonsense political at Palmers but the other major wave of opinion in Tehran is about the urgent need for lawmakers to start doing things to improve the lives of the people here turnout was also down this time back in twenty sixteen it was over sixty percent and this time the estimate is is going to come in at about fifty percent of eligible voters and meanwhile there's this other factors to Orion's who reportedly have died of corona virus what has been the effect of that on on the elections and then just generally in the country well it big news of the day everyone's talking about it the cases were actually down in the city of Qom they weren't here in Toronto but they have sparked fear that it could spread that certainly has a habit of doing that and some anger as well people are asking why the government didn't report these cases until after the victims were dead there's some concern the virus might have spread farther and faster because the alarm wasn't sounded soon enough and there's worries of course about the health system being able to deal with the corona virus

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Iranians vote in parliament elections favoring conservatives

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04:13 min | 1 year ago

Iranians vote in parliament elections favoring conservatives

"Kelly in Iran they're voting for parliament today now turn out for this phone has been in question and there are a couple reasons for that first there is not much variety politically among the candidates on the ballot and second reports of a couple of deadly cases of coronavirus have people jittery about gathering in crowds and Pierce Peter Kenyon is in Tehran he's been out in those crowds today Peter hi Mary Louise so when I said there's not much variety on the ballot that is because it is tilted toward hardline candidates is that right how come well that is right and this tilting was done by a group known as the guardian council which is charged with vetting candidates for office when they did that for these elections are running media report the council simply struck off the list some seven thousand moderate and reform candidates thereby immediately eliminating any chance of those factions making significant gains in parliament this year so really the only question now is how many hard liners will be joining or rejoining the parliament and there's also been some moves by critics of the regime to just tell people boycott and use that as a way of registering her displeasure with the regime that was the yes that that was the reformist mantra don't show up boycotted which of course solidifies the hardliners gains but it's also a form of protest yes much does today's election actually matter I think most Americans are aware that around is ultimately ruled by a by a supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei so how much power does Iran's parliament actually have they have some they do have a role in the system despite the supreme leader's high ranking final say on everything in recent years parliament in fact it's been seen as kind of an arbiter between the hardline supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his supporters on the one hand and the more pragmatic president Hassan Rouhani and his moderate and even reformists backers on the other Rouhani said limited success pushing his agenda and he course was badly hurt when the trump administration came in to Washington and pulled out of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement which had been his crowning foreign policy deal so now it'll be worth watching to see if the people who voted to honey and twice will now step back and let the hardliners returned to a bigger share of influence at least in the legislature also paints a picture of Alexion day in a row and you've been out talking to people what's the atmosphere well no shortage of opinions everybody wanted to talk that was not an issue and I'm sure you've experienced it yourself you can find all manner of use on the streets here I have one here for you from a vein as a seventy six year old woman she told me she gets a lot of satisfaction out of voting for hardline conservative legislators well I run ins don't call them hardliners by the way they call them principle is and that means standing up for the principles of the nineteen seventy nine Islamic revolution but Bennett says she likes these principles because of the way they stand up to the United States and its allies here's how she put it I support a hundred percent support their babies stand against America begins that is right against all these nonsense political at Palmers but the other major wave of opinion in Tehran is about the urgent need for lawmakers to start doing things to improve the lives of the people here turnout was also down this time back in twenty sixteen it was over sixty percent and this time the estimate is this going to come in at about fifty percent of eligible voters and meanwhile there's this other factors to Orion's who reportedly have died of corona virus what has been the effect of that on on the elections and then just generally in the country well it big news of the day everyone's talking about it the cases were actually down in the city of Qom they weren't here in Tehran but they have sparked fear that it could spread it certainly has a habit of doing that and some anger as well people are asking why the government didn't report these cases until after the victims were dead there's some concern the virus might have spread farther and faster because the alarm wasn't sounded soon enough and there's worries of course about the health system being able to deal with the corona virus outbreak NPR's Peter Kenyon they're reporting from Tehran thank you Peter thanks very

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Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid high tension with US

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Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid high tension with US

"Iran's marking the forty first anniversary of its Islamic revolution in Paris Peter Kenyon tells us president Hassan Rohani addressed a large crowd today calling for public support of the government amid high tensions with the US state television dubbed this year's anniversary so the money don in remembrance of general customs of the money killed in a U. S. drone strike in January president Hassan Rouhani urged crowds in Tehran to ensure a big turn out for parliamentary elections next week despite anger over economic hardships that led to street protests in a violent crackdown by security forces NPR's Peter Kenyon reporting Rohani is call for support comes just months after security forces killed an estimated three hundred people in crackdowns on protest over depressed economic conditions and rising prices as the U. S. ratcheted up sanctions on Iran faltered on its twenty fifteen nuclear

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"But it's five twenty two it's morning edition from NPR news I'm no well king I'm David green of all the countries in flux as this year comes to an end if you have more at stake heading into twenty twenty than Iran at the street level the Iranian government still seems to be cracking down on even whispers of protest and dissent strategically the country's trying to build its own alliances to push back against US sanctions let's bring in pairs Peter Kenyon who covers the country joins us from Istanbul hi Peter hi David so there are these reports this week that Iran has cut off the internet again to some areas possibly to deter protests them I mean it makes me think that the arrests goes on is is that right well there have been reports relatively small gatherings recently Iranians were seeking to mark forty days essence hundreds of demonstrators at least Tunbridge there's no official tally were killed in these protests that were violently put down by the security forces and as for the internet a S. Aronian officials are defending their decision to shut it down a spokesman for Iran's guardian council Ali Abbas had cut day he talked with France twenty four news channel and here's a bit of what he said through an interpreter I got the you know if there was a road or freeway and terrorists common do something what's the first thing you would do to the freeway you will shut it down I'm going to need and so it's interesting to hear him recognize the internet the so called information highway he's calling it a freeway a powerful tool for protesters but is one cyber activist told me in a run the internet is also a surveillance tool for the security services that meet used by both sides.

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"Correspondent Peter Kenyon has been following these developments from you stumble good morning Peter I David sort of at a hundred cities reportedly I mean how intense are these protests well the intensity depends on where you are today the government saying calm is restored whether that lasts that remains to be seen U. N. officials are calling on Tehran to stop using live fire against demonstrators there are shocked at the loss of life these protests started pretty peacefully after Friday prayers last week but there was violence then over the weekend gas stations were a popular target to underline the anger at this hike in the fuel prices and and by the way that also includes this new rationing system which means if your driver and you go over their ration limit which is about fifteen gallons a month then the price goes up three hundred percent and by western standards we should note even these higher prices are not that high but in the context of the Iranian economy is going to cause pain especially for lower income level folks what is the government doing I mean I I mention they shut down the internet is are there signs are going to do more to crack down on this well crackdown is the right word that police and security forces were sent out on the streets there have been clashes with demonstrators and there's a warning that it could get much worse Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard corps has warned that any further writing would be quote dealt with decisively on Sunday Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei came out and he said yes I support the fuel price increase he also called the protesters thugs which are seen by some as an authorization for a crackdown and it may have put a bit of a chill in the numbers of people turning out after that his endorsement may be also be imparted what spurred the U. N. and others to call for calm and an end to the use of lethal force if there is economic pain and and its new or growing in some way is is it tied at all to these economic sanctions put on a run by the United States yes summer on his thing so the foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif phase blaming the U. S. he was responding to a comment by secretary of state Mike Pompeii okay who tweeted that the U. S. was with the people of Iran as re said any American regime that imposes course of economic sanctions bars delivery of food and drugs to the elderly and medical patients can never claim that supporting the runny and nation and so it's yes the US sanctions are definitely being blind how hard is life there in general economically it's not good the unemployment is up the running realities down people savings are being eaten up a frequent target of anger is Europe who had pledged to keep the twenty fifteen nuclear deal going and keep trade going but so far they've had very limited success in doing that Peter Kenyon reporting on the situation in Iran from his post in his double Peter thank.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying fire is driven by dry and windy conditions across much of California are prompting multiple evacuations to the south a blaze erupted east of Los Angeles and the San Bernadino National Forest has died down but he is not yet fully contained an evacuation orders also in effect in one country northern California about nine hundred people have been told to clear out of geyser fell after the king Kate fire fuel by seventy mile per hour wind gusts exploded overnight to more than ten thousand acres local media reports several structures burned concern that its system could be overwhelmed and spark fires California utilities have shut off power to half a million people for the second time in as many weeks the day after president trump declared a permanent ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurds each side is accusing the other of violating the truce in northern Syria the US brokered a ceasefire after president trump decided to end the U. S. is protection of searing courage that keep Turkey the green light to launch a deadly cross border invasion against the Kurds who for years help the US battle ISIS in Iraq and Syria Peter Kenyon reports that despite the ceasefire Turkey says five of its military personnel were wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish fighters Turkey's defense ministry says the attack came near the Syrian border town of Ross align the ministry statement says Turkish forces retaliated with fire of their own the Kurdish militants called on Washington to intervene the Kurdish lead Syrian democratic forces said Turkey had launched an offensive in three northeast Syrian villages even as Russia said the ceasefire agreed by presidents Bridget try a pair to one and let ME pollutant was continuing Russia said it would move the Kurdish fighters away from the border as part of an agreement intended to extend the US brokered ceasefire Russia's deploying military policemen near the Turkish border a Russian news agency reported Kurdish fighters had withdrawn nearly twenty miles from the border Peter Kenyon NPR news estable Ohio congressman Tim Ryan has ended his struggling bid for the democratic presidential nomination and peers Jessica tail reports Ryan is now the seventh major candidate to drop out Ryan's exit brings the primary field to eighteen candidates the moderate congressman had not qualified for the past two democratic debates and brought in only four hundred twenty five thousand dollars in the third fund raising quarter high when he tried to emphasize his midwestern roots in the contest and that he was from a state president trump had carried he's a populist stands arguing that the party needed to pay more attention to blue collar voters Ryan said that if Democrats to not modify their positions on trade in manufacturing they would lose to trump again but it's pitch failed to gain steam with at a party that's been clamoring for more progressive policies Jessica Taylor NPR news Washington the Dow Jones industrial average is down sixty six point since the open it's a twenty six thousand seven hundred sixty seven S. and P..

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"Turkey before she has to think about what awaits her back home peter kenyon n._p._r. news is dan bill europe is being hit by a heatwave spain germany and italy of all seen record temperatures and in france the government has had to postpone school exams and limit the number of cars in the city of paris jake sagana rose sent us this postcard from paris temperatures in paris are hovering around the mid nineties and this in a city where hardly anyone has air conditioning in their homes so parisians are jumping into the water wherever they can in northeast paris children's splash around fountain fly on brought his three and six year old kids to help them cool off he says it's too hot for the kids to do anything else i come from a slowdown in in a month so i'm used to to have his so it's very good for his family has even thought about going back to the mountains to escape the heat wave the french government takes heatwaves very seriously after fifteen thousand people died and a record hot spell in two thousand three so paris now has a smartphone application that points parisians to places where they can cool off the city has opened cooling centers around paris and there's also a call center that checks on the elderly who are particularly at risk along the canal lure braves wimmer's dive from top tall gangway into the water even though swimming there is forbidden beyond oma didn't care about that or the cleanliness of the water jumping into goma says the heat wave actually makes his job more enjoyable go to work and then at home i think he deserves a time to good work but for some there's no escape from the heat like the baker's cranking out baghdad's every day guy yeah starts his day at three a._m. to make six hundred loaves of bread by noon with the ovens on full blast he says the kitchens can soar to a sweltering one hundred and fifteen degrees guy says he drank three liters of water in the last six hours will fill it we open all the windows to get as much breezes possible he says but it's the job we work with evans so it's normal for it to be hot says winter is a much better season for baker's for n._p._r. news i'm jake sagana wrote in paris This is NPR news. and this is morning edition on w._n._y._c. it's seventy five degrees skies are clear over new york city today on the brian lehrer show your reactions to last night's democratic debate with analysis from juan williams at fox news and alicia garza founder of black lives matter plus how trans non binary children are shaping society and the l._g._b._t._q. movement and ron swoboda and art champs gave the nineteen sixty nine miracle mets that's coming up at ten w._n._y._c. is supported by carol marin ca tony new york presenting period instrument orchestra new york baroque inc and meta soprano vivica gino in a program of handle volley carelli geminiani and more sunday at four pm care more dot org this is w._n._y._c. ninety three point nine f._m. and a._m. eight twenty n._p._r. news and the new york conversation live from n._p._r. news in washington i'm louise schiavone the sharpest clash on day two of the democratic presidential debates occurred last night in miami between senator camera harris of california and former vice president joe biden do you today do you agree.

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"It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm Steve Inskeep. If you accept their statements at face value, the United States in Iran agree. Yeah. That's right. Iran says it doesn't want a war or a nuclear weapon, the US says in return that Iran better not want. Those things Morgan Ortega's is State Department spokesman. We continue to call on the Iranian regime, not to take a nuclear weapon to abide by their commitments to the international community. But all those words come alongside certain actions. Iran says it plans to break one of the limits on nuclear activity that had agreed to in a deal in two thousand fifteen the United States withdrew from that deal. But once Iran to keep it, and now the US is sending an additional thousand troops to the region. NPR's Peter Kenyon has covered Iran for years. He's in Istanbul, and he's on the line. Either Peter, I Steve. So let's move through the way people around the world are reviewing our viewing these actions. What? The Middle Eastern nations are on neighbors affect say about the US moves. I well, the ones that are Washington's regional allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia are fully on board with this pressure campaign. So sending more troops will be welcomed there on the other hand, you've got a country like a rock. It's got important trade links with Iran electrolytic things like that. So they'll be concerned in Baghdad about the potential for these tensions to boil over to the point where Iran Iraq trade suffers so, so some concern in some countries, and you say the potential for tensions to boil over, we should be clear about where we are. We have two countries that have pushed and pulled against each other before they're doing that again. We don't know if it's heading for war, but their warlike moves. What about reaction to Iran's announcement that it's going to go beyond the amount of enriched uranium to supposed to have on hand? Well, some see this is a fairly predictable response, Iran, usually response to pressure with defiant, statements, even at significant economic cost at the moment, Tehran remains a long way from having a nuclear weapon that was the intent of the nuclear agreement to keep Iran far from weapons capacity. So that should it ever tried to break out as they say, in Tena weapon, the outside world would have plenty of time to step in as for this announcement Byron being potentially dangerous. Certainly the main danger would seem to be to what's left of the nuclear deal. And so let's talk about that deal recall where we are the United States withdrew from the deal. It says it wants a maximum pressure on Iran to put some kind of more extreme limits on its nuclear program European countries that were part of the deal have wanted to stay in where did these developments, leave the Europeans in an increasingly difficult spot. I would say none of the other signers of this deal that's Britain France, Germany, as well. As Russia and China, none of them support this American pressure campaign. They think the deal was working U N inspectors routinely, verified around compliance, why go back to confrontation and uncertainty. Senior Chinese diplomat is warning against a Pandora's box about to be opened in the Middle East. But European efforts to save the deal have to have a mechanism and so far that alternative payments game. They've been working on has not impressed running officials so far. Now, if a run does breach, the agreement Steve EuroPol funded even tougher to save it. Well, how much how much pain is this maximum pressure campaign causing inside Iran? It's a bit of an opaque situation as always there, but the economy is clearly suffering, even Ron's, elite revolutionary guard corps designated a terrorist group by Washington is reportedly feeling some pain president, Ronnie today is repeating Iran's message that it doesn't intend to wage war with any nation, but he says, we're facing a group of politicians with little experience. Meanwhile, the troop, build up and economic pressure. Continues. Peter, thanks. You welcome. Sti. That's NPR's. Peter kenyon. All right. Last night, one.

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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Dave Mattingly. Iran says it expects to exceed limits on its stockpile of low enriched, uranium within ten days. Limits Tehran agree to under the twenty fifteen nuclear deal. NPR's Peter Kenyon, says the announcement comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. The announcement carried by state television came from spokesman for Iran's atomic, energy organisation, who said Tehran would not limit its stockpile of low enriched uranium as agreed under the twenty fifteen Iran, nuclear deal around beginning housing rollbacks to its commitments under the deal a year after President Trump pulled out of the agreement in reimpose sanctions on Iran Wall Street will be watching this week's meeting of the Federal Reserve for signals on a possible cut in US interest rates. Steve Beck ner reports fed chairman Drome Powell. Recently suggested, the fed would be open to a rate cut, if it's warranted. The fed seems. Unlikely to cut rates this week in Waco, strong, retail and factory numbers, but within flation low and trade tensions cloud in the economic outlook, the fed could open the door to lower rates in coming months, and eager Wall Street will parse the Fed's policy statement rate projections and Powell comments for signals stocks in Asia, ended the day, mostly higher ahead of this week's fed meeting. Wall Street futures are also higher this morning. Dow futures are up sixteen points. This is NPR news from Washington. In arizona. The mayor of Phoenix is apologizing for the conduct of city. Police officers who confronted a couple and their young children. Following a report of shoplifting at a Family Dollar store. Daniel Pearl member station. K J Z says the couple involved is suing the city for ten million dollars. A claim filed in court alleges the family civil rights were violated when officers pointed guns and shouted commands at parents Trayvon aims, Naish Harper aim seven the claim that officers threw him against the vehicle and his leg so hard that he collapsed Phoenix. Police chief Jerry Williams address video on Facebook Friday. I like you and disturbed by the language, and they actions are officer. An incident report released by police officers saw aims reach toward the center of his vehicle before they pulled their weapons and ordered him out of the car. It makes no mention of details captioned the video, such as officers trying to rip Harper's daughter out of her arms or the profane threats. The officers made toward the family for NPR news. I'm Daniel Pearl in Phoenix. Jury selection begins today in southern California in the trial of decorated US navy. Seal special operations chief Edward Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder at his court martial in the killing of a suspected ISIS militant in Iraq. The defense claims those who served with Gallagher fabricated. The allegations, because of his tough leadership calgor- is also accused of attempted murder of civilians in Iraq. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington..

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"Peter Kenyon reporting. At last check on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down three hundred seventy six points or one point four percent at twenty five thousand five hundred ninety two the NASDAQ is down more than one percent. So as the S and P this is. NPR? This is WNYC in New York at twelve oh four good afternoon. I'm Kerry Nolan. The New York City council has approved a Bill to close a loophole. That critic say encourages landlords to file false paperwork. The legislation requires regulators to verify construction permits on buildings that the owners claim have no rent, regulated tenants. It follows an Associated Press report that the Kushner company had claimed there were no rent regulated tenants in buildings that actually had hundreds the company says third parties filled out the paperwork and the mistakes were quickly corrected mayor de Blasio is expected to sign the Bill after years of delay. New Jersey is gearing up to issue hard to counterfeit driver's licenses that the federal government will require in order to board. A flight residents will be able to apply for the ID's at one motor vehicle department location in the state starting next month. Though, they haven't announced which one yet motor vehicle commission chair. Sue, Fulton says the department. It needs to hire two hundred more employees before going statewide. I think we all are anticipating with some anxiety or with some with some caution. I should say that twenty twenty is going to be a very very busy year. A real idea or valid passport will be required for all commercial flights by October of twenty twenty and some members of.

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"Killing of hinge Muslims by boomy soldiers story, prompted the rabid mission of guilt from the army to the reporters, the prestigious Pulitzer prize, the BBC's Nick being the national weather service is predicting more heavy rain today for parts of central and upper planes, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are flooding, and so are their tributaries. You're listening to. NPR? The Trump administration says it's going to impose tariffs of between ten and twenty five percent on billions of dollars in Chinese goods. U S. Trade Representative Robert lighthizer says China has reneged on some of its trade commitments. He wouldn't give details of his allegations in Turkey opposition figures. Are slamming a decision by the country's election council to wipe out the results of the Istanbul mayor's race and order a rerun election in June NPR's. Peter Kenyon reports president Reggie type air ruling-party challenge. The results after its candidate lost the March thirty first vote opposition politician extra Imola has been acting as stumbles mayor for weeks now, but the supreme election council voided his victory and said June. Twenty third is the date for another vote the opposition People's Republican Party condemned the decision as caving in to political pressure one up -sition paper called it a coup and position party official said air was turning the country into a dictatorship. The decision races the most painful defeat from the municipal elections for the ruling party, which is controlled assemble for a quarter century beginning with air to wants times, the city's mayor Peter Kenyon NPR news is danville. Experts from the marine mammal center are examining the corpse of dead gray whale that washed ashore Monday in San Francisco. This is the ninth whale that's appeared dead in the bay area in the past two months. The experts say they suspect the whales are having trouble. Finding enough to eat as warmer oceans changed. Their food supply chains, I'm korva Coleman. NPR news in Washington support. Fran PR comes from tirerack family owned and operated for forty years since nineteen Seventy-nine tirerack has been committed to helping people find the right tires wheels..

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"That date. Peter kenyon. NPR news is dental Florida's governor is asking President Trump to increase the federal government's portion of the cost of recovering from hurricane Michael. And paris. Greg Allen reports the request comes after meteorologists upgraded Michael to a category. Five storm governor. Rhonda Santa's wrote a letter to President Trump just hours after the National Hurricane Center said it's post storm analysis showed Michael headwinds of one hundred sixty miles per hour when it made landfall in October on Florida's panhandle that makes it one of just four category. Five hurricanes to make landfall and the continental US since record keeping began the saddest asking the president to increase the federal share recovery costs from seventy five percent to ninety percent a move. The governor says would save Florida hundreds of millions of dollars in his letter notes that after Hurricane Andrew in nineteen Ninety-two the federal government adjusted share to cover one hundred percent of the cost hurricane Michael the governor rights should be no different. Greg. Allen NPR news Miami. Mexico's homicide rate is surging again with record numbers of murders. In the first quarter of the year, James flares reports from Mexico City, the violence also reached parts of the country that are traditionally more peaceful. This stock I quote homicide statistic. Almost eight thousand five hundred Motors. Mostly connected to drug cartels is cliff. Red flag indication might Nici of the crisis facing the Mexican government with low arrest rates, even low at convictions because most people are terrified.

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KQED Radio

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"peter kenyon" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Party suffered some stinging defeats in last month's municipal elections. But it's not clear how quickly the government can turn things around. Economist Attila Lada says promises of economic reform may sound good. But Turkey already has largely business friendly system in place. Case he says reforms are unlikely to amount to much as long as heir to one government remained free to exert political pressure on Turkish institution such as the judiciary in central Bank. It is not that we need reform. We need a change in Tokyo. And we need to understand that this is a country based on institutions and rules. That's a fundamental problem says, yes, you Lada real reforms like making the independence of Turkey's central Bank, part of the constitution would mean limiting air to power something that doesn't seem to be on the agenda. He needs on the stunned that for him and Turkey to bigger pie. He needs to share some of his powers, you tenderly change Torchy's fate by pouring money or favored industries. Here's a lotta also thinks one is courting trouble by allowing tensions with Washington and NATO to increase primarily by trying to buy Russian anti-aircraft missiles at the same time. They're seeking American F thirty. Thirty five fighter jets losing the American warplanes is only one potential downside. He says Turkey, risks provoking, a concerted campaign of international pressure that could trigger another currency crisis. At which point he says the country could find itself in economic trouble. Peter Kenyon, NPR news is dental. This is NPR news seven forty two now. And Joe McConnell's here to bring us another look at this morning Joe suddenly big problem with the bay bridge..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"peter kenyon" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The White House isn't commenting on a report that dozens of people in President Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite issues in their background that initially disqualified them an eighteen year government employees who oversaw the issuance of clearances for some senior White House. Aides says senior administration officials overruled denied clearances for at least twenty five people. The allegations are detailed in the memo released by the chairman of the house oversight and reform committee, Maryland, democrat Elijah Cummings. What you have here aren't people who literally have the top secrets of the world. And they have not been properly cleared Cummings. Was speaking to CNN there's a mayoral run off election in Chicago today. That's where democratic incumbent Rahm Emanuel is not seeking third term. The ruling party of Turkey's president wretched type air to one is contesting the results of Sunday's. Mayoral election in Istanbul NPR's. Peter Kenyon says that's according to state media. They're one's ruling AK party lost the mayor's race to the secular opposition candidate and lose Turkey's. Most populous city Istanbul on top of that would be a blow to the government. The ruling party candidate currently trails by some twenty-five thousand votes in Istanbul. But party leaders hope to overcome that by challenging some of the ballots a process that could take days Wall Street futures are mixed this morning. This is NPR news from Washington. This is WNYC from New York. I'm Richard Hake. Good morning, seven thirty one. Jurors have found twenty two year old Chanel Louis guilty of murdering a queens jogger back in two thousand sixteen. Lewis was also convicted of sexually assaulting thirty year old Korean of Tronto who disappeared while out for a run in Howard beach. Jurors could not come to a consensus though in Lewis's first trial five months ago, but delivered the verdict last night after only a few hours of deliberation. The first trial ended in a hung jury with some saying Lewis's confession was coerced. And that the DNA evidence was contaminated the trials of raise questions about racial profiling and police practices. A proposal to Levy a new tax on rich people who own a second home in New York City was watered down his budget negotiations wrapped up for weeks. State. Lawmakers had debated adding up yet a tear tax on luxury properties. That would have raised about a half a billion dollars annually for subway repairs instead Gotham, it's Elizabeth Kim says legislators opted for a set of taxes to be levied when a home is bought or sold. It's a one time transaction tax as opposed to the kid a tear, which would have imposed an annual tax as long as they held the property. They would have been subject to this tax revenues from the new plan will vary from year to year, depending on the real estate market. New York state is raising the legal age to buy cigarettes from eighteen to twenty one the democratic controlled state Senate voted yesterday in favor of the legislation which also applies to e cigarettes. In a statement. The governor said the measure will help stamp out teen smoking New York City raised the legal age for purchasing cigarettes to Twenty-one back in twenty thirteen in the middle of. Intense budget negotiations over the weekend. Albany legislators did find time to appoint a new chairman to the MTA Pat boy was approved at two AM yesterday. WNYC Stephen Nessin reports Foy will oversee the agency as it embarks on the L train tunnel repair project implements congestion pricing. End begins an overhaul of the entire signal system for he's been president of the MTA since two thousand seventeen and it was executive director at the port authority before that speaking to reporters Monday, he says he'll be streamlining the way the MTA operates. The harsh truth is that we've lost credibility with our customers many of them and with our funders in both Albany and city hall even critics say for is well qualified for the job but rushing his appointment through over the weekend. Also detracts from the MTA as credibility. Increasing cloudiness today with a high near fifty one degrees right now thirty nine degrees. Fair skies in New York..

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KCRW

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"peter kenyon" Discussed on KCRW

"Let's go overseas now where China faces new criticism for the treatment of its people. The country already faced worldwide questions for the arrest. Torture and political brainwashing of members of its weaker minority. Most weekends are traditionally Muslim and a majority Muslim nation has risen to their defense NPR's. Peter Kenyon reports from Turkey Turkey's foreign ministry issued a statement condemning what it called the violation of fundamental human rights. The statement says quote, the reintroduction of internment camps in the twenty first century and the policy of systematic assimilation is a great shame for humanity. Turkey singled out, a Wieder poet and musician Abderrahim he who had reportedly passed away in prison that assertion drew a quick response from China. Beijing released a video showing a man who identified himself as hate. So. In the video. He gives the date February tenth and declares that while he's under investigation by Chinese authorities. He hasn't been abused. A social media campaign using the hashtag metoo Wieger sprang up after the release of that video with Wieger activists demanding videos of their own missing relatives. The we are one of the oldest Turkic speaking ethnic groups from central Asia. Many are now living in Jin Jiang called the weaker autonomous region of China, though, we complain that an influx of Han. Chinese to the area is an effort to make a minority there for its part. China accuses Wieger activists of pursuing a violent campaign for atonomy Turkey's. Foreign ministry is calling on Beijing to close the internment camps and respect the fundamental human rights of the workers, the head of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth praised Turkey for its criticism of Beijing called on other countries to do likewise. Peter kenyon. NPR news Istanbul..

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