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Iran to meet with U.N. technical experts over uranium find

America's First News

01:47 min | 3 hrs ago

Iran to meet with U.N. technical experts over uranium find

"Available. Iran has agreed to sit down with international technical experts investigating the discovery of uranium particles that three former undeclared sites in the country this after months of frustration at Tehran's lack of a credible explanation. The agreement came is France, Germany and Britain backed off the idea of a resolution criticizing Iran for its decision to start limiting access by the area inspectors. State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the U. S welcomes the Opposed. Sit down. We're pleased with the outcome of the I A board of governors meeting with respect to Iran. We supported the E three way supported it. We also recognize that the director general has put forward a realistic schedule which we understand Iran has accepted when it comes to The next steps, and we will look forward with strong interest for Iran's willingness to engage in a way that leads to credible concrete progress on these issues. Simply said about this is that we are neither optimistic or pessimistic. We are clear eyed when it comes to our diplomacy, knowing that we are engaging in this with our closest partners, the E three in this case, knowing that we have put a proposition on the table, both a strategic proposition, the shorthand for which is compliance for compliance. We're not dogmatic about the phone. That what we are dogmatic about is our overarching objective, and that is to ensure that Iran is subject to permanent, verifiable restrictions that

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Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

All Things Considered

01:16 min | 14 hrs ago

Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

"A lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken says he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and, well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be an adversarial when it must be The common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or bullying aside from China.

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Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

All Things Considered

01:16 min | 18 hrs ago

Secretary Of State Described China As Biden's Biggest Political Test

"The Biden administration has a lot of foreign policy challenges on its plate from the conflict in Ethiopia and a coup in Myanmar to Iran's nuclear program and relations with Russia. But Secretary of State Anthony Blinken sees China as the biggest geopolitical test. NPR's Michele Kelemen explains why Secretary Blinken does he wants to lead a foreign policy that better serves Americans at home and well, he has a long list of crisis to deal with, He says. The challenge from China is different. China is the only country With the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system, all the rules, values and relationships. That make the world work the way we wanted to. He outlined his views in the speech Wednesday meant for the American public without mentioning Trump by name. He was clearly trying to turn a page from the last four years. Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be. Collaborative when it can be An adversarial when it must be Common denominator is the need to engage China from a position of strength. That requires working with allies and partners, not denigrating them. Real strength, he added, isn't bluster or

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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

WBZ Afternoon News

00:36 sec | 1 d ago

US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

"The Pentagon says a U S contractor died after an attack in a rock at least 10 rockets hitting an air base housing US and other coalition troops. Person who died died of cardiac arrest. Heart attack the U. S now investigating who's responsible. It's the first such attack since the U. S. Struck. Iran align militia targets along the Iraq Syria border last week, killing one militiaman, and this comes two days before Pope Francis is due to visit Iraq. Despite growing concerns, Pope Francis says he wants to meet Christians there who've suffered so

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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 d ago

US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

"It's it's on a base in Iraq where US troops are located the coalition and the Iraqi ministry say at least ten rockets have targeted a military facility in western Iraq the police US led troops it's not immediately known if there were any casualties but the Iraqi office has released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles it was the first attack since the US struck Iran aligned militia targets along the Iraq Syria border last week the killed one militiaman stoking fears of a possible repeat the series of **** for tat attacks I'm Charles there this month

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US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

Red Eye Radio

00:41 sec | 2 d ago

US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

"Rocket attack on the base housing U. S and coalition military forces in Iraq. Multiple rockets have targeted Iraq's al Asad air base, which hosts US coalition and Iraqi forces. According to local media smoke could be seen rising from the base and Anbar province. A spokesman for the U. S. Joint Operations Command confirms 10 rockets and they're described as grad rockets fell in the perimeter of the air base, but there are no known casualties at this time. Things is the same air base that was attacked by Iran last year in retaliation for the U. S drone strike that killed Major General Custom Soul Imani X is Marianne Rafferty. So far, it is not known if Iran is behind this latest attack

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Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

The Big Story

05:58 min | 3 d ago

Who are we vaccinating now? Who should be next?

"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Dr. peter uni sits on the covid science advisory table and he co-authored a new report. That suggests that better. Way i mentioned. Hello peter why don't you start out for those of us who aren't familiar with it by explaining. What is the covid. Nineteen science advisory table. Who's on it. What role does it play. The science advisory table is grew ball scientists and Senior 'em health systems decision makers that advised the province ministry of health and elected decision-makers vera bar with forty five people meanwhile but we also have several subgroups for instance a subgroup of congregate settings on behavioral sciences etc. The me twice a week typically So we spend. It's the best part of Three hours together every week which helps associate to keep to develop a continued common sense of reality and we meet once a week with the health. Coordination table and half multiple meetings are more talk basis with various representatives of the different ministries Public health on -tario on that. And other stakeholder groups can you outline before we get into this new report. How ontario is currently approaching vaccine distribution. And did you guys advise the government on their initial plan. B didn't the initially advice on the vaccination rollout bouts galt relatively as strongly involved when discussing the importance of speed in vaccination of Long term care home residents and staff and which also goltz incorporate in the strategy of the province the current strategy is focusing on different woman apple groups as i implied already one of them. Of course the most important one is long term care home residents we had Roughly fifty percent of the deaths Covid nineteen deaths in the province long-term care home residents and they're glad to report back that that this really went extremely well and that we really now see the impact of Covid nineteen vaccines in this. Very vulnerable grew the challenges. We had which were big changes in the province actually have nearly completely been eliminated there at an ulta groups that are important including a frontline healthcare workers again this is important because they can't get continuously exposed but also because you need to make sure that the healthcare workers are actually able to work obviously and not part of an outbreak that could result in prolonged isolation and quarantine and then chester in a decrease in the workforce that we currently urgently need and the the current surge strategy also focuses on those who are aged eighteen boffin again. This makes perfect sense because that's the people who were most likely to die except for people in the long term care home see respective of their age so this all makes perfect sense where we are right now and that's why we're coming in actually with this new report so everything that we're doing already makes sense but isn't necessarily the optima way and this is what your new report gets sent. Iran this is correct. Yes so vault we now just. They're trying to address. Is the fact that that this pandemic all over. The world is socio economically driven very clearly. Life is unfair and this also halts for the impact of this pandemic. those people are most vulnerable live in precarious living situations. Get the chop stall on behalf of all of us you know. Make sure that we actually have act are able to buy you know foods on the shelves in the supermarkets. That's those people are most heavily burdened by this pandemic and what we know ways that the pandemic is heavily concentrated in terms of its burden on ten to twenty percent of the neighborhoods in the province and at this has been historically the case and assist case. Most of the time in life you with the past is the best predictor of the future. Even if we would not like this to be the case and what we know is also for in in terms of short-term or maidstone predictions that this continues to be the case host neighborhoods that were most heavily burdened in the past. They haven't reached an herd immunity yet. they're not sufficiently protect against against infections. And they will continue to have freely. High numbers of cases of hospitalizations viseu missions deaths. If you're not being careful and just look into how to protect these neighborhoods best and that's where it is. Report comes in. We try to describe the magnitude of the problem and try to outline solution. That actually looks into two different dimensions. Here one continues to be h really important about the second dimension and basically then just across tap these. Two dimensions against each other is neighborhood the residence.

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How the pandemic is affecting states unequally

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:21 min | 3 d ago

How the pandemic is affecting states unequally

"Of the characteristics of this virus economy as we have said on this program. I cannot tell you how many times is how uneven its effects have been on people black and brown and low income. Americans do in way worse in health and jobs and just getting by than whiter and wealthier populations are uncomfortable. As to how they're doing depends on what industry they're in and on states some of which have been really hit by this pandemic less revenue from income and sales taxes and higher virus expenses and some of which states that is doing all right so as the senate takes up. President biden's relief bill this week. And it's three hundred and fifty billion dollars in aid to state and local governments marketplace's mitchell hartman starts us off with a tale of several states. The pandemic recession has delta significant blow to tax collections. State revenues were down by nearly two percent from december. Last year overall. All but according to the urban brookings tax policy center tax revenues actually increased in twenty two states. This disparity has a lot to do with the mix of jobs in layoffs in a state. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy so many lower income people have been laid off higher income. People have been much more likely to keep their jobs so tax. Revenues are down by double digits in states with lots of low-wage tourism jobs in hotels bars and restaurants florida and but states with more jobs that can be done from home at higher wages. Like in high tech and professional services are faring better. Washington's one example thinks in part to folks like darby megan of spokane he's a manager for tech startup. his wife's an accountant for an architecture firm. They're both working from home. We've maintained our salaries and that's been huge blessing. Haven't had to take a step back hours or anything. Like that with the stimulus checks. That was a nice little bonus. The couple owns a home. That's gone up in value. So they're paying more property tax but they've improved their overall balance sheet. We've been able to save significantly more right. We're not eating out as much and they made one really big purchase. A new van built into an rv. So we've sort of taken some of our vacation money that you budget and instead may domestic vacation mobile now not every high earner has come through the pandemic recession unscathed. Fiona greek at the g. P. morgan chase institute has been tracking household checking balances. There are some high income families that have seen cuts in their income cuts in their salaries but most of seeing their bank balances and assets grow and she says one reason is the booming stock market the broader trend. There's the growth and wealth. We see a lot of families transferring money into brokerage accounts to take advantage of those games but some states are missing out on taxing. Those income gains at the top. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy. He points to nevada heavily dependent on tourism dollars revenue down about twelve percent where there is no broad based income tax. You're leaning a lot on sales taxes. Regressive taxes in general. Your revenues aren't going to do quite as well as progressive taxes at a time. Like this of just soaring income inequality contrast that with california that's opted for a more progressive mix leaning a bit more on the income tax most states do with higher top income tax rates on top earners. Especially that's staring a whole lot. Better with revenues up around two percent since the pandemic started. That's helped a good bit by silicon valley which attracted v and his family from texas. So i'm a software engineer. I was in iran for about four and a half years. And then during the pandemic My wife connor fulltime opportunity and bay area so we moved. He says silicon valley employers are hiring. Like there's no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities in the to offers in my hand. Some states are now considering hiking taxes on top earners to boost revenues and fund recovery from the pandemic including new york. Minnesota connecticut rhode island and

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Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship - Associated Press

Noon Report with Rick Van Cise

00:41 sec | 3 d ago

Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli-owned cargo ship - Associated Press

"Now accusing Iran of last week's attack on an Israeli cargo ship in the Persian Gulf. ABC is Georgiana Miller reports from Jerusalem Israel's prime minister, blaming Iran for Friday's blast that damaged in Israeli owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman. Benjamin Netanyahu, in a rare TV interview, said Iran was quote clearly behind the attack. Charge. Tehran swiftly rejected. Netanyahu's accusation came after Israeli officials inspected the damaged cargo ship in Dubai. Israel may have carried out a Reprisal strike overnight on Iranian linked targets south of Damascus, Syria reported it intercepted several alleged Israeli missiles. No comment from Jerusalem. Georgiana Miller, ABC

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The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

Dr. Lee Yardley

04:00 min | 4 d ago

The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.

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Biden warns Iran to "be careful" after airstrikes in Syria

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:06 min | 4 d ago

Biden warns Iran to "be careful" after airstrikes in Syria

"President biden says he carried out the airstrikes in syria to protect american personnel. Politicians are now reacting to that decision. The chairman of the senate intelligence committee says president binds decision to launch an air strike against. Iran's proxy forces in syria was the right one. Virginia's other democratic senator. Tim kaine also weighing in saying the military action without congressional. Approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances. The two jets dropped seven laser-guided bombs destroying nine buildings used by iran's proxy forces on fox news sunday chris wallace asked white house press secretary. Jen psaki president biden was sending a message to iran. That talks about the us. Rejoining the nuclear deal. Can't happen if you troops are being attacked. T sending an unambiguous message that he is going to protect our men and women serving and our coalition forces. That's fox's lucas thomasson reporting meanwhile the biden administration says it remains open to talks with iran over the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal despite iran's rejection of an e you invitation to join a meeting with the us and other participants in the agreement a senior administration official says. The us is disappointed in the rejection but is flexible to the timing and format of the

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Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:17 sec | 4 d ago

Iran rejects informal nuke talks with U.S. and EU, insists Biden drop sanctions first

"Strike. Fox is Lucas Tomlinson reporting, senior diplomats say Iran has rejected offers of direct nuclear talks with the United States. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the rejection by Iran often offered by the European Union to arrange these talks. Risks

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Residents of Seattle's Rainier Valley on alert for man seen tampering with car brake lines

News, Traffic and Weather

00:48 sec | 5 d ago

Residents of Seattle's Rainier Valley on alert for man seen tampering with car brake lines

"Dealing with a rash of break lines being slashed on parked cars. My car was the only one that got messed with April. Yes, says the man, cut the brake line on her SUV parked in the driveway on South Frontenac Street. A few blocks away on Warsaw Down here somewhere. Same thing happened to his Iran. Callie. Two cars got slashed and right around the corner on 44th Avenue. Also bet list. He is also dealing with a similar ordeal. The brakes were cut and we were just in shock. Just in the past few days, neighbors in Seattle's Rainier Valley safe brake lines were slashed on at least seven cars, and that number could be higher Cousin got slashed and ice Recent heard about the Des Moines is one in Des Moines. Police say the number of vehicles with intentionally damaged brake lines is now up to 33 since reports started coming in late Monday, and there are at least two cases and tuck Wila so far. No arrests. Jonathan SHOW Cuomo

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Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after

WBZ Morning News

00:37 sec | 5 d ago

Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after

"Officials in Israel say Iran is likely behind the explosion on one of their cargo ships. The Israeli owned cargo ship damaged in a mysterious blast Friday in the Gulf of Oman docking in Dubai for repairs. A team of Israeli defense officials also arriving on the scene to inspect the ship. Israel's Defense minister, Benny Guns Says Iran is the main suspect behind the explosion. If that is true, it is a clear escalation of first time Iranian hit on Israeli vessels in the Persian Gulf. If such attacks continue, it could endanger Israel's economy. 90% of its imports and exports go by

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Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

KGO Live

01:20 min | 5 d ago

Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

"Minister Benny Gantz. Said today. His initial assessment is That Iran was responsible for an explosion on an Israeli owned ship in the Gulf of Oman. The ship was a vehicle carrier. Named M V, a lost day. It suffered an explosion between Thursday and Friday morning. U. S defense official in Washington said the blast left holes above the water line in both sides of the whole. We don't know the exact cause. But we're told Why the Israeli defense minister. That Iran is looking to hit Israeli infrastructure and Israeli citizens. Location of the ship. Is relative and relative. Close proximity to Iran raises the notion. The assessment that is the Iranians. Right now, on an initial assessment level, given the proximity and the context that is my assessment. What this means is that well, things were getting hotter in the Middle East. And when the Israeli defense minister says that they're blaming Iran It's a

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U.S. targeted Iran-backed militias with seven 500-pound bombs

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:50 sec | 5 d ago

U.S. targeted Iran-backed militias with seven 500-pound bombs

"Getting more details about Thursday nights. U. S airstrikes against an Iranian backed militia in Syria. So phone video shows what was left of a desolate outpost on the Syrian side of the border With Iraq. Two F 15 Eagles drops 7 £500 bombs, completely destroying nine buildings and damaging to Initial report said one person was killed and three injured. We recognize the significance of this operation as the first of its kind under the new administration. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Iranian backed militias used the border post to smuggle weapons into Iraq. We had information that these structures this site this compound were being used by these groups to facilitate the movement of Resource is material and weaponry into Iraq to conduct the attacks

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Cargo Ship Rocked By Explosion In Gulf Of Oman

Red Eye Radio

00:28 sec | 6 d ago

Cargo Ship Rocked By Explosion In Gulf Of Oman

"Marathon him, investigators are trying to learn what caused an explosion aboard a cargo ship offshore from Iran. Security monitors say the cargo ship was sailing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. It was about to sail out of the Middle East when the explosion happened in the Gulf of a man between a man and Iran. Those waters saw a number of explosions two years ago at the time, the U. S Navy blamed Iran. The crew on the ship are said to be

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Brian Regan: Reading is Hard

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

03:42 min | Last week

Brian Regan: Reading is Hard

"At the breakfast table this morning and i read in the newspaper that more and more adults a living at home with their parents surprised me. I was like my view supplies. I call fruit loops oliver. My camera. haphazardly. Joking my mom. Read that for me sounded sounded out more do. I don't like reading the newspaper because first of all hard also they never wrap up a story on the front page. And i've never curious enough to go inside to find out how anything iran's and after a nine year trial the jury finally came in with the verdict of continued on page twenty two columns sake i guess i'll never know if these people i wanna learn. I want to be learner of things. You want me to know what's going on. You put a picture of it on the front page readings heart you ever tried and my i read good good but i hate when you're trying to read something you come across the expression one thing led to another what in the hell kinda lazy writing is at. Isn't that your job as the writer to tell me how this led to that you can just throw that in there. Adolf hitler was rejected as a young man. His application to art school one thing led to another and the united states dropped two atomic bombs on the sovereign nation of japan. It's hard to read. I hate when a sentence drags on because my brain can handle a long sentence. The corporation had originally decided that a restructuring of its charter should be preceded by a preliminary. What in the hell is going. Okay here we go. The corporation okay. The corporation put smokestacks on that had originally okay. This thing had before when a move that to the past. And that's a time line smokestacks. They're not even here yet. That's a common. The corporation had originally decided. We are pulling people in the window making decision. I read in the library. What are you doing fine. Reid wasn't. I'm trying to learn how to read better. You know. I took a speed reading. Course and not to brag but my speed shot up to forty three pages a minute but my comprehension plummeted

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"This is on point Meghna Chakrabarti. We're talking about what to look for in yet another big week in the news ahead and now let's dig in on the latest on the impeachment trial going on in the Senate the impeachment of President Trump. And we WANNA hear from we're GONNA talk about revelations reported revelations from John Bolton's book New Tape of the President speaking about the US ambassador to the Ukraine the President's defense team in their opening arguments that we heard in the past couple of days. I'm joined now by Nita Kumar. She's with us from from Washington. She's White House correspondent associate editor at politico. Anita welcome to you thanks for having me back. It's great to have you back. Anita also with us from Washington as well as Lisa Desjardins is your Dan. She's a correspondent for news hour. She covers the capital and Lisa. Welcome to you great to be here. Okay where are you right now Lisa by the way I am almost at the. US capital we have. We're having sort of Daily News conferences that I'll be heading to you shortly. Okay so if you hear at least running around that's literally because she's running towards the news Okay so Anita let me start with you here to give at least a second to make her way into the building. Let's talk about the report over the weekend. I in the New York Times about former. Sa Advisor National Security Adviser John Bolton and revelations in his book so what has happened with John Bolton. Yeah this is really taken off overnight So John Bolton has mentioned That he is going to be writing a bulk and he's talked about that before. What The New York Times first reported boarded others reported after was that the bulk Indicates in there that John Bolton is saying that he had a conversation with President trump about Basically quickly a quid pro quo saying The president wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine until he got the investigations. He wanted about the Biden's so why this is so important important. Is that you know the house when they did their first investigation or their investigation last year. They didn't get to hear from John. Bolton or Mick Mulvaney the chief of staff or other people that are directly directly talking to the president that are very close advisors. You know the White House prevented those people from testifying. So John Bolton is putting this in a bulk and saying he's previously previously said. He's open to testify to the Senate. So we've seen some people overnight and this morning some people indicating that this really puts a lot of pressure now and Senate Senate Republicans to say that there shouldn't be any testimony and you saw Senator Mitt. Romney who's a moderate Republican who's been sort of on the fence. It's about witnesses. Kind of saying this might move people towards saying there should be witnesses so you know that decision is probably GonNa come up later this week should there be. Witnesses is in the Senate trial or not know. Lisa John Bolton did not testify before the House because the White House blocked him from doing so. There were a lot of critics of Bolton during the the houses investigations said well. He shouldn't have honored the White House's wishes and just done it anyway. But now do we have to. I mean this. Is this Bolton trying to sell books or does he really want to actually talk. Well The New York Times story points out and others have pointed out as well that the reason Bolton wants wants to speak now is because he doesn't want to be accused later. This is from their source. Says he doesn't want to be accused later of Only trying to sell his book that he he wants to be seen as someone who does want to get his information out In the time of a very large question about the president in what other thing that I think we will hear about today the day probably from Republicans is that while it's true Bolton was blocked from testifying by order of the president to the House that that was only under the house request. The House did not subpoena Mr Bolton. They made that decision. And they made that decision because Bolton said he would wait for a court to rule on any subpoena and the house made the calculation that that would take too long but but the house. It was a decision decision by the house not to subpoena him. And how certainly could have done that. decided not to so Anita just First of all before we get into sort of speculation on what might happen in the course of the remainder of the week has the White House responded to the revolution from yesterday. Share a couple of different things but we saw the president tweet. Of course he is saying that you know he's disparaging John Bolton he's reminding everybody that the two left on bad terms basically that he the president saying he was fired. Fire John Bolton would dispute that but nevertheless he left the White House not on good terms. They're saying this isn't true. They never that the president never had that conversation. You know Interestingly I only the national security team over there at the White House which is part of the White House is saying. Yes we knew about this. We got a copy of the bulk. Oh Queen Look at the Balkan. Look at things in there to see if there's any they're gonNA have any objections but what they're saying. Is that no one else in the White House knew about this Is is a very interesting sounds like a little. You know little point here but it's actually a very big point. The question is did the president and his top. Aides know that this was going GonNa come out or that John Bolton was saying this And then try to stop witnesses so you know there's a lot of people saying well look the White House new that's why they don't want witnesses in this trial. Wow Wow and so. We're seeing reports that some Republican senators unnamed as of yet have called the White House kind of in a fit of Pique trying to figure out who in the administration knew. This was going to happen. Maybe they're feeling blindsided there on the other side of the aisle here's Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and the presidential candidate responding To the To what the legal defense at the president has begun on. His team has begun to present and she was on. NBC's Meet the press on Sunday insisting that new evidence must be admitted in the trial. I don't know how they can can cut out facts and evidence and then as I heard my colleague. Just say on your show. And then he says we'll circumstantial. We'll come on. Let's get to the founding founding fathers Musical Hamilton and talk about the people who are in the room where it happened. That would be Bolton that will be Mulvaney. They have the facts. They were there air and no matter how they vote on impeachment the end Americans want a fair trial the polls show overwhelmingly people want to hear from the witnesses. That's Senator mclovin short. NBC's Meet the press on Sunday referring to the room where it happened in the crazy. funhouse mirror of Washington politics Lisa I believe that is actually the name of John Bolton's book write the room where it happened. Yeah Smart Smart pop title but let me ask you lease. I mean Anita had mentioned this before. meduse think that what might have to say. Is Weighty enough to convince that critical mass of Republican Senators To due to change their mind on allowing witnesses in the Senate trial. That is the main question here. We already know There is one and Senator Susan Collins who has said she is. She was likely to want witnesses. Mitt Romney has also indicated. He was interested in witnesses. Lisa Murkowski had been very warm to the idea of witnesses.

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"You know what does that do functionally senator McConnell's just gonNA confirm more judges and pass trump's trade deal really. I mean there's no he doesn't want to have the impeachment trial like this is not something that he's he's hoping happens and if it does happen he wants to get it over as soon as possible. And so I I think shining a spotlight spotlight on. What the Republicans are doing is definitely been achieved here but as far as getting results? I don't think so on the twenty twenty front. I wanted to test this proposition. You know me and my colleagues at politico been sort of debating weather pulling senators in Washington in the modern. The era during an impeachment trial is good or bad for sanders. Warren Booker Club Char And Bennett the five senators who are running and so I grabbed Senator Warren. WHO's was in the Senate last week For the Intel briefing. And I asked her. You know does this matter. You know wh how do you see this. And she said don't tell me it doesn't matter you know she's kind of staking her bid on a lot of retail campaigning. Iwa You know terrible out about herself you lines and and just the personal contact with folks these states especially the first two early states are small all and you can really get to know folks and so she definitely pushed back against this idea that you can just keep campaigning on cable news and social media while you're stuck in Washington during the impeachment trial. So Yeah Kevin McCarthy probably wants to face Bernie Sanders more than Joe Biden. But he is onto something and the fact that this is going to affect the senator's presidential campaigns. I'M GONNA pick up on that. I mean so it sounds like it does matter more than People WanNa let on. I think it absolutely matters. I mean I think the other thing to remember here is in. Divergences is excellent point. These candidates are working different strategies especially in these early states Biden is relying heavily on familiarity and name recognition and his many many years of experience and Alyce this last week plus has been probably good for him. His camp would argue when there's a focus on foreign policy that is where he tends to lean more heavily And now the the people are paying attention to this in these last three weeks before those first crucial votes are cast in Iowa. That's something that's going to register a little bit more more highly But again you know senator. Warren is spending time in the ground. pepitas spending a lot of time on the ground being able to be there Matters in in in this last stage and we're already looking ahead to of course to Nevada to South Carolina where there's a lot more surprises when you look at the Democratic race. Tom steinmeyer surging into double digits last last week. There's a great amount of uncertainty in the Democratic field. That's despite the fact we've had the same three or four candidates sort of vying for the top few positions in more recent polls over the last few weeks and I think Democrats feel that too and so every single candidate is gonNA fight for every single advantage. They have up until the moment. Those votes are cast. Well let's listen to one one of those Democratic candidates what he is saying here is Senator Bernie Sanders on. NBC's Today Show on Friday the way you be trump. I believe very strongly is. You're going to need a huge voter turnout. And that means you need a campaign of energy and excitement which speaks to the working in class of this country which speaks to young people which brings people into the political process. Who have never been in that process before that is what our campaign is about Senator Bernie Sanders Anders on? NBC's Today Show on Friday. Let's go to Laura who's calling from Des Moines Iowa Laura you're on the air. Hey thanks for taking my call so here in the Orlando. The first caucuses I just was finding interesting that that the GOP seems to be on the defensive with these articles of impeachment and maybe that is a recipe. He that we could use as Democrats to keep them on their toes and keep them from dogging us because they really you know they're really scared of Sanders really scared of warrants and and the way to keep them from being on the offense is to you know kind of keep them scared and running and it seems to be working Laura Laura before I let you go. How's it queuing I o right now I mean? Is there a lot of d you get a sense from you. Your neighbors your friends that are are people sort of starting to fall into into camps here. Well Yeah you know. I mean it's folks that have been doing this for awhile You know either. Have the person that they're stuck with. Or they have a couple like I. Do you know I'm looking at Warren. I really like her. I like Cory Booker Lot and Tom. Steyer has best climate action plan. So it'll be really interesting the night of of because they have changed the process a little bit so there is going to be less chances to realign with somebody else so it will be interesting And folks are just just like anywhere else in the country. We just have a little bit more of a front row seat and as long as we don't get major snowfall. The night of the caucuses. I think it'll be great. The weather other to contend with Laura. Thank you so much for your call. I'm now we have one more Democratic presidential debate coming up this week right and you were. You're a moderator at the last one. I I'm just take us behind the scenes what is it like being a moderator for one of these events It is incredibly stressful incredibly intense. It's like cramming for the biggest exam you've ever taken anything like me you over prepare and do not sleep and drink way too much coffee. So that's just my personal behind the scenes But it look these debates can be incredibly revelatory for a number of reasons specifically for th we know you know the voters who are still very much trying to make up their minds about Who they're going to either? If the early voters going to caucus for vote for in primaries and interestingly in the last debate we saw a lot of the firepower firepower if you will kind of focused in on a couple of of candidates one was certainly mayor judge. We saw Senator Warren sort of open up lines of attack against him Senator Klobuchar as well and also there was a good amount of divide between as you'd expect between Biden and Sanders in Warren largely on foreign policy AC- and healthcare and the like sort of issues of governance and policy. So I expect those might continue but I'm really going to be paying attention to those kinds of things tomorrow. Who Among the Democrats among the candidates do they see as as the biggest threats and also foreign policy is probably gonNA take on stage in a way that it hasn't before and that debates taking place in Iowa so I'm not a vase senior national correspondent for PBS? Newshour thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you very much and Jennifer Williams senior foreign editor for Vox and Co host of the weekly international podcast worldly Jennifer. It's always great to have you thank you. Thanks so much. For having me Burgess Everett Congressional reporter for Politico Burgess. Thank you so much for being with us as well I expect a magnet doctor. Bardi this is on point..

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"You know what does that do functionally senator McConnell's just gonNA confirm more judges and pass trump's trade deal really. I mean there's no he doesn't want to have the impeachment trial like this is not something that he's he's hoping happens and if it does happen he wants to get it over as soon as possible. And so I I think shining a spotlight spotlight on. What the Republicans are doing is definitely been achieved here but as far as getting results? I don't think so on the twenty twenty front. I wanted to test this proposition. You know me and my colleagues at politico been sort of debating weather pulling senators in Washington in the modern. The era during an impeachment trial is good or bad for sanders. Warren Booker Club Char And Bennett the five senators who are running and so I grabbed Senator Warren. WHO's was in the Senate last week For the Intel briefing. And I asked her. You know does this matter. You know wh how do you see this. And she said don't tell me it doesn't matter you know she's kind of staking her bid on a lot of retail campaigning. Iwa You know terrible out about herself you lines and and just the personal contact with folks these states especially the first two early states are small all and you can really get to know folks and so she definitely pushed back against this idea that you can just keep campaigning on cable news and social media while you're stuck in Washington during the impeachment trial. So Yeah Kevin McCarthy probably wants to face Bernie Sanders more than Joe Biden. But he is onto something and the fact that this is going to affect the senator's presidential campaigns. I'M GONNA pick up on that. I mean so it sounds like it does matter more than People WanNa let on. I think it absolutely matters. I mean I think the other thing to remember here is in. Divergences is excellent point. These candidates are working different strategies especially in these early states Biden is relying heavily on familiarity and name recognition and his many many years of experience and Alyce this last week plus has been probably good for him. His camp would argue when there's a focus on foreign policy that is where he tends to lean more heavily And now the the people are paying attention to this in these last three weeks before those first crucial votes are cast in Iowa. That's something that's going to register a little bit more more highly But again you know senator. Warren is spending time in the ground. pepitas spending a lot of time on the ground being able to be there Matters in in in this last stage and we're already looking ahead to of course to Nevada to South Carolina where there's a lot more surprises when you look at the Democratic race. Tom steinmeyer surging into double digits last last week. There's a great amount of uncertainty in the Democratic field. That's despite the fact we've had the same three or four candidates sort of vying for the top few positions in more recent polls over the last few weeks and I think Democrats feel that too and so every single candidate is gonNA fight for every single advantage. They have up until the moment. Those votes are cast. Well let's listen to one one of those Democratic candidates what he is saying here is Senator Bernie Sanders on. NBC's Today Show on Friday the way you be trump. I believe very strongly is. You're going to need a huge voter turnout. And that means you need a campaign of energy and excitement which speaks to the working in class of this country which speaks to young people which brings people into the political process. Who have never been in that process before that is what our campaign is about Senator Bernie Sanders Anders on? NBC's Today Show on Friday. Let's go to Laura who's calling from Des Moines Iowa Laura you're on the air. Hey thanks for taking my call so here in the Orlando. The first caucuses I just was finding interesting that that the GOP seems to be on the defensive with these articles of impeachment and maybe that is a recipe. He that we could use as Democrats to keep them on their toes and keep them from dogging us because they really you know they're really scared of Sanders really scared of warrants and and the way to keep them from being on the offense is to you know kind of keep them scared and running and it seems to be working Laura Laura before I let you go. How's it queuing I o right now I mean? Is there a lot of d you get a sense from you. Your neighbors your friends that are are people sort of starting to fall into into camps here. Well Yeah you know. I mean it's folks that have been doing this for awhile You know either. Have the person that they're stuck with. Or they have a couple like I. Do you know I'm looking at Warren. I really like her. I like Cory Booker Lot and Tom. Steyer has best climate action plan. So it'll be really interesting the night of of because they have changed the process a little bit so there is going to be less chances to realign with somebody else so it will be interesting And folks are just just like anywhere else in the country. We just have a little bit more of a front row seat and as long as we don't get major snowfall. The night of the caucuses. I think it'll be great. The weather other to contend with Laura. Thank you so much for your call. I'm now we have one more Democratic presidential debate coming up this week right and you were. You're a moderator at the last one. I I'm just take us behind the scenes what is it like being a moderator for one of these events It is incredibly stressful incredibly intense. It's like cramming for the biggest exam you've ever taken anything like me you over prepare and do not sleep and drink way too much coffee. So that's just my personal behind the scenes But it look these debates can be incredibly revelatory for a number of reasons specifically for th we know you know the voters who are still very much trying to make up their minds about Who they're going to either? If the early voters going to caucus for vote for in primaries and interestingly in the last debate we saw a lot of the firepower firepower if you will kind of focused in on a couple of of candidates one was certainly mayor judge. We saw Senator Warren sort of open up lines of attack against him Senator Klobuchar as well and also there was a good amount of divide between as you'd expect between Biden and Sanders in Warren largely on foreign policy AC- and healthcare and the like sort of issues of governance and policy. So I expect those might continue but I'm really going to be paying attention to those kinds of things tomorrow. Who Among the Democrats among the candidates do they see as as the biggest threats and also foreign policy is probably gonNA take on stage in a way that it hasn't before and that debates taking place in Iowa so I'm not a vase senior national correspondent for PBS? Newshour thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you very much and Jennifer Williams senior foreign editor for Vox and Co host of the weekly international podcast worldly Jennifer. It's always great to have you thank you. Thanks so much. For having me Burgess Everett Congressional reporter for Politico Burgess. Thank you so much for being with us as well I expect a magnet doctor. Bardi this is on point..

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"You know what does that do functionally senator McConnell's just gonNA confirm more judges and pass trump's trade deal really. I mean there's no he doesn't want to have the impeachment trial like this is not something that he's he's hoping happens and if it does happen he wants to get it over as soon as possible. And so I I think shining a spotlight spotlight on. What the Republicans are doing is definitely been achieved here but as far as getting results? I don't think so on the twenty twenty front. I wanted to test this proposition. You know me and my colleagues at politico been sort of debating weather pulling senators in Washington in the modern. The era during an impeachment trial is good or bad for sanders. Warren Booker Club Char And Bennett the five senators who are running and so I grabbed Senator Warren. WHO's was in the Senate last week For the Intel briefing. And I asked her. You know does this matter. You know wh how do you see this. And she said don't tell me it doesn't matter you know she's kind of staking her bid on a lot of retail campaigning. Iwa You know terrible out about herself you lines and and just the personal contact with folks these states especially the first two early states are small all and you can really get to know folks and so she definitely pushed back against this idea that you can just keep campaigning on cable news and social media while you're stuck in Washington during the impeachment trial. So Yeah Kevin McCarthy probably wants to face Bernie Sanders more than Joe Biden. But he is onto something and the fact that this is going to affect the senator's presidential campaigns. I'M GONNA pick up on that. I mean so it sounds like it does matter more than People WanNa let on. I think it absolutely matters. I mean I think the other thing to remember here is in. Divergences is excellent point. These candidates are working different strategies especially in these early states Biden is relying heavily on familiarity and name recognition and his many many years of experience and Alyce this last week plus has been probably good for him. His camp would argue when there's a focus on foreign policy that is where he tends to lean more heavily And now the the people are paying attention to this in these last three weeks before those first crucial votes are cast in Iowa. That's something that's going to register a little bit more more highly But again you know senator. Warren is spending time in the ground. pepitas spending a lot of time on the ground being able to be there Matters in in in this last stage and we're already looking ahead to of course to Nevada to South Carolina where there's a lot more surprises when you look at the Democratic race. Tom steinmeyer surging into double digits last last week. There's a great amount of uncertainty in the Democratic field. That's despite the fact we've had the same three or four candidates sort of vying for the top few positions in more recent polls over the last few weeks and I think Democrats feel that too and so every single candidate is gonNA fight for every single advantage. They have up until the moment. Those votes are cast. Well let's listen to one one of those Democratic candidates what he is saying here is Senator Bernie Sanders on. NBC's Today Show on Friday the way you be trump. I believe very strongly is. You're going to need a huge voter turnout. And that means you need a campaign of energy and excitement which speaks to the working in class of this country which speaks to young people which brings people into the political process. Who have never been in that process before that is what our campaign is about Senator Bernie Sanders Anders on? NBC's Today Show on Friday. Let's go to Laura who's calling from Des Moines Iowa Laura you're on the air. Hey thanks for taking my call so here in the Orlando. The first caucuses I just was finding interesting that that the GOP seems to be on the defensive with these articles of impeachment and maybe that is a recipe. He that we could use as Democrats to keep them on their toes and keep them from dogging us because they really you know they're really scared of Sanders really scared of warrants and and the way to keep them from being on the offense is to you know kind of keep them scared and running and it seems to be working Laura Laura before I let you go. How's it queuing I o right now I mean? Is there a lot of d you get a sense from you. Your neighbors your friends that are are people sort of starting to fall into into camps here. Well Yeah you know. I mean it's folks that have been doing this for awhile You know either. Have the person that they're stuck with. Or they have a couple like I. Do you know I'm looking at Warren. I really like her. I like Cory Booker Lot and Tom. Steyer has best climate action plan. So it'll be really interesting the night of of because they have changed the process a little bit so there is going to be less chances to realign with somebody else so it will be interesting And folks are just just like anywhere else in the country. We just have a little bit more of a front row seat and as long as we don't get major snowfall. The night of the caucuses. I think it'll be great. The weather other to contend with Laura. Thank you so much for your call. I'm now we have one more Democratic presidential debate coming up this week right and you were. You're a moderator at the last one. I I'm just take us behind the scenes what is it like being a moderator for one of these events It is incredibly stressful incredibly intense. It's like cramming for the biggest exam you've ever taken anything like me you over prepare and do not sleep and drink way too much coffee. So that's just my personal behind the scenes But it look these debates can be incredibly revelatory for a number of reasons specifically for th we know you know the voters who are still very much trying to make up their minds about Who they're going to either? If the early voters going to caucus for vote for in primaries and interestingly in the last debate we saw a lot of the firepower firepower if you will kind of focused in on a couple of of candidates one was certainly mayor judge. We saw Senator Warren sort of open up lines of attack against him Senator Klobuchar as well and also there was a good amount of divide between as you'd expect between Biden and Sanders in Warren largely on foreign policy AC- and healthcare and the like sort of issues of governance and policy. So I expect those might continue but I'm really going to be paying attention to those kinds of things tomorrow. Who Among the Democrats among the candidates do they see as as the biggest threats and also foreign policy is probably gonNA take on stage in a way that it hasn't before and that debates taking place in Iowa so I'm not a vase senior national correspondent for PBS? Newshour thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you very much and Jennifer Williams senior foreign editor for Vox and Co host of the weekly international podcast worldly Jennifer. It's always great to have you thank you. Thanks so much. For having me Burgess Everett Congressional reporter for Politico Burgess. Thank you so much for being with us as well I expect a magnet doctor. Bardi this is on point..

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Were one hundred seventy six casualties as a direct result of this last escalation between the US despite the fact that the official messaging is there were no official casualties ot's because no US troops are Iraqi troops. Were killed In those the strikes that were traded. But these things have real world consequences and I think You know the best that we can do certainly as journalists here both versus and Jennifer doing this extraordinarily well is try to chase down the facts. What we know to be true about what was said? And where can we point and say what the president is saying ally. That was not true. Well let's go to Ben who's calling from Salem Massachusetts. Ben You're on the air he there Thanks for taking my call. Well I just had a lot of thoughts about the response from the Democratic candidates to this strike. And how telling it has I've been With one notable exception pretty much every candidate has said that yes. Sulamani is the world's greatest terrorist and probably deserved to died. But this was the wrong way to go about doing this Which I think as we only serves to help trump at that point you're trying to make this sort of legalistic argument And if he went to like you know an eighties cops movie where You know dirty. Harry is willing to bend the rules to get the bad guys. And that's what you're making trump look like with this and I'll take my answer off the air at well. We'll ben thank you. Thank you so much for that Burgess. You wanted to respond to him. I mean I feel like the Democrats message against the president has always been on foreign policy. That he's he's erratic and has made us an embarrassment assessment around the world. The issue with Iran is for the president. This is a big issue for him. Killing a Ronnie and terrorist leader. You know which is what most people in Congress would say so. Money is is not bad domestic politics for the president and so it's not necessarily an issue that you're going to see the democratic back candidates sort of make the leading edge of their argument against why they should defeat trump or impeach trump. That you even question. I was asking sort of offhandedly two senators last week. was you know. Is this an impeachable offense. I if if what he did and and Ukraine is and this is not something they wanted to touch with a ten foot pole because it's difficult to argue argue against the killing of Sola money sort of on the merits of of his history in Iran. And you know the other interesting thing is The previous caller Willem mentioned you. You know he wants the president removed from office and it's funny. That's exactly what is happening in Washington this week impeachment trials about to start and because of what's going on in Iran it's it's been obscured. I mean I I wrote a story last week. I think it's still pressing right now that I don't think the impeachment trials the biggest story in politics right now So that's a beautiful say burge's because I want to ask you more about that. Sorry stealing your segue. Honestly it makes it easier for me but we've had week after week of House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi saying she is not ready to transmit those articles of impeachment to the Senate And yet it's likely it's going to happen this week. Why why first of all the Congressmen on a long holiday recess right after the House passed the impeachment articles So there's really really functionally no effect of her not sending that over for a couple of weeks the Senate was not gonNa take this up in December. Everybody wanted to go home out. There was pretty much. Bipartisan Agreement. At this is going to start in January so last week was the first one that started to have an effect. Because as that week plotted forward you started to see this sort of pile up happening. Oh there's is a debate on Tuesday that caucuses on February third. What is going to happen to these senators who are who are campaigning? For President houses going to affect affect their campaigns So you started to hear some of the frustration from Democratic senators and a few members of the house That they wanted Pelosi to send those articles Over and the impeachment managers and most of them walked it back after it became sort of clear to them. I think internally that she was about to do it and she's been arguing all along that she wants to see the sort of rules of the road from Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell wants a fair trial wants an avenue for more witnesses more evidence. The Senate Minority Leader Leader Chuck Schumer so to take up that campaign. You know I would argue. They it's been sort of a split result for Democrats. I think they have gotten a lot more attention. To the issue of hearing from witnesses like Mick Mulvaney John Bolton within the administration that were not heard on the house side As well as documents however Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. It does not budge on this kind of stuff. You just need to look back at Meerut Garland's nomination of the Supreme Court to see that even when Democrats think it's bad politics he's just not moving So he basically use this time to lock up the votes to move forward with his own Clinton president is what the Republicans call it for a president trump's impeachment trial trial which means opening arguments make decision on witnesses and documents. Later your thoughts. Yeah I think you know the length of time between in When the House vote wrapped up new the articles of impeachment would be transferred to the Senate allowed for a couple of things to happen was just world events took over right? Who could have predicted did back? Then that We could be on the brink of war with Iran and that we'd be talking about sending more. US troops abroad It also allowed more time for the general public and also also reporters to start to kind of pressure and ask and poke around and say well what would you do how would you. What would you support this kind of putting a little bit more pressure as we've seen happen with some members of Congress when they go back to their home constituencies and face questions in town halls and the like but if if you're Nancy Pelosi and the goal was to try to get Republicans to agree to witnesses Then you failed but if the goal was to try to keep impeachment in the headlines and wants to four news has died down you come right back to it and put the focus on it then then she succeeded well. We are talking about another big week in the news today.

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Thank you so much for that Burgess. You wanted to respond to him. I mean I feel like the Democrats message against the president has always been on foreign policy. That he's he's erratic and has made us an embarrassment assessment around the world. The issue with Iran is for the president. This is a big issue for him. Killing a Ronnie and terrorist leader. You know which is what most people in Congress would say so. Money is is not bad domestic politics for the president and so it's not necessarily an issue that you're going to see the democratic back candidates sort of make the leading edge of their argument against why they should defeat trump or impeach trump. That you even question. I was asking sort of offhandedly two senators last week. was you know. Is this an impeachable offense. I if if what he did and and Ukraine is and this is not something they wanted to touch with a ten foot pole because it's difficult to argue argue against the killing of Sola money sort of on the merits of of his history in Iran. And you know the other interesting thing is The previous caller Willem mentioned you. You know he wants the president removed from office and it's funny. That's exactly what is happening in Washington this week impeachment trials about to start and because of what's going on in Iran it's it's been obscured. I mean I I wrote a story last week. I think it's still pressing right now that I don't think the impeachment trials the biggest story in politics right now So that's a beautiful say burge's because I want to ask you more about that. Sorry stealing your segue. Honestly it makes it easier for me but we've had week after week of House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi saying she is not ready to transmit those articles of impeachment to the Senate And yet it's likely it's going to happen this week. Why why first of all the Congressmen on a long holiday recess right after the House passed the impeachment articles So there's really really functionally no effect of her not sending that over for a couple of weeks the Senate was not gonNa take this up in December. Everybody wanted to go home out. There was pretty much. Bipartisan Agreement. At this is going to start in January so last week was the first one that started to have an effect. Because as that week plotted forward you started to see this sort of pile up happening. Oh there's is a debate on Tuesday that caucuses on February third. What is going to happen to these senators who are who are campaigning? For President houses going to affect affect their campaigns So you started to hear some of the frustration from Democratic senators and a few members of the house That they wanted Pelosi to send those articles Over and the impeachment managers and most of them walked it back after it became sort of clear to them. I think internally that she was about to do it and she's been arguing all along that she wants to see the sort of rules of the road from Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell wants a fair trial wants an avenue for more witnesses more evidence. The Senate Minority Leader Leader Chuck Schumer so to take up that campaign. You know I would argue. They it's been sort of a split result for Democrats. I think they have gotten a lot more attention. To the issue of hearing from witnesses like Mick Mulvaney John Bolton within the administration that were not heard on the house side As well as documents however Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. It does not budge on this kind of stuff. You just need to look back at Meerut Garland's nomination of the Supreme Court to see that even when Democrats think it's bad politics he's just not moving So he basically use this time to lock up the votes to move forward with his own Clinton president is what the Republicans call it for a president trump's impeachment trial trial which means opening arguments make decision on witnesses and documents. Later your thoughts. Yeah I think you know the length of time between in When the House vote wrapped up new the articles of impeachment would be transferred to the Senate allowed for a couple of things to happen was just world events took over right? Who could have predicted did back? Then that We could be on the brink of war with Iran and that we'd be talking about sending more. US troops abroad It also allowed more time for the general public and also also reporters to start to kind of pressure and ask and poke around and say well what would you do how would you. What would you support this kind of putting a little bit more pressure as we've seen happen with some members of Congress when they go back to their home constituencies and face questions in town halls and the like but if if you're Nancy Pelosi and the goal was to try to get Republicans to agree to witnesses Then you failed but if the goal was to try to keep impeachment in the headlines and wants to four news has died down you come right back to it and put the focus on it then then she succeeded well. We are talking about another big week in the news today.

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"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Were one hundred seventy six casualties as a direct result of this last escalation between the US despite the fact that the official messaging is there were no official casualties ot's because no US troops are Iraqi troops. Were killed In those the strikes that were traded. But these things have real world consequences and I think You know the best that we can do certainly as journalists here both versus and Jennifer doing this extraordinarily well is try to chase down the facts. What we know to be true about what was said? And where can we point and say what the president is saying ally. That was not true. Well let's go to Ben who's calling from Salem Massachusetts. Ben You're on the air he there Thanks for taking my call. Well I just had a lot of thoughts about the response from the Democratic candidates to this strike. And how telling it has I've been With one notable exception pretty much every candidate has said that yes. Sulamani is the world's greatest terrorist and probably deserved to died. But this was the wrong way to go about doing this Which I think as we only serves to help trump at that point you're trying to make this sort of legalistic argument And if he went to like you know an eighties cops movie where You know dirty. Harry is willing to bend the rules to get the bad guys. And that's what you're making trump look like with this and I'll take my answer off the air at well. We'll ben thank you. Thank you so much for that Burgess. You wanted to respond to him. I mean I feel like the Democrats message against the president has always been on foreign policy. That he's he's erratic and has made us an embarrassment assessment around the world. The issue with Iran is for the president. This is a big issue for him. Killing a Ronnie and terrorist leader. You know which is what most people in Congress would say so. Money is is not bad domestic politics for the president and so it's not necessarily an issue that you're going to see the democratic back candidates sort of make the leading edge of their argument against why they should defeat trump or impeach trump. That you even question. I was asking sort of offhandedly two senators last week. was you know. Is this an impeachable offense. I if if what he did and and Ukraine is and this is not something they wanted to touch with a ten foot pole because it's difficult to argue argue against the killing of Sola money sort of on the merits of of his history in Iran. And you know the other interesting thing is The previous caller Willem mentioned you. You know he wants the president removed from office and it's funny. That's exactly what is happening in Washington this week impeachment trials about to start and because of what's going on in Iran it's it's been obscured. I mean I I wrote a story last week. I think it's still pressing right now that I don't think the impeachment trials the biggest story in politics right now So that's a beautiful say burge's because I want to ask you more about that. Sorry stealing your segue. Honestly it makes it easier for me but we've had week after week of House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi saying she is not ready to transmit those articles of impeachment to the Senate And yet it's likely it's going to happen this week. Why why first of all the Congressmen on a long holiday recess right after the House passed the impeachment articles So there's really really functionally no effect of her not sending that over for a couple of weeks the Senate was not gonNa take this up in December. Everybody wanted to go home out. There was pretty much. Bipartisan Agreement. At this is going to start in January so last week was the first one that started to have an effect. Because as that week plotted forward you started to see this sort of pile up happening. Oh there's is a debate on Tuesday that caucuses on February third. What is going to happen to these senators who are who are campaigning? For President houses going to affect affect their campaigns So you started to hear some of the frustration from Democratic senators and a few members of the house That they wanted Pelosi to send those articles Over and the impeachment managers and most of them walked it back after it became sort of clear to them. I think internally that she was about to do it and she's been arguing all along that she wants to see the sort of rules of the road from Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell wants a fair trial wants an avenue for more witnesses more evidence. The Senate Minority Leader Leader Chuck Schumer so to take up that campaign. You know I would argue. They it's been sort of a split result for Democrats. I think they have gotten a lot more attention. To the issue of hearing from witnesses like Mick Mulvaney John Bolton within the administration that were not heard on the house side As well as documents however Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. It does not budge on this kind of stuff. You just need to look back at Meerut Garland's nomination of the Supreme Court to see that even when Democrats think it's bad politics he's just not moving So he basically use this time to lock up the votes to move forward with his own Clinton president is what the Republicans call it for a president trump's impeachment trial trial which means opening arguments make decision on witnesses and documents. Later your thoughts. Yeah I think you know the length of time between in When the House vote wrapped up new the articles of impeachment would be transferred to the Senate allowed for a couple of things to happen was just world events took over right? Who could have predicted did back? Then that We could be on the brink of war with Iran and that we'd be talking about sending more. US troops abroad It also allowed more time for the general public and also also reporters to start to kind of pressure and ask and poke around and say well what would you do how would you. What would you support this kind of putting a little bit more pressure as we've seen happen with some members of Congress when they go back to their home constituencies and face questions in town halls and the like but if if you're Nancy Pelosi and the goal was to try to get Republicans to agree to witnesses Then you failed but if the goal was to try to keep impeachment in the headlines and wants to four news has died down you come right back to it and put the focus on it then then she succeeded well. We are talking about another big week in the news today.

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"us iran" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

16:27 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on The Heat

"The government is into in control cannot unified. We feel that we need United States to keep you know their commitments to the Iraqi people and establish real democracy. Their democracy twelve inches a dysfunctional. Because this has breath not to benefit the people on Wednesday. Two rockets were fired at Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone this less than twenty four hours after an Iranian missile attack on military bases housing both Iraqi and US troops Iranian attacks came in direct response to the assassination of Iranian revolutionary. God General Qasim Sodomy last week while. US President Donald Trump says Iran appears to be standing down. There's no evidence of peaceful resolution is near and for Iraq. Its security and its people. How much longer can the war torn country and your being the battleground for this ongoing conflict. Hello I'm honored Neider. Welcome to the heat. PODCAST with us to talk about Iraq's position at the center of the conflict between Iran and the United States is a smile al-saddani. He's a security and military expert who previously previously served as Brigadier General for the Iraq Army. He joins US via skype from Virginia. Smart Welcome to the podcast. Thank you for having me now. Shortly before four we recorded this podcast. There was a rocket attack as I mentioned in Baghdad's Green Zone that's home to the. US Embassy of course Israel other Western diplomatic insecurity compounds. What can you tell us about this area. And could you tell something about Baghdad. I mean would the city be very tense right now of course back. That is very tense. Because of the situation escalated between Iran and the United States Iraq has been in the middle of the conflict and because of that situation is security should be very tense as well. The Greens on itself is a very fortified zone within bag that and and it is to be the housing of the government and the foreign embassies as well as the ministries of the government. It's already controlled rolled for the their entries and exits from this area. It looks like that because of the security situation the checkpoints orange has returned back to orgeon locations What is happening in Iraq is becoming in the middle of the conflict because Iran has they're on affiliates whether politically our security. What is the security situation like in Baghdad. I'm and we hear that the a Myriad Korea D- militias operating in the city Not all of them as you point out under the control of the government. Exactly you know. These forces appeared on the security theater. Visibly after twenty fourteen when Isis took over Mozell and some other provinces is in Iraq so they have been activated to operate against the Isis and the area of operation in different different areas of operation in fact and They have taking the fatwa which was issued by Shiite clergy as as a platform to recruit people to join them. Iranian has jumped didn't to support them and provide them with training and and ultimately after two years from that twice against Isis Parliament. Have you know past the bill to recognize them as security apparatus. Unfortunately these forces are politically motivated and they have a political. Party's influence over them. So they become you know A military wing to the political parties. Show they operating in Baghdad and some Shia majority provinces and that they control on the security internally and after defeating Isis. They become more powerful because they're politically backed up while the Iraqi army is in having having any political support right so they became more weakened or vulnerable to war these forces just getting back to the Iranian attack which took place less than twenty four hours ago. It seems that it was a very well Or carefully calibrated attack attack caused some damage but it didn't cause any casualties either American or Iraqi. It was carried out by the Iranian military. Not by any of its proxy forces. It seems that the message eh or the intention was to send a message to the Americans. Do you think the IT succeeded. Iran was seeking to You know make a direct reaction for the drone attack that resulted in killing journals. Damani in a Baghdad airport. That was taken as a very serious. Jio by Iranian because it was a direct hit to them and in my perspective that was the most significant attack that Iranian in have been taken from the United Sates. This man is considered the second man. He's a military man and he is the commander of the elite forces for the Iranian in my personal perspective I think Iranian do not want their proxies to hit back on behalf of them because because that is there on national the bride and dignity so they want to store it in front of their population or their citizens since they have selected a military target and the casualties that is that Iranian claimed but American said there was no casualties. Everybody was feeling that persuaded and a took the credit for winning this stage or this round around if we look at where Iraq finds itself right now in this conflict over the past two weeks we had the demonstrations and the attacks on the United States embassy the. US responded responded by Assassinating general money. And now the Iranians have responded with these rocket attacks so that does raise the question of how vulnerable Is Iraq security in the midst of this conflict that theater or the security theater very conflicting and very confusing as as well for the Iraqi government to take charge. Not only that Iraq is still fighting Isis in several areas where they are have been defeated. You did what did they have is still having some sleeping cells in some remote area you know the Iraqi security forces Coauthored them and Armie are from time to time launching some operations in the area of responsibility to pursue dominance of Isis. And also there for is another Issue on the security which are disputed area between could the sun and the central government could cook for donations and Kurdistan claimed there that ownership of leashes disputed areas destruction is not settled and the Nina have a plane as well and some other areas north and east of Iraq show which is very complicated. I would say a and it's very fragile. Because the government is into in control cannot unified the Iraqi security for the National Security Strategy Underwent Command and control. And that's what we have seen in the past the hour weeks again you know There was also another threat threat. which is the ongoing protests against the government? which I believe. This is the root of the problem of you. Know heating up the conflicts between Iran Iran and the United States because the government factions. Surely the She'e because the process if you look at the map of the process you'll see it's Shia majority. Population provinces are uprising against the government demonstrating and protesting that means that the Shia majority cheap people are disperse waded with the Political Shia political class. Because of the political process has it created lots of a problematic issues like corruption mismanagement and other issues that would be difficult to overcome the appears to be some deescalation right now in terms of military actions we had the Iranian attack and then president trump talking on Wednesday in Washington didn't threaten Iran with military action. He said Iran appears to be standing down but we did hear from the supreme leader of Iran who said that That attack against against those military bases was a slap in the face for the United States but have both sides. Now step back from the brink of Any military confrontation I think both countries know very well that all out to crises in the Middle East wouldn't be off their interest and that will be hurting both of them badly United States has a an election and the administration is not ready to receive the of some bad news about the conflict. You know and they know very well that Iran is in an easy enemy to defeat. General Suleimani also played had a key role in the defeat of Isis in Iraq. Of course it's not just one man that fought isis but now that he's been assassinated fascinated now that he's dead. Do you think Isis could pose a renewed threat to Iraq. says has lost a significant capabilities inside Iraq. They lost also all the local support in none of the areas. Where Isis Two thousand fourteen now in accepting uptick. Isis people have rejected isis. And they don't want isis to come back but isis is. There is snow in the remote areas in their hideout hideout in the mountainous areas and in the desert if the American believing of furnace that would be a gap at that would be a security security. Vacuum would be taking the place and And since the Iraqi forces is prepared well and since we are told divided the you know we don't have a unified security force. We do not have a national security strategy that would that bring all the elements of security elements together to why to one enemy. It is posing some kind of a threat but not not for the immediate term. I would say but maybe for the mid or long term they will be reconstructing themselves again and you know maybe they are- brand themselves and they would have some other in a notion or ideology or another objectives. They would be having the new names. Yes so they would be trying to attract and some besides the people around in the urban areas show to return back. Okay Yeah confidence that the Iraqis Would be able to stand up on their own without the presence of foreign troops. I doubt unless the government government would be in full control over the security forces and B. M. US needs to be reintegrated without any political become influence. Not only that the dispute between criticize John and the central government should be settled in the perfect manner. So no no one would be complaining about each other because that would would create kind of air in the disputed area kind of security vacuum that Isis Isis will be taking charge of Ishmael. It's been seventeen years. Since the United States invaded Iraq occupied Iraq they overthrew Saddam Hussein. How how do most Iraqis feel about the US presence in the country. Now well let me tell you that Iraqis are disappointing with the seventeen years years That have been paused without any progress without any really concentration without real building the state tate capacities ender version of that. The Iraqis are having The the most corrupt political class us in the world Iraq is equal pie in the very late. You know ranks in in the Transparency Index X as well as the fragile states index Iraq is not a being recovered. Since seventeen years at let me let would be Cold by Americans. Who are you know in charge of establishing the foundation for the Political Nikola Process for the Posta invasion and unfortunately Iraqis are are very frustrated intact for the Americans and we have no problem with Americans in fact off for me for any any Academy or any analyst say or educators person. We feel that Americans are important they were you know have supported Iraqi security forces in different areas that Iraqi forces really require like the Air Force support the logistic intelligence agents Training equipping and and you can name so these are very important but we feel that we need united it also To keep you know their commitments to the Iraqi people and establish real democracy the democracy that was established his this dysfunctional and Awful democracy because it has not to benefit the people it has penetrated only a small group of people that is political class in my perspective. Also I think that Americans should in revising their policies in Iraq in order to gain back Iraq otherwise they are losing Iraq. Because you know they are dealing with Iraq as three the entities and Iraqis are very proud of their identity. They shouldn't be treated as a three entities that are Shia Sudanese incurred Americans are unfortunately discriminated between the Iraqi people according to how close how oh good friends. They are to eat to these factions for instance. They are very close to cure because the Kurds making good friendship or relation with with the Americans while they are not good enough with the Sunni the Shia as not as good as the curse at that is the core problem in Iraq it because United States as the patronage of the of the Iraq of Iraq should build a strong government. Women should build a strong democracy should build the state institutions these are fundamental issues that policymakers the foreign policies in the US administration should think seriously about it if Iran losing ground because US They are supporting the most corrupt political parties into Shiaz treat A medical so losing. I think the credit because they are not serious build Iraq in the perfect manner small. Thanks so much for joining us..

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"us iran" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

13:48 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"And every you you like our new coconut milk law tei an almond milk honey flat white because not journeys are the same and what makes it right is that it's yours this is the introduction of the podcast behind the bastards by robert evans i've forgotten in anything that i ever knew about how to introduce podcasts and over the next couple of weeks as the last couple of weeks i'm going to careen through a variety of different styles none of which are good ways to start a podcast and that's where we are right now at the start of this episode of behind the bastards show about terrible people with robert evans a terrible person my guest today eight is anna hosnia host co host of the ethnically ambiguous podcast podcast producer here at iheartradio and liquor kerr baron what liquor baron like like like you i am i imagine if it were the rolling twenty s you would be one of the people who would be like smuggling liquor in bowling balls to speak easy i'm sorry booked me on this show i really need to talk to my age dance dance just joking i don't know what you're talking about and.

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"us iran" Discussed on The Current

The Current

09:12 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on The Current

"The STUXNET virus in two thousand ten and it has basically developed both at capability and a network of proxies that are able to essentially we they have been found in a Western critical infrastructure for example includes dams. They've done a tax on banks they've been found in universities and I would imagine that there's a lot of concern and in Western countries that these are the kinds of targets that could be affected in any kind of retaliatory strike. We saw a little hint of that this weekend when a US I government website was hacked. And what an image of the president being punched in the face. Yeah I mean that's on the very very low level of retaliation. It's basically you. You know I would describe that as Hacktivism just trying to make a political statement and it just means someone's website security was out of date so I wouldn't read too much into that But you know it got them headlines Lines and that this is part of the propaganda war that the other guests here speaking about and so but I would expect something perhaps a little bit stronger. Something not necessarily destructive the potentially disruptive Maziarz tweeted in the wake of the speculation around what was going to be coming next. That's the Iranian leadership in. Your words is genocidal title but not suicidal. What did you mean by that? Well what I mean is that at the end of the day. The regime is interested in its survival so whether the survival can be achieved through terror and mayhem. They're going to resort to terror and mayhem and if they have to as are mainly the former Supreme did ROB says that at the end of the iran-iraq party or ready to drink the poison the challenge of poison and accept negotiations. She Ation unto with the enemy that time it was Saddam Hussein and this time they may have to come to the negotiating tables with table with US including the United States under the presidency of Donald Trump Donald trump on the weekend was defending his decision to kill Soleimani said That's it and this isn't twitter as he often communicates that if around strikes any American or American assets. That's the United States has targeted fifty two Iranian sites. Some of them linked to Iranian culture that they will be hit fast and hard double down on this yesterday when he was speaking to reporters on Air Force One. Now what do you make of that. I mean this is classic. Donald Trump. He's erotic He talks tough. He has no sense of international law. He has no sense of the repercussions that might follow from these sort of you know okay our policies but I think he understands his core base of supporters. Really well this place really I think convincingly that constituency and it helps detract attention from his own internal problems albums which are very vast and it helps him. You know navigate the coming election cycle. You don't think he's serious about destroying relics. I think we need to take it very seriously because you know he is is very temperamental. I suspect that You know he might exercise that option and of course a huge concern. Is he surrounded by these warhawks. These sycophants who you know are egging him on to try and sort of. Take the war. Twee Ron. It's important to also realize that you know right from the beginning of Donald Trump's pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement he's effectively declared economic war on your on trying into collapse the regime so this could be just another sort of threat that he might You know he might actually pursue if provoked people are already apparently feeling the effects of you've These threats here in Canada Stephanie. We confirmed reports through. CBC Yesterday the Canadian and US citizens of running descent or being held and questioned at numerous numerous US borders particularly In Vancouver worrying I think it is disturbing. I mean this is something that we saw in the immediate immediate In two thousand seventeen after trump Basically got into power in You know I think it's it's a mistake it's You know there. Let's be honest. There is his bulla presence in Canada they have a facilitation and a financing network And that is of concern to national security authorities but to be if the if what's been set on twitter and I have seen those stories is true then Just detaining families who are going on vacation does not seem like a particularly smart way to counter that particular threat national security agencies have been Fair following this for some time and and there's good intelligence on it. At targeting families at the border is not smart security. What should we be thinking about when it comes to the Canadian soldiers that are stationed in Iraq? Right now eight hundred. I'm fifty soldiers or their. The Iraqi parliament voted to remove all foreign troops Iraqi including US forces Stephanie. What does that mean for the Canadian Forces that are there? Yeah I think forest protection issues issues are probably paramount right now. In terms of the concerns that The Canadian government has the fact. I think it's actually I think it's eight hundred fifty soldiers in the region. Then I think up to five hundred and Iraq really something like two hundred That are around there. But I'm I think it's really two things one is that certainly Canada is dependent on the United Sates for that kind of force protection If the United States is kicked out by the Iraqi government that's going to mean that The Canadian mission probably can't continue. Can you and then the second kind of long term consequence than is that you know Canada's they're trying to help fight Isis And that means that in the long term the risk of Isis in gaining a footprint once again in the ungoverned spaces of the Middle East goes up. So I mean really. This is a pretty bleak picture that officials are looking at today. Mazar Bihar NATO well We'll convene an emergency meeting today. What could come out of that meeting? That might turn the heat down a little bit well as we saw Prime Minister of the UK Germany and France last my day. refused to communicate asking to de-escalate Calepi tension between the United States and Iran and John Kerry's the form and its reputation was invited bites to Brussels in order to negotiate with the European officials. In order to gift giving so I think The Europeans they build try to ask the Iranians to cool down not to Think rationally and and I was talking talking to a friend of mine in Iraqi Kurdistan this morning as well and he said that even the Kurdish officials have been at by the Iranian To contain some forces we in Kurdistan who may want to attack Western targets or American targets. Because the Iranian is at this point they do not want to provoke the American and government and. I'm sure they run. As they relate. Similar messages pitches to their allies in Iraq. Lebanon and others but the problem is that many of these groups who are That were created by awesome. Soleil money and others are the Iranian commanders. They do not listen to you on and there is a possibility that I even though the Iranian government central government in Iran may want to contend this growth and stop them from taking action against Western on target Including Canadian soldiers in Iraq. Those goals May Jus- go ahead and attack those soldiers hence the American hence. What you saw on twitter on Friday World War three is trending? I mean take twitter for what it is but not Hashemi just in the last minute that we have What do you make of the concern? Worldwide around what's going on right now. How worried should people be? I think we should be very worried. you know looking back through history USTRY. No one thought that the assassination of archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo would unleash World World War. So you know a lot of these policies that we're seeing Pursuit in the region primarily early by the United States which I think is really to blame primarily donald trump for pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement which set us down. This path could have unintended consequences. We have a you know MM authoritarian regime in Iran. That I think Is suffering an internal crisis of legitimacy and to a certain extent. Would want to sort of ratchet up the pressure with the United States We have a deeply destabilized region already. We have a broken Iraq. We have a lot of Faultlines that can come become unravelled If rhetoric that we're seeing from both sides that the trump White House in Iranian regime starts to you know Manifest itself in terms of an actual real war none that is encouraging We will follow this along as it proceeds minute by minute. It's good to speak with you all this morning. Thank you thanks. Not How should director of the Center for Middle East Studies in Denver for at the University of Denver. He was in our Toronto Studio Stephanie. Carbon Assistant Professor of international relations at Carleton University. She was in her studio. Ottawa and Maziarz Bahari is an Iranian Canadian eighteen journalist and editor of Iran wire. We reached him in London. England for more C._B._C.. PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..

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"us iran" Discussed on The Current

The Current

11:11 min | 1 year ago

"us iran" Discussed on The Current

"Hi I'm Matt Galloway. This is a podcast from January. Sixth edition of the current relations between Iran and the United States on a knife's edge after the killing last week of Iranian in General Customs Sulamani tensions though have been building for a long time. Here's Janice Stein from the Munk School of Global Affairs and public policy on. How we we got here? So Iran and the United States have had a long intense and very troubled relationship since the fall of the Shaw. Aw In one thousand nine hundred seventy nine probably best known episode was the taking of us. Diplomatic hostage was flagged was apparently taken from someone's office inside the United States Embassy to the Iranian demonstrators. Who set fire to it? This was a symbol of victory. Those memories are still very much alive. Both Washington and Tehran coalition forces have begun striking selected targets awesome military importance under my when President Bush invaded Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein. He actually league freed Iran from its most strategic adversary and enabled Iran to have freedom of action in the broader Middle East. which is what we see? Today it has close ties with Hezbollah in Lebanon Eh close ties with militias in Syria. Close ties with the popular mobilization forces in Iraq Iraq itself so the region is really sharply divided today. Diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world. That is more secure in in this story. Barack Obama breaks through finally with an agreement reached with the government of Iran to limit event it's development of nuclear material for the first time in nearly a decade. This could have been the transformational moment in the relationship between the two countries whose was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never ever been made it didn't bring so so this latest round starts escalate when president trump walks away from the agreement and imposes really draconian economic mkx sanctions. We've seen a slow process of escalation a series of missile strikes which really really quickened in the last several months culminated in attacks which killed an American in response. The United States launched strikes which killed approximately twenty five Iraqis and that led to a series of demonstrations she's against the US embassy which brought out those nightmares of an embassy under his all taking us. Right back to nine hundred seventy nine. And that's what led to this latest escalation a huge. move up the ladder In the targeted targeted assassination of Customs Sulamani. So the question now is what comes next. This is a question that is circulating circulating around the region but also beyond not Hashemi is the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver. He's in Toronto Studio. Stephanie Carbon is an assistant mm professor of international relations at Carleton University. She's in Ottawa. Studio and Mazda. Bahari is raining Canadian journalist and editor of Iran wire. We've reached him in London England. Good morning to you all morning. Good morning we'll start with your reaction to what's happening today and what happened over the weekend. Have a listen into this. We're always going to do the right thing to protect America. And I'm confident that the decision we made to take down this terrorist the designated terrorist who had inflicted so much charm over such an extended period was the right course of action to reduce risk to America alone and lonely. You know that modifies Don Shampoos. Hi Patty Eddie. Call Hans Job. That's the voice of Zeynab The daughter of General Solani saying that the families of American soldiers in the region will spend their days waiting waiting for the news of the deaths of their children before that you heard the Iranian supreme leader I totally Ali Khamenei in tears leading prayers at the generals funeral and before that. US Secretary Turn State. Mike Pompeo speaking on NBC's Meet the Press. Not Our Hashemi. Did anything over the weekend happen. That surprised you give him the lead up to this weekend and the tensions swirling around no nothing did surprise me. I think we're seeing the predictable results of a deeply misguided in chaotic foreign policy wreaking devastation. On the the politics of the Middle East I mean one of the things that stands out for me that I think is most sort of catastrophic. Is the focus of Middle East. Politics now is shifting from protesters testers demanding their rights in Iraq n Iran in other parts of the Middle East and now it's shifting to Focusing on American policy in American aggression and this is a huge win for the forces of authoritarian authoritarianism and extremism in the Middle East. Who Don't WanNa talk about democracy and human rights they want to talk about You know ideological narratives narratives Related to outside powers intervening and this is and this is happening before our eyes and we can see it right now. In in terms of you know what's happening in Tehran today the the protests that rocked Iran in November all completely forgotten and now there's a rallying around the flag moment trying to elevate himself effectively. You know a nasty war criminal. He's he's been elevated now as a national hero and so once again. We're seeing I think. US foreign policy playing a destructive role particularly in terms of Undermining the prospects for democratic change in the region. We'll come back to that Stephanie. Carbon one thing that did happen this weekend was that Iran said it would no longer abide by the limits of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal. That doesn't sound good. No it doesn't but I think it's also been Somewhat exaggerated in the media Iran you know we often see these images we hear these voices people talking about lake children weeping for their fathers and we think that they're irrational but they're they're smart actor They know that by sticking with the Iran nuclear deal that they you table at least to kind of keep a little bit of that that that moral angle that The United States does seem to be throwing away particularly with Donald Trump's More extreme rhetoric that we saw on twitter over the last twenty four hours so they have not actually said they're leaving the Iran nuclear deal. They are arcing. They're going to diminish their cooperation with it but either way that that of course is not a good thing that that deal is is among a large I would say the majority of of international relations scholars was seen to be a fairly effective way of containing the thing that unites worried about which is that Iran getting nuclear or weapons sales. So you don't you don't believe that the comments made yesterday paved the road for Around moving toward a nuclear on. No I don't think so yet but We're closer to that path and I would certainly like to be Mazar Bahari. We saw yesterday a huge crowds in the streets of Iran around This funeral how reflective do you think those crowds are of the support that he actually had or has in the country person. Soleil money was kind of a Mysterious character in Iran and unique character. Anyone as well. He was As another state he was a war criminal and all of course he was part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and spending important to mention that there is no Iran in in the name of it is called Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. So he wants someone who was who's been fighting the regime. He was part of the revolutionary regards. Unity Nine thousand nine hundred ninety eight ninety nine hundred eight Iran Iraq war and then. He's been in charge of the foot sports for the past two decades so oh he was part of the regime but at the same time he was someone who the regime tried to portray as a national character in order ordered to boost. First of all of the regime's own in edge but I also think that someone beyond the run of the meal Iranian functionaries Islamic republic functionaries so there versus there are some supports but at the end of the day does mourners into streets streets every Ron Bagel back to their home. Tonight you're going to suffer from the Economic mismanagement of the country. They are going to the suffering from What is happening in the country and many of those mourners a game will join protests in a month's time in a couple of months months nine so It is true that money enjoy a lot of support in Iran as a national hero as an actual character But I think this show Soros or Greece is going to be momentary and people are going back to their unfortunately miserable the lives and they will have to deal with that in the future but in the meantime Islamic regime is going to milk money assassination for whatever people have been asking all weekend what happens next not our Hashemi There's great speculation as to. What do you think around thinking about in terms of The targets that might be looking at when it comes to a response. What we've already seen? I think a sample of what Iran is able to do and probably will do in greater frequency see in the coming months Trying to I think destabilize oil supplies in the Persian Gulf attacking various military targets throughout the Middle East. But you know you're on is a relatively very weak power compared to the United States. It can't win a conventional war so it will do it. It has been doing for very long time pursuit of asymmetrical you know warfare waiting for opportunities. I think the The ball is very much in the court they will determine when though lash out and right. Now they're I think taking advantage of exactly what Mazda are mentioned this wonderful propaganda moment to rally public opinion around the regime around the theme of anti-americanism away away from themes of you know demand for political change both in Iran and across the region. Seventy Stephanie people have been speculating about a cyber attack. And you've been looking into the cyber capabilities of the Iranian regime. What do we know about what the government could do Well Iran has actually dramatically increase. Its cyber capabilities really since it was attacked From.

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02:49 min | 1 year ago

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"But of course, Brad estrangement in history where we've been administration in Washington that is unresponsive to, to long term allies and friends doesn't want to received good advice Europe's very weak with similar ready in the Middle East still got civil war in Syria, and, and a very terrorist state in Iraq and the war in Yemen. This is. One of those moments when it's very hard anyway out excess Donald Trump's okay, shown, Iran. Listen again, do give them some more time in the around the side, that a reasonable compromise. Depend on diving because nobod often going another one. Professor one Jin. How will the Ascot intentions further impact the global oil market? That's that to be very hard to say because the most difficult things in this world is to predict the oil price in the future and a lot of famous experts failed. And sometimes they lost reputations. Well, for sure that with the string tension goes on that the world put pressure for the for the oil price to go up, but you also influence my other things because we know that the more more it was produced and. And sand out from the other oil producing states share Saudi Arabia Iraq and other Arab states or summer, some of other states in Russia, the that may maintain stability, the oil price because we know that Saudi Arabia and Iraq, the more money Saudi Arabia needs more money to, to maintain their closer close ties with close allies, where Iraq needs more money to, to reconstruct their society and the country after the destruction of ISIS doing the past years. So I don't think that the oil price will be significantly influenced by the standoff of, of this kind of relations between Tucker and the Washington, but it might significant influence and make the price, go rocketing once the war, the worker, of course, that they think you have been talking to one gene research fellow of Northwestern University in China. Said, Jawad professor, and senior fellow of the Middle East center, at alone school of economics and political science. Greg Barton professor of global Islamic, politics at Deakin university. Thank you, all for sharing your insight on the topic. That's all the time we have for this edition of world today to listen to this episode again or catch up on previous episodes. You can download our podcast by searching for world today. I'm Joey, thank you so much for listening have nice weekend..

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04:49 min | 1 year ago

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"At the moment, it really does end up on President Trump administration, which is very precarious grounds. Is Dr wan Russia media reports dot Avante is in talks was Russia and China on a possible settlement mechanism in case, the discussion was you over the nuclear deal fails. I mean how is that going to work out sink that depends on how much that Russian will do to meet the demands from from Iran? And but right now, we know that Iran's expectations are largely Stu stupid on the very normal ties to the international societies to external world. So that is why that maybe we ran the Russia canned facility, some kind of successful mechanism or even on the United States, sanction measures, but actually Z's kind of the normal ties cannot Foley, meet the Iranians internal demands, because he ran won't more. And this can only very partially the source of the problem, but cannot. Forty solve the problem. And also that he rents frustration cannot be. Cannot be expressed only through the mechanism with Russia on these other countries. So we rent wants wants to that because he ran believe that they had already observed the GP way and it'd be rambling, they may know mystic, but it was a mystic from there from the Donald Trump administration because it was coerced this kind of the standoff was caused by the US section measures. So that is why only the small mechanism with Russia cannot solve everything. And this kind of the standoff will still continue in the Gulf region. Professor Jawad was felt on us. I think. Our hoping that the country must more effective much more affected by these sanctions like China Japan, South Korea and will say in that well, not state of well, we have abide by your rules. We have of both Oriel from Iran. And now we are economy is affected. Our? Factories are up some of them. So what is done? You are not going to cover this, or this deficient deficiency, and the oil expert in Mark. So what are we doing to are we going to stay? People waiting for your next decision. If the if the show, this would not be able to cover this loss of the engine, or, and the market. What are we going to do? So in the end, they would live to see these countries, as I said, pan in China, India and South Korea coming out and saying the United States. Sorry, we cannot keep on a follow euros. We which when you're not ready to give us any other tentative or at least respect the situation of our economy. So this is what the Iranians are banking. Well, professor Barton. If we look look back at the US invasion of Avakian, two thousand three. The Bush administration actually got thirty nine I lies to join the coalition of the willing to the war effort, but given what happened in the past couple of months, I mean, less less likely to getting willing partners this time to join us effort against Iran. One thing is clear. With the exception of Saudi Arabia, and Israel. There's no one behind the US at the moment, even for the positive words, set by the you, you want to join an action, much less Europe with the invasion of Iraq. Of course, you know that the intelligence assessment was was incorrect was in some respects falsified. But it was at least a plan the plan was to topple that I'm trying to bring about regime change. It wasn't very well executed in disastrous still living with today. Now with respect to around bitter experience of Iraq in much less willingness diploma collision, and this type is not even a game plan. We've not even any sort of strategic mission in question. No one believes that military force during that regime change is gonna go any better in Iran Iraq, because every place that would be would be even more disastrous. There is a hope. China, Japan, the nation, powerful nation come together and pressure on, on Washington..

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03:48 min | 1 year ago

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"While I am a little bit negative about the future of the Iranians that these years, there's future state in this Jessop or the nuclear deal assigning twenty fifteen. Because right now we have to understand the Iranians attitude, ROY, Iranians your own kind of this frustration. We know that we all know that Iran, why want to sign this kind of the JCP in the twenty fifteen because the most important risen was that he wrote warrants to the normal ties especially normal business ties with European states. Well, but we see that after years, especially after the Donald Trump reimposed the sanctions against Iran, that Europeans, the very little to recover and to maintain the very the normal ties especially normal business ties with with Iran, although the European states are has already repeatedly highlighted that they still have the willingness to stay inside that she superior. And they, they believe that United States was. Making the mistake to, to withdraw from the nuclear deal, but actually, the most European companies and the firm they withdraw from me. And for Iran, actually, the cut just if services from Europe and they can nothing incense. So that's why that Iran was become so frustrated. And this is why rent become so angry. So Iran wants to show something that okay if we do not do something, we will we will with your to from this view. So that is why I mean against this backdrop in other European states they have already done a lot. They have already sent a lot of ways to send a lot of diplomats between Tehran, Washington. But the opportunities to facilitate the future, the JCP way might be very, very limited what we know that Europe has been working on this new payment system, known as the insects Ajay think, if that is going to work. Well that give Yvonne what it wants. Absolutely not Iranian. Have has fused this this plan? Right. The way they have in mind, the oil for food solution into presented to allot by the United Nations, and which is your virtually kept and, and under sanctions until our basic, by the United States. I think the no very well, these machines meant to keep the sanctions on Iran, and they do not want to take any illusion of scan because virtually they have to import everything, and every single penny that come from their own production or exportation will into certain directed by somebody. I don't think they will they will accept this Russian. We'll professor Barton. How do you think this message is being received by Europe? I think Europe is, is very word for reasons where they discussed, but h European country would like somebody step in and do something, but we're not seeing leadership. I mean, the strongest hopefully ship at the moment would come from Germany, and Great Britain, grit, in the courses, very distracted by problems with Brexit Germany's going through some go tomorrow, which means it less competent, and taking late Mata, otherwise have been the case, frankly, I think everyone's very anxious, either that we stumble into war, or that, if we had that fortune that Iran pushes the nuclear program figuring that like North Korea. The best insurance have your nuclear program. Metronome welcome reality as well, but I don't see anyone edition themselves vote in Charlotte ship..

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04:14 min | 1 year ago

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"Beyond. A general statement that he wants to stop its nuclear program that doesn't seem to be strategy. I think one thing we have to understand about about President Trump. Is that though he's very good at additioning himself through his? In commotion cruising, good at these brand. He's not a master extradition. He's not somebody who is thinking precept ahead and, and consistently winning. There's a lot of fluff and bluster of the worry is that he really doesn't have a plan, and they're on people around him John Bolton who sort of had a plan, but that's not clear, either criminally, what we're not hearing at the moment, but boy, seeing in the in the result is, senior military leaders, and senior civilians quantity, working to try and contain the situation but really what President Trump needs an alternative plan as to where he wants to go. So it can be the basis of negotiation without that the danger. Is that simply symbol into conflict by no one really intended? Well, professor Gerard. Yvonne supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Jimenez said during his meeting with Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Ave that he doesn't consider as a person worthy of exchanging messages was, and he also said on his official website that Iran has no trust in America. I will not in any way, repeat, the bitter experience of the previous negotiations with America. What do you make of this? I just want to one point that I think there is another reason why the United States is looking itself in such situation, which is that I eat back that I, I think especially the United States to do everything to limit of destroy that power of Iran, and this is going to happen ease of use i-it's. I'm Benedict second thing, why that Iranian thinking that Mr. Trump is not trust. Because even during the crisis before Christ. Percy suspended, then agreement which everybody all wrong accepted onside even be. Second all indications where that, that Iran was. By being by the room of the national organization to I'm supervising, Iran's atomic ability. He put twelve. New condition on Iraq on dishes on Iran to go about with ingratiation, and none of them were acceptable, Iran. And none of them were really could be could be could be implemented. Then when the confrontation is collected we went back and the only thing we want Romeo and is not to money and atomic one. Okay. What about the twelve conditions you before? So these contradictions these pushes publishing get is giving the that is not store beyond won't know what to do or what nobody knows what he wants from all this, this crisis created well, professor Barton. Let's look at what happened late last week was the attacks on the two all tankers in the Gulf of Oman adieu, except that Trump's rations insistence Yvonne was actually behind the attacks. What does seem clear is that some fourth attached, effectively limpet mines small explosive charges often hearing magnetically to the house of these vessels, and that cold damage? Now, the, the claim is that it was Iranian scuba men soldiers with the gear doing this conceivable technically, Iran, of course, the this that big question will these ships with them the what happened. It's plus a post flag operation..

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05:00 min | 1 year ago

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"So the risk of miscalculation on the side of, of America. President of Iran is very high jail. I was saying, we don't know frankly, why President Trump cooled off the strike that had begun one could speculate that he has people around him to it trying to many situation in many him, and they might have succeeded in persuading him to strike. But maybe that the, the operation was proceeding slowly in the hope of the president to be swayed to be around. He really just not clear. We're not getting much information of one thing that does seem clear is that neither America or Iran, really want confrontation neither can really win if there's a war merica courses often more powerful. But if it's not going to have a decisive victory goes to where we run and around count against America would be bad. Use for everyone. So. Paradoxes that where a very dangerous done. And it's not clear that major place into way they going, they want well, professor Jawad s you said, actually, we are hearing contradicting messages. And, but we know that Donald Trump, he actually got elected in part, because of his assertion that he would bring home, the US forces from the Middle East and not intervene anymore in that region. But obviously, the hardliners may have different ideas of the national security adviser, John Bolton. He was one of the chief architects of the Iraq war, and he has wanted a war was Yvonne for many years. He wrote in had in twenty fifteen with the headline to sell Iran, spawn bomb, Iran, I'm in was the implications of that. And to what extent does Donald form? Was another contradiction because Mr. Trump is saying the businessman, he wants to get money, not to spend money also said that he's never going to send any American soldier out side. The United States is he was going to be an expert in laws yet. He is increasing tension in Eddie. But I think this that believes that by increasing tension on Iran, Jim will collapse from inside, and they would achieve a without shooting on our on our using pity. That means but I think this was not this is not going to your land or it's not ready to go down without any five, and when you stuff okay somebody this, this, somebody would kick on in all directions. And that's what the Iran is. Is is feeling? Now, they feel that they are being suffocated, and they have to do something to get them several east of this tension or the sanctions, or this a position, they put on there, by the United States, and this is dangerous team and, and the whole 'cause relation, you could do anything in order to prove to the United States that they are doing to, to go down easily without the and unfortunately, of his advisors of not thinking in this way, they think that if they keep on the pleasure, they will achieve what they want the they have seen and enough fuel each how many at ducks were done and the Gulf area. And, and on the ships on them, then the last one number drawn yet that other at that which has been going on in Iraq, for example, last day just before they before today, five. Ios I've gone on five voting and all over Iraq. What I saw at that by I'm on people because they are stationing American soldiers even the United States. I'm Becky in Baghdad was that? But nobody's saying that. So Iran is doing anything to show the United States that not used to go down without the five three and I it's not taking this message. Well, professor Barton. What's your thought on this? How do you look at the contradictory from within the White House? Frankly, it's very hard to know what we do know, is that Jong Bolton once warm with Iran. He's been speaking about that. We also know John Bolton regarded as one of the most superficial and least competent people to join an American administration that many years, people were very concerned when some of the more responsible, people ministration were driven out who resigned or moved on and joined Bolton came in having said that just because John Bolton has these very strong views doesn't mean that President Trump..

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03:56 min | 1 year ago

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"You want to know only on today. Modem to world today. News programme with a different perspective. I'm joing tinges are heating up between United States and Iran US media reports that President Trump approved military strikes in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone, but put back from launching the attacks Iran's Islamic revolutionary guard. Corps said the drone had violated, Iranian airspace, but the US military said it had been over international waters. I our commander in chief said, Iran is not seeking war with any country, but are fully prepared to defend Iran earlier this week, the US defense department said it was deploying one thousand extra troops, the region in response to hostile behavior by Iranian forces. The US has also accused Iran of being behind the attacks of two oil tankers in Gulf of Oman. Iran has denied any involvement. And meanwhile, threatened to exceed in a couple of days. Caps on its Iranian stockpile that are set by the twenty fifteen nuclear deal. So how did we get here and more troubling? It's actually where are we heading is the US on the brink of war was Iran and held us Washington's Islas think of US policy to us von to take a closer look at the mounting tensions and was a stake for both sides as well. As for US is in Europe and elsewhere, we are joined by Saad, Jawad, professor, and senior fellow of the Middle East center at loan school of economics and political science and Greg, Barton professor of global Islamic, politics at Deakin university. Welcome both of you to work today. So for full, I want to ask on professor Jawad, I think, actually, we are hearing that drumbeats of war from both sides to say, but do you think these are really leading to that military action? Or are they just scare tactics from both sides? Well to know we here in contradicting announcement, United States is sending more troops and ships something warriors and in the war were playing playing on albums to the area. And it's say that we do not want to the government, we do not want to go to war. The Iran is attacking everybody increasing on the skeleton, the tension on civil say gossiping down of the drawn airplane and still say that's not nothing send you to or, or wage, you're against anybody. So everybody is doing exactly what award needs. But in the same time is them saying that we have not going through. So nobody could judge. But in fact, I think the situation would would lead so of coverage. Confrontation between the inside. What is their level of such a Asian is going to be total? I don't think it will be. But I think there will be some action in which within the weapons of or rolling awards, awarding when be would be used in this country. Well, that's Barton on the time report says the operation was already underway in his initial stages. The ships were imposition and planes were in the air, but no muscles had been fired when the other came when order came to stand down why did Donald Trump back-off or any idea whether the strikes would still perhaps go forward. What everyone's hoping that we went to see this re stop their dangerous territory..

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