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U.S. Spat With France Shows Challenge of Keeping Allies Unified
"I want you to put on the secretary of state hat. That many believe people believed you're going to wear. Should hillary clinton have won the two thousand sixteen election. And tell me what you would do if you were sitting on the seventh floor of the state department and this submarine controversy arose. And you might want to recap it for people who didn't listen to talk about it last week. You're on the air with me when the story broke. Yeah in in very short strokes. Australia signed up for france to build diesel electric submarines which are pretty good but over the last week or so they have done a one eighty and signed up with the united states in the united kingdom to build vastly better nuclear powered submarines. The french have lost a multi billion dollar contract. Their outrage what i would have done in retrospect was spend more time speaking with our allies. The french our oldest allies the first nation who came and fought alongside us in the revolutionary war. There are very fond of pointing that out as we subsequently fought a small war with them but such was the nineteenth century at the moment there still very strong allies within nato and so this came across to them as a very bad industrial policy. But also a real stab in the back to an ally. If i were sitting in tony blinken shoes right now and tony by the way. Interestingly is a franco phonic. He speaks beautiful. French lived in france for many years. I think he is and ought to be the point. Man on trying to rebuild this at the moment quite shaky set of relationships. And it's not just france hewitt's it's also with europe. Broadly we see particularly in the wake of brexit as the united kingdom pulls out. We now see france taking a lead in germany in working toward a much more independent eu policy. That'll bleed into our efforts to stand up to china. That's why this is important. I think secretary blinken that ought to be pretty much at the top of his chat list. Right now is working with his counterparts in paris.
Jen Psaki Uses Misleading Vaccination Rate to Curb COVID Treatment to Texas and Florida
"And I read your piece from national Review of all places. Isaac Sure. And he points out. White House press secretary Gen. P. Sake is using a misleading argument about Covid 19 vaccination rates and Florida and Texas to justify the Biden ministrations decision. To curb the supply, monoclonal antibodies and effective treatment option for covid 19 being distributed to these states. Now what he's done. Is all of a sudden without even communicating with these governors. He's cut the amount of mono monoclonal antibodies going to Florida by more than half. By more than half. The federal government has only recently decided to take over the distribution of anti body treatments. Which Florida Governor Ron Dissent is, was an early proponent of Abruptly, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services announced. It would be cutting the supply provided to Florida. The administration did not provide any indication of any upcoming limitation to supply during communications between the State Department the day prior, according to the scientists, as press secretary, Christina Pasha. Now think about that. Think about that. Think about a president of the United States who says he's a uniter. You're not Republicans and Democrats. This is a virus, but obviously This is a vile Appalling, unconscionable political
States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way
"States are learning how many Afghan evacuees are coming their way the binding ministration is notifying governors as well as state refugee coordinators there are about thirty seven thousand in the first group of evacuees state department data shows about five thousand of them will be going to California others are going to Texas Maryland and Virginia the administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle sixty five thousand Afghans by the end of this month ninety five thousand by next year many of the new evacuees requested to be resettled in states where family is nearby each will go through a department of homeland security coordinated process of security vetting and health screening they'll receive about twelve hundred dollars to help with rent furniture and food and provide a small amount of pocket money at Donahue Washington
U.S. Reopens Immigration Program for Central American Children
"Mine administration is accepting new applications for recently reinstated program that helps them minors from central america to reunite with parents in the united states details from npr sprinkle or donas president biden restarted. The obama era program this spring that allows children from el salvador guatemala and honduras to apply to be reunited with apparent lawfully in the united states. The program was terminated by the trump administration after restarting the program the biden administration reopened fourteen hundred cases that had been closed by the previous administration then in july the biden's state department and homeland security department announced that it would expand eligibility to include legal guardians as well as parents in the united states. The white house says tens of thousands of families should be eligible for the program which is seen as a safer alternative to illegal means of
Antony Blinken Caught Off Guard by Hunter Biden Question During Afghanistan Hearing
"Welcome back to american i is. We were prepping for the show. Us catching literally the opening statements of the foreign affairs committee Hearing with anthony blinken on the disaster. That was enough. Ghanistan was sitting here moments ago. You tweeted me breaking story about list of lincoln's testimony which had to stop watching so we can host the show. What did tony blinken chief diplomat for the biden regime. Say rather not say john. Yeah so most of the hearing was basically talking points by the secretary. Say things we've heard from the fodio for weeks now not much drawn out in new news except for one moment congressman scott perry republican from pennsylvania. Asked him point blank. Have you been interviewed by the fbi. The first time blinken got asset question. He was completely shocked. He stumbled over his word and he said sure. I know what you're talking about. Scott very came right back and so this isn't hard since you get interviewed by the fbi. You said i'm not gonna comment on any legal. In england he said i'm not asking you to comment on the legal proceedings. I'm actually going to answer the american public. Were you in abide by the case and demerge against. Hey can i talk to you off. Line about it. A very dramatic moment. what. I can report separate and what happened. That the hearing is that both current and former. Us govern officials confirmed that the f. b. i. has approached recently approached secretary Blatant related to the andarabai investigation. And when i called the state department earlier today they said talk to the fbi about that. That's their business. So they're sort of back can't confirmation that something is going on between the fbi. The state department in your biden
Afghanistan Crisis Puts Blinken in a Rare Position: The Hot Seat
"Afghanistan will be the focus of lawmakers this afternoon. When secretary of state antony blinken testifies members of a house committee lincoln expected to be pressed about the fall of the afghan government and evacuations of americans and afghans before and after the us military's withdrawal impairs. Michelle kellerman says blinking. Testifies to a cynic committee tomorrow senator chris murphy democrat from connecticut is worried that republicans on the foreign relations committee may try to turn the hearing with lincoln into a circus and try to put the blame on joe biden for twenty years worth of mistakes in afghanistan. Let some democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the americans and at risk afghans. Who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The state department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of americans and green card holders from the airport in kabul and via overland
US Bound Flights Carrying Afghans Temporarily Halted Due to Measles Cases
"White house says flights carrying afghan refugees to the us have been halted after discovery of four cases of measles among people who recently arrived in the us. This as npr's michele keleman reports nineteen more us citizens from the airport in kabul in the state department says to others managed to get out overland national security council spokesperson. Emily horne says the. Us is doing intensive work to give americans clear and safe options to leave afghanistan. The state department says forty. Four americans were offered seats on the latest plane. But not all decided to go. The taliban are still not allowing charter. Flights from northern afghanistan and democratic senator richard blumenthal once the state department to do more about that time precious time. The situation of these individuals is desperate urgen. He's been working with veteran groups and activists to help several at risk afghans and some american citizens get
Washington Reflects on 9/11 Attacks' Anniversary
"A day before the nine eleven anniversary Washington is remembering and reflecting from the Pentagon to the justice and state departments twenty years after September eleven two thousand and one that day is forever seared into all of our memories it felt somehow deeply personal and I think it still does the pain for terror we each have our own nine eleven story for Dan army officer Matthew clean it was sitting in the Pentagon command center hearing President Bush issued orders I want you to find out who did this I want you to track them down and I want you to destroy them twenty years later general John hi the Pentagon's number two officer says the military did its job we kept our nation safe Sager made ninety Washington
First Civilian Flight From Kabul Since US Exit Lands in Doha
"The first time since the us military withdrawal from afghanistan the taliban allowed a plane carrying americans and others to leave kabul that plane landing and cutter just a short time ago while others are trying to cross my land in neighboring pakistan. Nbc's mollie hunter. Is there tonight. The first international flight taking off from the taliban run kabul airport. Tonight americans on board a us facilitated evacuation plane to doha cutter the first since. Us troops left and a far cry from the chaotic runway scenes. Two weeks ago the state department said they invited more than thirty american citizens and permanent residents but not everyone took up the offer. There will be more flights but the nfc says due to an ongoing terror threat. No details in advance on board one hundred thirteen people and alongside americans canadians brits ukrainians and germans. Nbc's raff sanchez. Was there. This is it. After a perilous journey that started in kabul through an airport controlled by the taliban. These passengers are coming down the steps here in doha. Finally to safety and security but for those so desperate in the last two weeks overland has been the only way out we headed up pakistan's khyber pass to the torkham border-crossing with afghanistan. This new taliban guard we spoke with says pakistan isn't letting all these people through there are people waiting who can't get over. Okay okay so the pakistani military's having moved back but sisters mersal and manisha mayday if you had stayed under taliban rule what would that have been like the big problem school. Not as they're headed to ottawa soon to be canada's newest refugees now if international flights really are starting back again that's potentially very good news for the tens of thousands of vulnerable afghans left behind.
White House Blames Paperwork for Delay in Flights Leaving Afghanistan
"The president of the united states abandons american citizens on direct command told everybody. We're leaving if you aren't board by by august thirty first too bad that's on. You should have gotten out. So americans are abandoned. There are hundreds of them. Private contractors are going in trying to extricate them from their circumstances behind the talibans enemy lines and the state department blocks them from leaving making sure that they stay hostages. Meanwhile the press secretary comes out and tells the media that the americans are not being held hostage. That's an important thing. I thought you were talking about the build back better agenda on no that is not what we would characterize it as those were points That was those were comments made by. A republican congressman. This weekend so maybe very clear. We're in touch with american citizens working to get them out. There are four who were able to depart. Overland's war who were able to depart overland because of private contractors not because of the effort of the biden administration or the blinken lead state department Our secretary of state is in cutter right now. Working on a range of options including getting up lights up in operational undying and he's in cutter now getting a pedicure who are you kidding. Have you seen that weak little weasel and what we have seen is that individuals who have documentation are able to depart or that that is what we have seen but again We don't have a great deal of understanding of every individual on these manifests. Course you don't and you didn't have a great deal of understanding of every individual on the cargo planes that you sent out one hundred twenty thousand strong and brought to the united states only six percent of which were americans.
Biden Administration Mum on Number of Americans Left in Afghanistan
"The number one story is the number one story. It's hard to find any about. The americans left behind afghanstan. The reason you won't find out about it much. As the wall street journal headline this morning biden seeks to shift focus to domestic issues after afghanistan exit. He wants us now to forget that he abandoned the thousands of americans and l. Pr's and i'm just going to start saving thousands of americans because while we know between one hundred two hundred american citizens and we don't know if that's the real number i frankly have credibility issues with team biden because they're being paid about this but what does it say hundreds of citizens and thousands of legal permanent residence l. ers so it's thousands of americans because an american green card holders at american. They're not a full citizen but they choose not to be but they are often days weeks months a year away from citizenship. You know a lot of l. pr's bet you don't even know that they are l. pr's they just haven't told you their green card status and they're americans in their stranded there as well. That doesn't count are afghanistan allies and so team biden. Doesn't wanna talk about it. I'm gonna talk about it a lot. I'm asking you this morning at one. Eight hundred five two one. Two three four. Is this a story. You care about the americans abandoned and now that president biden wants you to forget about because he doesn't want to hostage crisis even though he's got one now four americans got out. Yesterday they got over the border. We don't know which border the group that help them. Across the border Was done with private assistance. There are several americans on the runway at mazari. Al shreve which is the second largest city in afghanistan. The taliban are not giving permission to the airplanes which have been there for maybe a week. Now maybe six days. Maybe it's seven days now waiting to take off. The state department has been blamed in part. But they say it's not our fault. The taliban hold them hostage
South Dakota Governor Orders Restrictions on Abortion Meds
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting south Dakota's governor orders restrictions on abortion medications South Dakota governor Christie Noam issued an executive order Tuesday restricting access to abortion medication norms order directs the state department of health to create rules for abortion inducing drugs to only be prescribed or dispensed by a state licensed physician after an in person examination builds order was a preemptive move anticipating the U. S. food and drug administration will allow abortion medications to be dispensed through the mail or virtual pharmacies later this year according to the South Dakota department of health about thirty nine percent of abortions in the state last year were done through medication hi Mike Rossi up
Voice of America Interviews Nasria, Pregnant American Woman Stranded in Afghanistan
"And I saw this Indian clip and it was a Taliban ist and I said, I got to use that alabaster, but notice I give it credit. I give them credit. Anyway, Listen to this. It is quite heartbreaking. It's a news story reporter Carla Bob with the Voice of America. Cut. Five go. There's been days where, you know, I think to myself like Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here? What's gonna happen? 25 year old California native Nasariyah came to the Afghan capital in June to visit family and marry her longtime boyfriend. She and her new husband fled to the airport after the Taliban took control, but they never made it in. It was so hard to just get on the plate. There was There was a couple of days where we had to sleep on streets. People were literally step over people. That's how bad well after her booked flight home was canceled. Amid the chaos. She reached out to the State Department for help. They told us go to Western location. You will be picked up and this is from the state from me. You will get picked up, go there, and it was in the middle of the road across the airport. So we went there waited in extra 12 to 13 hours with no food, No water. Nothing. She'd wave her passport. They won't let us go there. Gassing. Okay, but day and night the Taliban kept blocking her. I was gonna pointed To my head. Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue you walking and they had blocked us. It was a time where, like, I wouldn't pass them and I started walking as fast as I can, and they start shooting right by my leg and told me to come back or there should be My God, That's how it was. And I've never in my life have ever believe experienced anything like
Despite Biden’s Assurances, Americans Held Hostage in Afghanistan
"It's more real than ever now even many in the mob the media recognizing what we have been brightly reporting that. Yeah we abandoned americans behind enemy lie ally wines and that they are hostages. Yup twenty four days even. Cbs news correspondent christina. Ricci fini reporting that multiple flights are being held on the ground and mazaar-i-sharif isseri airport in northern afghanistan by the taliban email sim by the state department of congress members. Explain the flights held by the taliban have permission to land in cutter but only this is our state but only quote if and when the taliban agrees to the take off okay. The taliban is holding them hostage. A congressional source tells cbs news. This is not the sean hannity news department. Cbs news so it's not exactly your right wing conspiracy telling you any of this anyway. There's a a group of people they have been now waiting for six days to take between six hundred and twelve hundred people including nineteen american citizens and permanent residents out of afghanistan or as we should now call it. The islamic emirates of afghanistan and the group teaches young women leadership through athletics told. Cbs yeah. they've been waiting for six days. Not well does that sound like a hostage situation to you biden administration is now even saying there's little we can do. We do not control their airspace. You kidding me.
Dr. Cassandra Pierre on COVID-19 in Massachusetts
"With us. Today dr cassandra. Peer returns dr piers acting hospital epidemiologist and an infectious diseases physician at boston. Medical center welcome back. Dr pierre great to be here and we have a new addition to ask the docs this week. Dr eileen costello. The chief of ambulatory pediatrics. Also at boston medical center dr castillo. Nice to have you join us. Welcome to ask the doctors my pleasure being here all right so dr pierre. I'm going to start with you. We are seeing we. We've got this these competing data points. Okay we're seeing an increase in cases in massachusetts roughly seventeen percent more cases in the state last week over the week before according to the state's department of public health at the same time the commonwealth is still ranked forty fourth among us states where corona virus is spreading the fastest. So most states have it worse than we do right now weighing those two kind of data points. How concerned are you about delta right now in massachusetts. Well i think he really to let go of the concern You know we're in a point whereas you've been mentioning. Schools are reopening. Some businesses are reopening as well and many have been incredibly thoughtful about the plans for reopening in terms of distancing and vaccine recommendations and masks But you know as we come back from labor day weekend. There's always the concern of having an intensifying number of cases that is spread within those work school and then social networks The nice thing. Well the thing that we have to fall back on as are higher relative relatively higher vaccination rates so our hope is that we will not see an increase as high as we did last fall and winter however there is some evidence that there probably will be a continued increase in november of cases that we see.
Cory Mills Evacuated Afghan Family, Biden Admin Wants All the Credit
"Don't know if you heard this story. He was largely responsible for getting this. These four Americans, his mother and her three Children out of Afghanistan. So Corey males must have been genuinely stunned when he read this story in the Washington Examiner and elsewhere this weekend. About how the US evacuated four Americans overland to a third country. Corey is probably like they did. Your emails like they didn't have anything to do with this. How disgusting of an administration do you have to be? Think about this for a second try to process it. To not only abandoned our people behind the Americans. But when you abandon our people and people like Cory males, former military guy heroically tries to save these people does everything he can to do it. He then gets these four people out of the country. The State Department blocks him. How do you think it makes Corey Meal Mills feel when he reads in the newspaper and other news outlets. That the United States evacuated from for bitch totally made up. Here. Fox News. State Department trying to steal credit for rescue of four Americans from Afghanistan organizer says it's a total lie. The statement of woman's name was Miriam and her family. Hear from the Fox news piece. Peter Hassan Houston Keen The State Department's public posture about Merriam's rescues, quote absolute nonsense core emails told Fox. The fact that they're spitting this trying to take 100% credit when they didn't track this family when they placated this family when the mother who was under extreme stress and extreme pressure, reached out to the State Department multiple times and got no help. Let me say that again and got no help. And the Biden administration. He's
Blinken Says US Working With Taliban on Charter Flights
"Secretary of state Anthony Blinken says the U. S. is working with the Taliban to facilitate additional charter flights for Americans and others seeking to leave Afghanistan speaking from Qatar blink it says the Taliban have given assurances of safe passage for all with proper travel documents and the US will hold them to that pledge it's my understanding that the Taliban has not denied exit to anyone holding a valid document but they have said that those without valid documents at this point can't leave but because all of these people are grouped together that's meant that flights if not then then allowed to go Lincoln says he believes there are somewhere around a hundred American citizens still in Afghanistan who want to leave the state department is in contact with them I'm Julie Walker
7 Louisiana Nursing Homes Closed for Moving Patients Before Hurricane Ida
"In louisiana. Have shut down a chain of nursing. Homes after seven residents died in the aftermath of hurricane ida the state attorney general says an investigation is underway. As npr's brian man reports ahead of ida's landfall a company operating seven nursing homes in louisiana shipped residents to a shelter in a warehouse in the town of independence. Dr courtney phillips who heads the state department of health said in a statement the level of care at the warehouse was reprehensible the state has permanently closed the homes operated by the company and a video statement louisiana attorney general jeff landry said a probe is underway and our goal will be to determine who decided to move these patients to this apparently unsafe and potentially inappropriate facility more than eight hundred nursing. Home residents have since been relocated from the warehouse to other shelters scattered around
"us state department" Discussed on The CyberWire
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"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We are. The pandemic has hit small businesses. Hard especially ones. That were already struggling. Consider businesses for example the cater to marginalized groups like the lgbtq community. The world's bianca hillier reports on the uncertain future of queer bars. Erica rose remembers the first time she walked into the legendary manhattan bar. Cubbyhole i like to say how moving tape before i even did cubbyhole which is as small as its name suggests opened up in one thousand nine hundred four and then has been a safe space for queer women transgender rights and nonbinary people on air first visit. She was hooked. It was the first time it seemed clear woman now with each other being in such immediate and tangible way rid of all rain bill arms and i had our life at home there. That sentiment is widely shared within the queer community but access to that experience is slipping away. Lgbtq bars are disappearing in two thousand seven. There were nearly fifteen hundred lgbtq bars across the us. Now there's less than a thousand for bars catering to queer women. the plunge has been even steeper. The number went from thirty one bars to just fifteen compare that to sixty three thousand total bars in the us and the same trend to seen across the pond. We're studying things quite depressing quite difficult. Low marshall researches queer nightlife in london. Where since two thousand six fifty eight percent. Lgbtq venues have closed down when we working out the figure we saw took mine and so from the figures again and again and again thinking of pray. Drastic can't be that much but yeah it is like in the. Us bars for gay. Men have fared better than those for other members of the lgbtq community. Low says just one lesbian bar still stands in london but nailing down the reason for these global closures can be tough to start entrepreneurs who aren't men get a tiny fraction of investment money. So it's harder to open the doors in the first place. Plus queer people get paid sixteen percent less than six gender straight people. According to a study in the uk that means lgbtq people can have less disposable income to spend on a night out then there are the dating apps. Queer adults are twice as likely a straits to use them and therefore might not head to a bar to meet someone but low. Marshall says their research on queer nightlife points to something bigger. Lgbt chinese have open spaces that no one else wanted to occupy partly about accessibility. Party historically because of stigma and those kinds of spaces have gone Regenerated overcome become gentrified this year. Lgbtq bars in london have gotten extra help from the government but in other parts of the world. that's not a possibility. No no dr bose by open beauty. A queer bar in istanbul in two thousand eight after growing tired of facing harassment and judgmental looks in gay bars catering to men. I want to crate something for only roman because we have no space in tokyo lost facing stumble for ten years. Booty was the country's only bar for queer women but at our says it was hard to keep open. Please bothered her bar more than others. And although a dr often had a packed house sometimes spaghetti didn't bring in that much cash so a few years ago dr decided to open the bar up to the wider. Lgbtq community and has faced a bit of backlash from the original patrons. They ask are you. Change is not good three rows free. We must heavy power bar in turkey for people. Only be good for moment. Might you change this. After the switch odar did start making.
"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I wanted him to know my name because if killed me. I wanted him to know the name of the person he'd killed just a note to that i got to the woman she was mentioning was eventually killed. The person that that young man was trying to kill was in the adjacent house were linda was staying in. It was in fact. The country's prime minister she faced death and not many people come face to face with death overseas in front of armed men from a different military. Her life could have been taken not only in that instance as she was in one of the league. Cars in convoy leading out of the country with american citizens and embassy employee's if confirmed ambassador. Thomas greenfield would have a lot of work to do to change minds of the un. The trump administration has cut its and contributions withdrawn from agencies and global treaties. What will be approached. You think. I think she will go about rebuilding ties with our closest allies. She will not be pushing an america alone agenda. She will be working on behalf of an administration that believes that america is and should be part of the responsible global community. There's no doubt in my mind that chill work. Hard to restore american dignity and commitment to the importance of the united nations as an instrument of helping to advance the global peace and security but also helping to advance a better world for everyone retired. Us ambassador. johnny. Carson was the assistant secretary state for african affairs as well as ambassador to kenya. Zimbabwe in uganda. He's been telling us about president. Elect joe biden's pick as us ambassador to the un. linda. Thomas greenfield ambassador. Thank you very much for your thoughts. Thank you another cabinet. Pick officially named. Today is john kerry. The former secretary of state will fill a new position created by biden the president's climate envoy for the first time ever he will be there will be a principal on the national security council who can make sure. Climate change is on the agenda in the situation room for the first time ever. We'll have a presidential envoy on climate. The world's environment correspondent carolyn bieler reports on the new high profile role topping. someone with john kerry's political resume is a signal that the us is doing a complete one eighty on climate policy. This just demonstrates the president-elect is taking this crisis incredibly seriously this is former us climate negotiator lawn street. The rest of the world is excited and relieved to see that after the last four years. Global leaders know kerry from his role as america's top diplomat during the negotiations leading up to the paris climate. Agreement his excellency. The secretary of state of the united states of america carry somewhat famously signed the pact with his young granddaughter on his lap longtime senator worked on climate change for decades including trying unsuccessfully to push through a sweeping climate bill in two thousand nine when kerry took over the state department and during the second obama term yuan straight says. Climate change was a top priority on day. One the first cable that he sent out to every ambassador in the world was about climate change. He is bringing a real commitment to this issue. And i don't think that ends with just entering. The paris freeman. Carey will also have a seat on the white house national security council a first for a climate adviser. It's a big step. Sherri goodman is a former deputy under of defense who's now with the center for climate insecurity. John kerry sitting at the national security council with the secretary of state defense national security adviser and intelligence officials will be able to weigh in on all major decisions everything from our policies toward china. Russia north korea iran policies in the arctic where sea ice melting is up northern sea route for trade and in the middle east and north africa. Were drought underlies conflicts in syria. And parts of this how we will now be able fully to mainstream climate security risks throughout our foreign policy and security. Planning last year kerry helped. Start a bipartisan. Group called world war zero. It taps celebrities and politicians to call attention to the climate crisis and an appearance on meet the press carry framed the issue as an international emergency way behind way behind the eight ball. And so we've got to treat this like a war. I mean it has to require decision making an organization and efforts that are just not taking place. That won't be easy. Don kerry now has to convince the world that the us can help lead on climate change. After four years of the trump administration distancing itself from efforts to cut carbon emissions to do that the biden administration will have to take domestic policy action to and quickly so carries success in part hinges on the success of yet to be named climate adviser focused on the us for the world. I'm caroline bieler. We'll be right back. You're listening to the world. i'm marco werman. You're with the world in egypt. There is again a crackdown on human rights. Activists the government's target this time is an organization called the egyptian initiative for personal rights or iae. Pr the group's executive director. Gus abell razek was arrested last week. One of three members of the organization recently detained. I'm magdi joins me to talk about what's going on. He's a researcher with human rights. Watch focusing on the middle east and north africa. I'm or how do you explain this latest. Crackdown why is all this happening. Now right so d- arrests seem indicted rightly ation for a meeting between the ib our staff and several of e u and u s diplomats and ambassadors in egypt. That's happened in era november. These meetings are very important. Because western officials and international groups need to know what's happening on the ground egypt and since two thousand sixteen at least the leading human rights activists in the country have been under travel ban the are disconnected from the outside world. The organization has been at the center of a relentless government track down instead society and independent groups. That has escalated so much. When he rose to power in twenty fourteen. I changed the mentality that governs the government. Perception of society is that it is a threat to the society. The government has pretty much managed to stifle or obliterate in-space space for independent beast full assembly or gathering and also killed the politic live and so the only thing that remained resistant this nationwide. Crackdown was the independent human rights groups. And that's why the government really wants to get rid of these brave defenders so as to that meeting on november third. How risky was it to have that meeting. Did the human rights activists know that they could face a strong crackdown in the wake of it. Well the organization has been at the center of the government shutdown more than sixty staff members of civil human rights organizations in egypt. Have been cold for integrations have also under continuous persecution. So it's not an exit raced into say december society in egypt has been facing an existential threat in the bus tears under the government of presidency. In that sense they are forty aware of the risks. However you try to maneuver retry to assist this oppression. This meeting with the western diplomats was not unique. These are meetings that happen frequently but definitely the message here that the government wants to send a stat. This is unacceptable and the international community cannot care for human rights in egypt and deuce defenders can also go to jail for doing their work if pr is at the center. This crackdown armor. Can you tell us more about abdul bill razzaq. Pr's executive director. How large figure is he and human rights organizing activities in egypt. i owned only non gasser for. I would say six years or so. But he's actually one of the urea generation of the human rights defenders in egypt from the nineteen nineties. He's a very well respected trigger. A has been running the for the past five years. So yes. Arrest is really shocking. His treatment in detention is even more shocking. They are keeping him and sorcery confinement in a kotel without enough clothes. He doesn't have a mattress to sleep on. He was not allowed to see his wife and kids on ten. Now do you wonder whether arresting abdul razzaq is a message to other human rights groups in egypt. And how are they reacting to this news. And what does it mean for. An accurate picture of how the government is attacking human rights. Going forward. absolutely..
"us state department" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm marco werman. You're with the world. It is good to have you here. President elect joe biden today formally announced the first of his cabinet picks together. These public servants will restore america globally global leadership and its moral leadership that includes taxes lincoln as secretary of state and he will rebuild morale and trust in the state department or his career where his career government began. If confirmed blinken will lead a trouble department in need of a morale boost after it was devastated in many ways under president trump but many former foreign service officers say the problems began before trump. The world's rupa shenoy reports president trump promoted fewer state department career employees to ambassadorships than ever before harvard professor and former foreign service officer nick burns says professional staff warrant included in major policy. Decisions trump tried to cut the department's budget by a third many career professionals have left. Morale is low and burns says the state department is in profound crisis. So i do think. President trump bears a large share responsibility but not total responsibility because there are structural problems burns and his colleagues talked to two hundred former and current foreign service officers for a report that suggests ways to address those structural problems these amount to a call for radical change but almost a reimagining of or what diplomats need to do to protect the united states in the future. The report says congress should pass the first new foreign service act in forty years to overhaul the state department. It says legislators should redefine the department's mission revamp its personnel system to make it more transparent and based on merit create a mid level entry program reduce the number of political appointees and put career employees in more key positions. This is quite controversial. You can imagine that both political parties you know aren't happy to see people recommending a major change but we think major changes needed especially to reach. What many see as the most vital goal for the new state department diversity in all the ranks the lack of representation has been a weakness like when the state department had no connections inside muslim communities to help combat extremism says far upon death. We realized that we didn't have insights to the experience of how these young people were growing post. Nine eleven to help address that need secretary of state. Hillary clinton appointed pundit the first special representative to muslim communities. Pundit who's now also at harvard says there are many other cultural expertise gaps to fill. Where all the places that we don't have insight that we haven't asked questions that we haven't build programs and isn't it the time now to be able to look to that so that god forbid in a time of crisis that we have those connections. We have the insights we understand. We're not scrambling but people have been talking about the need to change and diversify the state department. Nearly as long as there's been a state department says chris richardson. He resigned from state in two thousand seventeen because he disagreed. With trump policies like the travel ban from several muslim-majority nations in june. Richardson wrote a new york times. Op ed titled the state department was designed to keep african americans out. We need to have that larger conversation about the historical context so that we have a better understanding of what is the culture of the state department that is allowing these things to continue and that maybe the cultural problem might be the fact that we talk a lot about this stuff and we make a bunch of papers about it but there is no intentional desire for change. Richardson says early on. In the state department's history officials found excuses through exams and security clearances to keep black people out. He says for the department to move forward that history has to be acknowledged and also the fact that the discrimination persists in recent years black representation has decreased slightly even as the black lives matter movement has touched off demonstrations and activism around the globe. Richardson says state department employees who represent the. Us need to be able to talk about issues like that. The countries abroad daimyo america's story. Let's be honest about our own faults. Our failures our country and that makes us more credible when we talk to other countries about their human rights abuses the biden administration might take the right steps. Richardson says he's always hopeful for real change. Tiana spears is a bit more skeptical. She resigned from the state department in january. I've been day. I really hope for change and i also know better. I'm very much waiting to see what happened. Before i get my hopes up spears had an assignment that required her to regularly cross back and forth between the us and mexico. She says she was racially. Profiled in harassed by customs and border patrol and she told her white superiors they did nothing spear says have color inside the state department have similar stories if wanna take polling upper management accountable for their actions. That's how you did change spears says if there are no repercussions for racism and discrimination. It will continue for the world. I'm rubbish annoy president-elect biden's pick to be. Us ambassador to the un did not take what might be considered a typical path to international diplomacy. Linda thomas greenfield grew up in segregated louisiana. Where the local. Kkk burn crosses in people's yards. Her father left school in third grade to help support his family. Her mother had an eighth grade education. Here's how thomas greenfield described her early days at louisiana state university in a recent ted talk. I was harassed and might amatori. I had world renowned historian used the n. word regularly in a classroom. One of my professors gave me an f. In a class and when i asked why given me the f. he said to me if you don't know the answer to that question you don't need to be here but what he didn't understand was that failure was not an option for me. Thomas greenfield went on to excel in the us foreign service and spent thirty five years. There she served as us ambassador to liberia and directed the bureau of african affairs. Thomas greenfield often cross paths with. Us ambassador johnny carson. He was the assistant secretary of state for african affairs as well as the us ambassador to kenya. Zimbabwe and uganda. Johnny carson is with me now ambassador carson. Thanks very much for being here. Why do you think president-elect. Biden's team chose linda. Thomas greenfield for this coveted position. She's capable collegial and she's politically savvy. She is deeply respected for views. On the hill both among democrats and republicans she will bring back a level of dignity and respect to the leadership at the un mission. And i think that many of our partners there will welcome her diplomatic prowess and skills her early years linda. Thomas greenfield early years. As i mentioned were full of adversity attending louisiana state university. When david duke who would go on to become the grand wizard of the kkk. He was a student there at the time. How did those years. Impact our worldview bashing linda. Thomas greenfield is not easily rattled and very difficult to push around. She maintains her values and her principles and is willing to stand up and speak out. When push the wrong way or in the face of adversity she was stationed in rwanda notably in nineteen ninety-four during the genocide. There and energetic talk. She describes how she was almost caught up in the killing their after being mistaken for a local rwandan. I was confronted by a glazed eyed young man who had been given instructions to kill a woman by the name of goth and he thought that i was a goth and interestingly i didn't panic i was afraid. Don't get me wrong. But i didn't panic and i looked at young man in the eyes and i asked him his name.
"us state department" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Are immoral. Let's tear down all the walls. According to Robert, Francis beta bozo. And we'll hit that at the bottom of this half hour, we'll have an update, but I want to draw your attention to a column which is blockbuster when you get to the heart and soul of it of John Solomon investigative reporter and executive vice president of the hill, because if you're call last week, we had the nine and a half minute press conference if you will, of Robert Muller, and all of a sudden, the Muller report, never delivered what the left was telling us he was going to deliver now. That's the fourth time now that investigations have come to the same conclusion, and that is no Russia conspiracy. No russia. Collusion of any type. No obstruction of Justice, and it was a huge massive letdown expose. But we've been saying it's nothing but fake news conspiracy theories frauds. The news media, that has been so lazy and fixated on being an extension of all, things extreme radical socialists democrat, you know, literally caught with their hands in the cookie jar running advance and advancing the lies advancing the hoax advancing, the conspiracy theory, anyway, so. Smaller gives us nine and a half minute speech and he says, well, we couldn't indict the president because of Justice department policy and the issue of whether a sitting president can or cannot be indicted, leaving a clear implication. Well, we might of. Well, we can't say, but there's a possibility yet when you look at the fact that those no underlying crime. The president was open in his criticisms of people like rod Rosenstein at times, and he fired Komi Komi deserved it, and he could have anytime have fired Robert Muller himself under article to legally. He had the legal authority to fire Muller, and there was severe conflicts of interest, the day before Muller became the special counsel, begging Donald Trump for the job as the FBI director, and then he got appointed by rod Rosenstein. That was this prize. They've had conflicts in the past the Gulf club. The president owned still. Loans, but as a private citizen, so it gives us nine and a half minute speech. It's like manna from heaven, heavily waters. Now been sent to every liberal news media mob organization, Democrats on Capitol Hill, but it only lasts a couple of hours because there were multiple times multiple witnesses that heard Robert Muller say, just the opposite. In other words, that was not a consideration for his decision. He was never gonna make a decision on obstruction. It is going to present as the law requires what his findings are to the attorney general, is not the old independent counsel statute, this is now the special counsel statute, and then it would be up to the attorney general, to make a determination of any laws were broken. And in very short order the attorney general bar, the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, and the office of legal counsel concluded no obstruction. Muller himself. No collusion. That was done quickly, Muller's, the Muller issue is dead. But he had to make a clarification. And frankly my interpretation of it was that attorney general bar threw him a lifeline by allowing the special counsel's office to team with the attorney general, and put out a statement that no no, no. This is what he really meant clarification because so many because he said the opposite. I got the feeling. He didn't even read the draft. It seemed like it was written by somebody else. Anyway. Now, the next step win out discovering, a lot of things in the so-called Mullah report are absolutely false. You know, it's literally breaking and his key is search ins in this document of his four hundred and forty eight pagers on that not accurate at all. You know, the, the report describes Paul manafort's Ukrainian business partner as a shady individual with ties to Russian intelligence. In other words, the Muller report wanted you to believe that the Trump campaign was essentially embed with a Russian spy, John Solomon, breaks the story and what do we find out that we knew it was total Bs and manafort's business. Partner was actually a sensitive intelligence source but for the US State Department, and how and why team Muller purposely deceived, the we the people is beyond my imagination. That's probably likely one of the reasons Muller doesn't dare want to go before Nadler's committee and face Jim Jordan, Mark meadows. In fact, in this case, the guy had visited the US twice in twenty sixteen to meet with State Department officials. He regularly met with the chief political officer inside the US embassy in Kiev and Muller had access to all that information, which means that they this was a premeditated line. And yet, he cast a dark shadow on this individual and. Present this person as an affair is actor tied to Russia. It wasn't true. And the very same plan, by the way, that was given to the Trump campaign in two thousand sixteen Ukrainian peace plan that was presented to the Obama administration. Well that context should have been in the Muller also because Muller's team knew it. So the another example of outright deception. And just the latest. What is pretty disturbing pattern? I mean, the separately, edited transcript from the former Trump attorney John down during a privilege routine call. Remember in the case that a joint defense agreement with general Flynn and Muller conveniently leaves out, John Dowd statement that his request is for communication was not only for the president before the country, and that he was not asking for any confidential information which was the exact opposite of what the mother team portrayed. And in other words, skull, Potosi evidence was ripped right out of it, which is classic. Andrew weissmann. If you're licensed, the lie by Sydney Powell, and it can't forget all that, and not come to a conclusion is that they purposely wrote this report, withholding knowledge altering knowledge they just to make it look as bad as they could John Solomon broke the stories with us now there's no way. They didn't know what they were doing John because this was this was easily found out by them. Listen, what I have is actually a section of the mother teams files either, actually Robert Muller's file include FBI interviews. The Robert mother team did with State Department officials who in, in worked on a daily basis with this metaphor partner named Constantine clinic, I have the cables in the emails in which State Department officials on a daily basis relay valuable intelligence, they came in from Mr. clinic to the embassador at the State Department, at the Ukraine, embassy in, in Cav to officials in Washington, among themselves, and I have all the emails that, that Mr. clinic sent to his handlers at the State Department and he wasn't just dealing with any old person at the State Department. He dealt with the deputy chief of mission, and the two chief political officers for the embassy. So he was such a valued asset that he was handled at the highest levels of State Department, and one of the things that are in the documents really clear, the State Department officials told the F B I they made a conscious effort. Never put Mr. clinics name in any cables for fear that WikiLeaks, we get a hold of and his identity is a secret source of the United States, government would be compromised. So that was all sitting in Muller's files, no doubt about it confirmed by interviews by the markings on the documents, Robert Muller had that side of Constantine, committed life nail down and for reasons that I don't understand, and I have not been able to ascertain reporting, Robert Muller chose to portray concentrating communiqu as a Russian sympathies, somebody who had connections to the Russian intelligence group and the Russian intelligence services, without telling this entire other story, and I think that it deserves the public if goals Muller report was to get transparency the failure to mention this vast body of evidence portrays clinic, and a very different light trusted, by the United States, government giving valuable doesn't same thing exists. Now we know that. Carter page was an American asset that he worked for the community. It's not. I mean I asked them straight up and he said, well, it's out there. Yeah. I was working for our side when that was in March of sixteen as recently as March twenty sixteen just as he was joining the Trump campaign. It is now been verified by the FBI documents. I obtained and others that Carter page was working to help the FBI bring a case against Russian mobsters. So all of these missing elements, always have a common pattern the common pattern. Is they make the person close to Trump look, dirty or kosher to rush more problematic than the actual evidence. And let me give you one example, from the Constantine committed documents that just gives a sense of how misleading by omission. The mullahs report is the mother report does a big makes a big deal out of the fact that Constantine committed in August of twenty sixteen came to New York. That's the sign. He's not a Russian spy because he was a Russian spy, we wouldn't have given them a visa. He gets in the country. He drops off a peace plan to try to settle the Russia Ukraine crisis in Crimea. And the Muller says, oh my gosh. This is an example of him doing the Russians bidding, and he was trying to influence Trump and Trump involved in this matter. There's only one problem with that story. If you go to the FBI documents and the and the cables, and the State Department memos that, Bob, mother possessed and is ins come in, I the peace plan to the Obama administration four months before he gave it to Trump. So he gave it to both parties and how to bomb administration, reactive State Department official thank and things very valuable information where noodling it over, if you have that part of the report all of, and you knew that part of constant communiqu you'd go, why am I worried about the contact with Donald Trump? It sounds like he was trying to get everybody aboard in, in solving the crisis all of that. So mid, and it's always omitted to the negativity of the Trump campaign, the portrayal of the negative of the Trump campaign is always more negative, when there's an omission here. I think the American. I have to ask why. Well, I mean, you, you literally looked at hundreds of pages of government documents that we know that Robert Mueller possess since twenty eighteen and they knew the, the demarcation, they knew the sensitive intelligence source that guy Camilla and, you know, they know they're aware that he worked for the State Department and informed on matters involving Ukraine and Russia, and it was such an incomplete and deceptive portrayal of, of such an important person in and they use it in his overall narrative. Right. And to me, there's only one conclusion is they wanted it to be interpreted the wrong way, and they purposely wrote it to be interpreted the wrong way. And I honestly think it just shows. And by the way, there's a poll out that confirms this half of Americans now, believe the Trump was a wick victim of a witch-hunt and, and also confirms my belief that Robert. Muller does not wanna testify, and I don't think he will testify because I don't think he can sustain the questioning of Jim Jordan. Morton meadows and company, but it'll be I think came star said on your show last night, it would be a travesty for the American public if mother got away and didn't answer these very seminal questions that go to the credibility of his investigation, the credibility of his findings on the honesty of the work that he said, I remember something can said last night. I just said, on your show, it was very important said, when Bob Muller made that nine point statement, he emphasized that this investigation was built on the integrity of good people who work with him that integrity is now in question that work is now in question, why wouldn't Bob mother coming answer the questions that would allow us to ascend? Can't can't answer. Why hired these people? He can't answered when he knew those no collusion. He can't answer. Why such a bias team? He can't answer questions. Like why did you have time for taxi medallions and? Farah violations, but not Hillary's dirty Russian dossier. All right. Stay right there. John Solomon investigative reporter executive vice president for the hill. He wrote another column with ten questions for Hillary. We'll get to that as we continue and. Yeah down at the border. This is real and will get an update on that situation. Also this hour as we continue..
"us state department" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"And says, hey, Michael Cohen went to Prague. We know that happened. It's inter- notes. We know she's doing some travel records checks because she sends notes to the FBI later saying, I checked travel records for this guy and this guy, and then there's a redaction I highly suspect that redaction is Miscavige from the State Department checking Michael Cohen's passport records, finding out immediately Joe that Michael Coen's never been a prop. How devastating the scandal would this be if the US State Department was checking sensitive records? Then giving that information back to steal heya. Chris. Coin's never been apprach. You may want to change that story a little bit. At eight days later Adagietto memo, magically appears, hey, we're kind of on sure about where this Coen, Prague meeting happened really because you just said, so. Now, we have US government officials in the State Department working in conjunction with the F B I, we know cavalier was sending emails to the FBI about this meeting. Potentially exchanging information with a paid political source so he can alter it to make it fit. In narrative that doesn't exist and be by truck. Oh, that would be paying, oh, you wanna talk about a kidney punch a liver shot, folks. I again being candid with you. I did not consider that third possibility. And I'm thinking last night, as we're going through cuts to use for the show today. And I'm watching mud, why is mud in such a panic other than the obvious? They know the allied steals gonna pass the hot potato the FBI. Imagine if the real scandal is still telling the I g Michael Horowitz during this interview Joe. Hey, Chris, why did you change your story about Cohen going to Prague and in an adagio eight days later? So you didn't know where Cohen went oh. Because the State Department told me Cohen never been deployed. Oh, they did. Oh, that's fascinating. So the State Department's dealing with a pay political operative for Hillary Clinton to alter and change his story to fit in BI narrative to spy on the Trump team folks with the quip toothbrush Bank. On. Here we go from a listener. Joe? Air is back listeners semi the red flag. You're the best red flag. Don't do the hood for review. Bet you didn't consider that. What either? No. No. Never never thought it's on the laundry on the field folks. This larger as my brother says. Folks, if this was a two way information exchange and other information superhighway like we had as I suggest that an episode of six twenty eight between Bruce or and steel, and then cavalier would steal. And there was an exchange of information with a former foreign spy to correct. His false narrative to make him appear more credible than he was, ladies and gentlemen. We have a really really big problem. Market. Thirtysomething minutes into the show. All right. That's a big one. Yeah. Speaking of deep state lunatics, you know, every time you talk about the, the deep state, you have these, these lunatics on the left. Do stay doesn't exist. You guys are all conspiracy whatever. Listen, the only conspiracy theory, so you nut jobs, promoting the collusion. Hoax had been completely discredited, but a real Liber -tarian, rand Paul. I'm like, fake libertarian just in a mosh who I admire greatly. Rampal Rampal came out. We covered this up on Gino dot.
"us state department" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The death toll and Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka is rising thirties. Now say at least two hundred ninety people are dead and hundreds more injured the bombings went off in churches and luxury hotels across the country. Police arrested over a dozen people in connection with the bombings. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet. The US State Department says several Americans are among the dead. Meantime, the NYPD has beefed up a trolls around city churches after the Easter day, Sri, Lankan bombings. The NYPD says there's no direct threat against any church in the city, but gun toting cops can be seen outside places like Saint Patrick's cathedral and churchgoers say. That makes them feel a whole lot safer to base a mind. Go smile on Facebook after his out in the cardinal. Timothy Dolan says he's shocked and saddened by the bombing Christians. Sri Lanka will give us hope to think that they were at mass this morning on Easter Sunday. Even though there were threats Dolan says he's praying for those injured in the attack. No, one Laden W O R news flex in France. And around the world pay tribute to the firefighters who fought to save Notre Dame cathedral in a destructive fire last week at Easter mass yesterday, the archbishop of Paris led a prayer for the quick restoration of the eight hundred fifty year old church. Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed an eighty nine year old woman in Staten Island. Anthony, it a Seco was in the area when it happened. He says he can't believe the driver would just leave the elderly woman in the road. It's excuse me. Just keep going. Eighty.
"us state department" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"This a comment by Mexico's president about needing to deal with the root causes Oscars because most of these migrants on actually from Mexico just passing through from places like Honduras and got Amada. Yes. That's correct. The majority of migrants arriving at the US border actually coming from Central American countries. And in many cases have actually surpassed Mexican nationals arriving crossing the border, particularly the case in Guatemala, which is a nationality. This far far exceeded Mexicans arriving at the border in recent years. Now, the view of the Mexican president is that if you want to the numbers of people leaving countries like Salvador, Honduras, traveling through Mexico to get to the United States, then you need to boost economic development in Central America and create an incentive for them to stay with all the couple of days ago. The US State Department said it wanted to halt aid payments to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador. That's right. And that's really going to create a problem not just for the Central American countries themselves, which as you mentioned are suffering from poverty and also extreme violence, which without some kind of financial support. There just aren't going to improve and migration isn't going to stop. But it's also going to create intense friction between Mexico and the United States because Mexico's policy in lupus, those policy has always been, you know, we need to support the Central American countries financially to curve migration. And so the Trump administration's moved to cut that financial aid not only goes against what these countries needs. But also kind of a slap in the face to love about who's kind of accuracy into to President Trump in the hopes that this kind of financial aid and support for Central American countries would come from the us well in indeed, I mean, Mexico's president has often said know he doesn't want to be drawn into a war of words with dummies. Trump. But but this time when when Mr. Trump's as the weekend lying shot the border, Mr Lewis overdose..
"us state department" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Our Twitter handle is at K Q E D forum. We do welcome your involvement and again Philippian here in studio is. Director and chief operating officers. The plush ploughshares fund and also former vice president of the Asia foundation and senior former senior policy advisor at the US State Department. Well, at this point, we're not only talking about really United States relations with Saudi Arabia. What we're talking about? What may be just interested in the factory sampling? We've got an election going on in Israel next week. And we've got the a lot of steak there is real and Saudi Arabia now seem to be pretty much allies against Iran, and that's taking Israel is a nuclear power. So if Saudi Arabia becomes a nuclear power or of this helps at least move Saudi Arabia toward becoming a nuclear power. We're talking about a whole reconfiguration in the Middle East possibly and an arms race as I said before a nuclear arms race. I think that's absolutely right. And that's why what we do with respect to Saudi Arabia at my hope is that we if we decide we want to share nuclear technology. We have what's called the gold standard, which is an agreement that we. Did with the United Arab Emirates where they specifically renounced the ability to reprocess and enrich the stuff that you know, to to make the fuel that's necessary. And you know, if you don't do something like that what you're doing is as you know, the Iran deal, the United States, basically withdrew in reneged on the Iran deal. I think essentially the Iranians for the most part have held Pat because I think they're hoping that Donald Trump loses reelection, and then we can go back to the status quo, ante where the deal is basically in place. So they've been you know, despite their domestic political pressures. They've steps stood firm with this. If in fact, the one two three the that Saudi Arabia has that capability that increases more pressure on Iran for them to basically, you know, not adhere to the Iran nuclear deal, and then you're off to the races. Let's go to our callers with find out. What you our listeners have to say or asking we begin Peter with you. Good morning. You're on the air. Thank you. Thank you for this opportunity and for your. Your guest whose work is so important. I'm just wanting to struggle up publicly here with the the difficulty of looking at the fundamental hypocrisy. I believe in the present established nuclear clubs saying we're right in your wrong to new nuclear power. There may be some possibility of concession or some humility some. You know, some relief of sanctions some measure of goodwill actually as a as a mode of defense. And and shouldn't there possibly be a greater more public dialog involving North Korea? And and the public in a global discussion. How did totally denuclearize the entire world. Question is really about diplomacy, and how diplomacy might work in either of these cases, but more toward North Korea Philippine? Yes. So there's a one of our Graentiz I can international campaign against nuclear weapons has been talking about the notion of completely banning all of these weapons. And so that is a dialogue that is ongoing right now. And in fact, I can receive the Nobel peace prize two thousand seventeen for their work. I mean, there's just a small group of people in Europe, and they've had a huge impact of creating a new norm here, the two main powers United States, and what used to be the Soviet Union now Russia under Putin are moving forward with more new. That's that's that's essentially what you're what. I think your your listener has been talking about is the hypocrisy that's involved in this. I mean as part of the non-proliferation treaty nuclear non-proliferation treaty, the ones who have recognized and said they have nuclear weapons so that they eventually are going to get rid of these things, but we have yet to do. So. And the problem right now is as you as you mentioned, the United States is on par to predict to believe it's something to trillion dollars over the next thirty years to renew our nuclear weapons capabilities. I mean, it's it's really outrageous. And in this time where you know, there's so many more needs for that money..
"us state department" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"President Trump today announced a major unexpected policy change. In regards to Israel. Let's get more from ABC's. Lana Zak Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the middle of a tough reelection campaign. But he was just handed a major victory by President Trump recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Disputed undisputed region was claimed by Israel after the six day war with Syria in nineteen sixty seven previously the US State Department referred to the disputed territory as Isreaeli occupied. But now it has been instructed to call the Golan Israel controlled Lana, Zak ABC news, Washington. The Israeli Prime Minister is scheduled to appear next week at the annual American Israel Public affairs committees conference in DC and now several democratic candidates for president or refusing to attend. They include Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, the liberal advocacy group known as move on called on the Democrats to skip this year's policy conference. Meantime, former vice president Joe Biden is. Reportedly considering naming Stacey APM Abrahams as his running mate if he decides to enter the two thousand twenty race. We're still waiting for him to make it official or not. Back to the scandal involving colleges nationwide a USC student is speaking out about recruiting tactics us, she's spoke with CBS Carter Evans, knowing everything. I know now I just think thank God. Because that could have been me in the midst of her college application process, this twenty one year old says her mother got a call from Rick singer. He asked her what migrates were he asked her what my SAT score was she told him, and he said, oh, those aren't getting her into Ivy leagues. She says singer told her mom, he knew how to guarantee admission industry, and for he goes, oh, you know, is she athletically involved in any way is she a star athlete, and my mom says this girl can't play anything. She's terrible at Affleck's. He Canada's said, oh, it won't be a problem. And Hollywood actress Laurie Glenn will join Felicity Huffman in court here in Boston on April third. Both actresses are being charged in the scandal. Accused of bribing their kids way. Into Ivy league schools now Laughlin as we've been reporting had originally asked for a delay for her court appearance. She requested the day p moved to patriot's day, April fifteenth the six anniversary of the marathon bombings. We will continue to follow.
"us state department" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"News and information five seventy KLIF. Just a couple of minutes. Good heavens voices getting getting worse. I guess the morning goes on coming up in just a couple of minutes. The woman attacked by a Jaguar is talking. And she's saying I was not taking a selfie. Tell you what she does say. She was doing in just a moment. First up. The US State Department has a warning for Americans planning to visit Mexico for spring break. In the warning is leave your dope, including medical marijuana at home and Clayton Neville tells us. That's no joke. You've got to be cautious when heading to Mexico different levels of caution. If issued by the State Department at the US embassy in Mexico is saying people going to some of these resort towns in Mexico need to be aware of increased levels of crime. There are several different warning levels level four, according to the State Department means do not travel, they recommended no travel to that particular area. And there is one pretty popular destination on that list not travel being recommended to Arca poco right now. And this list has several different reasons for these levels of concern, those are sexual assault increased numbers of sexual assault increased crime across the board. Also medical insurance in a lot of these places medical insurance is extremely high. They asked people to be aware of what is covering. What is not before you leave? Those are some of the concerns that they have in these places. You go also unregulated alcohol. People are putting methanol inside alcohol which caused people to blackout after just one or two drinks. Those are some of the concerns that are going on right now in Mexico level to warning is just use extreme caution of increased crime, Kabul. San Lucas is on that list Cancun right now is on a level two as well. So the State Department is asking people that do go to some of these towns in Mexico to always go to the bars or the restaurants in groups, never go out alone. What is dark and things like that pretty serious warnings here. And it's coming right in the midst of spring break, and you can always check out the State Department's website. They always have these travel warnings for various countries, right? Yeah. That's right. You just hop on there. And you'll see we'll be able to break it down as you which Mexican states are under which level of the thirty one states. It'll tell you which one is under a level two three level or getting that level four is do not travel. The level two is travel with extreme caution. In a lot of those resort towns. Right now are under a level two. All right. Thanks, jim. There's KLIF Jim Roope. It's eight forty four. The woman who who was attacked by a Jaguar is talking about talking about her encounter. Her name is leeann we don't have her last name. She did an interview with easy family dot com. And she says she was at the zoo in Arizona, and she admits she said she was in the wrong. She should not have been leaning over a barrier. But she said I never crossed the barrier. I was not trying to get a selfie. If I was trying to get a selfie. I think the injuries would be in a different place, and she has a point there because she was injured in the arm primarily, and and probably if she was she had her back turned into the cage and the Jaguar her injuries would have been under butter back or something like that. However, she says I was never in the enclosure. I never passed. The barrier, but I do admit to leaning over the barrier. And she said she was just surprised as a Jaguar was able to reach through the tape. She's trying to get a picture of how close do you want that picture to be? You're trying to shoot up its nostrils. If you're close enough for the Jaguar to reach out and grab ya. You too close, right? Wildlife world zoo in Litchfield park has said nothing is going to happen to the Jaguar because the Jaguar did nothing wrong. Thank you very much coming up on KLIF power to the people the old people.
"us state department" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"I looked at a map of Austin. And then I picked you know, like central eastside up north. And then you drew it in the shape of a hot any lettuce in. Here's your options Milady Milady. That's what I said. All right. Johnny take you to plans round ties. A we know he has three things. Gabby plans yet Dinh's you need. We're going to see it. When I want to be there. Are you going to the place that you love that? I love to that we go through sometimes not no, okay, different place. I got a great dinner coming tonight. I thought it was going to have excuse to eat home slice tonight. But I'm not going to get home slice. So unless my son JD my son JD past his driver's exam. Try. Now, it's so actually took a good driver's license photo first person ever in my family to be able to do that short their bud. Throw it on the dot. To put your personal identification. It's just she. My my my last one was better. That's the problem. I've got everyone. You're you're it's like the passport photos. Always shitty. God, you're never prepared. My passport photos awful awful. It will we'll send it recently to somebody for verification, those unit international thing, and as I don't want to send them this hate my pass, the same as Canadian passport photos, when you're you can't show any emotion, and you have to have like all your facial features displays so every Canadian passport photosynthesis. So you gotta live the photo Jason Bourne wherever he goes on the run is we can smile and ours, and my hair was like flake one of the stages where I was trying to grow it out, and that's just from nightmare. Yeah. The I know what you're talking about though. Because when I go to Gatwick or flying to Toronto when you go through customs, and they take a photo of you. If your natural inclinations smile. No, do not smile. Oak w a neutral face neutral face the opposite apprec- person's problem. Also, what not just to be frowning Othon fucking years. It now two dozen nineteen. How far behind are is the printing technology at the US State Department where I go to CVS they pulled on the little white curtain. I. Take a photo film. Boop. Take a photo send it to them. And it comes back, and it looks like a watercolor impression of whatever. The fuck. I sent them how hard can it beat of urge assure like four shades darker they used to but the photo in there is laminated over the top of it. But I guess that was not secure enough. You know, they actually a photo what guess on on the British ones. The photo of you on the possible is made up of a bunch of like security ship. Oh, like, the lines are printed in like co numbers and dollar Bill. I think all of your information makes up you'll picture I didn't a forms of identification with like the person's face superimpose as well as the regular photo. Like, the just they went above and beyond to make sure. Well, coached Canadian passport read it. No. It's it's like a navy blue may the US UK. I think North America blue cry and then like different regions dealings the best one what colors black refund goal Ovalles. Oh, it's got the. Yeah. So what he's dead the leaf. At the olive branch. But I don't know what that is. It looks cool. I want to get tattooed remind All Blacks f logo. What's that little leaf is the leaf Google gonna leave air there was there was some dude who is in New Zealand posted a photo and read it it was you know, that read suburb old school cool. So it was a photo of his dad like graduating from some kind of military thing. And he said here's my dad thirty years ago posing with three of his twenty four siblings has a coal God that poor mother. How is that even possible? Josh she just must be like stress as a medically. It can work that out loose threats kids. Everything is probably just loose yet. A kitty year do that or more. Yeah. Probably like started getting that you give birth you're pregnant again. Yeah. You said like ten at once she gets e order, Sean. So that's cool. That's cool. Dude. That's cool. All right. Well, thank. You for joining us on this podcast. Don't forget gametime his back..
"us state department" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We need to do is make sure we have an agreed position we know will come on the support of the feature trading arrangements, and we can go to that with the the maze. People again, saying Brexit is the will of the British people top North Korean officials set to meet with US President Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington later this week Bloomberg sources saying this could signal a second summit between the two countries. And that it could happen soon. Kim Yong shoal will be in Washington Friday, the official line from the US State Department is there are no meetings to announce November meetings were cancelled US Pentagon has confirmed the death of five military fighters by an explosion near a patrol and Syria. Islamic state has claimed responsibility now shortly after that announcement vice. President Mike Pence addressing an audience at the State Department. We are bringing our troops hall. The caliphate has crumbled, an ISIS has been defeated. But Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham says this is dangerous my concern by the statements made by President Trump is it should set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy were fighting. You make people were trying to help wonder about us. He says the president needs to look long hard before he withdraws from Syria. And even though is trying to improve exchanges with North Korea. South Korean officials say they've stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean painting south that have been covered under the UN. Sanctions. It says even now permits are required in San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Bryan, sir. Edward oh. Thank you very much in Singapore. Olivier dossier head of applied research at Exuma Asia's our guest Olivia. I'm it's great to have you with us on the program. We have some concerns in the Mark. This morning, but likely already discounted by all the selling that we saw back in December. And so the markets are advancing. But my question to you is should we actually wait for the Chinese stimulus to kick in to buy China? Or should we get out in front and go do it? Now. Well, that's a good question. And it actually depends. You know, if you're an international investor or if you're a domestic local investor right now, China's still has a lot of work to do it has to rebalance if the economy it has to deal with the the huge amount of leverage in its in its financial system, and it has his trade war going on with the US. So what what it needs right now is really stability while it deals with some of these problems. So I think you're likely to get a stimulus for that. But that's only going to be designed to provide liquidity enough liquidity ahead of the Chinese New Year period to have financial stability, and you're not gonna be able to change the fundamentals that it has to deal with your kicking the can down the road on the leverage issue or the de leveraging issue, but you're not going to be able to change the fact that the global economy slowing that investors last quarter have kind of changed their mind about how strong the economy really is. And actually how weak. It could be and that's going to be a headwind that you can't prevent with just a stimulus package. Yes. Certainly does seem at least what happened yesterday kicking the can down the road. What about in terms of some of the other stimulus points? They've seen the couple of weeks ago that triple I caught Ben earlier this week as well vowing logic tax cuts today. Just more of a I guess papering, the overall issues are they gonna help longer Tim? I think again. Yeah, they they're designed to help the banking system says prevent any kind of run on the Bank so to speak. If there is a for some reason a negative risk event. That happens you have Chinese New Year coming in with a huge demand for cash at this time of year by by retailers. So they're going to the Bank anyway to to to to withdraw cash so banks really have a an equity shortage ran this time of year. So that's really designed to help with that. And what really the government there is trying to do is is they have to organize a soft landing of their economy. They have to prevent any kind of run on the Bank or financial crisis from the debt load that they have and they have to deal with the trade war. So they really need to have everything as calm as possible. Even that time, we're not used to focusing on cracks in the Chinese economy. But the auto sector really cracked last year in two thousand eighteen and if that happens in the housing sector this year. Well, look out below right? That's right. That's right. So they are all these potential cracks that are in the system. A lot of the loans that the banks have are related to property. A lot of the the the that that's out there is related to properties. Obviously, this is a crack that everybody's watching.
"us state department" Discussed on Mueller, She Wrote
"I didn't know what came from stolen shit. Sorry. They're seizing all assets for the movie I'll proceed sorry. Proceeds assets. Well, they are I guess assets. Jostling to Capri owes proceeds no the movie made money. Right. So they're taking the hell do they even do that logistically that's like 'cause it goes to so many different people in places. Yeah. I don't take what they can. I guess. Yeah. Like any other kind of what do you call it when they repo us, take whatever they can get I guess. Like seize royalties from this point moving forward that wouldn't be too hard. But are they like going back and taking people's money? I doubt that okay? I doubt that they're probably just if there's any kind of. You know net profits from the movie, they seize those because it was funded with laundered money, right? But wolf of Wall Street. Yeah. What Meyer you right? Take the movie is a documentary now. And it kinda was and the food is involved and Leo weird. Crazy. He was a weird guy is an interesting clicking cares about the environment. Weird sort of way. Impressed. Also, Cambridge Analytica popped up in the news Friday, we with an update to the story about our US State Department, awarding the parent company of Cambridge Analytica called SEAL a no bid five hundred thousand dollar contract to counter ISIS terrorist propaganda. That means they awarded this contract without opening bidding to the public. They just gave it to them are US State Department under Trump. So we'll keep our eyes on that story for you. And what we're Republicans calling big news this week. A video of Alexandria, Qaiseer Cortez surfaced, showing her dancing when she was in college and Republicans lost their minds aerial. I cannot let this dance happen. Ren McCormack made a lot of people stop and think I object to that kind of music. I think you know, why? Because people fork eight two so Republicans hate dancing, and this is a scandal to them the video shows AOC doing a dance challenge where people would reenact dances for movies, and she chose to do the breakfast club weed smoking dance, which is actually a better scandal. But Republicans aren't cool enough to know that they were all stoned in that scene. So they had all my dupage. So let's see if I have this straight. Rod dogging porn stars. While your wife is a home with your new baby. Paying a woman one point six million dollars to get an abortion grabbing people by the pussy, all cool, but dancing, dancing is bad. God there dancing. We are going up to my room right now by Dr shook house. Take me play. I don't know guys. This is right up there with that tan suit grey Poupon the war on Christmas. Hillary's emails. It's it's mustard mustard. It's so sad to watch. And try to fabricate scandals out of FinnAir, apparently all we have to do to trigger Trump supporters as dance..
"us state department" Discussed on World News Analysis
"As I just mentioned Malia has achieved visible as such paschel tries and progress in terms of national security al-shabaab treasures in the country. Right now is extremely limited. They are not in control of any major city of any major port any major infrastructure at all they are hiding and the room and more villages and are captured in very very limited parts of country. We can say say that ninety over ninety percent and the country is three from al-shabaab presents or any extremist groups present. And this is giving these national community the trust and confidence in the federal government's capacity to ensure the security and safety of the country. The US State Department says the return of you. Demonstrates their commitment to further advance stability, democracy and economic development that are in the interest of both nations. What's your take on the US stands has the United States offer any plan to help develop the Somalia economy? Somalia's economic development plans are actually in the hands of this. Molly federal government. Now, we are in charge and devising our own economic development policy, and then taking these policies and taking these approaches and plans to our international partners. So it's the other way around it is not that the US is bringing forth a plan to develop Tamale, the Konami covered. It is rather the other way around rush, the Molly, Molly doesn't into the cabinet ministers and different agencies are taking charge of what it needs to take to reconstruct the government and reconstruct the country's economy ended social economic development and taking these plans to be national community including partners, which is the US and partnering with different partners on different aspects of our development, including cured including aspects of economic development. Trae. And industrial capacity building and regarding our cooperation with the u s always been focused on security and creating the capacity about own national security forces, and what would you say is the root cause of the economic challenges Somalia as facing I mean, all the development issues, and what is the prioritized by the Somali government to develop a Konomi. One of the most important challenges that Himali faces today if you remember Tamale back in the eighties Headey had DV equivalent what China had time Somalis economy was actually quite dooming before the state collapsed. And one of the biggest challenges safe is the lack of a stable government system in the past twenty seven over twenty years. Now sister doesn't twelve our first international recognize government came into power and the second government came into power in February seventeen and these government have been tirelessly trying to establish all of the government institutions that are needed to feel the table and substantial recovery of the national economy Simoni has a multitude of of of resources, whether they are natural resources or even just looking at our. Geographical position which protest at a very strategic maritime route which could actually be exploited to teal. Our blue economy and generate zillions of revenue for the government. However at the current stage our biggest challenge is to establish our government institution Ella financial situation. And make sure that they are pluckily functioning an are in accordance with world standard in order for us to conduct trade and conduct further economic cooperation with our neighboring countries ending when I question could you tell us more about these somebody government's plan to like boost cooperation with African countries neighboring countries on the continent. Molly government is quite incense on enforcing the east Africa economic integration. And we are in constant negotiationms and talks is only by neighboring countries out president in the past week was in Kenya. Attending, the the blue communist form, which Brassica which brought together peop- leaders from the East African region to discuss cooperation in the blue Tommy now, we are in constant talks in concentration with race to ensure that our development are in line with our neighboring countries in order to ensure those infrastructure integration and both trade and enter vision in an economic terms with anything countries to reinforce the economic and infrastructure integration of east Africa community and both Stor. Is resources to you threaten developments estabilishing region? Thank you very much doctor.
"us state department" Discussed on Rants and Randomness with Luvvie Ajayi
"So I am so excited about this guest of mine if hajj Muhammad, Mian. If you Hodge met at a conference a couple of years ago, and I moderate a conversation with her and Gabby Douglas. I was like, okay, she's to dope for us not to be friends. And if you don't know this pixie dust carrier will you should and you about to, hey, GRA, how Levy. Good, good. I'm gonna give people your official bio so they know how like ridiculously dove. You are. So if Taj Mohammad is a fencer in the first Muslim American woman in his job to compete for the United States and the Olympic Games, she's also the first female Muslim Americans metal at the Olympic Games, win bronze in the women's saber team event named one of time, magazines hundred most influential people in the world. She serves as a sports ambassador for the US State Department co founded athletes for impact and the clothing line clothing company Luella and inspire the first job. He Barbie in her likeness. Rancho renting a fan. Y'all joining walkman, itchy, eyes, Muhammad to the podcast Hager. So my first question for you is, what did you wanna be when you were growing up iron iron during I really wanted to earth. You know that you know how it is like black household, your two options? Doctor lawyer, I decided I was going to be adopted and my mom, my dad need every effort to make sure that was going to happen. I spent every summer in and like the local colleges medical schools like in different programs. So for really long time, like most of my even collegiate career I was on past after. So you actually did when see? I also went to be a doctor, but my mind failed by freshman year of college like gotta dean chemistry. And I was like, what this is done. I think or go or go is, is Ray five out that you will not be doctor? No. What I found out way before we go, I found out in chemistry, wanna one. So I. I was a, I was a rap. I was like. I was like, this ain't gonna work. So you when you were growing up and you went to be this doctor, like, how did that turn to fencing. Dr professional athlete. Let's see. I in our house, you kind of had to play sport. You know, we weren't really given a choice whether or not we would play, and I remember how this really, really. You know, my other siblings at the table in my mom, putting the town recreation bug in front of us had all these different sports states. You know in the in the weeks that the summer camp sick. Thing, and I just tried sports like different scored after sport. But for me, the most from kid who even when I didn't hit job when I was really young, I still like, you know, didn't wear the really short shorts. So I spent all this time, you know, buying long flees to go under the two uniforms or by spandex. And I remember I was driving past a little high school with my parents with my momma particular, and we saw athletes inside the school cafeteria from the road. We could see athletes inside the school cafeteria, and they had on these long jackets that had on long pants and they had on what we thought were helmets and the mom's.