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the carrot or the stick countries uniting in praising the historic deal with iran differ on what led to the landmark agreement with the use of sanctions the main point of contention also. that opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure. the u.s. bio's to appease skeptics at home and some allies abroad is it's part of the deal attracts a flurry of criticism in washington and television. police used tear gas on thousands of protesters in the ukrainian capital kiev is the government breaks away from a trade deal with the you. hello
it's nice to have you company you're watching r.t. coming to you live from moscow. now world powers may have agreed on a groundbreaking deal with iran but all opinions differ on what led to the long awaited success while some countries attribute the breakthrough to diplomacy others insist it's thanks to the pressure of sanctions that promise was found boyko reports on the talks. it's a deal that saluted diplomats for a decade. and as the crucial make or break iran letelier talks continued into the night details of how they were going for eluding the journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an a story breakthrough than after
sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy including its right to nuclear enrichment on the condition that its program is placed under strict controlled by the i.a.e.a. . as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent use u.s. centrifuges while holding construction of a new reactor near the town of iraq this throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had a smile on his face and its hand he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing tarantulas gain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds in foreign banks we believe that it is the
sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately today more significant negotiation to follow for a comprehensive agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that iran's nuclear program is anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this despite all that iran's resilience has forced these countries to take steps. enrichment and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role because to do it in the suit with the agreement is based on the foreword by the russian president vladimir putin iran's new president hassan rouhani is also seen as having played a crucial role in making the deal possible he came to power less than three months
ago pledging to improve iran's relations with the west and i don't think that sanctions played as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential it is only an interim agreement in six months time well how is that how defraud is set to return to the negotiating table but after ten years failed. you mean that scientists in the middle of the night it's a game changer polyploid a hot seat to meet that. so one prays around the globe but the pivotal day all fail to get a unanimous welcome in the u.s. let alone its close ally israel a washington correspondent and takes a look at how despite diplomatic triumph the obama administration has found itself between a rock and a hard place. today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward
a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was cute in geneva. last night in a small store i mean. it's a story and state. does not move to a safer place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the
language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement. despite the official's attempts to appease the hawks punches are flying here it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio called the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and quote i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new norm opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are already working not to let its survive the six month trial the obama
administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the call as it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in washington i'm going to check out while the co-author of why page told us that despite heavy criticism at home and abroad washington won't back and here's the deal the u.s. is not going to give up on this beast you know we have basic old war with iran through the one nine hundred seventy nine and this is a major step forward and we have everybody on board. the they are not enriching to twenty percent it has nothing to do with the skin of a nuclear weapon you know it's probably more the french who don't want to compete in the market for medical isotopes but there's been a lot of negotiation and a lot of time put in this and they're not going to throw it all away because these realities are having a fit. however some u.s. lawmakers are also voicing concerns that iran is gaining
a lot while giving the chilly nothing venture capital has katie pilbeam explains just time much to iran might gain financially. the country can now get a hold of around seven billion dollars worth of commodities and financial assets we know that sanctions have crippled the country since their introduction so let's break down some of these figures as they were a large proportion of these numbers are going to be coming from so the country can resume trade in gold petro chemicals and auto exports and of course this will equate to around one and a half billion dollars although the countries earnings will still be greatly improved to rand's earnings will still be thirty billion dollars less than before the embargoes were originally introduced golding the financial sector just over four billion dollars worth of offshore funds will be frozen now this is still a tiny fraction of the one hundred billion dollars that will still be inaccessible
to iran but it does mean that the country can finally relented the global banking system once again long term with the hope is that the country can drag itself out of recession seventy five million people the iranians are struggling on a daily basis because products are so expensive there we know inflation is at forty percent long term twenty thirty years it's all about investment investment into the country has been pretty much nonexistent we know in anticipation of this deal there's already been conversations going on with the global energy companies the european us ones orning to get back into the country where they've been out of it for around thirty years now really make use of those oil assets well striking a deal with iran hasn't prevented g q magazine from maine in the u.s. president among the twenty five least influential people of the year the latest edition of cross talk here on r.t. discusses barack obama's plummeting popularity. this program we ask is obama
serving bush's fourth term history is not going to judge the presidency of barack obama and george bush in the same light whatsoever i think obama is way worse than bush and i am not a big fan of george w. bush there is no compare and contrast between either president whatsoever besides having a spending problem politico just ran a poll showing forty six percent approval for president bush while you have thirty seven percent for president obama it's quite an irony at this point. that's cross talk a little later on now the unrest in ukraine is into its second days riot police to gas demonstrators who are responding with violence the protests are over the government suspending an association deal with the european union let's you know share the skis in the ukrainian capital for are today. still remains in protest
mode and we see scuffles between the protesters and police now and then at times they're using tear gas against each other in fact this morning we saw something like dynamite between the protests and the police in front of the government building and again a gas was used against both the protest and police use it against each other clearly these people these protesters here at the european square in kiev they're against the president's decision the government's decision not to sign a free trade zone agreement with the european union but there are many others who describe it as a very pragmatic and a brave decision and a correct one as well because looking at a possible economic damages which a great may have suffered it's easy to see why now the government saw several reasons first of all modernizing ukrainian factories to be in line with european standards which cost more than one hundred billion euro and this is the luxury brand can't afford at the moment obviously the fated to modernize would have led to these factories being closed and tens of thousands finding themselves in the streets and if huge social unrest the european union would not be providing any kind of compensations for the potential economic damages even the high amount
decided to gates providing ukraine with a new loan which would have stabilized its economy and the prime minister reacted to that already he said that the country does not need any gifts like that in any way because it was somewhat hollow serious that the loan which i.m.f. could have provided during the week which saw some comments from european officials that russia blackmailed ukraine out of signing this deal the allegation which was staunchly denied by the russian president with facts that it was the european union which had been blackmail ukraine through the entire course of the negotiation of this deal so interesting to see where this protest will go still several hundred people remaining in this protest have set up a tent camp over here which suggests that they could be staying here for a few more days at least. you can watch live coverage of the rally in ukrainian capital of all websites como so they stay financial standing in the way of ukraine's prime. to be one of the fact is named as the rising price of gas and its
impact on the cost of utilities. may just find a way around that by drilling fish oil gas this year ukraine signed corp deals with oil giant shell and share of wrong which could help the country lower the gas price by as much as three times the current level but charm wilson who had to abandon her home because of on site fracking says the benefits will not cover the damage i've learned about this industry the hard way i worked for industry first and then moved out to the country and bought my own place and then i experienced the environmental impacts all around me there's the possibility of water contamination water depletion many many horrible air impacts and the traffic in just a huge disturbance knowing why it's been a fitting a very few people the industry and
a few large landowners and it's coming at great expense to the people who live on the land. now the bank of england is optimistic about growth in the u.k. but looking at people the numbers banks have very different thank you we've got more on this story. back in the day barack obama was elected because he was deemed to be the very end of george w. bush now instead of seeing differences between the two presidents we were reminded about what both have in common particularly like poll numbers on this program we bomb a serving bush's fourth term. we could go into. some of. the consensus.
choose to. choose the stories get him to. choose access to. wealthy british style. markets. find out what's really happening to the global economy for a no holds barred look at the global financial headline news joining to cause a report. again welcome back now this is sensible some isn't in the vatican ahead of the pope's meeting with president putin in just a few hours time which could build a bridge over the long running divide with the kremlin. is that. russian
leaders have visited the vatican before but the heads of the vatican have never visited moscow since frankly relations have been frosty and perhaps one of the reasons behind all this commotion here now is there's a lot of speculation that the vatican wants to change that and not meaning for the pope to go sightseeing to the russian capital but for the two countries to move closer to one another recently pope francis wrote a letter personally thanking president putin for his efforts to try to restore peace in syria russia and the vatican have been calling to protect the rights of christians in the middle east and northern africa following the arab spring so pope francis and president putin are on the scene p.j. on lots of issues they are set to meet later on monday and of course i'll be keeping you updated. the u.k. slowly recovering from one of the deepest and longest financial crises to hit the country but despite moderate growth some key indicators like living standards health and education suggest few reasons for optimism artie's or smith reports
say the bank of england's forecasts for economic growth is on the up unemployment down it sounds great but beyond those immediate fake is a darker picture that pretty much all the measures by which we track economic progress are in decline people's real incomes falling more and more of it spent on basic essentials uniquely this generation of young people is worse educated than their parents and obesity female life expectancy and child mortality among the worst in europe they're leading economics commentator jeremy warner says growth is good but warns it's unsustainable there's not enough exports is not enough business investment in this economy now provided the economy continues to grow the hope is that these things will eventually come true but at the moment so very little sign of them and you say that these key indicators to living standards education health
these are all on the decline talk to me about that ever since the crisis began living standards. under a lot of pressure a real wages have been declining we've probably see. a ten to fifteen percent erosion in living standards since the crisis because part of six years ago on nancy big it's never happened before. in modern history really for the first time again in modern history we are seeing a situation where people leaving the workforce and retiring are better educated than the people joining the workforce and that's that is a very worrying phenomenon for the future because any more of an economy depends on continued. growth and learning new skills if your standards of education are declining relative income in future relative to the rest the world is going to decline with it so it's a very worrying phenomenon what does it all add up to then the underlying economic
into cases i mean where we go in well i think. an extreme wakeup call really i mean britain has a lot of things going for it. it's reckoned to be one of the most open economies in the world it has that because global financial center in the world so there are a lot of things going for you. but these underlying trends are very worrying and something needs to be done about them very very urgent warner says the government's doing some of the right things but too gingerly and ultimately unless radical actions taken in those key areas britain's economy is living on borrowed time in other news afghan president hamid karzai has refused to sign a security treaty with the u.s. until next year's presidential election he ignored a council of elders recommend ation to ratify it within the next month if the deal is sealed up to fifteen thousand u.s.
soldiers will stay in the country for ten more years they will be authorized to carry out anti-terrorist operations and have the right to raid afghan homes under exceptional circumstances plus american forces will be immune to afghan law critics say u.s. troops will only stay there to protect their government's interests. if they have ten thousand or twelve thousand troops in this country this would mean that they will only concentrate on their own special forces activities against al qaeda and i guess sudden tribal area. operations and they will bash portions of the other side and kill. their own enemies they will not worry about this security of afghanistan and they will not worry about our internal problems they will just pay attention to what their goal is and that's it in my view americans are tired of this mission they're tired of all kinds of fatigues that wars bring in
that sense i don't think they have a big appetite and a larger operation in afghanistan. it's just on twenty past three here in moscow let's have a quick look at some other stories battles between islamics and government troops in the libyan city of benghazi i have reportedly led to fourteen deaths after the clashes also were summoned to their unit and the state of emergency has been imposed the ultraconservative salafi movement has been challenging authorities since the downfall of muammar gadhafi claiming the country lacks is alarmist ideology. in pakistan thousands of marched against u.s. drone strikes in the country protesters also blockaded nato supply routes and stopped trucks the demonstrations started after his armies party asked the state government to press the u.s. to end the attacks this comes just days after a u.s. trained strike killed five people in a remote tribal region. a new law banning street protests without prior police
notification has been issued in egypt it's been condemned as repressive by human rights groups many believe the measure is aimed at supporters of ousted president morsi who have been staging almost daily protests since his removal from power in july egypt has been in turmoil since the twenty eleven uprising which deposed president. a vote for scottish independence would mean breaking away from most of the u.k.'s institutions even the pound according to some scottish politicians if next year's referendum is successful edinburgh has named the twenty fourth of march twenty sixth independence day significant as the date is when the acts of union between scotland and england were signed more than three hundred years ago but the idea of separation is strongly opposed in london with parliament warning it won't make it easy for scotland to leave pressure syria has more. should scotland be an
independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old doing it could hardly be simple and the scots are not taking it lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those of the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independence but prime minister david cameron and those belonging to the no cabin says that in the car this is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything taxes and debt the no camp suggests and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges of mobile phones if the split happens at the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes
camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and they'd says the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs and a thriving economy service that resonate with voters cameron argued that an independent scotland will have to negotiate in the future for the things that it has right now a london is signaling that it won't be making it easy for the crux of the matter goes back to economics a recent poll found out that if independents made the five hundred pounds richer more than half the scots would vote for reporting from london i'm tests or cilia. i'll be back with more news in about half an hour's time before that i would set people up and crosstalk.
one member of st petersburg's legislative assembly is trying to get child beauty pageants banned in russia starting with his hometown you know i couldn't agree more with this gent on this issue these kids beauty pageants not only put a ton of pressure on children to achieve something absolutely pointless but they're also a pedophile's dream come true and are will very very creepy but why are they creepy that's because with you like it or not human beauty is related to sex so when you try to make children beautiful and wear bathing suits let's just say active poses yeah that's called sexualizing children and it's disgusting although i don't pity pageants are also sort of stupid at least the participants are all adults so i see it because beauty pageants are obviously related to sexuality should be able to participate in them until you reach the age of consent in your country otherwise it is just a pedophile buffet but that's just my opinion. right
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this of george w. bush now instead of seeing differences between the two presidents we were reminded about what both have in common particularly lagging poll numbers for us on this program we ask is obama serving bush's fourth term. to cross off the presidencies of george w. bush and barack obama i'm joined by my guest austin peterson in washington he's the c.e.o. of stone gate an editor of the libertarian republic dot com also in washington we have daniel for achi he is the director of grassroots political consulting and in phoenix we cross to kimberly a day old she is the president of world money watch and author of beyond the great recession art cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to kimberly you got up early as for this program and i like to go to the person i got up earlier so kimberly simple question is obama serving george bush's fourth term. not in any way shape or form. the most important difference
between george bush and barack obama is and you're going to laugh at this but it's really true bush increased the debt six trillion obama increased five trillion and the reason that it's worse under bush than it was under obama is because bush had he had a small recession in the beginning of his term but in his second term the economy was booming and that's when you want to cut the debt you want to have contractionary fiscal policy when the economy is booming because he kept spending he didn't cut the debt when he should have as far as the business cycle then we ended up not only with a lot of debt by the time we were in the recession which constrained our fiscal policy abilities but we also ended up with a bubble that was much bigger than it ever should have been ok.