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subscribe to read people also get lucky content for just twelve euros fifty per month. european is transatlantic allies canada and the u.s. appear i'm willing to reconsider their weapons sales to saudi arabia and the wake of the killing of journalist. with donald trump stressing the importance of arms sales with riyadh to the u.s. economy. saudi arabia's bit of really great oh i think that one of the biggest versus maybe the biggest investors work or. they are doing hundred of billions of dollars worth of investments also to come ecuador announces it will no longer
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negotiate with the u.k. authorities over the fate of wiki leaks founder julian assange as ecuador's former president tells r.t. his country is obliged to protect him. now. so it's not just a look now. and it is feared an ongoing oil spill in the gulf of mexico fourteen years in the making could become the worst environmental disaster in america's history. for the welcome she's gone three pm here in moscow you're watching r.t. international here of pain powers refusing to cancel multibillion dollar arms sales to saudi arabia in the wake of the killing of journalist. only germany has vowed to pull the plug on its weapons deals with riyadh while when french president was
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asked over his intentions he became irritated and refused to answer the question. i don't have to react to every single statement so i won't answer that question. if you're not interested in the issues related to this event don't come but this is not a press conference. and it's not a press conference to react to the german chancellor. i mean all that has nothing to do with this event nothing and. nothing so i want. ok let's get more details now from covering this story for a search charlotte it does seem at the moment anyway germany the lone voice on this one saying it may not proceed with ria. yes absolutely you heard those comments there from president let's put some context on that france is one of the biggest sellers of defense and on this equipment in
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the world and saudi arabia is one of its biggest clients despite the fact that president michel has tried to play down those trade relations between the two countries the figure is don't lie between two thousand and eight and two thousand and seventeen deals with more than twelve billion dollars was struck between the two countries but it seems that doesn't want to have a discussion about that nor a discussion about suspending those possible deals between the two countries and that seems to be a similar thing that we're hearing in spain where they have said that they will not deal with saudi arabia that's worth two billion dollars. undertaken by the previous government which correspond to the demands of international and national law especially considering the un resolution and the head of the government now. to take legal security that would not have to comply
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with international implications and it will be. well it seems that that's a similar view that. being taken by the canadians now they have deals with saudi arabia that are worth almost twelve billion dollars and the prime minister justin trudeau has said that he's more concerned about the cancellation fee which is around one billion dollars if they decide not to go ahead with that contract then rolled out the holding saudi arabia to account for the killing about journalist. it is only acceptable and unthinkable that someone could have murdered a journalist on foreign soil like this the contract signed by the previous government by stephen harper makes it very difficult. to suspend or leave that contract i do not want to leave canadians holding a billion dollar bill because we're trying to move forward on doing the right thing
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. it. seems that not much also coming from begin knighted kingdom which is the second biggest supplier of arms to saudi arabia just behind the us with heels worth around fifteen billion dollars now the idea of sanctions it was a muted by the foreign secretary jeremy hunt but no clear indication of what those sanctions could be all whether they'll be applied when the prime of the situ reason may was questioned about this today at prime minister's questions all she said is that she would speak to the king of saudi arabia no concrete information or whether they would be sanctions against the country it seems that they're going the germany is the only country it's going alone and putting its neck out in suspending and canceling these contracts. ok thanks charlotte there was a force that empowers the charlotte was saying the u.s.
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does remain the biggest exporter of arms to saudi arabia and while condemning the cover up of. stress the economic importance of continued weapon sales to korea. cover up was one of the worst in the history of cover ups so it really is a bit of really great out there that one of the biggest investors maybe the biggest investor in the country. they are doing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of investments and you know so many jobs so many. thousands and thousands of jobs they've been funding go a lot of things what americans i think don't understand is that the relationship that we have with the saudis is based entirely on money they sell us oil we sell them weapons and we pretend that we're friends we pretend that we have a special relationship in fact we don't have a special relationship it's transactional nothing but transactional and then we
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choose to overlook their fundamentalism don't forget that fifteen of the nineteen nine eleven hijackers were saudis don't forget that saudi n.g.o.s and governmental organizations were implicated in the financing of the nine eleven attacks the saudis really are not our friends and we should not trust them in an operation like this what with trying to keep his multi-billion dollar deals with the saudis afloat in line with his american first mantra takes a look now at his foreign policy agenda. donald trump can be called any number of things good bad it all depends on which side you're on interesting lee enough though it's donald trump that keeps giving donald trump new titles a globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well frankly not caring about our country somas you know what i am a nationalist. kind of obvious if you think about it what with all
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this talk of greatness walls and how special exceptional americans are it's going to be only america first american people first america's interests above all else. now if i may mr president you seem to be confused about what those words mean it's right there in any dictionary globalism a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence a globalist is someone who treats the entire world as a playground making national decisions which affect the international community in simple terms globalism is what mr trump tells south korea meaning outside
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america that they can't lift sanctions their own sanctions on north korea without his permission they will do without her broom they do nothing without her proven and by the way u.s. sanctions which basically force everyone to abide by them because of how the dollar works by definition a globalist venture you know what else is globalist war invading other countries the us currently. fighting in seven wards that's really really globalist as well. the united states military's one of the most globalist organizations in the world
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it has bases in roughly every third country one in three nations has a u.s. military base in it that isn't nationalism that's good lobel ism i just want to see them as well a great regime that frankly could be toppled very quickly by the military regime change we're placing or helping replace governments you just don't like via arming local rebels to the teeth or financing the opposition or by sanctions that's globalism glue lism suits trumps purpose is to talk about globalism as the enemy but if you look at the politics it's anything but nationalist trumps attitude to the world as an individual is that he should have complete sovereignty and that includes sovereignty abuse the sovereignty of others you know he wants america to be able to go and do business wherever they want he wants to be able to remove regimes that he doesn't like he wants to act truly globally but in the national
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interest as donald trump himself can save that he is a fun fact the word globalism its modern meaning was first used to describe us imperialism after the second world war the way the united states which wasn't destroyed by the war like europe dominated in international trade pushing its products its ideology its politics on every what it could they called it american globalism. hearing mr trump who believes in returning america back to its glory days say that he isn't a globalist is like hearing the pope say with a straight face that really isn't catholic. but i guess the affair now ecuador says he will no longer intervene on behalf of jena songe in talks with the u.k. over his exile status at the south american embassy in london the decision marks a departure from previous ecuadorian efforts to negotiate
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a way for sanj to leave the embassy without facing extradition charges ecuador has no responsibility to take any further steps we are not mr assad as lawyers nor real representatives of the british government this is a matter to be resolved between science and great britain but it sounds as relations with the country have soured since the current government took office last year the founder of wiki leaks is suing ecuador for allegedly violating human rights that after the embassy imposed house rules for the whistleblower as a condition for partial access to the internet former ecuadorian president rafael correa has called his country's handling of the case shameful. we gave us a long. piece. of the it why don't government to protect us you have to remember that no. sounds.
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so it's not just this a look now. these rules are really. don't try to humiliate and. so. my point because. these rules are really against human rights and they're trying to isolate. as such and to push him to abandon our embassy. well songes been holed up inside the embassy in london since twenty twelve when he was granted political asylum there the u.k. wants him though for jumping bail but the whistleblower earth is london more than extradite him to the u.s. if he steps that side be embassy american lawmakers have doubled down on efforts to to have him extradited over espionage charges in a letter to ecuadorian ecuador's current leader linda marino they demanded discerns be handed over to the u.s. authorities or face
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a possible diplomatic fallout. we're very concerned we join us sanchez continued presence at your embassy in london and he's receipt of ecuadorian citizenship last year it is clear that mr assad remains a dangerous criminal and a threat to global security and he should be brought to justice. we feel that it's very difficult for the united states to advance our bilateral relationship until mr assad has handed over to the proper earth or east they ordered me. you know i got it or institution. because of the hayward of this government. absolutely submit. to they are ready to go or may well that would be very difficult i think they want to turn over such that many times over and they go to see the story now so. close to.
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equality that judges i'm over you don't have to forget that he has. very important. united nations. tell him who are meant to protect the as is mandatory they have to protect us i wish washing out i still had the south to name an oil leak that is started after fourteen years ago and the gulf of mexico is fit to become america's worst environmental disaster but have a look at that price of the stories to just after the break.
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i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten thousand dollars fine tamping each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to the ultra rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred trade per second per second and one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one just shows you can afford to miss the one and only.
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welcome back now talks with the russian president concluded a two day visit to moscow by the u.s. national security advisor john bolton the high ranking official said that the u.s. is still going ahead with pulling out of a key nuclear weapons treaty while playing down fear is it will spark an arms race but spike the tensions between the two countries right now the mood of the talks at times was light hearted. as far as i remember there is an eagle on the u.s. national emblem and there are thirteen arrows in one foot and an olive branch with thirteen olives as a symbol of peaceful policy in the other my question is did your eagle eat all the olives and leave just the arrows but. i'm grateful for the opportunity to speak with you on behalf of president and hopefully i'll have as many times for it but i didn't bring any more all of. them that's what i thought. well during the talks john bolton said that the treaty was outdated and should be revised to include
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china he accused the russian side of violating its terms something denied by moscow which actually sees things the other way around accusing us of minor violations russia says the treaty is still vital to international stability the story treaty was signed back in one thousand nine hundred seventy between the then soviet union and the us and then the green mint or shorter mid range nuclear and conventional missiles were eliminated apart from those launched at sea or joining us live now to talk about this is dan smith he's director of the stockholm international peace research institution a very welcome dan thanks for your time this afternoon john bolton. did say on his visit the world won't be a more dangerous place as a result of pulling out of this treaty do you agree with that. i don't make predictions but i think the risk of new nuclear build ups is really quite obvious and i think that the relations between the great powers are between
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the u.s. and russia now between the u.s. and china are more difficult now than they have been trolling time and i think them that's. a difficult combination so or i'm not as. i'm not as well as confident about it as the steam's but on the other hand i would rather hear people saying that. we can get through this without serious danger than to hear a senior official in the u.s. saying oh yes this is a dangerous person we're staring straight down the sense there's still room for negotiation here for a compromise to be reached. i think even the fact that john bolton said that you know the treaty is out of date and a new one is needed even if he also complications saying bringing sheiner into the picture of what till now has been a bilateral agreement yeah i think that does indeed indicate that there are possibilities for negotiation and agreement and i think further if you look back i
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mean a lot of people are looking back now to some of their the dark days of the cold war and actually how did we get out of that situation we got out of it because even in the most difficult times there is always the possibility of starting talking of talking about talks of floating ideas and seeing what comes about so i think there's room for maneuver for negotiations for sure and the question must be can the leadership on both sides come up with the will and the tactical now us to explore that which if you say both sides there they actually talked about another sighting didn't they china america would like china to be involved in anything to treaty how likely is that to happen do you think. i'm not really sure and i'm not a troll sure that i understand the sinking in the us that wishes to bring china in at this point. i think i think i do need to know more of what they're
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as they see it in the us the internal logic of doing this is in principle if one has a treaty which is a complete elimination of a category of weapons which is what as you pointed out in your introduction the i.n.f. treaty is ever round launched missile between five hundred kilometers and five thousand kilometers is is forbidden. between. you know on the mainland of europe and asia. in principle then it's easy to extend the geographical range of that treaty and bring in china and potentially bring in anybody else so it isn't a difficult thing to do in a technical sense but politically i think it without complications just dan is pulling out of this treaty any more dangerous than putting at of the antiballistic missile treaty in the one nine hundred seventy s. that often gets talked to back. i think that what we're seeing is that an
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architecture of arms control that was put together around the end of the cold war that consisted of the i.n.f. treaty the conventional forces in europe treaty from capping numbers of heavy weapons non-nuclear weapons on both sides the presidential nuclear initiatives and the strategic arms reduction treaty building on foundations of the a.b.m. treaty that was an architecture which has given us peace and security of an unexpected nature of the time for the last nearly three decades the a.b.m. treaty was abrogated by the us in two thousand and two russia effectively pulled out of the c.f.c. the conventional forces treaty in twenty six again now the u.s. is pulling out of the i.n.f. treaty and the strategic arms reduction treaty only last until twenty twenty one and currently there are no talks to prolong it so the architecture as
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a whole is in serious difficulty and that's where we should be directing attention towards rebuilding those achievements so when you hear the u.s. say it will increase its nuclear capacity unless quote other countries come to their senses. to say that sort of is a double edged sword of threat but also say a sort of come on let's talk about this. i think it may be meant that way but i do think that at least some of the countries in which that stare acted will sestak will see the threatening side rather than they kind of the more the more peaceful side to it. in one nine hundred seventy the late one nine hundred seventy nine nato took the decision to bring in cruise missiles and rushing to ballistic missiles to europe and it cold as a double track go decision saying that you know we we are we build up the arms but we want to negotiate it took eight years of increasing ten. and ever increasing
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risk for the i.n.f. treaty was agreed so some people will read that as being. a sign that shows you can do it this way you can arm in order to disarm and other people will see it as being a sign that you run serious risks if you take that course i would much rather they just said we want to keep on with the agreements of arms control let's sit down and talk about it and if there are claims of violations made by other side is the us has been making about russia for some time and russia are now less serious claim of the terms of violations for the last few years as well as. the other side against whom the charges being made should say ok let's talk this through a let's see what the problem is here i mean there's a there's a way to respond to these things with a positive spirit and there's a way to respond to them competitive to play in confrontational and i don't think that always turns out well ok dan fascinating to talk to you we've got to leave it
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there that was dan smith director of the stock i'm international peace research institute thanks very much for your time. now defeat an oil spill in the gulf of mexico that's been ongoing for fourteen years now could become america's worst environmental disaster it was in two thousand and four when hurricane events slammed into florida's gulf coast severely damaging an offshore drilling operation just offer louisiana however the company in charge did manage to cover up the incident for a whole six years. flying
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over the gulf of mexico a research. gas bubbling in a miles long slick people are not the only ones who call the now polluted waters hold for the indigenous there are countless birds and wildlife the stakes are high life or death time is rather. i suppose the difference is that. rosenberg was a big explosion and people got killed instantly and you know and then the loss of more was released. in the. first the original incident. it was in the context. and the company and the american regulators managed to keep the entire incident pretty quiet. accident which.
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but over the. years. into that go it. being the same kind of food as the roots and. back in twenty fifteen the company in question said that there was no evidence to suggest an ongoing call any significant environmental damage hasn't given any further explanation since journalist all of a take again no says that even routine oil spills a huge. the gulf is currently producing something something like twenty percent of america's oil is rather a highly rated max breaking out every few days. rate of oil spinach with routines pollutants in the hundreds of thousands of gallons per year just through new york. and this entire gulf coast is high in the industry used and it
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is bound in eking uncertain amounts of oil and of course there is environmental impacts impact other industries which are also tourism and fisheries and show finish this tens of thousands of miles of oil pipelines transects in this entire region and if you've got a pipeline then you were abandoned two hundred leaks. international thanks for the company this afternoon we're back again with more news in the headlines as usual interest i've. run out of the globe the best out of the jewels
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