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why those basic principles of religions that we treat other people how we wish to be treated and we saw the problem we need to stop for a sting pushing adult neuroses onto these young children. now a deadline is looming for the u.s. president on whether to extend sanctions relief for iran as part of a nuclear deal struck back in twenty fifteen trump though is a vocal opponent of the dream and u.s. officials are now suggesting new restrictions could be imposed i am expecting new sanctions on iran we continue to look at them we've rolled them out and i think. you can expect there will be more sanctions coming well ahead of america's decision the french president did tell tramp they were in favor of a strict application of the green mint and this echoed a statement on thursday from other european countries. british values which is pure way that you deal with iran the deal is working you want to. protect just
if you were a white support for this deal make sure that the lifting of nuclear related sanctions has a positive impact on trade iran is in compliance with this agreement of the only agreement which prevents us for the proliferation of nuclear weapons it's crucial for the security of the region but also for the security of. the iran nuclear deal was signed back in twenty fifteen after nine years of talks with six other countries including the u.s. it was seen then as a major breakthrough ending a long running confrontation but washington now insists the deal allows tehran to expand its nuclear capabilities with a lot at stake we've been hearing how the disagreement is driving a wedge between america and its allies. what we see at the moment we see a historic drift between the united states. and the e.u.
we never ever seen such a gap such distance between the e.u. and the u.s. at least over the last thirty or forty years or so what happened in brussels was really interesting effectively every important player in the e.u. defied the verdicts of president trump the main target is really to pressure the american government to stick to the deal do the nuclear deal with iran that is the main objective i believe from the e.u. side not just the e.u. as a whole but also for france and germany as separate member states of the u.n. security council what would happen if really the u.s. stepped out of the deal this is not something like like like the climate the climate agreement this is something that would be much worse consequences and it isn't just over iran where the u.s. is being held to account at the moment because their new ambassador to the
netherlands has come under fire from these very first news conference there he refused to defend previous remarks on the influence of i saw in europe and he's not the only the only one trying to give the press the slip. good question for. you should the statement that i know revisiting you should know last year you said this is important is that something you believe you swallow. i do not revisit an issue. why don't you i'm sort of question my answer the question that this is not how it works or this is another man's. treasure and. we're going to use cluster weapons in yemen this is like the question did you stop beating your wife but i guess there are no yes.
often i found. my wiki leaks founder julian assange has been granted citizenship by acquittal whose london embassy he's been living in since twenty twelve after he sought political asylum and although there is still widespread suspicion to you that the u.s. wants to extradite him washington officials would not be drawn on the speculation put or doubts that it's granted that nationality we could leaks founder julian could sign just the president agree or disagree with this decision by the ecuadorian i haven't spoken to him about that we don't discuss whether we are considering bringing julian a songe to the united states for trial. well the u.k.
and ecuador do have different ideas over what granting a sanchez and ship could actually achieve ecuadorian officials do say it gives him an extra layer of protection towards finding a solution to let him leave their embassy but britain says the only way to resolve the issue is for a songe to surrender to face justice we've been asking some people in ecuador what they think. the medical system it's vital to continue negotiating the situation is difficult being incarcerated for several years is dangerous to health we all know that the objective behind the trials has nothing to do with the song to wiki leaks there's a real possibility of extradition to the us. at the end i think it sounds was treated inhumanely during the entire trial process a prisoner without a fixed sentence and with rights to defense being violated so just to recap then june the sancerre has been holed up in ecuador's london embassy for more than five years after swedish prosecutors began investigating sex assault allegations against
him british authorities are also after a stanch to after he jumped bail when he went into hiding at the embassy and the u.s. has long been trying to get its hands on the whistleblower for leaking a vast amount of classified documents on wiki leaks we discuss the options facing the sange with the social justice campaign and george barr and he thinks the political stakes for britain a legal concerns the basis on which the the u.k. authorities would arrest him apparently is for breaking bad conditions for the charges in terms of the case in sweden has now been dropped. maybe there will be an extradition attempt and various kind of international bodies have found when they looked into it the chance of getting a free and fair trial in the u.s. of minimal with the robert miller investigation and the allegations about collusion
between the trunk campaign and wiki leaks there's obviously a. sort of politicize ation element potentially around this case with bricks that looming the u.k. obviously wants. positive treatment from the u.s. as it leaves europe and in terms of potential trade deal you know so there are concerns obviously this will this will be treated politically rather than legally. and it's just coming up to twenty past eleven here in the sky thanks watching our table we're back with more news just off a quick break. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice of the biggest raves in truth to stand out on the news business you just need to ask the right questions and demand the right answer.
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left dead in the water right at the big at the beginning of its development stage it is being compared to america's most costly fighter jet the f. thirty five which has been widely slammed by experts for its technical failures with more his major francis santiago meet the columbia class submarines the u.s. navy's m vicious project to replace old nuclear submarines said to be decommissioned from twenty twenty seven twelve ballistic missile submarines or carry seventy percent of america's nuclear arsenal and are supposed to be packed with new technologies the colombia class submarine program is well positioned to provide needed capability at an affordable price on the time i need to meet national strategic deterrent requirements the new class isn't expected to enter service until twenty thirty one but already at a design stage it's causing some huge concerns the u.s. government accountability office is latest report highlights quite a few problems with the super project some of our g.
is yet to be developed heavy deal laser expected and the costs could skyrocket columbia class is not from the learn to quickly to address program risks this is more likely than no the columbia class program will exceed the navy's one hundred twenty eight billion estimate of total acquisition cost. expensive and of big strategic importance ring a bell anyone columbia's submarines are already being compared to the f. thirty five fighter jet the u.s. military's most costly and arguably most mysterious project the f. thirty five assessment reports have pointed to at least two hundred seventy six deficiencies in combat performance marked as critical so correct from an acceptable flight performance when br. in the sound barrier to overheating problems and cyber security vulnerabilities hundreds of issues of all kinds.
so why would the u.s. pursue another vicious project and insist it's flawless despite worrying assessments called front loading you make a lot of big promises up front that this wonderful new technology is going to work just perfectly and then you hook in congress to commit to funding something like this and as with the f. thirty five once things don't work as play and then it's not very easy to get off the hook because they've already committed the money upfront to get the project started it's something that the that the military industrial complex together the pentagon has done for decades congress has a long history of appropriating money for weapons systems and other military equipment that the pentagon neither wants nor needs so ultimately this is a political issue where you see unfortunately the colombia class submarine could
mark the next big sinking of american taxpayers' money i mean look the u.s. has the largest military budget of ball yet a massive chunk of it is wasted on disastrous projects which are still being carried out only because they are too big to fail francis and thiago r.t. . the head of the libyan national army says that the country is not yet ready for democracy there is a un backed election shadowed for later this year but how lethal have to. change anything. libya is not ready for democracy the upcoming elections in the country must bring a solution to the current bloodshed but if the situation and the chaos continues after the election then we will say enough is enough and take action well after the death of the long time leader then we market afaik back in twenty eleven libya plunged into a power vacuum with two rival governments one is based and to brooke we can see
here and the is ally to have to us forces and the other is based in tripoli and he's backed by the un and enjoys wide international support that lack of overall leadership there has seen libya suffer years of turmoil. rival factions in our militias have been fighting over territory with the chaos being blamed for a rise in terrorism and also a worsening of the migrant crisis we discussed the prospects for libya and the editor of the pan-african news wire and also a former british ambassador to libya. there's an open question whether or not libya is ready for what is perceived to be a multi-party democratic election there's huge disaffection displacement there at least three different regimes that are claiming to be the sole authority within the country the libyan people want. i have no reason to doubt that they want something like a democratic state but they can only have one if they can persuade the president
leaders to compromise this was said some six years ago that this was some type of democratic rebellion inside of libya but what has actually happened over the last six years is chaos the western coalition dropped ten thousand bombs on libya that is the real genocide that is taking place the alternative would have been to allow gadhafi to commit an act of genocide against his own people notion the. the previous government i was going to engage in atrocities is unsubstantiated the libya to twenty eleven was the most prosperous and affluent country on the african continent i don't accept at all the description of libya under gadhafi as the most prosperous country in africa i think that's absurd. let's bear in mind of all from the question of prosperity that.
gadhafi was responsible for shock across to people. that her friday does mean football here on r.t. and in the stan collymore show next hour standards catch up with the former fellow former england footballer gary lineker to remember some of the highlights of his international career. which. it's not really go. to my it's. remember it was you know the obvious months of playing the world cup nobody knew exactly where all the walls he could play. this little girl's well the other thing few suspended as i remember the team mate who
gave in but we wrote and said we should tell you this. scout report. i don't know that well he said i shouldn't tell you this but it's got to go by. the truth they were good so i went to do a penalty about to start the penalty taking practice but we russell. well. i've been told that the coverage got spine the stadium watching the train the guy who comes in disco penalty thing i thought roy ok go just hit the one you've practiced you know do you know how to do it just bob just do that do that do that and the soon is a stroke. it was perfect and also even before a stroke i could see the keeper diving to his right. so we come a bloke up in the stands recovery and growth was there i'll never know but. after ninety minutes extra times two two so we go for the team to bobby bobby. i told you
so. and you can watch the stan collymore show in full in a baton at a time you want your to international was going to have a company more nice in the back half and i'm just telling. the two thousand and eight economic crisis turns some countries into paid. these are the countries with weaker economies that needed austerity policies if you are in a situation of flow bloat even the recession austerity is a very bad idea it doesn't work it makes millions of people very unhappy those who are unemployed see their wages decline almost
a decade how good are the results she saw in new york city's will by the people gathered in which to watch the world get people to see what i. did beautiful blue she was i mean to for legal. challenge to this she did not think they'd see something. while the same mission is still in place to one of the consequences is to weaken libor. will first be one of those loosely truthy consider this is the consequences are actually quite acceptable to the decision makers.
hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle it's being called an olympic truce after months of over the top rhetoric the two careers are talking again the first time in two years is this a serious. mattick opening or merely a ploy south korea appears to welcome this opening as the same apply to washington . cross talk in the koreas i'm joined by my guest michael maloof in washington he's a former senior security policy analyst in the office of secretary of defense also in washington we have set up he is a senior fellow at the institute for china american studies and in london we cross the charles bridge he is a security analyst and a former u.k. army and counter terrorism intelligence officer origin across the uk rules in
effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate charles let me go to you first here of course looking at the reactions to this olympic truce the one word keeps coming up wedge the north koreans are trying to wedge the u.s. away from south korea well of course the are the whole idea that's what's called a political and diplomatic gambit let the games begin at least the diplomatic ones here really the question is how the americans are actually going to respond to it not that it's a wedge because it is go ahead charles. yes undoubtedly north korea is quite skillfully taking advantage of events such as the olympics that doesn't mean they don't generally want to take part and i suspect many in north and south korea would welcome that they're going to take part after all they're all koreans at the end of the day america could have perhaps seen this coming perhaps did but they way they were acting in immediate run up to this decision suggests that many of them weren't for example nikki haley and of course in the un very loudly it's often the case
unfortunate not just on this issue but so many others who have a very largely pronouncing that talk simply wouldn't be taking place that very first of all north korea had to denuclearize. abandon their program before any talks would happen and then almost as if the world has been pulled underneath but to be fair as well donald trump himself has welcomed these talks tweeted i think as of course where we find policy coming from has tweeted that it's welcome and of course it is of course if we went on to claim credit for it actually it may be that in some ways credit is due to his will it may be that for example not necessarily his tough approach but he's very unpredictability and perceived irrationality not just amongst koreans but around the world much allies as well of course i could have contributed to this i agree with you you can look at it from totally different venues and come to the same conclusion actually it's very very
interesting that let me go to you in washington here a few days ago the very suggestion that the north korean a limping team would go to the south to participate lindsey graham said that should not happen and one of the interesting things that western policymakers don't give south korea much agency about their own security and i think that's again part of this way here i mean if the north koreans can talk to the south koreans where the problem is in that region you have the russians in the. chinese vouching for a process that's the way it should work that's a whole lot more confidence than somebody all the way across the globe talking about is big button go ahead it's you know the point about agency which you mentioned is actually the important one and it is it is that aspect of agency which the current south korean government has has has cottoned on to the center that governments in south korea always felt that they needed to exercise that agency so
as to have a little bit more of a balancing role on the peninsula and rather than be completely aligned with the u.s. because on on on peninsula issues because when you are completely aligned with the u.s. on peninsula issues sometimes things just go down the wrong way track of the military route the wrong with sensually you know one of the very important factors about kim jong un's rest of procreation in his new year's speech was actually that many of those points were laid out many of the many of the points richey which he talked about were points which were listed by president in a speech in berlin in july when you're in the hood saying please come and see and participate in the olympics let's try to have exchanges starting with during the korean new years and have family family exchanges let's reduce tensions on the demarcation line i mean each of these has received in response from kim jong un in
a positive response yeah we can talk literally as you know graham as it's serious enough but it's an important it's interesting because if you look at the north korean leader of north korea his new year's speech michael let me go to you here i didn't see really much coverage in the mainstream it was very interesting ok fine it's the old days of primitive reading between a fine that's fine with me but i mean on the face of it it was it was very it was an overture and the south reciprocated i mean that's how you start a process ok and i think this is something that's very good i know the north koreans are very difficult to work with but the americans don't keep their word ok so now we have to go to baby steps to start a process go ahead michael. yeah i think that what what north korea did particularly. kim north korea he he he made he made these overtures i think because he now realizes that his nuclear and missile capabilities
are in play that they are sufficient to deal with any u.s. threat i don't think he would have done anything before he was assured and felt confident that his arsenal was was was was prepared and ready to go if he's not going to use them against the south and i thought and i think that he has good strategic thinkers and by making the overture to south korea president move to south korea was very has always been involved in wanting to have closer discussions the question that arises for the united states is does this then make the united states influence on the peninsula. less and less relevant as a consequence but it still doesn't take care of the issue or address the issue of kim's nukes and i think that those are not going to go away and i think that what happened is that south korean initiative has taken yeah but when it gets
a go big or go to china things here because i mean this is a deterrent i mean i can no logical person with knowledge of this long going conflict can convince me that north korea wants to use these weapons in an offensive matter because if they do they will be incinerated in a matter of minutes it is for security it is for him this is what the north koreans want they want the americans a sit down at the same table and the korean war that's right folks it has never been ended they want legitimacy and they want economic aid and they want to be part of the international community is they see fit i think those are interesting talking points ok it's better than war go ahead charles yeah i think we need to look at this from the perspective of no. koreans or rather because this is what's relevant in this case the north korean leadership. north korea like other countries around the world has seen a decade and a half getting on for two decades now where countries were persuaded to give up
their weapons of mass destruction and countries such as iraq countries such as libya on the promise that they wouldn't then be interfered with that they didn't need to defend themselves against countries such as united states and those countries were then destabilized and their leaderships deposed by force of arms of course talk about iraq and libya and arguably of course that may well be an issue with syria as well there's also of course given up that day and we may see results of that in the future but nonetheless this is a message around the world to smaller countries in particular particularly those countries of course i've been on the list of the axis of evil united states promulgated of its plans widely known to topple what it sees as any me or unhelpful regimes around the world i say it's use of the word regimes we would say governments and of course north korea is and has long been on that list and so the only way that it can prevent an attack from the united states from its
perception or from its perspective is of course to go the opposite way of these other unsuccessful countries and actually not just maintain it's to be indie but actually acquire and refined i'm with the previous speaker who says that actually now north korea has arrived at that situation it has arrived at a point at which it now almost certainly is too late for the united states to take military action from military generals charlie or i think really interesting if you look at the history of the ups and downs negotiations here i mean it's or it's kind of a golden bluff nobody really wants to test it at this point right now ok and i think that's really quite interesting i mean i am not a technical expert in these things here when they tell me this is an i.c.b.m. or maybe it's just an. immediate missile with extra fuel i mean i i remain agnostic about these things i don't believe the intelligence services and i don't believe north korea ok but i do believe in bluff so what do you think they're going to sort of in washington before we go to the break. i i completely agree with you on that
point. he is deterrent is not completely in place but he seems to be sufficiently adequately confident and comfortable in this regard and there is some element of bluffing because we do need to know that he does need some additional testing to to refine that if the parent but that he hasn't played sufficient for him to book ditto the us for him and him for him to feel confident to reengage in a diplomatic process i think he has actually been waiting to see where the trumpet ministration was going when trump was president elect he saw trump to be going more in a hawkish and oppression maximum pressure direction he felt he needed to have the deterrent he's got that deterrent he's now willing to open conversations and so i think there's something fairly pragmatic not just for teachers were fairly pragmatic about his approach you know michael right before we go to the break hasn't is back and for the the great korean leader interim just highlighted the significance of
north korea way out of proportion because i think it has go ahead michael well it showed that the small guy can they the deva can still beat the guy. happened here is that he's outsmarted the u.s. and and the u.s. is left hanging dangling and he hold retains his nuclear weapons and at the same time he makes nice with with the south which is fine and brings a little more calm through the situation the problem and i see an emerging within the trump administration is that some neo cons want to bloody do a bloody nose approach yet and hit a. target just to show him that they mean business that could just absolutely ok i'm going to jump in here and on that note gentlemen to jump in here we're going to go to a short break and after a short break we'll continue our discussion on the korean peninsula stay with are today.