News with Ed - May 21, 2018

Pompeo: US will ‘crush’ Iran if necessary

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has outlined the Trump administration's new plan on Iran. Pompeo said the administration is prepared to 'crush' Iran if it does not change course. RT America’s Manila Chan has this report.

US sanctions against Venezuela holding country back, says researcher

The United States announced fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela this afternoon as punishment for the country’s Sunday elections. The sanctions primarily target institutions that buy and sell the nation’s debt. The crackdown comes as Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro won a second six year term. Alexander Maine from the Center for Economic Policy Research and RT America’s Anya Parampil have more.

Volcanic aftermath: Hawaii facing new threat

More than 400 structures consumed, evacuation roads blocked and now a new threat is plaguing the residents of Hawaii’s big island following massive volcanic eruptions there. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has this report.