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16 Mar, 2021 20:12

China, Iran unite over oil deal while US worries (Full show)

China has moved to significantly increase its purchases of Iranian oil, much to the consternation of the US and its allies. RT America's Alex Mihailovich reports on the Chinese stake in easing tensions between Washington and Tehran. Meanwhile, militias in Iraq launched a rocket attack on Monday night against a military base in Baghdad that houses US troops. Iraqi legislators have already resolved to ask US forces to leave their war-torn country, and the militias say the attacks will cease if Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi issues a formal demand for the withdrawal of US forces. RT's Paula Slier has the details. Then former UK MP George Galloway weighs in on the unintended consequences of the US penchant for sanctions, which include greater diplomatic closeness between Iraq, Iran and China.

Disgraced former police officer Derek Chauvin awaits a criminal trial after his guilt was essentially admitted in a $27 million settlement between Minneapolis and the family of George Floyd, whose famous death sparked the ongoing nationwide movement for police reform. Is his guilt in criminal court a foregone conclusion? RT America's Faran Fronczak joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the details.

Spain, Portugal, France, Germany and Italy have dropped the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during an investigation into the appearance of blood clots in some people who have received the vaccine. RT's Peter Oliver reports.

Israeli archeologists have unearthed fragments of scrolls from the second century C.E. along with other fascinating artifacts in the so-called “Cave of Horrors.” They are believed to have been hidden by Jewish rebels during a second-century uprising against the Roman Empire. RT America’s John Huddy reports on the amazing discovery.