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[11:00:14] NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: ISIS is intent on ripping apart the fabric of this close-knit, trusting society.
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BECKY ANDERSON, HOST: But Saudi Arabia and its allies are vowing to destroy the terror group. United in the fight against ISIS, but there are
fresh cracks in a long-standing alliance. This hour, we examine the growing rift in U.S./Saudi ties.
Plus, happy birthday to Queen Elizabeth. Coming up, how Britain's longest reigning monarch is celebrating turning 90.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Close combat. The bird is right here. She's on my tail.
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ANDERSON: Steeped in tradition, falconry is an age-old past-time here in the Gulf. But now, modern technology is helping the birds fly faster.
A very good evening at just after 7:00 here in the UAE. From the wars in Syria and Iraq to the efforts to stabilize Libya, U.S. President Barack
Obama says there is and I, quote, "a broad consensus" between the United States and its Gulf partners on critical security issues. But he
acknowledges that, quote, "tactical differences remain on Iran."
Mr. Obama spoke a short time ago as a Gulf summit wrapped up in the Saudi capital Riyadh. He says everyone agreed that defeating ISIS is a top
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We remain united in our fight
to destroy ISIL, or DAESH, which is a threat to all of us. The United States will help our GCC partners ensure that their special operations
forces are inter operable and GCC nations will continue to increase their contributions to the fight
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ANDERSON: Well, Nic Robertson is live for you tonight in Riyadh. We know the atmosphere is tense, perhaps that's how we should describe it.
Amongst other things a message from Obama to King Salman that Saudis should be more open to engaging in diplomacy with Iran.
How has what Obama was messaging today received in Riyadh -- Nic?
ROBERTSON: Well, publicly it's being played that it is important to be -- have a strong ally like the United States, that Saudi Arabia is a key
player because it's hosting President Obama. You know, there's some prestige in that and certainly the -- if you will, the optics that the
Saudi government wants to create, that the White House wants to create, is that perhaps there have been differences in the past, but these are
differences that have been, perhaps, overblown.
So I think that's the way that it's certainly going to be talked about publicly here.
There are certainly differences -- tactical differences and differences of views.
On the issue of Iran, for sure, President Obama saying look, all the Gulf countries here, it's better to have diplomacy, it's better to be
engaged in dialog, but he stressed, you know, how much cooperation there had been between the United States and the GCC over the past year saying
that, you know, the cease-fire in Yemen couldn't have happened without the GCC, support that even the nuclear deal with Iran couldn't have happened
without GCC support. That the new government that's been put in place by the international community in Libya couldn't have happened without GCC
So he was emphasizing the positive. And I think very much from a Saudi perspective they would like to see the same message publicly here as
well, that there is good that comes out of this relationship behind the scenes as you say, there are tensions and differences and they do continue,
ANDERSON: Well, as we heard, the U.S. president said that the United States remains united in the fight to destroy ISIS. A group that you have
learned is intent on destroying the very fabric of family life in the kingdom.
ROBERTSON: Yeah. I mean this was part of President Obama's message coming here, was he wanted to get the GCC and the Saudis to focus on
tackling ISIS. There is strong counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia. They both see that ISIS is a big threat in
the region, but the Saudis actually face a threat on top of that, really ISIS is one of its main regional targets is the royal family here, because
Saudi Arabia is home to the Islam's two most holy sites and, therefore, who sort of directs and influences Islam as it comes from here is hugely
From what ISIS is now telling its followers to do here, if you have members in the security services, ISIS is telling its supporters in Saudi
Arabia, family members in the security services, you should kill them.
The story I should warn is very graphic.
ROBERTSON: In the Saudi desert, something sinister. In this video, posted by ISIS, a man is pulled from a vehicle by the people he trusts the
most: his family.
They tell him, be quiet, stand still as they pledge allegiance to ISIS, then they shoot him.
His name, Badr Hamidi al-Rashidi (ph), a Saudi SWAT squad officer. His family tells us he was killed by his cousins.
We've talked to his brothers. They're distraught, struggling to understand how in Saudi Arabia where family ties trump all else ISIS is
managing to break the bonds that bind this kingdom together, divide and conquer, separate the police from the people.
BRIG. GEN. MANSOUR AL-TURKI, SAUDI INTERIOR MINISTRY SPOKESMAN: ISIS message actually is to take the police away if their way so they could
approach innocent people and start committing terrorist crimes targeting civilians.
ROBERTSON: ISIS is hyping attacks like this one on a police inspector this month, demanding the overthrow of the royal family. The attackers
chase and shoot the officer.
But recently the attacks have taken a frightening turn: ISIS calling for fratricide.
AL-TURKI: So they shift and started calling for their supporters to attack their relatives if they are working for the police.
ROBERTSON: This young Saudi did as ISIS demanded. According to the Saudi interior ministery, shot his policeman uncle seven times point blank
before driving to a maximum security jail and blowing himself up.
ISIS is intent on ripping apart the fabric of this close-knit trusting society. The police rely on the public to turn the terrorists in. 2,500
ISIS arrests in recent years.
AL-TURKI: Well, without the public's support I could say this is very hard and very difficult, but we rely a lot on the public support.
ROBERTSON: As the battle brews, heart wrenching moments like this are becoming more common. (inaudible), a recently graduated police cadet begs
his cousin to let him live.
The Saudis say he is the third to die at the hands of a relative in recent months.
ROBERTSON: So one of the keys to combating ISIS in the region is targeting it in Iraq and Syria and President Obama did have a message there
saying that in Iraq, support the Iraqi government, that's the way to combat it there and also in Syria, without getting into too many details saying
the importance of removing and getting to a transition government, removing President Assad and getting to a phase in the development and the political
process in that country where ISIS has no future there -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Nic Robertson is in Riyadh for you. Thank you, Nic.
And Mr. Obama says he reached a common vision then with Washington's Gulf allies, but it's not quite so clear that they think they are seeing
eye to eye. He's just left what's almost sure to be his last visit there while president.
Well, I will be joined by Saudi political commentator and the man who was the American ambassador to the kingdom during the first Gulf War. I'm
going to get their analysis on his legacy. That is in about ten minutes time. So, do stay with us for that.
Well, turning now to new developments in the migrant crisis. The head of NATO says the number of migrants and refuges crossing the Aegean from
Turkey into Europe is dropping significantly. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Turkey is leading the battle against human trafficking in
the Aegean in cooperation with NATO.
Well, a very different scenario played out in the Mediterranean last weekend. The United Nations says as many as 500 people may have died, lost
their lives, when their ship sank somewhere between Libya and Italy. Just 41 people survived the tragedy including a 3-year-old boy.
Well, our senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman has been covering the story since it
broke on Wednesday. He joins me live from Rome.
And Ben, are the circumstances any clearer at this stage?
[11:10:00] BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Not really. Basically it was what we were reporting yesterday, that the ship capsized
and sank with as many as 500 people on board somewhere between Libya and Italy.
Now what we are beginning to understand from reports in the Italian media is that perhaps the larger ship that sank, came from Egypt and that
some of the other vessels that arrived there between 100 and 200 people on board that were supposed to get on to the other ship came from Libya. And,
in fact, we just heard from the Italian authorities today, that a ship of 237 people that came from Egypt, that had refugees -- not refugees, but
migrants in this case from Egypt and also from the Horn of Africa, was brought to port in Sicily today.
But the closure of the route between Turkey and Europe really brings a focus once again on the situation in Libya and the trafficking of refuges
and migrants from there. The U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Libya says that there may be as many as 250 migrants and
refuges in Libya waiting to go to Italy and so far this year, for instance, 1,200 people have already died trying to make that very dangerous
voyage. And of course, it was dangerous enough going from Turkey just a few kilometers to Greece, but, of course, we're talking about a much longer
journey from Libya to Italy under much worse conditions and certainly if the seas are rough, and we understand they're rough today, it's almost
inevitable that there will be more fatalities on the Mediterranean.
ANDERSON: Ben Wedeman reporting, thank you, Ben.
Well, for a look at some other stories on our radar right now. In Paris, terror suspect Salah
Abdeslam has been charged with attempted murder in Brussels. The Belgium prosecutor's office says he was charged in connection with a shoot-out with
police in Brussels on March 15. Several police officers were wounded. He was arrested days later, just before the Brussels terror attacks.
Well, you're looking at pictures taken inside what U.S. says is the longest cross-border tunnel ever discovered. It runs for more than 700
meters between Mexico and California. Federal agents seized $22 million in marijuana and cocaine.
You're looking at the woman who will be the new face of the American $20 bill. Former slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace
President Andrew Jackson on the front of the bank note. It's one of several redesigns to U.S. currency to be unveiled in 2020.
Well, Britain and commonwealth countries around the world are paying tribute to Queen
Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday. She is the first British monarch to reach the milestone. She and her husband Prince Philip greeted well
wishers in Windsor where Elizabeth unveiled a plaque marking the queen's walkway leading to Windsor Castle.
Prime Minister David Cameron heaped praise on the queen describing her as a rock of strength for our nation throughout her long reign.
Let's cross to Windsor Castle now. Our Max Foster is there. And her official birthday, Max, a day that normally passes with very little
ceremony, not so today. Walk us through what has been as busy day for the British monarch.
MAX FOSTER, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, walking through, that's
what it was all about really. It was the queen on a walk about. And that was her main event today. As you say, it's normally a low key event,
because she has her official birthday in June where we are going to have lots of pomp and pageantry. The carriages will be out. And there will be
all sorts of events, including a big tea party on the mall and around the country as well.
But she accepted that she needed to do something more today because it was such a milestone for her. She's going into her tenth decade now, but
you wouldn't realize that really, how active she's been. More than three - - 300 engagements last year, and another walk about today. She's defined her monarchy by going on walk about and being close to the public, not just
in Britain but around the world.
And David Cameron, the British prime minister, really led tributes today in the name of the queen.
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DAVID CAMERON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: Mr. Speaker, in 90 years her majesty has
lived through some extraordinary times in our world, from the Second World War when her parents, the king and queen, were nearly killed as bombs
dropped on Buckingham Palace, to the rations with which she bought the material for her wedding dress, from presenting the World Cup to England at
Wembley in 1966, to a man landing on the moon three years later. From the end of the Cold War to peace in Northern Ireland. Throughout it all, as
the sands of culture shift, and the tides of politics ebb and flow, her majesty has been steadfast, a rock of strength for our nation, for our
commonwealth and on many occasions for the whole world.
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[11:15:13] FOSTER: It's that steadfast term that we often hear right now because the queen has
been there as this figurehead despite the ups and downs in the world and in the UK with governments
coming and going. She's always been the steadfast figure.
We've never heard much about her opinions, and that's perhaps a secret to her success, Becky, as you follow as well over the years.
ANDERSON: And Max -- yeah, of course, absolutely, yes. Max, a new official photo to mark this milestone, and a genuinely warm one. The queen
surrounded by her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.
Let's just put this up. Okay. This is generations here we're looking at the picture of the queen, Prince Charles, the Duke of Cambridge and
they've moved on.
That first one was of Prince William and his son as well.
This, the picture of all of the kids. Just walk us through this.
FOSTER: Well, there's Princess Charlotte on the queen's lap. And one of her other great grandchildren alongside her holding her handbag. So,
it's a lovely picture. It's really speaking to future generations and how there is a wider royal family following in her footsteps.
But she's obviously been the blueprint for all of them and how they develop their royal roles because everyone looks up to her in the family.
But I think the messaging behind that is that there are future generations as well. And there's a -- you know, these are grandchildren,
great grandchildren. It's a large family now. It was taken here at Windsor Castle. A lot of the celebrations today have been at Windsor
Castle. And this is where she spends most of her time.
So, I think it also says something about Windsor. I think you will be seeing her more here. She's still busy, but her engagements are a bit
shorter. She's not traveling as much. But she will be doing a lot from here.
So, for example, she won't necessarily be going up to Buckingham Palace for meetings with heads of state. President Barack Obama will be
flying in to Windsor Castle to see her tomorrow, for example.
So I think it's about Windsor, It's about future generations, but it's also that she's not going anywhere.
ANDERSON: Max in Windsor for you today. Thank you, Max.
During her 60 plus years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth has done a lot of globe trotting as Max
was pointing out. She has visited nearly 120 countries, the equivalent of 42 circuits of the globe. More about her travels on the website at
CNN.com. And we've got a lot more on the queen's 90th birthday celebrations there as well. CNN.com/royals.
Still to come on the show tonight, it is 17 minutes past 7:00 here in the UAE as Obama heads out of Saudi Arabia into Britain and London. Just
what kind of legacy is he leaving behind in this region? I'll discuss that with the Saudi political commentator and a former U.S. ambassador to the
kingdom. That's up next.
And then, survivors of a devastating earthquake in Ecuador now facing another crisis: the struggle to get basic aid to those in need. Reporting
on that later this hour. Stay with us. Taking a very short break. Back after this.
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PRINCE TURKI BIN FAISAL, FORM. SAUDI INTELLIGENCE CHIEF: There's going to have to be between us in Saudi Arabia and the ECC countries, a
recalibration of our relationship with America.
How far we can go with our dependence on America, how much can we rely on steadfastness
from American leadership. And I don't think that we should expect any new president in America to go back to the, as I said, the yesteryear days when
things were different.
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ANDERSON: Well, Saudi Arabia's long-time intelligence chief and big political player, Prince Turki bin Faisal, telling CNN that the kingdom and
United States will likely never go back to their ties of the past, his words coming just hours after the two countries' leaders met in Riyadh on
Now, U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a summit with other Gulf leaders there a few hours ago. We were discussing this at the top of the
hour. He encouraged them to do more to help stabilize the Middle East, but Mr. Obama was more abrupt in a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine
saying, quote, "free riders aggravate me." That was taken as a reference to the Gulf and other nations for leaving Washington to pick up their slack
when it comes to defense.
Remember, these comments come as the plunging price of oil is throwing a wrench in the
kingdom's finances. But they're also part of what some see as the American president's long-term shift away from Saudi Arabia, including what's
perhaps been taken in Riyadh as the biggest insult of all, the nuclear deal with their main rival Iran.
So, is this just a rough patch in a long marriage or more likely a breakup? Joining me now from Riyadh, Salman al-Asari is the founder of the
Saudi-American Public Relations Affairs Committee. And in providence, Rhode Island for you this evening, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia,
Thank you, both, for joining us.
Salman, let's begin with your reaction to Prince Turki's words there. Is he making too much of what's going on here? I mean you know, the fact
is, both countries still do need each other, right?
SALMAN AL-ANSARI, SAUDI-AMERICAN PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Right.
Hi, Becky and hi Charles and hi to all the viewers of CNN around the globe.
I personally believe this summit where the GCC members and the GCC presidents have met Obama, I think it proves the fact and the reality that
the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States have been and remain partners in stability, security, and growth.
It's something that no one can underestimate. That's my personal belief when it comes to the historic relationship between the GCC members and the
Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries are not seen anymore as only oil exporters. They are actually there to stabilize the region and stabilize
the global security and make sure that the global security go line by line with all what same countries would love to see it.
And I believe that the historic relationship will remain and will always be unshakable because of the fact that we are very strategic.
ANDERSON: Get your point.
AL-ANSARI: ...not only in terms of economy, but also in terms of geopolitical themes.
Chas -- let me stop you there, sir. Chas, is that how you see it so far as this relationship is concerned, at present? Because I have to say,
and Prince Turki alluding to, there has been some serious concern by people, not just in this region but in Washington, about what's going on
CHAS FREEMAN, FRM. U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SAUDI ARABIA: Well, I think Prince Turki used the word recalibrate the relationship. And I think
that's an accurate assessment of what has to be done.
During the Cold War, we had a common interest in opposing godless Soviet communism. That's gone. We had a peace process in the Holy Land.
That's gone. We had no agenda, we Americans had no agenda of our own in the Gulf. Now we do.
So the basis of the relationship has shifted fundamentally, but we do have strong, common interests, which will keep us in a partnership, but it
will be a reduced and more difficult partnership than in the past.
ANDERSON: Well let me just replay for you both, gentlemen, what we started our show with tonight, what Mr. Obama had to say towards the end of
the Gulf summit. Have a listen.
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[11:25:07] OBAMA: We remain united in our fight to destroy ISIL, or DAESH, which is a threat to all of us. The United States will help our GCC
partners to make ensure that their special operations forces are interoperable and GCC nations will continue to increase their contributions
to the fight against ISIL.
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ANDERSON: Well, that seems like a pretty low-level technical agreement to me, making sure special forces know how to work together. It
seems almost like a stalemate at this meeting. No big commitments, Salman, no big changes. Is that what happened here?
AL-ANSARI: OK. Definitely we have to be realistic when it comes to the challenges that are faced here in the Middle East. The Middle East is
getting into huge complexity that can never be explained in one interview.
But what I would like to say is, there are common interests between the two countries and when it comes to the Syrian issue, yes, the Saudi
Arabia and the GCC countries and most of the countries in the Middle East have been fed up with so many red lines that have been drawn for the Syrian
issue, but President Obama has never been committed to imply what he said that he was going to.
So when it comes to that -- the issue, I believe that the main issue in the region is the fact
that there is no clear understanding of Middle Eastern affairs by the President Obama, which is something that has been very clear the moment we
have seen how Iraq has been handed to Iran on a silver platter. And when we have seen the issue in Syria...
ANDERSON; Let me put that to Chas, then -- hang on, Salman. Chas, there is no understanding of Middle Eastern affairs by Obama or his
administration I think is perhaps is what Salman is saying, correct?
FREEMAN: Well, I think this is part of the problem between the two countries. This has become very personalized. I think that's a mistake.
As I suggested, and I believe Prince Turki was arguing, our interests have shifted. We still have some very important interests in common, but we've
lost many others.
From the American point of view, we need Saudi Arabia. We need it for the stability of global energy prices, we need it as a place we must be
able to overfly to remain a global powerwith global power projection capabilities, and ultimately we need it as a spokesman in the world of
And I think I would not belittle the agreement to work against DAESH, because to the extent that Saudi Arabia contributes on the theological or
ideological level, it makes a unique contribution that is far beyond special forces or anything military. So those points remain.
We also have a strong relationship, a robust relationship, in the common fight against terrorism where Saudi Arabia plays an important role.
And so I don't think we're talking about a divorce, but we're talking about a marriage in which there's a considerable amount of bickering. And
the two sides are deciding, or I think, attempting to restore a measure of public peace even if they continue to quarrel a bit behind the scenes.
ANDERSON: OK. At least that appears to be the headline that they would like. Look, Chas, we're going to need to pretty briefly. So to you
first and then to Salman.
Washington has become less and less dependent on Saudi for its oil needs, we know that. But the kingdom still has a lot of pull over market
prices. In the past, Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members sent prices surging with oil embargoes in protest of American policies, some of you
watching viewers may remember the oil crisis back in 1973, which was really chaotic at the time.
There's no suggestion that is on the cards at all. But could Saudi Arabia stamp its feet like that again, Salman? Riyadh used to getting what
it wants, isn't it?
AL-ANSARI: Yeah. But like at the same time, like the mainstream of the public or the political fabric here in Saudi Arabia, thinks of the
concept of with challenge comes opportunity. So we are really having this challenge to make us rely on other resources that are not related to oil
which is great. And we are going to have the national transformation plan to be up in the 25th in just like a couple days from now.
So I think and I believe yes, we are having a lot of challenges when it comes to our economic
atmosphere and the climate of economy here in Saudi, but I believe that with challenge comes opportunity and we will be relying heavily on
privatization, we will be relying heavily implementing governance policies and we will be relying a lot on the concept of accountability that has been
really spread out among all the ministries and we have seen how the deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman been up with the rhythm of modernizing the
country and making it more efficient and self-dependent in such a way that reduce the dependency on oil and all that petroleum kind of resources.
[11:30:36] ANDERSON: And I'm going to have to stop you there, sir, because I have to take a break at this point. But thank you. Apologies, I
really got to take a very short break at this point.
But to both of you, great stuff. Good analysis. And we will continue to cover this story clearly here on Connect the World. Thank you both.
The latest world news headlines are just ahead. Plus, volatility is the order of the day on the oil market. We're going to bring you the
latest from the CNN Money pumps. Stay with us.
[11:34:18] ANDERSON: Survivors of Ecuador's massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake say they are growing more desperate for food and water. The
death toll from the disaster has soared to 570 people, more than 7,000 were injured, and 100 others remain missing.
Our Boris Sanchez visited one the hardest hit cities and filed this report.
BORIS SANCHEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Desperation quickly becoming anger.
Hundreds have spent hours in line outside this police station in vaqui (ph), waiting for trucks carrying relief packages since well before dawn.
"I haven't had lunch, no breakfast either. We've just been here waiting."
As the sun begins to set, they've watched the trucks come and go. As they plead for food and water, many are still empty-handed.
SANCHEZ (voice-over): "How many trucks have passed by since 6:00 am? And we're still with nothing," this woman tells us.
SANCHEZ: Military officials here are asking people to remain calm because there's an air of desperation here. A lot of people rushed to this
truck when it first stopped here, handing out water, offering perhaps their first relief in several days.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE).
SANCHEZ: This woman says she's been waiting two days for water simply because there isn't any potable water around her to drink.
(voice-over): This woman says she's been pushed around by people cutting the line all day. She calls the relief effort disorganized and says
her complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
Down the street, others are looking through every piece of debris. Several families lived in this multi-story building. Neighbors tell us five
people were killed when it collapsed, including a young child.
SANCHEZ: You really get a sense of the pain they are feeling when you walk through the rubble and you see things like toys and their personal
belongings. Here's a baby's shoe. It's obvious an infant lived here. And the families are still here, trying to find what they can salvage.
SANCHEZ (voice-over): Miguel Tequite (ph), a pediatrician, ran his practice here. He's scanning chunks of scrap metal for medical books and a
first aid kit. He has not had much luck.
Though one neighbor is happy to find some leftover tomatoes in one of the only rooms still standing, a kitchen.
Back at the police station, the military struggles to maintain order as another round of aid finally arrives.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE).
SANCHEZ: She's saying God bless to the people that are helping her. While these provisions are certainly helpful, they're not going to last
more than a few days. So it's obvious these people will need more help soon.
(voice-over): With aid reaching only a fraction of those in need, the people of Ecuador will face many challenges ahead, trying to move forward
while living in the shadow of a catastrophe.
Boris Sanchez, CNN, Monta (ph), Ecuador.
[11:37:39] ANDERSON: No more Mr. Nice Guy. Donald Trump returning to attack mode after taking a more conciliatory tone following his crushing
win in the New York Republican primary.
Now, the U.S. presidential hopeful is once again calling his closest rival, Mr. Ted Cruz, Lying Ted.
But it's anyone's guess what strategy he'll use next.
Trump tells The Wall Street Journal that change is coming. He's promising to be more effective and disciplined saying, quote, I'm not going
to blow it.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton's campaign is calling on Bernie Sanders to tone down
his attacks on had her. His campaign says Clinton's policies and record are fair game.
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JEFF WEAVER, BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN MANAGER: This is just criticism from the Clinton campaign. They would prefer not to be criticized for
things like ties to Wall Street or raising money from big banks, from oil companies and others. You know, for not supporting $15 minimum wage, for
not having a plan for universal health care.
They prefer not to talk about these things. I understand that. But that's what Senator Sanders is going to be talking about.
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ANDERSON: Wall Street has come up time and time again, hasn't it, in this presidential race. We know how the candidates feel about it, but how
does Wall Street feel about the candidates? And where is this race headed?
Our Paula Newton went there to find out.
PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The wins were convincing but the race goes on. That old cliche, if you can make it here, you know the rest,
you can make it anywhere, right?
Not this year, not for the Democratic or Republican front-runners. Why? First, to the Republican race. It's true Donald Trump got the
commanding win he wanted here in New York, but we've come to Wall Street to see where the race goes next, and while Trump may - have a building here,
he has a testing relationship and there we get some insights into the challenges if he wants to become the Republican nominee.
Trump at times has shown naked contempt for Wall Street and bankers rules, bankers pay, banker's profits, he says works against outsiders like
him. He says in this race he's an outsider, too.
DONALD TRUMP, U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Nobody should take delegates and claim victory unless they get those delegates with
voters and voting, and that's what's going to happen, and you watch, because the people aren't going to stand for it. It's a crooked system.
It's a system that's rigged, and we're going to go back to the old way. It's called you vote and you win.
[11:40:19] NEWTON: At the stir cafe on wall street customers took in the New York primary results with cove and a bite of breakfast. Trump
supporters worry the party establishment will take the win away from him at the convention. Do you think the system it's stacked against him?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A little bit I do. Yes, I think it's been kind of this whole big boys' club for many years and Trump was a part of that on
the other end supporting it so I think he's seeing the opposite side now and I think it all does need to be flushed out a little bit and all taken
back to the American people.
TRUMP: But even some Trump supporters tell us they want the show to go on, even as Ted Cruz tries to convert delegates much to Trump's objections.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Something that's really never been discussed, and I -- I give him a lot of credit for raising the issue because i really do
think that it puts too much power in the hands of just the party regulars.
NEWTON: And yet do you think that Ted Cruz has a right to do what he's doing?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Because it's legal.
NEWTON: The establishment is rattled by the Democratic race, too.
HILLARY CLINTON, U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: There's no place like home.
NEWTON: The home state came through for Hillary Clinton, but her race against Senator Bernie Sanders goes on, too, a touchstone of Sanders
speeches, Secretary Clinton works for Wall Street interests.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Feel the Bern.
NEWTON: Back at breakfast on Wall Street, Sanders supporters feel he still has a shot.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But I really do feel like Bernie has a large support system behind, especially the Millennials. Like we're standing
behind him 100 percent.
NEWTON: You want this race to go longer?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I do, I do. Just so we can get a fair shot. Yes.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bernie go, home.
NEWTON: Say when this place speaks the country should listen. You think New York should have finished this thing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, you know New York is the center of the universe, so I -- when it's done here, I think it's done everywhere.
NEWTON: That's one New Yorker's perspective, but the rest of the country isn't listening. George Washington, America's first President, was
inaugurated in New York right here on Wall Street. History notwithstanding, New York will not have the last word, this time.
Paula Newton, CNN, New York
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ANDERSON: Well, oil prices now dropping off. The five-month high that they hit earlier. Those are the numbers for you. The international
benchmark Brent crude shot up more than 4 percent late on Wednesday, another twist in what's been an incredibly volatile week. It all started
after after that crucial, but ultimately failed meeting of oil producers in Doha. And that was where John
Defterios was, my colleague, and CNN's -- CNN Money's emerging markets editor.
It has been extraordinary. We're seeing prices fade somewhat, but on the whole, it seems sentiment is relatively bullish. What's going on?
JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN MONEY: Well, it's amazing considering the conversation we had Monday night when that meeting fell out. Despite a
number of factors, the market turned bullish. Aand we had a lot of volatility, a 10 percent swing from Monday evening through midday today.
And then saw this tailing off of about 2 percent in the afternoon.
The three factors I think are important that failure of the 18 countries to get together in Doha, the Kuwait oil strike was called off, so
more oil is coming on the market, now that 1.5 million barrels, and finally we know that inventories were rising in the United States, so that means
supplies are still going up, but the market feels we've come into balance.
I spoke to senior CEO in Saudi Arabia today who said we think the fundamentals are good and we're very encouraged at the fact that Chinese
demand, believe it or not, went up 20 percent in the last year.
So, we'll see if we can put it into perspective. We'll head over to the CNN Money pump to see the kind of the key factors that were at play
So, first look at the high, Becky, that came in the trading day today of $46.15. We wanted to single it out because it is the highest level
we've seen in five months. And believe it or not it's been a 60 percent gain from that low of $27 we saw in January.
So what are the key factors at play here? First and foremost I was talking about the surplus. Tthis is the excess supply that sits in the
market. So, even when we talk about a rebalancing of oil in the world today, coming in the second half of the year, you still have to deal with
the fact there's over 3 billion barrels not counting what we see in China or India, this is
just in the developed world. So there's a huge amount, a record amount of oil that's still in the market.
So, what a couple of the wild cards that could stifle the rally that we saw this week, Becky, from the end of that meeting in Qatar. I think
it's the Saudi wild card that's the most important.
First and foremost the deputy crown prince ahead of that meeting to Doha suggesting if Iran is going to continue producing and trying to hit
this target of 4 million barrels a day by the end of the year, we may add a million barrels a day immediately to compete against Iran immediately.
Adding another million or 2 million in total in a six-month window.
So, what happened with Saudi Arabia suggested that? In the last 24 hours, second largest exporter in the world Russia suggested they may do
the same. So, you could see a marketshare war fighting for customers in Asia -- China, India, South Korea and Japan. The market hopes that doesn't
And what happens to the freeze, Becky? This is a huge question that everybody has been talking about. The OPEC secretary general in the last
hour saying we're going to try to reignite this idea for people to get together, then a senior adviser to the oil minister in Saudi Arabia said
we'll try to regroup at the OPEC meeting in Vienna.
But I we should watch Monday what happens with the deputy crown prince when he announces that transformation plan. He blocked the deal in Doha.
Sources over there told me that they're very happy with the oil price and happy at the fact that the shale production is falling right now. Saudi
Arabia really doesn't want to a freeze deal. So, if they don't want it, it aint' going to happen.
[11:46:02] ANDERSON: Yeah, interesting.
And John alluding to the fact that a scheduled announcement on the economic vision sort of post-oil for the Saudi economy going forward will
be Monday and we will cover that.
John, always a pleasure. Thank you very much indeed.
Good to have you back at the pump, mate.
DEFTERIOS: We haven't haven't seen the pump for a month. I've been in the field too much.
ANDERSON: Absolutely. Either that we have a new studio.
ANDERSON: Thank you, John.
Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World. Coming up, an ancient sport goes high tech. How drones are teaching falcons to fly to new
heights. That is up next.
And they risk everything to make it to Europe. One photographer captures the moment when refuges reach their final destination. That is
your Parting Shots tonight about that ten minutes from now.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World. And I've just grabbed my scripts. I'm Becky Anderson. And it is
48 minutes past 7:00 here in the UAE.
It's an ancient tradition here in the United Arab Emirates, and I'm talking about the sport of falconry. Birds entering competitions are
tested for their speed and their agility, but now, the training process is getting a lot more high tech.
My colleague John Jensen reports.
JOHN JENSEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: In the deserts outside Dubai, the hunt is on. A falcon closes in on its prey. In this case, an unlikely
target. An airplane operated by this man, Peter Berg. He's a falconer who has developed a high-tech spin on an ancient sport.
PETER BERG, FALCONER: We're taking technology, so be it drones, airplanes, fixed wing, et cetera, and artificial birds which I fly remote
controlly, which the birds are effectively hunting me, you know.
[11:50:02] JENSEN: The chase begins at dawn. Berg launches a custom built plane launching bait into the
sky. The falcons released. And away they go.
BERG; She's planning an attack. She's getting ready for a strike.
JENSEN; For Berg, it's a battle to outmaneuver his bird.
BERG: It's close combat. The bird is right here. She's on my tail.
JENSEN: It's also intense training. Drones teach the birds to fly faster and higher.
BERG: You got muscles on the chest and on the back. And this drone by making them climb, you build the back.
JENSEN: For the falcon, the incentive is this full meal back on the ground.
Training a falcon, just like any other pet, is all about the food. If they do well and chase up
there, the bird is rewarded with more of it. In this case, fresh quail meat. Racing falcons is one of the
most popular past times in the Gulf. In the old days, training was done by hand, but technology is changing the game.
Now trackers monitor everything from air speed to altitude.
BERG: The bird is getting tired. So, we'll do more loop.
JENSEN: And Berg's birds are among the best in the region.
On this day, the falcon catches its prey and the plane.
BERG: Instead of her catching the bait at the back the food at the back, she grabbed, caught on to the wing.
JENSEN: Keeping the falcon safe is paramount, because here in the Gulf, birds of prey aren't pets, they're family.
BERG: That was amazing.
JENSEN: John Jensen, CNN, Dubai.
ANDERSON: It's John Jensen mentioned there, falcons are very well looked after in this part of the world. In fact, the UAE's two national
airlines actually allow you to carry falcons on board. They are the only animal apart from guide dogs allowed in the main cabin. There's a fact for
Live from Abu Dhabi this is Correct the World. I'm Becky Anderson.
Coming up terror, desperation and finally relief. A photographer captures the faces of refugees. Your Parting Shots up next.
ANDERSON: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson out of the UAE this evening. At five to 8:00.
And that was a spectacular salute for Queen Elizabeth II. She is celebrating her 90th birthday. The queen who is Britain's longest serving
monarch by some way now, celebrated at Windsor Castle and will later light the first of 1,000 beacons across the country.
In tonight's Parting Shots for you, we look at the plight of refugees though the lens of one photographer -- we do a lot of refugees, and rightly
so. Giles Dooley (ph) captures the final stretch of what is ofttimes and arduous journey, as you are well away. This is a project called A Legacy
of War. Have a look at this.
GILES DOOLEY, PHOTOGRAPHER: The first image of this small boat crossing the Aegean between Turkey and Lesbos was actually taken from a
fishing boat. You saw the real sense of how small those boats were on this ocean and as far as I could see there was boat after boat after boat.
People were very desperate, panicky, terrified, and who had just gone through this ordeal and you could see as soon as they got off the boats
like this massive relief. But a lot of times what I saw in people's faces was the determination.
And this picture where a young man is carrying his two children, again, that's what I really saw, this look of determination.
One image that really sticks out for me is of the municipal dump. Every one of those life jackets was an individual story.
Building a border is not going to end this crisis. It maybe takes it out of view, it may be takes it away from Europe, but I really genuinely
believe that this is a world issue and could only be solved by the world working together.
A group of refugees from Afghanistan and from Syria and they're coming down a tunnel at a train station and that was a very moving movement for
me, because really that's the end of this journey.
My name is Giles. And these were my Parting Shots.
ANDERSON: All too often the staggering numbers prove overwhelming don't they, masking the human side of what is this crisis.
Giles does a great job there of reminding us of the lives at stake.
Before we end the show I want to draw your attention to this. What Syrians want you to know, a mosaic of faces and stories, these are Syrians
in their own words, telling you about their experiences, their hopes and fears, and you can find that story on our Facebook page,
Facebook.com/CNNConnect. Let us know what you think. You can always get in touch with me there or on Twitter. And that is Beckycnn -- @BeckyCNN.
That was Connect the World from the team here and those working with us around the world
is a very good evening. Thank you for watching. CNN continues after this short break. Don't go away.