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World Leaders Gather For The G20 Summit; Leaders Begin Tackling Mountain Of Global Issues; Cocaine Cargo Aboard Brazil Presidential Plane; Iran Nuclear Deal Threatens To Unravel; U.S. Presidential Hopefuls Trade Jabs In First TV Showdown; Fesharaki: Full Closure Of Strait Of Hormuz "Very Unlikely;" Perfect Strike. Aired 11a-12p ET

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'll be meeting with some nice fellows.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (voice-over): The centerpiece of a stop in Osaka is likely to be his meeting with the Chinese president.

TRUMP: Tariffs are obviously doing very well because we're taking in billions and billions of dollars from China.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): The president won't say whether he will tell Putin to butt out of the 2020 election.

TRUMP: What I said to him is none of your business.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): Running through all these conversations, Iran tensions rising, ships attacked, a U.S. drone shot down.

MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: Well, he said can be wrong.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): He wanted to be one man who runs the country. Now he wants to be the one man running the world.

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BECKY ANDERSON, CNN ANCHOR: This hour, will they rain on his parade as world leaders gather for the G20 summit. It is midnight in Osaka folks,

7:00 p.m. here in Abu Dhabi. 11:00 in the morning in D.C. I am Becky Anderson. This is CONNECT THE WORLD.

Let's get going for you. This hour, the world connects in Osaka, Japan, where leaders of the 20 biggest and most powerful economies are gathering

right now. Before the G20 summit kicks off, we are hearing word of a potential truce amid that trade war that has rattled global markets.

U.S. President Donald Trump landing a few hours ago, sat down for working dinner with the Australian prime minister. But the meeting that everyone is

waiting for is with this man, the Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to "The Wall Street Journal" Mr. Xi will present Mr. Trump with Beijing's

terms for settling their trade fight.

Our Clare Sebastian will walk us through those details. She is live in New York for you (INAUDIBLE) excuse me - get you to Osaka, CNN's International

Diplomatic Editor, Nic Robertson, live for us there.

Nic?

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC EDITOR: Becky, what we have heard from U.S. officials about this sit down with Xi Jinping is to

actually get the sit down, to get this agreement, to have this important bilateral which, by the way, is going to be one of the last here on

Saturday morning. President Trump has had to say I'm going to hold off on my threat to put 25 percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of business

between the two countries or on Chinese goods.

So, that's what it cost President Trump to get into this. And in a way, what we are told to expect here could mimic what came out of the G20 in

Argentina, Buenos Aires, December last year, when the two leaders again sat down together, and essentially agreed not to go ahead and stick more

tariffs on each other's goods but to engage more fully in dialogue and if you will, you know the United States side said there was a three month

window that they'd agreed. The Chinese never put a time frame on that window if not putting on the tariffs. But it worked until May.

So, that's when the United States raised those tariffs. So, it is the same sort of scenario, and of course, the sort of the plus side here for both of

them is that if the United States does go along with what President Xi wants as outlined by "The Wall Street Journal," then you have the potential

here, this will warm the global markets to this conversation, you have the potential for more restarting the trade talks in earnest, but the reality

is you know everyone with knowledge of this says they don't know what President Trump is going to say when he gets in the room. So, kind of all

bets are off. But that's where expectations are at right now.

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ROBERTSON (voice-over): In Osaka, President Trump will be busy. His overseas entanglements are troubled, threatening global markets. He will

have meetings with President Xi of China. Tariffs and the elusive trade deal on the menu. With President Putin of Russia, topics a mystery, but

likely Middle East missiles and maybe election meddling, and with Turkey's populist President Erdogan, not so popular now, weaker, a troublesome ally

buying weapons from Russia. Then there will be time with Saudi's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, MBS, giving Saudis a hand up in the post-

Khashoggi murder rehabilitation.

Running through all these conversations, Iran, tensions rising, ships attacked, a U.S. drone shot down. Trump threatening Iran with oblivion,

slapping on sanctions, but holding back from missile strikes.

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TRUMP: I decided not to strike. They shot down unmanned - as you know and unmanned drone.

QUESTION: Do you take the threats seriously, Mr. President?

[11:05:01] TRUMP: I think everybody does.

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ROBERTSON: Not so much according to Iran's president.

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HASSAN ROUHANI, IRANIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): The White House is suffering from mental disability.

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ROBERTSON: Trump's Osaka challenge, prove Rouhani wrong and with over G20 leaders. But President Xi buys a lot of Iranian oil. Putin backs Iran in

Syria. Erdogan is a quiet ally of Iran, but MBS should be easy. He wants Iran contained or crushed.

ROBERTSON (on camera): Trump won't meet the Iranians. They're not here, not a G20 nation. But host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will talk a lot

about them. He is trying to diffuse tensions. He went to Tehran recently, met the leaders, he buys a lot of oil from them, too. If Trump is to avoid

war with Iran, Abe could well fix the formula to make it happen.

In the space of two days, much else for Trump and elite club of the world's wealthiest nations to discuss much of it, not to Trump's liking. Here is

America first clash with multilateralism, on trade, specifically the reform of the world trade organization, and sustainable development, meaning

climate issues.

ROBERTSON (voice-over): As for Iranian tensions, if the door to diplomacy opens, despite Iran's threat to shut it and that will be a success of

sorts.

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ROBERTSON: Well president -- French officials here are saying that President Macron has his ideas about how President Trump could reengage

with the Iranians and that is to dial back on some of the sanctions and then to get into negotiations with them, on the topics that he wants to see

change. It's not clear, however, when the French president is going to say that to President Trump because we're not aware that they're having a

bilateral yet.

ANDERSON: Right. We do know though that President Trump as you were explaining before your report is having a bilateral with Xi, that's

Saturday and all eyes on that.

Clare, "The Wall Street Journal" suggesting Beijing now has terms for settling this trade fight. What do we know at this point?

CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Becky, they're also generally citing Chinese officials with knowledge of this, and preconditions that

they say that the Chinese side to set out, they are big ones. There are three key issues.

One, they are requiring the U.S. to lift all punitive tariffs. So far as you know over the past year, the U.S. has slapped tariffs on $250 billion

worth of Chinese goods. That is almost half of all goods that the U.S. - that China shipped to the U.S. last year.

The second one that the U.S. abandoned efforts to get China to buy anymore U.S. exports than it had agreed to in December. This was something China

agreed to do to help President Trump reduce much hated trade deficit with China.

And the third one, Becky, the really big one, the Chinese side according to "The Wall Street Journal" requiring that the U.S. lift its ban on U.S.

technology sales to telecom giant Huawei. This is a key issue. Some officials in the U.S. have said it is separate from the trade talks. But

President Trump has repeatedly suggested that it could be used as a lever.

And certainly, from the U.S. side and the business community, lifting that ban would be something that would be really welcomed. Huawei bought $11

billion worth of U.S. goods last year to key customer for many U.S. chip makers, but very much remains to be seen whether the U.S. side will agree

to that. This is a very hard negotiating stance from China.

ANDERSON: Sure. I mean that -- it sounds like that's a red line for Donald Trump. Have we any sense how the U.S. may react to these terms?

SEBASTIAN: We don't know exactly, Becky. Hasn't been any real reaction to this this morning, apart from what Nic has of course being reporting. But

we know that going into this that there had been U.S. officials he'd spoken to CNN privately who said that Trump is looking to get a deal. He is of

course heading into re-election campaign.

He is under a lot of political pressure, and there could be some kind of truce, some kind of suspension of new tariffs as Nic has been reporting.

That could be where they're willing to go on this. But certainly some might look at this and say, you know, is this a positive, the fact that China is

at least setting out negotiating position, are they starting high and then perhaps willing to walk it back as negotiations continue.

ANDERSON: Clare, thank you. Nic, briefly, a video raising questions over the health of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. You can see Angela

Merkel shaking in this video. A spokesman for her say she is, quote, "fine." But this is the second time of course in two weeks she's

experienced this. Are you hearing anything about this, if it is likely to impact her meetings?

ROBERTSON: We're all going to be watching very closely, Becky, clearly. I mean last go around when the shaking happened, her officials said it was

due to dehydration. This is a hot, humid atmosphere here.

[11:10:00] You wouldn't want to be exposing an ailing chancellor on anyone frankly to these conditions longer than necessary. So I think everyone is

going to be watching carefully. She's due to be meeting with President Trump tomorrow morning. So let's take a look at those pictures. But you

know the chancellor is not saying that she's having that dial back and you know any of her facetime with any of the important leaders here.

ANDERSON: Nic, thank you. Clare is in New York. Nic is in Osaka.

Now folks, if you - if you think G20 meetings get a little - well, boring, you might not be the only one. This is a remarkable story.

Spanish police have arrested an Air Force officer who's part of the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 entourage. He was caught with

nearly 40 kilograms of cocaine. The man arrested in Seville when the backup plane for President Bolsonaro stopped there on the way to Osaka. The

president was traveling on a separate plane, the arrest, a blow to the right wing leader who has pledged to get tough on illegal drugs in Brazil.

I want to dig deep now into one of the most pressing concerns at this G20 summit, the U.S. standoff with Iran, if Iran follows through with a threat,

they could mark a turning point in the world's efforts to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Thursday is the deadline for European countries to meet

Iran's ultimatum and shield it from crippling U.S. sanctions. If they don't, Iran has vowed to breach an international nuclear deal by exceeding

its allowed stock piles of low grade enriched uranium. These are details from Frederik Pleitgen who is live in Tehran. Can you just break it down

for us, Fred, please?

FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, essentially, Becky, what the Iranians are saying is that they obviously

want some of the benefits that they say they deserve after signing onto the nuclear agreement. They say, look, they have been abiding by the agreement,

the National Atomic Energy Agency has been saying the Iranians have been abiding by the agreement.

And yet the U.S. has put these heavy sanctions on the Iranians, meaning that they aren't getting any of the benefits. There's no sanctions relief.

A lot of people are losing their jobs and they can barely export any oil. So essentially, they're telling the Europeans you guys have to make up for

this, and Iranians are saying that's not happening fast enough.

So, they say that by today, they will have reached the limit of low enriched uranium they are allowed to have under the nuclear agreement. And

they say once they have gone beyond that limit, they are going to even accelerate their production of low enriched uranium. Now, the Iranians are

saying that's just giving up some of these points of the nuclear agreement doesn't mean they're in full breach of the nuclear agreement. They want to

keep it, but they're also sending a very direct message to the Europeans.

In fact, the foreign minister Javad Zarif sent a letter to Federica Mogherini today of the European Union, saying the Europeans need to do

something very quickly to give Iran some of that sanctions relief, to get around these American sanctions. Otherwise the nuclear agreement will be

more than on the ropes, Becky.

ANDERSON: Yes. I mean, mostly symbolic move, that has to be said, Fred. But clearly showing they're absolutely serious at this point. The last big war

that Iran fought took a devastating toll. Its conflict with Iraq of course in the 1980s lasted nearly a decade, and took hundreds of thousands of

lives on both sides. Memories of this war are deeply seared into Iran's national consciousness. And as I understand it, people there still

remembering these events.

PLEITGEN: Yes, they're very much remembering them, Becky. And I would say, in many ways, the Iran, Iraq war really defines this nation and what it

stands for. A lot of people came out today when they were commemorating the return of the remains of 150 fallen soldiers of that war. And of course,

going from 1980 to 1988, and of course, Becky, all of this took place in such an important time as a new war with the United States is something

that of course right now is not out of the question. So we went to these commemorations, and here is what we saw.

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PLEITGEN (voice-over): Grief and agony in Tehran, as Iran's capital commemorates the return of the bodies of 150 fallen soldiers from the Iran-

Iraq war in the 1980s. Even decades later, thousands lined the streets celebrating the dead of the bygone conflict, and warning America about a

new one.

The U.S. can't take any military action because it has no military power, this member of the Revolutionary Guard says. Our indigenous military power

has reached a point where we can stand on our own two feet.

[11:15:00] Death to America, the crowds chanted, after President Trump has threatened to obliterate Iran if there's a war.

Tell Trump that this has reached the end of the line, this man screams, and he can't do anything except sanctions. The sanctions are Trump's last

resort. Trump can't stand up to Iran.

And this member of the military's besieged militia says the U.S. knows it for sure they can't resist against the Iranian nation. They want to test us

through conspiracies, but we've already passed this test successfully from our revolution until now.

Iran has pushed back against President Trump's threats after the attacks on two tankers in the Persian Gulf, blamed on Iran by the U.S., which Tehran

denies. And the shooting down of the U.S. surveillance drone by Iranian air defenses which the U.S. says was flying in international air space, but

Iran claims encroached on its territory. Iran's foreign minister also blasting the U.S. new sanctions against the country's supreme leader.

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ZARIF: The actions by the United States over the past few weeks have been confrontational, provocative, particularly the imposition of sanctions on

Iranian leadership has been an additional insult by the United States against the entire Iranian nation.

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PLEITGEN: As the U.S. and Iran teeter on the brink of a possible new armed conflict, Tehran is sending a warning to America. If things escalate, Iran

is willing to fight and sacrifice again.

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PLEITGEN: Of course, one of the things Iran also says Becky, is they don't want a war with the United States. Quite interesting because Javad Zarif,

foreign minister that we just saw in that report, he just tweeted directly at Donald Trump, not the first time. But it seems these two are having a

sort of back and forth on Twitter at the moment. He says, and I quote, "Misconceptions endanger peace @realDonaldTrump. Sanctions aren't

alternative to war, they are war. Obliteration equals genocide equals war crime. Short war with Iran is an illusion."

Remember, President Trump said that he thinks any sort of conflict with Iran would be very short. Whoever begins war will not be the one ending it.

And then, I think this is part of the most important negotiations and threats are mutually exclusive, and that goes back to the Iranian line

saying as long as these sanctions are in place, they're unwilling to go back to the negotiating table, Becky.

ANDERSON: I was just looking at these, thinking is any of what he just said new, no, it is not, but this is a narrative, isn't it? I mean hearing the

same sort of stuff coming out of the U.S. from their perspective as we are from the Iranians day after day at this point.

All right, thank you for that very, very important story.

It is a rare day indeed these days, this region, the Middle East, and U.S. policy towards it, doesn't steal the global headlines. And the Palestinian

situation of course, Israeli Palestinian situation, one of those roiling stories. Donald Trump's son-in-law, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner says this

conference are improving the Palestinian economy was tremendous. I've received a lot of great acclaim. But also drew a lot of criticism.

Kushner rolled out phase one of the administration's Middle East peace plan without addressing any political disputes. Palestinians have said again and

again their desire for state hood is their biggest priority.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Kushner if he got the message.

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JARED KUSHNER, SENIOR ADVISER TO U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Coming new to this approach two years ago, I realized that there's a lot of vernacular that

people use that has not effectively led to a solution to the problem. So, let me tell you what we do want to see.

We want to see very good security for the Israelis. We want to see very good security for the Palestinians. We want environment where people feel

they can live and have opportunity. We want an environment where capital can come in and invest, where jobs can be created. We want to see an area

where people can respect each other's religions and worship freely. And we want a place where people can live with dignity and have all of the

opportunities that people deserve to have.

So, again, I think we'll roll out our political plan that will have all the details. It is about a 60-page document at this point, and again it's

probably the most detailed proposal ever put out. Hopefully after seeing our economic vision that we put out, which is the first work product we've

released, which is 140 pages, followed with very specific details, you'll recognize that the peace plan that we're going to put out is of similar

quality work product.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: But are you saying, Jared, that the Palestinians in the end won't necessarily have an independent state?

KUSHNER: Yes, what we're trying to do is figure out not just what the signing ceremony would look like. We're trying to figure out what could be

a sustainable situation where people can live together and have opportunity to go forward. That's why we led with the economic plan. If you don't have

a pathway forward or something to get excited about, then it doesn't matter what peace agreement you make, it won't be sustained. So we want to get

people focused first on what the end game is.

[11:20:00] And then from there, we'll layout our proposal on the political issues. I don't want to get ahead of it by giving the details. But what I

can tell you is that it is really an operational document for how the two people can live together in a harmonious, respectful, prosperous way.

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ANDERSON: You can see the full interview with Jared Kushner later on "Hala Gorani Tonight." That is 7:00 p.m. in London, 2:00 p.m. in New York. You'll

work out the time wherever you're watching in the world.

Still to come on this show this evening.

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SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI), SENATE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: I realize tragedies occur all over this country. All over the world. I don't

want to see another picture like that on the U.S. border.

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ANDERSON: Republicans and Democrats speak out as the lifeless bodies of a father and daughter become a tragic symbol of the crisis on the U.S./Mexico

border.

Is someone disrupting the GPS over Israel's busiest airport? Authorities say yes, and they think they know who is to blame.

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SCOTT PUNTENEY, POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: It's a crucial role to kind of show the rest of the nation where the candidates stack up.

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ANDERSON: And 10 U.S. Democrats hit the stage for the first 2020 presidential debate. We'll speak to Iowa voters about who stood out. All of

that coming up. Stay with us.

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TRUMP: I hate it. And I know it could stop immediately if the Democrats change the law. They have to change the laws and then that father who

probably was a wonderful guy with his daughter, things like that wouldn't happen because that journey across that river, that journey across that

river is a very dangerous journey.

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ANDERSON: U.S. president placing the blame at the Democrats' feet after a migrant father and daughter are found dead in the Rio Grande River. They

drowned on Sunday trying to cross into the United States in what appears to have been a desperate attempt for a better life. Earlier, Americans staged

a vigil near the spot where the bodies were found.

CNN's Michael Holmes is in the Mexican city of Matamoros where this tragedy happened. Michael?

MICHAEL HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Becky, we are here on the Rio Grande River. I mean when you're on the ground here, you just get a sense

of the geography, the U.S. literally on the bank behind me. You know when we came across we drove across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, it

took us minutes. It was easy. But for Oscar Martinez and his family, when they went to try to talk to authorities there, it was closed. They were

desperate. They came back here. And you know it looks really close, but for them, this river was an impenetrable barrier.

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HOLMES (voice-over): Sometimes when human tragedy is lost amid politics and rhetoric and statistics, a simple photograph can mark a change in how a

crisis is viewed. The deaths of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23- month-old daughter Angie Valeria could be such a moment.

Like so many others, Oscar, his wife and little Valeria left their home country El Salvador and headed to the U.S. in search of a better life,

traveling through Mexico for weeks. But the family wasn't able to claim asylum on Sunday. The crossing was closed. A Mexican newspaper La Jornada

spoke to Oscar's wife. She told the paper Oscar became frustrated, impatient, and decided to take his family a few hundred yards away and

cross the Rio Grande River to enter the U.S. that way.

HOLMES (on camera): According to Oscar Ramirez' wife Tania Vanessa, here's what happened. Her husband goes over to the other bank, that's the U.S.

over there, with their child. Puts the child on the bank, comes back to help her come over. The child panics, gets in the water, dad goes back to

save the child, and they both ended up being carried downstream. And this is where their bodies were found and that photograph was taken.

HOLMES (voice-over): Tania Vanessa's agony is palpable. Oscar's mother in El Salvador wishing her son had never left.

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ROSA RAMIREZ, MOTHER OF OSCAR ALBERTO MARTINEZ (through translator): He was looking for a better future for his family without knowing he would find

death.

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HOLMES: Oscar's mother bereft, showing little Valeria's toys left behind when her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter left to begin their journey

in April.

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RAMIREZ (through translator): Nothing can fill this void. And for the family it is difficult to comprehend what has happened.

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HOLMES: The current outrage over what happened to this father and daughter wouldn't be happening without the photographer, Julia Le Duc, who took that

gut wrenching frame. She knows well the impact it had, but says it can't stop there.

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JULIA LE DUC, JOURNALIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER (through translator): I hope the impact goes beyond just a viral photo. This should be invitation to debate

and to consider changes on the migratory policies and for the two governments to ask themselves, what are we doing for the immigrants.

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HOLMES: The bodies of Oscar and little Valeria began their journeys back to El Salvador to be laid to rest in the country they fled, seeking a dream,

but leaving behind a family shattered.

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HOLMES: And Becky, we have been here off and on at the scene over the last couple of days, have seen no authorities. But just in the last hour or so,

a group of national guardsmen and federal police as well came down here, and had a look around. We asked them what they were doing. They said they

were going to investigate the site. They stood here for a few minutes, basically took some photos with their cell phones and then they left. So

we're not sure exactly what sort of investigation they wanted to do here.

You know - sorry, Becky, yes?

ANDERSON: No, I was just -- it is fascinating to hear what you're saying and to see where you are. I mean I wonder if you can just walk a little bit

closer to that water. I'm just wondering how cold it is, how quick that current is. It does seem absolutely remarkable that a river as narrow in

width as this is becomes a death bed for these two.

[11:30:03] I mean, it doesn't look like there's a crisis on that river bank as Donald Trump talks about this crisis at the border.

HOLMES: Yes. You know, it is interesting. We will walk down and I will show you. This is literally by the way where bodies were found and the

photograph was taken. And if you look at the vegetation which goes downstream here, it is flowing. There's a flow of vegetation.

And now, what the locals say, I mean you look at that. And you think, well, you know I can get across that pretty easily. What the locals are saying,

it is deeper than you think, the bottom is more uneven than you think, and crucially there is a lot of undercurrent and eddies underneath. If you're

not a good swimmer, and a lot of the migrants are not. You get caught up in that, you lose your footing you are gone. The photographer we interviewed

in the story who took this photograph, she photographed 25 bodies along this stretch in the last couple of months. A lot of people cannot get that

distance without dying it would seem. And a lot of people would still be - take that risk however.

ANDERSON: This is sadly not a unique story. Michael, thank you. Michael Holmes on that border. We'll be back after this.

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ANDERSON: Before the break we reminded you of that image of a father and daughter drowned trying to get to the United States. The migrant crisis is

a big topic of discussion in the U.S. On the left, you can see people chasing the American dream, men, women, and children who want into the U.S.

[11:35:03] On the right, the people who want to be the ones with the power to let them in or keep them out.

Last night we clocked the very first U.S. Democratic debate. It was a night to try to pull ahead or just get noticed. 10 presidential candidates

battled it out to have their voices heard, and the divisions over key issues like immigration, and for example, health care, were quickly

revealed.

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SEN. ELIZABETH WAREN (D-MA), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: So yes, I'm with Bernie on Medicare for all. Health care is a basic human right. And I will

fight for basic human rights.

LESTER HOLT, MODERATOR: Would you replace private insurance?

BETO O'ROURKE (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: No. I think the choice is fundamental to our ability to get everybody cared for --

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO (D-NY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Private insurance is not working for tens of millions of Americans.

Why are you defending private insurance to begin with?

JOHN DELANEY (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Americans say they like their private health insurance, by the way. It should be noted that 100 million

Americans -- I mean, I think we should be the party that keeps what's working and fixes what's broken.

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ANDERSON: Kristin Holmes with more on what was a big event. What's to come in tonight's second debate?

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KRISTEN HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A fiery first round as 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls kicked off the 2020 campaign season on the

debate stage, candidates taking on President Trump.

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REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The American people deserve a president who will put your interests ahead of the rich and

powerful. That's not what we have right now.

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K. HOLMES: Each other.

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O'ROURKE: But you're looking at just one small part of this. I'm talking about a comprehensive rewrite of our immigration laws.

JULIAN CASTRO (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: That's not true.

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K. HOLMES: And everything in between.

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GABBARD: I know the importance of our national security as well as the terribly high cost of war.

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I just want to say, there's three women up here that have fought pretty hard for a woman's

right to choose.

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K. HOLMES: The night's highest polling candidate on stage, Senator Elizabeth Warren front and center, seizing the opportunity to plug her

policies.

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WARREN: I want to return government to the people, and that means calling out the names of the monopolists and saying I have the courage to go after

them.

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K. HOLMES: Each candidate aiming to set themselves apart in a crowded field.

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O'ROURKE: This economy has got to work for everyone. And right now, we know that it isn't.

SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and own a firearm.

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K. HOLMES: President Trump weighing in, tweeting "boring." Tonight, the second showdown. Frontrunner Joe Biden will take the stage alongside

senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and six others.

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ANDERSON: CNN's M.J. Lee is live for us in Miami. The main takeout on last night if you didn't recognize most of the faces, at least you do now. Aside

from Elizabeth Warren, last night might have been described as the undercut, not the case for tonight in the second round of this. Most

American viewers, many of our international viewers will at least recognize some of the lineup, M.J.

M.J. LEE, CNN POLITICS CORRESPONDENT: That's right. Tonight's debate is going to be a very different field from last night's because as you said,

last night the debate was actually filled with a number of candidates that many people don't really know that much about yet, other than Elizabeth

Warren on center stage, clearly the frontrunner of the 10 people who were on stage last night. The real goal for mostly everybody else standing next

to Elizabeth Warren was to try to have a kind of breakout moment so that they could really capture the attention of voters who are probably tuning

into their candidacies really for the first time.

But as you said tonight, we're going to see a number of candidates who are more in the top tier when it comes to polling at least. Folks like Joe

Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg. So in terms of how those dynamics will play out, and how they will potentially talk about the

issues that they agree or disagree on, the field is certainly probably going to be different tonight than last night.

ANDERSON: The difficulty for most of these candidates is this is early doors, isn't it? We are what, 16 months out from the 2020 election. And at

this point there maybe is one clear frontrunner, there are a couple of people who have got some traction, but nobody wants to sort of beat anybody

else up it seems at this point for fear of effectively being discarded by the voting public.

LEE: That's right. And it was clear last night that we didn't see a lot of sort of personal insults or mudslinging. In fact, the only disagreements we

saw last night were really over policy. But I think those differences are clearly important, and they're going to be a key part of the 2020

Democratic race on issues like health care or immigration.

[11:40:00] We really saw last night, and I think the debate really captured what is sort of breadth and range of different policy decisions - positions

rather exist among the candidates who are running right now, on something like Medicare for All, we saw candidates saying I am all for it, and I want

to get rid of private insurance, and then others who said that's not a good idea, that's not realistic. So these kinds of dividing lines are you know

becoming more clear as we get to know a little bit more about each of these candidates.

ANDERSON: And perhaps surprisingly a lack of sort of anti-Trump rhetoric last night, more policy actually, which one could argue is a very good

thing as we consider these Democratic candidates. M.J., thank you.

Many people in early voting State of Iowa were paying close attention to that first debate. CNN spoke to voters at a watch party in Council Bluffs

to get their take on last night's matchup. Have a listen.

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VANESSA YURKEVICH, CNN BUSINESS AND POLITICS REPORTER: In the hawk eye state, all eyes were locked on the first Democratic presidential debate.

UNIDENTIFIED IOWA VOTER: It's mind-boggling right at this point in time with all these candidates.

YURKEVICH: With so many options, voters here at the Buck Snort in Council Bluffs, Iowa, listened carefully, in between sips of beer and debate bingo.

Iowa is an early voting state and will play an important role for Democrats in 2020. President Trump won Iowa and nearly 60 percent of voters here in

Pottawattamie County voted for the president.

PUNTENEY: Being the first in the nation, which is something we take very seriously, it's -- it's a crucial role to kind of show the rest of the

nation where the candidates stack up.

YURKEVICH: Many voters here have seen the candidates before, in person.

LISA LIMA, IOWA VOTER: Being from Iowa, we get that opportunity, which is a fantastic thing. I hope to see more people. Kamala Harris is going to be in

the area next week. So I hope to see her and just -- I would like to hear from all the women candidates, honestly.

YURKEVICH: One of those female candidates was among the standouts for Lisa Lima in the first debate.

LIMA: I was really impressed and I actually teared up Elizabeth -- a little bit on Elizabeth Warren's closing remarks. And then I was really moved by

what Tim Ryan and Jay Inslee had to say.

YURKEVICH: But she still hasn't settled on a frontrunner. Many felt the same, leaving undecided.

Wendy Punteney says it will come down to the issues for her.

WENDY PUNTENEY, IOWA VOTER: Well, I'm in education. So, education. The kids that I work with are immigrants, because I work with the yellow (ph)

population. So the -- everything going on at the border just breaks my heart. I think it's a terrible situation. So that's important to me. Gun

safety within the schools. One of the candidates mentioned the social and emotional learning. That's so important in our schools right now.

YURKEVICH: Dolores Bristol (ph) says the entire field is strong, so any Democrat would have her support.

DOLORES BRISTOL, IOWA VOTER: I thought that any one of them is so much better than -- than Donald Trump that I would vote for any one of them.

Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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ANDERSON: That second debate of course tonight.

Now to a puzzling story out of Israel, where officials say someone is interfering with the navigation signals over Ben Gurion Airport. This is

Israel's busiest airport and pilots rely on GPS to land there.

CNN's Oren Liebermann is following this for us from Jerusalem. Oren, what's going on here?

OREN LIEBERMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: So this all started roughly three weeks ago, when the Israeli airport authority noticed that pilots are complaining

of incorrect GPS signals or incomplete or GPS signals that are simply providing incorrect information. At first, they think it is just a few

pilots, and then they realize the problem is wider than that.

Not only that, on June 19, the flight that our Web site that tracks commercial flights shows one flight diverting all the way over Gaza, which

is restricted airspace when it was supposed to be headed to Frankfurt, Germany. Now, as the problem got worse and it started happening more and

more often, senior Israeli officials, according to Israel Army radio says it was the Russians that interfered (INAUDIBLE)

ANDERSON: Sounds like we've lost him. I know we have been having some technical difficulties with Jerusalem today, apologies for that. We'll take

a very short break.

Back to our top story next, the growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, sure to have global consequences, but the effects may be felt a little

closer to home in your bank account, more on that, after this.

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QUESTION: What do you make of President Trump's threats of obliteration in that war with the United States (INAUDIBLE)?

ZARIF: Well, he is certainly wrong, but that statement indicates that the United States intentions are certainly illegal. The United States is not in

position to obliterate Iran. They do not have the capability, other than using prohibited weapons.

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ANDERSON: A statement there from the Iranian foreign minister, the war of words between the United States and Iran not only has this region that of

the Middle East on high alert, but also investors around the world, many closely watching the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf which accounts for a

third of all seaborne crude oil traffic.

For tomorrow - sorry, let me start again. For our powerful tomorrow series, CNN spoke to a world leading expert about all of that.

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FEREIDUN FESHARAKI, CHAIRMAN, FACTS GLOBAL ENERGY: Full closure of Strait of Hormuz is very unlikely because they depend on the same straits for

importing of food and other goods into the country. So, full closure unlikely but besides it is Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, making themselves

difficult. It is going to be part of the game. And this ratchets up by the elephant putting the foot on the tail of the lion -- lion being Iran and

elephant the U.S. and keep jumping on it, which would end up getting the lion to fight back.

JOHN DEFTERIOS, CNN BUSINESS EMERGING MARKETS EDITOR: But there is a lot of focus on U.S. sanctions against the Ayatollah for example and the top

brass, but what's the damage here realistically on what's transpired and their supplies over the last year, and the inability to export oil?

FESHARAKI: This last round of sanctions really has inconsequential, it's more psychological. It actually encourages them to get more and more

difficult. But Iranian needs to export 2.6 million of crude to compensate for 500,000 barrels per day of fuel oil and gas oil. 2 million barrels per

day is now cut to 300,000 barrels volume. And they sell that at a big discount.

DEFTERIOS: So we're looking at damage of what, $50 billion a year?

FESHARAKI: $45 to $50 billion this is a serious damage, so additional sanctions don't have too much impact because life has already been taken

out of the economy.

[11:50:02] DEFTERIOS: What does OPEC, non-OPEC do at this stage, Saudi Arabia, Russia, did they just roll over because the price has come in to

this sweet spot, and they don't take action, and they have a very unhappy member of Iran around the table?

FESHARAKI: What happened in the market is because of the strong growth of the U.S. oil production this year, 1.2 barrels per day, because the demand

has weakened by itself, pressure on the price hasn't been as great as it might have been. Had these policies been done maybe a year ago, the prices

would have jump to already 75, 80. But this two have kept the prices in the mid-60s range. So in this environment everybody is happy.

DEFTERIOS: U.S.-China trade war hangs over the market like a dark cloud. Could it actually cut demand by up to 20 percent next year?

FESHARAKI: As of today we have seen very marginal impact. It is all sympathy and psychology. Stock markets fall, commodities fall, oil falls

with it. It's mindlessly actually without paying attention to supply demand issues but 20 percent decline in demand, impossible.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

ANDERSON: Closes out our powerful tomorrow series this week.

Still ahead, is this the perfect strike? Wayne Rooney, you do not want to miss this insane wonder goal after this.

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ANDERSON: All right. We all know that Donald Trump doesn't shy away from arguing with people. And now, the U.S. president once again railing against

an American sports star. Mr. Trump blasting women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe for saying that she wouldn't visit the White House if her team won

the Women's World Cup. Here's what she said.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Excited about going to the White House?

MEGAN RAPINOE, U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM: (INAUDIBLE) the White House. No. Not going to the White House. We're not going to be invited.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're not going to be invited?

RAPINOE: I doubt it.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANDERSON: Well, that apparently sent Mr. Trump off, who said that she should win first before declining a White House invitation. He then

softened his tone somewhat, tweeting that he would invite the women's soccer team, win or lose.

[11:55:03] They're doing an excellent job out there. It has to be said and stay with football. And for parting shots tonight, a perfect shot. Wayne

Rooney, no stranger to amazing goals. He has bang them in from all over the pitch in his career but this is one of his best. Let's have a look at this.

The D.C. United star gets the ball in his own half and what a strike. He got the keeper well off his line. Unbelievable. It proved to be the winning

margin as D.C. United won 1-nil. Rooney still getting it done at the age of 33 which is pretty old for a footballer for his now U.S. Cup. And that

reminds me of a last minute goal, scored from 40 yards back in the 1995, Cup Winners' Cup final by a player called Nayim for Real Zaragoza, it was

against Arsenal. What a joy. He was a former Spurs player, every Spurs fan enjoying that one, Nayim, from the half way line.

I am Becky Anderson. That's CONNECT THE WORLD for you. Good night.

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