US President Joe Biden reiterated he was not seeking conflict with Beijing or Moscow as he put a renewed focus on diplomacy in his first address to Congress on Wednesday night.
President Biden who marks his 100th day in the Oval Office said that the country “is on the move again”. The national leader has mentioned his achievements for the first 100 days as President of the USA. One of the brightest successes of that period was definitely i) pushing the $1.9-trillion covid relief package through Congress and ii)administrating 200 million coronavirus vaccine shots.
Meanwhile, tensions have sharply risen between China and the U.S. during the past few years over a series of issues related to trade, human rights, and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Xinjiang and Taiwan region.
The US President similarly said he did not seek worse relations with Russia, CGTN reports.
In reality, Biden’s first three months in office were marked by imposing sanctions on Russian officials and entities over what the U.S. alleged Russia’s role in the case of Navalny, its “interference in” U.S. elections and the hacking operations.
But Biden has also proposed a summit in a third country with Russian Putin to bring stability to relations. “I made very clear to Putin that we are not going to seek escalation but their actions will have consequences,” Biden added on Wednesday. Moreover, he also vowed diplomacy on the “serious threat” of the nuclear programs of both Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
“We’ll be working closely with our allies to address the threats posed by both of these countries through diplomacy and stern deterrence,” Biden said.
In addition to other achievements, Joe Biden also said he was reasserting the national priorities by ending “the forever war” in Afghanistan – where he is pulling out the remaining military contingent after 20 years.