US doesn’t seek ‘Cold War’ with China
The United States is determined to promote its vision of global freedom and prosperity but does not seek “conflict” with rival China or a new Cold War, President Joe Biden told the United Nations yesterday.
“Let me be direct about the competition between the United States and China,” Biden said in an address to the UN General Assembly. “As we manage shifting geopolitical trends, the United States will conduct itself as a reasonable leader. We do not seek conflict, we do not seek a Cold War.”
Washington will not call on countries to “choose” between US and other partners, Biden stressed, though “the United States will be unabashed in promoting our vision of a free, open, secure and prosperous world.”
Biden said that Washington supports the expansion of the UN Security Council to better represent areas including Africa and Latin America.
“The United States supports increasing the number of both permanent and non-permanent representatives of the council,” Biden told the UN General Assembly.
“This includes permanent seats for those nations we’ve long supported — permanent seats for countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean. The United States is committed to this vital work,” he added.
The US President tore into Vladimir Putin as he addressed the United Nations, saying the Russian leader “shamelessly violated” the UN Charter when he invaded neighbor Ukraine.
“Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter,” Biden said as he addressed the UN General Assembly.
He said Moscow was making “irresponsible” threats to use nuclear weapons.
“A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded its neighbor, attempted to erase a sovereign state from the map. Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter,” Biden said.