The president of United States, Joe Bidenhas intervened in the UN General Assembly and issued a clear warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin: “We will not allow a nuclear war”referring to a possible escalation of violence by the Russian army in Ukraine.
The president once again assured that “the United States is with its allies” and warned the rest of the world leaders that “what is at risk” in the war in Ukraine “is everything that this institution represents.”
“A nuclear war cannot be won and should never happen,” insisted Biden, who had no qualms about mentioning Putin as soon as he began his speech and lashing out at him. The US president accused the head of the Kremlin of wanting to end Ukraine’s “right to exist”. “He invaded his neighbor with the intention of erasing him from the map”he added.
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Biden explained to the General Assembly that “Putin maintains that he had to act because Russia was being threatened. But no one threatened Russia. No one but Russia sought conflict.”
And he condemned the atrocities committed by Moscow since the beginning of the war. The massive crimes committed in Izium, the rapes, the tortures… and the “absolute disregard for human rights”. In this sense, the US leader referred to the 1948 founding charter of the UN in which “the protection of human rights appears as one of its priority objectives.” Nevertheless, “in 2022 we have been able to verify that human rights are still at risk in some parts of the world”.
In addition, the US president condemned the actions that Putin has taken in recent hours, who has ordered the mobilization of a partial 300,000 Russian reservists for the war in Ukraine.
And he accused Putin of making “irresponsible threats about the use of nuclear weapons”, after the Russian leader promised to protect his country “by all means” and said that those who seek to “blackmail” with atomic weapons must know that ” the compass rose can turn against them”.
After condemning the Russian actions, Biden took the opportunity to warn of other “worrying trends” in the field of nuclear proliferationnot only because of Russia, but also because of the policies of China, North Korea and Iran.
In the case of Iran, Biden said he is ready to return to the 2015 nuclear pact, abandoned by Washington during the Donald Trump administration, as long as Tehran meets its obligations.
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“The United States is clear: we will never allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. I still think that diplomacy is the best way to achieve this result,” he said, in statements collected by Eph.
More broadly, Biden called on everyone to recommit to strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and assured that, regardless of what happens in the rest of the world, the US is willing to seek measures to control this type of weapon.
Biden also spoke during his speech about the food crisis, aggravated by the crisis in Ukraine and that threatens impoverished or developing countries with famine. About, the president announced 2.9 billion dollars in aidan amount that adds to the 6,900 million dollars that his Government has already allocated this year to food security projects around the world.
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