United States President Joe Biden told the world today that your country is not seeking a new Cold War with China, promising to distance itself from post-9/11 conflicts and take on a global leadership role under a “new era of diplomacy” that help against climate crises and pandemics.
Biden spoke for the first time as president in the United Nations General Assembly. In the instance he promised to work to promote democracy and alliances, despite the friction with Europe over the loss of a multimillion dollar contract that France had for the purchase of submarines.
The Biden administration sees an authoritarian and rising China as the first challenge of the 21st century, but, in his UN debut, the president made it clear that he was not trying to sow divisions.
“We are not looking for a new Cold War or a divided world in rigid blocks, “Biden said at the UN headquarters in New York.
He added, without mentioning China, that “The United States is willing to work with any nation to commit and seek a peaceful solution to share the challenges, even though we have intense disagreements in other areas. “
The president recalled that the United States is “opening a new era of diplomacy” after the departure of troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of invasion.
Likewise, Biden said that he would be willing to use force “if necessary”, but that military power should be a “tool of last resort”.
“The mission must be clear and achievable, carried out with the informed consent of the American people and, whenever possible, in partnership with our allies,” Biden said from the UN rostrum.
He stressed that “a government of, for and by the people is the best way to respond to all our peoples. America is focusing on world prioritiesAs is the Indo-Pacific region, we are going to do it with our allies and partners, cooperating with multilateral institutions at the United Nations to amplify our collective strength and to face challenges and places with diligence. “
“There is a fundamental truth in the 21st century, in each of our countries and as a global community, our success depends on others being successful too, responding to our peoples also requires interact with depth with the rest of the world“, said.
He also added that “to secure our future we have to work with our allies, to have a shared future, our security, our prosperity and our freedoms are interconnected like never before, so I think we should work together, like never before“.
The president reiterated the “unquestionable” commitment of the United States to the security of Israel, while advocating a sovereign Palestinian state.
“I still believe that a two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a democratic Jewish state, living in peace alongside a viable, sovereign and democratic Palestinian state, “he said.
On the other hand, Biden said that Washington is “working” with China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany to “involve Iran diplomatically and seek a return” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), which the United States abandoned. in 2018.
“We are prepared to fully comply again if Iran does the same,” he said.