AGI – The war in Yemen “must end”. Thus President Joe Biden announced during his speech to the State Department the withdrawal of American support for the military offensive led by Saudi Arabia. Biden said: “To affirm our commitment, we are ending all American support for offensive operations in Yemen, including large arms sales.” The president adds that Washington “will continue to assist and support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in defending its sovereignty.” America is back, diplomacy is back: Biden is sending this “message to the world,” promising to rebuild alliances and calling American diplomats “the face of America.”
The head of the White House also talks about China. “We will respond directly to the challenges to our values of prosperity, security and democracy from our most serious competitor, China,” he warned. “We will face China’s economic abuses, and its aggressive course of action against human rights, intellectual property and global governance – but we will be prepared to work with Beijing if it is in America’s interest,” he says.
finally, Biden calls for the “immediate and unconditional release” of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The US president said he had warned Kremlin President Vladimir Putin during their phone conversation last week that he would no longer tolerate “permits.” In his speech to the State Department, the new president of the White House promises to be tough in the face of the Kremlin’s violations, beginning with interference in the US elections, and against “tyranny,” a clear reference to the arrest of an ‘opposition leader’.