OAN’s Stephanie Stahl
4:35pm – Tuesday, September 19, 2023
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden took to the stage at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn “Russian aggression” and stress the importance of global solidarity in defending Ukraine.
Biden has called for increased international aid for Ukraine, asking Congress to approve an additional $24 billion in aid for Kiev, which is at war with Russia.
President Biden argued that “allowing Ukraine to be partitioned” could also threaten the security of the United States and other countries.
“Russia believes the world is too exhausted to allow its atrocities against Ukraine to continue without consequences,” Biden declared.
“But I ask you this: If we abandon the core principles of the United Nations Charter to appease an aggressor, can member states be confident that they will be protected? “We must confront this naked aggression today to stop the invaders of the United States,” he continued.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in June found that the number of Americans who support providing additional arms to Ukraine is more likely to be due to the desire to protect U.S. interests and allies against China and other U.S. rivals. It is reported that he believes that it represents the
“That’s why the United States, along with our allies and partners around the world, continues to stand by the brave people of Ukraine in defending their sovereignty, territorial integrity, and freedom,” Biden said.
But a majority of House Republicans object to consistent U.S. support for Kiev to repel the nearly 19-month-long Russian invasion, which shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
At the end of his speech, the president emphasized his intention to reduce risks in dealing with China. He added that the United Nations should work with China on issues such as climate change.
In speaking about the effects of climate change, Biden also mentioned the extreme heat waves and wildfires sweeping North America.
Biden has hinted at the importance of tackling climate issues, but will not attend a special climate summit hosted by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday.
The upcoming summit will reportedly encourage countries to present new ideas and strategies to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. Mr. Biden will be represented at the summit by John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate.
White House officials continued to downplay Biden’s absence from the summit.
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