The President of the United States Joe Biden promised today that he would tell his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, during the US-Russian summit in Geneva on June 16, that the US will not allow Russia to violate human rights.
“I will meet with President Putin in two weeks in Geneva and I will make it clear that we will not stand idly by as long as they violate these rights,” Biden said in a speech on the eve of National Day of the Fallen. USA, dedicated to the memory of the fallen for the homeland of soldiers.
The US president also recalled that he had a long telephone conversation in February with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. “I told him clearly that we can do nothing but defend human rights in the world, because that is who we are.”
“America is unique. It’s an idea… For us, the fact that all men and women are born equal is obvious. “
Joe Biden will meet with Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva at a time of strong tensions between the two powers.
Joe Biden has taken a hard line on Russia, wanting to point out the rift with Donald Trump’s predecessor who pursued a policy of favoritism towards the Kremlin master.
At the same time, however, the American president insists on his desire for dialogue. While pledging to punish Russia “if it continues to interfere in our democracy,” he says he does not seek to “ignite a cycle of escalation and conflict.”