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Unique: Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday criticized President Biden’s address to the UN General Assembly, saying the speech “ignored the reality and seriousness of America’s threats and enemies.”

“President Biden’s speech ignored the reality and seriousness of America’s threats and enemies,” Haley told Granthshala News after Biden’s speech on Tuesday. “China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Afghanistan and terrorism, to name a few.”


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“Under the Trump administration, the world knew where we stood,” Haley, who served under former President Trump, said. “At the United Nations, we have named our enemies and patted our allies on the back.”

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She added: “Joe Biden is sleeping on the Switch, our friends don’t trust us, and our enemies are rejoicing.”

Biden did not mention Russia or China by name, although he did discuss human rights issues in China’s Xinjiang region.

Haley’s remarks came after Biden addressed the United Nations in New York City on Tuesday morning, telling his international peers that the world stands “at a turning point in history”, while adding that the United States is “the greatest challenges to lead”. Intends to be “our time,” but not alone – underscoring the importance of alliances and partnerships around the world.

During his speech, Biden addressed a number of shared global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, nuclear proliferation, emerging technologies and climate change – as well as the withdrawal of all US military assets from Afghanistan by his administration – but he did not. , address the national security threats posed by Russia and Iran.

“We are not seeking a new Cold War, or the world divided into rigid blocs,” Biden said, pointing to China, and adding that the US “is not willing to work with any nation”. ready for anyone who steps up, who pursues a peaceful solution to share.” challenges, even if we have a sharp disagreement over the common challenges.”

Biden’s only mention of Iran was in relation to nuclear proliferation, adding that the US is “committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” adding that the nation is “seeking a return to the JCPOA.”

Biden also referred to America’s commitment to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, as North Korea resumes its nuclear weapons program, once again posing a serious threat to regional and global security.

As for terrorism, Biden touted the US withdrawal of military assets from Afghanistan after 20 years of presence, and the country fell for the Taliban, saying the US had kicked off a period of “relentless warfare” and “Opening a new period of relentless diplomacy”.

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The president said the US had “turned the page” on the conflict in Afghanistan, adding that “all of our nation’s unmatched energy, will and resources are now focused solely on what is ahead of us – not what is behind.”

Referring to terror threats around the world, Biden said, “Make no mistake, the United States will continue to defend itself and allies against threats, but added that the “mission must be clear and achievable.”

“The military might of the United States should be our tool of last resort, not our first. It should not be used as an answer to every problem we see around the world,” he said, adding that “many of our greatest Pointing to the concerns” of COVID-19 and climate change, “cannot be solved or addressed by weapons.”

Biden’s address came as his administration was grappling with a range of challenges – including the COVID-19 pandemic, the fallout from the withdrawal from Afghanistan and a worsening rift with France. The US, last week, announced a new tripartite agreement with the United Kingdom and Australia, called AUKUS, focused on the Indo-Pacific region.

The agreement focuses on increasing Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines – an effort that France was working to undertake with Australia. France had previously signed an agreement to send French-made submarines to Australia.

President of France Emmanuel Macron After the new tripartite agreement, the US and Australia withdrew their ambassadors. Macron and Biden are expected to speak by phone this week.