Biden’s response to Putin: A nuclear war cannot have a winner

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Biden’s response to Putin: A nuclear war cannot have a winner

“This war destroys Ukraine’s right to exist, quite simply,” the US president said, denouncing the invasion of his neighbor by a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

The US president gave a tough answer to Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden from the floor of the UN General Assembly.

“The war in Ukraine is a one-man war,” he said characteristically, and added: “no one threatened Russia and no one else, apart from Russia, sought the conflict.”

The US president accused his Russian counterpart of making risky and irresponsible nuclear threats, pointing out that Russia has violated the core of the UN charter of rights.

“A nuclear war cannot have a winner and it should never be carried out,” he stressed, while calling Russia’s threats to use nuclear weapons a “dangerous disregard” of its non-proliferation responsibilities.

“Our desire is to bring a just end to the war in Ukraine,” he noted. “If there are states that develop imperial ambitions without consequences, they put in
danger to what the United Nations supports,” he added.

“The war is about destroying the right of Ukrainians to exist as a state, as citizens,” he said, emphasizing emphatically: “You don’t have the right to conquer territories by force.”
He reiterated his solidarity with Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression, noting that he “rejects the use of force and war to conquer states and increase our borders.”

The US president accused Russia of “brazenly violating” the founding principles of the United Nations Charter.

“This war destroys Ukraine’s right to exist, quite simply,” the US president said, denouncing the invasion of his neighbor by a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Joe Biden also declared that “we will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.”

“The challenges we face today are indeed great, but our ability is greater (…) Let us therefore stand together to reaffirm the unquestionable determination that the nations of the world are still united, that we defend the values ​​of the UN Charter, that we still believe that by working together we can turn the course of history towards a freer and fairer world for all our children, although none of us have fully succeeded,” he noted.

The American president asked “to increase the number of members, permanent and non-permanent” of the Security Council, so that countries from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean can be represented.

This important organization currently has five permanent members: the US, Russia, France, the UK and China.

As the American president emphasized, “we are not passive witnesses of history. We are the authors of history. We can do this. We have to do it, for ourselves and for our future, for humanity.”

The American president asked “to increase the number of members, permanent and non-permanent” of the Security Council, so that countries from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean can be represented. The SA currently has five permanent members: the US, Russia, France, the UK and China.

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