“Advocating for democracy and human rights is in the DNA of Americans,” Biden said
A summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin was held in Geneva today.
After Putin’s address to the media ended, in which, among other things, he said that he saw a “glimmer of hope” in the talks for relations between Moscow and Washington, Joe Biden’s press conference began.
All foreign policy is a logical extension of personal relations. That is the way human nature works. And understand, when you run a country that does not adhere to international norms – and yet you need those international norms to be managed somehow so that you can share in the benefits that come with it – it will hurt you – Biden concluded in his address.
It is ridiculous that Putin’s comparison of the attack that happened on January 6 on Capitol Hill with the protests in Russia – Biden said.
At one point Biden had to interrupt a reporter’s question to take off his jacket because he was hot.
They also discussed working together with Iran and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Biden expressed unquestionable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Biden made it known that the US has areas of common interest with Russia.- We spent a lot of time discussing cybersecurity. “President Putin and I have agreed to hire experts who will be in charge of preventing such attacks,” Biden said.
He added that he believes Putin is not interested in a new “cold war” with the United States. He also added that there were no threats made during talks with Putin.
President Putin is aware of the fact that I will take certain actions if they interfere in our election process in the future or if cyberattacks continue – Biden warned.
He said the consequences of Navalny’s death would be devastating. He added that they talked about American citizens who are currently in prisons in Russia.
The President of the United States pointed out that the country would continue to raise awareness and talk about human rights, and that the talks with Putin were positive.
Advocacy for democracy and human rights “is in the DNA of Americans” – Biden pointed out.
Biden noted that they discussed in detail the next steps to be taken when it comes to arms control measures.
The critical infrastructure of each state should be banned for any form of attack. I did what I came for. I told Putin that my program is not directed against Russia, but is directed towards the American people – Biden said.
I know that there is a lot of excitement around this summit, but there is no need for that. There is no substitute for face-to-face dialogue, the two of us share the unique responsibility of leading two powerful states – US President Biden began his address.
According to CNN, White House officials say they are not surprised by Vladimir Putin’s ambiguous appearance at a press conference, noting that his language and opinion have remained unchanged from pressures due to cybercrime, human rights, and Ukraine.
“We will not tolerate attempts to violate US sovereignty,” Biden said.