Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

Biden’s Normandy Speech: U.S. Weapons Not a Threat to Moscow

Daniel Kim Views  

EPA·Yonhap News

On June 6 (local time), in an interview with ABC News, President Joe Biden assured that the American weapons provided to Ukraine would not be used to strike Moscow and the Kremlin.

Biden, who gave the interview at the American cemetery in Normandy, France, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, avoided a direct answer to the interviewer’s question about whether the American weapons provided to Ukraine were used in Russia. However, he did say that these weapons would not be used to strike Moscow.

Biden said, “They (American weapons) are authorized to be used in proximity to the border. We’re not authorizing a strike 200 miles into Russia. We’re not authoring strikes on Moscow and the Kremlin. “

On May 31, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Biden had allowed the American weapons provided to Ukraine to be used to strike mainland Russia. This was a step back from the previous prohibition on using American weapons to target Russian territory and came in response to Russia’s recent large-scale offensive against Ukraine. However, using these weapons was reportedly restricted to the area near Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine.

In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a warning to the United States at a meeting with representatives of major global news agencies, hosted by TASS news agency, ahead of the opening of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). He asked, “If someone supplies weapons to a combat zone that can strike our territory and cause problems, don’t we have the right to supply the same type of weapons to areas that could strike sensitive targets in those countries?”

Putin continued, “If such countries get involved in a war against us, it means they are directly participating in a war against the Russian Federation,” and added, “Then we have the right to act similarly.”

When asked about Putin’s comments, Biden asked, “Does that worry you?” After a pause, he said, “I’ve known him for over 40 years. He’s concerned me for 40 years. He’s not a decent man.”

He continued, “He’s a dictator. And he’s struggling to make sure he holds this country together while still keeping this assault going. “We are not talking about a weapon that will strike Moscow, we are not talking about a weapon that will strike the Kremlin, we are talking about a weapon that can only be used right across the border, here.”

In response to the interviewer’s question about whether he would pardon his son Hunter Biden, who is currently on trial for illegal possession of firearms, Biden said, “Yes,” indicating that he would not pardon his son Hunter.

Biden also dismissed former President Donald Trump’s claim that the guilty verdict on all 34 charges was a “fraud” and a denial of the trial results, saying, “He received a fair trial. That’s what the jury said.”

Regarding the continuous military operations in the Gaza Strip by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, despite Biden’s call for civilian safety, Biden said, “I believe he (Prime Minister Netanyahu) is listening to my opinion.”

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[WORLD] Latest Stories

  • South Korea to Pioneer Mineral Exploration in Kazakhstan
  • Hungary Condemns EU Tariff Proposal on China
  • Is Putin Really Going to North Korea? Here's What We Know
  • Mozambique Set to Transform Global Energy With $100 Billion Gas Reserves
  • Will Trump Enforce Mandatory Military Service if Elected?
  • North Korea and Russia Celebrate Unbreakable Bond on Russian National Day

Weekly Best Articles

  • Transgender Swimmer’s Olympic Dreams Dashed by Recent Ruling
  • From K-Pop to Mainstream: How ‘K-Hearts’ Became the Latest Craze Among Gen Z in the U.S.
  • He Said, She Said: Elon Musk and SpaceX Hit with Harassment Lawsuit by Former Employees
  • Hungary Condemns EU Tariff Proposal on China
  • National Zoo of North Korea Welcomes a Baby Boom: Over 200 Newborns This Year!
  • Lionel Messi Hints at Retirement in Latest Interview
  • Did You See That? Fake Video of Trump Dissin’ Japanese PM Is Blowing Up
  • YouTube Finally Tests THIS Function for Shorts: What You Need to Know!
  • North Korea’s Cabinet Newspaper Warns: Avoid These Foods on an Empty Stomach
  • US Electric Vehicle Buyers Score Big: $1 Billion Saved Thanks to New Tax Credits
  • Fisker Faces Recall Crisis: 18,000+ Electric Vehicles Across North America and Europe Pulled for Safety Fixes
  • FedEx to Eliminate Up to 2,000 Jobs in Europe

You May Also Like

  • 1
    Anticipating NVIDIA's Next Big Leap: The $5 Trillion Market Cap

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Starbucks' Price Hike Backfires, Driving Away Even Its Most Devoted Fans

    DEBATE 

  • 3
    Volvo FH16 Introduces All-New D17 Engine Technology: More Power, Less Fuel

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    U.S. Lawmakers Demand Sanctions on Chinese Battery Giants Over Forced Labor Claims

    BUSINESS 

  • 5
    UAE Backs US Restrictions on Semiconductors Exports To China

    BUSINESS 

Popular Now

  • 1
    LE SSERAFIM Dominates Billboard Charts for 16 Weeks!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 2
    Zico's 'SPOT!' Hits the Billboard Charts Again: A Six-Week Streak to Remember!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 3
    Welcome Back to Civilian Life! BTS Jin Discharged After 18 Months in the Army

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 4
    Celebrations Erupt as BTS' Jin Marches into Civilian Life!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 5
    Former Hello Venus Member Yoo Ara Reveals She Has Cancer

    ENTERTAINMENT 

Weekly Best Articles

  • Transgender Swimmer’s Olympic Dreams Dashed by Recent Ruling
  • From K-Pop to Mainstream: How ‘K-Hearts’ Became the Latest Craze Among Gen Z in the U.S.
  • He Said, She Said: Elon Musk and SpaceX Hit with Harassment Lawsuit by Former Employees
  • Hungary Condemns EU Tariff Proposal on China
  • National Zoo of North Korea Welcomes a Baby Boom: Over 200 Newborns This Year!
  • Lionel Messi Hints at Retirement in Latest Interview
  • Did You See That? Fake Video of Trump Dissin’ Japanese PM Is Blowing Up
  • YouTube Finally Tests THIS Function for Shorts: What You Need to Know!
  • North Korea’s Cabinet Newspaper Warns: Avoid These Foods on an Empty Stomach
  • US Electric Vehicle Buyers Score Big: $1 Billion Saved Thanks to New Tax Credits
  • Fisker Faces Recall Crisis: 18,000+ Electric Vehicles Across North America and Europe Pulled for Safety Fixes
  • FedEx to Eliminate Up to 2,000 Jobs in Europe

Must-Reads

  • 1
    Anticipating NVIDIA's Next Big Leap: The $5 Trillion Market Cap

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Starbucks' Price Hike Backfires, Driving Away Even Its Most Devoted Fans

    DEBATE 

  • 3
    Volvo FH16 Introduces All-New D17 Engine Technology: More Power, Less Fuel

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    U.S. Lawmakers Demand Sanctions on Chinese Battery Giants Over Forced Labor Claims

    BUSINESS 

  • 5
    UAE Backs US Restrictions on Semiconductors Exports To China

    BUSINESS 

Popular Now

  • 1
    LE SSERAFIM Dominates Billboard Charts for 16 Weeks!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 2
    Zico's 'SPOT!' Hits the Billboard Charts Again: A Six-Week Streak to Remember!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 3
    Welcome Back to Civilian Life! BTS Jin Discharged After 18 Months in the Army

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 4
    Celebrations Erupt as BTS' Jin Marches into Civilian Life!

    ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 5
    Former Hello Venus Member Yoo Ara Reveals She Has Cancer

    ENTERTAINMENT 

Share it on...