Biden rejected calling Russia a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’
The US administration assessed on Tuesday that qualifying Russia as it stands would be counterproductive “Government Sponsors Terrorism”Calls for this from Kyiv and US parliamentarians were thus rejected.
Asked about this on Monday, US President Joe Biden A “No” Harsh, at least publicly breaking the American’s months. Asked Tuesday to explain President Biden’s response, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre qualified that. “Not the most effective or robust way to hold Russia to account” For his invasion of Ukraine.
The official said in particular that it would hurt efforts to get humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Such qualification may also exist “I know [coalition] Unprecedented multilateralism has been very effective in accounting [au président russe Vladimir] Our ability to support Putin and Ukraine » In talks, he added.
Coming from the world’s largest economy, it qualifies as a state “Supporting Terrorism” That has far-reaching consequences, including exposing American banks and corporations to legal action.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky requested Russia’s recognition at the end of June “State Sponsor of Terrorism”, the day after a Russian strike on a shopping center killed at least 18 people. For their part, members of US parliament, including House Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have pleaded for such qualification to increase pressure on Moscow more than six months after it invaded Ukraine.
In mid-August, the Latvian parliament qualified Russia“State Sponsor of Terrorism”Whose actions in Ukraine a “Targeted Genocide Against the Ukrainian People”, in a statement immediately praised by Kyiv and condemned by Moscow. Only four countries in the world are currently designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism: Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Cuba.
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