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Middle East, Russia, Allies | Joe Biden splits with Donald Trump diplomacy

Middle East, Russia, Allies |  Joe Biden splits with Donald Trump diplomacy

(Washington) Joe Biden ended US support for the Saudi coalition in Yemen on Thursday and froze the withdrawal of US troops from Germany, while Donald Diplomacy began to break with Trump and change tones towards Russia.

Jerome Cartilier and Francisco Fantamagi
France Media Agency

“We support our diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen, which has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” the United States president told the State Department in his first foreign policy address.

“This war must end,” he stressed, confirming the appointment of veteran diplomat Timothy Lenderking as ambassador to Yemen.

To emphasize our commitment, we are ending US support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including arms sales.

Joe Biden

Washington is canceling the controversial sale of “perfect weapons” to Riyadh, which was decided at the end of the former Republican presidential decree, which he has always supported, against all inequalities, a pillar with the Saudi state, anti-Israel Israel.

Questioning this support for Saudi Arabia is upsetting the balance of regional alliances and redefining the strategy of the United States in the Middle East.

Riyadh is leading a military coalition that has been accused of making a number of mistakes against civilians in interfering with the Yemeni government against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Not to mention the end of US support for the Saudi-led coalition, Riyadh reiterated its support for a “comprehensive political solution” in Yemen and welcomed the “importance of the United States. The importance of diplomatic efforts” to resolve the crisis.

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Silence on Iran

The Houthis praised America for stopping the involvement. “We hope this will be the beginning of the decision to end the war in Yemen,” Hamid Assam, a rebel politician in Sanaa, told AFP.

The decision can also be understood as a sign of Iran’s goodwill, with Donald Trump knocking on the door as he prepares to enter into complex talks with Washington to secure a Iran nuclear deal.

“Is the United States ready to reduce the hundreds of billions of dollars in arms sales in our region? Are they ready to end the massacre of children in Yemen?” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif asked CNN International earlier this week.

Although the White House considered returning the 2015 deal a “key priority”, Joe Biden did not mention it in his speech.

The 46E The President of the United States has confirmed that he will “stop” the partial withdrawal of American troops from Germany, while the time for a “global review of the posture” of troops deployed abroad has been entrusted to Defense Minister Lloyd Austin.

“Diplomacy is back”

In June, Donald Trump announced that he wanted to reduce US forces in Germany to 25,000 troops. The decision caused a stir in American politics as well as in Europe, especially when Washington and Berlin were abused during the four-year directives of billionaire New York.

“America is back, diplomacy is back,” Biden said. “We have rebuilt our alliances”.

He defended Donald Trump for promoting the democracy and human rights of the neglected American diplomacy. To illustrate this “return” of “moral leadership” in the international arena, he announced that the United States would welcome 125,000 refugees by next year as part of a rehabilitation program, an eight-fold increase over the 15,000 accepted this year, a historic low.

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President Biden has finally shown his determination to confront China and Russia, accusing his predecessor of being weak, especially in the case of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The United States must be in the forefront of the rise of power, especially China’s growing ambitions and Russia’s desire to undermine our democracy,” he said.

The time of the surrender of the United States in the wake of the aggressive Russian actions made it clear to President Putin in a very different way to my predecessor […] Is over.

Joe Biden

However, he remained silent on the drastic measures promised by his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, to make Moscow “accountable.” And almost nothing is said about its strategy against Beijing, although it is unanimously considered the first strategic opponent of the world’s leading power.