The former US security adviser complained that Washington is not doing enough as its enemies close ties
President Joe Biden’s administration is doing nothing to counter moves by China, Russia and their allies to work more closely together, endangering US interests and undermining global influence, the former national security adviser claimed. the White House, John Bolton.
“We are sitting still, and the Chinese, the Russians, Iran, North Korea and several others are trying to strengthen their relations and are threatening us in many different places,” Bolton said in a WABC 770 radio interview Sunday. He added that while Beijing is following a clear strategy, “we wander from day to day.”
Bolton, a longtime war hawk who has called for regime changes in Moscow and Tehran, made his remarks in the wake of Friday’s announcement that Saudi Arabia and Iran had agreed to restore diplomatic ties under a Chinese-brokered deal. He lamented that the agreement reflected the declining influence of the US around the world.
“It is an indication that the Saudis and others are trying to hedge their bets with China and Russia because they believe the United States does not have the determination and determination it takes to do what it needs to do to help the world against Iran and its intentions’, Bolton said.
Bolton, 74, has served in the administrations of former Presidents Donald Trump, George W. Bush, George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan.
Chinese officials have resisted Washington’s threats, arguing that the US and its NATO allies are behaving as if they are still fighting in the Cold War. Beijing remained neutral on the Ukraine crisis, resisting US pressure to condemn Russia over the conflict, and late last month proposed a 12-point plan to end the fighting. Biden rejected the peace plan, saying only Russia would benefit.
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