In his first interview as CNN chief, US President Joe Biden answered questions about whether he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin would use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
“I don’t think that would do it,” Biden replied.
I think it is irresponsible for him to talk about this. He added that the idea that the leader of one of the world’s largest nuclear powers says he might want to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine could have dire consequences.
Biden will not respond CNN question Where does the “red line” go, what will be the response of the United States if Putin uses nuclear weapons, or bombs the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia.
Biden warned last week of Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons Could lead to ‘Ragnarok’. The US President has claimed that the world hasn’t been close to a nuclear crisis since then Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
In an interview last night, he was asked if such talk might make European countries fear Putin more and become afraid to act. Biden does not think so.
– I’m talking to Putin. He cannot be allowed to talk about the use of nuclear weapons with impunity, as if it were a rational act.
Putin is rational
I think he’s a “rational actor” who completely misjudged Russia’s ability to occupy Ukraine, says Biden on “Tonight with Jake Tapper,” which aired on Tuesday night.
The US president’s comments come after Russia this week attacked civilian targets in several places in Ukraine. The attacks marked an escalation in the seven-month war.
Putin’s mentality has been the subject of speculation, following what is being described as a series of military setbacks over the course of the seven months.
Biden says he thinks Putin is rational, but he has downplayed the resistance the Ukrainian defense has faced with the invading forces.
– He thought he would be welcomed with open arms. that this was the house of the Russian mother in Kyiv, and that it would have been well received. I think he simply miscalculated completely, says Biden.
Do not refuse the meeting
in the interview Biden was asked if he wanted to meet Putin at the G-20 summit in Indonesia in November.
It will depend on what he specifically wants to talk about. But if, say, he’s going to come up to me on the G20 and say he wants to talk about a release Britney Greiner, Then I will be open to it.
He adds that he does not believe in meeting the Russian president now.
Putin has acted brutally. I think he committed war crimes. I don’t see any rationale for meeting him now, says Biden.
warns of consequences
In the interview, Biden was also asked about him Visit Saudi Arabia And about the friendly tone between him and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia sided with Russia and pushed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the 10 oil-producing countries to cut oil production.
Biden was asked if it was time to reconsider America’s relationship with the oil state
– Yes, the chief replied.
He went on to say that he did not go to Jeddah to talk about oil but to show the continued American presence in the Middle East.
Biden did not respond to whether the United States would sell arms to Saudi Arabia because of the petro-state’s cooperation with Russia.
I won’t go into what I think and what’s on my mind. But he says there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia, which has been a close ally of the United States until now.
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