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The US Secretary of State to the BBC: The United States will respond if Russia acts recklessly


In an interview with the BBC, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the United States would respond if Russia behaved recklessly or aggressively.


During his speech, Blinken mentioned actions he described as "reckless" and gave a number of examples, including hacking SolarWinds, interference in the presidential election, and Blinken added that the United States "would prefer a more stable and predictable relationship if Russia's actions allowed it."


The diplomat also repeated US President Joe Biden's personal opposition to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project linking Russia and Germany, although the US Department of Justice initially decided to allow sanctions to be imposed on the company building the gas pipeline as part of the new sanctions against Russia. Approval in April However, Biden still believed that Nord Stream 2 was a "bad idea."


Speaking about Northern Ireland, Blinken said that peace is something the United States focuses on very much, stressing that the most important thing for Biden is that the gains from the "Good Friday" agreement are continuing, and we have the political and economic well-being of Northern Ireland.


Regarding China, Blinken said that the United States is not trying to contain the country, but he also warned that whenever anyone tries to undermine the rules-based international order by not playing with the rules or by not fulfilling the commitments it has made, the United States will stand up and say, " No, we don't accept that. "


According to the report, Blinken's dialogue reflects the joint statement issued by the G7 foreign ministers, who met earlier this week.

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