Biden warned China of imminent tough sanctions if it helps Russia in the war

Alexander Topchy 09:06, 25.02.23

The American president recalled that he had already warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping about the economic consequences in the event of Russian assistance.

US President Joe Biden has warned China of an inevitable US reaction if Beijing supplies Russia with lethal weapons for the war against Ukraine.

The head of the White House said this in an interview with ABC News . At the same time, Biden noted that he does not expect such steps from China, despite the statements of Chinese officials about their likelihood.

“I don’t expect – we haven’t seen it yet, but I don’t expect a big initiative from China to provide weapons to Russia,” Biden said.

The US President stressed that if China nevertheless decides to provide Russia with lethal weapons, serious sanctions will await it.

“It would be the same line that everyone else would have crossed. In other words, we have imposed severe sanctions on everyone who did this,” Biden said of supporting the Russian war.

The American president also recalled that he had already warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping about the economic consequences in the event of Russian assistance. Biden said that in a conversation with Xi, he mentioned how 600 US corporations left Russia, “from McDonald’s to Exxon – in all directions.”

“And I said, ‘And if you engage in the same atrocity by supporting the atrocities that are taking place, you may face the same consequences,'” Biden added.

(C)UNIAN 2023

3 comments

  1. Yet more reactive statements. How about something proactive? Slam the sanctions on the Chinks, then gradually remove them if they are proven not to have helped russia.

  2. February 2023: “Biden warned China of imminent tough sanctions if it helps Russia in the war”

    December 2021: “White House Ready To Hit Russia With Tough Sanctions As Biden Warns Of Imminent Attack”

    The reader can take a guess at how the Chinks will interpret Biden’s warnings. Like us, the chinks have observed our performance carefully, each and every day. Personally, I don’t think that Biden’s warning is being taken very seriously. Our history of issuing balloons with hot air and impotent responses gives us away.

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