May 03, 2021 – 20:11
The United States wants more stable ties with Russia, but that will depend on how aggressive the Kremlin is, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken from London.
“President (American Joe) Biden has been very clear for some time now, even before he became president, that if Russia decides to act aggressively, we will respond,” Blinken was quoted as saying by Reuters.
“But we do not intend to escalate the situation, we would prefer a more stable and predictable relationship. “If Russia is on that path, so will we.”
As for China, Blinken has said the West is not trying to bring down China.
“It is not our intention to try to stop China or bring it down,” he said.
“What we are trying to do is to implement the international rules, for which our countries have invested for decades,” he said, among other things.
Blinken is in London to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of the G7, the group of most industrialized countries.