Antony Blinken, who was nominated by Joe Biden to take over as the US State Department, said that the world alone cannot organize itself, stressing the importance of US leadership in this regard.
Blinken’s words came in mid-October, before Biden, who declared his victory in the US presidential elections, nominated him in an interview with CNN, where he shed light on the expectations of the new US foreign policy, following the administration of President Donald Trump.
“Biden starts from the principle that the world alone cannot organize itself, and even the Trump administration, the United States played a leading role in doing a lot of this organization,” Blinken said.
He added, “Trump has relinquished these responsibilities and put us in a state of a complete withdrawal of our allies and partners from international organizations and from agreements, and this is the problem: when we are not involved and when we are not driving, what happens is a matter of two. Either other countries start trying to take our place, and in most cases. It is not in a way that suits our interests and values, or there is a gap that creates chaos and bad things. ”
Blinken pointed out that Biden “began by emphasizing the importance of American involvement and the importance of American leadership,” adding, “We will appear again day after day with diplomatic leadership … and we will not address the world as it was in 2009 or 2017 when the term of former US President Barack Obama ended, but rather as It is the world it is and as we expect it to be with all kinds of rising powers and new players. ”