US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Friday May 7 that a number of US actions in recent years have undermined “rules-based order” and others’ confidence in Washington’s commitment to abide by these agreements.
“Everyone should be held accountable for being faithful to the commitments we voluntarily assumed. This also applies to the United States. I know that some of our actions in recent years have undermined the rule-based order and made others wonder if we are still committed to it,” he said at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Izvestiya says.
However, Blinken clarified that the United States under the administration of American leader Joe Biden is currently returning to multilateral work with the international community.
“We have joined the Paris Climate Agreements again, returned to work with the World Health Organization, are working to return to the UN Human Rights Council, are engaged in diplomacy to restore the nuclear deal with Iran and strengthen the nonproliferation regime,” the US Secretary of State stressed.
Earlier that day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western states, including the US and EU countries, in an attempt to impose their position on others, are implanting totalitarianism in international relations.