The US will study the previous agreements
1 The USA
’The Wall Street Journal’ reported while citing their sources that Joe Biden’s administration imposed a temporary ban on the arms sales to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. It was noted that Joe Biden’s team is currently ’’evaluating the arms transactions on billions of dollars» that were approved under Donald Trump’s administration. It was underlined that an assessment of the previous arms sales by a new presidential team is a common practice. It was noted that Washington wants to make sure that the weapons won’t be used in Yemen.
2 The USA
The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stated that the new US administration is studying the steps, taken by the previous US administration, including the inclusion of the Yemeni movement «Ansar Allah» in the list of the terrorist organizations. According to Antony Blinken — the ’Ansar Allah’ is involved in the «aggression against Saudi Arabia, and in human rights violations». Antony Blinken stated that the Saudi Arabian campaign, by many estimates, led to «the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today». According to him — Washington must be sure that «any decisions, including sanctions, won’t complicate the task of providing of the humanitarian aid».
3 The USA
The US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated during a press briefing that the Joe Biden’s administration continues to study the peace agreements, concluded by the former US government, with the radical Afghan movement ’Taliban’. Anthony Blinken stated that Washington «needs to understand what exactly is contained in the agreements that have been reached between the US and the Taliban in order to ensure that Washington fully understands exactly what commitments the Taliban has undertaken, and what commitments the USA have undertaken as well». Anthony Blinken added that Zalmay Khalilzad will remain on the post of the US special envoy for Afghanistan.
4 the NATO
During the Military Committee meeting of the Chiefs of Defense Session, the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged the NATO to ramp up the defense spending, invest in the modern capabilities, and increase the readiness of the armed forces to fight the global threats such as the aggressive behavior of Russia, the terrorism , and the rise of China. The statement was posted on the NATO website. Jens Stoltenberg added that the NATO must be ready to «face any threat in the future.»
The inauguration ceremony of the elected President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, took place today. After he read the text of the oath, he was presented with a standard, a certificate, and a president’s badge in the hall of the Kyrgyz State Philharmonic Society. The inauguration ceremony was broadcast live by the state TV of Kyrgyzstan. During the inauguration, Sadyr Japarov stated that Kyrgyzstan will keep the multi-vector strategy in the foreign policy. He added that the enhancement of the relations with strategic partners of Kyrgyzstan will be a priority in the foreign policy direction.
6 The PACE — Russia
Members of the ’PACE’ voted to extend the powers of the Russian delegation — the TASS news agency reported. It was noted that 107 members voted ’for’. 36 voted ’against’. 24 abstained. The German delegation stated that it would like to conduct a discussion with the participation of the Russian colleagues, and fully discuss the current situation in order to understand if it is possible to improve the cooperation, or «to launch a response mechanism for the violation of the Council of Europe charter». It was noted that the «litmus test» will be the readiness of Russia to comply with the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ’’ANNA NEWS’’.