Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Rwanda’s capital Kigali to discuss the recent violence in the Congo. Blinken met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday. While there, he confronted the President about the UN’s report on the Rwandan government’s role in the unrest in the DCR.
China’s communist government sanctioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) following her trip to Taiwan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed the decision on Friday, while claiming Pelosi’s visit was provocative. Chinese officials accused her of meddling in China’s internal affairs.
The Biden administration reportedly plans to exchange two Americans arrested in Russia for a weapons trafficker imprisoned in the US. According to CNN on Wednesday, Biden’s officials have offered Russia to exchange arms-dealer Viktor Bout for US citizens Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner who are facing legal trouble in Moscow.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, affirmed that the US will not allow China to take over Taiwan by force. This statement comes amid rising tensions following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) recent visit to the island.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, derided America’s adversaries for allegedly derailing an international nuclear weapons treaty. The Biden Administration sounded the alarm on rival countries who aim to abuse nuclear power. While speaking at the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on Monday, Blinken stressed that intimidation by nuclear powers has no place in the world.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is headed to Japan. On Sunday, state department spokesperson Ned Price said Blinken will fly to Tokyo on Monday following the death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.