Biden pledges to work with allies in his UN speech

Biden pledges to work with allies in his UN speech
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[Ed. – Words are cheap. Just ask France.]

President Biden sought to reinvigorate America’s image as a world leader in a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, brushing aside criticism from allies that he has ignored their concerns on issues including Afghanistan and COVID-19.

The speech before the annual U.N. General Assembly, Mr. Biden’s first as president, kicked off a week of diplomacy designed to recast America as a dependable ally at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change, COVID-19 and cybercrimes.

“I know this: As we look ahead, we will lead. We will lead on all of the greatest challenges of our time, from COVID to climate, peace and security, human dignity and human rights, but we will not go it alone,” he said.

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Mr. Biden didn’t mention concerns from NATO allies about his go-it-alone approach to exiting Afghanistan.

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