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Biden: Russia violates 'core' U.N. principles accepted by all

President says he does not seek conflict with China, but jabs at Belt and Road

U.S. President Joe Biden, addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21, condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and showed support for expanding the Security Council.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden condemned Russia for violating the principles that the United Nations was founded upon in his nearly 30-minute address to the General Assembly on Wednesday, while also stressing that he did not want a new cold war with China.

"This war is about extinguishing Ukraine's right to exist," Biden said.

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