‘It’s Not About Countering Them’: Kirby Says US Has No Plan For Breaking Up Russia And China

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby told Daily Caller White House correspondent Diana Glebova Monday that the U.S. has no plan to break up Russia and China’s relationship.

Glebova questioned Kirby on the administration’s specific plans to “counter” Russia and China’s closely tied partnership. Kirby said President Joe Biden’s administration is narrowing in on “revitalizing” the nation’s partnerships on a global scale rather than countering the two superpowers directly.

“What is the administration doing specifically to counter the growing Russia and China relationship?” Glebova asked.

“What we’re focused on is revitalizing our alliances and partnerships around the world, and advancing our foreign policy goals around the world, and in working to strengthen the foreign policy objectives and mutual security objectives we share with so many other countries,” Kirby said.


Kirby named Biden’s initiative to help Australia obtain their nuclear-powered submarines during his March 13 trip to San Diego, California. Biden, along with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, celebrated the 18-month-old nuclear alliance between the U.S., Great Britain and Australia. (RELATED: Secretary Of State Blinken Warns China May Consider Providing ‘Lethal Support’ To Russia) 

“It’s not about countering them, it’s about advancing our goals,” Kirby concluded.

China and Russia’s growing partnership has sounded the alarm for U.S. officials and its allies around the world.

Xi and Putin met on February 4, 2022 in which they established a “partnership with no limits” and expressed opposition to expanding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Xi has yet to condemn the war in Ukraine and has remained completely neutral, and publicly condemned U.S. opposition to China invading Taiwan in September.

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