US feedback on Boris Johnson’s resignation — RT World Information
President Joe Biden made no point out of the British PM’s identify in a press release praising the US-UK alliance
The White Home on Thursday issued a press release concerning the significance of the US-UK alliance in supporting Ukraine, in response to information from London that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had resigned as chief of the Conservative social gathering and would vacate 10 Downing Road as soon as his alternative was named. President Joe Biden didn’t even point out Johnson by identify.
“The UK and the USA are the closest of mates and Allies, and the particular relationship between our individuals stays robust and enduring,” mentioned the assertion, first revealed by CBS Information.
“I look ahead to persevering with our shut cooperation with the federal government of the UK, in addition to our Allies and companions around the globe, on a variety of vital priorities. That features sustaining a powerful and united method to supporting the individuals of Ukraine as they defend themselves towards [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s brutal struggle on their democracy, and holding Russia accountable for its actions,” mentioned the assertion, attributed to Biden. As of 6pm on Thursday, it had not been posted to the White Home web site.
Biden himself instructed CNN that he had no additional touch upon Johnson’s resignation, when requested about it following the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Thursday afternoon.
“No, it’s part of the method,” mentioned the US chief.
The New York Put up known as Biden’s assertion a “snub” of Johnson, declaring that earlier US presidents historically commented on the resignations of British prime ministers’ with a form phrase for them personally.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, against this, mentioned all his countrymen had been “saddened” by the information of “good friend Boris Johnson” resigning because the social gathering chief, whereas additionally thanking the UK for its assist and assist.
Johnson led the Tories to a historic election victory in 2019 and efficiently took the UK out of the EU. Amid the rising value of residing and historic inflation, the social gathering turned on him final month, ostensibly over the Partygate scandal involving violations of Covid-19 lockdowns.
Whereas Johnson simply survived the June 6 no-confidence vote, he gave in on Thursday after greater than 50 authorities officers, together with cupboard ministers, resigned on him. He’ll stay the caretaker PM till the Tories can identify a alternative.