Biden says the decade will be decisive and the US ‘is back’

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In his first speech at UN General Assembly, the American president, Joe Biden, focused his speech on the search for diplomacy, global partnerships and the “joint” fight against the coming crises.

He also tried to clean up the American image after the criticized departure from Afghanistan, saying that this is a phase of ending eternal wars and seeking solutions through international dialogue. “We’re back at the table,” he said.

“I’m here to tell you what the US intends to do […], and my commitment to lead the world towards a more peaceful and prosperous future for all people,” he said.

Biden said this was the first speech by an American president at the UN in a long time without the country being at war. “Instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we are turning our eyes to the collective future.”

“Military power should be our last resort, and it shouldn’t be used for every problem we see around the world”, said that despite this, the US will still use its military power to protect allies and fight terrorism.