Washington discusses with its allies a possible boycott of the Beijing Olympics


The US Secretary of State said Anthony Blinken During a hearing before a parliamentary committee in Washington: “We consult very intensively with our allies and partners to discuss our common concerns, ideally to arrive at a common approach.”

“You will learn more about this in the coming weeks,” he added, at a time when he was procrastinating President Joe Biden’s administration A few months ago about this. Blinken stressed that a “common approach would be more effective” than a unilateral US position..

For months, a growing number of prominent Republican politicians have been demanding the administration of the Democratic president Of the bygones Boycotting the Beijing Olympics in protest of human rights violations, which the Chinese authorities strongly rejected.

Recently, prominent figures in the Democratic camp began calling for the Biden administration to boycott the Olympics. In May, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a “diplomatic boycott” of the Olympics.

She said at the time: “Let’s do a diplomatic boycott if the Olympics are held (…) Let’s deprive Chinese government It is an honor to receive heads of state.”

Subsequently, lawmakers from both parties proposed a law aimed at penalizing companies that agree to sponsor Beijing Olympics.

On Monday, other deputies introduced a draft resolution calling International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Games to another country.


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