Biden: Dictators who pay no price cause ‘more chaos’ – speech excerpts


US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) applaud, at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. April 28, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the West was ready for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and that his administration was prepared for a counter-terrorism plan. inflation, according to excerpts from his State of the Union. address.

“Throughout our history, we have learned this lesson – when dictators don’t pay the price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving forward. And the costs and threats to America and the world keep growing,” Biden will say, according to excerpts of his address released by the White House.

Biden will say Putin avoided efforts to prevent war.

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“Putin’s war was premeditated and unprovoked. He rejected diplomacy efforts. He thought the West and NATO would not respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home,” Biden will say . “Putin was wrong. We were ready.”

The president will also address rising inflation in his remarks by calling for more cars and semiconductors to be made in the United States.

“My plan to fight inflation is going to lower your costs and lower the deficit,” he will say.

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Reporting by Jeff Mason Editing by Chris Reese

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