Financial Times: Truss’s statements upset the US administration

Several sharp statements by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss alarmed US President Joe Biden, the Financial Times reported on Monday, August 29.

US politicians have expressed the view that British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the most likely candidate to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is seeking to take a “hardline stance without thinking about the consequences.”

The newspaper pointed out that the British Foreign Secretary’s first meeting with her American counterpart Anthony Blinken in September last year surprised a number of White House officials with her “daring and daring” approach, as the secretary then asked. about the special nature of relations between London and Washington, in the absence of a free trade agreement and customs disputes, while the Biden administration responded in April with a misunderstanding of one of Trouss’ letters in which it called on Western countries to develop a “Marshall” plan for the reconstruction of Ukraine, since such veiled appeals to Biden asking for more financial support for Kyiv in Washington were considered inappropriate, given that the United States is a leader in this matter.

At the same time, the newspaper notes that the Terrace office is periodically disappointed by the US unwillingness to take a tougher stance against Russia, adding that minor disagreements between the two sides should not fundamentally affect the nature of US-British relations.

The Financial Times noted that Truss, in Boris Johnson’s government, had a “warm” meeting with Biden at the White House, and Truss is expected to meet with the US president in his new position. if she is elected, it will be on the sidelines for the first time. The 77th session of the UN General Assembly, which will be held September 20-26, Britain’s foreign policy under Terass is unlikely to differ from that under Boris Johnson, with his main focus will be on Ukraine and confrontation with China, while increasing attention will be paid to relations with the United States.

However, among the potential contradictions between London and Washington during the premiership of Terrace, as the newspaper pointed out, was his uncompromising approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol, signed with Brussels as part of the agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, where a number of influential members of the party spoke out the US Democrats, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, expressed concern about the reluctance of British Foreign Secretary Truss to seek mutually acceptable solutions to ensure peace in Ulster.

Source: TASS

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