Former National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz told the media on Sunday that the threats of a nuclear missile test from North Korea and the Chinese foreign minister’s warning that Beijing and Washington are headed for conflict and confrontation if the United States doesn’t change its actions are saber rattling that reflect the weaknesses of the Biden administration.
According to Fleitz, deputy chairman of the Center for American Security at the America First Policy Institute, China views the Biden administration as extremely weak; therefore, they are resorting to blackmail.
He said such threats would rise because other nations hoped to profit from the United States’ willingness to make significant concessions.
At the same time, North Korea continues to fire missiles over international waters. According to her judgment, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong has warned that the United States expanded presence of strategic assets on the Korean peninsula may be met with appropriate, swift, and overwhelming action at any time.
Fleitz said North Korea doubled its annual missile output last year, firing 75 missiles. The country of North Korea appears to be getting ready to conduct a nuclear test. Furthermore, Joe Biden failed to mention North Korea in his State of the Union address.
There have been six nuclear tests by North Korea since 2006, he added, with the most recent one being in 2017.
President Trump’s aggressive diplomacy with North Korea led to a suspension of these tests. Still, Fleitz claims that there have been signs that development has resumed at an underground location in North Korea as recently as 2021.
According to a report Fleitz got from an analyst, a nuclear test might occur as soon as this week.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to end their long-standing rivalry, with China mediating. Fleitz insisted that the deal would go forward with or without China’s participation.
He claimed that talks on this matter have been going on between the Iranians and the Saudis for a long time. Both parties want to start a romantic relationship. Saudi Arabia must allow Iranian pilgrims to visit since it protects two of Islam’s holiest sites.
Fleitz claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allowed China to complete the agreement and have the signing ceremony in Beijing as a middle finger to President Joe Biden.
According to him, China will exploit this as evidence that it is challenging the U.S.-led global security order to get a foothold in the Middle East.
Fleitz went on to say that China has colonized much of Africa but that the Biden administration is preoccupied with the situation in Ukraine at the expense of other global issues. China is eager for a renegotiation of the nuclear agreement with Iran. To ensure continued access to raw materials for many years, the Chinese are locking down partnerships across Africa and Latin America.
The U.S. government isn’t taking any action to stop this.
Governors like Kristi Noem and Ron DeSantis are limiting China’s activity in their states as part of the response at the state and municipal levels.
He warned that the United States must stop treating China as another state and start following the norms to contain China’s growing power.