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Kirby: China Needs to Step up on Russia, But Options with China Now Are ‘Diplomatic’ and ‘That’s Where They Need to Be’

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Kirby: China Needs to Step up on Russia, But Options with China Now Are ‘Diplomatic’ and ‘That’s Where They Need to Be’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby verbalized that China has opposed sanctions against Russia and should sanction Russia, but ruled out the administration imposing sanctions against China if it won’t join the push against Russia by verbally expressing, “Our options, with reverence right now to China are going to be diplomatic. And I cerebrate that’s where they require to be.”

Host Neil Cavuto asked, [relevant exchange commences around 7:00] “What do you cerebrate of China and it verbalizing very little on this? … So, “I’m” just wondering if things escalate to the point they are pellucidly, on the component of Putin’s role, are we considering — I ken this isn’t a Pentagon area, but sanctions, all the rest, that should go to China or in some way working on them to get him to remotely climb off of the ledge?”

Kirby responded, “Look, I would quibble scarcely with you, Neil, when you verbalize they haven’t verbalized much. I would dissent. They’ve been — they have had multiple opportunities and they have taken them, to call out countries for implementing sanctions on Russia, saying it’s unlawful, that they wouldn’t support it. They’ve verbally expressed that they optate to fortify a diplomatic solution, but they’ve done virtually nothing. They’ve inculpated the United States for a bioweapons program in Ukraine which doesn’t subsist.”

Cavuto then cut in to ask, “What are we going to do in replication?” Kirby answered, “Again, there’s no reason to escalate this beyond this, but we would urge China to take the role of any other responsible major power in the world and make consequences on Russia, put sanctions in place, implement them, and to show some leadership here rather than spouting Russian disinformation and propaganda.”

Cavuto then cut in to ask, “What are our options, John, if they don’t do that?” Kirby responded, “Our options, with reverence right now to China are going to be diplomatic. And I cerebrate that’s where they require to be.”

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