John Kirby: ‘When the weather improves, the Russians will make additional offensive moves’
25 February 2023 | 12:40 pm
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby sat down with FRANCE 24’s Washington correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani to talk about the war in Ukraine, the United States’ diplomatic relations with China after the latter sent a spy balloon over its territory, and why the Iran nuclear deal is currently off the table.
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