Burns, who has been nominated to run the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by US President Joe Biden, told lawmakers at an open session of his confirmation hearings that Washington requires comprehensive strategies to enforce its will on China, Russia and Iran.

Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee that China is at the top of his list of concerns because of its “aggressive undisguised ambition and assertiveness” over the last seven years, but he warned that a “rising military  power” like Russia could still be dangerous, too.

The document urged that the US adopt a long-term approach to China that focused on isolating China from productive relationships with other nations abroad, and inculcating an anti-China sentiment among academics and civil servants at home as well as in the education system.

It’s a huge mistake not to underestimate the challenge and the threat that Russia can pose to the United States. There’s no substitute for firmness and consistency in dealing with Putin’s Russia and working as closely as we can with allies and partners who share those same concerns.

Burns said that the key is a comprehensive strategy that pushes back against threatening Iran, including its nuclear energy program, but also its ballistic missile program, as well as allegedly “supporting other governments against Israel” in the region or committing human rights abuses?

Trump pulled the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, claiming without proof that Iran was violating the deal and reimposing sanctions against its economy.

In turn, Iran began reducing its commitments to the deal, which includes strict limits on its quality and quantity of refined uranium.

Iran has indicated its willingness to immediately return to the confines of the deal if Washington does, but the USA and allies such as France have pushed for renegotiating and expanding the JCPOA, two things Tehran has rejected out of hand.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Nuclear News 2021.

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JC Smile
JC Smile
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25-02-21 00:17

I don’t think a Zionist jew should be a CIA director. There is too much conflict of interest

Choticastile
Choticastile
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25-02-21 00:19

Long haul? — Buckle up is right, but for completely different reasons, I’d say! — and it all starts inside the USA– where a long haul could very well become a short one. Never mind China and Russia, American people on all sides are now not happy at all and its only going to get worse. Lawmakers are not what counts, the people are what counts

Europe85
Europe85
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25-02-21 00:19

The USA is the biggest source of tension, hostility, suffering and hatred in the world today. Just imagine how peaceful the world could have been without that country.

14th Troll
14th Troll
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25-02-21 00:24

The USA CIA should have told China, Russia, Iran to buckle up for more ongoing provocations from the Evil Empire!