World leaders congratulate Joe Biden after presidential victory
French leaders were quick to congratulate Biden
Prominent world leaders are very accepting of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
President Donald Trump has yet to concede, but world leaders, especially in France, were quick to congratulate Biden for his election victory as the new White House administration has promised to recommit to America’s fight against climate change.
“Welcome back America!” the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, tweeted. It should be noted that Trump famously withdrew from the Paris Agreement which was signed by 195 countries. The countries in the agreement promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to mitigate climate issues.
“The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations [Joe Biden and Kamala Harris]! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!” tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron.
Even Trump’s cordial relationships have flipped, congratulating Biden and Harris for their victory.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a Trump ally, said Biden and Harris’ win is a “historic achievement.” The Brexit leader said he is looking forward “working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a great relationship with Trump, but just like Johnson, he is looking forward to his relationship with the Biden administration.
“I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights,” Modi said.
Modi also congratulated Harris, who is part Indian.
Leaders in Iran also commented on Biden’s win. The country’s information and communications technology minister, Mohammad Javad Azari, tweeted a black-and-white portrait of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general who was assassinated in an American drone strike. He captioned the photo #EndofTrump in Persian.
The Trump administration has placed a number of sanctions on Iran. The Trump administration withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal after Trump labeled it a “bad deal.”
The withdraw from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers in 2018, crippled the country’s economy, according to the Associated Press.
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