“He will pay a price,” Biden stated of Putin in an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. “We had a long talk, he and I, and relatively well. And the conversation started — ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, be prepared.'”
The President would not present extra particulars to ABC on what “price” Putin will pay, however the Biden administration is anticipated to announce sanctions associated to election interference as quickly as subsequent week, three US State Department officers have instructed CNN. The officers didn’t disclose any particulars associated to the anticipated sanctions however stated that they may goal a number of nations together with Russia, China and Iran.
Biden claims he told Putin he didn’t think Putin had a soul. Putin’s response, Biden recalls, was to say, “We perceive each other.”
“Look, most vital factor coping with overseas leaders, and I’ve handled a lot of them over my profession, is simply know the different man,” Biden told ABC.
When interviewer George Stephanopoulos asked Biden if he thought Putin was “a killer,” the President said, “Mhmm. I do.”
“The value he is going to pay, nicely, you will see shortly,” Biden continued. “There are locations the place it is in our mutual curiosity to work collectively. That’s why I renewed the START settlement with him. That occurred whereas he is doing this, however that is overwhelmingly in the curiosity of humanity that we diminish the prospect of a nuclear alternate.”
CNN’s Zachary Cohen, Marshall Cohen and Katelyn Polantz contributed to this report.