Former U.S. president Donald Trump spat an expletive about his old ally, Israel's ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for congratulating Joe Biden on his victory in last year's election, according to a new book.
Trump lashed out in an interview for a book on U.S.-Israel relations during his presidency, author Barak Ravid wrote on the Axios website on Dec. 10.
President Joe Biden gave "strong" backing on Dec. 9 to Ukraine in its struggle with Russia and urged a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Europe, while promising U.S. help if Moscow attacks.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a statement thanking Biden for his "strong support" in a phone call lasting about an hour and a half.
US President Joe Biden is preparing a major diplomatic concession to prevent an escalation in the Russia-Ukraine crisis. A meeting between NATO and Russia, which he will try to convene, and other possible next steps will first be discussed with Ukraine and all allies in the Alliance, including Bulgaria.
"That option is not on the table. The idea that the United States will use force unilaterally to confront Russia in the event of its invasion of Ukraine is currently unrealistic. But if that invasion happens, there will be serious consequences," Biden told reporters outside the White House, reports the Voice of America.