Eun Suk Yol had discussed many issues with the US President. It also included the issue of electric-vehicle subsidies, which South Korea wants to change.
South Korea’s president insults US lawmakers
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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol was heard insulting US lawmakers on Wednesday. Earlier, he had a brief meeting with US President Joe Biden. After this, in a video broadcast on television, he was heard insulting American lawmakers, in which he was seen calling them idiots. In this video, he was seen talking with South Korea’s Foreign Minister Park Jin. “What an embarrassment for Biden if these idiots refuse to give it to Congress,” he says.
Earlier, Yun Suk Yeol had discussed many issues with the US President. It also included the issue of electric-vehicle subsidies, which South Korea wants to change.
Opposition South Korean lawmakers targeted
A senior official in South Korea’s presidential office said Yoon Suk Yeol’s statement was unofficial and unverified, Bloomberg reported. At the same time, opposition South Korean lawmakers targeted the president, calling his statement harmful to the country’s image. South Korean leader Eun Suk Yeol has already faced severe criticism for refraining from meeting in person with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month.
On the other hand, US President Joe Biden has supported India, Japan and Germany to be made permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). A senior official of the Biden administration gave this information. The official, on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that a lot of work is yet to be done in this direction. In response to a question, he said, we used to believe this earlier as well and even today believe that India, Japan and Germany should be made permanent members of the Security Council. Earlier, President Biden in his address to the session of the United Nations General Assembly reiterated the need for reform of the Security Council.
Biden said he believes the time has come to make the organization more inclusive so that it can better meet the needs of today’s era. He said members of the Security Council, including the US, should defend the UN Charter and avoid vetoes.
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