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Biden after his inauguration as President of the United States: We will return to global leadership

Biden after his inauguration as President of the United States: We will return to global leadership

US President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in, Wednesday, to become the 46th President of the United States of America, under unprecedented tight security measures, before the President of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, at the headquarters of the US Capitol, placing his hand on a Bible that bears the legacy of his family since 1893 (127 years), in a quiet inauguration ceremony that included a small crowd, as a result of precautionary measures due to the Corona virus epidemic, two weeks after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump surrounded the Congress building.

Biden spoke for more than a quarter of an hour, in his first speech, and said after standing for a minute in mourning for the souls of the Corona victims: “I swear that I will be sincere in the performance of my work as President, and I will do everything I can do to preserve, protect and defend the country's constitution, and put my whole soul into gathering The diaspora of America and the unification of the country, help me, O God. ”

Biden after his inauguration as President of the United States: We will return to global leadership

After he was sworn in, he added, "This is America's Day .. Democracy Day. I will be president of all Americans and we will return to our alliances and to lead the world."

He explained that democracy prevailed, that his country had a lot to do and a lot to reform and restore it, and that they had to confront the rise of white supremacists and domestic terrorism and end this uncivilized war, calling for a new beginning after a period of bitterness and sharp division.

Ignoring tradition, Trump left Washington Wednesday morning, to Florida, before the inauguration instead of escorting his successor to the Capitol building, while Mike Pence, Vice President Trump, former Republican presidents George W. Bush, and Democrats, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, attended the ceremony. A party in which the attendance was limited to a thousand people only.

After the inauguration, former presidents escorted Biden to Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

By this, Trump violated another tradition before he left power, as he considers his refusal to attend the inauguration ceremony for his successor to be contrary to a political tradition dating back more than 150 years, thus refusing to confirm the peaceful transfer of power, after he left Wednesday morning, he and his wife Melania by helicopter heading to attend a farewell party At the Joint Andrews Air Force Base, where he promised his supporters that he would “return in one way or another,” proud of what he described as the success of his administration before he flew to Florida, and Trump did not bid farewell to top Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence.

A White House official - according to CNN - said that Trump left a letter to Biden in the Oval Office, but its content was not clear yet, and former White House Deputy Press Secretary Jude Derry said that what Trump had written would remain secret between him and Biden, while Biden resorted to « Twitter », where he posted a historical tweet saying: It is a new day for America.

Camla Harris, daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, the first dark-skinned person, the first woman and the first Asian American, took over the vice presidency, and after she took the oath before Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor, she said in a tweet to her on Twitter: «Ready Serviceable ».

The two American singers, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, performed the inauguration ceremony, where the first sang: "This is Your Land, America is Beautiful", while the second sang the American National Anthem. Before the inauguration, Biden's team received the all-important nuclear portfolio from Trump's team, while the National Guard evacuated the Supreme Court building in Washington after a bomb threat, which led to increased reinforcements in the region for the National Guard.

Thousands of National Guard troops were summoned to the city where the inauguration ceremony took place, and instead of a gathering of Biden supporters to attend the ceremony, the National Mall was covered with 200,000 flags and 56 lighting sources symbolizing residents of American states and regions.

And closed bridges linking Virginia to downtown Washington, as well as subway stations in the security zone and flights to the capital, which some residents described as becoming like the green area that resembles a fortress in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The sight of snipers at the top of the buildings, the scene that represents the final touches for the security authorities, was kidnapped to secure the inauguration ceremony, and because of his remarkable courage to stand alone in front of the American protesters who stormed the Capitol building, during the bloody chaos of Congress, an American security man named Eugene Goodman received a surprise honor Inauguration Day.

The inauguration was the culmination of Biden's career, which he began 5 decades ago and included more than 30 years in the US Senate and two terms as vice president in the Obama administration, but he will face a series of interlocking crises that will challenge even a figure like himself with political experience. Among these crises is the Coronavirus, which has reached a bleak stage and has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans, and infected 24 million others, which is the highest number of cases in the world. Immediately after he was sworn in, Biden signed 15 executive actions, on Wednesday, canceling Trump's policies such as immigration and the climate agreement in Paris, the economy and racial discrimination, canceling the emergency declaration imposed by Trump, who helped finance the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and ending the travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries.

The measures include imposing the muzzle in federal facilities and federal employees and an order to establish a new office at the White House to coordinate efforts to tackle the Corona virus, Biden has also begun the process of returning to the Paris Climate Agreement, and issued a comprehensive order to combat climate change that includes canceling a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The controversial.

Internationally, French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed his US counterpart: “Welcome to your return to the Paris Climate Agreement,” while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for strengthening the US-Israeli alliance, while Russia said it hopes to build good relations with America around the New Start Agreement.From the nuclear arsenal.

For his part, Pope Francis told Biden, Pope of the Vatican, that he is calling on God to lead his efforts to bring about reconciliation between America and the countries of the world.

The European Union described Biden's inauguration as a "new dawn" for Europe and the United States, but the bloc insisted that American technology companies be subject to regulations to prevent "dark forces" from broadcasting hate speech on the Internet. Expressing her happiness at the end of Trump's "America First" policy, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission to the European Parliament, said that working together on developing a new global digital regulatory policy is a priority.

"This new dawn that is breaking out in America is the moment we have been waiting for," she added, and we had a friend in the White House.

“Today is an opportunity to revitalize relations across the Atlantic, which have been severely damaged in the past four years,” said Charles Michel, President of the European Council. During these years, the world became more complex and less stable, and we became less predictable. ” He added, "I present a formal proposal for the new president, on the first day of his mandate, let us put together a new foundational agreement for a strong Europe, a strong America and a better world." Michel said the two sides should work on five priorities, which are strengthening multilateral cooperation, fighting COVID-19, tackling climate change, economic recovery in light of digital transformation, and uniting efforts for security and peace. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for the Palestinian presidency, called on the new American administration to take a clear position on the Israeli policy of settlement expansion "if it wanted to achieve security or stability in the region."

"What is known as the two-state solution is the way to guarantee Israel's future as a democratic Jewish state and to grant the Palestinians the state they are entitled to," said Anthony Blinken, the US President-elect's candidate, Joe Biden, to the State Department.

In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani urged US President Joe Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift the stringent sanctions imposed on Iran.

And 17 new lawmakers in the US House of Representatives for the Republican Party sent a message to Biden, and the initiative was led by Republican Representative from Texas, Beth Van Doyne, which was also signed by 16 other of her colleagues, according to US media, confirming that they are looking forward. To work with Biden.

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