U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes questions during his first press briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 27, 2021. /Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that some U.S. actions in recent years have undermined the rules-based world order.
"I know that some of our actions in recent years have undermined the rules-based order and led others to question whether we are still committed to it," Blinken said during Friday's United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Multilateralism.
During the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, the United States announced its exit from some international agreements, such as the Iran nuclear deal, a landmark agreement signed in 2015 between Iran and six major countries.
The United States decided to quit the Paris Agreement in June 2017 and formally withdrew from the climate change deal on November 4, 2020, making it the only nation among nearly 200 signatories to abandon the global agenda on combating climate change.
The U.S. government also announced to quit the World Health Organization in July 2020.
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency