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2021-November-19  11:41

Biden Says Considering Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Joe Biden said on Thursday he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, according to a member of the White House’s pool of reporters.

"Something we’re considering," Biden replied to NBC News reporter Peter Alexander, when asked whether he supports a diplomatic boycott of the Games.

A diplomatic boycott will mean that neither Biden nor any other US government officials will attend the Beijing Games, in protest against alleged human rights abuses by the Chinese government.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that the possibility of a US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics was not discussed in the recent virtual summit between Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.