Blinken warns both Russia and China about military attacks on Ukraine and Taiwan

Biden Spends Sunday Afternoon in Unscheduled Oval Office Meeting with His Senior Team After Blinken Warns Russia and China About Military Attacks

Joe Biden reportedly spent Sunday afternoon in an unscheduled meeting in the Oval Office with his ‘senior team’, according to the White House. Biden, who is spending a rare weekend at the Executive Mansion, also had an unscheduled meeting with his senior team on Saturday. The unusual meetings come as Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned both Russia and China about military attacks on Ukraine and Taiwan, respectively, in response to threatening military maneuvers in recent days. (Also in the news was Iran’s nuclear facility in Natanz going dark, with some reports crediting an alleged cyber attack by Israel.)

Blinken appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning. In an interview with host Chuck Todd, Blinken warned both Russia and China, however Todd brought up Russia taking Crimea from Ukraine by force during the Obama administration.