Former US Vice President Joseph Biden said that if he wins the presidential election, he would consider foreign interference in American “democracy” as hostile.
He “warned” the “Kremlin and other foreign governments” about this. Biden said that “interference” in the elections “will significantly affect the relationship between the United States and the government of the intervening country,” RIA Novosti reports.
Biden promised that if elected, the intelligence services would inform the Americans of foreign interference. The White House, he said, will use all means to “make other states pay” for “interference.”
According to him, “the price could include sanctions against the financial sector, freezing assets, responding in cyberspace and exposing corruption.” In addition, “a wide range of other actions may be taken, depending on the nature of the attack” against the United States.
Biden gave assurances that the agencies involved would receive the necessary resources.
He stated that he “has no desire to escalate tensions with Russia or any other country.” Biden said he would “prefer to use all the energy of the administration to unite the international community in the fight against COVID-19 and economic problems.” However, “if any foreign power inadvertently decides to interfere in the US democracy, he” as president, will not hesitate to make it pay. “