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"It does not correspond to national security": Biden may veto Israel aid bill Republicans want to pass without Ukraine

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Kirby makes statement on military aid to Kyiv
Kirby makes statement on military aid to Kyiv

U.S. President Joe Biden may veto the initiative to split military aid between Israel and Ukraine if congressmen vote in favor of the relevant bill by conservative Republicans. This is because the proposal does not meet the ideas of national security of the United States.

On October 31, John Kirby, the White House National Security Council's strategic communications coordinator, hinted at this. He spoke to journalists at a press briefing. The recording of the broadcast is publicly available on the department's YouTube channel (to watch the video, scroll to the end of the page).

"I think we made it very clear last night how this Republican bill does not correspond to our national security. The president will never do anything if it doesn't meet our core national security needs," Kirby said. However, he did not make an unequivocal statement about Biden's actions if the proposal is supported by a majority.

John Kirby at a briefing on 31 October 2023

We would like to add that according to the rules of procedure, the US President may or may not sign the voted bill within ten days.

If he exercises his veto power, the US Congress can override it with 2/3 of the votes from each chamber and pass the law in its current version.

As OBOZ.UA previously reported:

- US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Democratic Party) criticized the proposal of some Republicans to separate new funding for assistance to Ukraine and Israel. He called this initiative outrageous. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also opposed the proposal.

- The bill, which provides for a $14.3 billion aid package for Israel without aid for Ukraine, was introduced to Congress by the new House Speaker Mike Johnson. The money is proposed to be allocated by reducing funding for the US Internal Revenue Service.

- Earlier, Mike Johnson said that decisions on aid to Jerusalem and Kyiv would be made by two different laws, not one.

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