Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Mary Ann Ahern NBC Chicago

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Mary Ann Ahern NBC Chicago

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Mary Ann Ahern NBC


ANCHOR ONE: Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Chicago these days and says he came to the local that is Ukraine’s beating heart.


ANCHOR TWO:  Our political reporter Marie Ann Ahern, becoming a member of us now, sat down with Secretary Blinken for an different interview today.


MS AHERN: Good night to all of you. Secretary of State Antony Blinken witnessed how this Chicago regional shows its big support for Ukraine. Here on the city’s northwest side, Secretary of State Antony Blinken witnessed how the Ukrainian Village nearby shows its guide for Ukraine.


SECRETARY BLINKEN: If that’s allowed to occur in one area with impunity, it ought to begin to happen every place.


Washington is rarefied atmosphere. You need to come into communities that are without delay impacted with the aid of these overseas coverage decisions.


MS AHERN: Blinken sees no convenient decision between Russia and Ukraine. Does diplomacy work with Putin?


SECRETARY BLINKEN: Diplomacy works in this sense: We have pulled collectively over the ultimate year, now that this fighting has been going on, dozens of international locations round the world; dozens of countries to guide Ukraine, to give it what it desires to defend itself.


MS AHERN: Next month, Blinken visits China. And it was once two years ago nowadays that President Biden took office.


SECRETARY BLINKEN: We’re again at the table. The United States is reengaged. We’re leading. And we comprehend what takes place when we don’t. When we don’t, both someone else is — tries to take our area and likely not in a way that advances our interests and values — or no one does, and the world doesn’t organize itself.


MS AHERN: Blinken’s tour included this modern artwork museum, and as the father of two young children, the artwork from the Ukrainian children particularly touched him.


(Video Clip of Secretary Blinken) I think the first thing you assume about is what if this have been my kids? This ought to be my kids. And that’s a reminder of why it is so important that we maintain our help for Ukraine until the aggression ends.

MS AHERN: While his resume is situated on foreign policy, what you would possibly no longer know, is Secretary of State Antony Blinken is a guitar player who loves basic rock.


SECRETARY BLINKEN:  I’d say that if I had had just one factor that I’m missing, I likely would have pursued it as a career. The one missing component was once talent. But different than that, I love it.


ANCHOR TWO: Wow.


ANCHOR ONE: That’s an interesting interview. Love his mind-set even though thinking about his personal adolescents when searching at negotiations in Ukraine.


MS AHERN: Absolutely.