The United States made its concern about the Chinese space station in Neuquén transparent

The Yesterday’s meeting between Cristina Kirchner and the highest military authority of the United States in Latin America, Laura Richardson, It was as commented as surprising. The meeting was highlighted by the head of the Upper House and by the Embassy of the United States in Buenos Aires.

The head of the United States Southern Command appeared smiling in the photos with the vice president. One day after the meeting she met, through an interview they did to her, that one of the greatest concerns that the Joe Biden government has in Argentina is located in the region, more precisely in Neuquén.

The Chinese space station that is in Las Lajas and that was authorized during the government of Cristina Kirchner generates resentment in Washington. «I see it this way: they are facilities of an authoritarian government, which does not allow Argentines to access them, except if they go to visit. What are you into? They don’t have the same concerns that we do in terms of freedom and a free, secure and prosperous Western Hemisphere. It worries me,” Richardson said in an interview with Infobae.

“And it is managed by a company owned by the State and the People’s Army of China. What are they using that for? », She affirmed when asked if she believed that it was actually a military station.

Later, he highlighted the current relationship with Argentina, despite the fact that the Government of Alberto Fernández has been very close to Russia and China. “As you can see from what’s happening with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Biden is a strong believer in working with allies and partners, and Argentina is a very important partner for the United States, that’s why I’m here.” she remarked.

Richardson, before his meeting yesterday with Cristina, had held a working meeting with the Defense Minister, Jorge Taiana, in the Libertador Building, where the cooperation in training and military improvement and equipment for the Armed Forces. “I congratulated General Paleo and Minister Taiana, because it is very important to have a roadmap with the objectives that one wants for his Armed Forces,” Richardson revealed today in his interview with Infobae.


Who is Laura Richardson?

Laura Richardson is the first woman to lead the joint military command based in Doral, responsible for South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

In her 35-year career, the Northglenn, Colo., native trained as an Army aviator and has a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.


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