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US 'will bounce back' from foreign policy weariness: PM Lee

Published on Jul 1, 2014 12:11 PM
 
The United States may be in a weary mood as the strains of being the top global leader take their toll, but the country will eventually rally again, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told political news magazine Politico. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

The United States may be in a weary mood as the strains of being the top global leader take their toll, but the country will eventually rally again, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

In an interview with Washington-based political news magazine Politico, Mr Lee said the US "has been through these ups and downs before".

"After Vietnam, you had a period of withdrawal and being tired of the sacrifices and the pain and difficulties of the world, but you bounced back and I am quite sure you will bounce back this time," he said, referring to the US involvement in the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 1970s.

Mr Lee also noted that while American leaders have to watch "issues all over the world", their attention is not equally spread in all directions.

 
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