Leaf spoke about this at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Congress.

“The (US President's Joe Biden's) vision of partnership with the Middle East comes within the broader context of a growing global challenge to our values ​​of an open society and open economy, the values ​​that underpin the institutions of the international order.

This challenge comes primarily from the People's Republic of China and Russia.

Both are striving for influence in the region with a zero sum, ”TASS quoted her as saying.

Earlier, former US President Donald Trump denied claims that he was planning an attack on China after losing the election.