(Washington) Joe Biden will not “negotiate” with Republicans on raising the debt ceiling, which the US Congress must decide on pain of default by the United States, his spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre warned on Tuesday .

The Republican opposition must vote to raise the debt ceiling “unconditionally”, she also declared, while the American president proposes a meeting on May 9 with the leaders of Congress to prevent the first world power from becoming finds itself unable to meet its deadlines, which could happen as early as June 1.

More details to come.