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Russia and US Relations: Cold War Reunion

Written by Veldt Gold
Aug 8, 2013
Veldt Gold
Aug 8, 2013

President Obama has postponed a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

America’s executive branch has decided to do this mostly because of Russia’s decision to honor Mr. Edward Snowden’s bid for temporary asylum within the once Soviet state. President Obama voiced his disappointment in Russia very clearly. He said “There have been times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality.”

The following is the official White House statement concerning the American President’s refusal to meet one on one with the Russian President. The meeting was scheduled for early September in order to complement the G-20 Summit taking place in Russia the 5th and 6th of September.

“Given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade & commercial relations, global security issues, and human rights & civil society in the last 12 months, we have informed the Russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda.”

President Obama has confirmed that he will still attend the coming G-20 Summit.

Whatever intelligence the outlaw Snowden has provided for Russia, it absolutely is not worth spoiling relations with the United States. It’s seems very irresponsible for the leadership of Russia to allow the intelligence of one American to come between the two Superpowers diplomatic progress.

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