U.S and Russian Presidents Will Not Meet at G-20 in St. Petersburg

U.S and Russian President Will Not Meet at G-20 in St. Petersburg

Earlier today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama canceled the meeting with President Vladimir Putin that is scheduled for the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg next month. Earlier this month Russia gave asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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Prior to bowing out of meeting President Putin, the White House led many to believe that President Obama wouldn’t go through with the meeting before it was confirmed. During his highly publicized appearance on The Tonight Show, Obama told host Jay Leno, “There are times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality. What I continually say to them and to President Putin, that’s the past.”

Jay Carney, the White House’s spokesman, said that the call was made after the administration came to the decision that “there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia” to warrant the meeting at this stage. It was also mentioned that the White House would meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Russian officials in a bid to “discuss how we can best make progress moving forward on the full range of issues in our bilateral relationship.”

In the statement issued about President Obama passing on the meeting with President Putin several reasons were given—all relating to problems on lingering issues the two countries were having. “Given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade and commercial relations, global security issues, and human rights and 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.”

Not surprisingly, it was also mentioned that Russia’s stance on granting Edward Snowden temporary asylum was another element—most likely the main element—that played into this decision:

“Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also a factor that we considered in assessing the current state of our bilateral relationship.”

President Obama is scheduled for Stockholm on September 4 and 5 before heading to St. Petersburg. Sweden is seen as having a “key leadership role on the international stage, including in opening new trade and investment opportunities through the U.S.-EU trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, advancing clean technologies, and promoting environmental sustainability,” according to a statement issued by the White House today.


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

2 Comments

  1. wavettore says:

    In the Second World War, USA and UK have liberated the Jewish people and the whole World to become the knights of the Human rights and Democracy everywhere. But after the War the Zionists took possess of those two flags to hide behind them and to carry on their own agenda leading those same Countries on the opposite side of history.
    In the next World War it will be like fighting against a phantom where the invisible enemy is personified by a few people dictating their will from the top of one virtual pyramid.
    The conflict manipulated by the Zionists will be geographically split on two fronts:
    Russia, China and Arab States on one side
    Israel, USA and England on the other.
    The Zionists have already planned this War behind the backs of all people which will be forced to fight for their own Countries in their obligation as citizens.
    Through one strategy of Terror and Deception they will continue to monitor and to separate all people. The Zionists hope to face many weak and divided oppositions rather than one strong and united.
    No weapons or protests in the streets could ever oppose such Plan.
    In this “carousel” orchestrated by the CIA on behalf of the Zionists, the greatest danger to Humankind is not from the CIA or the Zionists but is the lack of one evolutionary change needed for us to step away from that same Direction marked in all history and to become one race distinguished from the Animal kingdom.

    One Solution.

    http://www.wavevolution.org/en/humanwaves.html

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