Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Obama: Russia Slips Back into Cold War Thinking

President Obama said in an interview that he was frustrated by Russia’s decision to grant Edward Snowden asylum but said the two countries must work together. “I was disappointed,” he said of Russia’s decision. “Even though we don’t have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally, we have tried to respect if there’s a law breaker or alleged law breaker in their country, we evaluate it, and we try to work with them.” Despite this, Obama confirmed he would attend the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg in September. “There are times when they slip back into Cold War thinking and Cold War mentality,” Obama said on air Tuesday evening. “What I continually say to them and to President Putin, that’s the past.”

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