Monday, September 28, 2015

For The First Time In Two Years Obama And Putin Hold A Formal Meeting

ABC News: Obama, Putin Hold Formal Meeting for First Time in Two Years

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met today for their first formal meeting in two years, amid new tensions in recent weeks between the already-adversarial world leaders.

While the world won’t likely be privy to all of details of their conversation at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the international community received a short preview in the leaders' dueling speeches earlier today.

Obama generated shaking heads from the Russian delegation after blaming the country for helping to prop up the “butchery” by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his people. He also defended the heavy package of sanctions still being levied against Russia for its annexation of Crimea and involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

Update #1: Obama, Putin meet on UN sidelines after dueling statements on Syria -- FOX News
Update #2: Tension clouds Obama, Putin meeting -- CNN

WNU Editor: I will be updating this story (the Obama - Putin meeting) early tomorrow morning.


James said...

Another priceless header picture. The body language, facial expressions, and the toast really says it all.

RRH said...

Putin has his number. And knows it.