John Kerry To Miss G-20 Summit In Russia, RIA Reports Citing Diplomatic Sources

We have yet to see a western newswire confirmation of this breaking news from the Russian news site RIA, but if true, it likely means that contrary to some speculation that Putin is leaning toward an diplomatic agreement over Syrian strikes, the reality is just the opposite. From RIA, Google translated:

  • U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY IS NOT TO ARRIVE IN PETERSBURG SUMMIT G20 - diplomatic sources

More from RIA:

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry is not going to come to a meeting at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, RIA Novosti reported diplomatic sources at the summit.

 

"John Kerry is not going to come to the summit of the delegation of the President (Barack Obama). Members of the delegation included (adviser of the U.S. President for National Security), Susan Rice," - said the source.

 

Earlier it was announced that while in St. Petersburg and will not separate personal meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama.

Take it with a grain of salt until there is secondary verification.