It appears John Kerry is at it again. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US Secretary of State called on him to "pay no mind" to a statement by President Obama, in which Russia was included to a list of top global threats. Seeking Russia's cooperation in Iran and on the Korean Peninsula, Kerry told Lavrov to "forget about" what Obama said. As US foreign policy credibility dissolves, we leave it to Lavrov to conclude, "it is flippant," he jabs, "it’s not appropriate for a powerful country to have such a consumer attitude to its partners - where you’re needed, help us; where you’re not, obey us."
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says US Secretary of State John Kerry called on him to “pay no mind” to a statement by President Obama, in which Russia was included to a list of top global threats.
President Obama voiced the three most significant global threats at the UN General Assembly in September. Ebola topped his list, followed by “Russian aggression in Europe.” In third place was the threat represented by the Islamic State extremist group.
"The first time I took note of the listing of threats that President Obama took the liberty of doing was when I spoke at the UN General Assembly. Some time later, talking to John Kerry not so long ago, I asked him what it was supposed to mean. He said: "Forget about it".
He said "forget about it" because at that moment he wanted to discuss how we would coordinate our approaches toward resolving the [problem of the] Iranian nuclear program and the situation on the Korean Peninsula," Lavrov said during a regular 'government hour' hearing at the State Duma on Wednesday.
"You see, it's unseemly for a major and great power to take such a consumerist approach toward its partners. Where we need you, please help me, and where I want to punish you, obey me," he said.
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Not exactly the angry picture of cold-war-ism that Obama projects to the outside world as 'costs' are imposed on Europe!!
Do nothing stupid!!
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Obama: "So how did you like that whole "costs" part? Was it too much? I think they bought it."
Vladimir: "You have been fantastic. Truly flexible, and so persuasive: I almost believed it myself. Great job comrade."