Obama-Putin Talks Off to an Awkward Start at the U.N.
Frosty exchanges mark Obama and Putin’s first formal sit-down in more than two years.
As Reported By Politico:
An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake.
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren’t just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don’t like each other.
That much seemed clear after Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met privately for a 90-minute session which appeared to yield no breakthroughs on the major differences between them.
Skipping any pretense of bonhomie, a senior administration official said the men had a “business-like back and forth,” dividing their time between Ukraine and Syria. Putin echoed that language, calling the encounter “businesslike and frank.”
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