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Woe For Kerry "Lurch", Even The Russian Minister Won't Return (His) Call!

Prairie Wind 2013/02/14 01:10:50





The now-defunct six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program included the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Russia. But Russia's leaders are the only members of that group with whom Kerry hasn't spoken this week.

At Wednesday's State Department press briefing, outgoing Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied that Kerry was frantically trying to reach Lavrov. (The Cable has confirmed that Nuland will soon be replaced at the podium by White House Deputy Press Secretary Jen Psaki.)

"There's been nothing frantic about it. He reached out to Foreign Minister Lavrov yesterday, made it clear again today that he's ready to talk whenever Foreign Minister Lavrov can find the time," Nuland said.

On Tuesday, Nuland said that Kerry had called Lavrov early in the morning and was hoping to connect with him by the end of that day. Lavrov has been traveling in Africa, she noted.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had similar difficulty reaching Lavrov quickly by phone. In early 2012, Lavrov was traveling in Australia and didn't return Clinton's call about a pending U.N. resolution on Syria.

One reporter asked Nuland Wednesday whether the State Department had communicated to the Russian Foreign Ministry its displeasure of Russia's announcement that it will continue to fulfill arms sales contracts to the Syrian regime.

"I think it's fair to say... that in every conversation with a senior Russian leader, from President Putin through Foreign Minister Lavrov and all the way down, the issue of Russia's continued resupply of Syria comes up," Nuland said.

"Maybe you could text him," one reporter joked.

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  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2013/02/15 00:17:22
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +2
    This IS embarrassing! But then, we have become the joke around the world. We're weak, broke, becoming defenseless and who knows if we have gold in Fort Knox!! We're being jerked around by North Korea...... Take a look at the comparison......then tell me why we are running from this pink blob.

    NK
  • Prairie... Louisa ... 2013/02/15 00:49:06
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    Hmmm ... a migratory pathway for returning Canadian geese, experiencing a case of the "runs", having lavished themselves of local cusine from welcoming visits to Mexico and on down through Central America? Oh ... someone really likes them http://www.articles.lovecanad...
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/02/14 23:51:17
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    I think he looks more like Herman Munster but he has the personality of Lurch.

  • Al C. 2013/02/14 21:37:53
    Al C.
    +1
    Apparently he doesn't converse with cowards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • No nonsense NanC...don't BS... 2013/02/14 21:29:08
  • Freeranger 2013/02/14 21:06:54
    Freeranger
    +1
    Aw hell, leave Vlad alone. He probably prefers mustard.
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/02/14 19:06:48
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +1
    Why am I not surprised, 'or' sorry?
  • Murph 2013/02/14 18:55:42
    Murph
    +1
    As little as he may think of Kerry, it's probably just as much (or more), about how little he thinks of the U.S. Our current leadership couldn't possibly inspire any confidence, except for the regular audience of "The View".
  • rightside 2013/02/14 15:50:47
    rightside
    +2
    Why talk to someone you have no respect for.
  • Yankee Traveler 2013/02/14 10:09:10
    Yankee Traveler
    +5
    I mean would you return a call from a douche bag like Kerry!
  • Al C. Yankee ... 2013/02/14 21:38:28
    Al C.
    +2
    Excellent point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Chibi Guru Z 2013/02/14 09:07:35
    Chibi Guru Z
    +2
    This whole gaggle of geese who comprise our national leadership, they inspire so much confidence around the world. :P
  • texasred 2013/02/14 06:10:27
    texasred
    +4
    I wouldn't call him back either. They have no respect for Obama or anyone in this administration. They play the game when they feel like it and laugh behind our backs the rest of the time.
  • gary 2013/02/14 04:11:16
  • Prairie... gary 2013/02/14 04:18:51
    Prairie Wind
    +2
    Tell us what you know!
  • Chibi G... gary 2013/02/14 09:00:17
    Chibi Guru Z
    +2
    Wow...that would be weird.
  • JT For Political Reform 2013/02/14 03:37:05
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    Pretty soon, after they appoint more lefty morons, not one country in the world will return any of their calls. The rest of the world see's what the Obama butt kissers can't. His administration is filled with idiots.
  • Fenwick 2013/02/14 03:09:57
    Fenwick
    +5
    Why is your face so long John? Oh, thats right, Obama and his minions have made a laughing stock of America before the world.
  • Beccy 2013/02/14 01:55:46
    Beccy
    +3
    It appears that Russia has not been too happy with the actions of our government for a while now. This does not surprise me.
  • Prairie... Beccy 2013/02/14 02:46:11
    Prairie Wind
    +3
    Pravda present two fairly recent subjects I posted for comment:

    America, Never Give Up Your Guns
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    Obamas Soviet Mistake
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...

    and now, some more may be worthy of reading, These being:

    (This ties into Foreign Minister Lavrov and relates to Kerry's problems being able to communicate with him.)

    Russia won't cut off its nose to spite feeble America
    http://english.pravda.ru/russ...

    plus these two.

    The Rise of Bolshevik America?
    http://english.pravda.ru/opin...

    Russia Threatens the West
    http://english.pravda.ru/opin...

    Always with Pravda, a grain of salt.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2013/02/14 01:33:22
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    Aw, no love for kerry for valentine's day. poor baby. =D
  • Prairie... SK-pro ... 2013/02/14 01:41:52
    Prairie Wind
    +2
    He could suck the seeds out of a "Mama Heinz (Kerry) ketchup bottle for a little love!
  • SK-pro ... Prairie... 2013/02/14 02:00:20
  • Al C. Prairie... 2013/02/14 21:39:53
    Al C.
    +1
    I think he sticks his face up her Heinz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • beachbum 2013/02/14 01:25:40
    beachbum
    +2
    This is what happens when a country has become weak.
  • olylift 2013/02/14 01:18:24
    olylift
    +2
    I wouldn't return his calls. I wouldn't engage America in anything.

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