Obama Cancels Moscow Meeting With Putin

Source: David Jackson / USA Today

WASHINGTON — President Obama has canceled a planned private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month amid disputes over Edward Snowden and other issues, the administration said Wednesday.

Obama still plans to attend the Group of 20 nations summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the first week in September.

“Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia summit in early September,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Carney added that Obama “still looks forward to traveling to St. Petersburg on Sept. 5-6 to attend the G-20 summit.”

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