August 10, 2013
Sergei Lavrov chided the US administration two days after President Barack Obama scrapped a summit with Mr Putin when Russia granted asylum to Edward Snowden, the fugitive US spy.
“We need to work as grown-ups,” he told a press conference in Washington alongside John Kerry, the US Secretary of State. “This is what we do. And we hope that this will be reciprocal”.
Mr Obama reacted furiously this week to Russia’s approval of temporary asylum for Mr Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor who gave secret documents to the media.
Accusing Moscow of a “slip back into Cold War thinking”, the president pulled out of a planned bilateral meeting with Mr Putin in Moscow before the G20 summit in St Petersburg next month.Full article here