Author Topic: Kerry Grilled On ABC: ‘Any Indication At All That President Putin Is Taking Heed of What President Obama Is Saying?’  (Read 433 times)

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Offline happyg

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Secretary of State John Kerry said repeatedly Sunday morning that “all options are on the table” as the U.S. determines how to respond to Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

“The United States is currently considering all options,” Kerry told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos while appearing on “This Week.”
The hope of the U.S. and everybody in the world is not to see this escalate into a military confrontation.”

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The Secretary of State instead suggested economic sanctions against Moscow would be a more likely step, saying he was “absolutely” willing to take such action.

“It may well come that we will have to engage in that kind of activity,” Kerry said.

Kerry, who repeatedly denounced Russia’s latest actions, was also grilled by Stephanopoulos later in the interview, with the ABC host asking if there was any sense Russian President Vladimir Putin was listening to the multiple warnings issued by the U.S.

“Do you have any indication at all that President Putin is taking heed of what President Obama is saying?” Stephanopoulos asked, referring to a lengthy phone discussion the two world leaders had yesterday.

“Well, they just had the conservation yesterday,” Kerry said. “We’re going to continue to engage diplomatically. This is a time for diplomacy, in order to steer this away from an increase of tension and the level of the crisis.”
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Offline PzLdr

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Does anyone, anywhere, any more, take heed of what President Joffrey  :Odance: says?  :whocares: If anyone does, why?  *hmmmm*
Hillary's Self-announced Qualifications: She Stood Up To Putin...She Sits to Pee

Offline mountaineer

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If by "taking heed" you mean "laughing derisively" ...
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Now we know why Lurch got a massive face-lift? He saw his wrinkles through Lurch?

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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