Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that President Barack Obama was “absolutely right” to cancel a planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin as tensions rose over several issues, including Russia’s harboring of former security contractor Edward Snowden.
Rice told Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning” that the U.S. and Russia have “very few overlapping interests any longer” and characterized their relationship as “terrible.”
“The President is absolutely right not to go to Moscow for a bilateral conversation with Putin,” Rice said. “There’s nothing to talk to about. The slap in the face to the United States of America of giving asylum to Edward Snowden, the President absolutely cannot go to a bilateral conversation with Putin.”
“We reset and Russia didn’t,” she continued.
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