Skip to comments.U.S. to support Russia's mediation efforts in Libya (the rookie Hussein phones Medvedev)
Posted on 07/12/2011 5:05:23 AM PDT by Libloather
U.S. to support Russia's mediation efforts in Libya
WASHINGTON, July 12 (RIA Novosti) - The United States will support Russia's crisis mediation efforts in Libya provided embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi steps down, President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Monday.
Obama spoke with Medvedev to "discuss a range of bilateral and international issues and to express his condolences on the tragic sinking of the MS Bulgaria," the White House said in a statement. Sunday's tragedy on the Volga River claimed dozens of lives, and Russia is holding a day of mourning for the victims on Tuesday.
In a phone conversation with Medvedev, Obama emphasized Washington "is prepared to support negotiations that lead to a democratic transition in Libya as long as Gaddafi steps aside," the White House said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Washington early on Tuesday (Moscow time) for talks with Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a meeting of the Quartet of international mediators of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Proving again that he will take any measure to undermine America, Obama is inviting Russia to mediate in Libya.
Russia, the country providing technology and materials to Syria, Iran, and North Korea’s terror efforts.
Perhaps in return, Obama will assist Putin’s efforts to glue the Soviet Union back together.
They do share a common world view and governing style.
What a pathetic President we have. Obama gets us into a new war and then begs the Russians to get us out. No matter where you look, he has fostered one foreign policy disaster after another.
thanks Libloather, sidebar:
China, Russia invited to Libya talks in Istanbul
http://allafrica.com/stories/201107120817.html — Kenya’s acting minister for Foreign Affairs Prof George Saitoti has said that the government will neither sever links with the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi nor freeze the regime’s assets until advised otherwise by the African Union.
http://thecitizen.co.tz/magazines/-/12795-libya-sudan-and-faltering-african-unity — Libya, sudan and faltering african unity
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2011071213574/nilesat-ordered-to-take-libyan-state-channels-off-air.html — Nilesat ordered to take Libyan state channels off air