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Russia’s foreign minister still hasn’t called Kerry back

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As you head off for your Presidents’ Day weekend, The Cable would just like to note that it’s now been over 72 hours since Secretary of State John Kerry reached out to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov – without getting a call back.

As The Cable reported earlier this week, Kerry reached out to Lavrov after North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb on Feb. 11, as well as the foreign ministers of Japan, China, and South Korea. Lavrov, who has been traveling in Africa, is the only foreign minister who didn’t answer or return Kerry’s call. The State Department is trying very hard not to seem upset about the perceived snub.

“Well, first of all, let me say that we are relaxed. The secretary is relaxed about this,” outgoing State Department spokeswomanVictoria Nuland said Thursday. “From our perspective, the secretary would like to talk to him. It’s up to him whether he wants to take that opportunity.”

Today, reporters at the State Department briefing were flabbergasted that it is taking this long for the Russian leader to respond.

“Our daily question about Mr. Lavrov:  Has he returned the phone call? Have you found him? Is he missing in action?” one reporter asked.

“They have not yet connected by phone,” Nuland said.

“I mean, this is getting kind of ridiculous, isn’t it?” another reporter asked her.

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» 19 Comments

  1. The Doktor

    February 16th, 2013

    You can teach a horse to use a phone, but you cannot make the Commies answer.

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  2. Snowball the Sourpuss

    February 16th, 2013

    O.k. so no one’s answering….
    Well can’t you just let it ring a little longer?
    I’ll just sit tight
    Through the shadows of the night
    Let it ring for evermore…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRJQLzc-bco&feature=player_embedded

    Do NOT push the red button!

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  3. Corky

    February 16th, 2013

    “They have not yet connected by phone” Is that State Dept. speak for “he’s just that into you”?

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  4. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 16th, 2013

    Lavrov “is a man of the people, but he is still a man, if you get my meaning.”

    –Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky

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  5. sTevo

    February 16th, 2013

    Russians a keen on the fact that John F’n Kerry isn’t the SoS until ‘they’ say he is. Seeing how the US can’t confirm he, Russia won’t either.

    +1 Russia.

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  6. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    They are just demonstrating who has the more power lacky. Everyone gov knows if their dictator wants to talk to our dicator he will call him directly. Why waste time on office holders who have been given no real power or authority.

    Kneel before Obamzod!

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  7. Sergei

    February 16th, 2013

    Pay you yacht tax asshole, then we will talk.

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  8. Sergei

    February 16th, 2013

    Ve Vill not talk vith man vith fake medals.

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  9. Edith McCrotch

    February 16th, 2013

    Gonna call all night!
    Gonna call all day!
    I’ll bet my money on a snob-nailed nag,
    Somebody bet on “back bay”.

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  10. IronyCurtain

    February 16th, 2013

    Kerry has nothing to worry about even if they don’t call back. His goals are exactly the same as the communists on the other end of that line.

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  11. Corona

    February 16th, 2013

    You rang?

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  12. Sarge

    February 16th, 2013

    Looks like the Russians are Swift Boating Kerry.

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  13. Anonymous

    February 16th, 2013

    Wasn’t that the CPUSA, err.. Dem Party.. lament? That Booooosh so lowered the world’s esteem for the US ?

    How that working out ?

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  14. Carlos The Jackal

    February 16th, 2013

    No Reagan in sight. Iron curtain going back up.

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  15. Hotlanta Mike

    February 16th, 2013

    It’s a warning shot across the bow of SOS Horsehead not to mess with Assad in Syria, Russia’s biggest ME ally.

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  16. Jerry Manderin

    February 16th, 2013

    Nice horse picture Cardigan!

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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  17. kvn

    February 16th, 2013

    What did the Manchurian Candidate do to piss off Mother Russia?

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  18. norman einstein

    February 16th, 2013

    Hey, Secretary Kerry…why the long face?

    The fact that this clown is SS is an embarrassment to the country, and the world knows it.
    He’s only being shown the (lack of) respect he deserves.

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    February 28th, 2013

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