By Alexei Anishchuk – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday (Mar 27, 2012) a comment by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, branding Russia the “number one geopolitical foe”, smacked of Hollywood.
“I would recommend all U.S. presidential candidates … do two things. First, when phrasing their position one needs to use one’s head, one’s good reason, which would not do harm to a presidential candidate.
“Also, (one needs to) look at his watch: we are in 2012 and not the mid-1970s,” said Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the end of a nuclear security summit in the South Korean capital.
President Obama was overheard assuring Medvedev, who will hand over the presidency to newly elected Vladimir Putin in May, that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with arms-control issues after the Nov. 6 presidential ballot. more> http://is.gd/kMWL9p
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