Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin Amid Snowden Tensions

President Obama is giving Vladimir Putin the cold shoulder, canceling plans to meet with the Russian president next month amid tensions over the decision to grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden temporary asylum.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written statement that after a “careful review,” the administration concluded that “there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September.”

Carney cited “achievements” with Russia on an arms-reduction treaty, as well as cooperation on Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.

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