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Obama to decide soon on whether to attend Moscow summit
August 5, 2013 / 6:42 PM / 4 years ago

Obama to decide soon on whether to attend Moscow summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will have an announcement in coming days about whether President Barack Obama will attend a summit in Moscow this fall, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington July 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“We are continuing to evaluate the utility of a summit,” Carney told reporters at a briefing. “You can expect that we’ll have a decision to announce in coming days about that specific issue.”

The United States was disappointed that Russia gave a temporary visa to fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Obama is scheduled to attend a conference of the Group of 20 major world economies in Russia in the fall and was contemplating a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Beech

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