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Continued: US-Russia 'reset'? Not likely, and the canceled Obama-Putin summit is just the latest sign

  • Article by: DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 7, 2013 - 6:55 PM

Putin and Obama last met in June, on the sidelines of the summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations.

Putin said then that he believed the U.S. and Russia had an "opportunity to move forward on most sensitive directions."

Obama said then that the two nations were poised to increase trade and investment and had pledged to continue to work together to counter potential threats of proliferation and to enhance nuclear security.

"I think this is an example of the kind of constructive, cooperative relationship that moves us out of a Cold War mindset," Obama said.

That was just seven weeks ago.

On Tuesday, a day before he canceled his meeting with Putin, Obama said on NBC's "The Tonight Show" that there have been times where the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."

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