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White House: Don’t read into Putin’s body language…


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LOS CABOS, Mexico — The White House urged reporters not to read too much into Vladimir Putin’s body language during his public statement after meeting Monday with President Obama, repeatedly stressing that the Russian presidentis always “businesslike.”

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“This isn’t the first body language-gate we’ve had with the Russians,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said at an afternoon press briefing here, noting that there were reports of a tense discussion between Obama and Putin’s predecessor, Dmitry Medvedev, though it’s widely acknowledged that the two became friends over the course of about 10 meetings in the past three years.

Putin was serious and cold during his brief remarks, and didn’t appear particularly receptive to Obama’s words.

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  1. janetspillows
    June 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    The first thing I thought to myself when I saw Putin and Obama on the news is that Putin had a I don’t want to be here next to this idiot look on his face. I can tell there was some sort of tension there. Obama knows he is a loser and Putin knows it too,but then again they both are.

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