President Biden strikes an optimistic and realistic tone after high-stakes talks with Putin, says months ahead will be a test. Follow live updates
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are holding a high-stakes summit today in Geneva. Follow here for the latest.
Here are the:The importance of meeting in person:Biden's decision to convene Wednesday's summit boiled down to his essential view of foreign affairs: it's all about the person."I know we make foreign policy out to be this great, great skill, that somehow is sort of like a secret code," Biden said at his concluding news conference."All foreign policy is a logical extension of personal relationships. It's the way human nature functions."
Judging within those parameters, the summit seemed to have met its goals."The tone of the entire meeting was good, positive," Biden said, adding:"The bottom line is, I told President Putin that we need to have some basic rules of the road that we can all abide by."
Vladimir Putin gave a somewhat similar description."He's a balanced and professional man, and it's clear that he's very experienced," Putin said."It seems to me that we did speak the same language."New president, new perspective: headtopics.com
An overriding goal of Biden's team in planning his summit with Putin was to avoid the spectacle that unfolded in Helsinki in 2018, when then-President Trump met Putin alone for two hours and emerged to say he took the Russian's word over US intelligence on election meddling.
They decided against a joint press conference to avoid a similar scenario.Wednesday's summit was undoubtedly different. Even Putin took notice."His predecessor had a different view," he said."This one decided to act differently. His reply was different from Trump's."
Biden, meanwhile, was open about the areas on which he confronted Putin — including election meddling and human rights, which Trump often downplayed or ignored altogether in his meetings with the Russian leader.The optics:Skeptics of Biden's meeting with Putin questioned whether meeting the Russian leader so early in Biden's term might elevate the ex-KGB spy's stature on the world stage.
Biden's aides were mindful of that risk; one of the reasons they determined against holding a joint press conference was that it could potentially upgrade Putin if he was seen standing alongside the American President.But when Biden sat down with Putin inside the Villa la Grange, he took it upon himself to describe Russia and the United States as"two great powers," a notable word choice after previous American officials have sought to downplay Russia's influence. headtopics.com
Similar rhetoric:When Putin emerged after the hours-long summit, he acknowledged the meeting with Biden was"constructive.""I think both sides manifested a determination to try and understand each other and try and converge our positions," he said.
But he went on to perform the same type of equivocal, denial-filled performance he always does when pressed on issues of cybercrime, human rights and Ukraine.This was not a surprise to American officials, who did not enter the talks believing Biden would magically be able to change Putin's rhetoric, much less his behavior. Nor was it out of character for Putin, who has often worked to cultivate relationships with American leaders, even as he blatantly shrugs off their concerns in public.
The one difference in Wednesday's appearance was its reach: Because he'd just concluded a highly anticipated summit with the American President, his remarks were broadcast around the world, including on American television networks.His concluding press conference came ahead of Biden in a piece of highly planned summit choreography. That allowed Biden to rebut many of his points.
The threat of cyberwar:Entering his talks with Putin, Biden made clear that cyber-attacks — and in particular the recent spate of ransomware hacks waged by criminal syndicates operating inside Russia — would constitute a major part of his talks.Biden believes countries like Russia have a responsibility to tamp down on cybercrime originating in their countries. At earlier meetings of the G7 and NATO this week, he convinced fellow western leaders to include language in their final statements backing him up. headtopics.com
One of the main — and only — outcomes of Wednesday's talks was the agreement to task experts to"work on specific understandings on what's off-limits and to follow up on specific cases."Biden seemed to acknowledge the limits to the decision:"The principle is one thing, it has to be backed up by practice," Biden said.
And he revealed a telling aspect of his attempts to convince Putin of the seriousness of the crimes:"Well how would you feel if ransomware took down the pipelines from your oil fields?" he said he told Putin.Biden did not say how Putin responded. But he said he told Putin the US has"significant cyber capability" and would respond to further cyberattacks.
"He knows it. He doesn't know exactly what it is, but he knows it's significant," Biden said."If in fact they violate his basic norms, we will respond." Read more: CNN Breaking News »
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President Biden displays 'flash of anger' as post-Putin press conference in Geneva endsReporter: 'Sitting down with you for several hours, [Putin] denied any involvement in cyber attacks, he downplayed human rights abuses...How does that account to a constructive meeting?' Biden: 'If you don't understand that you're in the wrong business.' This is what happens when you let a Alabama grad ask questions. Maybe POTUS was, eh, a lil snappy with the Reporter. But her last sentence of question was lame. Why can’t 2 people with different ideologies have a “constructive” meeting knowingly one of them denied truths (Putin). Weren’t there other topics on the Agenda for constructive mtg? Does she want the other fella? Wasn't four years of non-diplomasy enough? Biden put Putin in a straitjacket, now the US can move on from there.
When the current and former presidents of the unites states meet up in Russia. It means Biden failed to get what he wants.. CNN keep using this optimistic language that's what Mr Putin & Mr Biden are using. CNN Talking heads treat Mr Putin with respect he is not a child to 'change his behaviour'! He has a lot more threats to worry about given Russia is largest country in World! Give the guy a break!
First over sea trip and had to go see and talk to Putin? Open your eyes people! Puppet.......who's really pulling the strings. Putin is a tyrant disguised as a peacemaker. He must free Navalny! Snow jobs by both leaders
Biden, Putin Meet for Tense Talks in GenevaFresh from days of meetings with the U.S.’s closest allies, President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in which he was expected to raise a number of thorny issues, from Moscow’s aggression toward Ukraine to alleged cyberattacks. So a 2 month hiatus is the price Russia paid for the SolarWinds hack...Putin trembles in fear about the next penalty For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to her kimberlyalr88 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success Tense talks 😆😆😆😆 the joke American news media is
Love that he has enough cojones to go toe to toe with him to defend America, and not be a puppet Way to bend over sleepy Joe. We knew you would Taken together, President Biden's tour has been even more successful than expected. Biden snapped at the only tough questions he was asked. He looked tired and grumpy.
Putin is laughing so hard right now. lol I hope you all get drafted for the war that this geriatric lunatic is going to get us all in. Putin in effect didn't own up to anything. Why no guestioning about softing Putin up with the pipeline gift before he met with him. I do believe that cNn is on its last legs considering they have lost 2/3rds of their viewers sense Jan 20th, people are waking up!!
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Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but wide gulfs on issues remainUPDATE: President Biden says the tone of his meeting with Russian President Putin was 'good, positive,' despite discussion of a long list of thorny topics ranging from cyberattacks to human rights abuses.
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Optimistic and realistic tone?
As Biden-Putin meet looms, Geneva to host U.S., Russian summit for third timeWith the current relationship between the superpowers at its lowest, this meeting will be a crucial step in moving forward. THE DIFFERENCE.. It’s not at its lowest. That’s stupid. Who cares. Russia isn’t worth the attention we give them.
Live updates: Biden, Putin meet in GenevaUS President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have their first face-to-face meeting today. The White House said that it seeks to 'restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship.' Follow live updates here: Does biden knows that Will be nice to have a President again who doesn't fangirl over Vladimir Putin like a child whose daddy never loved him. Good! We are glad to have Russia know that it's authoritarian autocratic ways aren't appreciated and their meddling in our affairs, esp our elections isn't going to be okay. Trump is gone and USA is back.
Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin—Latest updates from the Geneva SummitFollow the latest updates as President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin for the first time as leaders at Geneva's Villa La Grange. the President of a great country, Joe Biden, will defend the free world,human rights and democratic values in a meeting with the authoritarian ruler of a country where human rights have been destroyed and the opposition is in prison, and God grant President Biden to remember this Remember this interview?