After President Obama won approval on military action in Syria from Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Russia President Putin made harsh remark about Secretary of State Kerry before meeting of world leaders.
BY JAMES WARREN , JOSEPH STRAW AND CORKY SIEMASZKO / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Russia’s Vladimir Putin said Secretary of State John Kerry ‘openly lies’ about leaders of Syria opposition, which Putin believes is led by Al Qaeda.
On the eve of President Obama’s arrival in Russia for the G-20 summit, Vladimir Putin sparked a war of words by calling Secretary of State John Kerry a liar for portraying the Syrian opposition as moderates.
“He lies openly, and he knows that he lies,” the Russian president charged, with impeccable timing — he is set to host Obama and other world leaders in St. Petersburg on Thursday.