Thursday, September 12, 2013

Syria: Kerry, Lavrov, the Translator [translation], :"Hello?", "Hello?" - Assad and Obama - Geneva

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, held a joint press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday before sitting down to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. Mr. Lavrov concluded the press conference with a few final remarks. But Mr. Kerry said that he had lost some of the translation. When Kerry asked the translator to repeat the end of Lavrov's remarks, he did not receive an immediate response. "Hello?" Mr. Kerry said to the translator. "Hello?" the translator replied.

Mr. Lavrov then interjected and reassured Mr. Kerry that, "It was OK, John, don't worry."

Yep, nothing to worry about, John, everything is going to be hunky dory, dandy, just fine......