They met and they spoke, because they had to say something. Nothing more hair-raising than the French peace initiative, the Obama-Merkel joint statement last week, the Westerwelle off-the-cuff remarks in Ramallah (which he probably regrets already), and the hush-hush arrival of Dennis Ross and David Hail two days ago. Don’t expect anything dramatic from these moves. They are filling in the blanks till September.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)