the US best efforts exploded in Obama's face, can't say I'm not surprised. His judgment is flawed, he played chickie with an old smarter ally who beat him at his foolish game. Saving face will become his newest 'strategy' as he tries to explain this to those who kept pushing the dead horse, the Saudi Peace Plan, which never left the barn. He's about as popular as the clap.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. envoy speeds to Mideast in effort salvage peace talks