Who has slammed whom.? The Foreign Affairs Department ? The President of Russia had every right to speak to whom he pleases, Russia needs to be a honest broker, for they have increased their hegemony in the Mediterranean to the chagrin of the US State Department. Russia is truly an old dog, with plenty of hands on experience in the Middle East. Russia cannot afford to play the carrot and stick policies, which has caused ill feelings towards the US. Russian Foreign Affairs are well adjusted, pragmatic and above all, free of political baggage, as seen in this messy coalition that makes decisions that have to be later retracted by either the PM or DM Barak, for the press always has advance warnings by these blubbering right wing plutocrats of the various ministries. Good day from sweet Swiss Alps.
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: Russia rebuffs Israeli rebuke over open relations with Hamas