“Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama has managed to draw a seismic reaction of the Capitol Hill with his letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran. The US President has decided to take diplomacy into his own hands and venture into the world of big boy decision-making.
“In a joint statement of GOP Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona, it is said that “it’s outrageous that, while the cries of moderate Syrian forces for greater US assistance fall on deaf ears in the White House, President Obama is apparently using Ayatollah Khamenei to join the fight against ISIS.”
“What’s more, after the existence of the letter was officially confirmed by The Associated Press, a somewhat interesting detail has seen the light of day: namely, President Obama started the letter with “Dear Ayatollah”.
Whether this was due to the conventional rules and etiquette of correspondence, or it’s a sign of something more, is known only to Obama himself. However, this little detail has, apparently, caused quite a lot of mixed feelings on the other side of the world.
Russia Today reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin received the news of President Obama’s letter quite emotionally.
“A source in the Kremlin states that that’s where President Putin was briefed about Obama’s letter, despite the well-known fact that Putin hates spending time there. The news caught him off guard, and he appeared very shocked, at first. That old KGB-style iron posture and coolness evaporated for one quick moment, which was enough for everyone present to catch a glimpse of the Russian President’s lips pouting uncontrollably”, RT reports.
In a special interview with Newslo, a member of President Putin’s security detail, who explicitly requested anonymity, said: “it’s true, we all saw it. His eyes became slightly runny with water and his lower lip started shaking, right before he pouted like a little baby. But, it all lasted shorter than a second. He then closed his eyes, took a deep breath, and composed himself.”
It would seem that Russian-US diplomatic relations aren’t so cold, after all.