Barack Obama did not respond to Dmitry Medvedev’s congratulation

10.jpgPresident-elect Barack Obama spoke by telephone with the leaders of six more US allies to express thanks for their fulsome messages of congratulation, news agencies report. Russian President is not on Obama’s list as before. 

Western news agencies draw the attention to this. In their view, Barak Obama has consciously disregarded the Dmitry Medvedev’s message of congratulation. We would want to recall that in a few hours after the elections in the US Medvedev after he congratulated Obame, made a threat against US and Western Europe to deploy the “Iskander” missiles in Kaliningrad “to hit pin-point targets as well as on the areas”.


Meanwhile, after his victory in the US presidential election on Nov. 4 Obama has called 15 world leaders.


According to aides, Obama spoke in the previous day with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Rodriguez Zapatero, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the president of Poland Lech Kaczynski, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.


Talks, on average, were five to ten minutes long, aides said.


Earlier on Thursday, Obama made phone calls to nine leaders, speaking to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Ruddy, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak.


Obama has already formed headquarters of his transitional administration and has begun selecting candidates for his future Cabinet.


The inauguration of the new US president will be held in Washington on January 20, 2009.


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