President Barack Obama said he was reassessing the relationship with Russia due to the growing number of issues on which the two countries differ, and he lamented what he called his mixed success in trying to convince Russian leader Vladimir Putin to abandon a Cold War mentality.
ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:
During a news conference the President said: "I've encouraged Mr. Putin to think forward as opposed to backwards on those issues, with mixed success." Two days ago the US cancelled a planned September summit with Putin. The cancellation was a rare and pointed diplomatic snub over US unhappiness with Russia granting asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a move that exacerbated already deep differences between Washington and Moscow on other matters.