Russia, US discuss Syrian conflict in round-the-clock mode — defense ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 11:01
Russia ready to help countries affected by terrorism in their probe — security chiefRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 10:39
Defense chief names strategically important regions for RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 10:29
Russian defense contractor develops domestic air traffic control systemMilitary & Defense May 24, 9:45
New radar system enters combat duty in Russia’s Far EastMilitary & Defense May 24, 9:24
Language quotas for Ukraine’s TV will only fuel tensions — media groupSociety & Culture May 24, 8:49
Syrian troops repel militant attack west of Palmyra — mediaWorld May 24, 8:08
Foreign businesses lack state guarantees for their investment in RussiaBusiness & Economy May 24, 7:55
Russian 'soldier of the future' combat gear tested in SyriaMilitary & Defense May 24, 6:41
NEW YORK, January 25, /ITAR-TASS/. Barack Obama has been losing to Vladimir Putin on the world stage, Mitt Romney, who was a Republican candidate for presidency in the 2012 election, said on NBC News.
To substantiate for his conclusion, he cited the situation around Syria and the case of fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, whom Russia gave political asylum last August.
"We are, and I've said this before, geopolitical adversaries /with Russia/,” Romney said. "Not enemies but adversaries geopolitically. And Putin lines up with Assad and gave Assad the cover that he needed and won a diplomatic battle with regards to Syria."
He believes that Putin "likewise keeps Edward Snowden as a bit of a stick in the eye at America. And I think most observers of the international political scene suggest that Russia has elevated itself in stature and America has been diminished."
"I think Putin has outperformed our president time and time again on the world stage," Romney said.
He is giving a series of interviews now in connection with a new documentary that depicts his presidential campaign.