Friday, June 1, 2007

"Rice smirked"

In her public remarks in Madrid it doesn’t seem that the Secretary of State added to her pre-trip critique of Spain’s relations with Cuba, but this passage from Bloomberg’s story filed this afternoon sort of stands out:

Moratinos emphasized that Spain’s relationship with Castro is also geared toward ensuring a transition to democracy. Spain’s diplomatic presence in Havana allows it to maintain more contact with Cuban dissidents than the U.S. has, he added.

“I’m sure that in time she’ll be convinced that the Spanish strategy will produce results,” Moratinos said.

Rice smirked in response and mouthed to reporters who traveled with her from the U.S., “Don't hold your breath.”

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