Tuesday, September 09, 2008

"Compounding Cheney’s displeasure, immediately following the discussions Aliyev reportedly telephoned Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev to inform the Kremlin about the substance of the US energy stance. Mammadyarov later departed for Moscow for further diplomatic discussions. In a fit of pique, Cheney skipped a reception held in Baku in his honor, according to Azerbaijani sources." (thanks Dale)