White House

March 25, 2014 6:25 PM

Obama calls Russia only a ‘regional power’ as he defends his foreign policy

President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a jab at Russia – and his 2012 Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney – downplaying Russia’s influence in the world by referring to it as a “regional power” and saying he’s more concerned about a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan than he is about a Russian threat.

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