The United States has concerns over poultry and financial services, she said. I dont think this is an issue of impeding. I think this is an issue of negotiation and trying to get to an outcome that I think both presidents (US and Russia) would like to have, which is Russia having accession to the WTO.
Rice was speaking to reporters on her way to Berlin, where the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany met later to discuss Irans nuclear programme.
Putin said on Wednesday that the United States was making new demands of the Russians which were a setback in the lengthy process of negotiating entry to the world trade body. We have received a list of questions from our American colleagues requiring additional agreement which we considered settled long ago, Putin told a Kremlin meeting with Russian business leaders.