Jen Psaki Wishes 'Happy Birthday' to Putin
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Oct 16, 2014, 01:24 AM

US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki expressed her "best wishes" for Russian President Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday on October 8.

According to Ria Novosti, "US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki has wished all the best to all born on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s birthday during a press briefing."

Jen Psaki is quoted as saying that, “I will also note on his birthday that it's also Desmond Tutu's birthday. It's also Yo-Yo Ma's birthday ... so I would celebrate the birth of all born today."

As reported by Ria Novosti, "Putin, who celebrated his 62 birthday on Tuesday, has held a number of telephone talks, including with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and former president of the Italian Council of Ministers Silvio Berlusconi."

Nevertheless, Jen Psaki did not call Putin on his birthday.

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