John Boehner, the top Republican in the US House of Representatives, has rejected a request to meet a Russian delegation to discuss Syria, his spokesman said on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly endorsed plans to send a parliamentary delegation to the United States for talks with Congress.
The initiative appears aimed at persuading US lawmakers to vote down President Barack Obama's call to support limited military strikes in Syria in the wake of an alleged deadly sarin gas attack in a Damascus suburb on August 21.
"The Speaker has declined the Russian embassy's request that he meet with a delegation," Michael Steel, Boehner's spokesman, told AFP.
U.S not change its mind, Russia try to bidding time using all sort of excuses, all sort of arguments for protecting criminal Assad. Outside unsc they are fishes out of water! Gosh how good feeling is, these bullies can not bully anymore! Whoever help Syrian people to free from this immense inhuman suffering, they are the champions of the world!