Harf to Reporter: Why Do You Always Focus on What People Say They Won’t Do?

‘Why do you always focus on what people say they won’t do instead of the plethora of things they have said they will do?’

Harf to Reporter Saying Germany Is Backing Out: Why Do You Always Focus on What People Say They Won’t Do? (RealClearPolitics)

MATT LEE, ASSOCIATED PRESS: What is it that the Saudis agreed to do in terms of the training bases?

MARIE HARF, STATE DEPARTMENT: Well, again, I can let the Saudis speak for themselves. The Saudis --

LEE: The Saudis apparently don't want to speak for themselves, that's the problem. The Germans said they are not going to participate militarily, you have the Turks saying that, you have the British foreign secretary clearly uninformed about his own government's position on this.

HARF: Why do you always focus on what people say they won't do instead of the plethora of things they have said they will do? What is that what you focus -- that's actually not an unfair question, I don't think, when we focus on our effort here.

In terms of the Saudis, we're in discussions with them about the specific program that the president announced funding for, they have agreed to help with part of it. Obviously, we can get more details out later as those are hashed out.

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