Diplomats play down tensions over Russia’s decision to give asylum to US whistleblower, a move criticised by Washington.
Russia ‘s decision to give asylum to Edward Snowden has put a strain on relations with the US .
But their top diplomats tried to play down those tensions when they met in Washington.
There is no new cold war, they said.
Al Jazeera ‘s Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington D.C.