American-Austrian Tensions US Diplomats Gripe over Vienna's Limited World View

American diplomats in the Austrian capital expressed "frustration," extreme disappointment and concern about the country's politicians. Cables obtained by SPIEGEL indicate deep dissatisfaction in Washington about the limited interest Austria's chancellor and foreign minister have apparently had for foreign policy.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann (second from left) and his wife and EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Catherine Ashton at the Vienna Opera Ball: No interest in foreign policy?

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann (second from left) and his wife and EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Catherine Ashton at the Vienna Opera Ball: No interest in foreign policy?

Foto: Roland Schlager/ dpa
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