Excuse me while I go out for a smoke
Robert Wood, the State Department press spokesman, wouldn't say much Tuesday about the meeting between Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon and Jorge Bolaños, the chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.
From a transcript of Wood's meeting with reporters:
MR. WOOD: ...I don’t want to get into the details of what was discussed.That's great. They met. They met. They talked about something. We don't know what. We don't know why. We don't know where.
QUESTION: Just out of curiosity, what was the mutually convenient location that you guys came up with?
MR. WOOD: Well, look, the important thing is they met. I mean, it wasn’t like having a meeting at some secret location.
QUESTION: Did they go for lunch or something? Did they go for a drink? Did they meet in an office? Did they meet in a hotel? Did they meet under a tree?
MR. WOOD: They met. They met.
QUESTION: The Rosslyn parking garage? (Laughter.)
MR. WOOD: I don’t think it was the Rosslyn parking garage, but --
"It wasn't like having a meeting at some secret location," Wood said.
But I can't tell you. It's secret.
Ah, yes. We're making progress. But I can't talk about it.