The White House for the second day in a row signaled President Obama could scrap planned one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month in Moscow if Edward Snowden is granted asylum in that country.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday refused to elaborate on the president’s autumn travel plans, admitting it was possible he was being “deliberately vague.”

Asked specifically about whether plans still stood for Obama to travel to Moscow Sept. 3-4 for a bilateral summit ahead of the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Carney said he had “no further announcements on our travel to Russia.”

“The president intends to go to Russia in September,” he said.