US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Barack Obama says not there yet

September 4, 2016 5:22 AM

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US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Barack Obama says not there yet

The United States is skeptical an agreement with Russia to decease violence in Syria can work but will keep pursuing it nonetheless, President Barack Obama said Sunday as negotiators from both countries edged toward a deal.

Obama, speaking on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in China, said the US and Russia still have ”grave differences” about what’s needed to end Syria’s civil war and which opposition groups are legitimate targets for the US and Russian militaries. But he said ”it is worth trying” to s...

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