US-Russia deal on Syria may be imminent, but Obama says ‘we’re not there yet’

September 4, 2016 11:06 AM

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US-Russia deal on Syria may be imminent, but Obama says ‘we’re not there yet’

“We have grave differences with the Russians in terms of both the parties we support, but also the process that is required to bring about peace in Syria,” Obama admitted, speaking at the G20 summit in Hangzhou.

“But if we do not get some buy-in from the Russians on reducing the violence and easing the humanitarian crisis, then it's difficult to see how we get to the next phase,” he added.

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