Obama, Putin speak out on Syria conflict

by Balitang America Staff

September 6, 2013

RUSSIA – As US president Barack Obama continues to make an international appeal for a strike on Syria, Obama says he believes that most of the G-20 leaders agree with the Syrian government is probably to blame for a chemical attack outside Damascus.

Obama believes that he has an ally in French president Francios Hollande. Hollande has been at the forefront of calls for a military response to what US officials say is evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Damascus. Obama met with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit hosted by Putin.

“I would say that the majority of the room is comfortable with our conclusion that Assad – the Assad government – was responsible for their use. Obviously this is disputed by President Putin. But if you polled the leaders last night, I’m confident that you would get a majority who said it is most likely, we are pretty confident that Assad regime used them,” said President Obama.

It was a very friendly conversation. We stick to our guns, everybody remained with his positions, we understand each other, we listen to each other. We understand arguments, we do not agree with those arguments, but still we can hear them. We try to find an agreement toward peaceful settlement of this crisis, and we agreed that the foreign ministers of our countries, Mr. Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry will meet together and discuss this painful topic,” added Putin.

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  • jorge buesa
    8 September 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Putin, your right this a painful topic, when you see young kids and people getting killed by “GAS” ! In a county the government is the “KILLER”, Obama it’s nice to see that your not waiting to long to do something about it ?

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