Obama says not confident Putin can be trusted to cooperate in Syria

By AFP
Published: August 5, 2016
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. PHOTO: REUTERS

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON, DC: US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he was “not confident” that Russia and President Vladimir Putin could be trusted as partners in trying to end Syria’s bloody civil war.

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“We go into this without any blinders on. We’re very clear that Russia has been willing to support a murderous regime, and an individual,” Obama said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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“I’m not confident that we can trust the Russians and Vladimir Putin,” he told reporters.

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  • JackA
    Aug 5, 2016 - 5:47PM

    Darn Putin, he always gets in the way of US Gov’s destruction of other countries. Shame on him!Recommend

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