Sunday, September 4, 2016

President Obama: 'US, Russia Close On Syria Deal, But Not There Yet'

Reuters: U.S., Russia labor over Syria truce deal but battles rage on

The United States and Russia on Sunday tried to finalize a ceasefire deal for Syria, a second this year after a first collapsed, but U.S. President Barack Obama said "grave differences" remained and fighting on the ground continued.

A truce brokered by the Cold War foes in February broke down and peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition ended earlier this year with both sides trading the blame. Fighting in the five-year conflict has since escalated in many areas, especially around the embattled city of Aleppo in the north.

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WNU Editor: So much for Russian President Putin's earlier optimism .... Russian President Putin: Landmark U.S. - Russian Deal On Syria Nearly Complete

More News On President Obama's Remarks That A The US And Russia Are Close On A Syria Deal, But They Are Not There Yet

US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Obama says not there yet -- AP
U.S.-Russia deal on Syria in jeopardy -- CBS
U.S., Russia at Impasse on Deal to Reduce Violence in Syria -- WSJ
U.S., Russia fail to reach Syria deal, plan more talks Monday -- Chicago Tribune
US, Russia come up short on Syria deal; more talks Monday -- AP
US-Russia deal on Syria may be imminent, but Obama says ‘we’re not there yet’ -- RT

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