VOA: No Deal After US-Russia Talks on Syria Cease-fire
HANGZHOU, CHINA — President Barack Obama says he had "productive" talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Syria but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement on a cease-fire deal that would allow more humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country.
"Given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation,'' Obama told a news conference closing the Group of 20 Nations Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. "We haven't yet closed the gaps.''
Obama and Putin held talks earlier in the day Monday.
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