Monday, November 30, 2015

Presidents Obama And Putin Meet On The Sidelines At The Climate Summit In Paris

Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama as they meet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin

Reuters: Obama and Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine at summit: White House official

U.S. President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris on Monday and discussed the Syrian crisis as well as the situation in Ukraine, a White House official said.

Obama told Putin he believes Syrian President Bashar al- Assad must leave power as part of a political transition, the official said.

Update #1: Obama, Putin Discuss Syria, Ukraine During Climate Talks -- AP
Update #2: Putin, Obama meet behind closed doors on sidelines of Paris conference -- TASS

WNU Editor: No specific details have been released on what was discussed, but I can only presume that Syria was on the top of the agenda followed by Ukraine. Was anything agreed upon .... probably not.

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