Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Syria Obama Putin G20:Poker-faced meeting - Putin Obama Avoid Pushing Sore Points

­After spending two hours behind closed doors on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting, the presidents stated that they had “agreed” that they need to see a “cessation of the violence,” in Syria and that a “political process has to be created to prevent civil war.” There was no mention of any tougher sanctions on Syria or a reiteration of demands that Bashar al-Assad should step down.
“We have found many common points on this issue,” Putin said, adding that the two countries would continue their discussions. Both leaders are united in their belief that “the Syrian people should have the opportunity to independently and democratically choose their own future." ...read more