Kremlin: Putin, Obama discuss Syria conference over telephone

By REUTERS
January 21, 2014 20:07



MOSCOW - US President Barack Obama spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone on Tuesday, and the leaders discussed an internationally sponsored conference on Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The conference in Switzerland is due to start on Jan. 22. The United States and Russia have found themselves taking opposing sides during the three-year conflict in Syria. The Kremlin said the tone of the conversation was "businesslike and constructive".


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