UK's Cameron: Russia, Britain still differ on Syria

August 2, 2012 17:50

Russia and Britain still differ over how to handle the civil conflict gripping Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron said after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

"There have been some differences in the positions that we have taken over the Syrian conflict," Cameron told reporters. "We both want to see an end to that conflict and a stable Syria and we will discuss with our foreign ministers how to take this agenda forward," he said.

Western nations want Putin to take a tougher line on Syria, Russia's firmest foothold in the Middle East, and stop blocking Western-backed resolutions aimed at stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"We take notice of the fact there are some things that we see eye to eye on and we agreed to continue working to find a viable solution," Putin said.

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