Obama says does not expect quick change in Russian strategy in Syria

By REUTERS
December 1, 2015 15:37

PARIS - US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he does not expect a quick shift in Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy in Syria, but believes Moscow eventually may align itself with the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

"I think Mr. Putin understands that with Afghanistan fresh in the memory for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he's looking for," Obama said during a news conference at the climate change conference in Paris.


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