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Thursday, July 7

Obama, still with his head in the sand about Syria

So this is Obama's idea of enhanced cooperation with Russia. 

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 06, 2016

Readout of the President’s [July 6] Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

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On Syria, President Obama emphasized his concerns over the failure of the Syrian regime to comply with the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria. President Obama stressed the importance of Russia pressing the Syrian regime for a lasting halt to offensive attacks against civilians and parties to the Cessation, noting the importance of fully recommitting to the original terms of the Cessation.

The Presidents confirmed their commitment to defeating ISIL and the Nusrah Front, al-Qa’ida’s affiliate in Syria. President Obama also stressed the necessity for progress on a genuine political transition to end the conflict in Syria, as well as sustained humanitarian access, and expressed his support for the efforts of UN Special Representative for Syria Staffan de Mistura to make progress on those efforts.

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