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VERBATIM: Obama on 'blunt' Putin Syria talks

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Well President Putin is less colorful, but typically the tone of our meetings are candid, blunt, and this one was no different. We had a range of issues that we had to discuss but the two most important, ways in which we can institute a meaningful, serious, verifiable cessation of hostilities in Syria.
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The faster we can provide some relief to folks on the ground, the better off we're gonna be and that then is a predicate for us to be able to transition into a serious conversation to solve this problem.