Obama and Putin failed to reach new agreements on Syria


During a telephone conversation on the eve of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin has not reached any agreements on new ways of cooperation in Syria. This was stated press Secretary of the White house Josh Ernest on Board Board aircraft of the US President, which goes to Warsaw, which will host the NATO summit, according to Reuters.

Telephone conversation between Putin and Obama took place the day before at the initiative of the Kremlin. The press service of the Kremlin, describing the conversation between the two presidents, reported that Putin called Obama to “contribute to the speedy demarcation of the moderate Syrian opposition terrorist group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other organizations that are not covered by the ceasefire.

The Kremlin pointed out that “both sides reaffirmed readiness to enhance coordination on the military side of the Russian and American actions in Syria, and the importance of resuming inter-Syrian negotiation process under UN auspices with the aim of reaching a political settlement of the conflict.”

The white house, in turn, reported that Obama urged Putin to influence Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent the attacks of the army against the civilian population. He expressed concern about the continuation of hostilities and spoke of the need to reach a political agreement on the transition of power in Syria that would put an end to the conflict.

Obama on 7 July, went to the NATO summit in Warsaw. As explained by Ernest, the head of the White house intends to discuss in the capital of Poland the issue of Syrian refugees, the situation in Ukraine and the consequences of the vote in the UK on the issue of withdrawal from the European Union.

In mid-June it became known that more than 50 employees of the school Department signed a letter in which he expressed disagreement with the policies of the White house on Syria. As the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, they called for “targeted military strikes” on positions of the army of Assad. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that calls for the violent overthrow of the government in Syria could plunge the region into chaos and undermine efforts to fight terrorism.