Obama says Syria settlement needed to eliminate Islamic State




 
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Obama says Syria settlement needed to eliminate Islamic State
 
November 19th, 2015  
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Obama says Syria settlement needed to eliminate Islamic State
By Matt Spetalnick MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday it may take some months for Russia, Iran and the Syrian ruling elite to accept that there can be no end to Syria's civil war or a political settlement while President Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Obama said that Moscow and Tehran recognised Islamic State as a "serious threat" but Russia’s efforts in Syria were aimed at propping up Assad.




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