US & Russia Work on Syria Agreement

US & Russia Work on Syria Agreement

In June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in a joint statement with US President Barack Obama that India had begun the processes to enable the Paris deal to enter into force, it said.

"What we can not do is have a situation in which suddenly this becomes the wild wild west, where countries that have significant cyber capacity start engaging in. unhealthy competition or conflict through these means". Obama said "we have deep commitments" to account for those lost during the war.

His words on cyber weren't the only ones that pointed to areas of tension with the Russian leader.

In a concession to Beijing, the statement doesn't mention China by name and says excess steel capacity is a global issue, though USA and European officials say the vast Chinese state-owned industry, which accounts for half of worldwide output, is the root of the problem.

"Given the failure of previous cessations of hostilities to hold, we approach it with some skepticism", Obama said.

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart had attempted a similar negotiation earlier, but that effort failed as well.

Obama, Xi and other leaders called repeatedly during the meeting for governments to defend free trade.

"This discussion goes to the heart of how we build an economy that works for everyone".

Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping also veered into delicate territory, with a lengthy White House description detailing how Obama had pressed Xi to abide by an worldwide tribunal's ruling against China over the South China Sea.

But Duterte did not take kindly to that notion.

"I am a president of a sovereign state". Nobody, but nobody. You must be respectful.

"Who is he (Obama) to confront me?" "I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people", Duterte scoffed in a speech Monday.

But the diplomatic efforts were unsuccessful, Obama said at a press conference on Monday.

The hard diplomacy on Syria set the tone for an uneven few days for Obama on his final tour of Asia as president. Many leaders are already looking ahead to January, when either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump assumes the business of state.

President Barack Obama said Monday the USA and Russian Federation have not given up on negotiations that could stem the bloodshed in Syria, but acknowledged that leaders are challenged by "gaps of trust" between the rival powers. "And after, we eat the ice cream at home", said Xi, according to comments provided by the Russian delegation.

The president was also asked about NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice.

"He's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement", Obama said. Obama said he has no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers player is honest and "cares about some real, legitimate issues".

Obama departs China Monday evening local time for Laos.

Another key issue at the meeting was Britain's vote to leave the 28-nation European Union trade bloc, seen by some analysts as the first in a wave of moves by governments to withdraw from free trade.



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