Obama Cites Split Over Assad to Temper Kremlin Talk of AllianceBy , , and
Russia looking to team with U.S., France against Islamic State
Syrian ruler's fate a key sticking point between Obama, Putin
President Barack Obama has moved to dent Russia’s optimism that a deal is near for the U.S. to coordinate with Russia in fighting Islamic State, underscoring the enduring disagreement over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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