Obama Cites Split Over Assad to Temper Kremlin Talk of Alliance

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  • Russia looking to team with U.S., France against Islamic State
  • Syrian ruler's fate a key sticking point between Obama, Putin

The Unlikely Alliance that May End the IS Reign of Terror

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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