Obama, Putin Friction Frames G-20 Disagreements

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Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg international correspondent Hans Nichols reports on the friction between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 meeting as Obama seeks a roll call of leaders on support for military action against Syria. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Between president obama and russian resident vladimir putin.

Hans nichols is there.

How bad was the frostbite as you stood by the two presidents?

There was no fraud because there was so much friction from the palace behind me, so much disagreement it actually warmed us up.

I have covered a number of these summits and this one is remarkable because all of the friction, all of the conflict is out in the open.

It is about syria and quantitative easing and it is remarkable that it is this far out and the u.s. wants to get it out more in the open.

White house officials want a roll call on the 20 nations that are here and find out if they are with them or against them on syria.

It is quite remarkable.

Is there someone in the middle trying to broker some sort of detente between the two presidents?

Not that we know of.

No one has emerged as a go- between in part because the camps are so far apart.

. you have russia and china on one side, clearly arguing for the un and you have the u.s., france, and the uk on the other side.

If there is a go between country, look at the prime minister of italy.

He seems to be straddling both sides the most.

They had a dinner late last night.

We are trying to get a better read on it and the disagreements were pretty obvious and quite intense.

We are trying to get a sense of whether there is anyone back and forth between the two camps.

When does the president returned to the united states?

He gets back late friday evening your time and wrap things up with a press conference here and we will have dueling press conferences.

Everyone will give their view of it and we will be able to sort through the rubble and see how bad and how disastrous summit was for obama in an attempt to get international support for a military strike in syria.

Thank you so much.

Let's introduce our guest host for the hour, halima cro

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