President Obama said Russian influence in Syria, post-Assad, doesn’t hurt U.S. interests in an interview shown Sunday on ABC’s This Week.
Obama said the Syrian crisis was not a contest between the U.S. and
Russia and listed the areas where he and Russian president Vladimir
Putin have worked together in spite of their strong disagreements on a
variety of issues. The deal
struck over the weekend where Syria would allow its chemical weapons
stockpile to be removed or destroyed in the next year was hailed as a victory by the Assad regime and one that Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) called a “Russian deal for Russian interests.”
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