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Obama: Russia's involvement in Syria indicates Assad is worried

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 01:27

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. will tell Russia its support of Assad is 'doomed to failure.' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that Russia's escalated military involvement in Syria is an indication that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is worried and is turning to Russian advisers for help. Obama said the United States is going to be engaging Russia, whose military involvement could prevent a political resolution that is being sought by Washington to end Assad's rule. The United States will tell Russia that its support of Assad is "doomed to failure," Obama said in a town hall meeting with U.S. military service members to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Obama: Russia's involvement in Syria indicates Assad is worried

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 01:27