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Obama meets French president at White House

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 00:28

U.S. President Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, just 11 days after the deadly Paris attacks, for discussions on Islamic State. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama met with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, Tuesday (November 24), days after the deadly Paris attacks, in a visit complicated by Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane. Hollande's trip to Washington is part of a diplomatic push to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks. The French president planned to urge Obama to work with Russia to build a new coalition to fight the extremists. Even before the incident between Turkey and Russia, Hollande faced a tough challenge in getting Obama to agree to a partnership with Moscow. The U.S. is deeply skeptical of Russian President Vladimir Putin's motivations, given his long-standing support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The White House had no immediate comment on how the shoot-down of the Russian plane would impact the talks between Obama and Hollande. U.S. forces were not involved in the incident, according to an American defense official, who was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. == Obama meets French president at White House U.S. President Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, just 11 days after the deadly Paris attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Obama meets French president at White House

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 00:28