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Syria showdown: Obama faces Vladimir Putin at G-8

Published on NewsOK Published: June 17, 2013
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Brian Hughes

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on the sidelines of the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday, when the two will square off over the United States’ decision to provide Syrian anti-government rebels with weapons.

The rare meeting of the two leaders, who have always had a frosty relationship, is unlikely to produce any breakthrough — and will highlight the growing schism between Western powers and Russia over how to respond to the civil war in Syria.

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