President Barack Obama told PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill Monday evening that he would prefer a diplomatic solution in Syria and has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin about those efforts.
President Obama said Monday, a day before his prime-time address to the nation justifying military action in Syria, that he would prefer a diplomatic solution over a military strike.
“I did have those conversations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he told PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill at the White House when asked whether he had discussions with the Russian leader about the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control.
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