Obama Hopes Negotiations With Syria Are Successful

9:15 PM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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Washington, D.C. -- During his meeting with the Amir of Kuwait President Barack Obama said Friday that he hopes negotiations regarding Syria's chemical weapons are successful, but "any agreement needs to be verifiable and enforceable."

"I shared with the amir my hope that the negotiations that are currently taking place between Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov in Geneva bear fruit. But I repeated what I've said publicly, which is any agreement needs to be verifiable and enforceable," Obama said.

President Obama met with Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah in the Oval Office to discuss the situation in the region.

"We agreed that ultimately what's needed for the underlying conflict is a political settlement that allows ordinary Syrians to get back to their homes to rebuilt and to relieve the enormous suffering that's taken place," Obama said.


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