Obama says does not expect quick change in Russian strategy in Syria
President Barack Obama - AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev

PARIS: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he does not expect a quick shift in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Syria, but believes Moscow eventually may align itself with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

“I think Mr. Putin understands that with Afghanistan fresh in the memory for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he’s looking for,” Obama said during a news conference at the climate change conference in Paris.

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