Obama vows to keep pressure on Syria

2013-05-13 19:01
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk off the stage after their joint news conference, at the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk off the stage after their joint news conference, at the White House in Washington. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama says the US is working with Britain to keep pressure on the government of Syria, strengthen the moderate opposition there and work to push for the end of the hard-line regime of President Bashar Assad.

He called the violence there appalling and said western allies would work to strengthen the hand of moderate opposition to Assad's leadership.

Obama spoke at a White House news conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron. Their discussions touched on Syria's civil war, the Mideast peace process, a proposed free trade pact with Europe and next month's eight-nation economic summit in Northern Ireland.

Cameron is heading to Boston after his visit to honour those slain and wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing.

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