US President Barack Obama, in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, emphasized the need to address the conflict in Syria, the White House said in a statement released yesterday.
The two leaders also “noted the necessity of taking steps to foster productive discussions between representatives of the Syrian opposition and regime under United Nations auspices, principally by reducing violence and addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of the Syrian people, especially those living in besieged and hard to reach communities” the statement said.
The two leaders also discussed “the urgent need to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 on Syria.”
In his last State of the Union speech in front of the US Congress yesterday, President Obama did not mention the suffering the Syrian people have been enduring as a result of the siege and starvation policies pursued by the Assad regime as well as its bombing of residential areas in cooperation with the Russian aggressors. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu)