Obama, Putin discuss Syria concerns, Iran talks by phone
President Barack Obama telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to talk about several global crises where the two powers have not seen eye-to-eye, including Syria's civil war, ongoing talks on Iran's nuclear program, and violence in Ukraine, the White House said.


On Syria, the leaders spoke about talks to find a political solution to the war, and the need for the Syrian government "to adhere to its commitment to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons program," the White House said. (Reuters)