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 Obama omits Russia from list of ‘friends and allies’ in terror fight, - The Washington Times

President Obama appeared to take a veiled shot at Russia during his prime-time address Sunday, excluding it from the “friends and allies” he said are working most closely with the United States to defeat the Islamic State and radical Islamic movements in the wake of last week’s terror attack in California.

This is reported by The Washington Times, Censor.NET informs.

Obama did not mention Russia's stepped-up military campaign when addressing efforts being made with "our closest allies" to destroy the Islamic State in Syria, also knows as ISIS and ISL, which he said include increased intelligence cooperation, disrupting the group's international funding system and pursuing a cease-fire and political settlement to the Syrian civil war.

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In his only reference to Moscow's recent moves, Mr. Obama said a Syrian political settlement would allow "our allies, but also countries like Russia, to focus on the common goal of destroying ISIL, a group that threatens us all."

The tone was very different from Russian President Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation address last week in which he openly called for much closer cooperation between Moscow and the West in the fight against Islamic State.
 
 
 
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