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Obama, Medvedev back Annan on Syria

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev voiced his support for U.N. Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's mission to end violence in Syria on Monday -- after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in South Korea.

"We believe that his mission is very good" he says "and we hope that he will be able to reach good results, and to somewhat appease, at least initially, the situation."

Obama, who acknowledged that there had been disagreements over the past few months between the United States and Russia, agreed that they should both support Annan's efforts.


"Although there had been some differences over the past several months. We both agree that we should be supportive of Koffi Annan's efforts to try to end some of the bloodshed that's taking place within Syria and move towards a mechanism that would allow for the Syrian people ultimately to have a representative and legitimate government that serves their interest."

Both Obama and Medvedev are in South Korea to take part in a two-day nuclear security summit in Seoul.

Travis Brecher, Reuters