Obama and Putin outline competing visions on Syria

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out sharply competing visions Monday about how to tackle the ongoing conflicts in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, with each blaming the other for the region’s turmoil even as they signaled a willingness to address it together. (Washington Post)

“There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures and offering them help in the fight against terrorism. But at the same time, urging them to engage in positive dialogue with the rational opposition and conduct reform,” Putin said in an interview with CBS News “60 Minutes“.