Obama has ‘blunt’ meeting with Putin but ‘gaps of trust’ on Syria remain

Hangzhou, China (CNN) –¬†President Barack Obama wrapped up his final G20 meetings Monday confronting two of his prickly global counterparts, saying his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “candid, blunt and businesslike” and that bombastic comments from his Philippine counterpart could lead to a planned meeting this week being scrubbed.

Obama said his talks with Putin included a direct message about cyber war, seen as a warning to Russia.

“We’re moving into a new era here where a number of countries have significant capacities,” Obama said at a news conference at the conclusion of the summit. “Frankly, both offensively and defensively, we have more capacity.”
Obama, who had just come from a 90-minute session with Putin on the sidelines of the summit, also pointedly noted, “We’ve had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia and other countries in the past.”

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