US president Barack Obama will meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland on Monday and will discuss the crisis in Syria and arms control issues, the White House said today.
"They clearly have a very broad agenda to discuss," said Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security advisor.
US President Barack Obama has tip-toed over the 'red-line' and armed Syrian rebels but it is a gamble of huge proportions.
Writing for ITV News, international affairs analyst David Butter looks at the timing of US support for Syria and when it may arrive.
Are the US supplied assault rifles too little, too late and what incentive is there for Assad to enter peace talks?