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Barack Obama sets out US foreign policy

In a major foreign policy address, President Barack Obama has said "not every problem has a military solution" but he added: "We must always lead."

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US to 'step up' efforts to support Syrian neighbours

President Obama has outlined that he will work with Congress to ramp up US support for Syrian opposition groups, which he says is the best alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama has said that America will step up its support for countries around Syria. Credit: West Point

Speaking to the US Military Academy at West Point, Obama told the crowd how the United States will confront terrorism in Middle Eastern regions.

He said: "We will step up our efforts to support Syria's neighbours - Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq - as they host refugees, and confront terrorists working across Syrian borders."

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