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Obama, Merkel Agree More UN Action on Syria Needed, U.S. Says

April 11, 2012

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed that more “resolute action” on Syria is needed by the United Nations Security Council to end the government’s brutal crackdown, the White House said in a statement.

The two leaders discussed the situation in Syria and the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program during a telephone conversation today, according to the statement.

Obama and Merkel both are concerned that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad isn’t complying with the terms of a cease-fire negotiated by special envoy Kofi Annan, the White House said.

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