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Obama tells Putin of concern over Syrian chemical arms

Obama also thanked Putin for his help following the Boston marathon bombings two weeks ago.

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US President Barack Obama on Monday raised his concern over the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian military in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Obama also thanked Putin for his help following the Boston marathon bombings two weeks ago, and expressed condolences over a fire that killed 36 patients in a Russian psychiatric facility on Friday, the White House said.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/obama-tells-putin-concern-over-syrian-chemical-arms