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Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama agree to continue discussions on Iran, Syria

Jason Reed / Reuters

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands in Los Cabos, Mexico, at the G20 summit on June 18.

U.S President Barack Obama met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit to discuss differences between the two countries on Syria and Iran.

"We agreed that we need to see a cessation of the violence, that a political process has to be created to prevent civil war," Obama told reporters.

"From my point of view, we have found many common points on this issue" of Syria, Putin said, adding the two sides would continue discussions.

-- Reuters