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U.S. on Syria: tense with Russia and evasive european allies.

Body language shows coldness between Obama and Putin. U.S. and Russia confronting on Syria. Photo credit ATPN.

Body language shows coldness between Obama and Putin. U.S. and Russia confronting on Syria. Photo credit ATPN.

The US and Russian presidents have acknowledged at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland they have a widely different stance on Syria, but did agree to push for a summit in Geneva.

After face-to-face talks, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin said they shared a common desire to end the violence.

Both also said they were optimistic on Iran, after its presidential election.

During the G8, none of the European allies declared its support to U.S. move on weapons for Syrian rebels.