President Obama: Russian Strategy in Syria Is a 'Recipe for Disaster'

The president answered questions from reporters in a Friday news conference.

He specifically condemned the Russians for their three-day bombing campaign in Syria that the U.S. said has targeted moderate rebel groups, not ISIS.

"From [Russia's] perspective they're all terrorists, and that's a recipe for disaster," Obama said. "And it's one that I reject."

Despite a meeting that White House officials called “productive,” Obama’s words for Putin were harsh as he said Russia’s military actions in Syria are isolating itself from the world.

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