Putin and Obama Meet After Tough Words at the United Nations

President Obama says he is willing to work with Russia and Iran but both support President Assad.
2:08 | 09/29/15

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We turn now to the high stakes close-door meeting taking place moments ago between president Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin. It comes just hours after the two both spoke out on the world stage. Dueling speeching before the U.N. President Obama slamming Putin. And then this image. The two sharing the same table afterwards, separated only by the secretary-general. And much different facial expressions there. Putin, the only one smiling. And then, of course, the awkward toast. So, what could they be saying to each other right now? ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: They're not known for their personal chemistry, but Obama and Putin did get together tonight. A face to face just hours after the two presidents went right at each other on the world stage. Obama slamming Russia's invasion of cry Mia. We cannot stand by when the sovereignty of a nation is violated. Reporter: And Putin, who likes to play tough guy and literally flex his muscles back home, is now making a move in the middle east, sends Russian military equipment and troops to support Syrian dictator bashar Al Assad who Putin said today is doing more to fight Isis than the United States. "No one," Putin said, "But president Asad's armed forces are truly fighting terrorists in syr Syria." Obama says the opposite. That Assad, backed by Russia, is himself behind much of the terror. When a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal affairs. And Jon is with us now. The president has said he's willing to work with Russia on Syria, but as we all know, Putin supports president Assad. Doesn't this get tricky here? Reporter: It sure does, David. The president said he's willing to work with Russia, willing to work with Iran on Syria. But both oppose Isis, and support Assad and keep in mind, of the hundreds of thousands that have been killed in Syria, the overwhelming majority were killed by Assad's forces. Not Isis. Jon, thank you. We turn in the meantime to a dramatic dale for that prison

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