President Obama met with the leaders of the world’s biggest industrial nations at the G-7 Summit in Kruen, Germany
President Barack Obama was on the ground in Kruen, Germany for 36 hours as he attended the annual G-7 Summit this week. This year one of the top issues on the table were sanctions with Russia.
The President said in a news conference Monday,
Here at the G-7, we agree that even as we will continue to seek a diplomatic solution, sanctions against Russia will remain in place so long as Russia continues to violate its obligations under the Minsk agreements. The G-7 is making clear that, if necessary, we stand ready to impose additional significant sanctions against Russia.”
President Obama later admitted that the U.S. lacked a “complete strategy” to combat ISIS in Iraq. Then there was the moment when German Chancellor Angela Merkel spread her arms in the air and was compared to Julie Andrews in the “Sound of Music”, which was set in Austria not Germany.
During the G-7 Summit the U.S. and German delegations specifically asked for alcohol-free beverages at the town tour, where Obama and his delegates stopped for beer and pretzels with the German community.
Overall the summit was politics as usual.
This could be the opportunity to get a political deal. We need Russia for this.”
One of the sources said, adding that the only way for a transition would be for President Bashar Al-Assad to step down and leave Syria.