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Will Putin, Khamenei negotiate Assad's ouster?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as they reaffirmed their agreement that the United States is wrong to try to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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US officials’ ears were probably burning during a Nov. 23 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Putin made the trip, his first to Tehran since 2007, for a summit of gas-exporting countries. But during a separate meeting with Khamenei, Syria was the dominant topic. The supreme leader’s office provided a partial transcript of the two-hour meeting, which Fars News Agency posted on its website.

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