The White House on Friday again acknowledged
differences with Russia on the war in Syria but said dialogue with
Moscow will continue.
Spokesman Ben Rhodes said the long-standing disagreement has been that the US wants Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "exit the stage," while Russia sees him as part of a solution.
"We will continue our dialogue with the Russian government on this," Rhodes said, noting that US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to hold talks on the sidelines of the upcoming G8 summit.
Rhodes said US-Russian relations were strong enough to withstand a disagreement.
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