President Barack Obama says he is cautious about raising expectations regarding the agreement to pause hostilities in Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday (February 24) said he was cautious about raising expectations regarding the agreement to pause hostilities in Syria. "We are very cautious about raising expectations on this. The situation on the ground is difficult..." said Obama. But, if some progress is made in Syria, then that will lead to a political process to end the five-year-old civil war in the country, Obama told reporters after a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah in the Oval Office. Obama said the United States is committed to helping Jordan deal with the refugees who have fled to its borders to escape the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. "I'm actually leaving Washington very optimistic about the level of support from the United States, the leadership the president has shown on the issue of Syria," said Jordan's King Abdullah.