FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in Los Cabos, Mexico. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been rising. The countries have been at odds over Syria’s civil war, Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s crackdown on domestic opposition. U.S. officials are uneasy about what they see as a more assertive foreign policy by Vladimir Putin, who returned to the Russian presidency in May. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in Los Cabos, Mexico. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been rising. The countries have been at odds over Syria’s civil war, Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s crackdown on domestic opposition. U.S. officials are uneasy about what they see as a more assertive foreign policy by Vladimir Putin, who returned to the Russian presidency in May. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, in Los Cabos, Mexico. Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have been rising. The countries have been at odds over Syria’s civil war, Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s crackdown on domestic opposition. U.S. officials are uneasy about what they see as a more assertive foreign policy by Vladimir Putin, who returned to the Russian presidency in May. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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