I am reposting this as it is so important for all of us who carry The Light to see that there is much behind the scenes going on to bring forth world peace….Obama has been greeted by BRICS, China, The EU as well as Pope Francis with warning him not to take military action towards Syria.-A.M.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg, September 5, 2013. REUTERS-Grigory Dukor
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg, September 5, 2013. REUTERS-Sergei Karpukhin
An interior view of the main press centre of the G20 summit is seen in Strelna near St. Petersburg September 4, 2013. REUTERS-Alexander Demianchuk

By Timothy Heritage

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Thu Sep 5, 2013 7:12pm EDT

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other world leaders on Thursday to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices.

At a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg, Putin greeted Obama with a thin smile and a businesslike handshake, a clear sign of the strains between them over how to respond to a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Obama also wore a stiff smile before talks began over dinner on the world economy and then on Syria, and there was none of the arm clutching or hugs between the two presidents that is typical of such occasions.

The rift over Syria overshadowed the discussions on how to revive growth but not before splits emerged within the group over a U.S. plan to wind down an economic stimulus program. The G20 accounts for two thirds of the world’s population and 90 percent of its output.

The first round at the summit went to Putin, as China, the European Union, the BRICS emerging economies and a letter from Pope Francis all warned of the dangers of military intervention in Syria without the approval of the U.N. Security Council.

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