STOCKHOLM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he hoped that Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his position on Syria.
"Do I hold out hope that Mr. Putin may change his position on some of these issues? I'm always hopeful, and I will continue to engage him," Obama told a news conference in Sweden.
Obama added that he had made appeals directly to Putin on Syria, but so far he had resisted efforts to achieve U.N. Security Council action. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Roberta Rampton, writing by Geert De Clercq; editing by Mike Collett-White)