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Obama holds newser at start of ASEAN summit in Laos

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 00:47

U.S. President Barack Obama says 'all nations should play by the same rules' during a news conference in Laos at the start of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Tuesday his push to rebalance U.S. foreign policy to focus more on Asia was not "a passing fad" of his presidency and, in a clear reference to China, said bigger countries should not dictate to smaller ones. "I've worked to rebalance our foreign policy to make sure America is a key player in the region," Obama said in a speech on the sidelines of a summit in Vientiane, Laos. He also said that a failure to move ahead with the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact would "call into question America's leadership". "I think it is important for the entire region and it is important for the United States," he said.

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Obama holds newser at start of ASEAN summit in Laos

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 00:47