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“I think indicates what I had hoped for when I spoke at the United Nations just this week, that we have an international community that is not just gathering to talk, but also is able to take concerted action on behalf of enforcing international norms and preserving everybody’s security,” Mr. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with the prime minister of India.

Mr. Obama said that he “always expressed a preference for resolving this diplomatically.”

“So we are very hopeful about the prospects for what can be accomplished, but obviously there is a lot of work to be done,” Mr. Obama said.