The widening conflict distracted from Obama’s three-country tour of Southeast Asia, his first overseas trip after winning re-election. The president, after a marathon day that took him from Thailand to Myanmar to Cambodia, worked the phones with Mideast leaders into the early hours of Tuesday morning, aides said. He departed Cambodia later Tuesday, and was expected to arrive in Washington before dawn Wednesday.
Associated Press writer Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper in Washington contributed to this report.
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