TRUMP AND PUTIN DISCUSSED SYRIA, NORTH KOREA AND TERRORISM ON PHONE CALL
President Donald J. Trump had his third telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, his counterpart from Russia since assuming office.
A White House readout of the conversation disclosed that the pair extensively discussed efforts to bring an end to terrorism in the Middle East, the ongoing Syrian crisis and efforts to dampen tensions with North Korea.
The White House statement reads, "President Trump and President Putin agreed that the suffering in Syria has gone on for far too long and that all parties must do all they can to end the violence."
The two World leaders have not spoken since President Donald Trump authorized an airstrike against a Syrian airbase, a retaliatory action for the deadly chemical attack that killed dozens in April. The Russian government was unimpressed by the actions of President Donald Trump and the American military. It would also be recalled that President Trump, in the company of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, had described America’s relationship as being at an all-time low in a press conference on April 12, 2017.
In one of President Trump’s previous calls to Vladimir Putin, the American leader sent condolences to the victims and also condemned the perpetrators of the attack in St. Petersburg, one of Russia’s major cities. hat was on April 3, 2017.
In his first telephone conversation as American President with Vladimir Putin on January 28, Donald Trump and the Russian President a wide range of issues including the Ukrainian crisis, the unrest in Syria, and the threat of the terrorist group ISIS.
The latest telephone conversation between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin would go a long way to douse tensions between the two world powers.
It would be recalled that as an aftermath of the American strike on Syria in April, the Russian government suspended a memorandum with the United States of America that prevented incidents and ensured flight safety.
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