Published: Mon, December 18, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Putin, Trump agree to exchange information

Putin, Trump agree to exchange information

President Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation on Thursday, talking about how they can work together to resolve the situation involving North Korea's nuclear program, the White House said.

"[But] we are objectively seeing that there have been some major accomplishments, even in the short time he has been working. That shows investors' confidence in the American economy, it shows they believe in what President Trump is doing in this area", he said.

"Look at the markets, which have grown".

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Thursday to discuss the crisis in North Korea - and thanked the Russian strongman for his effusive praise of Trump on Russian national TV.

"With all due respect to those in opposition to President Trump in the United States, these are objective factors".

In a conference call Friday, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, said Trump and Putin discussed how to bring North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to the negotiation table to discuss denuclearization and how to improve U.S. -Russia communications.

Putin also noted during the news conference that he calls Trump "Donald" when they talk and that Trump calls him by his first name.

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He praised Mr Trump's "accomplishments", saying: "I'm not the one to evaluate the (US) President's work".

Mr Putin dismissed those allegations and the idea of a Russian Federation connection as "fabricated". "Why does it all have to take on some tint of spymania?" he said.

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, amid the intensifying investigation into whether the Kremlin meddled in last year's US election to help Trump win.

Washington this week said it was ready to talk to North Korea - which has launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles in recent months - "without preconditions".

Echoing Trump's own language, Putin also claimed that there was a "deep state" hidden in the US government that sought to undermine US-Russian relations.

It then added that, "the two presidents also discussed working together to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea".

Mr Trump has repeatedly highlighted surging USA stock markets as evidence that his political agenda is succeeding.

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