Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump stresses Israel’s security in talks with Putin ZlotoNews

Trump stresses Israel’s security in talks with Putin ZlotoNews

"But if we are going to solve numerous problems facing our world, then we are going to have to find ways to cooperate in pursuit of shared interests".

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday directly challenged comments by President Trump, saying the US intelligence community has been "clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election".

That's Trump's favorite derogatory term for the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to his campaign that has already led to a slew of indictments, including of a dozen Russian intelligence officers last week.

Earlier on Friday, President Trump said that he will "absolutely" ask his Russian counterpart about Moscow's alleged involvement in the U.S. presidential election. "It's kept us apart, it's kept us separated".

Putin said Trump had spent a lot of time talking about Israel during their talks. "I did it. You got me, '" said Trump, invoking a television detective. "There was nobody to collude with".

He says Trump can now say to Russian President Vladimir Putin that "this is a serious matter that we need to talk about".

Speaking on the BBC, she said: "He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations".

Some lawmakers had also called on Trump to reiterate the US position opposing Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Mr Putin is not likely to be aiming for official recognition of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea or easing of the crippling USA sanctions, aware that Congress would never allow such action. "And hopefully we will solve every one of the problems that we discussed today".

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Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: "Do you know which team you play for?"

Earlier Sunday, Trump tweeted out congratulations to the tournament's victors, France, as well as Putin and his countrymen for "putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!"

On a related note, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will accompany the US President and will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and hold discussions on a range of issues on the US-Russian agenda.

The meeting in Finland was the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders.

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said it would be "silly" for Trump to demand extradition of the Russians, as some lawmakers and others have urged.

President Donald Trump says the USA relationship with Russian Federation "has NEVER been worse" as he prepares for a high-stakes summit Monday with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Ambassador Jon Huntsman says the two countries now have a "fraught bilateral relationship". But he told CBS News that "nothing bad" and "maybe some good" would come out of the encounter. Now our relationship with Russian Federation has "NEVER been worse", says the man who was alive throughout the Cold War. "I can't tell you what's going to happen, but I can tell you what I'll be asking for". I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing.

The two men, who have praised each other's leadership qualities from afar, could also agree to start restocking their respective embassies and returning confiscated diplomatic property after a wave of expulsions and retaliatory action prompted by the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. The meeting - Putin's fourth with a US president - would be "basically unstructured", he said.

"Putin is an autocrat".

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