Tuesday, May 2, 2017

White House: Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, Middle East in phone call

THOMSON REUTERS        May 2nd 2017 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed working together to end the violence in Syria on Tuesday in their first phone call since U.S. air strikes in Syria strained U.S.-Russian relations.

The White House said the two leaders agreed that "all parties must do all they can to end the violence" in Syria and that Trump and Putin also discussed working together against Islamic militants throughout the Middle East.

"The conversation was a very good one, and included the discussion of safe, or de-escalation, zones to achieve lasting peace for humanitarian and many other reasons," a White House statement said.
Kremlin readout of Trump/Putin phone call includes a little something the White House left out…

Trump's decision to launch 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield on April 4 in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack angered the Russians and led to some bitter exchanges between the two governments.

The White House statement said Washington will send a representative to Syrian cease-fire talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday and Thursday.

"They also discussed at length working together to eradicate terrorism throughout the Middle East. Finally, they spoke about how best to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the statement said.


  1. Russia has been very aggressive lately, globally. So I suppose it was a good idea for Trump to talk to Putin to smooth the waters a bit. I hope it worked. If they actually worked together they could achieve wonders, maybe bring about world peace. The only problems are that Putin is a slime-ball and can't be trusted and Trump is a big fat orange liar who doesn't keep his promises. Strange bedfellows indeed.
    Love you and hope all is well

  2. You got all the ducks in a row .
    I think this was well planned from the beginning when Putin handed tRUMP the White House ... Putin told his puppet troll to do as he say and things will go well for him and the rest of his family .
    Neither one of them give a damn about the rest of the world
    Love you back and all is as well as can be expected ... we knew this day would come but this too will pass .
    Love PIC