June 24, 2018

Trump says he'll likely meet soon with Vladimir Putin

22 March 2018, 01:31 | Simon Arnold

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Even on Monday, the White House said Trump had no plans to congratulate Putin. "When I look at a Russian election, what I see is a lack of credibility in tallying the results". "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate", she told reporters in a briefing.

Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years.

The White House had earlier indicated that no call with Putin was planned and the Russian leader played down talk of a rift.

Sitting in the Oval Office, he said: "I suspect we'll probably be meeting in the not too distant future to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control, but we will never allow anybody to have anything even close to what we have".

Trump "emphasized the importance of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula", the White House added in a separate statement. Trump has targeted countries such as Venezuela and Cambodia over its elections. Russian Federation has denied the accusations.

Russian Federation is also facing huge pressure from Britain and its allies to explain how its former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned on British soil with a nerve agent the United Kingdom says is Soviet-designed.

Trump, who vowed to improve relations with Russian Federation on taking office 14 months ago, is under pressure from Congress to take a tougher stance on Putin, his inner circle and scores ofRussian oligarchs. President Donald Trump is being criticized by Sen.

Trump's decision to congratulate Putin on his victory prompted immediate criticism from Russian Federation hawks in Congress like Arizona Sen.

Trump, who made no mention of the sanctions or the attempted attacks on USA utilities, has publicly called for warmer relations with Russian Federation and consistently discounts the US intelligence community's unanimous assessment that the Kremlin tried to weigh the 2016 election in his favor.

"In all, the conversation carried a constructive, businesslike character and was oriented toward overcoming the problems that have piled up in U.S".

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker also wrote a letter of congratulations to the Russian leader on Tuesday, pledging to "always be a partner" in improving security co-operation with the Kremlin.

"I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory, his electoral victory", he told reporters, explaining that he would meet with Putin to discuss topics that could include the arms race, North Korea and Syria.

The British government has blamed Moscow for the attack with a military-grade nerve agent.

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