The two presidents spoke on a number of topics today including North Korea and Syria. Here’s the details…
Progress is being made in the Middle-East and in Asia. On the geo-political tension front, it seems that the two presidents are working together to achieve peace and stability in the regions.
Here’s the details of the phone call from Whitehouse.gov
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia
President Donald J. Trump today spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for more than one hour. The presidents affirmed their support for the Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, issued at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit on November 11. Both presidents also stressed the importance of implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254, and supporting the U.N.-led Geneva Process to peacefully resolve the Syrian civil war, end the humanitarian crisis, allow displaced Syrians to return home, and ensure the stability of a unified Syria free of malign intervention and terrorist safe havens.
The two presidents affirmed the importance of fighting terrorism together throughout the Middle East and Central Asia and agreed to explore ways to further cooperate in the fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist organizations.
President Trump and President Putin also discussed how to implement a lasting peace in Ukraine, and the need to continue international pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapon and missile programs.
Of course, after having said the words “Russia”, “Putin” and “Trump” in varying combinations for the last eleven months, all of the sudden, there’s crickets over at CNN:
Here’s what President Trump said about the call when asked just before his Marine One (the presidential helicopter – like Air Force One) departure:
Q What did you say to Vladimir Putin, sir?
THE PRESIDENT: We had a great call with President Putin. We’re talking about peace in Syria — very important. We’re talking about North Korea. We had a call that lasted almost an hour and a half. We’ve just put out a release on the call. But we’re talking very strongly about bringing peace for Syria. We’re talking about very strongly about North Korea and Ukraine.
Additionally, the Treasury Department has increased sanctions on North Korea today:
Treasury Sanctions Trading, Labor, and Shipping Companies and Vessels to Further Isolate North Korea
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today sanctioned one individual, 13 entities, and 20 vessels as the United States continues to take action multilaterally and unilaterally to disrupt North Korea’s illicit funding of its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Today’s sanctions target third-country persons with long-standing commercial ties to North Korea, as well as the transportation networks that facilitate North Korea’s revenue generation and operations.
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