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    U.S. President Donald Trump (from L), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Communications Director Sean Spicer and senior advisor Steve Bannon, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017

    Trump, Putin Agree on Need for Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism

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    In their first conversation since Donald Trump's inauguration as US president, he and President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed improving cooperation between their countries in the fight against terrorism and the importance of rebuilding bilateral trade and economic ties.

    Moscow sees Washington as its most important partner in fighting international terrorism, Putin told Trump, according to the Kremlin's official statements on the conversation. Both leaders reportedly supported the idea of improving "real coordination" between their nations in the fight against Daesh and other terrorist groups active in Syria. 

    Trump and Putin also expressed their willingness to work together to "develop and stabilize" US-Russia interaction and assured each other that their nations' citizens view the other's positively. 

    In addition, the two world leaders discussed Iran's nuclear program, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the situation on the Korean peninsula, and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Kremlin reports, as well as nonproliferation issues. 

    Trump and Putin are expected to speak again to discuss possible dates and places for a face-to-face meeting. 

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    • avatar
      dvdgrg09
      They assured each other their nations' citizens view the others' positively. Sure thing, har har. Tell that to the US Fake News bureau
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      anne00marie
      They went through a lot. Merkel and Hollande, are freaking out, because President Trump want to carry out his first priority, the national security and defence of his nation, people and dependent territories. I bet his phone call with President Putin was refreshingly straight forward.
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      anne00mariein reply todvdgrg09(Show commentHide comment)
      dvdgrg09, The 'True Fake News' do not speak for the people that have woken up.
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      dc801in reply todvdgrg09(Show commentHide comment)
      dvdgrg09, the news here in America is mostly propaganda. Majority of us want better relations with Russia and destroy terrorists together
    • flatzee
      Nothing positive will come out of this phone call or any communication with the U.S. The Trump administration is infested with ultra right-wing politicians and their views toward Russia are far worse than the previous administration.
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      Trumps ability to stop "regime changes" would be one great fist move between US and Russian dialogue. A agreement to fight against real terrorism a must and not followed by the previous US policies of coups and propaganda to make foreign countries become their lapdogs!!!
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      Donnyin reply toanne00marie(Show commentHide comment)
      anne00marie, I don't think that is a problem. Merkel and Hollande are members of the neocon club (their girl Hilary lost). They must act as they are. Besides, France & Germany voters will be throwing them both out this year.
    • RedBanner
      They talked, and they share some views, and apparently both are willing to at least one common goal: eradicate Daesh (and Al-Nusra, and all other terrorist groups I hope) from the face of the Earth, and that alone is a very positive step IMO.

      Hopefully they can implement a fresh restart in USA-Russia relationships!
      Both countries need it, the whole world & Mankind need it!
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      marcanhalt
      Counting the heads in this room, it does not appear that it was a one=on-one phone call. And with all of these in the room, I can see why Pence, the "neo con" had to be a "moderator". And something else I learned from this photo; Joe the Plumber is allowed to wear blue jeans. COOL!
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      marcanhaltin reply toflatzee(Show commentHide comment)
      flatzee, "infested with ultra right-wiing politicianss" you say? I guess you and JASreel should meet and discuss his "neo con" this and "neo con" that. You probably did not know that Mike Flynn was a Democrat, or that, according to the Wall Street Journal, that he was scouting Joe Machan, Heidi Heitkamp and even the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio fpr positions, and all Democrats. Help me out with your statement considering these facts...
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      marcanhaltin reply toDonny(Show commentHide comment)
      Donny, I am beginning to see some of the commentators connection on this site. Thanks for helping me out with that!
    • choticastile
      Faith is all we have and we must never forget that its the foundation all good things are built on. While ordinary people know very little about what's actually happening things look okay so far .... This has every chance to bring and grow into a new beginning the whole world desires from the bottom of its troubled old heart .... So better these two doctors fix up our old world real smartly-- as she's endured plenty of agonies lately and is suffering from chronic hiccups .... or they'll have us ordinary guys to deal with!
    • choticastilein reply toanne00marie(Show commentHide comment)
      anne00marie, Sure!--Yes-- Jeez we've in general been setting the example-- that is following Putin's! -- doing our own little stint of global cooperation, which must have sent positive energy waves around the globe countless times already ......
    • choticastilein reply todc801(Show commentHide comment)
      dc801, And all want that -- but a REALITY -- not the sham its been --so we second you all the way ...
    • choticastilein reply toflatzee(Show commentHide comment)
      flatzee, Give the man a chance! He's been fighting a war in his own country, since virtually the day he started running as a presidential candidate! Even this morning I was doubting him seriously... But fighting and knocking the sh1t out of the terros together, will serve faster than anything else to bring and restore trust ... as each one knows that their lives and those of their comrades depend on it. Perhaps consider that? The US military without a doubt, were long ago itching to do just that!! At least we'll all be cheering for the same team! How great that going to be! Flatzee... although I'm nervous as a cat meself, is it not true, that all we can do is wait and see??
    • choticastilein reply toRedBanner(Show commentHide comment)
      RedBanner, Hear! Hear! Pots of love to your canines!
    • choticastilein reply todvdgrg09(Show commentHide comment)
      dvdgrg09, But viewing each other positively has been happening steadily over some time now DVD.... surely you must have noticed it? More and more ordinary folk understand that they're not fighting each other-- but I agree its been harder on Americans, because the BO administration betrayed them ... Still as crazy as it sounds, I felt sorry for Obama in the end... sort of as if he was caught in a trap virtually from when he was a kid.

      Anyway, from what I read earlier on many other things happened that were also positive, but which are not official news yet... so don't want to spread, what could be fake news here ...but fake news is almost always negative-- and this news ain't... its sounds mighty positive....
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      michael
      I wonder what the unreleased transcript of the conversation would show?
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