President Trump has confirmed that he had a "long and very good conversation" with President Vladimir Putin, calling it a "very productive talk."
….We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the “Russian Hoax.” Very productive talk!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 мая 2019 г.
Earlier, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders confirmed that the conversation took place, saying that the topics discussed included the possibility of penning a new nuclear accord between Washington, Moscow and Beijing.
"They discussed a nuclear agreement, both new and extended, and the possibility of having conversations with China on that as well," Sanders noted, speaking to reporters.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov confirmed Friday that Putin and Trump had spoken, saying the discussion "lasted almost nearly an hour and a half" and promising to provide more details on the conversation at a later time.
Sanders said that in addition to nuclear issues, Friday's discussion included the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Mueller report, trade, Ukraine, and the crisis in Venezuela. According to the spokeswoman, Trump had urged Putin to put pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, and reminded Moscow that "all options continue to be on the table" regarding Venezuela. Sanders noted that Friday's talks were "an overall positive conversation."