Registration / Login
text version
War and Peace

 Hot news

US, UK Intel Services Prepare Fakes About Putins Inner Circle via Soros, Browder Entities - Source
U.S. Upgrades Ukrainian Ports To Fit NATO Warships
Russian Navy Starts Own Drills in Black Sea
Russia to Produce 60 Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Warheads
Main page » News » View
Printable version
Trump talks to Putin, other world leaders about security threats
29.01.17 09:08 Americas on the move
By Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump discussed Syria and the fight against Islamic State with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday in one of several calls with world leaders that the new U.S. president used to put his stamp on international affairs.

Trumps call with Putin was their first since the New York businessman took office and came as officials said he was considering lifting sanctions on Moscow despite opposition from Democrats and Republicans at home and European allies abroad.

Neither the White House nor the Kremlin mentioned a discussion of sanctions in their statements about the roughly hour-long call.

"The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia that is in need of repair," the White House said. "Both President Trump and President Putin are hopeful that after todays call the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern."

Former President Barack Obama strongly suggested in December that Putin personally authorized the computer hacks of Democratic Party emails that U.S. intelligence officials say were part of a Russian effort aimed at helping Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election.

Trumps relationship with Russia is being closely watched by the European Union, which teamed up with the United States to punish Moscow after its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Trump spoke to two top EU leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, on Saturday in addition to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

His call with Merkel, who had a very close relationship with Trumps predecessor, former President Barack Obama, included a discussion about Russia, the Ukraine crisis, and NATO, the U.S. and German governments said.

Trump has described NATO as being obsolete, a comment that has alarmed long-time U.S. allies. A White House statement said he and Merkel agreed NATO must be capable of confronting "21rst century threats."

Trumps executive order restricting travel and instituting "extreme vetting" of visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries already puts him at odds with Merkel, whose embrace of Syrian refugees was praised by Obama even as it created political problems for her domestically.

Trump has said previously that Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" by permitting more than a million refugees, mostly Muslims fleeing war in the Middle East, to come to her country.

In his call with Hollande, Trump "reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to NATO and noted the importance of all NATO allies sharing the burden on defense spending," the White House said.  

Hollande warned Trump against taking a protectionist approach, which he said would have economic and political consequences, according to a statement from the French presidents office.

The refugee order created confusion and chaotic scenes in airports on Saturday and largely overshadowed the news of Trumps calls with foreign leaders, which took place throughout the day and which photographers captured in photos and video outside the Oval Office.

During his call with Japans Abe, Trump affirmed an "ironclad" U.S. commitment to ensuring Japans security. The two leaders also discussed the threat posed by North Korea. They plan to meet in Washington early next month.

Trump spoke to Australias Turnbull for 25 minutes and emphasized the close relationship between the two countries.



 Exclusiveread more rss

» The World files their 27 Grievances against the United States of America.
» Yom Kippur War Redux Petrol D0llars Last Hurrah
» How the Alchemists saved the Planet in 2019
» What will the US Treaty of Paris look like?
» Addition by Subtraction, (x, y)↦x−y
» Too Little, Too Late, will there be a Romanov ending for the Sudairi Seven?
» Week 21: When economic arguments end, the arms race begins
» Is Germany losing yet another world war?

 Newsread more rss

» Dollar on back foot after Fed shores up bets on large rate cut
» US destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump
» Duterte foes cry foul as Philippine police push sedition charges
» U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks
» France to create space command within air force: Macron
» Erdogan Says Goodbye, West by Buying Russias S-400 Missiles, German Media Says
» New migrants brought to Libya center hit by deadly air strike
» Suspect Behind Leak of Kim Darrochs Classified Cables Identified by UK Police

 Reportsread more rss

» The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
» Voices from Syrias Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting
» Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon
» Ukraine: the presidents change, but the oligarchical system remains the same
» The Cowardice of Aung San Suu Kyi
» EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18
» Islamic States Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
» Can Afghanistans Economy Rebound in 2017?

 Commentariesread more rss

» Indias Looming Agricultural Crisis: A Unique Chance to Change the System?
» The Saker interviews Stephen Karganovic
» Media and Politicians Ignore Oncoming Financial Crisis
» In an astonishing turn, George Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US forever war policy
» Vladimir Putin says liberalism has become obsolete
» You Are Fighting In The Most Important Battle Of All Time
» Bound & Sedated: How Merkel is Outsourcing Germanys Migrant Problem to Italy
» Nations align in the fight for Syrian peace

 Analysisread more rss

» Is Baoshang Bank Chinas Lehman Brothers?
» From the Green Revolution to GMOs: Toxic Agriculture Is the Problem Not the Solution
» OPEC+ oil supply cuts signal smooth Gulf sailing
» G20 Osaka: the end of American leadership?
» Trumps Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
» Redrawing the Middle East borders: conspirology or real plan?
» The bankers and the euro
» The cancer of bankers

text version 2006-2019 Inca Group "War and Peace"