jh-siesta.com January 21, 2018

In phone call, Trump and Putin talk economy, North Korean nuclear threat

18 December 2017, 12:43 | Sherry Padilla

In phone call, Trump and Putin talk economy, North Korean nuclear threat

After Trump was briefed on the findings about Russia's election interference former FBI Director James Comey stayed behind to tell the President about the Steele dossier which may have led to animosity

The two leaders talked about the North Korea's nuclear weapons program, as well as other bilateral issues, the Kremlin said without elaborating.

Shortly after Trump made his remarks to reporters at the White House on December 15, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Russian Federation and China to do more to pressure North Korea, and charged that Moscow continues to employ North Korean workers in "slave-like conditions".

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not doing enough to pressure North Korea's Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear ambitions, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday.

The two presidents spoke by phone following Mr Putin's annual press conference in Moscow, where Mr Putin was asked to assess Mr Trump's first year in office. We have a lot of support. "China's helping, Russia's not helping; we'd like to have Russia's help", Trump said at a briefing outside the White House.

Although a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Brian Hale, told The Post that the briefing is "written by senior-level, career intelligence officers", and that it "always provides objective intelligence - including on Russian Federation - to the president and his staff", officials said that this intelligence is sometimes only included in the written briefing and is not communicated to the president orally. "We'd like to have Russia's help - very important".

The two men had also talked about improving dialogue between Russian Federation and the United States, Peskov said.

He also welcomed the US' "awareness of reality" in the North Korea situation. "This is evidence of investors' trust in the US economy", Putin said.

Nebenzya said North Korea won't halt its nuclear and missile programs "while it feels a direct threat to its security", and that is why Russian Federation and China have urged both sides to take steps to de-escalate the situation. "People who do it are inflicting damage to the country's domestic political situation", Mr Putin said.

Trump's North Korea strategy to trigger starvation?

Washington and Moscow had many common interests, he said, citing the Middle East, North Korea, worldwide terrorism, environmental problems and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

"North Korea must earn its way back to the table", Tillerson told the United Nations council. "We will in the meantime keep our channels of communication open".

Other News

Trending Now

Mohamed Salah Wins BBC African Footballer Of the Year 2017
After receiving the award, Salah said: "I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me". He also helped his country secure a ticket to the world after nearly 20 years of absence.

IDF Warns Hamas: Terror Tunnels will Become Your 'Death Trap'
The rockets launched by Hamas over Israel had intercepted by the Iron Dome missile shield, with no casualties being reported. The two men were reportedly riding through the town of Beit Lahiya on Tuesday when their motorcycle exploded.

Roy Moore Accuser Admits Altering Yearbook Note
Despite the allegations, Moore has continued to run for office, with support from Republicans, including President Donald Trump . That text consists of the location, the date and the initials "D.A." after the signature that Nelson says is Moore's.

Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers
Facebook already allows you to unfollow someone while staying friends, if their posts are starting to clog up your feed. You probably won't have noticed it yet but you can now find the button in the top-right drop-down menu of every post.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday Night
To increase the chances of seeing meteors, choose a site at least 40 miles from a major city, Astronomy.com said. This year is especially good because the moon will be a thin crescent, so moonlight should not interfere.

Wilfried Bony: My time at Manchester City can help Swansea
Liverpool are fifth on goal difference after a 0-0 draw at home to dogged West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. City dominated Swansea from the start, with Silva taking his tally to four goals in three games.

'Remember, honor, teach': Alton cemetery part of wreath-laying event
Volunteers went around the cemetery and placed holiday wreaths on all the graves, monuments, and columbariums for the Veterans and their families.

Apple to acquire Shazam
Shazam has lost some of its shine to newer services like Spotify and Snapchat , but remains a popular feature. Later that year, it arrived on Android, and it has continued to maintain a strong userbase.

Armed police open fire on knifeman at Amsterdam airport
The situation is now safe, the Marechaussee police service said, and the suspect had been detained and removed from the scene. Shocked travelers fled when the man, who has not been identified, began threatening crowds with his knife.

Hashtag wins Time Magazine's Person of the Year award
O'Reilly also denies any wrongdoing, but the news company severed its ties with the well-known commentator. Time has disputed his account.