"The call had to do also with the fact that we will probably get together in the not too distant future so that we can discuss arms, we can discuss the arms race". Trumpsaid the call with Putin was "a very good call", and he added that he would be meeting with the Russian leader "in the not-too-distant future". Relations between the two countries instead have remained tense amid the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the investigations of whether there was collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.
"The leaders spoke out in favor of developing practical cooperation in various spheres including the issues of ensuring strategic stability and the fight against worldwide terrorism", the statement added. "In particular, they stressed the importance of concerted efforts to curb the arms race", the statement said.
Trump, who vowed to improve relations with Russia on taking office 14 months ago, has been under pressure from Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, to take a tougher stance on Putin, his inner circle and scores of Russian oligarchs.
When asked if Russia's election was free and fair, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders responded: "We don't get to dictate how other countries operate".
Nauert is citing a preliminary report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe that says Russia's election took place in an overly controlled environment that lacked an even playing field for all contenders. "Also to discuss Ukraine, Syria and North Korea and various other things".
"An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections", said Senator John McCain. She later said that she didn't believe that Russia's use of a nerve agent came up, either.
The two leaders talked over the phone on Tuesday and discussed U.S. -Russia relations and denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Trump has largely refrained from criticizing Putin amid the ongoing investigation into the 2016 election meddling by special counsel Robert Mueller III, who in February indicted 13 Russian nationals on conspiracy charges. He also did not press Putin on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Some world leaders have hesitated to congratulate Putin, since his reelection occurred in an environment of state control of much of the news media and with his most prominent opponent barred from the ballot. Russian Federation has denied the accusations.
Sanders also claimed that Russian interference in the USA election "didn't come up" during Trump's call with Putin, nor was discussed the poisoning in the UK. Three of Trump's associates - former national security adviser Michael Flynn, deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates and campaign aide George Papadopoulos - have pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and agreed to cooperate.
Saccone spoke to reporters shortly before casting his ballot Tuesday near his home in rural Allegheny County south of Pittsburgh. In this week's special election, Conor Lamb (Democrat) received about the same number of votes as did Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Britain's foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering the poisoning of the Skripals. The British government has confirmed the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats from Russian Federation , and says the U.K.
But nerve agents are entirely different. "Flawed intelligence and dodgy dossiers led to the calamity of the Iraq invasion". He was a close friend of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian dissident who himself died in mysterious circumstances in 2013.
In private conversations in recent weeks with aides and friends, Trump has reflected on his desire to reshape the administration. Kelly has been credited with imposing order on the chaotic West Wing, but his relationship with Trump has come under strain too.
Police said those arrests were city-wide, which includes the South Side, North Side, downtown, and other areas. By 9:30 a.m., hundreds of people had gathered near Stockyard City for the district's first St.
The German Shepherd, named Irgo, arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane from Japan. Noonan declined to say if the company is creating or modifying regulations after the rash of dog-related mishaps.
Hammerson shares were up 27.29% to R92.63 in mid-morning trade on the JSE, valuing the company at R73.4bn. However, the Hammerson board rejected the proposal "in less than 24 hours" on March 9, Klepierre said.
The meeting comes ahead of a May 12 deadline for US President Donald Trump to extended waivers of economic sanctions on Iran. While Tillerson had been seen as a moderating influence, Trump appears to be courting harder line hawks.
In a sign of just how tense relations have become, British Defence Secretary said: "Russia should go away, it should shut up". British ministers and royals also won't attend the World Cup soccer tournament this summer in Russia, Ms May said.
The EU secured agreement that Britain would offer residence rights to EU citizens who arrive after Brexit but before 2021. During that period, Britain "will no longer participate in the European Union decision-making process", Barnier said.
At the same time, Miu Luu notifies Allentown police that her daughter missed school this day and probably has run away from home. Authorities found Amy Yu and Kevin Esterly in Playa del Carmen, a resort town in the Mexican state of Quintana, said the U.S.
He'll play in the final group once again on Sunday alongside Bryson DeChambeau , who shot an even-par 72 and is at 11-under 205. Track the latest live score updates from the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational taking place March 15-18 in Florida.
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