Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Putin thanks Finnish leadership for opportunity to meet Trump

Steven Clarke | 18 July, 2018, 16:29

Speaking during a joint press conference following a landmark meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday afternoon, US President Donald Trump once more sought to reassure friends and foes that Russia did not meddle in the US election of 2016.

Appreciating the role of the U.S. in convincing Iran to sign the nuclear deal, Putin said the deal played a great role in addressing issues like non-proliferation and careful use of nuclear technology. I will say this.

When asked by a reporter whether Putin had compromising material on Trump-in reference to an alleged tape of the president engaging in compromising acts as detailed in Christopher Steele's dossier-the Russian leader avoided answering the question outright.

However, both Trump and Putin's body language said anything but "extraordinary relationship".

During the press conference Putin presented Trump with a football, with the USA president saying he would give to his son, Barron, as he passed it to the first lady, Melania Trump, on the front row.

"Once again President Trump mentioned the issue of the so-called interference in the American elections", Putin said.

When asked by a reporter if the Russian government had any salacious or damning information about President Trump, Putin laughed. Instead, Putin landed in Helsinki nearly an hour behind schedule leaving Trump waiting to start the drive to their meeting.

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"Most importantly, we have a lot of good things to talk about". I hope so. I have been saying, and Im sure youve heard over the years, as I campaigned, that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing.

While Trump spoke, Putin slouched in his chair and watched his American counterpart with his head leaning on one hand.

"We spent great deal of time talking about it. We won that race and it's a shame that there can be even a little bit of a cloud over it".

"And I really think the world wants to see us get along".

"Cooperation between our two countries has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives", Trump said about the situation in Syria. President Obama had two joint press conferences with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but none with Putin. It's not a positive force. With only two translators present, the presidents held their one-on-one meeting as the world anxiously waited to see what might come out of their discussions.

Russian Federation on the National Security Council, attended the extended meeting, according to White House officials.

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