Trump and Putin talks about the international terrorism

On Saturday, Trump talked with many world leaders, and one of them was  Vladimir Putin.

The Russian president said that both sides main priority is fighting “international terrorism” – mainly ISIS  and other terroristic groups residing in Syria.

The American government  said the call was a good start  to recuperate the strained relationship between the countries.

Mr Trump had conversation with  leaders from other countries like  Japan, Germany, and  France.

Kremlin gave details about the  first official call between the world leaders.

In it they discussed many topics

, amongst them the fight against terrorism, the Middle East situation

and the situation in Ukraine.

“The two leaders emphasised that joining efforts in fighting the main threat – international terrorism – is a top priority,” Russia said.

“The presidents spoke out for establishing real coordination of actions between Russia and the US aimed at defeating Islamic State and other terrorists groups in Syria.”

The call didn’t had any mention of economic sanctions against Russia from the US, which was the topic of speculations in recent times.

The statement mentioned that both parties look to rebuild their mutually beneficial trade, that could aid the development of relations in other areas.

The anti Assad rebels in Syria are considered terrorist by the russians, though the previous US administration has lend support to some of the rebel groups opposed to the Syrian President.

The White House did not revealed anything else on the topics discussed, but gave  a short statement saying: “Both President Trump and President Putin are hopeful that after today’s call the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern.”

The leaders  also agreed to form  a physical meeting in the future – and stay in regular  contact.

Senator John McCain who is a vociferous critic of Russian Policy and chair of the Armed Services committee, warned Mr Trump about relaxing the sanctions against Moscow.

“I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course,” he said in a statement.

“If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law.”

At the same time, Trump’s executive order that  prohibit refugees from entering the country has seen many  protests and even legal action, after a number of refugees en route were delayed at airports.

Source: http://www.bbc.com