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  • Turkey: US must take back weapons delivered to Kurds

    The Pentagon must immediately take the weapons and ammunition it sent to Syrian Kurds’ People’s Protection Units (YPG) for combating IS back to US arsenals, Turkish Presidential Press Secretary Ibrahim Kalin said.

    Last Friday, US President Donald Trump held telephone talks with his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan. According to the White House, the American leader informed his colleague about adjustments under consideration regarding military support for America’s partners in Syria. …

  • Turkey: Trump agreed to stop supplying weapons to Kurds in Syria

    Turkish authorities said on Friday that President Donald Trump agreed with Ankara's position, promising that the US would not supply weapons to Kurdish forces operating in Syria. According to Turkish government representatives, the chief of the White House told President Erdogan that he had already officially approved relevant instructions.

    "Our discomfort regarding the provision of weapons to the Kurdish militia (YPG) was conveyed to Mr. Trump once again," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut …

  • U.S. Defense Budget with $350 million for Ukraine sent to Trump for signature

    The U.S. defense budget for 2018, which provides $350 million to help Ukraine in security matters, has been sent to the U.S. President for signature, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill for the U.S. budget for 2018 military spending, which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. Congress approved the bill, which was then sent to the U.S. President for his …

  • Russia blames 'inflexible Americans' for failure of Trump Putin meeting

    The presidents of the US and Russia did not have a formal meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam due to a lack of flexibility on the part of Trump’s security protocol, as stated by Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

    “We tried to coordinate a separate formal meeting, and this was done through protocol and other channels,” Peskov said, explaining why Putin and Trump had exchanged a few words while “on the move” instead of …

  • Putin threatens to punish persons responsible for 'failure' of meeting with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a formal meeting with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Vietnam did not take place due to “protocol clashes”, and that the relevant team members would be punished, Interfax reports.

    “As for an individual meeting, firstly, it was related to Mr Trump’s work schedule, and my schedule, and certain protocol formalities, which our team was regrettably unable to handle. Well, they will be punished for this,” Putin said.

    “Nothing serious …

  • Russian senator: Trump was not ready to meet with Putin

    Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov commented on Twitter about a meeting held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at a reception held in honor of the APEC Summit leaders, calling the meeting a “record for brevity”.

    "The meeting between the leaders of Russia and the United States in Da Nang was a record for brevity. Trump was not ready for the talks - he is bound hand and foot," Pushkov said.

    The senator also stressed that the relationship between the US and …

  • Trump leaves APEC Summit reception without talking to Putin

    US President Donald Trump left early from an official reception in honor of the APEC Summit leaders, and did not speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin, RIA Novosti reported.

    Before his departure, Trump was photographed with leaders of other countries. Putin and Trump communicated with the closest neighbors at the table; they did not talk to one another, said the agency.

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Putin and Trump were not scheduled to meet during the …

  • Russian Ambassador to the US: At the next meeting Trump and Putin will discuss Syria and North Korea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit where they could discuss the fight against terrorism and conflicts in Syria and North Korea, as stated by Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to Antonov, "You don't have to be a politician or a diplomat to understand that the main problem is the fight against international terrorism." Antonov believes that …

  • Media: Trump repeatedly criticized Japan for not shooting down North Korean missiles

    During phone calls with leaders of countries in South-East Asia between August and October, US President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Japan for not shooting down the North Korean ballistic missiles flying over its territory, reported Kyodo news agency with reference to diplomatic sources.

    According to Kyodo’s investigation, the American leader expressed extreme dissatisfaction regarding the absence of any action by Tokyo. “They should have shot them down. Why didn’t they shoot down the …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump to discuss Syria at next meeting

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s meeting at the APEC Summit in Vietnam is necessary in order for them to discuss the Syrian problem, said Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, as reported by Interfax.

    Peskov emphasized that in US-Russian relations many matters have accumulated which require discussion by the heads of state. It is thus in the interests of both countries “for both presidents to find an opportunity for more or less prolonged communication”, he remarked.The two presidents will …