Donald Trump holds phone call with Vladimir Putin over North Korea crisis

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President Trump's got a pal in Putin.

"[But] we are objectively seeing that there have been some major accomplishments, even in the short time he has been working".

"Look at the markets, which have grown". This indicates they have confidence in what President Trump is doing in this sphere.

Trump may have anticipated Kim could fire the Juche Bird and made the call to the Russian supremo to prevent the destructive weapon from being fired.

Asked whether he was impressed by Trump's performance as USA president, Putin said he was not a United States citizen and it is U.S. citizens who should judge their president's performance.

Tillerson later in remarks to the United Nations Security Council in NY said the United States is calling on Russian Federation and China to go beyond sanctions already imposed by the council and cut off all oil shipments as well as end guest worker programs for thousands of North Korean workers.

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During his remarks in Moscow, Putin accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign of damaging the US political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".

"What did someone see that was egregious about this?" But Russia is inextricably linked to any discussions regarding North Korea, so Trump also doesn't have much of a choice.

"The primary point was to talk about North Korea, because we would love to have his help on North Korea".

Rob Goldstone, a British music promoter, reportedly said he could arrange the meeting after Trump turned down his invitation to travel to Moscow.

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.