A White House official said US President Donald Trump will speak over phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin….reports Asian Lite News
It will be the first call between the two leaders since Russia denounced a US military strike against a Syrian airbase in April and their third phone conversation since Trump took office on January 20, CNN quoted the official as saying.
They last spoke following a terror attack in St. Petersburg in Russia, and also chatted a week after the US President’s inauguration.
The call comes after Putin characterised the Syria strike an act of “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law”.
According to the US, the strike was in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, a Putin ally, on his own people that left more than 80 civilians dead.