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Another separate Trump-Putin meeting possible: Bolton

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A new summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, like the one in Helsinki in July, is not ruled out, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said…reports Asian Lite News

United States National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Photo: White House). by .
United States National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Photo: White House).

He told Russian newspaper Kommersant on Monday that he discussed the possibility of holding a separate meeting between the Russian and US presidents during talks with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow earlier in the day.

Putin was ready to meet Trump but no preparations were underway, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on Bolton’s remarks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File Photo: IANS) by .
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (File Photo: IANS)

In addition to Patrushev, Bolton also met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, ahead of his talks with Putin.

According to press releases of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Security Council, Lavrov and Patrushev in separate meetings with Bolton discussed the situation around Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Korean Peninsula and the Iran nuclear deal.