Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea in hour-plus call

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin coming from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin coming from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump along with Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea along with Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said.

Trump called which a “great call” Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. Noting the length, he said he along with Putin spoke “very strongly about bringing peace to Syria” along with “very strongly about North Korea.”

Trump’s phone call with the Russian president came a day after Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Putin hosted Assad at a Black Sea resort ahead of a summit later This specific week with Russia, Turkey along with Iran. Assad was called to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by the various other three countries, the Kremlin said.

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