Trump, Putin speak discuss bilateral relations, Korean Peninsula in phone call

December 15, 2017 - 7:56 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam last month. (Reuters)

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed bilateral relations and situation in the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement early on Friday.

Both leaders agreed to continue contacts, the Kremlin added, but did not provide further details.

The White House confirmed this and said a statement about their conversation will be released later in the day.

“President Trump spoke with Putin earlier today and a read out will be sent later tonight,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in an emailed statement.