Elected representative of the US President Donald trump has denied the media reports about the intention of the Republicans to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Reykjavik. On Sunday, January 15, RIA Novosti reported with reference to Bloomberg. He called this information “an absolute lie”.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson said earlier that the Agency has not received requests for Russian-American talks. However, he expressed readiness to assist in conducting the meeting. “We will look at this positively and make our contribution to the improvement of relations between the US and Russia” — leads to Iceland Monitor the words of the Minister.
15 Jan newspaper the Sunday Times reported that trump intends to meet with Putin in Reykjavik in the coming weeks after the inauguration. It was noted that one of the issues that the Republican will raise in the negotiations will be an agreement with Moscow on limiting nuclear weapons.
January 13, the official representative of the trump Sean Spicer said that Republican after the inauguration will talk with Vladimir Putin on the phone. The previous conversation politicians have held on 14 November 2016. During a telephone conversation, they discussed relations between the two countries, agreed in opinion that they are in “extremely poor condition”.
Donald trump won the presidential election held on 8 November 2016, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. His inauguration will take place on January 20.