Putin-Trump telephone conversation on North Korea

pt 1 Vladimir Putin, NORTH KOREA, USA, DONALT TRUMP, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a telephone conversation on Thursday. Washington.

On that occasion, Trump made the rather unusual gesture of thanking Putin for "acknowledging the strong performance of the US economy in his annual press release" on Thursday, the White House said in a statement confirming the conference. .

The two presidents referred to "their (cooperation) cooperation in resolving the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the US presidency said in a statement.

Earlier, the Kremlin said the two heads of state had discussed "the situation in many crisis areas, especially the settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula."

A few hours earlier, in his annual press conference, Putin hailed the "reality" of the United States on the issue of North Korea's armaments program, citing a statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that talks "without preconditions" with Pyongyang.

"This is a very good sign that the US authorities are realizing the reality," Putin said, urging the two sides to "stop worsening the situation" in the region.