Trump and Putin to Meet According to The Guardian
Trump and Putin to Meet according to the Jan 15 edition of The Guardian. The meeting might take place in Reykjavik shortly after the President-elect assumes office. This has been compared to the cold war meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.
According to The Guardian the summit would be an attempt to reset western relations with the Kremlin. This might include an agenda of talks about limiting nuclear weapons. On Saturday Trump said he would consider dropping sanctions against Russia if Moscow helped tackle terrorism and worked with the US on other goals. The news comes as Trump continues to face claims that Russia holds material which could be used to blackmail him.
As reported the news might not be so welcoming by senior figures in the British government. Some fear a deepening relationship between the US and Russia, under Trump, risks leaving Britain out in the cold. Britain has called for sanctions against Moscow over Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria. It is understood that British intelligence has sought reassurance from the CIA that UK agents in Russia will be protected when intelligence is shared, as reported in the Times on Sunday.
The paper reported that Trump’s claims that he has “nothing to do with Russia: appears to have been contradicted by his son, Donald Jr. His son reportedly said in a speech in 2008 that “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section” of a lot of the Trump Organizations assets.