Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

No Preparations, Progress Made for Putin-Trump Meeting at G20

No Preparations, Progress Made for Putin-Trump Meeting at G20

The face-to-face conversation would come amid an ongoing FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials during last year's US election.

President Donald Trump questioned a response former President Barack Obama regarding Russia's attempts to influence the election 2016 in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama did not address the situation.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation engaged in widespread interference in last year's presidential election aimed at helping Trump win the White House.

Democracy can not endure with an ignorant electorate.

"Probably it won't be right if they could not have a talk. on many issues", Lavrov said.

The United States backs rebel groups trying to overthrow Assad, and Washington angered Russian Federation by launching missile strikes against a Syrian government air base in April in response to what the United States says was a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

He said former president Barack Obama "should have acted earlier and more vigorously" against Russian Federation, even though he "would have likely been accused in the heat of the campaign for intervening" in the presidential race between Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Ben Cox's June 17 letter focused upon the Democrats' loss in the 2016 presidential election, rather than upon the Russian interference in the election.

Russian Federation has denied such assertions and Trump has dismissed them as sour grapes by Democrats disappointed about his surprise victory in November.

"One may state that the two largest nuclear powers still have not started normal joint efforts aimed at mending their bilateral interaction, which is now in a deep crisis", Yury Ushakov said in a speech at the Primakov Readings conference in Moscow.

He said it was traditional at such events that leaders crossed paths.

Those relations reached a post-Cold War low under Trump's predecessor, Obama.

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, experts described extensive Russian interference in European elections and encouraged more awareness among the American of how Russians are trying to undermine US candidates and faith in government.

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