Finally…a foreign policy agenda that we can get behind.
The Duran broke the Trump-Putin phone call, and now we have some news trickling in as to what the two leaders discussed…and what they discussed was how to obliterate ISIS/ISIL/Al Qaeda.
We are tempered in our excitement, but if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on this golden opportunity, then we can finally kiss the “moderate rebels” goodnight…because the ridiculous term was a pathetic attempt from lame duck Obama, and his water boy John Kerry, trying to rebrand Al Qaeda and ISIS into some sort of Syrian liberation force in order to pander to Saudi Arabia an Qatar.
According to a variety of news wires, Russian President Putin and US President-elect Trump have agreed to…
“Work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, to combine efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism, and to continue contact by telephone and to work towards meeting in person.”
In other words the two leaders are working to jointly rid the world of Al Qaeda and ISIS, wherever they may be.
In a statement from the Kremlin…
“The importance of creating a solid basis for bilateral ties was underscored, in particularly by developing the trade-economic component.”
The Kremlin added that the countries should…“return to pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation, which would address the interests of both countries as well as stability and safety the world over.”
Formal readout of Trump/Putin call. Trump told Putin “he looks forward to strong, enduring relationship with Russia.” pic.twitter.com/bUlqGOPQ9K
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) November 14, 2016
RT reports further on the breaking news…
In their telephone conversation, the two leaders agreed that they share a common view on “uniting efforts in the fight with the common enemy number one – international terrorism and extremism,” the Kremlin said in a statement published on its website late Monday. The Kremlin added that Putin and Trump also discussed ways to settle the Syria crisis.
Putin and Trump paid special attention to the importance of establishing a stable basis for bilateral relations by developing trade and economic ties between the two countries and working toward “constructive cooperation,” the Kremlin said.
The president and the president-elect agreed to keep in contact by telephone and have discussed the idea of meeting in person.
Next year, Russia and the US will celebrate 210 years since the beginning of their diplomatic relations, which might motivate them “reversing towards pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation that would satisfy the interests of both countries, promote stability and safety around the world,” the statement also says.
Trump’s team has issued a statement saying Putin congratulated the US president-elect on his election victory.
Trump is “very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia,” the statement said.
Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told NTV Channel on Sunday that Putin and Trump share views on a wide range of matters which might “radically change the situation” in US-Russia relations.
“Putin and Trump have numerous common points and shared views,” Volodin said.
He noted that outgoing President Barack Obama had ignored Russia’s initiatives and deliberately “whipped up tensions, therefore contributing to the growing animosity” between the two countries, while Trump might assume a far different attitude toward Russia.
“If Trump brings his promises to life, it will radically change the situation. We have only seen Trump as a candidate but we are yet to see what [kind of] president he will be,” the Duma speaker said.
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