Hamburg, Germany – The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, three U.S. officials said Friday as President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports.
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The deal marks a new level of involvement for the U.S. in trying to resolve Syria’s civil war. Although details about the agreement and how it will be implemented weren’t immediately available, the cease-fire is set to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, said the officials, who weren’t authorized to discuss the cease-fire publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Jordan and Israel also are part of the agreement, one of the officials said. The two U.S. allies both share a border with the southern part of Syria and have been concerned about violence from Syria’s civil war spilling over the border.
The Washington Examiner reported:
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down Friday for more than two hours at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, for their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office.
“Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it has gone very well,” Trump said before their lengthy conversation began.
“We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously, that will continue,” Trump said ahead of the meeting, which had been scheduled to last just 30 minutes. “But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned and it’s an honor to be with you.”
Liberals came unhinged earlier when President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying it’s an honor to meet him.
The months of brainwashing by the fake news media has the dumbed-down leftists believing that any sort of talks with Russia is a bad thing. Of course it was okay when Obama or Hillary met with the Russians, but it’s treason when Trump does. Makes sense.