Mr. Trump, a top adviser in his father’s presidential campaign, appeared to suggest that the nation was faced with a blind selection process in which a few potentially poisoned pieces would be lurking among the thousands of Syrians fleeing a brutal five-year-old civil war.
So he had private talks in Paris last month that partly related to working with Russia to end the ongoing war in Syria.
The event, hosted by a French think tank, featured diplomats, businessmen and politicians. The think tank’s founder, who was born in Syria, has worked with Russia to end the civil war and seeks a political transition with the cooperation of President Bashar Assad, a close ally to Russia.
President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized for his willingness to cooperate more fully with Russia when he takes office. Tensions between Moscow and Washington rose in recent years, partly due to disagreements about how best to resolve the Syrian conflict and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump and his top advisors also faced questions about their contacts with foreign powers.
Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway confirmed to the Journal that the president-elect’s eldest son, attended the meeting but played down his involvement in it.
Also US President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have held their first telephone call, in which the two leaders discussed Syria and agreed to improve and develop bilateral ties, the Kremlin said in a statement.
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.
Trump is “very much looking forward to having a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and the people of Russia,” the statement said.
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