Putin Says May Phone Call with Trump Gave Him Optimism for Arms Control Resolution
June 7, 2019 (EIRNS)—Russian President Vladimir Putin said June 6 that his May 3 telephone conversation with President Donald Trump inspired optimism about issues of control over strategic armaments.
Speaking at a meeting between him and the heads of the world’s international news agencies in St. Petersburg, President Putin remarked during a response to the first question from TASS:
“In any case, my latest conversation with President Trump inspires certain optimism, I would say, because Donald told me he was concerned over that as well. He said he understood how much money the United States and other world nations spend on arms, and this money could be used for other purposes. I share this point of view.”