U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday following his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow and Washington were discussing a nuclear deal that would reduce the number of weapons.
“We’re talking about a nuclear agreement where we make less and they make less and maybe even where we get rid of some of the tremendous firepower that we have right now,” Trump told reporters, adding that any accord might include China.
“We discussed the possibility of a three-way deal instead of a two-way deal,” said the US President. “We’re going to probably start up something very shortly between Russia and ourselves, maybe to start off. And I think China will be added down the road. We’ll be talking about nonproliferation. We’ll be talking about a nuclear deal of some kind. And I think it will be a very comprehensive one.”
“And China, I’ve already spoken to them. They’d very much would like to be a part of that deal. In fact, during the trade talks, we started talking about that,” Trump added.
“They discussed trade and the fact that it has increased between the two countries since the president has come into office. They also talked about North Korea. They also spoke about Ukraine and Venezuela – an overall positive conversation,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier as she told reporters that the conversation also touched upon special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
The two leaders noted that Mueller’s investigation was over and that he had found “no collusion” between Americans and the Russians, according to Sanders.