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Nov 11, 2018: Trump and Putin set to meet in Paris

FRANCE - U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris amid a continuing dispute over a key nuclear arms treaty.

Both presidents will be in the French capital for World War One centenary commemorations, and plan to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines.

The meeting was arranged during a visit by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton to Moscow in October, during which he conveyed U.S. plans to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty.

The U.S. says Russia’s development of a new medium-range missile violates the deal. Russia denies claims it has breached the treaty and warns that withdrawal is a “dangerous step.”

The Paris meeting will be Trump and Putin’s first encounter since a summit in Helsinki in July, which unleashed a storm of criticism that Trump was cosying up to the Kremlin.

#22764 Published: 10/24/2018

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