Putin informs Trump of outcome of meeting with Syria's Assad

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday of his meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, stressing the importance of finding a political solution to the civil war.
Two men spoke by telephone for about an hour, covering topics including Syria, Ukraine, Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan, a White House official said earlier.
"The message was sent of the necessity to keep the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria and to reach a political settlement based on principals to be worked out in a full-scale negotiation process in Syria," the Kremlin said.
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