Trump says would like to have Russia's help with North Korea

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Mr Putin said accusations of links between Russian Federation and the Trump administration were " all invented by people who are in opposition to Trump in order to make his work look illegitimate".

"I'm not the one to evaluate the President's work".

Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said he was shocked by US President Donald Trump's decision to call Russian President Vladimir Putin. "With all due respect to [Trump's] opponents, these are objective facts". In addition, a two-minute scan of the president's tweets would reveal that he believes he does not get enough credit for certain achievements, such as, say, stock-market gains.

The presidents of Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, have held a phone conversation to discuss various worldwide issues, including the Korean nuclear problem, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. However, he added that the improving state of the American economy under Trump's presidency should be acknowledged, even by his critics.

Despite the threats, Mr Trump's Administration has announced they would like to seek a diplomatic solution to the apparent crisis, bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.

"Look at how the markets have grown".

"President Trump thanked President Putin for acknowledging America's strong economic performance in his annual press conference", the statement said.

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Beyond those concerns, it's also somewhat awkward politically for the president to be seen requesting help from Putin, given the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the USA presidential election and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion.

"What did someone see that was egregious about this?"

President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam in November.

Macierewicz said in a radio interview that Putin "should have the courage to take responsibility for what has happened".

Earlier this week, the USA said it was prepared to talk directly with Pyongyang "without preconditions".

The two presidents discussed ways to work together to address North Korea's nuclear and ballistic weapons program, with Mr Putin warning the United States against using force against the rogue nation.

He emphasised that Russian Federation opposes Pyongyang's nuclear bid, but added the USA had "provoked" Pyongyang into developing its nuclear and missile programs by spiking a 2005 deal under which North Korea agreed to halt them.