Syria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meet

Source: BBC

The US and Russian presidents have revealed the wide gulf between them over Syria, even as their foreign ministers were meeting in Moscow.

Donald Trump said Russia was backing “an animal” in Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

Vladimir Putin said the US had violated the law in bombing a Syrian airbase and that the level of trust with the US had worsened since Mr Trump took office.

However, Mr Putin did choose to meet Rex Tillerson after the US envoy had held talks with Sergei Lavrov.

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