WASHINGTON, July 23. /TASS/. Assistant to the President for national security John Bolton plans to conduct in August a meeting with his counterpart from Russia. This was announced Monday at a regular briefing for journalists the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.
What did Putin and trump in Helsinki
She denied that the presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump reached at the summit in Helsinki on July 16 any written or verbal agreements which have not been publicly announced. “The only concrete agreement reached [in the Finnish capital], it [the decision] that dealing with national security team and the United States and Russia will continue these discussions at the working level”, – said the official representative of the American leader . “I can tell you that Ambassador Bolton is planning to convene next month a meeting in the development of [bilateral contacts with his Russian counterpart – in addition to meetings with other European allies to advance these discussions. We will announce more specific details when they are known to us,” said Sanders.
Russian partner of Bolton, who heads the national security Council (NSC) of the White house, is the Secretary of the Security Council (SC), Nikolai Patrushev.
The White house spokesman then responded affirmatively to the question of whether brought trump to the attention of U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, Pentagon chief James Mattis, the Director of national intelligence Daniel Coates and Bolton the contents of his talks with Putin in Helsinki in the format of one-on-one. This meeting was preceded by the Russian-American talks in Helsinki in extended compositions. “The President met and spoke with all of these [four] persons after his meeting with President Putin. The President held meetings and consultations with his entire team involved in national security issues, and we feel extraordinary confidence in these [Russian-American] negotiations [higher level],” said Sanders.
“It’s not really uncommon, it is normal practice, when two world leaders can carry on a conversation,” – said the press Secretary of the White house. Her comments were a response to sounding in the U.S. criticism of trump for what he decided to meet with Putin in the presence of only the interpreters before the beginning of negotiations the delegations.
As emphasized by trump on July 16 at a joint press conference with Putin, representatives of the security Council and the NSC will meet in the development of discussions begun at the talks in Helsinki. Then the head of the press service of the NSS Garrett Brand said the correspondent of TASS that Washington comes from the installation plans between SB and SNB continuous dialogue at the working level.