Putin and Trump: It’s Game On for Radical Islam
Without the support of Obama Radical Islam is about to be dealt a serious blow.
Putin and Trump agreed to stabilize and deepen bilateral cooperation during a phone conversation on Saturday, the Kremlin said.
Putin and Trump highlighted the priority of joint efforts in the fight against the main threat of international terrorism during the call, which was widely scrutinized to see if there will be a thaw in the soured relations during the Obama administration.
The outgoing U.S. administration of Barack Obama has been attempting to “undermine the legitimacy” of Donald Trump’s presidency and to ruin his policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
“The Presidents called for establishing a real coordination of U.S. and Russian actions to defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria,” the statement read.
Russian ties with the United States and other NATO members experienced a record low during the Obama administration, mainly due to the Crimea issue, the Ukrainian crisis and the hacking accusations.
In the last weeks of Obama’s presidency, the United States expelled Russian diplomats and expanded economic sanctions.
Putin was among the first leaders of major powers to send congratulations to Trump after the result of the U.S. presidential election was announced in November.
During a call in mid-November, Putin and the then U.S. president-elect agreed that the current ties between Russian and the United States “could not get worse” and vowed to help “stimulate a return to pragmatic, mutually beneficial cooperation.”