Merkel, Trump discuss Putin's new weapons

Merkel, Trump discuss Putin's new weapons

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with U.S. President Donald Trump about Syria, and both sides agreed that Syrian government forces and their Russian and Iranian allies must abide by a U.N. Security Council cease-fire resolution, her office said Friday, ABC news reports. Germany appeals "to all parties to the conflict to fully implement this U.N. resolution and we see a particular responsibility on the part of Russia," he added.

According to Merkel's office, both she and Trump also expressed concern about Russian President Vladimir Putin's unveiling of new weapons systems Thursday "and their negative consequences for international arms control efforts."

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