Trump and Putin held phone talk to resolve 'dangerous situation' in North Korea, White House says

Key Points
  • U.S. and Russian presidents discussed "dangerous situation" in North Korea
  • An earlier Kremlin statement also noted talks on North Korea and bilateral issues
North Korea: Trump is taking a 'dangerous step' towards nuclear war

U.S. Donald President Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the White House said in a statement.

Trump also thanked Putin "for acknowledging America's strong economic performance in his annual press conference," the statement said. The Kremlin said in an earlier statement that Trump and Putin discussed bilateral relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.