Trump, Putin discuss ending war in Syria

On Tuesday, the White House put out a press release about the Trump-Putin phone call, titled "Readout of President Trump's phone call with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia." This readout appeared to be a regular old summary, albeit a pretty succinct one.

The statement read: "The presidents affirmed their support for the Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, issued at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit on November 11. Both presidents also stressed the importance of implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254, and supporting the U.N.-led Geneva Process to peacefully resolve the Syrian civil war, end the humanitarian crisis, allow displaced Syrians to return home, and ensure the stability of a unified Syria free of malign intervention and terrorist safe havens."

TIME magazine ran a story with the headline highlighting the length of time the presidents spent on the phone (more than an hour), and a very ho-hum regurgitation of the press release (what else could they do?).

But it was Russia Today or RT as we know it in the States, that provide a lot more details and context as to just how the two presidents plan to end the war in Syria. Apparently, according to RT, President Assad has just met with Putin and agreed to several constitutional reforms. Read more here.

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