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Trump tells Putin more steps needed to scrap North Korea nuclear program

From Reuters - February 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who complained last month that Moscow was not helping us at all with North Korea, told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that more needs to be done to scrap Pyongyangs nuclear program, the White House said.

President Trump reiterated the importance of taking further steps to ensure the denuclearization of North Korea, the White House said in a statement about the call with Putin.

In an interview with Reuters last month, Trump accused Russia of helping North Korea evade international sanctions meant to punish Pyongyang for its pursuit of a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the United States.

Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea, Trump told Reuters.

Moscow denies it has failed to uphold U.N. sanctions.

Trump and Putin spoke after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, in an interview with the Washington Post, raised the prospect of talks with North Korea.

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