July 12, 2018 / 11:48 AM / 2 months ago

Trump says 'ultimate deal' with Putin would be world without nuclear weapons

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the best agreement he could have with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be one where there would be no nuclear weapons in the world.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Asked what would be the best possible result from his meeting with Putin, Trump said: “What would be the ultimate? Let’s see. No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world, no more wars, no more problems, no more conflicts. ... That would be my ultimate.”

Trump is due to meet with Putin on Monday in Helsinki.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel

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