Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his United States counterpart Donald Trump at the July 16 summit in Helsinki with a number of particular initiatives on arms control, including prohibiting weapons in space, Politico wrote on Tuesday citing a leaked Russian document, TASS reports.
"I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration". He says the letter emphasized the importance of working together on counter-terrorism, legislative talks and cultural exchanges.
Paul has been one of the president's most vocal defenders in recent weeks, defending Trump for appearing to accept Putin's denials of USA election interference.
The details were leaked in a document entitled "Dialogue on the Issue of Arms Control", with Russian officials saying that Putin shared the contents with President Trump.
"At Senator Paul's request, President Trump provided a letter of introduction.
At a rally in OH last weekend, the president said other countries are trying to interfere in USA elections, suggesting that China, Iran and North Korea could be responsible in addition to Russian Federation.
The tweet set off a flurry of speculation, given the controversy sparked by a Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki last month.
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His administration has sanctioned a number of Russian officials and oligarchs for human rights abuses and election meddling. "In our view, these and earlier restrictions are absolutely unlawful and don't conform to global law", Peskov said .
The document sheds light on the relationship between the U.S. and Russian Federation, pointing to a continuation of disarmament dialogue that has been going on for several decades.
After the summit, Paul and Trump discussed the senator's planned meetings with Russian officials and the messages the president wanted Paul to convey to them.
But Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the letter has not yet been examined by the Kremlin.
The president has called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Moscow a "witch hunt".
Paul, a member of the party's conservative wing who frequently takes antiwar positions, on Monday invited Russian lawmakers to visit Washington to discuss nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism.
"The Russian document outlines a host of areas where the two countries could work together to reduce nuclear dangers and rebuild some of their lost trust".