Russia denied reports about Putin and Trump meeting in Iceland
The press secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, assured Radio Liberty that there have been discussions about arranging a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Iceland.
"So far there are no talks about the meeting there," Peskov said in his commentary to the Russian RIA Novosti news agency. According to media reports, the Russian Embassy in the UK has called such messages "nonsense" and "a Briton’s attempt to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump."
The day before, The Sunday Times newspaper, with reference to British officials, reported that a high-level meeting between Trump and Putin would take place in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Later, a few people from Trump’s team denied this message.
Donald Trump, who takes office as the 45th U.S. President on January 20, has repeatedly declared his desire to improve relations with Russia, speaking approvingly of its leader Vladimir Putin.