Trump Aides Deny Plan For Summit With Putin In Reykjavik

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Update: so much for that.

According to Reuters, two top aides to President-elect Donald Trump denied a published report on Saturday that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office. The Sunday Times of London reported that Trump had told British officials that such a summit was being planned, possibly to be staged in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

"The story is a fantasy," one Trump aide told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Another said the report was not true.

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Donald Trump and his advisers have told British officials their administration’s first foreign trip will be a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in the capital of Iceland, the Sunday Times reported, citing an unidentified source, a move that is certain to unleash even more domestic and foreign criticism of Trump's alleged proximity to the Russian leader.

According to The Sunday Times, Trump hopes to conduct the Putin "summit" within weeks of his January 20 inauguration in the Reykjavik, "emulating Ronald Reagan’s Cold War deal-making in Reykjavik with Mikhail Gorbachev."  

The meeting with Vladimir Putin, which would be Donald Trump’s first foreign trip, is where Trump will start working on an agreement limiting nuclear arms within a "reset" in US-Russian relations. The Times adds that according to sources close to the Russian Embassy in London, Moscow would agree to a summit between the two heads of state.

A summit between Putin and Trump could reset western relations with the Kremlin.

The meeting would come just over 30 years since the historic summit on October 11-12, 1986, between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the second in a series of meetings that relaunched the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, and ultimately led to a material de-escalation in the raging, at the time, nuclear arms race between the USA and USSR.

And, just like Ronald Reagan then, Trump wants to discuss nuclear disarmament with Putin, the Times reported, adding that sources said Trump wants to meet Putin outside of Russia and that Reykjavik was a strong contender.

The latest report comes just a day after Trump told the WSJ he is open to lifting the sanctions against Russia “under certain conditions.” In an hour-long interview on Friday, Trump said he wants to keep the sanctions that the Obama administration recently imposed on Russia “at least for a period of time.” However, the President-elect added that he would consider lifting the restrictions, depending on how helpful the Russians are in the fight against terrorism, as well as assisting with other goals that he feels are key to the US.

The meeting has not officially been announced by Trump team officials or Russian officials, and reports say Iceland has not been formally contacted about such an event. But more importantly, the talking points for all of Sunday's news shows and media talking points are currently being updated to reflect this latest olive branch by the Trump administration toward the Kremlin, which will be promptly spun as further "proof" of Putin's diabolical control over his brand news Oval Office puppet.

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ml8ml8's picture

...where they will divide the world between the two of them.

chubbar's picture

Good, let the neo-cons/globalists screw themselves into the roof.

tenpanhandle's picture

Heaven forbid if Trumps first order of business is to diffuse WW 3.

BullyBearish's picture

Hopefully Putin can teach him how to get rid of the oligarchs that are destroying our country like he did in his country...

philipat's picture

If one has good intentions, who cares what those who would cause us harm might say? This is Trump's way of giving the middle finger to the neocon/neolib war party complex. And, of course, the CIA...which I'm guessing will be the subject of a pre-emptive clean out strike very soon after the inauguration.

AlaricBalth's picture

The Destruction of Liberalaan:
"I felt a great disturbance in the Farce, as if millions of liberal voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced."
Obamawan Kenyabi

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) AlaricBalth Jan 14, 2017 11:22 PM

Media/establishment try and prevent Trump and Putin from having a working relationship, with lies.

Trump fires back!

I love it....:)

Manthong's picture

Vlad should bring Patriarch Krill with him.

Trump could bring Pat Robertson or Sissy Manfag to represent the soul of the US.

Déjà view's picture

'Putinoff'-'RippenTrump' Pact...

MIC anguish...

Nemontel's picture

This is the best thing to happen in a long time. The endless demonization of Russia is harmful for the entire planet, not only the US. We need cooperation, not conflict.

CheapBastard's picture

While cnn and npr lead the pack in Fake News, propaganda and distraction from the serious shit sandwhich mess Soweeto Osama left for The Donald, Mr Trump is busy creating jobs and pushing for world peace.

Creative_Destruct's picture

I gotta like Trump's approach to being smeared as a Putin Puppet. He just sticks a thumb in the eye of the smearers by proceeding to rush ahead according to plan.

Balls is something that has been woefully lacking on the Political stage. Just hope Trump's smarts about protecting himself from the deep state intelligentsia are up to the task. Those bastards are vicious, but Trump is a Tiger too.

Antifaschistische's picture

or could it be that the Trump team emails are being hacked or intercepted and then leaked to the "opposition".   My guess is yes...and it's probably our own 'security' personnel who are doing the intercepting/leaking.

J S Bach's picture

What we - the non-chosen - pray for is that this will be an actual meeting of powerful heads of state to thwart the (((string-pulling usurers'))) diabolical intentions to chess-piece our historically naive nations to war with each other.  All of this must end.  And it's climax MUST be the guillotining of the monsters before they can inflict any more suffering upon the world.  God... how I pray for this outcome.

kommissar's picture

it's straight up war from the deep state vs trump.  they prolly want pence at a minimum - then dispense with him when its convenient.  we've seen all that b4.  i voted trump not cuz he's a game changer: he'll throw the whole fucking card table over!  i just hope and pray that they don't fucking kill him.

Never One Roach's picture

Enemies of the nation should be rounded up---McShame, Soros, Podesta, etc and thrown into solitary confinement until they rehabilitate themselves into patriots.

johngaltfla's picture

Dayum, and I just predicted this two weeks ago. I'm good. Better short the markets boys if I have the rest of this right...

John Galt’s Intoxicated Insane Predictions for 2017: Happy Days are Here Again!
caconhma's picture

I hope that NSA and FBI will identify all ZH's Putin supporters for their subsequent liquidation.

photonsoflight's picture

Typical liberal. Kill those that think different.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Typical left fascist/communist. Stalinism at work. Now, you get it where America was heading.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

caconhma - u r identified. U r terminated.

Snout the First's picture

Yes, I admit it. I believe we would be better off if we worked with Russia in areas where our interests coincided, instead of having Russia as an enemy. How horrible  and evil of me.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Yeah I mean, non-aggression principle for dummies 101; hey, but that's not in the libtart's manual aka as Alinsky 'rules for radicals'

Danedog's picture

Hello caconhma.  I do not hide.  I am here. Come get me if you can.

Two-bits's picture

Princess Lena: But Liberalaan is peaceful; the entire planet is a gun free zone...

Oldwood's picture

Damn the torpedoes!

                       FULL speed ahead!

darkpool2's picture

Hope Sun Tsu has been on the mandatory reading list of all Trumps team.........I think he has backed himself into a corner, and left himself with no choice but to try and neuter the CIA in very short order........we live in dangerous times.

IndyPat's picture

Backed into a corner is one way to look st it.

Flushing ones enemies out of the shadows and into the open is another angle to consider.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BullyBearish Jan 14, 2017 11:38 PM

Jeff Bezos selling matresses in Amazon.

One review (((them))) "good to cut out the sleazy salesman"

Bezos is a job killer.

I hope Trump breaks Amazon up with antitrust, Bezos knows he will which is why after going to the tech meeting (matress selling) he attacked Trump in WAPO the next day.

Bezos didn't create anything but paid for a website. Amazon is a job killer.

Kill Amazon!

Shop Local

Uber didn't show because they are planning to kill jobs. They aren't a tech company they are a taxi company with reviews and rules (you gotta pick up and not tipping)

Airbnb isn't a tech company its a classified share rental that takes credit cards.

And I told you guys a year ago Trump is the real deal. He has Uranus on the midheaven (exact) this is break em up guy who doesn't back down. He uses tactics unkown and unexpected by them.

East Indian's picture

Now even Bezos says he will create 1,00,000 jobs in America!

BarkingCat's picture

There is no antitrust case to be made to breakup Amazon.

What Trump can do is hurt Amazon in a different way.

Amazon is a cloud services provider to the federal government.

Trump can and should yank that business from them.


toxic8's picture



Hook me up with a chart reading eh?

heuvosYbacon's picture

Well now, aint that contentious and uppity. Lookit, if they really are "oligarchs", then it isn't your country. It is theirs. 

That's what "oligarch" means. The fella wot owns the country. Look it up, I speak the simple truth.

Republics are systems of representation whereby the oligarchs within a collective of robber baronies use their influence to populate houses of "representation" to staff committees that distrubute tax loot.

They are not as nice or rich as, say, the Swiss democracy, but they are arguably a whole lot better than theocratic dictatorship. In the republic, you get robbed by lying cretins. In a theocracy, you get raped in all your holes by the theocratic police. And then robbed. So a theocracy is much worse than a republic under laws, much worse. Anyone who says it isn't has not put sufficient thought into the thing.

At the same time, it is a bit pointless to complain about republics being MIC lol festivals for inherited money. Of course they are. It's anachronistic. Republics gonna republic, yo.

Oligarchs gonna oligarch.

Putin is a white male conservative with traditional christian values who believes in market forces and property rights within a republic.

So is Trump.

These guys are very, very far from being the enemies of oligarchy. They are neither reactionary (theocrats) nor progressive (direct democracy).

They are both oligarchs doing well inside an oligarchy and they gonna oligarch.

Idaho potato head's picture

Watch Brat 2, where when asked if they are gangsters, by the black "news woman" they reply, 'no, we are Russians'.

otschelnik's picture

Then the Russian hero Danil screwed the black news woman. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) heuvosYbacon Jan 15, 2017 12:53 AM

move to Cuba you schlub.

Long Lunches's picture

Nice well thought out rave. I wonder how many downvoters actually read to the end of it.

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) BullyBearish Jan 14, 2017 11:50 PM

Oh dear, such as banning all of the NGOs operated by Soros? Great idea!

I think this is neutral territory and sets the tone for Trump's presidency. I am sure all of the libs will be throwing tanties and hissy fits. As usual. So fucking what? Let them throw fit while the adults get down to business. Finally!


Hopefully Putin will urinate on TrumpO and the Russian Federation spooks will film it for release on network television under the title Golden Showers Part Deux The Revenge of the Pinko Commies.


Coming to a theater near you in the New Year!

Vageling's picture

You can never get rid of them. These pesky cockroaches are impossible to exterminate. Putin knew this. So he gave these fucks a choice. Be loyal to the Kremlin or GTFO!

And so it happened. Most just fled to the UK and US. Some dipsticks tried to test him. Didn't end well for them. Ask Mikhail Khordorkovsky. 

Secret Weapon's picture

I was hoping he would give him a file on what really went down on 9/11.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Diffusing WWIII .... WHAT A CONCEPT!!!


GraveDancer's picture

China CALLS OUT Trump!
CHINA has told the US that only a "large-scale war" would prevent access to the disputed islands in the South China Sea. Trump risks 'war' with Beijing if US blocks access to South China Sea, state media warns.
Book> The Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Kirk2NCC1701's picture

They will claim that Putin offered Trump a "Czech mate".


FYI, Trump's first wife Ivana is of Czech origin, and used to be on the Czech national ski team.  Apparently, she was into moguls even back then.  

GraveDancer's picture

China CALLS OUT Trump!
CHINA has told the US that only a "large-scale war" would prevent access to the disputed islands in the South China Sea. Trump risks 'war' with Beijing if US blocks access to South China Sea, state media warns.
Book> The Road to World War III: Can the Dark forces of anti-Freedom trump Humanity?


Croesus's picture

Fatass Rosie O'Donnell will be crapping her Depends on this one.

In response to her call for Martial Law, I call for her head on a stick.

NumberNone's picture

Apparently sending a blind singer death threats for singing at the President of the US inauguration is not newsworthy and most likely getting juvenile approval from US MSM. Where's the outrage? If Obama had any class he would personally invite Bocelli to White House and ask him to sing. I'll keep waiting.