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Kremlin doubts veracity of CNN report on Trump’s plans for Syria

There can be no doubt that Syria will be discussed at the summit comprehensively, the Kremlin added
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov  Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/.The topic of Syria will be fully discussed at the July 16 summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday. 

On Thursday, CNN reported that Trump had hoped to clinch a deal with Putin in Helsinki that would allow for prompt pullout of US troops from Syria.

"I have no idea what the CNN report is based on, or if there is anything factual behind this report. We know nothing about it and it makes you wonder," Peskov said, elucidating that he can’t understand where the TV network got their information from.

"They say Trump is going to negotiate this issue. We know nothing about what Trump is going to discuss. There can be no doubts that Syria will be covered comprehensively at the summit, though. A rather detailed discussion on Syria is anticipated."