GENEVA – the Russian state-owned media report that the top of the national security advisers of the AMERICAN President Donald Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in Geneva to discuss topics, including the presence of Iranian troops in Syria.
Trump ‘ s national security adviser, John Bolton, and the Russian counterpart nikolai Patrushev were meeting Thursday as a follow-up to a summit between the Russian and AMERICAN leaders in Helsinki last month.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian news agencies that Bolton and Patrushev will discuss Iran’s presence in Syria, among other things.
Iran and Russia are the two largest financiers of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Bolton is a staunch critic of the iranian leadership, saying it supports terrorism, and defended the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal involving Russia, China, France, Germany and great Britain.