Monday, January 16 2017 19:12 EET
USA
Nuclear weapons ­in return for lifting US sanctions: Trump`s proposal on trade-off
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US President-elect plans to start off from trusting Putin and Merkel

Trump will agree a nuclear weapons ­reduction deal with President Putin of Russia in return for lifting US sanctions. This was reported by British daily Times, according to 112 TV channel.

He will start off by trusting Mrs Merkel and Mr Putin, but that might not last long, he noted.

On Russia, Mr Trump indicated that he hoped that a deal could be done to reduce ­nuclear capability in return for dropping some sanctions on Moscow. “They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.”

Donald Trump will also offer Britain a quick and “fair” trade deal with America within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a “great thing”. Mr Trump also predicted that other countries would follow Britain’s lead in leaving the European Union, claiming it had been deeply ­damaged by the migration crisis.