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Trump says 'probably' no Putin meeting in Paris this week

AFP  |  Washington 

US said Monday he does not expect to hold talks with his Russian counterpart when they attend World War I commemorations in at the end of this week.

Trump said he was "not sure we'll have a meeting in -- probably not."

However, they "will be meeting at the G20" summit in at the end of November, he said.

Expectations have been growing for a new Trump-Putin meeting as tensions pile up over the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and US sanctions against

Trump had said during a trip to in October that the wanted a meeting and Putin said he was interested.

Both leaders will be in Paris for the November 11 World War I commemorations, which 60 heads of state and are expected to attend.

A first bilateral summit took place in in July, after which the US came under strong domestic criticism for adopting a distinctly conciliatory tone despite his own security services' warning that meddled in US elections.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 00:55 IST