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Fri Jan 13, 2017, 08:28 PM

Russian Ambassador Invited Trump Administration to Syria Peace Talks as US Issued Sanctions

Source: abc

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. invited the Trump administration to Syrian peace talks during a phone call in December -- on the same day the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its hacking during the U.S. election -- a Trump spokesperson said Friday.

Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak extended the invitation to the talks, which are scheduled for later this month, during a phone call with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on December 29th, the day the U.S. issued sanctions and expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the country.

The Obama administration was unsuccessful in securing a seat in Syria peace negotiations during talks with Russia and other regional powers and has been excluded from the most recent rounds. The next talks about Syria are scheduled for January 23rd in Astana, Kazakhstan, three days after Trump takes office.

Spicer initially told reporters the conversation between Flynn and Kislyak only focused on arranging a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump after the Inauguration.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-advisor-michael-flynn-contact-russian-ambassador/story?id=44763052

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Sat Jan 14, 2017, 12:02 AM

1. It thickens. K&R

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Sat Jan 14, 2017, 01:05 AM

2. Well, isn't that special. Getting my popcorn ready...

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