Donald Trump to speak with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday: White House official

File image of US President Donald Trump. AP

File image of US President Donald Trump. AP

Washington: US President Donald Trump will on Tuesday speak over phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a White House official said.

It will be the first call between the two leaders since Russia denounced a US military strike against a Syrian airbase in April and their third phone conversation since Trump took office on 20 January, CNN quoted the official as saying.

They last spoke following a terror attack in St Petersburg in Russia, and also chatted a week after the US President's inauguration.

The call comes after Putin characterised the Syria strike an act of "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of the norms of international law".

According to the US, the strike was in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, a Putin ally, on his own people that left more than 80 civilians dead.

Updated Date: May 02, 2017 12:22 PM

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