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Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

The White House said Wednesday President Trump wrote a letter of introduction for Republican Sen.

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the July 16 summit in Helsinki with a number of particular initiatives on arms control, including prohibiting weapons in space, Politico wrote on Tuesday citing a leaked Russian document, TASS reports. He says the letter emphasized the importance of working together on counter-terrorism, legislative talks and cultural exchanges.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018.

After the summit, Paul and Trump discussed the senator's planned meetings with Russian officials and the messages the president wanted Paul to convey to them.

Paul's Moscow trip, Trump said the junior senator from Kentucky "would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss several topics".

A pair of prominent Republican US senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russian Federation to discourage interference in upcoming elections.

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CNN has reached out to Paul's office for more details.

Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the Kremlin has not yet examined the letter Paul presented.

"The document is a draft and that it could change", The Washington Post said, citing a White House official. However, he undermined those remarks when he quickly returned to calling the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt", and referred to Russian interference as a "hoax".

In addition, Putin in Helsinki allegedly spoke with trump about the new ban the deployment of weapons in outer space and called for the establishment of a consultative mechanism at the level of Ministers of defence and foreign Affairs. In addition to tensions over election meddling, the two countries are also at odds over Syria and Ukraine.

The relationship has also created divisions within the administration.

The draft of the order viewed by the Post would allow the USA government to impose sanctions on any foreign individual or entity that sticks their nose in a US election.