February 12, 2018 / 11:07 PM / in 5 months

Trump discusses Middle East, North Korea in call with Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday that now is the time to work toward a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO: A combination of two photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they arrive for the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Trump also told Putin that more steps should be taken to ensure North Korea gives up its nuclear program, the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh

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