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President Donald Trump said he addressed Russia's interference in the USA 2016 election and that President Vladimir Putin was "extremely strong" in his denials. "Washington knows our position on Iran nuclear deal very well", said Putin.

Discussions at the summit included trade, the military, missiles, nuclear weapons and China, including Trump and Putin's "mutual friend", Chinese president Xi Jingping. I think it's kept us separated. "Frankly, we have not been getting along for the last number of years", Trump added.

"I've not been here too long (as president), it's getting close to two years, but we'll be having an extraordinary relationship, I hope so".

For his part, Trump reiterated his congratulations to Putin for holding a magnificent World Cup, one of the best in history, as they say, said the White House head. I think we have great opportunities together. "We are the two great nuclear powers". I hope so. I have been saying, and Im sure youve heard over the years, as I campaigned, that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing. "It's a bad thing", Trump said.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. It's not a positive force.

The two leaders held one-on-one talks that stretched to over two hours, instead of the usual 90 minutes.

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"Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of USA foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" said Trump.

When asked whether he believes the US intelligence community or Putin on the issue of Russian interference, President Trump gave Putin credibility by accepting his denial and failed to accept the USA assessment.

Presidents Putin and Trump held their much anticipated meeting here Monday-but only after Putin, who is often late to meetings with other world leaders, made Trump wait nearly an hour for him to arrive from Russian Federation.

On Monday, he blamed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's campaign meddling, which produced the indictments, for poor relations between the countries.

"Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!"

According to Trump, the pair "spoke of Russian interference in the election. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!" He nodded along to some of Trump's remarks before they were translated, showcasing his fluency in English.

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