US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly had plenty to talk about in their highly anticipated meeting, which was scheduled for 30 minutes and ran for more than two hours.
Mr Trump, we’re told, opened the meeting by pressing Mr Putin on whether Russia meddled in the US election last year.
“The President opened the meeting by raising the concerns of the American people regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was in the meeting, said afterwards.
“The President pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement. President Putin denied such involvement as I think he has in the past.
“The two leaders agreed though that this is a substantial hindrance in the ability of us to move the Russian-US relationship forward and agreed to exchange further work regarding commitments of non-interference.”
The White House later denied a claim from Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (who was also in the meeting) that Mr Trump accepted Mr Putin’s denial.