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Trump and Putin agreed to work together on North Korea during their phone call


UPDATE 2:58 p.m. EST:  The leaders agreed it's time for "the suffering in Syria" to end.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m. EST:  Trump and Putin discussed North Korea on their call.

ORIGINAL STORY:  President Trump is set to hop on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. This will be the third call between the pair and the first call since Russia denounced an American military strike in Syria last month, reports CNN.

The call is also intriguing due to the many questions surrounding Russia's involvement in attempting to hack the 2016 presidential election, a subject that is being investigated by the FBI and Capitol Hill committees. 

The call is scheduled to take place during the middle of the day. 

While Trump has been clear that he would prefer to have a positive relationship with the Russian leader, he's been less clear on how the U.S. should handle foreign policy in relation to Putin's homeland. 

"I would treat Vladimir Putin firmly, but there's nothing I can think of that I'd rather do than have Russia friendly, as opposed to the way they are right now, so that we can go and knock out ISIS with other people," he said in July 2016.

However, in January, Trump state that he believed that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

"I think it was Russia," Trump stated.

"He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it," the then President-elect said.

Many are interested in what will be discussed during the call, including those on Twitter.

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