Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

Erik Prince met with a Russian close to the Kremlin in a meeting brokered by the United Arab Emirates. The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would be likely to require major concessions to Moscow on U.S. sanctions.

Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Greg Miller

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collusion, foreign policy, iran, russia, syria, trump advisers, and trump agenda
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2017-04-04 (Modified: 2017-04-04)

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