Last updated: 21 October, 2015

Russia’s Putin discusses Syria conflict with Saudi king

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman after hosting Syria’s embattled leader for key talks the day before, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

“Putin continued discussing the issue of Syria,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “The Russian leader informed the monarch about the results of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Russia.”