North Korea, Syria and Ukraine: Trump and Putin Plan for a New World Order

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7. Several former prosecutors believe that Mueller cast his first net to catch Manafort and Gates to pressure them into providing more information about Putin’s operatives and their relationship to Trump and company. Carlos Barria/Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump are set to discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, RIA news agency reported Saturday.

Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July, but relations between Moscow and Washington have since soured following further allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

The Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year, has further raised tensions after Russia vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an investigation into chemical weapons.

A Syria settlement "is being discussed" for the agenda of a possible meeting between the two presidents, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA, adding it was in their common interest to have enough time to discuss the issue.

"Somehow or another it requires cooperation," Peskov said.

Trump told Fox News this week that it was possible he would meet Putin during his Asia trip.

"We may have a meeting with Putin," he said.

"And, again – Putin is very important because they can help us with North Korea. They can help us with Syria. We have to talk about Ukraine."