British PM splits from Trump on Russia sanctions

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds joint press conference with President Donald Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who held her first meeting with Mr. Trump, said Britain believes "the sanctions should continue" until we Moscow honors an agreement to cease hostilities and withdraw from Ukraine. "Mr. President, I think you confirmed that you are 100 percent behind NATO", May said at the press conference following her private meeting with the new United States president.

"I congratulate you on a stunning election victory", she said.

He said that the relationship between the two countries was a "force for peace", adding that a free and independent Britain was a "blessing to the world". "I am able to do that because we have that special relationship".

"We condemn torture and my view on that won't change - whether I'm talking to you or talking to the president", she said when asked what impact it would have if Trump brought back a Central Intelligence Agency program for holding terrorism suspects in secret prisons.

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"America's leadership in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - supported by Britain - must be the central element around which the Alliance is built", May said, adding that other European Union nations "must similarly step up to ensure this institution that provides the cornerstone of the West's defense continues to be as effective as it can be".

Trump has said he hopes to improve relations with Russian Federation, which are badly strained.

May also says she extended an invitation to visit England on behalf of the queen and that Trump has accepted.

She added that it was unacceptable and unfair for the U.S.to take the brunt of the security concerns on behalf of the world - a nod to concerns Trump raised on the campaign trail - but plainly stated that Britain has always met its defense commitments. "That's the point of a dialogue", she said.

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Prime Minister May called on a reporter from BBC News, who noted Trump's past statements about torture and banning Muslims and punishing women for getting abortions, and asked him, "What do you say to those at home who are anxious about your views, and anxious about you becoming the leader of the free world?"

President Trump said last night that he believed that torture "absolutely" works. Britain's pending exit from the European Union and Trump's withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership will necessitate negotiating new trade agreements throughout the world.

The spokesman made the remarks after a TV interview where Trump said he supports the torture of terror suspects.

He said he "expressed Congress's interest in moving forward with bilateral trade talks".

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The Washington Post takes a similarly sceptical view of the Prime Minister's ambitions, saying that while both leaders have common ground in being "catapulted to power on the back of populist shocks in 2016", the United Kingdom shouldn't expect too much from the new USA administration - particularly as it follows "an awkward series of actions by Trump that could easily be read as snubs", such as his meeting with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

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