When Donald Trump was faced with same situation at the June 2018 summit in Singapore he returned the salute.
At the time critics shook their heads at Trump and a retired US Army general said Trump just saluted a "regime of terror, murder, and unspeakable horror." The White House responded to say it was "common courtesy" to return a salute.
Vladimir Putin Refuses To Salute N. Korean General
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Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out about the conflict in the Middle East. He said peace in Syria can only be reached by political and diplomatic efforts. According to Reuters, Putin made these..