Trump wants Russian Federation back in the G7, contradicting his own campaign

Putin WWIII may be end of civilization and that should restrain conflicts

Putin WWIII may be end of civilization and that should restrain conflicts

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao.

Putin took a detour en route to a security summit in the Chinese port city Qingdao in order to accept the medal - China's "highest state honour" awarded to foreigners - at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, reports Singapore-based newspaper The Strait Times.

"Trump fulfils his pre-election promises", he said.

On the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Bloomberg reported Mr Putin said both Russian Federation and China agreed on the need for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump's suggestion to include Russian Federation again in a new G-8 makes me wonder about a couple of things.

Critics said the growing USA isolation is risky at a time when Trump is making diplomatic overtures with North Korea and in the Middle East and could use the support of allies.

Speaking on background, Canadian officials said Ottawa's position hasn't changed and they believe that Russia's illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea disqualifies Moscow from participation.

Last month, Trump pulled out of former United States president Barack Obama's landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Iran over the objections of European allies and other nations.


On Friday, Trump shocked US allies by calling for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations. "Back in the day colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation due to certain reasons".

"We are not going to live with the deals the way they are", Trump said.

Though not officially on the agenda, analysts say the summit may focus on whether Iran will be allowed to become a full member state, which it has been unable to achieve while subject to United Nations sanctions.

The Russian President stated that USA leader Donald Trump in their latest conversation expressed concern about a new round of the arms race. Meanwhile, Trump continued to talk tough Friday, even threatening to "terminate" the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has repeatedly characterized as unfair to the U.S.

Speaking to AFP in Lithuania's capital Vilnius, senior Iranian official Massoumeh Ebtekar said Iran hoped European powers, Russian Federation and China would confirm their willingness to uphold the deal "as soon as possible because Iran can not wait forever".

Putin said Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region.

Both he and Mr Xi also held talks in the Chinese capital, where they hailed the close ties between their countries and discussed the upcoming US-North Korea summit, as well as the Iran nuclear deal.

"We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries, and to treat each accordingly", he said in a statement.

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