Putin: Ready to meet Trump on arms race concerns

11 June, 2018, 17:04 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Putin also used the phone-in session to address the case of ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia  insisting he wanted Moscow to be part of the assassination probe

Following the end of the summit, the U.S. president said he would invite Italy's new PM to the White House, praising him and Italians for the March 4 elections' outcome.

Earlier this month Israeli officials denied claims by Russia's ambassador to the United Nations that it has reached an agreement with Moscow on the withdrawal of Iranian forces from southwest Syria.

Trump's call also comes amid the continuing criminal and congressional investigations into what the USA intelligence community concluded was a campaign by Moscow to use propaganda and hacking to influence the 2016 US presidential election.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he welcomed President Donald Trump's call for allowing his country back into the Group of Seven, even as that proposal was dismissed by most of the leaders of the other nations that comprise the partnership.

Putin, speaking after the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Chinese port city of Qingdao, said Sunday that it was the other member states' decision to skip a scheduled summit in Russian Federation in 2014 and that they are welcome to Russian Federation.

Putin's comments come as Trump's relations erode with key allies, including lashing out Saturday at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who expressed opposition to Trump's trade policies at the conclusion of the summit in Canada.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member, also attended the meeting as he seeks Chinese and Russian support following the United States withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran.

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"It's in everyone's interests", Conte added, in an echo of Trump's own words after the combative USA president shocked both his allies and those back in his own country when he announced in Washington that, "Russia should be in (sic) this meeting", Trump told reporters in Washington as he left the White House.

"As soon as the American side is ready, this meeting will be held immediately, depending on my work schedule", Putin said.

Xi also presented Putin with China's first "friendship medal", calling him a "good and old friend of the Chinese people" during a live broadcast on state television. "We supported the Ukrainian government to build up its defensive military capacity, and along with our G7 partners, we agreed that Russian Federation should no longer be part of this community of the G8".

"I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity and he won't have that opportunity again", Trump said. They should let Russian Federation come back in.

Trump also added he has been Russia's "worst nightmare".

"We have been a faithful player to this commitment, we've done our best, we've shown our good intentions". The English-language Twitter of account of the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper posted photos of a tense scene in La Malbaie, Quebec, and another of Xi and Putin smiling, with the caption, "G7 vs SCO: two meetings on the same day".

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