Published: Mon, April 23, 2018

G7 Will Not Consider Any More Sanctions on Russian Federation

G7 Will Not Consider Any More Sanctions on Russian Federation

"Sanctions imposed on Russian Federation following its unacceptable actions in Ukraine will continue", reads the statement posted on the Global Affairs Canada Twitter account.

He called this part of a bigger war "against the democratic transatlantic community". "Russian Federation has organized in Ukraine a training ground to further destabilize other democratic nations", Klimkin said. "We have such support from the administration".

With Trump threatening to withdraw the United States if an agreement to revamp the deal can not be reached before the May 12 deadline set by the US leader, Kono said "many ministers" sought "continuous and complete implementation" of the deal.

Trump has nominated his CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his next secretary of state, but Pompeo isn't in Toronto because he continues to face opposition to his confirmation.

The G7 ministers also discussed the 2015 nuclear deal between six world powers and Iran and efforts to seek a supplemental agreement that would satisfy U.S. President Donald Trump's demand to "fix" what he sees as flaws in the deal, the senior State Department official said.

Freeland co-hosted an worldwide meeting on North Korea in January with Trump's recently fired secretary of state, Rex Tillerson.


Canada has made the advancement of gender equality a domestic theme and will raise the issue at the G7 meeting, and on Sunday she joined with the European Union in announcing a worldwide gathering of female foreign ministers in September.

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, center, talks with Elder Garry Sault, Ojibwa Elder of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, left, and Ecuador's Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Fernanda Espinosa during a G7 Outreach session with non-G7 Women Foreign Ministers, in Toronto on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Freeland invited about a half-dozen non-G7 foreign ministers also attending the summit to a separate Saturday night dinner.

Canada and Japan signed a military co-operation agreement on Saturday that will allow each other's militaries to share equipment during joint exercises.

The envoys were also keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump plans to tear up the Iran nuclear deal and how he will handle a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Freeland will be joined on Monday by Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who will host G7 ministerial security meeting on terrorism and cyber security.

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