Published: Mon, June 11, 2018

SCO summit focused on counter-terrorism: Putin

SCO summit focused on counter-terrorism: Putin

White House officials have reportedly being working towards holding a summit with Putin under instruction from Trump who has consistently said he wants better relations with Russian Federation despite accusations they meddled in 2016's election. "I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7", Trump said.

The American leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow.

Despite the president describing his relationship with the other leaders as "a 10", conversations between the world's largest industrialized countries were thought to be intense as the allies faced off with Trump over tariffs his administration has imposed on them. Nevertheless, he mentioned that the ball remained in America's court, and the decision depended upon the personal desires and acumen of the POTUS.

Trump said he would not endorse a G7 communique after Trudeau informed the president that Canadians "will not be pushed around on trade matters".

"We did not (choose to) leave it, our colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation due to known reasons at some point".

He said he did not discuss a possible meeting venue with Trump but "many" countries including Austria were keen to help in organising such a summit. Definitely, the US has monitored the reactions to its withdrawal from the JCPOA and considers the lack of response to its unilateral withdrawal as not being costly, which will have very bad consequences for the global community.

In the meantime, Ghani also said development of cooperation with Iran would serve his country's national interests.

The two leaders reached the consensus during talks after attending the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the coastal city of Qingdao, in east China's Shandong Province. He also blamed former US President Barack Obama for Russia's move into that nation.

Speaking from China where Putin was attending a regional security summit, Mr. Peskov said that in their last telephone conversation on March 20 the Russian and US leaders had also mentioned possibly meeting in Vienna.

"But I believe it's a technical issue", he said.

Matteo Salvini, the openly pro-Russian leader of the coalition government's minority partner, the far-right Lega party, has been more emphatic in his opposition to the West's sanctions against Moscow, which, along with Trump's recent comments, have been widely circulated on Russia's state-run propaganda outlets.

Trump has now exited three major treaties - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear accord - and thrown into doubt the future of another - the North American Free Trade Agreement - while launching a reckless trade war against our closest allies.

"Our countries are definitely concerned about the current situation regarding the Iranian nuclear program", the Russian leader pointed out, adding that "the USA withdrawal from the JCPOA may destabilize the situation".

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