Putin says G-7 criticism of Russia is 'chatter'

Putin says G-7 criticism of Russia is 'chatter'

The Russian President stated that USA leader Donald Trump in their latest conversation expressed concern about a new round of the arms race.

"Please, we will be glad to see everyone here in Moscow", Putin told reporters in China where he attended an economic summit and met with President Xi Jinping.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) late yesterday opened a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the U.S. over trade and Washington's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hit back at Trump over trade policy and other matters on which the president with other G-7 nations, saying in a Twitter that "maybe the American president doesn't care about being isolated today, but we don't mind being six, if needs be".

In the United States, Trump's comments drew criticism from some fellow Republicans, including Senator John McCain, who slammed Trump for treating Putin with "the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies. They should let Russian Federation come back in because we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", the USA leader said before boarding the presidential jet. We rallied the entire European Union and many other partners to impose tough sanctions on Russian Federation for its annexation.

Putin stressed that he is ready to meet Trump "as soon as" Washington is ready, adding that there were "no precise talks on a place for the meeting". Now, I love our country. Putin said on Russian television six days before the four-yearly tournament gets underway.

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Despite tensions in the US-Russia relationship, Putin did not rule out the possibility of a meeting with Trump.

As a result, at the G-8, minus Russia's meeting in Canada last weekend, the headlines read, "The world against the United States". Aside from the dispute over Russian Federation annexing the Crimea from Ukraine, the Kremlin's standing within the global community has been eroded by its meddling in elections in other countries. "I think this is a very important step in building our relations".

He also said that the bilateral ties between both the countries have withstood the test of the ever-changing worldwide situation. He added that Russian Federation will continue to honor the agreement, which offers Iran sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. He also blamed former US President Barack Obama for Russia's move into that nation.

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Because of these issues and Trump's uncompromising attitude (he did not stay until the end of the meeting and left early for his summit with Kim Jung Un), an agreement could not be reached in Canada.

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