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

BEIJING CHINA- MAY 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

Commenting on the G-7's statement, Putin said: "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues".

'The U.S. president has repeatedly said that it's reasonable to hold such a meeting, ' Putin said on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Donald Trump is ramping up his blast of Canada on Twitter this morning over what he says are unfair trade practices as the US president prepares to make his Canadian debut later today.

And as if to add another irritant, Trump called for Russian Federation to be brought back into G7 and resurrect the G8 format, from which the Kremlin was expelled following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its meddling in eastern Ukraine. He said that several countries, including Austria, have offered to host a Trump-Putin meeting.

Trump pulled out of the 2015 Obama-era accord last month, despite objections from European allies and other nations.

"As for Russia's return to "the seven, ' 'the eight" [G7, G8] - we have not left it".

"The China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperation is not only the shared asset of the two countries but also offers a model for building a new type of worldwide relations", Xi said.

He added that Russian Federation will continue to honor the agreement, which offers Iran sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

The warm welcome stands in contrast to the general view of Putin in most Western capitals.

According to France 24, authorities emptied an entire oceanside swathe of Qingdao - clearing out shopkeepers, residents and day-trippers to make way for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian and Iranian counterparts.

Donilon also criticized Trump for isolating the United States at a summit where it used to be the leader.

Putin said he shares Trump's expression of concern about a renewed arms race expressed in a March phone call.

Meanwhile, Putin and Trump have mentioned Vienna as a possible venue for their summit, but no decision has been made, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Qingdao yesterday.

SCO states also include four ex-Soviet central Asian republics and new members Pakistan and India.

China and Russian Federation pledged to support each other on key global issues during a summit in Beijing on Friday, as the two sides hailed an "all-time high" in bilateral ties amid strained relations with the US.

SCO nations may discuss the potential of a joint free trade area, she said, as China also pushes for participation in its Belt and Road global infrastructure project.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the United States for "imposing its policies on the rest of the world".

Putin said the United State's withdrawal could "destabilize the region" in the middle east according to the Associated Press and added Russian Federation will continue to honor the deal.

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