Donald Trump says China is seeking talks to end trade conflict

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House Friday Aug. 23 2019 in Washington. Trump is en route to the G-7 summit in France

Officials said the White House was not aware in advance of the invitation to Zarif - a further indication of Trump's diminished role.

First, both Trump and Rouhani said the idea is feasible in the same day - an unprecedented sign of diplomatic potential. 'I don't consider that disrespectful at all, especially when he asked me for approval'.

Iran's foreign minister paid a visit to a G7 summit in France on Sunday, an unexpected twist to a meeting already troubled by differences between U.S. President Donald Trump and Western allies over a raft of issues, including Iran.

"The Amazon is burning and it's something that concerns everyone", French President said on Friday. In turn, he chose to invite the Iranian foreign minister to the location of the Group of Seven summit so he could meet with France's foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian. "What I hope is that in coming weeks, based on these talks, we can manage to see a summit between President Rouhani and President Trump", Macron said, adding that he believed if they met a deal could be struck.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif paid a "surprise" visit to the G7 summit at the invitation of Macron - though it soon became clear that what appeared as a fearless attempt by Macron to force the dialogue out of its stalemate, had in fact been agreed with Trump. The Group of Seven meeting in Biarritz comes amid anxieties over a global economic slowdown and the president's escalating trade war with China. The G-7 comprises the United States, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For a political leader who thrives in the flash of cameras and curated social media content, it was an uncharacteristic approach for Trudeau at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, which wrapped up Monday.

In their meeting Sunday, Trudeau praised the new, albeit not yet ratified, free trade agreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico, a favourite subject of Trump's.

The Palestinian Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, condemned the deletion during its weekly meeting in Ramallah on Monday. 'This is a French initiative, but made by a clear information of the USA president before'.

President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an global summit with the leaders of the globe's economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his preference for going it alone, both in a sharply divided United States and an interconnected world.

'I would certainly invite him, ' Trump told reporters, but conceded that the Russian leader might not want to attend.

Leaping into the fray, European Council President Donald Tusk, who takes part in the G7 discussions, warned the EU would respond "in kind" if Trump acted on his threat.

The group was previously known as the G8 and counted Russian Federation among its members, but Russian Federation has been excluded since annexing the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in early 2014. "Big weekend with other world leaders!"

France has taken a lead role in trying to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after Trump scuttled it previous year. Turns out, a nuclear bomb can't even put a dent in a tropical cyclone - but a tropical cyclone can carry nuclear radiation all over the damn place.

Second, during the 32 months of his presidency, Trump has alternately threatened to bomb Iran into the stone age with multiple rounds of asking for bilateral talks. Trump administration insists that they are ready for talks with Iran but Tehran says it will resist in face of all pressures and that there will be no talks with a party which has already violated many worldwide agreements.

Hours before leaving for Biarritz, Trump reacted angrily to China's move to impose retaliatory tariffs on more U.S. goods, even saying he was ordering United States companies to look at ways to close their operations in China.

"I think we are doing very well".

On Iran: "Two things are very important for us: Iran must never have nuclear weapons, and this situation should never threaten regional stability".

The US President copped some criticism from the talking heads back home.



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