Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Trump calls for Russian Federation to be readmitted to G7

Putin teases new arms Lasers & hypersonic missiles in service but ‘that’s not all China's Xi touts Putin ties as US tensions bring them closer
Sammy Stanley | 10 June, 2018, 16:53

Chinese President Xi Jinping gave visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin China's first friendship medal on Friday, calling him his best friend, underscoring the close ties between the two despite deep reservations many Western nations have of Putin.

Later in the day, Presidents Xi and Putin joined other ministers of state from both countries to watch a friendly hockey match between the Chinese and Russian national teams.

"They threw the Russians out".

Xi, whose government is locked in tough negotiations with the United States to avoid a trade war, said World Trade Organisation rules and the multilateral trading system should be upheld to build an open world economy.

"We value the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination", said Putin, adding that friendship between the heads of state and friendship between the two peoples are the solid foundation for the bilateral strategic cooperation.

But a time and date for a meeting have not been agreed, spokesman says.

In his meeting with Putin, Rouhani said a "more serious and important" dialogue between Russian Federation and Iran was needed regarding the nuclear deal following Washington's "illegal" withdrawal from the pact, according to a Kremlin transcript. The bloc includes China, Russia, four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, India and Pakistan.

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

Pompeo says North Korea nukes must all go before sanctions end
Marco Rubio, R-Fla. "I think within the first minute, I'll know", Trump said of the scheduled Tuesday meeting in Singapore. The level of concern is higher, though, in Japan, another USA treaty ally in Asia with much at stake.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned about the threat U-S unilateralism poses to the world.

The group demonstrated solidarity in pledging to uphold the Iran nuclear deal, a major source of G-7 contention after Trump's withdrawal last month. He added that Russian Federation will continue to honor the agreement, which offers Iran sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.

While he's taken a tougher stance on traditional US allies, Trump - who remains under investigation as part of an inquiry into potential collusion between his presidential campaign and the Kremlin - has charted a warmer course with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Speaking during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao on Sunday, Putin emphasized that the bloc members are anxious about the USA move.

"At any rate, we are ready for this", Putin said Thursday in an interview published Saturday, according to the New York Daily News.

Speaking in Qingdao, China, where Putin is attending a regional summit, Peskov said, "there have been no concrete agreements or understandings, and no specific discussions are being conducted now".

This is Mr Putin's first visit this year to China, which Beijing billed as "boasting great significance in planning the future course of China-Russia relations".

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