Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation

Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation

Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation

"As soon as the US side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule".

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

"I can confirm that President Trump voiced concern about a new round of arms race in our latest call", Putin said.

"As soon as it is possible", he said when asked about the meeting's possible date.

Former Vice President Joe Biden denounced Trump's remarks, writing on Twitter, "Putin's Russian Federation invaded its neighbors, violated our sovereignty by undermining elections, and attacks dissidents overseas".

The "historic" Korean reconciliation of the Korean peninsula and the upcoming bilateral talks between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were also mentioned in Putin's statement.

Putin also commented on the U.S. exit from the Iran Nuclear Deal, stressing that Moscow has consistently advocated the agreement's implementation and is committed to following its obligations.

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

"Italy has been left on his own on this issue but we must have reforms and we want to see some more solidarity within Europe", he told Italian reporters.

As he travelled to Quebec City for the meeting of the Group of Seven industrialised economies, Trump mused last Friday that Russian Federation ought to be brought back to the group - for no discernible reason.

He added that Russian Federation was ready to "develop, deepen and normalize ties with the United States", noting that the next move was for Washington to make.

Russian Federation was expelled from the group four years ago after annexing Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula and sparking a war in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 10,300 people.

Now Donald Trump wants Russian Federation back.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me - so Turkey will be watching that road map because - as Tusk says - with a friend like Trump, who needs an enemy?

"For our country, it's a great joy and honor to receive representatives from the massive footballing family", Putin said in a video statement released Saturday. It is a serious issue, this might really hurt the economic interests of many countries, first of all, of course, of the European ones.

Earlier today, Putin criticised the USA withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a speech at the summit.

Speaking during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao on Sunday, Putin emphasized that the bloc members are anxious about the US move. The agreement, put into place in 2015 under President Barack Obama, lifted worldwide economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for the country to limit its nuclear program.

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