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

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

"However, we will be glad to see everyone in Moscow", Putin said to reporters.

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

"As soon as the American side is ready this meeting would take place depending on my working schedule of course", Putin told reporters in the Chinese city of Qingdao.

"I can confirm that President Trump voiced concern about a new round of arms race in our latest call", Putin said. Yet, given the depth of disagreements on the Iran issue, it is hard to see how the US-Russian discussions on Syria could progress beyond de-confliction talks.

"We've had really a very good relationship, very special", the USA president said of Macron, a day after the two leaders had exchanged terse messages on Twitter. This had ended after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

The report said the message from Kim was sent to Putin and the people of Russian Federation on the occasion of Russia's National Day which falls on June 12. "And in the G-7, which used to be the G-8, they threw Russia out; they should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table". We do know, however, that Trump sees no value in having a group of allies get together to discuss the challenges they face in the world today.

Trump also raised eyebrows by urging the G7 to once again become a G8 by bringing Russian Federation back into the fold.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said, "Asking Russia to rejoin the G7 is not something we are even remotely looking at".

"We have seen malign activity from Russian Federation in a whole variety of ways, of course including on the streets of Salisbury in the UK".

Speaking after the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Sunday, Putin said: "Once again, nothing concrete was said". "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues". At this point it's hard to justify adding Russian Federation to the G-7 when we aren't adding an ally like South Korea, not to mention China, India or Brazil, since they all have larger and more globally significant economies than Russian Federation does.

Putin, who has previously told Europe he had warned them about the trade threat Washington posed to them, also said that if Trump imposed new tariffs on imports of foreign cars it would have serious consequences for the global economy and especially for Europe.

Both Trump and Conte were clear that they want Russian Federation to be readmitted to the Group, despite Moscow's refusal to withdraw its occupation forces from Crimea - which it forcibly annexed from Ukraine in 2014 - and eastern Ukraine, where Russia's armed forces and their local proxies continue to fight a war that has killed almost 11,000 people in just over four years.

Last month, President Donald Trump pulled out of former President Barack Obama's landmark 2015 nuclear accord with Iran over the objections of European allies and other nations.

Founded in 2001, the Beijing-based bloc was originally conceived as a vehicle for resolving border issues, fighting terrorism and - more implicitly - to counter American influence in Central Asia following its invasion of Afghanistan.