Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China Sunday.

Putin also welcomed Trump's call to bring Moscow back into the G-7 group of leading industrialised nations.

"We will be happy to see everyone in Moscow", Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a news conference in Qingdao, where the SCO summit took place.

In an address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Rouhani said the U.S. has been trying to impose its policies on others countries which was a kind of warning for all the major powers.

Reports said the Kremlin has reached out to Austria about hosting a meeting between Trump and Putin sometime this summer.

Trump riled USA allies on Friday when he suggested Russian Federation be readmitted to the G7 organization, despite the country's 2014 expulsion because it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

Putin also dismissed as mere "chatter" a G7 statement that criticized Russian Federation.

On the prospect of a third World War, Putin said that the threat of mutual destruction has always restrained participants of the global arena and prevented leading military powers from making hasty moves.


"The president of the United States himself has repeatedly said that he considered such a meeting appropriate, and I confirm that this is indeed the case". "Russia calls for strict and consistent implementation of this plan", Putin stated. "And if it's not fixed, then we're not going to deal with these countries".

"This leads me to believe that dialogue may prove to be constructive", the Russian leader added.

Putin described the USA pullout from the nuclear deal as a "unilateral and illegal move" and declared Moscow will negotiate with other parties to the deal to keep it intact, Fars reported.

With the president of aspiring full member Iran looking on, Putin said Moscow still supports the Iran nuclear deal that Trump recently abandoned.

The G7 ended in discord on Saturday when Trump clashed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said he might hit the auto industry with tariffs. 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.

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.

"As far as I know, the USA president has stated that the United States is considering the possibility of additional regulation of deliveries of the automotive vehicles to the U.S. market".

The location of the Sunday summit, Qingdao, China, is approximately 400 miles southeast of Beijing.

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