China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

China’s Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Iran leader

On the sidelines of the two presidents' meeting, Iran and China also signed four memorandums of understanding for cooperation in various fields.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has scoffed at the G-7's accusations against Russia as mere "chatter". "However, we will be glad to see everyone in Moscow", Putin said to reporters.

The G7 endorsed Britain's accusation that Moscow was behind the poisoning attack in the southwest of England on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The Skripals were in critical condition for weeks before recovering. "Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said.

Responding to Trump's call for Russia's return to G8, the Kremlin said that Moscow is focused on other negotiating formats.

Earlier Sunday, Putin criticized the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a speech at the summit.

Trump's comments are likely to cause consternation, especially among European allies furious at Russia's support of separatists in eastern Ukraine, assassination plots against Russian dissidents on European soil and meddling in Western elections, including Trump's election in the US.

Key to Trump's concerns appeared to be declarations on trade, a thorny issue following Trump's announcement that he planned to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. Putin added that a thorough discussion is needed to address the issue.

Putin says some nations including Austria have offered to host his summit with Trump.

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They also discussed speeding up talks and the future of NAFTA, a Canadian government official said late Friday. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door", Navarro said .

Trump and Putin have spoken by phone eight times, according to readouts distributed by the White House. Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who USA intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win.

He emphasized the need for the group to closely follow the situation in Afghanistan to fend off the threats posed by militants in the country.

On the plus side, they have gotten a president elected in a soon-to-be third world nation, the United States of America.

In a new television feature introduced in Russia this year, called "Direct Line", bloggers and vloggers are allowed to ask questions to the Russian President on behalf of their followers.

In his address, Chinese President Xi Jinping also made a veiled dig at the USA for withdrawing from the deal, noting that China was willing to work with Russian Federation and other countries to protect the deal, reports PTI.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose country has observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, made the summit his first foreign trip since the U.S.' decision.

Putin came to China on June 8, where his met his counterpart Xi Jingping and later took part in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO summit. The two South Asian nations joined the bloc as full members past year.

Trump has now exited three major treaties - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear accord - and thrown into doubt the future of another - the North American Free Trade Agreement - while launching a reckless trade war against our closest allies.

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