Vladimir Putin Dismisses G7 Criticism As "Babbling", Calls For Cooperation

  • Vladimir Putin Dismisses G7 Criticism As

Vladimir Putin Dismisses G7 Criticism As "Babbling", Calls For Cooperation

Even as the scope of the breakdown over US tariffs became clear, Xi was taking the podium to criticize what he said were new forms of "unilateralism" and "protectionism".

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

"Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said.

Russian Federation has also interfered in elections in France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Ukraine, he said.

The presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation during their meeting here on Saturday.

Coats also warned that Russian Federation is bent on busting up the transatlantic alliance.

Xi, speaking just before he put the medal on Putin, called him a "good and old friend of the Chinese people".

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.

Putin received China's first-ever friendship medal for his "outstanding contributions" to China's modernization drive and helping to maintain world peace, AFP reported.

Just yesterday Trump said Russian Federation should be attending a Group of Seven summit in Canada, a controversial idea that even Moscow seemed to reject.

Both the leaders are participating at the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting, which got under way today and is being attended by India, Russia along with other allies.

"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".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walks to his auto after walking out from the airplane upon his arrival at Qingdao Liuting International Airport, Shandong province, China, June 8, 2018.

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.

Rouhani said the United States was monitoring the global reaction to its withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and a weak response would encourage it to carry on acting unilaterally.

However, Peskov also stressed that no specific agreement had been reached about holding a summit between Trump and Putin. Rouhani said the sanctions violate worldwide law and undermine legitimate global trade.

Although G7 leaders ignored US President Donald Trump's proposal to invite back Moscow into the club, Putin said he would be happy to be readmitted.

The level of Mongolia's ties with the SCO should be lifted and Mongolia is welcome to participate in SCO cooperation in a more in-depth way, said Xi.