Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter'

  • Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter'

Putin says G-7 criticism of Russian Federation is 'chatter'

"No matter what fluctuations there are in the worldwide situation, China and Russian Federation have always firmly taken the development of relations as a priority", Xi told Putin at the start of their formal talks.

"It used to be the G8 because Russian Federation was in it and now Russia's not in it", Trump told reporters before departing for the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada.

"Now all these loading and unloading operations of military equipment and personnel are no longer needed".

"Everyone demonstrated solidarity with London over a certain event in Salisbury but nothing concrete was said again", Putin said.

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

Nevertheless, Trump told reporters Friday that he has been "Russia's worst nightmare". "We are facing a very volatile region", she said.

U.S. President Donald Trump disrupted the first day of the Group of Seven summit, calling for Russian Federation to be readmitted to the exclusive club and batting aside strong objections from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders to his protectionist trade and tariffs policies.

Putin is in Beijing for a state visit, during which he will attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russian Federation and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.

I am not being snarky-one of the things I think is important in this present moment is get those who support Trump to come to grips with why they support him.

The most powerful Russian and Chinese leaders in decades, Putin and Xi have forged closer ties as Trump has labeled both countries economic rivals that challenge U.S. interests and values.

He emphasised that the bloc's members, which also include China, four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, as well as India and Pakistan, were anxious about the United States move.

Earlier on Sunday, Putin criticised the United States withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a speech at the summit.

He adds Moscow will continue to honor its obligations under the Iranian nuclear deal.

"The recent example of such unilateralism and the defiance of the decisions of the worldwide community by the USA government is its withdrawal from the JCPOA", he said, referring to the nuclear agreement by its official name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Trump was heading into a bigger controversy over trade as other G7 leaders, including host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been angered by Washington's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium imported from allies including Canada and the European Union.