Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Vladimir Putin dismisses G7 criticism of Russia as ‘babbling’

Vladimir Putin dismisses G7 criticism of Russia as ‘babbling’

Speaking on background, Canadian officials said Ottawa's position hasn't changed and they believe that Russia's illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea disqualifies Moscow from participation.

"The two leaders also discussed the current global situation and agreed on the need to focus on upholding principles and rules of worldwide law and amicably resolving various global and regional crises through diplomacy and negotiations".

Putin's remarks followed a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting.

Trump has repeatedly put himself at odds with practically the entire United States political and security establishment over Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Both sides should explore new ideas and measures to promote all-round cooperation, and turn the two countries' advantage in high-level political relationship into more practical cooperation results, Xi said, calling for strengthening people-to-people and cultural cooperation to deepen the friendship between the two peoples.

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

Rouhani appreciated efforts by China and Russian Federation to preserve the nuclear accord, saying, "All signatories to the JCPOA have a responsibility regarding the commitments of removing sanctions under the JCPOA, and also based on Resolution 2231 of the UN Security Council and Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations are responsible to help full implementation of the JCOPA and prevent any move that poses an obstacle on implementation of the JCPOA".

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.

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Asked for his impression of the Chinese leader for life, Putin said Xi was "approachable and sincere", as well as "perhaps the only state leader who has celebrated my birthday with me". Putin appeared to agree with Trump's view that Russian Federation should be readmitted.

The SCO meeting comes at a time that Trump unilaterally pulled Washington out of the worldwide nuclear pact with Iran. "Why are we having a meeting without Russian Federation being in the meeting?"

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.

China is willing to work with the other SCO member states, including Russian Federation, to take the Qingdao summit as an opportunity to further carry forward the "Shanghai Spirit" and ensure the healthy and stable development of the SCO, Xi noted.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday slammed the Trump administration for unilaterally dumping the Iran nuclear deal while complimented China, Russia and Europe for trying to protect it.

Trump announced the USA would leave what he called the "horrible" Iran nuclear accord in May.

Trump pulled out of the 2015 Obama-era accord last month, despite objections from European allies and other nations.

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