Putin criticizes U.S. withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal

Putin criticizes U.S. withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal

Putin criticizes U.S. withdrawal from Iranian nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that dialogue with Donald Trump could be "constructive", in comments released after his USA counterpart called for Russia to be re-admitted to the exclusive Group of Seven club of nations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow, Russia June 7, 2018.

Russian Federation was expelled from what was then called the G8 in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

At least three of Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate, all frequent critics of the president, assailed his suggestion of readmitting Russian Federation to the group.

On Twitter, he said: "The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier that Russia's return to the club was out of the question. The latter now includes the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, Italy, France and Germany.

"I think Putin's probably going, 'Man, I wish Hillary won, '" Trump said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held talks, face-to-face and by phone, with Putin in which he stressed that Jerusalem wants Iranian forces - including Hezbollah and other Shiite militias - entirely out of Syria, and not just the southwestern region closest to the Jewish state.

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He said that the United States exit from the nuclear deal warrants an "important and serious discussion between our two countries".

Peskov said the possibility of a Vienna summit was also raised this week during talks in the city between Putin and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has sought to present his country as a bridge between Russian Federation and the West.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that he'd be happy to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump whenever Washington is ready for such a summit.

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.

This is Mr Putin's first visit this year to China, which Beijing billed as "boasting great significance in planning the future course of China-Russia relations". And Trudeau said: "We are going to defend our industries and our workers".

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.

The 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, lifted that barrier. He added that Moscow will continue to honor its obligations under the Iranian nuclear deal.

"The very fact that we confirm the high level of our interaction and talk about the need for its development, in my opinion, is of great importance, for contemporary global relations, for Russian-Chinese relations", he said.

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