Iran, China discuss JCPOA, all-out relations on SCO sidelines

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with Chinese President Xi Jinping Iranian media outlets

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with Chinese President Xi Jinping Iranian media outlets

White House aide Larry Kudlow tells CNN's "State of the Union" says Trudeau has done a "great disservice" to the G-7 by saying Canada had to stand up for itself and that the USA was responsible for the problem with tariffs.

Putin also spoke of the industrialized nations, which was the G8 with Russian Federation until it was suspended from the group in 2014 when it annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine.

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

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

Speaking at a joint press point with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Brussels on June 1, the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc and China share commitment to preserve the nuclear agreement and to work for its continuation.

Conte's about-face on Italy's position on Russian Federation came after his meeting with Tusk and Juncker, prior to the G7 summit, At that meeting, Tusk said that Brussels and Rome shared the same general view regarding how to deal with Putin, but differed slightly on the details.

Despite this, Putin also said Sunday he's ready to meet with Trump, "as soon as the US side is ready".

Putin said that some nations, including Austria, have offered to host his summit with Trump, should they have one.

Earlier on Sunday, Putin said he's happy to meet with President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit.

Trump and Putin have spoken by phone eight times, according to readouts distributed by the White House.

In a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Chinese port city of Qingdao on Saturday, Rouhani underlined that Iran will not withhold any effort to contribute to restoring permanent peace to and fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.

"For the president of the United States to blame his predecessor rather than to understand Russian Federation is our adversary, Russian Federation has taken on behavior that's absolutely reprehensible, including being responsible for shooting a civilian aircraft out of the skies and killing hundreds of people", Rice said.

Last Sunday Xi and Putin toasted the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), an eight-member bloc created to coordinate security policies across Asia. The two South Asian nations joined the bloc as full members a year ago.

Putin says Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region.

Xi said the deal is "conducive to safeguarding peace and stability in the Middle East and the global non-proliferation regime, and should continue to be implemented earnestly", according to Xinhua.

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