Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever United States is ready

Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever United States is ready

And Trump frequently boasts of his country's nuclear capabilities, warning in April that Russian Federation that it should "get ready" for a USA missile strike on Syria. Putin's official statement, released after the SCO summit came to an end, said that the SCO members were increasingly taking such steps to facilitate simplification of trade and economic cooperation.

"As soon as the U.S. side is ready, this meeting shall take place, of course, fitting my working schedule".

Departing the White House for a fractious summit with European, Canadian and Japanese leaders, Trump said their 2014 decision to suspend Russian Federation from the group of the world's most advanced economies - after Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea region - should be reversed.

"The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all", Rouhani told the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a regional security grouping led by China and Russian Federation where Iran has observer status. "And anyone who leaves and turns their back on them shows their inconsistency", the palace said.

They have also sought to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional grouping they created, which meets this weekend.

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

Each of the European Union, China and Russian Federation have announced their intention to salvage the nuclear deal and tried to persuade Tehran to stay after the United States exit, but some senior officials in Iran are skeptical of European positions and accuse them of sharing roles with Washington.

In a statement issued by 6 of the 7 countries at the G-7, they said that together they were a larger economic powerhouse than the United States.

Founded in 2001, the Beijing-based SCO has largely served as a vehicle for resolving border issues, fighting terrorism and - more implicitly - to counter American influence in Central Asia following its invasion of Afghanistan. The group used to be called G8 before Russia's membership was suspended in 2014 after the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis.

"The US president has repeatedly said that it's reasonable to hold such a meeting", Putin said on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, referring to that as a sample of unilateralism and defiance of the decisions made by the global community.

Putin said Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region. The Islamic Republic of Iran has so far lived up to all his commitments under the JCPOA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has so far confirmed my country's commitment to its obligations for 11 times.

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