Putin Hits Trump for Leaving Iran Nuclear Deal


Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on as China's President Xi Jinping points during Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China June 10, 2018.

At the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization this weekend, Messrs.

The SCO gathering comes as US President Donald Trump meets America's closest allies in Canada for a two-day G7 summit, which concludes Saturday.

Adding an extra layer of friction to the gathering, Trump suggested that Russian Federation - which was expelled following the annexation of Crimea - should be allowed to rejoin the group.

In late May, US President Donald Trump said that he had instructed the responsible bodies to study the possibility of imposition of new tariffs on automobile imports in the same manner as he did with respect to aluminum and steel duties.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) late yesterday opened a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the United States over trade and Washington's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Mr Putin, speaking during a visit to China, said: "We did not choose to leave it, our colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation due to known reasons at some point".

"Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said on Friday.

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During the meeting, President Mamnoon expressed the hope that all parties of the Iran nuclear deal would continue to implement the agreement and uphold their commitments.

'Once again, nothing concrete was said, ' Putin said, referring to the G7 statement.

Xi also presented Putin with China's first "friendship medal", calling him a "good and old friend of the Chinese people" during a live broadcast on state television. The bloc includes China, Russia, four ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, India and Pakistan.

However, the Kremlin acknowledged Saturday that President Vladimir Putin discussed during a visit to Austria earlier this week the possibility of Vienna playing host to a summit with his USA counterpart Donald Trump. I think it would be good for Russian Federation.

Putin said the United State's withdrawal could "destabilize the region" in the middle east according to the Associated Press and added Russian Federation will continue to honor the deal.

"President Putin is the leader of a great country who is influential around the world", Xi said.

Wang Huning read out the order of award, which is conferred to recognize Putin's long-time devotion and important contribution to good neighborliness and friendship between Russian Federation and China, and to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has slammed United States attempts to impose its own policies on others, saying Washington's "unilateral sanctions" damage global business.