Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling,' calls for cooperation

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Trump arrived at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec on Friday amid tensions with his counterparts over tariffs the United States recently slapped on Canada, Mexico and the European Union, citing national security risks.

He was referring to Trump's statement that Russian Federation should be taking part in the G8 meeting format "whether you like it or not".

"Both share skepticism towards American hegemony and distrust USA intentions, both are authoritarian personalistic rulers", he said. Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who USA intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Trump said Russian Federation should be readmitted, but even Moscow seemed to reject that suggestion. Just to make clear how much contempt he has for this whole exercise, Trump left the gathering early, meaning he not only skip the meeting on climate change (of course), but he wasn't around for the traditional conclusion, when the members craft a joint statement and hold a press conference and photo opportunity where they show their unity by standing side by side.

Membership includes Canada, the U.S., UK, Italy, France, Japan and Germany. One of the promises is to improve the Russian-US relations.

But Trump struck a more affable tone after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, saying the French leader was helping work out trade issues. She said the two leaders exchanged pleasantries and briefly discussed trade.

"Russia should be in this meeting, " Trump said. They are also a fresh reminder that efforts by other leaders to woo Trump in hopes of swaying his opinion have been largely unsuccessful.

Macron said, in part, "sometimes we disagree but we always speak and share I think common concerns and common values, and we share a willingness to deliver and get results together".

Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the U.S. withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday.

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Vladimir Putin on Sunday followed through on President Trump's call to readmit Russian Federation to the G7 by saying Moscow would be happy to host a gathering of global leaders, according to a report on Sunday. Trump first joked that the Canadian leader "has agreed to cut all tariffs".

"We both believe that the current trade protectionism has increased, and there are many uncertainties in the recovery of the world economy". Trump said in a second tweet.

The president has angered Canada, Mexico and European countries with his recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

"We can differently assess decisions that are taken by the United States, including by the USA president".

In his remarks to reporters on the White House lawn before departing for Canada Friday morning, Trump touched on a wide range of topics.

President Trump doesn't want anything to do with that.

Critics argue that the growing US isolation is risky at a time when Trump is making diplomatic overtures with North Korea and in the Middle East and could use the support of allies.

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