Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Putin criticizes Trump over Iran nuclear deal

Putin criticizes Trump over Iran nuclear deal

"We should reject selfish, short-sighted, narrow and closed-off policies".

They have "resolutely supported the other's core interests ... and jointly proactively participated in worldwide affairs and global governance, " Xi said. "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't". This is despite China's status as the most-closed major economy.

The addition of South Asian rivals India and Pakistan have also raised questions about the group's long-term cohesiveness.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani said Iran welcomes Chinese firms' investment in the upstream energy sector.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani told a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a regional security grouping led by China and Russian Federation where Iran has observer status, on June 10 that US efforts "to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all".

With tight security, closed roads and restricted press access, the summit's choreographed show of unity was a contrast to the tumultuous G-7 summit of leading industrialized nations, which concluded Saturday in Quebec and saw the US and its allies divided by escalating trade tensions.

Xi emphasized that the U.S. seeks to change the global order through unilateral approaches and violation of regulations. Neither country is friendly to the United States, though for different reasons. The summit also included Russian Federation and former Soviet republics. The Kremlin has complained that efforts to organize the meeting seem frozen.

"We should reject the Cold War mentality and confrontation between blocs", Xi said, adding that the countries should "oppose the practices of seeking absolute security of oneself at the expense of the security of other countries".

He also mentioned Russia's economic cooperation with China and the signing of a feasibility study concerning the broad Eurasian partnership agreement. He and Xi have met 25 times _ five times past year alone, according to Putin's foreign affairs adviser, .

China's official Xinhua News Agency published a report titled "The Seven Split Nations, The Lone US" last Sunday, saying that the power of the G-7 was already diminished and the internal divisions will further reduce its influence. He has raised import duties on a number of items like aluminium.

"This is quite serious".

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"Things happen", Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he's ready to meet with President Donald Trump whenever the ready.

"The U.S. president has repeatedly said that it's reasonable to hold such a meeting", Putin said. "Please, we will be glad to see everyone here in Moscow", Putin told reporters at a briefing in China's city of Qingdao.

Trump and Putin have spoken by phone eight times, according to readouts distributed by the White House. "Russia calls for strict and consistent implementation of this plan", Putin stated.

"After the USA unilateral and illegal exit, Moscow has an important role in the reinforcement of the JCPOA and fulfillment of the opposite sides' commitments", he added. Juncker added that the European Union is open to beginning a dialogue with Russian Federation, "but in other ways" that do not concern ending the sanctions regime until Moscow's ends its occupation of large parts of eastern Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula.

The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a trade war. "It's time to stop that chatter and deal with real issues".

In an address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Rouhani said the U.S. has been trying to impose its policies on others countries which was a kind of warning for all the major powers.

Speaking during a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Qingdao, Putin emphasized that the bloc members are anxious about the US move.

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

Iran has warned Europe that time is running out on saving an worldwide deal on its nuclear program and reiterated its criticism of the United States for "unilateralism" by withdrawing from the accord.

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