Putin says ready to meet Trump 'as soon as' Washington is ready

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 12, 2018

World leaders are gathering at the G7 summit in Canada Friday, as President Trump continues to feud with some of those allies over trade.

Trump's recent tariffs follow a year of policy making that has distanced the US from traditional allies, including Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal.

He signalled he wanted better relations with the U.S., and said he welcomed Trump's call to allow Russian Federation back into the G7 group of leading industrialised nations.

He said a meeting could take place as soon as the United States was ready and that many European countries had offered their help in making it happen.

For its part, Russian Federation allows China to show the USA that it has "other options" in global negotiations, she said. Russian Federation was ousted from the group in 2014 because of its approach to Crimea.

At the G7 summit Mrs May was holding formal face-to-face talks with all of the other leaders - except Mr Trump.

Heather Conley, director of the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Trump seems to draw no distinction between allies who share the USA values of market economics and democracy, and adversaries who do not, and in the process he's upending decades of American foreign policy. I think it would be good for the United States. The EU is also attending the summit. Trump said Russian Federation should be readmitted, but even Moscow seemed to reject that suggestion. The point isn't that each of those deals was flawless, but to Trump they were disastrous primarily because they involved the United States joining with other countries in the hopes that everyone could emerge better off.

Trump maintained the US relationship with the country's northern neighbor is "probably better, as good or better, than it's ever been". The differences between Trump and the other leaders are not only restricted to the trade but has extended in the other arenas like the conflict of Israel-Palestine, climate change, and the relationship with Iran.

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Trump plans to leave the summit four hours earlier than originally planned to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said. However, Trump is still hopeful of a positive progress.

Meanwhile, talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that eliminated most tariffs and duties between the U.S., Canada and Mexico appear to have ground to a halt.

Trump's "America First" message to allies has hardened since he brought hardline national security adviser John Bolton on to his team.

At the same time Trump said, "I'm not above the law".

It's a startling attack on the leader of the USA neighbor and ally.

Likewise, Macron described the moment as a period of "great challenges", but also defended his efforts to befriend the American president, saying the U.S.is a historical ally and "we need them".

When the prospect of such a meeting was recently floated in the media and by the U.S. Ambassador in Moscow Jon Huntsman the usual suspects went into convulsions.

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