Trump barrels into G-7 summit, ready to fight USA allies

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Macron said the message of other G7 leaders to Trump on the Iran deal should be: "You're not comfortable with an agreement signed by your predecessor, maybe just because it was signed by your predecessor, but don't stop others from respecting it and don't push Iran to leave, because today it's the best protection we have".

Mr Xi told media after their meeting that both he and his Russian counterpart felt "the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is mature, firm and stable".

Peskov was quick to add, according to the report, that discussions between Trump and Putin on the issue are purely in the preliminary stages.

"The experience I have with the president of the United States tells me that even though his actions are often criticized, especially recently, including on the worldwide arena and in the economic sphere, he is still a reflective person and he is able to listen and react to another person's arguments", Putin said.

"Today crystallises precisely why Putin was so eager to see Trump elected", said Ned Price, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst and the National Security Council spokesman under then-President Barack Obama. Under Trump, the United States has abandoned its traditional role in the G-7 as an advocate for freer global trade, instead pushing more protectionist policies.

China and Russian Federation lead the regional security group, which include former Soviet states, and new members such as India and Pakistan.

Trump's deteriorating relationships with Trudeau and Macron - both of whom he has previously lavished with praise - come as the USA finds itself increasingly isolated from key allies over Trump's isolationist policies, including his decisions to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

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It was expelled in 2014 in response to its annexation of Crimea. "We should have the Russians at the negotiating table", Mr. Trump said before departing for Canada.

The call threatens to further strain what was shaping up to be a tough summit for the G7, whose members have also been clashing with the Trump administration over a looming trade war. "In the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russian Federation out, they should let Russian Federation come back in".

Hours before he boarded Air Force One to fly to Quebec for the G7 meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump launched a series of fresh salvos at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and called on Russian Federation to be readmitted to the exclusive club of leading industrial nations.

Newly sworn Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he supports Trump's proposal.

The French and Canadian leaders have each vowed to address the tariffs with Trump at the summit.

But all the leaders did endorse Mr. Trump's historic denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore next week.

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