Putin gets some love from Xi and Trump

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All questions of a possible summit between the two leaders were also pushed aside with President Putin giving an answer that as beneficial as it might prove to be, the current domestic political situation in the U.S. stood as a huge barrier between mutual positive communication.

Trump frequently boasts of the United States' nuclear capabilities, warning Russian Federation in April that it should "get ready" for a USA missile strike on Syria.

President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with his Iranian counterpart President Hassan Rouhani and discussed relations between the two countries and the prevailing situation in the region, said a statement.

Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Centre, said the nuclear cooperation deals were "pure pragmatism and a rare example of a genuine win-win" between the two countries.

The leaders of the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain made the strongly worded statement just hours after US President Donald Trump, who is part of the G7, said he wanted Moscow re-invited to the group.

Taking to Twitter, Sanders said, "I find it very odd that President Trump has such a hard time getting along with the leaders of the world's major democracies but feels very comfortable with despots and authoritarian leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Duterte and Mohammad Bin Salman".

Putin, however, voiced his support for Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. "I would recommend, and it is up to them, but Russian Federation should be at the meeting", Trump noted.

'As soon as the USA side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule'.

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During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the assembled leaders, including Rouhani, that the U.S. withdrawal could "destabilise the situation" but Moscow still supports the "unconditional implementation" of the deal. "I think it would be good for the world".

Russian Federation was a member of the G8 until it was suspended in 2014 when it annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. "Back in the day, colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation due to certain reasons".

Later in the day, Presidents Xi and Putin joined other ministers of state from both countries to watch a friendly hockey match between the Chinese and Russian national teams. "I see this as an acknowledgement and an evaluation of Russia's efforts to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership with China", he said, making only passing mention of "our personal friendship".

That's "not something we are even remotely interested in looking at", Trudeau said on Saturday.

Trump also added he has been Russia's "worst nightmare".

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

"We have been a faithful player to this commitment, we've done our best, we've shown our good intentions".

As trade grows, the two countries are promoting settlements in ruble and yuan, bypassing the U.S. dollar and other Western currencies.