Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever USA is ready


He, however, added that the combined purchasing power of the Russian Federation and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a meeting of which he was attending in China, outstripped the G7.

Putin's remarks follow a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting. "As soon as the US side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule". "We did not discuss a specific location but many countries offer their support, including Austria", Putin said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, arrives to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province Sunday, June 10, 2018.

But both nations have touted their nuclear supremacy.

In March, Putin used a concept video of unlimited range nuclear warheads apparently raining down on Florida to tout his country's new firepower.

"The time for negotiations is coming to an end and if Europe considers itself capable of maintaining the nuclear agreement, it must announce its decision explicitly and promptly, as otherwise Iran will take the next steps with regards to nuclear and other issues", he added. Russian Federation was removed from the summit in 2014 when after it invaded Crimea over its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine. "Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said.

"Everyone demonstrated solidarity with London over a certain event in Salisbury but nothing concrete was said again", Putin said. "I think the ball is in the Americans' court", Putin was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Trump said he would not endorse a G7 communique after Trudeau informed president that Canadians "will not be pushed around on trade matters". She took particular issue with Trump's previous claim that imports of Canadian steel and aluminum had made U.S. steel and aluminum plants unsustainable, thereby threatening national security. That is why it was begun by the United States way back when.

Trump dismissed Trudeau's comments as "false statements" before announcing the United States would withdraw from the communique.

Trump said upon his departure from the summit for Singapore on Saturday that former President Barack Obama had "allowed Russian Federation to take Crimea". "Canada has objected in words, but will also do so in actions", she said, referencing the retaliatory measures Canada will impose next month.

On Sunday, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland called the tariffs illegal and insulting. We can't pose a security threat to the United States, and I know that Americans understand that. The mood was captured in an already iconic photograph showing Trump sitting, his arms crossed in a defensive posture, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel, surrounded by the other leaders, leans across the table at him.