China Supports Iran Nuclear Deal in Talks with Iranian Leader
Jun 12 2018
The Russian prez said he did not discuss meeting venue but "many" countries including Austria are willing to help organise such a summit.
"Once again, nothing concrete was said", Putin said, referring to the G-7 statement.
Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China - plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.
Founded in 2001, the Beijing-based bloc was originally conceived as a vehicle for resolving border issues, fighting terrorism and - more implicitly - to counter American influence in Central Asia following its invasion of Afghanistan.
Rouhani also stressed the importance of developing bilateral cooperation in the fields of culture, science and technology and expressed hope that the Chinese government would facilitate issues for Iranian businessmen and students including in the banking sector.
The group further split as Trump revoked his endorsement of the joint summit communique amid the recent spat between the United States and Europe over the introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union and Canada by Washington.
The Russian president visited China between Friday and Sunday.
White House aide Larry Kudlow tellsCNN's "State of the Union" says Trudeau has done a "great disservice" to the G-7 by saying Canada had to stand up for itself and that the USA was responsible for the problem with tariffs.
Putin's comments that he was ready to meet Trump came just a day after the US President rattled G7 leaders at a summit in Canada, where he repeated his appeal to the group to allow Russian Federation back in.
Russian Federation was expelled from the grouping in 2014 after it invaded and annexed Crimea and for its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.
The addition of South Asian rivals India and Pakistan have also raised questions about the group's long-term cohesiveness.
Putin said that Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country s president following the U.S. withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday.
The group pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear deal, a major source of G-7 contention after Trump's withdrawal last month.
Xinhua quoted Xi as saying that the Iran nuclear deal should continue to be implemented earnestly as it acts to stabilize the peace and stability in the Middle East as well as for the worldwide non-proliferation regime.