Russia should be allowed back into G7

Charlene Craig
June 13, 2018

With enemies like these, who needs friends?

European Council President Donald Tusk expressed broad concern about Trump's opposition to the global rules-based order, because it "is being challenged, quite surprisingly, not by the usual suspects but by its main architect and guarantor, the U.S". 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.

Joel Rubin, a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration, said the dual moves were "completely antithetical" to America's foreign policy objectives.

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"This is weak", said Republican Sen. "But there's nary a whimper".

In the week leading up to the G7 (Group of Seven) meeting, many were starting to call it the G6 +1, since Trump was doing everything in his power to alienate the other 6.

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Putin made the announcement Sunday, the same day Trump arrived in Singapore ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On Saturday, U.S. Sen.

Trump said he hoped a final summit communique would be agreed, and officials were to work late into the night, while the leaders enjoyed a campfire chat and circus acts.

In 2014 Russian Federation was booted from the G7 for annexing Crimea and invading Ukraine.

It's revealing that he said "we should have Russian Federation at the negotiating table", because the G-7 meeting is not a negotiation.

Following a formal welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, Putin first with Premier Li Keqiang, telling him that Russia-China trade and economic ties have "gained a good tempo, and we are looking for new spheres of cooperation".

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Further underlining the relationship's importance, the visit comes just a month since Mr Putin began his new term in office.

We have to treat this very accurately and carefully, such phenomenon has its place in the world, it is developing! The White House did not say what the president would talk about. "Please, we would be happy to see everyone in Moscow", he added. He spent Friday participating in the rituals of the G-7, including the formal greeting by host Trudeau, a group photo in front of the sparkling St. Lawrence River and a working lunch of Arctic char and buckwheat salad. The official wasn't authorized to comment by name and requested anonymity.

The White House announced an early exit from the summit Thursday night after French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled they would use the G7 event to take a stance against new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. "Not fair to our farmers!", his Twitter feed states. The Kremlin has complained that efforts to organise the meeting seem frozen.

European leaders warned Trump's stance on trade, climate, Iran and - now - Russian Federation was setting him apart, and Canada firmly rejected the tariffs threat and threatened retaliation.

"I think one of the results of this G7 leaders' meeting will be to talk about the situation on the Korean peninsula and let the US president know, and let the world know, that he will be travelling to Singapore to the meeting with the North Korea with the strong support of his allies", Freeland said.

With the US the odd man out, there were serious doubts that a typical G-7 "communique" — a joint statement from the participants describing the progress achieved during the summit — could be issued.

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"What we did this weekend, was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out consensus language that we could all agree to on a broad range of issues". Trump's "America first" agenda triggered widespread criticism at the G-20 summit past year. "$800 Billion Trade Deficit".

Increasingly confident in his judgment, Trump is also taking less advice from aides and has shed some of his more traditional advisers.

However, Kim Jong Un wasn't the only world leader to have sent their congratulations to Russian Federation on this special day, as Aleksandar Vučić, the President of Serbia had also sent a letter to Moscow delivering his best wishes to President Putin, and expressing Serbia's gratitude towards Russian Federation for always being there beside his country when worldwide issues arose, making special effort to mention Moscow's help in resolving the issues of Metohija and Kosovo. Both Macron and Trudeau have sought to turn on the charm in the past with little to show for it.

Trump says his tariffs are meant to protect USA industry and workers from unfair worldwide competition as part of his "America First" agenda.

Trump is telling reporters that he told world leaders that the USA will take whatever steps necessary to prevent unfair foreign trade practices.

"Maybe it doesn't bother the American president to be isolated, but it doesn't bother us to be six if need be".

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Bars are offering special drinks like "Bromance", which consists of beer, tequila, soju and Trump's favorite, Diet Coke. Monday Eastern time - at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa off Singapores southern coast.

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