Trump Calls for Russia's Reinstatement to G-7

Posted June 09, 2018

Most recently, Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement, following his earlier decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

These summits are usually seen as a cheerful and informal demonstration of shared goal and responsibility among the world's richest economies.

Media reports of late have suggested Trump will be a reluctant visitor to Canada, given the summit's proximity on the schedule to next week's meeting with the North Korean leader. And French President Emmanuel Macron this week threatened to drop the United States from the group's final agreement altogether.

Earlier on Twitter, Macron said six of the seven G7 countries "do not mind" signing an agreement if need be - essentially isolating the United States.

In what's been seen a jab at Mr Trump, he added: "Nobody is forever".

French President Emmanuel Macron and Mr Trump, who exchanged terse Twitter messages ahead of the G7 summit, had a brief "very cordial" discussion about trade and North Korea upon arrival in Quebec, a French official said. "American jobs are on the line because of his actions". "When we can underscore this, and we see that there's a lot of pressure within the USA, perhaps he will revise his position".

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And he said Trump's determination to bait his allies over trade and diplomatic engagements "would only play into the hands of those who seek a new post-West order where liberal democracy and fundamental freedoms would cease to exist". If you look at what Canada, and Mexico, the European Union - all of them - have been doing to us for many, many decades.

Macron also said this to reporters, setting the current diplomatic tone quite nicely: "When you're saying that President Trump doesn't really care, maybe you're right, but no one lives forever".

The summit will officially start Friday in the Canadian province of Quebec and run until Saturday.

As tempers frayed, Trump had a ready retort, via tweet: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers". Canada has countered with a plan to impose tariffs of its own on US metals and other consumer goods.

The tariffs, as well as broader disagreements on trade, climate change and the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, are setting the stage for some tense face-to-face meetings here once Trump arrives Friday at the Quebec summit.

"Don't blame Mr Trump, blame the nations that have broken away".

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"Because we want President Trump to be strong and successful in his negotiation with North Korea, we want the global community to be credible on the Iranian nuclear program".

"There are disagreements", top White House economics advisor Larry Kudlow acknowledged.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives in Canada for the G7. The Crimea annexation in 2014 resulted in the leading world powers excluding Russian Federation from the club and becoming the G-7 again.

Trudeau has said the Quebec summit offers the G7 leaders an opportunity to find solutions to their many differences.

But what is the G7, and why is the outlook for this year's meeting so glum? After years in which Russia's wealthy were invited to base themselves in London without questions being asked about how they made their money, the Home Office is reviewing visas.

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