In the United States, Trump's comments drew criticism from some fellow Republicans, including Senator John McCain, who slammed Trump for treating Putin with "the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies". "Russia should be in this meeting", Trump told reporters before leaving the White House South Lawn for Canada, where the summit is being held.
G7 leaders also endorsed Britain's accusation that Russian Federation was behind the nerve gas attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March.
Wang Huning read out the order of award, which is conferred to recognize Putin's long-time devotion and important contribution to good neighborliness and friendship between Russian Federation and China, and to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have meet prior to the official opening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao to sign a series of bilateral agreements, while overseeing a number of further agreements signed between representatives of both the private and public sectors from the neighbouring superpowers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in a speech at a regional summit in China.
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"For Putin, this is return on his investment, and it's safe to say that his investment has paid off beyond even his wildest dreams", he said in a statement to CNN. "I have been Russia's worst nightmare", Trump said, in apparent reference to accusations that he has been soft on Moscow.
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 United States stood as a huge barrier between mutual positive communication.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the USA withdrawal from the pact, state media said Monday (Jun 11).
The country was expelled from what was then called the G8 after it annexed Crimea. You know Obama can say all he wants, but he allowed Russian Federation to take Crimea. If Hillary got in, I think Putin is probably going, 'Man I wish Hillary won, ' because you see what I do.
"For four years, we have been saying we will extend again if and when the Minsk agreements are respected", Macron said.
Conte was commenting from the G7 summit in Canada, where the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Japan, Canada and the USA are gathered for top-level talks.
"Russia is more often than not trying deliberately to be a strategic rival, to deliberately counter the good things we're trying to achieve in the world than for no other reason than to just counter them".