Russian Federation calls for strict implementation of JCPOA on Iran - Putin

11 June, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • BEIJING CHINA- MAY 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the end of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

President Xi Jinping on Friday awarded China's first friendship medal to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as the two leaders firmed up their alliance amid mounting USA diplomatic and economic pressure on them.

U.S. President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into an already tense meeting of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russian Federation, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated. He said that several countries, including Austria, have offered to host a Trump-Putin meeting.

Russian Federation has not asked to rejoin the group of the world's leading economies and is perfectly happy working with the larger G20, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, June 9, a day after US President Donald Trump called for Russia's return.

The U.S. leader has repeatedly said he wants to improve relationships with Moscow.

Although G7 leaders ignored US President Donald Trump's proposal to invite back Moscow into the club, Putin said he would be happy to be readmitted.

During the meeting, President Mamnoon said connectivity between Gwadar and Chabahar ports will further strengthen Pak-Iran relations. Xi also stressed the importance of China and Russian Federation working ever closer together as both nations are permanent members of the UN Security Council and therefore must continue to coordinate at ever higher levels in order to establish protocols for peace at the highest levels of multiple worldwide institutions.

Donilon also criticized Trump for isolating the United States at a summit where it used to be the leader.


Friendship Medals, the highest state honor to foreigners, are presented to foreign friends who have made outstanding contributions to China's modernization drive, promoting exchange and cooperation between China and the world, and safeguarding world peace, Xi said when delivering a speech.

Vienna has been discussed as a possible venue for a summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the Kremlin said Saturday. In general, I believe it is a technical issue.

Associate Professor Li Mingjiang of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies said China and Russian Federation had been cooperating since the late 1990s as they "responded to quite similar pressures from the West".

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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned about the threat U-S unilateralism poses to the world.

He said that the U.S. exit from the nuclear deal warrants an "important and serious discussion between our two countries".

Mr Xi told media after their meeting that both he and his Russian counterpart felt "the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is mature, firm and stable".

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