Trump says Russian Federation should be at G7 meeting, Moscow not so sure

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Macron called on other G7 leaders not to water down a joint communique at the end of the summit, at the expense of shared values, simply in an effort to win Trump's signature, warning that a "G6 plus one" outcome was possible. So far the prime minister has said only that Italy remains a committed member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a special ally of the U.S., and that he will push for a review of sanctions against Russian Federation.

This year's G7 summit comes at a time, when leaders of seven major economies view the current worldwide order as a historic division between Washington and its major allies in North America, Europe and Asia. Trump aims to renegotiate trade deals so that tariffs are reciprocal.

Trump's comments on agriculture, his imposition of steel and aluminum 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 G7 talks.

Russia was ousted from the group after the annexation of Crimea by pro-Russian separatists in 2014.

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At last year's G7 summit in Sicily, the leaders all signed a communique, but the statement made clear there were deep differences on the Paris climate change accord. And he emphasized a "good relationship" with French President Emmanuel Macron, saying they sometimes have a "little test" on trade, but predicting a positive outcome. On the National Security and Defense section of his "Promises Kept" website, the Trump re-election campaign highlights almost two-dozen separate actions the Trump administration has taken against Russian Federation "to punish those who seek to undermine American democracy and stability".

"The introduction, for example, of restrictive tariffs on steel, on aluminum, not only for Europe but also for Canada and Mexico, in essence these are also sanctions..."

"Russia is focused on other formats apart from the G-7" Peskov said, according to the Sputnik news agency.

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The tone in the immediate run-up to the meetings at La Malbaie showed no sign of compromise between a United States president determined to disrupt the status quo to force more favourable terms for the U.S., and six USA allies resolved to stop him.

Former Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter on Friday to air his frustration with President Donald Trump's latest overture to Russian Federation.

Sebastian Mallaby, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, described the relationships between the United States and the rest of the G7 as at a "new level of crisis", saying that it was not just about trade but "a general U.S. attitude toward the system". "He is my best, most intimate friend", the Chinese president declared.

"So, if I can get the president to actually realize that what he's doing is counterproductive for his own goals as well, then perhaps we can move forward in a smarter way". "For the past 18 years, he has played an active role in promoting China-Russia ties", Wang Lijiu, an expert of Russian studies at the China Institutes of contemporary International Relations, told the Global Times. "This is in the interest of all", tweeted Conte who was sworn into office last week as the head of a populist coalition that has called for the European Union to forge closer ties with Moscow and for sanctions to be lifted.

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Prior to leaving Washington, Trump appeared unenthusiastic about the summit, complaining to aides about having to attend, particularly with his Singapore sit-down with Kim right around the corner.

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