Putin, Rouhani meet, declare continued cooperation in Syria

Postado Junho 11, 2018

"Please, we will be glad to see everyone here in Moscow", Putin told reporters in China where he attended an economic summit and met with President Xi Jinping.

"Both countries really use their relationship to showcase [that] there is an alternative to the American hegemony, and they've been doing that for a while even before Trump", she said.

Experts said the award was a clear sign that both countries were growing closer amid increasing pressure from the US.

Moving onto tariffs, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced Trump's plan to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on key US trading partners.

"As soon as the USA side is ready, the meeting will take place, depending, of course, on my working schedule". 'Colleagues refused to come to Russian Federation on well-known grounds'.

Thanks to President Putin, bilateral ties have withstood the test of ever-changing worldwide situation, Xi said, noting the deepened political and strategic mutual trust, great progress in pragmatic cooperation in various fields, and the enhanced friendship between the two peoples.

The US withdrawal, he said, "can further destabilize the situation" but Russian Federation is in favor of the "unconditional implementation" of the pact.

"Our countries are definitely concerned about the current situation regarding the Iranian nuclear program", the Russian leader pointed out, adding that "the USA withdrawal from the JCPOA may destabilize the situation". That changed when Moscow moved to annex Crimea from Ukraine in March, when the other members of the Group declared the suspension of the G-8 format and return to the G-7.

"The Soviet Union may have fallen, but the evil it represents is alive and well in Putin's Russia", Graham said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

Russian Federation would like to develop closer coordination and cooperation with China in global and regional affairs and under the multilateral frameworks including the United Nations, BRICS and G20, Putin said.

Russian Federation remains a member of the G-20, the global forum for financial and economic cooperation, which includes South American, South Asian and African representation.

It is disappointing that the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, said the statement, adding that China and Russian Federation will try their best to safeguard the deal and take note of the extreme importance of protecting the interests of all parties who engage in economic and trade cooperation with Iran from unilateral imposition of long-arm jurisdiction.

Putin says Washington's decision to exit the agreement could "destabilize the situation" in the region.

Rouhani, for his part, denounced the "illegal" United States withdrawal from the worldwide nuclear deal with Tehran.

He adds Moscow will continue to honor its obligations under the Iranian nuclear deal.

Both leaders also issued a joint declaration pledging to preserve the worldwide accord on Iran's nuclear programme which the USA withdrew from last month.