Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

May 27, 2018, 02:07
Abe backs Trump's cancellation of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third right, also seen at a big screen, gestures as Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, left, French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, third right, and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, listen to him at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. "Unlike in Wuhan, where Xi had proposed the Afghanistan project, here Modi took the initiative with Russian Federation", a source said.

A senior US official says the North Koreans stood up an American delegation last week seeking to make arrangements for the summit and did not return messages from the USA seeking to discuss the meeting. "The key is to build a stable Syria", Macron said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the world could be heading for an unprecedented economic as a result of Donald Trump's trade policies.

The pact aimed at ensuring Tehran does not develop nuclear weapons was signed between Iran and six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.

"We need to be talking about the situation after the war".

In the meeting with editors, Putin declined to assess relations between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, but said the United States should not try to take a hard line with the country.

Macron will later pay homage to victims of the Nazi siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg's name during the Soviet era, and attend a performance at the Mariinsky Theater performance in honour of Marseillais choreographer Maurice Petipa.

On the economic front, Mr. Putin expressed his satisfaction with the current momentum of bilateral trade relations. But both men want to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal. "They have similarities in their desire to change the nature of voters' relationship to politicians and they position themselves in the long history of their countries", he told AFP.

"This is now my second term in a row", the Russian leader said.