Putin said that will be happy to meet with trump, when «Washington would be ready»

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on June 10 that «with the pleasure of meeting with the President of the United States Donald trump, when Washington will be ready to hold a meeting,» and endorsed the call for trump to bring Russia back into the»Big seven».

«The US President has repeatedly stated that it is reasonable to hold such a meeting, — Putin said during a visit to China. — As soon as the American side is ready, the meeting will be held, given, of course, my work schedule».

Putin also supported the statement made by trump about the need to restore Russia’s membership in the «Big seven» (G7), formerly called the «Big eight». «We didn’t go. Colleagues refused to come to Russia for obvious reasons. We are ready to welcome them all in Moscow», — said Putin.

From the G8 Russia was expelled in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in Eastern Ukraine. In turn, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said Donald Trump, the return of Russia — «it is not even a distant possibility».

Earlier Vladimir Putin has criticized the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal. According to the President of the Russian Federation, Washington’s decision to withdraw from the agreement could «destabilize the situation» in the region. Moscow will continue to fulfill its commitments to Iran, Putin added.