Publish dateSaturday 28 July 2018 - 03:09
Story Code : 167828
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has invited his American counterpart Donald Trump to Moscow for talks on a range of issues but that all conditions needed to be right for such a meeting to take place.
AVA- "I am ready to go to Washington. I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created," Putin told reporters on Friday after a summit of the leaders of the BRICS group - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He added that telephone calls between he and Trump were not sufficient and that the two sides are ready for further summits.
Both sides needed to meet to talk about issues like the historic Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), conflicts in the Middle East, and arms control treaties, the Russian leader said.
"Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said. He has a desire to have further meetings, to hold further meetings. I am ready for that. We need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries," he added.
Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in 2015 and that he planned to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on Tehran.
Earlier this month, the US and Russian presidents held their much anticipated summit in the Finnish capital of Helsinki and said they would build up on the meeting to have more dialogue in the future.
After the meeting with his Russian counterpart, the US president faced a storm of criticism for his handling of the meeting.
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