Friday, 24 November, 2017

Putin urges US business to help normalize Russia-US ties

Alfredo Watts | 03 June, 2017, 01:44

Trump earlier in the day said the USA was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal, agreed by more than 190 nations. He said this while addressing the Plenary Session of St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russian Federation.

"What was said was said and so you have to think what to do next.Bad summer weather in Russian Federation is due to American imperialism", he said.

"If they [hackers] are patriotically-minded, they start to make their own contribution to what they believe is the good fight against those who speak badly about Russian Federation".

Putin smirked at Kelly, and said "this is not as simple as having an interview or writing an article in a newspaper" before pulling out the ear piece again. "You can't really classify him as a traditional politician", Putin said of Trump.

Earlier in the day, Trump had announced that the USA was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal and accused China and India of benefitting from the accord at the expense of the US.

Moreover, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he did not consider necessary to judge US President Donald Trump for withdrawing the country from the Paris climate change agreement.

"And we need to think what to do further", he said.

"If such a major emitter as the United States is not going to cooperate entirely then it won't be possible to agree any deal in this area", Putin told mediapersons at SPIEF. "That's how we can fight terrorism", he said.

Asked if Russian hackers could try to shape the outcome of German parliamentary elections later this year, Putin said: "We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so".

SPIEF, a major global platform for communication between business representatives and discussion of crucial economic issues, kicked off in Russia's St. Petersburg on Thursday and will continue through Saturday.

During the campaign, Trump similarly dismissed increasing alarm in the US that Russian Federation was purposefully targeting the USA political system.

In a sign of exasperation, Putin compared what he described as the obsessive USA focus on alleged Russian interference with the vote to anti-Semitism.

Earlier, addressing the event, the prime minister said, "India is a responsible nation with regard to climate change.We can milk the nature".

Vladimir Isachenkov reported from Moscow.