Trump departs early from G7 in anticipation of meeting with Kim

Press TV – US President Donald Trump has left the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations summit early in anticipation of the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Monday.

Shortly before leaving the summit in Canada on Saturday, Trump claimed his fellow G7 leaders were ready to deprive the Iranian nation from the right to have nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

“G7 nations remain committed to controlling Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” said Trump, who has pulled out of the internationally-negotiated Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

All other signatories in Europe, and Russia, remain committed to the deal.

Meanwhile, the world is focussed on the June 12 summit in Singapore.

Trump is expected to demand that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program that now threatens the United States.

Pyongyang has agreed with the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, including both the North and South, rejecting giving up its arsenal unilaterally.

Trump said that any agreemt between him and Kim will be “spur of the moment”, underlining that the outcome of the summit is yet uncertain.

“I have a clear objective, but I have to say – it’s going to be something that will always be spur of the moment,” Trump said at a news conference at the G7 summit in Quebec.

The busniessman-turned-president told reporters that he would know within a minute whether something good would come out of the summit and was overall optimistic about the event.

Trump wants Russia back in 

Before leaving Quebec for Singapore, Trump made a fresh call to the other for Russia to rejoin the G7.

“I think it would be an asset to have Russia back in,” he reiterated on Saturday.

Earlier, the leaders had unanimously rejected Trump’s call for Russia’s readmission to the group.