G7 ministers meet on Russia, Iran, North Korea threats

Канада и Япония договорились о военном сотрудничестве

Канада и Япония договорились о военном сотрудничестве

Russian Federation sanctions will not be on the agenda when foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) meet on Sunday in Toronto, The Hill reported. Supporting Ukraine, he said, should be seen "as a part of a bigger pattern".

A senior USA official said President Donald Trump's administration will not make the same mistakes as those of his predecessors by pursuing incremental or phased approaches to denuclearizing North Korea. Freeland had pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as playing a major role in disrupting global affairs.

Having attended the G7 foreign ministers' meeting, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin noted that Russia's aggression posed a threat not only to Ukraine, but to the entire democratic world. "It's something we've also been working closely with Canada on", Craft said in a statement. The meetings are being held with a notable exception - incoming U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not yet been confirmed, so the U.S. was represented by a deputy, John Sullivan.

The gathering comes days after North Korea pledged to suspend testing of its nuclear and long-range missiles and close its nuclear test site, and days ahead of this week's historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

With Trump threatening to withdraw the United States if an agreement to revamp the deal can not be reached before the May 12 deadline set by the USA leader, Kono said "many ministers" sought "continuous and complete implementation" of the deal.

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The meeting came as U.S. President Donald Trump tempered optimism on the situation in North Korea, saying on Twitter that "only time will tell".

Later Sunday, Freeland announced that she and the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini, will co-host a meeting of women foreign ministers in Canada this September. Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations began their two-day meeting here on Sunday.

She thanked Kono for his contribution to discussions at the dinner table.

Freeland will be joined Monday by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who will lead his G7 interior minister counterparts in talks on terrorism and cyber security.

The envoys were also keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump plans to tear up the Iran nuclear deal and how he will handle a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.