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U.S. exit from Iran deal could trigger instability: Putin

U.S. exit from Iran deal could trigger instability: Putin

"We are hostages to this internal strife in the United States", Putin said. "I do not see [any threat] and I do not think that they would do it", Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), answering a question on whether the United Kingdom could introduce restrictions against the Russian debt. "What kind of risks will it entail?" "We can discuss Iran's policies in the Middle East and its nuclear activities after 2025", Putin said.

Earlier in the day, speaking at an annual economic forum, Putin sharply criticized Trump's decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying it could trigger risky instability. "He fulfilled his campaign promises and in that sense he might have won in terms of domestic politics", Putin said. "This was said with regard to Brexit, and we're accused of everything bad".

Putin remains popular in Russian Federation, in no small part because of his vow to return Russian Federation to global prominence following the tumult of the aftermath of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Macron responded on a serious note that France and its allies could stand for themselves.

Putin didn't identify Russia's former Cold War foe by name, but it was clear who he was targeting during his keynote speech at his annual investment forum in St Petersburg, where he was flanked by leaders from China, Japan and France, as well as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Kushner had been working under an interim clearance, but it was revoked in February during procedural changes in the White House. Kushner is looking forward to continuing the work the president has asked him to do".

Though Vladimir Putin warned of the consequences of Trump's decision, he struck a cautious note in discussing the upcoming summit with the USA leader.

And the Iran issue marks the first time that Russia, France and Germany agree on such a major matter in years.

The Russian leader said the US withdrawal from the 2015 agreement came even as the global nuclear watchdog confirmed that Tehran was fulfilling its obligations.