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Trump cancels meeting with Putin

While China expects Trump to postpone the increase in tariffs, the president himself told the White House that it was "very unlikely that this will happen"; however, the meeting this weekend will mark the final decision to be taken ahead of talks
  • EFE

The G20 summit prepared a very tense environment in political, economic and social matters for the countries involved, with climate change as one of the main issues to be addressed. However, the greatest tension revolves around the United States and Donald Trump's statements regarding China and Russia.

With the European country, Trump decided to cancel his meeting after the situation with the Ukrainian ships was not normalized, stating that "Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be the best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin," according to EFE.

A day that would also meet the leaders of Argentina, Germany, China, Japan, South Korea and India, will be marked after this decision after the announcement of the Kremlin, which just a day ago said that the meeting would be on December 1.

Before the situation, Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, said that the actions taken were in Russian waters and were given after the refusal of the ships before the call of attention of the national forces.

As for the Asian country, the North American leader noted that "we are very close to doing something with China, but I do not know if I want to do it, I think China wants to make a deal, I like the treatment we have now", according to words collected by EFE .

Amid sanctions, increased import tariffs and commercial modifications after 2019, the United States began an economic confrontation with China since July of this year, so during the G20 summit, these countries are expected to set positions on the matter.

While China expects Trump to postpone the increase in tariffs, the president himself told the White House that it was "very unlikely that this will happen"; however, the meeting this weekend will mark the final decision to be taken ahead of talks.

Just in the context of his trip to Argentina, Trump also took the opportunity to talk about his former lawyer involved in the Russian plot, after the news that this official, Michael Cohen, was presented by surprise in a federal court in New York this Thursday, admitting his guilt for having lied to Congress during the investigation of the case.

Under the indictment of prosecutor Robert Mueller, Cohen admitted that he lied to Congress about his involvement in business plans related to a Trump Tower construction project in Moscow during the 2016 election campaign, according to The New York Times, a real estate plan that was not carried out, according to EFE.

"Cohen is being a weak person and trying to get a reduced sentence," said Trump, who concerning the possible construction of the tower, noted that "I decided not to do the project, so I didn’t do it. So we’re not talking about doing a project; we’re talking about not doing a project."

Source: EFE

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