US media have been left scrambling to cope with President Donald Trump and his Russia-linked controversies, which have included his abrupt decision to end sanctions against Russia and his decision to release the names of three Americans accused of espionage.
But in an interview with The Wall St. Journal on Thursday, Mr. Trump defended his Russia sanctions, saying he was “absolutely not” going to get rid of them.
The president’s actions, he said, had been motivated by a need to “get back to normalcy.”
Mr. Putin’s Russian regime has been under the microscope since the US imposed sanctions on Moscow in 2014, after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has also denied that his government sought to interfere in the US election.
“I never said that,” Mr. Trudeau said.
“But there are a lot of things that are happening around the world.
“And, I hope we’ll have the opportunity to talk to our allies and work with them.” “
But Mr. President, the United States was also facing a challenge from other nations with whom Russia has a tense relationship, such as China and Iran. “
And, I hope we’ll have the opportunity to talk to our allies and work with them.”
But Mr. President, the United States was also facing a challenge from other nations with whom Russia has a tense relationship, such as China and Iran.
China has accused Mr. Tillerson of trying to sell the US a nuclear arms deal with Tehran, while Iran has repeatedly denied any role in hacking into Democratic Party emails and released more hacked emails.
Mr. Xi’s Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, has also made clear that he will not bow to Mr. Trumps demands that he apologize for the sanctions and that he does not wish to see the US renege on the agreement.
“It’s really a big question mark for the US,” Mr Trudeau said of Mr. Carter’s comments.
“You’re not going to go to China and say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry.
That’s the bottom line.” “
He’s got to get out of China.
That’s the bottom line.”
Mr Carter said he would be willing to make an “impartial” offer to the US on lifting the sanctions if Mr. Obama did it.
But he said he has no interest in a “deal that involves a lot money for both sides.”
“We have to make sure that we don’t have a situation where you end up with the Iranians getting nuclear weapons, which is what the Iranians want,” he said.
Mr Trudeau did not answer questions on whether the US would retaliate by cutting off diplomatic ties with the Russian government.
In the interview, Mr Carter also defended his position as a former president, saying, “I’m a former prime minister.
I’ve been a former leader of the most powerful country on earth.
So I know the realities of foreign policy.
I know how hard it is.
I do understand the politics of the situation.”
He said he is “deeply concerned” by the Trump administration’s policies on climate change, saying the “realistic alternative” to an energy revolution is not “a zero-carbon future.”
The Canadian government has not taken a position on the Iran nuclear deal, and Mr. Justin Trudeau did say that he “strongly” supports the deal, which he said was reached after years of hard work by the Obama administration and other nations.
The two leaders discussed a wide range of other topics, including their daughters, who are currently on their way to college, and how they would be affected by a potential future attack on the country.
Mr Carter added that he was very happy to have been elected president of the United Nations.
He said his daughter, Aya, is an excellent ambassador, and that “she’s going to help lead a great nation.”
He also talked about his children, who have graduated from university.
“My eldest daughter is doing very well, she’s in law school.
My son is in law.
I just think it’s a great accomplishment to have a family of such quality,” he told the paper.
“That’s what I’m looking forward to, to be able to have the children of my friends, my colleagues, and colleagues of mine.”