Schumer to Trump: ‘Under no circumstances’ can Russia rejoin G-7

Schumer to Trump: ‘Under no circumstances’ can Russia rejoin G-7
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[Ed. – Iran? That’s another story.]

Senate Democrats told President Trump on Tuesday to drop his idea of welcoming Russia back into Group of Seven nations, saying Vladimir Putin’s interference in U.S. elections and forays in the Ukraine, United Kingdom and Syria make him wildly unfit to rejoin the club of industrialized nations.

Mr. Trump has been pushing to readmit the Russian president ahead of next year’s G-7 gathering, which the U.S. will host.

But Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and three of his high-ranking Democratic colleagues said that would be seen as rewarding Mr. Putin for backsliding on democracy and abusing his neighbors.

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Russia was ejected from the G-7 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

“If President Putin’s regime is willing to directly and flagrantly violate these international agreements … the Russian government should not be trusted with a leadership position on the world stage,” Mr. Schumer wrote. …

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