Russian Federation sanctions not on G7 agenda

G7 leaders seek common front on Russia stand-off

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations are expected to maintain a tough line on Russian Federation over its involvement in conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, while leaving the door open to cooperation, two sources briefed on the matter said on Sunday.

Their meeting 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.

"One of the things we are concerned about now is the (deal) and where that is headed", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told Sullivan on the sidelines of the G7 meeting. "We welcome it as a positive step".

In other areas, the foreign ministers meeting is expected to focus on US complaints about Iran's influence in the Mideast and its nuclear program as well as ways to pressure Russian Federation over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

The remarks were in line with Trump's assertion that previous administrations gave Pyongyang too many concessions despite the country not abandoning its nuclear weapon ambitions. Sullivan met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Saturday in Toronto, and "reaffirmed the U.S. support for the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression", according to a statement form the U.S. State Department. Supporting Ukraine, he said, should be seen "as a part of a bigger pattern".

The other G-7 members meanwhile backed Kono's call for the immediate resolution of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.




After their lunch, the ministers also held a meeting on North Korea and nuclear non-proliferation.

No date has been set, and there is uncertainty about what Trump might be able to accomplish.

The G7 consists of the United States, Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan.

Trump has called for greater access by global inspectors to Iran's military sites, constraining the country's ballistic missile program and eliminating so-called sunset provisions under which limits on its nuclear program start to expire after 10 years.

G7 capitals are also anxious about Russia's role in supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime in his country's brutal civil war and alleged attempt to kill a defector with a nerve agent on British soil.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, signed an efficiency agreement on Saturday night that will allow each other's militaries to share equipment during joint exercises in Canada, Japan and elsewhere.

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