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"We will continue to demonstrate that we're interested in defending Canadian interests and, on top of that, it turns out I'm defending American interests because these tariffs they're putting forward are going to hurt American workers as well", Trudeau said Thursday.

But the prime minister warned against a "tit-for-tat" response.

Russian Federation supports China's proposal for a "dual track" and "suspension-for-suspension" approach that calls for North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile testing in exchange for a halt to joint military exercises between the USA and South Korea.

Trump made the comment at the White House Friday after hours of further escalating his rhetoric against longtime allies over USA trade practices. It also recently kicked off a trade investigation that could trigger additional tariffs on imported cars.

Tension between President Donald Trump and traditionally close US allies has overshadowed that global meeting.

Before arriving at the meeting of the group, which some suggest Trump is pushing from the Group of Seven into "G-6 plus one", he further stirred the pot by asking why Russian Federation was excluded. And he emphasized a "good relationship" with French President Emmanuel Macron, saying they sometimes have a "little test" on trade, but predicting a positive outcome.

The summit has already been dubbed the "G6 plus one" due to Mr Trump's isolation over trade and his decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member, also attended the meeting as he seeks Chinese and Russian support following the United States withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran.

"Canada's position is absolutely clear that there are no grounds whatsoever with its current behaviour to let Russia back into the G7", Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters as she listed Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula, interference in democratic elections and the poison-gas attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain. President Obama duly left such a letter for President Trump, as President Bush did eight years earlier.

The call threatens to further strain what was shaping up to be a tough summit for the G7, whose members have also been clashing with the Trump administration over a looming trade war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a personal appeal for a meeting with Trump on Saturday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "Russia is focused on other formats apart from the G7".

However, new Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threw his weight behind Trump's call for Russian Federation to be included, saying on Twitter it would be "in the interests of everyone".

Trump will skip part of the summit on Saturday as he travels to Singapore to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in hopes of resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

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