Russia: China Would Be Needed in Expanded G7 Summit

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Russia is not in talks with Washington about its potential role at an expanded G7 summit later this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday, insisting that China should also be included in the event. His comments to TASS news agency countered those of John Sullivan, US ambassador to Russia, who told RBC TV on Friday that Washington was “engaged with the Russian Foreign Ministry and with the other G7 governments about whether there is an appropriate role for Russia at the G7.” US President Donald Trump has raised the prospects of Russia’s return to the group, which includes the world’s most advanced economies after it was expelled in the wake of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014