"I am ready for this".
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Putin said Friday he's ready to invite Trump to Moscow and ready to visit Washington if conditions are right. "I told him about this", Putin said at a news conference at an worldwide summit in Johannesburg on Friday, referring to the possibility of a Trump visit to Moscow. "I am prepared to go to Washington, but, I repeat, if the appropriate conditions for work are created".
"He is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday, adding that the President also looks forward to hosting Putin in the U.S. next year.
The White House said Trump was enthusiastic about another Russian Federation summit. Trump's mood, people inside the White House say, has grown dark as his longtime fixer Michael Cohen executes a very public breakup. He added that the only Russian collusion was by the Democrats.
He said that among the key points of the BRICS summit's joint declaration was the "nonacceptance of economic sanctions" imposed on Russian Federation by the USA and European Union in response to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in 2014 and for supporting separatists in Ukraine's east, where more than 10,300 people have died in the conflict. "We are not going to comment further on security procedures". Russian Federation and the United States have a stake in that, the whole word has a stake in that, in not starting an arms race.
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If they really wanted to they could've cashed in. "That's why it pushes me on more". But the stuff inside the training ground, no-one sees apart from me.
"Russia isn't abandoning the dollar", Putin said in answer to a question about the sharp decline in its holdings of US Treasuries in April and May.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Mr Mattis said: "I am considering meeting with my counterpart, but there's been no decision".
In an apparent reference to the backlash inside the United States after Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit, Putin said: "Despite the difficulties, in this particular case difficulties linked to the internal political situation in the United States, life goes on and our contacts continue". "So when Putin saw an opportunity to improve its relationship with the U.S., Europe, or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, he would naturally abandon his vested interests with China".
Because Trump and Putin met for more than two hours in Helsinki without any aides and only translators in the room, the details of their conversation have remained opaque and Moscow has provided more information, some of which the administration has disputed.
Relations between Russian Federation and the United States have been fraught because of rows over Russia's annexation of Crimea, and allegations - denied by Moscow - that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.
But the president's national security adviser, John Bolton, said that a Washington-based meeting between Trump and Putin wouldn't happen until 2019 due to special counsel Robert Mueller's "witch hunt".