June 8, 2018 / 3:56 PM / 5 months ago

Trump's proposal to bring back Russia into G7 not 'coherent' - French source

U.S. President Donald Trump's tie flies up in the wind as he arrives to attend the nearby G7 Summit in Charlevoix after landing aboard Air Force One at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in La Baie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to bring Russia back into the Group of Seven does not seem “coherent” in view of the latest sanctions imposed by the United States on Moscow, a French presidency source said on Friday.

“As a reminder, the latest country to have imposed individual economic sanctions is the United States, so this proposal doesn’t seem coherent,” the Elysee source added.

President Emmanuel Macron’s aim is to present a united European front at the G7, the source said, adding that he aimed to get references to international trade rules, WTO reform, the Paris climate agreement in the final statement, as well as to reach consensus on Iran and Libya.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; writing by Michel Rose; editing by John Irish

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