"Unlike in Wuhan, where Xi had proposed the Afghanistan project, here Modi took the initiative with Russian Federation", a source said.
Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a joint defence of the Iranian nuclear deal on Monday but expressed differences on how to move forward as Trump weighs up whether to scrap it. "Do we want another problem on the same scale?"
"We hope that a dialogue will be resumed, continued and the meeting take place", said Putin, adding that Kim "did everything he promised to do".
Putin's comments in a meeting with top editors of global news agencies underlined how Russia's once-high hopes for improved relations under Trump have eroded.
"Well, we Russians are not scared of anything You know sanctions can have positive impact as well".
US warns Syria of firm action for ceasefire violations
The US and Israel view Iran's extensive military presence in Syria as a threat to Israel and have threatened action. The strikes targeted "movements" of pro-government forces, near the T2 oil pumping station, the Observatory said.
Mr. Putin mentioned oil and gas, nuclear energy, renewable energy, machinery manufacture, space technology, aircraft building, chemical industry and agriculture as the major fields where the two countries can carry out cooperation in the near future. Speaking at the panel, Putin again denied any meddling in the US election in 2016.
The Russian leader, who was recently sworn in for the fourth term, mentioned that former President Barack Obama's administration played a pivotal role in negotiating the Iran deal. Macron responded on a serious note that France and its allies could stand for themselves.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also spoke at the forum and called for closer cooperation with Russian Federation.
Macron met Putin seeking to win concessions on Syria, Iran and Ukraine after returning largely empty-handed from a state visit to the United States.
Putin sharply criticized the sanctions, saying they signal "not just erosion but the dismantling of a system of multilateral cooperation that took decades to build".