US President Donald Trump has called for the G-7 to readmit Russia, which had previously been a member; according to the Washington Post:
President Trump on Friday said Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven leading economies, breaking with other world leaders who have insisted that Moscow remains ostracized after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.
“Now, I love our country. I have been Russia’s worst nightmare. . . . But with that being said, Russia should be in this meeting,” Trump said Friday as he left the White House. “It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run. . . . They should let Russia back in.”
Trump’s comments, made just hours before arriving in Canada for the annual G-7 summit, have the potential to further upend talks with other leaders who were already fuming about the U.S. leader’s protectionist trade policies.
Trump’s comments follow the other G-7 countries’ finance heads unanimous rebuke of US Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, at last week’s G-7 finance meeting, who had been isolated to the extent that the media began calling the meeting G-6 + 1.
But Trump’s call is not only revenge for how his treasury secretary was treated. America is executing major policy shifts at this time, withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and threatening a trade war against China. Western countries have been negatively affected by both of these initiatives and are trying to take advantage of the changing international situation to forge new partnerships, including Russia. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, met with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, last month to renew discussion of Russian gas supply through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
America has noticed these moves and Trump, bolstered by his new top foreign policy team of National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is taking steps to pre-empt Russia or China moving closer to his Western competitors.
The lesson for Muslims is that the Western disbelievers are far from unified, and will struggle against each other within their alliance just as the allies of the Quraish and Khaybar were in mutual conflict during their attempted invasion of Medina at the Battle of the Trench (Khandaq).
We have nothing to fear from the West as long as we are sincere and unified upon our Deen, under capable, sincere, aware indigenous ideological leadership, a general leadership for all Muslims in the righteous Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate) State on the method of the Prophet (ﷺ).