World Leaders Should Consider Reopening G7 to Russia: Italy

New York Times: “Russia is an important international partner and world leaders should consider inviting it back to the annual summit of major industrialized nations,” Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday. Looking to pave the way for good Italian relations with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Alfano said the world would welcome warmer relations between Washington and Moscow. “We discuss with Russia all the most delicate international crises. This is the truth. Perhaps it won’t be possible for Taormina, but we should consider in the future returning to a G8 that replaces the current G7,” Alfano told parliament.