Putin ridicules claims of meddling in United States vote


President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Donald Trump had run a better presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton and that US intelligence agencies could have easily faked what he said was false evidence that Russian Federation had hacked the Democratic Party.

Earlier on Friday, Modi attended for the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), an annual business and economic event hosted by the Russian President.

Kelly asked Putin about evidence that he was personally involved in a covert campaign, cited by US intelligence officials, to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump.

Deep in thought: 'We should be grateful to President Trump. The US president said the agreement unfairly benefited countries like India and China. "No talks had even started", the president told the forum, adding that he was surprised with all the fuss surrounding the work of the Russian diplomat in the United States and calling anti-Moscow allegations "delirious".

Speaking at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Putin says that the claims contained "nothing concrete, only assumptions".

Putin said officials accusing Russian Federation of hacking the USA election "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews".

"We need to think what to do further, this agreement... is due to come into force in 2021", he said.

Trump earlier in the day said the USA was withdrawing from the Paris climate change deal, agreed by more than 190 nations. "Entertaining themselves. It's a systematic, rude and absolutely unceremonious interference in our domestic policies that lasts for many years, also at a diplomatic level", he said.

Mr Putin added that the President's move was avoidable, but conceded "what has been said has been said". Russian Federation is also a huge country.

In an interview with Fox News, Mr Pence described the accord as "a transfer of wealth from the most powerful economy in the world to other countries around the planet".

"This is because we are moving ahead as a responsible country while protecting the environment and this is our very old commitment", he said.

He said the process of talks between Russian Federation and U.S. should continue as there is no chance of getting away from it all.