Putin, Tillerson discuss bad state of US-Russian ties, Kremlin says

Rex Tillerson, Sergey Lavrov press conference - live updates

Rex Tillerson, Sergey Lavrov press conference - live updates

"Everyone wants to restore relations in the Western community after - thanks to the former U.S. administration - many European countries adopted an anti-Trump position during the election campaign", he said.

During his campaign, then President-elect Donald Trump pledged that he would have a much better relationship with Russian Federation than President Barack Obama had. On Wednesday Damascus ally Russian Federation vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution to condemn the attack and push the Syrian government to cooperate with investigators.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said goal of the U.S. missile attacks on an airfield in Syria last week was aimed at stalling the peace process within the country after six years of the bloody conflict.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow comes a few days after his country attacked from the sea a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the use of a chemical weapon on a remote town in the Idlib province, blamed on the Assad regime.

Tillerson met President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for discussions that were meant to tackle, primarily, the fight against Daesh and safe zones, but that were consumed by the chemical attack in Syria. "That's a butcher", Trump said.

Trump's grim assessment of U.S. -Russia ties came shortly after Tillerson struck a similar tone after meeting with Putin in Moscow. As we consider our responsibilities and options, I believe it is important to distinguish between the broader civil war and the Syrian regime's recent and prospective use of chemical weapons. But so far, it appears the two countries are growing further apart. "But we are sure in advance that the west will not agree to it", Muallem said during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian Federation on late Wednesday vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation into the suspected chemical attack, saying that Moscow had consistently expressed its "categorical disagreement" with the draft resolution, which led to further criticism from the West, including the United States. "Russian Federation has done it for the eighth time", the Syrian top diplomat added.

"One side inevitably would have to make big sacrifices inconsistent with some of its policy interests, but Trump and Vladimir Putin are two.assertive personalities who instinctively preserve their powerful images".

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