The Daily Telegraph:Russia was offered membership in the G7 in exchange for Assad

If Moscow would agree to abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia will be able to return to the “big seven”. About it reports The Daily Telegraph, citing multiple sources.

If the Russian authorities will refuse such proposal, against the country can impose new sanctions.

According to interlocutors of the edition, with the same ultimatum to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin this week in Moscow there will arrive US state Secretary Rex Tillerson.

Some sources The Daily Telegraph claim that the Russian leader is “desperate to go back to the G7” and agree to reverse its position on Syria, but is looking for a way to “save face” in this situation.

As stated by another source, Russia may not agree, as with Moscow, “ultimatums don’t work”. So it needs to offer a decent exit strategy from the situation.

Sunday, April 9, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is discussing new sanctions against Russia and Iran in their support of Assad. According to her, the discussion process has already begun.