Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson
Moscow confirmed its intention to resolve problems in relations with Washington. This was stated by the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov after talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, which was attended by President Vladimir Putin. His words leads TASS on Wednesday, April 12.
The diplomat noted that Russian-American relations have accumulated a lot of problems, including those that are “left as the bombs from the administration of Barack Obama.”
“To overcome barriers takes effort. Today the President of Russia Vladimir Putin confirmed that we are focused on this,” said the Russian foreign Minister.
According to him, the head of state also expressed their readiness to return to cooperation with the United States the application of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in Syria. This may be the case if “clearly confirmed the original goal of action air force American coalition and VKS RF, namely the fight against ISIS and “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (both banned in Russia — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), “said Lavrov.
The meeting of Lavrov and Tillerson, Vladimir Putin was in the Kremlin after their bilateral talks. It was noted that their conversation lasted for five hours. The Russian foreign Minister during the meeting said that Moscow wants to understand the real intentions of the administration of Washington. However, he stressed that the Russian authorities put an ultimatum is wrong.
On 11 April, the Secretary of state said that Russia must make a choice between “US and sane countries on one side and Iran, Hezbollah and the regime of [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad on the other.”