Zakharov about the visit Tillerson: us ultimatum to go useless
MOSCOW, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. To go to Moscow with ultimatums is useless and counterproductive, said ahead of the talks foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson, the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Tillerson informed the meeting of the foreign Ministers of G7 countries, said that in the interests of the Russian Federation will be coordinated with the U.S. on Syria, and not to support “unreliable partner” (Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — ed.). Many media outlets took the statements of Secretary of state as an ultimatum to Moscow.
“I do not see this as an ultimatum,” said in this regard, Zakharov, the TV channel “Rain”.
“I think everything is already understood, what to us with the ultimatum to go useless, it’s just counterproductive,” she said.
According to Zakharov, it is a common practice for Washington — “playing with muscles in some way to show his teeth and character before beginning negotiations.” “Basically, it’s one of the tactics of the negotiation process — to indicate their extreme positions, and then in the negotiations in some way to neutralize, to find some point of compromise,” she said.
Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday, on Wednesday he will hold talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.