Russia is ready to normalize dialogue with the United States if Washington refuses confrontational line, according to the website of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
It is noted that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson during the meeting reviewed the situation in relations between the two countries.
“Lavrov pointed to the fact that the new US law on sanctions against Russia was another link in the chain of hostile and dangerous for international stability steps, struck a powerful blow to the prospects of bilateral cooperation”, — stated in the message.
The foreign Ministry noted that “naturally, such actions, including the illegal detention since December of last year, our diplomatic property, could not remain without a response”.
“This will continue. However, we are ready to normalize dialogue if Washington will abandon the confrontational line,” — said the foreign Ministry.
Earlier, Lavrov told about the plans of Russia to fulfill its military contracts with the United States.