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There were clear lines of disagreement between U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during Wednesday’s news conference. In the first visit to Moscow by a senior Trump official, Tillerson held talks with Lavrov and, at the last minute, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin. The discussions come at a time of heightened tensions over the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad following a chemical-weapons attack. Putin has pushed back against the suggestion Russia should abandon Assad, and complained U.S. relations were now even worse than under President Obama.
- Katie Robertson
Tillerson and his Russian counterpart said relations between their countries have sunk to a dangerously low level that presents risks for both nations and the world. During a press conference, the diplomats continued to disagree openly about issues, led by whether Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack and should be removed from office.
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