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Kremlin says Putin-Tillerson talks "not positive" for Russia-US ties

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The Kremlin announced on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had not led to any positive shift in US-Russian relations.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian leader had told the US Secretary of State his view on the reasons for the current "stalemate" in bilateral relations.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said that Russian-American relations were "at their lowest level ever." 

After a day of talks in Moscow, Tillerson's statements were no difference from Trump's..

Asked whether the meeting would lead to any positive change, Peskov said it was " too early " to tackle the point.

Piskov added Putin's meeting with Tillerson reflected both sides' need to launch dialogue to reach solutions. 

He denied the talks dealt with a possible meeting between Trump and Putin.

Putin announced on Wednesday that the level of confidence in working with the United States, declined under current President Donald Trump.

Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday amid growing tensions between Washington and Moscow after an April 7th  US missile attack on a Syrian air base near Hems. 

The Tomahawk attack came in response to an April 4th  chemical attack on Khan Shykhoun village in the countryside of Idlib, killing 86 including 30 children. 

International reports confirmed the attack used the globally-prohibited sarin gas. 

On Wednesday, Moscow vetoed a United Nations draft resolution to open a UN investigation into the attack. 

Last Modified: Friday، 14 April 2017 03:38 PM
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