Russia Hopes for Continuation of Contacts With US Over Syrian Settlement

Russia Hopes for Continuation of Contacts With US Over Syrian Settlement

Russia Hopes for Continuation of Contacts With US Over Syrian Settlement

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington will respond by September 1 to Russia's move to force a major reduction in American diplomatic staff, a move that echoed former President Barack Obama's action to kick out Russian diplomats for Moscow's meddling in the 2016 American election.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Manila, their first meeting since Kono took up his post in a Cabinet reshuffle last week.

US President Donald Trump has reluctantly signed into law a bill by Congress that imposes new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Ryabkov said Moscow hopes that Russian Federation and the United States would avoid confrontation, although the latest USA sanctions will have long-term consequences.

"The backdrop for that is obviously frightful given the Russian anger over the sanctions bill and the continued day-to-day revelations in the Russia probe", said Carnegie Endowment analyst Andrew Weiss, referring to investigations into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He said the US and Russian Federation have deep differences, but that it's not a good idea to "just cut everything off on one single issue".

Still, Russian officials and people close to them - who all spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject - say that half a year into the Trump presidency, they now see events in Washington as more of an exotic sideshow than an existential threat.

Russia, more than many other countries, has a vested interest in an effective US presidential administration that can deliver on Trump's campaign promises.

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He also said Washington should support the freezing of settlement construction in order for negotiations to begin. But they have become increasingly frustrated by what they see as his negotiating team's one-sided approach.

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"We want to work with them on areas that are [of] serious national security interest to us, while at the same time having this extraordinary issue of mistrust that divides us", Tillerson added. They also seized two United States diplomatic properties.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met this weekend, both eager to try to make some progress on the ever-worsening bilateral relations. Discussions are also continuing on expanding the U.S.

In recent days, the Trump administration has been considering providing lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help defend itself against Russian aggression. Russian Federation will respond accordingly in the future.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that despite tensions with Washington, he believed his United States colleagues were prepared to keep communication lines open with Moscow.

If the two leaders discussed those or other USA concerns about Duterte's government, they didn't do so in public.

"However, North Korean representatives reacted in the same manner to all previously passed resolutions of the UN Security Council".

This was in response to the North conducting two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month that Kim boasted showed he could strike any part of the United States. "Other current worldwide matters, including the internal conflict in Ukraine, were also discussed", the Ministry wrote.

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