Tillerson: U.S.-Russia relations are 'at a low point'

"And I think it's very bad for Russian Federation".

"There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Tillerson said, speaking to reporters in a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

This view is a change from his stance just two weeks ago, when he said removing Assad was not a priority.

Russian Federation on Wednesday vetoed a United Nations resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack, blocking Security Council action against its ally for an eighth time. Trump said it was "certainly possible" though "probably unlikely".

The less-than-positive assessments of relations by both Mr Trump and Mr Tillerson reflected the former Cold War foes' inability to forge greater co-operation, as Mr Trump until recently has advocated. The health minister in Turkey, which treated numerous attack's victims and conducted autopsies on others, said Tuesday that test results conducted on victims confirmed sarin gas was used. Russia, Assad's staunchest ally, has insisted that Assad is blameless and that it was actually the rebels responsible for the disbursed chemical weapons. "I guess they were too busy trying to undermine Russia-U.S. ties before the new administration comes in".

Earlier Wednesday, during a forum at The Newseum in Washington, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about what could be on the table at a Putin-Tillerson meeting.

Lavrov blasted USA claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference. The president said "when you see kids choking to death, you watch their lungs burning out, we had to hit [Assad] and hit him hard". "I do not know who saw them".

Russian Federation presses for Syria chemical attack investigation
Rycroft said "samples obtained from Khan Sheikhun " have "tested positive for the nerve agent sarin or a sarin-like substance". Syria joined the OPCW in 2013 under severe worldwide pressure following a deadly chemical attack on a Damascus suburb.

He also rejected American claims of certain evidence that Assad ordered the chemical attack.

But Tillerson said the Ukraine remains the largest obstacle to improving the U.S.

It was the eighth time during Syria's six-year-old civil war that Russian Federation has vetoed a proposed Security Council resolution on Syria, CNN reported.

But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria.

Of Assad, Trump added: "This is an animal".

The White House on Tuesday accused Russian Federation and Syria of carrying out a confusion campaign over who was responsible for the chemical attack.

The foreign minister was confident that Russian Federation and the US have a common goal of overseeing an "absolute defeat of ISIS" and seeking a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

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Legal documents show Akilov had asked for Eriksson to be replaced by a Sunni Muslim lawyer, but the court denied his request. Security services have said that he had figured in intelligence reports but they had not viewed him as a militant threat.

While most immediate, U.S. According to Reuters, the Russian president said his country's relationship with the usa has "deteriorated" under Trump, "especially on the military level".

Before flying to Moscow, Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Putin: Either side with the US and likeminded countries, or with Assad, Iran and the militant group Hezbollah.

"Frankly Putin is backing a person that is truly an evil person".

'We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future'. "No", Trump told Fox Business News in an interview that aired Wednesday. But we might get some clarity about United States intentions. "It's very bad for this world".

"Part of the reason active measures have worked in this USA election is because the commander-in-chief has used Russian active measures, at times, against his opponents", Clint Watts, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who has researched Russian information warfare, told the Senate recently.

Tillerson, the first Trump Cabinet official to visit Russian Federation, traveled to Moscow just days after the Trump administration launched missile strikes on the airbase in Syria.

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