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

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US President Donald Trump has offered an olive branch to Vladimir Putin even as Washington and Moscow clashed over Russia's alleged US election interference and Syria's brutal conflict.

The latest veto on Thursday (local time) saw Russian Federation block a draft resolution backed by the United States, France and Britain to denounce the attack, and require Assad's government to provide access for investigators and information, such as flight plans.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a two hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a grim outlook.

The Russian foreign minister also wants to know the real goals of the United States in Syria, calling the Trump administration's positions so far "ambiguous" and "contradictory", according to CNBC.

He said working groups would be established to improve U.S.

We need to start by putting the visit in context.

The chemical weapon attack in Syria has led to a standoff between America and Russia, Assad's principal backer, over the future of the Middle East nation.

The White House on Tuesday accused Russian Federation and Syria of carrying out a confusion campaign over who was responsible for the chemical attack. Both of these events were astonishing. The retaliatory strike was praised by many world leaders, while Russian Federation denounced it as an act of "aggression" and accused the USA of violating global law.

"Clearly our view is that reign of Assad family is coming to an end". He says that makes it hard to have clarity about USA positions.

"We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria", Mr Lavrov said, referring to the Tomahawk missiles Mr Trump launched at a Syrian air base to punish Assad for using chemical weapons.

Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action.

"Today, the president confirmed our readiness to return to its implementation on the understanding that the original aims of the air forces of the American coalition are reaffirmed, namely the fight with IS and al-Nusra", Lavrov said. "Are we going to get involved with Syria? I think it's very bad for mankind".

Prior to Tillerson's arrival, hopes in Moscow had already dimmed that Trump would make good on his pledge to improve ties with Russian Federation, as relations with the Kremlin have become politically toxic on the back of claims that Putin conspired to get Trump elected. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.

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