Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

Safronkov said Russia's Foreign Minister asked U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow to jointly request the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "to immediately put together an independent global mission" to visit Khan Sheikhoun and the air base that the U.S. attacked in retaliation.

Western leaders including US President Donald Trump have accused Assad of being behind last week's attack in the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun, saying his forces unleashed a chemical weapon during an air strike. This bold stance on Russian Federation indicates another shift in Trump's foreign policy agenda, which was largely characterized as Russia-friendly during his campaign and early presidency.

"We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration", said Tony Blinken, who served as former deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration. "No", Trump said. But, he added, "I see them using gas.we have to do something". Russian Federation says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign.

But he said Moscow and Washington had agreed to continue co-operating to try to find a political solution for Syria. "That's a butcher", Trump said. He said the two sides would also discuss disagreements on Syria and how to end the country's six-year civil war.

Lavrov, echoing past denials of any Russian hacking or other interference in the electoral process, said Moscow hasn't seen "a single fact, or even a hint at facts" proving the USA allegations of Russian interference. One was the United States re-affirm it is committed to attacking the Nusra Front, an al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group that is also fighting to remove Assad from power in Syria.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council: "We want to work with Russian Federation to advance a political process in Syria".

'It would be wonderful, as we were discussing just a little while ago, if North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and our country could get along with Russian Federation.

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Hollins' lawyer, Justin Miller, said the incident would likely have been gone unreported if it had not been caught on video. He also wrote that he remembered detaining the same man during another stop, where Hollins allegedly had a loaded gun.

"If they knew that this was not a comprehensive agreement I'm not convinced that that was necessarily the most productive outcome as we're seeing right now, it literally came back to haunt people that we were trying to protect", he told Circa.

With a shared willingness to mend the battered ties, Russian Federation and the US agreed on Wednesday to work together on an investigation of the Syrian chemical weapons attack, although the divergence in their stances have not changed much. The U.S. has said its intelligence reports show conclusively that the chemical attack was planned and carried out by Syria.

It was unclear whether Putin, who once gave Tillerson an "Order of Friendship" award, would grant the visiting American an audience in Moscow.

"Right now we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all", Trump said flatly during a White House news conference.

Trump has insisted that the US will not be sending troops to Syria.

And Putin, who USA intelligence agencies say tried to help Trump get elected, insisted that relations with the US had only gone downhill since Trump took office in January.

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