Tillerson Arrives in The Philippines Ahead of Regional Meetings

Tillerson Arrives in The Philippines Ahead of Regional Meetings

Tillerson Arrives in The Philippines Ahead of Regional Meetings

The U.S. government will respond by the end of this month to the Russian government's decision to reduce the number of American diplomatic staff in Russia by more than 700, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday morning, according to an Associated Press report.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he believed his USA colleagues were ready to continue dialogue with Moscow on complex issues despite bilateral tensions. Lavrov said he explained to Tillerson how Moscow would carry out the sharp cuts in the USA diplomatic missions, but did not publicly disclose any details.

Russian Federation seized two facilities and ordered the U.S.to cut its diplomatic presence by more than 700 after Congress passed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation last month.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russian Federation.

In Russia, the leadership typically uses state media to transmit most official messages, so the anti-Trump programming appears to reflect Moscow's growing disenchantment with a president it hoped could turn a new leaf in U.S. -Russia relations.

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They are also likely to discuss the timing of the next round of security talks involving the two countries' foreign and defense ministers, which sources familiar with Japan-U.S. relations said earlier are being arranging for around August 17.

"I don't think it is useful to just cut everything off on one single issue".

Pyongyang has aggressively responded to the adoption on Saturday of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2371 which, if properly enforced, could cut the country's export revenues by USD$1 billion.

The sanctions are also aimed at stopping Russian Federation from meddling in US elections, but Moscow denies ever doing this.

Lavrov said the first thing Tillerson wanted to discuss was the sanctions.

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Lavrov reiterated that Moscow and Beijing had agreed to promote Russia's proposal - which aims to gradually restore trust and create "proper conditions" to restart six-party talks - in their "practical activities".

Russian Federation will speed up work on reducing its dependence on USA payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency in response to US sanctions, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday. We do not know how long it will take to normalize relations between the two States, he told the magazine International Affairs.

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Lavrov's upbeat assessment came amid what the US has called a diplomatic low point unseen since the end of the Cold War. "At the same time, we are ready to normalize the dialogue, if Washington gives up the confrontational line", Tass news agency quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Sunday. The two top officials discussed the Ukraine situation and several other issues of interest to the two countries.

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