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Department of State: Washington will continue to attempt to normalize relations with Moscow

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The administration of the United States maintains the mood to normalize relations with Russia, despite the decisions of Congress, reports TASS Statement by Secretary Rex Tillerson.



Tillerson confirmed that the President of the United States "without enthusiasm" reacted to the decision of Congress to toughen sanctions against the Russian Federation.

Neither the president nor I are happy about the actions of the Congress aimed at the elaboration of these sanctions. We made it clear that, in our opinion, these actions do not contribute to the (success) of our efforts (aimed at normalizing Russian-American relations). But this is the decision that they (the congressmen) worked out, and they made it by an overwhelming majority (of votes). The president accepts this, and all the signs indicate that he will sign this bill,
said the state secretary.

And then we will simply work with him (the document). (However) we cannot allow him to lead us astray from attempts to restore relations (with Moscow),
He stressed.

Tillerson has habitually linked the prospects for easing sanctions and lifting them to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

In Ukraine, we were extremely consistent in our signals from Russia. The Minsk agreements must be implemented, otherwise nothing can be done in relation to the situation with sanctions,
he said.

It seems to me that the American people want the two strongest nuclear states in the world to have better relations. I do not think that the American people want us to have bad relations with a huge nuclear power. I think that they (the Americans) are disappointed, and in many respects this reflects the fact that we don’t see the improvement in relations with Russia that we all would like to see
said tillerson.

In the very first conversations with the Russians right after we came to power, we made it clear to them that we want to work with them, but they themselves will have to take certain steps to remove some of the current concern,
added on.

In his opinion, at present, Russian-American relations are under threat of degradation:

As I pointed out during my first visit to Moscow and at meetings with President Putin in the Kremlin, as well as upon their completion, relations are at a historically low point after the end of the Cold War, and they may deteriorate. And it seems to me that the question of the events of the last week is whether they are deteriorating or we can maintain some level of stability in these relations and continue to find (...) mutual interests and ways of settling our differences so that they do not turn into open conflict.


At the same time, he noted that “one area of ​​common interest is terrorism”.

We chose a theater in Syria, (...) to test our ability to work together. We share the view that ISIS (IG, a group is prohibited in the Russian Federation) is a threat to our countries. And we are committed to defeating ISIL and other terrorist organizations,
declared state secretary.

According to him, he expects to discuss further possible steps in Russian-American relations at a new personal meeting with Lavrov in the capital of the Philippines next weekend:

I will meet face to face with Foreign Minister Lavrov this weekend on the margins of meetings in Manila (through ASEAN and the East Asian Summit).


Tillerson recalled that he and his Russian counterpart had already talked on the phone in the last few days after Moscow had ordered Washington to reduce the scale of the American diplomatic presence in the Russian Federation:

I would say that our conversations after these actions were professional, there was no aggressiveness. It seems to me that Foreign Minister Lavrov and I understand our roles, we understand our responsibility. I believe that he is as much as I, committed to trying to find ways to return these relations (to normal), to make (Moscow and Washington) closer to each other.


He acknowledged that the decision to reduce the diplomatic mission in Russia will inevitably affect the work of the State Department.

Does it make life difficult for us? Of course, this makes life difficult for us,
said the state secretary.
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  1. Tolstoevsky
    Tolstoevsky 2 August 2017 09: 30
    +6
    Moscow will also meet Washington’s attempts to normalize relations and ban anything American from importing.
    1. marlin1203
      marlin1203 2 August 2017 09: 35
      +2
      Perverse logic ... foreign policy BDSM ...
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 2 August 2017 09: 54
        +2
        We clearly observe all the pros and cons of various forms of government. It seems that there is a president, but he can’t do anything.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 2 August 2017 09: 59
          +1
          The US State Department in the person of its representative, as always, wraps its "poop" for "people" in beautiful candy pieces of paper!
          Like: "Eat, please! This is nothing that they stink! They are completely edible!"
          And after all fools are - this hawk of Washington is hawking!
      2. The comment was deleted.
    2. Baloo
      Baloo 2 August 2017 09: 45
      +3
      Quote: Tolstoevsky
      Moscow will also meet Washington’s attempts to normalize relations and ban anything American from importing.

      ... as a confirmation of our desire for friendship with the United States.
      In short, give up the Americans. am
    3. SlavaS
      SlavaS 2 August 2017 16: 10
      0
      We’ll say “no” to iPhones, although it might bribe US bonds for another 100 lard dollars?
  2. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 2 August 2017 09: 32
    +1
    It seems to me that the American people want the two most powerful nuclear states in the world to have better relations. I do not think that the American people want us to have bad relations with a huge nuclear power.
    And the infuriated "US Congress" is the voice of the people by definition.
    Or did the wrong people make the choice? Maybe comrade Tillerson not in the know?
    1. Aleksey7777777
      Aleksey7777777 2 August 2017 09: 45
      +9
      And the infuriated "US Congress" is the voice of the people by definition.
      This is not the voice of the people — it is like ours — the Duma is also NOT THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE !!! people in their OVERALL Mass have never voted for them !!!
      1. x.andvlad
        x.andvlad 2 August 2017 09: 55
        +1
        Quote: Aleksey7777777
        IN GENERAL ITS VALUE I HAVE NEVER VOTED FOR THEM !!!

        What are you doing ?! US Congress is the benchmark of democracy !!!
        Both chambers of this legislative body are elected by direct election.
        Almost the entire "civilized world" is written on how this is done.
        1. Cutter
          Cutter 2 August 2017 10: 45
          +7
          It's just that Tillerson is a thinking man, they are businessmen with Trump, and they perfectly understand that trading is more profitable than any confrontation! Therefore, he wandered to Moscow several times before the meeting of Putin and Trump at G 20. But in both houses # 6 of American democracy there are people with an appropriate diagnosis, and he has to work with what he has!
  3. CooL_SnipeR
    CooL_SnipeR 2 August 2017 09: 32
    +2
    Yeah, with the help of sanctions we will force normalize relations. Logics
    1. auditor
      auditor 2 August 2017 10: 12
      +1
      Perhaps from their point of view, the normal relations that they are striving for are when Russia will do what America says. In this case, there’s nothing to talk about, and perhaps that’s why diplomats from both countries are sent.
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 2 August 2017 09: 35
    +1
    Does anyone else believe that? All their desire to normalize relations is to achieve the fulfillment of their orders .....
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 August 2017 09: 36
    +5
    Neither the President nor I are pleased with the actions of Congress aimed at working out these sanctions. We made it clear that, in our opinion, these actions do not contribute (to success) of our efforts (aimed at normalizing Russian-American relations).

    ... openly declares the anarchy of trump ... and then, "I beat you, but you smile" ...
  6. Resident of mordor
    Resident of mordor 2 August 2017 09: 40
    +3
    For a long time it was necessary to break deep relations. Back in the days of a nigga.
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 2 August 2017 09: 44
      +1
      Yeah, if our economy was focused on the DOMESTIC market ... And it won’t work out that way. And our dough was invested in their papers for 100 billion ...
  7. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 2 August 2017 09: 55
    +1
    ... The US administration is committed to normalizing relations with Russia ...
    Yeah, then I'm developing another batch of sanctions!
  8. rus-5819
    rus-5819 2 August 2017 10: 11
    0
    It seems to me that the question of the events of the last week is whether they are getting worse or we can maintain some level of stability in these relations and

    Of course, as many as 700 unemployed CIA workers get worse in their native Oklahom region.
    And we are committed to defeating ISIS and other terrorist organizations,

    And so, with democratic firm confidence, we bomb and fire at schools (future possible ISIS terrorists), kill women (what if they give birth to the new Bin-Laden), level the cemeteries and the funeral processions (what are they: there’s no more than three to gather!)
    to return this relationship (to normal), to make (Moscow and Washington) closer to each other ...

    something like Ardennes or Pearl Harbor should happen, for America begins to think positively only when it receives on an impudent face!
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 2 August 2017 11: 30
      +1
      At the same time, he noted that “one area of ​​common interest is terrorism”.
      Even so ... Well, it’s clear with them, but, here, the Sphere of Interests of Russia is actually a FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM. yes
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 2 August 2017 19: 22
        +1
        Well, everything is fine, one makes the virus another antivirus and both are happy, the main thing is not to overdo it, only the Amer senators seem to have forgotten about the bonuses of even confrontation and are trying to eat fish and climb on a stick.
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 2 August 2017 20: 04
          +1
          Quote: Corsair
          only amersky senators seem to have forgotten about the bonuses of even confrontation

          Apparently, they decided (or someone asked them to decide) that the time has come ... Hmm, quite a while ago they didn’t hobble this way. Well, a quarter century of impunity has given rise to blatant irresponsibility.laughing And the hints that they will be relaxed are somehow not visible. What will it come to? Yes, we'll see. Soon. But stability will definitely not increase. And, here, just what was required to be proved (it was expected) - the red-haired nevertheless signed. yes
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 August 2017 10: 22
    0
    Regular la, la, poplars about the desire for normal relations, about possible cooperation, flavored with requirements, to do something there. We have heard this repeatedly from persons with different surnames. With internal political tensions in the United States, there is no need to talk about any normalization. Yes, it cannot be while the United States exists.
  10. Cuba
    Cuba 2 August 2017 10: 41
    0
    Quote: Tolstoevsky
    Moscow will also meet Washington’s attempts to normalize relations and ban anything American from importing.

    Better to ban the export of something Russian! (titanium for example)
  11. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 2 August 2017 10: 43
    +7
    Washington will continue to normalize relations with Moscow

    Rzhach .... Will introduce new sanctions? This is how they understand attempts to normalize.
  12. pvv113
    pvv113 2 August 2017 10: 43
    +1
    The US administration maintains a mood to normalize relations with Russia

    Will they introduce new sanctions? wink
  13. Cuba
    Cuba 2 August 2017 10: 45
    0
    Quote: x.andvlad


    Both chambers of this legislative body are elected by direct election.


    Both chambers ... No. 6 and No. 6A .... elections in Durkee - but ischo DIRECT as pipipy - here it is, true democracy !!!
  14. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 2 August 2017 10: 59
    0
    I carefully read the quotes from Tillerson. Some schizophrenic hermaphrodite, God forgive me. How can you be disappointed at the same time, committed to sending signals, wanting to work with Russia, but still craving for certain steps (he’s a drill specialist, they say, “drill training disciplines personnel”, but he was mistaken with the address, he’s been accustomed to take steps times Europe), while evasive and deceitful. In general, the diagnosis is severe. Some kind of wild mixture of a tyrant-chief for drill training and an offended girl, who was refused by the groom.
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 2 August 2017 15: 42
      0
      And they have no choice. If they are paired with Trump that vyaknut - they Congress will arrange such a goat ....
  15. The splinter
    The splinter 2 August 2017 12: 12
    +1
    US anti-Russian policy would lead to a rupture of diplomatic relations between the US and the Russian Federation, rather than normalization of relations.
  16. Boris Tomarov_2
    Boris Tomarov_2 2 August 2017 12: 15
    0
    I want, but I'm afraid, suddenly my mother scolds.