Tillerson held tense meetings on Wednesday in Moscow with Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin, their first face-to-face encounters since Donald Trump became president in January.
Amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russian Federation agreed Wednesday to work together on an worldwide investigation of a Syrian chemical weapons attack last week.
The United States and Russian Federation agreed Wednesday to call for an worldwide investigation of the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria last week that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to launch a retaliatory missile strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
He warned that the USA cruise missile strike in response "demonstrates the United States will not passively stand by while Assad ignores global law and employs chemical weapons he declared destroyed".
"The vicious slaughter of innocent civilians with chemical weapons, including the barbaric killing of small and helpless children and babies, must be forcefully rejected by any nation that values human life", Trump said.
Trump's comments came after he made his biggest foreign policy decision of his new presidency last week, firing missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its suspected use of poison gas. He said working groups would be established to improve U.S.
Russian Federation and the United States on Wednesday agreed to keep on fighting worldwide terrorism and continue discussions on Syrian conflict settlement, despite turbulent bilateral relations and a string of pending disputes between the two countries. Tillerson said the US was "quite confident" that it "was planned and it was directed and executed by Syrian regime forces".
Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the US election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation.
EPL: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 2-0, revive fight for title
Ashley Young believes that Manchester United's dominant win against Premier League leaders Chelsea had been coming but now wants more of the same.
Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94
The provincial police commandment said the suicide bombers were looking to target the police commandment of Achin district. John Nicholson has standing authority to use the bomb, which is called the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB).
Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed
Bixby has been pitched as major feature in the Galaxy S8 , with a dedicated button on the left hand side of the device. This news would certainly disappoint the buyers who have been waiting to try out the Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8 .
However, analysts say the civil war in Syria has driven a wedge between Moscow and Washington.
"We will see the final outcome that will be perhaps in a long time period".
Trump said US relations with Russian Federation were not going well. It was Assad's first since the alleged April 4 chemical weapons attack prompted a United States cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base. "The world's foremost nuclear powers can not have this relationship", he added.
In Russia's view, the probe conducted by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons should be widened to include experts from many nations, he said. "I like to think they didn't know".
We noticed that when the Trump administration came to power, the USA role in the Astana and the Geneva process has been reduced to the very minimum.
But in Washington, the U.S. State Department said Tillerson did not eliminate the possibility the United States may undertake future strikes.
It's also suspected that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the attack.