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

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, said relations between the countries are 'at a low point'.

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

Lavrov said he emphasized the need for a wide-ranging OPCW probe during Wednesday's talks in Moscow with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, suggesting that Western nations, Russian Federation and some regional powers could dispatch additional experts to join the investigation. But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. Trump said in a note on Twitter.

However, the Syrian nerve gas attack blamed on Russia's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, and the retaliatory U.S. missile attack against Syria has sent U.S. -Russia ties to rock bottom.

"It can't be a worst sight".

The dossier says the U.S. government obtained evidence from "physiological samples collected from multiple victims" of the Sarin attack. Now, one U.S. official tells me, Russian officials in phone calls with their Trump administration counterparts repeated in private the same propaganda lines their government was issuing in public. "And it was very, very successfully done".

The attack, which USA officials believe took place with the knowledge of high-ranking Syrian government officials, prompted Trump to launch the US military's first direct assault on an Assad-linked target since Syria's war began six years ago.

The newly hardened view of Moscow comes as the president has tried to shake suspicions about the motives behind his campaign calls for warmer relations.

"There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Tillerson said.

The Syrian government agreed to surrender its chemical weapons stocks to an worldwide watchdog after the deaths of hundreds in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus in 2013, although the opposition has long accused the regime of holding back some of its supply. The move was widely praised by US allies but drew criticism from Syria's chief worldwide partners, Russian Federation and Iran. The only concession that Tillerson appeared to have extracted from the Russians was that Putin offered to restore a hotline aimed at avoiding accidents in the air over Syria, said the report.

"The results of the talks may take a while to manifest themselves", Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, the Russian news agency Tass reported.

Theresa May has said Russian Federation is on the "wrong side of this argument" by failing to condemn a deadly chemical attack in Syria.

On Wednesday, Russia's representative to the United Nations vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning the Khan Sheikhoun attack and recommending an immediate worldwide investigation.

"The worldwide community has spoken".

Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the US position that Assad should leave power.

The attack on Khan Sheikhoun is expected to be near the top of the agenda when the OPCW's executive committee meets Thursday at the organization's headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

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