Lavrov and Tillerson to Meet May 10 in Washington

Posted May 12, 2017

In his earlier meeting with Lavrov, Tillerson emphasized the US wouldn't lift sanctions on Russian Federation related to Ukraine until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered the punishment - namely, its Crimea annexation.

A Russian plan to stabilise Syria after more than six years of civil war is the most urgent foreign policy topic on the agenda.

The stigma of the Russian Federation investigations has been impossible for Mr Trump to shake.

The Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is set to appear for diplomatic talks in the White House for the first time in four years. Trump on Tuesday abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of the bureau's investigation into Trump's ties with Russian Federation.

It's the highest level US-Russia meeting since Trump became president.

Report informs referring to BBC that the White House spokesman confirmed the information.

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Labour's only Scottish MP in the last Parliament, Ian Murray, also looks poised to lose his Edinburgh South seat to the Tories. The First Minister insisted 8 June is the chance to put "Scotland's in Scotland's hands" and not those of Mrs May.

Mr Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and is not aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference.

But in the meantime, his hopes for a possible rapprochement with Moscow, so regularly repeated during the campaign, have been derailed. It is yet another sign that the relationship between the United States of America and Russian Federation is improving under the newly elected president Donald Trump after it hit the lowest point since the cold war under the Obama administration.

The last visit of the Russian FM to the United States was in 2013, while presidential visits haven't taken place since 2010. He visit to the USA will continue through to May 11.

An unnamed senior USA official told Reuters the war in Syria and U.S.

Lavrov arrived in Washington with a working visit earlier on Tuesday. The zones would not cover areas where the USA -led coalition is fighting the Islamic State group, but enforcement and other questions remain unanswered.