Tillerson Sets Deadline For Response To Moscow's Expulsion Of US Diplomats

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Moscow "is ready to normalise its dialogue" with Washington if Washington abandons its "confrontational approach" with Moscow.

"I told the foreign minister that we have not made a decision about how we would respond to the Russian request to remove U.S. diplomatic personnel", Mr Tillerson said.

He asked Lavrov "several clarifying questions" about Moscow's retaliatory moves and warned his Russian counterpart that the US would respond to these actions by September 1, according to RFE/RL.

On Thursday, Trump reluctantly signed into law sanctions that target the Russian energy sector and place new limits on USA investment in Russian companies.

"This will be in this way from now on".

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

After several bilateral meetings, Lavrov told media on Sunday that both Chinese and Russian foreign ministers had discussed the "firm commitment of the Security Council to resume the six-party talks and to start looking for a political settlement". You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!

Tillerson told reporters that Moscow had indicated "some willingness" to seek ways to move forward on matters related to Ukraine. Lavrov said Moscow is ready for normalized relations if the U.S. "pulls back from confrontation".

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The Trump administration has been seeking closer ties to Russian Federation, especially on fighting ISIS and pressuring North Korea.

"We will, of course, intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on USA payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on".

Following the US House of Representatives' approval of sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on July 28 that Washington must reduce the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people. "The Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way", he tweeted.

The relationship between Russia and the United States of America have become strained after the information given by the U.S. intelligence agencies about Russian interference to the US elections in 2016.

Analysts and former USA officials were skeptical that much progress is likely any time soon on areas such as reducing the violence in Syria's civil war or calming the conflict in eastern Ukraine, let alone reversing Russia's annexation of Crimea. "The U.S. will not rest until it has achieved a total degradation in relations", he tweeted.

"Russian meddling in the elections was certainly a serious incident".

The United States and Russian officials are set to hold a meeting.

Mr Tillerson also indicated that the two countries may be able to come together to begin discussions on violence in Eastern Ukraine.

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