Russia: Putin Explained to Tillerson Why Relations Have Deteriorated

Trump tweets on Thursday: 'Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin used a meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to give his views on why U.S.-Russian relations had reached such a low point, a Kremlin spokesman said.

The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told a conference call with reporters on Thursday that the tone of the meeting had been "fairly constructive." He said the Russian hope was that Putin's message would be passed on to U.S. President Donald Trump.

He said general agreement was reached at the meeting of the need to keep open lines of communication between Moscow and Washington. Peskov also said Putin had given Tillerson his views on the situation in Syria, and how it was likely to develop.

Meanwhile on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said that "things will work out fine" between the United States and Russia, only a day after he said U.S.-Russian relations may be at an all-time low.

"Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!" Trump said in a note on Twitter.

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