On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. Tillerson says that he told Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, that U.S.-Russia relations are at a low point.
“We frankly discussed the current state of U.S.-Russia relations. I expressed the view that the current state of U.S.-Russia relations is at a low point. There is a low level of trust between our two countries. The world’s two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship. We further discussed approaches to improving our channels of communication. We had a lengthy exchange of views regarding the situation in Syria and shared perspectives on possible ways forward.”
– Secretary Tillerson
In his meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, President Trump echoed Tillerson’s statements by saying that U.S.-Russia relations “may be at an all-time low.”
Trump also commented on the notion that Russia may have known about the chemical attack made by its ally by saying, “I like to think they didn’t know. But they could have. They were there,”
President Trump said that he did not regret the launching of the 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base.