Friday, April 14, 2017
Trump Says Russia Relations to ‘Work Out Fine’ Despite Tensions
Bloomberg by Nick WadhamsIlya Arkhipov , and Henry Meyer
President Donald Trump says he’s still optimistic on improving relations with Russia a day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov vented deep disagreements during hours of talks in Moscow.
“Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia,” the U.S. president said in a Twitter posting on Thursday morning. “At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!”
It was an optimistic spin on Tillerson’s first trip to Russia as the top U.S. diplomat. The visit was so freighted with tension that the Kremlin left uncertain whether President Vladimir Putin would snub the American visitor.
Putin and Tillerson had “quite constructive” and detailed discussions about Syria and on the “sad state” of U.S.-Russia relations,