Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Speaks Bluntly at Press Conference following Meeting with Putin in Moscow – Video 4/12/17

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke directly and bluntly yesterday at a Press Conference in Moscow following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson got the meeting with Putin despite Putin having first refused to meet with him. That in itself is a victory for Tillerson and Trump. Putin backed down.

Tillerson said “the rule of the Assad family in Syria is coming to an end.” There is no long-term way forward for peace in Syria that includes the Assad family. He also made it clear the United States knows Assad carried out the Chemical Weapons attack last week. Tillerson bluntly said there is a “low-level of trust” between the U.S. and Russia, and that relations are “at a low point.”

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