Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov


During President Trump's Wednesday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a photographer from a Russian state-owned news agency was let into the Oval Office. But Lavrov's delegation got Tass, a Russian news agency, in to take photos. "Neither of us brought up this bacchanalia", Lavrov said.

Michael Flynn's failure to disclose meetings with Kislyak eventually led to his departure as national security advisor and made the Russian diplomat a virtual household name.

Trump "should be meeting with the foreign minister", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, lambasting critics.

There's also reports that suggest Trump officials were under the impression that there would be no photographs released to the public by either government.

While a senior administration official has defended the decision to allow the photographer in, claiming that he "had to go through the same screening as a member of the USA press going through the main gate to the [White House] briefing room", intelligence experts say that sophisticated surveillance equipment could have passed through such a screening undetected.

The talks came a day after Mr Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Russia's alleged interference in last year's presidential election.

Trump's meeting with Lavrov came a day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, reportedly in part because he was unhappy with Comey's expanding investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign past year to win the presidency.

United States intelligence agencies accuse Moscow of meddling to help Mr Trump's chances of victory.

Russian Federation brokered a deal for de-escalation zones with backing from Iran and Syrian opposition supporter Turkey during ceasefire talks in the Kazakh capital Astana last week. The US objects to Russian backing for Assad, and has supported some rebel fighting to oust him. Lavrov said the meeting mainly focused on ideas of de-escalation zones in Syria.

"What we want to do is we want to see the killing, the disgusting killing in Syria, stop as soon as possible and everybody's working toward that end", Trump said.

In his earlier meeting with Lavrov, Tillerson emphasized the US wouldn't lift sanctions on Russian Federation related to Ukraine until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered the punishment - namely, its Crimea annexation.

Russian Federation wants the elimination of those and election-related sanctions imposed by Obama.

The Kremlin expects that Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will meet in July at the summit of the G20 in Hamburg. Both are scheduled to travel to Germany for a Group of 20 leaders' meeting.



Related Posts

Chiesto lo sconto di pena per l'assassino di Ciro Esposito
Saveriano ha chiesto l'assoluzione per gli altri due imputati, Gennaro Fioretti e Alfonso Esposito , tifosi del Napoli. De Santis , quindi, venne accusato e e condannato a 26 anni di reclusione durante il processo di primo grado.

Trump's dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation director sparks media, political firestorm
Asked by reporters why he fired Mr Comey , Mr Trump said, "He wasn't doing a good job, very simply". So it is no small betrayal of his word that he was instrumental in Comey's firing.

Nives Meroi e Romano Benet in vetta all'Annapurna... e sono 14!
L'alpinista e il marito sono giunti da poco al campo 4, dove si fermeranno a riposare: "Sono sfinito", ha confessato Benet . L'attacco finale, nella notte, è partito dai 7.200 metri: "Abbiamo trovato una giornata splendida, c'era la luna piena".

Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion
She was sacked by Trump on January 30 for opposing his executive order to ban travel from seven predominately Muslim countries. At the White House counsel's request, Yates had arranged for him to see the evidence against Flynn on January 30.

New acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director in spotlight at Senate hearing
He raised the prospect that White House stonewalling on a special prosecutor could trigger a drastic congressional response. McCabe said it is not standard FBI practice to tell someone he or she is or isn't under investigation.

Swansea City claims crucial win
Swansea thought they should have had a penalty when Gylfi Sigurdsson went down in the box but referee Martin Atkinson was unmoved. It was Swansea who created the best chance of the early exchanges in the second half despite being pressed into their own half.

Malagò rieletto presidente del Coni per il quadriennio 2017
Dobbiamo uscire dai recinti, dobbiamo volare alto, mettendo da parte i protagonismi e ogni conflitto d interesse. Un discorso di dieci minuti chiuso con il ringraziamento alla famiglia "per la grande pazienza avuta".

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez urged to join Old Trafford by Usain Bolt
A report claims that Manchester City will attempt to include Jason Denayer in their move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez this summer.

8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China
State media say a moderate but shallow natural disaster in the far west of China has killed eight people and injured 11 others. The strong shallow quake has affected about 1.08 million others in Zhaotong City and Qujing City with about 1,801 injured.

UCL: Semi-final (Leg 2): Photos - Juventus Vs AS Monaco
Most goalkeepers might have been annoyed by losing their run of clean sheets but Gianluigi Buffon is a different level of class. The Champions is a serious competition. "Now we are in the crucial phase of the season because we have not won anything yet".

© 2015 Vivere Milano. All Rights reserved.