Rex Tillerson Met With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Rex Tillerson Met With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Rex Tillerson Met With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

"Where is Rex Tillerson?".

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) cautioned on CNN on Wednesday that "while every administration has tried to have a so-called Russian Federation reset, I think our ability to be buddies with Russian Federation is just incompatible with our value system".

It's not just that he was tight-lipped, but at times he seemed to not want reporters there at all.

The world is looking to American leadership, but nervous about what they'll find.


"Say it loud, say it clear: refugees are welcome here", demonstrators chanted in Bonn.

"Tillerson expressed willingness to support this process [peace negotiations on Syria in Astana]", Lavrov said.

Protestors demanded all G20 nations keep out of ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. It is "forcing people to flee, then closing the doors in front of the refugees".

Besides the topics on the official agenda, the top diplomats are also expected to pave the way for the upcoming G20 summit on July 7 and 8 in Hamburg.

"Crimea was TAKEN by Russian Federation during the Obama Administration".

In an emailed statement to CBS News, a State Department official explained that the decision to modify the meeting was made at the White House to "allow for a more personal discussion".

Earlier this week before the summit, Tillerson also seemed out of the loop, missing meetings in Washington, D.C., with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team.

State Department Counselor and Ambassador Kristie Kenney was also told her services would no longer be needed and staff was informed that Tillerson will not be actively looking to rehire for her position in the near future.

Gabriel told reporters "the proper amount of realism should be brought along" to the talks.

"We should not underestimate the difficulties and dangers" said Ayrault.

German and French foreign ministers on Friday played down expectations of a breakthrough at peace talks in Geneva next week aimed at ending the bloody Syrian war.

Ayrault said he would see Tillerson in Washington next month at a meeting on fighting Islamic State.

The Texan could also face questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after Trump caused worldwide consternation Wednesday by dropping Washington's years-long quest for a two-state solution, saying he would back a single state if it led to peace.

But Tillerson is his own man, building a reputation at ExxonMobil for nailing down major deals, especially in Russian Federation where President Vladimir Putin personally decorated him with the Order of Friendship.

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