A Surprise Meeting With Henry Kissinger In The Oval Office
May 16, 2017, 09:10
In 2014, Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea region and backed separatists fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine, drawing widespread condemnation in Europe and the United States.
In Washington, Tillerson made no comment on the Comey firing or on the substantive issues he would discuss with Lavrov.
Earlier, when Lavrov arrived at the State Department to meet Tillerson, he cracked a joke about Comey's firing, answering shouted questions from reporters by saying: "Was he fired?".
Reporters also asked whether Comey's firing would affect Trump's meetings Wednesday with Russian officials, to which Trump responded "no".
Both sides sought to praise the meeting, which is the highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian official since Mr Trump took.
Lavrov arrived to the West Wing at a dramatic moment in American politics, hours after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
Tensions in the relationship grew following United States air strikes against a Syrian airfield in April in response to a chemical weapons attack that Washington blamed on Assad. "He was sacked? You're kidding, you're kidding", Mr Lavrov said.
"We didn't raise those absurd issues", he said in a post-meeting press conference. "Therefore, Mr. Shannon and I have done some work to ease somehow the bilateral agenda for the ministers so that they can spare time for Syria and other global issues", he said.
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He is believed to be peeved over the women's team selection meeting being convened without his knowledge by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri. It's an agreement between the ICC and a member country that governs participation in ICC events.
President Trump said he had emphasised to Mr Lavrov his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation.
President Trump, wearing a dark suit and red striped tie, said he met with Kissinger to talk "about Russian Federation and various other matters".
The official also pushed back on critics who have questioned whether Trump should have met in the Oval Office with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, whose interactions with Trump campaign officials have come under scrutiny by federal and congressional investigators.
"We will look at the proposal, see if it can work", Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on Monday. The U.S. only sent an envoy to the talks as an observer.
The U.S., along with some European allies, has imposed several rounds of economic sanctions on Russian Federation in response to what they called the annexation of Crimea and destabilizing activities in eastern Ukraine.
The diplomats met Wednesday in Washington - and there's a new Russian-led agreement to create safe zones in Syria.
He then added: "I believe that poiticians are damaging the political system of the United States".
"We had a very, very good meeting" Trump said shortly after seeing Lavrov.
Cabrera Bello threw his 8-iron high in the air, and it went into the water, though at least it could be retrieved. Now he has a platform upon which to build for the rest of the year having returned to the world's top 100.
Navy's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament was in 2010 as the Mids hosted Sacred Heart at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Irish and Golden Eagles met earlier this season, with Notre Dame claiming an 11-10 victory at Arlotta Stadium on April 11.
Hundreds of officers from all over the state attended the ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio. Police officers who died in the line of duty were remembered Wednesday by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Odorizzi (1-1, 4.15 ERA) will face Marlins LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 4.71 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series at Miami. Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (0-1, 2.70) starts the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees .
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That 2016 series ended 4-2 in the Cavs' favor, and Cleveland went on to win the first championship in franchise history. At one point, the Cavaliers had 20 assists on 27 field goals and finished the game with 26 assists on 39 makes.
Revenue during the quarter grew 3.79 percent to $39,146 million from $37,718 million in the previous year period. First-quarter revenue increased to $US39.1 billion compared with $US37.7 billion for the same period a year ago.
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