US State Department confirms Tillerson's visit to Moscow in April
21 March, 2017, 09:22 | Author: Leticia Walters
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday he had not heard about a potential visit to Russia by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, news agency Interfax reported. Skipping the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit is sure to rankle nerves in Brussels, but so too will reports that Tillerson will then travel to Moscow to meet with the Russians as soon as April 12.
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Speaking in a March 18 interview with a journalist from the conservative-leaning USA website Independent Journal Review who was accompanying him on his tour, Tillerson said Japan was "our [the US's] most important ally in the region", while describing South Korea as an "important partner relative to stability of Northeast Asia".
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Tillerson's trip to Moscow, right after he flies to Italy for a meeting of ministers from the Group of Seven countries, comes at a time when the Kremlin's alleged cyberattacks during the presidential campaign and meetings with several Trump campaign officials are being scrutinized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Congress.
Two sources told Reuters that Tillerson then expects to visit Moscow on April 12.
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