Russia Calls on US to Normalize Relations, Says it Will Not Kneel in Front of it

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June 23rd, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– – – translated by Samer Hussein – 

Russia will not bow its head down and listen to demands of the United States. 

On Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement, saying that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently held a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson, regarding the latest batch of US sanctions against Russia. 

During the conversation, Lavrov said Moscow is still waiting for an answer from Washington on its proposals on normalization of bilateral relations between the countries. 

“Under these circumstances and in order to assess the situation properly, the Russian side was forced to postpone the meeting of vice foreign ministers, which was originally scheduled to address particular issues in the US – Russian-relations”, said Lavrov.

He also said that any attempts to put pressure on Russia through sanctions, will not have a positive outcome, noting that Russia would not submit to the will and command of the United States under any circumstances.  

He stressed that taking such steps would hamper the already fragile relations between the countries even more. 

He then reminded his US counterpart Tillerson that Washington violated the sovereignty of Syria multiple times and called on the United States to abide by previous agreements, regarding the Syrian issue, as that is the correct way to end the terrorism problem and to bring the conflicting sides together so they can reach a peaceful solution that would eventually end the whole crisis in Syria.

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