Secy Tillerson Meets With Russian Ambassador to Discuss Relations

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits to be introduced to speak to staff members at the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

November 1, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations.

On Tuesday, Tillerson met with Anatoly Antonov to discuss possible steps to improve mutual relations between the countries.

Both sides pledged a full implementation of the Minsk agreements — a cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia — in an attempt to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The two also discussed the North Korean threat as well as defeating the Islamic State.

Additionally, Tillerson stressed the U.S. is committed to the Geneva talks in Syria, adding it’s the best way toward a political solution to the Syrian conflict.

The meeting comes just one day after charges against former Trump campaign officials were declared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the federal Russia probe.

Both President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have denied any collusion during the last presidential election.

Meetings with foreign officials are regular and common for Secretary Tillerson.

  • brandehhh

    Yeeeeeeah. Good luck with that. Stop boosting Putin up as the most powerful man.

  • swifty656

    HE will be investigated now.

  • a non

    I absolutely love it: last year conservatives thought Russia was the mortal enemy — and they were right. What, oh what, does Putin have on Trump? Substitute Clinton’s name for Trump, here, and you hypocrites would be all over this story, with lurid accusations of treason. Ah, today’s conservatism — what a sad joke it has become.

    • R.L.

      Sorry you missed it, last year, Hillary was complaining of Russian intervention in her failure to get elected. In fact that has been the talking points for over a year. Remember when the “Russians” hacked Podestas, emails before the election? My how short the memory of the leftist is….

      • a non

        Can’t wait for the Trump “perp walk.”

        • R.L.

          Don’t hold your breath.

        • skyhawk

          You’ll be waiting at least 8 years for that.

          Face it….it’s time to embrace the horror!

    • skyhawk

      Maybe Tillerson can get the Rooskies to shovel $124 Million into his account in exchange for 20% of our Natural Gas reserves?
      Afterwards, perhaps Eric Trump could go to Moscow and get paid $500,000.00 for a two hour speech and then meet with Putin.

      Do you think the democrats would consider that to be suspicious?

    • skyhawk

      I seem to recall that, during the debates in 2012, “Little Barry” Obozo mocked Mitt Romney regarding Russia/USA relations by saying : “Hey…the 80’s called and they want their foreign policy back”.

      Now….the dems think that Russia is the greatest threat to America’s future. And…if the democrats keep selling out our national resources to them…they might end up being right!

  • landy fincannon

    Still pushing the mortal enemy ruse.

  • EjB

    I hope tillerson can smooth things over. The left loons in America are just begging for a war with Russia. That would be a disaster for both countries and the world if they ever got their way.

  • Marc S.

    There you have it libbies, Russian collusion.

    • …remain calm and return fire

      true, libbies are that stupid

    • skyhawk

      Maybe Tillerson can tell Vlad that he can be more flexible after the next election?

      Oh no wait……that was Obama who did that!