Tillerson Set to Receive Oil Award, Says U.S. to Work with Russia to Stabilize War-Torn Syria

In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

July 6, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is ready to work with Russia to stabilize war-torn Syria.

In a statement released Wednesday, Tillerson said those efforts could include establishing no fly zones, and coordinated delivery of humanitarian aid.

He also said if the two countries work to establish stability, it will lay a foundation for Syria’s political future.

This comes as President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Germany.

Tillerson says the Syrian conflict will be discussed between the two leaders.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of State is set to receive a prestigious award for his work in the oil industry.

Tillerson will be recognized by the World Petroleum Congress during a ceremony in Istanbul next week.

According to reports, he will receive the Dewhurst Award for his outstanding contribution to the oil and gas industry.

It’s said to be the council’s highest honor, and is only the 10th person to receive the award.

Prior to working in the administration, the secretary spent years serving as the CEO of Exxon Mobil.

While in Istanbul, Tillerson will also stop by the U.S. diplomatic post before meeting with Turkish officials to discuss the battle against ISIS.

  • NotJudging

    Let the arrogant Russian government to fight alone in Sirya. Their objectives are totally opposite to USA’s. They want to keep Assad. They are Iran’s allies and they hate Israel. USA meanwhile concentrate in keeping Irak in order, then take over Sirya when russians are defeated by ISIS as they were defeated by the Talibán in Afghanistan.