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troublesome for all of us, russia and the us. i speakfor implementation of the un security council resolution and we were talking about finding ways of getting out of the spiral of escalations and moved towards the negotiation process of demilitarisation of the korean pullin sealer through political and diplomatic efforts. —— korean peninsular. also marked the special responsibility of russia and the us in military, political, security, both regional and global. we have checked our clocks about implementation of strategic r , implementation of strategic weaponry, limitations, and agreed to ove i’co m e weaponry, limitations, and agreed to
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overcome a pose that has been observed in these processes for objective reasons due to the change of the administrative team in the white house. in areas of strategic stability will be renewed and will be moving pragmatically, matter—of—factly, aimed at precise intimate place in —— into —— aimed at the precise implementation. both parties looking to overcome negative tendencies that have been observed in the our investment, trade, for objective and subjective reasons. we look to support the visitors of business circles of both countries
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so business circles of both countries so that business contacts are supported by the two governments. one more agreement, we have agreed to appoint special envoys from our foreign ministry and the state department so that without any additional and unnecessary promotions to look at the irritating factors in our relations over the last few years, primarily through the years of obama's administration. if we provide a pragmatic approach it will be fruitful and make it possible to normalise our relations. we all understand how difficult the current situation is, how many
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willing thereafter to exercise the use of contemporary technology communications and cyber sphere in the virtual world as a whole and how some people abuse the opportunities that contemporary technologies provide. and try to use them in their own unworthy political objectives. both in the united states and russia there are enough people with common sense that will be able to separate the good from the bad and be guided by the fundamental interests of our two countries and the international communities as a whole. summing it up, my sense of the negotiations with all the number of problems,
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both objective and artificially created, there are quite a few perspectives for our joint work and russia is open for dialogue with the united states in various areas, not only for the dialogue but joint actions aimed at the result meant in areas where there is common interest for both countries and of course we will respect reciprocity from the united states and i am positive that today's meeting, the hours that we have spent with rex tillerson, both the two lovers and the russian president were not wasted. —— both the two of ours. i hope that these contacts will continue as both between ourselves and our staff and other agencies of the us administration and the russian government. thank you. good evening.
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we just came from a productive meeting, as foreign minister sergey lavrov mentioned of about two hours with president putin. we frankly discussed the current state of us— russian relations. i expressed the view that the current state of relations is at a low point. there isa relations is at a low point. there is a low level of trusts between our two countries. the world's two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this relationship. we further discussed approaches to improving out discussed approaches to improving our channels of communications, where they link the exchange of views regarding the situation in syria and sha red views regarding the situation in syria and shared perspectives on possible ways forward. earlier today, foreign minister andl and i discussed issues that require
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longer—term attention. we understand that improvement in the relationship will be required if we are to make progress on issues. on will be required if we are to make progress on issues. on some will be required if we are to make progress on issues. on some areas we share a common view. specifically, we both believe in a unified and sta ble we both believe in a unified and stable syria and we agreed we want to denya stable syria and we agreed we want to deny a safe haven for terrorists who want to attack both of our countries. we agree that north korea has to be denuclearise to. —— denuclearised. there is a broad range of other issues on which we have differences. some have global influence and some are bilateral. over the course of the last two years a over the course of the last two yearsa numberof over the course of the last two years a number of reciprocal actions
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have been taken to demonstrate the disgust of —— de dissatisfaction each has with the other. we need to put an end to the steady degradation which is doing nothing to build trust between our two nations or make progress on issues of importance to both of us. we have established a working group to address smaller issues and stabilise our relationship so that we can address greater problems. we will discuss further proposals made about the way forward in syria including with allies and coalition members and we will continue discussions about how to find a solution to the syrian conflict. we also discussed current threats caused by the north korean regime's ongoing development ofa korean regime's ongoing development of a nuclear programme and the role
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russia can play in encouraging north korea to change its course so we can create the conditions for talks regarding the future. an minsk, week considered the importance of the accord. russia can make progress in implementation by de—escalating violence and taking steps to withdraw separatist armed forces and heavy weapons so that observers can fulfil their role. until full progress is made under the minsk accords, the situation in ukraine will remain an obstacle to improvement of relations between the us and russia. i thank the foreign minister for a productive round of discussions and look forward to future conversations. thank you. translation: dear colleagues, we moved to a question from a russian
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24 tv moved to a question from a russian 2a tv channel. question to rex tillerson. over the last few days we have heard from washington contradict tim and aggressive state m e nts contradict tim and aggressive statements from mr trump who called mr assad and animal statements from mr trump who called mrassad and animaland statements from mr trump who called mr assad and animal and mr spicer who compared assad with hitler with the caveat that hitler never used chemical weapons. how do these uttera nces chemical weapons. how do these utterances facilitate diplomacy and how and when will the rhetoric change? i think the perspective from the united states supported by the facts that we have are conclusive that the recent chemical weapons attack carried out in syria was planned and it was directed and executed by syrian regime forces and we're quite confident of that. this isjust the latest in we're quite confident of that. this is just the latest in a we're quite confident of that. this isjust the latest in a series of
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use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. notwithstanding their use on more than 50 occasions of chlorine bombs, cluster bombs and other types of weapons that are intended to maim and kill in the most horrific ways. so, ithink and kill in the most horrific ways. so, i think the characterisation is one that president assad has brought upon himself. translation: i have two at a couple of words. it is obviously the subject where our views differ. russia insists on objective investigation along with the united states in 2013 weirdness you take to the liquidation of chemical weapons in syria, in record time, the corresponding agreements we re time, the corresponding agreements were prepared in an organisation in
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the hague and the un security council. we have reports from the organisation of preventing chemical weapons that progress in liquidation of chemical weapons. they also fixed the problem that consists in the fa ct the problem that consists in the fact that a couple of places where the chemical weaponry was stored are in the hands of extremists so the process continues between the hague and damascus. it never stopped. there are some problems and we use our relations with the syrian government to encourage them to the fullest cooperation and they are committed to the completion of this work and will carry it on and as to investigation of the information of chemical weapons used, there is organisation, or there is joint
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effort of investigation which was created by this organisation and the un. we have several questions to address to these structures because of the accusations of the charges against syrian government in their use of chemical weapons are all based on so—called distanced evidences. some non—government organisations, i will not even talk about the fully discredited white caps who have been found to be providing fake information. as to the evidences that are there, at concerning the use of chemical su bsta nces concerning the use of chemical substances in the territories
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controlled by the opposition, repeatedly both the syrian government and the russian territory that working syria —— and the russian military that work in syria have provided samples and evidential fa ct to have provided samples and evidential fact to the organisation for banning of chemical weapons, these are not distanced proofs but material proofs and the research of these samples, these proofs, is being dragged and delayed. i'm not trying to protect or defend anybody orjustify actions but we insist on the objective investigations of what happened on the 4th investigations of what happened on the 11th of april. it coincided with
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the 11th of april. it coincided with the organisation in brussels as soon as the information of chemical su bsta nces as the information of chemical substances used in idlib, the participants of the conference demanded that the conference dedicates its whole attention to this matter, although the conference was aimed at the wider set of its use. given the utmost attention around this incident, we are confident that we need sober, object if, in partial investigation, the experts, it international experts should be sent, professionals, experts, to the site where the chemical substances were used and, as well, to the airport which our american colleagues claim was used
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to send aircraft equipped... hello and welcome to 100 days. let's go back to that live press conference. the evidential evidence from witnesses who were at the airport, there were no signs of there being any poisonous chemical substances. i wa nt to any poisonous chemical substances. i want to apologise for this extended commentary but i want to underline our 100% conviction that if our collea g u es our 100% conviction that if our colleagues in the un or in the hague

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