The Trump administration wants to give collaboration and cooperation with Russia a chance, and this is the reason why it is considering to return the Russian diplomatic compounds that were seized by the previous Obama government a year ago, a presidential aide has said.
"Here's where I took issue with that interview: Anderson Cooper at one pointed scolded Sebastian Gorka and said, 'I'm just going to ignore the insults because I don't think that it really gets us anywhere, '" Concha said. And if we see good faith, remember, more than 400,000 people have been killed in Syria.
"If we can see acts of good faith come out of the Kremlin with regards to things such as the cease-fire, then perhaps there is a chance for what Rex Tillerson wants to see happen, which is an improvement in relations between our two capitals", he added.
Democratic senators from Maryland and NY warned the Trump administration Thursday against returning Russian diplomatic compounds seized in retaliation for that country's interference in last year's presidential election.
While Lavrov did not specify what Russia's response would be, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov noted that if Washington continues to drag its feet on the issue, there will be a "tough response".
A former Obama administration adviser told the publication they had "no intention" of ever giving the compounds back to Russian Federation. It follows a bipartisan letter, sent in June by Republican Sen. He noted that the return of the compounds in NY and Maryland would not be unconditional. Kirsten Gilibrand (D-N.Y.) have since spoken out against the proposition.
Russian authorities repeatedly urged the United States to restore access to Russian diplomatic property.
"We look at Russian Federation as a country that we don't have flawless relations with, we don't even have better relations with than other nations, but perhaps they could improve".
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also ripped the notion of returning the compounds last week. I'm sad to see CNN fall to this.
Ex-DNI Clapper: Russian compound in Maryland "was a major intelligence operation" against us; Trump shouldn't give it back.