Slobodan Milosevic

U.S. and Russia remain far apart on Syria after Tillerson meets with Putin and other officials

U.S. and Russia remain far apart on Syria after Tillerson meets with Putin and other officials

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to tap the brakes Wednesday on what appeared a free fall in relations between Washington and Moscow, but daylong talks between their top diplomats failed to bridge disputes over last week’s poison gas attack in Syria and other key issues.

Although the Kremlin earlier this week said Putin would not greet U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on his first official trip to Moscow, the Russian leader met the U.S. envoy for more than two hours in what appeared a determined effort to repair the growing breach.

Little concrete appeared to emerge from the meeting, although Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said later that “we...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
68°