>> Moscow on the hunt for concessions. The U.S. set for talk to Russian counterpart when the pair last met in February. it was described as productive but this visit comes after U.S. missile strikes on Syrian government air field suspected of launching a chemical weapons attack Russia resulting has been evident for all to see but born in Moscow is a maybe more diplomatic behind closed doors.
>> Russia needs a reset in part for it's own domestic economic needs. Russia needs investment to flow again into Russian economy it needs the West to lift those So yes, Russia very upset, angry about these missile strikes. But will it want to call time on this all together?
Probably not.>> After a sudden about turn from his administration, Trump now wants Syrian President Basher al Assad gone. In Moscow, Tillerson may try to prise him from the protective clutches Of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The pair aren't due to meet in person but Vladimir assured to test the former oil executives new diplomatic skills.
Not long ago the two were seen as pivotal players in a possible reset in relations. But in the last week Russia has called America's airstrike illegal Putin on Tuesday, adding he expected the fake gas attacks to try and discredit Assad. While Tillerson has accused Moscow of being complicit or simply incompetent with regards to the suspected chemical attack.
Not the most diplomatic start The simple fact they're still meeting might speak louder than the.