Lavrov in Washington

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Lavrov in Washington

by Stephen Lendman

Lavrov is a world-class diplomat. America had no one like him in modern memory.

In dealing with Washington, he has an impossible job, trying to improve relations with a nation hostile to Russia for the last century – since its 1917 revolution, continuing after the Soviet Union's 1991 dissolution.

On Wednesday, Lavrov met with Rex Tillerson and Trump in Washington. Despite deplorable bilateral relations, his comments were positive, saying:

"I had a bilateral meeting with Rex Tillerson, then the two of us were received by President Trump. We discussed, first and foremost, our cooperation on the international stage."

"At present, our dialogue is not as politicized as it used to be during Obama's presidency. The Trump administration, including the president himself and the secretary of state, are people of action who are willing to negotiate."

Sadly it's not so now, earl
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