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Russian Federation aims to cut dependence on United States payment systems

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said a new United Nations resolution over North Korea said parties involved in tensions on the Korean peninsula can have dialogue when conditions are right.

"I see no conflict - no conflict at all in our helping them with that situation and our views of the human rights concerns we have with respect to how they carry out their counter narcotics activities", Tillerson said.

The U.S. wants to retain ties with Russian Federation despite alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday.

Since President Donald Trump signed the sanctions bill last week, after Congress forced his hand, the mood in Moscow has become a mixture of acerbic sarcasm against Washington and nationalistic chest-beating.

"This will be in this way from now on". At the same time, we are ready to normalise relations if Washington abandons its confrontational line.

Lavrov and Tillerson exchanged greetings and said a few words about their schedules for the coming days. "We share the belief that no country has a flawless human rights situation", it said.

"Tillerson added that it was pointless to cut tied over disagreements between the two countries, adding that Lavrov had indicated some willingness" to talk and find ways to move forward on the issue of Ukraine. The sanctions are partly aimed at Russia's energy sector, imposing new boundaries on USA investment in oil companies.

Lavrov earlier said he believed his USA colleagues were ready to continue dialogue with Moscow on complex issues despite tensions. A few days back, United States President Donald Trump had said that his country's relationship with Russian Federation is at all time "dangerously low". 'It is a stance on Russian Federation that is mostly negative and we see how the compliance with the proposals, ideas and concepts that took Trump to office is stuck.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.

Analysts and former US officials were skeptical that much progress is likely any time soon on areas such as reducing the violence in Syria's civil war or calming the conflict in eastern Ukraine, let alone reversing Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Russian Federation has repeatedly rejected allegations that it interfered in the United States election while Trump has denied any collusion with Moscow.

The new USA financial penalties come in response to Russia's military actions in Ukraine, where it is supporting armed separatists, and its meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The next stages in settling the Syrian conflict were discussed too, including steps to build on the memorandum on establishing a de-escalation zone in Syria's southwest, agreed between Russian Federation, the United States and Jordan in July. "We talked about that in the discussion that we had with Mr. Lavrov yesterday", Tillerson told reporters on Monday.