WP: Russia has invited the team from trump in talks on Syria in Astana
The US President-elect Donald trump
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WASHINGTON, January 14. /Offset. TASS Andrey Shitov/. Forming the administration elected President of the USA of Donald trump invited to talks on Syria under the aegis of Russia. The Washington Post reported, stressed that the Obama administration “emphatically excluded” from among the participants of the upcoming meeting in Astana.
The decision is still pending
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According to the publication, the invitation to the team trump was transferred on December 28 during a telephone conversation between the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak and trump’s assistant for national security by Michael Flynn. Confirming this to the newspaper, an unnamed employee of the headquarters trump said that during the conversation “any decisions it was accepted not” . “At the moment I can’t further report on the participation of the United States” in the upcoming meeting, added this person.
For its part, The Washington Post praised the invitation as “the first sign of strengthening relations between the US and Russia with the trump.”
In a press-service of the Russian Embassy in Washington, the correspondent of TASS said they would not comment on “multiple contacts that the Embassy on a daily basis support with local interlocutors”.
On the sanctions question was not
On Friday morning in new York, the headquarters of the trump Sean Spicer told reporters that Flynn and Kislyak spoke 28 Dec by phone and discussed the organization of a telephone conversation between the leaders of Russia and the United States after the inauguration of trump, which will take place on January 20.
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December 29, the administration of incumbent US President Barack Obama has imposed against Russia new sanctions, including the expulsion of diplomats. The representative of the team trump now said that “in the course of the telephone conversation of sanctions was not discussed at all”.
Was Flynn in advance aware of the plans for their introduction, this man could not say.
The briefing at the White house
At a press briefing at the White house, the representative of the incumbent President of the United States Josh Ernest could not clearly answer the question of journalists about whether the headquarters of the trump warned in advance about plans to introduce pre-new Russian sanctions. He said that, well, the information of the new administration were granted, but he doesn’t remember, was it in advance or retroactively.
Along the way, Ernest said that he could neither condemn nor welcome contacts headquarters trump with Russian officials, because “everything depends on the content of” conversations, and it is the current US administration, he said, is unknown. In the fact of such contacts transitional headquarters with the official representatives of foreign powers in Washington, according to his confession, nothing unusual there.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate held hearings on approval of the candidacy of Rex Tillerson, who is a former forward for the post of U.S. Secretary of state. As recalled by The Washington Post, Tillerson at the hearing, in particular, has declared: “Russia, Syria, Turkey and Iran dictate the terms on which the events will develop in Syria. Without our participation”.
He also expressed the view that cooperation on Syria with Iran is “contrary to American interests,” and called for “the resumption of cooperation with traditional friends and allies” of Washington in the region, especially Turkey.