US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, became the first high-ranking official from the Trump administration to travel to Moscow. He said Syria's future does not include Assad and talked about as Russia's role in this conflict.
A joint US-Russia stabilization effort in Syria, including no-fly zones, has been floated by the US secretary of state. Rex Tillerson's call precedes talks expected at the G20 in Hamburg between US and Russian leaders.
Exxon Mobil Corp showed "reckless disregard" for US sanctions on Russia when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO. The Treasury Department fined the firm $2 million, but the stigma persists.
The US Secretary of State has called on Russia to honor the 2015 Minsk accord, which calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine's president, hailed the visit as a strong showing of Washington's support.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Qatar to urge a speedy resolution to a regional diplomatic conflict. Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have ostracized Doha over its alleged funding of terrorism.
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