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Rex Tillerson: U.S. Ready to Discuss Syrian No-Fly Zones with Russia

06.07.2017 17:20

The United States is willing to work with Russia to establish no-fly zones and other measures to stabilize Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.

In a statement released as he prepared to depart for a summit meeting of the Group of 20 major economies, Tillerson said the volatile situation in Syria would be a topic of discussion between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"If Russia and United States work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria's political future", Tillerson said.

Speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, Tillerson noted that we have been engaged with Russia for some time now to identify areas where we should have mutual interest.

"This is where we've begun an effort to rebuild confidence between ourselves and Russia at the military level but also the diplomatic level", Tillerson resumed.