Stock market hits session lows after Tillerson-Lavrov news conference
- Author: Ernesto Newman Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 0:45
It was clear, though, that Lavrov didn't appreciate Mitchell's aggressive style.
"How confident are you, Mr. Secretary-", Mitchell said loudly, just as a press conference was beginning.
"Mr. Lavrov, the Russians don't believe the [U.S.] intelligence", Mitchell shouted out to Tillerson's Russian counterpart from feet behind him.
"Who was bringing you up?" he asked in broken English, in reference to how Mitchell was raised.
Mogherini will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to "discuss the most pressing foreign policy issues, in particular the conflict in Syria", her office said. "Who was giving you your manners, you know?"
Trump ordered a missile strike in Syria last week following reports that forces loyal to Assad conducted a chemical strike on Syrian citizens in the northern part of the country.
The United States, Britain and France want the U.N. Security Council to bolster its support for worldwide inquiries into the deadly gas attack in Syria that western powers blame on Assad's forces.
Russian Federation says it hopes forthcoming talks in Moscow with Tillerson will be productive but is extremely anxious the United States might decide to unilaterally attack North Korea.
This is also not her first incident with Tillerson, as a little over a month ago the veteran journalist was kicked out of a State Department press conference for repeatedly shouting questions at Tillerson. You should not be going to Moscow without the press corps.
He said that despite Tillerson reportedly meeting directly with Vladimir Putin, that Russia-U.S. relations have likely not changed after the meeting nor the presser.
The US Sec of State did NOT bring his press pool to the Kremlin for his meeting with the Russian president.