Tillerson, Russian Ambassador Discuss Anti-ISIS Efforts, Syria Talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov met to discuss defeating the Islamic State terrorist group (also referred to as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh in Arabic) in Syria and reaffirmed their commitment to the Geneva peace process, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

“The two also discussed the defeat of ISIS in Syria and the United States’ continued commitment to the Geneva talks as the best path toward a political solution to the conflict,” Nauert said after the meeting.

Also, Antonov transferred to the US Secretary of State the statement adopted by the Russian Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) on the Iranian nuclear deal.

“The ambassador passed on to the secretary of state a copy of the Federation Council’s address to the parliaments of the United States, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and to the European Parliament on the danger of the United States withdrawing from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear deal,” Lakhonin said in a statement.