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World 'Have they started blaming Russia?' Moscow mocks Tillerson sacking

18:20  13 march  2018
18:20  13 march  2018 Source:   afp.com

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Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow . " Have they started blaming Russia yet for the Washington staff changes

Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow . " Have they started blaming Russia yet for the Washington staff changes

Before being ousted from his secretary of state job, Rex Tillerson commented on Russia's possible role in the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in the England. © Jonathan Ernst/Pool Before being ousted from his secretary of state job, Rex Tillerson commented on Russia's possible role in the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in the England. Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow.

"Have they started blaming Russia yet for the Washington staff changes?" foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a text message sent to AFP.

She did not immediately make any additional comments.

Tillerson on Tuesday agreed that Russia "was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack" on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England, speaking on a flight back from Africa.

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Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow . " Have they started blaming Russia yet for the Washington staff changes

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"We agree that those responsible — both those who committed the crime and those who ordered it — must face appropriately serious consequences," he added.

The U.S. has accused Russia of actively interfering in the 2016 presidential election, stealing Democratic Party communications and pushing out disinformation through social media, which Moscow denies.

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Tillerson, before being appointed as secretary of state, worked closely with Russia as head of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil, which included meeting regularly with President Vladimir Putin.

Despite Donald Trump's initial promises of improved ties, relations between the countries have deteriorated sharply under his administration.

Putin once again rejected accusations of election meddling in an interview with NBC released on Friday.

"Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?" Putin asked in the interview.

Tillerson urges 'kindness' in farewell remarks at State .
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday praised the work of the agency's employees and urged kindness in the face of what he called "a very mean-spirited town." Speaking to department personnel in what are likely to be his last remarks as the nation's chief diplomat, Tillerson emphasized values of respect and dignity, and called for employees to perform "one act of kindness" each day. "This can Speaking to department personnel in what are likely to be his last remarks as the nation's chief diplomat, Tillerson emphasized values of respect and dignity, and called for employees to perform "one act of kindness" each day.

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