“Muscle-flexing”: Zakharov told US proposal to make a choice between the West and Syria

The statement of US state Secretary Rex Tillerson, that Russia must choose between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the United States is “muscle-flexing” before the talks, said the press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova on April 11 at the radio station “Vesti FM”.

She said that the words Tillerson is not an ultimatum, but a political statement. According to Zakharov, is “quite in line with the approaches of Washington.”

“Is history and Russia, and world history repeatedly confirmed that we are not ultimatums,” – said Zakharov.

Recall Tillerson before departure to Moscow has said that Assad is an unreliable partner for Russia. He noted that Russia should think, is the Alliance with Iran and Assad and employees long-term interests of the country or she would prefer to unite with the United States and other countries seeking to resolve the Syrian crisis.