April 7, 2017 / 5:08 PM / 3 months ago

Russia says Moscow visit by U.S.' Tillerson scheduled for next week - Interfax

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement about the visit of China's President Xi Jinping and about the situation in Syria, at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017.Joe Skipper

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A visit to Moscow by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on the agenda for the coming week, Interfax news agency cited a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman as saying on Friday.

Maria Zakharova said the ministry expected Tillerson to explain Washington's stance in light of the U.S. missile strike on Syria.

"Let him come (to Moscow) and tell what strange things they did", she said, according to Interfax.

reporting and writing by Denis Pinchuk; editing by John Stonestreet

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