Lavrov also said that during a Moscow meeting on April 12 with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the sides reached a common understanding that the US provocative missile strike against Syria should not take place again.
It was the eighth veto by Russian Federation, a close ally of Assad, on a Western-backed Syria resolution and reflected the deep division that has left the UN's most powerful body struggling to tackle the use of banned chemical weapons and to help end the six-year Syrian conflict.
But Lavrov said some progress has been made and that a working group would examine the state of US-Russia ties.
The Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians last week amounts to a "war crime", the US State Department has said.
Using its veto power, Russian Federation not only blocked the United Nations from investigating a recent chemical attack in Syria, but it kept the U.N. from even condemning it.
Last week's poison gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held province of Idlib near the Turkish border was the most lethal since a sarin attack on August 21, 2013 killed hundreds in a rebel-controlled suburb of the capital Damascus.
He reiterated the USA position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must eventually relinquish power in Syria, a position starkly at odds with Russian Federation.
"We may be at an all-time low" in relations, Trump said at a news conference at the White House following a visit by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's secretary-general.
Trump used the same rationale in December to question intelligence reports that Russian Federation had interfered with the 2016 election. But he said it was an open question where relations go from here. "That's a butcher", Trump said.
"Part of the reason active measures have worked in this US election is because the commander-in-chief has used Russian active measures, at times, against his opponents", Clint Watts, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who has researched Russian information warfare, told the Senate recently. But any such expectations have been dashed amid the war in Syria and ongoing United States investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's United States presidential election.
The Russian foreign minister also wants to know the real goals of the USA in Syria, calling the Trump administration's positions so far "ambiguous" and "contradictory", according to CNBC.
Tillerson reiterated the U.S. position that Assad must eventually relinquish power in Syria.
"It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end", Tillerson declared Wednesday, openly challenging Moscow to abandon its Syrian ally.
Tillerson was expected to challenge Russian Federation to distance itself from Assad and his Iranian backers and to work with Washington's Western and Arab allies to find a political solution to the conflict with Syria under new leadership.
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He said Russian Federation vetoed a Western draft United Nations resolution on Wednesday because it failed to mention the need to inspect the area of the attack.
"There is a low level of trust between our two countries", Tillerson said in a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. "I think it's very bad for mankind".
It was also the first official trip by a prominent member of Mr Trump's cabinet.
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As he was tweeting Thursday, Musk also confirmed that the company would do its final unveiling of the Model 3 in July. In 2018, 500,000 vehicles of the young electric auto brand are to be sold worldwide.
Previous no-confidence motions in parliament against Zuma have failed as the ANC has a commanding majority there. Duarte said that the ANC had been aware of Zuma wanting to sack Gordhan from November a year ago .
In 1997, the number 42 was retired across Major League Baseball and remains the only jersey number retired across the league. Jackie Robinson Day certainly won't heal America's divisions-or even baseball's divisions. "This is special", Maybin said.
Tillerson insisted he had no concerns about possible Russian retaliation after the U.S. attack on the airbase. Iran has provided crucial military and economic assistance to Assad throughout Syria's six-year civil war.
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Arsene controls the footballing situation, he says he would tell us [his decision] "soon" and that it doesn't affect the team. Flamini made 246 appearances over two spells at Arsenal but is now concentrated on helping to keep Palace in the top-flight.
The man was restrained and pinned down to the ground by police and civilians at the scene before being taken into investigation. Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center said the woman died soon after she was rushed there following the attack on Friday.
Bheka Ntuli from Durban said it was time South Africa sought a commited and passionate president who would listen to the masses. President Jacob Zuma on Monday described last week's protests demanding that he resign as racist.
They sustain our peoples and their livelihoods. "And, the one that has attracted the greatest attention is the Teesta", he said. However, the pressing issues Bangladesh faces with India seem to have lost steam in the fanfare of this historic visit.
As of Sunday, 10 of the 15 people wounded in the truck attack in the Swedish capital remained hospitalized, including one child. A fire broke out Friday afternoon at the store after the truck smashed into shoppers at its entrance on Drottninggatan street.
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Saturday when it drifted off the road. "The thoughts & prayers of the entire organization are with Isaiah & his family". The accident reportedly occurred around 5 a.m. when Chyna Thomas' vehicle faded into the left shoulder of the highway.
Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack
Still, Mr Lavrov sought to put a positive spin on the talks with Mr Tillerson, saying they helped improve mutual understanding. Trump made the remark at a joint press conference with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House.