Sergei Lavrov and Mike Paniotto: Reuters
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo commented on the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. About it reports Reuters.
According to Pompeo, the negotiations he raised the issue of Russian intervention in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, and stressed that such “unacceptable”. As noted by the Secretary, this question was one of the many topics that he discussed with Lavrov.
“There was a desire to start trying to find ways in which we could make real progress in areas where we share similar interests, however narrow they may be, and hope that we will be able to achieve it,” said Pompeo, adding that Russia and the USA “definitely different interests.”
At the same time, TASS citing a diplomatic source reports that the subject of Russian interference in the elections was not discussed, but the Russian side Pompeo surprised by saying.
The meeting of Sergey Lavrov and Mike Pompeo took place on 6 may in the Finnish city of Rovaniemi. Lavrov praised the talk as “good and constructive”. During the meeting it became clear that the option of military intervention in Venezuela, none of the countries considers.
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