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17 October
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Russia

He will meet with Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Putin to discuss arms control, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea’s nuclear program

Photo: AP

/NOVOSTIVL/ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran. This article appeared in the Associated Press.

Pompeo landed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for his first visit to Russia at a time relations between the two countries are at a post-Cold War low.

Pompeo will be sitting down for talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pompeo said in a tweet before setting off for Russia that Moscow and Washington agree on some issues and disagree on others but added that it is "our responsibility to find a way forward".

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Tuesday that he expects the meeting to focus on arms control, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea’s nuclear program.

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