Russian Federation says S-400 deal's implementation in 'full swing'

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Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier in the day, Pompeo said that Washington would tolerate no interference by Moscow in the 2020 usa presidential election.

"There are things Russian Federation can do to convey that these types of activities are a thing of the past and I hope they take advantage of that". "The US stands ready to find common ground with Russian Federation".

"We had a frank discussion about many issues including many places where we disagree", Pompeo said.

European counterparts urged Pompeo Monday to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf after Washington sent an aircraft carrier and bombers to protect its interests and President Donald Trump said Tehran would "suffer greatly". A Kremlin spokesperson rejected the notion that Putin's schedule was an intentional "message" for the US administration.

Putin told Pompeo his recent telephone conversation with Trump raised hopes for an improvement in relations.

At least one, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said he feared that unintentional escalation from the USA and Iran could spark a conflict - an unusually bold statement that appeared to assign equal culpability to Washington and Tehran.

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Lavrov defended Russia's position and said the threats Maduro's government is receiving from US officials, coupled with Guaidó's seeming support for a foreign military intervention, "bear no relation to democracy".

Pompeo is the highest-ranking USA official to see Putin since July when Trump met him in Helsinki and stunned the United States political class by appearing to accept the Russian leader's statement at face value that he did not meddle in the U.S. election. He cited cooperation in Afghanistan and counterterrorism more broadly, but also a shared goal of getting North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons.

Moscow and Washington are overdue to dispel "suspicions and prejudices on both sides", Lavrov said, and to "start building a new constructive framework" of how Russian Federation and the U.S see each other.

Last week, Washington announced the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf to counter what USA officials called "clear indications" of Iranian threats to the interests of the United States or its allies in the region. "We just think being outside the deal gives us better odds than that", Hook said. "It's about trying to find solutions, compromises, places where there are overlapping interests".

Pompeo and Lavrov are expected to discuss various issues, including Venezuela, Iran, Syria, and Ukraine, as well as arms control. He also said the two sides disagree on Venezuela and urged Russian Federation to end its support for President Nicolas Maduro. Russian Federation claims to be adhering to the Iran deal. But Putin's aide Yuri Ushakov said they did not touch on Ukraine, where Russia's backing of separatist rebels have prompted United States sanctions.

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