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U.S.-Russia Talks Expose Deep Fissures, Despite Hopes for Better Ties

May 14, 2019 - The New York Times

MOSCOW — Russia and the United States remain far apart on Iran, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea and election interference, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, made clear Tuesday at a news conference ahead of a meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin.

In the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, both Mr. Lavrov and Mr. Pompeo described their discussion as “frank,” often diplomat-speak to describe disagreements verging on testy, and they bem...