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Russia has not discussed sanctions with Trump administration - agencies
February 28, 2017 / 8:56 AM / 9 months ago

Russia has not discussed sanctions with Trump administration - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has not discussed Western sanctions imposed on Moscow with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, and has not asked Washington to repeal them, Russian news agencies cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov looks on at the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. Iran will face pressure on Tuesday to propose scaling back its nuclear programme to win relief from crippling sanctions as talks between world powers and Tehran resume after a six-month hiatus. REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS)

But Ryabkov said it would be easier for Russia to work with the U.S. on the crisis in Syria if sanctions were lifted.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jack Stubbs

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