"I think we share the same objective and I hope that we can find ways that we can work together," Pompeo told reporters after the talks late Tuesday in the Russian resort of Sochi.
"He understands that the US is going to be in the lead, but I think there are places we can work together," Pompeo said.
During their nearly two-hour talk in Putin's summer home, Pompeo said they spoke at length about North Korea, weeks after Putin held a summit with leader Kim Jong Un in the Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok.
In a key point of contention, Pompeo has rebuffed demands from North Korea, which has the backing of Russia and China, for an early lifting of sanctions before a final deal.
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