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US, Russia 'share same objective' on N.Korea: Pompeo

AFP  |  Sochi (Russia) 

The and share the same goals on as tries to negotiate a nuclear deal, said after talks with

"I think we share the same objective and I hope that we can find ways that we can work together," 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," 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 Un in the Far Eastern port city of

Kim used the occasion to accuse the of acting in "bad faith" after his second summit with ended in stalemate in

Pompeo, who visited four times last year, has taken a leading role in seeking to negotiate an accord with under which the authoritarian state will give up its nuclear arsenal.

In a key point of contention, Pompeo has rebuffed demands from North Korea, which has the backing of and China, for an early lifting of sanctions before a final deal.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 08:36 IST
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