14 May 2019 13:04

Putin, Pompeo to discuss Iran, Syria, Venezuela, N. Korea, strategic stability, nuclear disarmament - Peskov

MOSCOW. May 14 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to discuss a broad range of issues with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo after the latter's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press on Tuesday.

"The president will receive Pompeo and Minister Lavrov, who will tell the president about results of their communication and discussions, which are due to take place in Sochi today," Peskov said.

Topical issues, such as bilateral relations, strategic stability, and disarmament, will be discussed, he said.

"These include regional 'hotbeds': Iran, Syria, and Venezuela, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and other possible issues," Peskov said.

The meeting is scheduled for the afternoon, he said.

"The meeting will take place after the president returns from Astrakhan. We are expecting it to take place after 6 p.m.," Peskov said.