US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this on Tuesday in a conversation with hiss Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
"I hope that we can find places where we have overlapping interests and can truly begin to build out strong relationships", Pompeo said, citing the fight against terrorism and regional conflicts as potential areas for co-operation.
Despite the two summits with Trump and his multiple talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in since early 2018, not to mention the fact that he has suspended the test-firing of long-range missiles and nuclear tests, Kim found that he didn't get repaid for his goodwill gestures, with U.S. economic sanctions having shown no sign of relenting at all. "Our elections are important and sacred and they must be free and fair", he added.
Lavrov said the Mueller report and "baseless" allegations of Putin-Trump collusion in the 2016 election had "frozen" the relationship.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday the meeting between Pompeo and Lavrov proved "there is a desire and striving to finally launch the process of bilateral relations".More news: USA suspends flights to and from Venezuela
Speaking to reporters during a post-summit press conference in Vladivostok on April 25, Putin repeatedly suggested the main obstacle to progress in talks with the USA remains the North's continued concerns over its security.
However, the latest test-launching of missiles by Pyongyang is not only tantamount to a bad slap in the face for Trump, and may also undermine his record on foreign policy or even ruin his chances of winning the Nobel Peace Prize. "And I think that our talks here today were a good step in this direction", said Pompeo.
"We are looking for Iran to behave like a normal country", Pompeo said, pointing in part to Tehran's backing of Huthi rebels in Yemen who are under attack from U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.
Pompeo and Trump's national security adviser John Bolton have repeatedly accused Russia, along with Cuba, of propping up Maduro and demanded that Russian and other foreign troops, intelligence officers and security forces leave the country. He later called on "every country that's interfering in Venezuela to cease doing that".
Secretary of State Pompeo did not directly address the issue of security guarantees when speaking to reporters Tuesday, but said he believed Russian Federation and the USA "share the same objective, and I hope we can find ways that we can work together on" denuclearization.More news: Uber's new 'quiet mode' lets you avoid small talk with drivers
Although Mr Pompeo and Mr Lavrov made some positive remarks about the potential for cooperation on nuclear arms control, Pompeo listed a large number of USA complaints about Russian Federation. "We want the Venezuelan people to get their democracy back". "We have also made clear to the Iranians that if American interests are attacked we will most certainly respond in the appropriate fashion".
Reports, meanwhile, keep flooding in that Spain's Defence Minister Margarita Robles has ordered the "temporary measure of withdrawal of the frigate Méndez Núñez (F-104) from the combat group of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln while it is in the Middle East". And he did say that the USA does not want to have war.
"We fundamentally don't seek war with Iran", Pompeo said.
"As soon as Iran takes its first reciprocal steps and says that it is leaving, everyone will forget by tomorrow that the USA was the initiator of this collapse, Iran will be held responsible, and the global public opinion will be intentionally changed in this direction", Putin said.More news: Pilots confronted Boeing about 737 Max before second crash