Pompeo names Russian, U.S. overlapping interests
There are places there where Washington and Moscow not only can but have worked closely together, U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News Radio.
U.S.-Russian counterterrorism cooperation has helped to protect lives of Russian nationals and step up the United States' security, he pointed out.
Pompeo noted that when he was a CIA director, Russia and the U.S. "worked on counterterrorism all around the world passing information about terror threats between our two countries."
The State Secretary added that he had been able to successfully have substantive discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their recent talks in Sochi.
The top diplomat stressed that counterterrorism efforts and cooperation on settling the crisis in Afghanistan and the North Korea nuclear issue were "three examples of discrete places where it makes real sense for the United States and Russia to work together."