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Pompeo spoke with Russia's Lavrov about Afghanistan - U.S. State Department

13 Jul 2020 Reuters

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 1, 2020. Manuel Balce Ceneta/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, the U.S. State Department said, following media reports Russia offered money to militants to kill Americans in Afghanistan.

Pompeo also raised the issue of election security, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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