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Trump has warned Russia not to meddle in next US election, White House reveals

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The White House has revealed that the President of the United States of America Donald Trump has warned Russia not to meddle in the forthcoming elections in talks with Russia’s top diplomat on Tuesday.

However, the meeting was denied in a statement on Wednesday by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who met Trump in a rare meeting at the Oval Office a day before.

“You know, we haven’t even actually discussed elections,” Lavrov said, speaking through an interpreter at a solo evening news conference.

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Reacting further, Lavrov said that contacts were with former President Barack Obama’s administration, but did not provide details and also repeated Russian denials of vote interference.

At a separate briefing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Lavrov said Moscow wanted to publish US-Russian communications that he said cleared Russia of allegations it meddled in the 2016 US election, but that Washington had blocked their release.

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