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Lavrov slams speculations about Russia’s interference in Mexican election as groundless

November 17, 2017, 13:19 UTC+3

Moscow can guess where the speculations come from, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said

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MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS/. Speculations about Russia’s interference in the upcoming Mexican presidential election are groundless but Moscow can guess where it comes from, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Mexican counterpart Luis Videgaray Caso on Friday.

"I haven’t seen such articles in the Mexican media, but I have heard that rumors are being spread," Lavrov said. "I can even guess where they come from. I can only confirm that it is mere speculation, which has no foundation and seems to be aimed at creating irritants in relations between Russia and Mexico, since they have been particularly steady and positive," the Russian top diplomat added.

He pointed out that in the previous months, Russia had been facing groundless accusations of interference in almost all political events taking place in other countries. "The allegations refer to our interference in the Mexican election, in Brexit, in the affairs of France, Sweden and even South Africa, as we are said to have appointed a minister there," he said. "Neither RT, nor any other Russian media outlets have ever interfered in the domestic affairs of other countries and we have nothing to do with the Mexican presidential election," Lavrov stressed, adding that it was Mexico’s internal affair.

The Mexican top diplomat, in turn, said that there was no evidence to prove allegations concerning Russia’s interference in the upcoming election.

He added that the two countries had respect for each other. "Our relations are very important and we will boost cooperation," Videgaray Caso added.

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