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US highly likely to venture new provocation against Russia - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister stressed that Moscow is ready for а dialogue

MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Political opponents of US President Donald Trump are sure to venture new provocations to break down relations between Moscow and Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday.

"We cannot guarantee that those political forces in the United States that are seeking to break down Trump’s presidency will not venture new provocations," he said in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on the Rossiya-1 television channel. "On the contrary, further provocations and attempts to destroy our relations are highly likely to follow. But it in no way means that dialogue is unnecessary."

He stressed that Moscow is ready for such dialogue. "When the president of a great nations is ready to speak with the president of another great nations, I think it is our duty to spare no effort to facilitate such contacts," he said. "The more so as certain progress has been recently seen in restoration of dialogue channels and at other levels, including between the Russian and US security councils."

According to earlier reports, Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Donald Trump of the United States are to meet on the sidelines of a Group of Twenty summit in Argentina due to take place on November 30 through December 1. Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov said however the exact date of such a meeting had not yet been agreed.