05/11/2015 08:28 am ET | Updated May 11, 2015

John Kerry, Putin To Meet In Russia

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WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday to discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine and other issues, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.

"This trip is part of our ongoing effort to maintain direct lines of communication with senior Russian officials and to ensure U.S. views are clearly conveyed," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a written statement. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Lisa Lambert)


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