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Kremlin: New U.S. Sanctions ‘Not Consistent’ With Talks Over Cooperation

The Kremlin says expanded U.S. sanctions against Russia are not consistent with talks over possible cooperation between Russia and the United States.

"This is not consistent with talks over possible cooperation in sensitive areas that the two presidents discussed," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on September 7.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China earlier this week.

Obama described the meeting as “businesslike” and said it touched upon ongoing negotiations between their top diplomats over Syria.

Putin said he and the U.S. president took another step forward on moving to resolve the crisis in Syria.

The United States announced on September 1 a new round of sanctions targeting 37 individuals and companies involved in Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

Peskov suggested that Moscow will respond in kind after analyzing the sanctions.

Earlier, he called them a "dead-end track" that fails to solve any problems.

Based on reporting by Reuters, Interfax, and TASS

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