Having sharp differences and opposing views is not a problem. Diplomacy is all about robust exchange of views and criticisms. Pompeo’s engagement with Moscow shows that the Trump administration is willing to build on diplomatic relations based on mutual respect.
Even veiled by thick layers of diplomatic fog, the overlapping meetings in Sochi between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov still offer tantalizing geopolitical nuggets. Let’s briefly review what became public of the discussions on multiple (hot and cold) conflict fronts – Venezuela, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran.
Vladimir Putin Held a Meeting On INF Treaty With Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
If security guarantees ever become part of the agreement between Pyongyang and the other parties, Russia is perfectly suited for this role as one of the few nations the DPRK trusts.