U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for closer ties with
Russia, after her meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in
Speaking to reporters alongside the Russian president Tuesday, Clinton emphasized the need for the U.S. and Russia to work together on key issues, including Iran, North Korea and nuclear arms control.
Mr. Medvedev noted that cooperation with the United States is at a "high level," adding that the two sides have a common approach toward the most pressing international issues.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Clinton earlier in the day. He said the United States and Russia have made "considerable" progress on plans to reduce their nuclear arsenals.
Clinton reiterated that negotiators are aiming to reach a new treaty by the time the current START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) agreement expires in early December.