MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian official says talks between Moscow and Washington did not move the sides closer to resolving disagreements over missile-defense, arms-control and other issues.
Deputy Russian foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov was speaking hours after Russian officials met Monday with a U.S. delegation in Moscow. He tells reporters that the Russian side was satisfied with the current round.
He says "on key moments we didn't succeed in bringing our approaches any closer. But this wasn't unexpected."
The acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security who headed the U.S. delegation agrees that the talks didn't yield any breakthroughs. John Rood says they were useful for hearing Russian concerns.
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