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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Missile Talks With U.S.

OSLO, Norway -- Russia and the United States made progress in talks aimed at resolving differences over missile defenses, Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Mamedov said Tuesday.

"The talks were very important and I hope they can give us both some encouragement," Mamedov said after two days of talks in Oslo with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.

Asked if they made progress on the controversy, he said: "Yes, as always. With Strobe we always make progress." He gave no details.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Erik Holm-Olsen said the talks were "open and constructive."