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Putin Spokesman Hopes Ties with U.S. Remain Good after Nov.

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Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Friday he hopes Russia’s relations with the United States will remain good regardless of who wins the November 6 presidential elections in the country.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Friday he hopes Russia’s relations with the United States will remain good regardless of who wins the November 6 presidential elections in the country.

“I would like to hope there will be no place for confrontational words and statements,” Peskov told journalists.

“American voters will decide who will win that race. For us, the key thing is to be confident that regardless of the result, [bilateral] relations will continue to develop and both sides will have the political will for dialogue, for the resolution of all disputable issues through political and diplomatic means,” he said.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney earlier this year said in an interview with CNN that Russia is America’s “number one geopolitical foe.”

Putin said in an interview with RT TV on Wednesday that Russia is ready to work with the next U.S. president regardless of who wins the November elections, so long as the person is ready to work with Russia.