Lavrov said "key international problems" would be discussed Tuesday during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Russia's state-run news agency RIA Novosti reports both sides may discuss a draft document on missile defense, though no major breakthroughs were expected.
The U.S. State Department in mid-February expressed frustration when Kerry was unable to reach Lavrov to discuss a North Korean nuclear test.
Washington says a missile defense system planned for Eastern Europe is meant as a deterrent against Iran and North Korea. Moscow said it wants assurances the defense shield wouldn't target its strategic interests.
The Israeli military said Monday it tested its Arrow-3 missile defense system with the help of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, The Jerusalem Post reported. The system is designed to counter Iranian missiles.
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