Russia denies meddling in US election
October 13, 2016  00:37
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed claims that his country is interfering in the United States presidential election as "ridiculous".

In an interview with CNN in Moscow, Lavrov said it was "flattering" that American officials think Russia is meddling in the election, but the accusations were baseless.

The US last week accused Russia of being behind a series of email hacks, including communications from the Democratic National Committee.

"It's flattering, of course, to get this kind of attention -- for a regional power, as President Obama called us some time ago," Lavrov said.

"Now everybody in the United States is saying that it is Russia which is running the presidential debate," he said.

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