Russian energy minister says he met with U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin, discussed sanctions

FILE PHOTO: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday that he met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and they discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia.

Novak made the comment in a press briefing in Washington on the sidelines of the World Gas Conference. "We met. We discussed energy issues, among other things. We touched upon questions related to sanctions," Novak said.

(Reporting by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Leslie Adler)