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US, Russia set for first high-level talks since Syria chemical weapons deal, Iran warming

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to officials during a visit to a tuna packaging factory in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Kerry said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in North Africa sends the message that terrorists "can run but they can't hide." Kerry, in Bali for an economic summit, was the highest-level administration to speak about the operations yet.  (AP Photo)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to officials during a visit to a tuna packaging factory in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Kerry said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in North Africa sends the message that terrorists "can run but they can't hide." Kerry, in Bali for an economic summit, was the highest-level administration to speak about the operations yet. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are to meet on Monday to discuss both issues on the sidelines of an economic summit in Indonesia. They will be comparing notes on progress made since they negotiated the Syria agreement.

They will also be talking about Iran and efforts to get it to come clean about its nuclear program. The same day the U.N. Security Council approved the Syria resolution, President Barack Obama and Iran's new president spoke by phone in the first leader-to-leader contact between the two nations since 1979.