Russia says it wants to restore relations with US after election

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As American voters go to the polls, the Kremlin said Tuesday it was looking forward to "restoring" relations with the United States after the vote.

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"We will be ready to move forward in developing and restoring relations [with the U.S.]," said Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, in remarks reported by Russian news agencies.

"Insofar as our American partners are ready for this," he added.

But on the question of whether the United States has to make the first step, Peskov replied, "Here the question of political will is important."

"The Kremlin has its own working agenda, and we are most seriously engaged with that – that is the most important thing," Peskov said. "Of course the U.S. presidential elections are an important event, one that we will of course monitor along with other international events."

The Obama administration has publicly blamed Russia for the July DNC hacks, and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign has taunted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for an alleged coziness with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. Trump has denied overtly liking Putin, saying in October, "I don't love, I don't hate. We'll see how it works, we'll see."

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RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and performer Pharrell Williams speak during a campaign rally at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on November 3, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The U.S. presidential general election is November 8. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
HERSHEY, PA - NOVEMBER 04: Donald Trump walks onto the stage at a rally on November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their final pitches to the American people, recent polls show a tightening race in crucial swing states. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MOON, PA - NOVEMBER 04: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) talks with businessman Mark Cuban aboard her campaign plane at Pittsburgh International Airport on November 4, 2016 in Moon, Pennsylvania. With less than a week to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
ATKINSON, NH - NOVEMBER 04: Supporters listen to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Atkinson Country Club November 4, 2016 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SELMA, NC - NOVEMBER 03: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally at The Farm on November 3, 2016 in Selma, North Carolina. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama holds 10-month-old Brooks Breitwieser as he greets supporters after speaking to an overflow room during a Hillary for America campaign event for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Capital University Field House in Columbus, Ohio, November 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 03: DJ/producer Steve Aoki performs at a get-out-the-vote concert for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as part of Hillary for America's 'Love Trumps Hate' concert series at the Cox Pavilion on November 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aoki and former U.S. President Bill Clinton (not pictured) urged people to vote for Hillary Clinton and Nevada Democratic candidates during early voting, which ends on November 4 in the battleground state, and on Election Day. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Pasco-Hernando State College in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016. FBI agents are plumbing hundreds of thousands of emails in search of potentially incriminating evidence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in a high pressure probe seven days before the US presidential election. What will come out of it and when is not known, but the impact of the FBI's bombshell discovery of a new trove of Clinton emails is already reverberating in the neck-and-neck race for the White House. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - OCTOBER 31: Celebrating their second wedding anniversary, Matthew Peterson and Birgit Peterson of Ionia, Michigan, dress as Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln during a campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Deltaplex Arena October 31, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With just eight days until the election, polls show a slight tightening in the race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters wait for the arrival of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Deltaplex Arena October 31, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With just eight days until the election, polls show a slight tightening in the race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - NOVEMBER 01: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to a reporter while stopping for snack food at a Wawa gas station November 1, 2016 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Trump stopped with members of his campaign following an event at a nearby hotel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
DADE CITY, FL - NOVEMBER 01: A motorcycle police officer blocks a car as the motorcade of Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passes on the way to a campaign rally at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus on November 1, 2016 in Dade City, Florida. With one week to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Vice president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in support of Democratic presiential candidate Hillary Clinton at Arbor Glen Outreach Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at Macomb Community College on October 31, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. / AFP / JEFF KOWALSKY (Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
FLORIDA CITY, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Fromer president Bill Clinton speaks during a rally at the Florida City Youth Activity Center to encourage voters to cast a ballot for his wife Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on November 1, 2016 in Florida City, Florida. Voters have already begun casting their ballots in early voting ahead of the general election on Tuesday Nov. 8th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrates Halloween with her staff aboard the campaign plane in Cleveland, Ohio Monday October 31, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado wave during a campaign rally at the Pasco-Hernando State College in Dade City, Florida, on November 1, 2016. FBI agents are plumbing hundreds of thousands of emails in search of potentially incriminating evidence against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in a high pressure probe seven days before the US presidential election. What will come out of it and when is not known, but the impact of the FBI's bombshell discovery of a new trove of Clinton emails is already reverberating in the neck-and-neck race for the White House. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA - NOVEMBER 01: Tiffany Trump (L), daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway shop for snack food at a Wawa gas station November 1, 2016 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Trump stopped with members of his campaign following an event at a nearby hotel. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A man sits on a replica of a screw with a sign reading 'Screw Trump' ahead of an address by Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, on Obamacare in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Trump has called for the repeal of Obamacare and in a campaign statement Trump will work with Congress to replace it with a common-sense plan that lowers costs. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
SIOUX CITY, IOWA - NOVEMBER 6: Supporters yell as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Saturday November 06, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry (L) and speaks beside Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a GOTV concert at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts November 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Secret Service rush Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump off the stage at a campaign rally in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist after speaking at a rally Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 in Leesburg, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as Khizr Khan speaks during a rally at the Armory November 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her plane at Westchester County Airport for a final day of campaigning before election day November 7, 2016 in White Plains, New York. White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were due to duel Monday for a handful of must-win states in an end-game election frenzy capping a historically divisive campaign. With less than 48 hours until voting day, it was unclear whether the Democrat could convert into electoral gain the announcement Sunday that the FBI had cleared her again of wrongdoing over her email use. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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