"I know some have said that this focus on Russian Federation is simply the party that lost the recent presidential election being 'sore losers, '" Power told the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, "but it should worry every American that a foreign government interfered in our democratic process".
He was in the city for a Miss Universe pageant.
At a separate news conference, Lavrov also said Moscow hopes for better relations with Washington once Trump takes office. -European Union summit early this year, and the head of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - the powerful military alliance Trump has deemed "obsolete" - is angling for an in-person meeting ahead of Putin as well.
"I$3 think that, if we are not investing in making sure everybody plays a role in this economy, the economy will not grow as fast, and i think it will also lead to further and further separation between us as Americans - not just along racial lines", he said.
The policy had enabled Cubans who fled to the U.S.to pursue residency if they reached the mainland, but not if they were picked up at sea before reaching land.
Asked whether he would trust German Chancellor Angela Merkel or Putin more, Trump said: "Well, I start off trusting both -but let's see how long that lasts". He also said that, while he would not "bow", he saw allying with Russian Federation to "get rid of ISIS" as a positive that could save "tremendous amounts of money and lives".
"For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that's part of it".
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Obama said that Trump won the election opposed to many of his initiatives during the past eight years.
The goal of the recent United Nations resolution, according to Obama, was to say the growth of settlements will increasingly make a two-state solution impossible.
Still, Europe's leaders are eager to ensure they have Trump's ear before Putin does.
Putin added Tuesday that he doubted Trump had met with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room several years ago, referring to an unverified dossier published last week.
Trump has frequently spoken about Putin in positive terms, and said he wants to improve a relationship strained by the Russian incursion into Ukraine and Putin's support for Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.
In a joint press conference with the Moldovan president in Moscow, Putin took aim at those who assembled and released the report.
Trump's comments were published hours after the outgoing Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan warned the president-elect does not understand the challenges posed by Russian Federation.