In the United States believe that full compliance with Moscow on the reduction of diplomatic staff, and now announce the closure of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco. In a statement, the state Department notes that must also be closed consular facilities of the Russian Federation in Washington and new York.
It is known that Russia set the deadline to 2 September.
The state Department announced the official representative of Department Heather Nauert. According to her, Washington hopes that the parties has reached the desired Russia diplomatic parity, and therefore it is hoped to avoid Russia’s response, quoted RIA Novosti.
The Russian side explained the requirements for the number of U.S. diplomats in response to actions of the Obama administration and sanctions. If this has already been made that a new step in Washington no response will not remain.
The requirements for the Consulate said in the Federation Council. The Chairman of the international Committee Andrey Klimov said the actions of Washington’s rudeness. The Chairman of the profile Committee of the state Duma Alexei chepa promised “an adequate response”.