The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responded to the statement by state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, according to which the United States wants to improve relations with Russia and against the continuation of the policy of “an eye for an eye”. The representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in response asked how the normalization of relations contributes to what is happening in the former Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco.
Moscow calls visits to the Embassy building searches and accuses Washington of violating international law, the state Department spokesman says is absolutely legitimate inspections. While the Americans claim that the FBI had nothing to do with Zakharov emphasizes what is happening around the Russian diplomats in the US are employees of this special service.
Still, even in the acute phases of the conflict between the States, the matter did not concern diplomatic property, said a spokesman of the foreign Ministry. “Property captured by bandits. That’s all”, – quotes its words about this Agency RIA Novosti.
Commenting on the statement of Newerth about Washington’s desire to achieve diplomatic parity after the reduction of the staff of the American diplomatic missions in Russia, Zakharov asked: “at what point begins the countdown?”, – reports RT.