Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
US+orders+Russia+to+close+consulate+and+two+annexes++
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 9:45
US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes
7

Shares
895

Views

Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to "unwarranted" Russian action, the US has said.

The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday.

The US state department's move follows Moscow's reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia last month.

That in turn followed new US sanctions on Russia over Crimea and alleged election interference, which led to the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.

President Barack Obama had ordered those expulsions, along with the closure of two compounds, last December.

Although Russian President Vladimir Putin did not respond initially to that move, with Mr Trump set to assume office, he then announced on 31 July a reduction of 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, in retaliation for the US sanctions.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,598 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
730 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,594 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16,502 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
44,842 Views
Top