Washington goes incorrect, linking the situation in Syria with the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property, according to the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky. His words are in the statement, received by the editors”.ru” on Friday, July 14.
“It is absolutely not interrelated lines of anti-terrorist cooperation to ensure stability and security in the world and the implementation of the agreements within the framework of the diplomatic relations between the two countries”, — said the Deputy.
He recalled that the decision to arrest Russian real estate was taken by the team of former President Barack Obama, contrary to all international norms. “The fact that we are not introduced once the response is conditioned only by the hope to construct from the new team President, [Donald] trump,” said Slutsky, adding that the break in this matter was delayed.
Earlier Friday, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the question of the return of Moscow owned by her diplomatic ownership is not debatable. The only thing that should be due to return — the norms of international law, he said.
On the same day, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the American authorities refuse to issue visas to diplomats who should replace deported from the United States, by decree of the Obama administration for employees of the Russian Embassy. She did not rule out that Moscow may respond with mirror measures.
The administration of the trump, as it became known on Friday, is considering returning to Russia departmenet, wanting “to give a chance to cooperation”. A White house spokesman said that this can happen provided that Washington will see the “integrity” of Russia — in particular, in the Syrian issue.