The state Department called a provocation by Moscow’s decision to send 755 of U.S. diplomats
The U.S. state Department believes that Moscow’s decision to send the 755 employees of the us diplomatic mission from Russia is inappropriate and “regrettable”. Currently in the White house are preparing a response to the actions of the Russian side.
In Washington regret the decision of Russia to reduce the U.S. diplomatic mission, which is located in the country, and developing responses. About it reports Associated Press with reference to the statement of American foreign Minister.
These actions are inappropriate and regrettable. Now we evaluate the impact of such restrictions and also considering your possible response. To date we have no further comment.
On Friday, July 28, in response to develop in a White house package of anti-Russian sanctions the Russian foreign Ministry officially announced its decision to reduce the size of the us diplomatic mission, which is located in the country, to 455. Time, the foreign office has set until September 1, 2017, without specifying how many U.S. diplomats will be sent home. In addition, from August 1, foreign Ministry blocks access for their American colleagues to the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor, and a number of warehouses in Moscow.
Sunday, July 30, President Vladimir Putin on air of TV channel “Russia 1” said that Russia needs to exit 755 of American diplomats. According to him, it will be “sensitive” to Washington. Additional restrictions, says the head of state is not necessary because the introduction of new anti-sanctions “will harm” the United States and the overall development of international relations.
It is a bill to toughen unilateral U.S. sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, which last week was approved first by the house of representatives and then the Senate. The next step should be the signature of the President of the United States. In the White house it was stated that Donald trump is ready to sign this law.