Tillerson: US will respond to the reduction in the number of employees of American diplomatic missions in Russia
About the response of Washington will be announced by 1 September, said U.S. Secretary of state.
WASHINGTON, August 7. /TASS/. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that he had warned Russia about the response to the expulsion of American diplomats, these actions of Washington will be announced by September 1. This was reported by AP.
Tillerson said that the US and the pragmatism of looking at relations with Russia, reports Reuters. In addition, the head of state expressed her readiness to work with Moscow on resolving the problems, noting that it is not necessary to stop communicating because of one question.
Tillerson is in Manila, where he participated in the activities of ASEAN.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry after a vote in Congress on the anti-Russian sanctions the United States has offered up to September 1, the number of diplomatic and technical staff working at the American Embassy in Moscow, consulates General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, in strict compliance with a number of Russian diplomats and technicians, who are in the USA. This means that the total number of staff employed in the American diplomatic and consular offices in Russia, is reduced to 455.