Washington is considering all possible responses to a reduction in Moscow’s American Embassy in Russia, including the closure of the Russian Consulate. This statement was made by the national security Council the White house.
“We take very seriously unjustified measures against our personnel and diplomatic property, we are considering our options to respond,” — said the Agency.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that American authorities can demand from Moscow to close one of its consulates General in the United States. It is unclear which of the four consulates (in new York, San Francisco, Seattle, Houston) are talking about.
July 28, Moscow has reduced the number of employees of the us diplomatic mission in Russia up to 455 people. Just to 1 September 2017 the number of staff of the US diplomatic mission will be reduced by 755 people. In addition, from 1 August, the us diplomats denied access to the Embassy dacha in Serebryany Bor, and storage areas on a Traffic street in Moscow. At the end of 2016, the U.S. has expanded the package of anti-sanctions under the pretext “of Moscow’s interference in the election of the President.” The administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama has deported 35 Russian diplomats and seized diplomatic garden in new York and Washington. In the Kremlin all the charges in influencing the presidential campaign in the United States deny.