The building of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francescaromana: Tillerson telephoned Lavrov before the closure of the Consulate of Russia in San Francisco
USA demanded from Russia to close the Consulate General in San Francisco. This is stated in the report released on Thursday, August 31, a written statement of the chief a press-services of the Department of state Heather Nauert, it is quoted by TASS.
Also need to stop working two consular facility in Washington and new York. The decision must be executed before September 2.
Previously, Washington has fully complied with the requirement of Moscow to reduce the number of American diplomatic personnel in Russia and currently the two countries have established parity in deprecative. “At the same time, despite the fact that there will be parity in the number used by diplomats and consulates buildings, we decided to give the chance to the Russian side to continue to use some buildings as we aim to stop the deterioration in our relations”, — said Nauert.
23 August the Russians issuing non-immigration visas into the USA. The decision was due to the requirement of Moscow to restrict the number of employees of the diplomatic mission, launched in conjunction with the American saktsy. September 1 the procedure for issuing documents in Moscow will be restored, but in the consulates in other cities this does not happen.
Also, Russia has banned us diplomats to use the dacha in Serebryany Bor.
In December 2016, 35 Russian diplomats were expelled from the United States. Russian diplomatic mission has lost two residences.