In the state Duma threatened to respond to the decision of the US Consulate


RIA Novosti

Moscow will prepare response to the closure of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco. This statement was made by Alexey chepa. The words of the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs, RIA Novosti reported.

“We will respond to this adequately. We warned about that in all actions we have the answer,” said Chepe.

31 August, the us government demanded Russia to September 2, to close the Consulate General in San Francisco and one diplomatic facility in new York and Washington.

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. In response, the US 23 August imposed restrictions on the issuance of nonimmigrant visas throughout Russia. The procedure will be resumed from 1 September 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.