Continued: the state Department forwarded to the FBI a question about the RAID on the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
American intelligence agencies are going to conduct a search in the General Consulate of Russia in San Francisco. It is stated in the commentary official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova, posted on the Agency’s website.
“U.S. intelligence agencies bent on September 2 to conduct a search in the Consulate General in San Francisco, including the homes of employees living in his building and having the immune system, which ordained that they and their families, including young children and even infants for 10-12 hours left occupied premises. We are talking about the invasion of the Consulate and the homes of diplomats, and they themselves put out, not to interfere with the FBI agents,” — said in comments.
Zakharov also noted that similar US stocks continue to weigh down the atmosphere of bilateral dialogue and undermine opportunities for interaction between the parties.
“The United States demonstrate that it is not interested in development of relations between people – at first ceased to issue visas to Russians in their Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, and now deprived of the ability of Americans to get a Russian visa in San Francisco,” — said in comments.
The foreign Ministry pointed out that “this step is a new flagrant violation of international law, including obligations of States under the Vienna conventions on diplomatic and consular relations”.
Earlier Friday, the Russian Embassy in the U.S. stated that he hoped for the normalization of bilateral relations even after the closure of the Consulate in San Francisco.
On August 31 it became known that the USA has demanded from Russia to close the Consulate General in San Francisco. Also need to stop working two consular facility in Washington and new York sales offices. The decision must be executed before September 2.
The White house said that the decision to take this measure took Donald trump. According to the representative of the presidential administration, this was done in response to the reduction of the U.S. deprecative in Russia. In this speech the downsizing of staff and the expulsion of Russian diplomats is not.