The state Department forwarded to the FBI a question about the RAID on the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
The U.S. state Department declined to comment on the statement by the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on future searches in the building of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and advised to address with such question to the FBI. On Friday, September 1, RIA Novosti reported.
“The Department of state will provide and maintain properties in accordance with our duties. I would like to refer you to the FBI with any questions related to the search”, — reported in Department.
Also it said that access is blocked to Russian diplomatic property in San Francisco from September 2, will be carried out only with the permission of the state Department. “The facilities will be closed, and the entrance or access to properties will be granted only with the permission of the state Department,” — said the source RIA Novosti.
Earlier Friday, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the us intelligence agencies are going to conduct a search in the General Consulate of Russia in San Francisco. According to her, it is planned to make 2 Sep.
On the same day 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.