The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia called the US security officials who conducted searches in the building of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, the invaders, and expressed strong protest against another hostile actions of Washington. A statement posted on the Ministry website on Monday, 2 October.
“Today they (the US authorities — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) fully occupied all the premises of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco- the residential part of its administrative building, a service zone which is already a month hosted by U.S. intelligence agencies, and the private residence of the Consul General,” — said in a statement.
Indicates that the front door to the building was cracked, and the inside searched. The statement said that Russia reserves the right to answer. “Washington committed another gross violation of international law. Since December last year, the Americans seized power five Russian diplomatic objects that are our property,” said the Minister.
The Department stressed that was never given and does not give Washington the agreement on the withdrawal of Russian diplomatic and consular immunity of ownership, and permits the invasion of their facilities. “Now there are American agents had not been invited. Video — invaders. Their action — unprecedented in the history of bilateral relations arbitrariness”, — added in Department.
The MFA has also reserved the right to respond and reminded that the cornerstones of diplomacy have always been the principle of reciprocity. “The Americans, breaking into our overseas missions, has agreed to the possibility of similar treatment with their representative offices in Russia”, — concluded the Agency.
On 2 September, the us intelligence officers held the number belonging to the Russian Embassy buildings in the event that Moscow has described as searches. The state Department said that the bypass and on.
August 31, the US authorities have demanded from Russia to close until 2 September, the General Consulate in San Francisco to stop using the buildings of the trade mission in Washington and new York. These actions, as explained in the White house, were a response to the reduction of the U.S. deprecative in Russia.