U.S. officials have ordered Russia to close three diplomatic buildings in the United States, part of the ongoing quarrel between the two countries over U.S. sanctions.
The action follows Russia’s demand earlier this month that the U.S. reduce the number of personnel at its diplomatic missions in the country.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, to tell him that the United States has fully implemented the decision by the Russian government to reduce the size of the U.S. mission in the country.
In a statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert called the Russian decision “unwarranted and …read more
Source: Voice of America