United States orders Russian Federation to close more diplomatic offices in escalating dispute

United States orders Russian Federation to close more diplomatic offices in escalating dispute

Lately, relations between the United States and Russian Federation have seemed to take a page from Hammurabi: an eye for an eye, a consulate for a consulate.

It is far from clear that how long this diplomatic war would continue between the two most powerful countries in the world. "There's no real reason for them to go back". I greatly appreciate the fact that we've been able to cut our payroll of the United States. And now, they can only apply in Moscow. Though Russia can keep its NY consulate and Washington embassy, trade missions housed in satellite offices in both of those cities must shut down.The official briefed reporters on a conference call on condition of anonymity. The country has 48 hours to comply. Noting the current state of relations, Moscow has appointed a hawkish new ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, known as a hardliner and a tough negotiator with a deep suspicion of the United States. Cohen also said he contacted Peskov after it was suggested that the proposal would require approval by the Russian government, but that approval was never provided.

The decision, taken as a retaliatory measure against Russia's demands that the USA reduce its diplomatic presence in the country from 1,200 to 455, was announced by the U.S. state department on Thursday.

"We still believe Russia's decision to limit the size of our mission was unwarranted and detrimental, but we have implemented the decision", a senior administration official told reporters during a conference call on Thursday.

Cohen has increasingly come under investigators' spotlight, particularly after recently disclosing emails he received from Felix Sater, a business associate of Trump, in 2015.

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is among the diplomats that Mr Tillerson has spoken with most often during his term, though the two have frequently exchanged sharp words. Lavrov calls it "robbery in broad daylight".

Other sanctions followed from the Treasury Department throughout 2014, targeting the Russian financial services, energy and defense sectors, among other areas.

September 1, 2017 (EIRNS)-Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations today that the U.S. Congress is undermining Trump's intention to improve relations with Russian Federation.

Trump signed the "Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" but noted it was "seriously flawed" and had "clearly unconstitutional provisions" that encroach on the executive branch's authority to negotiate foreign policy.

August 21: The U.S. Embassy stops issuing visas to Russians as a diplomatic spat worsens. After a day's worth of meetings with Putin and his diplomatic counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, he said relations between the two countries were "at a low point", and that there was a "low level of trust."