Washington said Thursday it had ordered the shuttering of Russia's San Francisco consulate and two diplomatic annexes in Washington and NY "in the spirit of parity", after Moscow's July demand for it to reduce its diplomatic staff.
The State Department ordered Russian Federation to close three of its diplomatic facilities in the u.s. on Thursday, hours after implementing Russia's demand that the USA slash the number of diplomats at its Moscow embassy by roughly 60%.
That action was taken following harassment of USA diplomats in Russia, as well as Russian interference in the US presidential election.
It said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson phoned his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, "to inform him that we had met their required reduction in size by their deadlines".
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This morning, the State Department ordered the Russian government to close its San Francisco Consulate, located at 2790 Green St.in Pacific Heights, by Saturday.
Russia's top diplomat insisted Friday that Moscow wasn't interested in quarreling amid an escalating series of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions - accusing the US of "performing a solo breakdance".
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They were announced in response to an order by the Russian government last month to reduce the number of American diplomatic staff allowed in their country, according to a statement by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
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Per the State Department's demands, the Russian foreign ministry will be forced by Saturday to close its consulate general in San Francisco as well as a chancery annex in Washington and a consular annex in NY by this Saturday.
The Russian media, much of it heavily influenced by the government, has reported that the move has further heightened tensions between the two countries. Washington gave Moscow 48 hours to comply. "Speaking like Lenin, we don't need hysterical impulses", citing a Lenin maxim. Those activities may continue in other USA cities. She said no Russian diplomats are being expelled - the diplomats in those three building may be reassigned to other Russian consulates in the U.S. Moscow has seen that the Trump administration is prepared to escalate-and this is a direction the Russian side would prefer the United States not go down.
The move was the latest tit-for-tat in worsening relations between Washington and Moscow despite President Trump's expressions of friendliness toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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