Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'

Russia: U.S. closure of diplomatic sites a 'blatantly hostile act'By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow denounced the American decision to close three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States as a “blatantly hostile act” that violated international law and demanded Washington reverse the order on Sunday. The United States has ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two buildings housing trade missions in Washington and New York. “We treat these developments as a blatantly hostile act, a grave violation by Washington of international law,” the Russian foreign ministry said of the U.S. order, which was made in late August in retaliation for Moscow cutting the United States’ diplomatic presence in Russia.



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