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US Gives Russia Two Days to Close San Francisco Consulate

• russia-insider.com by RT

State Department has given Russia two days to close its consulate in San Francisco, and two more offices in Washington and New York:

"In the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians, we are requiring the Russian government to close its consulate general in San Francisco, a chancery annex in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City," Nauert said. "These closures will need to be accomplished by September 2."

As we explained before the US has three consulates in Russia, while the latter has four in the US. (Albeit the US in revenge for Russian order to limit the number of diplomatic staff to 455 no longer handles visas in its consulates so the question is what is their purpose at all?)

Thus, in a move that the Russians already predicted, the US is now demanding that Russia likewise brings down the number of its consulates to three.


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