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USA: State Department orders closure of Russian chancery annex in DC

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August 31, 2017 at 19:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

USA: State Department orders closure of Russian chancery annex in DC

The US State Department ordered the closure of the Russian chancery annex in Washington DC, Thursday, along with the Consulate General in San Francisco and consular annex in New York City.

In a statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert announced that the facilities must be closed by Saturday, September 2. The move comes after Moscow ordered a reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia in retaliation to additional US sanctions.

Both the US and Russia will now have three consulates.

USA: State Department orders closure of Russian chancery annex in DC01:19
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USA: State Department orders closure of Russian chancery annex in DC

The US State Department ordered the closure of the Russian chancery annex in Washington DC, Thursday, along with the Consulate General in San Francisco and consular annex in New York City.

In a statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert announced that the facilities must be closed by Saturday, September 2. The move comes after Moscow ordered a reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia in retaliation to additional US sanctions.

Both the US and Russia will now have three consulates.

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