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USA: FBI arrives to inspect San Francisco Russian consulate building before closure 01:36

USA: FBI arrives to inspect San Francisco Russian consulate building before closure

United States, San Francisco
September 2, 2017 at 22:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

FBI officials inspected the offices of the the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, Saturday, after the administration of US President Donald Trump ordered its closure, along with Russian diplomatic consulates and annexes in New York and Washington DC.

The facilities in San Francisco were inspected and closed along with a chancery annex in Washington DC and a Russian consular annex in New York City according to the executive order. The move comes after Moscow ordered a reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia in retaliation for additional US sanctions.

Both the US and Russia will now have three consulates in each other's nation.

USA: FBI arrives to inspect San Francisco Russian consulate building before closure 01:36
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FBI officials inspected the offices of the the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, Saturday, after the administration of US President Donald Trump ordered its closure, along with Russian diplomatic consulates and annexes in New York and Washington DC.

The facilities in San Francisco were inspected and closed along with a chancery annex in Washington DC and a Russian consular annex in New York City according to the executive order. The move comes after Moscow ordered a reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia in retaliation for additional US sanctions.

Both the US and Russia will now have three consulates in each other's nation.

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