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UN: SecGen 'will closely follow'  Russian diplomats' expulsion - Spokesperson00:39

UN: SecGen 'will closely follow' Russian diplomats' expulsion - Spokesperson

United Nations, New York City
March 26, 2018 at 19:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq addressed the US decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats from the US, while speaking in a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday.

"I can confirm that the United States Mission to the United Nations informed the Secretariat of its decision to take action under Section 13B of the UN US Headquarters Agreements… this action may require those members [of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations] to leave the country," Haq said.

The US and 14 EU member states decided to expel Russian diplomats following the poisoning of the ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain's Salisbury.

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Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq addressed the US decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats from the US, while speaking in a press briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday.

"I can confirm that the United States Mission to the United Nations informed the Secretariat of its decision to take action under Section 13B of the UN US Headquarters Agreements… this action may require those members [of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations] to leave the country," Haq said.

The US and 14 EU member states decided to expel Russian diplomats following the poisoning of the ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain's Salisbury.

Mandatory credit: UNIFEED

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