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Congressional Sabotage of US-Russia Relations Continues

Congressional Sabotage of US-Russia Relations Continues

Russia is hoping that Shannon will have "detailed suggestions on how to resolve the situation" with the Russian property in the US, Zakharova said.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it would have to expel USA diplomats and shut down some U.S. compounds in Russia if the United States does not reopen two Russian recreational estates in America that were shut down past year.

"If our American partners do not understand it in a different way, at some point we will have to take steps in this direction".

By considering a release of the Russian diplomatic compounds that have remained sealed since December, Washington wants to leave the door open for rapprochement with Russia, Gorka said in an interview with CNN.

In one of the incidents, a disguised diplomat wearing a wig and false eyebrows penetrated into the USA embassy after hitting the security officer and refusing to show his ID card.

The Obama administration subsequently sanctioned Russia by seizing compounds and expelling diplomats in late December, but the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin, have continued to deny responsibility.

Russia's Foreign Ministry experrience large scale cyber attack originating from Iran and Hungary, as per spokesperson Maria Zakharova. She also criticized the United States for not issuing visas to diplomats who are supposed to replaced the expelled staff.

Any U.S. preconditions for the return of its diplomatic property seized by the United States ran contrary to worldwide law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Earlier this week, Russia's Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was considering retaliatory measures against the United States over the seizure of two of its diplomatic facilities on American soil, which were shuttered at the end of Barack Obama's Administration.

Spokeswoman Zakharova has stated that there are "too many" CIA and USA military intelligence operatives posing as diplomats in the American Embassy in Moscow.

What is also of a particular interest, the newspaper says, is that Moscow still does not blame President Trump for the issue, while openly putting the blame on the US Department of State.

"Russia as a state will continue to spare no effort to protect the interests of our companies overseas", Peskov said.

"The number of personnel at the US embassy in Moscow significantly exceeds the number of our personnel working in Washington. One of our options, apart from a tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans, would be to even out the numbers".

The White House aide explained that the administration is not "looking to create new enemies" and that they would "like to have better relations with Russian Federation".

Russia's leadership, including Vladimir Putin, have dismissed time and again the accusations that Moscow meddled in the 2016 USA elections - in spite of the findings announced by the United States intelligence community.


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