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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 04:23

Russia Hints That Its Diplomatic Spat With U.S. May Worsen

Written by  Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov alluded Monday to a further reduction in the number of U.S. diplomatic staff on Russian territory, signaling that the tit-for-tat spat with the United States is far from over.

Speaking during a visit to Jordan, Lavrov indicated that there was some way to go yet before the U.S. and Russia have absolute parity in the number of diplomatic staff in each other’s country.

“We are now studying the conditions in which American foreign missions in Russia and Russian foreign missions in the U.S. are operating, and we will make these conditions totally equal,” the Itar-TASS news agency quoted him as saying.

Six weeks ago, Lavrov’s ministry announced that in response to new sanctions legislation signed by President Trump, the U.S. diplomatic corps in Russia must be scaled down to match the 455 Russian diplomats and staff based in the U.S.

President Vladimir Putin subsequently put the figure of U.S. diplomats and staff in Russia who would have to “terminate their activity” at 755, in order to achieve the 455 target.

The State Department complied with the Russian order, but in late August instructed Moscow to close its consulate in San Francisco and trade mission annexes in Washington and New York City.

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The Russian's have to be very happy with the liberal democrat's...the very democrat's that have bent over backwards to appease them for fifty years...now coming up with a cochin bull story to hamstring the republicans....???
And the dummy republican bought what they were selling...??? The dummies should have told the loser's when you have proof, we will talk about it....

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Larry Schwabe Written by Larry Schwabe
September 12, 2017
Does anybody really care?

From where I sit there has never been any fuzziness between US and Russia. Only a fool or a liberal would imagine something different. Oops, did I say something to upset?

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Mike Slaney Written by Mike Slaney
September 12, 2017
It is so agonizing that the NWO Liberal Democrats and some of the Republicans are willing to take this country into destruction due to their Socialistic / Communistic ideologies. Their greed and lust for power will drive all Americans to their death. Pray that GOD sees other wise, we need Him NOW!
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Elfie Marshall Written by Elfie Marshall
September 13, 2017
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September 13, 2017
You are so right, having lived in Germany under Adolf and what happened after the war when Germany became East Germany under Communism and the west under the American occupancy. East Germany was not liberated until 1989 when the wall fell, thank God for President Reagan and became part of Germany again. Those you mentioned who participating in the destruction of our great country, and are succeeding, will pay a hefty price for it. Loss of the liberty, loss of the bill of rights and the constitution. Freedom of speech will land you in prison and most likely never to heard of again. God help us.
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Bruce Kellar Written by Bruce Kellar
September 13, 2017
In every society there will always be factions of malcontents whose lives have been dominated by vitreol, as before history must repeat and many must die.

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