Klimov: Russia must respond to the closure of the Consulate in San Francisco

© AFP 2017 / Josh EdelsonГенконсульство Russia to the United States. San FranciscoKlimov: Russia must respond to the closure of the Consulate in San Francisco© 2017 AFP / Josh Edelson

The closure of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, and consulates in new York and Washington — is rudeness, Russia needs to respond to this, though not necessarily mirror, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimau.

«This rudeness. In my opinion, quietly watching, pretending that nothing happened would be wrong. We have the power, capabilities and common people in order to formulate and implement reciprocal steps», — said Klimov.

According to him, the answer is not necessarily «mirror».

According to the Senator, such steps us authorities are «doing everything possible» to spoil and without that not being at a good level of relations between Russia and the United States.

«This is absolutely not friendly, not motivated by U.S. action,» — said Klimov.

Earlier Moscow in response to the closure of diplomatic facilities in the United States and the expulsion of diplomats invited Washington to reduce the number of diplomatic missions in Russia up to 455 people, bringing them to equal the number of Russian personnel in the United States. In response, the US demanded before September 2, to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco and two consular facility in Washington and new York.