Russia can reduce the number of diplomatic missions of the United States in response to Washington

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In response to the decision of the us authorities to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco Russia can retaliate and reduce the number of employees or facilities of the diplomatic mission of America in the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Vladimir Jabbarov.

The US on Thursday evening announced new limitations in activities of Russian diplomatic missions in the United States, according to which from September 2 to close the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco and consular properties in Washington and new York.

«We need to look at the number of employees, if the result of the decision to stop work of our Consulate General will be reduced and the number of staff, it may be a response to reduction of staff of the US diplomatic mission in Russia,» — said dzhabarov.

If the objects, and now they have US in Russia four offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, «our, maybe reduce one representative of the United States,» said the Senator.

He noted that he sees nothing wrong in this: in the U.S. are huge flows of Russians, it is not important tourist destination.

The MP believes that this negative decision of the us authorities against Russian diplomatic mission will stop. «Most likely, they need to «save face» and to fulfill their promises, given the fact that they had to submit to our demands to cut the number of employees until 1 September», — said the Agency interlocutor.

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