Kislyak called an insult to the withdrawal of the Russian flag from the Consulate in San Francisco

© Photo : Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in TwitterЗдание of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco with removed Russian flagKislyak called an insult to the withdrawal of the Russian flag from the Consulate in San Francisco© Photo : the Russian foreign Ministry on Twitter

Russia will not forget the incident with the removal of the Russian flag from the Consulate in San Francisco and will definitely mention this to the American side, said Wednesday the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs, former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

«It is an insult, we will not forget and will remind the Americans,» he said in the program «60 minutes» on TV channel «Russia-1».

According to Kislyak, do not have to respond «immediately and just». «We will not stoop to that,» said the Senator. Kislyak added that Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S. on a number of fronts.

«We keep the doors open, but on offense we need to answer,» he said.

In early September, at the request of the American authorities was closed by the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco and sales offices in Washington and new York. After that, the buildings were searched. Russia has described the actions of an unfriendly step and promised to go to court.

Later, the American authorities removed the Russian flag with the consular buildings of the Russian Federation in San Francisco and the trade mission in Washington. In Moscow called the incident a «hostile action» and «desecration of the state symbol of Russia».

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