Russia will achieve renewal of work of the Consulate General in San Francisco

© AFP 2017 / Josh EdelsonГенконсульство Russia to the United States. San Francisco. Archival photoRussia will achieve renewal of work of the Consulate General in San Francisco© 2017 AFP / Josh Edelson

Russia will insist on the resumption of the activities of the Consulate General in San Francisco, said the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

The actions of the US administration on the confiscation of diplomatic property of the Russian Ambassador called unacceptable. «We reject this approach… We fought and will fight for the return of these buildings that are now illegally occupied by the us authorities. And we will insist that the renewed activity, first and foremost, the Consulate General in San Francisco,» said Antonov in an interview to RTVI.

Answering the question whether Moscow to challenge the confiscation of their departmenst in court, Antonov said that «we have the order of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on this account». According to the diplomat, «this is».

«It’s just work is very delicate, filigree, requires silence. At the right time we will inform you,» said the Ambassador.

In early September this year, the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, and a sales office in Washington and offices of trade mission of new York was transferred to the U.S. side at the request of the state Department. The state Department previously demanded to close the Russian Consulate in San Francisco, building of the trade mission in Washington and rent, trade mission in new York until 2 September, citing the response to the Russian proposal to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in Russia. Russia has described the actions of the hostile step.

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