September 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Monday’s press conference that Moscow will ensure that US and Russian diplomatic missions in respective countries will operate equally.
“We are now studying the conditions in which American foreign missions in Russia and Russian foreign missions in the US are operating and we will make these conditions totally equal,” Lavrov stressed.
“The United Sates has ‘pocketed’ our kind move and said, ‘Russians want parity, then they should close one of the four consulates general, because we’ve got only three consulates general in Russia,’” the Russian foreign minister noted. “As long as the US took parity as a criterion,” Russia will act in kind, he warned.
This reaction was spurred on when US authorities closed the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, the Russian Trade Representation in Washington and its office in New York rented by Russia on September 2.