US expels 60 Russian diplomats, refuse Skripal poison sample

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The US authorities have decided to expel over 60 Russian diplomats from the country and close the Russian Consulate General in Seattle in connection with the poisoning of Skripal.

An official from the US administration called the expelled diplomats “intelligence officers”.

“Today, President Donald Trump ordered the deportation of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and to close the Russian consulate in Seattle because of its proximity to one of our submarine bases.”

The representative of the White House added that these actions are being taken in response to alleged use of Russia by chemical warfare weapons in the UK and “its series of ongoing destabilizing actions in the world.” In total, 60 representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be expelled from the United States, 12 of whom are employees of the Russian Mission to the United Nations.

The United States also supports the decision of Britain not to give Russia the sample of the substance that poisoned Skripal. Washington is ready to take new measures if Russia responds to the “completely justified” expulsion of diplomats.

Similar measures were taken by other European states. In particular, 13 people will be sent home from Ukraine; Berlin, Warsaw and Paris will be left with four Russian diplomats, three embassy employees will leave Prague; Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy will expel two diplomats each; Croatia, Finland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will expel one diplomat each.

This occurs on the day of Russia’s largest catastrophe takes place in modern history – a shopping mall fire in the city of Kemerovo has claimed the lives of at east 50 people, another 50 are missing – many of them children. A three day national mourning period has been set in Kemerovo.

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Fatima Manoubia
Fatima Manoubia
3 years ago

By the number of diplomats expelled, one can even guess which country the Skripal case was engineered in….

The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet
Reply to  Fatima Manoubia
3 years ago

Spot On.

Whoever
Whoever
3 years ago

Looks like America didn’t like Russia threatening to sink its ships if they attack Syria at all. Coudn’t dare to attack Syria so the expulsion of diplomats follows. It is totally in line with time tested American tradition of throwing a tantrum when things don’t go their way, but one wonders what exactly do they plan to achieve when Russia will expel similar number of diplomats as well. What exactly is the gain?

The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet
Reply to  Whoever
3 years ago

Fewer american spys in Russia:-)

Whoever
Whoever
Reply to  The Green Hornet
3 years ago

So Trump is Putin’s agent after all! 😉

Aubrey Garrett
Aubrey Garrett
Reply to  Whoever
3 years ago

Do you get paid for posting shite?

Whoever
Whoever
Reply to  Aubrey Garrett
3 years ago

Yes. Are you jealous that you don’t?

Blue Pilgrim
Blue Pilgrim
3 years ago

If I was a Russian living in the US I would get out as soon as possible before it is too late. I’m an American in the US and I wish I had the ability to get out of this loony bin.

This is not, I think, going to end well, especially for the US and the empire, and perhaps for the whole world, at least without major upheavals across the empire which Russia, Asia, and allies should try to stay clear of. Forget about maintaining or establishing trade with the empire: the timing is not right for that and the west will thwart reasonable attempts, by hook or by crook. The west will stew in its own jucies and the rest of the world needs to get out of the pot, as it continues to get hotter, and just defend themselves if they can’t run away from it. This is no more a temporary situation than is terminal cancer.

Fatima Manoubia
Fatima Manoubia
Reply to  Blue Pilgrim
3 years ago

Spot on. Just posted this comment at an oldest thread since there was not yet any post on the diplomats expelling issue:

Deepest condolences and simpathies for all the families, relatives and freinds of all who died in the mall fire and a fast recovery for those injured.
I found the expulsion of diplomats which has taken place today of the
worst taste, totally in line with UK officials┬┤grossness of the last
weeks. All those participating in this charade do not have God┬┤s
forgiveness.
A whole shame! As a Spanish taxpayer citizen, not in my name!

Only bad things can come out of this for our countries when our
representatives behave in such inhuman and unfair way against innocent
people…..
What we can expect from now on, even against us, it would be interesting start questioning ourselves…

Red Fred
Red Fred
3 years ago

It would be interesting to compare the countries expelling Russian diplomats to the countries receiving “trade war” exemptions, and the value of the exemptions vs number of diplomats expelled. “Trade war” my ass, more like leverage to get the vassals and lap-dogs back in line, for a NATO attack in Syria.

ajokete
ajokete
3 years ago

I trust that the Russian government will not be stampeded into a foolish action over this. But I hope that Russia hits back at these renegades where it hurts them most. The Nordic and the Baltic countries, especially, should get their noses bloodied by the counter measure from Russia. As for the USA joining or perhaps driving, the band wagon, it only shows the frustration of its dying imperial ambition. Canada, like Australia, doesn’t really count for much. It is a country run by ignorant peasants. The pole has shifted and the West is only lamenting the loss of its monopoly of world power. It is the season of denial and anger in the West now, a couple of generations down the road, it would ome to term with the reality. That is if the next phase, its depression, does not bring about a nihilist nuclear armageddon.

Aubrey Garrett
Aubrey Garrett
Reply to  ajokete
3 years ago

Easy on Canada. We are a nation of peacekeepers ….Oops!
We used to be that before the 2005 CIA “soft coup” in Canada. We now bomb women, children, hospitals and infrastructure in nations that can’t fight back.
That CIA “soft coup”? Google it. The leaked documents are available.

The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet
3 years ago

So, the A234 was cultured in the US then.
No wonder they refuse to give out any samples…………………………………………

Shahna
3 years ago

“Washington is ready to take new measures if Russia responds to the ÔÇ£completely justifiedÔÇØ expulsion of diplomats.”
————
Why don’t you just get it over with and throw them all out?

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
VeeNarian (Yerevan)
3 years ago

“Washington is ready to take new measures if Russia responds to the ÔÇ£completely justifiedÔÇØ expulsion of diplomats.”
What a bunch of arrogant and pompous barbarians the US and its slave states have become.
RF should lick out all these “diplomats” until they are potty-trained.

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

I believe that RussiaÔÇÖs response to this historically
unprecedented Western hysteria must be a very frightening one to the totally
brainwashed, lobotomized Western public, which apparently let their criminal
rulers to herd them into WW3. There is no time to ÔÇÿde-programÔÇÖ those idiots from
the Western Fake News Media lies but there is time to put the fear of God into
their lobotomized skulls by promising a
very violent, swift end to their miserable lives, if they donÔÇÖt stop
their criminal misleaders ASAP. Even if they would continue to believe that Russia and
personally Putin is behind Global Warming, The Great Flood or the demise of the
dinosaurs, they might come to their senses if their personal immortality would
seem to be a very short one. If common sense is not forcing them into peace
movements to stop their criminal regimes, their certain, guarantied and
imminent death might will.

Russia
should communicate to the Western masses directly, reminding them of their
possible very short life span if they do nothing! Talking to regime criminals
is waste of time!

Russia
should cut all diplomatic relations with crazy UK, till they produce a legitimate
elected government. Talking to crazies IS FUTILE! They only understand threat,
so give it to them!

ThatÔÇÖs the only chance to stop the pending WW3!

Todd Millions
Todd Millions
3 years ago

The Canadian minister of emergency preparedness- Ralph Goodall,
Has come out swallowing the whole load on the -Novachick nerve agent
poisoning straight out of Whitehall, following the lying bohcunt lead of our Foreign affairs Ministerette
Christian Freeland,who has inherited her families – Legacy ,which as Russians know includes considerable experience in “Children’s Letters to the Gestapo”public relations work.
Which of course includes the message massaging of mass murder. But she is Not(thank you again S. Lavrov!) a- “Chemical engineer”.
Ralph on the other hand has a farming agricultural background.Which we share. So the Minister for Emergency Preparedness knows that nerve agents-are undiluted
agricultural insecticides of the organophosphate class.
He will moreover be well aware that you do Not deal with the residue from them with -Baby wipes. Which wipes are the official British government advisory!
So his going along with this dodgy dossier is definitely Malice Aforethought. So his regret after will be Remorse after the Fact.
I have corresponded with this minister before.Or rather tried to .
I hit the -“Special aide” wall.
So yesterday I left an open message for him on the CBC talk back service covering what I have outlined here.
I didn’t hear my submission to day.
Should I try face Book?(wry).

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