Tillerson invited Lavrov to sell Russian departmenet in the US media

Russia does not intend to sell departmenet in the United States. The relevant proposal was voiced Tillerson Lavrov, writes “Kommersant”

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The head of the State Department of the United States Rex Tillerson offered several times Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, to sell the Russian diplomatic building in the United States, blocked on 2 September by order of the American authorities, informs “Kommersant” with reference to sources.

According to the newspaper, the proposal Tillerson Lavrov was played behind closed doors, to sell the building does not intend to.

The Russian Consulate in San Francisco and a sales office in Washington are owned by Russia. Office of the Russian trade mission in new York of the Russian Federation rents. In addition, Russia owns two diplomatic garden in new York and Maryland, access to which was blocked by 20 December 2016.

September 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will go to court because of the actions of the U.S. government on the closure of the Russian diplomatic property.

The Russian foreign Ministry “Kommersant” has not replied to the question of what the court will appeal and also the legal basis of a possible claim.

August 31, the US state Department said that up to September 2, Russia should close its Consulate General in San Francisco, as well as diplomatic missions in new York and Washington.

On 2 September the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the adviser-envoy of Embassy of the USA in Moscow Anthony Godfrey, he was handed a note of protest due to the fact that the Russian trade mission in Washington allegedly planning to carry out a search.

In the evening this day in Russia said that the trade mission of the Russian Federation in Washington were searched. Source Fox News the U.S. state Department said that us officials together with Russian diplomats actually held a joint round three of the buildings before their official transmission to the United States.

4 September, speaker of the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation Zakharova said that the entrance and exit of buildings closed Russian dipuchrezhdeny in the US control American intelligence agencies.

In December 2016 in the framework of the sanctions package against Russia, U.S. authorities have seized two country residence of Russian diplomats in new York and Maryland. In addition, the U.S. State Department declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats.

28 July 2017 in response to the sanctions policy of the USA the Russian side has decided to suspend from 1 August using the USA Embassy in Russia of all storage areas on a Traffic street in Moscow and cottages in the Serebryany Bor. In addition, the United States was proposed to reduce the number of American diplomats in Russia: the country left the 755 employees of the Embassy.

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