Russia Forced To Close Diplomatic Stations

Sep 1, 2017

The Trump Administration ordered the closure of several Russian diplomatic stations in the United States. The Russian consulate in San Francisco will be forced to close. Russian annexes in Washington D.C. and New York City will also be closed. The Russian government has until September 2 to close the sites. The closures comes in response to Russia ordering 755 American Embassy workers to leave Russia. The United States will not require that the officials operating in the diplomatic stations leave the country. They can be “reassigned to other diplomatic posts.” American officials are not trying to maintain diplomatic parity between the two countries. While each country will now have three consulates, Russia will be able to maintain many of its diplomatic and consular annexes “in an effort to arrest the downward spiral in our relationship,” said State Department spokesman Heather Nauert.