Lavrov said that the decision to arrest the diplomatic property of the Russian Federation in the United States «took the Obama administration is in a state of agony»

The situation with the arrest of the Russian diplomatic property in U.S. is «daylight robbery», said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. He told about it to journalists, informs the Agency «RIA Novosti».

Lavrov also believes that the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is «sane» people who «understand» that this decision was taken by the previous administration of President Barack Obama’s «state of agony».

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. In a statement, U.S. state Department spokesperson Mark Toner said that their actions «did not meet the diplomatic or consular status.»

In may 2017, the assistant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yuri Ushakov said that Russia is waiting for the return of Russian property in the United States and threatened retaliation.

On July 14, the assistant to the head of the White house Sebastian Gorka said that the United States can return Russia to its diplomatic property in the United States, if you see the Kremlin’s desire to maintain the cease-fire in Syria.




Lavrov said that the decision to arrest the diplomatic property of the Russian Federation in the United States «took the Obama administration is in a state of agony» 17.07.2017

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