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Published On: Tue, Sep 5th, 2017

Cold War 2? Russia to sue US after Washington seizes Russian consulate in San Francisco


Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the President has said he would order to take legal action over the .

Mr said Moscow could cut the number of US diplomatic staff after Washington’s treatment of Russia’s diplomatic mission on , which he described as “boorish”. 

He warned: “This is an open violation of the property rights of the Russian state.

“The American side has deprived the Russian state of the right to use our own property.

“That is why as a start I will give a directive to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to tun to court.

“We will see how effectively the much ballyhooed American justice system works.”

Former President Barack Obama was ordered to cut the staff in the Washington Embassy and the closure of two luxury reception properties owned by Russia after Russian hackers attempted to influence the result of the 2016 election. 

Russia has denied any interference in the US presidential election

’s family are due to be questioned as part of the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia. 

Mr Trump denied coordinating with Russia during the election or having any financial ties with Moscow. 

The US sanctions on Russia and the US decision to close the Russian consulate in San Francisco have raise concerned that the two countries are not close. 



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