Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

02/21 23:10   Humanitarian, socio-economic situation in E. Ghouta is critical - Russian Defense Ministry
 
02/21 23:04   Negotiations in East Ghouta disrupted - Russian Defense Ministry
 
02/21 22:57   Russian ready to mediate talks between Serbia, Kosovo Albanians - Lavrov
 
02/21 22:53   RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: MILITANTS IN EAST GHOUTA PREVENT OUTFLOW OF CIVILIANS
 
02/21 22:51   RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: MILITANTS IN EAST GHOUTA IGNORE APPEAL OF RUSSIAN MILITARY TO STOP RESISTANCE, TO LAY DOWN ARMS
 
02/21 22:50   RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: CRITICAL HUMANITARIAN SITUATION COMES TO SHAPE IN EAST GHOUTA
 
02/21 22:49   RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: NEGOTIATIONS ON PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT IN EAST GHOUTA DISRUPTED
 
02/21 22:47   Serbia not to impose sanctions against Russia - President Vucic
 
02/21 22:44   U.S. inviting no one to its base in Kosovo, it is doing something strange there - Lavrov
 
02/21 22:37   Moscow worried about no EU reaction to Greater Albania idea - Lavrov
 


 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Moscow protests against Washington's actions,...


News headlines


September 01, 2017 22:24

Moscow protests against Washington's actions, reserves right to response measures - Russian Foreign Ministry (Part 2)

MOSCOW. Sep 1 (Interfax) - The Russia Foreign Ministry has protested strongly against U.S. actions with respect to Russian diplomatic missions in the country and reserved the right to take response measures.

"We express our vigorous protest of Washington's actions in disregard of international law and, as accepted in diplomatic practice, reserve the right to take response measures. This is not our choice. It is being imposed on us," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in a statement posted on the ministry's website on Friday.

On August 31, the United States announced unprecedented measures to restrict the activities of Russian diplomatic and consular missions in the U.S., Zakharova stated.

"We were required to close, within 48 hours, one of the largest consulates general, the one situated in San Francisco and rendering visa services, notary public services and other consular services to Russian and U.S. nationals residing in several highly populated states. We were also required to immediately cease the activities of the Trade Mission in Washington and its branch in New York. The requirements with respect to travel by Russian diplomats and official delegations have been substantively toughened," Zakharova said.

She characterized the actions as a gross violation of the U.S. obligations under the Vienna Conventions.

"It even goes beyond what Washington was able to conjure up before, including expropriation by the administration of Barack Obama last December, in spite of immunity, of the country residential complexes of Russia's Embassy and permanent mission to the UN," Zakharova said.

Moscow is particularly frustrated by the fact that such measures would affect tens of thousands of ordinary Russians and Americans who are far from politics, she said. "The U.S. is clearly demonstrating that it has absolutely no interest in fostering relations among people: first they stopped issuing visas to Russians at their consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok, and now they are depriving Americans of the possibility to get Russian visas in San Francisco," Zakharova said.

"Essentially, it is a continuation of the same line of the Obama administration, whereby, back in 2013, the FBI intimidated U.S. participants of introductory tours to Russia, organized by Rossotrudnichestvo, and, in 2016, the State Department revoked the accreditation of five of our honorable consuls in various states who were actively involved in expanding social exchanges," the ministry said.

St ng

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

February 21, 2018
 
23:10
Humanitarian, socio-economic situation in E. Ghouta is critical - Russian Defense Ministry
 
23:04
Negotiations in East Ghouta disrupted - Russian Defense Ministry
 
22:57
Russian ready to mediate talks between Serbia, Kosovo Albanians - Lavrov
 
22:53
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: MILITANTS IN EAST GHOUTA PREVENT OUTFLOW OF CIVILIANS
 
22:51
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: MILITANTS IN EAST GHOUTA IGNORE APPEAL OF RUSSIAN MILITARY TO STOP RESISTANCE, TO LAY DOWN ARMS
 
22:50
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: CRITICAL HUMANITARIAN SITUATION COMES TO SHAPE IN EAST GHOUTA
 
22:49
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: NEGOTIATIONS ON PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT IN EAST GHOUTA DISRUPTED
 
22:47
Serbia not to impose sanctions against Russia - President Vucic
 
22:44
U.S. inviting no one to its base in Kosovo, it is doing something strange there - Lavrov
 
22:37
Moscow worried about no EU reaction to Greater Albania idea - Lavrov
 
22:32
Serbia hopes to buy gas via TurkStream - President Vucic
 
22:28
It's important that Kosovo Security Force doesn't turn into army - Lavrov
 
22:21
Serbia not to impose sanctions against Russia - President Vucic
 
22:21
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Veronika Vishnyakova ahead of a visit of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to Russia in which he speaks about the main topics of the upcoming Russian-Palestinian summit, prospects for the Palestinian-Israeli settlement and the initiative of creating a new mediating mechanism for the Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

more
.
.
U.S. Ambassador to Russian Jon Huntsman, who arrived on his mission to Moscow last fall, has given an interview to chief of the Interfax‘s foreign political desk Olga Golovanova ahead of the publication of the so-called "Kremlin dossier". He called on to take this report without emotions and expressed Washington‘s desire to work together with Moscow on the elimination of sanctions. He also confirmed U.S. commitment to the New START Treaty and cut short suggestions that Washington may quit INF Treaty. He also said about what should happen for a U.S.-Russian summit take place.

more
.
.
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov, who was appointed to the post six months ago, has given his first big interview to Interfax. He discussed tasks that the UN Counter-Terrorism Office faces in countering global terrorism.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2018   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100