Russian embassy slams U.S. State Department spokesperson's remarks on searches of diplomatic facilities
WASHINGTON D.C. Sept 12 (Interfax) - The Russian embassy to the United States has harshly criticized U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert's remarks regarding U.S. authorities' activities at the Russian consulate general in San Francisco and the Russian trade mission in Washington.
"We see the comments that U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert made concerning the searches and inspections of the Russian consulate general in San Francisco and the Russian trade mission in Washington, which she called 'tours', as openly derisive," the embassy said in a statement on its website.
"In fact, the matter is about unprecedented steps going against the bilateral conventions, international law, and the internal laws of the U.S. itself," it said.
"Who can guarantee that, for the purpose of such tours, U.S. special services next time won't raid some other diplomatic facilities of ours or other states' official missions located in the U.S.? If the U.S. can so easily annul diplomatic immunity, what should we expect next?" the embassy said.