Russian Ambassador condemns US demands to close consulate, cutback diplomatic ties

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September 1, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The new Russian Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said on Thursday that it is important to understand the situation around Washington’s bizarre decision to cutback on diplomatic ties.

“We need a cool, sober and professional course of actions now,” he told reporters upon arrival at the Dulles International Airport.

“Speaking in Lenin’s words, we don’t need the hysterical fits,” Antonov said. “My fellow-diplomats and I will do our job professionally,” he continued.

Heather Nauert, the official spokesman for the US Department of State said in a written statement on Thursday the demand for closure concerned the U.S. Consulate General in San Francisco and to cut down the diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, TASS reported.

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