Russia says two US diplomats expelled in retaliatory move

Russia says two US diplomats expelled in retaliatory move

July 9, 2016 11:05 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Moscow said on Saturday it had expelled two US diplomats as a retaliatory move after Washington turfed out two Russian officials over an attack on a US embassy worker last month.

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A Russian police officer stands guard outside the US Embassy in Moscow

“After their unfriendly step, two employees of the United States embassy had to leave Moscow,” Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said. “They were declared persona non grata for activities incompatible with their diplomatic status.”

Ryabkov accused the two US diplomats of being CIA agents and said that one of them had been involved in a brawl with a policeman in Moscow that sparked the tit-for-tat expulsions. Read More

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