Published On : Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

US tells Russia to shut down San Francisco consulate

The US State Department on Thursday said Russia will have to close its San Francisco consulate, as well as annexes in Washington, DC and New York, by September 2.

The US State Department said it was responding to Russia’s decision to reduce the size of the US mission in Russia, which was in response to US sanctions imposed on Russia.

Both countries will remain with three consulates each, the State Department said.