US orders Russia to close three diplomatic offices

US orders Russia to close three diplomatic offices

The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco in retaliation for Moscow's demands that the size of the US mission in Russia be cut, according to the State Department.

The announcement on Thursday also included a demand for a reduction in the Russian diplomatic presence in Washington and New York by Saturday with the closure of a chancery annex in Washington and consular annex in New York.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Washington, DC.


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