WASHINGTON, August 31. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kirsanov/. The new requirements of the USA against Russia were not linked in time with the arrival in Washington of a new Ambassador Anatoly Antonov. With such an assurance was made on Thursday in an interview with TASS the representative of the state Department. He was asked questions about whether this is deliberate, the US government announced measures to limit the Russian diplomatic presence in the American territory on the day of arrival in Washington of the new Russian Ambassador.

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“The time taken today has not been linked to the arrival of the Ambassador,” – said the official representative of us state Department. “We are publicly for some time has declared that will respond to actions taken by Russia in July, by September 1. When Antonov should arrive in Washington, the government of Russia”, – said the American diplomat.

A written statement received by the American side of the current solutions was spread literally an hour before landing at the international airport DULLES international airliner of “Aeroflot”, on Board of which Washington was attended by Antonov. Shortly before the publication of the statement of the US state Department senior official on the national security Council (NSC) of the White house, told TASS that the us administration is eagerly preparing to welcome the Antonov at the upcoming ceremony of presenting credentials to President Donald Trump. “We generally do not comment on the arrival [in Washington any] specific ambassadors [of other countries]. However, we are eagerly preparing to welcome him [Antonov] in the White house following the ceremony of presenting credentials,” – said the representative of the NSS.

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