US to Draft Proposals to Settle Situation with Russian Diplomats: Zakharova
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Washington will prepare proposals to solve the situation around Russian diplomats, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
"American partners have said they will come up with their proposals shortly to start concrete work towards unblocking this situation," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said in an interview with Sergey Brilev, anchorman of the Vesti v Subboty (News on Saturday) TV program.
Zakharova noted that at the moment the work of Russian diplomats in the US is hampered.
"Free movement across the US has been practically blocked for Russian diplomats. In order to go somewhere, they have to do paperwork, ask for permissions. And it is not guaranteed that they will be allowed," she marked, TASS news agency reported.
On December 29, 2016, Washington announced a new parcel of sanctions that targeted a number of Russian companies, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Main Department (military intelligence) of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces over cyber-attack allegations.
The US authorities also expelled 35 Russian diplomats and announced the closure of two countryside facilities in New York State and Maryland that belonged to Russia.