Russia Sues US for Return of Its Diplomatic Properties

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russia Sues US for Return of Its Diplomatic Properties

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Last December, the Obama administration illegally seized Russian compounds in Maryland and New York – along with irresponsibly expelling 35 of its diplomats.

At the time, Sergey Lavrov said "Obama accusing Russia of all mortal sins, trying to blame us for the failure of its foreign policy initiatives, among other things, has put forward additional accusations without any grounds whatsoever that the Russian state was behind attempts to meddle in the US election campaign, which led to (Hillary's) defeat…"

"(W)ithout providing any facts or evidence…a new wave of sanctions" was imposed.

In late August, Washington ordered the closure, seizure and inspections of Russia's San Francisco consulate and other diplomatic properties in Washington and New York – flagrantly violating the Vienna Convention o
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