Shameful Mass Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Shameful Mass Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In response to the Skripal incident Russia had nothing to do with, the Trump administration ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats – including 48 embassy personnel and 12 members of its UN mission in New York.

A disgraceful White House statement said the following:

"Today…Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian (diplomats, falsely called spies) from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle…"

"The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the world in response to Russia's use of a military-grade chemical weapon on the soil of the United Kingdom, the latest in its ongoing pattern of destabilizing activities around the world." 

"Today's actions make the United States safer by reducing Russia's a
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