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The closures, which must take place by Saturday, are part of what appears to be an escalating diplomatic struggle between the US and Russian Federation.
The cable says the State Department will assess its new, smaller operation to determine whether it can resume some interviews at the consulates.
Russian authorities are breathing fire at the moment after Washington told Moscow to close its San Francisco consulate and two other facilities saying they'll respond harshly to any USA measures created to hurt it.
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The U.S. on Thursday ordered Russian Federation to shut its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and NY within 48 hours in response to Russia's decision last month to cut U.S. diplomatic staff in Russian Federation.
During a meeting with students of the Institute of International Relations, attached to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the foreign minister pointed out that Moscow will give a strong response to acts that damage this nation and are aimed at further deteriorating bilateral ties.
"The Consulate General will act in accordance with the decision that will be taken by the Russian leadership regarding this decision by the Americans", the consul in San Francisco Sergei Petrov told RIA-Novosti news agency. "It was started by the Obama administration to undermine U.S. -Russia relations and to not allow [President Donald] Trump to advance constructive ideas or fulfil his pre-election pledges", Lavrov said, according to Reuters.
When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he inherited the very beginnings of what has since been compared to a sequel to the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union that lasted for almost half a century after World War II.
The Trump administration described its action as retaliation for the Kremlin's "unwarranted and detrimental" demand in August that the USA cut its diplomatic staff in Russian Federation.