Russian Federation threatens to cut hundreds of United States embassy staff

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Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of USA diplomats in Russian Federation and said it was closing down a US recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russian Federation.

Russian Federation told the U.S. on Friday that some of its diplomats will have to leave the country in just over a month. "However, the latest events confirm that certain circles in the USA are fixated on Russophobia and open confrontation with our country", it said further. The Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. had until September 1 to bring the total number of diplomatic and technical personnel in Russian Federation to 455, the same number as it said Russian Federation has in the U.S. The ministry also ousted the U.S. from a recreation retreat and warehouse in Moscow.

Iran has also been slapped with new sanctions for its destabilizing behavior, while Russian Federation is being reprimanded for its alleged meddling in last year's U.S. Presidential election, and other actions undermining Washington's interests.

"He may sign the sanctions exactly the way they are, or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians", Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN on Thursday.

Now, a bipartisan majority in Congress seems to want to punish Russian Federation for its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. The White House has not definitively said whether President Trump will sign off on the legislation, but exercising his veto could be hard, given the almost undivided Congressional support for the new measures.

"We reserve the right in a manner of reciprocity to other measures that may affect the interests of the United States", the ministry said in a statement.

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1, US staff will also be barred from using a recreational property on the bucolic island of Serebryany Bor, along with being barred from using warehouses on Moscow's Dorozhnaya Street. "This all runs counter to the principles of global law".

"We will work to look for ways to move ahead, persistently and consistently searching for ways to compromise of issues important to Russian Federation and the United States".

Obama also ordered Russia's Foreign Ministry to leave two compounds it owns in Maryland and NY.

The new United States sanctions were drawn up in part to punish Russian Federation further for annexing Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Putin said at the time that he would wait to see how Trump handled the issue before responding, and Trump praised his restraint.

"We are not giving in to emotions", Ryabkov said.

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