Russia to expel 60 US diplomats, close consulate in St Petersburg

Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has said that Moscow plans to expel the same number of diplomats from the nations that have expelled Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain.

Lavrov summoned US Ambassador Jon Huntsman to the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, where he was given notice that Russia is responding quid pro quo to the US decision to send 60 Russian diplomats home.

Moscow is also expected to shut down its Russian consulate in Seattle � and to close the US consulate in St. Petersburg.

Source: Jordan News Agency