State Department denies conducting searches in the Russian consulate general

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The US State Department called the false statements by the Russian government about conducting searches and causing damage to the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, which was closed by order of the American authorities, reports RIA News.



Earlier, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, said that the American representatives at the consulate in San Francisco "are doing incomprehensible work, they are sawing and planing something, as we understand, causing serious damage to the historic interior as well."

The accusations by the Russian government, including that US officials searched or damaged the consulate general in San Francisco or any other buildings, are false,
said the representative of the State Department.

As we reported earlier to the Russian government, we will allow the Russians, who live in apartments at the consulate, to stay until October 1, so that they have time to pack their things. This requires us to physically restrict access to non-residential parts of the consulate building,
he noted.

This week we brought in external contract workers to build a partition between the office space and the residential area of ​​the building and ensure the safety of offices and outbuildings on the roof of the consulate. The State Department informed the Russian government about the need for this construction work before they began, and invited Russian officials to monitor the work being done. This work is now complete,
told the representative of the department.

However, he confirmed that admission to the building is still made by the decision of the State Department. According to him, the US Department "supports the building in accordance with the Vienna Convention, US laws and bilateral agreements."

The Russian Foreign Ministry does not agree with this and states that the US actions grossly violate "fundamental international legal norms, including those recorded in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 of the Year, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 of the Year, the bilateral Consular Convention 1964 of the Year."
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  1. +2
    7 September 2017
    Yes, who would doubt that there would be such statements laughing
    1. +2
      7 September 2017
      "Do not believe your eyes, believe my conscience!" Yes
    2. +8
      7 September 2017
      Quote: Wend
      ...Who would doubt that,...
      - Sometimes they engage in lawlessness not from an excess of strength, but from a lack of mind.
      1. +4
        7 September 2017
        So it was not a search. A normal robbery.
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            1. +2
              7 September 2017
              But Fashington, like Hitler, does not care what the world community thinks of him in this case. Fushington, like the Hitler Reich, demonstrates to the world and Russia their right to rob everything for himself and everyone that he needs and liked.
        2. +2
          7 September 2017
          “The worst thing is that these people lie and understand that they are lying! And they know that we understand that they lie! And they lie further! They lie in ecstasy, as is probably the case with artists on stage ... as they say, "the wave has gone."
      2. 0
        7 September 2017
        Well, yes, if it makes no difference to them, Austria or Australia. The letters are almost the same and there is no difference.
    3. +2
      7 September 2017
      Having taken off a head through hair do not cry. It is necessary to sue, not to resent!
      1. +7
        7 September 2017
        Diplomatic missions are objects subject to the principle of extraterritoriality. In other words, this is the territory of Russia, not the United States. In accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the authorities of the receiving state are obliged to protect the buildings of the embassy and apartments of diplomats, as well as the papers and property located in them, from any encroachment and are not allowed to enter these premises without any consent of the head of the representative office no administrative or judicial action.
        Nothing prevented there just not to let any of the Americans. Well, what would happen? Violent invasion? And protection for what? There is a clear blunder on the part of our Foreign Ministry, it’s not a shame to build a cute teenage girl who is trying to be friends with everyone. The honor of the country needed to be left behind, and not to express eternal concern.
        I understand that it is easy to advise the Ministry of Foreign Affairs what to do. In our country, everyone knows how to play football and what to do to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But here the case is simply egregious. The Foreign Ministry has framed itself.
        1. +2
          7 September 2017
          Quote: Reserve officer
          Diplomatic missions are objects subject to the principle of extraterritoriality. In other words, this is the territory of Russia, not the United States.

          That's right, but only BEFORE the US announces their closure. From that moment on, their status changed, and this status (diplomatic or not) cannot be resolved in court - only through negotiations. Then another point - all these buildings were included in the official list of diplomatic missions buildings agreed by the parties. The United States did not change this list, therefore, there are violations of the Vienna Convention in this regard. But not to let the authorities in is fraught. Indeed, according to American ideas, from the moment of signing the decision on the status of buildings, they are no longer diplomatic. The Americans, in fact, did just that — so that they were offered resistance or disobedience in any form. Most likely, it was for the purpose of provocation that the ceiling was dismantled and parquet was broken.
          Further, the building in which the trade mission is located was included in the list of diplomatic ones, while neither the trade mission nor its employees (with the exception of the sales representative and his deputies) are diplomats. That is, Russia did not use this building for diplomatic purposes, but for the time being, the United States turned a blind eye to this.
          A completely different issue is the issue of ownership. In cases where the building was rented (a building of the trade mission in New York or Washington was rented), no questions arise. But if the building belongs to Russia, then you cannot use it or restrict access to them already under American laws. Yes, this building will not enjoy diplomatic immunity, but they will not cease to be Russian property from this. And in this regard, the actions of the American authorities flagrantly violate US laws. And access to these buildings by law enforcement officers and the implementation of any procedural actions is possible only in the manner prescribed by law (by court order, etc.)
          Apparently, they believed that all the buildings of consulates and trade missions were leased, and not owned, as is usually the practice of American diplomatic agencies outside the United States. hi
          1. +1
            7 September 2017
            andj61
            Apparently, they believed that all the buildings of consulates and trade missions are on lease, not owned, as is usually practiced by American diplomatic agencies outside the United States. hi
            It can not be! The Americans must have checked 100 times ahead of time whose property these Russian buildings are in !!!
            The provocation against the Russian Federation by the US State Department is CONSCIOUS! There can be no doubt!
            1. 0
              7 September 2017
              Quote: Tatiana
              andj61
              Apparently, they believed that all the buildings of consulates and trade missions are on lease, not owned, as is usually practiced by American diplomatic agencies outside the United States. hi
              It can not be! The Americans must have checked 100 times ahead of time whose property these Russian buildings are in !!!
              The provocation against the Russian Federation by the US State Department is CONSCIOUS! There can be no doubt!

              The provocation, perhaps conscious, is just one of the buildings of the trade mission - in my opinion, as I recall, in Washington (maybe in New York) - it is on lease. Therefore, there are procedural violations of the Vienna Convention in relation to this building, but there are no violations of US law. It would be unlikely that the Department of State would have violated the laws of the United States, especially since this legislation is the American constitution in terms of protecting the "sacred right of private property." hi
  2. +2
    7 September 2017
    “Accusations by the Russian government, including that US officials ransacked or damaged the Consulate General in San Francisco or any other buildings, are false,


    So you will prove it in court ...
  3. +2
    7 September 2017
    Accusations by the Russian government, including that U.S. officials ransacked or damaged the Consulate General in San Francisco or any other buildings, are false

    Of course . What searches or damage? This is a typical Gopovsky "spin". am
    1. +2
      7 September 2017
      Good morning Pasha! hi It will be interesting to see the further development of events.
      1. +3
        7 September 2017
        Yes, Victor. hi I really hope that the time of wiping is a thing of the past. The gopot recognizes only power, not words.
        1. +2
          7 September 2017
          What ? we will flog ... lol
          1. +2
            7 September 2017
            Why not ? Although I would prefer "shooting for educational purposes." bully
            1. +2
              7 September 2017
              Who will we take hostage? laughing
              1. +2
                7 September 2017
                The choice of candidates is great, so I will remain silent tactfully. wink
                1. +2
                  7 September 2017
                  Okay, we won’t publish the list, but their hands itch “tongue” to be cut off and their hands chopped off by the ears, so that they don’t touch their own.
  4. 0
    7 September 2017
    Interestingly, ours will finally respond harshly, asymmetrically, so as to penetrate these outgoing ones? Or they will bleat again: our partners ..,. we are not like that ... we have the right to an answer ... now is not the time, but as soon as .....
    1. 0
      7 September 2017
      Quote: mitrich
      Interestingly, ours will finally respond harshly, asymmetrically, so as to penetrate these outgoing ones?

      Asymmetrically - is it like this? wink
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      Although I would prefer "shooting for educational purposes."

      "shooting for educational purposes" - I support! fellow hi
  5. +1
    7 September 2017
    The USA already has its own ideas about everything. Apparently they have long been living in something virtual.
  6. +1
    7 September 2017
    the familiar rhetoric of a dumbhead svidvomit: they searched themselves
  7. 0
    7 September 2017
    They search themselves and spoil property (c) the State Department good
  8. 0
    7 September 2017
    Quote: Tolstoevsky
    the familiar rhetoric of a dumbhead svidvomit: they searched themselves

    School is the same wink Then they will say - “And for what we” and they will scratch their turnips to come up with such dirty recourse
  9. 0
    7 September 2017
    Yes, and so it is clear that they will deny everything, something else is interesting. Will our asymmetric response be to their outrage? When will 155 employees of the US diplomatic corps in Russia go home?
  10. +1
    7 September 2017
    Yeah, they are there as migrant workers - they are conducting a European-style repair .....
  11. 0
    7 September 2017
    1) "carry out incomprehensible work, saw something and plan, as we understand it," ///

    2) "to build a partition between the office space and the residential territory of the building" ///

    Ah. It became clearer what was happening.
  12. 0
    7 September 2017
    They are looking for the availability of special equipment to connect them with the election of trump tongue
  13. 0
    7 September 2017
    they didn’t conduct a search, they just walked through, just rummaged in tables, cabinets and safes, just installed sound and video equipment ...
  14. +1
    7 September 2017
    According to him, the US agency "supports the building in accordance with the Vienna Convention, US laws and bilateral agreements."

    ... we tell them about Thomas, and they tell us about Yeryomu ... bully
  15. 0
    7 September 2017
    Quote: voyaka uh
    1) "carry out incomprehensible work, saw something and plan, as we understand it," ///
    2) "to build a partition between the office space and the residential territory of the building" ///
    Ah. It became clearer what was happening.

    They came to a strange house and began to redevelop without the permission of the owner. is that normal?
  16. 0
    7 September 2017
    They have at least nassi in the eyes ...
  17. 0
    8 September 2017
    And the United States never admitted its crimes. They need to respond to power by force, to lawlessness by lawlessness. Wedge knock out a wedge!

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