State Department denies conducting searches in the Russian consulate general
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."
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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