The US authorities have announced that they are sending 48 Russian diplomats and 12 officers to the Russian mission to the UN, as well as closing the Russian consulate in Seattle.
Employees of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the UN are accredited to the UN and perform their functional duties exclusively within the framework of the organization,said nebenzya.
He explained that the main documents regulating the status of staff of permanent missions in the United States are the “Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 1946 of the Year, as well as the agreement between the United Nations and the United States on the United Nations Headquarters 1947 of the Year”.
Thus, the expulsion of Russian diplomats, as well as other recent unfriendly steps - denial of access to Russian diplomatic property, non-issuance of visas for mission personnel and others - can be regarded as abuse by the United States of its rights and obligations of the host country,declared the permanent representative
He called the decision of Washington a blow to the Russian representation.
But I think we mobilizenoted nebenzya.
At the same time, he called Washington’s desire to cooperate with Moscow against the background of the expulsion of diplomats, and also admitted that the United States and its allies made a decision before Britain’s crepale.
The agency recalls that the agreement signed by the United States and the UN on 26 on June 1947 states the following: “The federal and local authorities of the United States, as well as the state, should not obstruct any travel to and from representatives of Member States and UN officials ... and their families. "
A separate article states that the above provisions “shall apply regardless of the present relations between the governments of the persons referred to with the government of the United States”.