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America closes two consulates in Russia, due to recent tension in relations between them.

The United States of America closed its consulates in the cities of “Vladivostok” and “Ekaterinburg”, Russia, until further notice; After recent tension in the relations between the two countries.

The US State Department said – according to Arabic website 21 – Saturday, that it took the decision with the aim of improving the work of the diplomatic mission, noting that this step came as a response to the continuing problems that the American mission staff faces after the ceiling that Russia set for the mission in 2017 and the resulting impasse with Russia regarding Diplomatic visas.

In a related context, the American “CNN” network reported that ten American diplomats working in the two consulates will be transferred to the American embassy in Moscow and that 33 other employees will lose their jobs.

It is worth noting that the US Secretary of State “Mike Pompeo” accused Russia on Friday of launching cyber attacks, describing it as “the worst cyber espionage attack on the American government” so far.

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