The US Federal Bureau of Investigation may prepare a provocation against Russia in the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
“It looks as if the American intelligence agencies are trying to organize an anti-Russian provocation and may even plant compromising material in the building or discover them somehow in the future. Because we don’t have the foggiest idea of what they are doing now,” Zakharova said.
She added that the FBI has instaled “special equipment has been installed, and some works are underway.”
“This behavior is inappropriate for an entity based on international law and a permanent member of the UN Security Council that pioneered the modern system of international relations,” the diplomat said. “Unfortunately, it threatens to morph into not just an incident, but a new American practice.”
Zakharova noted that these US actions violate fundamental diplomatic immunity provisions and are destabilizing “not just Russian-American relations, but the global international order as well.”