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U.S. Senators Demand Biden Expels 300 Russian Diplomats

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U.S. Senators Demand Biden Expels 300 Russian Diplomats

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On October 5th, U.S. Democratic and Republican senators urged President Joe Biden to expel 300 Russian diplomats from the United States.

This should be a tit-for-tat response if Moscow does not issue more visas for Americans to represent Washington in Russia.

Under a decree that was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in 2021, Moscow was authorized to restrict or ban employment contracts of Russian citizens with “state bodies and state institutions of foreign states committing unfriendly acts against the Russian Federation.”

As a result of this decree, 182 US employees were dismissed from Washington’s mission in Russia.

“This disproportionality in diplomatic representation is unacceptable,” the senators wrote in the letter. Currently there are about 100 US diplomats in Russia, compared with 400 Russian diplomats across the United States, they said.

“Russia must issue enough visas to approach parity between the number of American diplomats serving in Russia and the number of Russian diplomats serving in the United States,” they said.

“If such action is not taken,” they said, Washington should “begin expelling Russian diplomats, to bring the US diplomatic presence to parity.”

Russia in April also ordered 10 American diplomats to leave the country after the United States expelled Russian diplomats. At the time, relations between the two world powers had deteriorated because Biden said that Putin is a “killer.”

Back in August, the Russian ambassador to the United States says Washington has called for the “expulsion” of 24 Russian diplomats by September.

“We received a list of 24 diplomats who are expected to leave the country before September 3, 2021,” Ambassador Anatoly Antonov told US monthly The National Interest.

“Almost all of them will leave without replacements because Washington has abruptly tightened visa-issuing procedures,” he said.

Deploring the latest expulsions, Antonov said the White House had become “persistent and creative in this business.”

“We hope that common sense will prevail and we will be able to normalize the life of Russian and American diplomats in the United States and Russia on the principle of reciprocity,” Antonov added.

In response to his remarks, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said, the Russians knew their visas would expire after three years and that they were free to apply for extensions.

He described Antonov’s remarks as “inaccurate.”

Tensions between Moscow and Washington were expected to be eased after the June summit between Biden and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva. The two sides, however, have seen deep-seated differences over a host of issues.

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Peppe il Sicario

War is coming to America, the land of gullible, simple-minded cucks, queers and two-faced backstabbers.

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Dave

The headline isn’t quite correct. If you mean “urged him to expel” it should read “… demand Biden expel” without an -s (since it’s subjunctive), otherwise you imply that Biden actually did expel them.

Cromwell

If i were the Russians i would have been minded to close the US Embassy and throw all their Diplomats out of Russia a long time ago,the US have been waging a hybrid war on Russia for years,not the actions of a friendly Nation.

plus

Plus, diplomats from the UK, Poland, Estonia… and of course Ukraine.

Cromwell

Yes all of them,then when those Countries can act like civilized people they could return.

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Ukropisstan is not even a country, they don’t even reach colonial status.

The end

Its better to have some relations, than none, morron.

Michael Petrovich

America has lost, Pax Americana is dead, this is just barking of a dying dog

jens holm

USA should invite more ruissians in. When they go home – those which dont try to be Americans – they will return and see the needs for change in ancient Russia is even more needed in the big problems they have in USA.

Slicing both ways just continue as usual.

PLUS is totally correct. Its a total waste to have any from west there. They have nothing we want they dont sell. Their secrets are they try to hide it.

The end

Bummer, someone at Philadelphia State Hospital has left the door opened, again…

beska

It is so sad to see these two countries escalate this way. They had cooperated so nicely since the Gorbachev times. Just how many American and western initiated UN sanctions against many small and powerless countries Russia had supported. How many friends has Russia betrayed? To what unbelievable lengths in their cooperation and understanding they went just to destroy Yugoslavia and protect their favorite (Croatian) fascists and their favorite (Bosnian) muslim fundamentalists, and to make sure that the Serbs lose the war. Besides, the whole Russian political-financial-industrial oligarchy will, once more, be so much disappointed. After all, all they ever aspired for was to be allowed and be able to rub their shoulders with the “equals” in the West and to keep their ill-gained money away from the Russian people. But, obviously and rightfully, they are not and will never be considered as equals. They willingly got used and abused and then they got dropped along the way like an old whore. Ah, those Ruskies!

Michael

From a country whose in its entire existence of over 270 years were not at war with some other country for only 2 years. This is the most vitriolic and destructive entity that ever existed on Earth

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

CIAtrolls are crying and raging 🤗
Cute…

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

final agony of the crumbling americant empire…

L du Plessis

Just expell 300 US diplomats 😂

block

Why would tensions ease after the pervert biden “assumes power”. liberal or republican clown is the same garbage. A show for the masses. The US is a corporation, nothing more.

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