The White House promised on Thursday to deal with Russia's decision to expel dozens of American diplomats and declared the move to "further deterioration" in relations between the two countries.
President Trump Donald John TrumpKushner asked Bolton for advice last year: Report Jeb Bush beats Trump: I go home to children who really love me … Sanders visits Mississippi for the anniversary of MLK Assassination MORE & # 39; s supreme spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the United States' move to more than two dozen other nations and NATO allies in expelling dozens of "undeclared Russian intelligence agents" over a spy attack on Russia.
Sanders said that while the Western Response to Russian Poisoning Attack on a Former Doubles A UK-based agent was "appropriate," Russia's retaliatory response on Thursday "marks a further deterioration in relations between the United States and Russia."
"Russia's answer was n and the United States will deal with this, "the White House statement added.
The comments were the latest from the Trump administration warning against a response to the expulsion of 60 US diplomats by Russia Foreign Ministry, Heather Nauert, said Thursday we Washington would reserve the right to react to the move.
What measures the US could take to push back the most recent step out of Russia is unclear. After all, the warnings underscore the growing tensions between Washington and Moscow after Russia was accused earlier this month of poisoning a former Russian spy and daughter with a military agent on British soil.
Trump announced on Monday that the US would beat up 60 Russian officials believed to be intelligence agents and close the Seattle Consulate in return for the poisoning. Two dozen other countries also expelled Russian diplomats.
The Russian government has denied any role in poisoning in the United Kingdom and accused the United States of having carried out a "colossal blackmail campaign" against Moscow. The government announced Thursday that it had responded to the expulsion of Russian officials, saying that 60 American diplomats were being expelled from Russia. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = en and the US Consulate in St. Petersburg will be closed
Other countries that expelled Russian diplomats said he faced similar action from Moscow
The diplomatic efforts show increasing tensions between Russia and the West at a time when that many officials in Europe and the US are under pressure to fight Moscow's efforts to blend into foreign elections. 1
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