Moscow threatens retaliation if Trump doesn't return compounds

Kremlin spokesman Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Putin with CEO of Royal Dutch Shell van Beurden in Moscow

Kremlin spokesman Peskov attends a meeting of Russian President Putin with CEO of Royal Dutch Shell van Beurden in Moscow

Elsewhere in her comments, Zakharova said Russia is prepared to expel USA diplomats and shut down some American compounds if Washington fails to reopen two Russian recreational estates that were closed in the US.

Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said in an interview on CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper that the White House was considering a number of actions in the spirit of "cooperation".

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country was prepared to banish American diplomats if the United States (US) does not undo its decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats and block access to Russian diplomatic estates.

The latest development being that Donald Trump Jr., along with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, secretly met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin in hopes of getting damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Moscow:Russia says the United States is sheltering "too many" spies at its embassy in Moscow, warning that it may expel some American diplomats amid a deepening diplomatic row between the two counries.

"If there is no progress, we will have to take retaliatory measures", Zakharova said.

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova declared on Friday that "there are too many" USA intelligence officers in the American Embassy in Moscow, as cited by state-run news agency TASS.

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Moscow has repeatedly demanded the return of the properties, and the issue became hot again after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump held their first meeting last week in Germany.

In January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow had foiled a number of incidents involving intelligence activities by members of the American diplomatic mission in Russia.

Meanwhile, the President of the United States - and he alone - is the only man or woman on the face of the earth, besides Vladimir Putin, who says that maybe it wasn't Russian Federation, after all.

Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, which prohibits Americans from negotiating with foreign governments about disputes with the United States.

She reiterated familiar points made by top Russian officials trying to build a closer relationship with the Trump administration by blaming all bilateral issues on former US President Barack Obama. "The number of staff at the US embassy in Moscow exceeds the number of our embassy employees in Washington by a big margin".

The White House aide explained that the administration is not "looking to create new enemies" and that they would "like to have better relations with Russian Federation".

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