Russia threatens counter actions against US over seized compounds

Russia threatens counter actions against US over seized compounds

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is threatening "counter actions" against the United States over a pair of Russian diplomatic compounds seized by the United States last year.

A month after US President Donald Trump's election victory, then-president Barack Obama seized the Cold War-era recreational estates and expelled 35 Russian officials.

Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the issue at the G-20 summit in Germany last week.

After meetings at European Union headquarters on Tuesday, Mr Lavrov said Moscow was "still hopeful that the US, as a proponent of the rule of law, will finally respect the international obligations".

He continued: "If this is not the case, if Washington decides not to solve this issue, we will have to take counter actions."

Mr Lavrov refused to elaborate.

AP

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