Russian Federation warns of military moves in dealing with North Korean missiles

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Lavrov as Washington announced it was ordering Moscow to shut the consulate, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The United States has ordered the closure of Russia's San Fransisco consulate by September 2nd, when USA special services will conduct searches of the consulate and even of the houses of consulate employees.

"Right now the foreign ministry will decide on the procedure of the shut down, where people will go, and so forth", he said. She continued to say that Russian Federation reserves "a possibility to retaliate".

Referring to the U.S., Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that "the one who is smarter and stronger must take the first step" in diplomatic efforts.

The UAE's ambassador to the United States, Yousef al-Otaiba, in an interview with USA -based magazine the Atlantic on Monday, said his country would negotiate with Qatar so long as Doha did not set any preconditions for talks.

Lavrov said if face-to-face negotiations started, Russian Federation would be ready to contribute to the mediation and that it was in Russia's interest "for the GCC to be united and strong". "It was started by the Obama administration to undermine US-Russia relations and to not allow [President Donald] Trump to advance constructive ideas or fulfill his pre-election pledges", Lavrov said.

He says the USA response was that certain developments would leave military intervention as the only option.

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