Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

August 31, 2017

On August 31, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the latter’s request.
The Secretary of State called to inform the Russian side that in the near future additional restrictions on the activities of Russian diplomatic missions in the United States will be announced and outlined their main points. In response, Mr Lavrov expressed regret at the escalation of tension in bilateral relations, which was not initiated by Russia, and said that Moscow will carefully review the new measures announced by the United States, and will inform about its reaction.