A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

US retaliates in diplomatic row, ordering Russia to close San Francisco consulate

Russian diplomatic offices in New York and Washington have also been ordered shut by the Trump administration, in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow instructed the US to slash its staff in Russia

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A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
A sign is posted in front of the Russian consulate on August 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California. In response to a Russian government demand for the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia, the Trump administration ordered the closure of three consular offices in San Francisco, New York and Washington. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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