Moscow Selecting Law Firm for Lawsuit Over Diplomatic Property Seizure by US

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Moscow Selecting Law Firm for Lawsuit Over Diplomatic Property Seizure by US
Published 14-09-2017, 09:45
A Russian deputy foreign minister said that Moscow was deciding on a US law firm that would ensure an effective defense of Moscow's position concerning the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the US.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is currently deciding on what US law firm will represent Moscow's interests in court while fighting a case concerning the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the United States, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday.

"We are currently dealing with this issue, one of the United States' large law firms will probably be recruited for these purposes," Ryabkov said, adding that the entirety of the information about what happened would be transmitted to the chosen firm.

Ryabkov indicated that Moscow was looking for a knowledgeable firm possessing a profound understanding of the US judicial system, legislation, law enforcement practices and precedents that had existed and still existed in this field. Russia hopes that whichever firm is selected will manage to ensure an effective defense of Moscow's position and a desired outcome in the case, according to the deputy foreign minister.

On Tuesday, Ryabkov said that Moscow would file a lawsuit against the closure of its diplomatic property in the United States within the coming weeks following Russian President Vladimir Putin's order last week.

On September 2, the United States shut down Russia's Consulate Generalin San Francisco and trade missions in New York City and in Washington, DC. US officials said the move came in response to Moscow's decision in late July to reduce the number of US diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, the same number of diplomatic personnel Russia has in the United States.

After Russian diplomats left the diplomatic compounds, US security agents conducted searches inside the buildings. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the United States' actions constituted a violation of international law, including the Vienna convention on diplomatic and consular relations.

 

sputniknews.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Are the U.S. and Russia...
The Sunday, February 24 edition of Russian state television’s...
Are the U.S. and Russia...
Top
popular in the journal
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 30...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 30...

KREMLINOLOGY. I’ve been at this business for a while and one of the things I’ve learned is that "Kremlinology” is a waste of time: speculating about ...
It may be time to follow...

It may be time to follow...

Editor’s note: Dr. Edward Lozansky, was responding to Frank Shatz’ column on Dec. 25. 2019,
Обозреватель Washington Times:...

Обозреватель Washington Times:...

Противникам Трампа эта идея может прийтись не по душе, но Россия и США должны взаимодействовать, чтобы остановить изменение климата, считает обозреватель The Washington ...
Can Russia be key in fighting...

Can Russia be key in fighting...

Russia tree planting would represent a benign form of international partnership
ARMAGGEDON, ANYONE?

ARMAGGEDON, ANYONE?

Friends & Colleagues An oddity of our times is the cavalier manner by which analysts of public issues ignore acquired understanding and history.Their motto seems to ...