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Kremlin raps U.S. for not issuing visas to U.N.-bound officials
October 13, 2017 / 12:54 PM / 6 days ago

Kremlin raps U.S. for not issuing visas to U.N.-bound officials

The United Nations emblem is seen in the U.N. General Assembly hall during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Friday accused the U.S. authorities of acting in an unacceptable way by not issuing entry visas to a Russian military delegation which had been due to attend a briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

A group of senior officers from the general staff of the Russian armed forces could not attend the joint briefing on Thursday with the Chinese military at the U.N. because they had no U.S. visas, said Alexander Emelianov, from the Russian Defense Ministry international cooperation committee.

“As a country hosting the United Nations headquarters and its structures, the U.S. authorities bear certain obligations. Certainly, in this case we are very worried by such a situation and consider it unacceptable,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a regular conference call with reporters.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe

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