Lavrov threatens counter actions against US over compounds row

 Lavrov threatens counter actions against US over compounds row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is threatening "counter actions" against the United States over the lingering dispute centering on a pair of Russian diplomatic compounds that the United States seized last year.

After meetings at European Union headquarters, Lavrov said Moscow was "still hopeful that the U.S., as a proponent of the rule of law, will finally respect the international obligations."

"If this is not the case, if Washington decides not to solve this issue, we will have to take counter actions," the AP cited the minister as saying.

A month after Donald Trump's election victory, President Barack Obama seized the Cold War-era recreational estates and expelled 35 Russian officials. 

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