Peskov: we hope for US political wisdom in Russian diplomatic property spat

 Peskov: we hope for US political wisdom in Russian diplomatic property spat

The Kremlin expects Washington to show political wisdom in the issue of returning Russia’s diplomatic property, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"We continue to hope that political wisdom and political will will be shown by our American counterparts [in the issue of returning the Russian diplomatic property]," TASS cited spokesman as saying.

Peskov declined to comment on the Kremlin’s possible response to the results of today’s meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon in this respect. "Let us not get ahead of ourselves. The situation is quite sensitive indeed. It is complicated, to put it bluntly, so some redundant words can only make things worse," the Kremlin spokesman noted.

The Kremlin continues to believe that Russia’s diplomatic property in the US must be returned without any preconditions. "We believe that it must be returned without any preconditions, without any talks, because what is happening de facto and de jure is a flagrant violation of international law."

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