TEHRAN, Dec 4_Moscow says the United States is deliberately delaying the issuing of visas for Russian officials, warning that the move could further damage the already strained relations.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The US embassy in Moscow refused to issue visas for a delegation of Russian treasury officials who were due to attend an international audit management conference in Washington on Tuesday, according to the Russian embassy in Washington.
“We are concerned about the US State Department’s lack of will to ensure the proper work of its own consular organizations under lame pretexts,” said the embassy said in a statement.
“Such actions by US authorities are leading to a further degradation of already uneasy relations between the two countries,” it added.
The US mission in Moscow has not reacted to the allegations, but it has claimed in the past that its consular section has been understaffed since Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its staff number in Russia in 2017.