Russia to bar US diplomats from monitoring its elections

November 8, 2016 09:05

MOSCOW  - The Russian Foreign Ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the US authorities telling them that US diplomats will not be allowed to conduct monitoring of future Russian elections, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian official as saying.

The move was Russia's response to what it says was US obstruction of Russian diplomats seeking to monitor Tuesday's US presidential election for possible violations, RIA quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.

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