State Department: No Russian diplomats to be expelled

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 30, 2010 21:41

The US State Department says it has no plans to expel Russian diplomats in connection with the arrests of 11 alleged Russian spies.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said US officials have been in contact with their Russian counterparts to discuss the U.S. arrests and said he foresaw no further diplomatic fallout.Crowley said the "highest levels" of the State Department were aware of the US counterintelligence investigation and the plan to make the initial arrests. Crowley mentioned no names, but the department's third-ranking official, William Burns, is a former US ambassador to Moscow.


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