The Belarusian Foreign Ministry insists on reducing the U.S. embassy staff

Belarusian Foreign Ministry declined to comment about the motives reduce the staff requirements of the U.S. Embassy. Representative of the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Vanshyna only noted that it was "another reminder" chapter of the American diplomatic mission.
U.S. Embassy spokesman, commenting on the situation, too was very laconic:
"We have only about this almost two phrases is: what really Jonathan Moore had a meeting at the Foreign Ministry, and that Washington currently intensively studying the situation."
Meanwhile U.S. Embassy in Minsk works in normal mode, he said.
Previous Belarusian diplomat Misha Botian in connection with the conflict notes that no special international or bilateral document that would regulate the amount of diplomats in those or other countries, no. From time to time there are informal bilateral agreement from time to time, the principle parytetnastsi, but is not necessary, — the last Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Andrei Sannikov:
"If a country is small, it can not allow yourself to have a lot of diplomats and if majestic country has a large staff of the embassy, it is only for the benefit of the country where the embassy is located. In this case exhibited some of the requirements are not appropriate Vienna Convention or other agreements, and focused on the continuation of this conflict. "
Andrei Sannikov involves conflict over U.S. sanctions against "Belneftekhim" concern.
"The United States gave the right to realize that there were certain promises about the Belarusian side to release political prisoners and directly Alexander Kozulin."
Andrei Sannikov believes the U.S. in this conflict behave restraint, and it gives the ability to settle. Tightening the same conflict can badly affect the economic situation in Belarus, said the emperor Sannikov.
Member of the House of Representatives Anatoly Krasutski sure that no "cool war" in relations 2-state is not observed, it is a temporary situation that has developed around a particular company — "Belneftekhim":
"It is totally acceptable diplomatic receptions, which the government uses in order to somehow return to a certain status quo or to find a compromise solution to the problematic issue. And nothing more."
Anatoly Krasutski notes in Belarus many companies with South American capital to develop bilateral trade, cultural and educational ties, real reason for the development of no confrontation.
Diplomatic conflict between Belarus and the United States appeared after, U.S. imposed restrictive measures on municipal "Belneftekhim" concern. Belarus Ambassador to the U.S. Misha Khvostova recalled "for consultations." Belarusian authorities immediately bezotstupno recommended the U.S. Ambassador Karen Stewart also quit Belarus for the same purpose, and on March 12 she left Belarus.
March 13 the U.S. representative to the OSCE, Kyle Scott said that the sanctions against the "Belneftekhim" not focused against the Belarusian people, but only against those who are involved in the infringement Human Rights in Belarus.
"In fact we are trying to assist the people of Belarus to use its main freedom. We again urge the Belarusian authorities to release Alexander Kozulin and thus promote dialogue about improving relations," — said in the midst of the rest of the U.S. representative to the OSCE, Kyle Scott.

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