- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Michael Anton, a member of the National Security Council, said Tuesday that all 60 Russian diplomats were being tracked by the U.S. intelligence agencies.

“The United States government does believe that these were people who were engaging in intelligence operations against our country and that it was appropriate that we forced them to go home,” Mr. Anton said on Fox News.

The Trump administration announced the expulsion of these diplomats on Monday along with the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington as a response to the nerve-agent attack in England on a former double agent.

Fourteen European Union members followed suit requesting Russian diplomats in their countries also leave.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide